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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Speech Communication Major, Stavros Stavroulias is Valedictorian for June 2019 Convocation!

Congratulations Stavros!

We are pleased to announce that Stavros Stavroulias has been chosen to represent the Faculty of Arts 2019 graduating class as its valedictorians at the afternoon convocation ceremony on June 12, 2019.  
 
Stavros was selected from a group of nineteen nominees, following a presentation of his speech on Thursday, March 21, to a committee made up of Faculty of Arts students and faculty.
 
Stavros is completing a Bachelor of Arts joint honours degree in Speech Communication and Medieval Studies.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Andy Houston - Winner of the Distinguished Teacher Award for 2019

We are proud to announce that Professor Andy Houston of the Communication Arts department has won the 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award! The award will be presented at June Convocation.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Speech Communication Student Krista Duncan: Arts Co-op Student of the Year!

Krista Duncan Student

Speech Communication Student Krista Duncan: Arts Co-op Student of the Year

Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Bill Chesney draws out history

Pencil portrait of a woman lying on a bed

Bill Chesney has the longest history of anyone in the department. He became faculty just a few years after the Department of Communication Arts was officially created.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Gill Lesperance is building his brand

Gill Lesperance in his shop with old fashioned hand tools

Gill Lesperance can often be found covered in sawdust — not only here at work but also at his own business, G&G Carpentry. Gill started his company approximately 3 years ago as an outlet for his custom projects such as built-in bookshelves, cutting boards, salad bowls, a skate board, an electric guitar and anything else that can be made of wood.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Jennifer Roberts-Smith and the intersection of theatre, history, and digital media

digital rendering old school

Jennifer Roberts-Smith is an Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance. Jennifer’s interests lie in the intersection of theatre, history, and digital media.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Naila Keleta-Mae in search of black girlhood

Naila Keleta-Mae

Naila Keleta-Mae, Assistant Professor with Theatre and Performance,  has a busy summer ahead of her.  Naila has begun researching black girlhood, performances of black girlhood, and what we can learn from it – as opposed to black womanhood, which Naila has traditionally researched.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Toronto director to direct "TomorrowLove"

Andrea Donaldson

The Theatre and Performance program is excited to announce that Toronto-based director-dramaturg, Andrea Donaldson, has been contracted to direct the fall production of TomorrowLove.  This is Andrea's first time working with the program.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Alumni Update! '40 Under 40' honoree - Mark Folkes

Alumni update!

'40 Under 40' honoree took over newly created role ahead of theater's $32 Million project.

Mark Folkes - BA, Drama, 3 Year/Fine & Performing Arts (2006)