Monday, September 18, 2023

We're Hiring - Critical Digital Media and Design, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Critical Digital Media and Design, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Communication Arts in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Critical Digital Media and Design beginning July 1, 2024.

Friday, August 11, 2023

A call to consciousness

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Hiring Undergraduate Assistants!

The Department of Communication Arts is seeking undergraduate assistants to provide grading and instructional support in COMMST 101 – Theories of Communication, COMMST 204 - Leadership, Teams, and Communication, and COMMST 192 - Communication in the Engineering Profession to be offered in Fall 2023.

Friday, June 2, 2023

No closed doors

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From performing to directing to storytelling, Emily Radcliffe’s undergraduate experience demonstrates her desire “to do all the things.”

By Olivia Vanderwal (previously posted on the Faculty of Arts web page)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Job Opening: Writing for Performance Course Instructor

The Theatre and Performance program at the University of Waterloo is searching for an instructor for our Writing for Performance course (THPERF 366) which will be offered in the fall term. This is a course for upper-year students to explore techniques for analyzing, interpreting, and creating texts for theatre and performance. Currently, this is the only course we offer that serves students who want to write plays; so, part of this course should include the basics of play writing.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae wins Dorothy Killam Fellowship

Dr. Nalia Keleta-Mae

The National Killam Program announced that Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae (Communication Arts) has won a 2023 Dorothy Killam Fellowship that provides support for dedicated research time to scholars “whose superior, ground-breaking, best-in-class research stands to have significant impact on a national or global scale.”

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Portia's Julius Caesar - ON THIS WEEK

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Bringing blackness and freedom to life

Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae

Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae’s Black And Free Project is engaging with the public, showcasing Ontario-based Black artists

By Claire Francis

In the Canadian academic landscape, scholar, artist, and professor, Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae (Communication Arts) is a visionary. Her Black And Free Project explores Black expressive culture through various mediums — and this year, Keleta-Mae’s work is going beyond academia and being brought to life for the public. A series of events, classes, and exhibits are planned which explore the themes inherent in her multi-year research-creation project on blackness and freedom.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Vershawn Young, back to the stage after 10 years

Professor Vershawn Young

Vershawn Young is many things: a professor in the department of Communication Arts and English Language and Literature; the director of the new Black Studies program, a program in which he led in the development; a solo performance artist, translating all of his academic work into stage productions; and a writer of books and articles.

He is now participating in the leading role of Sir Robert Chiltern, in the production of An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde at Firehall Theatre.