News for Faculty

Friday, August 11, 2023

A call to consciousness

jay havens headshot
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Portia's Julius Caesar - ON THIS WEEK

Poster for production, a Black woman with hair up, looks out from centre of poster


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.