News for Parents

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Renowned Director and Actor Tanja Jacobs to Direct Fall 2022 Production

Tanja Jacobs

The Theatre and Performance program is excited to announce that Award-winning Canadian director and actor, Tanja Jacobs is directing the Fall Production, 

EVERYBODY by Black American playwright, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

EVERYBODY is a fourth wall defying contemporary adaptation of the 15th-century morality play, EVERYMAN. Jacobs-Jenkins’ secular take on the idea of morality and the journey to one’s demise is brilliantly written as a comedic adventure to the afterlife, where the protagonist, EVERYBODY, must answer to DEATH and bring a presentation of their life to GOD. EVERYBODY, terrified of completing this endeavour alone, seeks out the help of various figures in their life to accompany them into the unknown potential afterlife.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Employment opportunities in the Communication Arts Department

We are pleased to announce four new faculty positions available in the Communication Arts Department. Below you will find links to the postings for the various tenure track positions.

Assistant Professor in Communication Across the Curriculum (PDF)

Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance (PDF)

Assistant Professor in Digital Media Arts and Production (PDF)

Assistant or Associate Professor in Communication Technology and Design (PDF)

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Communication Studies major learns how communication skills open multiple doors

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“I love the balance of having a semester where I can study a variety of subjects that will go towards my majors and minors.”

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Employment opportunities: Seeking sessional instructors for Digital Arts Communication

The Department of Communication Arts in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites expressions of interest for sessional course instructors (salary is $8,822 per course per term) in the areas of digital media design and multimedia storytelling to teach classes in our Digital Arts Communication program. To be considered for these positions when and if they become available, please submit an application. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Dr. Lennart Nacke receives CIHR funding

Dr. Lennart Nacke, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Director of the HCI Games Group, was awarded $350,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in the Active and Assisted Living Program as a Canadian partner to fund EXERGETIC, a research program aiming to develop innovative digital solutions that utilize exercise games (Exergames) to improve physical and cognitive functions. EXERGETIC researchers will create exergame training experiences in an ecologically valid and safe setting for geriatric populations, called the ExerCube.