Speech Communication Program Awards

1 . The Third Year Department Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Speech Communication.

This award goes to the 3rd year Speech Communication major who has the highest cumulative average.

2. The Senior Student Department Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Speech Communication.

This award goes to the 4th year student Speech Communication major who has the highest cumulative average.

3. Award for Excellent Performance, Paper, or Academic Project

This award goes to the Speech Communication major or minor who produced the most outstanding example of academic work in one or more Speech Communication classes during the previous year.  That work might be a speech, performance, paper, or or other project (or multiple pieces of such work) that stands out for its brilliance, especially in terms of the way it meets the Speech Communication Program objectives.  Students or faculty in the Speech Communication Program may nominate students by sending the outstanding work to the Undergraduate Advisor.

4. Award for Excellence in Citizenship, Community Engagement, or Service

This award goes to the Speech Communication major(s) or minor(s) who engaged in outstanding activities outside the classroom in the previous year as they applied what they have learned in the service of extracurricular goals.  The Speech Communication program seeks to recognize a student, or students, for the ways in which they demonstrated an imagination for the public good beyond the classroom.  Students or faculty in the Speech Communication Program may nominate students by sending a description of the service work that was undertaken in a brief letter to the Undergraduate Advisor.

For more information about any of these awards, contact the Speech Communication Undergraduate Advisor.

Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:

www.speechcommunication.uwaterloo.ca

Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

rdanisch@uwaterloo.ca