Awards of up to $500 are provided annually to outstanding students registered as a Theatre and Performance Major. In addition, there are several awards to recognize Theatre and Performance students' achievements in different areas.

  • The William Chadwick Book Prize award is presented to the student achieving the highest grade in DRAMA 400 or 410.
  • The Robin Atchison Award is presented to a student who has made an exceptional overall contribution to the intellectual, creative, and collegial life of the Theatre and Performance program.
  • The Lloy Coutts Acting Award is presented to a student at any level who has exhibited exceptional discipline, insight, ability, and collaborative participation as a performer.
  • The Technical Theatre Prize award is presented to a student who has exhibited exceptional discipline, insight, ability, and collaborative participation in stagecraft and theatre production.
  • The Jocelyne Sobeski Prize award is presented to a student who has demonstrated exceptional ability and creativity in costuming and wardrobe skills.

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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