Department of Fine Arts
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Laura Fong is a storyteller with a passion for teaching, photojournalism and videography. Her work focuses on teaching the art of storytelling and the technical and social implications of documentary work and the use of new media.
Her personal work is focused on ethnographic and documentary methods of research with Military Veterans and the Indigenous.
Laura’s first documentary feature, No Greater Love—told the story of the legendary No Slack Battalion, 101st Airborne, through the eyes of a U. S. Army chaplain armed with a camera. No Greater Love debuted at the Boston Film Festival in September 2015 and won a total of 11 awards at various festivals both nationally and internationally. The film was released in theatres nationwide in the U.S. on November 11, 2017.
Since 2015 she has lead a summer program teaching international documentary work. Laura travels with and instructs students as in country, providing a unique hands-on experience documenting the research and service projects of her colleagues in places like Vietnam, South America, and South Africa.
Laura has taught previously at Kent State University in the Department of Communication and Information, and at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism in Macon, Georgia. She is thrilled to teaching at the University of Waterloo, and in her hometown of Stratford, Ontario, Canada.