Faculty of Arts

Our Faculty

Department Chair

Anita SwingChair, Assistant Teaching Professor

English

Dr. Joceline AndersenAssistant Teaching Professor
Brendan BowlesAssistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Jan DuerdenAssociate Teaching Professor
Dr. Rebecca FredricksonAssistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Wesley FurlotteAssistant Teaching Professor

I am an Assistant Teaching Professor cross-appointed to the Department of Philosophy, History and Politics and the Department of English and Modern Languages. My research and teaching stem primarily from the traditions of critique (especially German idealism and Hegel) in nineteenth and twentieth-century continental...

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Dr. George JohnsonProfessor

Specialist in British literature from 1890 to the Second World War; drama and film depicting that period.

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Dr. Genevieve LaterAssistant Professor
Dr. Heather MacLeodAssistant Teaching Professor
Dr. S. Leigh MatthewsAssistant Teaching Professor, English Coordinator
Nick PawliukAssistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Elizabeth ReimerAssociate Dean - Student Success
Dr. Corrie ShoemakerAssistant Teaching Professor
Anita SwingChair, Assistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Ben WoodfordAssistant Professor

University Instructors & Sessionals

Dr. Nicholas BeauchesneSessional Instructor
Tara ChambersSessional Instructor
Lynda DaneliukSessional Instructor
Dr. Steve JonesUniversity Instructor
Miranda MariniSessional Instructor
Dr. Krista PaquinSessional Instructor
Dr. Sheba RahimUniversity Instructor

Languages

Cara CadreAssociate Teaching Professor, Japanese
Josie FischerAssociate Teaching Professor, Languages Coordinator, Spanish
Josie FischerAssociate Teaching Professor, Languages Coordinator, Spanish

Teaching interests include developing strategies and techniques to making learning Spanish more relevant and enjoyable for students. Also, creating mini-presentations on Big C and small c cultural items from a variety of Spanish speaking cultures to introduce in class. Josie recieved the Excellence in...

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University Instructors & Sessionals

Sara Arias PalacioSessional Instructor, French
Marie SandySessional Instructor, Secwepemc

Performing Arts

Wesley EcclestonAssistant Teaching Professor
Wesley EcclestonAssistant Teaching Professor

Wesley performed in New York and Europe before studying theatre at TRU. He co-founded 3 Men of Sin Theatre Productions in 1997 yielding over 30 productions, and concluded post-graduate studies at the University of Alberta in 2001. He served as Artist in Residence for...

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Catriona LegerAssistant Teaching Professor
Catriona LegerAssistant Teaching Professor

Catriona has worked across Canada as a professional actor, director, movement coach, producer and creator for over twenty years. She has also served as Artistic Director of a Company of Fools - Ottawa's original professional Shakespeare company; is co-founder and associate producer of subDevision...

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Robin NicholChair - Literatures, Languages, and Performing Arts
Robin NicholChair - Literatures, Languages, and Performing Arts

Robin has worked professionally as a stage-manager, lighting designer, dramaturge, actor, director and playwright and has worked for companies across Canada. She received her BFA in theatre from UVic and her MFA in directing from UBC and has been a faculty member in the...

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Lab Technician

Leon SchwesingerTechnical Theatre Coordinator, Sessional Instructor
Leon SchwesingerTechnical Theatre Coordinator, Sessional Instructor

Leon has worked professionally as a designer, scenic carpenter and technician. He received his BFA in Drama and his MFA in Technical Theatre and Design from the University of Calgary. He is active in the maker movement and specializes in new technical and design...

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