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Adjunct Professors

Arthur Protasio

Arthur Protasio

he/him

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

New Media
Arthur is an award-winning multiplatform writer and director known for his work in the Emmy-nominated series Now Generation (2014) and the games Wonderbox: The Adventure Maker (2021), Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues (2020), Sword Legacy: Omen (2018), and Angest (2017) - the last two winners...Read more

Research Area

New Media

Carol Shaben

Carol Shaben

she/her

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

Nonfiction
Carol Shaben is an award-winning author and journalist. Her first book, Into the Abyss, was a national bestseller and won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction. It was also selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and an Amazon.comÂ...Read more

Research Area

Nonfiction

Crystal Chan

Crystal Chan

she/her

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

New Media
Crystal Chan is a writer, editor, and producer working in publishing and new media. Chan serves on the executive of the Quebec Writers’ Federation and her writing has been anthologized by Véhicule Press and Guernica Editions. As both a literary writer and a UX/UI/front-end designer, her specialty...Read more

Research Area

New Media

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

she/her

Adjunct Professor

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Jen has spent nearly 20 years as a storyteller. Starting in theatre, she moved into print journalism, radio, and eventually became a new media writer and digital interactive producer. Her writing revolves primarily around arts, local issues, and character-driven stories. She has a strong track recor...Read more

Jónína Kirton

Jónína Kirton

she/her

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

Poetry
Jónína Kirton is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet. She graduated from the Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio in 2007 where she is now an instructor. She is the author of page as bone ~ ink as blood (Talonbooks 2015) and An Honest Woman, (Talonbooks 2017), a finalist in the Dorothy Liv...Read more

Research Area

Poetry

Julia Kwan

Julia Kwan

she/her

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

Screenwriting
Julia Kwan, a writer and director living in Vancouver, was a director resident at the Canadian Film Centre, where she made her award winning short drama, Three Sisters on Moon Lake. Ms. Kwan’s feature film debut, Eve & the Fire Horse, had its international premiere at The Sundance Film Festiva...Read more

Research Area

Screenwriting

Michele McMahon

Michele McMahon

she/her

Adjunct Professor

Michele McMahon has over 15 years’ experience producing award-winning Canadian television. For the past seven years she was a Production Executive for Bell Media where she was the executive on the drama series: Transplant (CTV, NBC, SKY), Cardinal (CTV, BBC2), 19-2 (BRAVO) and Motive (CT...Read more

Omar Mouallem

Omar Mouallem

he/him

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

Nonfiction
Omar Mouallem is an Alberta-based author, journalist, filmmaker, and educator. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, WIRED, and NewYorker.com and earned three National Magazine Awards. His book Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas won the 2022 Wilfred Eggelston Nonficti...Read more

Research Area

Nonfiction

Ray Clark

Ray Clark

they/them

Adjunct Professor

Ray Clark is an independent game developer and a graduate of Creative Writing BFA and MFA programs at the University of British Columbia. They work primarily in story-driven video games, as well as in board game development, and their work is published on Steam and itch.io.

Roslyn Muir

Roslyn Muir

she/her

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

Screenwriting
Roslyn Muir is an author and award-winning film & TV writer of dramas and thrillers. She wrote for the Global/CBS one-hour drama, Ransom, created by Frank Spotnitz (Man in the High Castle). Roslyn has also written several TV movies that have aired around the world: Washed Away, Stranger in th...Read more

Research Area

Screenwriting

Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt

he/him

Adjunct Professor

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Research Area

Playwriting
Stephen Hunt was born in Belleville, Ontario, and grew up in Winnipeg, before hitting the road for stops in Grande Prairie, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles and now Calgary . He was one of the last of the hitch-hikers, before attending graduate school at UBC, where he got an MFA in Creative...Read more

Research Area

Playwriting

Tania De Rozario

Tania De Rozario

she/her

Adjunct Professor

Tania De Rozario is a writer, visual artist, and the author of Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press, 2013) and And The Walls Come Crumbling Down (Math Paper Press, 2016 /Gaudy Boy, 2020). She was the 2020 winner of the New Ohio Review Nonfiction Contest and the 2011 winner of Singapore’s Golden Point...Read more

Théodora Armstrong

Théodora Armstrong

she/her

Adjunct Professor

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Research Area

Fiction
Théodora Armstrong is a fiction writer, poet, and photographer. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of British Columbia and her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines across the country such as Event, Prairie Fire, The Fiddlehead, Descant, The New Quart...Read more

Research Area

Fiction

Zac Hug

Zac Hug

he/him

Adjunct Professor

Zac Hug is a television writer, playwright, essayist, and is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA, Acting) and of University of British Columbia (MFA, Creative Writing). Zac’s plays have been produced at the New York Fringe Festival, and the Williamstown Theater Festival workshop. H...Read more
Assistant Professor (Without Review)

Leanna Brodie

Leanna Brodie

she/her

Assistant Professor

Research Area

Playwriting
Leanna Brodie is a playwright, translator, and performer who navigates cultural divides between urban and rural, Francophone and anglophone communities, while centring the histories and perspectives of women. Brodie's plays and libretti have been performed across Canada (including on CBC Radio) and...Read more

Research Area

Playwriting
Emeriti

Rhea Tregebov

Rhea Tregebov

she/her

Associate Professor Emerita

Research Area

Fiction | Poetry | Translation
Rhea Tregebov is the author of seven volumes of poetry: Remembering History, No One We Know, The Proving Grounds, Mapping the Chaos, The Strength of Materials, (alive): Selected and new poems and, most recently All Souls’ (2012, Signal Editions, Véhicule Press). Her poetry has received the Pa...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Poetry | Translation
In Memoriam

Bryan Wade

Bryan Wade

Former Associate Professor

   
Lecturers

Jordan Scott

Jordan Scott

Lecturer

Jordan Scott is a poet and children’s author. His debut children’s book, I Talk Like a River (illustrated by Sydney Smith), was a New York Times best Children’s Book of 2020. I Talk Like a River is translated into nineteen languages and was the recipient of the American Library Associati...Read more

Mallory Tater

Mallory Tater

Lecturer

Research Area

Fiction | Poetry
Mallory Tater is the author of the poetry collection This Will Be Good (Book*Hug Press 2018) and a novel, The Birth Yard (HarperCollins Canada 2020). She is the publisher of Rahila’s Ghost Press, a poetry chapbook press. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and fellow writer, Curtis LeBlanc. ...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Poetry

Mandy Catron

Mandy Catron

she/her

Lecturer

Research Area

Nonfiction
Mandy Len Catron is the author of How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays. The book was listed for the 2018 RCB Taylor Prize and the Kobo Emerging Writer Award. Her writing can be found in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Catapult, and The Walrus among...Read more

Research Area

Nonfiction

Sara Graefe

Sara Graefe

she/her

Lecturer

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Research Area

Playwriting | Screenwriting
Sara Graefe is a playwright and screenwriter. She started her career in the trenches of Canadian theatre and is a three-time winner of the National Arts Centre’s Young Playwrights Search. Her plays, which include Sadly As I Tie My Shoes, Dreamspyre and Yellow on Thursdays, have been produced as...Read more

Research Area

Playwriting | Screenwriting

Sheryda Warrener

Sheryda Warrener

Lecturer

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Research Area

Poetry
Sheryda Warrener is a poet, editor, and teacher, most recently the author of Floating is Everything. Her third collection, Test Piece, is forthcoming in Fall 2022 from Coach House Books. Her work can be found in literary journals across North America, and has been selected for Best Canadian Poetry, ...Read more

Research Area

Poetry

Susan Musgrave

Susan Musgrave

she/her

Lecturer

Research Area

Poetry
Susan Musgrave has published more than 30 books and has received awards in six categories — poetry, novels, non-fiction, food writing, editing and books for children. Her home is near Masset on Haida Gwaii. Recent awards include the B.C. Civil Liberties Association 50th Anniversary Award for co...Read more

Research Area

Poetry

Tanya Kyi

Tanya Kyi

she/her

Lecturer

Research Area

Writing for Youth
Tanya Kyi is the author of more than 30 picture books, novels, and information books for children and young adults. She often writes about science, history, pop culture, or a combination of the three. Her recent works include Me and Banksy, Mya’s Strategy to Save the World, and This Is Your Brai...Read more

Research Area

Writing for Youth

Tariq Hussain

Tariq Hussain

he/him

Lecturer

Research Area

Songwriting
Tariq Hussain is a songwriter / recording artist, and a non-fiction writer living in Vancouver. He began his artistic career as a songwriter in his late twenties when he released his first album, Splat. Soon after, his subsequent album, The Basement Songs (1997) earned him a Juno nomination with ...Read more

Research Area

Songwriting

Taylor Brown-Evans

Taylor Brown-Evans

he/him

Lecturer

Research Area

Graphic Forms
Taylor Brown-Evans is a writer, illustrator and cartoonist living in Vancouver. His work has appeared in Geist, Matrix, Poetry is Dead, The Feathertale Review, Ricepaper Magazine as well as alternative press zines, chapbooks. His most recent project, Songs for a Lost Pod, is a comicbook collaborati...Read more

Research Area

Graphic Forms
Sessional Instructors

Dina Del Bucchia

Dina Del Bucchia

Sessional Instructor

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Research Area

Fiction | Poetry
Dina Del Bucchia is the author of the short-story collection Don’t Tell Me What to Do and of four collections of poetry: Coping with Emotions and Otters, Blind Items, Rom Com written with Daniel Zomparelli and It’s a Big Deal! She is a senior editor of Poetry Is Dead magazine, the artisti...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Poetry

Martin Kinch

Martin Kinch

Sessional Instructor

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Martin Kinch’s practice embraces film, theatre, television, opera, and radio. As a screenwriter, story editor, director and/or producer he has worked on over 50 produced screen and television projects. Throughout his impressive career, spanning four decades and multiple Canadian cities, Martin ...Read more
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Alix Ohlin

Alix Ohlin

Professor

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Alix Ohlin is the author of six books, most recently the novel Dual Citizens and the story collection We Want What We Want (2021). She has been a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, among others, and her work has appeared in Best Americ...Read more

Annabel Lyon

Annabel Lyon

Professor and Director

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Annabel Lyon published her first book, Oxygen, a collection of stories, in 2000. The Best Thing for You, a collection of three novellas, followed in 2004. She has written two books for children, All Season Edie (2009) and Encore Edie (2010). Her first novel, The Golden Mean, was published in 2009...Read more

Billy-Ray Belcourt

Billy-Ray Belcourt

Assistant Professor

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Research Area

Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry
Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Alberta and has been both a Rhodes Scholar and a PE Trudeau Foundation Scholar. He is the author of This Wound is a World (Frontenac House 2017), winner of the 2018 Canadian Griffin Poetry Pri...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry

Bronwen Tate

Bronwen Tate

Assistant Professor of Teaching and Undergraduate Chair

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Research Area

Nonfiction | Poetry
Bronwen Tate is the author of the poetry collection The Silk the Moths Ignore (Inlandia Institute 2021), National Winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Prize. Midwinter Constellation, a poetry collaboration, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. A citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Bronwen earned an MFA...Read more

Research Area

Nonfiction | Poetry

Emily Pohl-Weary

Emily Pohl-Weary

Assistant Professor

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Research Area

Fiction | Writing for Youth
Emily is the author of three novels, two collections of poetry, a biography, a series of girl pirate comics, and a podcast drama script. Her most recent books are the young adult novel Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl and the poetry collection Ghost Sick. She has worked in many different positions wi...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Writing for Youth

John Vigna

John Vigna

Associate Professor of Teaching

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Research Area

Fiction
John Vigna’s (he, him, his) novel, No Man’s Land, was published in Fall 2021. His first book of fiction, Bull Head, was received with critical acclaim in Canada and the US in 2012 and published in France by Éditions Albin Michel in 2017. It was selected by Quill & Quire as an editor’s pi...Read more

Research Area

Fiction

Keith Maillard

Keith Maillard

Professor

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Research Area

Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry
Keith Maillard is the author of fourteen novels, a book of poetry, and a memoir. Twelve of his titles have been shortlisted for or won literary prizes. Light in the Company of Women was a runner-up for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; Motet won that prize. Hazard Zones was short-listed for the C...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry

Linda Svendsen

Linda Svendsen

Professor

Fiction Linda’s novel, Sussex Drive, was published by Random House Canada in 2012 and was a CBC Bookie Awards nominee in the comedy category. Linda’s story collection, Marine Life, was published in Canada (HarperCollinsCanada), the U.S. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Germany (Residenz Ver...Read more

Maureen Medved

Maureen Medved

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Associate Professor

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Research Area

Fiction | Screenwriting
Maureen Medved’s novel The Tracey Fragments was published by House of Anansi Press. Over the years, Maureen’s writing as well as adaptations of her work have been published in literary journals, magazines and produced for stage and screen. Maureen’s screen adaptation of The Tracey Fragments...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Screenwriting

Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

Professor

Research Area

Fiction
Nalo Hopkinson was born in Jamaica, and spent the first 16 years of her life in Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and the US before her family moved to Canada. She writes science fiction and fantasy, exploring their potential for centering non-normative voices and experiences. Her first novel, Brown Girl in...Read more

Research Area

Fiction

Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee

Associate Professor

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Research Area

Fiction | Poetry
Nancy Lee is the award-winning author of two works of fiction, Dead Girls and The Age, and a poetry collection, What Hurts Going Down (McClelland & Stewart, 2020). Her books have been published in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, and her work most recently appeared in P...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Poetry

Sarah Leavitt

Sarah Leavitt

Assistant Professor

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Research Area

Graphic Forms
Sarah Leavitt is a cartoonist and educator whose particular areas of interest include autobiographical comics, formal experimentation in comics, and comics pedagogy – developing strategies for teaching comics creation as well as exploring how comics creation shapes students’ work in other forms ...Read more

Research Area

Graphic Forms

Sharon McGowan

Sharon McGowan

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor

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Research Area

Screenwriting
Sharon McGowan’s most recent film is the hour-long documentary Bearded Ladies: the Photography of Rosamond Norbury, which premiered at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in 2015. This film was also produced by Peggy Thompson, the co-producer and writer of Better than Chocolate. THE OLDEST BASKE...Read more

Research Area

Screenwriting

Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor

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Research Area

Fiction | Nonfiction
Timothy Taylor is a bestselling and award winning author of six book-length works of fiction and nonfiction. He emerged on the writing scene in 2000, when three of his short stories were selected for a single edition of the Journey Prize Anthology. His story Doves of Townsend won the Journey Priz...Read more

Research Area

Fiction | Nonfiction