Jonathan Otto holds a doctorate in geography with a focus on development and environmental justice.
As a Lecturer in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW), he draws on the concepts of writing situation, genre, and disciplinarity to challenge his students to embrace research and writing as social and political practices.
"That's part of the reason I think it's an important work because, you know, we privilege text and I kind of ask the question at the beginning of the thesis: Why does scholarship look like this — pieces of paper with 12-point font Times New Roman? She also took an unconventional approach to defending her thesis, inviting one her students to accompany her performance on the ukulele.
Not only was she successful, but she was awarded the 2017 Arts Researchers Teachers Graduate Research Award for her efforts.
the thesis is part autobiography, part exploration of what it means to make and study art in the classroom.
"It is about my experience as an early career public school visual arts teacher.A Vancouver high school art teacher has written a thesis people might actually want to read.Meghan Parker graduates this month with a master of arts degree from Simon Fraser University after successfully defending her thesis — a 236-page graphic novel about art and teaching.Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.Susan Sechrist spent 20 years as a professional technical writer and editor, combining an education in engineering math and science with a love of writing and language. Eury Chang (see above) Tayo Olarewaju (see above) Registration opens on Monday, May 13 at am.As an Interdisciplinary Studies Ph D student at UBC, Susan researches how mathematical and scientific ideas are explored and explicated in literature and fiction. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to participate.His academic articles and reviews can be found in journals (Theatre Research in Canada, Canadian Literature) and anthologies published by Playwrights Canada Press, the University of Wisconsin Press, and Arsenal Pulp Press. Allard School of Law, where he attained a Master of Laws degree.He is currently exploring the intersection of Corporate Law and International Criminal Law.Tayo has business and law degrees from Africa, Europe and North America, and is completing what might be his final one. in English Language Arts Education from UBC, and an M. in English from Dalhousie University, where he wrote his thesis, “Queer Childishness in Oscar Wilde and Andy Warhol.” He has published scholarly work in The Dalhousie Review and non-fiction in Alberta Views.He is interested in discussing avenues of improving writing practices. Liam is also a theatre artist whose plays have been produced in Halifax, Lethbridge, and Victoria.