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Statement on Racism by the Department of English and Drama

Welcome to the Department of English and Drama, located on the 5th floor of the Maanjiwe nendamowinan Building. We offer three English programs (Specialist, Major, and Minor) that are the same as those on the St. George campus, along with a Minor in Creative Writing, and three Drama programs (Specialist, Major, and Minor) that are unique to UTM. English and Drama is also the home of Canadian Studies at UTM. Faculty expertise includes all literary forms and periods; their historical, social and material contexts; literary and performance theory; theatre history; and creative writing.

Why study English? Choose a program in our department and you’ll be taught by internationally renowned scholars, theatre specialists, and creative writers! Our degrees help you develop exceptional skills as a writer, performer, researcher, critical thinker and communicator, opening up a wide range of careers. Many English and Drama graduates go on to become lawyers, professional writers, actors, and teachers, but they also become fashion entrepreneurs, investment advisors, lab technicians, and even ... Prime Minister. (Justin Trudeau? His BA is in Literature!) Our students are especially well-positioned for admission to advanced degree programs in the Humanities, Law, Medicine, and Business, and by combining a major in English or Drama with one in Science or Social Science, you’ll give yourself an edge in any field.

Our Undergraduate Advisor, Megan Janssen, is available to provide support to all of our students! She is working from home, and the best way to get in touch with her is by email at She would be happy to meet with you online via Zoom or MS Teams or by telephone, or, if necessary, in person by appointment.

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English and Drama Programs

We offer programs in English, Drama, Creative Writing and Canadian Studies. Check out our program details and reach out to our Undergraduate Advisor, Megan Janssen, at to plan your programs today!


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This episode considers Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies and artistic practice across the borders of nation states, and across oceans. Beginning with a nineteenth-century archival object, the episode turns to a conversation with artist Maria Hupfield, who reflects on her work as an Indigenous artist and performer who has brought her art to different spaces and geographies.
This episode was produced by Melissa Gniadek and Xine Yao (University College London) and features E&D faculty member Maria Hupfield