Michelle Miller stafford

Michelle Miller (she/her) is Assistant Professor (Teaching Intensive Stream) in English Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at OCADU.

Michelle holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Language, Culture and Teaching from York University; an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC; a B.Ed and an M.Ed in Policy Studies from Western; and an Honours BA in English Literature from Carleton. Her research and teaching work deal with bodies and emotional experience, especially regarding adolescence, girlhood, representations of trauma in comics, and with teaching and learning.

Catherine Black

Catherine Black is Associate Professor of writing in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences at OCAD University where she is the Chair of the Creative Writing BFA program. She was instrumental in the development of both the Creative Writing minor at OCADU and the BFA Creative Writing: a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary, studio-based program.

Professor Lillian Allen to receive Honorary Doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier

Professor Lillian Allen
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:00am

Internationally-acclaimed writer, dub poet and community activist Lillian Allen will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Wilfrid Laurier University at its convocation ceremonies in June.

Allen, a professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, has been teaching creative writing at OCAD University since 1992. 

As a writer and vocalist, Allen has recorded several albums. Revolutionary Tea Party (1986) and Conditions Critical (1988) won JUNO awards in the reggae/calypso category.

She is the founder of the DubPoets Collective in Toronto and has led such programs as Fresh Arts, Native Women in the Arts and Black Arts Service Organizations.

Allen is the recipient of the Margo Bindhardt Award, the City of Toronto Cultural Champion Award and the William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations.