Award-winning faculty

David Leach
Writing chair David Leach uses gamification techniques in the classroom

Our internationally published faculty and alumni have won or been nominated for the Governor General's Award, the Writers' Trust Award, the Giller Prize, the Journey Prize, the Siminovitch Prize, the CBC Literary Awards, the National Magazine Awards, the Dora and Jessie Awards, and screened their films at internationally renoweded events such as the Marche du Film at Cannes, the Shanghai International Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Our department is one of the only creative writing programs situated in a faculty of fine arts, which means our students collaborate with musicians, actors, visual artists and art historians in a faculty dedicated to artistic achievement and creative thinking—and with the facilities and professional staff to support innovation and success.

Storytelling is the fundamental means through which humans make meaning out of our world. We invite you to grow your stories with us.