Treasures & Tea: The British Columbia Theatre History Collection

Dr. Hoffman was educated at University of Victoria, then at New York University where he obtained his Ph.D in theatre history; his dissertation is entitled "A Biographical and Critical Investigation of the Stage Plays of George Ryga." He taught post-secondary theatre courses at the David Thompson University Centre in Nelson, East Kootenay Community College in Cranbrook, and Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, where he became chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and co-director of the Community-University Research Alliance, which focused on the study of the culture of small cities. He achieved the designation of full professor in 1995 and professor emeritus in 2012.

Treasures and Tea in Special Collections and the University Archives brings together researchers, instructors, students, and members of the community to explore and share materials from the collections. The informal show-and-tell presentations are held at 1:30pm every first and third Wednesday of the month followed by discussion and refreshments.

For more information about the Treasures and Tea series please visit:

Date: March 9, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Room A003, Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library