On June 10, 2017, we will celebrate Tom Waugh’s 41-year career as professor of Film Studies at Concordia with a one-day symposium. Dr. Waugh was one of the first people hired to teach film studies at the downtown campus of Concordia. He has remained a pillar of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema as well as a key person in the establishment and continued flourishing of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program at Concordia. He has supervised dozens of graduate students over the years, and been a mentor for hundreds of students enrolled in many programs in addition to Film Studies. Dr. Waugh inaugurated and has maintained the HIV/AIDS lecture series that has been an important touchstone for the University since 1993, bringing in international speakers from a wide range of fields, from Queer Theory, to Health Sciences, to Media studies.
Dr. Bill Nichols, San Francisco State University: "Tom Waugh, Documentary, and Me"
Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, Brooklyn College: "Towards a History and Aesthetics of the Committed Queer Cineaste"
Dr. Maria Nengeh Mensah, Université du Québec à Montreal: On HIV/AIDS, Sex Work and Testimony (title TBA)
Prof. John Greyson, York University: On Canadian Cinema (title TBA)
Dr. Jane Gaines, Columbia University
Jordan Arseneault, Coordinator of MediaQueer.ca (Performance: "Queer Foam Classics with Evelyn Waugh")