Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee appointed Director of the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media

August 03, 2021

The University of British Columbia welcomes Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee as the new Director of the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media (JWAM), for a five-year term effective September 1, 2021.

Dr. Al-Solaylee is currently a professor at the Ryerson University School of Journalism, and worked at the Globe and Mail as an Editor for Report on Business, as well as a theatre critic. His research interests include race, immigration, arts and culture, and long-form narrative. He teaches feature writing, creative nonfiction, arts journalism, magazine editing, and critical and opinion writing. He is a distinguished scholar who combines teaching, research, and practice, underpinned by a dedication to public scholarship and a deep commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in academia.

Please visit the Faculty of Arts website to read the full announcement.

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