The 2017 Tri-University Colloquium for Theatre and Performance Research completes its first full cycle with the 3rd annual event. The first two cycles, hosted by the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia, focused on Creating Legacies and [Co]memoration respectively. This year’s colloquium, hosted by Simon Fraser University, seeks to build on these themes by looking at the ways in which contemporary performance and theatre, as well as other creative practices, are grappling with the idea of the future. See the full Call for Papers here.
The Tri-University Graduate Student Colloquium was formed in 2014 to offer vital professional development opportunities to graduate student scholars at UBC, UVIC and SFU working in the areas of theatre and performance studies. The initiative is entirely student-led, and its annual colloquium event in April/May rotates between the three universities. Its goals are to create scholarly conversation and build community, to offer skill-building opportunities in conference organization and presentation, and to generate structures that promote useful feedback and growth for graduate students.