C. Edward (Ted) McGee papers, 1978-2011
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Known as St. Jerome's resident Shakespearean English professor, Ted McGee joined the faculty of the English Department in 1978 and taught here until his retirement in 2011. He studied at the University of Toronto earning all his degrees there: an Honours B.A. in English (1971); an M.A. in English (1973); and a Ph.D. in English (1978).
Among other activities while at St. Jerome's Professor McGee served on many of the university's committees, was a member of the St. Jerome's Board of Governors three times from 1982 to 1984, from 1990 to 1992, and from 1996 to 1997, chaired the Department of English at St. Jerome's from 1989 to 1999, and was the Assistant Dean of the College from 1981 to 1987. He was Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies for the University of Waterloo English Department, and served on the Board of Directors for the Women's Studies Program at the University of Waterloo. Professor McGee has been a long-time supporter of the Stratford Festival where he took on a variety of roles: board member; lecturer; and educational consultant. He wrote many of the Festival's program notes and gave numerous Table Talks there. He also gave informal lectures during the annual Graduates' Association trips to see plays at the Festival.
Professor McGee was a member of the Educational Board and Book Review Editor for "Grail: An Ecumenical Journal" from 1987 to 1992, Director of the Waterloo Conference on Elizabethan Theatre in 1983 and Associate Director of the Conference in 1985, Coordinator of the Canadian Writers Reading Series from 1984 to 1987, Co-editor of Volume 18 of the Records of Early English Drama Project in 1999 as well as a member of its Board of Directors, helped organize the Conference on the Latest Fiction of Graham Greene in 1985, and served on the St. Jerome's University Learning Initiatives Task Force in 2005.
Sir Bertram Windle Gold Medal in English, University of St. Michael's College, 1971;
Named one of Macleans magazine's most popular instructors at the University of Waterloo, 2006;
University of Waterloo Distinguished Teacher Award, 2011;
Award for Excellence in Online Course Design for English 362/Drama 386 Shakespeare (University of Waterloo), 2017.
Professor McGee is the author of many journal articles, book reviews, theatre and film reviews and notes, and he has given interviews, plenary addresses, and conference and seminar papers.
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The records for Professor Ted McGee include a Curriculum Vitae, a list of his publications to 2000, copies of some of the journal articles and book reviews he wrote, and a few newspaper articles about him and his work.
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- McGee, C. Edward (Ted)
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- St. Jerome's University
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- 3 cm. of textual records
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St. Jerome's University is located in Waterloo, Ontario, and is situated in the University of Waterloo. It was founded as St. Jerome's College in 1865 by the Congregation of the Resurrection. In 1959, it was granted university status and changed its name to the University of St. Jerome's College. It has been federated with the University of Waterloo since 1960. In 1998, the name was officially changed to St. Jerome's University.