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Arts & Science Program

Prof. Hartley Jafine

Arts & Science Program, L.R. Wilson Hall – 3038
905-525-9140 ext. 26729
Office Hours:
Mondays, 11:20am-12:30pm (or by appointment)

Hartley Jafine, who joined the Arts & Science Program in 2012-13, teaches ARTSSCI 3CL3 / Theatre, Self, and Social Development and co-teaches (with Dr. J. Wilson) ARTSSCI 4MN2 / Movement and Integration. Hartley also teaches in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program, where he facilitates theatre and arts-based courses.

When not on the McMaster campus, Hartley works as a freelance applied drama practitioner, a communication coach at the University of Toronto’s postgraduate Medical Education program, and an arts educator at Baycrest Health Sciences. For over a decade, he has been integrating drama, improv, and play specifically within health professions education. One of his projects is a pilot of a medical improv curriculum with residents in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in Toronto as a vehicle for curriculum delivery of the CanMEDs-FM framework.

Hartley holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Acadia University and an MA in Applied Drama from Goldsmiths, University of London (UK). He has facilitated theatre workshops and productions both nationally and internationally, in Ontario, Nova Scotia, the United States, England, Bulgaria and Kosovo. Currently working on his PhD, he focuses his teaching and research on Applied Drama, research-based theatre, and the use of drama in professional health science education. He has been honoured to receive four McMaster Students Union Teaching Awards for his work in the Faculty of Health Sciences (2012, 2015, 2018) and the Arts & Science Program (2017). He is also a clown nose enthusiast.