Hartley Jafine was pleased to join the Arts & Science Program in 2012-13, and to introduce a new course, ARTSSCI 3CL3 / Theatre, Self, and Social Development. 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, communication coach at the University of Toronto’s Postgraduate Medical Education program and as an Interprofessional Arts-Based Learning Specialist at Baycrest.
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; Theatre of the Oppressed; research-based theatre; and the use of drama in professional health sciences training and environments. In 2011-2012 and 2014-15, Hartley was honoured to receive the MSU Teaching Award in the Faculty of Health Sciences.