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Catharine Tamas

Catharine  Tamas

Faculty, Journalism and Bachelor of Film and Television

Email: catharine.tamas@sheridancollege.ca

Contact Info: Ext. 8582

Catharine Tamas is a Professor in the Bachelor of Film and Television and Journalism programs. She has taught full time at Sheridan since 2007.

Catharine holds a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media (Ryerson University, 2013) and an Honours Bachelor of Journalism Degree (Carleton University, 1984). Before her teaching career, Catharine worked for over two decades in the television industry. She began as a field producer for CTV National News in Ottawa, covering Parliament Hill and significant political and world events, including the Winter Olympics in Calgary, the San Francisco earthquake, the World Series, and Royal visits. She subsequently worked at CBC as a Show Producer for the inaugural CBC Newsworld International and also helped to launch Canada’s specialty business channel Report on Business Television (ROBtv now BNN Bloomberg). As a Production Executive at Alliance Atlantis, Catharine created and developed two Gemini-award winning programs for the Discovery Health Channel. As an independent producer, Catharine further created, developed, and produced several shows in multiple genres for different broadcasters, including current affairs talk shows, financial shows and a kids reality game show for YTV.

Catharine’s professional experience has led her to teach a wide variety of courses including television and film production, law and ethics, writing, research, and her passion, documentary filmmaking.

In 2013, Catharine directed, produced, filmed and edited a one hour feature documentary for her Master’s degree called SEEKERS, which screened locally and internationally as an official selection at the Great Lakes International Film Festival.

Most recently, Catharine presented a research paper with two of her colleagues at the World Journalism Education Congress in Paris (July 2019) entitled: Enemy of the People: Perceptions of Students Studying in a Post-secondary Journalism Program in a Climate of Attacks on the Media Profession.