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Faculty Profiles

Yael Katz

Yael Katz

Vice-Provost, Academic

Yael completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of British Columbia, where her research focused on discourse analysis, narrative studies, and representations of madness in literary, clinical and social contexts.  As an advocate of Sheridan’s commitment to creativity and the Creative Campus, she has led curriculum development and engagement initiatives in the areas of creative thinking and creative problem solving, and is interested in cross-disciplinary approaches to creativity as a concept, mode of practice and emerging area of study, research and thought.  She has written, presented and facilitated workshops on creativity and innovation in the context of 21st century postsecondary education.  

Prior to serving as Vice-Provost, Academic, Yael served as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, having previously occupied various roles at Sheridan including Professor of Communications, Coordinator of the Degree Breadth area, Associate Dean, and Special Advisor to the Provost on Creativity and Creative Campus.  Prior to her arrival at Sheridan, Yael taught a range of courses in English, Literary Studies and Humanities in the English Department and in the Arts One Program at the University of British Columbia.  Her current research interests include cross-disciplinary approaches to narrativity and storytelling, narrative medicine, medical humanities, and studies in creativity and creative thinking.