- August 24, 2023
An audio recording of an interview conducted by Jermal Jones with Dr. Vershawn "Vay" Young, an artist, actor, diversity consultant and Professor, Joint Appointed, in Communications Arts and English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo where he has been the director of Waterloo's Black Studies program since its launch in 2022. The interview explores Dr. Vershawn Young’s family background, education, career path, published works, academic practice, experiences as a solo performance artist, professional actor, and faculty member at the University of Waterloo, his involvement in the Black Studies program at Waterloo, and his thoughts about the university today. The interview was conducted virtually from Waterloo, Ontario. File also contains a transcript of the interview.
University of Waterloo Archives