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Olive Senior

Olive Senior

Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica and educated in Jamaica and Canada. She is a graduate of Montego Bay High School and Carleton University, Ottawa. 

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Mark Shannon

Mark Shannon

Mark Shannon is a freelance musician, composer, and producer who has worked in Toronto since the 1980s. His musical education began at Humber College and continued at York University, graduating with an Honours BA-Music in 1987. 

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Sarah Sheard

Sarah Sheard

Sarah Sheard has published numerous works of fiction, personal essays, and three much admired novels, Almost JapaneseThe Swing Era, and The Hypnotist.

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Jamie Shields

Jamie Shields

Part-time Faculty, Music Business

Jamie Shields is best known as the co-founder and keyboardist of New Deal. He is also a proficient multi-instrumentalist and acclaimed composer for TV and film; through his company StudioCat he has written and arranged music for over 50 projects. His work has been featured in dozens of commercials.

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Matthew Sibiga

Matthew Sibiga

Matthew Sibiga has worked for Random House of Canada for 20 years and is currently the imprint sales director the Knopf Random Vintage Canada Publishing Group. 

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Darren Sigesmund

Darren Sigesmund

Darren Sigesmund is a Toronto-based trombonist, pianist and composer. He has studied piano and composition extensively under the tutelage of Toronto instructor Frank Falco.

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Antanas Sileika

Antanas Sileika

Antanas Sileika was director of the Humber School for Writers for fifteen years. His latest book, the memoir The Barefoot Bingo Caller, was published by ECW Press in May 2017.

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Denzal Sinclaire

Denzal Sinclaire

Denzal Sinclaire, a graduate of McGill University’s Jazz Performance program is one of Canada’s most popular jazz vocalists and is ranked among the finest jazz singers of his generation.

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Charles C. Smith

Charles C. Smith

Charles is currently a lecturer in cultural pluralism in the arts at the University of Toronto Scarborough. 

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Michele Smith

Michele Smith

Michele Smith is co-artistic director of Theatre Smith-Gilmour. She received her Master’s Degree in French Literature from the University of Aix-en-Provence and she studied at the famous School of Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

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Maureen Spillane

Maureen Spillane

Part-time Faculty, Music Business

With more than a decade of experience in bringing results-based strategy to the table for world-class record labels and artists, Maureen Spillane is a marketer and freelance label and project manager working in Toronto, Ontario.

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Graham Stairs

Graham Stairs

Part-time Faculty, Music Business

Graham Stairs is president of Popguru Sound & Vision, the Shadow Cabinet Music Group and the Confidence Emperors.

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