Is there a writer in the House? David Shore (LLB 1982) won an Emmy in September for “outstanding writing for a drama series.” Shore is creator, executive producer and writer for the Fox television medical drama, House. In his Emmy speech, Shore thanked his parents for making him “happy and well-adjusted” but also recognized “all the other people who have come into my life and made me miserable, cynical and angry, because this character [acerbic physician Gregory House] wouldn’t be the same without them.”
And for proof that math and art are not antithetical: John Mighton (BA 1978 VIC, MSc 1994, PhD 2000) – an adjunct professor of math at U of T – was awarded the $100,000 Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre on Oct. 25 at Hart House. Three weeks later, he won the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for his latest play, Half Life. Mighton is a fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences at U of T.
Pat Hibbitts (BA 1973 VIC) was honoured with a Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Award. Hibbitts is vice-president, finance and administration, at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
A U of T lab is working with actors, writers and directors on how they could harness AI and other emerging technologies to generate new ideas and – just maybe – reinvent theatre