B.A. (Sir George Williams)
M.A. (SUNY Binghamton)
Ph.D. Studies (SUNY Buffalo)
CNC English & Film Studies
Stan Shaffer took an early retirement in 2002, after 28 years of teaching at the College. His contributions to English, Film, Media, and Men's Studies at the College were extensive. Shaffer was probably best known, however, for founding Cinema CNC and promoting the love of film in the community. On the occasion of his retirement, a commemorative plaque in his name was installed in the College theatre, and the Library was pleased to announce the establishment of a new Cinema CNC "MOVIES" collection in his honour.
Educational Background: 1967, B.A. (hons. English), Sir George Williams;1969, M.A., SUNY Binghamton;1969-72, Ph.D studies SUNY Buffalo.
Teaching Exchange & Educational Leaves: 1980, Rhode Island Community College; 1983-84, film studies at Simon Fraser University; 1996-97, communication studies at Simon Fraser University.
New Courses Developed: 1982, Introduction to Literature;1984, Film Studies; 1998, Information Technology
Approaches to Literature: pro-feminist through 1980's; reader-response in 1990's; men's studies mid-1990's to present.
1974-2002, inaugurated college film series, Cinema CNC;
1996-2002, programmer for Reel World Film Festival;
1997-2002, programmer for Moving Pictures Film Festival.
Published film reviews in local entertainment magazine in 1980's.
1993-96, Prince George Civic Arts Committee
1994-96, Theatre North West
Interests: short fiction; jazz; Buddhism.
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