A new article in the uOttawa Gazette features Faculty of Education Professor Michael Wilson and the story of his career trajectory from jazz musician to academic.
"Professor Michael Wilson’s original career path as a jazz trumpeter in Montreal led indirectly to a new career in teaching. But that hasn’t stopped him from becoming an artist of sorts in the classroom. According to Wilson, teaching is a kind of performance art in its own right. As an educator, he has taught aspiring arts teachers to prioritize imagination, creativity and innovation in their teaching — what he calls the practice of “artistry” in his 2012 book, In a Grain of Sand: A New Vision of Arts Education."