Dr. Ajay Heble

Joined by fellow Killam Prize winners, Dr. Ajay Heble, professor in the College of Arts, sat down with CBC Radio’s Ideas to discuss the distinguished honour.

Heble was recognized with a Killam Prize in the humanities for his work as director of U of G’s International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) and as a globally renowned scholar, visionary arts leader and innovative community builder.

A professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies, Heble is the founding artistic director of the Guelph Jazz Festival. Through IICSI, Heble has created a new field of critical theory focused on improvisation in music.