Robert Belton, University of British Columbia

Associate Professor Creative and Critical Studies Okanagan Campus Vancouver, British Columbia robert.belton@ubc.ca Office: (250) 807-9342

Bio/Research

Dr. Robert Belton served as the first Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2010. Dr. Belton had earlier served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Okanagan University College, as well as the first Provost of its College of Arts and Sciences. Prio...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Robert Belton served as the first Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2010. Dr. Belton had earlier served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Okanagan University College, as well as the first Provost of its College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to these administrative roles, Dr. Belton taught courses in art history and theory at OUC, Queen's, Western, and McMaster, where he received the Alma Mater Society Frank Knox Award for Teaching Excellence and the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Belton's research has focused on Surrealist art and film, Canadian art and architecture, and issues of art theory. In addition to numerous articles in journals and anthologies, he has published The Beribboned Bomb: The Image of Woman in Male Surrealist Art; Sights of Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture; The Theatre of the Self: The Life and Art of William Ronald; and Art: The World of Art, from Aboriginal to American Pop, Renaissance Masters to Postmodernism. These works have been cited in thirty-two countries on six continents in fifteen languages.

Dr. Belton has served on numerous boards and community organizations. Currently , he is a member of the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, for whom he also chairs the subcommittees that offer awards for in B.C. aboriginal art and applied art and design.


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