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Athabasca University

Jacques (Jocko) Benoit




  • B.A. (St Francis Xavier)
  • M.A. (Windsor)


Jacques (Jocko) Benoit is a course designer and tutor who started working with Athabasca University in 1996. He has designed and written three courses for the University: CMNS 358, Popular Culture and the Media; CMNS 423, The Television Age; and CMNS 425, Film and Genre. He currently tutors for the television and film courses, as well as for CMNS 420, Children and the Media.

His poems have appeared in magazines in Canada, the US, England and Australia. "He is the author of two books of poetry, An Anarchist Dream (Raccoon's Den Publishers, 1997) and Standoff Terrain (Frontenac House, 2010)."His fiction has appeared in On Spec and the anthology Tesseracts7. Two of his screenplays have been finalists in Canadian and US competitions.

Originally from Montreal, he was raised in Cape Breton, mainly Sydney, and then further educated in Ontario and Alberta. He has been living in Edmonton since 1988.

His teaching philosophy: help students find what they want to say; or at least convince them that they do in fact have something to say.

Updated February 25 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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