Prof brings research on soldiers’ mental health to the stage

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People go to the theatre for all kinds of reasons – to be transported and entertained, to engage with art and escape to a different reality. But what if it could also be space to find out about life-changing research?

It is an idea that George Belliveau, a professor of theatre education at the University of British Columbia, believes in wholeheartedly. “I’m always trying to use theatre as a model or a form of dissemination to share whatever research story is out there, to make it a little more innovative or more visceral,” he says.