Ian McWilliams completed an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Canadian Plains Studies at the University of Regina in 2014. His current research focuses on Town Hall/Opera Houses and related performative events within early Saskatchewan communities. In addition to working on this project, Ian also works as the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance’s Research Officer. For the past decade, he has been variously employed as an actor, broadcaster, student, and educator. McWilliams earned both his B.F.A. and M.A. at the University of Saskatchewan.