Drama professor Tedfred Myers remembered for impact on students’ lives

Drama professor Tedfred Myers, who died Friday, Feburary 3, at the age of 56, is remembered for the difference he made in the lives of his students, says Lionel Walsh, director of the School of Dramatic Art.

“What characterized Ted was in every case, the students came first with him,” Walsh said. “He cared so deeply about the young people he taught — that was the centre of his approach.”

Myers joined the University of Windsor in 1981 as a technical director in the School of Dramatic Art, became its technical coordinator and lighting designer in 1984, and became an assistant professor in 2003 after many years of teaching as a sessional instructor. In 2009, the Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology honoured Myers with its Educational Achievement Award.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday; read his obituary for details. Campus flags will be lowered Tuesday in his memory.