Mark DeWolf




A graduate of Halifax’s University of King’s College and Dalhousie University, Mark DeWolf grew up on the Blood (Kainai) First Nation Reserve in southern Alberta, attending St. Paul’s Indian Residential School, where his father was the Principal, and later, Cardston Consolidated High School. After 25 years of teaching English Language, Literature and Drama in the Halifax school system, and teaching English Methods in Dalhousie University’s Education Department for several years, he taught secondary school English for 6 years in the Republic of Singapore. Returning to Nova Scotia, he served as a Literacy Coach for a group of Halifax schools until his retirement. He has a background in theatre, having written and performed in stage productions and satirical comedy sketches for CBC Radio. A number of his musicals and one-act plays have been performed in Halifax schools and seniors’ centres. He currently volunteers at Spencer House, a Halifax drop-in centre for seniors, and plays in a band, Comeback, performing classic rock numbers in a variety of Halifax venues. He is the recipient of the Marshall McLuhan Award for his work with computers in education, and the Judge Elliott Hudson Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of King’s College. In addition to his activities with seniors, he currently supports Reconciliation Canada and Indspire, an organization that works to improve the education of Canada’s Indigenous youth.