Chad Brevis (27 October 1989–15 August 2022)

18 August 2022 | Words Niémah Davids. Photo Supplied. Read time 1 min.
Dr Chad Brevis served as a tutor in UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies at the time of his passing.
Dr Chad Brevis served as a tutor in UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies at the time of his passing.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) community mourns the passing of Dr Chad Brevis, a tutor in the Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) in the Faculty of Humanities.

Dr Brevis graduated with his PhD earlier this year, and at the time of his passing he served as a tutor in the CFMS. He played an active role in offering guidance on academic writing to first-year students, particularly during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the university implemented emergency remote teaching and learning. His dedication, expertise and enthusiasm made an important contribution to the teaching and learning project. Brevis’s detailed guidelines and rigorous feedback on written assignments made his tutorials a space where students learned to spread their wings – both as writers and as thinkers. And his contribution didn’t end there. Brevis also played an important part in mentoring and motivating fellow postgraduates in the CFMS during his time as a doctoral candidate.

Colleagues have described him as a remarkable member of the team, a caring human being and a highly motivated researcher who was determined to succeed, despite the odds. At the time of his passing Brevis was employed at the University of South Africa.

The UCT executive extends their heartfelt condolences to Brevis’s loved ones, his students and all who knew and loved him. His presence will be sorely missed.


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