Victoria McArthur is Assistant Professor of New Media and User Experience at the Institute of Communication, Culture, and Information Technology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). She holds an honours BA in Music from Brock University, an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies and a PhD in Communication and Culture from York University. In both graduate degrees she studied Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). She came to the University of Toronto in 2014 where she teaches courses on game design, immersive environments, and user experience. In her free time, she trains in muay thai and is also a student pilot.
She has experience teaching courses in web design and programming at Niagara College and at Brock University teaching courses in Computer Science, Modern Languages (Japanese), Music and teaching in multiple fields at Brock University, Ryerson University, and McMaster University. She has studied Japanese as a program language and has participated in the Ontario Japanese Speech Contest, winning awards in both the Intermediate and Advanced categories. In 2003 she received a scholarship from the Japanese government to participate in a one-year exchange program, studying at Nagoya Gakuin University.