Ongoing Projects and Latest Achievements from Cultural Mediations Students

Nuvisi: Threading Our Beads at Qatiktalik, CUAG Exhibition

September 2021: Congratulations to Cultural Mediations PhD Candidate Krista Ulujuk Zawadski for the exhibition “Nuvisi: Threading Our Beads at Qatiktalik” she is currently curating at the Carleton University Art Gallery (running from September 28 to December 12, 2021).To find out more about this exhibition, see here.

Patricia Bérubé

Summer 2021: Congratulations to Cultural Mediations PhD candidate Patricia Bérubé, who was announced as one of the two inaugural Student Accessibility Champions, helping to shape and inform accessibility across campus. For more information of this announcement and Patricia’s involvement in the READi (Research, education, Accessibility and Innovation) program, read here. Patricia’s full profile can be found on the Cultural Mediations students profile page.

student holding out diploma in front of brick wall

Thesis Proposal Defences

Summer 2021: Some warm congratulations to all seven Cultural Mediations PhD candidates who successfully defended their thesis proposal over the summer: Patricia Bérubé, Wahsantio Cross, Kevin Pat Fong, Jessica Marino, Kelsey Perreault, Helen Roumeliotis, Krista Zawadski.

March 2021: Doctoral student Krista Ulujuk Zawadski and Cultural Mediations graduate Professor Heather Igloliorte are both guest curators of INUA, the inaugural exhibition of the the new Inuit Art Centre, Qaumajuqat, which recently opened at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Audio guide and virtual tour: Read more…  Photo Supplied by Winnipeg Art Gallery (from left: Kablusiak, Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, Asinnajaq, and head curator Dr. Heather Igloliorte.)

March 2021: In collaboration with the CTCA, Cultural Mediations doctoral students Marie-Catherine Allard, Jessica Marino, and Anna Paluch along with alumna Dr. Trina Cooper-Bolam organized a roundtable at the University of Ottawa EGSS conference on the theme of  “Memory Entanglements: Dialogues on Memory, Community, and Remembrance in Local/Transnational Contexts (moderated by doctoral student Emily Putnam and Dr. Rebecca Dolgoy, a former ICSLAC postdoctoral fellow).

Nicola Oddy

February 2021: Cultural Mediations PhD candidate Nicola Oddy premiered the Singing Field, a film documenting some of her doctoral fieldwork. Nicola undertook this project ​as a part of her dissertation (under the supervision of ICSLAC Professor Jesse Stewart) on vocal improvisation.  Read more…

student holding out diploma in front of brick wall

Winter 2021: Some sincere congratulations to Cultural Mediations winter graduates Dr. Hicham Gourgem and Dr. Emma Lind, who successfully defended their doctoral dissertations. Some warm thanks to their supervisors for their support and mentorship.

Emily Putnam

January 2021: Cultural Mediations PhD candidate Emily Putnam is curating the exhibition Sites of Memory: Legacies of the Japanese Canadian Internment, programmed by the Carleton the Carleton University Art Gallery until January 26. Drawing on documentary records, artists Norman Takeuchi, Emma Nishimura and Cindy Mochizuki negotiate the complexity of reflecting on this traumatic history while articulating a delicate balance between remembering and forgetting. Read more…

EJ (EuiJung) McGillis

December 2020: Cultural Mediations PhD candidate EuiJung McGillis is curating an exciting exhibition on Korean traditional attire at the Korean Cultural Centre in Ottawa. EJ and Ilyoung June (exhibition designer) came together to produce Hanbok, Poetics of Line and the Passage of Life, which showcases an array of Hanbok ranging from a baby’s first birthday dress to ceremonial robes for weddings to the royal wardrobes of pre-modern Korea to everyday clothes.

Patricia Bérubé

November 2020:  Cultural Mediations PhD candidate Patricia Bérubé receives media coverage from Accessible Media Inc for her doctoral research on interpreting colour in art works for the blind and visually impaired community:

Cara Tierney

Cara Tierney

October 2020: Cultural Mediations PhD candidate Cara Tierney is cocurating, with Anna Shah Hoque,  To Be Continued: Troubling the Queer Archive at the Carleton University Art Gallery. The exhibition is running from September 24 – December 12, 2020. To find out more about this exhibition, see here.You can also listen to weekly podcasts of this project here: 

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Summer 2020 Graduates

Summer 2020: Our warmest congratulations to 2020 Cultural Mediations graduates Dr. Trina Cooper-Bolam, Dr. Konstantinos (Dino) Koutras and Dr. Matthew Purvis, who were recognized for the excellence of their doctoral dissertations. All three were nominated for a university medal, with a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement awarded to Dr. Cooper-Bolam and Dr. Purvis. ICSLAC takes tremendous pride in their achievements and extends congratulations to their supervisors for their support and mentorship.

Krista Zawadski

Krista Ulujuk Zawadski

December 2019: Cultural Mediations PhD candidate Krista Ulujuk Zawadski and Danielle Printup are curating  Breaking Ground Art Exhibition, hosted by the National Arts Centre, NAC Indigenous Theatre and Carleton University Art Gallery. This exhibition features drawings and prints selected from Carleton University Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

For more details on some of our Cultural Mediations students and their doctoral projects: