Faculty + Staff

Staff

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Brenda Crabtree, Director, Aboriginal Programs
bcrab@ecuad.ca
Brenda received her BA and MA (Cultural Anthropology) from Western Washington University. She belongs to the Spuzzum Band and has both Nlaka’pamux and Sto:lo ancestry. Her weaving focuses on traditional fibers such as inner cedar bark, cedar roots and spruce roots, as well as wool.

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Kajola Morewood, Accessibility Services Advisor

kmorewoo@ecuad.ca
Kajola graduated from Emily Carr with a Bachelor of Fine Art, major in Photography. She is of Inuit ancestry and is currently exploring the ideas of cultural and geographic displacement as part of her art practice.

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Michelle Sound, Aboriginal Program Assistant
msound@ecuad.ca
Michelle holds a BFA in Visual Arts from SFU, School for the Contemporary Arts, and graduated from the Emily Carr MAA program in visual arts. Her work explores her Cree and Métis culture and identity, drawing  from archival research and oral histories, to recover lost histories and knowledge.
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Meghan Weeks, Foundation Technician
mweeks@ecuad.ca
Meghan Weeks was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta.  She is part of the Sucker Creek First Nations, with her mother being Cree and father of English descent.  She has a Diploma in Interactive Digital Design from Grande Prairie Regional College and BFA in Media Arts from Emily Carr University.  She is an interdisciplinary artist, working with different mediums, such as, silversmithing, beadwork, woodworking, and photography.

Gaye Fowler, Foundation Program Advisor

Alex Fowler, Reception

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Brenda Crabtree, Aboriginal Program Manager
Brenda received her BA and MA (Cultural Anthropology) from Western Washington University. She belongs to the Spuzzum Band and has both Nlaka’pamux and Sto:lo ancestry. Her weaving focuses on traditional fibers such as inner cedar bark, cedar roots and spruce roots, as well as wool.

Kajola Morewood, Academic Advisor
Kajola graduated from Emily Carr with a Bachelor of Fine Art, major in Photography. She is of Inuit ancestry and is currently exploring the ideas of cultural and geographic displacement as part of her art practice.

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Faculty

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Raymond Boisjoly, Assistant Professor
rboisjoly@ecuad.ca
Raymond graduated from Emily Carr with a BFA in 
Photography before pursuing his MFA in Studio Art at the University of British Columbia. 
His practice is largely concerned with the creative misuse of materials and Indigenous histories.
Current Courses:

PHOT 306 S003T 
Special Topics in Photography
PRAX 300 S006 
Dialogues With: Photography
VAST 210 S001T 
Visual Art Studio: Topic
VAST 310 S003T 
Visual Arts: Special Topics
VAST 410 S001 
Senior Studio Interdiscipline

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Mimi Gellman, Associate Professor
mgellman@ecuad.ca
Mimi is an Anishinaabe-Ashkenazi Métis (Ojibway-Jewish Métis) conceptual artist, educator and PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queens University.  Her upcoming PhD dissertation, “Between the Dreamtime and the GPS/ the Metaphysics of Indigenous Mapping,” will explore why land matters through the lens of Indigenous maps and will be manifested as an embodied project-based PhD.
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Richard William Hill
Canada Research Chair – Indigenous Studies/Social Practice
Richard William Hill is a curator, critic and art historian of Cree and other heritages. His research focuses primarily on historical and contemporary art created by Indigenous North American artists. 
His essays on art have appeared in numerous books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals.
Current Courses:

AHIS 430 S001 
Topics in Cont Aboriginal Art
GSMD 550 S005 
Directed Studies Topics Module

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Mark Igloliorte, Assistant Professor
Mark Igloliorte is an interdisciplinary artist born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and grew up in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. His artistic work is primarily painting and drawing. He has exhibited in group and solo shows across Canada. As an Inuk, Igloliorte’s work draws from his Labradorian ancestry and communities of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Hopedale.
Current Courses:

PNTG 200 S001 
Painting Practices
PNTG 310 S001 
Painting: Advanced

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Lindsay McIntyre, Assistant Professor
Lindsay McIntyre is a film artist from Edmonton of Inuk/European decent. She holds an MFA in Film (Concordia) and a BFA in Painting and Drawing (UofA). Her process-based media practice is largely analog and deals with themes of portraiture, place, form and personal histories. Working primarily with 16mm and experimental, handmade and documentary techniques, she also makes her own silver gelatin emulsion.
Current Courses:
FMSA 210 S001
Film + Screen Arts Core II
FMSA 221 S001
Analogue Practices
FNDT 152 S001
Video Essentials
NMSA 215 S001
Aboriginal Stories+Storytelling

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Merritt Johnson, Sessional Faculty
merrittj@ecuad.ca
Merritt is a multidisciplinary artist; working in sculpture, performance, video and painting. Her work explores survival from the perspective of a mixed Indigenous woman; engaging simultaneously with past/present/future, cultural camouflage, limited perception/resources, and the presence of violence (real and imagined). Merritt is the daughter of Kanienkehaka (Mohawk), Blackfoot, and North American settlers. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art, currently teaching online, she has taught at ECUAD since 2007.
Current Courses:

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Janice Toulouse, Sessional Faculty North Island College
Janice is Anishinabe Kwe born in Northern Ontario, lives in Vancouver, and exhibits regularly in France. Award winning senior artist with a dedicated painting practice, exhibition and teaching work for over 30 years. Advanced Graduate in Painting 1979, Emily Carr College of Art, MFA Graduate 1985, Concordia University, Montreal.
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Julie Flett,  Sessional Faculty
Julie Flett is an award-winning author, illustrator, and artist of Cree (Norway House/Cross Lake), Métis, Scottish, and French descent currently living in Vancouver, B.C. Julie graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in Studio Arts. She is the two time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L’alphabet di Michif). Her book Wild Berries/Pakwa che Menisu was chosen as the First Nation Communities READ title selection for 2014-2015.

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