Art & Design Achievements

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Photographer Kelly Baker: Telling Untold Stories

NBCCD

What do an anthropologist and a photographer have in common? A pure obsession with storytelling. Little wonder that Kelly Baker was drawn to pursue both career paths. In fact, before entering the photography program, she had already completed a PhD in Anthropology: “I went to school for a lot of years to become an anthropologist,…

The Queen Street Billboard Project

NBCCD

The new billboards on display in downtown Fredericton are designed to intrigue your sense of thought – they reframe the concept of how a typical billboard is used and showcase colourful eye-catching designs that each have a story to tell. This project flips the marketing norms to use billboards as exhibition space, and to give…

Dare to Achieve, by Gavin MacDougall

Centennial College

To mark Centennial College’s 50th anniversary as well as Canada’s 150th birthday, the college commissioned an outdoor mural at the new Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Centre (CRCA) at Progress Campus. The winning design, entitled ‘Dare to Achieve’ by artist Gavin MacDougall, a graduate from Centennial’s Fine Arts Studio program, was unveiled on June 22. “Art that’s in the…

Monsters Rule at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus

Selkirk College

Building on an educational foundation for both elementary and college students, the Selkirk College Digital Arts & New Media Program joined forces with Hume Elementary School for a spirited project that brought to life some wonderful creatures. From the minds of Hume Elementary School students to the computer screens of Selkirk College Digital Arts & New…

NBCCD Alumna Kelsey Schroeder: Fashion Photographer & Content Creator

NBCCD

Kelsey Schroeder, new graduate of the Photography Diploma, wasn’t even out the door before she was in high demand as a fashion photographer and content creator. She did not wait to graduate to start building her business and she did not wait to have a career handed to her on a platter. She plunged headlong into blogging and social…

NBCCD Alumna Jennifer McInnis-Wharton: The Fire Tamer

NBCCD

Jennifer McInnis-Wharton is a sight to behold as she fearlessly pulls pots out of 1050 degree kiln and drops them into a pile of newsprint and sawdust, igniting the lot with the heat of the glowing ceramic. Equal parts brutal and dazzling, the process of Raku gifts her with marvels of metallic colour. Jennifer is…

Langara students pen the memoirs of local Holocaust survivors

Langara College

In Fall 2016, Langara launched Writing Lives: the Holocaust Survivor Memoir Project. Writing Lives is a one-time two-semester project at Langara College, coordinated by English instructor Dr. Rachel Mines, in which second-year students are connected with local Holocaust survivors to interview them and write memoirs of their lives before, during and after the Holocaust. An interdisciplinary initiative, the…

Selkirk College alumnae embody homegrown philosophy at Lōkel Hair Studio

Selkirk College

The owners of Nelson’s chic Lōkel Hair Studio personify their namesake. It doesn’t get much more local than the duo Ashely Simon and Michelle Devine. They were locally born and raised, locally schooled and are now local business owners. “We’re local to Nelson. Our families are local to Nelson. Our learning is local to Nelson,” says Simon.…

Virtual Reality 3D Modeling Software Created by Student Researchers at the Algonquin College Office of Applied Research & Innovation

Algonquin College

Masterpiece VR is a Virtual Reality application used to create stunning 3D art, including sculptures, paintings, and even whole scenes. This is all achieved through a combination of PhD level mathematics, cutting-edge technology and professional grade software/UI design. The technology also makes it possible for multiple users to collaborate seamlessly in real time across the globe…

Digital Tools for Textiles: How They Are Being Used by a New Generation of NBCCD Designers

NBCCD

Which kind of maker are you? Do you surround yourself with physical materials – bits of string, balls of clay, stones and metal? Or do you set yourself down in front of a computer – ready to skillfully use your powerful virtual tools? Or maybe, you lie somewhere in between… Craft is turning toward the…

Alison Murphy: The Artist and the Administrator

NBCCD

The line between artist and administrator has never been so blurry than in Felt/Mixed Media Artist and Craft NB Executive Director Alison Murphy. Alison the artist was born in her father’s studio. Touching his brushes, his palette, and his creativity, she developed a love for colour and for collecting. After graduating in 2004 with a…

NB Heart Truth: Featured Fashion Designer Chavah Lindsay

NBCCD

Chavah Lindsay of Chavah Designs has the honour this year of being the only designer showcased in both of the premiere New Brunswick Fashion events this spring: The New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) Annual Fashion Show in Fredericton and the NB Heart Truth Red Dress Event in Moncton. Chavah is creating two…

NBCCD Metal Arts Student Rory Greythorn: Making Sweet Jewellery

NBCCD

Rory Greythorn has made a conscious decision to slow down his path in Jewellery/Metal Arts, and have a more “textured” experience.  Rather than rushing to get the basics, move on to the next learning project and putting “his eyes on the prize of the diploma”, Rory wants to build, explore and have time to absorb…

NBCCD Alumna/Instructor Melissa LeBlanc: Characterizing Clay

NBCCD

Melissa LeBlanc has found what many of us aspire to have – an ideal balance. Two days of every week, she has her hands in the mud, conjuring expressive animal characters from blocks of inert clay. Three days of the week, she teaches in the Diploma in Ceramics at NBCCD, pulling the best and most…

La loi 63 et le design d’intérieur au Nouveau-Brunswick

CCNB

Les designers d’intérieur du Nouveau-Brunswick accueillent favorablement une nouvelle loi qui devrait créer davantage d’intérêt pour le baccalauréat de quatre ans conjointement offert par le CCNB – Campus de Dieppe et l’Université de Moncton. L’Assemblée législative du Nouveau-Brunswick a récemment adopté la Loi relative aux designers d’intérieur, ce qui est une étape déterminante pour l’Association…

Indigenous Skateboard Workshop

Sheridan College

In the summer of 2016, Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Art and Design partnered with Sheridan’s Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support to create a skateboard workshop for First Nations high school youth. The skateboards were created in Sheridan’s Furniture Studio and the workshop was led by faculty member Connie Chisholm. Now in its second year,…

Sask Polytech celebrates Indigenous culture with new mural

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The new mural at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw campus is another aspect of the institution’s indigenization efforts, which are developed towards reconciliation and long-term positive change. With enrolment for Indigenous students increasing 31 per cent since 2011-12, it is the responsibility of the entire organization to ensure every student feels welcome on our campuses.…

Hope and Fear Exhibition

Portage College

Portage College Native Arts and Culture students and instructors were invited by the University of Alberta to produce a piece for ‘Hope and Fear Our Collective Response’. An exhibition by the University of Alberta and Portage College Art and Design Departments. This artwork which incorporates caribou hair sculpting, porcupine quill plaiting, traditional leatherwork, beading, printmaking,…

NBCCD Textile alumna Monica Memory makes little things you didn’t know you wanted

NBCCD

Monica Memory. Let that name sink in. How fitting that an artist with such an evocative name is in the business of making little memories. Each earring, each pendant, each pocket mirror is a tiny perfect illustration. Her work is reminiscent of childhood – bright and cute and bringing a smile to the lips every…

NBCCD graduate Vincent Briggs: Designing Identity

NBCCD

Vincent Briggs was once known by a different name. In high school he kept to himself, spending more time in the library than with other students. He “tried to be invisible, and did a reasonably good job of it.” Fast forward to today. Vincent is a presence in any room, wearing spectacular handmade garments that…

NBCCD Metal Arts Program is Tailored for Budding Entrepreneurs

NBCCD

At a recent workshop, Brigitte Clavette held a bowl aloft and declared, “Now you can save your own life.” That sounds dramatic, but when it comes to teaching jewellery and metal arts at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD), Clavette takes her work seriously. “That bowl was hammered from a six-inch metal…

NBCCD Support the Creation of Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective

NBCCD

from Charles Gaffney, Department Head, NBCCD: In 2013, I had a vision regarding our graduating students of the Aboriginal Visual Arts (AVA) Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). How great would it be for them to transition from college to a supporting entrepreneurial environment that would enable them to refine their business…

Amy Sullivan & Rachel Greenwood: Making Space for Clay

NBCCD

Good partnerships don’t grow on trees. You find them buried in the mud. Amy Sullivan and Rachel Greenwood are mud goddesses. Both have been making a living with their work since graduating from the NBCCD Ceramics Diploma in 2006. Both of their respective businesses, Amy Laloon Pottery & Greenwood Pottery, are well known in the Maritimes. Now they have partnered…

Michael Rurka: The Digital Nomad

NBCCD

A decision faced by so many new grads: Build a Career or Travel the World  What if you chose to do both? Before graduating with a Diploma in Graphic Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, Michael Rurka had already created an illustration that would be featured in Applied Art Magazine. Immediately after graduating he was…

Photography graduate Lanaya Flavelle showcases women as role models

Langara College

Lanaya Flavelle was shy as a child, and being creative was the best way for her to express herself. Thanks to her mother who was an artist herself, Lanaya developed a love for art at a very young age. She credits this early exposure for helping her find not just photography, but a purpose and…

Lethbridge College wins awards for its alumni and community magazine, Wider Horizons

Lethbridge College

from the press release: “Lethbridge College’s Advancement team received two awards on Friday in Seattle at the CASE District VIII 2017 Communication Awards ceremony. The winning submissions appeared in two different issues of Wider Horizons, the college’s alumni and community magazine that is distributed to nearly 40,000 people three times each year, and included: A gold…

Red River College creative communications students organize fashion show in support of Winnipeg’s homeless

Red River College

from CBC News: “Dapper men who used to live on the street suited up for a fashion show last week that organizers now say helped raise thousands of dollars for Winnipeg’s homeless. The Runway to Change fashion show at the Fort Garry Hotel on Thursday raised $8,000 for the Main Street Project, a 24-hour drop-in homeless shelter in Point…

GAME program partnership between Brock University and Niagara College teaches students about design and production of video games

Niagara College

from Erie Media: “It’s a nice problem to have. Brock University staff have been flooded by applications in a new program where students learn about the design and production of video games. The GAME program is a partnership between Brock and Niagara College. When it launched for its debut season in September, nearly 400 applications…

College of the North Atlantic student, alumna, and faculty member nominated for East Coast Music Association awards

College of the North Atlantic

from the press release: “Three people, three backgrounds, three awards. A College of the North Atlantic (CNA) student, alumna and faculty member will be contending for awards at the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) annual awards presentation, taking place in Saint John, New Brunswick this April. Leading by example, Sound Recording & Production instructor, Michelle…

Kwantlen Polytechnic art exhibit explores Collective Unconscious

Kwantlen Polytechnic

from The Runner magazine: “Throughout the past few weeks, fourth-year art students have been exhibiting some of their work in the Arbutus gallery on the Surrey campus. The exhibit, Collective Unconscious, includes a number of powerful artworks ranging from oil paintings to sculptures, and offers a hint of what’s to come at the year-end grad…

Fleming College and Sheridan College sign new pathway agreement for art and design students

Fleming College, Sheridan College

from Fleming College: “Fleming College and Sheridan College have signed a new agreement that provides a pathway from a Fleming diploma to the Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (BC&D) degree at Sheridan. The agreement applies to eligible graduates of Fleming’s Visual and Creative Arts Diploma program who have specialized in fibre arts, glassblowing or…

Vancouver Community College hair design grad finds dream job at Vancouver salon

Vancouver Community College

from the press release: “The one thing Jackie Penev knew she wanted to do after high school was play volleyball.  After graduating, she entered an education program at a local college and made the varsity team. Only a few months into the season, however, Jackie developed a severe throat infection that prevented her from playing…

Vancouver Island University celebrates 25-year anniversary of Bachelor of Arts program with profiles of successful grads

Vancouver Island University

from Vancouver Island University: “Happy Silver Anniversary, VIU BA! Twenty-five years ago, Malaspina College offered its first Bachelor of Arts program (Liberal Studies) in partnership with the University of Victoria. In 1996, the institution, which had then become Malaspina University-College, began offering homegrown BA degrees in a range of subjects. Today, as Vancouver Island University,…

Red Deer College visual arts faculty and staff exhibit mixed-media works at First Friday gallery opening

Red Deer College

from the Red Deer Advocate: “Art doesn’t have to be serious — so how about catching some stand-up comedy or wacky printmaking at February’s First Friday gallery openings in Red Deer? Described as a combination of historical printmaking, pop culture “and a little bit of insanity,” the Making a Good First Impression exhibit is on at the…

Emily Carr University artist and professor works to solve mystery of Tom Thomson’s death through clay facial reconstruction

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

from the Regina Leader-Post: “A hundred years ago this summer, the painter Tom Thomson died in Ontario’s Algonquin Park. His artistic legacy is unquestioned. Barely five years of serious painting during the First World War produced works, like The West Wind and Northern River, that still inspire the Canadian imagination of wilderness. His contemporary admirers…

Une table interactive aux surfaces irrégulières

Cégep régional de Lanaudière

INÉDI, le centre collégial de transfert de technologie (CCTT) du Cégep régional de Lanaudière, vise à faire progresser la pratique du design industriel et son utilisation dans les entreprises du Québec et dans d’autres CCTT par l’entremise du transfert technologique découlant de mandats et de projets de recherche appliquée. INÉDI a travaillé sur le projet du PARC…

Anasthasia More: NBCCD Ceramics student make ball-jointed dolls

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

Anasthasia More has always known what she wanted to do. She wanted to come to NBCCD for many years and now she is finally here, studying in the 2-year Diploma in Ceramics. But she’s not here to do functional pottery. Anasthasia is here to increase her skills and knowledge for making porcelain ball jointed dolls.…

Algonquin College graphic design students and grads participate in digital comic book project to raise awareness about the immune system and vaccinations

Algonquin College

from Metro Ottawa: “A prominent Ottawa doctor has teamed up with graphic-design prodigies to convince children to get vaccinated. Immunization Warriors is a digital comic book that aims to get children thinking differently about needles and go over the heads of reluctant parents. Comparing viruses to invading extra-terrestrials, the comic aims to explain the role of white…

Cumberland College calendar promotes Indigenous art

Cumberland College

from the Melfort Journal: “A new calendar for 2017 is promoting the work of Indigenous artists young and old while also promoting education. The calendar was created by Cumberland College, who is partnering with the North East School Division. “We want to acknowledge and celebrate the work of our Indigenous students,” said Brenda Mellon, Manager…

Northwest Community College receives donation of Indigenous art

Northwest Community College

from the press release: “It was a momentous event for First Nations Fine Arts students on December 8, 2016 when two carvings, crafted by Freda Diesing herself, were donated to the art studio at Northwest Community College. Donors Kelsey Wiebe (on behalf of her grandparents, Jim & Jane Christison) and Corey Bulpitt, presented a Wolf…

Sheridan College and Emily Carr University of Art + Design grads among Oscar nominees for animated short-films

Sheridan College, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

from Newscaf:  “Canada is a leader in animation, pumping out scores of professionally trained artists every year from places such as Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont., and Vancouver’s Visual College of Art and Design. But as they enter the industry, they face a tumultuous landscape of rapidly changing technology and economic upheaval. Three of the…

Algonquin College partnership with Shopify to offer students a hands-on experience in graphic design

Algonquin College

from Techopia: Shopify U has added graphic design to its course offerings. The e-commerce company announced a partnership with Algonquin College to offer 60 students a hands-on education in graphic design. Shopify employees partnered with instructors from Algonquin College to design a nine-week multidisciplinary course as part of the School of Media and Design. As…

Capilano University Graphic Design students transform experiences from seniors into shareable posters

Capilano University

from TrendHunter: “Capilano University’s IDEA School of Design, a department that’s located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, assigned its students to visit the Silver Harbour Seniors’ Centre in to interview those there.  The goal was to get an understanding of their experiences and to attain useful advice that could be transformed into a graphic design.…

Selkirk College Hairstyling grad finds successful, passion-filled career in Vancouver

Selkirk College

from the press release: “One of Selkirk College’s top Hairstylist Program graduates has cut, coloured and up-done herself to a successful career in a downtown Vancouver salon. Full of enthusiasm and ambition, she’s just 20 years old. Amber Beckjord graduated from Selkirk College’s Hairstylist Program in 2014 at the age of 17 passionate about all things hair.…

Cambrian College Graphic Design students benefit from partnership with local businesses

Cambrian College

from the Sudbury Star: “Cambrian College Graphic Design students will be earning credits and pay cheques at the same time thanks to a partnership with four local businesses. The partnership was announced on January 13 between Cambrian College’s Graphic Design program; its applied research arm, Cambrian Innovates, and the Ontario Centres for Excellence VEBTA program. …

Selkirk College professor brings the art and culture of graphic novels to students:

Selkirk College

from the Nelson Star: “Once condemned as a dangerous force of moral degradation, comics and graphic novels have come to be recognized as important cultural texts. “I’ve always been interested in popular culture as an expression of our deepest desires,” said Nelson professor Renée Jackson-Harper. “Graphic novels like Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and David B’s Epileptic,…

Emily Carr University graduate exhibited at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver

Emily Carr University

from The Source, a forum for diversity: “In the upcoming exhibitions, running from Jan. 13–Mar.17 at the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Wild Child and The Quantified Self Poems redress our preoccupation with labeling. “The two projects are conflated in some ways,” says Taşdelen. Always curious, the Emily Carr University graduate approaches his ideas through research – first through the…

Student-powered OddBird Studio has a remarkable year

Sheridan College

The third-year Bachelor of Game Design students who fuel OddBird Studio entered the 2016 fall term at Sheridan in the same whirlwind manner that has characterized much of their past year as indie developers. They spent the first week of September in Seattle, showcasing their debut game Arrow Heads at PAX West – one of…

Sheridan signs historic agreement with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

Sheridan College

from the press release: “Sheridan College took part last week in a Commercial Signing Ceremony held in Shanghai, China, and witnessed by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of International Trade.  The agreement, signed by Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Sheridan, and Yang Shaolin, General Manager of the Shanghai Dramatic…

Contemporary Artist Kent Monkman

Sheridan College

from Ovation, Sheridan’s Alumni Magazine: “It’s easy to be drawn into Kent Monkman’s paintings. He seduces the viewer with beautiful, richly colourful works, often depicting romantic 19th century western landscapes. But a closer look reveals images of violence and oppression central to the artist’s revisionist version of North American aboriginal history. Of Cree descent, Monkman…

Les finissants d’Arts visuels du Cégep de Sainte-Foy s’exposent

Cégep de Sainte-Foy

du communiqué de presse : « Les étudiants finissants du programme d’Arts visuels du Cégep de Sainte-Foy exposeront leurs œuvres dans le hall du pavillon des arts et du design du Cégep, dès le 27 mai. Le vernissage de l’exposition intitulée Callipyge aura lieu le vendredi 27 mai dès 17 h, une occasion rêvée de rencontrer la…

Les étudiants du Cégep de Sainte-Foy récompensés à l’Exposition de Design industriel 2016

Cégep de Sainte-Foy

du communiqué de presse : « Du 20 au 26 mai dernier, la Galerie Espaces Parenthèse du Cégep de Sainte-Foy accueillait l’exposition des finissants en Design industriel du Cégep de Sainte-Foy. Les finissants, au nombre de 16 cette année, en ont mis plein la vue aux visiteurs. Lors du vernissage, le mercredi 25 mai, plusieurs prix ont été…

Le Cégep de Sainte-Foy fête une Semaine Shakespeare

Cégep de Sainte-Foy

du communiqué de presse : « Du 7 au 11 novembre, tous les étudiants du Cégep de Sainte-Foy vibreront au rythme de Shakespeare, dans le cadre du 400e anniversaire de la mort du célèbre auteur. La semaine thématique organisée conjointement par les quatre disciplines de la formation générale (Français, Philosophie, Éducation physique et Anglais) propose aux étudiants…

Le Cégep de Sainte-Foy forme une nouvelle génération de graphistes avec le STUDIO Jeune coop

Cégep de Sainte-Foy

du communiqué de presse : « Favoriser l’insertion professionnelle de la prochaine génération de graphistes et développer les aptitudes entrepreneuriales de ces derniers, voilà les objectifs que vise la toute nouvelle coopérative scolaire du programme de Graphisme du Cégep de Sainte-Foy : Le STUDIO jeune coop. Unique au Québec, cette coopérative scolaire permet à quelque 32 étudiants de…

Les étudiants du Cégep Limoilou présente la pièce Les Marchands

Cégep Limoilou

du communiqué de presse : « Pour sa 38e saison de théâtre d’excellence, le Cégep Limoilou présente la pièce Les marchands du 23 au 25 novembre, à 19 h 30, à la salle Sylvain-Lelièvre. Une représentation de jour aura lieu le vendredi 25 novembre à 13 h 15. Les marchands est un texte de Joël Pommerat, mis en scène par Joanie Lehoux. Produit par…

Le Cégep Limoilou fête le succès du premier Show Mode socio

Cégep Limoilou

du communiqué de presse : « La première édition du Show Mode socio qui s’est déroulé le 23 novembre dernier au campus de Charlesbourg, fut un beau succès! Plus de 40 étudiants se sont mobilisés pour ce projet socio qui a été chapeauté par des étudiants de 3e année en gestion hôtelière : Coralie Blairon, Jennifer Chabot-Plourde, Myriam Dostie, Jean-Michel…

Le Cégep Limoilou lance un tout nouveau programme AEC Artiste 3D

Cégep Limoilou

du communiqué de presse : « Une toute nouvelle AEC Artiste 3D voit le jour au Cégep Limoilou pour répondre aux besoins de l’industrie. Les cours débuteront dès le 27 février prochain. C’est donc le temps de s’inscrire ! Les artistes 3D créeront les environnements et l’ambiance d’une scène, pour le cinéma ou la télé, par exemple,…

Le Collège Vanier ouvre une nouvelle librairie coopérative

Collège Vanier

du communiqué de presse : « Le Collège Vanier est fier d’annoncer que l’ouverture officielle de Jake’s Co-op, la librairie coopérative du cégep, s’est déroulée le 7 décembre 2016. La nouvelle librairie est gérée par la coopérative étudiante et est membre de la Fédération québécoise de coopératives en milieux scolaires (FQCMS). L’équipe de la librairie avait du…

Le Cégep régional de Lanaudière met en vedette les étudiants et enseignants du département de Musique

Cégep régional de Lanaudière

du communiqué de presse : « Les étudiants et les enseignants en Musique du Cégep à Joliette ont connu un automne haut en couleur. Plusieurs spectacles donnés, présence radiophonique et télévisuelle, participation à des événements de grande importance; c’est la tête haute et le cœur rempli de fierté qu’ils terminent cette session d’automne 2016. Lors de la partie d’ouverture de…

Le Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles lance une nouvelle version du programme d’Arts

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

du communiqué de presse : « C’est avec beaucoup d’enthousiasme que le Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles annonce la mise en place d’une nouvelle version du programme d’Arts, lettres et communication entre les Campus de Carleton-sur-Mer et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, dès l’automne 2017. De la côte…aux Îles! Ce programme proposera une approche multidisciplinaire mettant de…

Les étudiants en journalisme de La Cité récompensés lors de la soirée « Reportages vidéastes 2016 »

La Cité

du communiqué de presse : « La soirée de «Reportages vidéastes 2016» a récompensé des étudiants en journalisme lors d’une présentation qui s’est déroulée à l’amphithéâtre de La Cité. Douze reportages réalisés dans le cadre du cours Atelier de Journalisme Télé 1 ont été présentés. Chaque étudiant a effectué la recherche, la couverture, le tournage, le montage et la…

Vancouver Island University Culinary Arts grads find rewarding careers with luxury hotels

Vancouver Island University

from the press release: “Vancouver Island University (VIU) Culinary Arts program graduate Perry Assu is living his dream. For fun, he snowboards down some of the finest slopes in the world at the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort and for work, he cooks up fine culinary creations in the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Assu, 19, who…

Former St. Clair College Graphic Art students launch cathartic exhibit in Southern Ontario

St. Clair College

from The Windsor Star: Artist Dave Mutnjakovic started drawing as a cathartic way to deal with the challenges of living with Crohn’s disease. “I nearly died when I was 14 because I was misdiagnosed,” said Mutnjakovic. “Suddenly I started drawing and it poured out of me for six years.” Now 34, he works as an…

Red River College’s training restaurant is quickly becoming a culinary hub on Winnipeg’s hot new food scene

Red River College

from Maclean’s: “It started with Deer + Almond in 2012. The small-plate restaurant popped up on Princess Street in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, offering a new option to downtown office workers and hip university students. Then, King and Bannatyne’s sandwiches drew lunchtime crowds. Next, Bronuts and Chosabi opened side by side in 2015, each tempting diners…

Architectural Technologies students learn both building sciences and interior design at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Architectural Technologies program incorporates interior design, building sciences, drafting methods, and geometry in a practical trades program. from Maclean’s: “Back in the ’70s they were known merely as draftsmen: people hunched over tables using pencils and mechanical tools to churn out blueprints for architects and contractors. But an evolutionary educational process has spawned…

Durham College Music Business Administration grad makes it to Top 40 with debut single

Durham College

from Maclean’s: “Sarah Mark didn’t realize just how much she had learned in college until she got her first Top 40 hit on the radio. Granted, she had barely finished college when that happened. Her debut single “Tun Up,” a jaunty R&B summertime pop anthem, started getting serious airtime on Canadian radio stations just as…

Emily Carr University of Art and Design grad turns technicolour paintings and love of baking into edible works of art

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

from The Globe and Mail: “What colours come to mind when you think of a dimly lit parking garage in the heart of an urban city centre, a Saskatchewan sunset at the beginning of autumn or a big, creamy scoop of Saskatoon berry ice cream? A visual artist and pastry chef in San Francisco, Leah…

Red River College mechanical engineer designs handlebar adaptation for Canadian paralympian

Red River College

Red River College mechanical engineer designs a handlebar adaptation for Canadian competing in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. from CBC: “When Chantal Givens raced Sunday at the Paralympic Games, she had a piece of Winnipeg along for the ride. The three-time Canadian paratriathlon champion, who competed in the sport’s Paralympic debut in Rio, was born missing her left hand. In an effort to…

Yukon College artistic collaboration explores climate change in northern communities

Yukon College

A collaborative project from Yukon College art students looks to tackle climate change through multimedia: from Maclean’s: “A collaboration between Yukon College’s school of visual arts in Dawson City, its Yukon Research Centre in Whitehorse and the University of Saskatchewan is adding a human dimension to the science of climate change. “We are trying to…

Giant pinhole camera offers a new experience for photography students

Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD)

An associate professor from Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) developed a giant pinhole camera to offer students a view of how a camera works from the inside: from Maclean’s: “Think back to high school photography class and recall the pinhole camera. Remember nothing? A quick refresher: “When light comes into any light-tight chamber,…

Cambrian College Graphic Design grad earns top award in RGD Student Awards Competition

Cambrian College

from the press release: “An outstanding graduate of Cambrian College’s Graphic Design program has been recognized for excellence in visual communication and design, earning top awards through the RGD Student Awards competition. Neli Nenkova’s winning work was selected by judges from the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) and was featured at the annual DesignThinkers conference held in Toronto in November 2016. Nenkova…

Former student at Emily Carr University on display at Heritage Hall in Vancouver

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Paintings by Lan Yao, a former art student at Emily Carr University, on display at the Shiny Fuzzy Muddy show at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. from The Squamish Chief: “Squamish’s Lan Yao never really found the opportunity to produce art on her own time when she worked in 3D animation in Vancouver. But, in recent…

Lethbridge College adds new way of designing to its Interior Design Technology program

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College Interior Design Technology program launches virtual-reality component to help both students and clients better visual projects. from the Lethbridge Herald: “There’s a new way of designing, and students at Lethbridge College are getting the chance to explore it firsthand. Students in the Interior Design Technology (IDT) program are getting the opportunity to work…

George Brown College opens another BIM Visionarium lab

George Brown College

George Brown College opens its second Building Information Modelling (BIM) lab to help students develop digital skills in building design and modelling. from the press release: “The BIM Visionarium officially opened on Nov. 25, 2016 at the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies at Casa Loma Campus – the second space of its kind at the campus. BIM technology…

Vancouver Art Gallery exhibit features artists from Emily Carr University

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

An new exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Ambivalent Pleasures, features artists with ties to Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Of the 40 artists exhibited, 26 are either faculty or alumni of the University! The exhibit presents Surrealist strategies, a range of approaches to abstraction, and concepts which address today’s social contexts. from…

Seneca College partners with CFC and AGO on ground-breaking virtual reality exhibit

Seneca College

Seneca College’s School of Creative Arts and Animation, the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) partner on Small Wonders: The Gothic Boxwood Miniatures exhibit to showcase rare boxwood carvings in 3D. from the press release: “The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab), Seneca’s School of Creative Arts and Animation and the Art…

ACAD receives prestigious art & design designation

Alberta College of Art and Design

from the press release: “ACAD is pleased to announce that it has received the National Association of Schools of Art and Design’s (NASAD) designation of Substantial Equivalency – their highest designation for a post-secondary institution not located in the United States. The institution is the only independent art, craft and design post-secondary institution in Canada…

George Brown College signs agreements with Design schools in Ireland and Italy

George Brown College

George brown college launches two exciting new opportunities for art & design students to further their education abroad, both with the Institute or Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Ireland and with Politecnico di Milano in Italy. from the press release: “The creation of this opportunity is a significant announcement – not only for us,…

Okanagan College once again hosts Short Story Contest to encourage young writers

Okanagan College

A challenge has been issued to local writers: go big on creativity while short on time. Okanagan College’s English department is once again inviting up-and-coming writers to step out of their comfort zones and into the frenzied creative world of the popular 3-Hour Short Story Contest, returning Saturday, Nov. 5 at all four campuses. The…

Centennial College unveils new Culinary Arts Centre

Centennial College

In fall 2016, Centennial College unveiled its new Culinary Arts Centre, complete with seven kitchen labs, a teaching restaurant and nine new classrooms that can accommodate 600 students. from Centennial College: “The striking new building takes the shape of a quadrangle with a central courtyard to allow natural light to reach all of the residence…

Fleming College receives design award for Haliburton school rebranding

Fleming College

from the press release: “The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is recognizing the transformation and rebranding of Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD) with a prestigious design award. Fleming College will receive an RGD In-House Design Award of Distinction at the Association’s upcoming DesignThinkers conference in Toronto on Nov. 4. Formerly known as…

Medicine Hat College art installation raises awareness for MMIW across Canada

Medicine Hat College

In 2016, Medicine Hat College hosted its first ever REDress Project, an art installation in which red dress are hung around campus in order to raise awareness and memorialize the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) across Canada. from Medicine Hat News: “A simple but beautiful red dress that’s easy to put on. It’s the…

UFV Library literary arts project displays “human books” to bust stereotypes

University of the Fraser Valley

UFV’s unique literary arts project aims to display a Human Library that builds on personal experiences and outward appearances to challenge prejudices on campus. from the UFV blog: “Our mission is to present unique experiences that challenge peoples’ understanding of stereotypes and educate people on diversity,” says Lisa Morry, a UFV library technician and part of…

Four institutions sign transfer agreement for Arts students

Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara College, Okanagan College

from the press release: “Four post-secondary providers have made it easier for college transfer students to complete a bachelor of arts at Capilano University.  The University recently signed agreements to enable Douglas, Langara and Okanagan college students to transfer seamlessly into year three of Capilano University’s bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies.…

College of the Rockies hosts “Repatriation as Reconciliation” art presentation

College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies was pleased to host a unique presentation from University of Victoria professor, Dr. Andrea Walsh, entitled ‘Repatriation as Reconciliation: Children’s Art from the Alberni Indian Residential School’. from the press release: “A visual anthropologist specializing in 20th century and contemporary aboriginal art, Dr. Walsh is interested in collections of objects and images…

Great Plains College students weld metal art for can’t miss-auction

Great Plains College

Great Plains College’s unique metal-art auction showcases student art achievements. as profiled in Maclean’s: “Chad Hittel, 21, has to step up his A game. Since he graduated in 2014 from the pre-employment welding certificate program at Great Plains College (GPC), Hittel always donates a piece of metal art to the program’s annual fundraising auction. In…

Niagara College excels in Culinary Arts

Niagara College

from the press release: Niagara College’s Junior Culinary Team Canada proved that it has the recipe for success, winning a gold medal in its first of two competitions at the 2016 Culinary Olympics. The team from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute competed in its first competition at the IKA /Culinary Olympics in Erfurt,…

University of the Fraser Valley launches “Bachelor of Arts 2.0”

University of the Fraser Valley

from the press release: “The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is reshaping the venerable Bachelor of Arts degree, the foundation of many university graduates’ education. The new BA is linked to UFV’s key learning outcomes and emphasizes four core competencies as well as personal and social responsibility, and adds a mandatory online ePortfolio that highlights the…

MITT GPTech program thrives through industry collaboration

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology’s (MITT) Graphic and Print Technician (GPTech) program not only provides students a learning experience which spans the continuum from design to ship-ready product; it also gets them hands-on experience with bona fide industry tools, including a large-format printer which Hamilton says is “in huge demand” these days. This is…

Candace Sanderson: The Sculptor

Grande Prairie Regional College

Candace Sanderson did not give herself a ‘Plan B’ when she made the decision to pursue her creative passion full time in 2012. “I always knew I wanted to be an artist even from a young age,” says Sanderson in work boots, with bright eyes and her hair pulled back into a braid that falls…

Collection et Créations sous influences

Cégep régional de Lanaudière

« Créations sous influences » est un projet qui existe depuis 10 ans. Ce projet, qui est une initiative du département d’Arts, lettres et communication du Cégep de Lanaudière à L’Assomption, a pour objectif de permettre à des étudiants de travailler sous la direction d’artistes professionnels.  Depuis 2006, une cinquantaine d’étudiants ont ainsi produit une vingtaine…

OFFF Tour Québec

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Le OFFF Tour Québec, créé par le Département de techniques d’intégration multimédia du cégep Édouard-Montpetit, est un événement annuel d’envergure internationale regroupant des centaines d’amateurs et de professionnels du domaine de la création numérique. Sur place, les participants assistent aux prestations d’artistes de renom des quatre coins du monde qui présentent le fruit de leur…

Holland College student trades hockey stick for paint brush

Holland College

Three years ago, Dylan McQuaid’s résumé would have led one to expect that the 20-year-old would pursue a career in business or sports. After several years of playing hockey – the last three in the Maritime Junior-A Hockey League and the Island Junior Hockey League – he seemed destined to follow the path of many…

St. Clair College’s Jason Fabok

St. Clair College

Windsor, Ontario born Jason Fabok is a graduated from St. Clair College’s Tradigital Animation program in 2007 and was honoured as an Alumni of Distinction in 2014! Fabok has carried his passion for creative pursuits since he was a young boy. A fan of television cartoons, he enjoyed drawing the characters and watching them come…

Le design responsable du Collège LaSalle

Collège LaSalle

Le Collège LaSalle de Montréal “a pour mission d’offrir une éducation qualifiante de haute qualité en réponse aux besoins du marché du travail et à ceux du développement des individus, dans un contexte de mondialisation”. À l’aide de divers intervenants du milieu de la mode, les étudiants en Design sont appelés à développer leurs connaissances…

Native Arts and Culture Alumni: Amy Malbeuf

Portage College

Portage College will be hosting a Visiting Artist Presentation in which accomplished alumni speak to students of the program from which they graduated. Recently, alumna Amy Malbeuf was invited to return to the College for a presentation to the public and for the students of the Native Arts and Culture Program. Having alumni return to the…

Future Ways of Living Cultural Celebration and Pop-Up Lab

George Brown College

The unique George Brown College Institute without Boundaries (IwB), a Toronto-based educational program and design studio, works to achieve social, ecological, and economic innovation through design collaboration. from George Brown College: “The Institute without Boundaries (IwB) was founded in 2003 by the School of Design at George Brown College, in consultation with Bruce Mau. The…

I am my Ancestors…My Ancestors are me

Portage College

Amber Weasel Head is a visual artist, a student in Portage College’s Social Work program, and a graduate of the College’s Aboriginal Art Certificate program and its Artisan Entrepreneurship Diploma program. “I am my Ancestors… My Ancestors are me” tells her story: “This film is about my connection with my ancestors. I am the first…

Hairdressing Fantasy Competition

North West College

North West College offers the full breadth of Adult learning opportunities, one of which is a pre-employment certificate program in Hairstyling, teaching students to perform techniques on hair, wigs, hairpieces, skin and nails. Each year, the Hairstyling students are challenged to compete in a Fantasy Competition. Judged by a panel of experts, students submit mannequins finished…

Career training and culture coalesce at MITT

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

When the Downtown Winnipeg Biz put out a call for street banners to celebrate the Year of the Monkey (“Fire Monkey”), students in Jan Hamilton’s Graphic and Print Technician program (GPTech) at Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology answered the call, submitting 22 amazing designs. One of those designs – by MITT student Zhiling (Lucia)…

Lakeland College Interior Design student a double winner in design competitions

Lakeland College

Sydney Melnyk still can’t believe she’s a double winner in student design competitions. “It’s pretty crazy; I can hardly believe it,” says the Lakeland College alumna of winning first place in two National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competitions: the 2015-16 Charette Design Competition and the 2015-16 Schoolhouse Charm Student Design Competition. Competing against…

Camosun College’s Comic Arts Festival celebrates the artistry of visual storytelling

Camosun College

Camosun College in Victoria, BC, delivers a nationally unique certificate program in Comics and Graphic Novels each year to approximately 30 students. The one-of-a-kind program was created for students who have a desire to learn the language of visual storytelling, and focuses on skills-based learning for six career paths: comic book creation (print & online),…

“Carrying On” Indigenous Art Exhibition 2016

Portage College

Portage College students from the Native Arts and Culture program were successfully juried into the “Carrying On” Indigenous Art exhibition at the Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery last year from June 18th to July 23rd, 2016. The show was also part of The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton, which is presented by The…

Fanshawe collaborates on motion capture suit for Parkinson’s patients

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

Fanshawe College has collaborated with researchers at Movement Disorder Diagnostic Technologies Inc. (MDDT), a locally-based medical device company to create a prototype of a motion-capture suit and tremor arm sleeve to be used in the diagnosis and monitoring of Parkinson’s patients. MDDT collaborated with Fanshawe’s School of Design to create a prototype suit that can…

The Medicine Hat College Conservatory of Music and Dance

Medicine Hat College

The Medicine Hat College Conservatory of Music and Dance is an important contributor to the Southern Alberta arts community – one that also enjoys the distinction of being one of the institution’s eldest programming areas, opening its doors shortly after the College was founded in 1965. On an annual basis, almost 1,000 multi-generational students enrol…

Full Blood Moon Entertainment: Films that Shifts Perspectives

Grande Prairie Regional College

They call themselves “The Four Horsemen.” They have more to do with film-making than the apocalypse, but the four gentlemen who make up Full Blood Moon Entertainment Inc. are working hard to create a global shift nonetheless. Today, however, they are taking a break at their shared alma mater. Sitting in dark suits in the…

Kelsi McInnes found her calling

Grande Prairie Regional College

Before Kelsi McInnes became a music therapist she first had to discover the profession existed. It all started when the Manning, AB, native was working in part-time respite care as a university student. Her client was a little girl with spinal muscular atrophy. McInnes found it incredibly fulfilling to help improve the well-being of another…

Dalen Landis is a man of many talents

Grande Prairie Regional College

As a photographer, landscape painter, custom tiler, videographer, music-festival organizer and now, professional beer brewer, Dalen Landis is not kidding when he says “I have my fingers in a few different pots.” This morning his fingers are busy filling kegs with fresh Redwillow Falls Amber Ale. A co-owner of Grain Bin Brewing, Landis has also…