RESEARCH ASSISTANTS 2017-18
Zeina Hamod is a third year Honours Bachelor of Arts student, with a double major in the History and Theory of Art and Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is interested in exploring the concept of art as experience, the interconnectedness of this experience and its power to provoke new insights. Her interest in psychology draws from a similar pursuit of understanding intuitive experience rooted in the unconscious and its diverse temporal expression within a collective consciousness. Zeina contributed to the Image Ocean Workshop and has been a SSHRC Research Assistant for Ephemeral Coast since the spring of 2017.
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS 2015-16
Sherena Razek is a fourth year Bachelor of Arts Honours student in the History and Theory of Art program at the University of Ottawa. In spring 2015 she had an essay on natural motifs in Canadian art published in the uOttawa art history publication, Millesfeuilles and has co-curated the exhibitions on campus - Turning Tides (2015) and Leading Role (2016). She is the President of the uOttawa Art History Student’s Association and has been a SSHRC RA for Ephemeral Coast since fall 2015. She travelled to Mauritius to participate in the installation and opening of Edge Effects, Mauritius.
Jenn Hall is a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Ottawa. Her current practice is rooted in conceptual issues of ecological and environmental awareness with a focus in abstraction of landscape, which she explores through sculpture. She is interested in the curatorial arts, has co-curated Resilience in/and/from Ruin in Nature, an on campus contemporary art show, and has been involved in Ephemeral Coast as a SSHRC R.A. since January 2016. She is working on website content.
Megan MacLaurin is a fourth year Bachelor of Arts Honours student in the History and Theory of Art program at the University of Ottawa. She is the Vice President of Finance to the University of Ottawa’s Art History Students’ Association and Director of Paradigm(e), the Dean’s Gallery. She has co-curated other on-campus exhibitions including Turning Tides (2015) and Leading Role (2016). Megan has been a SSHRC R.A. for Ephemeral Coast since January 2016 and is responsible for secondary oceanic research.