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NextGen: Catalyst for Change in Canadian Story Telling

NextGen: Catalyst for Change in Canadian Storytelling is a two-day conference that brings together a hybrid audience of media educators, scholars, young creators, and industry influencers to consider how to support and encourage diverse Canadian storytelling. Through a mix of panels, talks, screenings, and breakout workshops, participants will learn about the qualities of authentic storytelling and discuss how we can create more ideal conditions for creativity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and in creative screen industries. The conference will make space for new voices, providing a platform for young people to articulate the film and media spaces they would like to see at post-secondary media training programs and beyond.

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Writer in Residence

A Writer in Residence is an invited artist who spends 60% of the one-year residency working on his or her own writing projects and 40% of the residency as a resource for students, faculty, the university community and the writing community. The Writer in Residence advises these groups on all aspects of the writing process: from taking a manuscript from creation to publication. The Writer in Residence often participates in public readings and other literary events and can also serve faculty as a research and teaching resource.

Athabasca University's 2017-2018 Writer in Residence/Writer is Richard Van Camp.

Faculty receives President’s Award for Research and Scholarly Excellence

Associate Professor Karen Wall, who has been with the Communication Studies faculty since 2006, has received the 2018 PARSE award. This will allow her and a colleague to expand upon their work in previous publications in completing a book manuscript on the history of the Banff School of Fine Arts and its significance in regional networks of extension education and cultural development.

Updated August 01 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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