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A Voyage to Vorres

Through a graduate catalyst award offered through the ICCC, Anahita Akhavan, an MFA student in Art and Art History, served as a a production assistant for Allyson Glenn during Glenn's 2016 residency at the Vorres Museum in Athens, Greece. While at the Vorres Museum, Glenn gathered and collaged photographic imagery, developed plein-air painting sketches, and created several drawings. Following the residency, Akhavan curated an exhibition at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery at the U of S that ran from January 30 to February 10, 2017. The exhibition titled, A Voyage to Vorres, featured works by Glenn, alongside those of Eveline Kolijin, the 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Vorres Museum. 

Prairie Sexualities Symposium

Through the support of an Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant offered though the ICCC and Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) at the University of Alberta, Marie Lovrod (U of S) and Susanne Luhmann (U of A) organized Prairie Sexualities: Theories, Archives, Affects, Communities. The two-day symposium convened more than fifty scholars, including graduate students to senior professors, representing a full range of Arts, Humanities and Social Science disciplines. Central to this collaboration are questions of place and practice: how do prairie locatons shape our work? What conditions shape queer lives in Indigenous, urban and rural communiities? And what is it like to grow up or grow old as LGBTQ+ here?

View the symposium program here. 

Nuit Blanche Saskatoon

With the support of faculty members Susan Shantz (Art & Art History) and Jennifer Crane (Art & Art History), the ICCC sponsored two performances at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon. Artist Adrian Stimson was awarded an Aboriginal fellowship in support of his performance, "Let Them Eat Pie," an interactive cooking class where Stimson prepared bison pie and spoke about Indigenous cuisine. ICCC also supported artists Olga Chagoutdinova and Wilfredo Candebat who performed "Scenes From A Marriage," a dialogue about race, food and creative differences. 

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Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies M.A. Program Celebrates First Anniversary

The ICCC celebrates the successful first year of the Women's, Gender and Sexualities MA program. The two-year, thesis-based M.A. allows students to choose an area of specialized study: gender, representation, and cultural studies; queer and sexualities studies; and Indigenous, transnational and international gender justice. 

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Learn more about this program, including how to apply and important deadlines, by visiting the homepage

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With Glowing Hearts at the Fringe Festival

With the support of an ICCC community fellowship, playwright Jennifer Wynne Webber developed a script based on the research of Elizabeth Quinlan (Sociology). The play With Glowing Hearts dramatizes the true story of hard rock miners' wives in 1940s Ontario and how they stood up for better conditions for their families. The play will be directed by Julia Jamison (Drama) and will play during the Potashcorp Fringe Festival in Saskatoon from July 28th-August 6th.

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Canadian musical icon Tommy Banks strikes a chord with his lecture

With the support of a community fellowship from the ICCC, Professor Dean McNeill welcomed legendary jazz musician Tommy Banks to the stage to take part in a concert with the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and deliver a public lecture. In his lecture "Economic Impact of Culture and Arts in Society," Banks stressed the financial importance of arts and culture in strengthening Canada's economy. 

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Aglukark's fellowship culminates with Nomad lecture 

Juno Award-winning and internationally renowned singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark delivered a powerful lecture on campus in March. In addition to teaching Music 125: In the Company of Music, Aglukark delivered the FARLS lecture as part of the Aboriginal Fellowship for Creativity offered through the ICCC. The lecture, titled Nomad, combined film, visuals, and song to reflect Aglukark's views on the effects of rapid change on Inuit people. 

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Department of Music Transcribes and Performs Unpublished Musical Score

Dr. Darrin Oehlerking (Music) in collaboration with Amber Grant, and with support for the ICCC’s Graduate Catalyst Award, transcribed and edited a recently discovered piece, Concert Overture in F Minor, by Charles O’Neill. It is unknown if the piece of music had been performed since its world premier in 1932, but the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra has brought it to life in performance twice since the transcription has been complete. 

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Doctoral Student Digs Deep into 1984  

With support from the ICCC Graduate Student Fellowship, Michael J. Horacki (English) has been able to make substantial progress on his doctoral dissertation. Horacki is working with Woolf, Orwell, and Waugh. He is planning an event in partnership with the ICCC film series to view the film adaptation of 1984 and discuss via roundtable, the controversies that surround it. 

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Local Artist Steps in as Musical Director for “Coram Boy”

With the help of the ICCC Fellowship, the Department of Drama featured local musician, composer and artist, Lia Pas, as the Musical Director for the production of “Coram Boy.” Her mentorship and devotion were invaluable for the students involved in the production.

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Website Creates Central Hub for Handwritten Recipes

The ICCC provided funding for a working group to assist The Recipes Project, an online database focused entirely on recipes, their transcription, and international scholarly collaboration. Lisa Smith (History) and her team worked closely with Peter Robinson (English) to employ the Textual Communities platform in order to focus on student training and public access for the material.

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Art and Art History Students partner with Students from the University of  Southern Queensland on Antipods: Magical Creatures with Backward Feet

The ICCC Linking Fellowship enabled Dr. Beata Batorowicz from the University of Southern Queensland to visit Canada and work extensively with Professor Susan Shantz (Art and Art History) and her students on Antipods: Magical Creatures with Backward Feet. This international artistic collaboration proved to be fruitful for both students at the University of Saskatchewan and for Batorowicz’s students at USQ.

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Digital Humanities Emphasizes the Cultures of Reconciliation Project 

Federica Giannelli, with support from the ICCC Graduate Catalyst Award, worked closely with Professor Len Findlay (English) on the Cultures of Reconciliation Project. She worked with eMAP to ‘indigenize’ the Land Peoples, Justice website through this endeavor to create “a powerful social message about Reconciliation by using the medium of Digital Humanities.”

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Scholar Reaches out to Community to Engage in Conversations Around Islam

Naqaa Abbas, with help from the ICCC Community Fellowship, was able to focus on research surrounding Islam during the nineteenth century. Abbas is also organizing a conference in collaboration with the Saskatoon Public Library, “Islam on the Prairies,” in May 2016. 

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Research Focuses on Great War

Elizabeth Scott (History), with the help of the ICCC’s Post Doctoral Fellowship designed and taught HIST 145.3 Shell Shocked: The Aftermath of the Great War in Britain, as well as worked on and published several new works. She has collaborated with several scholars, particularly while organizing the Beyond Borders: A Workshop on Transnationalism event in September 2015.

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Dione Joseph returns to U of S as part of the ICCC’s 2015 Aboriginal Fellowship Award.

Moira Day (Drama), first brought Aboriginal Fellow, Dione Joseph to the U of S Drama Department from New Zealand where she is a practicing artist and scholar in 2014. Joseph returned in September 2015 to continue her work as a guest instructor aiming to bring a transnational perspective to students working in Drama. She also delivered a public lecture, “A Response to Dramaturgy: A Conversation with Aotearoa/New Zealand.” Ms. Joseph then collaborated with local Metis filmmaker, Marjorie Beaucage, to produce a conference paper at The Performing Turtle Island Fluid Identities and Community Continuities conference.

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TorQ Percussion Quartet Brings Expertise to the Wind Orchestra  

With support from the ICCC’s Community-Based Artist Fellowship, Darrin Oehlerking (Department of Music) and the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra (USWO) had the privilege to work with TorQ Percussion Quartet from Toronto, ON. They collaborated on an audio recording  of Dinuk Wijeratne’s Invisible Cities. The recording will be available on a future full-length CD, a “digital calling card” for the Department of Music and the U of S as a whole.

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International Collaborative Visual Arts Project

Working with ICCC Fellow, Dr. Beata Batorowicz (University of Southern Queensland), Dr. Susan Shantz (Department of Art and Art History) worked with  students from both universities to create an exhibition, “Antipods: Magical creature with backward feet” at the Art Gallery of Swift Current (AGSC).  Says AGCS Director and Curator, Kim Houghtaling, “It was a very well-organized, sophisticated exhibition project that was being offered to galleries around the province by a well-respected professor at the University of Saskatchewan.” 

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Departures to feature in Canada 300 project  

Thanks to an ICCC Community Fellowship Natasha Martina and Gordon Portman conducted a five-day developmental workshop on their new script, Departures, for the Watermark Theatre in Prince Edward Island. Departures is one of nine pieces that will be featured as part of Watermark Theatre’s Canada 300 project providing a discussion platform in 20 cities across Canada around the subject of Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary.

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Musical Theatre adaptation of The Doctor and The Devils

Thanks to the ICCC Young Scholars/Artist Development Grant Julia Jamison and Torien Cafferata collaborated on the musical theatre adaptation of Dylan Thomas' screenplay, The Doctor and The Devils. A musical theatre workshop initiative is planned for May 2015 and the full production will be mounted in October 2015. 

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James Hawn coaches students in Greystone Theatre production 

The ICCC was able to support Mr. James Hawn's contributions as Musical/Vocal Coach on the Greystone Theatre's production of Vernon God Little. The production received excellent reviews in The Star Phoenix and The Sheaf, and served as a showcase for Mr. Hawn's work with the upper year students. 

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Building Persephone Theatre Archives 

Young Scholars Grant recipient Sarah Grummett successfully compiled and edited archival material on the Persephone Theatre including playbills, programs and reviews on all productions at Persephone from its inception in 1973 until 1985. The materials will be a valuable asset to future scholars of theatre history in Saskatchewan. 

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Jazz and Poetry 

The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra played two concerts at The Broadway Theatre and four visiting guest artists gave private lessons and master classes at the U of S and two local high schools. The November 16th concert featured a poem written for the event by former Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan & Member of the Order of Canada, Glen Sorestad. 

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Minden Glass Collection

In the summer of 2014, the Museum of Antiquities hired Helanna Miazga as the Minden Collection of Ancient Glass Research Assistant, a position funded in part by the ICCC. Helanna researched and organized existing research on each of the 56 pieces comprising the Minden Collection, one of the largest ancient glass collections in Western Canada. Helanna and Dr. Tracene Harvey, Director of the Museum of Antiquities, co-authored a catalogue of the Minden Collection.

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Al Kay connects with Saskatoon musicians 

Trombonist, Alastair Kay spent a week with the Department of Music as part of the Origins Festival. Along with master classes and private lessons, Al Kay rehearsed and performed with the “Origins” Brass Quintet for over 1250 elementary and high school students at four schools. He also played with the University of Saskatchewan’s Wind Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble (conducted by Darrin Oehlerking), and Saskatoon Brass Bands (conducted by Will Martin and Terry Heckman).

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Auditioning Workshop for TV and Film

Working with senior Drama students, and Pamela Haig-Bartley, Diana Pavlovská prepared students to audition for the camera, explained how the film and television casting process works, and how to approach the industry from a business perspective. Participating students can now list Diana’s workshop on acting résumés.

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Rodolfo Pino-Robles composes music for "Eurydice"

Rodolfo Pino-Robles worked with Professor and director Dwayne Brenna, actors Robert Grier and Jesse Fulcher Gagnon, on the production and presentation of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. Pino-Robles composed, arranged, and directed the music score for the play which ran to positive reviews from October 9th (preview)- October 19th, 2013 at the Greystone Theatre.

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Linking Fellowship brings Andrew Watson of York University to U of S

In May 2014, Andrew Watson (Department of History, York University) and Jim Clifford (Department of History, U of S) worked together in the HGIS lab on a case study regarding the environmental and economic history of the trade of global leather tanning commodities during the nineteenth century. Watson also gave a talk on July 30 entitled “Tanning Resources in Muskoka from Local to Global Commodity Flows, 1870-1930.” The talk was an overview of the work Clifford and Watson carried out during the fellowship, and was written up as a blog post for the Network in Canadian History and Environment.

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Aboriginal Playwright Drew Hayden Taylor visits U of S

Aboriginal playwright Drew Hayden Taylor visited two acting classes and gave a public lecture to over 90 Aboriginal and non-aboriginal students, staff, and community members on October 16th, 2014. The Artistic Director and the General Manager of Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company,Curtis Peeteetuce, gave opening remarks about Mr. Taylor's new play Crees in the Caribbean which is being workshopped by the Company.

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International Collaboration 

In partnership with the ICCC, Alison Norlen brought Professor Steve Brown from Flinder’s University in Adelaide, Australia to the U of S to present Spectacle: The Art of the Event. Professor Brown gave a lecture at the Frances Morrison Library dealing with the cultural and social implications of massive events such as Mardi Gras, attended a drawing class, an MFA seminar, and conducted a professional design workshop at the University of Saskatchewan’s Diefenbaker Centre. Tourism Saskatoon was also excited about Professor Brown’s visit, inviting him to discuss Saskatoon’s events and helping to sponsor his visit.

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Integrating Modern and Traditional Knowledge

Marie Lovrod (Women's and Gender Studies), MJ Barrett (School of Environment and Sustainability) and Colleen Dell (Sociology) brought Mary Getten to the UofS with the support of a Community Fellowship. Getten led a two-day workshop in developing skills in animal communication which involved more than 20 participants, including Elders, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the community. This work is leading to new undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities, future grant success, and highlighting new ways of integrating modern and traditional knowledge. 

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Renowned Composer Collaborates with Department of Drama 

Opera and music theatre specialist, Stephen McNeff joined Julia Jamison (Drama) in adapting Dylan Thomas’ screenplay The Doctor and The Devils for theatrical production. This ongoing project will be work-shopped in the fall of 2014 by McNeff, a number of local professionals and current University of Saskatchewan students. 

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Bolstering Student Success

With support from the ICCC, student Brittney Sproule was the assistant curator at the Museum of Antiquities before being hired as a Digital Collections Research Assistant. Miss Sproule’s work at the museum helped provide a foundation for her pursuit of graduate work in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, where she has been given an internship and collections management position at the U of T’s Art Centre. 

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Norse Myth Travels to the Prairies

Chadwick Ginther, author of the Aurora-nominated speculative fiction novel, Thunder Road, was a visiting fellow in Nov. 2013. Ginther spoke to English students and MFA in Writing candidates about his modern adaptation of Norse myths, and explored research opportunities with Michael Cichon (English, St. Thomas More College). 

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Massive Reception for Forensic Anthropologist and Visiting Fellow

Luis Fondebrider is considered to be among the world’s foremost experts in identifying the victims of mass violence in over forty countries. With the help of an ICCC Linking Fellowship with Jim Handy (History), Fondebrider gave a lecture to an audience of approximately 200 people. In addition to his public lecture, Fondebrider worked with PhD and MA students from across disciplines at the U of S. 

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Dreaming Painting

Allyson Glenn (Art and Art History) participated on a panel discussion, “Dreaming Painting” held at the Mendel Art Gallery in April, 2013. The panel included contributions from national and internationally renowned artists, Melanie Rocan, Tammy Sazl and Janet Werner.

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Controversies in the Middle-East

ICCC Visiting Fellow, Dr. Maurice Labelle shared his expertise in diplomacy and controversy in the Middle-East during a lecture entitled: De-Coca-Colonizing Egypt: Globalization, Decolonization, and the Egyptian Boycott of Coca-Cola, 1966-68. Labelle continues to share his views in a number of media interviews including CTV Regina, Canada AM, Radio-Canada and Aljazeera.

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Commemorating Louis Riel

Partnered with the Gabriel Dumont Institute, Dr. Winona Wheeler (Native Studies) brought author Gregory Scofield and ICCC visiting scholar, Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette to the U of S to for the unveiling of her book, The Métis: A Visual History. Bringing history and art together, Scofield did a poetry reading and Dr. Farrell Racette presented a paper on Louis Riel to an audience of over 50 community members. 

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North American Saxophone Conference

With support from the ICCC, Glen Gillis and the Department of Music were pleased to host the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 9 Conference in February, 2013. Guest performers and clinicians, Dr. Frederick L. Hemke and Dr. Frederick J. B. Hemke, were among those who came to participate in the conference. Over 125 musicians came together to perform 70 solo and ensemble pieces for the event.  

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Master Class With Lethbridge Talent

Dean McNeill (Music) partnered with University of Lethbridge Professor, Trudi Mason, to offer a master class to brass students. Mason also worked closely with students in their regular classes, and performed a recital open to students, faculty, and other members of the University community.

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Creating Paint From Soil

Allyson Glenn (Art and Art History), Ken Van Rees (Soil Science), and ICCC visiting fellow, Symeon Lane, offered a field course linking soil science with visual arts. Students from both disciplines gathered at Christopher Lake, SK to experiment with natural materials, developing a unique palette used to create original landscape paintings and drawings. This course work lead to an exhibition at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery called, Borrowing the Boreal.

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Grammy Nominee Performance

Internationally renowned trumpet soloist, and UCLA professor, Jens Lindemann visited the U of S as a guest performer and Master Class instructor for brass players. During his stay, Lindemann, working with Dean McNeill, connected with the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra and gave a solo performance at the Department of Music’s final concert, Origins. 

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Songs of Inspiration

Dr. Garry Gable (music) welcomed visiting fellow and former U of S student, Dr. Bonnie Cutsforth, to work with singing students on songs and arias of their choice. The international Contralto singer offered a vocal master class, and the most well attended FARLS lecture in recent memory, before closing her visit with a recital at Convocation Hall. 

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Exploring Aboriginal Literatures

Bringing together the work of graduate and undergraduate students, Kristina Bidwell (Associate Dean of Aboriginal Affairs) and Adar Charlton (Graduate Catalyst Award winner) published an article with Studies in American Indian Literatures. Since her work, Charlton has become a member of the editorial staff for the U of S Literary journal, Fieldstone Review, where she pursues her interests in Canadian contemporary Indigenous literatures. 

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Sci-Rap and Lit-Hop at the U of S

Drs. Susan Gingell and Peter Robinson (English) brought rapper and poet, Baba Brinkman to the U of S campus for a series of performances and presentations, including snippets from his Rap Canterbury Tales and The Rap Guide to Evolution. Brinkman also connected with Saskatoon Public Schools and the spoken word community at “Tonight It’s Poetry”.  

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Award Winning Author and Journalist Enriches Student Experience

With a Visiting Fellowship, Bill Waiser (History) brought professor of journalism and renowned author, Ted Barris, to the U of S to give a guest lecture to history students on the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge. During his visit, Barris also acted as discussion panelist for a film-screening of Billy Bishop Goes to War at the Broadway Theatre, as part of the Broadway-ICCC film series. 

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Visiting Artist Pays Tribute to Chancellor

Working with Allyson Glenn (Art and Art History), portrait painter, David Goatley participated in seminars, individual tutorials, and studio visits with undergraduate and graduate students. During his visit, Goatley completed a commissioned portrait of former chancellor, Vera Pezer.

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Emmy-Nominated Writer Shapes Work by Emerging Artists

Playwright, Michael Slade, Visting Fellow of Julia Jamison (Drama), mentored the cast of the Greystone Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s, Into The Woods. As former apprentice to the show’s original writer/director, Slade was able to share his unique professional experiences with students and faculty alike. 

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Engaging with Indigenous Australian Performance

Moira Day’s (Drama) Aboriginal Fellow, Dione Joseph, offered public lectures and workshops on Indigenous histories and performance for members of provincial theatre groups. Joseph’s in-class mentorship with drama students at the U of S enriched the rehearsal process and performances in the Greystone Theatre’s main stage production of Our Country’s Good in March of this year. 

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The Digital Eighteenth Century

Allison Muri (English) and her student, Cathy Nygren, examined narrative and cultural representation of space at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference with presentations “The Digital eighteenth Century: Teaching, Mentoring”, and Research”, and “The Cultural Spaces of Footnotes in Pope’s Dunciad Variorum”.

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Human- Computer Interaction

Cathy Nygren (Graduate Catalyst Award winner) and Ben Neudorf (Allison Muri's, research assistant) worked for the summer at the HCI Lab with Professor Carl Gutwin’s research assistants on an investigation into narrative, game-playing, and interactive systems. Michael Sheinin (Computer Science) presented their work at the SurfNet conference.  

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New Course

Digital Storytelling and New Media Poetics

Offered in cooperation with Sage Hill Writing Experience this innovative course will provide an opportunity for digital media practitioners and U of S students to experience together all that Sage Hill has to offer. Leading the course will be media artist Ellen Moffat. 

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Nurturing Artistic Practice and Outreach

During a week long residency, TorQ Percussion Quartet (Visiting Fellows of Darrin Oehlerking, Music) connected with over 1000 students in 5 different schools and performed the world premiere of Invisible Cities by Dinuk Wijeratne with the U of S Wind Orchestra to an audience of 600.

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Roots of Whistle Blowing

With the support of a Catalyst Grant, Matthew Neufeld (History) worked with Blaine Wickham to publish “Parliament and Some Roots of Whistle Blowing During the Nine Years War” in The Historical Journal.

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Virtual Writer in Residence

Matthew Hall, who studied at the University of Western Australia before taking an ICCC Fellowship and working very closely with writing students, is the first writer-in-residence of the MFA in Writing Program.

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Master Classes

Dean McNeill’s (Music) Visiting Fellow, David Braid, offered a master class on the creative process, a performance at the Bassment, and is supporting new international collaborations and projects with U of S faculty.

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The Voice of the Buffalo

ICCC Visiting Fellows, Narcisse Blood and Wes Olson, joined Tasha Hubbard (English) to screen her new film “Buffalo Calling”.

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Cross-Cultural Conversations

Marie Lovrod, co-ordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies program, found a way to bring international and domestic students together in a seminar class on feminist qualitative research through the “Bridging Course Pilot Project”. 

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Supporting Peer-Reviewed Publications

Robert Englebert’s (History) collaboration with his ICCC Visiting Fellow, James Trepanier led to the article “The ‘Bilingual Incubator’: Student Attitudes Towards Bilingualism at Glendon College, 1966-1971” appearing in the Spring 2014 issue of Historical Studies in Education.

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A Film Written and Produced Entirely by Students

The ambitious 98-minute production, “Paper Airplanes” was created as a project for the class, INCC 398.3, “Creating for the 21st Century Screen”.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie – A Multimedia Life

Buffy Sainte-Marie offered a free public lecture and a signed a MOU for the Saskatchewan Cradleboard Initiative – a result of a partnership between the ICCC and the Broadway Theatre.

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Hoop Dance and its History

Carol Greyeyes (Drama) brought Visiting Aboriginal Fellow, Delvin Kanewiyakiho, education, dancer and cultural leader, to campus to teach the basics of hoop dance and its history.

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Correcting Canadian History Textbooks

With the goal to “correct Canadian history textbooks” who claim that the Wendat/Wyandot people became extinct 400 years ago, Dr. Kathryn Labelle (History) launched her first book, Dispersed But Not Destroyed: A History of the Seventeenth-Century Wendat People. The ICCC is supporting the next stage of this research through a Working Group Grant and an Aboriginal Visiting Fellowship for Chief Janith English.

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Student Video Goes Viral

A video assignment for a Women and Gender Studies class, exploring the media’s portrayal of gender roles and stereotypes, goes viral.

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First Graduates from the MFA in Writing

Autumn 2013 marked the graduation of the first cohort of students in the Master of Fine Arts writing program.

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Promise and Potential

Supporting the University’s Third Integrated Planning goal by creating a pervasive culture of research and scholarship.

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Attracting Internationally Distinguished Artists

By connecting with the prestigious Gail Appel Lectureship in Literature and Fine Arts, the ICCC supported keynote speaker Jim Cuddy. 

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Innovation and Opportunity

Dee Hobsbawn-Smith was the first student in the MFA in Writing to receive the $10,000 Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity scholarship.

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Leonardo and the Last Supper

The ICCC partnered with the College of Arts and Science Book Club, and the annual lecture, “My Writing Life”, to bring author, Ross King, to campus.

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Developing Original Work

Natasha Martina (Drama) and her ICCC visiting Fellow, Sue Mythen, are creating an original dramatic work. It is the story of three immigrant women from three different time periods whose paths cross through the collective spirit of memory and cultural identity.

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Enriching Cultural Life

Andrea Ledding, inaugural class of the MFA Writing, was the recipient of the Dick and Mary Edney Scholarship for International Understanding through the Humanities and Fine Arts.

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Heritage in the Palm of your Hand

Shawn Story, former student of the “Cultural Heritage Mapping” course, worked with the Broadway’s Business Improvement District (BBID) to capture the history of the neighbourhood on your smartphone.

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Mapping our Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage Mapping (INCC 310.3) in collaboration with the City of Saskatoon, is helping student and Saskatoon residents look at our city from a different perspective.

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Brushes with Words

Students in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing partnered with residents from the Sherbrooke Community Centre to create original art displayed on our City’s buses.

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Leveraging National Success

Peter Robinson (English) used the ICCC Visiting Fellowship program to leverage SSHRC funding for the conference, “Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing”.

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Digitizing our History

With support of the ICCC and the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, Keith Carlson (History) and Eric Story, digitize a unique collection of over 8,000 photos of early Saskatchewan history.

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Classic work translated to Cree

Frank Klaassen’s (History) idea of translating the Old English poem, The Wanderer, into Cree was realized through the support of many including two ICCC Visiting Fellows, Drs. Jean Okimasis and Arok Wolvengrey

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Fostering SSHRC Success

Matt DeCloedt’s work as an ICCC Young Scholar contributed to Lisa Smith’s (History) successful SSHRC grant “Reconstructing the Lives of Doctor Sloane and his Patients in Eighteenth-Century England”.

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Renowned Creative Non-Fiction Author at the U of S

Visiting Fellow, Merilyn Simonds, joined the MFA in Writing workshops and met individually with student writers to revise specific non-fiction projects. Simonds became known nationally with her literary work The Convict Lover in 1996.

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Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf

With funding for Visiting Fellows, Kathryn Holland and Maggie Humm, and student support for Jasmine Liska and Charlie Peters, Ann Martin (English) hosted the 22nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf and co-edited the resulting book. 

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Public Lectures

Bill Waiser (History) brought John Herd Thompson (Duke University) to campus with the support of a Linking Fellowship. Dr. Thompson offered a public lecture on his writing experiences including a memorable and in-depth discussion of his work in the “Heritage Minutes” vignettes.

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New Researcher Award

Keith Carlson, the Director of the ICCC, received the New Research Award in 2012 recognizing his contribution to scholarship through creation, expansion and critique of knowledge.

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Minor in Digital Culture and New Media

With the support of a Working Group grant, Allison Muri (English) launched a new minor, Digital Culture and New Media, providing a foundation in the history, theory and creative practice of digital communications.

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Factoria – The Utopian Industrial City

Factoria was a planned industrial city in the area of Saskatoon now called Silverwood Heights. Former ICCC Visiting Fellow, Shauna McCabe, connected the Meewasin Valley Authority and the College Art Galleries for this site-specific installation.

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