Staff

Position

Marie Zimmerman

Marie Zimmerman has worked in the realms of both theory and practice in cultural studies, having been both an academic and a festival director for over twenty years.  She has worked for five Canadian arts festivals in music, dance, jazz, film, and literature, acting as Artistic Director, publicist, HR consultant, emergency plan architect, strategic planner…

Farrah Trahan

Farrah holds an honours diploma in Office Administration – Executive from Conestoga College and uses her wealth of experience working as a financial support person and human resource professional both on and off campus to provide support for the Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social justice. She is also an active volunteer with the Guelph…

Justine Richardson

Justine Richardson is project manager for the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.  She brings experience in project and partnership development with both university research environments and community-based arts and cultural organizations. She came to IICSI from the 2030+ Research Group at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. For many years she worked developing and managing multi-partner…

Rachel Collins

Rachel is an administrative assistant for the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (and formerly the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice research project). Rachel provides support to IICSI by coordinating events (including the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium), acting as personal assistant to the Director, and through her work on book projects and online publications. Rachel holds a Bachelor…