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Sam Boer

Sam Boer (M.A., Ryerson) is a musician, writer, and teacher born and raised in Guelph, Ontario. Dedicated to pushing boundaries in folk music, he has released his debut album Pigeon under the moniker Samson Wrote. Pigeon received funding from the Ontario Arts Council and was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2019. He has toured Canada…

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…

Richelle Forsey

Richelle Forsey is an artist and photographer. Her work has been shown in Canada, the U.S. and abroad, as well as collaboratively in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto). Forsey is also a founding member of the photography collective TLR Club, a member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, and…

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 Collins is Project Manager for the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. She formerly held the role of Administrative Assistant with the Institute and with its predecessor, the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice research project. Throughout her time with ICASP and IICSI, Rachel has been involved in a wide breadth of Institute activities,…