Past Students

Position

Bronwyn Malloy

Bronwyn Malloy was a graduate student hired to work for IICSI UBC in 2017-2018.

Jayden Pfeifer

IICSI funded student Jayden Pfeifer continues his award winning community-engaged work, teaching and research into theatre improvisation and social engagement. He completed his yearlong artist in residence project on improvisation with the Heritage Community Association in Regina, funded through the Creative Partnership Program. This included organizing a retreat for community participants with renowned Buddhist teacher…

Garry Wasyliw

IICSI funded student, Garry Wasyliw, successfully defended in 2017 (MFAs). Wasyliw’s thesis:  Relativity: Synchresis in Art and Applied Science  

Jason Cullimore

Jason Cullimore (IICSI-funded Ph.D. student) is in the final stages of his program.  His practice-based research is currently focused on the creation and development of an iPhone app, entitled “Shards of Memory”.  The app offers the opportunity to explore real spaces and experience the virtual memories of others who have been in the same spaces. …

Carolyn Chong

Carolyn Chong was a PhD student at MUN.  Carolyn’s research constitutes indigenous social justice through a comparative study of two polar music festivals, one in Labrador and one in Norway.  She is also a member of the St. John’s Vocal Explorations Choir. Carolyn Chong collaborated on the Curating for Change workshop in April 2017 and on the Indigenous…

Aidan Cowling

Aidan Cowling is a multidisciplinary artist whose research and artistic practice explores the ontologies of sex and sexuality in relation to technology.  He is currently pursuing his Masters of Fine Art at the The University of Guelph.  He has worked in communications for various arts organizations including The Images Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and…

Kent Smith

Kent Smith earned a BAH (2014) and MA (2015) in English Literature, and is currently in his first year of the PhD program at the University of Guelph. His main academic interests revolve around colonial and post-colonial studies, practices of improvisation, and Indigenous Literature from various nations and communities in what is now known as…

Paul Watkins

Paul Watkins is a SSHRC-supported doctoral candidate in the University of Guelph’s School of English and Theatre Studies, as well as a doctoral fellow with the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project. He is also an Editorial Assistant with Theatre Journal, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Guelph Jazz Festival. His dissertation…