Dr. Joanna Black
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
Joanna Black (BA Fine Arts & English Literature; MA, PhD in Education) has since 1989 been active in visual art as an artist, curator, and speaker. She is a Professor at the University of Manitoba in visual arts education and is cross-appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Art, University of Manitoba. Additionally, she has been recently (2019-2024) appointed as a Research Fellow at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University, Halifax, Canada. She has also served as a Senior Artist/Researcher in Residence for the WIAprojects, Center for Women Studies in Education (CWSE), at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She currently teaches visual art and digital art education at the University of Manitoba.
Sarah Paradis (BFA, Honours; BEd; and currently a MEd student) studied drawing, painting, ceramics and video media art as well as art history throughout her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba (UofM). Leading up to her video thesis, she completed a double major in drawing and video art. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Education (2016) from the University of Manitoba and teaches grades 7-12 graphics, ICT, and computer science at St. John’s High School. She is currently working on completing her masters degree in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning in the Faculty of Education at the UofM. Paradis is currently a Research Assistant in the Faculty of Education at the UofM with support from the UM Creative Works Grant.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Manitoba’s Creative Works Grant, the Ontario College of Art & Design Research SEED Grant, and the Manitoba Arts Council.