The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies has been busy with many events and projects. As we look forward to the upcoming events starting this fall, let’s reflect on this past year…
Students in Creative Studies worked very hard throughout the year planning their annual fundraiser, Art on the Line, and graduating visual arts students showcased their work to an audience of more than 400 people at the opening reception of the BFA Graduation exhibition.
Throughout the winter months, FCCS hosted several visiting artists and scholars. Internationally recognized artists Marlene Creates and James Luna and renowned scholar Ato Quayson spent time on campus working with faculty and students as well as offering public talks and workshops demonstrating their expertise in their fields.
The Visiting Author Series brought five acclaimed Canadian writers and poets to the Okanagan to present their work to enthusiastic audiences at the Okanagan Regional Library.
For the first time the recently created University Theatre, run by Theatre26, presented student performances as well as a variety of events by performance and theatre groups from the Okanagan and beyond.
The Cultural Studies program collaborated with the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art on the AlterKnowledge Discussion Series. The series brought together faculty, students, and members of the broader community to discuss a variety of topics of social importance.
This year, the Spanish Film Series, now called the Hispanic Film Series, expanded to include films from all over Latin America. The series is in its sixth year of running, and is co-presented by Okanagan College and the Spanish Program and the Latin American & Liberian Studies Program at UBC Okanagan.
Graduate students in FCCS organized the 15/15 Seminar Series in which pairs of graduate students from the Faculty co-presented their current research and invited discussion about their work.
We are fortunate to offer these opportunities to the local community to engage with renowned artists, writers and scholars and appreciate the support of all of the students, staff, faculty and community members who came out to these events! We look forward to the continued showcase of these and new events for the upcoming year.