• Carol-Ann Courneya

    Courneya is Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. Her research areas are medical education and the links between arts, humanities and medical training.  In addition, she has examined the role for art-making in shaping wellness and professional identity in medical students, and is studying the role of elective selection and its link to residency match success. Her previous research interests have included faculty development, admissions and international medical education. Courneya has ongoing scholarly connections with Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu Nepal.

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  • Shelly Rosenblum

    Shelly Rosenblum is Curator of Academic Programs at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Inaugurating this position at the Belkin, Shelly’s role is to develop programs that increase myriad forms of civic and academic engagement in the University, the wider Vancouver community and beyond. Shelly received her PhD at Brown University and has taught at Brown, Wesleyan and UBC. Her awards include Fellowships from the Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University and a multi-year Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of English, UBC. She was selected for the Summer Leadership Institute of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (2014). Her research interests include issues in contemporary art and museum theory, discourses of the Black Atlantic, critical theory, narrative and performativity. Her teaching covers the 17th to the 21st centuries. She remains very active in professional associations related to academic museums and cultural studies, attending international conferences and workshops, and recently completing two terms (six years) on the Board of Directors at the Western Front, Vancouver, including serving as Board President. At UBC Shelly is an Affiliate of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

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