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  • Justine A. Chambers

    Participant

    Justine A. Chambers is an artist and educator living and working on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her movement-based practice considers how choreography can be an empathic practice rooted in collaborative creation, close observation, and the body as a site of a cumulative embodied archive. Privileging what is felt over what is seen, she works with dances “that are already there”–the social choreographies present in the everyday. Her choreographic projects have been presented at Libby Leshgold Gallery (Vancouver), Culture Days (Toronto), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Helen and Morris Belkin Gallery  (Vancouver), Sophiensaele (Berlin), Nanaimo Art Gallery, Artspeak (Vancouver), Hong Kong Arts Festival, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College (Haverford, PA), Agora de la Danse (Montréal), Festival of New Dance (St. John’s), Mile Zero Dance Society (Edmonton), Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver), Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), Dance in Vancouver, The Western Front, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. She is Max Tyler-Hite’s mother.

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  • Andrea Damascelli

    Co-lead

    Andrea Damascelli, Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair in the Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials, is Scientific Director of the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (Blusson QMI) at UBC and Co-Director of the Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Centre for Quantum Materials. Damascelli works in one of the most advanced areas of condensed matter physics: quantum materials. His work has gained global recognition and helped make Canada a leader in the field of photoelectron spectroscopy — a highly sophisticated technique that images the energy and velocity of electrons propagating inside a material. As a physicist, he has always been passionate about the arts and humanities, and has long looked for creative ways to bring the disciplines together. Ars Scientia is an important step towards this vision.

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  • James Day

    Coordinator

    James Day is an experimental physicist and research associate with the Quantum Matter Institute. He completed his PhD from the University of Alberta in 2008, and spent his time there exploring the fundamental properties of quantum solid helium-4. He has been at UBC, in various capacities, ever since. His expertise is in low temperature physics, scanning tunneling microscopy, microwave spectroscopy and physics education. Roughly speaking, he studies how electrons behave in exotic materials, and how students behave in first-year physics labs. He loves science outreach, cares deeply about equitable learning and continually attempts to do better.

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  • Rysa Greenwood

    Participant
  • Alannah Hallas

    Participant

    Alannah Hallas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, UBC. She heads the Quantum Materials Design Lab, part of the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute. Before coming to UBC, Hallas completed her PhD in physics as a Vanier Scholar at McMaster University and was the Smalley Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University. Having worked in both physics and chemistry departments, Hallas is passionate about taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of quantum materials.  

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  • Jeremy Heyl

    Co-lead

    Jeremy Heyl is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UBC. His recent research has focused on compact objects: white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. These are the most extreme objects in the universe. Astrophysicists think that they provide the power behind quasars and gamma-ray bursts, the brightest objects in the recent universe. His team discovered that stars like the Sun lose much of their mass in the final million years of nuclear burning, not gradually over a billion years as previously thought. He discovered waves in the oceans of neutron stars (yes, neutron stars have oceans) and the fate of our Galaxy after it collides with the Andromeda galaxy). Hint: there will be no Milky Way after that happens!

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  • Daniel Korchinski

    Participant
  • Josephine Lee

    Participant

    Josephine Lee is a first-generation immigrant whose work is largely informed by a lifetime of movement across Canada and the United States. Lee’s interdisciplinary practice explores the psychic violence of cultural assimilation and nationalism. Her performances, installations, and sculptures shift between an intersectional analysis of this violence at the scale of a nation (where nuclear tests, land-seizures, and xenophobia exacerbate one another) and of the home (where the burdens of identity and generational trauma can be foundational and inescapable). Lee holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in science and fine arts. She has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States, as well as performed at documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany. Recently, Lee was awarded the Oscar Kolin Fellowship, the Vera G. List Sculpture Award, and a Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Outstanding Artist Award at the BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity. Lee currently resides within the stolen territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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  • Khan Lee

    Participant

    Khan Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He studied architecture at Hong-Ik University, before immigrating to Canada to study fine art at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He works in performance, media, sculpture and drawing. His practice involves experimentation with form and process in order to express inherent relationships between material and immaterial content. He is a founding member of the Vancouver-based artist collective ‘Intermission’ and is presently a member of ‘Instant Coffee’ artist collective. His work has been exhibited nationally, and internationally. Lee lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

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  • Kelly Lycan

    Participant

    Kelly Lycan is a photo-based installation artist who resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada on the  traditional and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Lycan’s work investigates the way objects  and images are placed and displayed in the world and the cycle of value they experience.  She employs photography and sculpture in order to engage them beyond medium  specificity. Lycan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and  Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Los  Angeles. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, the US, Europe, and the Middle East,  including solo exhibitions at Ag Galerie, Tehran, Iran (2018); Burrard Art Foundation,  Vancouver (2016); Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto (2015-16); Presentation House Gallery,  North Vancouver (2014); SFU Gallery, Burnaby (2014); Or Gallery, Vancouver (2011); and  Gallery TPW, Toronto (2009). Lycan also collaborated from 2005-2015 with the artist  collective Instant Coffee, a service-oriented artist collective that have exhibited widely. 

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  • Kirk Madison

    Participant
  • Susana Mendez Alcala

    Coordinator
  • Sarah Morris

    Participant
  • Luke Reynolds

    Participant
  • Shelly Rosenblum

    Co-lead

    Shelly Rosenblum is Curator of Academic Programs at the Belkin. Inaugurating this position at the Belkin, Rosenblum’s role is to develop programs that increase myriad forms of civic and academic engagement at UBC, the wider Vancouver community and beyond. Rosenblum 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 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, Rosenblum is an Affiliate of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

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  • Emily Wight

    Coordinator