As our school continues to take intentional steps to ensure the voices and accomplishments of all communities are represented and celebrated, we invite students to share their thoughts for our next project.
We are working on creating a living gallery in our atrium that will showcase portraits of Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latino and other racialized Canadians to recognize and celebrate their contribution as knowledge creators and keepers in Canada. We are looking for suggestions of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) Canadians to add to our portrait gallery that will be painted by students in our visual arts program. A QR code will be placed on each portrait that will connect to information about their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian society.
We are looking for candidates who are authors, activists, politicians, scientists, mathematicians, engineers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, artists, tradespeople… We want to intentionally shift from a White, Euro-centric focus on history and demonstrate the significant accomplishments of Indigenous and racialized Canadians.
Please use the following link to submit your suggestions for our Canadians of Excellence Gallery by Friday October 23, 2020.
Fifty-three students in our visual arts program will be working on their portraits this quadmester. Our hope is that portraits will continue to be added to the gallery year after year. The ‘living’ nature of the gallery will ensure that the portraits will consistently represent our evolving community.