Minister of Science and Member of Parliament tour campus

Minister Kirsty Duncan with student looking at wearable art
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 5:15pm

On March 15, The Honourable Kirsty Duncan and Adam Vaughan, MP for Spadina–Fort York, met with President Sara Diamond and members of OCAD University’s research labs to learn about the unique work produced by our faculty and students. The tour included the, Social Body Lab, Health Design Studio, Visual Analytics Lab and Strategic Innovation Lab, all at 205 Richmond St. W. The visit gave Minister Duncan the opportunity to see how interdisciplinary design and science are. Minister Duncan is herself a former professor and scientist, recognized as an expert in the fields of environmental change and its impact on human health.

The tour concluded with MELTDOWN, the thesis exhibit of IAMD graduate student Annette Mangaard.

Robin Kingsburgh

Dr. Robin Kingsburgh completed her Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1992 at University College London, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Mexico from 1993-1996. Her research interests from that period included planetary nebulae and their central stars, and Wolf-Rayet stars. Since 1996 she has been teaching various Natural Science courses at York University, including Understanding Colour and Science and Creativity.

Natalie Majaba Waldburger

Natalie attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and NSCAD University, studying Women’s Studies, Drawing and Painting, and Media Arts respectively. Having recently stepped down as the Ada Slaight Chair of Contemporary Painting and Print Media at OCAD University, she is currently cross-appointed there in Drawing and Painting and Cross-disciplinary Studies.

When Art Meets Science: Broadening Horizons through Interdisciplinary Practice

image of a petrie dish with a red pattern
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

A panel discussion with Dr. Robin Kingsburgh, moderated by Dr. Ian Clarke, Associate Professor, Liberal Arts & Sciences

Science and art often have a perceived divide in contemporary culture, yet historically both their roots stem from similar manifestations of creativity and aesthetics, in exploring, responding to, and explaining Nature. This Royal Canadian Institute panel presentation brings together scientists, artists, and those with a foot in each of the ‘two cultures’ to discuss their interdisciplinary practices, and encourage novel ways to understand the world around us.

Royal Canadian Institute Lecture Series

Lisa Carrie Goldberg: Multidisciplinary Artist, and founder of Action Potential Lab, Toronto’s first laboratory dedicated to merging science and art.

Robin Kingsburgh: Trained astronomer, painter and educator, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University; Division of Natural Science, York University.

Scott Menary: Member of the ALPHA antimatter team and Polanyi prize winner, Department of Physics & Astronomy, York University.

Stephen Morris: J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics and pattern formation artist, Department of Physics, University of Toronto.

Moderator: Ian Clarke, Biochemist, Cancer Researcher and Artist, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University.

Morris: Belousov Zhabotinsky reaction. Menary: Neutrino Image of the Sun (Source: NASA/ Robert Svoboda, Louisiana State University).

Venue & Address: 
Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto 1 King's College Circle Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://royalcanadianinstitute.ca/lectures/winter-2014/
Cost: 
Free