BIO

Faculty

May Chung

Associate Professor
Division of Interdisciplinary Design

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone Number: 902 494 8158
Email: mchung@nscad.ca

Background

May Chung is a professional design consultant and an associate professor of design at NSCAD University. She holds a Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, a BFA Majoring in Visual Communication Design at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and a BA General at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Chung has received many grants including the Dreamscape Design Research Grant (2021), the Productivity and Innovation Voucher (2019), The Alexander Bell Foundation Design Research Grant (2018), the Industrial Research Assistance Program (2016), the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia Experience Design Grant (2015), the Food Action Research Centre Design Grant (2015) and the Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development Grants (2003).

Chung’s selected publications, public lectures, panels, and juries include Rapid COVID-19 Response Advisor, Lawson Foundation, Toronto, ON (2020), Aging through Connection with Technology Facilitator, Northwood, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2019), Risk Communication Planning from a Design Perspective Facilitator, West Indies Commonwealth Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2018), Typography Education Round Panelist, AtypI international Conference, Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec (2017) Human Rights Issues in Nova Scotia Exhibition, Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA Conference) Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2013) and many more.

 

Degrees:

Master of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

BFA Majoring in Visual Communication Design at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

BA General at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

 

Selected Grants:

2021 Dreamscape Design Research Grant
2019 Productivity and Innovation Voucher
2018 The Alexander Bell Foundation Design Research Grant
2016 Industrial Research Assistance Program
2015 Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia Experience Design Grant

Food Action Research Centre Design Grant

2003 Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development Grants

 

CURRENT RESEARCH AND/OR CREATIVE PRACTICE

Synchronous and asynchronous teaching for design in the time of COVID: Evaluation of methods, practice and tools (hardware, software and browser-based platforms) through survey data analysis.

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

Additional activities significant to the design profession.

Selected Publication, Public Lecture, Panel, Jury:

2020 Rapid COVID-19 Response Advisor, Lawson Foundation, Toronto, ON
2019 Aging through Connection with Technology Facilitator, Northwood, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2018 Risk Communication Planning from a Design Perspective Facilitator, West Indies Commonwealth Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017 Typography Education Round Panelist, AtypI international Conference, Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec
2014 Viability of providing opportunities for collaboration in the design classroom, Design School Wisdom, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, USA
2013 Human Rights Issues in Nova Scotia Exhibition, Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA Conference) Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2013 “Outside In, Inside Out: The Value Proposition of Design Research”, Lecture, Design Thinkers’ Educators Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario

 

Selected Academic Program Review, External Tenure Review, Professional Consultation:

2019 SSHRC Application Assessment, Ottawa, Ontario, Accessor
2017 Order of Canada, Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, Ottawa, Ontario, Accessor
2016 Black Business Initiative, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, New program initiatives for African Canadian youth, Consultation
2016 Emily Carr University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Tenure and promotion, External reviewer
2009 Wanganui School of Design, Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand, Masters of Computer Graphic Design, Bachelors Graphic Design and Post Graduate Diploma, External moderator
2009 York University, Toronto, Ontario, Tenure and promotion, External reviewer
2006 Thames and Hudson Publishers, London, UK, Book Reviewer
2013 – Present The Cari Dair Typography Workshops Society, Director
2011 – 2006 The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, National VP Education