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NSCAD’s Research Day

NSCAD University’s Office of Academic Affairs and Research is hosting NSCAD’s Research Day on Saturday, September 29, 2018 coinciding with Canada Culture Days. This event will take place in the Bell Auditorium of the Fountain Campus at 5163 Duke St. from 11 am to 4 pm followed by PowerPoint Karaoke hosted by Expanded Media Prof. David Clark and co-hosted with NSCAD’s Art Bar +Projects at 7 pm. NSCAD’s Research Day is free and open to the public. We extend a welcome to the public for their participation and engagement.

Elena Brebenel’s research: How can bioinspired textile artefacts raise awareness about the health of the home environment with a focus on air quality?

NSCAD has a unique research culture that we wish to bring to the fore. Research Day will showcase current and on-going projects by NSCAD faculty and collaborators. The event aims to inspire faculty members to undertake research initiatives, as well as excite interest among students to engage with faculty projects as research assistants and as future independent streams of research within their practice. NSCAD’s faculty are innovators and collaborators partnering with colleagues at other institutions (nationally and internationally). This event will highlight that research does not happen in a vacuum, that cross-disciplinary voices have powerful standing in the outcomes of research initiatives.

Gary Markle, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, and Saif Syed, Refashioning the hospital gown.

The presentations are multi-disciplinary as there will be researchers from partner institutions presenting works that integrate elements of design, craft, and art within their research practices. Moreover, the event will culminate in an always entertaining PowerPoint Karaoke at 7 pm at NSCAD’s Art Bar + Projects. NSCAD’s Research Day is a platform for knowledge dissemination made possible through the generous support of the Research Support Fund (RSF), a tri-agency initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

For more information on NSCAD’s Research Day, contact Marlene Ramos at mramos@nscad.ca.