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Subversive Suzy Lake wins Governor General’s art award

Suzy Lake was among the first women to use performance and photography to confront gender politics — and her influence on the art scene was immediate and immense. 

Now the subversive visual artist has been named one of this year’s winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

She joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss her groundbreaking work, why her art isn’t quite biographical, and how identity can be formed through resistance. 

“Even though we knew who we weren’t, we weren’t quite sure who we were,” she says.

Guelph Places Third in National Music Poll

The University of Guelph has placed third for musical culture on Canadian campuses, according to results of a CBC poll announced today.

The nationwide, online poll asked alumni and students to vote for the school with the best campus music culture. Wilfrid Laurier University won the top spot, with the University of King’s College second. Guelph came third, ahead of Brandon University and Mount Allison University.

Click to see the campus bulletin for the full story.

SSHRC Insight Grants -- 2 funding streams available

SSHRC has diversified its Insight Grant program and now offers Stream A and Stream B. Very exciting! 
This change is meant to address a perceived bias encouraging larger and longer grants and to address a perception that there are currently no options for established scholars seeking smaller grants to support ongoing research.

2 SOFAM MFA grads make top 15 in RBC's painting contest!

Congratulations are in order for two SOFAM MFA grads whose paintings placed in the top 15 finalists for RBC's Canadian painting contest. Amanda Boulos and Ambera Wellmann are in the running for a cash prise of $25,000.


Congratulations to MFA grad Liz Howard who has won te 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize for her collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent.


Two of three Griffin Poetry Prize short-listed poets are graduates of the Guelph Creative Writing MFA, Liz Howard and Soraya Peerbaye. Liz Howard is nominated for Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland and Stewart), and Soraya Peerbaye is nominated for Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press).