Date: Saturday, November 18th
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Multipurpose Room (located near the Great Hall), Cape Breton University

This one-day conference will explore two key themes through speaker presentations and panel discussions: Art and the Natural World, and STEM to STEAM: Communicating ArtSci.

The conference is free and open to all! Registration is required.

Opening remarks

Elder Albert Marshall

Keynote speaker

Dr. Andrew Pelling – How  an interdisciplinary lab fosters creativity and curiosity between disciplines

Morning Panel: STEM to STEAM: Communicating ArtSci

  • Gerald Gloade – Use of artistic practice and the principles of Two-Eyed Seeing to convey ecological knowledge of Mi’kma’ki
  • Dr. Sally McKay – Application of Neuroaesthetics to learning and research
  • Mireille Bourgeois – Emerging research in BioArt

Afternoon Panel: Art and the Natural World: the intersection of contemporary art and ecological knowledge

  • Jordan Bennett The intersection of contemporary art and ecological knowledge and new media art in relation to cross-disciplinary research in art and science
  • Dr. Jennifer Willet – Creating a hybridized laboratory, art-science evaluative procedures
  • Elizabeth Goluch – Artwork in relation to the intersection between the fine craft of metalwork and ecological knowledge
  • Alan Syliboy – The importance of the spiritual connection to indigenous art and its intersection with the natural world

Dr. Barb Glassey
Project Leader