University of Regina Statement

Media Advisory Release Date: February 11, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Our campus community is saddened to learn of the passing of two active members of the arts community in Regina that had deep connections with the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Michele Sereda, an alumna of the theatre department in the Faculty of Fine Arts, was Founder and Artistic Director of Curtain Razors, an experimental theatre company. 

“Michele was dedicated to giving a voice to those who had stories to tell by teaching and inspiring emerging performers,” said Professor Rae Staseson, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts. “Her energy and vision touched everyone she worked in our faculty and we are very proud of her accomplishments.”

Lacy Morin-Desjarlais was also active in the arts community in Regina as a dancer, performer, teacher and artist. Morin-Desjarlais taught a powwow class for the University that focused on inclusiveness and emphasized the power of powwow to connect Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

“Both Lacy and Michele were fantastic role models for our students and dedicated to working with First Nations communities,” added Staseson. “Our most sincere condolences go out to their families. They were two of our brightest stars in the local arts community and they will be immensely missed.”

A media scrum will take place:

Tuesday, February 11, 2015
2 p.m.
Riddell Crush Area

 

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