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MAP Grad Mini Symposium and 3-Minute Thesis

Mon., Oct. 18, 2021 5:30 p.m. - Mon., Oct. 18, 2021 8:30 p.m.

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MAP Grad Mini Symposium and 3-Minute Thesis

Monday, October 18, 2021

5:30-8:30 PM, via Zoom (Eventbrite)

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5:30: Welcome Remarks: Dr. Christine Ramsay / Associate Dean Grad and Research, MAP

5:35: Introduction of Keynotes: Dr. Philippe Mather / Associate Professor, MAP 800: Theory and

Methods 1

5:40-6:50: Panel and Discussion “Praxis 


Dr. Kathleen Irwin

Kathleen Irwin is Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (since 2021). She is a former Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research, Head of the Theatre Department and Design Professor since 1995. In 2007, she received a Doctor of Arts (Design for Film and Theatre) from Aalto University, Helsinki. A professional scenographer (Associated Designers of Canada), writer and educator her research focuses on site-specific practice, mobility practice, and food and gender in performance. As former co-artistic director of Knowhere Productions, she produced large-scale performances across Saskatchewan in, for example, an abandoned mental hospital in Weyburn, a brick factory in Avonlea and the entire town of Ponteix. She presents frequently on these subjects at international conferences and has given workshops to students in Helsinki, Belgrade, Tallinn, Utrecht, London, Paris, Prague, Gothenburg, Istanbul, Seoul and Melbourne. Her research is widely published in Canadian and international journals and anthologies and she has co-edited three books on key projects, including a collection of writing on Indigenous performance in Canada, entitled, Performing Turtle Island: Indigenous Theatre on the World Stage. She is currently devoting her time in Regina to developing On Cue Performance Hub, a shared platform in which artists share resources and skills, and an incubator devoted to serving independent artists and small companies or organizations focused on dance, music, theatre and/or other performative art forms as they emerge from the pandemic.

Professor David Garneau

Professor David Garneau (Metis) is Acting Department Head of the Visual Arts Department in the Faculty of MAP at the University of Regina. He was born and raised in Edmonton, received a BFA in Painting and Drawing, and an MA in American Literature from the University of Calgary. Garneau’s practice includes painting, drawing, performance art, video, curation and critical writing. He is interested in visual and tactile expressions of contemporary Indigenous identities and moments of productive friction between nature and culture, materialism and metaphysics. He has given keynote talks in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and throughout Canada on issues such as: misappropriation; public art; museum display and accessibility; and contemporary Indigenous art. Garneau's art appears in exhibitions nationally and internationally —including the National Gallery of Canada; Canada House, London; the International Symposium on Electronic Art—and is in numerous public and private collections.

6:50-7:00 Short Break

7:00-8:00 3-Minute Thesis Presentations

Students in MAP 800

8:00-8:15 Adjudication

8:20 Awards Presentation


Dr. Kathleen Irwin, Theatre

Prof. David Garneau, Visual Arts

Ms. Ayesha Mohsin, winner of the 2020 3-Minute Thesis Competition


First: $300

Second: $200

Third: $100

Criteria for Adjudication:

30% Creativity/Engagement (compelling your audience) - How enthusiastic is the student? Does the student make the audience feel excited about the research?

30% Persuasiveness (communicating the impact) - Does the student successfully communicate the importance of the work being accomplished? Does the audience learn how the work contributes to their artistic practice / field of research / culture in general?

30% Clarity (explaining the research) - Does the audience gain a clear understanding of the elements and themes that make up the student's research, based on the contents of the slide in conjunction with the student's verbal presentation?

10% . Response (answering questions) - There will be a brief Q & A at the end of each presentation.