December 11, 2018
Our Director, Dr. Lynda Jessup, received a recognition award from the Universities Art Association of Canada for her devoted service to the UAAC-AAUC, her leadership and for making significant contributions to the organization.
Dr. Andrea Terry, member of the UAAC-AAUC board of directors, shared insights into Dr. Jessup’s 2018 UAAC-AAUC recognition award: “Dr. Lynda Jessup received the award in acknowledgement of her considerable accomplishments the areas of teaching, research, and scholarship related to 19th and 20th century Canadian and Indigenous social and cultural history.” She highlighted the board’s appreciation of Dr. Jessup’s consistent generation of positive learning environments and expansive networks for emerging and mid-career scholars, art historians, curators, and artists across Canada, and her valuable contributions to the creation of a rigorous and dynamic scholarship with her numerous co-edited collections, such as On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery (2002) and Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada (2014). Dr. Lynda Jessup expressed her excitement and gratitude for the award: “I’m surprised and humbled to receive such recognition. I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with so many talented young scholars over the years and to see them develop into leaders in their fields.”
Dr. Lynda Jessup co-chaired a session entitled The Global Work of the Prestige Exhibitions in 2018 UAAC Conference with NACDI Co-Founder, Dr. Sarah E.K. Smith.
By: Simge Erdogan