Vancouver, BC | Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Liz Magor has been named Fellow of The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada’s national academy. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The RSC consists of nearly 2000 Fellows, men and women who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities.
Magor is a practicing visual artist with an extensive exhibition record. Internationally, she has exhibited at Documenta 8 in Kassel Germany, the Sydney Biennale and the Venice Biennale. She has had solo exhibitions across Canada, including a survey of her work at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the PowerPlant, Toronto. Her solo exhibition The Mouth and other storage facilities, originating at the Henry Art Museum in Seattle, is presently touring Canada. In 2001, Magor received the Governor General’s Award for Visual Arts and in 2009, was the recipient of the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement.
“This is a great honour for Liz, and we are absolutely delighted that she has been recognized as a Fellow,” says Dr. Monique Fouquet, Vice-President Academic + Provost.
As Canada’s national academy, the RSC exists to recognize academic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote Canadian culture.
Roxanne Toronto Communications Officer, University Advancement
September 14, 2010