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New Partnership: Great Art for Great Lakes

Updated: May 14, 2019

Elaine has been named Resident Researcher at the Great Art for Great Lakes event series



I am excited to announce a new partnership between my research and the Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) event series. GAGL commissions artists, makers, and community engagers to lead public workshops or events in which participants co-create a permanent artwork to be installed publicly within that community. This year, the events are focused on Lake Erie and contributing waters in Six Nations of the Grand River, Haldimand County and Norfolk County. As part of this collaboration, I have taken on the role of Resident Researcher with GAGL for 2019.

"I’m very pleased to announce that Elaine Ho has come on board for the Great Art for Great Lakes project 2019 as our Resident Researcher. Elaine will be working with the selected artists and workshop participants in connecting the science to the art and the art to the science. She presented as part of the Norfolk Artist information Session, and her knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding Lake Erie and the Grand River are indispensable. Welcome Elaine!" ~ Christopher McLeod, Creative Director of Great Art for Great Lakes (read the full announcement here)

Working with GAGL will allow me to reach many more members of the public than I would have reached alone, ensuring more people are able to contribute their voices to my work. This partnership provides great opportunities for members of the public to learn more about their local water system, use the arts to draw attention to local water issues, celebrate local identities and participate in current research that may influence important decisions about their water. I look forward to working with GAGL this summer!


More information about Great Art for Great Lakes is found on their website.

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This research is part of the nationwide Global Water Futures research initiative at University of Waterloo (Lake Futures group).  Global Water Futures is funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund in partnership with participating institutions.  The research is also supported by the University of Waterloo.
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