Skip to Content

Community Engagement Officer

In her role as CEO (!), Elizabeth works to develop and sustain partnered creative research projects with a broad range of people and groups. Her work in non-profit, activist, and academic contexts has addressed a range of inter-connected themes—including environmental justice, human rights, the politics and implications of artistic representation, the ways we think about time, and the relationships between formal education and broader social realities—all of which inform her commitment to ethical and sustained engagement with communities. If you have questions or ideas about ICASP and IICSI's partnered work and outreach activities, Elizabeth is keen to hear them.

Elizabeth holds a PhD (English & Cultural Studies) from McMaster University, and completed her BA and MA at the University of Guelph.

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.