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Current Graduate student and 2023 MFA candidate Behnaz Fatemi is the recipient a Region of Waterloo Funded Individual Artist Project grant for Mobile Safe Zones. Behnaz's interactive multi-media project involves the fabrication of human scale mobile structures which will allow the community to share lived experiences, or individual perceptions, in relation to living under oppressive regimes.
Congratulations as well to Fine Arts Alumni Michael Ambedien (MFA '01), Nadine Badran (BA '03), and Sheila McMath (MFA '01) who form Tri-City Stopgap Collective which was also one of this year's recipients.
Read more about the 2023 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund (RWAF) funding of projects by local artists and organizations in this CTV news article.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.