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In communication with Semaa: Exploring floral nectar secretion in Nicotiana rustica

In communication with Semaa: Exploring floral nectar secretion in Nicotiana rustica

by Kennedy Halvorson My MES research partnered with Semaa (Nicotiana rustica; Goodspeed, 1954), a species of wild tobacco, to better understand the dynamics of their nectar secretion and reveal potential pollinator associations. This research is part of Finding Flowers, an interdisciplinary project of Drs. Lisa Myers and Sheila Colla that integrates art, ecology and education

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Lisa Myers

Lisa Myers

Associate Professor Credentials AOCA, BFA, MFA, OCAD University Research Keywords Visual Art, Community Art, Socially Engaged Art & Participatory Art Practices; Indigenous Art; Curatorial Practice, Art Theory & Criticism; Food Studies Related To Art, Value & Land. Contact Information 4700 Keele StreetToronto, ON M3J 1P3 416 736 2100 lismyers@yorku.ca https://lisarosemyers.com/ liiiisamy @lunarlanding Research Interests I am an independent

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Indigenous Art and Curatorial Practice

Indigenous Art and Curatorial Practice

Principal Investigator: Lisa Myers Funding: York Research Chair Term: 2021-2026 The research will focus on contemporary Indigenous art considering the varied values and functions of elements, such as medicine plants and language, sound, and knowledge. A project team will be built to consider the culturally specific approaches of contemporary Indigenous media artists, and to understand

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Carrying Knowledge: Indigenous Artists' Archives

Carrying Knowledge: Indigenous Artists' Archives

Principal Investigator: Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Term: 2021-2023. The project is the first exploration of the informal archives that result from the work of Indigenous artists and filmmakers. Since these important archives hold linguistic, social and environmental histories related to Indigenous rights and interests in Canada, their care is of particular interest

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A Podcast Thinking through Language and Native Plants

A Podcast Thinking through Language and Native Plants

Principal Investigator: Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC Connection Grant. Term: 2021-2022. This podcast creation project is an outreach and knowledge mobilization initiative of Finding Flowers with main focus on researching, replanting and caring for the more-than-twenty Medicine and Butterfly Garden artworks created across Canada by the late Mi'kmaw/Beothuk and 2-Spirit artist Mike MacDonald. MacDonald's gardens were

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Miijim: Food as relations

Miijim: Food as relations

Miijim: Food as Relations was EUC’s inaugural seminar series in Fall and Winter 2020-2021 that involved conversations among distinguished Indigenous, Black and People of Colour food scholars, growers, artists, and advocates from all over Canada. The series of events attended by 150-250 participants, some with more than 500 views were presented by the Finding Flowers project co-led

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A biocultural and interdisciplinary approach to pollinator conservation through ecology, art and pedagogy

A biocultural and interdisciplinary approach to pollinator conservation through ecology, art and pedagogy

Co-Principal Investigators: Sheila Colla and Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund. Term: 2019-2022. Dubbed as Finding Flowers, this interdisciplinary research project integrates art, ecology and education. Inspired by the work of the late Mi’kmaq artist Mike MacDonald, Finding Flowers grows, revitalizes and cares for native pollinator gardens as art installations, and as spaces for

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A biocultural and interdisciplinary approach to pollinator conservation through ecology, art and pedagogy

A biocultural and interdisciplinary approach to pollinator conservation through ecology, art and pedagogy

The rapid decline of insect pollinators has been documented globally and has significant implications on food security and natural ecosystems. The project aims to take an interdisciplinary, biocultural approach to investigate plant-pollinator biodiversity in Canada. The research team will work with pre-existing gardens created by the late Mi’kmaq artist Mike MacDonald and develop new Indigenous

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