Kathleen Vaughan to join the Royal Society of Canada

Kathleen Vaughan
Kathleen Vaughan

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has invited three Concordia faculty, including our collaborator and friend, art education professor Kathleen Vaughan, to join their prestigious ranks, representing a national recognition for their outstanding research and career achievements.

Kathleen Vaughan is a visual artist, writer, scholar and educator and holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Art and Education. Kathleen also co-directs the Textiles and Materiality cluster at Concordia’s Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, and is a core member of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. Kathleen is also a member of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and works with Concordia’s Next-Generation Cities Institute.

In June 2016, Kathleen first came to Iceland to spend time as an artist in residence at the Textile Center.  Following her stay in Blönduós, Kathleen organized Imagining Iceland: From Concordia to the North, an interdiscplinary roundtable featuring four Concordia-associated artists and scholars, and in June 2018 brought her students to Blönduós and the Textile Center for the "Iceland Field School". 

Congratulations Kathleen on your success, and we look forward to seeing you in June 2022 for Iceland Field School: part II! 



Kvennaskólinn in Blönduós, Blanda and Hrútey island - artwork by Kathleen Vaughan