Success

Many Carleton students have “graduated” from their CUAG work experience, going on to diverse careers in the cultural sector. Here’s a list of what some of these students are up to now.

Emily Antler

At CUAG: Worked as the collections assistant (2009)
Now: Copyright officer, Publications, National Gallery of Canada

Zaynab Ashikali

At CUAG: Worked as a front desk monitor
Now: Assistant Logistics Coordinator, North America, Pacart

Marielle Aylen

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Making Faces: Canadian Portraiture Between the Wars” (1996)
Now: Part-time faculty, Department of English and Writing Studies, Western University

Rebecca Basciano

At CUAG: Worked as a graduate practicum student and research assistant (2012-13)
Now: Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery

Julie Bevan

At CUAG: Co-curated her first exhibition, “The Art of Activism: Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge” (2003)
Now: Manager, Culture and Events, City of Nanaimo

Alicia Boutilier

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Four Women Who Painted in the 1930s and 1940s” (1999)
Now: Chief Curator and Curator of Canadian Historical Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University

Jennifer Cartwright

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Song and Dance in Inuit Art” (1997)
Now: Appraiser, Cartwright Appraisals

Cayllan Cassavia

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Noriko Shinohara: Cutie and Bullie” (2016)
Now: Cultural Property Analyst, Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

Katie Cholette

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Gridlocked: Explorations of the Grid by Duncan de Kergommeaux” (1999)
Now: Archivist, Archives Branch, Library and Archives Canada

Wahsontiio Cross

At CUAG: Curated “Continuum: Abstraction in Contemporary Indigenous Art” (2016)
Now: Assistant Curator, Touring Indigenous Projects, Ottawa Art Gallery

Ellen Cunningham

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “A Category in Question: Native Art from the Permanent Collection” (1999)
Now: Gallery and Collection Manager, McMullen Gallery, Friends of University of Alberta Hospitals, Edmonton

Annette de Stecher

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “The Past is Present: Memory and Continuity in the Tyler/Brooks Collection of Inuit Art” (2013)
Now: Assistant Professor, Art and Art History, University of Colorado Boulder

Brian Donnelly

At CUAG: Curated his first exhibition, “Graphic Design in Canada Since 1945” (1996)
Now: Professor, Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, Sheridan College

Robert Evans

At CUAG: Curated his first exhibition, “Lorraine Gilbert: Portraits from the New Forest” (2001)
Now: Content Development and Interpretation, Origin Studios, Ottawa

Nathan Flis

At CUAG: Curated his first exhibition, “The Nature of Beasts in 17th-Century Prints” (2013)
Now: Head of Exhibitions and Publications, and Assistant Curator of Seventeenth-Century Paintings, Yale Centre for British Art

Leanne Gaudet

At CUAG: Co-curated her first exhibition, “Formline Modern: The MacDonald Collection” (2014)
Now: Research Associate, Know History Inc.

Jennifer Gibson

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Qiviuq: A Legend in Art” (1995)
Now: Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg

Pauline Goutain

At CUAG: Co-curated “Imaginary Worlds: Scottie Wilson and Art Brut” (2014)
Now: Assistant Director, Musée d’art Roger Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Catherine Hale

At CUAG: Curated her second exhibition, “Conversation Pieces: African Textiles from Barbara and Bill McCann’s Collection” (2011)
Now: Curator, Creative Campus, Sheridan College

Diana Hiebert

At CUAG: Graduate research assistant (2017-18)
Now: Curator of Learning and Community Engagement, The Reach

Kyle Huth

At CUAG: Worked as the collections assistant (2012)
Now: Archival Assistant, Library and Archives Canada

Heather Igloliorte

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Drawn Together: Cape Dorset Graphic Artists” (2005)
Now: Associate Professor, Art History, Department of Fine Arts, Concordia University

Robyn Jeffrey

At CUAG: Curated “Mark Up: The Character of Drawing” (1999)
Now: Web and Digital Media Manager, National Gallery of Canada

Sonya Jones

At CUAG: Worked as a front desk monitor
Now: Curator of Collections, Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Andrew Kear

At CUAG: Curated his first exhibition, “Moving Targets: Redrawing the Boundaries of Portraiture” (2004)
Now: Head of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs, Museum London

Kwende Kefentse

At CUAG: Worked as a front desk monitor
Now: Executive Director, CKCU

Andrea Kunard

At CUAG: Worked as a graduate research assistant
Now: Associate Curator, Canadian Photography Institute, National Gallery of Canada

Christine Lalonde

At CUAG: Co-curated her first exhibition, “Patiently I Sing: Selections from the Tyler/Brooks Collection of Inuit Art” (1994)
Now: Associate Curator, Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada

Claudette Lauzon

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Motherlines: Works on Paper by Ann Beam” (2003)
Now: Assistant Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University

Genevieve Landreville

At CUAG: Worked as a front desk monitor
Now: Program Officer, Canada Council for the Arts

Zoë MacNeil

At CUAG: Student representative on the Advisory Board (2012-14)
Now: Chief of Staff, Ottawa Art Gallery

Karla McManus

At CUAG: Co-curated “Black Against White: John J.A. Murphy, Master of the Modern Wood Engraving” (2008)
Now: Assistant Professor, Political Studies, Queen’s University

Nancy McCarthy

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Myth and History: Prints from the Collection” (2005)
Now: Curator, Parks Canada

Lesley McNaughton

At CUAG: Co-curated “genderhow?” (2017)
Now: Curatorial Assistant, Ottawa Art Gallery

Wendy Moir

At CUAG: Co-curated “Black Against White: John J.A. Murphy, Master of the Modern Wood Engraving” (2008)
Now: Instructor, Ottawa School of Art; Educator, Ottawa Art Gallery

Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow

At CUAG: Curated “Always Vessels” (2017)
Now: Associate Curator of Historical Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada

Nicole Neufeld

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Intersections: Photographs of the City” (2007)
Now: Program Manager, Development and Marketing, River Run Centre, Guelph

Diane Pellicone

At CUAG: Graduate practicum student (2013)
Now: Project Assistant, Royal Ontario Museum

John Potvin

At CUAG: Curated his first exhibition, “Provocation to Conversation: The Lithography of Otis Tamasauskas, 1984-1997” (2001)
Now: Professor, Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University

Kristyn Rolanty

At CUAG: Co-curated her first exhibition, “Formline Modern: The George and Joanne MacDonald Collection of Northwest Coast Graphic Art” (2014)
Now: Project Manager, Exhibitions, Art Gallery of Ontario

Amy Rose

At CUAG: Curated two exhibitions, including “Going Public: Two Local Collections”
Now: Head, Reference Services, Library, National Gallery of Canada

Christine Sadler

At CUAG: Worked as a front desk monitor
Now: Chief Executive Officer, National Gallery of Canada Foundation

Laura Schneider

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “Not a Trivial Pursuit: Hunting in Inuit Art” (2008)
Now: Executive Director, The Reach, Abbotsford

Rebecca Semple

At CUAG: Co-curated “Quill Boxes from Mnidoo Mnising” (2018)
Now: Gallery assistant, Dalhousie Art Gallery

Danielle Siemens

At CUAG: Graduate student representative on the Advisory Board (2015-16)
Now: Collections Manager / Curatorial Associate, Art Gallery of Alberta

Danuta Sierhuis

At CUAG: Curated her first exhibition, “The 3rd Carleton Community Art Exhibition” (2014)
Now: Digital Development Coordinator, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Natalie Spagnol

At CUAG: Worked as a front desk monitor
Now: Manager, Administration and Operations, Ryerson Image Centre

Eric Weichel

At CUAG: Curated “Women’s Faces, Women’s Places: Life and Gender in Eighteenth Century France, 1666-1822” (2007)
Now: Assistant Professor, Fine Art, Nipissing University