Judith Marcuse, LL.D. (Hon.)

Founder and Co-Director, ICASC
Founder and Artistic Producer, Judith Marcuse Projects
Project Director, ASC! Project, Simon Fraser University
Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University
Senior Fellow, Ashoka International

Judith Marcuse is one of Canada’s senior artist/producers with a career that spans over 40 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, teacher, writer and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for live performance by dance, theatre and opera companies; many projects for film and television; and has produced seven large-scale arts festivals. Her repertory contemporary dance company toured nationally and internationally for more than 15 years, while also creating innovative community and youth programs.

Lynn Fels

Co-director, ICASC
Co-Investigator, ASC! Project, Simon Fraser University
Assistant Professor, SFU Faculty of Education

Lynn Fels is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests are arts education, leadership, inquiry and learning through the arts, and performative writing. She is currently the Academic Editor of Educational Insights, an on-line journal that invites new ways of imagining education. (See www.educationalinsights.ca). Her book, Exploring Curriculum: Performative Inquiry, Role Drama and Learning, co-authored with George Belliveau, was published by Pacific Educational Press in 2008.

Celeste Snowber, Ph.D.

Co-Director, ICASC
Associate Professor, SFU Faculty of Education
Dance Education/Arts-Based Educational Research

Celeste Snowber, Ph.D. is a dancer, writer and educator, and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She has focused her teaching and mentorship in the area of embodiment, and arts-based inquiry; her most recent work has been exploring a poetics of the body through her essays, performance and poetry. She has written numerous pieces in journals and chapters in books in the areas of the arts, holistic education and curriculum studies and is the author of Embodied Prayer, now in its second edition.

Kim Gilker

Community Liaison, ASC! Project and ICASC, Simon Fraser University

Kim has a long history of values-driven, social-change work. When not working on the ASC! research project and ICASC, Kim can be found coordinating Lunch Poems at SFU, gardening, hiking, walking the dog and, generally, being outdoors as much as possible.

ICASC Founding Members

Amir Ali Alibai, B.Sc., B.F.A., M.A., Cultural Development Officer, North Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs; formerly, Programmer, Roundhouse Community Centre
Sean Blenkinsop, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU
Bruce Clayman, Ph.D., Professor, SFU, board member, JMP
Lynn Fels, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU
Yael Harlap, Ph.D., Research Assistant, JMP
Judith Marcuse, LL.D. (Hon.), Co-Director, Artistic Producer, JMP, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU
Tom Nesbit, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Continuing Studies, SFU
Ozlem Sensoy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU
Celeste Snowber, Ph.D., Co-Director, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU
Vanessa Timmer, Ph.D., board member, JMP

  • The founding members of the Centre have responsibility for establishing
    the Centre’s Steering Committee as laid out in the ICASC constitution.
    As administrative structures are put in place, there will be a call for
    Associate Membership in the Centre.

  • Judith Marcuse Projects Society Board of Directors 2014

    Executive Committee 

    Sandy Jakab, Chair, LL.D, Director, Capital Markets Regulation, BC Securities Commission

    Bruce Clayman, Vice-Chair and Treasurer, B.S., Ph.D., Professor, Simon Fraser University

    Directors at Large

    Darlene Haber, President, MediaVision Productions, Inc.

    Barry McKinnon, Principal, McSquared System Design Group, Inc.

    Danny Steinberg, Provincial Court judge

    Jan Volker, BC Patient Care Quality Review Board