TLC ECUPS Student Research Assistants 2018/19


Student Research Assistants that work within the Emily Carr University Production Services (ECUPS) team of the Teaching + Learning Centre, come from a number of disciplines at Emily Carr University. They may be called upon to work on film or photography projects using broadcast cameras, DSLR camera, 360 video and Virtual/Augmented Reality projects or interaction design projects involving web design and development or online publications.

To date, TLC student research assistants have worked on 100’s of film projects, many that can be viewed on the ECUAD Vimeo site at

Below are team members for 2018/19. They gain professional experience in various mediums working on a number of projects both within the university and with the wider local community.

Sarah with DJI Ronin M
Sarah with DJI Ronin M









Sarah Genge is a third-year Film student works for Emily Carr’s Production Team, a team that creates video content for the school. She studies film at Emily Carr University and is most interested in implementing storytelling within new technology’s, as well as combining visual art with film.

Sepideh Yadegar




Sepideh Yadegar is a fourth-year Film student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and she believes that everyone has a story that they want to tell, either about themselves or about others.


Declan J Reilly-Gordon is a third-year Interaction Design student at Emily Carr University from Vancouver, BC. Declan is immersed in the creative space between technology and design and how both are shaping the future in new and impactful ways. Currently, Declan is exploring the unrealized ramifications of emerging technologies from artificial intelligence to mixed reality and how utilizing the methodology of human-centered design can affect the well-being of society.

Evan Aimie Craig is a third-year Interaction Designer student, and Artist. He hails from the Halifax, but has been Vancouver based for the past 10 years. His interests lie in everything sound from musical interfaces to sound design. Through his practice Evan attempts to make the digital physical and the physical digital by means of emerging technology.

On Edge Reading Series

Nikki Reimer and Ray Hsu
7 pm, Thursday, Sept 29
Library, Emily Carr University
Granville Island, Vancouver
Coast Salish Territories

Nikki Reimer, poet, curator and artist, is author of the poetry book
[sic] (Frontenac House, 2010), shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert
award, and the chapbooks that stays news (Nomados Press, 2011), haute
action material (Heavy Industries 2011) and fist things first (Wrinkle
Press 2009). Work has appeared inThe Capilano Review, Branch,
Dandelion, Poetry is Dead, West Coast Line, Matrix, Front, Prism,
Uppercase and BafterC. A second poetry manuscript is in progress.
Reimer is interested in inter-disciplinary practice, publishing,
mental health issues, animal rights and contemporary poetics.

Ray Hsu is author of Anthropy (Nightwood Editions, 2004, winner of the
Gerald Lampert Award) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (Nightwood,
2010). He has published over 125 poems in over 40 journals
internationally. He taught writing for over two years in a U.S.
prison, and now teaches at UBC, where he collaborates across
disciplines, districts, and dinner tables.

Christine Leclerc and Jonathon Wilcke
7 pm, Thursday, Oct 13
SB 406, Emily Carr University
Granville Island, Vancouver
Coast Salish Territories

Christine Leclerc is the author of Counterfeit (Capilano University
Editions, 2008), and she co-facilitates the Enpipe Line: 1,173
kilometers of collaborative poetry written in resistance to Enbridge’s
proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines and projects like it around the
planet. She is a Vancouver-based author and activist who teaches
Writing for New Media in the UBC Creative Writing Program.

Jonathon Wilcke is a Vancouver writer, saxophonist, and poetics
scholar. He has two books of poetry: Pornograph (Red Deer Press 2003)
and Dupe! (Line Books 2010).  He works in several areas of poetry
ranging from page-based writing following the trajectory of Modern and
avant-gardist poetics to performance-based, music-plus-poetry
practices involving strict composition and improvisational approaches.

Shauna Paull and Jen Currin
7 pm, Thursday, Oct 27
SB 406, Emily Carr University
Granville Island, Vancouver
Coast Salish Territories

Shauna Paull is the author of roughened in undercurrent (Leaf Press,
2008). A well-respected poet, educator and community advocate, she
completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the UBC. She has led creative
writing workshops at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Deer Lake
Park, Burnaby, and for many different organizations in Vancouver. In
community, Shauna has worked extensively with migrant and refugee
women in areas of labour and mobility rights, poverty alleviation and
legislative reform.

Jen Currin has published three books of poetry: The Sleep of Four   Cities (Anvil, 2005), Hagiography (Coach House, 2008), and The   Inquisition Yours (Coach House, 2010), which won the Audre Lorde   Poetry Award. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Currin lived in many places before settling in Vancouver in 2002. She teaches  writing  and literature at Vancouver Community College and creative writing at  Kwantlen University and SFU’s Writer’s Studio.

Gurjinder Basran and Jim Oaten
7 pm, Thursday, Nov 17
SB 406, Emily Carr University
Granville Island, Vancouver
Coast Salish Territories

Gurjinder Basran’s debut novel, Everything Was Good-bye (Mother   Tongue, 2010), was the winner of the Search for the Great BC Novel   Contest in 2010 and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Award for most   outstanding work of fiction by a BC author.  Her work has earned her  a  place in the Vancouver Sun’s annual “Ones to Watch.” A  graduate  of  SFU’s Writer’s Studio, Gurjinder lives in Delta, BC.

Jim Oaten’s first book—Accelerated Paces: Travels across Borders and   Other Imaginary Boundaries—was published in late 2008 by Anvil  Press,  and his current project, Runtime, is a collection of short  pieces  exploring twinned themes of technology and loss. The inaugural winner  of subTerrain magazine’s creative non-fiction  award, he has had work  published in Vancouver Magazine, Vancouver Review, the Vancouver Sun,  Pacific Rim, Where and the National  Post. He has also won a National  Magazine Award (Honourable Mention) and has been a Western Magazine  Award finalist.

Interdisciplinary Forums Spring 2011 Lecture Series

Thursday, January 20, 2011 – 3:50pm – Thursday, April 14, 2011 – 3:50pm

Interdiscipinary Forums presents – More Than Words: Art, Language and Textual Practices

Text based practices employ strategies using language, archives and typography as artistic tools. From the early avant garde to contemporary work, the use of text challenges the conventions of the visual and conceptual in image making. Whether in the form of printed texts, painted signs, words on the wall, or recorded speech, experiments with text challenge the limits of communication. With the more recent influence of new technologies, textual elements fully inform our daily experiences and modes of communication. How is text also an image? What aspects of design influence visual culture?

What are the ways in which archives inform historical knowledge, memory and art practice? From concrete poetry to public art this course offers an exciting public lecture series to explore the various ways in which the art and text inform and shape our daily lived experiences and practices.

January 20
Randy Lee Cutler and Kyla Mallett, Text + Image Practice
January 27
James Rout, Mutable Memory and Digital Heritage

February 3

Jonathan Aitken, Typographic Play
February 10
Brady Cranfield, The Sound of Voices
February 17
Lorna Brown/Kristina Podesva, Art and Language
March 3
Durwin Talon, Words and Pictures: Type and Design in Sequential Art
March 24
Jamie Hilder, Concrete Poetry and Conceptual Art: A Difference of Opinions
March 31
Laiwan, Of Audience to a Dream: Performative and Embodied Writing
April 7
Screening Helvetica, A Documentary Film (2007) by Gary Hustwit

April 14
Seaton, Text Dunes and Twitter Mazes: Textual Experimentation and Social Media

Lectures take place Thursdays at 3:50pm in the Lecture Theatre, Room 301, South Building. Everyone is welcome.