Aoife Mac Namara

Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology, Simon Fraser University

Keynote Speaker at Advancing Women in STEAM

Born in Nova Scotia in 1967, Aoife moved to Ireland in the 1970s where her first experience of education was in Dookinella, a two-roomed school on Achill Island. Aoife studied sculpture at the Limerick School of Art and completed graduate studies in Fine Art (Birmingham) and Social History of Art (Leeds). After working as a part-time teacher at Concordia University and becoming an active member of a number of artist-run centres in Canada in the early 1990s, Aoife returned to the UK to work for several institutions in a variety of roles including Director of Programs for Fine Art and Visual Culture and Director of Spaces Buildings Make. In 2013, Aoife found her way back to Canada where she was appointed Dean of Visual Arts and Material Practice at Emily Carr University of Art and Design until September 2015 when she joined SFU in the role of Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

Advancing Women in STEAM

Friday, march 8, 2019

9:00 aM – 4:30 PM PDT

Anvil Centre

777 Columbia Street

New Westminster, BC