About ACAD

Faculty

Art school provides an opportunity to embrace possibilities - to take a plunge and dive into new ideas, techniques and ways of thinking. It could all be a bit overwhelming without the support of professional practicing artists and designers to act as your guide - to help you make sense of how your current interests and developing skills relate to the many directions and opportunities ahead. Experts in their respective fields, ACAD faculty are also extraordinarily dedicated teachers.

With a strong investment in visual culture and a solid commitment to their own professional practices, ACAD faculty offer a wealth of knowledge and experience that is invaluable to students. Our 1:13 faculty to student ratio is impressive, and it means that ACAD students receive individual, hands on attention from internationally recognized faculty, who each bring academic theory and real-world practical knowledge into our studios and classrooms. For each of our ACAD students, our faculty members are ACAD faculty will be your champions, your critics, and your best resources.

ACAD's faculty members are some of the best artists, designers and critical thinkers in Canada and the creation of original works of art, design and scholarship is only one way in which they continue to contribute to the creative academic community — as artists and designers they are also active  and involved community members, reaching out into our city and across the world with their practice and their involvement in collaborative exhibitions.

Who are the artists and designers who make up ACAD's faculty? Find out more about them here.

A

  1. Averns, Dick
    Sculpture

B

  1. Bagley, Jackie
    Visual Communications Design
  2. Ball, Greg
    Jewellery + Metals
  3. Barrett, Donna
    Sculpture
  4. Bartlett, Ashleigh
    Painting
  5. Bazay, Paul
    Visual Communications Design
  6. Beaulieu, Derek
    Liberal Studies
  7. Beecher, Carol
    Visual Communications Design
  8. Bell, Charles
    Visual Communications Design
  9. Bell, Leslie
    Painting
  10. Belliveau, Tim
    Glass
  11. Besant, Derek
    Drawing
  12. Bos, Dianne
    Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  13. Bote, Tivadar
    Visual Communications Design
  14. Brennan, Corey
    Visual Communications Design
  15. Brown, Richard
    Drawing
  16. Budgen, Dennis
    Visual Communications Design
  17. Burns, Kay
    Media Arts + Digital Technologies

C

  1. Cairns, Richard
    Visual Communications Design
  2. Calvelli, John
    Liberal Studies
  3. Carnat, Sarabeth
    Jewellery + Metals
  4. Casey, Dave
    First Year Studies
  5. Chagaoutdinova, Olga
    Photography
  6. Chaytor, Katrina
    Ceramics
  7. Chow, Kyle
    Visual Communications Design
  8. Cran, Chris
    Painting

D

  1. Dangelmaier, Michael
    Visual Communications Design
  2. deBoer, Jeff
    Jewellery + Metals
  3. Dewar, Ken
    Visual Communications Design
  4. Dragan, Miruna
    Drawing

E

  1. Embury, Trevor
    Visual Communications Design

F

  1. Fagan, Roisin
    Fibre
  2. Fahner, Craig
    Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  3. Ferguson, Gord
    Sculpture
  4. Fitzgerald, Ian
    Visual Communications Design
  5. Flynn, Brian
    Drawing
  6. Fontans, Dee
    Jewellery + Metals
  7. Frere, Mackenzie
    Fibre
  8. Frey, Christopher
    Liberal Studies
  9. Frith, Cam
    Jewellery + Metals
  10. Fullalove, Benedict
    Liberal Studies

G

  1. Gaucher, John
    Photography
  2. Geist, Karl
    Visual Communications Design
  3. Gerla, Greg
    Photography
  4. Giroux, Michael
    Visual Communications Design
  5. Gohill, Maya
    First Year Studies, Painting, Visual Communications Design
  6. Gorenko, Richard
    Drawing

H

  1. Halliday, Tia
    Painting
  2. Harmer, Kerry
    First Year Studies, Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  3. Hawker, Ron
    Liberal Studies
  4. Huston, Heather
    Fibre, Print Media
  5. Hutchinson, M. N.
    Liberal Studies, Photography

I

  1. Irani, Xerxes
    Visual Communications Design
  2. Irvin, Joan
    Jewellery + Metals

J

  1. Johannesson, Laurel
    Drawing

K

  1. Kamachi, Mark
    Visual Communications Design
  2. Kaufman, Marty
    Glass
  3. Kaufman, Silas
    Visual Communications Design
  4. Kern, Mitch
    Photography
  5. Kerr, Mike
    Visual Communications Design
  6. Kisil, Gerry
    Liberal Studies
  7. Koralewska, Katarzyna
    Fibre
  8. Kottmann, Don
    Drawing
  9. Kurytnik, Kevin
    First Year Studies

L

  1. Landin, Aurora
    Drawing
  2. Lambert, Robin
    Ceramics
  3. Lark, Beau
    Photography
  4. Lennard, Jeff
    Visual Communications Design
  5. Lemermeyer, Suzanne
    Visual Communications Design
  6. Lesick, Kurtis
    Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  7. Lewis, Robert
    Glass
  8. Lewton-Brain, Charles
    Jewellery + Metals
  9. Link, Alex
    Liberal Studies
  10. Liwska, Renata
    Visual Communications Design
  11. Long, Paul
    Visual Communications Design

M

  1. Masuda, Naoka
    Visual Communications Design
  2. McKay, Michael
    Visual Communications Design
  3. McKeough, Rita
    Media Arts + Digital Technologies, Sculpture
  4. McQuitty, Jane
    Liberal Studies
  5. Menzies, Susan
    Painting
  6. Merio, Jennifer
    Visual Communications Design
  7. Meszaros, Sondra
    Drawing
  8. Miyauchi, Alison
    Visual Communications Design
  9. Moody, Robyn
    Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  10. Morris, Jamie
    Drawing, Visual Communications Design
  11. Morton, Bill
    Fibre
  12. Mullin, Mark
    First Year Studies, Painting
  13. Murray, Lisa
    First Year Studies

N

  1. Neufeld, Rhonda
    Print Media
  2. Nisbet, Nancy
    Photography
  3. Nokes, Tim
    Visual Communications Design
  4. Norton, Jim
    Glass

O

  1. O'Connell, Sean
    Ceramics
  2. Ohe, Katie
    Sculpture
  3. Olson, Gary
    Print Media
  4. Ouellet, Shelley
    Sculpture

P

  1. Parsons, Guy
    Visual Communications Design
  2. Payce, Greg
    Ceramics
  3. Perron, Mireille
    Liberal Studies
  4. Petrov, Julia
    Liberal Studies
  5. Petrunia, Neil
    Visual Communications Design
  6. Pollock, Keli
    Visual Communications Design
  7. Porostocky, Thomas
    Visual Communications Design

Q

  1. Qualle, Carolyn
    Fibre

R

  1. Riedl, Larry
    Visual Communications Design
  2. Robert, Paul
    First Year Studies, Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  3. Rock, Tyler
    Glass
  4. Rodrigues, Natali
    First Year Studies, Glass
  5. Rossmo, Riley
    Visual Communications Design
  6. Rusnak, Tanya
    Drawing

S

  1. Salahub, Jennifer
    Liberal Studies
  2. Seeley, Steve
    Visual Communications Design
  3. Seiferling, Dena
    Visual Communications Design
  4. Senini, Blake
    Sculpture
  5. Sherlock, Diana
    Liberal Studies
  6. Simone, Cathy
    Photography
  7. Somer, Christine
    Liberal Studies
  8. Spencer, Carl
    Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  9. Stang, Jason
    Photography
  10. Sutherland, Barbara
    Fibre

T

  1. Thoreson, Kristine
    Photography

V

  1. Vermeulen, Chandra
    Visual Communications Design
  2. Veteikis, Richard
    Visual Communications Design
  3. Vickerson, Laura
    Fibre

W

  1. Waddell, Justin
    First Year Studies, Photography
  2. Webb, Ken
    Print Media
  3. Webber, George
    Photography
  4. Willard, Christopher
    Painting

X Y Z

  1. Yeo, Brad
    Visual Communications Design
  2. Youngblut, Shelley
    Visual Communications Design
  3. Zak, Rik
    Visual Communications Design
  4. Zuck, Tim
    First Year Studies
Profiling excellence

ACAD Faculty members are experts in their fields, contributors to critical discourse and research, and dedicated teachers and mentors for our students. Find out more about some members of this passionate group of artists and designers here.

ACAD Lecturers Emeriti

1987 | Henry George Glyde, Illingworth Kerr, Stanford Perrott

1991 | Walter Drohan, George Mihalcheon, Keith Thomson, George Wood

1995 | Royston T. Evans, Verna M. Reid

1997 | Ken Samuelson

1998 | Gilbert Flodberg

1999 | Albert Borch

2003 | Richard Stuart Halliday

2004 | Dr. Pauline Butling, Alexandra Haeseker

2006 | Ronald Duncan Ponech

2008 | Norman Faulkner, William MacDonnell

2010 | Katharine Jane Dickerson, Wendy Toogood

2011 | Elaine Prodor