Professor Gary Markle – Textiles and Fashion

NSCAD University professor Gary Markle is part of a team leading research into protecting healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, Innovations in Sustainable PPE Fabric: Local Solutions for a Global Issue, is a joint endeavor with Dr. John Frampton and his team at Dalhousie University. Markle and Frampton have been awarded $50,000 from the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition funding competition. Learn more.

Professor Darrell Varga – Art History

Darrell Varga’s Shooting From the East: Filmmaking on the Canadian Atlantic (McGill-Queen’s University Press) is a major work of scholarship on the history of filmmaking in the Atlantic region. The book covers the early days of art cinema, including the presence of Robert Frank at NSCAD, through to the establishment of a commercial feature film and television industry. Learn More →

Professor Glen Hougan – Design

A leader in design for aging populations, Glen Hougan has been researching medication management systems and assistive aids for the bathroom. Learn More →

NSCAD Media Arts

Professor Sam Fisher – Film

Professor Sam Fisher created the Andra focus puller to democratize the craft of focus pulling for the film industry. Learn More →

Professor Mathew Reichertz – Fine Art

Mathew Reichertz is working with colleagues Bryan Maycock at NSCAD and Raymond Klein and John Christie at Dalhousie University to explore the effects of lighting on the drawing process. Learn More →

Dr. Leah Decter – Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

Dr. Leah Decter is NSCAD’s Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Creative Technologies and Community Engagement. Working from a critical white settler perspective, her research, writing and artwork/research-creation contend with the ways artistic production can subvert colonial ideations embedded in the settler imaginary and contribute to decolonial and non-colonial paradigms. Learn More →