Collaborators and Partners

Socially-engaged arts projects and community-based research projects require the help of many people. In this case, we had a number of students and community members involved as well as support from many partner and stakeholders. 


Cynthia Travers

Originally from Manning, Alberta, Cynthia is an advocate and voice for the Homeless in Kamloops. A bush raised country girl, her first love is the great outdoors and the land. She currently is the coordinator for My Place Drop in Space at Park Avenue Activity Centre and also does outreach for Jump Day Shelter at the Royal Social Club on the North Shore. Cynthia played a key role in engagement and research for the EmpowerHER: a women’s map to the city project connecting us with people with lived experience. 


Laurel Sleigh

Hailing from the coast of British Columbia, Laurel attained a BA degree in Environmental Studies and English from the University of Victoria. Her deep love for the environment and marine ecology inspired her to pursue a career in which she could influence decision making in these areas. Laurel is currently a law student and research assistant at Thompson Rivers University in pursuit of this ideal and is excited to have played a part in the EmpowerHER community mapping project. Laurel helped facilitate workshops and developed the community services map. 


United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo

The United Way's mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals
and mobilizing collective action in the Thompson Nicola Cariboo region. The United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo hosted Marnie and Emily as artist-researchers in residence for the month of March 2018. Staff and volunteers were instrumental in connecting the project to organizations and women in the community. Thank you United Way!