Membership Luncheons

Opening Qaumajuq – Canada’s Inuit Art Centre

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Opening Qaumajuq – Canada’s Inuit Art Centre
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Hosted on Hopin

ABOUT EVENT:

After years of planning, Qaumajuq, formerly the Inuit art centre, will be launched in early 2021.

Join us for this behind-the scenes look at the new building, the art and the partners. Find out what Qaumajuq will means for our city and our province, and how all businesses can use Qaumajuq to forward their goals. This is an interactive panel discussion, so please bring your questions.

Qaumajuq is the first of its kind in the world – a unique sharing space where Inuit voices are front and centre in sharing their creativity. Artists, Inuit, various partners and community leaders have collaborated to envision and create a vibrant gathering place where all are welcome and where everyone’s stories are told and heard in a true spirit of reconciliation.

PANALISTS: 

Stephen D. Borys, O.M.
Director & CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Julie Nagam
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media
Associate Professor, department of Art History, University of Winnipeg
Co-chair, WAG Indigenous Advisory Circle

Sanford Riley, C.M.
CEO, Richardson Financial Group Limited

PROGRAM:

11:30 a.m. – Webinar Opens
12:00 p.m. – Program Starts
12:10 p.m. – Panel Discussion
​1:00 p.m. – Program Ends

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About Our Panelists:

Stephen D. Borys, O.M.

Director & CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Stephen D. Borys is the Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery where he is overseeing the development of Qaumjuq, formerly the Inuit art centre, scheduled to open in 2021, and holds an adjunct professorship at the University of Winnipeg. He was awarded the Order of Manitoba in 2020, Tourism Winnipeg’s Leader of the Year and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Leadership in the Arts award in 2015, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He is a board director of the Canadian Museums Association, co-chair of the CMA Museums and Indigenous Issues Council, past board trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors, past president and board director of the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization, and an honorary member of the WAG National Indigenous Advisory Circle.

Julie Nagam

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media
Associate Professor, department of Art History at the University of Winnipeg

Dr. Julie Nagam (Métis/German/Syrian) is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media and is an Associate Professor in the department of Art History at the University of Winnipeg.  Julie is also the co-chair of the WAG Indigenous Advisory Circle. She is the inaugural Artistic Director for 2020/21 for Nuit Blanche Toronto, the largest public exhibition in North America. Julie’s SSHRC research includes digital makerspaces + incubators, mentorship, digital media + design, international collaborations and place-based knowledge. She is a collective member of GLAM, which works on curatorial activism, Indigenous methodologies, public art, digital technologies, and engagement with place. Julie’s scholarship, curatorial and artistic practice has been featured nationally and internationally. She was the Concordia University and Massey University (NZ) Scholar in Residence for 2018/19, and will be the Terra Foundation Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney (AUS) for 2021-22. She is the Director of Aabijijiwan New Media Lab and Co-Director of Kishaadigeh Collaborative Research Centre here in Winnipeg.

Sanford Riley, C.M.

CEO, Richardson Financial Group Limited

Sanford (Sandy) Riley is the Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Financial Group Limited. He co-founded the company in 2003 after 10 years as President and Chief Executive Officer and later Chairman of Investors Group Inc. Sandy currently serves as a Director of Molson Coors Brewing Company and Canadian Western Bank.  He is the Chairman of Board of The North West Company and The University of Winnipeg Foundation.

Sandy served as Chairman of the 1999 Pan Am games. Sandy was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his business achievements and community service in 2003. In 2013 he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Manitoba in recognition of his legacy of excellence in the worlds of business, sport, education and community service.  A former Olympic athlete, he has also been inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of Queen’s University in Political Science and Osgoode Hall Law School.