Faculty: Lorrie Gallant
Lorrie Gallant is a writer, illustrator, storyteller, visual artist, educator, and Expressive Arts Practitioner, born and raised on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory Ontario. Her series of children's books, intergenerational projects, and art exhibitions are based on Indigenous community. This rich culture, history, and the trauma of colonization are revealed through her art-based teaching and workshops. She was the Education Program Coordinator at Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford for 11 years. Lorrie is the recipient of the 2015 Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award and an alumnus of Fleming College's 2016 Expressive Arts Program. She sits on the Indigenous Advisory Circles for the Royal Ontario Museum, City of Toronto Museums and Historical Sites, and Peel District School Board. Lorrie is on the Board of Directors for Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association, a part-time professor for Mohawk College's Expressive Arts Program, and Assistant Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.