Faculty of Education, McGill University
As an Art-Mediator at McGill’s Faculty of Education, Maria Ezcurra has worked to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of knowledge through the arts. Supported the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education & the Arts, she has been constantly promoting a participative approach to art as pedagogical strategy. Mediating between art and education, her work is to engage students, faculty and staff in diverse creative projects.
Among other initiatives, Maria has planned and facilitated several workshops and art events with the community of Education; she has supported the Artists-in-Residence to develop their art projects, including the permanence of the McGill Art Hive (started by her in 2015); she has coordinated DISE’s Visiting Artists Series, and organized McGill Faculty of Education’s Altar for the Day of the Dead, to honour the lives of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children in Canada, in collaboration with Lori Beavis (AiR).