Professor Françoise Sullivan and Dr. Sylvia L'Écuyer
Painter, Sculptor, Photographer
Senior Producer, CBC
Winner of the 2005 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, Françoise Sullivan was born in Montreal, where she received her early training at the École des beaux-arts. Well known at the outset as a dancer and choreographer, it has been her work as a painter, sculptor and photographer that has truly marked her long career. Her work has been seen continuously in solo and group exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (1993) and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2003). She has received the Prix Paul- Émile Borduas (1987) and holds honorary degrees from the Université du Québec à Montréal and York University in Toronto. Françoise Sullivan has taught at Concordia University since 1977.
Senior Producer at the CBC, Sylvia L'Écuyer has worked as a journalist, interviewer, host, producer, and head of music for the French radio networks since 1985. As a Musicologist (PhD, Laval University), Dr. L'Écuyer has done research and teaching at UBC. Her publications include various articles and notices in musicology journals and encyclopedias. She is presently an Professeur Associée at Université de Montréal, Faculty of Music, Editor of the Cahiers de la Société Québécoise de Recherche en Musique and a Host/Producer of concerts and weekly shows on Travel and Music for Radio-Canada's Espace Musique.
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