Introducing our 2020-21 Shadbolt Fellow, prOphecy sun!

November 30, 2020

The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities Program increases the visibility of the contributions of the humanities and arts to the university community. It also engages the wider community through publicly involved scholarship and creativity.

Meet prOphecy sun! 

prOphecy is a Canadian emerging artist scholar who has an accomplished record of scholarship, research-creation, experimentation and teaching experience in the arts sector. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed book chapters on installation, sound art, film and domestic spaces. Her practice celebrates both conscious and unconscious moments and the vulnerable spaces of the in-between in which art, performance, and life overlap. Her recent research has focused on ecofeminist perspectives, co-composing with objects and matter, extraction and surveillance technologies, and site-specific engagements along the Columbia Basin region and beyond.

sun has received five BC Arts Council Scholarships, the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship, among others and has received multiple Graduate Fellowships from Simon Fraser University.

While at SFU, sun proposes to establish common ground between art making, performance, artist presentations and creative writing. She plans to work within SFU and with community collaborators on an artist talk, a sound workshop titled Compositions for the Fraser Lowlands and an album, live performance and immersive exhibition, and publications. Her artist residency will take place in the tidal flats and marshland of the Fraser River Basin, where she will shoot a series of video vignettes, soundscapes and interventions in the landscape.


The Shadbolt Fellows will engage with Metro Vancouver communities through exhibits, performances, artworks, workshops and events that realize FASS's values of advancing reconciliation; equity, diversity and inclusion; and collaboration.

Join us online at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to meet the Shadbolt Fellows in a panel discussion moderated by Stephen Collis (Professor, SFU Department of English) and June Scudeler (Assistant Professor, SFU Indigenous Studies). Register on Eventbrite.

“The Shadbolt Fellows personify the power of the arts and humanities to celebrate life, confront obstacles and envisage a better world,” says Jane Pulkingham, Dean of FASS. “The Fellows will engage with the SFU and wider communities to help us imagine how the arts can make the world we live in better through creative and critical engagement with the major concerns of our times.”

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