Steve Newton, Georgia Straight

December 02, 2020

Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek, Eden Robinson, Fabian Romero, and prOphecy sun chosen as 2020-21 Shadbolt Fellows

The SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has announced the scholars selected for the 2020-21 Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities Program.

The 2020-21 Shadbolt Fellows are Acholi poet Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek, Haisla and Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson, Indigenous community-based artist and filmmaker Fabian Romero, and Canadian emerging-artist scholar prOphecy sun.

“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, on the SFU Public Square website. “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.”

On January 27 the Shadbolt Fellows will take part in an online panel discussion moderated by Stephen Collis of the SFU Department of English and June Scudeler of SFU Indigenous Studies.

The discussion takes place at 6 pm Pacific time and you can register here.

This was published by Georgia Straight on December 2, 2020.