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Featured Graduate Students in FCCS

Ashley Little

Ashley Little, a master of fine arts student with UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, is the recipient of two BC Book Prizes – for two of her novels. Read more...

Stephanie Tolman

Congratulations to Stephanie Tolman on the successful defence of her thesis entitled “Des monarques incompétents : les personnages royaux handicapés dans les tragedies Andromaque, Bérénice, Bajazet et Iphigénie de Jean Racine”. Stephanie is the first French MA graduate in FCCS!
Stephanie will be joining FCCS as a sessional instructor for French in January 2014.


Congratulations to PhD Graduate Natasha Rebry who was a SSHRC nominee from UBC Okanagan for a CAGS/UMI Dissertation award.

Max Dickeson

Video Feature: Max Dickeson, masters student, English program : Max's research focuses on the science fiction of fantasy literature. Click here to view the video.

Featured MFA Students

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Dania Tomlinson grew up in Winfield but spent the last three years in Victoria, completing a BA in English. This is Dania’s first year of her MFA and she is working on a novel for her thesis. Dania is obsessed with Latin American culture, folklore, history, and literature. Her proposed historical novel braids these interests with her fascination with collective versus personal memory, the unspeakable, and the untold or forgotten histories of small towns. Dania is interested in the cultural importance of genre and in her novel she will experiment with the dark truths beneath the gloss of magic realism, folklore, and fairy tales.


Jeannette Angel is a second year Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies PhD student working in the Department of Creative Studies. Her research focus is community-based art, embodied theory and practice, Indigenous research methods and communication for change. Currently she is collaborating with landscape architect Shasta McCoy on an arts-based riparian restoration project with local communities in the Okanagan. She is also project manager for the Future Delta project under the direction of Dr. Aleksandra Dulic at the Centre for Culture and Technology, and a frequent artist/researcher with the Eco Art Incubator at UBCO.

Jeannette Angel showcased two of her ecological art pieces,Being Knowing Doing as part of the Wild Festival for Youth in the spring of 2013.

Rosa Park

Rosa Park is a media artist exploring the relationship between a visual language and human perception using intuitive visual form, sound, prints, and installation. Based in Canada, Park has exhibited and performed her works in galleries and theatres in Korea, and USA. She holds a master degree from Seoul National University in Korea, and is doing her second MFA in the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, Canada.

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Kiano Zamani

Kiano Zamani is a filmmaker, painter, poet and graduate student currently undertaking his Master of Fine Arts at UBC Okanagan. He has a keen interest in human beauty and resilience, which he has studied in his short films Extinction, Beauty, Don’t Forget, and Just the Way You Are.
Kiano has also produced promotional films for charitable organizations such as Easter Seals. Through his paintings, Kiano explores Sacred Geometry and his work has been featured in numerous galleries in Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

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Kelly Shepherd

Kelly Shepherd is originally from Smithers, British Columbia, and has lived in Salmon Arm, Kelowna, Big River, Gwangju, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, a blue Dodge Caravan, and Edmonton. Before returning to Kelowna to become a Creative Writing MFA student at UBC Okanagan, he completed a BEd degree and an MA in Religious Studies (with a thesis on sacred geography) at the University of Alberta. Kelly’s poetry and nonfiction writing have been published in numerous journals and magazines including Lake and Geist. He has also written three poetry chapbooks: Circumambulations (Publishing Beyond Borders, Reykjavik, Iceland 2003), the bony world (The Rasp and the Wine, Edmonton 2010) and if one petal falls (Leaf Press, Lantzville, BC 2012). Kelly is currently researching ecopoetics and mythology.

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