Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG


The governing authority of CUAG is the Board of Governors of Carleton University. An Advisory Board to the Director is in place, with appointments delegated to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), in consultation with the Director. CUAG’s Director reports to the Dean of FASS.

Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advisory Board is:

  • To advise and support the Director and staff of CUAG with respect to the implementation of policies, programs, and services in accordance with CUAG’s mandate and mission.
  • To promote CUAG within Carleton University and the broader community, and to make representations as required
  • To offer leadership in CUAG’s endeavours, and to help ensure that CUAG has the necessary resources to fulfill its mandate
  • To receive and review the Director’s annual report, and to recommend the report to the Board of Governors of the University

Within the general policies of Carleton University, the duties and responsibilities of the Advisory Board include:

  • To approve the policies recommended by the Director of CUAG on such matters as collecting, programming, and funding
  • To make recommendations regarding CUAG for approval by the officers of the University as required
  • To approve acquisitions for the permanent collection of the University upon the recommendation of the Director
  • To monitor CUAG’s adherence to the terms and conditions of gifts as requested by donors named within these terms and conditions, now and at any future date
  • To advise the officers of the University on any matters directed to it by the President of the University


  • Nicole Burisch
  • Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada
  • Sandra Dyck (ex-officio)
  • Director, Carleton University Art Gallery
  • Stacy Ernst
  • PhD Candidate, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture
  • Barry Fong
  • Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Art collector
  • Joe Friday (Chair)
  • Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada; Art collector
  • Kahente Horn-Miller
  • Associate Professor, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University
  • Danny Hussey
  • Artist and co-owner, Central Art Garage
  • Kwende Kefentse
  • Cultural Industries Development Officer (City of Ottawa), DJ (Memetic / TIMEKODE), multimedia producer and performer (Memetic Media)
  • Claire Lewis
  • Senior Development Officer, Department of University Advancement, Carleton University
  • Michèle Provost
  • Artist
  • Pauline Rankin (Vice Chair)
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University
  • Carmen Robertson
  • Canada Research Chair in North American Art and Material Culture, Carleton University
  • Samah Sabra
  • Professional Development Officer, Office of Quality Initiatives; Adjunct Professor, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University
  • Jen Sugar
  • Director, Admissions, Carleton University