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education

2022 — Diploma in Photojournalism, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ont.
2015-2016 — Certificate of Photography (partial studies), Langara College, Vancouver, B.C.
2014 — Diploma in Journalism, Langara College, Vancouver, B.C.

exhibitions

2020 — The Suitcase Project, National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco, CA. Feb 1-July 18
2019 — Feasting for Change, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Sept 18-28
2019 — The Suitcase Project, Arbutus Gallery, Cowichan Valley, B.C. July 5-26
2019 — Journeying through Chinatowns, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver, B.C. April 30-Sept 1
2018 — The Suitcase Project (solo, touring), Nikkei National Museum, Burnaby, B.C. June 16-Sept 2

selected press

2019 — CBC. Radio interview with Sheryl MacKay, North by Northwest. June 30
2019 — “If only they knew what we know now.” Briarpatch Magazine. March/April
2018 — “Looking Back at 2018: 10 people who made an impact in the arts in Burnaby.” Burnaby Now, Julie MacLellan. Dec 28
2018 — “A people’s history of this land, through the travel trunks families carried on the move.” Star Vancouver, David P. Ball. June 29
2018 — “It could happen today. These photos imagine Japanese internment in 2018.” CBC, Leah Collins. June 28
2018 — “The Suitcase Project explores Japanese Canadian internment through the eyes of new generations.” Burnaby Now, Julie MacLellan. June 5
2018 — Ricepaper. June 1
2018 — The Bulletin, John Endo Greenaway. January edition

honours and awards

2018 — Writing in the Margins, Briarpatch Magazine
First place: Photography category
2018 — Fishing the West Coast, Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Second and third place: Feature category
Third place: General category
2012 — Environment Award for Youth, City of Burnaby

selected artist talks and guest lectures

2021 — University of British Columbia, Centre for Community Engaged Learning. Virtual. March 11
2020 — Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge. Lethbridge, Alta. Jan. 18
2019 — Minidoka Pilgrimage. Twin Falls, Idaho. July 6
2019 — Never Again is Now: The Arts and Activism of Millennial Nikkei. Artist talk, Wing Luke Museum. Seattle, WA. April 7
2019 — Simon Fraser University (JOUR 324). Vancouver, B.C. March 30
2019 — University of Washington (AAS 372). Seattle, WA. March 11
2019 — University of British Columbia (EDST 570 082). Vancouver, B.C. Jan 23
2018 — What About Us? Artist talk with Mark Yuen, Nikkei National Museum. Burnaby, B.C. Aug 11
2018 — Simon Fraser University (JOUR 324). Vancouver, B.C. July 21
2018 — Minidoka Pilgrimage. Twin Falls, Idaho. July 5
2018 — Nikkei Artist Mixer, Vancouver, B.C. March 9

training and workshops

2019 — The Future is You and Me, Vancouver, B.C. Jan 12-Feb 9
Professional skill development for young, creative women of colour
2017 — MEC Outdoor Nation Summit, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Squamish, B.C. Oct 13-15
Dialogue and workshops focused on creating accessible and inclusive space outdoors
2015 — Conversation on Climate Justice, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Vancouver, B.C. Feb 14-March 28
Dialogue series focused on tackling global warming with fairness and equality, as part of the Climate Justice Project