Executive Committee

Colour Research Society of Canada
CRSC Executive Committee Elected January 2017

Doreen Balabanoff, President   (2 years)
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Vivian Lo, Vice President     (2 years)
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Judith Tinkl, Secretary    (2 years)
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Brian Funt, Member at Large   (2 years)
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Candy Girling, Member at Large (2 years)
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Sharyn Adler Gitalis, Member at Large   (2 years)
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Joy Lim, Member at Large  (1 year left in 2 year term)
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Robin Kinsgsburgh, Member at Large  (2 years)
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BIOS

DOREEN BALABANOFF is an artist/designer working with colour and light in architecture, and is an internationally known architectural glass artist. She is an Associate Professor in Environmental Design, Faculty of Design at OCAD University, and has been Assistant Dean, Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Design. She has been teaching colour courses at OCADU since 1992. Doreen completed her PhD in 2017 at the School of Architecture at University College Dublin, with a practice-based research focus on reimagining the birth environment, with colour and light in architectural space as key affordances. She holds an M.Arch from UCLA, and a BA from Pitzer College, Claremont, California.  See <www.doreenbalabanoff.com> for more info. 

BRIAN FUNT is Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University where he has been since 1980. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1976. His research focus is on computational methods for modeling and understanding color. His approach to understanding colour is to view colour perception as a computational process.  As such, the models of colour perception developed in his laboratory are formulated as algorithms that can be tested both in terms of whether or not they simply provide the expected results, and secondly in terms of whether they operate in a way that is congruent with what is known about human colour perception from the psychophysical experiments conducted by psychologists. The results of his research have been applied to digital cameras, digital displays, virtual reality, colour-based object recognition systems, and in the evaluation of the colour rendering properties of lights. More information is available at: http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~funt 

CANDIDA GIRLING  Candida Girlingwas born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a Canadian citizen and resident of Toronto, Ontario. Girlingstudied art at York University in Toronto, and at Edinburgh University / Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland, and studied Industrial Design at Ontario College of Art and Design and at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen, where she worked for Pelikan Design and the Danish Design Council. Girling received her MFA at SUNY University at Buffalo in Visual Studies/ Emerging Practice. Sheis a founding member of loop gallery and has been exhibiting her work since 2000. Recent exhibitions include: Art Fashion Show at Gallery 1313, Interactive Installations for Nuit Blanche, the Anderson Gallery in Buffalo, and Loop Gallery in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and abroad, including Germany, England, Scotland United States, and Denmark. Candyalso teaches at Sheridan College and at Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto.

 SHARYN ADLER GITALIS has a passion for colour that has translated into a career of art making, colour consulting and lighting design. In both private practice Colour + Light and with Gottesman Associates, she explores and applies the nuances of colour and light with scientific enquiry and creative understanding. Sharyn has taught colour theory and psychology of colour, light and design at OCADU, York University, Toronto District School Board, ArtBarn, and workshops for designers, artists and architects.  She is an active member with IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and IALD International Association of Lighting Designers.  Sharyn has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Lighting Design from Ryerson University.

 

ROBIN KINGSBURGH is an artist, scientist and educator. She has for many years been a faculty member at OCAD University. She has a background in science (Ph.D. in Astronomy, 1992, University College London), and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Mexico from 1993-1996. Her courses at OCAD U included Astronomy, What is Time? and the Science of Colour. She also teaches in the Division of Natural Science at York University. Her painting experience comes from studies in Toronto (University of Toronto), France (Aix-en-Provençe), the U.K. (continuing education at the Slade School, London), and Haliburton (Haliburton School for the Arts), and has paralleled her scientific development. She has curated numerous shows in the Toronto area, including Nuit Blanche Independent Projects, and artwork inspired by the ideas and methodologies of science. Kingsburgh has exhibited in Toronto in solo and group shows for the past few years. She has a studio in Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood, and is a member of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts. 

VIVIAN LO has worked for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for over 5 years. She has extensive experience designing educational institutions, residential buildings, and healthcare facilities in Canada and Asia.   She has been a member of several Steering Committees for Healthcare Facilities Design (OMH, CSA and MOHLTC), and is an active member of the OAA and the Green Building Council and the International Union of Architects/Public Health Group Forum. Vivian also has several years experience as a journalist in print and electronic media - focusing on health, special features, current affairs, arts and design issues. She has been involved in producing documentaries aired on Omni/Rogers Television, and writes for the OAA’s Quarterly Journal as a Contributing Writer. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Medical Sciences degree from the University of Toronto; a Certificate of Visual Foundation Studies from OCADU; and an Essentials of Governance for Public Sector Boards Certificate from the Ontario Hospital Association and Maytree Foundation. 

JOY LIM works as an architectural color designer who specializes in designing finishes with: architectural designers, interior designers, contractors or individual clients for color/finish renovation.  "Coloration is a multi-sensory design that transforms an architectural structure into a human living space. Hence, Chromology should be applied in order to create a function-supportive environment in favour of the users. This provides a better quality of life from individuals to a community." - Joy Lim 

JUDITH TINKL, a fibre artist for over forty years, a freelance teacher, exhibit organizer and a volunteer with many organizations has been actively exhibiting her work since at least 1982. She became a faculty member at the Ontario College of Art in 1990, Assistant Dean for eight years, and Associate Professor retiring in 2009. As well as exhibiting and teaching she has been active in many arts and crafts organizations, in particular as president of both the Ontario Crafts Council and Surfacing the now defunct textile organization. She was involved with the Textile Museum of Canada for many years. She is was chair of the Uxbridge Studio Tour from 2011-14. Recent one person shows include Piece by Piece at the Visual Arts Centre in Bowmanville, Pattern & Beyond at the Lindsay Gallery, and Fabrication atGeorgian College, Barrie and Soft Geometry was at the Esplanade Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, and a family show Tinkl x 3was atCharlotte Hale & Associates in Toronto. In January 2017 she is part of Durham Reach – a celebration of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s 50th anniversary and the artists of Durham Region. She has also exhibited in many group shows in Ontario, France and Korea since her retirement from OCAD. 

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