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Jonny Sopotiuk

[email protected] | www.jonnysopotiuk.ca | +1-604-368-4447

B. 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Treaty 1 Territory

Lives and works in East Vancouver, BC, Canada
Unceded Indigenous territories belonging to the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and Tsleil-Watututh peoples

Education:

2018 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

Ongoing – Studying towards a Bachelor of Arts (Labour and Indigenous Studies), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2007 – Leadership Winnipeg, Emerging Community Leaders Program

Group Exhibitions:

2018 – The Show, Emily Carr University Degree Exhibition, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC

2015 – Trigger: Drawing the Line in 2015, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC

2015 – Teen Angst Night, Annex, Vancouver, BC

2014 – Thru the Trapdoor, On Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013 – Book Art, Emily Carr University Library, Vancouver, BC

2013 – Rad Queer Arts Show, Atomic Centre, Winnipeg, MB

2013 – TransgressionNow, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC

2012 – BINGE: An Interactive Media Art Show, Rubble Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Teaching and Workshops:

Upcoming in 2018 – Firelight Campaign School, Creative Campaign Workshop, Gambier Island, BC (co-faciliated with Jen Castro)

Upcoming in 2018 – Firelight Campaign School, Communications Strategy Workshop, Gambier Island, BC (co-faciliated with Olivia Chow)

Upcoming in 2018 – Firelight Campaign School, Arts and Activism Workshop, Gambier Island, BC (co-faciliated with Jen Castro)

2018 – Health Sciences Association of Alberta, Local Chairs Workshop, Engagement Organizing, Edmonton, AB (co-faciliated with Kevin Millsip)

2017 – Organizing Institute, BC Federation of Labour, Engagement Organizing & the Workload Campaign Workshop, Victoria, BC

2015 – BCGEU Campaigns School, Creative Campaigns Workshop, Vancouver, BC

Lectures and Panels:

2018 – Health Sciences Association of Alberta, 2018 Convention, Keynote Speaker, Engagement Organizing & the Workload Campaign Workshop, Edmonton, AB

2018 – Community Organizing, Etsy Team Captains Summit, Toronto, ON (co-facilitated with Erin Klassen)

2017 – Canroots West, Engagement Organizing & the Workload Campaign Workshop, Vancouver, BC

2015 – Community Engagement Practices, Etsy Team Captain’s Summit, Toronto, ON

2014 – Creative Economy Conference, Keynote Speaker, Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, Sydney, NS

2014 – Manitoba Young New Democrats Convention, Keynote Speaker, Winnipeg, MB

2013 – Food Matters Presentation, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Faculty Training, Vancouver, BC

2011 – UMSU Access Awareness Days, Featured Speaker, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Awards and Honours:

2012 – Humanitarian Award, Empress of Canada Foundation

2012 – Christopher Foundation Scholarship

2011 – National Photography Award, Canadian Union of Public Employees

2011 – National Scholarship, AGR-PSAC

2011 – Charles Biesick Memorial Scholarshio, Labour Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

2011 – Al Cerelli Memorial Scholarship, Manitoba Federation of Labour

2011 – Social Justice Activism Award, UMSU

2008 – Citizen of the Year Award, SOMS

2007 – Community Development Award, SOMS

2006 – Scholarship, Leadership Winnipeg

Related Work Experience:

2018 to current – Membership Services Coordinator, Organizing and Member Engagement, Health Sciences Association of BC

2016 to 2018 – Communications and Organizing Officer, Health Sciences Association of BC

2014 to 2016 – Organizing, Campaigns and Communications, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union

2013 to 2015 – Facilitator, Out in Schools Program, Vancouver Queer Film Festival

2010 to 2013 – Executive Assistant, Canadian Union of Public Employees’ Local 3909

2010 to 2011 – Teaching Assistant, Labour Studies Program, University of Manitoba

2009 to 2010 – Manitoba Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students

2008 to 2009 – President, University of Manitoba Students’ Union

2007 to 2008 – Youth Programming Liaison & Volunteer Coordinator, Rainbow Resource Centre

Press:

Fynes, Brenna. “Queer Arts Festival a unique showcase of shock and delight.” The Ubessey. 29, July 2013.

Jackson, Garth W. “TransgressionNow Vancouver July 25 to August 9, 2013.” Vancitybuzz. 4, August 2013.

Griffin, Kevin. “Thru The Trapdoor: Paul Wong’s journey through art.” Vancouver Sun. 24, April 2014.

Perrelle, Robin. “Kiss & Tell, trigger warnings and trans pledge: my Pride highlights.” Daily Xtra. 6, August 2015.

Rowland, Sarah. “Mind, Body come together for Queer Arts Festival”. Vancouver 24 hrs. 28, July 2013.