Maya Wilson-Sanchez

WAC Student Fellow, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Photograph of Maya Wilson-Sanchez

I’m a 4th year student in the Visual and Critical Studies program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences. I’m also an emerging writer and curator and I have worked at Onsite Gallery, Xpace Cultural Centre, Gallery TPW and the Art Gallery of Peterborough. My research includes social change, language and gender through an emphasis in non-Western ontologies of art focusing in contemporary art by Indigenous artists in the Americas. As someone who is interested in research and curatorial practice, writing is a big part of what I do both at OCAD U and in my own practice. I see writing as a tool for creative and critical thinking as well as a process that encourages these practices. In my role as a peer tutor at the Writing and Learning Centre, as well as in my own classes at OCAD U, I see how my peers use writing as a way to carry out their own work in useful and valuable forms. As an editor at the OCAD U Student Press, I also have the opportunity to work alongside students from many fields of study and think about how writing fits within art and design practices. I hope that by being a Student Fellow in the WAC Steering Committee that I can provide a student perspective on the role of writing in undergraduate studies, as well as celebrate the wonderful writing being done by OCAD U students and help encourage new forms of writing across campus.