This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy visit: eCampusOntario Virtual Learning Strategy. Announced on December 11, 2020, the VLS is an historic $50 million investment by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) intended to drive growth and advancement in virtual learning across the province’s post-secondary institutions. The strategy is significantly expanding options for traditional and life-long learning through the accelerated use of both online and hybrid learning. 

eCampusOntario’s support has allowed us to offer this content as an Open Educational Resource (OER). OERs are instructional resources created and shared in ways that allow more people access to them. This is a different model than traditionally copyrighted materials. OER are defined as teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others (Hewlett Foundation).

Our open course and textbook are openly licensed using a Creative Commons license, and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or as printed books that are available at cost.

We are grateful for the guidance and support of Queen’s University’s Arts and Science ONLINE (ASO), especially Keren Akiva, Wanda Beyer, Julian Enright, and Fenton Issacs. Also at Queen’s University, Mark Swartz for his guidance on copyright, and Jenna Dijkema for her care in managing finances.

Many thanks to Claire Hooker for her diligent copy editing and to Christine Poulin for French-English translations, as well as to the extraordinary work by research assistants Beatrice Cloutier-Trepanier and Drew Burton. Thank you to Michael Rattray and Jessica Mace for your advisory support.

We are particularly grateful for our colleagues—the many students, scholars, curators, and artists who have shown such immense enthusiasm and support from the outset. You will see their voices and contributions throughout as the foundations upon which CanadARThistories is built.

The authors would finally like to thank the many students who have motivated us over the years. Your curiosity and enthusiasm have been inspirational, and we want you to know that this resource would not have been possible without your questions and contributions. We hope you have learned as much from us as we have from you!



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