Lyubava Fartushenko has been awarded the 2015 GDC Foundation Marc Brisbourne Scholarship of $500.
The Scholarship is given to a Masters or Doctoral degree student pursuing research with a focus on visual communication in Canada at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Lyubava has a Master of Design in Visual Communications Design from the University of Alberta and is currently a University of Waterloo PhD student in Social-Ecological Sustainability Environment and Resource Studies. Her research proposal is titled "Using design epistemology to promote bioinclusive ethic."
"As people experience urban growth, visual communication design becomes an inevitable tool to provide solutions for the future. My doctoral research proposes to use design as means to address and shape an inclusive understanding of environment — one that accommodates both the human and the nonhuman components within the context of urbanism. While using design theory to address ecological and ethical questions, my fundamental goal is to advance the design research in Canada," said Fartushenko in her application.
Since 2012, the GDC Foundation has awarded $3,000 in student scholarships.
About the GDC Foundation Marc Brisbourne Scholarship
The GDC Foundation Marc Brisbourne Scholarship was created through a generous donation from the GDC Alberta North Chapter to support a graduate student pursuing research with a focus on the field or discipline of visual communication in Canada at a Canadian post-secondary institution at a Masters or Doctoral level.
This national scholarship is provided in honour of Marc Brisbourne LGDC, MacEwan University Chair of Design Studies who passed away in 2013. Marc obtained a Master of Design degree from the University of Alberta in 2005. He was passionate about design research and education.