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Leanne Elias

Leanne’s interests lie in finding relationships: either in people, data or ideas. Her background in art and design have led her to projects such as NewMediaIntersections, an exploration of interdisciplinary artistic work, Ecotone, a collaboration with southern Alberta ranchers, scientists and artists, and the The Resilient City Project, which looks at ways that Lethbridge was built for resiliency. Leanne is a lead researcher in Fine Arts Data Physicalization Lab at the University of  Lethbridge, where students work very closely with scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to design interactions, artworks and sonic experiences from datasets. Leanne was a co-curator of Visualizing Agriculture, a 2-year art/science collaboration  that  culminated in an exhibition at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in February 2018. Her personal work resides in long-exposure (sometimes  2 years!) photography  . Leanne has been awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction award (2006)  and the Student's Union Teaching Excellence award (2014).