etched in steel(e) Dr. Suzanne M. Steele — editor analyst writer researcher


Selected Awards, Commissions 

  • 2022 Social Sciences Humanities Research Council Exchange Award, University of Lethbridge
  • 2022 Social Sciences Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Award, University of Lethbridge
  • 2021 BC Arts Council, Artist Pivot Award
  • 2020 BC Arts Council, Digital Arts Award
  • 2020 Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, Aesthetic Translation of Indigenous Languages Research Project
  • 2019 BC Arts Council, Banff Leighton Artist Colony Residency
  • 2019 April/May Doris McCarthy Artist In Residence, Fool’s Paradise, Scarborough, Ont., Ontario Heritage
  • 2017-20 Canada Council New Chapter 150 Award, Librettist/Curator, project co-manager, with composer Neil Weisensel, for Li KeurRiel’s Heart of the North with the Winnipeg and Regina Symphonies in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Louis Riel Institute, the Manitoba Metis Federation, L’Union Nationale Métisse Saint Joseph de Manitoba
  • 2019 Commission to collaborate with artist Corinna Wolff-Burgo on Make-Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud’homme – a Rare Collection of Fakes!, a touring exhibition and Canada Council New Chapter project curated by Dr. Heather Jessup and Dr. Claire Battershill.
  • 2019 Louis Riel Institute Award (with Neil Weisensel) for Li KeurRiel’s Heart of the North dramaturgy
  • 2018 Manitoba Arts Council Award (with Neil Weisensel) for Li KeurRiel’s Heart of the North summer workshop
  • 2015 Nominated, Guild Teaching Award, Best Use of Technology in the Classroom, University of Exeter, UK
  • 2014 Exeter Annual Award, project manager (personnel manager, budget etc.), designer of the digital archive, media lead, workshop trainer, event planner and coordinator. The Long Good-bye: a conversation across a century. An international outreach project and a Great War centenary installation with eXegesis Poetry Collective. Multi-media. Exeter, UK
  • 2012 Libretti commission. Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, Calgary Philharmonic and Chorus and One Yellow Rabbit Theatre/High Performance Rodeo, Calgary, AB
  • 2012-17 (multiple awards) April/May/November Leighton Artist Colony, Banff Centre/Canada Council, BC Arts Council
  • 2011 University of Exeter International PhD Studentship Award, fully-funded doctorate
  • 2008-10 Canadian Forces Artist Program Grant (Canada and Afghanistan)