Dr Janice Rieger


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PhD (University of Alberta), Master of Arts (York University), Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Practice in Visual Culture (York University), Bachelor's of Interior Design (University of Manitoba)

Dr. Janice Rieger has fifteen years of international post secondary teaching experience, over five years in museum and gallery studies and fifteen years of experience in design. Her research in history, theory and criticism looks at the relationship between disability, design and material culture from a spatial perspective. Her scholarship and teaching draws from the theories and methodologies from the different disciplines that she has studied; interior design, visual culture, critical theory, art & architectural history, anthropology, disability studies, curatorial practice, material culture, and human ecology. Janice has completed curriculum development for several programs, units and courses and has experience with lecturing, studio crits, online learning and blended delivery.

  • PhD, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2013-2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP), QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2016
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship, 2016
  • Doctoral School, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Hosted at Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014
  • MA, Master of Arts Department of Art History and Visual Culture, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2000-2002
  • Graduate Diploma, Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture Department of Art History and Visual Culture, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2000-2002
  • Post Secondary Teaching Practicum  CST, Centre of Support for Teaching, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2000-2002
  • BID, Bachelor of Interior Design Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1994 -1998
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts (prerequisite years) Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1992-1994, 1999-2000

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • Granted over $250,000 in research funding since 2013.

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Design, Faculty of Creative Industries, QUY, Brisbane, Australia, 2017-present
  • Lecturer, School of Design, Faculty of Creative Industries, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2015-2017
  • Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, UHasselt, Hasselt, Belgium, 2018-2019
  • Researcher in Residence, QUT Design Lab, 2018
  • Faculty and School Research Ethics Advisor, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2017-present
  • University Ethics Committee Representative (alternate) University Human Research Ethics Committee (UHREC), 2017-present
  • Program Leader and Researcher, QUT Design Lab, Brisbane, Australia, 2016-present
  • Postgraduate Studies Coordinator, Interior Design, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2016-2017
  • Lecturer, Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Interior Design, Calgary, Canada, 2013-2015
  • Co-Developer and Co-ordinator, National Certificate Program, CSAHD Canadian Specialist in Accessible Housing Design, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada, 2012-2015
  • Lecturer, Mount Royal University, Faculty of Continuing Education, Calgary, Canada, 2014-2015
  • Lecturer, University of Calgary Faculty of Arts, Department of Communication and Culture, Calgary, Canada, 2013
  • Lecturer, Mount Royal University  Faculty of Arts, Department of Interior Design & Art History, Calgary, Canada, 2010-2013
  • Assistant Professor, (Term-Certain), Mount Royal University Faculty of Arts, Department of Interior Design & Art History, Calgary, Canada, 2009-2010
  • Instructor, Mount Royal College  Faculty of Arts, Department of Interior Design & Art History, Calgary, Canada, 2006-2009

CONSULTATION & COLLABORATION

  • National Jury Committee Member, Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS), Winnipeg, Canada, 2015
  • IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Regional Conference Abstract/Paper Coordinator, Pacific West Region (USA and Canada), 2014-2015
  • IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Grants and Awards Committee Member, (USA and Canada), 2014-2015
  • Design Consultant, Toker + Associates Architecture, for The City of Edmonton Building and Outdoor Spaces: “Visioning for an Age Friendly Edmonton”, Edmonton, Canada, 2014
  • Design Consultant, Art à la carte, Calgary, Canada, 2014
  • Design Consultant, Town of Cochrane Recreational Facility, Cochrane, Canada, 2013-2014
  • Council Appointed Board Member, Town of Cochrane, Family and Community Support Services, FCSS, Cochrane, Canada, 2012-2013
  • Awards Selection Committee, Leaders of Tomorrow, Town of Cochrane, Cochrane, Canada, 2012.
  • Grants Selection Committee, Community Awards, FCSS and the United Way, Town of Cochrane, Cochrane, Canada, 2012
  • Council Appointed Committee Member, City of Calgary, Advisory Committee on Accessibility, ACA, Calgary, Canada, 2010-2011
  • Committee Member, Accessible and Affordable Housing Working Group, Sub-Committee, Calgary, Canada, 2009-2010

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Rieger, Janice, Herssens, Jasmien and Strickfaden, Megan (2018) “Reimagining Co-design through Ability and Techné”, 3rd Australian Universal Design Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Sept 4-5.

Rieger, Janice and Rolfe, Annie (2018) “So Close and Yet So Far Away: Teaching Design Students to Design for Differences through Reflective Practice and Authentic Learning”, 3rd Australian Universal Design Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sept 4-5.

Rieger, Janice, Strickfaden, Megan and Van Assche, Kristof (2018), “Assemblages of Remembering and Forgetting Disability in Museums”, 7th Annual Conference of Alter – European Society for Disability Research/Société Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap, Lille, France, July 5-7.

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan (2018) “Enacting Assemblages of Care and Access in Museums”, CAA 106th Annual Conference, College Arts Association, Los Angeles, USA, February 21-24.

Rieger, Janice (2017) “Doing dis/ordered Mappings: Embodied and Material Explorations of Design”Object/Subject Conference, Canberra, Australia, Nov 10-11.

Strickfaden, Megan, Herssens, Jasmien and Rieger, Janice (2017) “Mappings Spatial Movements and Memories” The Idea of Place, Space and Culture 20th Anniversary Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, May 5-7.

Strickfaden, Megan and Rieger, Janice (2016) “Dis/ordered Mappings: drawing out embodied encounters for designing” ijade Conference 2016, Riverside Innovation Centre, Riverside Campus, University of Chester, Castle Drive, Chester, November 18-19, 2016.

Strickfaden, Megan and Rieger, Janice (2016) “Mapping the Representation of Disability in the Museum Environment, 5th Annual Conference of Alter – European Society for Disability Research/ Société Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap, Stockholm, Sweden, June 30.

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan (2016), “Representation as Multisensorial Inclusion in Museum Environments,” Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, AHFE, Florida,  USA, July 27-31.

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan. (2016) “Moving beyond access: Translations from policy  to practices in interior and architectural design.” Universal Design Conference, Sydney Town Hall,  Sydney, Australia, Aug 30-31

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan (2016) “Remembering and Forgetting: the Material Culture of Disability in Canadian National Museums,” Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association (AHEA) Annual Conference, Lacombe, Canada, April 29. (Poster)

Rieger, Janice (2015) “Movement, Space Syntax, and the Shaping of dis/ability in Museum Environments”, Interface Conference, Materiality and Movement, The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, May 1-3.

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan (2015) “minding the gaps: disability culture + cultural competence in interior design” IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Conference, Fort Worth,  USA, March,15-16.

VIDEO/MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

  • Video interview for the design of the Town of Cochrane Recreational Facility and The Warm Water Therapy Society, Director: Glen Crawford website: http://Glencrawford.ca , January, 2014.
  • “MRU Blind to needs of sight impaired” The Reflector, Mount Royal University, November 29, 2012. “In the News”, Suburbs + Satellites, Calgary Herald, February, 2012.
  • “Creating a Culture of Inclusion”, Face to Face Article and Mount Royal University website, Mount Royal University, December 7, 2011. http://www.mtroyal.ca/AboutMountRoyal/MediaRoom/Newsroom/hp_accessaward.html
  • “Awarded for Accessible Designs” Cochrane Times, Cochrane, Canada, December 14, 2011. “Local awarded for being advocate for accessibility” Cochrane Eagle, Cochrane, Canada, December 14, 2011.
  • “Mount Royal University recognized with two awards from the City of Calgary’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility”, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada, December 5, 2011.
  • “Aging in Place”, video interview for the Studies in Aging Program, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, February 11, 2010.

CONFERENCE/COLLOQUIA ORGANIZING

  • Conference Assistant, (2013) Material Culture Institute Symposium, Object Lessons: Explorations in Culture, Practice & Material Forms, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, May 3.
  • Conference Co-organizer and Emcee, (2010) Advancing Accessibility-Creating through Design Symposium, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada, November 25.
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Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
Reference year
2018
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Awarded as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
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International Collaboration
Reference year
2018
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Awarded EU Erasmus Grant for international research with QUT and the University of Hasselt, Belgium
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Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2018
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Assessor/Reviewer for ARC
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2017
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Associate Supervisor of PhD student Hui Ren in Aging & Design Studies, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada
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Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2017
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Fellowship Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
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President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction, University of Alberta
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2016
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Awarded Nationally Competitive Fellowship from the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
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Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Award
  • A Phenomenographic Study of Design Thinking Pedagogy in the Higher Education Context
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Jill Franz
  • Empowerment through Care-full Creative Engagement: A new methodology for Community Development
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mirko Guaralda, Dr Hee-Jeong Choi, Dr Leah King-Smith
  • Developing and Delivering Sustainability Centred Design Curriculum in Higher Education
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Jill Franz, Professor Gavin Sade
  • Barriers and Opportunities for Inclusive Design in Developing Countries: A Comparative Case Study of the Library
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Jill Franz