Letter from the Editor

Ever since my first semester at Concordia, I was eager to get involved in student initiatives and be a part of the Fine Arts community which was my reasoning for joining CUJAH. Three years later, I am now the Editor-in-Chief of the journal which wasn’t a part of my initial plan but I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity.  Though this year had its fair share of challenges and exhausting moments, the journey has been full of growth and accomplishments that I’m glad to have shared with such a great group of individuals.

Volume XI wouldn’t have been possible without the work and dedication of all those who were a part of CUJAH, this year. I would like to thank Daniel Santiago Sáenz, our conference coordinator and incoming Editor-in-Chief, you are an amazing individual and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without you – we made a great team. To the super duo, Mattia Zylak and Jennifer Rassi, both of you have done such an incredible job and I cannot thank you enough. When it comes to obtaining image rights, Jera MacPherson, you are the guru and I’m glad to have had you on the team. Thank you to Vincent Mercier, Karen Lee Chung, and Shany Engelhardt for your keen eye for detail and always lending a helping hand. I would like to express my gratitude to CUJAH’s selected writers, feature writers, and copy editors – you’ve all done a great job. To Katrina Carusco, I would like to thank you for your counsel and mentorship. I wholeheartedly thank all the Fine Arts students for your continuing support – you are all kindred spirits. Finally, I would like to thank our faculty advisor and chair, Anna Waclawek and Cynthia Hammond for your advice and constant encouragement. On behalf of the CUJAH team, we would also like to thank our families and friends for their  never ending support.

This year’s volume is a testament to the hard work of the CUJAH team and is what we’ve all been working towards throughout this past year. With the help, work, and dedication of such an amazing group of individuals, I’m confident that CUJAH will keep to grow for years to come.

We did it TEAM!


Ashlee Elizabeth Rose Griffiths