Kit Grauer is Professor Emerita of Art Education at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She is still involved in art education organizations at the local, national, and international levels. Her interests include arts-based and image-based research, international issues in art education, teacher education, museum education, and art curriculum and instruction. Her current research includes Social Science and Humanities Research Grants for research creation and community-based new media education. For the past decade, she developed and taught summer teacher institutes at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the UBC Museum of Anthropology. She has received numerous awards including: the NAEA BC Art Educator Award, Pacific Region Art Education Award and Higher Education Art Educator Award; the Killam Teaching Excellence Award; Honorary Life memberships in the International Society for Education through Art and the Canadian Society for Education through Art; the Sam Black Award for Education and Development in the Arts; USSEA Ziegfeld International Award; June King McFee Award; AERA Award for Best Publication in an Electronic Journal; George Cedric Metcalf Foundation Award for Excellence in Research; Murray Elliot Award for Teacher Education; BC Higher Education Art Teacher of the Year; NAEA Fellow and the Canadian Art Educator of the Year.
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