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Who is Candide Uyanze?

Candide Uyanze
Photography by Kadrah Mensah

 

Hello internet visitor! 👋🏿 My name is Candide Uyanze. I'm a creative technologist, digital artist, video editor, photographer, designer, researcher, educator, daughter, sister, friend... Essentially, I'm a multi-hyphenate doer of things!

I'm particularly interested in exploring themes of memory, identity, and virtually-mediated human connections between people of African descent. I do so using web, video, photography, and tech-driven interactive installations.

My research interests and creative practice explores:

  • Diasporic storytelling
  • Immersive web experiences
  • Open source tools
  • Accessible media production
  • Online networks and communities
  • African languages
  • Speech recognition

My skills include:

  • Video editing
  • Media production
  • Web design
  • Static website development
  • Event planning
  • Photography
  • Academic research

I'm currently open to new collaborations and opportunities in:

  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Arts administration
  • Web Design
  • Event Planning + Support

Education

  • 2022
  • 2020 — Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Digital Humanities | University of Ottawa

Selected Works

Here are some recent projects that I'm really proud of:

Past Clients, Employers, and Collaborators

For over six years, I have worked for several organizations in the arts, media, academic, and non-profit sectors.

  • Ottawa Art Gallery
  • Lakeshore Arts
  • TV5 Québec Canada
  • Workers' History Museum
  • Amethyst
  • OCAD University
  • Black Screen Office
  • Snail Mail Media
  • Miskeen Media

Community Involvement

  • uOttawa DIY Club
  • uOttawa STEAM (STEM + Arts)
  • Ottawa Art Gallery Youth Art Council
  • Ottawa Bluesfest
  • EcoEquitable
  • The Fulcrum

Workshops, Talks, and Panels

Publications

Exhibitions

Certificates

Awards & Recognition

  • 2023 — Youth in Culture Pilot Program | City of Ottawa
  • 2022Medal winner for Digital Futures (MA, MDes and MFA) | OCAD University, School of Graduate Studies
  • 2022 — Graduate Student Project and Travel Grant | OCAD University, School of Graduate Studies
  • 2021Teaching Assistant Award | OCAD University, School of Graduate Studies
  • 2021 Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master's (CGS M) |
  • 2021 Graduate Studies First Year Award | OCAD University, School of Graduate Studies
  • 2021 — Black Futures Learning Grant |
  • 2020 — Dean’s Scholarship | OCAD University
  • 2020 — Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) | Government of Ontario (Ministry of Colleges and Universities), OCAD University
  • 2020 — Co-Class President (Valedictorian) | University of Ottawa, Faculty of Arts
  • 2015 – 2020 — Dean's Honour List | University of Ottawa, Faculty of Arts
  • 2017 — Research Poster Winner (Humanities category) | University of Ottawa, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Symposium
  • 2016 — Laureate of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Award | University of Ottawa
  • 2015 President Scholarship Finalist | University of Ottawa, Faculty of Arts
  • 2015 Prix Arts Visuels 12e Année [12th Grade Visual Arts Award] | é.s.c.
  • 2015 — Plume d'Or [Gold Feather] | Express Étudiant
  • 2014 — Admission Scholarship | University of Ottawa, Faculty of Arts
  • 2014 — Plume d'Argent [Silver Feather] | Express Étudiant

 

Full CV and Portfolio available upon request (click here to get in touch)