Joyce Zemans, C.M.
A Member of the Order of Canada, Joyce retired this year from the positions of co-director and director of the MBA Program in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management in which she served for over 25 years. She is the former director of the Canada Council for the Arts, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts (now the School of Arts Media Performance and Design) and chair of the Department of Visual Arts at York University where she was honoured with a University Professorship. Her research focuses on cultural policy, curatorial practice, and twentieth-century Canadian art with a particular interest in Canadian cultural policy, the development of abstraction in Canada and the work of Canadian women artists.
Joyce has received honorary doctorates from Concordia U, Waterloo U, the Nova Scotia College of Art, and is an Honorary Fellow of OCADU. She currently serves as a member of the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Arts Management and the Law, Washington, D.C; and the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, University of South Australia). She is, as well, a member of the advisory committees of the Toronto Arts Council, the Theatre Museum of Canada, the Art Canada Institute, the acquisitions committee of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and the Communications Committee of Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts.