“[…) I’d love for the gallery to serve as a “third space” – neither home nor work – that functions as a forum for dialogue between diverse communities […]”. - Sandra Dyck
Born in Chilliwack, B.C.; lives in Ottawa.
Obtained a Masters in Canadian art history at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Worked at many cultural institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, and Library and Archives Canada.
Has been employed by the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) for the last 17 years where, over the course of her career, she has curated 50 and coordinated over 150 exhibitions. She has been named gallery director in July 2012.
As director, her focus will be on strengthening CUAG’s engagement in communities both on and off campus, as well as expand the scope and ambition of educational programming as a means of reaching new audiences both regionally and nationally.
Has contributed essays to books published by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Montreal Museum of Fine.
Her recent accomplishments include her 2012 catalogue Shuvinai Ashoona Drawings (recommended as essential reading in the summer 2012 issue of Canadian Art magazine). She has also won two Curatorial Writing Awards from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She was general editor of Sanattiaqsimajut: Inuit Art from the Carleton University Art Gallery Collection, which won first prize for exhibition catalogue design in the 2009 American Association of Museum Publications Design Competition.