Sarah Van Borek is a video producer, educator and arts-based researcher dedicated to the fields of diversity, environment and health.
Sarah taught at Canada’s top art and design post-secondary institute, the Emily Carr University of Art + Design from 2012-2020. She designed and implemented project-based university courses towards social and ecological justice in collaboration with a wide range of community partners and museums, including: the Museum of Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, the Courtenay & District Museum, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, and the Apartheid Museum. Sarah has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Cape Town.
Sarah has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Television production from the University of Cape Town, and has been producing professional videos and media art for more than 15 years. Her work has been featured in film festivals, on television and in museums, and has won numerous awards. Sarah’s passion for African music, film and sustainable development has taken her work to Gabon, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania and Mali.
Sarah is currently completing her PhD in Environmental Education at Rhodes University, South Africa. For her doctoral research, Sarah is using an arts-based praxis process to develop a relational model of site-specific, media arts based environmental education towards reconciliation in Canada and South Africa.