Luke Jansen Performing and Visual Arts Community Award
Established to celebrate the life of Luke Murray Jansen, B.A., a student at the University of Alberta from 2013 to 2017, this award recognises students who contribute positively to the visual and performing arts communities, on campus and beyond. This award celebrates students who bring leadership to the visual and performing arts communities and to the student body in their own unique way – those students who know that the arts can enrich everyday life.
Luke, who was known as a bassist and lead vocalist in the band North of Here, passed away 4 months after his convocation. Luke and his band played at the 2017 Week of Welcome in quad – on stage in the glorious sunshine with his dear brother, who was beginning his first year looking on, hundreds of students relaxing and listening, and his U of A Alumni parents on the guest list to enjoy the special moment. Luke was an active participant in student life through the Political Science Undergraduate Association, working for the Students’ Union as a Deputy Returning Officer, and bringing “Tiny Concerts” to surprising spaces on campus with other musicians. Luke built community in creative ways wherever he went, including academic research for his political science honours thesis that explored the live music scene in Edmonton.
Number of Awards:
4 awards each year
Value of Each Award:
$1000 and an engraved plaque
Recipient's name engraved on the trophy
Open to Undergraduate students in any faculty with an interest in the performing and visual arts, and the communities associated with them.
Must have contributed positively to the visual and performing arts communities on campus and/or the broader community.
Please click the cover of the December 2018 Gateway magazine to read Jonah Dunch's article
A Life in the Light"