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  • Sarah Van Borek is a Canadian-born, Cape Town-based fillmmaker, educator and researcher. Sarah is dedicated to collaborative media arts initiatives linking arts, science, museums, civil society and government for sustainable development. Sarah has a...More


  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design

    • Faculty of Culture and Community
    • Sessional Faculty
    • September 2012 to Present

    She has been a faculty member of the Emily Carr University of Art Design (ECUAD) in Vancouver, Canada since 2012 designing and implementing media arts-based courses in partnership with the science-based environmental ngo, the David Suzuki Foundation. She has also taught video production and creative process classes. She coordinated a collaborative course between ECUAD and the University of Johannesburg's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture in 2017.


  • Rhodes University
    • PhD in Environmental Education
    • January 2018 to Present

    PhD in Environmental Education at the Environmental Learning Research Centre, Faculty of Education. Arts-based inquiry exploring media arts-based curriculum.

  • University of Cape Town
    • Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film & TV
    • January 2005 to June 2006

    Thesis project was pilot TV show engaging rural and urban South African youth to produce songs and music videos as a catalyst for dialogue on gender issues. Presented project at Plan International's Youth, Media, Development Forum in Bamako, Mali (2006).

  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    • Bachelor of Media Arts Degree
    • September 1997 to April 2003