Irene J. Karasick Award

Established in memory of Irene J. Karasick, this award will be given to a second year student majoring in Theatre and Film who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need. Born in 1922 and raised in Winnipeg, Irene Karasick earned her Masters of Arts in her 50s. She was the Founder and Director of Seven Oaks School of Creative Arts in Winnipeg (June 14, 1970). She was a writer, mystic, poet, playwright, and professor of communications. She inspired thousands of people to question boundaries, borders, laws, flaws and codes, and to embrace the ever widening horizons of gender, power and beauty, and to never give up on one’s dreams.