Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to introduce:
New Board Members
POSTED ON December 16 2022
Plug In ICA is pleased to announce the addition of five new board members. Please join us in welcoming; Aminder Kaur Mangat, Daniel Britton, Jae-Sung Chon, Leah Richardson and Megan Lindell.
These board members were elected at our most recent Annual General Meeting. We are thrilled to have them join our board!
They will be joining current board members, C. Graham Asmundson, Jonah Corne, Pauline Thimm and Zia Hameed.
Plug In ICA would like to take the opportunity to thank Cherissa Richards, Karine Pelletier and Sotirios Kotoulas, our outgoing board members from this past year for their time and efforts.
Aminder Kaur Mangat, B.A., LL.B., is a Canadian Barrister & Solicitor and a member of the Law Society of Ontario. She is the founder and head legal counsel at AKM Law.
Aminder obtained her B.A. with Honours from the University of Manitoba and graduated law school top of her class from the University of West London.
Aminder has over a decade of exclusive Canadian immigration experience. She represents corporate clients as well as individuals in all types of matters, specializing in complex cases, including previously refused applications and cases with inadmissibility – criminality, misrepresentation.
Aminder is a strong and passionate advocate, proven by her positive record of cases. Aminder’s creative and unique approach has obtained several unprecedented decisions. She was one of first advocates to successfully argued the use of GPS monitoring on detained individuals, which had previously been vigorously opposed. Shortly after her appearance, Immigration Canada announced it would accept GPS monitoring as a condition of release for detainees. Aminder’s influential win at the Federal Court of Canada established a landmark decision regarding notices for spousal sponsorship interviews: Johnson v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2017 FC 550 (CanLII).
Daniel Britton, BA (Hons), JD Senior Manager, Tax & Estate Planning at IG Private Wealth Management.
Prior to joining IG Wealth Management, Dan practiced law for several years at a full-service Winnipeg law firm where he worked extensively with owner-managers of private companies on various issues. Dan obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2013, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2014 upon his return to the Province.
Jae-Sung Chon is a designer and an educator. Jae-Sung Chon studied urbanism (UCL), housing (McGill), architecture (Manitoba), architectural engineering (Yonsei), and his current research focuses on ‘posthuman/cyborgian urban condition and interiority’. He is working on a research-based Ph.D. in affiliation with the Department of Geography at the University College London (UCL).
Since 1996, Jae-Sung has been a full-time faculty member of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. His teaching focuses on Environmental Design, Housing, and Urbanism. Chon has taught design and architecture internationally including Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Berlin, and London.
Jae-Sung was a founding partner of Din Projects (1995) and OS1 Architecture/Design (2005). In 2010, Chon initiated Studio for Transformative Urban Forms and Fields (STUFF), a design-development studio to align design in the broader context of the environment. His works have been recognized in a number of publications including AZURE, DWELL, Canadian Architect, Western Living, SPACE, and Archdaily.
Leah Richardson is a change leader with a passion for continuous improvement evolution in organizations through people, process and technology. She brings a breadth of business and consulting experience to Equitable Solutions with a focus on wellbeing and belonging for all humans through structure, policy and culture.
Leah’s background uniquely combines more than twenty years of international people-centric leadership and program management as well as organizational change expertise, all grounded in data-driven Lean Six Sigma and other best-in-practice methodologies.
Through such roles as Chief Operating Officer, Program Manager in Business Excellence and Business Architect across various industries and sectors, she has acquired invaluable knowledge which has honed her approach to engaging executives in, and rallying teams to, meaningful efforts resulting in measurable organizational progress.
She is committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and supporting organizational evolution through current state assessment to enhance structure, policies and processes in all areas.
Forever curious and seeking to ethically solve business problems in a shifting landscape, Leah adds value to businesses and non-profit organizations by aligning organizational priorities with caring employee and client engagement.
My written name is Megan Lindell and my spirit name is Eagle Moon Woman. I am Anishinaabe-Metis and from Turtle Clan. I did not grow up learning about my culture, however, I now walk in a way where it guides me each day. I began to learn about Anishinaabe teachings, next I began to bead with the Louis Riel Institute, and finally, I began to teach. Years later, I began to paint the Woodland style of painting when a host in France asked me to paint for them. What I create through painting comes through the guidance of spirit and represents relatedness and life. I am thankful and amazed when a vision of a painting comes to me. I enjoy creating and sharing in a way that I am hopeful helps others. Even it if is only one person, I know that I have done what I needed to do. I work to share the truths of Creation that may not commonly be known about. I share my truth and I give from my heart with hope for positive change that respects Indigenous world views. I have also began to create my paintings with a focus on having the ability to meditate with them and to receive or let go of what one needs. I believe that through creating, we are giving new life. It is up to us how we give it.
We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.
Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at https://plugin.org/support