Debbie Ebanks Schlums
Debbie Ebanks Schlums is an artist-researcher born in Jamaica to Black and Hakka Chinese parents. As a PhD student and Vanier Scholar in Cinema and Media Studies at York University, her research explores methodologies of Caribbean diasporic archiving in the Jamaican Diaspora through storytelling and media installation. Debbie is a recipient of the Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Scholarship in the Fine Arts, and Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council grants. She was a founding member of the Out of a War Zone and To Lemon Hill Collectives, both addressing the Syrian refugee crisis. She is a former Co-Director of the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film and Co-Producer of Saugeen Takes on Film.