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Career Launcher: Parks Canada



The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers is excited to announce that Ishkhan Ghazarian has been named recipient of the third Parks Canada Career Launcher! Ishkhan is a recent graduate of OCAD University's Directed Studio program and will be employed at Canada’s first national urban park.

© Ishkhan Ghazarian

© Ishkhan Ghazarian

© Ishkhan Ghazarian


From May to December 2018, Ishkhan will split his time between the office and the field; processing images in the Rouge National Urban Park photo library, shooting imagery and doing graphic design.

As part of the paid Parks Canada Career Launcher position, Ishkhan also receives a $500 equipment grant.

Iskhan's work for Parks Canada has received recognition in Canadian Geographic magazine, the Toronto Star and CBC Radio.

CBC Radio interview

Toronto Star article

Canadian Geographic


Ishkhan Ghazarian (PHOT, 2018)

Partner Website

Parks Canada

Iskhan will also be showing his work in an upcoming solo exhibition

Memories of the Rouge Photography Exhibition

Memories of the Rouge is a photography exhibition showcasing the diverse landscapes of Rouge National Urban Park. The combination of photographs and authentic sound clips create an immersive experience of the physical landscape, and embody the personal emotions experienced by the park’s current photographer-in-residence Ishkhan Ghazarian, while at the Rouge. Ishkhan is a recent graduate of OCAD University.

Date: December 10-22, 2018
Location: Ada Slaight Student Gallery, OCAD University (Room 225, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto)

Opening reception:

  • December 10, 7:30-9:00 PM

Gallery hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 to 10:00 PM

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