The Biodiversity Galiano Research Community
Dana Ayotte is an artist, designer and activist who is grateful to live as a settler on the unceded, traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations also known as Vancouver, BC. She is a Senior Designer at the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University (Toronto, ON), where she works to make digital technology more inclusive and accessible to all. Her art practice utilizes printmaking and pattern design as a means to question power and privilege from a feminist perspective and to try to find meaning in an increasingly chaotic world. She holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (MIT), a BSc in Engineering (Queen’s University) and a Studio Art Diploma (Capilano University). Dana recently spent a year living on Galiano Island and feels a heartfelt connection to this magical place.