Julie Fiala (Québec City) recently returned to Canada after more than seven years living in Britain, then the north of Ireland. A performance artist and cultural activist, she has presented her artistic and academic work in Ontario, the Czech Republic, Russia, Belfast, Dublin, London, Yorkshire, Scotland and New York. She has been the Programme Director of Modern Fuel Artist- Run Centre (Kingston 2002-04) and has received artistic and academic awards, including a Commonwealth Scholarship for studies in England.