The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  of the Colour Research Society of Canada will be taking place Monday December 16 at 12 noon - 1:30 pm EST. 
 Toronto area members and other guests may attend in person at 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Room 284 (main building, 2nd floor)

You may also join from afar by using the following link to an Adobe Connect Meeting Room. Please note the Eastern Standard time factor if you are connecting from other time  zones.  
You may enter the meeting 15 minutes in advance of the start time. You do not require extra software but it may ask you about an Adobe add-in, and you should say ok to that. You will be participating by chat only, so no need to worry about turning off microphones. Please give your your full name as you enter so that can tell who you are. (This means you can see and hear everything as presented by a speaker, and can ask questions or comment through typing and using icons - it could be fun and will definitely be interesting...!)

Please forward this information to any interested persons or groups, as the meeting will be open to those who have the url, and they will be able to join in (without participating in our brief elections).

(We'd like to start the meeting promptly at noon, so please arrive a little early)


Doreen Balabanoff
for the Executive Committee

colour news

Announcement Young Art Awards COLOURS
ART FORUM UTE BARTH Young Art Award <33
The Award is aimed at nurturing and promoting emerging young artists working in any medium such as painting, sculpture/objects, installation, or multi-media.
We provide the opportunity for 1-3 selected artists to show their latest work in the gallery in 2014. The competition is open to all international artists under the age of 33.
The theme of the 6th Young Art Award < 33, 2013/2014: “COLOURS”
Deadline: The Gallery is open for submissions until 31. December 2013
For any further information please visit:
Farbstrategien in der architektonischen Gestaltung
03.12.2013, 18 H | Haus der Farbe Zurich, Switzerland
Im Forschungsprojekt «Farbstrategien in der architektonischen Gestaltung» erarbeiten die Universität Edinburgh und das Haus der Farbe Zürich/Berlin eine grundlegende Studie zur Theorie und Praxis der Farbgestaltung. Wir laden Sie gemeinsam mit dem Schweizerischen Werkbund SWB zu einem Werkstattbericht ein, bei dem wir erste Ergebnisse des Projekts präsentieren und diskutieren.,48,event,55.html
Wir freuen uns auf den Austausch mit Ihnen.
Lino Sibillano und Stefanie Wettstein
Course: Instrumentalising Colour for Branding and Design
Lausanne Hospitality Consulting Executive Education Programme
10–12 February 2014
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
Course subscription:
Video Link:
New Perspectives on Colour

AISB-50 Annual Convention 2014, London, GB 

1–4 April 2014

Full Paper 
Submission Deadline: 3 January 2014

Submissions must be full papers and should be sent via EasyChair:

Text editor templates from a pervious convention can be found at:
AIC Interim Meeting, Oaxaca, MEXICO
21–24 October 2014
Organization: Asociación Mexicana de Investigadores del Color, AMEXINC (Mexican Colour Researchers Association)
Chair: Research Prof. Dr. Carlos I. Aguirre Velez
E-mail: amexincsocios @ gmail . com
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2014
Colour Fields Exhibition
Friday 22 November 2013 to Wednesday 08 January 2014
Galerie Flichy
24 Rue Des Grand Augustins
St Germain Des Pres
Paris 75006, France
Derriere la couleur Exhibition
From 03 Octobre to 07 Decembre 2013
Galerie Maubert
20 Rue Saint-Gilles
Paris 75003, France
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Verena M. Schindler
AIC Executive Committee Member 2010-2013

Association internationale de la couleur (AIC)
mobile +33(0)6 78 82 61 69

Hello members

I'll be sending out an invitation to our Annual General Meeting shortly. 

In the meantime, please see below several colour opportunities forwarded to me by AIC colleagues:

All best,

Open Faculty Position (Assistant Professor)
RIT Program of Color Science &
Munsell Color Science Laboratory
Last academic year, there was a reassessment of color science. As a result, RIT administration has made a commitment to support our original intentions. This has included developing a Program of Color Science within the College of Science and expanding our faculty. The new and existing faculty will define the future of the Program of Color Science at RIT as a model multi-disciplinary effort and define the field of color science for the next several decades.
For More Information Contact: Mark Fairchild (
Apply online at <>. Search: 836BR.
Review of applications will begin in December 1, 2013


  Master Color Design & Technology
13 scholarship grants available
Politecnico di Milano and University of Milan in Italy
Contact: Maurizio Rossi,

Colour, Emotion, and Well-Being
Thursday, 21 November 2013, 2:00-4:30pm
Seminar organized by the Laboratory for Experimental Research on Behavior (LERB,, (Building Géopolis, Room 1628).
Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Building Géopolis, UNIL-Mouline, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, phone: +41 21 6923269
Keynote Speaker: Banu Manav, University of Istanbul: Color perception in interior architecture
Contact: Nele Dael,


International Congress of Imaging Science

ICIS 2014 will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel from May 12 through May 14, 2014 at the Dan Panorama Hotel. 
Dr. Weiss and Prof. Zalevsky are the conference's co-chairs and they and their colleagues have organized an excellent program for ICIS2014. You may find the current conference web site at:

The abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2014.

News from one of our members:

Sarindar Dhaliwal: Narratives from the Beyond
Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia
September 21 – December  15

The experience of migration affects not only how we remember our culture, but also how we recreate it in our new country. The process of relocating to a new homeland can influence our interpretation of symbols, and have a powerful impact on how we form and adapt our identities. 

The Surrey Art Gallery exhibition Sarindar Dhaliwal: Narratives from Beyond explores questions about culture and memory in both personal and provocative ways. Featuring selections from ten years of photography, sculpture, textile, and video, this survey showcases one of Canada's most accomplished South Asian artists. 

Drawing from childhood memory, global history, and the real and imagined, the world revealed in Sarindar Dhaliwal's mixed-media art presents riveting meditations on beauty, identity, exile, and home. This exhibition traces the artist's experiences in India (where she was born), Britain (where she was raised and educated), and Canada (where she has lived and worked for close to three decades). 

The complex and often hidden traumas of the partition between India and Pakistan is symbolized in Dhaliwal's map of these two countries formed from marigold flowers that appear as though on fire. The joys and traumas of childhood are infused in the artist's giant handmade fairy tale books and large-scale, meticulously arranged coloured pencil collections. The world of sport returns again and again, as in the delicately embroidered cricket leg pad framed within an ornate marble window. 

Together, these artworks and others by this Toronto-based artist present a sumptuous cartography of place and experience that spans the globe while uniting the personal with the universal. 

members please send your colour research news  to (until we have a new website - work in progress) and I will make sure it is posted.



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Have a look at the upcoming AIC conferences, and plan to attend one!
For receipt of e-news from the AIC, follow instructions at the AIC site.

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CNC-CIE information

Jennifer Veitch, Vice President of the Canadian Vice-President, Canadian National Committee for the Commission International de l'Eclairage (CNC-CIE) has sent a message regarding the Biannual Joint Meeting of the CNC/CIE (see below). For those of you interested in colour and light, interface with the national/international lighting community holds potential for finding intersecting areas/topics of interest. More discourse and research on the interplay of colour and light is of potential value across many fields, and as the arts and sciences build bridges through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research models, we already are, and hope to grow in our active fostering of such exchange. The AIC, our 'parent' organization, is certainly a place where this interface occurs. I encourage you to learn more about the opportunities these organizations hold for diverse exploration and contribution.

The CRSC hopes to engage with the CNC-CIE as we go forward, and welcomes any opportunity to do so. If you have ideas about this, please contact me at or
Doreen Balabanoff
CRSC/SCRC President

Here is Jennifer's notice:

Dear colleagues,
There is lots of news for you about administrative matters in the CNC/CIE, but I will start with the most important. We had some communications difficulties this summer, so please accept our apologies if information passed you by.
1. You are invited to the 9th Biannual Joint Meeting of the CIE/USA and CNC/CIE at the California Lighting Technologies Center in Davis, California, Nov. 7-8, 2013.  There is a welcome reception on the evening of Nov. 6, technical day on Nov. 7, and business meetings on Nov. 8.  The web site for the event is here: Registration and hotel information will be online shortly.
The November 8 meeting is the Annual General Meeting of the CNC/CIE. If you want to take part in that meeting but can't travel to Davis, we will make arrangements for teleconferencing. Please contact me at if you want to take part remotely.
2. We have a new URL for the CNC/CIE:   Among other recent updates, you can see the preliminary program for the joint meeting here:
3.  We have an interim Secretary, Mr. Bill Neil.  Bill will stand in for the Secretary, Réjean Baribeau, while he is on leave. Bill is a Technical Officer in the Thermometry, Radiometry, and Photometry Group at NRC Measurement Science and Standards.
4. We have a new and stable e-mail address for CNC/CIE correspondence: Please use this e-mail to send messages to the Secretary, or to ask him to forward mail to any member of the CNC/CIE.  We have set this up such that other NRC staff who are active in the CNC/CIE may also monitor the mailbox in case the Secretary is away or unavailable.

June Message from the President

Hello CRSC members

We usually have an Annual Meeting in June - June 1 was our second anniversary - but as we were busy hosting the ASA conference (American Synesthesia Association) June 1 & 2, we have held off, and are planning to hold that Annual Meeting sometime in the Fall. We'd like to have a guest speaker, and we'd like to really figure out how to have participation from other parts of Canada. We will hold elections at that time. We'll keep you posted well in advance.

As you know the ASA conference has been a top priority for us, but Board Members have also been working on Sponsorship, Action Plans, and other event planning.

I am pleased to announce that we now have partners in Winnipeg who have agreed to help start a Winnipeg Chapter.

We are actively seeking the development of Chapters in other regions of Canada. This past year we added a Board Member from Quebec.

What does it mean to start a Chapter?  For now, it means being a CRSC member, and looking for opportunities to host events, whether lectures, webinars, meet and greets, PechaKucha gatherings, or anything else you can think of that might be fun, informative and connective to those from academia, professional practice, industry of any kind, etc. We're looking for anyone who thinks about and cares about colour in their work, their research, their activities. We're looking to advance colour knowledge, and sharing our interests, research, practice, and understandings is valuable to that end.

Our Crossing Sensory Boundaries/ASA Conference project came about from our hosting of a guest lecture by Daphne Maurer. So one thing leads to another - colour research will definitely be enriched by this endeavour. Please visit to follow ongoing dissemination of the results of the work that we engaged in related to the ASA conference. The CRSC is responsible for this SSHRC Connections Grant supported series of extraordinary public events. We have heard from many participants that this conference and its diverse special programming was a transformative experience. We believe synesthesia research has strong value for science, for art/design, for education and for societal awareness of different ways of knowing.

If you know someone who is not a member but might enjoy connecting to others who find colour interesting - whether theoretical or practical -  please ask them to join us. As we grow, we will be able to increase membership  benefits, but for now, we need support just to build the basic, such as a fully developed web presence.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you have questions about joining us. Or if you have ideas to help us grow.

Best regards,
Doreen Balabanoff
CRSC/SCRC President


CRSC Members can save a place at the ASA CONFERENCE at reduced CRSC rates by sending an email to - and I will put you on a list so that you can pay at the door at the best rate possible.

Please go to for full information and links related to the ASA Conference and the Crossing Sensory Boundaries special events.

Doreen Balabanoff
Colour Research Society of Canada

Société canadienne de recherche sur la couleur

AIC News Bulletin April 2013

AIC News Bulletin: April 2013  sent by Verena M. Shindler


Colour Research Society of Canada / Société canadienne de recherche sur la couleur has been accepted as an AIC regular member, thanks to the efforts of CRSC/SCRC président Doreen Balabanoff. Congratulations Doreen.
AIC e-news, March 2013 from AIC President Berit Bergstrom (
Judd Award 2013: Roy S. Berns
From Dr Javier Romero AIC Vice President & Chair of the AIC Judd Award Committee: As chairman of the Judd Award Committee I have the honour to announce that the winner of the AIC Deane B. Judd Award 2013 is Professor Dr. Roy S. Berns.
Dr. Roy S. Berns is the Richard S. Hunter Professor in Color Science, Appearance, and Technology and Director of the Munsell Color Science Laboratory within the Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Textiles from the University of California at Davis and a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Berns has received scientific achievement awards from the Inter-Society Color Council, the Society of Imaging Science and Technology, and the Colour Group of Great Britain. He is the author of the third edition of “Billmeyer and Saltzman’s Principles of Color Technology,” as well as an author of over 200 publications. Berns’ main research focus is using color and imaging sciences for the visual arts, particularly paintings, including: 3-D imaging and computer-graphics rendering; spectral-based imaging, archiving, and reproduction; pigment mapping; visible-fluorescence imaging, colorant selection for inpainting, digital rejuvenation, and image rendering as a function of object and reproduction sizes. This research is collaborative with the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. The principal sponsor is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. See At RIT, Berns developed both M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Color Science and established the Macbeth-Engel, Grum, and Saltzman Fellowships for graduate students engaged in color science research.
Roy, I want to take this opportunity to offer my sincere congratulations to you upon receiving the Judd Award 2013. This prestigious award is a well-deserved acknowledgement of your work.
Dr. Ir. Pieter Walraven (1930–2013)
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Peter Walraven, Judd Awardee 1991 (together with Johannes Vos). He co-organized the AIC Meeting on Colour metrics, The Helmholtz Memorial Symposium in Driebergen, The Netherlands, 1-3 September 1971. In 2011 Pieter Walraven sent me his copy of the Proceedings (with a digitalized version on CD) edited by Johannes J. Vos, Ludwig F. C. Friele, and Pieter L. Walraven (Soesterberg, The Netherlands: Institute for Perception TNO, 1972. My deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends.
Colour Information
16.04.2013 – TREFFPUNKT FARBE ZÜRICH (Switzerland),48,event,42.html
From Nick Harkness (Australia):
Please go to the CSA website to see the ICD event in Melbourne. All very colourful!
From Maria Joao Durao (Portugal):
Noção do tamanho (físico) do Google
From Antonio Auriti Primavera (Argentina):
Escala cromática
ôkhra – conservatoire des ocres et de la couleur (France)
ôkhra - usine mathieu - 84220 roussillon (provence) france t/f 33 (0)4 90 05 66 69
SCIC SA à capital variable - Organisme de formation - RCS Avignon 404 489 965
Site web :

Crossing Sensory Boundaries: The Synesthetic Bridge

Hello Members

I am pleased to announce that the 10th Annual conference of the American Synesthesia Association (ASA) is now open for registration. 

The Colour Research Society of Canada (CRSC) is co-hosting this ASA conference in collaboration with OCAD University in Toronto.

The conference will take place at OCAD University May 31- June 2, 2013.  We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in support of this conference and affiliated events.

Please see and for more information about the programming.

CRSC members may register for a discounted rate. Please see to register.

The rate for early registration has a limited timeframe, so  we hope  CRSC members will take advantage of the opportunity presented.

I'd like to thank Board Members Robin Kingsburgh and David Griffin for their tremendous work in making this possible.

For your information, this opportunity came to us from one of our local events featuring two speakers on Synesthesia.

We look forward to local groups in every province and territory of Canada spearheading CRSC events that help us grow and thrive in our colour research endeavours.

And for your information, we have applied for AIC membership, and will be upgrading to a new web presence over the next few months.

Watch for an announcement regarding our Annual General Meeting soon...

Best regards
Doreen Balabanoff
CRSC President


American Synesthesia Association
10th Annual Conference in 2013
Call for Papers
The Board Members of the ASA are pleased to announce the Tenth National Meeting of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc., which will take place May 31 – June 2, at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The conference will be hosted by the Colour Research Society of Canada and OCAD University, and made possible by the Board Members of the ASA.

We invite the submission of abstracts from individuals wishing to make a presentation in any of the following formats: a scholarly paper, a discussion of creative aspects of synesthesia, a reading, a presentation of visual artwork, audio or video works.

Abstract submissions can be made at:

Please submit an abstract no longer than 250 words.
Include your name, e-mail address, telephone contact number, and a short resume (no more than two pages) or web-link to same. 
The number of presentation slots will be limited, so there is no guarantee that a submission can be accepted.

Our abstract review board is representative of diverse interests, talents, and approaches to exploring and experiencing synesthesia. It includes artists, linguists, historians, and scientists, some of whom are synesthetes themselves.

This year’s conference Keynote Speaker will be Noam Sagiv from Brunel University, Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging.

DEADLINE for Abstract Submission: February 28, 2013.

NOTIFICATION by March 15, 2013.

Associated Public Events will include: 


        ·      "Collaborative Animated Responses to Synesthesia":  a presentation by award-winning filmmaker  
               Samantha Moore and a performance by Toronto’s renowned chamber ensemble, The Gryphon Trio, including 
               music by synesthetic composers. At Walter Hall, in collaboration with University of Toronto Faculty of Music.

·       “Pictures Drawn by the Blind: Literal and Metaphoric”: a lecture by Professor Emeritus John Kennedy (University of Toronto). At OCAD University Auditorium.

·       A collaborative workshop including musicians, scientists, artists, designers (synesthetes and non-synesthetes) will be hosted at University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, featuring the Gryphon Trio and guests – in advance of the conference. Limited spaces will be available by application (details tba).

·       Additional live music performances, visual art exhibitions, workshops and information sessions addressing the synesthetic experience are being programmed, and will be announced at a later date.

New Board Member - the beginnings of a nationally representative Board

SYLVIE POULIOT a été élue au Conseil d’administration SCRC

SYLVIE POULIOT elected to the Board  CRSC

À la réunion du conseil d'administration de novembre du SCRC, Sylvie Pouliot, professeure agrégée à l’Université Laval, a été élue au Conseil d’administration. Un ses rôles est de construire une adhésion au Québec. Sylvie Pouliot est designer graphique agréée et enseigne la typographie, l’édition ainsi que les fondements du design graphique, incluant la couleur. Son enseignement met l’emphase sur le processus de création et les méthodologies du design appliqué au design graphique à caractère social. Elle a développé un intérêt pour l’enseignement et l’utilisation de la couleur, plus particulièrement en ce qui a trait aux rôles, fonctions et effets de la couleur comme outil de communication. Elle intègre également à son enseignement desnotions provenant de domaines connexes tels la communication, la sémiologie et la créativité. Ses recherches portent principalement sur le design graphique à caractère social. Elle a récemment obtenu une subvention du Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture du Québec (FQRSC) en recherche création; son projet s’intitule : Affiche sociale engagée: recherche-création de type participatif avec des victimes de violence conjugale et des hommes au comportement impulsif dans un contexte de design d'auteur.
Si la couleur fait partie de vos préoccupations, que vous désirez de plus amples informations ou encore vous joindre à la Société canadienne de recherche sur la couleur, veuillez communiquer avec Sylvie Pouliot, par courriel, à l’adresse suivante :

At the November Board Meeting of the CRSC, Sylvie Pouliot, associate professor at Laval University was elected to the Board, and will take a lead role in building the regional membership in Quebec.  Sylvie Pouliot is a graphic designer recognized by the Société des designers graphiques du Québec (SDGQ) and teaches typography, edition design as well as graphic design foundations, including colour. In her teaching she emphasize the creative process and methodology applied to social graphic design issues. She developed an interest in color education more particularly in the roles, functions and effects of color as a communication tool. She also integrates notions from a diversity of domains related such as communication, semiotics and creativity. She recently received a grant from the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture du Québec (FQRSC). The project in called: Social conscious poster: participative creative - research with victims of conjugal violence and men with impulsive behaviour in a context of authorship design.
If colour is part of your concerns and you would like more information or join the Colour Research Society of Canada, you can contact Sylvie Pouliot by email at: