Ruth Beer is Professor and Assistant Dean of Research in the Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Recent SSHRC-funded research-creation projects as principal investigator include Trading Routes: Grease Trails, Oil Pipelines (2013-2015) and Catch and Release: Mapping Stories of Cultural and Geographic Transition (2009-2013). Her artistic research engages with issues related to culture and the environment in relation to expanded notions of landscape, natural resource extraction, and sustainability. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of media including video, sculpture, and interactive installations. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in national and international museums and galleries including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery, The Reach Museum, Bellevue Museum WA, and Nordic House, Iceland.