Known to take on wild cross-continental cycling and canoeing expeditions, Youri is a former Concordia University and Royal Military College student, currently finalizing a PhD in War Studies at King's College London in the U.K. He has held research and speechwriting roles with NATO (PA) in Brussels and the Dept. of National Defence here in Canada. After teaching International Politics and Human Rights & Justice on behalf of Johns Hopkins University, Youri served as the National Director of the Sierra Youth Coalition, Canada's largest youth environmental organization from 2007 to 2009. He is keen on youth-empowerment and interested in understanding and finding solutions to breakdowns in political dialogue, regardless of the shape they take, including political apathy.
As someone who has always been interested in the way art can affect social change, A is B’s approach is especially unique and exciting to Sylvia. She first got involved as an intern, and is now happy to re-join the team as staff. After finishing her BFA in Art History from Concordia, she taught English to high school students in France, traveled, and ate as much cheese, wine and pastries as she could. She’s now happy to be back in Montreal enjoying everything the city has to offer.
Bekky O’Neil is a multidisciplinary artist, animator and the Artistic Director of Quality Slippers Productions, a Montreal based company that produces original puppet plays for adult audiences. She is a graduate of Concordia and holds a BFA in Playwrighting. Bekky is usually covered in papier-maché. She dislikes bad manners, but doesn't mind nudity. She believes in acts of resistance, and absurd quantities of garlic – but not in bad grammar.
Passionate about politics, current affairs and travelling, Judith Handfield holds a Masters degree in Political Science from Université de Montréal. After her studies, she spent two years in Alberta and time in South America before returning to her roots in Montreal. Judith is very excited about contributing to the mission at Apathy is Boring, and about the opportunity to be involved in her community through this work.
Carolyn is studying Art History and Human Rights at Concordia University and is thrilled to translate these combined interests into her work environment at Apathy is Boring. These two branches of interests have led her to travel the world, meeting and working with people in the fields of social justice and the arts in Nepal, India, Saint Lucia, Lebanon and at home in Montreal. She loves getting to know people and hearing their stories and she uses art as a way to connect with people from various cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and ideologies. She eats pasta almost every day and loves being out in nature with her dog.
While completing her BAC in Accountancy at the John Molson School of Business, Caroline hopes to contribute all the positive energy and knowledge she can to A is B to get valuable experience. She is very athletic and open-minded. She went to BC, Canada, to play basketball and to Georgia, US, to row. Connecting with people and being a part of something bigger is important to her, so she is happy to be a part of A is B. Nutella is her weakness.
Eva holds a Masters degree in political science from McGill University. She previously studied in Quebec City and in Lyon, France. Her main research interests are related to political behaviour. She has worked in the past on political parties, but also on protesters. She comes from the rural part of Quebec so she knows how to light a fire with humid wood but Montreal is fulfilling for her because of the diversity of art venues and film festivals.
On January 4th 2004 - when a public affairs minded dance choreographer from the Yukon, a filmmaker from Montreal, and a photographer / graphic designer from Vancouver island met at a party, the idea of Apathy is Boring was born.
What We Do
Apathy is Boring accomplishes its goals through the following program areas.
How can I get involved with Apathy is Boring? You can volunteer, become an intern, come out to our shows and help us spread the word. We are always open to donations and suggestions!