Arts

Karolyne Pickett—actress, producer and University of Ottawa alumna—was there recently shooting her debut independent film Broken Waters/ Eaux Troublés. It tells the story of a young female psychiatrist in mid-1980s Ottawa, focusing on her struggle against the then-mainstream concept of chemical psychiatry with her own firm belief in humanistic psychotherapy.

The group, whose mission is focused on empowering women of colour and Canadian newcomers, provides skill workshops and leadership training to foster personal and professional success.

“It’s a good opportunity to get your work out there and it’s really hard, especially when you’re an undergrad, people don’t know how to get themselves published—we actually have a place at the university that offers people that and nobody knows about it.”—Hayley Munro, OAR editorial assistant.

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