Invited Residencies

Green College regularly hosts extended residencies for Canadian, Indigenous and international activists, architects, artists, composers, journalists, scholars, writers and others.

Upcoming Residencies

Inaugural John Grace Memorial Filmmaker in Residence at Green College: Janice Haaken

Janice (Jan) Haaken is professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, a clinical psychologist, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She received audience awards at major film festivals in 2019 for her previous documentary, Our Bodies Our Doctors. Her recent project—NECESSITY Part I: Oil, Water & Climate Resistance and NECESSITY Part II: Rails, Rivers & the Thin Green line—was selected by the Doc Society NYC as part of the 2019 Inaugural Climate Story Lab where Janice and co-director Samantha Praus joined the lab as fellows. Janice also taught visual methods in the social sciences and screened a number of her films as a Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork in Ireland in Winter term 2020.

Prior to NECESSITY, Janice directed six feature films, including Our Bodies Our Doctors (2019), Milk Men: The Life and Times of Dairy Farmers (2016), Mind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front Lines (2014), Guilty Except for Insanity (2008), Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag (2006) and Diamonds, Guns and Rice (2005). Her films focus on social problems that stir public controversy and on stressful jobs performed in liminal spaces and on the social margins. From refugee camps, war zones, psychiatric hospitals and abortion clinics to dairy farms, drag bars and hip-hop clubs, her documentaries focus on people working in various border zones and their insights on the world around them. For information on her films, go to

Janice has published extensively in the areas of psychoanalysis and feminism, the history of psychiatric diagnosis, the psychology of storytelling, group responses to violence, the dynamics of social change, and documentary methods. Her books include Psychiatry, Politics and PTSD: Breaking Down (2021), Hard Knocks: Domestic Violence and the Psychology of Storytelling (2010) and Pillar of Salt: Gender, Memory and the Perils of Looking Back (2000).

Janice Haaken will be residing on site at Green College in October, 2022.

Writers in Residence

The role of Writer in Residence at Green College was inaugurated in 1999 by Lyn Cody. Since its inception, the College has hosted several talented writers for a one term stay.

Past Writers in Residence:

Year Writer
2021-2022 Margaret Christakos
2019 Daniel Canty
2018 Alison Wearing
2017 Anne Simpson
2015 Erin Moure
2012 Shyam Selvadurai
2011 Don Hannah
2009 Oana Avasilichioaei
2008 Patricia Robertson
2007 Andrea Spalding
2006 Merilyn Simonds
2005 Gary Geddes
2004-2005 Kevin Kerr
2003 Nalo Hopkinson
2002-2003 Karen Connelly
2001 Wade Compton
2000 Roo Borson
1999-2000 Lynn Coady


The Supreme Court Justice in Residence

The Supreme Court Justice in Residence program was inaugurated in the 2000-2001 academic year. A Justice visits the College for one week, offers talks and participates in College events and activities.


The Liu Institute Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College

The Liu Institute for Global Issues and Green College hosts an influential scholar, activist, artist, leader, or practitioner to locate at the Institute for a 4-month period (from September to December or January to April) and to participate in the intellectual and social life of a graduate residential college with a mandate for interdisciplinary studies. The position aims to facilitate problem-based interdisciplinary research on global issues. For more details on the program, please visit the Liu Institute website.

Invitations to all Green College Invited Residencies are subject to a formal application process. For more information, please contact