Marie Andree Boivin
Marie-Andrée Boivin is an oral deaf who also uses sign language. In 1987, she was the first child to receive a cochlear implant in Canada. She was 8 years-old. She studied mainly arts, literature and communication, starting with visual arts in cegep and then photography. In college, a bachelor in drama, majoring in stage design, a certificate in feminist studies, and a master degree in communication, majoring in new media, completed her academic career. She has made several online videos on deafness: MUR/MUR(é.E) 1-2-3, Bon appétit, Corps tronqué. In 2015, with Vicky Blouin, she is shooting a documentary on deaf women who were schooled by the Sisters of Providence, in the first and only school for deaf girls in Quebec from 1851 to 1973. She is working to further the cause of deaf people regarding quite a few access issues, and she works with different organisations. Marie-Andrée is also a lecturer with the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal’s Communication and Deafness Program.