STEM Artistic Contributors

Misheck Manasa Matambanadzo

Contribution to Diversity Stem: 

Illustrator: Underground! My Mining Adventure 

Misheck Manasa Matambanadzo is a fine arts professional, critic and consultant.

Misheck studied art at Harare Polytechnic obtaining a diploma in fine arts. He has taught art in several schools, including the Peter Birch School of Art, and was also an art instructor and project administrator at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Moreover, he served as an art lecturer and curriculum consultant at Harare Polytechnic.

Mischeck has participated in several art projects, workshops and exhibitions. This includes the prestigious Zimbabwe Biennial, the Harare International Festival of Arts, the Umoja Art Camp, the Maputo and World Press Photo Workshops. He has been selected as a critic and consultant on a number of panels, including the Batapata International Art workshop, the Young Masters and Street Ahead Exhibitions, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and the Hexco Curriculum and Examine, Harare Polytechnic. Mischeck has also served as a freelance illustrator for several publishing institutions. These include Vision Publications (Botswana), Babra Rundels (Brussels, Belgium) and the Zimbabwe Publishing House.

Currently, Misheck is a full-time practising fine arts professional, a mural artist, a commercial illustrator and creative consultant (Manasa-arts Projects Inc)

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Lisa LaFramboise, PhD

Contribution to Diversity Stem: 

Copy Editor: Underground! My Mining Adventure and Diversity STEM

As a freelance editor, Lisa is flexible, reliable, and sensitive to the needs of clients and their readers. She has experience working on a wide variety of creative and nonfiction writing, ranging from fiction to academic papers, textbooks, technical reports, and business materials. Lisa has a PhD in Canadian Literature and several years’ experience as a writing instructor. She finds nothing more enjoyable than working with a writer to create clear and powerful prose

Primary contact: 705 690-8581


Sherri Lavigne

Contribution to Diversity Stem: 

Book design: Underground! My Mining Adventure and Diversity STEM

Sherri Lavigne has been a graphic designer and artist for more than 25 years. She has experience on many types of projects: Magazines, catalogues, marketing campaigns, novels (from designing covers to laying out publication), as well as many years of editing stories for a variety of publications. Sherri sets very high standards for herself and is dedicated to doing her best work each time. If you are considering, or are in the middle of a project, Sherri brings her collaborative spirit to the table and will help her clients achieve their goal.

Primary Contact: 705-929-2538

Sylvia Kempson

Contribution to Diversity Stem: 

Illustrator: Page 18, Mine Drawing Sketch


Sylvia Kempson was born in South Africa. She specialized as an art teacher at the Johannesburg College of Education. Her personal growth as an artist was put on hold for twenty-five years due to her work commitment as a teacher. Sylvia moved to Sudbury, Ontario, in 2012. She now paints full time. Although she has always had an innate creative ability, her work has developed exponentially over the last five years. Her forte lies in portraiture in oil. She incorporates a whimsical spin to her portraits by adding headwear, jewelry and hairstyle, thereby transforming the characters she is depicting.

To see more of her work visit her Facebook Page: Sylvia Kempson's Artwork  

Don Richer

Contribution to Diversity Stem: 

Photographer: Underground! My Mining Adventure and Diversity STEM 

To see more of Don's work visit:

Don Richer Photography
3846 Hwy 69N, Val Caron, ON

Voted Sudbury's Favorite
Photographer in 2015 and 2016



James Hodgins

Contribution to Diversity Stem: 

Photographer: Backgrounds for photos in Underground! My Mining Adventure and Diversity STEM

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