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Olivia Manning, PhD student in Rehabilitation Science.

Topic: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of A Community-based Water Exercise Transition Program for Individuals with Chronic Stroke. Overview: Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in Canada. By designing a step-down exercise program to bridge the gap between formal rehabilitation and community exercise, I hope to demonstrate a feasible and acceptable option to manage and support […]

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Stephanie Nijhuis, MA student in Religious Studies.

Topic: How perceptions of Greco-Roman cults affected the development and use of music in Early Christianity Overview: Throughout my research, I hope to show a lineage of how trance and altered states of consciousness (ASCs) induced through music function within the religious experience of Dionysian rituals and how it leads to how early Christians either accepted or […]

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Jhordan Layne, PhD in English Language & Literature, supervised by Dr Chris Bongie

Topic: Celestial Bodies and Spiritual Possessions Overview: Jhordan’s thesis explores the representation of religion and superstition in the work of two Jamaican novelists Kei Miller and Marlon James. Through that exploration he also uncovers new perspectives on the colonial and postcolonial histories of Jamaica that continue to shape ideas of race, gender, and violence throughout the  Caribbean Diaspora. In his […]

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Safa Moussoud, PhD in English Language & Literature, supervised by Dr Petra Fachinger

Topic: The cultural production of Muslim youth of the 1.5 and second generation Overview: My research is interested in the identity construction of Muslim youth who grew up in the shadow of 9/11 and more importantly the global war on terror. I examine art by and about Muslim youth to analyze how the ongoing social and political […]

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Suyin, Jhordan, Safa, Aprajita

Topic: Scholars of Colour in Watson Hall Overview: Join CJ the DJ for a conversation with Scholars of Colour at Watson Hall. Safa Moussoud, Jhordan Layne, Suyin Olguin (PhD English), & recent graduate Dr. Aprajita Sarcar (PhD History will be discussing their academic research and their experiences of being graduate students of colour at Queen’s. Web page […]

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Liv Rondeau, Masters in Education supervised by Dr Lindsay Morcom

Topic: Language Revitalization. Overview: Language revitalization research recognizes and honours the rights of all Indigenous people to have their needs fulfilled physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Through this research, I can contribute to language revitalization efforts as well as aiding Indigenous children in developing a strong Indigenous identity that executes pride and power as an urban Indigenous […]

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Martina Jakubchik-Paloheimo, PhD in Human Geography supervised by Dr Heather Castleden

Topic: Land reconciliation, a new critical geography of peace in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Empowering Shuar resilience and resurgence through two-eyed learning. Overview: This research will work in collaboration with the Shuar community in Ecuador, specifically with the community of Chiriap, Shuar family lineage who are seeking to conserve and preserve both their ancestral knowledge and land against […]

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Rachel Kuzmich, PhD in Geography & Planning supervised by Dr Paul Treitz

Topic: Examining bird habitat structure across space and over time using remote sensing data. Overview: My research will contribute to an enhanced understanding of habitat occupancy by using airborne laser scanning to describe and quantify relevant habitat structure. It will also make a methodological contribution to the emerging field of ecoacoustics by developing and testing a method […]

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