Big ideas on display

April 26, 2019 | Campus Life

That’s a wrap on Student Research Day 2019. In a single day, over 200 students shared their presentations, performances and poster and project displays, and received feedback and answered questions about their work and ideas.

In case you missed it, we captured a few images from the day’s events.

Students gave poster presentations in the Robbins Health Learning Centre.
Bachelor of Arts student Shy Fudger crafted a zine (“The Trouble With the Binary”) in homage to ideas expressed in Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble about the gender binary.
A visual display of Nicole Pawlick and Louise McDonald’s research, which explores how Child and Youth Care students have benefited, in regards to their mental health, from being in the program.
In her poster presentation, psychology honours student Jessica Tingley explained her study on how earworms (songs that get stuck in your head) may be influenced by stress or anxiety.
Bachelor of Design student Taylor Yuill “used illustrative elements showing the transition between day and night” in a design for “The Mean” album by the band Nature Of.
English honours student MacKenzie Smyth read her honours thesis, “Rootbound,” a short story that “explores experiences of rural life, everyday unhappiness, aging and estrangement in all its forms.”
Students examine Bachelor of Arts student Isha Leibel’s “Gender Studies Intersectional Quilt.” A patch on the quilt reads, “Much like that of embroidery, feminism’s power is rooted in its ability to bring warmth, transformation and unity to the world.”
In an experimental project, design students took a classic horror short story and transformed it into a two-page layout of design and typography. As a group, the class created “Hysteria/Delirium: Anthology of Horror,” printed in Winter 2019.
Bachelor of Science student Steffen Shaigec presented his study on “Locating Buried Ruins in the British Isles,” which is inspired by the appearance of crop markings in the British Isles during one of the area’s hottest summers.
Bachelor of Science student Kaitlyn Dryden’s “Women Who Feed the World” project shows the hardships, oppression, and injustices that women working in agriculture face around the world.


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