Twenty-three students enrolled in our three year degree capstone, IDST 400B, celebrated the completion of their year-long research projects with faculty, friends, and family at “Sites of Memory”, the twelfth annual student conference for interdisciplinary studies held on Friday, April 17. With concentrations in History, Psychology, English and General Studies, their presentations integrated two or more disciplinary perspectives, examining the intersections between memory, identity and society. Students researched and presented on such diverse topics as eidetic memory; grief in pets; the role of hockey in the formation of Canadian identity; the impact of trauma – both personal and national – on memory and identity; the repercussions of false memories on eyewitness statements; and family history, to name just a few.

Indigenous Studies Conference
Indigenous Studies Conference