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Student Research

Todays’ students blur the boundaries between the university and the public. With one foot in academia and one foot in mainstream society, we believe that students offer insights into popular culture that can enliven social science research and invigorate our academic institutions. The outcome of this can be innovative, stylish, and relevant projects that have appeal both inside the academy and also with the public. 

To read more about student projects visit our Dspace site.

Other Student Projects

Conducting a Meta-Ethnography of Discursive Leadership Studies - Chris McIntosh presents findings on how discursive leadership has evolved in the past decade, by reviewing journal articles observing organizational leaders interacting with subordinates through micro-discourse analysis.

The Discourse of Post-Marital Name Changing - Amy Knezevich looks at the traditional North American practice of women changing their surnames after marriage, by conducting a postfeminist critical discourse analysis of women’s magazine articles.

Harvesting Community - Craig Sorochan, a producer and documentary filmmaker, explores the thriving organic farming culture and food culture of British Columbia’s southwest coast. While organic food production and consumption are increasingly mainstream, communication of the value of organic farming has been identified as a key challenge by many organic farmers, and this film bridges the communications gap between organic farmers and consumers.

From homeless to having a life - During the summer months, homeless people in the Kelowna area often look for shacks to shelter in. Lori Turner profiles the work that Inn From The Cold is doing to reach out to people who experience homelessness.