This summer, Augustana is welcoming a record number of summer research students to work on a range of projects. We’ll meet a few of them every week!
Hope Menary-Dianocky, 4th year BA English from Edmonton, AB
Hope is working with Dr. Brandon Alakas to research William Bonde’s Directory of Conscience, a devotional guide for laypeople written in the 1520s, which engages with Lutheran notions of Christian freedom and devotional practice.
Heather spent 14 years in Vancouver, BC, mainly working in graphic design when her involvement in the local food movement and work in Tanzania broadened her interest in environmental and social justice issues. She began her degree in Fine Art, but decided to complete one in Environmental Studies.
Heather has been working with Drs. Glen Hvenegaard (Environmental Science) and Jeremy Mouat (History) to research and write about the life of Camrose naturalist, Frank Farley. Farley was an avid ornithologist at a time when natural history was becomingly increasingly scientific and rooted in ecology. He also inspired and mentored many young people, including his great-nephew, writer/environmentalist Farley Mowat. After finishing her degree in December, Heather will continue to work on the Farley project.
Simin learned about Dr. Roxanne Harde’s project on American Literature & Culture from the University of Alberta’s website.
You can read about all of the summer research students we’ve met!