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What will they do next?

Posted by SOSA web team on August 2, 2016 in News, Alumni & Friends

Recent SOSA Honours alumni are embarking on exciting new programs of study and research projects this year:

Bridget Livingstone (Sociology, 2016) is working with Mary McNally, a Dalhousie professor in dentistry and bioethics, on a project investigating the ethical and legal implications of screening older adults for frailty, which focused on issues of autonomy, informed choice, and decision-making. She has been doing other research for Prof. McNally examining inequality in Indigenous healthcare access in Canada. Bridget is also working for SOSA's Dr. Fiona Martin on her project looking at pregnant women’s access to and experiences of methadone maintenance in Nova Scotia.

Courtney Oattes (Sociology, 2015) will be starting an MA in Public Administration with a specialization in Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa in the fall.

Kirstie Smith (Sociology, 2015) will be starting an MA in Sociology at Dalhousie in the fall, working with Dr. Howard Ramos. She is currently working as research assistant for Dr. Ramos and Dr. Martha Radice on their project looking at perceptions of neighbourhood change in Halifax.

Cara Stringer (Social Anthropology, 2016) will be starting the two-year Master's of Social Work foundation program at Carleton University's School of Social Work in the fall.

Beatrice Waterfield (Sociology, 2016) is working as a research assistant for Dr. Brenda Beagan, a sociologist in Dalhousie's School of Occupational Therapy, on a project looking at marginalization and belonging in the professions of academia, law and social work. Her job is to code interview transcripts with participants who are marginalized through race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability or indigeneity.