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Keiko Ivinson, 2017 ARIA Recipient

Over the course of summer 2017, I was pleased to have the opportunity to work with Professor Dietlind Stolle and Professor Elisabeth Gidengil in the comparative politics department on many interesting research endeavors. Unlike most of the ARIA recipients, my work was not focused on one single project. I researched a variety of topics ranging from populism to religious radicalization to policy feedback. 

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Catherine LaRiviere, 2017 ARIA Recipient

My research project for the summer was a systematic survey of the work of Marian Dale Scott, a Montreal artist active from the 1920’s to her death in the 1990’s. My supervisor was Gwendolyn Owens, director of the McGill Visual Arts Collection, but she was initially my professor for the course ARTH420: “Museums: A Curatorial Perspective,” and it was during her class one day that she introduced us to the work of Dale Scott. I was immediately intrigued.

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Symposium highlights undergraduate research on social equity

On Sept. 27, the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE), in partnership with the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards (ARIA) and the Science Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA), hosted a symposium for the first-ever Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards (SEURA). The initiative was launched last year with the goal of bridging McGill’s research with the diverse work on equity in the community and resulted with five students receiving funding for projects that focus on equity, social justice and diversity. At the Symposium, award-winners had the opportunity to share some of the research.

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Science meets art -- on a wall in Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry

Catherine LaRivière is the Rosalind Goodman Arts Research Intern who has been putting together a history of the mural. “Marian Dale Scott was interested in themes outside the norm of the time. When her colleagues were doing landscapes she was doing work on a much larger canvas, more like what was being done in Europe and elsewhere,” says LaRivière. “She was distinctly modern in her approach.”

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ARIA creates compelling duets… between Arts undergrads and researchers

When Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi established the Arts Undergraduate Research Awards (ARIA) in 2010, his goal was to enhance the undergraduate experience for his Faculty’s students. Now in its third year, and having funded some 85 opportunities for undergrads to work closely with professors, it is safe to say that ARIA has achieved that goal.

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