Two PhD candidates affiliated with the Creative Practices Centre presented posters at the national Canadian Cancer Research Conference (Ottawa, November 2019).

Christine Novy presented findings from the National Picture Project. Her poster explored the relationship between Indigenous cancer experiences, visual arts, and storytelling. An article about these findings has been published in the journal Storytelling, Self and Society.

Marie-Christine Ranger presented a poster on our pilot study of arts workshops for women who had experienced cancer. Specifically, Marie-Christine’s analysis showed: there was a “silent understanding” of cancer among the group members; and art fostered feelings of joy and vitality. As such, the creative activities associated with the workshops were a form of meaningful occupation.

For more information about either of these projects, or to receive a copy of our storytelling article, please email Roanne Thomas.