Susan Cadell (Principal Investigator)

Susan Cadell is a professor of social work at the University of Waterloo. She studies all aspects of death, dying, and grief, including grief after an assisted death.

Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid is a Master’s level trained social worker. She is a practicing clinician in private practice at Calming Tree Counselling where she supports clients through life challenges, grief and trauma.

Mary Ellen Macdonald

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Mary Ellen Macdonald is an anthropologist at McGill University. She studies vulnerable populations, oral health, and palliative care.

Deborah Davidson

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Deborah Davidson is an Associate Professor of Sociology at York University. She is the editor of the book The Tattoo Project: Creating a Digital Archive for Commemorative Tattoos. As co-investigator on this project, she serves as a liaison to participants in The Tattoo Project, which includes academics, tattoo artists and tattooed people. One of the original aims of The Tattoo Project is to build an interactive digital archive of commemorative tattoos. This project will advance that work and contribute to the archive by increasing the number of memorial tattoos. A qualitative sociologist, Davidson has contributed to the scholarly literature on both qualitative methods and grief and bereavement. She has been involved with Bereaved Families of Ontario as a peer facilitator, consultant, and on the Executive Boards of Halton-Peel and Ontario. This project will allow Davidson to advance toward the development of an interactive, online archive of commemorative tattoos.

Jin Sol Kim

Jin Sol Kim is a fourth year PhD candidate in English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. Her research areas include new/digital media and related fields such as online communities and platform studies, as well as visual culture, decolonization theory, and gender and sexuality. More specifically, Jin Sol’s research focuses on the ways in which digital media shapes and negotiates identity politics.