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Graduate Research Assistant

University of Guelph

Sophie is a second year Master's student in the Public Issues Anthropology program at the University of Guelph. Her research examined community experiences of health and industrial development in Nunavut. Specifically, her fieldwork involved the development of qualitative community-based indicators of wellbeing in Baker Lake, Nunavut in the context of mining. Sophie has joined the ICASP project with focus on community health, art and musical improvisation.

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.