Student Assistant Projects

Whether they're working with the Archive as undergrads or as part of their graduate studies, we are grateful to programs such as MUCEP and SWASP, and to funding from the HSS Dean's Office, for providing us with the opportunity to host and encourage these incredibly talented individuals.

Below are some of the projects that have been born from these student assistantships:

"Closer" - A video created by PhD candidate Ehsan Mohammadi

With a background as a journalist/videographer, Ehsan used his SWASP placement during the spring 2020 semester to document the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on student life at Memorial University's St. John's campus. Very special thanks to fellow students Karin Murray-Bergquist (narrator), Yanet Campbell (musician), and to Ehsan's friend Amin Mohammadi who edited the video. We hope you enjoy! View the video on YouTube.


"Ghost Ships of Newfoundland and Labrador" - A map created by PhD candidate Karin Murray-Berquist

With an interest in maritime folklore and folklore of the sea, Karin was inspired to create this map during her Graduate Assistantship at MUNFLA. The information contained on the map was compiled from the archive's collection of Folklore Survey cards. View the interactive map on MapHub.