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MAIIC student Sandra Ollsin explores communication perspectives of funeral celebrants through public ethnography

Funeral celebrants perform as Masters of Ceremony for spiritual but non-religious or mixed-faith end-of-life rituals. Using video, photography, text, and music combined in an interactive Prezi presentation, Sandra Ollsin explores the communicative work of female funeral celebrants in British Columbia. After exploring the presentation, viewers are invited to dialogue with other viewers through the website.

Her public ethnography project is accessible in an engaging online multi-media Prezi site. See Sandra’s project on the Public Ethnography as Innovative Learning website, and follow on Twitter to see new projects as they’re posted: @EMACnetwork.