Media:

  • Craig Norris (Host). (2018, August 27.) The Morning Edition. Kitchener: CBC.

  • Ferrier, M. (2018, August 27). “Memorial tattoos part of grief process, says Waterloo prof.” CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/memorial-tattoo-cadell-wilfrid-laurier-1.4800108

  • Mike Farwell (Host). (2018, August 30.) The Mike Farwell Show. Kitchener: 570 News.

  • Czurylowicz, Marta. (2018, October 1). “Memorial tattoos help cope with grief.” CTV News Kitchener.

  • Kitchener: CTV. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1503707

Research Grants:


  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant

  • University of Waterloo/SSHRC Seed Grant

Conference Presentations:

Poster Presentations:


  • Cadell, S. & Reid Lambert, M. (October 2017). Memorial Tattoos: Inking the Continuing Bond. Keynote presentaton at the Bereavaement Ontario Network Conference, Orillia, ON.

  • Cadell, S. & Reid Lambert, M. (July 2017). Memorial Tattoos. International Conference on Grief and Bereavement, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Davidson, D. & Cadell, S. (May 2017) Tattoos as memorialization: Making grief visible through cross-collaboration and interdisciplinary research. Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Toronto, ON.


  • Cadell, S. Reid Lambert, Davidson, D., Macdonald, M.E., O’Gorman, M. & Baljko, M. (April 2018). Memorial Tattoos: Inking the Bond. The International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement, London, ON.

  • Cadell, S. Reid Lambert, M. Gutierrez, O., Davidson, D., Macdonald, M.E., O’Gorman, M. & Baljko, M. (April 2018). Would you wear your loved one on your skin? Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation Interdisciplinary conference, Hull, UK.

  • Cadell, S. & Reid Lambert, M. (March 2018). Memorial Tattoos: Implications for Social Work. Poster presented at the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care (SWHPN) General Assembly/Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

  • Cadell, S. & Reid Lambert, M. (September 2017). Memorial Tattoos: Inking the Continuing Bond . Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

  • Cadell, S. & Reid Lambert, M. (May 2017). Memorial Cancer Tattoos. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference, Vancouver, BC.