Life Stories

Life Stories Conversations - 4 Films

Preparing for the Life Stories 2020 exhibition, Professor Erin Campbell sat down with seven artists, curators and scholars from the University of Victoria to explore Life Stories and experiences over the life course. Here are just a few of their stories:

Childhood: Nature, Ecologies, and Life Stages

Coming of Age: Technology, Puberty, and Gender

“A Good Old Age”: Diversity, Sexuality, and Memory

We are All Connected: Family, Generations, Ancestors

Scholars Featured (alphabetically):

  • Maureen Bradley, MFA (Film Studies, Dept. of Writing)
  • Erin Campbell, PhD (Art History & Visual Studies)
  • Neena Chappell, PhD, FRSC, CM (Centre on Aging)
  • Aaron Devor, PhD (Chair in Transgender Studies)
  • Ulrich Mueller, PhD (Dept. of Psychology)
  • Leah Tidey, PhD (Applied Theatre)
  • Lorilee Wastasecoot, BA (Legacy Art Gallery)
  • Victoria Wyatt, PhD (Art History & Visual Studies)


  • Directed by Erin Campbell, PhD
  • Assistant Director: Holly Cecil, MA
  • Camera, Editing: Holly Cecil
  • Sound Technician: Siena Cecil
  • Additional Editing: Erin Campbell and Jaiya Anka
  • Music: Kai Engel, “Changing Reality,” from the album Better Way (2016). (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Additional Footage:

  • “You’re Doing What? At Your Age?” Directed by Leah Tidey, 2019.
  • “Sooke Nature Kindergarten ‘Glimpse’” by Graham Giles, 2013. With thanks to staff and students of the 2013 Sooke Nature Kindergarten at Sangster Elementary School, especially Lisa Lockerbie and Erin Van Stone, as well as Frances Krusekopf, Enid Elliot and Graham Giles.

  • University of Victoria