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Ashwani Peetush

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: Legal Theory; Political Philosophy; Theories of Justice; Global Ethics and Pluralism; Human Rights and Diversity; Aboriginal Rights; Educational Rights; Disability; Race; Cultural Rights; Indian Philosophy;

Biography: My research area is in legal and political philosophy, and …

519-884-1970 ext.3874

Tim Elcombe

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of Sport/Physical Culture; Ethics of Sport/Physical Activity; Sport/Physical Culture as a political tool; Use/abuse of Sport Technology (i.e. cheating/ doping); History of Sport and Physical Culture; Coaching & Sport Leadership

Biography: My general area of scholarship focuses on examining sociocultural aspects of sport and human movement. Within this context, the primary emphasis of my research is applying the methods and ideas of pragmatism to philosophical issues related…

519-884-0710 ext.3959

Edmund Pries

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise: Oaths, Oath Refusal; Pledges and Vows: Citizenship, Religious, Military, Loyalty and Allegiance, Environmental; Mennonites: Faith, History and Community; History of Christianity; Religion and War and Peace; Global Conflict and Disarmament; Global Citizenship and Ethics; International Humanitarian Law

Biography: Edmund Pries was born into a refugee family. His parents were born in Ukraine/USSR, Edmund was born in Paraguay, and all six of his younger siblings were born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Being born into a globalized family environment helped him understand…

519-884-1970 ext.4593

Melany Banks

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: Medical Ethics; Professional Ethics; Ethics and Climate Change

Bruce Gillespie

Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism

Areas of Expertise: Literary journalism; Personal journalism; Creative non-fiction; Magazine and feature writing; Journalism ethics

Biography: Bruce Gillespie is an award-winning writer and editor. His work has appeared in a wide range of Canadian media, including Canadian Geographic, This Magazine, the National Post, Quill & Quire, Chatelaine and Saturday Night. …

519-756-8228 ext.5862

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