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Colleen Loomis

Associate Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Education; Early childhood education and care; Immigration; Multiculturalism; Psychological sense of community, belonging, and attachment, alienation; Research design and methods;

Biography: My research concerns the topic of community and education. Currently I am conducting studies on early childhood care and education in Canada, Madagascar, and Lao People's Democratic Republic, school- and community-based programs for girls in Canada, and…

519-884-0710 ext.Ext. 2858

Geoff Nelson

Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Community psychology and community mental health - prevention and mental health; Promotion programs for children and youth; Community development; Self-help/mutual aid; Housing for people with mental health problems

Biography: Geoffrey Nelson is Professor of Psychology and at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He has served as Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and Chair of the Community Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological…

(519) 884-0710 ext.3314

Ginette Lafrenière

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work; Director Social Innovation Research Group; Director, Manulife Centre for Community Health Research

Areas of Expertise: University/community collaboration; Organizational change and diversity; Co-operatives and the social economy; Domestic violence; Aboriginal issues; Working with survivors of war and torture

Biography: Dr. Lafrenière teaches Master's and Ph.D. level courses in research methods, diversity, community development and social change. She is the founding director of the Social Innovation Research Group (S.I.R.G) which is a research and training incubator…

519-884-1970 ext.5237

Bob Sharpe

Associate Professor - On Sabbatical Jan 1/15-Jan 1/16

Areas of Expertise: Local/community economic development; Urban revitalisation; Cartography and geographic information science; Instructional technologies;

519-884-0710 ext.2684

Kathy Absolon

Associate Professor, Associate Dean: Aboriginal Field of Study

Areas of Expertise: Indigenous knowledges, culture and history; Indigenous community based practice; Indigenous research methodologies; Indigenous history in Canada; Residential schools, child welfare and mental health

Biography: Kathy Absolon is Anishinaabe kwe from Flying Post First Nation and teaches in the Aboriginal Field of Study.  She has a background in Indigenous studies and Aboriginal social work practice.  Kathy teaches holistic healing practices and…

519-884-0710 ext.5229

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

Gordon McNickle

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Evolutionary Game Theory; Plant Ecology; Foraging Ecology; Community ecology

Biography: I am an ecologist who uses evolutionary game theory to understand plant-plant interactions and community structure. I tend to view most ecological interactions as a foraging game. …

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