Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Department of Contemporary Studies

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Faculty/Staff

Participating Faculty
  • Kim Anderson, PhD (Guelph), Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies
  • Joanne Benham Rennick, PhD (Waterloo), Assistant Professor of Contemporary Studies
  • James Cairns, PhD (York), Assistant Professor of Contemporary Studies
  • Lea Caragata, PhD (Toronto), Professor of Social Work
  • Kathryn Carter, PhD (Alberta), Associate Professor of Contemporary Studies
  • Lesley Cooper, PhD (Queensland), Professor of Social Work; Acting Principal/Vice-President, Brantford Campus
  • Peter Farrugia, DPhil (Oxford), Associate Professor of History and Contemporary Studies
  • Sue Ferguson, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Journalism
  • Sybil Geldart, PhD (McMaster), Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Rebecca Godderis, PhD (Calgary), Assistant Professor of Health Studies and Contemporary Studies
  • Robert Kristofferson, PhD (York), Associate Professor of History and Contemporary Studies
  • Ginette Lafreniere, PhD (McGill), Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Janet McLaughlin, PhD (Toronto), Assistant Professor of Health Studies
  • Brenda Murphy, PhD (Guelph), Associate Professor of Contemporary Studies
  • Andrew Robinson, PhD (Western), Associate Professor of Human Rights and Human Diversity
  • Ellen Russell, PhD (Massachusetts), Assistant Professor of Journalism
  • Kenneth Werbin, PhD (Concordia), Assistant Professor of Contemporary Studies
Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
SJ601 Theories of Social Justice and Community Engagement 0.5
SJ602 Data Analysis in Social Justice Research 0.5
SJ603 Engaged Scholarship and Community Capacity Development 0.5
SJ621 Social Justice Community Placement 1.0
SJ630 Social Justice Directed Reading Course 0.5
SJ631 Special Topics in Social and Environmental Justice 0.5
SJ690 Social Justice Research and Professionalization Forum 0.5
SJ695 Major Research Project 1.0