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Associate Professor (Sabbatical July 1/13-June 30/14)
Areas of Expertise: Environment and ethics; Climate change; Religion; Atheism; Modern Philosophy
Areas of Expertise: Multiple-person, multiple-objective decisions including game theory; Multiple-criteria analysis; International strategy; Arms control; Environment management; Fair division; Strategic analysis of voting systems; Strategic analysis of negotiation
Biography: Research Interests: Game theory; decision theory; operations research and mathematical modeling; probability theory and theory of statistics; negotiation and negotiation support; environmental management
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Areas of Expertise: Regression and time series analysis of environmental and biological data; Teaching statistics; Use and interpretation of statistical techniques
Biography: Research Interests: Application of statistical methods, especially time series and regression analysis, to environmental data.
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Chemistry; Water treatment; Metal toxicity; Metal speciation; Phosphate analysis; Fluorescence spectroscopy; Chemometrics
Biography: I obtained both my PhD and BSc in Geochemistry from the geology department at McMaster University. My position at Laurier is very rewarding, both in terms of research and teaching. My current NSERC-funded research program involves the environmental…
Areas of Expertise: Identity and well-being over time; Beliefs about personal change; Autobiographical memory; The psychology of subjective time; Future thinking and mental simulation; Goal-pursuit, motivation and resolution-setting; Short-term and long-term motivations for behaviour; Motivation to exercise and to eat better; Motivations for environmentally sustainable behaviour and beliefs about climate change; Interpersonal transgressions and beliefs about morality; Subjective perceptions of stigmatized groups; Body image, sociocultural norms for appearance; Media and sociocultural norms; Subjective perceptions of space and locations
Biography: I am part of Laurierís Social Psychology program. I am fascinated by people and how they behave, think, and understand themselves and their social worlds. Some of my specific research interests include: 1) identity over time: How do people…
(519) 884-0710 ext.3037
Contract Academic Staff
Areas of Expertise: feminist theory; contemporary Paganism; environmental ethics; disability studies; popular culture; women and religion
519 884 0710 ext.3626
Assistant Professor, Journalism/Leadership
Areas of Expertise: Canadian politics Canadian political parties The media's role in public policy Public opinion Environmental politics
Biography: I originally hail from Edmonton, Alberta I became interested in the role of the news media in the political process after working for a political party at the Legislative Assembly. My dissertation argued that changes in the provincial economy, the…
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science; North American Studies Program
Areas of Expertise: Environmental policy and politics (especially Canada and the U.S.); Canadian politics; American politics
Biography: Comparative public policy, environmental policy. Dr. VanNijnatten's current research addresses several aspects of Canadian and American environmental policy, including air quality and climate change policy, transboundary institutions and state-province…
Areas of Expertise: Environmental toxicology; Cell biology; Tissue culture; Development of fish and shellfish cell lines; Histology; Proteomics; Aquatic pathogens
Biography: Taught Histology and Developmental Biology at Acadia University 1988-1989 …
1 604 851 6346
Associate Professor, Biology
Areas of Expertise: Environmental physiology; Fish physiology and metabolism; Sea lamprey biology; Fish gill structure and function; Toxicology of waterborne metals to fishes; Toxicology of sea lamprey pesticide
Biography: Research Program …
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