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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
April 23, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Joanne Benham Rennick

Assistant Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5523

Office Location: RCW 313

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I am interested in organizational culture and the ways that institutionalized values and norms affect the collective behaviours and assumptions of members. I am particularly intrigued by how these assumptions influence Canada's global relationships.

For example, my book Religion in the Ranks (University of Toronto Press 2011) examines the Canadian military and its efforts to integrate and accommodate religious and cultural diversity within the rank and file and in its operational activities.

Other publications look at the link between institutional values and international relations in international development, immigration policy, citizenship issues, and most recently, in a co-edited volume on higher education (University of Toronto Press 2013). Currently I'm collaborating on a project comparing international service learning programming at Australian and Canadian universities. 

Additional Information

Research Areas:

  • Organizational culture and leadership (military forces, higher education, international development)
  • Canada's relations with the world
  • Globalization, internationalization, diversity and recognition

A list of publications can be found on the publications page.