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WATERLOO – Ontario students head back to school on Sept. 8.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to back-to-school:

Technology in the Classroom

  • Julie Mueller, associate professor in Laurier’s Faculty of Education, is an expert on developmental psychology, elementary education, technology in the classroom, teacher education and mobile technology in education. Contact information: 519-572-0092 or jmueller@wlu.ca.
  • Eileen Wood, professor in Laurier’s Department of Psychology, is an expert on developmental psychology, cognitive development, technology in the classroom and sex education. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x3738 or ewood@wlu.ca.

Economics of Education

  • Christine Neill, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Economics, is an expert on the economics of education and Canadian higher education policy. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2469 or cneill@wlu.ca.
  • David Johnson, professor in Laurier’s Department of Economics, is an expert on the economics of education, school testing and quality, and access to postsecondary education. Contact information: djohnson@wlu.ca.

Special Education

  • Steve Sider, assistant professor in Laurier’s Faculty of Education, is an expert on special education, inclusive schools, educational leadership and international education. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2832 or ssider@wlu.ca.

Gamification in Schools

  • Scott Nicholson, professor in Laurier’s Game Design and Development program and director of the Brantford Games Network and the BGNlab, is an expert on gamification and game-based learning. He also works in game creation, game jams and Escape Rooms in schools. Contact information: scott.nicholson@wlu.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca

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