Research Expertise: Dr. Tatsuno’s experimental research is aimed at understanding how REM and non-REM sleep contribute to memory consolidation. By recording multi-neuronal activity with hippocampal dependent and independent tasks, his laboratory investigates whether different types of memory benefit differently from REM and non-REM sleep or whether REM and non-REM sleep act serially and play complementary roles. His group also investigates decoding of neuronal activity during REM sleep, which will lead to decoding of dream content. Dr. Tatsuno’s computational research focuses on further development of information geometric method for multi-neuronal spike patterns. This approach, for example applied to spike data before and after the task, will provide further insights into changes in the connection weights due to memory reactivation and learning. In addition, to investigate how reactivation improves performance, he constructs computational models of cortical and subcortical regions.
Research Expertise: Teaching online - creating cohesiveness and rich debate; Trauma - family violence, medical, accidents, self-harm; Ethics and professional practice; Consent and record keeping; and Treatment of mental health: focusing on emotional regulation, attachement, transactional analysis, somatic work, creative arts, groups and supervision
Research Expertise: Comparative education; Social, political, and economic factors shaping schooling; and Mulit-culturalism and education.
Research Expertise: Genomics, Nucleic Acids, Bioinformatics, Dementia, Cancer Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics, Aging, Cancer, and Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Research Expertise: Nursing theory and philosophy, Quality of life measurement in chronic illness, Transitions in care in seniors health, Simulation theory in health education, Implementation of learning management systems in higher education
Research Expertise: Dr. Zhang's current research involves the application of AI, data mining, and deep learning techniques to multimedia data, such as music, image, etc. He is also working on visibility problems in computational geometry.
Research Expertise: Plant biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, plant cell and tissue culture.
Research Expertise: Spatial and temporal analysis of intra-provincial regional inequality: economic transformation, industrial restructuring, and spatial agglomeration.
Research Expertise: Internet Gambling, Problem Gambling, Addiction, Theories Of Deviance, and Youth Culture.
Research Expertise: Shelly Wismath is a Professor of mathematics, whose research is in the area of Universal or General Algebra, including semigroup theory and identities. Her recent research interests also include the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly the teaching of critical thinking and problem solving skills, liberal education, and math/science to non-math, non-science students.
Research Expertise: Mechanistic toxicology Molecular mechanisms of adaptation to environmental stressors Molecular mechanisms of long-term effects of early life-stage exposure to chemical stressors Development of molecular biomarkers of contaminant exposure Comparitive animal physiology
Research Expertise: Political economy, Indigeneity, Fair Trade, NGOs and Development, Indigenous Social Movements, Race, Ethnicity and Identity, Ethno-nationalism, Gender and Development, Geographic Areas: Ecuador, Colombia, Amazon, Andes, Spain.
Research Expertise: Gambling (socioeconomic impacts; Internet gambling; problem gambling; proportion of revenue from problem gamblers, prevention; etiology and epidemiology; assessment; population prevalence/assessment; indigenous gambling, Statistical Analysis; Addictions (treatment, assessment, causes); Psychopathology (treatment, assessment, causes)
Research Expertise: Colonial to Modern US history, US and European Women’s History, Native American women’s history, Feminist and Gender Studies, Oral history, Historical methodologies using visual culture (documentary photography and film).
Research Expertise: RNA, Protein, Ribonucleoprotein, Rapid kinetics, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Crosslinking, Primer extension analysis, Immuno blotting, Chromatography, Ultracentrifugation, Electrophoresis, Molecular cloning, Mutagenesis; and yeast genetics.
Research Expertise: Physical biochemistry, Rapid kinetics, Protein biosynthesis, Antibiotics, Ribosome function, Bioinformatics, Cryo-electron microscopy, Molecular modeling, RNA, Fluorescence spectroscopy, In vitro translation.
Research Expertise: Computational chemistry, Molecular modeling, ab initio methods, Density functional theory, Electronic structure, One-electron properties, Reaction mechanisms, Weak interactions, Hydrogen-bond strengths, and Stacking interactions.
Research Expertise: Conformal field theory and its applications to string theory, Phase-space quantum mechanics, Physical applications of Lie algebras and groups, and Mathematical physics.
Research Expertise: Strongly Correlated Electron Systems Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Theoretical Physics Nonlinear Physics
Research Expertise: Dr. von Heyking will only consider supervisory inquiries from students interested in the Master of Arts in Political Science. Political theory (ancient, medieval, modern, contemporary), Politics and literature, Ideologies, American politics, Religion and politics, Canadian politics, Just war, Civil religion, and politics of friendship.
Research Expertise: History of Canadian schooling; Children's historical thinking; and Faith-based schooling.
Research Expertise: Implicit memory, concept formation, computer algorithms and numerical analysis.
Research Expertise: Mental health and healing, Decolonization & reconciliation, Qualitative methodologies: narrative inquiry, arts-based methodologies, community-engaged research, Indigenous methodologies & storytelling, Criminal & restorative justice, Violence prevention, Moral & cultural discourses, Adolescent and adult populations, Program evaluation.
Research Expertise: Animal Behavior and Cognition. Primate Neuroanatomy. Human Evolution. Evolutionary Psychology. Sexuality and Gender.
Research Expertise: Quebec Literature; Monsters and the "monstrous" in Francophone literatures; Deconstruction; Intertextuality; Silence as an aesthetic and subversive literary device; The Scapegoat; Literary institution; Rebellion; Witnessing.
Research Expertise: Teresa of Avila, Teresa of Cartagena, and Women’s writing.
Research Expertise: Econometrics, Applied Econometrics; Nonparametric and Semiparametric Modelling; Stochastic Frontier Analysis; Banking and Finance.
Research Expertise: Urban social structure Demographic change and cities Neighbourhood change and typologies Residential segregation Geography of well being Geography of ageing, the Third Age Rural community Disasters and social resilience in rural communities Disasters and mental health
Research Expertise: RNA synthetic biology for energy production and Protein translation regulation in oncogenesis.
Research Expertise: Dr. Aaron Taylor is an Associate Professor of Cinema and a Tier II Board of Governors Research Chair. His work centers on screen acting, cognitive film theory, and the transmedia relations between film and comics. He is the editor of two anthologies on performance and characterization, and the author of over two dozen articles and book chapters. His ongoing research on acting and embodied cognition is enabled by interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the Psychology and Drama Departments, as well as substantial internal and SSHRC funding. Presently, he is the Associate Editor of Projections: The Journal of Movies and Mind, and a Fellow of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image. He served in various capacities on the Film Studies Association of Canada’s Executive Committee from 2008-2014, and held a Teaching Fellowship at the University of Lethbridge from 2017-19.
Research Expertise: My core research program is aimed at understanding the neural computational mechanisms of perception and attention. These are the processes by which the brain selects important information in the perceptual environment, routes that information to decision making and planning systems in frontal cortex, and then selects the appropriate actions to take. My research group is also intensively engaged in translational and applied cognitive neuroscience. We study the mechanisms of auditory perception in the human brain and translate our discoveries into applied software for artificial intelligence and robotics. In particular we work on computational auditory scene analysis and machine hearing, and we develop software for the humanoid robot iCub (www.icub.org).
Research Expertise: • Applied linguistics: minority language promotion and revitalization through education and media; • Sociolinguistics: language policy & planning; endangered languages; contact linguistics, socio-pragmatics, the sociolinguistics of translation; • Official bilingualism in Cameroon and Canada; • Cameroon English; • The Ngemba language.
Research Expertise: Memory, Learning, Amnesia, Hippocampus, Adult neurogenesis, Cognitive neuroscience, Cerebral cortex, Recovery of function, Electrophysiology, Aging, Prenatal alcohol effects, FASD, Stroke, and Episodic memory.
Research Expertise: Evolution and ethics, The just distribution of healthcare resources, and Euthanasia.
Research Expertise: Legal philosophy and argumentation theory.
Research Expertise: Healthcare, management, organizational design, organizational culture, organizational climate, human resource management, architecture
Research Expertise: New media design; Educational value in the Art of Creation; Focused practicusm; and 3D printing: implications for education.
Research Expertise: While my research is focused on the development of a lab-based FIR interferometry testbed, it contributes to many aspects of the FIR roadmap including the exploitation of current results and facilities, and collaboration with future experiments, facilities, and observatories. My research program is in partnership with the University of Lethbridge (UL) Astronomical Instrumentation Group (AIG). Led by David Naylor, the AIG provides a world-class environment with equipment in excess of $5M and an international reputation built over the last 30 years. The FIR interferometry focus opens a new research avenue for the AIG, and represents significant UL investment to build on international recognition within one of the key pillars in its strategic plan. My research provides a ground floor opportunity to become a key partner in future-generation space-based FIR astronomy, and excellent highly qualified personnel (HQP) training opportunities. This work is unique within Canada, and the world, complements the existing research network both locally and internationally, and will fortify existing and anticipated international collaborations into the future. My research will provide HQP training to many students through a combination of hands-on instrumentation, technology, technique, and data processing developments with the broad perspective of participation in international collaborations.
Research Expertise: Primary care reform (improving access, continuity and team-based care) Primary health care (in all settings) Dementia care in continuing care and primary care Moral distress in dementia care Dementia care in rural settings
Research Expertise: 17th-Century French Studies, 17th Century French literature, theatre, and history, 17th Century masculinity and monarchy, Early modern gender and identity.
Research Expertise: Dr. Devon Smither's PhD dissertation, Bodies of Anxiety: The Female Nude in Canadian Art, 1913-1945, critically examined the status of the nude genre in Canada, its history of controversy and censorship as it connected to gender, modernity, and Canadian art historiography. She is currently completing a manuscript based on this research.
Research Expertise: Ethical assesment design and use; Development of writing ability; and Writing assesment
Research Expertise: Dr. Siaroff will only consider supervisory inquiries from students interested in the Master of Arts in Political Science. Comparative Politics, particularly European politics, European integration, political development and democratization, comparative party systems and political parties, and comparative and international political economy.
Research Expertise: Statistics
Research Expertise: Rural life-career development and counselling; Counsellor mobility in Canada; and Counsellor development, training, and supervision.
Research Expertise: society in wartime citizenship gender anti-war movements
Research Expertise: Biomechanics, Repetitive Stress Injuries, Ergonomics/anthropometry, 3D motion analysis, Biomechanical Modeling, Sports and music performance analyses, Equipment design, Evaluation and optimization, The prediction and prevention of falls among the elderly.
Research Expertise: Geodynamics, Geodynamo, Wobble, Nutation, Elliptical Instability, Planetary Magnetic Field, Fluid Core, Earth Rotation.
Research Expertise: Preceptorship, Health practices in the rural setting
Research Expertise: Dr. Shelley Scott teaches Theatre History, Canadian Theatre, Dramatic Literature, and Theatre Theory. Shelley is a member in the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and served as President from 2008-2012. Shelley’s major area of research interest is Canadian women playwrights. She has published on playwrights such as Joan MacLeod, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Linda Griffiths in Modern Drama, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Research in Canada, Resources for Feminist Research, alt.theatre: Cultural Diversity and the Stage, and the British Journal of Canadian Studies. Shelley has also contributed essays to a number of books and has published two books as the sole author The Violent Woman as a New Theatrical Character Type: Cases from Canadian Drama, and Nightwood Theatre: A Woman's Work is Always Done. With Reid Gilbert, she guest-edited an issue of Canadian Theatre Review (Spring 2014) on the topic of Burlesque.
Research Expertise: Plant Developmental Genetics, Molecular Biology, Arabidopsis, control of auxin transport and response.
Research Expertise: Psychological assessment and diagnosis; Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD); Behavioural addiction; Problematic video game play; Mental health; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM); Developmental disorders; Prevention; Clinical practice.
Research Expertise: While his primary teaching area is the history of art music, Dr. Sanden has also taught several courses on theory and performance topics, and on the history and analysis of popular music. This diversity in the classroom is reflective of Dr. Sanden's scholarship, which draws from several disciplines and musical traditions. A foundational basis in the practices of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and particularly in issues of contemporary performance, has led to a research approach that incorporates aspects of traditional Western musicology, popular music studies, performance studies, and media theory, among other disciplines. Much of his work examines the concept of live music, and the various ways that concept has been reconfigured by recent employments of electronic technologies in several musical practices. This research has been presented in a book titled Liveness in Modern Music: Musicians, Technology, and the Perception of Performance (Routledge, 2013), and most recently in a chapter on liveness in The Cambridge Companion to Music in Digital Culture (Cambridge UP, 2019). A recent SSHRC Insight Development Grant allowed him to begin work on his newest large-scale research project, which examines the role of recording and broadcast technologies in the career of Glenn Gould, with a special focus on the relationship between Gould and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Two book chapters on Gould’s radio documentaries will be published from this work in the coming months, one in a book dedicated to the career and legacy of longtime CBC Radio producer John P.L. Roberts (Cambridge Scholars Press), and another in a book dedicated to Gould’s The Idea of North (publisher tbd). As his academic career has developed, Paul has also maintained a close connection to his performance roots. He has performed as principal flutist of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and was a founding member of the University of Lethbridge Faculty Wind Quintet. For three years (2008-2011), he was also the conductor of the McMaster University Flute Ensemble. As a performer, as in his scholarship, he has a deep interest in music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and has been involved in the premiere performances of several new works.
Research Expertise: Object and person perspective, neural mechanisms of high-level vision, face and biological-motion processing, motor control and learning.
Research Expertise: Structure, function and evolution of small RNAs and protein-RNA complexes in protist organisms; Evolution of the spliceosome and spliceosomal introns; Bioinformatic strategies to identify non-coding RNAs in eukaryotes.
Research Expertise: Chemical kinetics, Model reduction, Nonlinear dynamics, Mathematical biology.
Research Expertise: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Epistemology, Wittgenstein, and Popper.
Research Expertise: Popular and mainstream Latin American film. Latin American pop culture.
Research Expertise: Primary: Indian Religious Culture and Philosophy Medieval and modern Hinduism. Contemporary Hindu worship rituals (e.g., puja, pilgrimage) and their relationship to scripture (primarily Puranic), mythology, and metaphysics; in particular, the study of goddess worship (e.g., Durga, Saktism) in India. Analysis of the metaphysical doctrines of modern Indian religious teachers (e.g., J. Krishnamurti, R. Balsekar) and their relationship to traditional Asian philosophies (e.g., Vedanta, Buddhism). Secondary: Social Scientific Study of Religion Contemporary theory (anthropological, phenomenological) in the study and practice of religion (e.g., precepts versus practices, popular religion, ritual theory, cultural/symbolic systems); the quest for religious experience and the transmission of religious truths. Current Research Fieldwork and library research on the myths and worship rituals of the Hindu goddess Durgā.1990-date. Archival and fieldwork research on the legacy of the Indian religious teacher, Jiddu Krishnamurti, who left behind a vast corpus of teachings, numerous schools and educational foundations in the Americas, Europe, and India. 1994-date. Library and fieldwork-based research on attitudes to authority and process in culturally heterogeneous Asian milieus among seekers dedicated to the search for pivotal religious experience. 1997-date. Pedagogy of the discipline of Religious Studies and the Hindu Tradition, in its theoretical, methodological, and practical dimensions, through the examination and crafting of textbooks and other educational materials. 1993-date.
Research Expertise: Economics of professional sports. Economics of education. International finance.
Research Expertise: My current area of research focuses on an examination of how people use programming languages, and relating sociolinguistics characteristics to differences in the use of programming languages. I am interested in whether particular styles can be identified and if these styles relate to software quality; in addition, I'm interested in whether these styles affect how people perceive the quality of the software. I plan to use machine learning tools as a part of this investigation.
Research Expertise: Dr. Scott Rathwell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. His research interests revolve around the personal and psychosocial development of university athletes. He also conducts research on the psychosocial factors related to lifelong sport and the mechanisms through which masters athletes are able to maintain their elite performance. Finally, he is currently studying psychological factors surrounding athletes' return to play following a diagnosed concussion.
Research Expertise: My research has made a significant contribution to the development of isotopic tracer approaches to modeling energy flow in aquatic food webs based on fractionation and kinetics of isotopes that cycle through ecosystems. This has provided fresh insights and technical inroads into important ecological problems such as the biomagnification of persistent contaminants (e.g. mercury, PCBs, radionuclides), impacts of heavy metals and mining practices, sewage disoposal, and other pressing environmental issues. Most recently I have been applying these approaches to the conservation of native salmonids, where I have been examining their bioenergetics, life-history and spatial ecology within the Oldman River system.
Research Expertise: Classical sociological and social theory, History of sociology, Cultural sociology, Material culture; material history, History of agrarian movements, Agrarian thought and culture, Sociology of religion; implicit religion, Individual and collective identity, Socio-cultural aspects of art-collecting (late-Victorian and Edwardian periods), History of gambling and anti-gambling movements, 19th-Century Scottish emigration, 19th-Century Scottish society and culture.
Research Expertise: Freshwater animals rely on chemicals dissolved in the water that provide information about the location of food, the risk of predation, or even the reproductive status of potential mates. Environmental contaminants from human activities, such as industrial operations (e.g., mining, smelting) or surface runoff from cities, can interfere with an animal's ability to perceive and respond to these important chemical cues. Failure to respond to these cues can lead to starvation, an inability to avoid a predator, or impaired reproduction. Research conducted in my lab focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of contaminant-induced chemosensory impairment in freshwater animals. We work on animals that represent several different trophic levels typical of freshwater ecosystems, including bottom-dwelling (benthic) invertebrates, zooplankton, fishes, and amphibians. We test chemosensory function by using behavioural or neurophysiological assays in animals before and after they have been exposed to environmental contaminants. By developing an understanding of how low concentrations of environmental contaminants can affect chemosensory function among aquatic animals, we can improve our ability to evaluate ecological risk. Good ecological risk assessments are critical for managing industrial or municipal receiving waters.
Research Expertise: Performance drama education; Community involvement in fine arts; Fostering teacher professional development; metacognition attainment; Fine arts curriculum development; and Formatting Shakespearean plays into Reader's Theatre.
Research Expertise: Dr. Pope's research interests fall under the sport and exercise psychology umbrella with two specific programs of research. Her first area of research revolves around examining the effectiveness of health promotion messages that focus on facilitating the initiation and long-term engagement in physical activity. In particular, Dr. Pope is interested in applying the Comprehensive Messaging Strategy to Sustained Behavior Change which tailors information presented in messages to the recipients' stage of change while framing it to focus on intrinsic goals and self-determined motivation. Secondly, Dr. Pope is part of a multi-institutional team that developed and is currently managing the Sport Psychology for Coaches website. This website is a free evidence informed resource designed to provide coaches (as well as athletes or parents) with information about sport psychology skills, practical activities they can use, and opportunities to interact with other coaches and sport psychology experts. The website was launched in 2017 and will be a focus of Dr. Pope's research as her team explores the effectiveness of this resource to translate sport psychology information to the coaches and athletes that will use it.
Research Expertise: Inclusion strategies for teachers; Gender-based gambling treatment; Supporting early language and literacy development; Support of marginalized populations; and Culturally diverse counselling and teaching.
Research Expertise: Health services evaluation, Program evaluation, Health services for marginalized patient populations, Homeless, substance-using, and at-risk populations, Harm reduction, Moral distress in clinical practice, Quantitative research methods, Mixed methods research,
Research Expertise: Studies in social capital and voluntary participation, Sport and physical activity, Social inequality, Research methods.
Research Expertise: Development of behaviour, Social interactions, Organization of movement, Brain mechanisms in social cognition.
Research Expertise: Science education; Interpretive (hermeneutic) research; Ecopedagogy; and Curriculum theory and history.
Research Expertise: Remote sensing, GIS, Earth System Science modeling in studies of global environmental change
Research Expertise: Philosophy of physics, Plato, Philosophies of Environment and Ecology, Metaphysics of Time, Logic.
Research Expertise: My research group is mainly focused on Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM). With this microscope, we study adsorbates bonded to surfaces as well as the controlled manipulation of atoms and molecules on surfaces. In the past my research activities have included STM studies of semiconductor heterostructures as well as soft X-Ray absorption and fluorescence from novel semiconductor materials. Recently I have been actively involved in using cantilevers such as used in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to test Newtonian dynamics at very low levels of acceleration i.e. near 1e-10 m/s^2.
Research Expertise: RNA, Protein, Helicases, Host-viral Interactions, Biomolecular Interactions, RNA-protein interactions, Protein-Protein Interactions, Light Scattering, Solution X-ray Scattering, Integrated Approach, Structure-Function .
Research Expertise: Environmental epidemiology, infectious disease, reproductive and child health, mental health.
Research Expertise: Databases: Spatial, Distributed, Multimedia; Mobile Information Systems/Recommender Systems; Digital Libraries.
Research Expertise: Health care access and outcomes among vulnerable, underserved populations; Indigenous and rural health; Nursing preceptorship.
Research Expertise: Social justice; Task-based language teaching; Diversity and multiculturalism; Critical interculturality; and Restorative justice pedagogy.
Research Expertise: Digital Humanities, Scholarly Communication, History of the Book, and Old English.
Research Expertise: children, youth, and parenting; women, gender, and family; early modern Scotland; the Reformation.
Research Expertise: My area of research is analytic number theory. My main area of interest is the theory of the Riemann zeta function and L-functions. However, I am also interested in a variety of problems in multiplicative and prime number theory. Some of the recent topics I have worked on are: simple zeros of L-functions, mean values of L-functions, non-vanishing of L-functions, the least prime in Chebotarev's density theorem, sums over the zeros of the zeta function, gaps between zeros of the zeta function, mean value estimates for Dirichlet polynomials, convolution sums of arithmetic functions, and various questions concerning distribution functions of number theoretic functions.
Research Expertise: Dr. Newberry is not currently taking any graduate students. Indonesia, political and economic anthropology, child studies, urban studies, gender and development.
Research Expertise: Ground-Based And Spaceborne Far Infrared Space Astronomy, Terahertz Imaging Spectroscopy, JCMT, Herschel, Spire, Spica, Safari, Remote Sensing Of Atmospheric Water Vapour, and Breast Cancer Detection.
Research Expertise: Labour economics, economics of education, and immigration.
Research Expertise: Structure and Function of myo-Inositol Polyphosphatases (IPPases)
Research Expertise: Combinatorics, Algebraic graph Theory (Cayley Graphs).
Research Expertise: Algebraic properties of infinite groups of matrices, Normal subgroups, homomorphisms, and actions on manifolds, Applications of finite groups to problems in graph theory.
Research Expertise: Nineteenth-century British and American literature, Victorian novel, especially Dickens, Austen, Eliot, Jewish and Yiddish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, Work of Chava Rosenfarb, Translation, Traditional English and Scottish ballads
Research Expertise: School district leadership; First Nations school leadership; and Toolkit to enact Alberta's school leadership competencies.
Research Expertise: My lab employs in vivo optical methods such as two-photon microscopy and voltage sensitive dye imaging, to study neural activity on the subcellular, cellular, and circuit level in real-time. My research focuses on the physiological and computational basis of sensory perception and associative learning at the level of individual neurons and their synaptic interactions within complex neural circuits.
Research Expertise: Motor System and recovery of movement, Models of Parkinson's disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, preterm birth, Stress, Motor development and aging, Perinatal programming of disease.
Research Expertise: Work (paid and unpaid), Gender, Professional work, Volunteer work, Qualitative research methods, Work (paid and unpaid), Gender, Professional work, Volunteer work, Qualitative research methods.
Research Expertise: The main focus of Dr. McNaughton's research is the physiological and computational basis of cognition, with particular focus on memory and memory disorders, and the dynamic interactions among neuronal populations and synaptic plasticity mechanisms that underlie these phenomena. He has made significant contributions to the understanding of central synaptic plasticity mechanisms, spatial information processing in the hippocampal formation and cortex, cortico-hippocampal interactions and memory consolidation, and the aging of the nervous system. His current activities focus on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying spatial orientation ('head-direction', 'place', and 'grid' cells in the hippocampal formation and associated networks), the interaction between hippocampal outflow and neocortical signal processing, the reactivation of memory traces during rest periods following learning and the role of this process in memory consolidation, and the self organization of synaptic networks during early post-natal development of the temporal lobe memory system. He is also engaged in preclinical studies involving altered signal processing in animal models of sporadic Alzheimer's disease and early detection of seizures in medial temporal lobe epilepsy. His work emphasizes the development and application of advanced technologies in neuroscience including high density electrophysiological recording and optical imaging of neural activity at cellular and network levels.
Research Expertise: Japanese Second Language Acquisition Japanese Pedagogy Japanese Culture
Research Expertise: Borderlands of the United States West, History of the North American West, History of gender, race, and sexuality in North America.
Research Expertise: Indigenous treaty rights; Indigenous social justice movements/resistance/activism in the Anglo settler-colonial CANZUS states; North American Indigenous history; Indigenous futurisms and pop culture; Indigenous border resistance; transnational Indigenous environmental, cultural, and political, activism and nation (re)building.
Research Expertise: Bronze and Iron Ages of the Near East and Levant, Development of techniques for integrating textural and archaeological materials, World History from 4000-1000 BCE, Ancient economics, History of science, History of archaeology, Historiography and archaeology in the Nineteenth Century, Old Testament studies, Historical geography, Orientalism.
Research Expertise: organization of learning and memory in the mammalian brain functional contributions of prefrontal cortex effects of circadian dysfunction on brain and body etiology of the sporadic form of Alzheimer's disease
Research Expertise: I am a plant community ecologist. The goal of my research is to determine what factors drive the current patterns and long-term dynamics of plant community diversity and composition on landscapes dominated by humans. I use field surveys of forests, grasslands, or savannahs to determine which plant species are present. Then I compare this data to data from past surveys, or from paleoecological data, to measure how plant communities have changed, and how those changes are related to human activities or natural disturbances like storms and fires. I also work on the conservation of plant species at risk. More information available here.
Research Expertise: Shakespeare, Early modern drama, Milton and the seventeenth-century religious poets, Reformation theology, Psychology of religion, Psychoanalytic approaches to Renaissance literature, Renaissance magic and witchcraft, Early modern masculinity.
Research Expertise: Institutional research on student experiences/perceptions; Social Networks (nature and impact) in schools; and Reading Instruction: Prevention and intervention approaches.
Research Expertise: Mathematics teaching and learning; Classroom and large-scale assessment; Teacher professional development; Examination design and development; and Assessment practices in outreach schools.
Research Expertise: Economics of innovation, economics of biotechnology and health foods, industrial organization, agriculture and health policy
Research Expertise: Social theory, aesthetics of communication, art, and spatial arrangements.
Research Expertise: Anthropology of religion, Linguistic anthropology, Mesoamerica, Maya, Ethnography, Transnational migration, Weberian social theory, Shamanism, Ethnohistory.
Research Expertise: Dr. Jeffrey MacCormack is an assistant professor of Educational Psychology and Inclusion at the University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education. As a former classroom teacher, Dr. MacCormack's research on after-school programs, executive functions, social competence, and play-based learning is also informed by 10 years of experience teaching elementary students and many years of teaching post-secondary adult learners. His work has focused on creating spaces where youth can thrive.
Research Expertise: The brain is composed of billions of interconnected cells, creating the most complex system within the body. To study how such combined neuronal activity underlies an animal’s processing of information, we record signal simultaneously from a large number of neurons using a novel technique: multi-site silicon microelectrodes. Such parallel recordings from groups of neurons in the cortex and in subcortical structures are helping to understand information processing and memory formation in the brain. Our lab also investigates how relations between neuronal populations are distorted by stroke and by different neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. In pursuit of those research goals, we combine experiments with development of sophisticated data analysis methods and computer models.
Research Expertise: Animal Communication. Bioacoustics. Individual Differences.
Research Expertise: Problem solving in the Mathematics classroom; Alternative approaches to Mathematics teaching; and Teacher preparation and development.
Research Expertise: My primary research interests lay in the diverse fields of Hebrew Bible studies. I am particularly interested in integrating historical and literary analysis of both narrative and prophetic writings in the Hebrew Bible. This work has resulted in a monograph on the book of King as a statements of ethnic, national and religious identity for Persian-era Judaism, arguing that this identity is portrayed as relevant not only to those living in the Judah, but to those who remained in the Diaspora. I have also written a number of articles dealing with the dating of Kings, the need for a new approach to prophetic literature, and literary studies of the books of Amos and Joel and Psalm 22. A commentary on the book of Amos, entitled "Amos and the Cosmic Imagination" is in the final stages of preparation for Ashgate Publishers.
Research Expertise: Hardware Design, Wireless Sensors, Security, VLSI, FPGA
Research Expertise: Child speech development, cross language comparison of fricative acquisition, fricative perception, gendered speech and its acquisition.
Research Expertise: My training is in epidemiology and naturopathic medicine. My research includes the application of various CAHC therapies in the treatment of chronic disease, as well as approaches for integrative healthcare. For example, one of my current projects is investigating the use of acupuncture in childhood anxiety. Another area of focus is the role of nutrition, in particular multi-micronutrients in maternal (mental) health and child neurocognitive development. For example, my research has examined the role of prenatal micronutrient supplementation on maternal mood and child development, the importance of nutrition during pregnancy and for child brain development.
Research Expertise: Ecophysiology, microclimatology, ecohydrology, grasslands, riparian ecosystems, alpine environments, and Latin America.
Research Expertise: Race, Sexuality & Law; Critical Race Feminisms; Politics of Nationalism, Multiculturalism & Queer Rights.
Research Expertise: Couple therapy evidence-based research, Counsellor training, Pathological gambling, Addictions, Immigrants and pathological gambling, Chinese cultural beliefs and values in gambling, Spirituality and healing
Research Expertise: Intergroup Behavioural Variation in Nonhuman Primates. Behavioural Innovation and Traditions. Social Learning. Cultural Behaviours. Adaptive and Non-adaptive Behaviours. Developmental, Mechanistic, Functional, and Phylogenetic Approaches to Primate Behaviour.
Research Expertise: As an ethnographer of literacy in classrooms and communities, my research addresses the everyday language and literacies of marginalized youth—their robust cultural and linguistic practices, often unrecognized by policy—and how these interact with the official literacy policies and practices of schools and English classrooms. Through close analysis of talk and text, I examine the strategic means by which youth mobilize a range of linguistic, community, and institutional resources to navigate challenging school contexts, notably by drawing on their community resources and literacy practices. My scholarship sits primarily at the intersection of English Language Arts education, New Literacy Studies, and interactional sociolinguistics, with a particular focus on critical socio-cultural approaches to educational practice.
Research Expertise: Economics of agricultural production, Marketing and trade, Economics of biofuels, Economics of emerging water markets, Austrian economics.
Research Expertise: Dr. Laurendeau's research interests coalesce around risk, gender, embodiment, emotion and physical culture. He employs a number of research methods - including ethnography, interviews, textual analysis and autoethnography - in order to interrogate these issues from a critical perspective. He has a number of research projects in various stages, exploring such substantive topics as BASE jumping, Search and Rescue organizations, and 'progressive' fatherhood.
Research Expertise: Physical activity, active transportation, independent mobility, outdoor play, sedentary behaviour, population health, social-ecological theory.
Research Expertise: Ecology and evolution; Plant-insect interactions; Evolution of senescence; Evolution of cooperation; Non-transitive competition and species coexistence; Ecological modeling.
Research Expertise: Restoration & Eighteenth-Century Literature
Research Expertise: Dr. Kukucha will only consider supervisory inquiries from students interested in the Master of Arts in Political Science. Canadian foreign policy, International political economy, Canadian federalism, Sub-federal foreign trade policy, International relations, Canada-US relations.
Research Expertise: • Role of epigenetic dysregulation in carcinogenesis; • Epigenetic regulation of the cancer treatment responses; • Radiation epigenetics and role of epigenetic changes in genome stability and carcinogenesis; • Radiation-induced oncogenic signaling; • Radiation-induced DNA damage, repair and recombination.
Research Expertise: We are interested in genetics and epigenetics of plant response to stress. We study the influence of various internal (metabolic activity, biological clock, development) and external (abiotic - ionizing and UVB radiation, chemicals; biotic - pathogens like viruses, viroids, fungi etc. stresses) factors on plant genome stability. In particular we are interested in epigenetic regulation of transgenerational adaptation to stress. Also, we are trying to develop novel methods for improvement of plant transformation.
Research Expertise: Dr. Kossuth's primary research focus is the history of sport, recreation, and leisure in 19th and early 20th century Canada. Within this broader field of inquiry his interests range from examining various local historical experiences, the sports of rugby and Canadian football, and issues relating to masculinity and manliness as located in various sport and recreation practices.
Research Expertise: I am trained as a physician and public health professional. Program evaluation is my main specialty. Among others, I evaluated large public health programs, designed to reduce HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and addictions in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Northern Africa. My research to date has focused on the role of health services in preventing, detecting, and managing the health consequences of violence. I am also an investigator on a study examining women struggling with opioid addiction and their reproductive health outcomes.
Research Expertise: His recent work has focused on the development of the prefrontal cortex and how neurons of the cerebral cortex change in response to various pre- and postnatal developmental factors including hormones, experience, stress, drugs, neurotrophins, and injury, and how these changes are related to behaviour.
Research Expertise: Economics of agricultural production, policies, trade and technological improvements.
Research Expertise: Hydrology, GIS, Watershed modelling, Water resources research, Climate change impacts, Terrain analysis, Spatial analyses.
Research Expertise: Hadamard matrices, Orthogonal designs and applications.
Research Expertise: Islamic Mystical Thought; Islamic Theology and Philosophy; Classical and Modern Islamic Responses to Religious Diversity; Comparative Mysticism and the Perennial Philosophy; The Judeo-Islamic Tradition.
Research Expertise: Lynn's research interests focus on the Southern United States before the Civil War, particularly on the link between domestic relationships and broader social and political structures. Her book "Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood & Social Networks in the Old South" was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010. Her current book project is examining the use of gossip in forming social communities among elite whites in the antebellum South. She is also working on research that explores the gender, race, and class relationships involved in the tasks of sewing and clothing production within the Southern household.
Research Expertise: Asymptotics and special functions, Asymptotics of functions defined by Laplace-type integrals and Mellin-Barnes integrals, Hadamard expansions of solutions of differential equations and integral representations.
Research Expertise: Environmentally sustainable methods (including biological, microbial and integrated control) of crop protection, Effects of climate variability and economic development on organisms and social systems in semi-arid ecosystems, Food relationships, biodiversity, ecological integrity, ecotoxicology, system linkages, resilience, impacts, Forecasting abundance, movement, phenology, range changes and invasions of arthropods and plants, Aquatic and terrestrial arthropod communities (including soil fauna), diversity, activities, ecotoxicology, and land-water linkages, Post-glacial grassland, foothills, montane and alpine ecology and biodiversity, Ecological methods and logical frameworks, Applications to terrestrial, riparian, aquatic and edaphic systems, Grassland microbe-insect-plant-bird interactions, including impacts of disturbance (toxins, weather, invasion, fire), Watershed ecosystems, Terrestrial-aquatic linkages, Pollination study, Soil biology, Insect outbreaks, Support for environmental economics, Application of ecological knowledge to management and policy.
Research Expertise: Glaciology, Ice flow dynamics, Glacier-environment, Remote sensing, Glaciological field work, Svalbard, Greenland, Yukon Territory and Rocky Mountain glaciers, Glacier surging, Glacier-climate and snow-climate interactions, Statistical and numerical analysis of glacier systems, Glacier inventories, Quaternary Geology and Sedimentology, Glacial and periglacial geomorphology.
Research Expertise: Dr. Jansen will only consider supervisory inquiries from students interested in the Master of Arts in Political Science and who have completed previous course work in Canadian politics. Canadian politics, specifically elections and voting in Canada, Canadian political parties, political party and election finance in Canada, Alberta politics and government, and digital political communication in Canada.
Research Expertise: My research interests are broad and currently encompass three major areas of research: Evolutionary Neurobiology Neuroendocrine Control of Social Behaviours Neurobehavioural Effects of Endocrine Disruptors
Research Expertise: Digitizing the Ancestors The goal of this project is to preserve and document all audio materials in the AMMSA archives through digitization, including establishing culturally-appropriate protocols and processes for future dissemination. Content preserved in the AMMSA Audio Archive is diverse and includes media purchased from the Alberta Native Communications Society (ANCS; defunct as of 1983) as well as the complete collection of AMMSA and CFWE radio. Materials date from the mid-1960s to the present. Researchers will prepare transcriptions, annotations, and metadata of digitized content to increase its discoverability and the potential for curating new media contexts that support intergenerational teaching and learning. Smoke Signals, Satellites, and Servers: Digitizing the ANCS Television Archive (1968-1983) The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA) is partnering with the University of Alberta’s Sound Studies Institute (SSI) to digitize its archive of approximately 180 films produced by the Alberta Native Communications Society (1968-1983). The ANCS is one of the earliest Indigenous media corporations in Canada, and its radio, film, television and print media are of national significance. This project preserves materials through professional digitization in preservation and access formats and creates openly available metadata for each item to foster opportunities for discoverability and access within the guidelines for traditional knowledge and cultural heritage. Smoke Signals, Satellites and Servers uses best practices in media digitization and protocols for working with indigenous communities -- including the Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) principles and the Indigitization protocols (UBC Toolkit) -- and will digitize two sets of materials: 1) films and television programs previously released to the public, and 2) unreleased projects and materials Resounding Culture: Recontextualizing resources for histories of music in Canada This multi-year SSHRC-funded project is developing an accessible, searchable multimedia web portal for histories of music and music-making in Canada that links digitized cultural resources across distinct collections and create a multi-stranded network of histories that intersect, influence, complement, and exist in tension with one another. https://creativecollaboration.ca/
Research Expertise: Dr. Hughes' research interests include music cognition, music theory pedagogy, and popular music analysis. His dissertation involved an investigation of harmonic expectation in twelve-bar blues progressions.
Research Expertise: chronic disease, self-management, health communication, motivational interviewing, health coaching, undergraduate nursing student education
Research Expertise: Shahadat Hossain a recent addition to the computer science faculty has research interests include optimization algorithms and software, and automatic differentiation. He has developed efficient techniques for computing large sparse derivative matrices that use underlying structure. The emphasis of his work is on the combinatorial aspects of the studied problems and resulting algorithms. In particular, graph theory has been used as a tool for deriving new results and techniques. Shahadat's research is supported by NSERC.
Research Expertise: Laser Scanning, Geomatics, GIS, Remote Sensing, Water Resources, Hydrology, Glaciers, Forest Resources, and Biomass Carbon Stocks.
Research Expertise: Dr. Hontela's general area of interest is Endocrine Toxicology, study of the effects of toxicants on the endocrine system that regulates physiological functions through hormones. Specifically, she is investigating in teleost fishes and amphibians the effects of pollutants on the adrenal function and corticosteroid hormones such as cortisol and corticosterone. These hormones have an important role in metabolism, osmoregulation and the immune function. Some environmental pollutants disrupt the intracellular pathways leading to synthesis of corticosteroids, with consequences on animal's health. Ongoing studies in Dr. Hontela's laboratory focus on health assessment of aquatic species exposed to agri-chemicals and metals such as selenium, in Western Canada and investigations of the mechanisms through which adrenotoxic chemicals interfere with the normal synthesis of corticosteroid hormones. Field studies, together with in vitro bioassays and pharmacological tests are used to better understand the effects of specific pollutants on the endocrine system of fish and amphibians. Data from such studies are needed for Ecological Risk Assessment, the process evaluating safety of new chemicals released into the aquatic environment.
Research Expertise: Schools of Thought, Educational Approaches, Philosophical Traditions in Education, Cultural and Health, Education Systems, Program Management (Education), and Epistemology of Education.
Research Expertise: Feminist Constitutionalism, Constitutional Law; Gender, Race, Space, Sexuality and the Law; Postcolonial, Indigenous, Queer and Critical Race Feminisms; Human Rights and Political Economy.
Research Expertise: The evolution and development of social cognition in human and non-human primates. Embodied and distributed cognition. Ecology and evolution of primate sociality, including sexual conflict, parental investment and maternal effects.
Research Expertise: Cultural studies, poststructural feminist theory, and popular culture as they intersect with sport, physical activity and the body, Media constructions of physical activity and sport discourses, Production and consumption of cultural identities, Desire and identification, 'Belonging' and community.
Research Expertise: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Computational Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Fluoropolymers, Fuel Cells, Composite Materials, Spin Dynamics, Chemical Exchange, Solid-state.
Research Expertise: Organometallic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Catalysis, Synthesis, Early transition metal chemistry, Late transition metal chemistry, Polymerization, Green chemistry, Air sensitive chemistry.
Research Expertise: History of warfare, violence and of women and gender in the Middle Ages, Military career of Countess Matilda of Canossa (1046-1115), Contemporary reactions to a woman's leadership in war, Medieval military theory and theology, The Crusades, Canon Law, Social violence and masculinity, The Investiture Contest, Medieval history, Military history.
Research Expertise: Modern & contemporary drama, Irish drama, and post-colonial drama.
Research Expertise: Literacy, life-writing, and literary metissage in the digital and cultural commons; Canadian transnational curriculum theory and practice; Teaching and teacher education in the context of multiple literacies and arts-based inquiry; and Community-based inquiry
Research Expertise: Canadian society, Political sociology, Public policy.
Research Expertise: Primary areas of interest include Japanese Buddhism and the cross-cultural exchange between Asia and the West that has shaped the development of modern Buddhism worldwide in the past century and a half. This has included research on Buddhism in Canada, such as Jodo Shinshu in southern Alberta, as well as research in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Secondary areas of interest include Scholarly Approaches to the Study and Teaching of Religion (see sastor.com) as well as the co-authored (both with Hillary Rodrigues) Introduction to the Study of Religion (Routledge 2009) and follow-up The Study of Religion: A Reader (2013). Recent projects include: editing the volume, Studying Buddhism in Practice (2012), for a new Routledge series, Studying Religions in Practice (Hillary Rodrigues, series editor); and serving as one of the authors and one of three editors (with Victor Sogen Hori and Alexander Soucy) for Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada (McGill-Queens University Press in 2014). This volume, which analyzes the dramatic growth of Buddhism in Canada in global and historical contexts, both follows up on our co-edited book, Wild Geese: Studies of Buddhism in Canada (MQUP, 2010), and launches our current five-year SSHRC research project, "The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective".
Research Expertise: Drinking water security in Indigenous communities; Drinking water security in rural communities; the history of Arctic exploration; the Mi'Kmaq, especially Newfoundland Mi'Kmaq; the Inuit, especially the Labrador Inuit; Indigenous health; and contemporary Indigenous philosophy.
Research Expertise: Research methods and design; Program evaluation; and Pre-service teacher preparation.
Research Expertise: Dr. Gruber’s laboratory investigates the neural basis of attention and decision making in complex environments, with a focus on how neuromodulators such as dopamine influence neural synchronization, information encoding, and learning in cortical and subcortical brain structures. One goal of this investigation is to better understand how subtle alterations of neural dynamics, such as that associated with psychiatric illness and psychoactive drugs, can lead to distractibility and poor decision making. Dr. Gruber’s laboratory undertakes these investigations using a multidiciplinary approach that includes neural recording, pharmacology and computational modeling.
Research Expertise: Inclusive education; Neuroscience and education; and Undergraduate teacher preparation.
Research Expertise: Critical thinking in social studies; Insight theory in education; Philosophy of education; and Critical thinking in nursing education.
Research Expertise: Technology and mental health; Using technology to reduce barriers in accessing health services in rural populations; and Simulation-based approaches to interdisciplinary health team education.
Research Expertise: Dr. Kara Granzow's research and teaching interests include gender and sexuality studies; medicine and science studies; feminist and post-foundational theory; research methodology; critical race studies; and memory studies. Granzow has a particular interest in histories and practices that work to unsettle the Canadian West. In her recent work Granzow traces the colonial contours of racialized and gendered violence in Edmonton, Alberta.
Research Expertise: Action and perception, visually-guided actions, grasping, handedness, cerebral asymmetries, brain plasticity, recovery of function.
Research Expertise: Cancer Research, Cell division, DNA damage, Pharmaceutical industry.
Research Expertise: Ecology and evolution of host/parasite interactions – The focus in my lab is on the ecology and evolution of animal parasites and their hosts. In our parasite-centred focus, we are interested in how natural selection shapes patterns of parasite growth, development, reproduction, and life-histories. In our host-centred focus, we seek to understand the nature of parasite-induced effects on host individuals and host populations, and how such effects impact the evolution of their hosts. Some of the topics we currently investigate are: Context-dependent outcomes in trematode/fish and virus/amphibian interactions Altered behaviour in trematode-infected ants and minnows Ecology of multi-parasitism Behavioural defenses of hosts to parasitism Population genetic structure of larval and adult Dicrocoelium Evolution and phylogeny of the trematode genus, Ornithodiplostomum Feeding and encystment strategies of larval trematodes Ecology and evolution of the monogenean trematode, Gyrodactylus olfactorius (n. sp.) in minnows Applied parasitology – I am interested in where and when domestic animals that graze on pasture are most at risk of infection with gastro-intestinal worms. A further focus is to clarify the production costs associated with infection. Our overall aim is to provide information to producers that will help them develop optimal treatment regimes for the control of worms. We combine experiments involving experimentally-infected hosts, development of immuno-diagnostic tools, application of geographical information systems, and standard host surveys to answer the following questions: How are parasites transmitted within communities of grazing animals that share pasture? Where and when are cattle most at risk of infection with worms in Alberta? Do larvae of common worms in cattle overwinter on Alberta pastures? Can worm antigens that are present in host feces be used to identify ‘wormy’ individuals in a herd? Ecology of emerging parasites and pathogens – Emerging pathogens and parasites are recognized as important threats to global biodiversity. We have a poor understanding of how these emerging parasites and pathogens enter populations of wild and domestic hosts in Alberta. Furthermore, we have a poor understanding of their consequences for new host populations, and we rarely understand the factors that promote or constrain their subsequent spread into novel areas and novel hosts. Current areas of emphasis are: Landscape epidemiology of invasive lancet liver fluke in ants and snails in Alberta Ecological epidemiology of an emerging virus (ATV) in endangered populations of blotched tiger salamander in Alberta Enemy-release and parasitism of the invasive snail, Radix auricularia, in southern Alberta wetlands Prairie biodiversity and conservation – The landscape in Southern Alberta comprises a mosaic of habitats that are dominated by short- and mixed-grass prairie that is characteristic of the Northern Great Plains. The natural history of the region is spectacular for its biodiversity. Our focus lies in determining key demographic characteristics of poorly-known animal taxa that are potentially threatened in this region: Oreohelid land snails, especially O. cooperi and Oreohelix sp. that may be endemic to the Cypress Hills region of Southeastern Alberta Unionid clams, particularly within biodiversity hotspots in the Battle River in central Alberta, and its tributaries Blotched tiger salamander, Ambystoma mavortium, in foothills habitats where emerging Ambystoma tigrinum virus (ATV) is common Long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum, in foothills and montane regions of the northern Rocky Mountains
Research Expertise: Monique Giroux is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Music, Culture, and Politics, and Assistant Professor in Indigenous studies. She completed her PhD in ethnomusicology at York University (2013), focusing on fiddle music as a site of Indigenous/settler relations. Dr. Giroux's current research centres on Métis cultural and political revival and resurgence in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, North Dakota, and Montana. Emerging from an understanding that cultural practices have political implications, her work examines the ways in which music and dance are used to re-build the Métis Nation; to build alliances among Métis communities and with settlers; and to remake or, problematically, reinforce unequal relations between Settler and Métis peoples. She is also working on a project that aims to facilitate the repatriation of Métis music held in archives in Canada and the US. Grad students: I am currently accepting MA and PhD students in the following areas: Indigenous musics (Multi)cultural festivals Métis culture, history, and/or political thought Indigenous/settler relations Indigenous cultural revival and/or resurgence Ethnomusicology and ethnography Research creation
Research Expertise: Dr. Monique Giroux holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Music, Culture, and Politics and is an Assistant Professor in the Music Department. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Queen’s University (2015–2017), a PhD in (ethno)musicology at York University (2013), an MA in musicology also at York University (2008), and a BMus combining performance and research at Brandon University (2005). Her research addresses Métis cultural revival and resurgence, critically exploring how music is used to negotiate relationships between Indigenous nations and settler populations. She has undertaken ethnographic research in the Canadian Prairies, Ontario, North Dakota, and Montana, as well as extensive archival research focused on public discourse around, and settler appropriation of, Metis culture.
Research Expertise: Experiential influences on brain development. Factors influencing recovery after early brain injury.
Research Expertise: International Economics, Development Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Food Economics, Applied Econometrics.
Research Expertise: French nineteenth-century literature (in particular Honoré de Balzac and Gustave Flaubert), French realism, Representations of difference, gender and sexual difference, Nineteenth-century continental philosophy (such as phenomenology) and literature, Twentieth-century French literature (such as Marguerite Duras), Twentieth-century literary theory, Ethical philosophy, Feminist theory, Theories of psychoanalysis.
Research Expertise: Inorganic fluorine chemistry, Solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Vibrational spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography.
Research Expertise: Historical linguistics, Sociolinguistics, History of linguistics, Functional discourse grammar: Irish, Dutch, English and Blackfoot
Research Expertise: Design and analysis of approximation algorithms for optimization problems, supported by NSERC Discovery Grant 2014-2019.
Research Expertise: Canadian literature; Children's literature; 19th-century literature; national identities; WWI studies; Canadian childhoods; landscape and literature; British imperial fiction; interdisciplinary child and youth studies.
Research Expertise: Gideon's research looks at early modern to modern Japan, intellectual networks, kokugaku (nativism or National Learning), community, nation and nationalism, regionalism, modernity, and information access. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript which examines ethnography, kokugaku, and the experience of community in nineteenth-century Japan. Ongoing projects include studies of the northeastern region of Tohoku, waka poetry in modern society, and the experience of modernity through local and global sounds.
Research Expertise: The Earth is being influenced by environmental changes such as elevated atmospheric trace gas concentrations and associated shifts in climate. There is much uncertainty about the consequences of these changes for ecosystem function and for potential feedbacks to the climate system. Terrestrial ecosystems, in particular, present a significant problem for analyzing global change because of the great diversity among ecosystems in species composition, physiological properties, physical structure and environmental conditions. A major objective of my research program is to further understand the fundamental processes that occur during terrestrial ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. In my research I make use of tools and technologies from a range of disciplines (plant physiology, ecology, geochemistry and meteorology). I am currently studying ecosystem CO2, water vapor and energy exchange using the eddy covariance technique in grassland and peatland ecosystems in Alberta as part of the Fluxnet-Canada and Ameriflux research networks. These long-term measurement programs contribute in a number of ways to better understand ecosystem response to global environmental change. In collaboration with Canadian colleagues, measurements of ecosystem-level CO2, water and energy exchange at my research sites have been used to test and evaluate the ecosys and CLASS models. Both the ecosys and CLASS models are being used to support studies of carbon accounting and management. In addition, the CLASS model is used as a component in the Canadian Regional and Global Climate models. Interaction and feedback between vegetation and the atmosphere occurs via exchanges of CO2 and H2O gases during photosynthesis, evapo-transpiration, and respiration. On seasonal and annual time scales, changes in the stable isotope ratio of atmospheric CO2 result from isotope effects that occur during these ecosystem-atmosphere gas exchange processes. Monitoring shifts in the stable isotope ratio of atmospheric CO2 can potentially be used as a tool to study large-scale ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. Such an application requires, however, a detailed understanding of the mechanisms causing the isotope effects. A long-term objective of my research program is to determine the physiological mechanisms causing stable isotope fractionation during photosynthesis, transpiration, and respiration at both the leaf and ecosystem levels. We have recently developed a mechanistic, ecosystem-scale model of stable carbon isotope effects that occur during photosynthesis and respiration. This model is currently being applied and tested with empirical measurements made during the Fluxnet-Canada program at several research sites across the country. We have also recently completed a synthesis study involving our stable isotope measurements in Canada in comparison with similar measurements made at Ameriflux sites in the USA. Remote sensing of biophysical properties of the land surface combined with climate data potentially allows calculation and extrapolation of ecological and physiological characteristics of ecosystems to larger spatial scales. The MODIS sensor on the Aqua and Terra satellites launched by NASA collects surface reflectance data and uses this data in conjunction with ecosystem models to calculate a variety of physiological and ecological attributes of ecosystems on a global basis. Testing of the relationships between the reflectance characteristics of vegetation and associated physiological changes is an important aspect of current research being conducted to evaluate the performance and quality of information provided by the MODIS sensor. My grassland research site is one of a select number of research sites chosen for testing and evaluating the MODIS calculations used to convert reflectance measurements into ecosystem physiological and ecological information. Peatland ecosystems are very tightly coupled to climate and the hydrological cycle, and are very susceptible to the effects of climate change. Relatively small changes in soil moisture and temperature can dramatically alter carbon cycling in peatlands. For example, warmer temperatures and a lowering of the water table may increase the release of CO2 and convert these ecosystems from a net sink to a net source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Shifts in the water table may also influence the production and release of methane to the atmosphere. I have initiated studies of the controls on methane exchange to complement my on-going studies of CO2 and water vapor exchange in peatlands in northern Alberta.
Research Expertise: Damage to the prefrontal cortex, a part of the frontal lobes, can result in poor planning, unreasonable risk taking, and inappropriate social behaviour. The prefrontal cortex thus plays a crucial role in the decision making and emotional regulation that allow us, as humans, to function smoothly in our personal lives. The lives of rats are arguably simpler than our own, but they must solve many of the same everyday tasks as humans: deciding whom to fight and whom to befriend, knowing when to react in anger and when to appease, deciding when to keep searching (e.g., for food) or when to stay with what you have. Rats, too, have a prefrontal cortex which, anatomically, looks a lot like parts of the human prefrontal cortex and may serve a similar purpose. The functioning of this region in the rat’s brain is the focus of David Euston’s research. By looking at the activity of individual brain cells during complex decision-making tasks, he hopes to uncover how the prefrontal cortex integrates sensory input, memory, and emotional state to guide the rat in adaptive behaviour. Because many brain structures, including parts of the prefrontal cortex, are conserved across species, uncovering the computations served by the rat prefrontal cortex will hopefully shed light on the functioning of our own prefrontal cortex.
Research Expertise: Eighteenth-Century France, Age of Revolutions, Environmental & Disaster History, History of Medicine, Women and Gender Studies, Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds in the Eighteenth Century.
Research Expertise: Ancient military and social history, Hellenistic world and the later Roman Empire, Gladiatorial combat in the ancient world. Please note Dr. Epplett does not supervise PhD students.
Research Expertise: My current research focuses on three distinct, yet interrelated, areas of research: 1) social inequality, popular culture, and cultural production, 2) ethnicity, identities, and intersectionality, and 3) gay-straight alliances within Canada and the United States of America.
Research Expertise: Parkinson's Disease, Biomechanics, Locomotor Activity/Movement Disorders, Motion Analysis, Occupational Safety and Health, and Exercise.
Research Expertise: Ethnocultural issues Faith-based practices Multicultural counselling Social justice Cultural identity Counselling immigrants
Research Expertise: Organic Synthesis, Applied organic spectroscopy, Isobenzofurans, Cyclophanes, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Ring-chain tautomerism.
Research Expertise: Darwinism, The history and philosophy of science, The history and epistemology of paleoanthropology, Human evolution.
Research Expertise: Theoretical Physics, Particularly in Quantum Gravity phenomenology.
Research Expertise: Classical and Quantum General Relativity (Quantum Gravity), Cosmology, Black Hole Physics, Quantum Gravity Phenomenology, Singularities in spacetime, Quantum Information Theory. Other interests: History of Science Philosophy of Science
Research Expertise: Economic growth, income inequality and poverty; Open Economy Macroeconomics; International trade and development; and Monetary policy regimes.
Research Expertise: A social epidemiologist by training, my research explores the upstream determinants of Aboriginal health, strength and resilience in Canada. I work in partnership with urban and rural Aboriginal communities to examine health determinants, and to develop and evaluate interventions that address community-identified health needs for children, youth and adults.
Research Expertise: I am an anthropological archaeologist interested in domestic production and exchange. I have conducted archaeological research in the Canadian Great Plains, southern Ontario and the American Southwest and ethnographic research in West Africa. My last project was an ethnoarchaeological study of ceramic exchange and consumption in the Inland Niger Delta of Mali. I am currently developing a new archaeological research program focused on how households negotiated their integration into the 13th-15th C. Casas Grandes Regional System in what is now Chihuahua, Mexico.
Research Expertise: Comparative study of social complexity and social inequality, ancient economies and agrarian systems, andean archaeology.
Research Expertise: Dr. Copeland's main research interests are the effect of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on health across the lifespan, with a particular focus on healthy ageing. Her research includes both experimental work and analysis of large data sets. Recently, Dr. Copeland co-organized, with Dr. Shilpa Dogra, a CIHR-funded consensus meeting of international experts on sedentary behaviour and healthy ageing. She is also interested in the impact of movement behaviours on stress resilience and is currently studying the effect of physically active lifestyles on allostatic load. Dr. Copeland has expertise in the assessment of movement behaviours using both self-report and objective measures, such as accelerometers. Dr. Copeland's laboratory, the Active Healthy Aging Lab, has received funding from CIHR, CFI, PolicyWise for Children and Families, the Sport Science Association of Alberta, and other agencies. Dr. Copeland is passionate about translating research into knowledge so that her work can ultimately contribute to improving population health. To achieve that goal she regularly collaborates with community partners and stakeholders, and takes every opportunity to present and explain the evidence of why people of all ages should move more and sit less!
Research Expertise: Turn-of-the-century French women novelists; 20th &21st century novel; Representation of schooling in 20th and 21st century literature.
Research Expertise: Remote sensing science, Image processing, Environmental remote sensing, Bidirectional reflectance.
Research Expertise: Addiction; Substance Abuse and Gambling. Choice and Decision-Making, Learning and Acquisition, Mathematical Models, Quantitative Analyses, Pharmacology, Neuroscience.
Research Expertise: Computer algebra, Symbolic linear algebra, Polynomial arithmetic, High-precision evaluation of constants, Compression and encryption algorithms for images and videos, Image processing.
Research Expertise: Ecosystem change and impact on wildfire burn severity; Wetland eco-hydrology with northern and oil sands environments; Permafrost dynamics, thaw, ecology; Forest biomass, carbon and water fluxes; Disturbance; Remote sensing and GIS; LiDAR, optical image processing; Watershed hydrology, hydro-meteorology; Climatology.
Research Expertise: Yllias Chali conducts research in various aspects of natural language processing, including text summarization, text generation, question answering, question generation, and knowledge representation for natural language. Together with his graduate students, he is working on several related projects funded by NSERC.
Research Expertise: NOTE Dr. Caspar is not taking graduate students at this time. General: Applied Research, Intervention Research, Program Evaluation, Systems Research, Mixed Research MethodsFocus: Therapeutic Recreation, Non-pharmacological Treatment of Responsive Behaviours, Organizational Behaviour, Empowerment, Leadership, Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaboration, Quality of Care and Quality of Life in Continuing Care, Dementia Care, Holistic Approaches to Wellness
Research Expertise: Literary Theory; Critical Theory and the History of Criticism; Romanticism; Canadian Literature; Aesthetic Theory and Nationalism; and the theory of irony.
Research Expertise: Global environmental change and water resources, has given expert testimony to environmental hearings and legal proceedings on climate change, water and environmental issues. He is the lead scientist and producer of the 2002 award winning Global Change three-part Television series; the 2004 seven-part TV series Water under Fire, Choking Lake Winnipeg (2011) and co-produced a series of videos on climate change science and solutions in 2014. (see Educational Media Production)
Research Expertise: Autobiographical inquiry and professional knowledge; Professional health and well-being; Program review and development; and Policy analysis and development.
Research Expertise: History of Russia and the Soviet Union, Modern European History, Welfare States, Environmental History, History of Medicine
Research Expertise: Aboriginal education; Teacher's work in First Nations communities; Narrative inquiry; Critical perspective of policy; and Supervision practices in teacher education
Research Expertise: Molecular ecology (birds), the role of physical and non-physical barriers in the evolution of high latitude species, namely birds, how individuals isolated in ice-free refugia during the last glaciation expanded into previously glaciated areas as the climate warmed, and how their dispersal was affected by barriers.
Research Expertise: Excavation methodology, geoarchaeology, postdepositional processes, Plains Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, human evolution, lithic analysis, faunal analysis.
Research Expertise: Philosophical logic, Preservationism, Paraconsistency, Philosophy of science, Evolution.
Research Expertise: Writing across the grade levels; Children's and young adult literature in teaching; Teaching multi-literacies across the curriculum; Language and literacy in early childhood education; and Bullying prevention, cyber-bullying, and digital citizenship.
Research Expertise: Cultural Studies of the Body; Critical Multiculturalism; Visual Narratives of Race and Labour in Film and Television (with a focus on comedy, melodrama and science fiction).
Research Expertise: Care work, rural health, long-term care, older adults, political economy, health sociology, health geography, health equity, social determinants of health, health care ethics, public health
Research Expertise: Permafrost in mountain and High Arctic environments, climate change, microclimatology of mountain and boreal environments, geomorphology and Earth surface processes, hydrology, and environmental modelling and Geographical Information Systems.
Research Expertise: Gender, migration and citizenship, Globalization and development, Women and religion/spirituality.
Research Expertise: Dr. Bomhof's research investigates how exercise affects appetite and why it is difficult to reduce weight through exercise alone. His research examines how nutrition and dietary patterns impact exercise-induced appetite response. With a better understanding of how physical activity and nutrition interact to affect metabolism and eating habits, it is hoped that we may ultimately be able to develop more effective strategies to treat obesity and associated metabolic disease.
Research Expertise: Main Group Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Free-radicals, Synthesis, X-ray crystallography, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy, Multi-nuclear NMR Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, Computational Chemistry, Structural Chemistry.
Research Expertise: Dr. Boenn's main areas of research are algorithmic composition, rhythm, and expressive timing. His latest book, Computational Models of Rhythm and Meter, published by Springer Nature, explores new methods for the composition, analysis, and transcription of musical rhythms, meter, and form. By taking into account music perception, psychology, and mathematics, it develops a new process for the automated transcription of rhythms from musical performances. Georg has published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at a number of international conferences (ICMC, LAC, ICSC). He wrote numerous algorithms for music analysis and composition that are implemented in his open-source software project called chunking.
Research Expertise: Dr. Blum's published research focuses on melodrama and other popular performance forms, as well as the intersection between theatre history, dramaturgy, and contemporary theatrical production. He holds a PhD in Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto, an MA in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Before arriving at the University of Lethbridge he taught at the Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto; the Department of English and Drama, University of Toronto Mississauga; Theatre Studies Program, Western University; and the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, University of Toronto, where he was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow.
Research Expertise: Canadian Social Trends, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Youth
Research Expertise: Career development; Behavioural disorders; At-risk youth; and The professional practice of psychology.
Research Expertise: Algorithms and data structures, Networks, Optimization, Operations Research, Facility Location
Research Expertise: Algorithms and data structures, Networks, Optimization, Operations Research, Facility Location
Research Expertise: Dr. Belanger will only consider supervisory inquiries from students interested in the Master of Arts in Political Science. First Nations/Aboriginal Gaming and Gambling; Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness; Youth Homelessness; Media, Communications and Politics.
Research Expertise: Emerging technology in education; Gender and technology; Online teaching and learning; Leadership and technology; and Gaming in education.
Research Expertise: The evolution and development of social cognition in human and non-human primates. Embodied and distributed cognition. Ecology and evolution of primate sociality, including sexual conflict, parental investment and maternal effects.
Research Expertise: Climate change, Glaciations, Geomorphology, Geology, Soils, Drainage basins, Sediment and rock magnetism, Magnetostratigraphy, Quaternary Stratigraphy, Glacial Landforms, Paleo River Systems, Paleopedology (buried soils), Geoarchaeology.
Research Expertise: Sports academies: The effects on students, school, and communities; Assessment and technology in physical education; and Team cohesion/group dynamics in youth sports.
Research Expertise: Introductory Statistics Applied Statistics Advanced Statistics Biostatistics Business Statistics Business Mathematics Intermediate Algebra Data Analysis Statistical Concepts and Methods Probability Theory, Statistics for Biologists Statistics for Scientists
Research Expertise: My area of interest lies in cultural and environmental anthropology with a focus on rurality, rural/urban relations, local knowledge, environmental history, northern environments, and ideas of place. More specifically, my work thus far has focused on rural and northern Canadian settler populations, and the areas of agriculture, hunting, trapping, environmentalism and forestry. I am interested in how people understand place, how contemporary environmental understandings can be grounded in historic interpretations, and how knowledge of place can be relevant and pertinent knowledge in the face of development.
Research Expertise: My research interests are in software engineering, with particular interest in how to use software development project artifacts, such as bug reports and source revision history, to support software maintenance decisions such as the bug report triage process. My teaching ranges from introductory computer science courses to undergraduate and graduate courses in software engineering.
Research Expertise: My research is primarily in algebraic number theory using tools from algebraic geometry specifically algebraic groups. I am also interested in various computational problems in number theory.
Research Expertise: Memory, categorization of things remembered, medical expertise in diagnosis and directed forgetting.
Research Expertise: Kenneth R. Allan is an Associate Professor of Art History, teaching courses on 20th-century art, global contemporary art, photography, and theory.
Research Expertise: Resource Economics, Regional Economics, Water Resource Management
Research Expertise: I joined the University of Lethbridge in July 2013, and am currently Assistant Professor of History and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Child and Youth Studies. I am the Director of the U of L's Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS), and a co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. PhD in History, York University (2010) MA in History, York University (2003) BA (Honours) in English & History, the University of Winnipeg (2002) I offer undergraduate and graduate courses in the History Department and the U of L's interdisciplinary graduate programs in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought. My recent and ongoing courses include: HIST 2850 History of Childhood HIST 3850 Britain & WWI HIST 4850 Girls & Girlhood Across Time, Space, & Culture SSCI 5207 History & Culture: The History of the Emotions HIST 5850 Historiography For upper-level undergraduate students, I offer Independent Studies, Applied Studies, and Co-Op supervision in the history of childhood, British imperial history, Canadian social and cultural history, gender history, the history of the emotions, and the history of the First World War. I am also happy to supervise Honours, MA, and PhD students in these areas.
Research Expertise: Number Theory, L-functions, Reduction mod p of elliptic curves, Polynomials over finite fields.
Research Expertise: Dr. Adatia's research interest includes statistical inference based on order statistics, statistical education, online course development, statistical computing, data analysis, reliability studies and survey sampling.
Research Expertise: Action research and collaborative inquiry, teacher-preparation and inquiry-based professional learning; and Leadership and system/school improvement. Tertiary instructional effectiveness and adult learning.
Research Expertise: Dr. Adams was recently appointed a Tier II Board of Governors Research Chair in the Humanities (2017-2019). Her research interests include historical and sociological inquiry of sport, recreation and leisure. She is currently working on two major research projects. The Nikkei Memory Capture Project is a trans-national oral history collaboration (with Dr. Darren Aoki at Plymouth University, UK) exploring the stories of Japanese Canadians in southern Alberta after the Second World War. Her SSHRC (Sport Participation Research Initiative) funded project, in collaboration with Dr. Hart Cantelon, explores issues of community revitalization and rural survival in Southern Alberta through a case study of the Warner Hockey School in Warner, Alberta. Dr. Adams received a B.H.K from the University of Windsor (2001) and a Ph.D. from The University of Western Ontario (2007). She is a founding member of the Centre for Oral History and Tradition. Dr. Adams supervises students in the Kinesiology and Cultural, Social and Political Thought MA and PhD majors and she is currently accepting graduate students.
Research Expertise: Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature, Victoria novel (especially Dickens, Austen, Eliot, Jewish and Yiddish literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries), Work of Chava Rosenfarb, Translation, and Traditional English and Scottish ballads.
Research Expertise: My research area is Analytic number Theory, which means that I use analytic tools, like Fourier analysis, to answer some questions in number theory and arithmetic. More precisely, my research concerns the theory of Dirichlet L-functions and the distribution of prime numbers.
Research Expertise: Dr. Hale will only consider supervisory inquiries from students interested in the Master of Arts in Political Science. Public policy, Canada-US Relations, North American integration, Fiscal and tax policies, Politics of foreign investment and capital markets, border security and management, Business and government, emergency management.
Research Expertise: Spanish Golden Age Literature, Spanish Golden Age theatre, Textual criticism, Works of Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681).