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University Instructor (Program Chair of the Social Sciences)
Social Sciences
BA Hon (York), MA (York), PhD (abd) (York)
I have taught at numerous universities in Canada prior to arriving at UCN.  My experience from those previous positions is something I hope to be able to share with UCN.  I enjoy teaching at the university level; in particular I enjoy working through the more complex ideas with students and helping them to develop their ability to understand and use those ideas. 
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Aging
Social Psychology
Social Inequality
Social Movements
Sociology of Education
Globalization, Modernity, and Change
Classical Sociological Theory
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences
Community Service and/or Service to Profession/Field
2012-14. Alternate Chair and Advisor for the Sault College Research Ethics Board
2011-14.  Member of the Joint Sault Area Hospital/Group Health Centre Research Ethics Board.
2011-14.  Co-Chair of the Group Health Centre Board of Directors.
2009-14.  Member of the Board of Directors for the Group Health Association of Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
2011. Member Ad Hoc Budget Deficit Reduction Committee for Group Health Association.
2009-12.   Member of the Northeast Community Health Ethics Network (under the auspices of the Northeast CCAC, province of Ontario); a regional community ethics network.
2008-12.   Member of the Research Program Planning and Review Committee for the Group Health Centre of Sault Ste. Marie.
2008-12.   Member of the Senior’s Health Action Committee of Sault Ste. Marie.
2008-11. Chair of the Research Ethics Board of Algoma University. 
2009-12.  Chair Department of Sociology (Algoma U).
2006-07.  Served as managing editor for the Americas’ section of the journal Voice of the Voiceless.
2005-06.  Member of the Research Ethics Committee (Cape Breton University).
2003-05.  Member of the Anishinaabe Education and Training Circle (AETC), an educational advisory body for Native education programs at Georgian College and in the Laurentian@Georgian program.
2000-01.  Project Coordinator for the Research Ethics Policy (Georgian College).
Research Activity/Scholarship
My research interests include the study of social inequality, the sociology of aging and the family, the sociology of education, and First Nations peoples in Canada.  My recent work has included research for the National Aboriginal Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada (with the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada), an educational review/audit for the Mississauga First Nation, and research on Young Workers and safety training.  I also have extensive experience in the field of research ethics (for research involving human subjects). 
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