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AHMED, Rukhsana »


Rukhsana Ahmed

Ph.D.
Associate professor
Faculty of Arts
Communication

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Office: 613-562-5800 (3834)
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Dr. Rukhsana Ahmed’s research embraces the cross/trans/inter-disciplinary nature of communication scholarship, with specific focus on exploring the role of communication processes in improving health outcomes among marginalized communities and promoting broader social changes in international health contexts. She is particularly interested in the ways in which systems of beliefs, values, actions, and symbols are shared, or not, by people and how social groups influence communication in health care interactions. She is also interested in the ways in which people’s cultural selves become entwined with race, ethnicity, gender, and social class groups and shape their perceptions of health, illness, and health care. Although her research is deeply rooted in health communication, Dr. Ahmed is also actively involved in interdisciplinary and multisectoral projects and partnerships in other realms of communication, including immigrant integration, multicultural media, and religious diversity.

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BANERJEE, Nipa »


Nipa BANERJEE

PhD.
Senior fellow
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of International Development and Global Studies

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Office: 613-562-5800 (4531)
Cell: 613-697-9814
Home: 613-842-9814
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Foreign Aid; Aid Effectiveness; Development Issues-South and South East Asia; Development Issues in Post Conflict Countries and Peace Building Measures; Fragile & Conflict States; Development and Reconstruction in Afghanistan. More than 40 years of experience with CIDA, IDRC and NGOs. Lived and worked several years as a professional in several South and South East Asian Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar). Travelled widely and continues to make quarterly visits (especially Afghanistan, Bangladesh and India) and other developing countries for research purposes.

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English only, Bengali; Hindi; Urdu

DR. BABA , Betty »


Part-time professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
Sociology

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Office: 613-562-5800 (6811)
Home: 819-778-6038
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Ph.D. in Sociology. Teaching and research interests related to women and gender studies. Field of specialization on African customary laws. Interested in violence against women, immigration, polygamy women and development minority groups. Co-author of a book the Feminist Journeys «I got there through women’s Studies» Feminist History Society. Currently in the final stages of preparation for the publication of a new book entitled Trokosi : Challenging Girls’ Exclusion from Education using international laws, Diversity : integration of immigrant women in Canada to be published. 

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FOSTER, Angel »


Associate professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary School of Health sciences

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Office: 613-562-5800 (2316)
Cell: 617-417-9974
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Dr. Angel M. Foster holds a DPhil (doctorate) in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an AM (master's degree) from Stanford University. She has conducted multi-methods research on women’s health in Burma, Canada, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Thailand, Tunisia, and the United States. Her current research focuses on expanding access to emergency contraception, increasing access to safe, high quality, and affordable abortion services, improving the reproductive health training of health service professionals, and Identifying and addressing the reproductive health needs of vulnerable populations including young/unmarried women and refugees/displaced women. She has published more than 50 articles, book chapters, and technical reports on women's health and her first book, Emergency contraception: The story of a global reproductive health technology, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2012 (co-edited with L.L. Wynn). Her next book, Abortion pills, test tube babies & sex toys: Emerging sexual and reproductive health technologies in the Middle East and North Africa, will soon be published by Vanderbilt University Press.

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English and French , Arabic

GILES, Audrey R. »


Audrey R. Giles

Assistant Professor
Assistant professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Human Kinetics

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Office: 613-562-5800 (2988)
Home: 613-845-0092
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Dr. Giles' research examines Aboriginal people's (though especially women's) participation in physical activity, sport, and recreation in the NWT, Nunavut, and Northern Alberta. Her expertise pertains to traditional games, gender, "tradition," and drowning prevention. Sport for development in Aboriginal communities.

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English only, Intermediate/Advanced French

MCGILL, Jena »


Professor
Assistant professor
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section

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My main fields of research include constitutional law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (particularly equality), human rights, gender, sexuality and feminist legal thought. I also do targeted work on international human rights norms related to gender and sexuality with a focus on the United Nations system.

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PONGOU, Roland »


Assistant professor
Faculty of Social Sciences

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Office: 613-562-5800 (7067)
Cell: 613-805-6019
Home: 613-424-6019
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Social networks, spread of HIV/AIDS, gender gap in HIV/AIDS prevalence, sex and gender gap in infant mortality, gender gap in schooling

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RAMISCH, Joshua »


Joshua Ramisch

Associate professor
Faculty of Social Sciences

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Office: 613-562-5800 (4421)
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Food security, agriculture, food policy, food aid, peasant farming, globalization, international development, development project management, African environmental issues, African social change, Kenya, Mali, Uganda, Tanzania, NGOs in Africa.

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SIMON, Scott »


Scott SIMON

School of International Development and Global Studies /École de développement international et mondialisation
Associate professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
Sociology

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Office: 613-562-5800 (1363)
Cell: 613-262-1887
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I specialize in the study of political economy. I do research on questions of economic development in Taiwan, including female entrepreneurship and development in the indigenous Austronesian communities of the island. I also work on questions of ethnic identity and nationalism, issues that are crucial to understanding relations between Taiwan and China. 

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English and French , mandarin, japonais, Allemand / Mandarin, Japanese, German

ST. LEWIS, Joanne »


Joanne St. Lewis

Assistant Professor
Assistant professor
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
Common Law

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Office: 613- 562-5794
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Sexual violence and deep conflict; new social media and democracy; complexity science, spirituality and emergent creativity; art, culture and the law.

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VLASSOFF, Carol »


Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
Epidemiology and Community Medicine

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Cell: 6132613307
Home: 8199865057
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My main research is on gender inequalities, especially in the developing world. I have just finished a book, Gender Equality and Inequality in Rural India, Blessed with a Son, that is about son preference in rural India and why it persists despite a great deal of social and economic progress. I am also teaching a course on international health with a focus on improving health systems worldwide.

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