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Dr. Gordana Yovanovich

Dr. Gordana Yavanovich

“My latest research focuses on Latin American identity and culture. My other areas of study are play and improvisation/survival in Latin American "Boom" literature and culture, and the position of women in the honour culture.”

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Program: Latin American and Caribbean Studies MA

 

Professor Nonita T. Yap

Professor Nonita T. Yap

“I study two related questions: the role of technology in environmentally sustainable development, and the role of public policy in influencing production and consumption choices I have examined these questions in Canada, Asia, central and south America and southern Africa.”

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Program: Rural Planning & Development MSc, MPlan

Dr. Sarah Wootton

Dr. Sarah Wootton “Research interests include retroviral pathogenesis, lung cancer and lung gene therapy”

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Program: Pathobiology MSc, PhD, DVSc

Professor Cathy Wilson

Professor Cathy Wilson

“Immigrant families settling the land, quilting bees, and ploughing matches are examples of some of the social and economic topics of early Ontario that link my work to the larger expertise of this University concerning agriculture and rural communities.”

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Program: History MA, PhD

Dr. Tina Widowski

Dr. Tina Widowski

“My specialization is Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare of Farm Animals. My research and teaching focus on how various housing and management practices affect the behavioural biology and welfare of farm animals. My students engage in fundamental research exploring underlying developmental and physiological mechanisms of behaviour, while our more applied projects address practical approaches to solving behaviour problems and improving welfare on farms.”
 
 

Dr. Jon Warland

Dr. Jon Warland

“My current research is examining weather impacts on specialty crop production in Ontario. Historical analysis provides insight into conditions favourable for production, allowing for better planning for future production under a changing climate. I also work on the energy budget and thermal comfort of people outdoors and new means of advising on heat stroke risk.”

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Program: Environmental Sciences

 

Dr. Lori Vallis

Dr. Lori Vallis

“The central nervous system must integrate ongoing changes in sensory information, like vision, with internal representations of our bodies in the world in order to walk in complex environments, e.g. when obstacles are present. Although there are indications in the literature that at different stages in life there is a shift in the role of sensory inputs for locomotor control, there is little basic scientific evidence to support this theory. My research program investigates the development of adaptive locomotor strategies in children and, at the other end of the age spectrum, how these strategies change in elderly individuals as a result of aging. The long term objective of my research program is to develop a model that will provide insight into the nature of the rules governing the interpretation and integration of sensory input during locomotion by the central nervous system across the lifespan”
 
 

Dr. Leanne Son Hing

Dr. Leanne Son Hing

“Leanne Son Hing is CIFAR Senior Fellow of the Successful Societies Program. Dr. Son Hing examines the interplay between ideals of justice (meritocracy, equality) and biases (prejudice, discrimination); as well as their consequences for well-being and social policy attitudes. In her newest line of research, she investigates how people’s negative evaluations of inequality at work (e.g., in pay, status, decision-making power) affects their well-being, job attitudes, and health. These negative effects likely operate through stress processes and worsened social relations (e.g., increased competition, decreased trust).”
 
Program: Psychology

Dr. Tamara Small

Dr. Tamara Small

“My research interests focus is digital politics: use and impact of the Internet by Canadian political actors. Her work has been published in the Information Communication and Society, Party Politics and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. She is the co-editor of Mind the Gaps: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics (Fernwood Press). ”