Instructors

Allison McManus

Allison McManus is the Strategic Research Initiatives Officer from the Office of Research Services (ORS) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Allison joined the ORS following her studies at Laurier, where she completed her Bachelor degree in Geography and her Master’s degree in Integrative... Continue reading

Andrea Perrella

Andrea Perrella is an associate professor of political science. He has more than 15 years of experience teaching quantitative methods and, along with Manuel Riemer, is a co-founder of the Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods (LSIRM).

Anthony Piscitelli

Anthony Piscitelli is a Professor in the Public Service Program at Conestoga College. Dr. Piscitelli also has a strong connection to the Wilfrid Laurier University community. He is an Associate with the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, he has an... Continue reading

Charlie Davis

Charlie Davis is a PhD student in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a community-based researcher, which a strong commitment to conducting action-orientated that will promote the health and wellbeing of transgender people in the Waterloo Region. Charlie ... Continue reading

Ciann Wilson

Ciann L. Wilson is an assistant professor in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has over a decade of experience working within African, Caribbean and Black communities across the greater Toronto area first as a youth programmer and now as a health researcher. Her... Continue reading

Darren Thomas

Darren Thomas is from the Seneca Nation, and a member of the Bear Clan.  He resides at the Grand River Territory of the Haudenosaunee.  Darren is a PhD candidate in community psychology at Wilfrid Laurier and is a full-time lecturer in the Indigenous Studies program.  His research... Continue reading

Derek Gray

I completed my PhD at Queen's University in 2011 where I studied how lakes on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay have recovered after being damaged by acidification. I then conducted my postdoctoral training at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the... Continue reading

Elin Moorlag Silk

Elin is an accomplished researcher and analyst with expertise in Equity and Inclusion, Health Care Policy/Delivery, and LGBTQ Health and Wellness, with a strong theoretical background in conflict theory, anti-racist feminist perspectives and queer theory. Elin has over 15 years of... Continue reading

James Southworth

James Southworth began as a writing consultant at the Laurier Writing Centre in June of 2015. He completed his PhD at the University of Western Ontario in 2014 with an expertise in moral psychology... Continue reading

Jason Roy

Jason Roy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Laurier and the Director of the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP). He has been teaching research methods at the undergraduate and graduate level for more than 10 years.... Continue reading

Jennifer Long

Dr. Jennifer Long earned her PhD from Western University (2011) in Sociocultural Anthropology. She has developed and taught courses over 50 courses on topics including race, identity, and diversity in the workplace and classroom, organizational behaviour and teaching adult learners.... Continue reading

Jennifer Marshman

Jennifer Marshman is a PhD candidate with the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at Wilfrid Laurier University. Over the past decade, some of Jennifer’s qualitative research has included identifying barriers to urban agriculture in Waterloo Region, exploring volunteer... Continue reading

Jordana Garbati

Jordana Garbati began as the writing consultant at the Laurier Writing Centre in July 2013. She graduated with a BA (Hons.) with a specialization in French at York University and concurrently... Continue reading

Katie Cook

Katie Cook is a PhD Candidate in Community Psychology. Katie has extensive research experience, with a major focus on qualitative methodologies and approaches. After finishing a Master’s degree in Community Psychology in 2010, Katie went on to work as a qualitative researcher in the... Continue reading

Manuel Reimer, PhD

Manuel Riemer is an associate professor of community and sustainability science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Director of the Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS), Environment and Justice Research Group. He received his PhD in Psychology with... Continue reading

Margaret Douglin

Margaret Douglin is a PhD student in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has worked for several years in applied research and evaluation in human services and currently works as an educational researcher with a school district. Margaret has extensive experience with... Continue reading

Nicole Burns

Nicole Burns has been working with Indigenous communities in Ontario and Nunavut for the past couple of years. She has been conducting individual and group interviews for many years and has used this method of data collection for multiple program evaluations and research projects.... Continue reading

Sarah Ranco

Sarah Ranco is a PhD student in the Community Psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Having almost ten years of experience as an educator in various settings, she is well-versed in managing and improving group dynamics. She has also been the coordinator for multiple... Continue reading

Sean Simpson, MA

Sean Simpson is Vice President of Ipsos Reid in Canada and has worked in the Public Affairs division for over 8 years. Ipsos Public Affairs has 700 staff located in 34 countries, and is the world's leading polling firm. Sean joined Ipsos following his studies at Wilfrid Laurier... Continue reading

Sharmalene Mendis-Millard

Sharmalene Mendis-Millard is the new associate director for the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has received both academic and community recognition for her work as a community-based researcher who has worked with a... Continue reading

Shawna Reibling

Shawna Reibling is a knowledge mobilization and communications professional. She provides strategic communications and social media strategy services to individuals and collaborations, specialized for academic research units. Shawna has a deep knowledge of post-secondary structures,... Continue reading

Simon Coulombe, PhD

Simon Coulombe, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Community Psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research interests are based on the integration of theories, concepts and methods from positive psychology (flourishing, strengths, health, life projects) and... Continue reading