Canada Research Chairs

  • Professor
    Office
    AC201-L
    Extension
    4068
    Research:
    Areas of Specialization:
    • ​Group Dynamics in Youth Sport
    • Youth Development Through Sport & Physical Activity
    Research Interests:
    • Group dynamics in sport, exercise and physical education settings
    • Positive youth development in sport Social identity in sport
    • Physical activity adherence among adolescents
    • School-based physical activity interventions
    • Team building
    Current & Future Research:
    • Measuring Youth Experience in Sport (Co-Investigator)
    • Being a Good Teammate: Fostering Social Identity and Moral Development through Youth Sport Participation (Principal Investigator)
    • CRC in Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity (Principal Investigator)
    • Establishment of the Nipissing University Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity Laboratory (Principal Investigator)
    • Transformational Leadership in Youth Sport: Fostering Youth Development and Long-Term Participation (Co-Investigator)

     

  • Associate Professor
    Office
    R213
    Extension
    4625
    Website
    Research:
    Areas of Specialization:

    Cultural and historical geography, critical geopolitics, environmental history, political ecology, geographies of science

    Research Interests:

    Networks of empire, science, and nature; imperial geopolitics; environmental histories of the British Empire; colonial afterlives of imperial knowledge; politics of biodiversity heritage

    Current & Future Research:

    Zoogeography and empire; militarization of the North Atlantic; environmental histories of the “Near North”; geopolitics of the Gulf Stream

  • Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Life Course Transitions in Northern and Rural Communities
    Office
    R205
    Extension
    4386
    Website
    Research:
    Areas of Specialization:

    Sociology of Education; Social Inequality; Sociology of Work; Quantitative Research Methods

    Research Interests:

    Postsecondary Educational Choices, Labour Market Outcomes, School-to-work Transitions, School Discipline Practices, Poverty, Student Achievement, Literacy and Skills, Cross-national Comparisons

    Current & Future Research:

    Life course transitions in Northern and rural communities (Principal Investigator)The educational and labour market experiences of disadvantaged youth in Canada and the United States (Principal Investigator, SSHRC)Political elites and postsecondary education in eight countries (Principal Investigator)

    North American Poverty Study (Co-Investigator)Nipissing Poverty Reduction through Education Program (N-PREP), Process and Outcomes Evaluation (Principal Investigator)

Previous Research Chairs

  • Associate Professor
    Office
    R216
    Extension
    4062
    Research:
    Areas of Specialization:

    Catchment and hillslope hydrology, streamflow generation, stable isotope hydrology

    Research Interests:

    Streamflow generation, groundwater-surface water interactions, use of environmental tracers in hydrology, integration of modeling and data, interdisciplinary research.

    Current & Future Research:

    Use of stable water isotopes in the study of water cycling in Precambrian shield watersheds and lakes.Computer modeling of water quality and quantity for Shield watersheds.Watershed classification in Ontario’s Far NorthThe Lake Nipissing Bays Project: from headwaters to lake.  A study of the influence of meteorological conditions, external and internal nutrient loading to water quality conditions to local bays.State of the Basin Report:  Lake Nipissing Watershed