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BRADBURY, Hinton
Department of Psychology
High School Enrichment Program course #011:
Freudian Personality Theory  
Dr. Hinton Bradbury is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Winnipeg.
http://psychology.uwinnipeg.ca/

BURLEY, Ian
Department of Physics
High School Enrichment Program course #009:
Astronomy (with Don Campbell)
Ian Burley is an Instructor in the Department of Physics at The University of Winnipeg.  His areas of interest include: first year Physics instruction and laboratory development; distance education pedagogy and associated technologies; computers and the internet.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/physics/faculty-staff-pages/burley.html

CAMPBELL, Don
Department of Physics
High School Enrichment Program course # 009:
Astronomy (with Ian Burley)
Don Campbell is an Instructor in the Department of Physics at The University of Winnipeg
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/physics/faculty-staff-pages/campbell.html

CLAYDON, Bruce
Department of Theatre and Film
High School Enrichment Program course #014:
Action Filmmaking
Bruce Claydon has worked as a Special Lab Instructor for the past several years and has taught various workshops at the Winnipeg Film Group.  He has been a professional motion picture technician since 1993 working in the areas of lighting, camera and on-set sound recording.
http://theatre.uwinnipeg.ca/

DIDUCK, Alan
Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences
High School Enrichment Program course #005: 
Environmental Changes, Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Alan Diduck is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at The University of Winnipeg.  He is also a member of UWinnipeg’s Environment and Society Research Group, and is an Adjunct Professor in both the Department of Environment and Geography and the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba.  Prior to joining UWinnipeg, Dr. Diduck was a lawyer and Executive Director of Community Legal Education Association, a social profit organization providing public legal education and information services.  Dr. Diduck’s teaching philosophy and practice have been shaped by his prior work as an adult educator and by his research program.  His program focuses on community involvement in environmental governance, the learning implications of involvement (e.g. cognitive, value, behavioural, relational, and organizational change), and the consequences for social aspects of sustainability, such as equity, empowerment and capacity development.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/experts-guide/alan-diduck.html

GAUCHER, Danielle
Department of Psychology
High School Enrichment Program course #012:
The Psychology of Social Justice
Dr. Danielle Gaucher holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Waterloo.  She completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post Doctoral Fellow at Princeton University.  Her research centers on issues of social justice and social change, specifically investigating social-psychological processes that serve to maintain inequality.  Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
http://ion.uwinnipeg.ca/~dgaucher/lab.html

GAVRUS, Delia
Department of History
High School Enrichment Program course #006:
Leeches and Mandrakes, Blood and Guts: Health and Healing Through the Ages
Dr. Delia Gavrus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at The University of Winnipeg.  She was appointed as the 2017 Chancellor’s Research Chair.  Dr. Gavrus is a vibrant and expressive researcher who will be working on a biography of Dr. Wilder Penfield, a renowned Canadian neurosurgeon and Renaissance man, during her three-year term as Chair.  Dr. Gavrus’ areas of research include the history of science, medicine, technology, as well as American and Canadian cultural and social history.  Her work explores the ways in which theories about the human brain and mind have been fashioned in conjunction with the various scientific, clinical, social, and cultural realities of the 19th and 20th centuries.
http://news-centre.uwinnipeg.ca/all-posts/meet-the-2017-chancellors-research-chair/

MILOSEVIC-ZDJELAR, Vesna
Department of Physics
High School Enrichment Program course #010:
From Galaxies to Alien Lifeforms: The Consequences of the Big Bang Theory of the Universe
(with Dwight Vincent)
Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar, a former astrophysicist from the National Observatory in Belgrade, Serbia, joined The University of Winnipeg’s Physics Department in 2000.  Her research interests are galactic astronomy and astrophysical cosmology.  In Canada, she obtained a degree in science education, and has made important contributions teaching science courses to non-science and life sciences students, and creating community awareness by initiating science outreach programs.  She teaches a broad range of courses including Astronomy, Concepts in Science, Physics for Life Sciences and Physics of Music.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/experts-guide/vesna-milosevic-zdjelar.html

OTFINOWSKI, Rafael
Department of Biology
High School Enrichment Program course #001: 
Biodiversity in Urban Environments
Dr. Rafael Otfinowski’s B.Sc. degree is from the University of Alberta in the Department of Renewable Resources with a focus on reclamation and remediation.  He spent three years as an environmental consultant in Calgary, traveling throughout southern Alberta to reclaim well sites and remediate contaminated areas.  Dr. Otfinowski completed his Master’s research at the University of Western Ontario, studying the ecology of endangered species on sand dunes along Lake Huron.  In his Ph.D. at the University of Manitoba, he focused his work on the biology of exotic plants invading northern fescue prairies.  His field experiments focused on Riding Mountain National Park.  Since then, he has worked as the Grassland Ecologist for Parks Canada in Winnipeg, contributing to restoration projects in national parks and national historic sites across the Prairies.  He also continued his research into biological invasions, the structure and function of plant communities, and the restoration of disturbed prairies.  He is passionate about hands-on teaching and has taught field and lab courses in Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.  He is very interested in scientific writing and communication and using writing to make science learning more active.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/experts-guide/rafael-otfinowski.html

PANKRATZ, Curtis
Department of Sociology
High School Enrichment Program course #013:
The Use of “Terrorism” as a Concept for Social Control
Dr. Curt Pankratz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at The University of Winnipeg.  His teaching statement advocates, “As teachers, we are sort of like ambassadors to critical thought.  Part of the job is to demonstrate how an engaged life might look.  It can be extremely rewarding to see students experience innovative ways of thinking, and if we’re lucky, we get to see how that reshapes their personalities.  At the same time, we need to be conscious of the power we, as professors, bring into those relationships.”  Dr. Pankratz’s teaching areas include welfare state politics, social stratification, inequality, and population health.  He has taught a range of courses, and focuses on socialization and development, sociology of law and sociology of medicine.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/arts/news/2017/05/asst-prof-receives-teaching-award.html
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/sociology/faculty/curtis-pankratz.html

PELLECK, Valerie
Department of Kinesiology & Applied Health    
High School Enrichment Program course #008:
Prevention and Care of Injuries            
Val Pelleck is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg and certified as an athletic therapist in 2003.  She completed her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation in 2015 at the University of Manitoba, where she investigated several outcome measures altered by attentional focus in a golf putting task.  Val started teaching at the University of Winnipeg in January 2010 after a period of time living and working in Australia.  During her time overseas, she worked with a club rugby team and also taught at the Wodonga Institute of TAFE in the Department of Community Health Services.  Currently, Val is the Athletic Therapy practicum coordinator and through that role manages all internal and external placements both in the field and in the clinic.  Outside of the University of Winnipeg, she is involved in Team Manitoba softball and has worked as an athletic therapist at a variety of events including the 2015 Pan Am Games, 2015 Canada Winter Games, 2017 Canada Summer Games and is the medical liaison for the Manitoba Games.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/dept-kinesiology/faculty/valerie-pelleck.html

ROMANOW, Jacqueline
Department of Indigenous Studies
High School Enrichment Program course #007:
Pre-Contract Indigenous Cultures in North America                                                 
Dr. Jacqueline Romanow, a Métis from the Red River Settlement area, is Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies at The University of Winnipeg.  She has a PhD in International Relations from Queen’s University and an MA in Economics from the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Romanow has worked with Indigenous peoples on issues of governance, rights, and economic development in Canada and Central/South America.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/experts-guide/jacqueline-romanow.html

SINGH, Satyendra
Department of Business and Administration
High School Enrichment Program course #003: 
Luxury and Fashion Marketing
Dr. Singh is a Professor of Marketing and International Business, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets UK, and Conference Chair of Academy of Business and Emerging Markets (ABEM) Conference Canada.  During Spring and Summer, Dr. Singh volunteers to teach, speak and train in developing countries and emerging markets on topics relating to international business.
http://abem.uwinnipeg.ca/

SOARES, Tom
Department of Theatre and Film
High School Enrichment Program course #015:
The Actor Who Listens
Tom Soares in a Winnipeg-based theatre educator, voice and speech specialist and actor.  He holds an MFA in Acting (a terminal degree in his field) with further specialization in voice and speech from York University.  Soares has taught courses on acting, voice and speech and acting Shakespeare at York University and currently teaches acting and voice for the Department of Theatre and Film at The University of Winnipeg.  He has worked as a voice and presentations consultant and trainer for CTV News Winnipeg, for The Winnipeg School Division and for The Civil Service Commission of The Province of Manitoba, and continues to coach individuals on voice and speech skills, public speaking and acting technique.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/experts-guide/tom-soares.html

VARMA SHRIVASTAV, Shailly
Department of Biology
High School Enrichment Program course #002: 
Biology of Cancer and Human Health
Dr. Shailly Varma Shrivastav holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in biochemistry and during her Ph.D. studies she developed biosensors for the detection of hydrogen peroxide.  Dr. Varma Shrivastav has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Lund University and the University of Saskatchewan.  Presently, she is studying protein kinase B and mammalian target of rapamycin.  The overreaching goal of her research is to identify whether these molecules can serve as diagnostic and prognostic markers.  Dr. Varma Shrivastav’s areas of expertise include cancer, cell biology, and developmental biology.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/experts-guide/shailly-varma-shrivastav.html

VINCENT, Dwight
Department of Physics
High School Enrichment Program course #010:
From Galaxies to Alien Lifeforms: The Consequences of the Big Bang Theory of the Universe
(with Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar)
Dr. Dwight Vincent is an Associate Professor, as well as the Chair of the Department of Physics at The University of Winnipeg.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/physics/faculty-staff-pages/vincent.html

WOOD, Tabitha
Department of Chemistry
High School Enrichment Program course #004: 
Chemistry in the Marketplace
Dr. Tabitha Wood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Winnipeg.  She is an active promoter of public scientific literacy with a special interest in enhancing understanding of the role that chemistry plays in Canadian society and the world.  Originally from Winnipeg, she completed her PhD in organic chemistry at Dalhousie University and worked as a post-doctoral fellow in medicinal chemistry at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto.  She lectures in undergraduate organic chemistry, biochemistry, and enzymology at UWinnipeg.  She and her team of research assistants conduct research into organic synthetic methodology, the design and synthesis of small molecule enzyme inhibitors, and the search for molecules with therapeutic biological properties.
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/experts-guide/tabitha-wood.html