Research Affiliates - University of Lethbridge

Dr. Oluwagbohunmi (Olu) Awosoga is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. He is a Board of Governors Teaching Chair at the University of Lethbridge, appointed May 2019. He has been named an Associate Member of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Arts and Science. He is an Applied Statistician by profession with over 25 years of post-secondary teaching experience. He has a keen interest in the application of statistics in Education, Health and Social Sciences. Dr. Awosoga teaches Applied Statistics courses to students in Nursing, Public Health, and Addictions Counselling program at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Yale D. Belanger is a leading scholar of Indigenous Studies. He is currently a Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. His research breaks new ground in the understanding of First Nations’ gambling enterprises, urban Indigenous policy and self-determination, and the role of federal housing policy in addressing homelessness among Indigenous peoples. His doctoral work at Trent University focused on the emergence and evolution of Aboriginal political organizations in late 19th- and early 20th-century Canada.

Dr. Reginald Bibby is Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Lethbridge. He holds the Board of Governors Research Chair in Sociology and has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. For more than four decades, spanning 1975 through today, Reginald Bibby has been monitoring social trends in Canada through a series of well-known national surveys of adults and youth, in the process gathering pioneering and historic data on religion and young people. He has presented his findings in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, lecturing at many leading universities. Professor Bibby is one of the country's better known academics.

Dr. Glenda Lynna Anne Tibe Bonifacio is an Associate Professor of Women & Gender Studies, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Lethbridge. She is known for being one of the experts in Women & Gender Studies with one monograph, three edited books, and four co-edited books. She believes that Women & Gender Studies is one of the best fields of study as it covers so many disciplines as gleaned from the standpoint of women or gendered lens. Gender matters in all aspects of study. Dr. Bonifacio was selected, in 2015, to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award in the Innovator and Thought Leader category.

Dr. Julia Brassolotto is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. She holds an Alberta Innovates – New Investigator Research Chair in Healthy Futures and Well-being in Rural Settings. Her research program looks at care for older adults, with a focus on continuing care, community, and end-of-life contexts. Broadly, her research interests include: continuing care, older adults, death and dying, rural health, political economy, social determinants of health, and health care ethics.

Dr. Alexander Bilson Darku is A Prentice Research Affiliate and an Associate Professor of Economics, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Lethbridge. Prior to his present position, Dr. Darku taught at McGill University and Concordia University. He teaches and researches in the fields of International Economics, Economic Development and Monetary Economics. In addition to his teaching experience, Dr. Darku has served as a consultant to the World Bank (Washington DC) between 1998 and 2002. He has also spent two years (1995-1997) working with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Accra, Ghana as an economist.  Dr. Darku has served as Associate Director and as an Interim Director for the Prentice Institute.

Dr. Pascal L. Ghazalian is Associate Professor of Economics, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Ghazalian also served as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Center for Research on the Economics of Agri-food (CREA) at Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada from November 2005 to June 2008, before joining the Department of Economics at the University of Lethbridge. He has been a visiting scholar to a number of universities, such as University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and Nijenrode University in Breukelen, the Netherlands.

James Graham is an Associate Professor and founding Chair of the Department of New Media, Faculty of Fine Arts, at the University of Lethbridge. He teaches and mentors in game design, production and enterprise start-up at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2016 he founded Neospatial Corporation: an Alberta-based, Industry 5.0 company currently developing secure, closed-loop cyber-physical and IoT/AI sensing systems for enterprise and cultural applications. In 2015 he joined Vancouver-based In Situ Media as Director of Research and Development, where he manages the BC and Alberta labs. In Situ Media holds 4 patents related to the scalable, real-time processing and targeted delivery of 3D CG ad media into social media video composites.

Dr. Maura Hanrahan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Lethbridge. She holds a Board of Governors Research Chair (Tier II) since 2017. She exemplifies how ongoing Board of Governors’ research benefits the entire institution, creating new learning opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Maura Hanrahan is appointed as an Adjunct Professor to EPI and Grenfell’s Humanities Program. She is also an Adjunct Professor with Memorial University's Environmental Policy Institute. Dr. Hanrahan was Memorial’s first Special Advisor to the President for Aboriginal Affairs.

Dr. Trevor Harrison is a Professor of Sociology, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Lethbridge. He is currently the Director of the Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta. The Parkland Institute is a province-wide think tank dealing with issues of public policy. He worked at the University of Alberta as a sessional instructor and first research director of Parkland Institute during the period 1993-2002, before coming to the University of Lethbridge. He became the 2010 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

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