Canada Research Chairs


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Dr. David Zarifa

Faculty of Arts & Science - Sociology, Professor; Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Life Course Transitions in Northern and Rural Communities

Office: A327
Ext: 4386
E-Mail: davidz@nipissingu.ca

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

» Click here to view David's CRC profile: Canada Research Chair in Life Course Transitions in Northern and Rural Communities


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Dr. Mark Bruner

Schulich School of Education - School of Physical and Health Education - Associate Professor Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity 

Office: AC201-L, Centre for Physical and Health Education
Ext: 4068
E-Mail: markb@nipissingu.ca
Web: Dr. Mark Bruner's Website

​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

» Click here to view Mark's CRC profile: Canada Research Chair in Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity


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Dr. April James

Faculty of Arts & Science - Geography, Associate Professor

Office: R216
Ext: 4062
E-Mail: aprilj@nipissingu.ca
Web: Dr. April James' Website

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

» Click here to view April's CRC profile: Canada Research Chair in Watershed Analysis and Modeling


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Dr. Kirsten Greer

Faculty of Arts & Science - History and Geography, Assistant Professor

Office: R213
Ext: 4625
E-Mail: kirsteng@nipissingu.ca
Web: Kirsten Greer

​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