PROFile

  • PROFile: Adopting Indigenous philosophy

    Prior to completing her PhD, Romanow finished a master’s in economics and then worked with a tribal council on economic development. From there, she went into consulting with First Nations in Manitoba and across Canada.

  • PROFile: Teaching through therapy

    Mary-Jo Bolton approaches teaching in a way that incorporates her therapist background.

    “I try (to) conduct that class almost the way I would try and conduct a therapy relationship, knowing that people need to feel safe and listened to and valued,” she says.

  • PROFile: Forming social cohesion from diversity

    As a Quebec native, Félix Mathieu has firsthand experience being part of a minority population within a country. This perspective helped pique his interest in researching pluralism policies.

  • PROFile: An icon and a commodity

    This is Yongshan He’s first year teaching for the Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg. He originates from the landlocked Sichuan province in Southwest China.

    “It’s the place in China known for its spicy food,” she says.

  • PROFile: ‘A Life Dream’

    Growing up in a colonial village in Havana, Cuba, Yadira Chinique de Armas was fascinated by major archaeological findings in Mesoamerica and Peru.

  • PROFile: Bias toward body type

    Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, Olya Bryksina considers herself a Winnipegger after 20 years living in the city.

    She teaches consumer behaviour, a psychology-based approach to understanding what motivates consumers. Bryksina’s research recently won a Best Paper Award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference 2020, gaining recognition for her work.

  • PROFile: No barriers to movement

    Andrea Smith has a bachelor of physical education degree and has been a kinesiology instructor for the past 13 years. She has lived within a 10-block radius from where she was born in River Heights all her life.

  • PROFile: My work is my hobby

    Dr. Ed Cloutis became involved in planetary exploration while obtaining his master’s degree in the United States. Originally from the Toronto area, he continued that interest upon his return to Canada. He spends his spare time on his work.

  • PROFile: Advancing through movement

    Advanced movement instructor Zorya Arrow started teaching for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) theatre and film faculty at the start of the 2022 winter term.

  • PROFile: Fundamental to Medieval Studies

    Although his speciality is medieval history, Jason Brown, instructor in the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), has studied Latin extensively.

  • PROFile: Took it too far

    For Lauren Chochinov, an instructor at the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) English department, choosing a career path wasn’t exactly cut and dry.

  • PROFile: The harms that they do

    Before becoming an instructor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) criminal-justice department, Amelia Curran was a student at the university herself.

  • PROFile: Interdisciplinary Sociologist

    When Kristen Hardy started her undergraduate degree, she immediately knew she wanted to be an academic and a professor.

  • PROFile: Philosophy is?

    During her undergrad, Carolyn Garland – contract instructor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) philosophy department – was initially divided between two fields of study.

  • PROFile: ‘The criminal justice system is a social-justice issue’

    In terms of his research, Ryan Coulling – sessional instructor for the University of Winnipeg’s criminal justice department – takes an intersectional approach when exploring criminology.

    “The criminal justice system is a social justice issue,” Coulling says.

  • PROFile: Clarity in math

    It was roughly 27 years ago that Mladen Despic – a mathematics and statistics instructor for the University of Winnipeg (U of W) – first began teaching on campus.

  • When in Florence

    For Anne-Laurence Caudano, a professor in the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) history department, her love of the past began in childhood. “I always wanted to do something historical,” Caudano says.

  • ‘Throw the box out the window’

    For Kristi Kenyon, one of the best things about being an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Global College is the energy of the classroom.

    “The world kind of changes in the classroom,” she says. “We’re learning from each other. We’re having conversations. It’s a safe space to think through new ideas.”

  • Drawn to the past and all its weirdness

    From a young age, Dr. Carla Manfredi – assistant professor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) English department – found herself pulled to the past.

  • Creative writing and internationality

    As the new assistant professor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) English department, Dr. Sandy Pool has ideas for incorporating her international experience into the creative writing stream.

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