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Women as War Criminals: Gender, Agency, and Justice

Izabela Steflja, Assistant Professor of Political Science, co-authored the book Women as War Criminals: Gender, Agency, and Justice with Jessica T. Darden (Virginia Commonwealth University). Biases about women as peaceful and innocent prevent us from "seeing" women as war criminals—and prevent postconflict justice systems from assigning women blame.

Indigenous Healing: Voices of Elders and Healers

Indigenous Healing, by Gus Hill, Associate Professor, Indigenous Field of Study, Faculty of Social Work, stemmed from recognition of the lack of understanding of Tra­ditional healing and Indigenous people in mainstream Canadian culture. Its intention is to share Traditional healing knowledge in a good way with an audience as a beginning effort to bridge the large cultural divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. 

Indigenous Geographies in the Yucatan: Learning from Responsibility-Based Maya Environmental Ethos

This book by Miguel Sioui, Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, is part of a broader attempt to decolonize colonial histories and understandings about Indigenous peoples and their relationships with their territories, and argues that the land ethos of "being part of the land," specifically among the Mayan community of Xuilub (Yucatan), Mexico, is guided by the cultural precept of 'responsibility-based' thinking. 

Fitness Frenzy: Classroom Activity Breaks Improve On-task Behaviour and Physical Activity Levels

Abbey Broad completed her Master’s research examining how classroom activity breaks improve on-task behaviour and physical activity levels regardless of time of day, under the supervision of Dr. Tom Hazell. Dr. Jennifer Robertson-Wilson and Dr. Pamela Bryden were on Abbey’s thesis committee. The work has been accepted for publication in the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Decolonizing Educational Assessment: Ontario Elementary Students and the EQAO

Ardavan Eizadirad, Assistant Professor of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, speaks about his book, Decolonizing Educational Assessment: Ontario Elementary Students and the EQAO Test. He shares his aims for the book and his hopes for educating elementary school students.

COVID-19 Essays: A Rapid Response Collection of Essays on the Pandemic - Volume 1 and Volume 2

This rapid response collection of essays, co-edited by Greg Bird and Penelope Ironstone, was published in 10 days following the initial pandemic "lockdown" in March, 2020. It includes 10 essays, including essays by Laurier Faculty Neil Balan, Greg Bird, and Penelope Ironstone. 

Community Music at the Boundaries

Community Music at the Boundaries explores how music enhances lives in community. By shining a light on boundaries, this volume, which includes multiple contributors from Laurier, provides a wealth of international perspectives and knowledge about the ways that music enhances lives.