Service

Service Activities: editorial, university, department, community outreach

DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Graduate Defences

2015 Håkon Tandberg, “The Fire In Relationships: A Relational Approach To Contemporary Parsi Zoroastrianism.” Supervisor: Michael Stausberg. Ph.D. Religious Studies. Bergen University, Norway. [external re theory]
2014 Clarissa de Franco, “O ateísmo de Richard Dawkins nas fronteiras da ciência evolucionista e do senso comum.” Supervisor: Edênio Valle. Ph.D. Ciências da Religião, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil.
2011 Kyle Nunweiler, “Making Sense of the Sacred: Testing Justin Barrett’s Counterintuitiveness Coding and Quantifying System on the Classical Evidence from the Hebrew Bible.” Supervisor: Lyle Eslinger. M.A. Religious Studies, University of Calgary, Canada.
2006 Kleber Maia Marinho, “In The President We Trust: uma análise da concepção religiosa na esfera política dos EUA presente nos discursos de George W. Bush.”Supervisor: Frank Usarski. M.A. Ciências da Religião, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil.

Departmental and Faculty Committees

Tenure (2003–05, 2008–17)
Chair Selection (2003–04)
Search/Hiring (2008–09; 2010–11; 2011–12)
Faculty of Arts Promotion (2014–17)

University Committees

Academic Council [quasi-Senate] (2000–02)
Program [curriculum approval] and Policy (2000–01)
Leave Granting (2003–05)
Copyright (2003–04)
General Faculties Council [Senate] (2008–10, 2011–13)
GFC By-laws and Striking Subcommittee (2008–10)
Internal Research Grants (2008–12)
Responsible Conduct of Research (2010–12)
Promotion Appeals (2011–12)

I have served on a further 15 departmental/university committees while at MRU.

Multi-university Committees

Alberta Religious Studies and Theology Articulation [Transfer] Committee (2016–)

International Service

2015 Invited visit to Brazilian partner institution (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas) (lectures, orientation meetings with graduate students, meetings with administrators and faculty members).
2009 Invited campus visit (UNICEUB, Brasília) to lay groundwork for an International Partnership Agreement with MRU (lecture, meetings with administrators).

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

2018 “Books That Changed the World: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking.” Nichols Public Library, Calgary
2017 “A Maçonaria e as Religiões” [Freemasonry and Religions]. A .·. R .·. L .·. S .·. “Templários da Justiça” Nº 482 (Masonic Lodge), São João da Boa Vista, Brazil.
2016 “Quão Islâmico é o Estado Islâmico?” [How Islamic is the Islamic State?]. A .·. R .·. L .·. S .·. “Templários da Justiça” Nº 482 (Masonic Lodge), São João da Boa Vista, Brazil.
2015 “Science and Religion in Islam and Hinduism.” Apeiron Society for the Practice of Philosophy, Calgary.
2015 “Relações entre a religião e o estado: quatro modelos e um paradox” (Religion/State Relations: Four Models and a Paradox). A .·. R .·. L .·. S .·. “Templários da Justiça” Nº 482 (Masonic Lodge), São João da Boa Vista, Brazil.
2015 “Religion by the Numbers: Trends in the World Today.” Crowfoot Public Library, Calgary.
2014 “Religion by the Numbers: Trends in the World Today.” Nose Hill Public Library.
2011 Advisor, National High School Debating Team (preparing for a question on Islam for the World Schools Debating Championships).
2011 “Zen Gardens and Beds of Nails: An Introduction to Asian Religions.” Garrison Green Seniors Community, Calgary.
2011 “Speaking of God: What Philosophy Can Tell Us about Religion (and vice versa…)” (with Mark Gardiner). Annual retreat of the Apeiron Society for the Practice of Philosophy, Kannanaskis.
2011 “Comparing Christianity, Judaism and Islam.” Garrison Green Seniors Community, Calgary.
2009 “Creationism, Scientism, Fundamentalism.” Annual retreat of the Apeiron Society for the Practice of Philosophy, Kannanaskis.
2007 “O após-morte nas religiões do mundo” [Afterlife in the world’s religions]. Casa do Saber, São Paulo, Brazil.
2007 “O após-morte nas religiões do mundo.” Grupo da Fraternidade Irmão Joseph (Spiritist group), São João da Boa Vista, Brazil.
2005 “Atheism, Theism, and Agnosticism.” Philosophy Café, Calgary.
2004 “Are All Religions the Same at Heart?” Apeiron Society for the Practice of Philosophy, Calgary.
2004 “Are All Religions the Same at Heart?” Philosophy Café, Calgary.



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