About the Authors

Diane Symbaluk

Dr. Diane Symbaluk is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where she teaches a variety of courses including: Criminology, Social Research Methods, Advanced Topics in Social Psychology, and Sociology Senior Seminar. Her publications comprise textbooks, journal articles, and more than 30 pedagogical resources (e.g., study guides, test banks, instructor handbooks and online quizzes). She recently wrote Research Methods: Exploring the Social World in Canadian Contexts (2nd ed.) (2019) for Canadian Scholars and co-authored with Dr. Tami Bereska, Sociology in Action: A Canadian Perspective (3rd ed.) (2019) for Nelson Education. This twice distinguished teaching award winner’s research centres on student success strategies and qualities of exemplary instructors.

Robyn Hall

Robyn Hall is a Librarian at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For several years she has served as a subject librarian within the social sciences, working closely with faculty and students in sociology, anthropology, economics, and gender studies. She also coordinates services on campus that support the teaching, learning, and research carried out at the university with a focus on open access publishing and open education resources. Originally from Nova Scotia, she holds a BA (Dalhousie) and MA (University of Guelph) in Social Anthropology and a Master of Library and Information Science from Western University.

Geneve Champoux

Geneve Champoux is the Manager, Student Success Services at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She has worked in the University’s writing centre for over ten years, recently introducing a peer writing tutor program that allows students to engage with fellow students in discussions about academic writing. She also manages the development of resources and programs to help students better understand their academic journey and develop the skills to be successful in their undergraduate careers. She holds a BA and a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Alberta.


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