Carleton University experts are available to discuss topics related to the holiday season – from wine and health to religion.
Professor of History
Phillips is available to discuss food, wine and other libations.
Phillips writes a weekly wine column for the Ottawa Citizen and the annual 500 Best-Value Wines in the LCBO, among other contributions to wine and alcohol-related publications. In addition to his expertise in the historical field of wine and alcohol, Philips began his academic career as a historian of the family and is the editor of the Journal of Family History.
**Phillips is available before December 10 and after December 20.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1544
Abizaid is an expert in the way the brain integrates sensory and hormonal information to modulate eating, reproduction and activity rhythms. He also researches stress, emotional eating, obesity and affective disorders. He is able to discuss how changes in daily eating patterns affect metabolism and can cause obesity or how seasonal changes affect the brain and patterns of behaviours.
Kamari Maxine Clarke
Professor, Global and International Studies
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 4170
Clarke’s research spans issues related to human rights; international courts and tribunals; the export, spread, rejection and re-contextualization of international norms; and secularism and religious transnationalism. Clarke is available to discuss controversies related to religion and state accommodations or religion and legal controversies in association with the holiday season.
Fire Prevention and Safety Officer
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 3611
Tim Golding is the fire prevention and safety officer in the Environmental Health and Safety Department at Carleton University. He is available to answer any fire safety questions for the season.
Instructor III, Undergraduate Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2973
Hellemans’s research interest lies in the study of vulnerability to mental illness. Her past research explored the role of adverse environmental experience in susceptibility to drug addiction. Helleman’s other main research interest is sex differences in mental illnesses – depression is twice as common among women compared to men. She is available to discuss mental health during the holidays such as addiction, depression and stress.
Professor – Department of English and College of the Humanities
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1356
White is available to discuss holiday food, religious traditions, and Christmas gift giving in Renaissance England. Her research incudes historical ideas of women, court culture and 16th-century religious conflict. She is an expert on Christian religious traditions, the courts of Henry VII and Elizabeth I, English Renaissance literature, and she is particularly interested in women’s writing and Reformation history.
Professor and Undergraduate Supervisor in the School of Journalism and Communication
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 4121
Irena Knezevic studies communication, culture and health. She is especially interested in food systems, food labelling and health communication. She is available to discuss healthy food options or where to get local food for the holidays.