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Gary Bauslaugh has a PhD in chemistry from McGill University, and has held many teaching and administrative positions in postsecondary institutions in Canada. He was VP of Instruction and Planning at what is now Vancouver Island University, and served for four years as CEO of a Provincial post-secondary educational planning and development agency in British Columbia. …Learn more about Gary Bauslaugh >
Topics: Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Islam, Leaving religion, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Women & gender
Yasmine is an Arab-Canadian university educator, activist, and author who has a blog called Confessions of an ExMuslim. She is currently working on writing her memoir. In it, she describes how, even though she was born and raised in North America, she endured the same traumas that are familiar to Muslims across the planet. As a child, …Learn more about Yasmine Mohammed >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Religion
Subtopics: Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Leaving religion, Religious extremism
Nate Phelps is the son of Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, which gained infamy from their protests at soldiers’ funerals around the United States. He is the sixth of thirteen children, and was taught his father’s extreme version of Calvinism from an early age. This was accompanied by extreme physical punishments and …Learn more about Nate Phelps >
Topics: Psychology, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Psychology of religion
Azim Shariff is an Associate Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair of Moral Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where he is director of the Centre for Applied Moral Psychology. His research on morality, religion, and technology regularly receives global media coverage, and has appeared in top academic journals such as Science, Trends in …Learn more about Azim Shariff >