Manuel Riemer

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Director, Community, Environment and Justice Research Group Director, Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS) Professor Faculty of Science Psychology Waterloo, Ontario mriemer@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2982

Bio/Research

I received my MSc and PhD in Psychology from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University (U.S.A.). Prior to joining Laurier, I was a research associate and the director for research and system development at the Centre for Evaluation and Program Improvement in Nashville, TN (2006-2008).

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Bio/Research

I received my MSc and PhD in Psychology from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University (U.S.A.). Prior to joining Laurier, I was a research associate and the director for research and system development at the Centre for Evaluation and Program Improvement in Nashville, TN (2006-2008).

I am currently a Professor of Community Psychology and Sustainability Science, the director of the Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS) and the director of the Community, Environment, and Justice Research Group at the Centre for Community Research, Learning, and Action (CCLRA).

I am the lead author for the book Community Psychology: In pursuit of liberation and wellbeing (3rd edition) recently published by Palgrave-MacMillan. I am also a fellow of the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.

The main focus of my research is the psychology of sustainability. I apply community and other psychology principles, theories and tools to address issues related to sustainability, including global climate change mitigation and resiliency, with a special focus on sustainability justice, cultures of sustainability, and youth engagement in environmental action. For details regarding current and past projects please see the website of VERiS.


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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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