Celebrating scholarship and research at TWU: Annual Author’s Tea showcases faculty books, works and publications

The Author’s Tea is an annual event at Trinity Western University that celebrates the work of faculty in the areas of research and publication, including their most recent books, edited works, artistic creations, and journal articles.

Author's Tea, a TWU tradition

“Every year faculty look forward to gathering together at this vibrant event to learn about and to appreciate one another’s accomplishments within their various fields of expertise,” said Dr. Richard Chandra, Associate Provost of Research.

“We honour and salute the excellent work of TWU Faculty in their many areas of research and scholarship, and the many ways in which they contribute to scientific, creative, religious, social sciences and humanities fields of knowledge,” he said.

Interdisciplinary knowledge and international collaboration

This year’s event on December 2 was held in-person at TWU Langley and online. Faculty researchers, authors and editors each took turns to present their work in engaging and educational ways.

Among this year’s presenters are researchers, authors and editors representing a wide range of disciplines. Many faculty members have also mentored and worked with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students as part of their research work and publications. Several projects were interdisciplinary and involved researchers from multiple fields of knowledge. TWU researchers often collaborated with scholars from across Canada and around the world.

 Here are some of the participants of the 2021 Author’s Tea:

  • Kelly Arbeau, PhD – “Judging an absence: Factors influencing attitudes towards asexuality,” in The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Vol. 29, No. 3, December 2020; "The meaning of the experience of being an online video game player," in Computers in Human Behavior Reports, Vol. 2, No. 4, August 2020; "'I drew the parts of my body in proportion to how much PCOS ruined them': Experiences of polycystic ovary syndrome through drawings," in Health Psychol Open, Vol. 6, No. 2, December 2019; " Interview with Kelly Arbeau," in Academia and the World Beyond: Navigating Life after a PhD by Christopher R. Madan, Editor, (Springer International Publishing, 2022)

  • Barbara Astle, PhD and Sonya Jakubec, PhD – Research Literacy for Health and Community Practice (2nd ed.) (Canadian Scholars, 2021); "Planetary health in nursing: A transdisciplinary equity-centered approach," in Creative Nursing, Vol. 27, No. 4., 2021; "The Planetary Health Education Framework," in The Planetary Health Education Framework. (Planetary Health Alliance, 2021); "A Framework to Guide Planetary Health Education," in Lancet Planetary Health. Vol. 5, No. 5, May 2021
  • William Badke, MTh, MLS – Research Strategies: Finding your Way Through the Information Fog, 7th ed. (iUniverse.com, 2021)
  • Glen Van Brummelen, PhDTrigonometry: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2020), and The Doctrine of Triangles: A History of Modern Trigonometry (Princeton University Press, 2021)
  • Paul Chamberlain, PhD and Chris Price, MA – Everyday Apologetics: Answering common objections to the Christian Faith (Lexham Press, 2020)
  • Richard Chandra, PhD – “Enhancing Kraft based dissolving pulp production by integrating green liquor neutralization,” in Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Applications, Vol. 2, No. 25, December 2021
  • David Clements, PhD and Vanessa L. Jones – "Ten ways that weed evolution defies human management efforts amidst a changing climate," in Agronomy, Vol. 11, No. 2, February 2021
  • Matthew Etherington, PhDPerspectives on Working Life Hardcover (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
  • Chad Friesen, PhD – research in flourine chemistry (patent forthcoming)
  • Yonghua Ge, PhD – The Many and the One: Creation as participation in Augustine and Aquinas (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021)
  • Erica Grimm, PhD, with Joshua Hale, MFA, Alysha Creighton, MFA and Patricia Victor, MAL – Upstream/Downriver: Walking the stɑl̓əw̓ Watershed (2021)
  • Sonya Grypma, PhD – Nursing Shifts in Sichuan: Canadian Missions and Wartime China, 1937-1951 (UBC Press 2021)
  • Grant Havers, PhD – “The Tory Right and the American Conservative Movement. Parallel Universes?” in The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism (Cornell Scholarship, 2020)
  • Robynne Rogers Healey, PhD – Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690–1830 (Penn State University Press, 2021)
  • Monika Hilder, PhD, Sara Pearson, PhD and Laura Van Dyke, PhDThe Inklings and Culture: A Harvest of Scholarship from the Inklings Institute of Canada (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020)
  • Scott Macklin, MPhil – Now Defunkt  (http://www.nowdefunkt.com/)
  • Todd Martin, PhD –  Journal of Comparative Family Studies A special edition of a TWU journal on an early contribution to the COVID discussions
  • Gordon Moulden, EdD – "The Role and Place of Action Research in the Teaching Process," in WAESOL Educator, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2021
  • Michael Moreli, PhD – Theology, Ethics, and Technology in the Work of Jacques Ellul and Paul Virilio (forthcoming) and Jacques Ellul and the Desert
  • Holly Faith Nelson, PhDBorderlands: The Art and Scholarship of Louise Imogen Guiney (The Vaughan Association, 2021); Besieged, a monograph on siege warfare co-authored with Dr. Sharon Alker (McGill Queen's University Press, 2021)
  • Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, PhD with Sonya Sharma, Rachel D. Brown and Melania Calestani – Prayer as transgression? The social relations of prayer in healthcare (McGill-Queens University Press, 2020)
  • Kendra Rieger, PhD – "Digital Storytelling as a Patient Engagement and Research Approach With First Nations Women: How the Medicine Wheel Guided Our Debwewin Journey," in Qualitative Health Research, Vol. 31, No. 12, October 2021; "Evaluating the impact of an arts-based multimedia knowledge translation assignment on undergraduate nursing students," in Nurse Education Today, October 2021; "Elevating the uses of storytelling approaches within Indigenous health research: a critical and participatory scoping review protocol involving Indigenous people and settlers," in Systematic Reviews, Vol. 9, No. 1, November 2020; "Mindfulness-based arts interventions for cancer care: A systematic review of the effects on wellbeing and fatigue," in Psycho-Oncology, Vol. 30, February 2021
  • Rick Sawatzky, PhD – “Response shift in results of patient-reported outcome measures: a commentary to The Response Shift—in Sync Working Group initiative,” in Quality of Life Research, January 2021; “Critical examination of current response shift methods and proposal for advancing new methods,” in Quality of Life Research, February 2021, “ Response shift in patient-reported outcomes: definition, theory, and a revised model,” in Quality of Life Research, April 2021
  • Ivan De Silva, MTh, with Bruce K. Waltke – Proverbs A Shorter Commentary (Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2021)
  • Enrique Torres, PhD and Kanto Irimoto, PhD – Commutator Equations in Finite Groups (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
  • Michael Wilkinson, PhD Brill’s Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism (Brill, 2021) and After the Revival: Pentecostalism and the Making of a Canadian Church with Linda Ambrose PhD (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020)
  • Angela Wolff, PhD – "Knowledge translation resources to support the use of quality-of-life assessment tools for the care of older adults living at home and their family caregivers," in Quality of Life Research, October 2021; "At the Heart of It All: Emotions of Consequence for the Conceptualization of Caregiver-Reported Outcomes in the Context of Colorectal Cancer,"  in Supportive Care Needs of Cancer Patients and Caregivers, October 2021; "Healthcare provider characteristics that influence the implementation of individual level patient-centered outcome measure (PROM) and patient-reported experience measure (PREM) data across practice settings: a protocol for a mixed methods systematic review with a narrative synthesis," in Systematic Reviews, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 2021


 Trinity Western University is grateful to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies for organizing this event.

Learn more about research at Trinity Western University:​
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About Trinity Western University

Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is Canada’s premier Christian liberal arts university dedicated to equipping students to establish meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. It is a fully accredited research institution offering liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has four campuses: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, and Ottawa. TWU emphasizes academic excellence, research, and student engagement in a vital faith community committed to forming leaders to have a transformational impact on culture. Learn more at www.twu.ca or follow us on Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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