Research

Redeemer University faculty members conduct cutting-edge research and creative work in the natural sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Our specialty is innovative ideas that serve the Kingdom of God and promote the common good.

Cutting-Edge Research and Creative Work

Redeemer offers strong degree pathways in a variety of majors and streams. Along with our Core curriculum, Redeemer’s degree programs give you a broad, cross-functional set of knowledge and skills, challenging you to develop a Kingdom-vision, wherever you are called.

Why Christian Research?
Quick facts
25%
of full-time faculty's time is spent on research
50+
students took part in collaborative research with faculty members last year
18
programs include a research component as part of the curriculum
101
articles, books, papers, or publications written or contributed to in the past year
35
grants were held by faculty members last year
Get to know the centre

The Albert M. Wolters Centre for Christian Scholarship builds outstanding Christian research and thought and connects it to the questions our neighbours are asking.

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Research Stories

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Introducing the Albert M. Wolters Centre for Christian Scholarship

Redeemer’s Centre for Christian Scholarship has a new name, a new director and three new faculty fellows to take its work to the next level.

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Discovering His Intricate Creation

Two science students conducted research using PCR technology as part of Undergraduate Student Research Awards this summer, supported by NSERC and Redeemer.

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Redeemer Partners with McMaster on COVID-19 Wastewater Testing

Wastewater testing for the virus will provide useful information from Redeemer's campus, which is currently open to students, staff and faculty, but not the general...

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Transformative Care in the Classroom

Dr. Sean Schat, assistant professor of education, advocates the necessity of educational care for students and teachers alike.

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Terror and Truth in Judges

In his new commentary on the book of Judges, associate professor of religion and theology Dr. David Beldman explains why this violent, often misunderstood section of the...

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In Pursuit of a More Sustainable Campus

As the Redeemer community grows, the environmental science program explores sustainable options for future buildings on campus.

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Scholarships, Sketches and Shaw

With help from a prestigious scholarship, associate professor of theatre arts Dr. Sharon Klassen delves into the world of turn-of-the-century playwright George Bernard...

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A Forgotten Masterpiece

Translators, including visiting scholar Dr. Jessica Joustra, are bringing theologian Herman Bavinck’s forgotten manuscript to English audiences for the first time.

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Finding the Sacred in the Secular

Dr. Timothy Epp's research sheds light on the divide between sacred and secular music by exploring the spiritual content in mainstream music.

Research Publications Redeemer’s faculty publish, edit and contribute cutting edge research to some of the top publishers and journals.

History, Politics & International Studies

“The Apostle of Pictou: Faithfully Serving in an Unexpected Calling”

Dr. Kevin Flatt
Faith Today
March 7, 2022
History, Politics & International Studies

“Strachan versus Ryerson: From Broadsides to Coach Ride”

Dr. Kevin Flatt
Faith Today
March 9, 2022
Philosophy

“Mind, Banner, and Soul”

Dr. Adam Barkman
Open Court
March 7, 2022
History, Politics & International Studies

“Understanding Global Trends in Religion and Politics: An Interview with Jonathan Fox”

Dr. Robert Joustra
Religion & Diplomacy
March 23, 2022
Applied Social Sciences

“Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism”

Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd
Christian Scholars Review
March 30, 2022
Applied Social Sciences

“Is There More to the Story? Christianity in Social Work History and Implications for Social Justice”

Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd
North American Association of Christians in Social Work
March 30, 2022
Religion and Theology

“Window Signs and Hashtags: Jesus at the Margins”

Dr. Aaron Smith
Journal of Sociology and Christianity
March 30, 2022
Psychology

“Evidence for a Young Adult Face Bias in Accuracy and Consensus of Age Estimates”

Dr. Lindsey Short
The British Journal of Psychology
March 30, 2022
Applied Social Sciences

“Mennonites and the ‘Power of Whiteness:’ Race and Ambivalence in Anabaptist Newspapers”

Dr. Timothy Epp
Journal of Mennonite Studies
March 14, 2022
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Contact the centre

The Centre for Christian Scholarship

research@redeemer.ca

P: 905-648-2131 ext. 4492

F: 905-648-2134

Dr. Kevin Vander Meulen

Director of Research

Nicole Benbow

Research Officer

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