Greg Veltman

Greg Veltman and his wife Andrea live in Calgary, Alberta. While he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University, he works as the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Coordinator at Mount Royal University, and as a Research and Program Coordinator with the Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives at Ambrose University. He is also a research associate with Race and Justice in Higher Education. Find out more at:

Screening Desires

How much of our view of "the good life" comes from the films we watch?


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