I would first like to thank my wife, Sylvie, for her holistic support.
There are many people in the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) community who supported me academically, technically and editorially. While it is not possible to mention everyone who influenced the development of this book, I wish to acknowledge the following individuals:
Anne-Marie Brinsmead, Maryam Davoudpour, Alex Ferworn, Greg Gay, Shannon Koumphol, Ann Ludbrook, Allen Pader, Mehrdad Tirandazian, Muhammad Waqas, Sally Wilson, and Leonora Zefi.
Without their support and endorsement, this book would not have been created.