Matt Numer is Assistant Professor in Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University. He is also cross-appointed in Gender and Women's Studies. His research interests include the health of gay men, sexual health in general, HIV prevention, gender and masculinities, and health promotion.
Atlantic Canada’s largest university, Dalhousie, is a leader in marine sciences and oceanographic research—fitting, as the campus, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, sits on the Atlantic coastline. But the school offers a wide range of courses, including “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them” (a history course) and “The Good Life” (which explores western philosophy). In the School of Health and Human Performance, Matthew Numer teaches Human Sexuality to an undergraduate class of 450. The course covers biological, cultural, ethical, historical, psychological, religious and semantic aspects of sex, and ventures into territory that may be uncomfortable for some students.