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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activities

February 2014

Academic Presentations

Tracey Raney. “Canadian and Provincial Identities.” Workshop co-sponsored by the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation and the Privy Council Office.  Toronto: University of Toronto, 07 February 2014.

Meghan Joy and John Shields. “Social Impact Bonds: The Next Phase of Third Sector Marketization?” Keynote address to the Research and Policy Forum: Social Impact Bonds: The Future of Social Spending?  Toronto: Social Planning Toronto, 11 February 2014.  [Meghan Joy is a doctoral candidate in the Policy Studies PhD program.]

Meghan Joy and John Shields. “Social Impact Bonds and the Challenge to Social Policy, Decent Work and Community.”  Keynote address to the Ontario Union of Public Sector Employees Union (OPSEU) Executive Board.  Toronto: 26 February 2014.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Canada's Immigration Problem: It's Not Immigrants.”  Invited panel presentation, University of Toronto, 27 February 2014.


Janet Lum has been named winner of the 2014 Knowledge Mobilization & Engagement Award.  This will be celebrated at the Vice President, Research and Innovation and the Yeates School of Graduate Studies SRC Awards Luncheon on March 6, 2014.

Publications - Published

Abbas GnamoConquest and Resistance in the Ethiopian Empire, 1880-1974.  Boston & Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing, 2014.  

Carolyn A. Steele Gray, Whitney Berta, Raisa Deber, and Janet Lum.  “Seeking Accountability: Multi-Service Accountability Agreements (MSAAs) in Ontario’s Community Support Sector.” Health Reform Observer 2:1 (2014): 1-10.   [Carolyn Steele Gray is a graduate of the MA in Public Policy and Administration, who recently became Dr. Steele Gray.]

Laura Tonon and Tracey Raney.  “Building a Conservative Nation: An Examination of Canada’s New Citizenship Guide, ‘Discover Canada’.” International Journal of Canadian Studies 47 (2013): 202-219.

Stephen McBride, John Shields, Stephanie Tombari and Kristina Sannuto.  “Cities, Climate Change and the Green Economy: A Thematic Literature Survey.”  Work in a Warming World Working Paper #2014-01 (January 2014):  26 pages.  [Kristina Sannuto is a graduate of the MA program in Public Policy and Administration]

Matti Siemiatycki and Myer Siemiatycki.  “Privatization won't solve Toronto's transit problems” (OpEd).  Toronto Star 21 February 2014.

David E. Smith.  “Institutional Reform.”  In Canada: The State of the Federation 2011-The Changing Federal Environment: Rebalancing Roles?, ed. Nadia Verrelli, 83-91.  Kingston and Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

John Shields.  “Constructing and ‘Liberating’ Temporariness in the Canadian Nonprofit Sector: Neoliberalism and Nonprofit Service Providers.” In Liberating Temporariness? Migration, Work and Citizenship in and Age of Insecurity, ed. Robert Latham, Valerie Preston and Leah Vosko, 255-281.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014 (forthcoming).