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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activities

August 2014

Academic Presentations

Bryan Evans and Tuna Baskoy.  “Preliminary Results from the 2014 Survey of Deputy Ministers and Chief Administrative Officers.” Presented to the National Board of Directors, Institute of Public Administration, 16 August 2014, Toronto.

Mitu Sengupta.  “Towards a Universally Applicable Framework.” Presented at The Post-2015 Agenda: Perspectives from India and Beyond, a conference organized by Observer Research Foundation and Saferworld, New Delhi, India, 13-14 August 2014.


Carlo Fanelli has been named Scholar-In-Residence at the Global Labour Research Centre, York University.

Myer Siemiatycki has been appointed to the Advisory Panel of the Toronto Ward Boundaries Project by the Canadian Urban Institute. The five-member Panel will advise on the Project's research and recommendations related to redrawing municipal ward boundaries in Toronto.

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil.  “Experiential Learning in the Constituency Office: Educational Innovation at Ryerson University.”  Canadian Parliamentary Review (Summer 2014): 20-24.  Available online at:

Greg Albo and Carlo Fanelli.  “Austerity Against Democracy: An Authoritarian Phase of Neoliberalism?” Teoria Politica: An International Journal of Theory and Politics 2014: 65-88.

Carlo Fanelli.  “Neoliberalism and Urban Politics.” Canadian Dimension 48:4 (July/August 2014): 39-42.

Wayne Lewchuk, Stephanie Procyk, Michelynn Laflèche, Dan Rosen, Diane Dyson, John Shields, Luin Goldring, Peter Viducis, Alan Meisner and Sam Vrankulj. “Is Precarious Employment Low Income Employment? The Changing Labour Market in Southern Ontario.” Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society 22 (Autumn 2014): 51-73.

Donna Baines, Ian Cunningham, John Campey and John Shields. “Not Profiting from Precarity: The Work of Nonprofit Service Delivery and the Creation of Precariousness.” Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society 22 (Autumn 2014): 74-93.

Jenny Carson (History, Ryerson) and Myer Siemiatycki.  “Resisting Precarity in the Toronto Municipal Sector: The Justice and Dignity For Cleaners Campaign.”  Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society 22 (Autumn 2014): 168-185.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Bryan Evans.  “Social Democracy in the New Age of Austerity.” In Orchestrating Austerity: Impacts and Resistance, ed. Donna Baines and Stephen McBride.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2014 (forthcoming).

Bryan Evans and Adam Wellstead (Michigan Technological University). “Tales of Policy Estrangement: Non-governmental Policy Work and Capacity in Three Canadian Provinces.” Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (forthcoming).

Bryan Evans and Halina Sapeha (McMaster).  “Are Non-government Policy Actors Being Heard? Assessing New Public Governance.”  Canadian Public Administration (forthcoming).