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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

March 2015

Academic Presentations

Bryan Evans and Carlo Fanelli. “The Living Wage Movement in Canada: Community-based Responses to the Expansion of Low Waged Work.” Presented at the 2015 Alternate Routes annual conference: Labour Pains, Capital Gains: The Paradox of Low-Wage, No-Wage Work.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 27 March 2015.

Matthew Flisfeder. “The Digital Reputation Economy: Social Media and the Branding of the Self.” Presented at the 2015 Alternate Routes annual conference: Labour Pains, Capital Gains: The Paradox of Low Wage, No Wage Work. Toronto: Ryerson University, 27 March 2015.

Christopher Gore.  “Energy Narratives in Africa: Governing Competing Agendas.” Presented at the conference Power Africa: Promises, Potentials, Pitfalls and Possible Alternatives.  Champagne, IL: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne,. 02 March 2015.

Daniel Rubenson. “Interaction and Malefaction.” Presented at the workshop Connecting Formal Theorists and Experimenters. Whistler, British Columbia, 26-29 March 2015.

Daniel Rubenson. “Social Preferences, Strategy and Behaviour,” presented at the workshop Connecting Formal Theorists and Experimenters. Whistler, British Columbia, 26-29 March 2015.

Keren Gottfried (Ryerson), Diane Dyson (WoodGreen Community Services), Haweiya Egeh (Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership), Sandra Guerra (Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership), John Shields (Ryerson). “ Surviving at the Margins: Shadow Work, Marginalization and Immigrant Resilience in Toronto.” Presented at the 2015 Alternate Routes annual conference: Labour Pains, Capital Gains: The Paradox of Low-Wage, No-Wage Work.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 27 March 2015. [Note: Keren Gottfried is an MPPA Student.]

Charity-Ann Hannan (Ryerson), Harald Bauder (Ryerson), John Shields (Ryerson). “Towards a Living Wage For All: Illegalized Migrant Workers in Canada and the Role of Unions, NGOs and Community Activists in Advocating for their Protection.” Presented at the 2015 Alternate Routes annual conference: Labour Pains, Capital Gains: The Paradox of Low-Wage, No-Wage Work.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 27 March 2015. [Note: Charity-Ann Hannan is a doctoral candidate in Policy Studies].

John Shields. “Promoting Economic Integration Through Settlement Services.” Invited Presentation to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Ottawa: Government of Canada, 26 March 26 2015.

Fiona Crean (City of Toronto Ombudsman), Andrea Noack (Sociology) and Myer Siemiatycki. “Ombudsman Innovations for Advancing Open Government.” Invited Webinar Presentation to the International Ombudsman Institute, Open Government Partnership Webinar Series, 17 March 2015. Audience of 94 ombudsman offices from 40 countries. Link to recorded session.

David E. Smith.  “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Framing Senate Reform.”  Presented at the conference Time for Boldness on Senate Reform.  Edmonton:  University of Alberta Centre for Constitutional Reform, 14 March 2015.

Appointments

Sorpong Peou.  Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Cambodian Development Research Institute.

Sorpong Peou.  Distinguished Senior Fellow, The Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace.

Myer Siemiatycki. Editorial Advisory Panel, Directions, March 2015 for an open term.  Directions is the interdisciplinary biannual scholarly journal of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.  It provides a space for established and emerging scholars, community organizations and race relations practitioners to publish their research. It also offers a forum for important dialogue and debate on race-related issues and best practices, and practical recommendations for policy development and change.

Awards

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Blogs

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Conference Participation

 

Events

Carlo Fanelli and John Shields. Co-organizers. Alternate Routes annual conference: Labour Pains, Capital Gains: The Paradox of Low-Wage, No-Wage Work. Toronto: Ryerson University, 27 March 2015.

Daniel Rubenson hosted the SSHRC funded workshop, “Connecting Formal Theorists and Experimenters” in Whistler, British Columbia, March 26-29. The conference included political scientists and economists from the University of Toronto, Ryerson, the London School of Economics and Northwestern University.

Grants

John Shields is PI on a research grant from the Centre for Labour Management Relations (CLMR) at Ryerson University for the project The Human Service Workforce Survey: Exploring Workplace and Service Provision in a Time of Austerity – A Toronto–New York City Comparison.  The grant provides funding of $7,500 over the period 16 March 2015 – 18 March. The primary goal of this research project is to design an on-line survey directed at human service workers and managers in Toronto to be part of a cross national study of the workforce of non-profit human service organizations in New York City (NYC) and Toronto. The survey explores the impact of current austerity-driven policy and regulatory measures on the capacity of government agencies, non-profits and some private sector providers to deliver high quality human services and the ability of workers to effectively do their job and serve their clients. Adapted for Toronto, the survey instrument will be made compatible with the New York City-based survey to facilitate participation in a comparative cross-national study initiated by the New York City research team. The NYC team is composed of Dr. Mimi Abramovitz, Professor of Social Work at Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) and Dr. Jennifer Zelnick, Associate Professor, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, NYC.  Community research partners in Toronto include Diane Dyson, Director, Research & Public Policy, WoodGreen Community Services and Rob Howarth, Steering Committee Member, Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN); Executive Director, Toronto Neighbourhood Centres.

Publications - Published

Bryan M. Evans and Charles W. Smith, ed. Transforming Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in the Neoliberal Era. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Bryan M. Evans and Charles W. Smith. “The Transformation of Ontario Politics: The Long Ascent of Neoliberalism.” In Transforming Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in the Neoliberal Era, ed. Bryan M. Evans and Charles W. Smith, 162-191. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Christopher Gore. “Climate Change Adaptation and African Cities: Understanding the Impact of Government and Governance on Future Action.” In The Urban Climate Challenge: Rethinking the Role of Cities in the Global Climate Regime, ed. Craig Johnson, Noah Toly, and Heike Schroeder, 205-226. New York: Routledge, 2015.

John Shields et Adnan Türegün avec l’appui de Sophia Lowe à la recherché.  Synthèse de la recherche sur l’établissement et l’intégration de 2009 à 2013. Rapport du CERIS. Ottawa: Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada (CIC), 2014. (224 pp.)

Myer Siemiatycki, Andrea Noack, Jocelyn Kane, Marc Valade, Fiona Crean, April Lim, and Graeme Cook. The Impact of Ombudsman Investigations on Public Administration: A Case Study and Evaluation Guide. Research report for the Office of the Toronto Ombudsman/ International Ombudsman Institute, 2015. (93 pp.)

Myer Siemiatycki and Andrea Noack. “Toronto’s ombudsman office is crucial for the city.” Toronto Star, 23 March 2015.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Michael Howlett, Seck L. Tan, Andrea Migone, Adam Wellstead and Bryan Evans.  “Policy formulation, policy advice and policy appraisal: The distribution of analytical tools.” In The Tools of Policy Formulation: Actors, Capacities, Venues and Effects, ed. Andrew J. Jordan and John R. Turnpenny, 163-184.  Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. (forthcoming).

Mitu Sengupta and Thomas Pogge (Yale).  “The Sustainable Development Goals. Nice Idea, Poor Execution.” Washington International Law Journal (forthcoming).

Mitu Sengupta and Thomas Pogge (Yale).  “The Sustainable Development Goals: a Plan for Building a Better World?” Journal of Global Ethics (forthcoming).

Publications - Under Contract

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