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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

June 2015

Academic Presentations


Miriam Anderson and Liam Swiss (Memorial University).  “Multi-level Factors and Gender-Inclusive Peace Agreements: 1975-2011.”  Presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender.  Uppsala University, Sweden:  11-13 June 2015.

Tuna Baskoy.  “Technology Standards and Market Governance in Post Keynesian Economics.” Presented at the Fifteenth World Congress of Social Economics [Association for Social Economics].  St. Catharines, ON: Brock University, 24 June 2015.

Bryan Evans.  Panellist.  “Alberta’s Election 2015: Shifting Intergovernmental Landscape?”  Toronto: (Ontario) Ministry of Intergovernmental Relations, 10 June 2015.

Janet Lum. “Sex Work and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms”. Invited keynote presentation in the Special Topics in Canadian Studies series: Hot Debates in Canadian Politics. Nishinomiya, Japan: Kwansei Gakuin University, 26 June 2015.

Daniel Rubenson.  “The Effects of Property Rights on Economic and Social Outcomes: Evidence from the Mongolian Peri-Urban Rangeland Project.”  Presented at the conference Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands: A Trans-Disciplinary Research Conference.  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: 9-10 June 2015.

Daniel Rubenson.  “Interim Findings from the Mongolia Peri-Urban Rangeland Project.” Presented at the joint Innovations for Poverty Action and Cabinet Secretariat of Mongolia workshop Peri-Urban Rangeland Project Interim Results Workshop.  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: 11 June 2015.

Daniel Rubenson and Peter Loewen (University of Toronto).  “Property Rights and Trust.”  Presented at the meetings of the European Political Science Association.  Vienna, Austria: 24-27 June 2015.

Myer Siemiatycki. “Prospects for Social Justice Gains in Ontario.” Invited Presentation to the Retreat Forum on Faith Communities in Action Against Poverty. Toronto: ISARC (Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition), 17 June 2015.

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 02-04 June 2015

Bryan Evans.  Panellist in the Roundtable session M12: Teaching Provincial PoliticsAnnual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 04 June 2015.

Kathryn Barber, Duncan MacLellan, Claus Rinner. “Enabling the public to map data: An examination of the City of Toronto’s neighbourhood wellbeing indices.”  Presented in the section AppSo5-B: Applied Sociology in Canada: Showcase of research and methodsAnnual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 02 June 2015.

Colin Mooers. “Imperial Subjects: The New Citizens of Empire.”  Presented in the section H2: Contemporary Theories of Imperialism. Annual Conference of the Society for Socialist Studies, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 03 June 2015.

Pamela Palmater. Panellist in the session The Future of Multiculturalism: Sociological PerspectivesAnnual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 04 June 2015.

Pamela Palmater. Panellist in the joint session L14, M14, N14: Diversity Matters: Best Practices in Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Research in the UniversityAnnual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 04 June 2015.

Pamela Palmater. Panellist in the session N12: Diversity Matters: Best Practices in Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Research in the UniversityAnnual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 04 June 2015.

Tracey Raney.  Panellist in the session N2: Re-gendering Institutions IIAnnual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 02 June 2015.

Myer Siemiatycki and Jenny Carson (History). “Resisting Precarity in Toronto's Municipal Sector: The Justice and Dignity for Cleaners Campaign.” Presented at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies, Congress for the Humanities & Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 04 June 2015.

Meghan Joy and Ron Vogel.  “Prospects for the Progressive City in Canada.”  Presented in the session E14: Dimensions of Urban PolicyAnnual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa:  University of Ottawa, 04 June 2015. [Meghan Joy is a doctoral candidate in the Policy Studies PhD programme.]

Appointments

Bryan Evans has been appointed to the Editorial Executive Board of Studies in Political Economy, effective 01 July 2015 for a three-year term (ending 30 June 2018).

Awards

Cathy Crowe received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Windsor.  The degree was conferred on 19 June 2015.  Details

Neil Thomlinson received a Certificate of Appreciation recognising his service on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Political Science Association (June 2013 to June 2015).  The certificate was presented at the President’s Dinner at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 03 June 2015.

Conference Participation

Bryan Evans.  Moderator, “Labour Law Reform Panel Discussion.” Toronto: Centre for Labour Management Relations (CLMR), Ryerson University, 10 June 2015.

Canadian Political Science Association (Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences)  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 02-04 June 2015

Bryan Evans.  Discussant for session F15(a): Permanent Campaign, Centralization, Leadership and Power (4 papers).  Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 04 June 2015.

Tracey Raney.  Chair of the session N1: Re-gendering Institutions I (4 papers).  Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 02 June 2015.

Tracey Raney.  Chair of the Women, Gender and Politics section (N).  Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 02-04 June 2015.

  • Organised Women’s Caucus Reception at the Annual Meetings of the CPSA.  Ottawa: Novotel Hotel, 02 June 2015.

Neil Thomlinson and Duncan MacLellan.  Co-Chairs of the Local and Urban Politics section (E).  Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 02-04 June 2015.

Events

Myer Siemiatycki (Jack Layton Chair), Olivia Chow (Distinguished Visiting Professor), Cathy Crowe (Distinguished Visiting Practitioner), Doreen Fumia (Sociology), Susan Kwong, Winnie Ng (Sam Gindin Chair), Nada Omer (MPPA), and Reena Tandon (Arts) organized the largest Jack Layton Leadership School to date, a five day program held June 12-14 & 20-21.  150 participants attended the wide-ranging leadership capacity-building program, which was very favourably reviewed in a Toronto Star column.

Grants

John Shields [co-Applicant. P.I.: Dr. Valerie Preston (York University)] has been awarded an SSHRC Partnership Grant (LOI) of $19,996 for the project Migration and Resilience in Urban Canada: Discovering Strengths and Building Capacity.  The LOI grant includes an invitation to submit a major grant proposal.  The proposed research partnership will investigate how to improve settlement outcomes by identifying migrants who overcome settlement challenges successfully; examining how social institutions influence resilience, the capacity to respond constructively and enhance well-being in the face of economic, political, social and cultural challenges; and piloting strategies that help social institutions promote resilience. Drawing on theories of social resilience that acknowledge how various formal and informal institutions operating at different levels ranging from the neighbourhood to the municipality and nation-state influence resilience, the project will undertake a comparative analysis of resilience among migrants settling in two of Canada's major immigration gateways; large and medium-size municipalities; and central and suburban locations.

Publications - Published

Cathy Crowe.  “Fresh Air: The Fight Against TB.”  In The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood, eds. John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor, 56-59.  Toronto:  Coach House Books, 2015.

Bryan Evans and Halina Sapeha (Compass Research). “Are Non-government policy actors being heard? Assessing New Public Governance in Three Canadian Provinces.” Canadian Public Administration 58:2 (June 2015): 249-270.

Carolyn Johns and Adam Thorn. “Subnational Diplomacy in the Great Lakes Region: Towards Explaining Variation between Water Quality and Quantity Regimes.” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 21:3 (September 2015): 195-211.

Tim Nieguth and Tracey Raney. “Guarding the Nation: Reconfiguring Canada in an Era of Neo-Conservatism.” Ch. 10 in Canada: The State of the Federation 2012 Regions, Resources and Resiliency, eds. Loleen Berdahl, Carolyn Tuohy, and Andre Juneau, 189-210. Montreal-Kingston: Queen’s University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. [Note: this chapter appeared on the website of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations as a working paper.]

Tracey Raney. “Gender Identity in Deep Space: Representations of Political Leadership in ‘Battlestar Galactica’.” Ch. 4 in The Politics of Popular Culture: Negotiating Power, Identity, and Place, ed. Tim Nieguth, 51-64.  Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015.

Mitu Sengupta and Thomas Pogge (Yale).  “The Sustainable Development Goals: a Plan for Building a Better World?” Journal of Global Ethics 11:1 (2015): 56-64. [announced as “forthcoming” in the March 2015 DIGEST]

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Pamela D. PalmaterIndigenous Nationhood:  Empowering Grassroots Citizens.  With a foreword by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair.  Halifax:  Fernwood Publishing, forthcoming October 2015.