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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

July 2015

Academic Presentations

Bryan Evans, Halina Sapeha (Compas Research), and Andrea Spender (Ryerson University). “Perspectives of Public Service Elites Post Financial Crisis: A Comparison of Canadian and Australian Public Executives.” Presented at the International Conference on Public Policy 2015.  Milan, Italy: Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 01-04 July 2015.

Matthew Flisfeder. “Neoliberal Subjectivity: What Social Media Reveals?” Presented at the Social Media & Society Conference.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 28 July 2015.

Janet Lum. “Meeting the Challenges of an Aging Population: Comparing Canada and Japan.” Invited keynote presentation at the Canada-Japan Collaborative Program. Nishinomiya, Japan: Kwansei Gakuin University, 23 July 2015.

Janet Lum. “Comparative Outlooks of Canadian & Japanese Young People on Gender Equity.” Invited keynote presentation at the 26th Annual Canadian Studies Seminar. Nishinomiya, Japan: Kwansei Gakuin University [Center for International Education and Cooperation], 04 July 2015.

Janet Lum, Bryan Evans & John Shields. “Co-producing Performance Indicators in Home and Community Care: Assessing the Role of NGOs in Three Canadian Provinces.” Presented (by John Shields) at the International Conference on Public Policy 2015.  Milan, Italy: Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 01-03 July 2015.

Susan Barrass & John Shields. “Immigration Policy in an Age of Crisis & Austerity: Politics and the Neoliberalization of Immigration Policy.” Presented (by John Shields) at the International Conference on Public Policy 2015.  Milan, Italy: Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 01-03 July 2015.

Appointments

David E. Smith was appointed, by the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a member of the 2015 jury for the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences.

The Canada Prizes are awarded annually to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). The winning books make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.

Awards

David E. Smith received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit from the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan at a ceremony in Regina on 13 May 2015.  See citation and news item on the Department website.

Conference Participation

Bryan Evans.  Panel 1, Session 1: “Non-state Organizations in the Policy Process: Comparative Perspectives,” Panel Organizer and session Chair. International Conference on Public Policy 2015. Milan, Italy: Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 01 July 2015.

Bryan Evans. Panel 1, Session 2: “Non-state Organizations in the Policy Process: Comparative Perspectives,” Panel Organizer and session Chair.  International Conference on Public Policy 2015. Milan, Italy: Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 01 July 2015.

Bryan Evans.  Panel 1, Session 3: “Non-state Organizations in the Policy Process: Comparative Perspectives,” Panel Organizer and session Chair.  International Conference on Public Policy 2015. Milan, Italy: Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 02 July 2015.

Bryan Evans, Panel 2, Session 1: “Perspectives and Practices of State Executives and Policy Elites: Comparative Understandings,” Panel Organizer and session Chair.  International Conference on Public Policy 2015. Milan, Italy: Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 04 July 2015.

Events

Myer Siemiatycki (Jack Layton Chair), Olivia Chow (Distinguished Visiting Professor), and Nada Omer (MPPA) organized a second streamlined Jack Layton Summer Leadership School at Ryerson, July 18-19 for 50 participants who could not be accommodated at the larger over-enrolled 5-day program in June.

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil.  “Macdonald's Enduring Success in Quebec.” Canadian Issues (Summer 2015): 26-31.

David Trick.  "Affiliated and Federated Universities as Sources of University Differentiation."  Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2015.

Meghan Joy and Ronald K. Vogel.  “Toronto’s governance crisis: A global city under pressure.”  Cities 49 (2015): 35-52.