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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

May 2016

Academic Presentations

Tuna Baskoy.  “Thorstein Veblen's Philosophy of Technology and Modern Capitalism.”  fPET (The Forum on Philosophy, Engineering & Technology).  Nuremberg, Germany, 18-20 May 2016. 

Bryan Evans and Robert Shepherd.  “The Clerk, Deputy Ministers and Communications in Canada’s Federal Government.”  Presented in Session D4(a): Politics and Communication (III) at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

Bryan Evans and Robert P. Shepherd.  The Intersections of Public Policy and Political Communications: Insights from Federal Public Service Elites.”  Presented at the Fifth Annual Canadian Association of Programs in Public Policy and Administration Conference in Public Management and Policy.  Quebec City, 16-17 May, 2016.

Kathy L. Brock, Andrea R. Migone, and Bryan Evans.  “There is Method to this Madness: Public Service Innovation as Methodology.”  Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Canadian Association of Programs in Public Policy and Administration Conference in Public Management and Policy.  Quebec City, 16-17 May, 2016.

Bryan Evans.  “Academic Research on the Living Wage.”  Presented at the 2016 Ontario Living Wage Network.  Toronto:  Ryerson University, 11-12 May 2016.

Bryan Evans. “Resisting the Expansion of Low Wage Work: A Comparative Survey of Living Wage Campaigns in the US and Canada.”  Presented at the LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference 2016: Migration, Climate, Precarity: Connecting Our Struggles and Strategies.  Toronto:  Ryerson University, 6-8 May 2016.

Aaron Moore, Michael McGregor, and Laura Stephenson. “High Incumbency, Low Information: Explaining the Incumbency Advantage of Toronto City Councillors.”  Presented in Session E5: Municipal Elections at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

Karen Ruddy.  “Rethinking Intersectionality: Gender Variance: International Feminism, and the Politics of Post-War Reconstruction.”  Presented in the session Feminist Intersectionality in Theory, Research and Praxis: An Interdisciplinary Conversation at the annual conference of the Society for Socialist Studies in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

Meghan Joy [Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies] and John Shields.  “Reconfiguring Citizenship in Canada’s Social Sector: The Case of Social Impact Bonds.”  Presented in Session G5: Social Economy, Charities, Cooperatives and Social Impact Bonds at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

John Shields.  “Public Sector Restructuring: Social Policy and the Case of Social Impact Bonds.” Presented at Austerity and Its Alternatives.  Hamilton: McMaster University, 24 May 2016.

John Shields.  “Bridging Programs for Internationally Trained Professionals.”  Panel presentation at the Career Discovery and Networking Day of the Turkish Society of Canada.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 15 May 2016.

Marc Valade [Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies], Myer Siemiatycki, Andrea Noack [Sociology Department], and Jocelyn Kane [ISS MA].  “Charting New Accountability Paths to Fairness and Equity: The Case of the Toronto City Ombudsman.”  Presented by Marc Valade at the Fifth Annual Canadian Association of Programs in Public Policy and Administration Conference in Public Management and Policy.  Quebec City: 17 May 2016.

Kristina Fuentes and Myer Siemiatycki. “Reading the Sharing Economy: A Contested Literature Review.” Presented at the LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference 2016: Migration, Climate, Precarity: Connecting Our Struggles and Strategies. Toronto: 8 May 2016.

Jenny Carson [History Department] and Myer Siemiatycki. “Cleaning Tips: Lessons from Toronto City Cleaners' Resistance to Precarity.” Presented at the LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference 2016: Migration, Climate, Precarity: Connecting Our Struggles and Strategies. Toronto: 7 May 2016.

Appointments

Pamela Palmater, Chair in Indigenous Governance, has been appointed to the External Advisory Council of the newly-formed MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie University.  The Institute was launched at a ceremony at Dalhousie University on 09 May 2016.  For event  details, click here.

Awards

Pamela Palmater was the recipient of the 19th annual J.S. Woodsworth Woman of Excellence Award on 29 May 2016.  The award was presented by Andrea Horwath, Leader, Ontario New Democratic Party.

Pamela Palmater was named one of 21 Inspirational First Nation, Metis & Inuit Women in Canada by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.

Conference Participation

Bryan Evans was discussant in Poster Session P1 at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

  • Matthew Banninga (OLIP) “Information is Currency: Private Member Access to Government Information in Ontario” 
  • Sara O’Sullivan (OLIP) “The habits of highly effective presentations: an analysis of the efficacy of public participation in legislative committees”
  • Alison Brown (OLIP) “Ontario’s ‘omnibus’ budget bills – reducing meaningful opposition or improving the government’s efficiency?”
  • Brittany Davis (OLIP) “Regulation and Oversight: And Investigation Into the Creation and Oversight of Regulations in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario” 

Bryan Evans was discussant in Session D2(a): “Politics and Communication in the Digital Age (II)” at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

Grants

Daniel Rubenson has been awarded a research fellowship by the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité for the 2016-17 academic year, funded by Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique via the Pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur, Paris. Two fellowships are awarded annually across all disciplines within Sorbonne Paris Cité. Daniel will spend the fellowship in residence at the Centre de recherches politique (CEVIPOF) at Sciences Po, Paris working on two projects. The first is a large scale, long term project tackling fundamental questions about the social, political and economic effects of property rights; the second is a new project on political accountability, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant, in which a series of large field experiments is being employed.

John Shields is collaborator – with P.I.: Stephen McBride of McMaster University – on a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for the project Austerity and Its Alternatives.”  Valued at $199,700, the project period is 2016-2019.  The goal of this grant is to probe understandings of austerity in the Canadian context and to engage with and explore international understandings in order to stimulate greater reciprocal debate that contributes to evidence-based policy-making. In austerity studies, a Canadian perspective is important to European observers, who note its relatively strong performance in the 2008 crisis.  These observers are also interested in earlier rounds of austerity-based policy making in the 1990s.  Austerity and its Alternatives has recruited organizational partners and academic collaborators in three other national contexts (Ireland, United Kingdom and Germany) to complement the Canadian story.

Myer Siemiatycki received a Ryerson Faculty of Arts Travel Award Grant on 3 May 2016 of $1,100 towards presentation of the paper Cross-Cultural Bridging and Betrayal: The Polish-Jewish Identities of Julian Tuwim.  Portland Oregon: 45th Annual Conference of the Society for Cross-Cultural Studies, 19 February 2016.

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil. "Foreword" in Jack Lucas. Fields of Authority: Special Purpose Governance, 1815-2015. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Bryan Evans.  “Canadian Dimension and the “Other” Ontario: Radical Reportage Through Four Transformative Decades.”  In Canada Since 1960: A People’s History, ed. Cy Gonick, 423-433.  Toronto: James Lorimer and Co. Ltd.

Nicholas J. Caruana, R. Michael McGregor, Laura B. Stephenson.  “The Power of the Dark Side: Negative Partisanship and Political Behaviour in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 48:04 (December 2015): 771 – 789.

 

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Janet Lum, Bryan Evans and John Shields.  “Co-constructing Performance Indicators in Home and Community Care: Assessing the Role of NGOs in Three Canadian Provinces.”  Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research/Revue canadienne de recherche sur les OBSL et l’économie sociale 7:1 (2016): forthcoming.

Mitu Sengupta.  “Assessing the Sustainable Development Goals from a Human Rights Perspective: Why being better than the Millennium Development Goals is not good enough” [with Thomas Pogge (Yale)]. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, forthcoming.