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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

December 2016

Academic Presentations

Bryan Evans.  “Who Is Heard? Non-government Policy Actors in the Policy Process.” Presented in the workshop Austerity and Its Alternatives.  Hamilton, ON: McMaster University, 14-15 December 2016.

Bryan Evans.  “Austerity in the Provinces.”  Presented in the workshop Austerity and Its Alternatives.  Hamilton, ON: McMaster University, 14-15 December 2016.

John Shields.  “Settling on Less: Canadian Immigrant Settlement in the Age of Austerity.” Presented in the workshop Austerity and Its Alternatives. Hamilton, ON: McMaster University, 14-15 December 2016.

Conference Participation

Bryan Evans. Chair, Session 2: “Taxes: Fiscal Capacity Foregone,” Austerity and Its Alternatives Workshop.  Hamilton, ON: McMaster University, 14 December 2016.

Grants

Myer Siemiatycki, P.I., has been awarded $16,500 from the RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion fund for the project Social Engagement through Leadership: Immigrants on Public and Not-for-Profit Boards in the GTA.

David Trick has been awarded $47,856 from the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund for the project “Mining existing surveys to develop better performance metrics for Ontario colleges and universities.”

Ontario has a rich data-set from existing surveys of graduates, students and employers that were initiated in 1999 as part of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) project.  Only a few top-line metrics are published and used for funding purposes.  In this project, we want to test whether data from the existing surveys can be used to develop better metrics.  For example, we will look at whether employment success can be defined using multiple measures (such a relatedness to field of study, earning, full-time versus part-time, etc.), with students being counted as having a successful employment outcome if they achieve positive outcomes on one or more of these metrics.  Similarly, we will look at whether student satisfaction can be defined using multiple measures that are linked to academic engagement and learning.   The conclusions will include a set of policy-relevant findings about whether the data can support new indicators beyond those currently used, taking into account survey response rates and other factors, and whether there are indicators or combinations of indicators that might be better aligned to provincial goals and objectives than the top-level indicators that are now in use.

Publications - Published

Bryan Evans. “The Commanding Heights of Power and Politics in Ontario.”  In The Politics of Ontario, ed. Cheryl Collier and Jonathan Malloy, 100-118.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns. “Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change.” Canadian Public Administration 59:3 (September 2016): 382-0404.  [Announced as forthcoming in the August 2016 Digest]

Sorpong Peou. Review of Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia by John D. Ciorciari and Anne Heindel (Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 2014): 464 pp. Pacific Affairs 89:4 (December 2016): 941-943.

Tracey Raney.  “The Ontario Legislature: Living Up to its Democratic Potential Amidst Political Change?”  In The Politics of Ontario, ed. Cheryl Collier and Jonathan Malloy, 81-99.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Tim Nieguth and Tracey Raney.  “Nation-Building and Canada’s National Symbolic Order, 1993-2015.” Nations and Nationalism 23:1 (January 2017): 87-108.  DOI: 10.1111/nana.12170.  [Announced as “forthcoming” in the December 2015 DIGEST]

Tracey Raney. “Patriotisms of the People: Understanding the ‘Highway of Heroes’ as a Canadian National Landmark.” In Landscapes and Landmarks of Canada: Real, Imagined, (Re)Viewed, eds. Maeve Conrick, Munroe Eagles, Jane Koustas, and Caitríona Ní Chasaide, 47-61.  Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017. [Announced as “forthcoming” in the December 2015 DIGEST]

  • An earlier version of this paper was published as “Le «patriotisme par le bas» au Canada : reconstruire l'identité nationale sur l’ «Autoroute des héros»” in Presses de Sciences Po (Paris) | Critique internationale 58 (Jan-Mars 2013): 19-34.

Anver Saloojee and Penni Stewart.  “Intense scrutiny over microaggressions.”  CAUT Bulletin 63:10 (December 2016): 14-15.

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]. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy 32:2 (2016): 83-97.  [Announced as forthcoming in June 2016 Digest]

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Ontario’s Multiple Identities: Politics & Policy in a Diverse Province.”  In The Politics of Ontario, ed. Cheryl Collier and Jonathan Malloy, 274-292.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, ed.  Austerity: The Lived Experience.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming.

Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, ed.  The Austerity State.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming.

R. Michael McGregor.  “Voters who Abstain: Explaining Abstention and Ballot Roll-off in the 2014 Toronto Municipal Election.”  Urban Affairs Review, forthcoming.