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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

March 2017

Academic Presentations

John Shields, Maria Gintova, Sepali Guruge, Reena Tandon, Mia Hershkowitz, Sutama Ghosh and Harald Bauder. “Settling On Services: Understanding the Place of Services on Immigrant Family Integration in the GTA.”  Presented in the session: Integration Trajectories of Immigrant Families of the 19th National Metropolis Conference: Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond.  Montreal, 16-18 March 2017.

John Shields. “Looking Beyond the Initial Welcome: Syrian Refugee Settlement at Month 13.”  Presented in the session Agility, Innovation and Partnerships: Strategies to Integrate and Employ Syrian Refugees of the 19th National Metropolis Conference: Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond.  Montreal, 16-18 March 2017.

John Shields. “Community-Centred Initiative in Proving Labour Market Information for Immigrants: The Case if TIEDI and ACCES Employment Pre-Arrival Services.”  Presented in the session Using Labour Market Information to Support Immigration Levels Planning of the 19th National Metropolis Conference: Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond.  Montreal, 16-18 March 2017.

Myer Siemiatycki“Poet/Patriot/Pariah:  The Troubled Polish/Jewish Hybridity of Julian Tuwim, 1894-1953.”  Invited presentation in the Department of English Lunch Table Talk series.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 29 March 2017.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Multiculturalism in a Dangerous Time.”  Presented in the session Minority Voice, Identity and Inclusion: Media & Literacy Expressions at the 19th National Metropolis Conference: Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond.  Montreal: 18 March 2017.

Awards

Frank D’Onofrio, Public Servant in Residence in the Department, was honoured was honoured by the Institute for Citizen-Centred Service (ICCS) with their Heintzman Leadership Award in recognition of his substantial contribution to the promotion of and commitment to citizen-centred service delivery in Canada.  This prestigious national award is presented annually by the ICCS to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership within the Canadian public sector in promoting citizen-centred service.  In particular, recipients of the Award have demonstrated superior and sustained leadership that has resulted in transformational change to the quality of public sector service delivery, both within their own jurisdictions and across jurisdictional boundaries.  See news item on the Department website.

Myer Siemiatycki is the recipient of a 2017 Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Employee Award.  The award was presented at the Ryerson Awards Night on 27 March 2017.  The citation says:

For more than three decades, Professor Myer Siemiatycki has made a significant contribution to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), through research, curriculum development, teaching, special projects, community service, and media. Myer's publications address the representation of women, immigrants and visible minorities in government policy, public space, civic belonging and in the workplace. His research has a high media profile and public/policy impact, and he is a steady presence in EDI events across Canada. On campus, Myer's EDI commitment shows in the Union Fair, Holocaust Education and, most recently, the inaugural Jack Layton Chair.

Conference Participation

Daniel Rubenson organized and hosted the meetings of the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) research network, March 3 and 4 in Paris, France. The meeting brought together 45 participants including scholars, aid organizations and donor agencies to discuss research on the political economy of development using randomized controlled trials. The theme for this meeting was Institutions and Governance and among other sessions, Daniel chaired a roundtable on the role of academics in shaping and driving the agenda around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16, including participants from the United Kingdom Department for International Development, UCLA, Columbia University, UC Berkeley and the humanitarian aid agency Mercy Corps. Some of the papers, which may be of interest, can be accessed here: http://egap.org/blog/egap-19-sciences-po-march-2017

Myer Siemiatycki.  Organizer and Chair of the workshop Minority Voice, Identity and Inclusion: Media & Literacy Expressions at the19th National Metropolis Conference: Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond.  Montreal: 18 March 2017.

Events

Janet Lum, who co-chairs the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community, organized a symposium, Living Well With Dementia: Toward Dementia-Friendly Policy, on March 16, 2017. Speakers included Rob Oliphant, MP (Lib: Don Valley West), co-sponsor of Bill C-233: An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; Dr. Henk Nies from the Vilans Dutch Knowledge Center for Aging; Dr. Eckart Schnabel from the Research Centre for Care Insurance, Berlin, Germany; Ashnoor Rahim from WoodGreen Community Services, Toronto; and, Phyllis Fehr from the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group.  The 135 participants represented community service and private sector providers, government policy advisors, government agencies, educators, and Dementia and Alzheimer advocacy groups.

Policy Studies PhD student Siu Mee Cheng was the organizational lead for the program’s annual Health Policy Panel – Research and Evaluation Institutes’ Influence on Government Policy Development and Decision-Making – which took place on Wednesday 29 March 2017 in Oakham House at Ryerson University.  The panel was moderated by Bryan Evans, and featured Lauren Bates, Director of Policy, The Wellesley Institute; Sanjeev Sridharan, Director of The Evaluative Centre for Complex Health Interventions, La Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital; Astrid Guttmann, Chief Science Officer, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES); and Aryeh Gitterman, former ADM, Ministry of Children and Youth Services (former OPS Fellow in the Department).  

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil. “Godfroy Langlois.” Dictionnaire des intellectuels Québécois, ed. Michel Lacroix, Yvan Lamonde, Collectif, Marie-Andrée Bergeron, Jonathan Livernois.  Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2017. 

Sandra E. Lim.  “Revisiting Playtime's Style of Comic Democracy.”  Senses of Cinema 82 (March 2017).

Interview of Colin Mooers by author, playwright, and journalist Kurt Hackbarth  The Common Sense of Socialism:  What can the Canadian experience teach us about building a mass working-class party in the US?”  Jacobin 11 March 2017.

Sorpong Peou. “Cambodia: Toward Single-Party Dictatorship? Jointly published by the APPS [Asia and the Pacific Policy Society] Policy Forum and New Mandala: New Perspectives on Southeast Asia.  17 March 2017.

Mitu Sengupta.  “A Window into India’s Development Story – The 2010 Commonwealth Games.”  International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.  DOI: 10.1080/19406940.2017.1313298. [Reported as “forthcoming” in the November 2016 DIGEST]

Donna Baines, Ian Cunningham and John Shields.  “Filling the Gaps: Unpaid, (and Precarious) Work in the Nonprofit Social Services.”  Critical Social Policy (2017): 1-21.  Online first

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Canada 150: The Jewish Imprint.” Our Immigration Saga: Canada@150  ACS Canadian Issues/AEC Themes Canadiens: (Spring 2017): 31-34.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Tuna Baskoy.  “Thorstein B. Veblen's Philosophy of Technology and Modern Capitalism.”  In The Future of Engineering: Philosophical Foundations, Ethical Problems and Application Cases, ed. Albrecht Fritzsche, Sascha Julian Oks.  Philosophy of Engineering and Technology series.  New York:  Springer.  Forthcoming.

Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Fiona MacDonald, Tracey Raney, Cheryl Collier and Pascale Dufour, eds. Finding Feminisms: Contemporary Changes, Challenges and Opportunities. Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming.

Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Fiona MacDonald, Tracey Raney, Cheryl Collier and Pascale Dufour. "Finding Feminisms in Political Science Scholarship in Canada: Diversity and Resistance in an Era of Global Uncertainty [Introduction]." In Finding Feminisms: Contemporary Changes, Challenges and Opportunities, a special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming.