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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

August 2017

Academic Presentations

Daniel Rubenson. “Property Rights, Prosociality and Trust: Evidence From a Large Scale Field Experiment.” Presented at the general seminar of the Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po, Paris, 04 July 2017.


Daniel Rubenson has been re-appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Political Science — the journal of the American Political Science Association’s Experimental Political Science section.


John Shields is the co-investigator of a successful research grant funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada entitled “Immigrant Women, Youth, and Seniors: A Research and Knowledge Mobilization Project on the Settlement Outcomes–Services Nexus.” The PI is Dr. Adnan Turegun, York University. Grant value: $397,373  over 2 years.  Project description: Knowledge synthesis, original research, and knowledge mobilization are the three activities that will inform this project on immigrant women, youth, and seniors as groups with special settlement needs in Canada. Knowledge synthesis will involve, for each group, a national survey of recent research on settlement outcomes and of existing services. Original research will investigate the effect of service landscape on settlement outcomes in diverse communities and develop strategies for service innovation that are scalable across the country. Knowledge mobilization will engage stakeholders in the discussion and use of project findings and strategies.

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil.  “John A. Macdonald was Canada, in his day and age. His name should endure” [op. ed.]  CBC News, 31 August 2017.

Bryan Evans and Carlo Fanelli. “The Living Wage Movement in Canada: Responses to Low Wage Work.” In Reading Sociology: A Canadian Sociological Association Reader, 3rd ed., ed Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese, 103-106.  Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2017. [Reported as forthcoming in the August 2015 summary]

Carlo Fanelli, Debbie Laliberté Rudman and Rebecca Aldrich. “Precarity in the Nonprofit Employment Services Sector.” Canadian Review of Sociology 54:3 (August 2017): 331-352. [Reported as forthcoming in the January 2017 summary]

Christopher D. Gore. Electricity in Africa: The Politics of Transformation in Uganda. African Issues series. Suffolk, UK: James Currey Ltd., 2017. [Reported as forthcoming in the April 2017 summary]

David E. Smith.  The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.  [Reported as forthcoming in the May 2017 summary]

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Adam Wellstead, Bryan Evans and Halina Sapeha. “Policy Advice from Outsiders: The Challenges of Policy Co-construction.”  International Journal of Public Administration, forthcoming.

Robert Shepherd and Bryan Evans. “The Intersection of Public Policy and Digital Communication: The Federal Government Vantage Point.” In Political Elites in Canada, ed. Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson and Andrea Lawlor.  Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, forthcoming.

Nicole Goodman, R. Michael McGregor, Jérôme Couture, and Sandra Breux. "Another Digital Divide? Evidence that Elimination of Paper Voting Could Lead to Digital Disenfranchisement." Policy and Internet, forthcoming.

Publications - Under Contract

Daniel Rubenson, Peter Loewen (UofT) and Royce Koop (Manitoba).  Leadership and Expectations: Local and National Conditions in the 2015 Canadian Elections.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press.