Skip to main content

Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

May 2018

Academic Presentations

Charles Tessier (McGill) and Michael McGregor (Ryerson). “Setting the Record Straight: Identifying the Correlates of Straight-Ticket Voting in Montreal and Quebec.” Presented in session E05: Municipal Elections in Canada (Local and Urban Politics section) at the 90th annual meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association – part of Congress 2018: Gathering Diversities (the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences). Regina, SK, 30 May 2018.

Michael McGregor (Ryerson) and Jack Lucas (Calgary).  “Who has School Spirit?  Explaining Voter Turnout in Canadian School Board Elections.” Presented in session E05: Municipal Elections in Canada (Local and Urban Politics section) at the 90th annual meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association – part of Congress 2018: Gathering Diversities (the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences). Regina, SK, 30 May 2018.

Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson) and Peter Loewen (UofT). “Property Rights and Trust.” Presented in session B01: Workshop: Experiments on Intergroup Relations (Comparative Politics section) at the 90th annual meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association – part of Congress 2018: Gathering Diversities (the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences). Regina, SK, 30 May 2018.

Peter Loewen (UofT) and Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson).  “Can Public Opinion Change the Votes of Members of Parliament?” Presented in session B03: Workshop: Experiments on Political Elites and Attitudes Toward Leadership (Comparative Politics section) at the 90th annual meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association – part of Congress 2018: Gathering Diversities (the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences). Regina, SK, 30 May 2018.

Daniel Rubenson. “Trust and Institutions: Evidence From an Experiment on Property Rights.”  Invited presentation to the Comparative Politics Workshop.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 07 May 2018.

David E. Smith. “The Senate of Canada: Renewed Life to an Original Intent.” Presented to Conference on Senates in Crises.  Amsterdam: The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences., 24 May 2018.

Appointments

Ron Vogel has been appointed Graduate Program Director (GPD) of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Policy Studies.

Awards

Mariam Hashemi Wong received the 2018 Faculty of Arts Staff Recognition Award, which was presented at the Teaching/Service Awards Presentation and Year End Celebration on 03 May 2018 at the Alumni Lounge of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.  See pictures and details here.

Grants

Co-Principal Investigators Michael McGregor and Myer Siemiatycki have been awarded $119,900 by the Ontario Education Services Corporation for the 2018-19 project “Ontario School Trustee Candidates Research Project.” The project has a two-fold objective: 1) to produce a demographic profile of candidates seeking election to school boards in Ontario in the October 2018 municipal election, with a comparison to the demographic profile of the population in school boards’ jurisdictions; and 2) based on sampling interviews, to produce a report on barriers, enablers, best practices and significance of school board trustees reflecting the socio-demographics of their constituent populations. Upon completion of the research, OESC will better understand trustee candidate demographics as they relate to population demographics across Ontario, gain insight into what motivates an individual to run for the office of trustee, and begin to think about what could be done to promote a more diverse candidate pool.  A postdoctoral research position will be established through this project.

Publications - Published

Pamela Palmater.  “True test of reconciliation: Respect the Indigenous right to say no.”  Canadian Dimension 15 May 2018.

Pamela Palmater.  “Trans Mountain Turning Point” (op. ed.).  Now 37:33 (3-9 May 2018): 12.  Online 26 Apr 2018.

Mitu Sengupta.  “Transformational Change or Tenuous Wish List? A critique of SDG1 (‘End poverty in all its forms everywhere’).” Social Alternatives 37:1 (2018): 12-17.

Haroon Siddiqui (Ryerson Distinguished Visiting Professor) and Myer Siemiatycki, eds. The Many Gods of Canada: Religion, Secularism and Public Policy, Canadian Diversity 14:4 (2017). (Published May 2018)

Haroon Siddiqui (Ryerson Distinguished Visiting Professor) and Myer Siemiatycki.  “Introduction: Old Gods, New Gods and No Gods,” in The Many Gods of Canada: Religion, Secularism and Public Policy, ed. Haroon Siddiqui and Myer Siemiatycki, 3-4.  Canadian Diversity 14:4 (2017).  Published May 2018.

David Trick.  Review of Assessing Quality in Postsecondary Education: International Perspectives, edited by Harvey P. Weingarten, Martin Hicks and Amy Kaufman (Montreal and Kingston: McGill University Press, 2018): pp. 197.  Higher Education Research and Development (17 May 2018).  DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1473913

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Cheryl Collier (Windsor) and Tracey Raney. “Understanding Sexism and Sexual Harassment in Politics: A Comparison of Westminster Parliaments in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada." Social Politics (forthcoming).

Cheryl Collier (Windsor) and Tracey Raney. “Canada's Member-to-Member Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment in the House of Commons: Progress or Regress?"  Canadian Journal of Political Science (forthcoming).