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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

January 2019

Academic Presentations

Myer Siemiatycki and Serene Tan. “Social Engagement through Leadership: Immigrants on Public and Not-for-Profit Boards in the GTA.” Presented at the RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project Workshop. Toronto: Ryerson University, 29 January 2019.

Myer Siemiatycki. “Canadian Immigration History: Policy Legacies and Lessons.” Invited Lecture, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, 23 January 2019.


Bryan Evans has been elected to a two year term on the executive committee of Research Committee 49, Socialism, Capitalism, Democracy, International Political Science Association.

John Shields has been appointed Interim Director of the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) from 01 January to 30 June 2019.


Daniel Rubenson organised “New models for the accumulation of knowledge in development,” a Joint Workshop between Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and International IDEA.  Stockholm, 14 December 2018.

Publications - Published

Cathy Crowe.  “City needs help with homelessness crisis” (Letter to Editor), Toronto Star, 27 January 2019, A16.  Also online.

Bryan Evans and Greg Albo, ed.  Divided Province: Ontario Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019. [reported as forthcoming in the February 2018 DIGEST]

Sheila Block and Grace-Edward GalabuziPersistent Inequality: Ontario’s Colour-coded Labour Market.  Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 11 December 2018.

Duncan MacLellan. Review of Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change, ed. Ian Thomas MacDonald (New York: Cornell University Press, 2017): 260 pp.  Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research, 2019 Book Reviews.

Mitu Sengupta.  “The SDG India Index — Can bold global ambition be translated into effective ground reality?”  ORF: Observer Research Foundation India Matters, 15 January 2019.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Kathryn Barber and Duncan MacLellan. “Examining Open Data at the Urban Level: An Exploration of ‘Wellbeing Toronto’.” Journal of Urban Technology, forthcoming.