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Office of Research Services BMH 312 Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Assistant Vice-President (Research) Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer (Research) Meghan Huestis, Office Coordinator (Research) Tanaka Chinembiri, Research Assistant (Research)

Research News

March 2013: Issue 31

Please visit the Research website for information on internal and external funding opportunities, Upcoming book launches, the Research Ethics Board, and policies, guidelines and deadlines.

Congratulations! It was announced that Dr. Michael Dawson, History Department, is this year’s recipient of the Wallace and Margaret McCain Course Release Award. Professor Dawson’s research focuses on consumerism and the factors related to stores’ hours of operation in Vancouver and Victoria between 1945 and 1980. The McCain Award will aid in completion of Debating Consumerism: Shopping and the Politics of Store Hours in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1980. We extend congratulations to Dr. Dawson for this prestigious award.

Congratulations extended to the four STU recipients of the GISI Research Awards -Dr. Matthew Hayes of Sociology, Dr. Aamir Jamal of Social Work, Dr. Mikhail Molchanov of Political Science, and Dr. Karen Robert of History.

Congratulations to Dr. Samira Farhoud on the publication of her book Interventions autobiographiques des femmes du Maghreb, which explores the compelling contributions, made to the genre of autobiography by several North African women writers: Assia Djebar, Sakinna Boukhedenna, Fatiah, Fatima Mernissi and Malika Oufkir.. We look forward to the Book Launch on March 22 at 3:30 pm in the Rotunda Room Brian Mulroney Hall.

Congratulations to Dr. Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt Endowed Visiting Chair of Criminology on the publishing of his book Corruption as Power Criminal Governance in Peru during the Fujimori Era (1990–2000) . Look for the Book Launch on the evening of March 21 at 6:30 pm in the Rotunda Room Brian Mulroney Hall. The book deals with the political corruption which infested Peru during the Fujimori years (1990–2000) and Dr. Bockholt utilizes the concept of the protection racket developed by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno from the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory to explain the links between political, economic, and societal elites in Fujimori’s Peru such as the military, political parties, multinational corporations, or conservative groups within the Catholic Church.

Research Highlights We are dedicating this section of the Research Bulletin to highlight St. Thomas Faculty accomplishments and achievements on a monthly basis. This month we would like to highlight Fine Arts and extend congratulations to Dr. Martin Kutnowski on the achievements to be recognized such as: papers published “Teaching as Improvisation: the False Comfort of a Structured Curriculum” Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase at UNB Fredericton in October 2012 and “Phrase Rhythm and Voice Leading in Alexander Scriabin’s Op. 22 No. 2,” Sixth International Conference of Music Theory, in Tallinn Estonia in October 2010. Dr. Kutnowski as well conducted the Workshop on Music Pedagogy for Teachers at the Instituto Superior de Formación Docente Artística, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina in 2012; and the Workshop on Film Music for Teachers Escuela Superior de Música de Neuquén Universidad del Comahue in Argentina. Dr. Kutnowski as well was the Composer in Residence, at Conservatorio Superior de Música Astor Piazzolla, Buenos Aires, Argentina in June 2010. As a keynote speaker Dr. Kutnowski spoke on “Reconsidering the Teacher's Mission,” at the College Conference, QCC, City University of New York, March 24, 2010.

ORS News It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Gayle MacDonald, AVP Research has been elected as Director – (Institutions) to the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, effective March 2013 for a 2-year term. We are pleased to congratulate Tanaka Chinembiri Research Assistant, ORS on the launch of the Conference Travel Grants Report notably called “Footprints across the World”. The Report exemplifies the diversity and expertise of the Faculty at STU and the ORS looks forward to continuing to map STU’s footprints across the word for future years. SSHRC has recently suspended the Connection programme due to a lack of funding, but will allow those applicants who have already initiated an application form for a Connection Grant to submit their proposal before Friday, March 1, 2013 (8 p.m. Eastern Time). We anticipate that funding will be restored after the next federal government budget round. There were an unanticipated large number of applicants for this programme.

Workshops and Festivals Trauma and the Body: 4 Key Somatic Skills to Support Self-Regulation in Our Clients and Ourselves - A Full Day with Sarah Schlote, BA, MA, CCC. This workshop delivers solid, relevant information about trauma, the brain, and the body. It covers skills, tools, and strategies to work safely and productively with clients. There is space built in to the day for discussion and Q+A. March 5th, 2013, 8:30 - 4:00. Best Western Cambridge (401 & Hespeler Rd). $88.50 + HST = $100* Register at *Premiere Event Special Price. Regular $150+. Includes parking and hand out IP& Commercialization workshop March 19, 2013 - Kent Auditorium Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus. UNB’s Office of Research Services is hosting an IP & Commercialization Workshop on IP ownership and management, technology transfer and commercialization processes, commercialization agreements and support programs. Workshop begins at 8:30 A.M. and runs to 3:45 P.M. (Registration opens at 8:00 A.M.) Registration is required. A detailed agenda is available with the registration. You can register online by Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at th


Atlantic Dairy Industry Research Collaboration being held on March 19 & 20 , 2013 in Charlottetown, PEI. It would be of special interest to: Researchers and industry in the dairy sector. For more info and to register please click here: Cost is Free.

Webinar & Workshop: Promoting population and public health research through tweets, blogs and video - Learn how to get your research into mainstream media. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) is hosting a webinar on using social media for population and public health researchers. This is the second in a series of communications webinars hosted by the Institute. This webinar aims to develop skills needed by population and public health researchers to effectively convey their research to the media and public using social media platforms. The webinar will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 1:002:00 pm EST. Please register online: Note: The webinar will be held in English only, however CIHR-IPPH staff will be happy to respond to questions or comments in French. Workshop: there is also a free full-day communications workshop before Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5:00pm PST ( Space is limited to a maximum of 30 participants, and the notice of decision will be in April 2013. Eligible travel and accommodation expenses for successful applicants will be reimbursed by the sponsors. The webinar and workshop are being planned with input from the Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada (PHIRIC) Communications Working Group ( If you have any questions, please contact Emma Cohen, CIHR-IPPH's Knowledge Translation, and Communications Officer at or 613-562-5800 x8439. th


East Coast Start-ups Week is March 20 -24 , 2013 in Fredericton, NB. It is of special interest to: start-ups, social innovation focused ILOs and researchers, students. Events include Springboard Speaker Series, NBIF Breakthrough Awards Gala, Social Enterprise Conference, and Start-up Week End. For more info and to register please click here: Personal Experience - Goldmine or Landmine? A two-Day exploration into the value, challenges, and dangers of accessing 'Direct Personal Experience' in skill development and 'Peer Support'. We will be landing on key ideas to successfully and safely value personal experience. March 26th, 27th 2013 Travelodge Hotel Ottawa (1376 Carling) $290 + HST; $160 +HST (single day); Register at

Conferences and Call for Papers Colleagues in International Council of Universities of St. Thomas Aquinas - a second grant proposal offered to members of ICUSTA in good standing. The program is called STAIEP and it is designed to encourage cooperative opportunities among our ICUSTA member institutions. Please note the deadline for submission of proposals under the STAIEP guidelines is March 4 2013. Any questions, contact ICUSTA Director at The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is hosting a conference - Ending the Isolation: an International Conference on Human Rights and Solitary Confinement on March 22-23, 2013. For more information, you can contact Debra Parkes at email: or refer to the link The CCEPA Annual Lecture - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and RBC are pleased to present The CCEPA Annual Lecture on Ethics in Public Affairs with Phil Fontaine Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations speaking on Ethical Relations with First Nations. The Lecture will take place Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with a Luncheon Address from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The location is the Westin Nova Scotian Commonwealth A Ballroom and Tickets are $50.00 with registration required. For more information, you can contact or 428-4731.

Renewing the Vision for Human Rights on May 29 - 31, 2013 is being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is being presented by CASHRA, the NS Human Rights Commission, & the Atlantic Human Rights Centre. If interested in presenting at this th conference, please submit an abstract to Marc Gionet, by March 18 , 2013. The focus will be on evolving substantive human rights and campaigns of public awareness that will provide forward-looking human rights leadership. Theme: Transforming Higher Education in the Arab World - Date: 9 & 10 June 2013 Venue: Irbid & Petra, Jordan. QS Education Trust will be organizing the second QS in conversation seminar together with Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) as our organizing partner. This year, the QS in conversation seminar will be dedicated to the improvement of higher education in the Arab countries. QS in conversation will provide a unique opportunity for participants to gain the knowledge required to attain and sustain world-class status. The second QS in conversation will be held on 9th and 10th June 2013, in Irbid and Petra, Jordan. For details of the seminar programme, participation fee and registration form, please visit For all enquiries, please contact: Ms. Mandy Mok (Rest of the world) Tel: +65 9841 9121 Email: Mr. Ashwin Fernandes (Middle East) Tel: +65 9338 0322 Email: Registration Open for Grounding Trauma 2013! May 8 & 9 - Main Conference: 'Emerging Ideas & Progressive Approaches'; May 7 - Pre-conference #1 “Building Bridges: Linking Woman Abuse, Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns”: May 7 - Pre-conference #2 Aboriginal Issues - First Nations, Inuit and Metis. $ 350 + HST - Main Conference; $ 175 + HST - Pre-conference each. Alliston, ON - About an hour north of Toronto Airport. Becoming Trauma Informed is a dedicated stream of sessions based on the new CAMH book of the same title exploring systems and policy change. Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health (A partnership of the Graham Boeckh Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) is calling for Expressions of Interest. TRAM’s goal is to work with mental health communities over the next year to collectively build one unique pan- Canadian research-to-practice network. Together the partners will invest $25M over a period of five years. TRAM is a core initiative under CIHR’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) – transforming the health system through provincial/territorial and stakeholder partnerships that create high-impact research. Over the coming months, a unique, iterative development process will link and connect the innovative ideas and people to prepare complete pan-Canadian network proposals, and ultimately, select one to fund. Phase I: Expressions of Interest and April 30, 2013. Expressions of Interest can come from two kinds of participant groups: 1. Proponents of a nascent proposal for a full pan-Canadian research-to-practice network 2. Teams, which could become part of a Canadian research-topractice network. All Expressions of Interest must include active participation from stakeholders with a direct interest in the mental health needs of 11-25 years old, including: 1) patients/family representatives; 2) policy makers; 3) researchers; 4) service providers; 5) community organizations, and other stakeholders as appropriate. While leadership can come from any stakeholder group, we encourage co-leadership models. Completed electronic Expression of Interest submissions and any questions regarding the Expression of Interest process should be directed to Mary Fraser Valiquette - or phone number (613) 9414394. For questions about this initiative and research, objectives contact Jacques Hendlisz at 613-954-2474 or via email 12th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference June 21 - 23, 2013 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Abstract Submission Deadline has been extended to March 7, 2013. Early Bird Registration Opens: March 14, 2013. Abstracts will be selected within the following themes: Innovations in Visual Methods, Innovations in Online Methods, Innovations in Oral Methods, and Innovations in Mixed Methods. For more information on TQ 2013 please click refer to AQM Conference Planning Committee International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at Tel: (780) 492-9041 or refer to the link

Congress of Humanities and Social Science - Registration is open for the Congress of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Victoria June 1-8 2013. For further information you can refer to the link: CFP: International Congress on Gender Violence: Intersectional ties @ Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law Oñati, 10 – 12 July 2013. Call for papers - Deadline 4th March 2013. The International Institute will host the congress for Sociology of Law, which is located in Oñati, Spain. This congress is aimed at examining the main conceptual frameworks for thinking about gender violence. We invite participants to consider how useful the concept of gender violence is for tackling violence against women. We also particularly encourage papers that will examine the intersections of gender violence with other determinants of inequalities. Papers are invited from researchers working in the area of gender violence, as well as policy makers, practitioners and activists. We feel that this interdisciplinary may help to produce new conceptualisations of gender violence. For further information: IISL (Meetings), Antigua Universidad, Apartado 28, 20560 Oñati (Gipuzkoa) – Spain Tel.: +34 943 71 88 89; Fax: +34 943 78 31 47; E-Mail: Brain Canada is pleased to announce The Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program, Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI). The Azrieli Foundation in partnership with Brain Canada will support excellent systems or translational research in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders, with a special focus on ASD and Fragile X syndrome. Key dates: deadline for letters of intent, April 5, 2013; and for full applications, August 16, 2013, funding to begin on or after November 18, 2013. For further Information: About Brain Canada and the Canada Brain Research Fund: Marie Curie International Fellowships: Calls will be published in March 2013. International Incoming Fellowships allow Canadians researchers to work at a European institution for 1-2 years. International Outgoing Fellowships allow a Canadian research institution to host a fully funded postdoctoral researcher for 1-2 years. All Canadians completing applications for these “Marie Curie Actions” can call on ERA-Can as a resource for advice and assistance. Calls will close in August 2013. EC seeking experts for Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups: Help shape European calls for proposals! The European Commission is seeking experts for Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups to help shape its “Work Programmes” – or calls for proposals – on major societal challenges and other targeted objectives. Experts can register at any time; however only those having expressed their interest before March 6, 2013 at 17.00, Brussels local time (CET) will be considered for the Advisory Groups setting up of the first Horizon 2020 calls. For additional information, please see .

Senate Research Committee The Office of Research Services will be adjudicating MRGs and GRGs, Career and Contract awards and developing an external and internal Policy on Research Institutes over the coming months. As well, SRC has awarded the following grants: January 2013  McCain Award Dr. Michael Dawson has been awarded the McCain Award for the 2013-2013 academic year and we are looking forward to the release of his book “Debating Consumerism: Shopping and the Politics of School Hours in Vancouver and Victoria”.  Conference Travel Grant Dr. Robin Vose of the History Department will be actively participating in The Friars and their Influence in Medieval Spain Conference in April in Madrid Spain. Dr. Janet Mullin of the History Department will be actively participating in the Economic History Society Annual Conference from April 5-7, 2013 in York, UK. Dr. Shaun Narine of the Political Science Department will be travelling to actively participate in the International Studies Association Annual Conference in San Francisco in April 2013 Dr. Bonnie Huskins of the History Department will be travelling to actively participate in the “Head West” th British Association of American Studies 58 Annual Conference in April 2013 at the University of Exeter February 2013  Publication Grant Dr. Clive Baldwin has been awarded a Publication Grant and we wish him good wishes with his publication  Research Assistant Grant Dr. Matthew Hayes has been awarded a Research Assistant Grant.  Conference Travel Grant Dr. Craig Proulx of the Anthropology department will be travelling to actively participation in the CASCA Conference in May 2013 in Victoria British Columbia. Dr. Monika Stelzl of the Psychology has been awarded a Conference Travel Grant and will be travelling to actively rd participate in the 3 Annual Global Conference – Femininities and Masculinities in Prague Czech Republic in May 2013. Dr. Melissa Ptacek of the Criminology and History Department has been awarded a Conference Travel Grant and rd will be travelling to actively participate in the “New Faces of War” 3 HAW Conference in Baltimore Maryland in April 2013. Dr. Trevor Sawler of the English Department has been awarded a Conference Travel Grant and will be travelling to actively participate in the Ezra Pound International Conference in July 2013 in Dublin Ireland. The Senate Research Committee sincerely thanks all applicants and expresses congratulations to the recipients listed below for submitting such strong proposals.

For information on upcoming deadlines for Funding Applications, our Resource Library, or regarding Research related activities contact the Office of Research Services at 452-0647 or for more info. The ORS Library has some new additions:

Best wishes with your research The ORS staff: Gayle Macdonald, Josephine Adda, Meghan Huestis, and Tanaka Chinembiri

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