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Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Assistant Vice-President Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer Shannon Briand, Office Coordinator Tanaka Chinembiri, Research Assistant

Research News – July-Aug 2013: Issue 35

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.

Article & Paper Publications - if you have published Papers/Articles, we as the Office of Research Services would like to add it to our Article Catalogue. Please email a soft copy of the Paper/Article to research@stu.ca Thank you.

Research Office Events and Workshops Research Day Workshops August 21st, 2013 Please RSVP to research@stu.ca by August 14th to confirm attendance. Both will take place at BMH 202. External Grants-9:00 – 10:30am SSHRC Grants Ms. Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer Coffee Break Internal Grants10:50am-12:00pm Deadlines, Updates, Best Practices, Q&A Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Assistant Vice-President (Research) Members of the SRC will also be in attendance to answer questions.


2013 Library ShowcaseAugust 29th 9:30am-1:30pm Milham Room (100) Harriet Irving Library Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Co-Sponsored by UNB Libraries, Office of Research Services (St. Thomas) and the St. Thomas Deans’ Office This promises to be an excellent professional development opportunity and a great way to start the year! Please go to: https://eventregister.stu.ca/events/33 to register • •

Informative sessions focusing on resources and services most relevant to research and teaching in the social sciences, humanities professions. Introductions to various new and updated library resources and services

Announcements to come for Fall workshops presented by the research office: Digital Humanities and Knowledge Mobilization.


News and Announcements Community Engagement Update : Tri-Agency harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

In fall 2012, the federal granting agencies (the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR], the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council [NSERC] and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC]) launched the harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program. The initiative aimed to provide an opportunity to critically examine the ways in which the three granting agencies are delivering the CGS program and to rethink some of the fundamentals. The examination of the program is now completed and the agencies will implement changes as of fall 2013.For more information on this initiative please contact harmonization@cgs-besc.gc.ca. EDITOR’S NOTE: Although harmonization among the three tri-councils is always a good thing, as it is a more efficient way to do the business management of research services, there is a subsequent change to this programe at the Master’s level that is not necessarily in the best interests of St. Thomas. From this point on, the Masters’ programme will be given only to universities with graduate programmes, which means that St. Thomas will no longer have a quota, nor do we get to adjudicate the applicants, as the applicants will be dealing with the host university directly. There is a fear among smaller universities (Mt. A. opposes this change as well as other universities in the country, such as Laurentian) that this will advantage the undergraduates at the larger universities over those at the smaller ones. It has long been demonstrable that the smaller university undergraduates receive the superior training, on every measure INCLUDING research mentoring/experience. Further, it is clear that this will be more work for faculty at “this end” of the process, as the student mentoring will necessarily have to continue. Further, it will increase the internal pressure on the student, their supervisor and the department to write the superior application, in a void. One member of the SCC committee here at STU has concerns that this will no longer be a “truly national award” as a direct result, as most universities in the country with graduate programmed are in Ontario. I have voiced my concerns with this at the national level, most recently at the SSHRC Leaders meeting at Congress, have participated in a one hour consultation call with the Graduate Studies Director at SSHRC and have asked that SSHRC provide us with a list of the percentage/number of students from other universities that the those with graduate studies accept, to see a breakdown of where smaller university graduates are accepted. If you have concerns about this, and further arguments that I can continue to post to SSHRC, please email me directly at macdonald@stu.ca . G MacDonald, AVP Research.


Senate Research Committee Changes The Senate Research Committee welcomes new members! Matte Robinson (English Language and Literature) appointed until June 30, 2016 Martin Kutnowski (Fine Arts) appointed until June 30, 2016 The Senate Research Committee would like to express its appreciation and say farewell to JeanPhilippe Ranger (Philosophy) and Mikhail Molchanov (Political Science) who ended their terms, respectively, on June 30th of this year.

Potential Research Subject Areas Based on GNB Commitments Editor’s Note: These areas have been determined by the New Brunswick Government as key research areas going forward. Please take a look to see if a) any correspond with your interests and b) if you are interested in working in a collaborative way with government on a topic. If so contact NBSPRN, who will make all of the connections for you! Check the page out here St. Thomas is a member of NBSPRN, and you can join by linking in to the NBSPRN Member Page NBSocial Policy Research Network (SPRN) has generously funded St.Thomas Faculty access to the UNB Research Data Centre (a Statistics Canada Data Centre) in Keirstead Hall, UNBF. It is now officially part of the new NB Institute for Research, Data and Training. To access the centre simply contact Dr. McDonald, the Director of the Research Data Centre, at Tedmcdon@unb.ca


Workshops and Conferences Fredericton The Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research and Analysis is pleased to announce the: 8th Annual Qualitative Lecture and Workshop to be held on September 20th and 21st at the Kinsella Auditorium, Margaret McCain Hall, St. Thomas University. The 2013 keynote speaker and workshop presenter is Dr. CJ Pascoe from the University of Oregon. Dr. Pascoe’s lecture is entitled: Bullied: Youth, Gender and Homophobia. Her workshop will discuss, Risky Investigations: Qualitative Inquiries into Gender, Sexuality, Young People and New Media. Please visit our website for details and registration form.

Join us for two special events on Narrative with Dr.Arthur Frank: renowned narrative scholar and author of The wounded storyteller and Letting stories breathe: A socio-narratology, will be delivering a public lecture and leading a two day master class on narrative and narrative analysis at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick in October. The master class will be of interest to faculty, researchers and graduate students across disciplines. John McKendy Memorial Lecture on Narrative “The Limits, Dangers, and Absolute Indispensability of Stories” Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm Kinsella Auditorium - McCain Hall Two Day Master Class on Narrative “What People Do With Stories and What Stories Do With People” Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Holy Cross Conference Room The workshop is aimed at students, graduates, faculty and researchers who have some knowledge and/or experience of narrative research. Cost: $250 Further details and registration forms available from: Lauren Eagle at (506) 452-7709 or eagle@stu.ca. Or visit the STU website events page


The Symposium on Excellence in Aging Care Will be held on September 25-27, 2013 at the Journey Wesleyan Church, 131 Duncan Lane in Fredericton, NB. Once again leaders in the long term care field from across the country and the US will speak. We are offering a special rate of $150 to make it easier for board members to attend this very relevant event. We feel that these are difficult times and that board chairs need to take advantage of every opportunity to become conversant with issues in long term care. Also, a daily rate of $75 has been approved, a “per session” rate of $30. Please visit the website for more information

Atlantic Canada Invest Atlantic September 25, 2013 Halifax, NS You care if you are: An experienced business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur or an investor looking for the next business success story. For more info and to register please click here Cost: $275 if paid online prior to August 15, 2013

PEI Industry & Research Connector September, 26, 2013 Charlottetown, PEI You care if you are: any researcher or company in Atlantic Canada interested in learning more about the exciting companies and potential researcher partners in PEI. For more info and to register please click here Cost: FREE but pitching spots are limited so register early

Welcomes you to the Association of Atlantic Universities 2013 Teaching Showcase! October 26, 2013 in Sackville, NB. The annual Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase provides a forum to reflect on teaching practice, discuss issues related to university teaching and learning, and share teaching strategies. The theme for 2013 is: “Assessment: Teaching, Learning, and Quality.” Visit the website for more information http://www.mta.ca/aaushowcase2013/


Halifax, NS, Canada Marriott Harbour front Hotel October 27 – 29, 2013

Navigating the Diversity of Qualitative Research. QHR is the premier international and interdisciplinary conference for the dissemination and discussion of developments in qualitative health research. Attended annually by over 250 delegates from all over the world, the QHR Conference features keynote addresses, panel discussions, symposia & oral presentations on ‘state of the art’ work from international researchers and opportunities to learn and consolidate skills at workshops. For Full Conference Info Click here

Keynote Speakers: Clive Baldwin & Margarete Sandelowski! A number of sessions are being offered on our Pre-Conference Workshop Days, October 25 & 26, 2013; click here for the full schedule.

National 2013 Summer Conference –“Coming Together as One: Navigating the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada”. Geneva Park, Ontario- August 8-11, 2013 In its history, Couch has never put on a conference that mattered this much or that drives as deeply at the heart of what it means to be “Canada.” Every Conversation we have put on this year – with Hayden King, with Buffy Ste. Marie, with Bob Watts, and with Mark Douglas – has made clear that there is a hunger for discussion between and among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, a hunger to reframe the relationship, a hunger to recognize that we are all treaty peoples and that we need to rethink the way we constitute ourselves if we are to move forward as a country. Too much depends on it to ignore it. Register now, while early bird rates are still in effect. Don’t leave it – because this Summer Conference is going to sell out. If you know students or folks who can’t afford to come on their own steam, have them check out our scholarships. For more information or to register for the conference visit the Couchiching Institute website

Closing the Housing Gap in HIV Treatment Cascade The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit September 25-27, 2013 Omni Hotel, Montréal Get the latest research on priority populations, delivery models, housing as a strategic investment, and more. http://www.hivhousingsummit.org/home.html


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention Conference. September 23-25, 2013 FASD is hosting its First International Conference on Prevention of FASD in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Please visit for more information www.fasdedmonton2013.ca/FASD-Prevention

NeuroDevNet Annual Research Conference NeuroDevNet is proud to open registration for our 4th Annual Brain Development Conference to be held September 29 - October 1, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This year’s conference will focus on crosscutting themes drawing from a growing body of knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of conditions including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy (CP) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) being generated within our network, and through the groundbreaking research of our international network of colleagues and collaborators.

The second in the ISSC’s series of Fora, on the theme “Social Transformations and the Digital Age”. This event will take place in Montreal, Canada, from 13-15 October 2013 and is being hosted and organised by a Canadian consortium led by the International Political Science Association (IPSA). See the ISSC website

Interrogating Access: Current and Future Directions for Scholarly Research and Communications in Canada Friday, February 14–Sunday, February 16, 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON


Call for Papers and Proposals Marie Curie International Fellowships The calls for proposals for the 2013 Marie Curie International Fellowships were published to the CORDIS website on March 14th. Proposals are due August 14th. International Outgoing Fellowships provide full funding for European post-doctoral fellows to spend 1-2 years working in a Canadian research institution. International Incoming Fellowships fund Canadian researchers work for 1-2 years in Europe. If you would like assistance in completing a proposal, please contact the ERA-Can secretariat.

Galileo: Science, Faith and the Arts - An international Conference at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto 3-4 October 2013 The purpose of this conference is twofold: (i) to gather together scholars interested in revisiting Galileo's thought on the relationship between science and faith, and in exploring his reflections on the arts, language and aesthetics, especially— but not exclusively—in the context of that relationship, and (ii) to bring his ideas into dialogue with their representation in the arts since the seventeenth century, including literature, drama, painting, music and film. Proposals for 30-minute papers should be sent to usmc.principalsoffice@utoronto.ca by August 15 2013. Proposals should include the title of the paper, a 200-word abstract.

Atlantic Innovation FundRound XI- Since its launch in 2001, the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) has been helping Atlantic Canadians compete in the global economy through the development and commercialization of new ideas, technologies, products and services. From developing your business’ innovative products and services to bringing your ideas from the lab to the marketplace, the Atlantic Innovation Fund is there to help. Mandatory letters of intent are now being accepted until August 14, 2013 (2 p.m. AST). Project proposals are due November 6, 2013 (2 p.m. AST). Visit the ACOA website for more information.


Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: New Research and Best Practice February 21 - 22, 2014 Coast Coal Harbour | Vancouver, BC For more information please visit the Website Submit your abstract before September 30, 2013!

2nd Annual International Conference Social Media: Implications for Politics, Religion, and GenderYork University- Toronto ON 8-9 May 2014 The Second International Conference focuses on social media and their use, function and agency in politics, religion and gender causes. The purpose of the conference is to attempt to critique, describe and explain the global reach, ubiquity, popularity and localism of social media issues relating to politics, religion and gender. Please send a title and abstract (350 words excluding bibliography) to the organizers (socmed13@yorku.ca) before 30 September 2013, for a 20 minute presentation. Please visit the York University Website for more information. 20th ATLANTIC CANADA STUDIES CONFERENCE 1-4 May 2014 IMAGES OF ATLANTIC CANADA: PAST and PRESENT- Call for Papers The landscape of Atlantic Canada is changing rapidly as out port communities lose people to the oil fields, as towns shutter mills and businesses, and as urban centres grow. People from diverse fields are struggling to make sense of the rapid changes: writer, Indigenous leaders, scholars, activists, musicians, film makers, and public policy advisers and makers. The 20th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference will explore the shifting images of the region over the last half millennium, but with a special emphasis on the last half century. The conference will be held in Fredericton on the adjoining campuses of the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. Proposals for individual papers, sessions, and workshops are welcome, and presenters are encouraged to use formats that include diverse media. Submissions may be made in English or French. Professionals from all fields concerned with “Images of Atlantic Canada” are welcome. As in the past, papers presented at the Atlantic Canada Studies Conference may be considered for publication in Acadiensis. Hosted by: The University of New Brunswick – Fredericton Campus and St. Thomas University Please send submissions to Beckey Daniel c/o Acadiensis bnd@unb.ca by Sept 30, 2013 Inquiries to Dr. Elizabeth Mancke Department of History-UNB emancke@unb.ca Or Dr. Michael Boudreau Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice - STU mboudreau@stu.ca


Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges: Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27, 2014 Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California, USA This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. For more information on abstract submission and deadlines or the conference please visit their Website- Deadline Sept 30th

Bridging the Gap! The 5th Annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference presented by the University of New Brunswick Saint John and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation will be held at the Hilton Saint John on November 14-15, 2013. As in previous years there will be poster presentations on health research and this year again we are pleased to include cash prizes. For information on how to submit an abstract for poster presentations please go to our “Poster Call” page. Submissions due: Oct 11, 2013. For more information visit the NBHRF website

Narrative Matters 2014, the 7th Narrative Matters conference, will be held from 23rd June to 27th June 2014 at the University of Paris Diderot and the American University of Paris. The conference will address the theme of Narrative Knowing. This conference will bring together scholars of all disciplines - psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, linguistics, literary studies, feminist and gender studies, education, medicine/healthcare, social work, biology, law, theology, computer science, visual studies, etc. - to reflect on the issue of the, sometimes, contested epistemic powers of narrative. For more information please follow the following link. Proposals for papers or panels are invited for submission before 15th November 2013.


JCharlton Publishing Ltd, an emergent wholly owned Canadian publishing house with a solid reputation for bringing critical yet informed voices to the public arena, whose endeavors are centred upon issues of Social Justice are seeking book manuscripts for publication. JCharlton Publishing is interested in obtaining critical, yet informed, voices that question the status quo when, and where, injustice exists. If you have a book project that would fall within our area of concentration, and wish to be considered for publication, please forward either an abstract, or manuscript, to info@jcharltonpublishing.com

Health Research News EIHR Research Outcomes & Resources Available Please visit the EIHR- Evidence Informed Healthcare Renewal Portal or the CIHR website to find synthesis reports that fall under the following titles   

Health System Sustainability Governance and Accountability Financing and funding models

EIHR initiative has supported researchers and policy and decision makers to work together to advance the current state of knowledge, generate novel and creative solutions, and translate evidence for uptake into policy and practice to strengthen Canada's healthcare system. The primary focus has been on healthcare financing and funding models, health system sustainability, and governance and accountability. For more information on CIHR visit: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) web site: http://www.cihr-

irsc.gc.ca/e/13733.html


Research Resources

Lost Souls We have been going through our library and the following books have been taken out but not signed out. If you borrowed any of the following books please return them as soon as possible. 

Jovan Every.ca (2009). Writing your SSHRC Grant Proposal: Helping you achieve your research goals. Jo VanEvery.

Lukerm K. (2010). Salsa dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an age of infoglut. Harvard University Press

Lather, P. (2007). Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts toward a Double (d) Science. NY: State University of New York Press.

Michaelsen, Larry K. & Sweet, Michael (eds.) (2012) Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Group Work That Works to Generate Critical Thinking and Engagement. Sterling Virginia: Stylus Publishing.

Stevens, D.D. & Levi, A.J. (2005). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback and promote student learning. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus Publishing

MacDonald, M. & Owen, M.K. (2004). On building solutions for women’s equality: Matrimonial property on reserve, community development and advisory councils. CRIAW-ICREF.

McCormick, Christopher. Constructing Danger: Emotions and Mis/Representation of Crime in the News (Second Edition). Fernwood Publishing.

Reid, John G. , & Savoie, Donald J. (2011). Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada. Fernwood Publishing.


New Books in Our Resource Library

Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor Rob Nixon Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2011. 370 Pages

The Thesis and the Book: A Guide for First-Time Academic Authors By Elenor Harmen, Ian Montagnes, Siobham McMenemy, and Chris Bucci. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division Š 2003 World Rights 176 Pages

For more information please visit our complete list of Resource Library Books

For information on upcoming deadlines for Funding Applications, our Resource Library, or regarding Research related activities contact the Office of Research Services at: 4520647 or research@stu.ca Best wishes with your research and enjoy the last few weeks of summer! The ORS staff: Gayle MacDonald Josephine Adda Shannon Briand Tanaka Chinembiri


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