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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 – Oct 2013: Issue 37

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 Thank you.

Research Office Events and Workshops

Digital Humanities and Knowledge Mobilization Workshop coming up this Saturday, October 26th from 10:00am-2:30pm. It will be an exciting day featuring some of our finest humanities faculty who engage in the digital humanities to enhance their research, a documentary film producer and guest speakers on the new areas of knowledge mobilization. Cost is $10 and lunch will be provided Please register at: Before Wednesday the 23rd at noon

Session I Digital Humanities-10:00-11:00 Tony Tremblay- On building the New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia and its intended audience Robin Vose- The INQUISITIO Project, Notre Dame University and its applicability for students Kathy McConnell-Atlantic Canadian Poets-building a resource Trevor Sawler-Hyper-texting High Modernism: Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos as Hypertext

Session II Roundtable The way forward for Digital Humanities 11:00-noon Panelists and audience participants Noon-12:30 Lunch Knowledge Mobilization 12:30-1:30 Nick Scott (New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network Managing Director) - Knowledge Mobilization and Digital Infrastructure Lloyd Salomone (film producer and author) and Troy Moore (Design instructor, Centre for arts and Technology) Documentary Film and Design in Knowledge Mobilization Greg Kealey (Former VP Research, UNBF) Knowledge Mobilization/Industry for Researchers 1:30-2:30 Roundtable – What are the new directions for Knowledge Mobilization . Panelists and Audience participants.

Hope to see you there!

News and Announcements

Harmonized CGS - Master’s Program Description Now Available The new description for the tri-agency harmonized Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (CGS-M) program is now available. Please visit the tri-agency CGS harmonization webpage for more information. You’ll also find other useful tools and resources, including a set of frequently asked questions and a list of institutional allocations. As you know, students will soon apply for a CGS-M using the Granting Agencies’ Research Portal and Common CV. The portal and the CGS Master’s CCV template will be accessible in early September. Students will list institutions where they are registered or intend to register in their application and the agencies will make applications available to relevant institutions. Students will take up the award at the institution where an offer was accepted (i.e., after being successful in the institution’s review process). More information on the availability of the application form, instructions, and CCV template will follow in the coming weeks

Resources 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 STARS IN GLOBAL HEALTH – ROUND 6 VIDEOS

Watch innovators explain their Bold Ideas with Big Impact for solving the world's most persistent health challenges. Over 750 videos from 55 countries were submitted as part of the application process for Round 6 of the Stars in Global Health program. Click HERE to watch the videos.

SAGE Open- Bringing Open Access to the Social Sciences SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, "Gold" open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. Support the Open Access movement by becoming a part of the growing SAGE Open Community. More the 24000 registered reviewers Sign up to review Sage Open Articles More than 2000 papers submitted Submit your paper today More than 300 articles published Read the latest articles, always open access

No More Pot Lucks- Online and print-on-demand journal of art, politics and culture Read Online:

The Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network is a crossCanada research initiative in which St. Thomas is involved. Here is their latest newsletter.

Workshops and Conferences Fredericton 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 Or visit the STU website events page

Educator, Author, Filmmaker and Cultural Theorist, Jackson Katz is coming to New Brunswick On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 he will present to government on gender equality and provide leadership training to engage men in the awareness and prevention of violence against women. A public speaking engagement at the UNB/STU campus will cap the day. Stay tuned for details. For more information about Jackson Katz see his website

The Byrne @ 50 symposium November 4, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Byrne Commission report, which helped modernize regional governance in New Brunswick. Fifty years later, the province and similar jurisdictions around the world remain at grips with major challenges related to disentangling multilevel and shared government responsibilities and revenues, in sustaining public programs and infrastructure, and in promoting economic and population growth in a diffuse landscape of small cities. The University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Urban and Community Studies Institute (UCSI) is marking the 50th anniversary of this watershed moment by organizing a symposium in Fredericton on November 4, 2013. An expected 150 academic, policy and community leaders from various regions will share research, knowledge and experience in addressing 21st century regional challenges, focusing particularly on regions with multiple urban centers and large rural hinterlands. The symposium will combine evidence-based research presentations, expert panel discussions, as well as policy experimentation and implementation workshops for community leaders and practitioners. For more information please visit the website

Atlantic Canada

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

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!

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. For more information visit the NBHRF website

20th ATLANTIC CANADA STUDIES CONFERENCE 1-4 May 2014 IMAGES OF ATLANTIC CANADA: PAST and PRESENTThe 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. Hosted by: The University of New Brunswick – Fredericton Campus and St. Thomas University Inquiries to Dr. Elizabeth Mancke Department of History-UNB Or Dr. Michael Boudreau Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice - STU

National In recognition of AIDWYC's 20th anniversary, let's go back to the past to change the future. By reflecting on past convictions through the lens of today's developments in forensic sciences, research, and evidence, we can work towards preventing and correcting wrongful convictions in the future. Join the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) for an educational conference* followed by a gala dinner and evening of festivities. November 23, 2013 Conference: 8:30-5:30, Gala: 5:30-11:30 Hyatt Regency Hotel Toronto, ON Visit the AIDWYC website for more information

Join Research Canada November 27th at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa to participate in one of Canada's premiere health research and innovation events. Our 8th AGM will draw a unique roster of Canadian and U.S. panelists to discuss how to build stronger industry partnerships and more active online communities of health research advocates. Visit our website to learn more, view the day-at-a-glance and book accommodations. Click here to register

Thursday, January 30 - Sunday, February 2, 2014. The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver This conference will explore the complex nature of the social, physical and biological environments that shape children’s development. Multiple elements interact to create dynamic contexts that contribute significantly to early and lifelong wellbeing. Similarly, children influence their environments to shape their developmental paths. All of these factors matter. For more information visit the 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

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

Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law and Justice in Development and Equality In celebration of Dr. Patricia A. Monture (1958-2010) Feb. 28-March 1, 2014 in Kingston, Ontario Arctic and northern regions of the globe are undergoing rapid climate, economic, and social changes. This conference will focus on how these changes affect women’s legal, economic, and social status with particular reference to challenges facing indigenous, northern, racialized, and immigrant women. Relevant legal frameworks include international human rights, including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; constitutional provisions, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982; and domestic laws and policies. This conference is designed to accelerate access to legal and policy research concerning Arctic/northern women, people affected by changes occurring in and as the result of policies in circumpolar states, and proposals for governance and policy reforms.

The 6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder April 9 to 12, 2014 | Hyatt Regency Hotel | Vancouver, BC Changing the Conversation The conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals, families and individuals with FASD to discuss research, evidence, model practice and ideas to expand how we sustain and enhance the lives of individuals with FASD

Intersectionality Research, Policy and Practice: Influences, Interrogations and Innovations International Conference on Intersectionality - Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia April 24th – 26th 2014 The conference will prioritize recent theoretical developments and debates, interdisciplinary perspectives, critical assessments, methodological advancements, research, policy and practice applications, and work in the creative arts. Visit the SFU website for more information.

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 visit the York University Website for more information.

The 31st Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: The Social Construction of Boundaries: Creating, Maintaining, Transcending, and Reconstituting Boundaries Brescia University College at Western University London, Ontario, Canada June 25 to 27, 2014

International The 3rd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research will be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, December 4-6, 2013. Get more information on the Website

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. Website

Call for Papers and Proposals

STU Faculty is invited to present or attend UNB's Teaching Annual Conference Kaleidoscope, UNB's annual teaching showcase, will take place the morning of Thursday, December 5th. The deadline for submissions for presentations is Monday, November 4th at 1am, a bit less than a month away. There is no specific theme into which you need to shoe-horn your presentation this year so you'll be able to share all your brilliant teaching-related projects and ideas! You can choose one of two types of presentation: 1) a 30-minute session (including questions so make sure your presentation itself is no longer than 25 minutes) or 2) a Furious Five presentation (a 5-minute presentation of one idea, technique or tool related to teaching and learning). To submit a proposal, email the following information to Nancy Fitzpatrick (

Call for Papers – eGirls, eCitizens: Putting Technology Theory, Policy & Education into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices Topics may include (but are not limited to):         

Gender and online citizenship Gender and commercialism Gender implications of online surveillance Media stereotypes, sexualization and online content Gender and online safety The performance of gender in online environments Discriminatory online harassment Cyberbullying Non-consensual disclosure of sexual images

Deadline: December 31, 2013 Visit the egirls project website for more information

A forum that promotes the development of higher education in the Middle East and Africa in the global context that stimulates international partnership and supports the processes of institutional evaluation and upgrading that will lead to greater worldwide recognition of Middle Eastern and African universities. Global Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education. Visit the qsmaple website for more information.

Situating Commonwealth: “Educational Leadership at a Time of Demographic Change” CCEAM and CASEA invite abstract submissions for this national and international conference being held June 6 – 10, 2014, at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. We are inviting submissions from teachers, instructional leaders, principals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and any others interested in educational administration and leadership in all types of schools (primary, secondary, community college, university, public, private) and at all levels of the education system (school, district, national, and international). While the official language of the conference will be English, abstract submissions and papers may also be presented in French. Visit the UNB Website for more information.

Do you have New Brunswick research that is ready for publication CALL FOR PAPERS The Journal of New Brunswick Studies invites submissions from the scholarly community for our next issue, and for all subsequent issues. Articles based on original research from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. Articles must either focus on New Brunswick, or consider New Brunswick in a comparative framework, with New Brunswick as the main focus of the comparison. The deadline for the next issue is 17 March 2014. Scholars wishing to propose special issues focused on particular topics or themes should contact the Editor.

Grounding Trauma-Canada’s Premiere Trauma Conference -May 7, 8 2014 Alliston, ON As Grounding Trauma grows in size and relevance we are excited about 2014. We invite suggestions and partnership opportunities. We want to hear about your most exciting, forwardthinking ideas. We are open to creative formats as well as possible partnerships, streams or pre-conferences Super Early Bird rates until November 31st Deadline for Submissions: November 15, 2013. See the website for more information

Call for Proposals: The Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice is soliciting contributions for its upcoming issue to be published in November 2013. Created in 1979, the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice was the earliest Canadian journal devoted to the trans-cultural and international study of individuals and groups excluded from the protections of the domestic or international legal orders. The Yearbook is independently refereed, publishes French and English essays and book reviews, is faculty-run and is supported by a distinguished Advisory Board. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis. For more complete information on submission guidelines, please see the Yearbook website at

The 9th Annual International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work Cultivating Mindful Practice: Integrating the Personal and Professional for Effective Practice This international conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and students to discuss and explore the nature of mindfulness as a personal/spiritual practice and its relevance for professional practice, teaching and research. The workshop and conference will offer professional development through the cultivation of attention, awareness, and attitudes beneficial for beginning to experienced practitioners. Attention to scientific developments on neurobiology concerning the impact and outcomes of mindfulness practice will be discussed in the keynote address. Proposals should be submitted to by December 15, 2013. Submissions are invited on diverse topics related to the conference theme including:  Research in mindfulness and contemplative, spiritual practice  Case examples of the effective use of mindfulness in practice  Research and practice on using mindfulness in the classroom  Linking the personal and professional Details for abstract submissions can be found at Conference information and registration will be available soon at For questions, comments or further information, please contact:

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. Parental Movements: The Politicization of Motherhood and Fatherhood in Central and Eastern Europe and the PostSoviet Region Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2014 We invite scholars to submit their research paper and short biography by 15th of January 2014. For more information visit the ISA website

Health Research News Amendment to CIHR’s eligibility criteria for the Foundation Scheme “live pilot” competitions Please be advised that an amendment has been made to Section C of CIHR’s eligibility criteria for the Foundation Scheme ″live pilot″ competitions. C. An investigator is eligible to apply to both Foundation “live pilot” competitions if that individual is: * A new/early investigator. This is defined as a researcher who, at the time of the application deadline, has assumed his/her first independent academic position (e.g., faculty appointment) within the last 5 years, and/or * A researcher who has never held Open CIHR funding as a Nominated Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator. These are researchers who are new entrants to the Canadian research community and/or new to CIHR (e.g., funded by other agencies). Should you have any questions regarding CIHR’s eligibility criteria for the Foundation Scheme ″live pilot″ competitions, please contact us at CIHR Issue 161

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: Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) web site: http://www.cihr-

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 (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 info-glut. 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.

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: 452-0647 or Best wishes with your research in the year to come! The ORS staff: Gayle MacDonald Josephine Adda Shannon Briand Tanaka Chinembiri

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