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S T . T HOM AS U N IVE R SIT Y R E SEA R CH O F FICE GEORGE MARTIN HALL, SUITE 202 Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Dean of Research Danielle Connell, Office Assistant Kayla Follett, Student Assistant

Research News Bulletin AUGUST 2010: Issue 10

Please visit the (New!!) Research website for information on Internal and External funding opportunities, upcoming book launches, the Research Ethics Board, policies, guidelines and deadlines.

Congratulations! Warm congratulations to Dr. Mikhail Molchanov of the Political Science department for being awarded a SSHRC Research and Development Initiative award, valued at $38, 500 to study Russia’s bilateral relations with the Eurasian countries.

Research Ethics Board The “Guidelines for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research” have been updated, effective June 30, 2010. Please visit for details.

Senate Research Committee Conference Travel Grants and Grants in Lieu of Salary continue to operate on a ‘rolling’ deadline. Apply when you need the $$! Send your application to the Research Office or to The Research Office has put together all the important funding information you need for the upcoming season of grant competitions and beyond into 2011. PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINES within these listings… STU Senate Research Committee Internal grant deadlines for 2010-2011 External SSHRC Deadlines (with the new architecture) with Graduate Award deadlines 2010-2011

Current Projects Research Office Workshops

Faculty Research Grants Writing Workshop - tentatively set for August 24th Graduate Studies Master’s SSHRC Workshop – tentatively set for September 28th More info to follow via email and our new website.

Graduate Studies Faculty are becoming interested in the possibilities that our new partnership with the University of Ulster er Magee campus will afford for faculty and students, in disciplines in addition to Irish and Scottish Studies (the Masters programme on which we’re partnering). If this is something you’d like to explore, let us know at the RO.

The RO will be meeting with the Department of Social Work to discuss plans for an MSW, as pursuant to our agreement with the Graduate Studies Council of New Brunswick. More details on this will follow.


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Research Data Centers Program @ UNB SSHRC, CIHR, CFI, Statistics Canada and a consortium of univer universities sities have partnered to bring the t Research Data Centres Program (RDC) to twenty twenty-one one campuses across the country. Our closest neighbour, r, UNB, happens to host a RDC branch! This is an excellent resource for researchers, resear as it provides access to confidential microdata masterfiles from a wide range of population and household surveys... and only a quick walk down the hill. There are 6 workstations on the 3rd floor of Keirstead

Hall, each running the latest statistical software. Active users of the RDC include faculty from engineering, education, economics, mathematics and statistics, nursing, political science, psychology, and sociology. If you are interested in this possibility, please contact Gayle at This option involves $$ and will only be available to us if we cobble together the fee (much reduced for us, but still sizeable).

Conferences, Calls For Papers/Proposals Conference: Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice

2011 CIAJ Annual Conference - October 13 & 14, 2011 - Montreal, Quebec ________________________________

Call for Papers: Critic and Conscience? ________________________________

Call for Abstracts: Ontario HIV Treatment

2010 Annual Research Conference in Toronto on November 15 and 16, 2010 The theme of the event is Research at the Front Lines: Targeting the Complexities of HIV For more information on the event, see the conference website Abstracts can be submitted online. The abstract submission deadline is September 7, 2010 Contact Conference Coordinator at (416) 642-6486 ext. 2215 ________________________________

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) 2nd Annual Conference November 1-2, 2010 Saint John Trade and Convention Center

A preliminary conference agenda and registration form will be available online soon. Click here for Invitation and Form to submit posters for the NBHRF 2nd Annual Conference. ________________________________

Taste Fantastic: Sourcing and Preparing Local Foods at Tatamagouche Centre October 5 - 7; Tues 7pm to Thurs 1pm

Click here for full details and to Register

Email: Phone: 1-800-218-2220 ________________________________

The National Restorative Justice Symposium

November 14-16, 2010 (during National Restorative Justice Week) Regina, Saskatchewan The Symposium is being hosted by the John Howard Society - Regina Council with the active collaboration of many other agencies involved in restorative justice. The Symposium will be valuable for restorative justice practitioners; the staff and volunteers of Aboriginal justice, social justice, and community-based justice programs; criminal justice officials; educators; academics; members of faith communities; and anyone with an interest in restorative justice and effective responses to crime and conflict. The theme of the 2010 National Restorative Justice Symposium is “Reflexions: Past, Present and Future.” Call for Presenters Registration Form



Wednesday November 17th, 2010 Calgary, Alberta SAVE THE DATE / CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Submission Deadline: September 7th, 2010) RESOLVE is a tri-provincial prairie research network that seeks solutions to violence and abuse. RESOLVE’s research mandate primarily focuses on violence involving women and girls, however, we conduct research on all forms of family violence in the broader context of communities and schools. We are looking for completed research projects or presentations that describe interesting elements of the research project (such as challenges, successes, and partnerships). Email to: or _______________________________

7th Canadian Risks and Hazards Network Symposium: Connecting with Canadians October 27 – 29 Fredericton Delta Hotel Topic: Public Engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction


Call for Proposals - Canada's R&D Partnership Conference December 5-7 at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, ON Innovation2010 – Canada’s R&D Partnership Forum will address the future of competitiveness and innovation in Canada’s economy. Emphasizing collaboration, strategy, creativity and

internationalization, and aimed at stimulating real-world, practical ideas and solutions, at Innovation 2010, you will: o Help shape how Canada’s world-renowned research excellence can become the next generation of products and services to benefit Canadians and Canadian industry o Develop new partnerships and collaborations o Network with key players from Canada’s industry, research and commercialization sectors.

________________________________ The New Brunswick Innovation Forum 2010: Atlantic Canada’s Fast Track to IT Opportunities October 5-6, 2010 Saint John Trade and Convention Center, Saint John, NB

Updated Program at a Glance: See details on the panelists and the innovative ideas and business opportunities that are open to you.

________________________________ Call for Papers & Participation: Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conferences

Intellectbase International Consortium provides an open discussion forum for Academics, Researchers, Engineers and Practitioners from the following multi-disciplinary research areas: BESTMAPS - Business, Education, Science, Technology, Management, Administration, Political, Social etc. We encourage a range of national and international research topics All submitted papers must be in English and be accompanied by a cover page identifying the date, location of the conference, each author(s) name, title, preferred phone, e-mail, full affiliation, a 200 500 word Abstract and keywords. Please attach and email your submission in Microsoft Word format to Where: Atlanta, GA When: October 14-16 Submission Deadline: September 26

Where: Las Vegas, NV When: December 16-18 Submission Deadline: November 26

________________________________ Knowledge Brokering Workshop: Research Impact

Organized with Environment Canada and the Canadian Water Network The workshop will take place in Montreal on October 20, the day before the CDN Science Policy Conference 2010 (

Please contact Sheila Allan ( for more information.

________________________________ Fuse, Knowledge Exchange in Public Health Conference CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND REGISTRATION NOW OPEN April 11th-12th 2011 Ramside Hall Hotel, County Durham, UK

Any queries should be sent to the conference administrator at:

General Information

This book is available in our office to all faculty, as well as dozens of other valuable resource texts. ________________________________ Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) - second volume of the AAU Public Policy Paper Series, shares its perspective on why University Research is Vital to the Growth of the Knowledge Economy Canada’s leading economists agree that the knowledge economy is becoming increasingly important as the nation’s traditional manufacturing sector declines. This paper suggests that the world-class research capabilities, already in place Atlantic Canada’s 17 universities, give Atlantic Canada a competitive advantage in this new economic order. The private sector’s role is clear: It must partner with academic researchers in building a stronger, more efficient, greener economy in a region poised for success. Compared to most competitor nations in the developed world, Canada has established its universities as centres of Research and Development excellence. Leading research organizations, including the Rockefeller Institute, have concluded that universities have become the real incubators of success in North America’s knowledge economy. Atlantic Canada’s 17 universities continue to demonstrate that they have research capacity in place that can serve as a catalyst for progressive growth. In the past year, two institutions in the region have received national recognition and federal funding as centres of research excellence. Read the full article here...


Upcoming Events

Dr. Debbie van den Hoonaard would like to announce that Wednesday, August 25th, a visiting Professor from India, Dr. Jamuna Duvvuru will be presenting a lecture at 1:30pm in BMH101. More details will follow from her office.

Also, The Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research and Analysis is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Qualitative Lecture and Workshop to be held on Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th. The 2010 conference keynote speaker and workshop presenter is Dr. Kerry Daly from the University of Guelph. His lecture is entitled: "Any time but now: Obstacles to mindfulness" and the workshop will discuss "The Art of Generating Theory from Data." The Friday lecture is open to the public and free of charge. Pre-registration is required for the Saturday workshop. Please visit for details and registration form. ________________________________


Dr. Lori Beaman, Canada Research Chair in Contextualization of Religion in a Diverse Canada will be on campus as a Visiting Scholar with the Atlantic Human Rights Centre, from SeptemberDecember, 2010, working out of the RO. She will be delivering a major guest lecture, and bringing in some significant speakers. A recent winner of a $2.1 million MCRI grant (5 were granted in the country this year), she will be conducting some of her research between here and her summer home on Deer Island. And she’s originally from Sussex!

Also, a talk will be given by Dr. Pam Dickey-Young, (Professor, Religion and Culture, Theology, Women's Studies, Queen’s University) as a part of Dr. Beaman’s stay here at STU. Dr. Dickey-Young is the RO’s contribution to the Equity Campaign by FAUST and we look forward to introducing her and Dr. Beaman to all faculty and staff at St. Thomas. ________________________________ We are now happily working to make our new section of the STU website accessible and up-to-date. We welcome all staff, faculty and students to peruse the many pages and provide us with questions, comments and feedback. Over the coming months we anticipate moving the majority of the

information contained within our two bulletins back to the web. We will do our best to make the transition as smooth and sensible as possible. Please feel free to drop in during office hours (8am-5pm) to enjoy a fresh (free) cup of our Fair Trade coffee. All the best for an enjoyable resumption of classes, The Research Office staff Gayle, Danielle and Kayla

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