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Office of Research Services BMH 312 Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Assistant Vice-President (Research) Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer Danielle Connell, Office Assistant, Research Christa Blizzard, Student Office Assistant Margot Malenfant, Research Assistant (SSHRC Leaders)

Research News

July 2012: Issue 26

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.

General News Research Office gets new name & new home The St. Thomas Research Office has changed locations and has also changed its title to the “Office of Research Services”. The new location for the office is Brian Mulroney Hall 312. We are still in the process of getting things organized and probably will not be completely set up until the second week of July. None of the phone numbers have changed for anyone in the office. Dr. Gayle MacDonald’s title has also been changed to Assistant Vice-President (Research).

Professional Development Services Dr. MacDonald offers what we refer to in the ORS as “PD” hours. Dozens of faculty in the past year have availed themselves of this service. What professional development does for you is to help you get your writing/academic planning/publishing back on track (if you’re off track) or improved (if you’re on track but feeling overwhelmed). Taking into account all of your academic and personal responsibilities as well as your energy levels, health and well-being, PD hours are a great way to avail yourself of all the ORS has to offer you as a researcher. One hour at a time, we can help you make a difference in your writing/publishing career. Contact Danielle Connell ( today to get started, and to make your first appointment. Your promotion/book/article deserves this specialized attention!

St. Thomas University 2011-12 Indirect Costs Grant Report now posted online Find it here…

STU awarded $33,940 Imagining Canada’s Future: Regional Panel Grant, for SSHRC Leaders STU has taken the lead on an Atlantic Regional Panel scanning exercise in order to forecast the region’s research needs over the next few decades. There were six panels granted from SSHRC’s competition. Twelve Atlantic universities are listed as co-investigators. The AVP Researches from these universities, together with the Social Policy Network of NB, has identified 8 areas of survey for the final report: immigration, demography, Aboriginal issues, language, higher education, transportation, citizen engagement/ governance and rurality, a lens through which we all of the foregoing. We are interviewing, asking for blog posts, using Twitter accounts and using the SSHRC Leaders at the other universities to help us reach seniors, youth, university experts, community experts, non-profits and government agencies. Panels and on-site visits have already taken place in Newfoundland and Labrador, this month will include Halifax and Moncton. This scan will yield information that will be useful to all of us in planning research in the Atlantic for the future. It should be noted that similar research-oriented foresight exercises are currently taking place around the world and this project will draw upon these. If you want to see what is happening with this project over the summer, please visit our website. Please feel free to participate in this exercise, especially if one of these areas touches on your work, either here at the university or in the volunteer sector.

The project is scheduled to take place from fall 2011 to spring 2013. Once the future challenge areas have been identified, then reviewed, selected and approved by SSHRC’s governing council, they will be integrated, as appropriate, within SSHRC’s Talent, Insight and Connection programs in order to stimulate research and research-related activities in these areas. They may also influence corporate activities and be revisited on a periodic basis. The team consists of Gayle MacDonald, PhD (Principal Investigator), Leah Levac, PhD (Co-ordinator), and Research Assistants Tricia Morris (MA, Trent; BA STU) and Margot Mallenfant (BA, STU). You can contact us at

UNB appoints new Vice-President (Research) David H. Burns has accepted the position of Vice-President (Research) and will begin his new role at the University of New Brunswick on August 1, 2012. In the interim, Dr. Gregory Kealey will continue as VicePresident (Research). Dr. Burns will provide leadership and vision in shaping UNB's strategic research direction and agenda. He will build on the success of the Office of Research Services and continue to promote, strengthen and enhance the dynamic culture of research within UNB, further expanding faculty activity in the area and fostering a general enthusiasm, excitement and motivation for research. Dr. Burns comes to us from McGill University in Montreal where he has spent more than 18 years contributing to the betterment of that institution. In particular, his experience in cultivating the relationship between innovation and entrepreneurship will be valuable to the University of New

Brunswick as our institution continues to work with academic, business, and government partners on the commercialization of ideas. His research has received millions of dollars in funding grants and awards, and his work has been recognized by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy, BioQuébec, the Chemical Institute of Canada, and the Chemical Society of Canada, among many others.

New version of the Canadian Common CV now available The new Canadian Common CV (CCV) application is now available

CCV Data Migration: The majority of data (approximately 90%) has been migrated from the old to the new CCV. You are advised to inspect each section and field of your CV to make sure that your data was properly migrated. Any missing or wrongly formatted data will have to be corrected. Contributions can no longer be attached as a file to the CCV and will have to be entered as structured data. Please allow for some time to capture this information. •A description and short animated video files describing the main CCV features can be found in the "How To" section of the CCV Home page. •A 35 minutes Webinar is available which provides a complete overview of the new CCV application: New Canadian Common CV Overview •A general description of the different CCV menu items is available in the CCV Help Manual which can be accessed using the "Help" menu item. •For additional information or assistance, please contact the help desk of the funding organization to which you are applying for funding. Contact information is available under "Contact Us" in the CCV application. You will be able to connect to the new CCV using the same username and password as the previous version. However, when you connect to the new CCV for the first time, you will be asked to capture reminder questions and answers before you can access your CV data. You may also have to change your password if it doesn't meet the new security guidelines. The purpose of the Canadian Common CV (CCV) is to reduce the workload for Canada's research community by allowing researchers to maintain their CV data in a single repository and use it to apply to 22 different funding organizations across Canada.

Universities an engine of Canadian success in R&D, Innovation Canada’s universities have increasingly gained recognition as major drivers of innovation and Research and Development (R&D) activity in Canada. As columnist and blogger Peter Lindfield recently noted,ii Peter Lindfield, Universities are the Lifeblood of Innovation, The Telegraph-Journal, April 13, 2012

university-industry partnerships “have resulted in the creation of many competitive spin-off companies.” Indeed, Lindfield argues, “It is not an overstatement to say that in Canada university research has been a cornerstone of innovation in every growth industry over the last 60 years.” Read more...

Aboriginal Sharing of Knowledge on Economic Development (ASK-ECDEV) Launched on June 18, 2012 by the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP) of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC), with support from the University of New Brunswick. Contact or (902) 435-8021

CHAIRS SECRETARIAT UPDATE - JUNE 2012 Since the last newsletter, a number of activities have taken place in the three programs administered by the Secretariat (Canada Research Chairs, Indirect Costs, and Canada Excellence Research Chairs). Please find an update on these activities here.

UNB’s Graduate Education Society starting up a "Research Tip of the Week" initiative We're going to compile a bank of research tips from grad students and faculty, and each week beginning in Fall 2012 we'll post one on our wiki page: These will be open to comments and discussion. Please feel free to contribute any tips you have to share- we have a lot to learn from each other! We'd also like to include your name and department along with the tip. Send your tips to, and feel free to ask if you have questions. Kate Ireland Graduate Education Society President

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Council of Canadian Academies Releases Report on Science Performance & Research Funding This assessment provides an in-depth analysis of the evidence relevant to science performance indicators and also examines science assessment practices used by funding agencies around the world. The Council of Canadian Academies offers science-based insights and evidence to enrich Canadian policy development and decision-making. This is achieved by harnessing the collective wisdom of the finest minds to develop independent, authoritative, and evidence-based expert assessments on the issues that matter most to Canadians.

Events Upcoming Book Launches 

Michael Boudreau City of Order Crime and Society in Halifax, 1918-35 Sept. 21st

Jan Wong Out of the Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness Sept. 28th

Research Ethics The Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) Eastern Conference CAREB East will be held at Cape Breton University on November 22-23. Delegates from the Research Ethics Board will be in attendance.

Want to learn more about Research Ethics???? Check out the online TCPS 2 CORE tutorial.

Senate Research Committee Apply now for internal funding! Conference Travel Grants Conference Organizer’s Award 4A Award Contact Danielle Connell for more info.

Conferences Rural Social Justice Centre for Research Hosting International Conference of the Rural Women’s Studies Association The Triennial Conference of the Rural Women’s Studies Association (RWSA) is being hosted by the Rural Social Justice Centre for Research at STU and UNB in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Nova Scotia, Canada.

August 9-12, 2012 Geneva Park No one can deny that fast-moving events in the Middle East and North Africa present Canada with a series of challenges and opportunities. Canada needs to respond in ways that reflect Canadian interests, but how we define those is a function of a thoughtful understanding of events in the region-which means looking beyond a Western lens. The 2012 Couchiching Conference on The Arab Spring: Implications & Opportunities for Canada has an amazing line up of Canadian and international speakers. Register now and check out the conference line-up.

2012 Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Annual Meeting “The Arts and Politics of Interpretation” August 16-18, 2012 Magnolia Hotel in Denver, CO The 2012 Annual Meeting of SSSI will provide a forum to explore the arts and politics of interpretation throughout a variety of areas of social life and social phenomena.

NeuroDevNet 2012 Brain Development Conference September 21-23, 2012 Toronto, ON Join us this year for an exciting program including a keynote address by Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the US National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Insel will speak about the recent technological progress in neuroscience that is transforming the central dogma of biology by revealing (a) DNA contains many unsuspected forms of variation, (b) RNA has many forms and functions, and (c) human development needs to be understood within a microbial ecosystem. Final Registration Deadline – September 14, 2012 Download the Conference Program Contact

Foreign language Film Conference V: Rights and Representations November 1-4, 2012 University of Alabama at Birmingham The theme of this fifth edition of Foreign Language Film Conference Rights and Representations is not in the vein of Said's "Orientalism." The theme of the conference wants to express the representations of rights within. The fight between the Irish and the English, the Palestinian and the Israeli, the French and the Algerian, are the struggle of two nationalisms. Whereas the conference is interested in the fight within the same country, where two groups share the same culture, the same constitution, the same language, in short where the opponent is not an "other" but the "same," similar to what happened in the USA in the 60s with the struggle for Civil Rights, in Western Europe in the 80s (Red Brigades, etc.), or in South America around the same time, or the massacres perpetuated by the Khmers Rouges in Cambodia in the 70s, or the quasi civil war in Algeria between the army and the FIS in the 90s, or the recent spring time of the peoples. In essence this struggle goes beyond the protection of the voice of minority dear to a Western legal tradition; it goes to the core of the democracies. Contact: Serge Bokobza or Rosemary Peters 54th International Conference on Alcohol and Addictions November 12-16, 2012 Montreal, Quebec Addressed by some forty plenary speakers of the highest international standing with over one hundred workshops and poster presentations, the Montreal Conference will deliver an unrivalled scientific program of interest to policy makers, researchers and practitioners alike. Visit the website for more information on the conference program, Montreal, online registration and abstract submission.

Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University’s Conference: "Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy" November 21-23, 2012 Delta Halifax Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia This one-time conference will bring together researchers, academics, service providers, decision makers, artists, students, policy analysts and members of the community to share the diversity of perspectives and approaches to aging research within the Atlantic region and throughout Canada. The Conference is being hosted by the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging as part of its activities to celebrate the Centre's 20th anniversary. Nova Scotia Centre on Aging 902-457-6546

Genomics: The Power and Promise November 27-28, 2012 Ottawa, ON Genome Canada, the Gairdner Awards, Genome Atlantic and Canada’s other regional Genome Centres are hosting a rare gathering of some of the world’s leading thinkers in genomics to discuss research progress to date, and the potential that lies ahead in the fields of human health, biofuels, environmental remediation, fisheries & aquaculture, food security and safety, and more. Please follow this link to learn more about this important event, and how you can participate.

Innovation 2012 – Connecting R&D and Commercialization December 2-4, 2012 Ottawa Marriott ACCT Canada is preparing for a dynamic Innovation 2012 conference and in this regard have just issued a Call for Topics. Please use the following link with your members/colleagues and networks so that the planning committee is able to benefit from the broadest possible input in the development of the meeting program. See the ACCT Canada Website here. Deadline for receipt of Topic and speaker suggestions is June 4, 2012 Contact: Janet E. Scholz

Calls for Papers and Proposals The International Social Science Council (ISSC) has announced a call for contributions to the 2013 World Social Science Report. The focus of the report is “Changing Global Environments: Transformative Impact of Social Sciences” and will be launched in October 2013. Deadline for expressions of interest is 20 July 2012

Call for papers for NB: Special Issue on the Qualitative Approach and Diversity in Social Sciences; HUMAN AFFAIRS: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly HUMAN AFFAIRS: Post-disciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly invites submissions of papers for its next issue VOLUME 22, NUMBER 4, SEPTEMBER 2012. Contributions drawing on all fields of the humanities and the social sciences, but also transcending them, are welcome. Please follow the guidelines for submissions as indicated in the journal homepage Deadline for Manuscripts: July 31, 2012

All information and communications concerning submissions should be addressed to the Editorial Office online via the journal webpage. Contact by E-mail or for a list of topics and more information see the website.

St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick will be co-hosting the Association of Atlantic Universities 2012 Teaching Showcase in Fredericton, Saturday October 13th. The deadline for proposals is July 31st, 2012 See the webpage for templates for the session proposals and for further details on the submission process. Conference Co-Chairs are James Whitehead (STU) and Dawn MacIsaac (UNB) Please send general inquiries to

Life Writing: Special Issue of LiNQ Submissions due 31 August 2012 LiNQ Literature in North Queensland Contact: This is a call for scholarly articles, creative fiction and non-fiction, essays, poems and book reviews that explore this theme of 'Performing Lives'. We invite work that engages with the idea of performance both in a literal, embodied sense - for example in the theatre, in performance art, in reality TV, and on film but also in a more metaphorical, literary sense such as in memoir, autobiography, biography, and multimodal forms such as online and graphic lives. For creative writing submissions, we particularly welcome polished pieces that address these questions in forms including creative non-fiction, prose fiction and poetry (for further guidelines, refer to “What we're looking for�. SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 31 August 2012 for Issue 39 December 2012.

1st Annual International Conference: Social Media: Implications for the University York University, Toronto May 3-5 2013 Please send a title and abstract (350 words excluding bibliography) to the organizers, for a 20 minute presentation. All abstract submissions will undergo peer review and notification of acceptance will be sent out in early November 2012. Please also include your name, affiliation, contact address and telephone number. Professor Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano (York University, Toronto, Canada) Professor Jana Vizmuller-Zocco (York University, Toronto, Canada)

Research Resources

UNB Library Services A notification system has been developed through the Libraries whereby individual faculty members can register for a "New Purchases Notification Service." Please use the same user name and password that you use to log-in to Novell for this service. Once you have logged in to the service, you may click on those subjects areas (Such as "Criminology monographs" or "History monographs"), that you wish to track. Every two weeks you will receive an email listing all the new books that have arrived at the library for the subject areas that you have selected. You may also track the books that departments have ordered.

NBSPRN has agreed to cover the 2012-2013 fee for access to the Statistics Canada service on the 4th floor of the Harriet Irving Library at UNB for St. Thomas researchers. This site is a valuable resource for STU faculty. It contains vast amounts of unaggregated data in a variety of fields. It is well worth a visit, even if your needs for statistics are cursory. Contact their director XX for more information.

New Research Resource Library Book A Realist Approach for Qualitative Research Joseph A. Maxwell

Best wishes with your teaching and research, The ORS staff: Gayle, Josephine, Danielle, Christa & Margot

(506) 452-0647

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