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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 Margot Malenfant, Research Assistant (SSHRC Leaders)

Research News

August 2012: Issue 27

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.

ORS News Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Assistant Vice-President (Research) appointment announced in University Affairs magazine

Additional congratulations to Dr. Michael Boudreau and Dr. Kim Fenwick whose appointments were also announced in this edition of UA.

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!


Upcoming Book Launches 

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


Jan Wong Out of the Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness McCain Hall - Kinsella Auditorium Sept. 26th

General 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. 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.

Informing Research Choices: Indicators and Judgment The Council of Canadian Academies has released the final report from its Expert Panel on Informing Research Choices. The report, commissioned by NSERC, looks at how to develop evidence-based research policy and funding decisions.

July 12, 2012 Update

Nova Scotia Researchers and Businesses Hook Up at the ILO Food Connector Event, Hosted by Centre for Women in Business and Mount Saint Vincent University In an energized event that resembled speed dating, six growing Nova Scotia businesses met with researchers from the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University (The Mount), all vying for the perfect business-research match-up. “Businesses are not always aware of the opportunities they have through universities to test products or strategies – we’d like to change that,” says Gina Funicelli, Director of The Mount’s Industry Liaison Office (ILO). ILO Administrator Tanya Moxley used a stopwatch to time the three-minute pitches as local businesses wooed researchers with their growth and innovation potential. Businesses also promoted current products and services, from Nova Scotia cranberry juice to dietary consultation. Researchers from The Mount, Acadia, SMU, and Holland College also showcased their services, projects and ideas.

University Affairs Magazine August/September 2012 - online edition

Research Ethics "Ethics Rupture: An Invitational Summit about Alternatives to Research-Ethics Review" St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick 25-28 October 2012

Many scholars in the social sciences and humanities have noted the inadequacy of the current formal system of research-ethics review to fairly offer ethical consideration in light of their research needs. The formal system of ethics review has placed the social sciences (and some of the humanities research) in a precarious situation. The bio- medical conceptions of research on which the system relies is not up to the task to give discipline-appropriate advice to other fields. The time has come to convene an international summit to find alternative means to underscore the ethical approaches in social- science and humanities research. Alternative means would also stem the tide of the homogenization of the social sciences and the humanities and the pauperization of their methodologies brought on today by research-ethics regimes. The Summit is a convocation of some 30 outstanding thinkers from a half-dozen countries who have substantially contributed to debates on these issues and who already have thought and written about viable alternatives. Because supporters of the prevailing formal research- ethics regimes are already given much air-time on official agendas, listservs, and policy conferences, the Summit aims at creating an environment that where thinkers can freely express new ideas. In early August 2012, I shall post the URL of the Summit, offering program and registration details. Registration fees incl. all refreshments and 2 lunches, and amount to an estimated $150 (Cdn) (with discounts for students and unemployed/retired). - Will C. van den Hoonaard, Prof. Emeritus of Sociology

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

Does your research require REB approval? Click HERE to learn more.

Senate Research Committee Apply now for internal funding! Check out our updated application forms.

Upcoming Deadlines: McCain Award (Course Release) – Oct. 29th Major and General Research Grants – Nov. 5th Contact Danielle Connell for more info.


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

7th Annual Qualitative Lecture and Workshop September 28th & 29th 2012 St. Thomas University Hosted by STU’s Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research and Analysis

The 2012 keynote speaker and workshop presenter is Dr. Claudia Malacrida from University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta. Dr. Malacrida’s lecture is entitled: Motherhood in the cross-hairs: The social and moral regulation of women's mothering. Her workshop will discuss Minding the Gaps: Feminist Discursive Ethnography. The Friday lecture is open to the public and free of charge. Pre-registration is required for the Saturday workshop. Please visit their website for details and registration form.

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

Call for Posters Researchers will present their health research work/project through poster display and oral presentation sessions during the conference. The poster displays will provide a forum for researchers to showcase their work and to promote networking among conference participants. Submission deadline is October 1st, 2012 at 4p.m.

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.

3rd WORD CONFERENCE on INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - WCIT-2012 November 14-17, 2012, University of Barcelona, Spain Full Papers Submissions Due: September 15, 2012

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.

WORLD CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY: PSYSOC-2012 28 November -01 December 2012 Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa, Antalya, Turkey Abstract Submission Deadline: September 10, 2012

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 Do you have New Brunswick research that is ready for publication? The Journal of New Brunswick Studies/Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick 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 15 March 2013. Scholars wishing to propose special issues focused on particular topics or themes should contact the Editor.

La Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick / Journal of New Brunswick Studies (RÉNB /JNBS) accepte les soumissions de la communauté savante pour le prochain numéro ainsi que pour tous les autres numéros. Nous acceptons les articles fondés sur des recherches originales provenant de toutes les disciplines. Les articles doivent soit mettre l’accent sur le NouveauBrunswick, soit considérer le Nouveau-Brunswick dans un contexte comparatif, ayant la province comme sujet principal de comparaison. La date limite des soumissions pour le prochain numéro est le 15 mars 2013. Les chercheurs qui souhaitent proposer des numéros spéciaux se consacrant à l’étude de sujets ou de thèmes en particulier devraient communiquer avec le rédacteur en chef.

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�.

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.

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

(506) 452-0647

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