June 2015 SJRI Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the new SJRI grant holders!

Seed Grants:

  • Larry Savage:  Anti Unionism in Niagara’s Casino Gaming Sector
  • Rebecca Raby, Wolfgang Lehmann, Jane Helleiner: First Jobs: Children’s Reflections on Early Paid Employment in Canada
  • Gyllian Raby:  City Treaty in St. Catharines

Local Engagement Grants:

Urban Aboriginal Employment & Education: Opportunities & Challenges in the Niagara Region, September 30, 2015, 6-9pm, Pond Inlet, Brock University

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Honouring Memories: CUPE 4207 and Tecumseh Centre Heart Gardens | Brock News

Heart gardens honour those lost to residential schools

Sherri Vansickle and her students went on a planting spree recently.

Vansickle, a lecturer in the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, her two classes, and members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 4207 staked 900 colourful foam hearts amongst the ornamental grasses, shrubs and flowers filling gardens throughout the Brock campus.

But more than a splash of colour to spruce up University grounds, the hearts decorated with sparkles, ribbons and personal messages honoured children lost to Canada’s Indian residential school system between the 1840s when the first school opened and 1996 when the last one closed.

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Joe Norris awarded for innovative and inclusive research approaches | Brock News

Trio of awards for dramatic arts professor

It has been a busy spring for Joe Norris.

In the midst of packing up his office to transfer to the new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, the dramatic arts professor added three newly acquired items to take with him: two awards from the American Educational Research Association and one from Brock University.

Norris and Richard D. Sawyer from Washington State University captured the association’s Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award.

They were recognized for their book, Understanding Qualitative Research: Duoethnography, which Norris and Sawyer co-wrote. The book details the duo’s new research methodology called “duoethnography.”

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Gyllian Raby and and Pablo Felices receive top prizes for “Commotion” | Brock News

Brock-led arts documentary captures top prizes in international film competition

When young people are given the chance to tell their own stories in their own ways, amazing things can happen.

They produce plays that are both entertaining and informative. They deepen understanding of racism, bullying and other issues with which society grapples.

And they win international awards that affirm their creative ideas and work.

Such is the case with Commotion, a documentary arising out of a project of the same name that Department of Dramatic Arts associate professor Gyllian Raby and Carousel Players artistic director Pablo Felices Luna created three years ago in partnership with community groups.

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SJRI Affiliates Engage with Dress Code Protests | Waterloo Record and CBC News

Teens’ push against dress codes could be a sign of social shift, expert says

Waterloo Region Record
By Michelle McQuigge

TORONTO — Students may have been rebelling against school-imposed dress codes for decades, but observers say the fact that those protests are now making national headlines suggests a fundamental shift in social attitudes.

Social media has allowed students both to share their own experiences with a wider audience and read about similar occurrences from further afield.

The result, experts say, is that individual incidents become part of an ongoing, global conversation about complex issues such as freedom of expression, cultural identity and sexual consent.

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CUPE 4207 and Tecumseh Centre Heart Gardens [May 31-June 6]

Honouring Memories: The Heart Garden

The Heart Garden decorations around our campus are to honour the children lost to the Indian Residential School System and their families. The Honouring Memories: Planting Dreams project is an initiative with the First Nations Child and Caring Society of Canada, led by Dr. Cindy Blackstock. Watch this video of Dr. Blackstock describing the Heart Gardens.

Hearts will be displayed around campus from May 31 to June 6, 2015.

This initiative is sponsored by: CUPE 4207 – Indigenous Solidarity Committee, Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, and the Social Justice Research Institute

Video credit: Jodielynn Harrison

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SSHRC Announcement: Updates to Insight Program

Updates for the Insight Grants (IG) October 2015 competition:

1.    Elimination of the Notice of Intent (NOI)

2.    Submission of IG applications through the Research portal

3.    CCV required for applicants and co-applicants

4.    No CV required for collaborators

5.    New participant module

6.    Creation of a multidisciplinary committee within each research group when the number of applications makes it possible. The applicant will need to click the « multidisciplinary evaluation » box.

In addition:

1.    Reduction of the maximum grant to $400K

2.    Reduction of the annual maximum to $100K

3.    Clearer directives to adjudication committee members regarding their role in scrutinizing grant budgets

4.    Implementation of a committee budget envelope to encourage greater scrutiny.

Please direct questions to SSHRC at:  Email: insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or Tel.: 613-996-6976

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Indigenous Writing Retreat [Register by July 17]

Indigenous Writing Retreat at Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community

Fonda, New York
July 27 – 31, 2015

Registration open to Indigenous Graduate Students & Writers!

Kanatsiohareke is offering a week-long opportunity to spend quality time on writing for a dissertation, thesis, academic paper, report, proposals, articles, journals, or other works, at their quiet, secluded Mohawk community in the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York.

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ORS Grant Writing Workshop [May 28]

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CFP [Due - May 31]: The Disestablishmentarian

The Disestablishmentarian: A journal of contemporary sociocultural inquiry and experiment

Call for Papers
Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Disestablishmentarian, an interdisciplinary graduate student journal associated with Concordia University’s department of Sociology and Anthropology, is actively seeking submissions of original work for its first annual edition.

We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines addressing social and cultural issues. Ideally, research submitted will exemplify our mission by extending beyond limited disciplinary parameters to gain a more comprehensive understanding of complex challenges we face in contemporary society. Projects that include a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.

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