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  1. 1. DepartmentofSociologyNewsletter|RyersonUniveristySUMMER2013RyersonSociologistTHEINTHISISSUEofTheRyersonSociologist:MessagefromtheChair,AdvisoryCouncil...................1HenryGirouxSpeakerSeries,BookShelf......................2BookShelfContinued..............................................................3AwardforJeanGolden,ISACogress.................................4ProfessorGillinRetirement,Grants+Awards.............5StudentResearch,CommunityEngagedLearning...6BahamasProject,SocialJustice,CommunityNewsBahamasProject,SocialJustice,CommunityNews..7MessagefromtheChairknowledgemobilizationandwaysofknowing.Inaddition,asaprogressive,critical,andinnovativedepartment,wehavebeenbusyrevisingourcal-endarofferingsinordertoensurestudentengage-ment,andcurrency.Aswell,formanymonths,theDepartmenthasbeencarefullyreviewingourPro-gramme,asweprepareforourrstofficialPeriodicProgrammeReview.WhenweconsiderourPro-gramme,weareparticularlyexcitedaboutourleadershipwithintheFacultyofArtsincommunity-engagedlearningandteaching.Therehavealsobeensomechangestothe‘face’thatwepresent.WearecurrentlyrenovatingtheDepartmentandrevampingourwebsite.TheseprojectswillbecompletebytheFall.Finally,IamdelightedtowelcometotheDepartment,ournewestcolleague,Dr.ChristopherPowell.ChrisholdsaPhDinSociologyfromCarletonUniversity.(Hisdissertationwastitled:CivilizationandGeno(Hisdissertationwastitled:CivilizationandGeno-cide.)HejoinsusafterspendingnineyearsintheSociologyDepartmentandtheUniversityofMani-toba.Chrishaswrittenextensivelyinmanyareas,includingrelationalsociology,KarlMarxandNor-bertElias,humanrights,andgenocideinCanada.WeofferawarmwelcometoDr.PowelltotheDepartmentofSociology,theFacultyofArts,andRy-ersonUniversity.PamSugimanSincerely,PamSugimanItismypleasuretowritemy rstChair’smessageforthenewsletteroftheDepartmentofSociologyatRyersonUniversity.Bythebeginningofthesummer,Iwillhavecompletedthe rstyearofmytermasChair.SinceIbeganthisposition,timehaspassedataquickpace.LifeintheSociologyDepartmenthasbeeneventfultosaytheleast.Ourdayshavebeen lledwithhardwork,asusual.Butwehavealsotakenupwithhardwork,asusual.Butwehavealsotakenupmanynewopportunitiesandconfrontedchallenges,bothcollectivelyandpersonally.Onthisnote,IwishtoextendmybestwishestotwovaluedcolleagueswhohavebeenawayfromtheDepartmentformuchofthisyearandlast:TerryGillinandElizabethJohn-son.Wemissyouboth.WelookforwardtoseeingElizabethagainthissummer.Andwetrustthatafterretirement,TerrywillcontinuetovisittheDepart-menttosharestoriesofhispost-retirementpursuits.WearealsodelightedtoannouncethebirthofHeatherRollwagen’sson,Samuel,MelanieKnight’sdaughter,Adélaida,andVirginiaClark’sson,Jason.CongratulationstoHeather,Melanie,Virginia,andtoyourgrowingfamilies.Inaddition,Iwishtorecog-nizethegeneroussupportofourreplacementstaff,SophiaFinosandDanaHiggins,bothofwhom ledin,withsuchcompetenceandgoodspirit,onveryshortnotice.Asyouwillseethroughoutthisnewsletter,Ryerson’sSociologyDepartmenthasbeengrowingandmaturing.Ourfacultyandstudentshavedemon-stratedthevalueoftheircontributions,asmeasuredbytraditionalacademicindicators:publishedbooks,journalarticles,researchfunding,andawards.ButasaDepartment,wearealsoproudofourlongstandingcommitmenttosocialactivism,andtherichrelationcommitmenttosocialactivism,andtherichrelation-shipsthatwehaveformedwithinlocalandinterna-tionalcommunities.Wearefurthermoreenhancingtheintellectualandresearch‘culture’oftheDepart-ment,inlaunchinganewSociologySpeakerSeries,reconstitutingourAdvisoryCouncil,embarkingonnewcollaborativeresearchprojects,andinitiatingaMasterofArtsPrograminSociology,withafocusofDEPARTMENTAdvisoryCouncilDesignedbyDAVIDKRYSZAJTYSandproducedbyTONYADAVIDSONTheSociologyDepartmentisproudtointroduceitsnewlycreatedAdvisoryCouncil.TheCouncilincludesprominentnurseandactivistCathyCrowe(1),andrenownedsociologistMargritEichler(2).ThefeministjournalistMicheleLands-berg(3)isamemberoftheCouncil.TheCouncilalsoincludestheCityofTorontoDirectorofEquity,DiversityandHumanRightsEquity,DiversityandHumanRightsUzmaShakir(4)andSecretary-TreasureroftheCanadianLabourCongress,HassanYusuff(5).(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
  2. 2. RS.2THECRISISOFYOUTHINTHEAGEOFDISPOSABILITYProfessorHenryGirouxHENRyGIROUXCOMESTORYERSONBy:AsmitaPersaudIntheFallof2012,theSociologyDepartmentandtheRyersonStudentsUnionwerehonouredtohostDr.HenryA.Giroux’spresentationon“TheCrisisofYouthinanAgeofDisposability,”astheinau-guraleventintheeSociologyDepartment’sSpeakerSeries.Beinginawide-ranging eldwithmanysub-disciplines,membersoftheSociologyprogramwereaptto ndmanypartsofDr.Giroux’stalkrelevant,interesting,andmeaningfultotheirown eldofstudies.Dr.Giroux’senthusiasmandzestforcriticalthoughtandequalityareunquestionableashedis-cussedatlengththeimportanceoflinking“criticalthoughttoaprofoundimpatiencewiththestatuscussedatlengththeimportanceoflinking“criticalthoughttoaprofoundimpatiencewiththestatusquo”.Hefocusedhisdiscussiononthe“neoliberalmachine”whichdesertsandrendersyouth,par-ticularlythosethatarefromlow-incomeandminoritybackgrounds,asdisposablepopulations.Hepoignantlypointsoutwithstatisticsthatthismachinehasgivenincredibleprotstocorporationswhilecausingenvironmentaldestruction,atrociouslevelsofhumansuffering,andtheimpoverish-mentoftheworkingclassanddisposableyouth.Dr.Girouxexplainedthattherearetwowarsbeingwagedagainstyouth.The rstwaragainstyouthisthe‘softwar’,whichincludestheadvertisingindustrythatcommodiesyouthandshiftsyouthisthe‘softwar’,whichincludestheadvertisingindustrythatcommodiesyouthandshiftstheiridentitiesfromcriticalcollectivecitizensintoindividualizedconsumers.Atauniversitycampussurroundedbyconsumerism,asDr.Girouxspokeofthe“low-intensitywarwagedbycorporateinsti-tutions”wewereforcedtoreectonourdailyrelationshipwiththeconsumeristworld.Thesecond,the‘hardwar’criminalizes,targets,andpunishesparticularyouthconsidered“failedconsumers".Theseyouthareoftenmarginalizedandoppressedbytheirrace,ethnicity,orclass.Again,thecount-lesschillingrealizationsDr.GirouxmakesstrikeachordasinamulticulturalcitylikeTorontowherelesschillingrealizationsDr.GirouxmakesstrikeachordasinamulticulturalcitylikeTorontowhereinsidiousandsubtleracismandclassismstilllinger,withracialprolingstillahot-buttonissue.Dr.Girouxisadistinguishedscholarandanintellectualprovocateur.Hismostrecentbooksin-clude“TwilightoftheSocial:resurgentPublicsintheAgeofDisposability;and,DisposableYouth,Ra-cializedMemories,andtheCultureofCruelty.Girouxfearlesslychallengesthestate’scurrenteco-nomicandpoliticalorderthroughcriticalthoughtandsocialengagement.Histalk“TheCrisisofYouthintheAgeofDisposability”wasbothmeaningfulandeye-opening.BOOKSHELFTheSociologyfacultyatRyersoncontinuestomakeamarkthroughtheirinterdisciplinaryresearchandwriting.Checkoutthenew publicationsbythefaculty!BOOKSFlisfeder,M(2012)TheSymbolic,TheSublime,andSlavojZizek’sTheoryofFilm NewYork:PalgraveMacMillanPress.Bernardi,D.,M.Pomerance&H.Tirosh-Samuelson(eds.).(2012).HollywoodsChosenPeople:TheJewishExperienceinAmericanCinema.Detroit:WayneStateUniversityPress.Braun,M.,C.Keil,R.King,Braun,M.,C.Keil,R.King,P.S.Moore&L.Pelletier(eds.).(2012).BeyondtheScreen:Institutions,NetworksandPublicsofEarlyCinema.Eastleigh,UK:JohnLibbey.Koc,M.,J.Sumner&A.Winson(eds.)(2012).CriticalPerspectivesinFoodStudies.Toronto:OxfordUniversityPress.Northey,M.,L.Tepperman&Northey,M.,L.Tepperman&P.Albanese.(2012).MakingSenseintheSocialSciences:AStudent’sGuidetoResearchandWriting,5thed.Toronto:OxfordUniversityPress.Pomerance,M.(2013)AlfredHitchcocksAmerica.Cambridge,UK:PolityPress.
  3. 3. BOOKSHELFCONTINUED...morebooks!Pomerance,M.(2013).TheEyesHaveIt:CinemaandtheRealityEffect.NewBrunswick,NJ:Rut-gersUniversityPress.Pomerance,M.(2012).MichelangeloRedAntonioniBlue:EightReectionsonCinema.LosAngeles:UniversityofCaliforniaPress.Pomerance,M.&J.Sakeris(eds.)(2012)PoppingCulture,7thed.Boston:PearsonEducation.Sears,A.&J.Cairns.(2012)TheDemocraticImagination:EnvisioningPopularPowerintheTwenty-Firstcentury.Toronto:UniversityofTorontoPress.Tepperman,L.&Tepperman,L.&P.Albanese(eds.).(2012).Sociology:ACanadianPerspective,3rded.Toronto:OxfordUniversityPress.White,R.,J.Wyn&P.Albanese.(2012).YouthandSociety:ExploringtheSocialDynamicsofYouthExperience,Cdn.ed.Toronto,OxfordUniversityPress.BOOKChapters JournalArticlesOriola,T.,Neverson,N&C.Adeyanju.(2012).‘Theyshouldhavejusttakenagunandshotmyson’:TaserdeploymentandthedowntroddeninCanada.SocialIdentities18:65-83.Rauhala,A.,Rauhala,A.,P.Albanese,C.Ferns,A.Haniff,D.Law&L.Macdonald.(2012).WhoSaysWhat:Pre-andPost-ElectionCoverageandSourcingofChildCareinFourCanadianDailies.JournalofChildandFamilyStudies21(1):95-105.Rollwagen,H.Rollwagen,H.&D.Béland.(2012).RespondingtoCalgary’s‘GangWar’:APoliticalSociologyofCriminologicalIdeas.TheCanadianJournalofCriminologyandCriminalJustice54(2):141-168.Noack,AandL.VoskoNoack,AandL.Vosko(2012)“PrecariousJobsinOntario:MappingDimensionsofLabourMarketInsecuritybyWorkers’SocialLocationandCon-text.”PreparedfortheLawCommissionofOntario,Availableonlineat:http://www.lco-cdo.org/en/vulnerable-workers-call-for-papers--noack-voskoAlbanese,P.&T.Farr.(2012).‘I’mLucky’… ToHaveFoundChildCare:EvokingLuckWhileMan-agingChildCareNeedsinaChangingEconomy.InternationalJournalofChild,YouthandFamilyStudies1:83-111.Harrison,D.&P.Albanese.(2012).The“Parenti-cation”PhenomenonasAppliedtoAdolescentsLivingThroughParentalMilitaryDeployments.CanadianJournalofFamilyandYouth4(1):1-27.Knight,M.Knight,M.(2012).ForUsbyUs(FUBU):ThepoliticizedspaceofBlackwomensentrepreneur-shipinCanada.SouthernJournalofCanadianStudies5(1-2):162-183.Knight,M.andK.Rodgers.(2012)“Thegovern-mentisoperationalizingneo-liberalism”:Women’sorganizations,StatusofWomenCanadaandthestruggleforprogressivesocialchangeinCanada.NordicJournalofFeministandGenderResearch20(4):266-282.Kwan-Lafond,D.,D.Harrison&P.Albanese.(2012).Parentalmilitarydeploymentsandadoles-cents’householdwork.StudiesinPoliticalEconomy88:161-188.Masuda,J.,C.Teelucksingh,T.Zupancic,A.Crabtree,R.Haber,E.Skinner,B.Poland,J.Frank-ish&M.Fridell.(2012)Outofourinnercityback-yards:Re-scalingUrbanHealthInequityAssess-ment.SocialScience&Medicine75(7):1244-53.Moore,P.(2012).MappingEarlyCinema’sMassCirculation:FilmDebutsCoast-to-CoastinCanadain1896and1897.CanadianJournalofFilmStudies21(1).Brayton,J.(2013).VirtuallyGet-tingItOn:“Sex”inFilmandTelevi-sionNarratives,1992-2012.InM.Pomerance&J.Sakeris(eds.),Pop-pingCulture(pp.109-120).Boston,MA:Pearson.Jamal,A.(2012).GlobalDiscourses,SituatedTraditions,andWomen’sAgencyinPakistanInA.Loomba&R.Lukose(eds.),SouthAsianFeminisms,Durham:DukeUniversityPress.Jamal,A.Jamal,A.(2012).FeminismandFundamentalisminPakistan:GenderandClassintheSecular/Religiousdivide.InQ.Memon&V.Prashad(eds.).DispatchesfromPakistanNewDelhi:LeftWordBooks.Jamal,A.Jamal,A.(2012).WhenAreWomen’sRightsHumanRightsinPakistan?InM.Satterthwaite&J.Huckerby(eds.),Gender,NationalSecurityandCounter-Terrorism:HumanRightsPerspectives,NewYork:Routledge.Koç,M.,R.MacRae,A.Noack&Koç,M.,R.MacRae,A.Noack&Ö.GüçlüÜstündag.(2012).WhatisFoodStudies?:CharacterizinganEmergingAcademicFieldthroughtheEyesofCanadianScholars.InM.Koç.J.SumnerandA.Winson(eds.),CriticalPerspectivesinFoodStudies,Toronto:OxfordUniversityStudies,Toronto:OxfordUniversityPress.Koc,M.&J.A.Bas,J.A.(2012).Canada’sActionPlanonFoodSecurity:TheInteractionsbetweenCivilSocietyandtheStatetoAdvanceFoodSecurityinCanada.inR.MacRae&E.Abergel(eds.),HealthandSustainabilityintheCanadianFoodSystem:AdvocacyCanadianFoodSystem:AdvocacyandOpportunityforCivilSocietyVancouver:UBCPress.Moore,P.(2013).TheFlowofAmusement:EarlyCinemaintheRedRiverValley.InK.Conway&T.Pasch(eds.),BeyondtheBorder:Tensionsacrossthe49thParallel.Kingston,ON:McGill-Queen’s.Moore,P.andS.Gabriele.Moore,P.andS.Gabriele.(2012).NewMedia,OldMedia,Intermedia:TheTorontoStar’sCFCA,1922-1933.InM.Dorland(ed.),CulturalIndustriesinCanada:Problems,PoliciesandProspects,Toronto:Lorimer.Moore,P.andS.Gabriele.(2012).NewMedia,OldMedia,Intermedia:TheTorontoStar’sCFCA,1922-1933.InM.Dorland(ed.),CulturalIndustriesinCanada:Problems,PoliciesandProspects,Toronto:Lorimer.Moore,P.(2012).AdvanceNews-paperPublicityfortheVitascopeandtheMassAddressofCinema’sReadingPublic.inA.Gaudreault(ed.),ACompaniontoEarlyCinema,Malden,MA:Blackwell.Muzzatti,S.(2012).SiSiamoItaliani:Ethno-culturalIdentity,ClassConsciousnessandAnarchicSensibilitiesinanItalian-CanadianWorkingClassEnclave.inHSkott-Myhre&C.Richardson(eds.),Habi-tusoftheHoodToronto:IntellectPress.Muzzatti,S.(2012).CulturalCrimi-nology:BurningUpCapitalism,ConsumerCultureandCrime.InW.DeKeseredy&M.Dragiewicz(eds.),TheHandbookofCriticalCriminol-ogyToronto:Routledge.Noack,A.(2012).AssemblingourToolkit:InterrogatingRepresenta-tionsandDiscourses.InD.Brock,R.RabyandM.Thomas(eds.),PowerandEverydayPractice,Toronto:Nelson.Pomerance,M.(2012).AntoineDoinel,AntoineDoinel,AntoineDoinel:FrançoisTruffautsTrilogy"InC.Perkins&C.Verevis(eds.),FilmTrilogies:NewCriticalApproaches,NewYork:PalgraveMacmillan.Pomerance,M.Pomerance,M.(2012).LeonardoDiCaprio:KingoftheWorld,"InA.Everett(ed.),PrettyPeople:MovieStarsofthe1990s,(pp.103-22)NewBrunswickN.J.:RutgersUni-versityPress.Pomerance,M.(2012)."PerformedPerformanceandTheManWhoKnewTooMuch"inA.Taylor(ed.),TheorizingFilmActing,NewYork:Routledge.Pomerance,Murray.Pomerance,Murray.(2012).WhoWasBuddyLove?:ScreenPerform-anceandJewishExperience.InD.Bernardi,M.Pomerance&H.Tirosh-Samuelson(eds.),Holly-woodsChosenPeople:TheJewishExperienceinAmericanCinema,Detroit:WayneStateUniversityPress.Schifellite,C.(2012).HouseholdRefrigeratorsComeofAgeinthe1920s.InC.Rollyson(ed.),TheTwentiesinAmerica.Pasadena,CA:SalemPress.Sugiman,Pamela.(2012).WorkandtheEconomy.InL.Tepperman,P.Albanese&J.Curtis(eds.),Sociol-ogy.ACanadianPerspective,3rded.,Toronto:OxfordUniversityPress.Sugiman,Pamela.(2013)ICanHearLoisNow:CorrectionstoMyStoryoftheInternmentofJapa-neseCanadians–FortheRecord.InS.ZembrzyckiandA.Sheftel(Eds),OralHistoryofftheRecord:TowardanEthnographyofPractice.PalgraveMacmillan.PalgraveMacmillan.RS.3
  4. 4. RS.4CongrCongratulationsProfessorJeanGoldenreceivingtheChancellor’sAwardJeanGoldenwins2013Chancellor’sAwardofDistinctionCongratulationstoJeanGoldenforwinningthe2013Chancellor’sAwardofDistinction.Thisawardcelebratesalong,accomplishedcareerofteachingandlearningandofsustainededucationalleadershipasasocialjusticeactivistandpublicintellectual.Inherletterofnomination,SociologyDepartmentInherletterofnomination,SociologyDepartmentChairPamelaSugimandescribedJeanGolden’saccomplishments:“Forfortyoneyears,withintheRyersoncom-munity,ProfessorJeanGoldenhasbeenapioneerandleaderineducationalandemploymentequity,diversityandinclusion.Shehasconsistentlydem-onstratedapassionatecommitmenttocriticalthinkingandtransformativesocialchange”.ProfessorGolden’scareeratRyersonbeganin1971andheraccomplishmentsaremany.Profes-sorGoldenwastheChairoftheSociologyDepart-mentfrom1973-1977.EarlyinhercareerProfessorGoldenbecamecommittedtoresearchingandadvocatingforequitableandinclusivehiringandeducationalpractices.ShewasontheExecutiveoftheRyersonFacultyAssociationforover25yearsduringwhichtimeshespear-headeddiscussionssurroundingequityissues,createdaRFAexecutiveEquityposition,andorganizedRyersoncommunityandacrossCanadapresentationsandworkshopsonahostofequityissuesinteachingandhiring.In1989RyersonandtheRFAreceivedtheProvinceofOntarioAwardforEmploymentEquityasaresultofOntarioAwardforEmploymentEquityasaresultofherunionactivismandworkwiththeadministra-tiononequityissues.ProfessorGoldenwroteRyerson’sHumanRightspolicywhichbecamethemodelforuniversityhumanrightspoliciesacrossCanadainthe1990’s.ShealsocreatedandwastherstSeniorAdministratoroftheRyersonSexualHarassment,EquityandSafetyandSecurityOffice.ProfessorGoldenwasalsoinstrumentalinthecreationofthe rstWomen’sStudiescoursesatRyersoninthe1970s,theinstitutionalizationoftheCaribbeanStudiescoursesinthelate1990’sandthe rstWomenandHumanRightscourseinthe21stcentury.ShewasalsoinvolvedinthecreationoftheRyersonCaribbeanResearchCentre(RCRC)andservedasitsrstdirectorin2003-04.andservedasitsrstdirectorin2003-04.ProfessorGolden’steachingpracticehascon-stantlyworkedtobridgethegapsbetweenstu-dents’lives,criticalideas,andcommunitysocialchange.Sheencouragesherstudentstobecomeinvolvedincommunityactivismandleadsbyex-ample.ProfessorGoldenhastaughtyouthintheTorontoCityAdultLearningCentrethroughtheRyersonSpanningtheGaps-AccesstoPost-SecondaryEducationprogramandshehastaughtimmigrantwomenattheTorontoNewcomerWomenImmigrantServices.ShedevelopedanddeliveredBackhistoryeducationalworkshopsfortenyearsattheprimarylevelintheTorontoDistrictSchoolBoard,andanti-racismworkshopsinthecommunityandeducationalequityworkshopsintheCaribbean.ProfessorGolden’sreachhasextendedfarbeyondthescopeofRyersonandToronto.In2007,aftermeetingKenyanstudentTerianoLesanchawhohadcometoCanadafromKenyaandhadbeenabandonedbyherCanadiansponsor,JeanGoldenwasinspiredtocreatesolutionstohelpLesanchacontinueherstudies.SheworkedwithmembersoftheRyersoncommunitytosupportmembersoftheRyersoncommunitytosupportLesancha.Fiveyearslater,accompaniedbyUniver-sityPresidentSheldonLevy,JeanGoldenper-formedaConvocationceremonyforLesanchainherKenyanvillage.ProfessorGoldenwasalsoinstrumentalinfosteringarelationshipbetweenRyersonandWorldVision.Jointly,thetwoinstitutionswillsponsoracross-CanadadocumentaryaboutthisMaasaistudent’sjourney,aspartofaneducationalfundraisingeffortforthisimpover-ishedarea.Ryersonhasbeguntheprocessofedu-cationaltransformationinthisregionofKenyaandishelpingtheLoodariakMaasaiWomen’sBeadingCollectivetodevelopabusinessplanforthefairmarketingoftheirbeadsinKenyaandinCanada.In2012ProfessorGoldencreatedaninstitu-tionalrelationshipbetweenRyersonUniversityandtheEveryChildCountsSchoolforchildrenwithspecialneedsintheNorthernBahamas.SevenSocialWorkandEarlyChildhoodEducationplace-mentandvolunteerstudentsaccompaniedhertotheBahamastoassistintheschoolandincommu-nitydevelopmentprojects.Duringherwinter2013sabbatical,ProfessorGoldenworkedwithtwentyRyersonstudentstohelptheECCSchooldevelopanassistedlivingcenter,avocationaltrainingcenter,communitydisabilityawarenesseduca-tionalprogramsandsecureNGOfundingfortheschool.ShewantstoexpandtheProjecttoincludeSociologystudentsin2014.JeanGoldenhasbeenaconstantinspiration,generouscolleague,andpassionateeducatorintheSociologyDepartment.Hercolleaguesandstu-dentswishtoextendherheartfeltcongratulationsonreceivingthisaward.ProfessorGoldenwillbedeliveringtheConvo-cationaddresstotheFacultyofArtsonJune14th.CongratulationsInJuly,2018Torontowillhostthousandsofsoci-ologistsfromaroundtheworldforthemeetingsoftheInternationalSociologicalAssociation.ThemeetingswillbehostedbytheCanadianSocio-logicalAssociation(CSA),andwilltakeplaceattheTorontoConventionCentre.WinningthebidtohosttheISAmeetingsistheresultoftheworkoftheCSAexecutive,includingRyerson’sDr.PatriziaAlbanesethepresident-electoftheCSA,andChairoftheLocalOrganizingcommitteefortheISAmeetings.TheCSAexecutivepresentedtheirpitchtotheISAinBeirutLebanoninMarch,2012,competingagainstSociologicalAssociationsinAustralia,Denmark,Hungary,andSpain.TheInternationalSociologicalAssociationiscomingtoToronto!
  5. 5. RS.5ProfessorTerryGillinisretiringfromtheDepartmentofSociol-ogyafterathirty-oneyearcareerofteachingexcellence,educationalleadershipandinnovativeresearch.ProfessorGillinarrivedatRyersonUniversityin1982,havingpreviouslytaughtatMcMasterUniversity,Mt.AllisonUniversity,andtwoAmericanfour-yearcolleges.DuringtheseearlyyearsatRyersonheplayedanimportantpartinthedevelopmentofthe rstGerontol-ogycoursesofferedthroughContinuingEducation,includingthecreationofaCerticateGerontologyprogram.Hewasthe rstCoor-dinatorofthisprogram,servedonitscurriculumcommittee,taughtcoursesandconductedresearchformanyyearsinthisnewlyemergcoursesandconductedresearchformanyyearsinthisnewlyemerg-ing eldofsocialgerontology.Asateacher,ProfessorGillintaughtintheGerontologypro-gramandtheArtsandContemporaryStudiesprogram,aswellasSociology.Forhim,teachingistheopportunitytochallengestudentstodeepentheirunderstandingofthemselvesandtobroadentheirperspectiveofthesocialworldinwhichtheylive,fromtheirfamiliestotheirchosenprofessionstothecontemporaryglobalissues.Heenjoysbeingaroundotherenthusiasticlearnersandbeingabletoencouragethem.Heextendedthisteachingtothementoringofhisencouragethem.Heextendedthisteachingtothementoringofhissociologicalcolleaguesthroughthemyriadchangingstructural,cur-ricularandSRCrequirementsatRyerson.ProfessorGillinhimselfisa‘lifelonglearner,’asisreectedinthevariousareasofhisformaleducationwhichincludenotonlySociol-ogybutalsoSocialandPoliticalThought,LegalandEthicalStudies,Gerontology,andDisputeResolution.Throughouthiscareerhewasactivelyengagedinandastrongsupporterofcontinuingeducation.Hebroughtthisbreadthofknowledgetohisstudents,hisacademicleadershipandhisresearch.Mostrecentlyhehasexaminedtheroleandimportanceofacademicfreedomintheacademy.andimportanceofacademicfreedomintheacademy.In1986-91andagainin2006-2011,ProfessorGillinservedastheChairoftheDepartmentofSociology,theonlydepartmentmembertoholdthispositionintwoverydifferentdecadesofsub-stantivecurricular,staffingandstructuralchanges.The1980’swasthedecadeofcurricularexpansionforSociologyintomoreprogrammesatRyerson,partiallyduetothenewtripartitecurriculumwhichrequiredallRyersonstudentstotakensocialscienceandhumanitiescoursesintheirprogrammes.TheSociologyDepartmentincreaseditscoursesintheirprogrammes.TheSociologyDepartmentincreaseditscourseofferings,withanemergingfocusonmediaandanexpansionoffeministandanti-racismcontentinexistingcourses.Thisdecadewasalsoatimeoftenurestreamhiringfreezesandarapidgrowthinpart-timecontractlabour.From2006-2001,ProfessorGillinledtheSociologyDepartmentintothenewSociologyBAdegreepro-gramme,withsubstantialnumbersofnewhires,curriculargrowthandtenuredecisions.UnderhisleadershipduringboththesetwodecadesProfessorGillinsolidiedtheDepartment’scommitmenttocriticalsociology,socialjusticeandcommunityactivism.BeinginvolvedinacademicadministrationbroughtforProfes-sorGillinadifferenttypeofrewardthanteachingprovides.Itwasachancetoservehiscolleagues,tohelpcolleaguesshapetheirlivesinwaysthatthey ndmeaningfulandsatisfying,toworktowardarrang-ingcourseloadsthatreectwhatcolleaguesaremostinterestedinteaching,tosupporttheirintellectualinterestsandacademicinitia-tives,toencouragetheirresearchandscholarship,andtourgeabalancedlifestyle.ProfessorGillinsharedhisinstitutionalwisdomandmediationskillsonmanydepartmental,facultyanduniversitycommittees.Someofthemostimportantcommitteeswerehiringcommittees,bothforSociologyandforotherdepartmentsandprograms.Inthisworkhewasengagedinaprocesswhichhadaprofoundandlong-termeffectonstudents,facultycolleaguesandindividuals.Boththequalityofthestudentexperienceandoffacultycollegialitywereandstillaredirectlyaffected.In1988,hewaselectedbyitscommitteememberstochairtheFacultyAdvisoryCommitteetotheBoardinitsPresidentialSearch.Inthisrolehepresented,explainedanddefendedtheCommittee’srecommendationstothewholeBoard.Duringthe1988-89,healsochairedthePlanningandPrioritiesAdvi-soryCommittee(PPAC)ofAcademicCouncil,ofwhichhewasamemberelectedbyfellowChairsintheFacultyofArts.WorkingcloselywithotherPPACcommitteememberstheydevelopedrecom-mendationstoestablishopportunitiestoenhancelearningandteachinginaprogrammaticfashionatRyerson.Thiswastheoriginat-inginstitutionalsparkforthemanylearningandteachinginitiativeswhichhavesubsequentlydeveloped.ForProfessorGillin,committeeworkisthebackboneoftheUniversity,themeansofcollegialdeci-sionmaking,suchashiringcolleagues,evaluatingandrewardingstudents,developingcurriculum,andshapingprogramsandinstitu-tionalsupportsforstudentsandfacultymembers.ProfessorTerryGillinCONGRATULATIONStoTerryGillinonhisre-tirement!ProfessorGillinwasalsoChairoftheAppealsCom-mittee(asitwasthenknown)fortheRyersonFacultyAssociationfrom1995-99andactivelyservedonthecommitteeforanothertwoorthreeyears.OnbehalfoftheFacultyAssociation,herepresentedindividualfacultycolleagueswhofoundthemselvesinconictwiththeUniversityastheiremployer.Itwasanopportunitytocontributeinauniquewaytofairnessandnaturaljusticecontributeinauniquewaytofairnessandnaturaljusticewhicharecriticaltoahealthy,productiveandrewardinglearningandteachingworkenvironment.Inhisownwords,ProfessorGillinstates,“ThroughtheRyersoncommunityIhavehadtheopportunitytoencourageotherstosearchforthemeaningofbeinghumanasindividualsandassocialbeings,andhavebeenabletocontinuemyownsearch.Atitsbest,theclass-roomisalotlikesharingcoffeeandconversationwithcolleagues.Bothsituationscancreatecommongroundonwhichtosharetheexcitementandchallengesofouronwhichtosharetheexcitementandchallengesofourownscholarlyreading,thoughtsandinsights....Ihaveenjoyedbeingamemberofthecommunityoflearners,studentsandfacultycolleaguesalike.Ithasbeenmorethanacareer;ithasbeenacalling.Whilenotalwayseasy,ithasbeenwonderfullyrewarding.”TheSociologyDepartmentwillmissProfessorGillin’swisdom,hisquietbutsteelyeducationalleader-ship,andhiscommitmenttocreatinganenvironmentwithinwhicheachofuscoulddevelopprofessionally.withinwhicheachofuscoulddevelopprofessionwithinwhicheachofuscoulddevelopprofession-ally.Hisstudentswillmisshisstrongsenseofjustice,hisknowledgeofthelaw,religion,andsocialinequalityandhispatientguidancethroughdifficultsubstantiveclassroomdebates.Weallbenetedfromhisstrongpersonalethicalcorethatguidedhismediatedapproachtoconictsolution.Heisamanofhonour.ofhonour.TheDepartmentwishesyouthebestTerryinthenextstepinyourlife-longlearningandsincerelythanksyouforyouryearsofservicetotheSociologyDepartment,tothestudentsandtotheUniversity.GRANTSANDAWARDS.AttheFacultyofArtsTeachingAwardscelebrationinMay,2013,PatriziaAlbanesewasawardedthenewTeachingandSRCExcellenceAwardandAndieNoackwasawardedtheExperientialTeachingAward.CamilleHernandez-RamdwarCamilleHernandez-Ramdwarhasbeenawardedfund-ingtosupportherconferencepresentation,“ReligionandTourisminTrinidad,”attheupcomingSeventhInternationalMeetingonSocio-ReligiousStudiesCon-ference,Havana,Cuba.Inaddition,CamilleHernandez-RamdwarhasreceivedsupportfromtheTeachingAboutDiversityFundfordevelopmentofacoursetitled,“HaitiandCuba:Revolu-tionarySocieties,”aswellasaCaribbeanStudiesweb-site.PaulMoorehasbeenawardedfundingtosupporthisconferencepresentation,“TheFastPrintingPressandtheCirculationoftheSundayPaper,1886-1900,”attheupcomingmeetingoftheInternationalCommunicationAssociationinLondon,UK.MurrayPomeranceMurrayPomerancehasbeenawardedfundingforhispresentation,“Hitchcock’sMooovingPictures,”attheSocietyforCinemaandMediaStudiesConferenceinChicago.PatriziaAlbaneseandAndieNoackwithFacultyofArtsDeanJean-PaulBoudreauandtheLearningandTeachingOfficeTeachingChairfortheArts,RobertTeigrobPamelaSugimanhasbeenawardedfundingforasymposium,“HistoricalMomentsofChange:JapaneseCanadianRedressandBeyond,”fromtheNationalAssociationofJapaneseCanadiansEndowmentFund.MélanieKnightMélanieKnightwasrecentlyawardedathree-yearSSHRCInsightGrantforaprojectentitled“Themakingoftheenterprisingself:Education,subjectivityandprocessesofgovernanceinlatemodernsociety”,Dr.Knightwillexaminehowenterpriseandenterprisingsubjectsarere(produced),payingparticularattentiontosubtextsofrace,gender,disAbilityandclassthatinformandunderlietheseconstructions.informandunderlietheseconstructions.CherylTeelucksinghhasbeenawardedaSSHRCInsightGrantforherproject,“TheGreenGap:TowardInclusivityinToronto’sGreenEmployment”($73,478).VappuTyyskäisaco-investigatorontwosuccessfulSSRHCapplications,bothwithteamscomposedofmembersoftheRyersonCentreforImmigrationandSettlement,PIHaraldBauder(Geography).TheywereawardedaSSHRCConnectionsGranttofundthe2013RCISConference:PrecariousFutures?($49,000).TheywerealsoawardedaSSHRCPartnershipDevelopmentGranttofundaRCISprojectonIntegrationTrajectoriesGranttofundaRCISprojectonIntegrationTrajectoriesofImmigrantFamilies.($156,000).
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TheSociologydepartmentremainscommitteddevelop-inginnovativeteachingandlearningstrategiesthatallowstudentstomakeconnectionsbetweentheoreticalideas,practicalapplicationsandtheirlivedexperiences.Thefollow-ingdescribehowcommunityengagedlearningandteachinghasbeenimplementedinvarioussociologyclasses.JenniferBrayton’scourseSOC932EntertainmentIndustrywasrevisedinSpring/Summer2012tobeaCELTcoursewithembeddedexperientiallearningtodevelopprofessionalprac-ticeskillsandinterviewingtechniques.StudentsresearchedaspecicCanadianentertainmentindustrytheyhadaninterestin,developedinterviewquestionsandinterviewedsomeoneinthateld,thenwroteananalyticalpaperonhowthatindus-tryoperatesandisregulated,usingtheinterviewasonetryoperatesandisregulated,usingtheinterviewasonesourceofknowledge.Prof.Braytonwasabletoofferstudents50personalcontactsshehasfromacrossCanadainentertain-mentindustriesrangingfrom lmandTVtoburlesquedanc-ingandDJing.Dr.ReenaTandonassistedProf.BraytonwiththedevelopmentofSOC932intoaCELTcourse,andgiventhesuccessandpositivefeedback,SOC932willcontinuetobeofferedasacourseforexperientialandservicelearning.IntheWinterof2013,VappuTyyskähadall60studentsinherSOC474-Immigration,MinoritiesandCitizenship,takepartinaCommunityEngagedLearningandTeaching(CELT)experience.Thisconsistedofcomputerliteracyworkshopsgivenbygroupsofstudentstoyouthingrades9/10and11/12inRegentPark,throughapartnershipwithPathwaystoEducation.Thestudentspresentedcourse-relatedcontentintheirworkshops,wherepossible.Theyalsowrotebothinditheirworkshops,wherepossible.Theyalsowrotebothindi-vidualandgroupreectionassignmentsabouttheRegentParksitevisitandtheirworkshops,integratingtheirsubjectivereactionswithcourselecturesandreadings.Community-engagedlearningandteachingcontinuedtobewellintegratedintotheresearchmethodologythisyear.InAndieNoack’sFall2012‘SurveyDesignandAnalysis’course(SOC481),23studentsoptedtoworkwithstafffromfourRyersonstudentservicestoevaluateacampusprogram.WorkingwithstaffmembersfromtheRyersonAccessCentre,InternationalStudentServices,HousingServices,andtheTri-Mentoringprogram,studentsdesignedasurvey,analyzedTri-Mentoringprogram,studentsdesignedasurvey,analyzedtheresults,wrotea nalreport,andformallypresentedtheirconclusionstostudentservicesstaff.Inadditiontolearningaboutsurveyresearchandprogramevaluation,studentswhoparticipatedinthisCELToptionalsolearnedprofessionalskillssuchasprojectmanagement,effectivecommunicationandteamwork.InAndieNoack’sWinter2013‘IntrotoQuantitativeDataAnalysis’course(SOC411),tenstudentsworkedtodeveloptutorialsondatamanagementtopicsforthePath-waystoEducationprogram.PathwaystoEducationisanon-protorganizationdedicatedtoincreasingacademicsuccessandgraduationratesofstudentsinRegentParkandvariousothercommunitiesacrossCanada.Pathwayswillintegratethetutorialsintotheirlibraryofmaterialsavailabletohelpstu-dentsintheirone-on-onetutoringprograms.PreparingthetutorialshelpedRyersonstudentstodeveloptheirknowledgeoffundamentalstatisticalconcepts,learnstrategiesforman-aging‘mathanxiety’,andenhancedtheircondencearoundteachingandlearningmathematics.CommunityEn-gagedLearningandTeaching(CELT)OnMarch22nd,2013theSociologyDepartmentwaswell-representedatRyersonUniversity’sArteriesUndergraduateConference,astudent-runundergraduateresearchconfer-encesponsoredbytheFacultyofArts.Sociologywastheonlydepartmentthathadasecondyearstudentpresentresearchatthisconference.ThefollowingpaperswerepresentedbySociologystudents:• SenseofBelongingtotheLocalCommunityasaPredic-torofDepressionLydiaCordie,Sociology(4thyear)• F#*kingTheirWaytoFreedom?:TheSeductionof‘NewFeminism’&TroublingRepresentationsofFemaleSexualityinCanadianAdvertisingLouisaHawkins,Sociology(5thyear)• EthnicEnclavesandIdentityPoliticsinTorontoDayanBduard,Sociology(2ndyear)OnMarch22ndand23rd,third-yearsociologystudentAfnanUllahtravelledtoNorthBay,OntariotopresentanacademicpaperentitledUtilizationofBreastCancerScreeningProgramsbyCanadianMuslimWomenatNipissingUniversity.ThispaperwasinspiredbyAfnan’sworkasaresearchassist-antwithDr.AminaJamal,whoisengagedinresearchexam-iningtheimplicationsofthesecularandreligiousbinaryonCanadianandSouthAsianMuslimwomen.Afnan’spaperexaminedtheutilizationofbreastcancerscreeningprogramssuchasmammogramsandbreastexaminationsbyCanadianMuslimimmigrantwomen.Usingamulticulturalandanti-racistframework,shedrewonreportsfromtheCanadianCouncilofMuslimWomentocriticallyevaluateexistinglitera-tureonbarriersencounteredbyMuslimwomeninaccessingbreastcancerprogramsinCanada.Afnan’spaperwasselectedasthebestpaperinherpanelonSocialandPublicPolicy.SamanthaAeby(4thyearSociologystudent)andDr.HeatherRollwagenco-presentedtheirresearchonvictimiza-tionandperceptionsofthecriminaljusticesystemattheAmericanSocietyofCriminologyconferenceinChicagoinNovember2012.ThisresearchprojectwasundertakenlastsummeraspartoftheUndergraduateResearchOpportunitiesprogram.UsingdatafromCycle23oftheGeneralSocialSurvey(StatisticsCanada,2009),theyconcludedthatvictimsSurvey(StatisticsCanada,2009),theyconcludedthatvictimsofviolentcrimeshavemorenegativeperceptionsofthepolice,courtsandprisonsystemsthanvictimsofpropertycrime.InNovember2012,fourth-yearSociologystudentLouisaHawkinstravelledtoLjubljana,SloveniatopresentapaperataninternationallyattendedinterdisciplinarystudentconferenceentitledTheOtherattheUniversityofLjubljana.Herpaper,“Avoiding“Othering”intheOnlineEthnographyofWomen’sBlogs:TheDevelopmentofaFeministResearchEthic”wasinspiredbyresearchconductedwhileshewasanURO(UndergraduateResearchOpportunities)ScholarintheURO(UndergraduateResearchOpportunities)Scholarinthesummerof2012,onbothwomen’sself-publishingandacon-cernforanethicalapproachtosocialresearch.LouisawasfundedbyaFacultyofArtsStudentProjectGrant,byaSociol-ogydepartmentalgrant,andbyRyerson’sInternationalDe-partment.Inthefallof2011andwinterof2012,sociologyunder-graduatestudentsMeganButrynandLousiaHawkins,psy-chologyundergraduatestudentCourtneyManion,andRyer-sonSociologyProfessorPatriziaAlbaneseworkedcloselyontheanalysisofinterviewsconductedbyProfAlbanesewithmothersandchildcareprovidersinruralOntarioandQuebec.Theteampresentedthisresearchinapublicforumtitled"WhatDoMothersNeed?"hostedbytheMotherhoodInitia-tiveforResearchandCommunityInvolvement(MIRCI),intheFallof2011inToronto,andattheCanadianSociologicalAsso-ciationAnnualMeetings,inWaterlooOntarioinSpring2012.ThisworkisalsopublishedinWhatdoMothersNeed?byDemeterPress,editedbyAndreaOReilly.Theteam’sworkisalsofeaturedinachapterinaco-authoredbookwrittenbyandrepresentingvariousmother-hoodorganizations,includingtheCanadianNativeWomensAssociation,HipMama,NationalAssociationofMotherCen-tres,Mothers&More,MochaMoms,WelfareWarriors,aswellastheleadingmotherhoodscholars.Theircontributionexploresthediversityandcomplexityinwomen’slivestodayandwhatchangesareneededinfamilies,inpublic/socialpolicy,education,paidwork,andmaternalsupportandadvo-cacyinthehopesofmovingstepsclosertogenderequityformothers.StudentResearchersontheOnApril1st,2013thefollowingstudentspre-sentedtheirfourth-yeartheses:AmyeParker:LocalFoodInitiativesandtheMainstreamingofAlternativeSystems:ACaseStudyofOntariofresh.caLydiaCordieGarcia:TheAcademicEnglishLiteracyNeedsofFirst-GenerationImmigrantYouthSociologyHonourStudentThesisPresentationsRS.6
  7. 7. InOctober,InOctober,PamelaSugimangaveatalktitled,“Citizenship:NothingYetEverything.”Aspartofaroundtabletitled,“What’stheUseofHistory?CitizenshipandHistoryinCanada’sPastandPresent,”organizedbythePeople’sCiti-zenshipGuideProject,andheldattheTorontoPublicLibrary.Hertalkisavailableat::http://activehistory.ca/2012/citizenship-nothing-yet-everything/ForaweekinApril,DoreenFumiaparticipatedinFifeHouse’s“Thriveon$6.65Challenge”.Thechallengewasiniti-atedbyFifeHouse,anorganizationthatprovideshousesandservicesforpeoplethatareHIVpositiveandlivingwithAIDS.Theyaskedcommunitymemberstoliveon$6.65/dayastheirfoodbudgetinordertohighlightthedifficultiesthatpeoplefacelivingondisabilityallowances.OnJanuary22nd2013,NicoleNeversonwasfeaturedonCBCSaskatchewan’sradioprogram,“BlueSky”.Onthispro-gramshewaspartofapaneldiscussingtheuseofcon-ductedenergyweaponsinpolicing.DoreenFumiahasbeenre-electedtotheCanadianAssocia-tionofUniversityTeachersExecutiveCommitteefor2013-2014astheco-chairoftheEquityandDiversityCouncil.WithKenNoma,PresidentoftheNationalAssociationofJapaneseCanadiansandProfessorRolandColoma,O.I.S.E./UT,PamelaSugimanisorganizingasymposium,tentativelytitled,,“HistoricalMomentsofChange:JapaneseCanadianRedressandBeyond.”Thiswillbeaninterdiscipli-narysymposiumonracismandhistoricalredressamongdiversegroupsinCanadatodaytobeheldinSeptember,2013.2013.PamelaSugimanisco-organizing(withProfessorStaceyZembrzycki,ConcordiaUniversity)aworkshopforthe2014BerkshireConferenceonWomen’sHistory.Toronto,Canada,May22-25.“BeyondWomen’sWords:FeministReectionsontheTheoryandPracticeofOralHistory.”IntheCommunity&IntheNewsJeanGoldenandsomeoftheparticipantsoftheBahamasProject.TheSociologyDepartmentandtheFacultyofArtsareexaminingmakingtheBahamasProject,developedbyJeanGolden,oneofthe rstinternationalservicecreditcourseforRyersonSociologystudents.ThecoursewillbuildontheinstitutionalrelationshipestablishedbyProf.GoldenwiththeeveryChildCounts(ECC)SchoolforchildrenwithspecialneedsintheBahamas.ThisspringnineteenSocialWorkandEarlyChildhoodStudiesstudentswereintheBahamasonEarlyChildhoodStudiesstudentswereintheBahamasonacademicplacementandasvolunteers,workingwiththeECCSchoolfrom5-10weeks.TheadditionoftheArtsstu-dentswouldexpandtheBahamasProjecttoincluderesearchprojectsofservicetotheECCSchoolandtoSocialServices.InAminaJamal’sclassSOC475ContemporarySocialTheory,studentsparticipatedineventsrelatedtoSocialJus-ticeWeekatRyersonUniversityandcriticallyanalyzedtheirexperiencesinindividualpapers.Studentsweregivenachoiceofquestionsthatwouldhelpthemrelatetheirexperi-encestokeyinsightsandconceptsincontemporarysocialtheory.InSOC473ClassicalSociologicalTheoryFall2012,secondyearstudentsattendedaSocialJusticerallyonhighereducationandyouthunemploymentandansweredanin-classquestiononyouthissuesusingMarx’sconceptofalienation.AdifferentsetofSOC473studentsinWinter2013,attendedaseriesofworkshopsorganizedbyDeniseONeilGreen,AssistantVice-president/vice-provost,Equity,DiversityandInclusion(EDI),oranotherdiversity-relatedeventoncampus.Theythencriticallyexaminedthepossibilieventoncampus.Theythencriticallyexaminedthepossibili-tiesandlimitationsofoneconceptortheoryinrelationtoanissueofdiversityincontemporaryCanadiansociety.SocialJusticeandSociologicalTheoryinAminaJamal’sClassBAHAMASpROJECTdevelopedbyJeanGoldenRS.7

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