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PhD student Sam Grey publishes article in Agriculture and Human Values

May 22, 2018 Beyond culinary colonialism: indigenous food sovereignty, liberal multiculturalism, andthecontrol ofgastronomic capital PhD student Sam Grey has published an article in Agriculture and Human Values. This article builds on the food sovereignty literature to ask pointed questions about the interplay of market forces and political liberalism. Link to article.

Colin Bennett was reached for comment by Star Calgary on his research into privacy protection policies

May 17, 2018 Alberta privacy commissioner powerless to investigate political parties’ use of voter data Colin Bennett was reached for comment by Star Calgary on his research into privacy protection policies. He pointed to the lack of rights individual have over the personal information collected by political parties. Star Calgary

Congratulations to Donna Wood on book publication

May 16, 2018 Congratulations to Donna Wood on her recently published book, Federalism in Action: the Devolution of Canada's Public Employment Service 1995-2015 (UofT Press). Description: Every developed country has a public employment service that connects job seekers with employers through information, placement, and training support services. In Federalism in Action, Donna E. Wood assesses how Canada’s public employment service is performing after responsibility was transferred from the federal government to provinces, territories, and Aboriginal organizations between 1995 and 2015. Drawing upon over twenty years of data, Wood reveals the governance choices provinces made, the reasons behind these choices, and the outcomes they achieved. Provincial decisions regarding employment programming is an important public policy issue about which little is known, and even less understood within the context of Aboriginal communities. Federalism in Action includes analytical comparisons of Canada’s employment programming with the United States, Australia, and the European Union, as well as information from insightful interviews with key informants from every province. In firmly placing Canada within the extensive international literature on the governance of welfare-to-work policies, this book makes an important new contribution to research.

Amy Verdun wins the Teaching Excellence Award from the European Community Studies Association-Canada

May 14, 2018 Amy Verdun wins the Teaching Excellence Award from the European Community Studies Association-Canada Professor Verdun has been an engaged member of the European Studies community in Canada for nearly 20 years now. She pioneered European studies in Canada and nurtured a generation of European scholars. The Awarding Committee has been particularly impressed by her mark in establishing undergraduate EU studies and attention to quantitative studies in the curriculum, as well as her impressive achievements in terms of networking and student exchange throughout Canada and Europe, as well as a very long list of successful applications for funding in order to sustain these programs. She has been described as an innovative teacher, consistently applying the principles of engaged learning in her teaching. One of her students describes her commitment in these words: ”Throughout university, I have experienced a wide range of teaching styles, and as such I know that they can have a significant impact on student learning. Amy consistently goes above and beyond her role as professor, and I can confidently say that she is one of the most effective teachers from whom I have had the privilege to learn. Her high level of interpersonal skills and communication allow her to create a positive and engaging learning environment that is appreciated by all her students.”

Colin Bennett quoted in iPolitics on electoral reform and privacy policies

May 2, 2018 "Bring our political parties within Canada’s regime of privacy protection law.” Colin Bennett was quoted iniPolitics on electoral reform and privacy policies. Bennett’s research on privacy rights, surveillance, social networks and their impact on democratic values led him to the House of Commons ethics committee last week, where he spoke about the ongoing data breach scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. iPolitics

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