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  1. 1. DepartmentofSociologyNewsletter|RyersonUniveristy SUMMER 2013 Ryerson Sociologist THE INTHISISSUEof TheRyersonSociologist: MessagefromtheChair,AdvisoryCouncil...................1 HenryGirouxSpeakerSeries,BookShelf......................2 BookShelfContinued..............................................................3 AwardforJeanGolden,ISACogress.................................4 ProfessorGillinRetirement,Grants+Awards.............5 StudentResearch,CommunityEngagedLearning...6 BahamasProject,SocialJustice,CommunityNewsBahamasProject,SocialJustice,CommunityNews..7 Messagefrom theChair knowledgemobilizationandwaysofknowing.In addition,asaprogressive,critical,andinnovative department,wehavebeenbusyrevisingourcal- endarofferingsinordertoensurestudentengage- ment,andcurrency.Aswell,formanymonths,the DepartmenthasbeencarefullyreviewingourPro- gramme,asweprepareforourrstofficialPeriodic ProgrammeReview.WhenweconsiderourPro- gramme,weareparticularlyexcitedaboutour leadershipwithintheFacultyofArtsin community-engagedlearningandteaching. Therehavealsobeensomechangestothe ‘face’thatwepresent.Wearecurrentlyrenovating theDepartmentandrevampingourwebsite.These projectswillbecompletebytheFall.Finally,Iam delightedtowelcometotheDepartment,our newestcolleague,Dr.ChristopherPowell.Chris holdsaPhDinSociologyfromCarletonUniversity. (Hisdissertationwastitled:CivilizationandGeno(Hisdissertationwastitled:CivilizationandGeno- cide.)Hejoinsusafterspendingnineyearsinthe SociologyDepartmentandtheUniversityofMani- toba.Chrishaswrittenextensivelyinmanyareas, includingrelationalsociology,KarlMarxandNor- bertElias,humanrights,andgenocideinCanada. WeofferawarmwelcometoDr.PowelltotheDe partmentofSociology,theFacultyofArts,andRy- ersonUniversity. PamSugiman Sincerely, PamSugiman Itismypleasuretowritemy rstChair’smessage forthenewsletteroftheDepartmentofSociologyat RyersonUniversity.Bythebeginningofthesummer,I willhavecompletedthe rstyearofmytermasChair. SinceIbeganthisposition,timehaspassedataquick pace.LifeintheSociologyDepartmenthasbeen eventfultosaytheleast.Ourdayshavebeen lled withhardwork,asusual.Butwehavealsotakenupwithhardwork,asusual.Butwehavealsotakenup manynewopportunitiesandconfrontedchallenges, bothcollectivelyandpersonally.Onthisnote,Iwish toextendmybestwishestotwovaluedcolleagues whohavebeenawayfromtheDepartmentformuch ofthisyearandlast:TerryGillinandElizabethJohn- son.Wemissyouboth.Welookforwardtoseeing Elizabethagainthissummer.Andwetrustthatafter retirement,TerrywillcontinuetovisittheDepart- menttosharestoriesofhispost-retirementpursuits. Wearealsodelightedtoannouncethebirthof HeatherRollwagen’sson,Samuel,MelanieKnight’s daughter,Adélaida,andVirginiaClark’sson,Jason. CongratulationstoHeather,Melanie,Virginia,andto yourgrowingfamilies.Inaddition,Iwishtorecog- nizethegeneroussupportofourreplacementstaff, SophiaFinosandDanaHiggins,bothofwhom led in,withsuchcompetenceandgoodspirit,onvery shortnotice. Asyouwillseethroughoutthisnewsletter, Ryerson’sSociologyDepartmenthasbeengrowing andmaturing.Ourfacultyandstudentshavedemon- stratedthevalueoftheircontributions,asmeasured bytraditionalacademicindicators:publishedbooks, journalarticles,researchfunding,andawards.Butas aDepartment,wearealsoproudofourlongstanding commitmenttosocialactivism,andtherichrelationcommitmenttosocialactivism,andtherichrelation- shipsthatwehaveformedwithinlocalandinterna- tionalcommunities.Wearefurthermoreenhancing theintellectualandresearch‘culture’oftheDepart- ment,inlaunchinganewSociologySpeakerSeries, reconstitutingourAdvisoryCouncil,embarkingon newcollaborativeresearchprojects,andinitiatinga MasterofArtsPrograminSociology,withafocusof DEPARTMENTAdvisory Council DesignedbyDAVIDKRYSZAJTYSandproducedbyTONYADAVIDSON TheSociologyDepartmentisproudtointroduce itsnewlycreatedAdvisoryCouncil.TheCouncil includesprominentnurseandactivistCathy Crowe(1),andrenownedsociologistMargrit Eichler(2).ThefeministjournalistMicheleLands- berg(3)isamemberoftheCouncil.TheCouncil alsoincludestheCityofTorontoDirectorof Equity,DiversityandHumanRightsEquity,DiversityandHumanRightsUzmaShakir (4)andSecretary-TreasureroftheCanadian LabourCongress,HassanYusuff(5). (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
  2. 2. RS.2 THECRISISOFYOUTH INTHEAGEOF DISPOSABILITY ProfessorHenryGiroux HENRyGIROUX COMESTORYERSON By:AsmitaPersaud IntheFallof2012,theSociologyDepartmentandtheRyersonStudentsUnionwerehonouredto hostDr.HenryA.Giroux’spresentationon“TheCrisisofYouthinanAgeofDisposability,”astheinau- guraleventintheeSociologyDepartment’sSpeakerSeries.Beinginawide-ranging eldwithmany sub-disciplines,membersoftheSociologyprogramwereaptto ndmanypartsofDr.Giroux’stalk relevant,interesting,andmeaningfultotheirown eldofstudies. Dr.Giroux’senthusiasmandzestforcriticalthoughtandequalityareunquestionableashedis- cussedatlengththeimportanceoflinking“criticalthoughttoaprofoundimpatiencewiththestatuscussedatlengththeimportanceoflinking“criticalthoughttoaprofoundimpatiencewiththestatus quo”.Hefocusedhisdiscussiononthe“neoliberalmachine”whichdesertsandrendersyouth,par- ticularlythosethatarefromlow-incomeandminoritybackgrounds,asdisposablepopulations.He poignantlypointsoutwithstatisticsthatthismachinehasgivenincredibleprotstocorporations whilecausingenvironmentaldestruction,atrociouslevelsofhumansuffering,andtheimpoverish- mentoftheworkingclassanddisposableyouth. Dr.Girouxexplainedthattherearetwowarsbeingwagedagainstyouth.The rstwaragainst youthisthe‘softwar’,whichincludestheadvertisingindustrythatcommodiesyouthandshiftsyouthisthe‘softwar’,whichincludestheadvertisingindustrythatcommodiesyouthandshifts theiridentitiesfromcriticalcollectivecitizensintoindividualizedconsumers.Atauniversitycampus surroundedbyconsumerism,asDr.Girouxspokeofthe“low-intensitywarwagedbycorporateinsti- tutions”wewereforcedtoreectonourdailyrelationshipwiththeconsumeristworld.Thesecond, the‘hardwar’criminalizes,targets,andpunishesparticularyouthconsidered“failedconsumers". Theseyouthareoftenmarginalizedandoppressedbytheirrace,ethnicity,orclass.Again,thecount- lesschillingrealizationsDr.GirouxmakesstrikeachordasinamulticulturalcitylikeTorontowherelesschillingrealizationsDr.GirouxmakesstrikeachordasinamulticulturalcitylikeTorontowhere insidiousandsubtleracismandclassismstilllinger,withracialprolingstillahot-buttonissue. Dr.Girouxisadistinguishedscholarandanintellectualprovocateur.Hismostrecentbooksin- clude“TwilightoftheSocial:resurgentPublicsintheAgeofDisposability;and,DisposableYouth,Ra- cializedMemories,andtheCultureofCruelty.Girouxfearlesslychallengesthestate’scurrenteco- nomicandpoliticalorderthroughcriticalthoughtandsocialengagement.Histalk“TheCrisisof YouthintheAgeofDisposability”wasbothmeaningfulandeye-opening. BOOKSHELFTheSociologyfacultyatRyersoncontinuestomakeamarkthroughtheir interdisciplinaryresearchandwriting.Checkoutthenew publicationsbythe faculty! BOOKS Flisfeder,M(2012)TheSymbolic,TheSublime,andSlavojZizek’sTheoryof Film NewYork:PalgraveMacMillanPress. Bernardi,D.,M.Pomerance&H.Tirosh-Samuelson(eds.).(2012).Hollywood's ChosenPeople:TheJewishExperienceinAmericanCinema.Detroit:Wayne StateUniversityPress. Braun,M.,C.Keil,R.King,Braun,M.,C.Keil,R.King,P.S.Moore&L.Pelletier(eds.).(2012).Beyondthe Screen:Institutions,NetworksandPublicsofEarlyCinema.Eastleigh,UK: JohnLibbey. Koc,M.,J.Sumner&A.Winson(eds.)(2012).CriticalPerspectivesinFood Studies.Toronto:OxfordUniversityPress. Northey,M.,L.Tepperman&Northey,M.,L.Tepperman&P.Albanese.(2012).MakingSenseintheSocial Sciences:AStudent’sGuidetoResearchandWriting,5thed.Toronto:Oxford UniversityPress. Pomerance,M.(2013)AlfredHitchcock'sAmerica.Cambridge,UK:Polity Press.
  3. 3. BOOKSHELF CONTINUED... morebooks! Pomerance,M.(2013).TheEyesHaveIt:CinemaandtheRealityEffect.NewBrunswick,NJ:Rut- gersUniversityPress. Pomerance,M.(2012).MichelangeloRedAntonioniBlue:EightReectionsonCinema.Los Angeles:UniversityofCaliforniaPress. Pomerance,M.&J.Sakeris(eds.)(2012)PoppingCulture,7thed.Boston:PearsonEducation. Sears,A.&J.Cairns.(2012)TheDemocraticImagination:EnvisioningPopularPowerinthe Twenty-Firstcentury.Toronto:UniversityofTorontoPress. Tepperman,L.&Tepperman,L.&P.Albanese(eds.).(2012).Sociology:ACanadianPerspective,3rded.Toronto: OxfordUniversityPress. White,R.,J.Wyn&P.Albanese.(2012).YouthandSociety:ExploringtheSocialDynamicsof YouthExperience,Cdn.ed.Toronto,OxfordUniversityPress. BOOKChapters JournalArticles Oriola,T.,Neverson,N&C.Adeyanju.(2012). ‘Theyshouldhavejusttakenagunandshotmy son’:Taserdeploymentandthedowntroddenin Canada.SocialIdentities18:65-83. Rauhala,A.,Rauhala,A.,P.Albanese,C.Ferns,A.Haniff,D. Law&L.Macdonald.(2012).WhoSaysWhat:Pre- andPost-ElectionCoverageandSourcingofChild CareinFourCanadianDailies.JournalofChild andFamilyStudies21(1):95-105. Rollwagen,H.Rollwagen,H.&D.Béland.(2012).Responding toCalgary’s‘GangWar’:APoliticalSociologyof CriminologicalIdeas.TheCanadianJournalof CriminologyandCriminalJustice54(2):141-168. Noack,AandL.VoskoNoack,AandL.Vosko(2012)“PrecariousJobsin Ontario:MappingDimensionsofLabourMarket InsecuritybyWorkers’SocialLocationandCon- text.”PreparedfortheLawCommissionof Ontario,Availableonlineat:http://www.lco- cdo.org/en/vulnerable-workers-call-for-papers-- noack-vosko Albanese,P.&T.Farr.(2012).‘I’mLucky’… To HaveFoundChildCare:EvokingLuckWhileMan- agingChildCareNeedsinaChangingEconomy. InternationalJournalofChild,YouthandFamily Studies1:83-111. Harrison,D.&P.Albanese.(2012).The“Parenti- cation”PhenomenonasAppliedtoAdolescents LivingThroughParentalMilitaryDeployments. CanadianJournalofFamilyandYouth4(1):1-27. Knight,M.Knight,M.(2012).ForUsbyUs(FUBU):The politicizedspaceofBlackwomen'sentrepreneur- shipinCanada.SouthernJournalofCanadian Studies5(1-2):162-183. Knight,M.andK.Rodgers.(2012)“Thegovern- mentisoperationalizingneo-liberalism”: Women’sorganizations,StatusofWomen Canadaandthestruggleforprogressivesocial changeinCanada.NordicJournalofFeministand GenderResearch20(4):266-282. Kwan-Lafond,D.,D.Harrison&P.Albanese. (2012).Parentalmilitarydeploymentsandadoles- cents’householdwork.StudiesinPolitical Economy88:161-188. 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’sMass Circulation:FilmDebutsCoast-to-Coastin Canadain1896and1897.CanadianJournalof FilmStudies21(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).Global Discourses,SituatedTraditions,and Women’sAgencyinPakistanInA. Loomba&R.Lukose(eds.),South AsianFeminisms,Durham:Duke UniversityPress. Jamal,A.Jamal,A.(2012).Feminismand 'Fundamentalism'inPakistan: GenderandClassinthe Secular/Religiousdivide.In Q.Memon&V.Prashad(eds.). DispatchesfromPakistanNew Delhi:LeftWordBooks. Jamal,A.Jamal,A.(2012).WhenAre Women’sRightsHumanRightsin Pakistan?InM.Satterthwaite&J. Huckerby(eds.),Gender,National SecurityandCounter-Terrorism: HumanRightsPerspectives,New York:Routledge. Koç,M.,R.MacRae,A.Noack&Koç,M.,R.MacRae,A.Noack& Ö.GüçlüÜstündag.(2012).What isFoodStudies?:Characterizingan EmergingAcademicFieldthrough theEyesofCanadianScholars.InM. Koç.J.SumnerandA.Winson (eds.),CriticalPerspectivesinFood Studies,Toronto:OxfordUniversityStudies,Toronto:OxfordUniversity Press. Koc,M.&J.A.Bas,J.A.(2012). Canada’sActionPlanonFood Security:TheInteractionsbetween CivilSocietyandtheStateto AdvanceFoodSecurityinCanada. inR.MacRae&E.Abergel(eds.), HealthandSustainabilityinthe CanadianFoodSystem:AdvocacyCanadianFoodSystem:Advocacy andOpportunityforCivilSociety Vancouver:UBCPress. Moore,P.(2013).TheFlowof Amusement:EarlyCinemainthe RedRiverValley.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.),Cultural IndustriesinCanada:Problems, PoliciesandProspects,Toronto: Lorimer. Moore,P.andS.Gabriele.(2012). NewMedia,OldMedia,Intermedia: TheTorontoStar’sCFCA,1922- 1933.InM.Dorland(ed.),Cultural IndustriesinCanada:Problems, PoliciesandProspects,Toronto: Lorimer. Moore,P.(2012).AdvanceNews- paperPublicityfortheVitascope andtheMassAddressofCinema’s ReadingPublic.inA.Gaudreault (ed.),ACompaniontoEarly Cinema,Malden,MA:Blackwell. Muzzatti,S.(2012).SiSiamo Italiani:Ethno-culturalIdentity, ClassConsciousnessandAnarchic SensibilitiesinanItalian-Canadian WorkingClassEnclave.inHSkott- Myhre&C.Richardson(eds.),Habi- tusoftheHoodToronto:Intellect Press. Muzzatti,S.(2012).CulturalCrimi- nology:BurningUpCapitalism, ConsumerCultureandCrime.InW. DeKeseredy&M.Dragiewicz(eds.), TheHandbookofCriticalCriminol- ogyToronto:Routledge. Noack,A.(2012).Assemblingour Toolkit:InterrogatingRepresenta- tionsandDiscourses.InD.Brock,R. RabyandM.Thomas(eds.),Power andEverydayPractice,Toronto: Nelson. Pomerance,M.(2012).Antoine Doinel,AntoineDoinel,Antoine Doinel:FrançoisTruffaut's'Trilogy'" InC.Perkins&C.Verevis(eds.),Film Trilogies:NewCriticalApproaches, NewYork:PalgraveMacmillan. Pomerance,M.Pomerance,M.(2012).Leonardo DiCaprio:Kingofthe'World,'"InA. Everett(ed.),PrettyPeople:Movie Starsofthe1990s,(pp.103-22) NewBrunswickN.J.:RutgersUni- versityPress. Pomerance,M.(2012)."Performed PerformanceandTheManWho KnewTooMuch"inA.Taylor(ed.), TheorizingFilmActing,NewYork: Routledge. Pomerance,Murray.Pomerance,Murray.(2012).Who WasBuddyLove?:ScreenPerform- anceandJewishExperience.InD. Bernardi,M.Pomerance&H. Tirosh-Samuelson(eds.),Holly- wood'sChosenPeople:TheJewish ExperienceinAmericanCinema, Detroit:WayneStateUniversity Press. Schifellite,C.(2012).Household RefrigeratorsComeofAgeinthe 1920s.InC.Rollyson(ed.),The TwentiesinAmerica.Pasadena,CA: SalemPress. Sugiman,Pamela.(2012).Work andtheEconomy.InL.Tepperman, P.Albanese&J.Curtis(eds.),Sociol- ogy.ACanadianPerspective,3rd ed.,Toronto:OxfordUniversity Press. Sugiman,Pamela.(2013)ICan HearLoisNow:CorrectionstoMy StoryoftheInternmentofJapa- neseCanadians–FortheRecord.In S.ZembrzyckiandA.Sheftel(Eds), OralHistoryofftheRecord:Toward anEthnographyofPractice. PalgraveMacmillan.PalgraveMacmillan. 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  4. 4. RS.4 Congr Congratulations ProfessorJeanGoldenreceivingtheChancellor’sAward JeanGoldenwins2013Chancellor’sAwardofDistinction CongratulationstoJeanGoldenforwinning the2013Chancellor’sAwardofDistinction.This awardcelebratesalong,accomplishedcareerof teachingandlearningandofsustainededucational leadershipasasocialjusticeactivistandpublic intellectual. Inherletterofnomination,SociologyDepartmentInherletterofnomination,SociologyDepartment ChairPamelaSugimandescribedJeanGolden’s accomplishments: “Forfortyoneyears,withintheRyersoncom- munity,ProfessorJeanGoldenhasbeenapioneer andleaderineducationalandemploymentequity, diversityandinclusion.Shehasconsistentlydem- onstratedapassionatecommitmenttocritical thinkingandtransformativesocialchange”. ProfessorGolden’scareeratRyersonbeganin 1971andheraccomplishmentsaremany.Profes- sorGoldenwastheChairoftheSociologyDepart- mentfrom1973-1977.EarlyinhercareerProfessor Goldenbecamecommittedtoresearchingand advocatingforequitableandinclusivehiringand educationalpractices.ShewasontheExecutiveof theRyersonFacultyAssociationforover25years duringwhichtimeshespear-headeddiscussions surroundingequityissues,createdaRFAexecutive Equityposition,andorganizedRyersoncommunity andacrossCanadapresentationsandworkshops onahostofequityissuesinteachingandhiring.In 1989RyersonandtheRFAreceivedtheProvinceof OntarioAwardforEmploymentEquityasaresultofOntarioAwardforEmploymentEquityasaresultof herunionactivismandworkwiththeadministra- tiononequityissues.ProfessorGoldenwrote Ryerson’sHumanRightspolicywhichbecamethe modelforuniversityhumanrightspoliciesacross Canadainthe1990’s.Shealsocreatedandwasthe rstSeniorAdministratoroftheRyersonSexual Harassment,EquityandSafetyandSecurityOffice. ProfessorGoldenwasalsoinstrumentalinthe creationofthe rstWomen’sStudiescoursesat Ryersoninthe1970s,theinstitutionalizationofthe CaribbeanStudiescoursesinthelate1990’sand the rstWomenandHumanRightscourseinthe 21stcentury.Shewasalsoinvolvedinthecreation oftheRyersonCaribbeanResearchCentre(RCRC) andservedasitsrstdirectorin2003-04.andservedasitsrstdirectorin2003-04. ProfessorGolden’steachingpracticehascon- stantlyworkedtobridgethegapsbetweenstu- dents’lives,criticalideas,andcommunitysocial change.Sheencouragesherstudentstobecome involvedincommunityactivismandleadsbyex- ample.ProfessorGoldenhastaughtyouthinthe TorontoCityAdultLearningCentrethroughthe RyersonSpanningtheGaps-AccesstoPost- SecondaryEducationprogramandshehastaught immigrantwomenattheTorontoNewcomer WomenImmigrantServices.Shedevelopedand deliveredBackhistoryeducationalworkshopsfor tenyearsattheprimarylevelintheTorontoDistrict SchoolBoard,andanti-racismworkshopsinthe communityandeducationalequityworkshopsin theCaribbean. ProfessorGolden’sreachhasextendedfar beyondthescopeofRyersonandToronto.In2007, aftermeetingKenyanstudentTerianoLesancha whohadcometoCanadafromKenyaandhad beenabandonedbyherCanadiansponsor,Jean Goldenwasinspiredtocreatesolutionstohelp Lesanchacontinueherstudies.Sheworkedwith membersoftheRyersoncommunitytosupportmembersoftheRyersoncommunitytosupport Lesancha.Fiveyearslater,accompaniedbyUniver- sityPresidentSheldonLevy,JeanGoldenper- formedaConvocationceremonyforLesanchain herKenyanvillage.ProfessorGoldenwasalso instrumentalinfosteringarelationshipbetween RyersonandWorldVision.Jointly,thetwoinstitu tionswillsponsoracross-Canadadocumentary aboutthisMaasaistudent’sjourney,aspartofan educationalfundraisingeffortforthisimpover- ishedarea.Ryersonhasbeguntheprocessofedu- cationaltransformationinthisregionofKenyaand ishelpingtheLoodariakMaasaiWomen’sBeading Collectivetodevelopabusinessplanforthefair marketingoftheirbeadsinKenyaandinCanada. In2012ProfessorGoldencreatedaninstitu- tionalrelationshipbetweenRyersonUniversityand theEveryChildCountsSchoolforchildrenwith specialneedsintheNorthernBahamas.Seven SocialWorkandEarlyChildhoodEducationplace- mentandvolunteerstudentsaccompaniedherto theBahamastoassistintheschoolandincommu- nitydevelopmentprojects.Duringherwinter2013 sabbatical,ProfessorGoldenworkedwithtwenty RyersonstudentstohelptheECCSchooldevelop anassistedlivingcenter,avocationaltraining center,communitydisabilityawarenesseduca- tionalprogramsandsecureNGOfundingforthe school.ShewantstoexpandtheProjecttoinclude Sociologystudentsin2014. JeanGoldenhasbeenaconstantinspiration, generouscolleague,andpassionateeducatorin theSociologyDepartment.Hercolleaguesandstu- dentswishtoextendherheartfeltcongratulations onreceivingthisaward. ProfessorGoldenwillbedeliveringtheConvo- cationaddresstotheFacultyofArtsonJune14th. Congratulations InJuly,2018Torontowillhostthousandsofsoci- ologistsfromaroundtheworldforthemeetings oftheInternationalSociologicalAssociation.The meetingswillbehostedbytheCanadianSocio- logicalAssociation(CSA),andwilltakeplaceatthe TorontoConventionCentre.Winningthebidto hosttheISAmeetingsistheresultoftheworkof theCSAexecutive,includingRyerson’sDr. PatriziaAlbanesethepresident-electoftheCSA, andChairoftheLocalOrganizingcommitteefor theISAmeetings.TheCSAexecutivepresented theirpitchtotheISAinBeirutLebanoninMarch, 2012,competingagainstSociologicalAssociations inAustralia,Denmark,Hungary,andSpain. TheInternational Sociological Associationis comingtoToronto!
  5. 5. RS.5 ProfessorTerryGillinisretiringfromtheDepartmentofSociol- ogyafterathirty-oneyearcareerofteachingexcellence,educational leadershipandinnovativeresearch. ProfessorGillinarrivedatRyersonUniversityin1982,having previouslytaughtatMcMasterUniversity,Mt.AllisonUniversity,and twoAmericanfour-yearcolleges.DuringtheseearlyyearsatRyerson heplayedanimportantpartinthedevelopmentofthe rstGerontol- ogycoursesofferedthroughContinuingEducation,includingthe creationofaCerticateGerontologyprogram.Hewasthe rstCoor- dinatorofthisprogram,servedonitscurriculumcommittee,taught coursesandconductedresearchformanyyearsinthisnewlyemergcoursesandconductedresearchformanyyearsinthisnewlyemerg- ing eldofsocialgerontology. Asateacher,ProfessorGillintaughtintheGerontologypro- gramandtheArtsandContemporaryStudiesprogram,aswellas Sociology.Forhim,teachingistheopportunitytochallengestudents todeepentheirunderstandingofthemselvesandtobroadentheir perspectiveofthesocialworldinwhichtheylive,fromtheirfamilies totheirchosenprofessionstothecontemporaryglobalissues.He enjoysbeingaroundotherenthusiasticlearnersandbeingableto encouragethem.Heextendedthisteachingtothementoringofhisencouragethem.Heextendedthisteachingtothementoringofhis sociologicalcolleaguesthroughthemyriadchangingstructural,cur- ricularandSRCrequirementsatRyerson. ProfessorGillinhimselfisa‘lifelonglearner,’asisreectedinthe variousareasofhisformaleducationwhichincludenotonlySociol- ogybutalsoSocialandPoliticalThought,LegalandEthicalStudies, Gerontology,andDisputeResolution.Throughouthiscareerhewas activelyengagedinandastrongsupporterofcontinuingeducation. Hebroughtthisbreadthofknowledgetohisstudents,hisacademic leadershipandhisresearch.Mostrecentlyhehasexaminedtherole andimportanceofacademicfreedomintheacademy.andimportanceofacademicfreedomintheacademy. In1986-91andagainin2006-2011,ProfessorGillinservedas theChairoftheDepartmentofSociology,theonlydepartment membertoholdthispositionintwoverydifferentdecadesofsub- stantivecurricular,staffingandstructuralchanges.The1980’swasthe decadeofcurricularexpansionforSociologyintomoreprogrammes atRyerson,partiallyduetothenewtripartitecurriculumwhich requiredallRyersonstudentstotakensocialscienceandhumanities coursesintheirprogrammes.TheSociologyDepartmentincreaseditscoursesintheirprogrammes.TheSociologyDepartmentincreasedits courseofferings,withanemergingfocusonmediaandanexpansion offeministandanti-racismcontentinexistingcourses.Thisdecade wasalsoatimeoftenurestreamhiringfreezesandarapidgrowthin part-timecontractlabour.From2006-2001,ProfessorGillinledthe SociologyDepartmentintothenewSociologyBAdegreepro- gramme,withsubstantialnumbersofnewhires,curriculargrowth andtenuredecisions.Underhisleadershipduringboththesetwo decadesProfessorGillinsolidiedtheDepartment’scommitmentto criticalsociology,socialjusticeandcommunityactivism. BeinginvolvedinacademicadministrationbroughtforProfes- sorGillinadifferenttypeofrewardthanteachingprovides.Itwasa chancetoservehiscolleagues,tohelpcolleaguesshapetheirlivesin waysthatthey ndmeaningfulandsatisfying,toworktowardarrang- ingcourseloadsthatreectwhatcolleaguesaremostinterestedin teaching,tosupporttheirintellectualinterestsandacademicinitia- tives,toencouragetheirresearchandscholarship,andtourgeabal ancedlifestyle. ProfessorGillinsharedhisinstitutionalwisdomandmediation skillsonmanydepartmental,facultyanduniversitycommittees. Someofthemostimportantcommitteeswerehiringcommittees, bothforSociologyandforotherdepartmentsandprograms.Inthis workhewasengagedinaprocesswhichhadaprofoundandlong- termeffectonstudents,facultycolleaguesandindividuals.Boththe qualityofthestudentexperienceandoffacultycollegialitywereand stillaredirectlyaffected.In1988,hewaselectedbyitscommittee memberstochairtheFacultyAdvisoryCommitteetotheBoardinits PresidentialSearch.Inthisrolehepresented,explainedand defendedtheCommittee’srecommendationstothewholeBoard. Duringthe1988-89,healsochairedthePlanningandPrioritiesAdvi- soryCommittee(PPAC)ofAcademicCouncil,ofwhichhewasa memberelectedbyfellowChairsintheFacultyofArts.Working closelywithotherPPACcommitteememberstheydevelopedrecom- mendationstoestablishopportunitiestoenhancelearningand teachinginaprogrammaticfashionatRyerson.Thiswastheoriginat- inginstitutionalsparkforthemanylearningandteachinginitiatives whichhavesubsequentlydeveloped.ForProfessorGillin,committee workisthebackboneoftheUniversity,themeansofcollegialdeci- sionmaking,suchashiringcolleagues,evaluatingandrewarding students,developingcurriculum,andshapingprogramsandinstitu- tionalsupportsforstudentsandfacultymembers. ProfessorTerryGillin CONGRATULATIONStoTerryGillinonhisre- tirement! ProfessorGillinwasalsoChairoftheAppealsCom- mittee(asitwasthenknown)fortheRyersonFaculty Associationfrom1995-99andactivelyservedonthe committeeforanothertwoorthreeyears.Onbehalfof theFacultyAssociation,herepresentedindividualfaculty colleagueswhofoundthemselvesinconictwiththe Universityastheiremployer.Itwasanopportunityto contributeinauniquewaytofairnessandnaturaljusticecontributeinauniquewaytofairnessandnaturaljustice whicharecriticaltoahealthy,productiveandrewarding learningandteachingworkenvironment. Inhisownwords,ProfessorGillinstates,“Through theRyersoncommunityIhavehadtheopportunityto encourageotherstosearchforthemeaningofbeing humanasindividualsandassocialbeings,andhavebeen abletocontinuemyownsearch.Atitsbest,theclass- roomisalotlikesharingcoffeeandconversationwith colleagues.Bothsituationscancreatecommonground onwhichtosharetheexcitementandchallengesofouronwhichtosharetheexcitementandchallengesofour ownscholarlyreading,thoughtsandinsights....Ihave enjoyedbeingamemberofthecommunityoflearners, studentsandfacultycolleaguesalike.Ithasbeenmore thanacareer;ithasbeenacalling.Whilenotalwayseasy, ithasbeenwonderfullyrewarding.” TheSociologyDepartmentwillmissProfessor Gillin’swisdom,hisquietbutsteelyeducationalleader- ship,andhiscommitmenttocreatinganenvironment withinwhicheachofuscoulddevelopprofessionally. withinwhicheachofuscoulddevelopprofessionwithinwhicheachofuscoulddevelopprofession- ally.Hisstudentswillmisshisstrongsenseofjustice, hisknowledgeofthelaw,religion,andsocial inequalityandhispatientguidancethroughdifficult substantiveclassroomdebates.Weallbeneted fromhisstrongpersonalethicalcorethatguidedhis mediatedapproachtoconictsolution.Heisaman ofhonour.ofhonour. TheDepartmentwishesyouthebestTerryin thenextstepinyourlife-longlearningandsincerely thanksyouforyouryearsofservicetotheSociology Department,tothestudentsandtotheUniversity. GRANTSANDAWARDS .AttheFacultyofArtsTeachingAwardscelebrationin May,2013,PatriziaAlbanesewasawardedthenew TeachingandSRCExcellenceAwardandAndieNoack wasawardedtheExperientialTeachingAward. CamilleHernandez-RamdwarCamilleHernandez-Ramdwarhasbeenawardedfund- ingtosupportherconferencepresentation,“Religion andTourisminTrinidad,”attheupcomingSeventh InternationalMeetingonSocio-ReligiousStudiesCon- ference,Havana,Cuba. Inaddition,CamilleHernandez-Ramdwarhasreceived supportfromtheTeachingAboutDiversityFundfor developmentofacoursetitled,“HaitiandCuba:Revolu- tionarySocieties,”aswellasaCaribbeanStudiesweb- site. PaulMoorehasbeenawardedfundingtosupporthis conferencepresentation,“TheFastPrintingPressand theCirculationoftheSundayPaper,1886-1900,”atthe upcomingmeetingoftheInternationalCommunication AssociationinLondon,UK. MurrayPomeranceMurrayPomerancehasbeenawardedfundingforhis presentation,“Hitchcock’sMooovingPictures,”atthe SocietyforCinemaandMediaStudiesConferencein Chicago. PatriziaAlbaneseandAndieNoackwithFacultyofArtsDeanJean-PaulBoudreauandtheLearningandTeaching OfficeTeachingChairfortheArts,RobertTeigrob PamelaSugimanhasbeenawardedfundingfora symposium,“HistoricalMomentsofChange:Japanese CanadianRedressandBeyond,”fromtheNational AssociationofJapaneseCanadiansEndowmentFund. MélanieKnightMélanieKnightwasrecentlyawardedathree-year SSHRCInsightGrantforaprojectentitled“Themaking oftheenterprisingself:Education,subjectivityand processesofgovernanceinlatemodernsociety”,Dr. Knightwillexaminehowenterpriseandenterprising subjectsarere(produced),payingparticularattention tosubtextsofrace,gender,disAbilityandclassthat informandunderlietheseconstructions.informandunderlietheseconstructions. CherylTeelucksinghhasbeenawardedaSSHRC InsightGrantforherproject,“TheGreenGap:Toward InclusivityinToronto’sGreenEmployment”($73,478). VappuTyyskäisaco-investigatorontwosuccessful SSRHCapplications,bothwithteamscomposedof membersoftheRyersonCentreforImmigrationand Settlement,PIHaraldBauder(Geography).Theywere awardedaSSHRCConnectionsGranttofundthe2013 RCISConference:PrecariousFutures?($49,000).They werealsoawardedaSSHRCPartnershipDevelopment GranttofundaRCISprojectonIntegrationTrajectoriesGranttofundaRCISprojectonIntegrationTrajectories ofImmigrantFamilies.($156,000).
  6. 6. TheSociologydepartmentremainscommitteddevelop- inginnovativeteachingandlearningstrategiesthatallow studentstomakeconnectionsbetweentheoreticalideas, practicalapplicationsandtheirlivedexperiences.Thefollow- ingdescribehowcommunityengagedlearningandteaching hasbeenimplementedinvarioussociologyclasses. JenniferBrayton’scourseSOC932EntertainmentIndustry wasrevisedinSpring/Summer2012tobeaCELTcoursewith embeddedexperientiallearningtodevelopprofessionalprac- ticeskillsandinterviewingtechniques.Studentsresearcheda specicCanadianentertainmentindustrytheyhadaninterest in,developedinterviewquestionsandinterviewedsomeone inthateld,thenwroteananalyticalpaperonhowthatindus- tryoperatesandisregulated,usingtheinterviewasonetryoperatesandisregulated,usingtheinterviewasone sourceofknowledge.Prof.Braytonwasabletoofferstudents 50personalcontactsshehasfromacrossCanadainentertain- mentindustriesrangingfrom lmandTVtoburlesquedanc- ingandDJing.Dr.ReenaTandonassistedProf.Braytonwith thedevelopmentofSOC932intoaCELTcourse,andgiven thesuccessandpositivefeedback,SOC932willcontinueto beofferedasacourseforexperientialandservicelearning. IntheWinterof2013,VappuTyyskähadall60students inherSOC474-Immigration,MinoritiesandCitizenship,take partinaCommunityEngagedLearningandTeaching(CELT) experience.Thisconsistedofcomputerliteracyworkshops givenbygroupsofstudentstoyouthingrades9/10and 11/12inRegentPark,throughapartnershipwithPathwaysto Education.Thestudentspresentedcourse-relatedcontentin theirworkshops,wherepossible.Theyalsowrotebothinditheirworkshops,wherepossible.Theyalsowrotebothindi- vidualandgroupreectionassignmentsabouttheRegent Parksitevisitandtheirworkshops,integratingtheirsubjective reactionswithcourselecturesandreadings. Community-engagedlearningandteachingcontinued tobewellintegratedintotheresearchmethodologythisyear. InAndieNoack’sFall2012‘SurveyDesignandAnalysis’ course(SOC481),23studentsoptedtoworkwithstafffrom fourRyersonstudentservicestoevaluateacampusprogram. WorkingwithstaffmembersfromtheRyersonAccessCentre, InternationalStudentServices,HousingServices,andthe Tri-Mentoringprogram,studentsdesignedasurvey,analyzedTri-Mentoringprogram,studentsdesignedasurvey,analyzed theresults,wrotea nalreport,andformallypresentedtheir conclusionstostudentservicesstaff.Inadditiontolearning aboutsurveyresearchandprogramevaluation,studentswho participatedinthisCELToptionalsolearnedprofessionalskills suchasprojectmanagement,effectivecommunicationand teamwork. InAndieNoack’sWinter2013‘IntrotoQuantitative DataAnalysis’course(SOC411),tenstudentsworkedto developtutorialsondatamanagementtopicsforthePath- waystoEducationprogram.PathwaystoEducationisanon- protorganizationdedicatedtoincreasingacademicsuccess andgraduationratesofstudentsinRegentParkandvarious othercommunitiesacrossCanada.Pathwayswillintegratethe tutorialsintotheirlibraryofmaterialsavailabletohelpstu- dentsintheirone-on-onetutoringprograms.Preparingthe tutorialshelpedRyersonstudentstodeveloptheirknowledge offundamentalstatisticalconcepts,learnstrategiesforman- aging‘mathanxiety’,andenhancedtheircondencearound teachingandlearningmathematics. CommunityEn- gagedLearning andTeaching (CELT) OnMarch22nd,2013theSociologyDepartmentwaswell- representedatRyersonUniversity’sArteriesUndergraduate Conference,astudent-runundergraduateresearchconfer- encesponsoredbytheFacultyofArts.Sociologywastheonly departmentthathadasecondyearstudentpresentresearch atthisconference.Thefollowingpaperswerepresentedby Sociologystudents: • SenseofBelongingtotheLocalCommunityasaPredic- torofDepression LydiaCordie,Sociology(4thyear) • F#*kingTheirWaytoFreedom?:TheSeductionof‘New Feminism’&TroublingRepresentationsofFemaleSexualityin CanadianAdvertising LouisaHawkins,Sociology(5thyear) • EthnicEnclavesandIdentityPoliticsinToronto DayanBduard,Sociology(2ndyear) OnMarch22ndand23rd,third-yearsociologystudent AfnanUllahtravelledtoNorthBay,Ontariotopresentan academicpaperentitledUtilizationofBreastCancerScreening ProgramsbyCanadianMuslimWomenatNipissingUniversity. ThispaperwasinspiredbyAfnan’sworkasaresearchassist- antwithDr.AminaJamal,whoisengagedinresearchexam- iningtheimplicationsofthesecularandreligiousbinaryon CanadianandSouthAsianMuslimwomen.Afnan’spaper examinedtheutilizationofbreastcancerscreeningprograms suchasmammogramsandbreastexaminationsbyCanadian Muslimimmigrantwomen.Usingamulticulturalandanti- racistframework,shedrewonreportsfromtheCanadian CouncilofMuslimWomentocriticallyevaluateexistinglitera- tureonbarriersencounteredbyMuslimwomeninaccessing breastcancerprogramsinCanada.Afnan’spaperwasselected asthebestpaperinherpanelonSocialandPublicPolicy. SamanthaAeby(4thyearSociologystudent)andDr. HeatherRollwagenco-presentedtheirresearchonvictimiza- tionandperceptionsofthecriminaljusticesystematthe AmericanSocietyofCriminologyconferenceinChicagoin November2012.Thisresearchprojectwasundertakenlast summeraspartoftheUndergraduateResearchOpportunities program.UsingdatafromCycle23oftheGeneralSocial Survey(StatisticsCanada,2009),theyconcludedthatvictimsSurvey(StatisticsCanada,2009),theyconcludedthatvictims ofviolentcrimeshavemorenegativeperceptionsofthe police,courtsandprisonsystemsthanvictimsofproperty crime. InNovember2012,fourth-yearSociologystudent LouisaHawkinstravelledtoLjubljana,Sloveniatopresenta paperataninternationallyattendedinterdisciplinarystudent conferenceentitledTheOtherattheUniversityofLjubljana. Herpaper,“Avoiding“Othering”intheOnlineEthnographyof Women’sBlogs:TheDevelopmentofaFeministResearch Ethic”wasinspiredbyresearchconductedwhileshewasan URO(UndergraduateResearchOpportunities)ScholarintheURO(UndergraduateResearchOpportunities)Scholarinthe summerof2012,onbothwomen’sself-publishingandacon- cernforanethicalapproachtosocialresearch.Louisawas fundedbyaFacultyofArtsStudentProjectGrant,byaSociol- ogydepartmentalgrant,andbyRyerson’sInternationalDe- partment. Inthefallof2011andwinterof2012,sociologyunder- graduatestudentsMeganButrynandLousiaHawkins,psy- chologyundergraduatestudentCourtneyManion,andRyer- sonSociologyProfessorPatriziaAlbaneseworkedcloselyon theanalysisofinterviewsconductedbyProfAlbanesewith mothersandchildcareprovidersinruralOntarioandQuebec. Theteampresentedthisresearchinapublicforumtitled "WhatDoMothersNeed?"hostedbytheMotherhoodInitia- tiveforResearchandCommunityInvolvement(MIRCI),inthe Fallof2011inToronto,andattheCanadianSociologicalAsso- ciationAnnualMeetings,inWaterlooOntarioinSpring2012. ThisworkisalsopublishedinWhatdoMothersNeed?by DemeterPress,editedbyAndreaO'Reilly. Theteam’sworkisalsofeaturedinachapterinaco- authoredbookwrittenbyandrepresentingvariousmother- hoodorganizations,includingtheCanadianNativeWomen's Association,HipMama,NationalAssociationofMotherCen- tres,Mothers&More,MochaMoms,WelfareWarriors,aswell astheleadingmotherhoodscholars.Theircontribution exploresthediversityandcomplexityinwomen’slivestoday andwhatchangesareneededinfamilies,inpublic/social policy,education,paidwork,andmaternalsupportandadvo- cacyinthehopesofmovingstepsclosertogenderequityfor mothers. StudentResearchers onthe OnApril1st,2013thefollowingstudentspre- sentedtheirfourth-yeartheses: AmyeParker:LocalFoodInitiativesandthe MainstreamingofAlternativeSystems:ACase StudyofOntariofresh.ca LydiaCordieGarcia:TheAcademicEnglish LiteracyNeedsofFirst-GenerationImmigrant Youth SociologyHonourStudentThesisPresentations RS.6
  7. 7. InOctober,InOctober,PamelaSugimangaveatalktitled,“Citizenship: NothingYetEverything.”Aspartofaroundtabletitled, “What’stheUseofHistory?CitizenshipandHistoryin Canada’sPastandPresent,”organizedbythePeople’sCiti- zenshipGuideProject,andheldattheTorontoPublic Library.Hertalkisavailableat:: http://activehistory.ca/2012/citizenship-nothing-yet- everything/ ForaweekinApril,DoreenFumiaparticipatedinFife House’s“Thriveon$6.65Challenge”.Thechallengewasiniti- atedbyFifeHouse,anorganizationthatprovideshouses andservicesforpeoplethatareHIVpositiveandlivingwith AIDS.Theyaskedcommunitymemberstoliveon$6.65/day astheirfoodbudgetinordertohighlightthedifficultiesthat peoplefacelivingondisabilityallowances. OnJanuary22nd2013,NicoleNeversonwasfeaturedon CBCSaskatchewan’sradioprogram,“BlueSky”.Onthispro- gramshewaspartofapaneldiscussingtheuseofcon- ductedenergyweaponsinpolicing. DoreenFumiahasbeenre-electedtotheCanadianAssocia- tionofUniversityTeachersExecutiveCommitteefor2013- 2014astheco-chairoftheEquityandDiversityCouncil. WithKenNoma,PresidentoftheNationalAssociationof JapaneseCanadiansandProfessorRolandColoma, O.I.S.E./UT,PamelaSugimanisorganizingasymposium, tentativelytitled,,“HistoricalMomentsofChange:Japanese CanadianRedressandBeyond.”Thiswillbeaninterdiscipli- narysymposiumonracismandhistoricalredressamong diversegroupsinCanadatodaytobeheldinSeptember, 2013.2013. PamelaSugimanisco-organizing(withProfessorStacey Zembrzycki,ConcordiaUniversity)aworkshopforthe2014 BerkshireConferenceonWomen’sHistory.Toronto,Canada, May22-25.“BeyondWomen’sWords:FeministReections ontheTheoryandPracticeofOralHistory.” IntheCommunity& IntheNews JeanGoldenandsomeoftheparticipantsoftheBahamasProject. TheSociologyDepartmentandtheFacultyofArtsare examiningmakingtheBahamasProject,developedbyJean Golden,oneofthe rstinternationalservicecreditcourse forRyersonSociologystudents.Thecoursewillbuildonthe institutionalrelationshipestablishedbyProf.Goldenwith theeveryChildCounts(ECC)Schoolforchildrenwithspecial needsintheBahamas.ThisspringnineteenSocialWorkand EarlyChildhoodStudiesstudentswereintheBahamasonEarlyChildhoodStudiesstudentswereintheBahamason academicplacementandasvolunteers,workingwiththe ECCSchoolfrom5-10weeks.TheadditionoftheArtsstu- dentswouldexpandtheBahamasProjecttoinclude researchprojectsofservicetotheECCSchoolandtoSocial Services. InAminaJamal’sclassSOC475ContemporarySocial Theory,studentsparticipatedineventsrelatedtoSocialJus- ticeWeekatRyersonUniversityandcriticallyanalyzedtheir experiencesinindividualpapers.Studentsweregivena choiceofquestionsthatwouldhelpthemrelatetheirexperi- encestokeyinsightsandconceptsincontemporarysocial theory.InSOC473ClassicalSociologicalTheoryFall2012, secondyearstudentsattendedaSocialJusticerallyon highereducationandyouthunemploymentandanswered anin-classquestiononyouthissuesusingMarx’sconceptof alienation.AdifferentsetofSOC473studentsinWinter 2013,attendedaseriesofworkshopsorganizedbyDenise O'NeilGreen,AssistantVice-president/vice-provost,Equity, DiversityandInclusion(EDI),oranotherdiversity-related eventoncampus.Theythencriticallyexaminedthepossibilieventoncampus.Theythencriticallyexaminedthepossibili- tiesandlimitationsofoneconceptortheoryinrelationtoan issueofdiversityincontemporaryCanadiansociety. SocialJusticeand Sociological Theoryin AminaJamal’sClass BAHAMASpROJECT developed byJeanGolden RS.7

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