August 2011

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Able People, Disabling World: Unequal Access to Water

Verlyn Leopatra, Jacqueline Noga and Emily Hutcheon, University of Calgary
Guest contributors

This entry is part of a collaborative series on disabilities between the Federation’s Equity Issues Portfolio and the Canadian Disability Studies Association/ Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité.

At the Ignite Change Now! Global Youth Assembly 2011, hosted by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights in Edmonton in July, some 500 youth explored the connections between water and an array of national and...

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For Aboriginal people education is the ‘new buffalo’

Malinda S. Smith, Canadian Federation for Humanities and social sciences 
Vice-president, Equity Issues

This entry is part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s series on Indigenizing the academy and Indigenous education.

We laud ourselves for supporting education of children in Afghanistan, while First Nations children get 60 to 80 per cent of government education investment received by non-Aboriginal children here.

Canada is celebrated for its contributions to human rights: a beacon of hope for...

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Disabilities, Aging and Sibling support: Tending a precious resource

Bonnie Lashewicz, University of Calgary
Guest contributor

This entry is part of a collaborative series on disabilities between the Federation’s Equity Issues Portfolio and the Canadian Disability Studies Association/ Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité

People with disabilities, like Canadians in general, are living increasingly long lives. This sub-set of our aging population has specialized needs given that when the effects of age are superimposed on pre-existing disability, age related physical changes are more likely to occur and to occur earlier and with greater intensity....

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The Becoming Crisis of Disability Studies

Tanya Titchkosky, OISE/University of Toronto
Guest contributor

This entry is part of a collaborative series on disabilities between the Federation’s Equity Issues Portfolio and the Canadian Disability Studies Association/ Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité

The heat wave of July 18th to 23rd in Toronto was accompanied by the high pressure of the international Disability Studies Summer Institute hosted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. By invitation, 50 emerging and established scholars from Ontario, the United States and the...

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Close encounters of the urban Aboriginal and multicultural kind

Meenal Shrivastava, Athabasca University
Guest Contributor

This blog entry is part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s series on ‘interculturalism and pluralism’.

One of the first things I noticed on my earliest trip to Canada in 1998 was the presence of remarkable Aboriginal art in so many public places. For years after that I admired and bought gifts of Canadian Aboriginal art as the most appropriate Canadian souvenir. As a tourist to Canada, I knew about the historical and contemporary...

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Sport through a disability studies lens

Jeremy Tynedal, University of Calgary
This entry is part of a collaborative series on disabilities between the Federation’s Equity Issues Portfolio and the Canadian Disability Studies Association/ Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité

Participation in sport is seen to have health, social, economic and environmental benefits that include self-concept, self-esteem, reduced depressive symptoms, decreased stress and anxiety, improved self-acceptance,...

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The 2011 Vanier scholarships highlight excellence in Canadian research and graduate studies

Canadian Federation for the humanities and social sciences

As the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program enters its third year, we are pleased to congratulate the latest round of Vanier scholars.

The Vanier Scholarship Program provides funding to exceptional graduate students from Canada and around the world who choose to pursue doctoral studies in Canada. It provides valuable support to Canada’s research community, highlighting outstanding contributions to our understanding of complex global issues and bolstering Canada’s reputation as a world-class education centre for graduate students and researchers.

“On this exceptional roster of emerging scholars are some of the best and brightest from around the world” said Graham Carr, President of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. “Supporting this next cohort of researchers is critical to ensuring that we have the talent to foster creativity, deepen knowledge,...

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L’interculturalisme au Québec : pour rassurer la majorité?

Annick Germain, Institut national de la recherche scientifique 

This blog entry is part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s series on ‘interculturalism and pluralism’ .

Du 25 au 27 mai avait lieu à Montréal un symposium  international sur l’interculturalisme. L’événement qui a attiré beaucoup de monde, faisait suite à un premier atelier préparatoire en février et était organisé, en collaboration avec le Conseil de l’...

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