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Sociology

HOW TO PUT ‘SOCIETY’ INTO CLIMATE CHANGE

British Sociological Association (BSA), Presidential Event

Monday 8th February 2010, 10.00am – 4.30pm

British Library Conference Centre, London

This one day conference will examine the methodological implications for social science of the processes of global climate change.

John Urry from Lancaster University will be taking a lead on this event along with John Brewer (BSA President). John Urry is currently editing a special issue of Theory, Culture and Society on global heating (2010) and preparing Climate Change and Society (Polity 2011). He is a former RAE Panel Chair and Editor of the International Library of Sociology.

John Brewer is Sixth Century Chair in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He is currently working on another of sociology’s ‘big issues’, with Polity Press about to publish his book on the sociology of peace processes.  The Leverhulme Trust are also funding a £1.26m research programme on compromise after conflict.

The conference programme includes:

* A welcome to the conference from BSA President, Professor John Brewer

* A welcome to the British Library by Jude England, Head of Social Sciences

* Professor John Urry, Lancaster University: ‘The importance of putting Society into Climate Change’

* Rt Hon. Malcolm Wicks MP ‘Climate Change: What is the Question?’

* Professor Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University: ‘Transitions in practice – climate change and everyday life’

* Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey: ‘The social and structural dimensions of sustainable living’

* Professor Alan Warde, University of Manchester: ‘How sociological understandings of routine consumption might inform effective strategies for enhancing sustainability’

* Professor Brian Wynne, Lancaster University: ‘Climate Change Science’

Places for this event are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Lunch and refreshments are included. BSA Members can attend this event free of charge (your 2010 subscription must be paid in advance of registration). However, due to the costs incurred by the BSA, in the event of a no-show or cancellation of your booking after 5:00pm on Monday 12th January 2010, a fee of £10 will be charged. Non-Members of the BSA may also attend this event for a registration fee of £10.

Please visit the event website www.britsoc.co.uk/events/presidential to register and for further event details. For more details about joining the BSA please visit www.britsoc.co.uk/join

Please direct any enquiries to the BSA office at events@britsoc.org.uk 

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Education

LONDON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION (LICE 2010)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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London International Conference on Education (LICE-2010)

September 6-8, 2010, London, UK

http://www.liceducation.org/

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The London International Conference on Education (LICE) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The LICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of LICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The LICE-2010 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in LICE-2010 include but are not confined to
the following areas:

*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*E-Learning
*ESL/TESL
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*History
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*K12
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Pedagogy
*Physical Education (PE)
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Reading Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
*E-Society
*Other Areas of Education

IMPORTANT DATES:

Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: March 01, 2010 
Research Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: March 30, 2010
Proposal for Workshops: February 15, 2010
Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: February 15, 2010
Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: March 15, 2010
Notification of Research Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance /Rejection: April 15, 2010
Camera Ready Paper Due: June 01, 2010 
Participant(s) Registration (Open): January 2010
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 31, 2010
Late Bird Registration Deadline: September 06, 2010
Conference Dates: September 06-08, 2010

For further information please visit LICE-2010 at: http://www.liceducation.org/

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Work, work, work

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 31st JANUARY 2010

EVENTS

FORUM ON NEWCOMER POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO OVERCOME POVERTY

A forum will be held on Saturday, March 27, to discuss how to improve access to employment for newcomers and how to build communities where immigrants and refugees participate fully in civic life.

For more info: http://www.cleonet.ca/events/1202

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RESEARCH CONFERENCE: HEALTHCARE FOR THE UNDOCUMENTED AND UNINSURED, TORONTO

Friday, February 12
9 am to 4 pm
155 College Street, Suite 610, Toronto

Systems, policies, practices and their consequences presented by:
– Women’s College Hospital’s Network on Uninsured Clients
– Wellesley Institute
– Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
– York Institute for Health Research (YIHR), York University

This event is free but space is limited. Refreshment breaks and lunch will be provided.

Download the registration form in Microsoft Word here: http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/events/?event_id=15

Send a completed form to linda.gardner@wchospital.ca

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REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH: ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FROM INDIGENOUS AND FAITH PERSPECTIVES

March 5-7, 2010
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St, Vancouver (Coast Salish Territory)
British Columbia, Canada

A conference which draws on faith traditions to present alternatives in the context of the global economic crisis.

For more info: http://www.interfaithjustpeace.org/program.php

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR CITY BUDGET PROCESS 101 EVENT

Social Planning Toronto & Toronto Open Budget Present: City Budget Process 101

Wednesday, February 3
6-9 PM
North York Memorial Community Hall,
5150 Yonge Street at North York Centre subway

Every year, Toronto City Council passes capital and operating budgets that identify priorities and guide the City’s spending for the year. How does it all work and how can we make it work better?

Join us for this informative and interactive workshop to:

– Learn how the City of Toronto budget process works
– Find out how you can get involved
– Share your ideas for how we can make the process more open and inclusive

Please register by going to: http://socialplanningtoronto.org/city-budget-process-101-event-registration
or by calling Mary Micallef at (416) 351-0095 x251.

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NEWS & VIEWS

GOVERNMENTS TURNING THEIR BACKS ON PENSION CRISIS

Canada’s finance ministers are doing Canadians a grave disservice by pretending that no real crisis exists within our failing pension system.

To read more: http://www.nupge.ca/node/2854

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HELP STOP THE ELIMINATION OF NURSES FROM BLOOD DONOR SCREENING

18 Jan 10 — In February 2009, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) announced that it is proposing changes to the way blood donors are screened. CBS wants to eliminate nurses from initial donor screening and replace them with ‘multi-skilled workers’ (MSWs).

CBS wants nurses to be involved in donor screening only if MSWs or other staff request that nurses assess a client for eligibility. But MSWs will lack the necessary medical background to know which donors need a nursing assessment and which do not.

Nurses’ unions across Canada have already written to the minister of health, Leona Aglukkaq, asking her to reject the CBS’s request, and the media has taken notice.

Today, we’re broadening our efforts to protect Canada’s blood supply by asking everyone who is concerned to contact Minister Aglukkaq.

This morning the Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions (CFNU) launched http://www.SafeBlood.ca. The new website provides an easy to use, online ‘Take Action’ tool. Please take two minutes to send your message to Minister Aglukkaq today at: http://www.safeblood.ca/take-action.htm

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COMM-ORG INVITES PAPERS FOR ITS 2010 PAPERS COLLECTION

Are you writing a paper on:
– Community organizing?
– Community development?
– Community planning?
– Community-based research?
– A related area?

COMM-ORG: The On-line Conference on Community Organizing is looking for papers to post on the COMM-ORG Papers page. All papers are posted on the COMM-ORG website and announced on its accompanying list-serve, which reaches over 1000 people across more than a dozen nations. We welcome discussion of all papers on the list-serve and encourage our members to also send comments directly to authors.

To submit a paper, contact the editor, Randy Stoecker, at rstoecker@wisc.edu Authors retain complete control over their work.

For more info: http://comm-org.wisc.edu

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LESSONS LEARNED: ASSESSING THE 2009 CITY OF TORONTO STRIKE

by Julia Barnett & Carlo Fanelli, The Bullet

When word came that the 39-day strike by CUPE Locals 79 and 416 had come to an end, the immediate question on most members’ minds was “Did we win?” The information gap between rank and file members and the union executive was so large that many strikers were unaware of why exactly they were on strike in the first place and were dependent on media reports to find out where both sides stood during collective bargaining. Much of the information that picketing workers did receive was inconsistent, late or completely empty of any substantive information, leaving strikers frustrated and angry.

To read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/298.php

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CALL FOR PAPERS: SOCIAL ECONOMY STUDENT NETWORK (SESN) STUDENT CONFERENCE ON THE SOCIAL ECONOMY

Exploring the role of the Social Economy in a changing world
June 1, 2010

Research and shared perspectives on the Social Economy play an important role in informing the way we imagine social life in Canada as well as shaping the way in which the economy, individuals, and the environment will co-exist in the future. Since it is recognized that each individual embodies a unique perspective on the Social Economy and that it is a community of these diverse perspectives which dictates the manner in which Social Economy movement will move forward – we are pleased to create a space where students and those with interest in the Social Economy may share their perspectives.

This one-day Social Economy Student Network conference will be held at Concordia University in Montréal June 1st, 2010 (with a social event for presenters, organizers and attendees to follow). The Deadline for abstract submissions is March 1st, 2010.  We invite anybody who has had experience working with and researching various aspects of the Social Economy to submit an abstract.

For more info: http://www.anser-ares.ca/

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NEW VOICES JOURNAL – VOICES OF NEWCOMERS

The second issue of New Voices, produced by the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto, includes photos and profiles articles written by internationally trained journalists living in Canada, all exploring themes such as employment equity, legislative change and opportunities for newcomers.

The publication also highlights an upcoming community forum entitled Refusing to settle for less: Newcomer policy recommendations to overcome poverty, which is taking place on Saturday, March 27, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

The forum will bring together newcomer communities, the community service sector, organized labour, business, and government. Please contact Adriana Salazar at asalazar@mnlct.org or 416-699-4527 ext. 229 for registration or for more details.

Download the issue at:  http://mnlct.org/story/newsletter/NewVoices09winter.pdf

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ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

Studies in Social Justice
Vol 3, No 2 (2009): Special Issue: Work, Insecurity, and Social Justice
Table of Contents
http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/SSJ/issue/view/345

Journal of Education and Work, Volume 23 Issue 1 2010
New partnerships for learning: meeting professional information needs
Pat Gannon-Leary; James Carr
Pages 65 – 77
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a918778653

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 2010;39 10-28
Neoliberal restructuring, activism/participation, and social unionism in the nonprofit social services
Donna Baines
http://nvs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/39/1/10

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OUR MANDATE:

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

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