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Top Five Reasons to Register for Congress 2010

Alison Faulknor, Director of Programs

Most of you reading this blog do not need convincing to attend Congress 2010 held at Concordia University in Montreal this spring (May 28th – June 4th).  Just ask one of the 8,600 people who gathered in Ottawa last year at Carleton University.

With the theme of Connected Understanding/ le savoir branché as a jumping-off point, there are many reasons why scholars - at all stages in their careers, community members and policy-makers will choose to attend. Here are five:

1)      Stimulate the Mind – In recent years, Congress has been declared a “meeting of the minds” and the “intellectual Olympics...

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Leadership for Equity in Education: Deficit mentality is a major challenge

John P. Portelli, OISE, University of Toronto
Guest Contributor

Deficit thinking hinders leadership for equity. It privileges mainstream or conventional thinking and marginalizes any deviation from it. Yet, if one believes in a robust conception of democracy, one that fully respects social justice, diversity and equity, then leadership for equity should be a natural extension of democracy so conceived. However, even a softer form of democracy, for example, a liberal democracy such as ours in Canada, should be sympathetic to leadership for equity since such a conception and practice...

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Un nouveau directeur général nommé à la Fédération

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Il nous fait plaisir d’accueillir Jean-Marc Mangin à la Fédération. Au moment d'accepter sa nomination, M. Mangin remarquait : «Depuis plus de 20 ans, j'ai été le témoin de situations parmi les plus difficiles à imaginer telles que les génocides, les guerres civiles, le changement climatique et la pauvreté extrême. Dans plusieurs cas, nous avons fait appel aux chercheurs en sciences humaines pour comprendre, trouver des solutions et innover au plan des politiques sociales. À titre de directeur général de la Fédération, mon objectif est d'aider à faire le lien entre l'incroyable richesse en connaissances qui existe partout au pays et des partenaires au...

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Equity and Collective Bargaining in Canadian Universities

Linda Briskin, York University
Guest Contributor
Interventions to promote employment and pay equity often focus on legislation. However, collective bargaining is a significant although often invisible instrument for promoting workplace equity. Unions, which seek to promote both social transformation and the institutional mainstreaming of equality, can empower women to act collectively in their own interests, especially in the current global context.

‘Bargaining equity’ may well depend on what I have called ‘equity bargaining’. The former refers to the equity issues themselves while the latter to the process of bargaining, bargaining strategy...

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"Haitians...you are not alone"

Malinda S. Smith, vice-president Equity Issues

This photo shows Haiti's Presidential Palace, which collapsed during the earthquake of Jan. 12. Photo courtesy M Eriksson on Flickr.

There is a saying in Haiti, Tonia Dyer tells us, “When the nose is hit, the eyes cry. You have to look at the ripple effect of something like this.” On Tuesday, 12 January 2010 the Republic of Haiti experienced a devastating 7.0 earthquake, which was followed by some 34 aftershocks. The quake has been categorized as a “...

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