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May 2019

FSSH Dean appointed co-chair of UN assessment

Dean Dr. Peter Stoett was recently appointed as a co-chair along with two other leading global experts of a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), exploring Invasive Alien Species. Dr. Stoett, professor Helen Roy of the United Kingdom and professor Anibal Pauchard of Chile will lead a team of more than 70 expert authors on this assessment which, once completed, will provide decision-makers with evidence and measures of control that can be implemented in future policy and action. 

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April 2019

OCAD University and Ontario Tech University launch new partnership 

Over three years, Ontario Tech University and OCAD University will work together to deliver innovative learning opportunities in novel ways to students at both schools. One of the funded projects is called the Technopoetics Workshop Series, whose project team members include FSSH's Dr. Isabel Pedersen.

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CDMS student wins Top Paper at Popular Culture Association conference

Fourth-year Communication and Digital Media Studies (CDMS) student Hannah Bourke won the Top Paper award following her presentation at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Washington D.C. Her paper, entitled Good without God: Examining the portrayal of non-traditional religiosity and spiritual thought in The Good Place, examined how the NBC/Netflix show The Good Place reconstructs mainstream and traditional ideas of organized religion and philosophy into a new 'religion' built upon simply being a good person.

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FSSH professors receive Service Awards

Olga Marques, PhD, Assistant Professor, recently received the Faculty Association Service Award. The university's Faculty Association Constitution stipulates the Service Award “shall be given in recognition of the service that faculty members provide to the university.” 

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Hannah Scott, PhD, Professor in Criminology was also recently presented with the Canadian Association of University Teacher’s Dedicated Service Award at the university Faculty Association's Annual General Meeting. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to the university's Faculty Association.

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Forensic Psychology student to represent Canada at International Dance Competition

Forensic Psychology student Doraianna Filippo will travel to Portugal Saturday, June 22 through Friday, July 12 as a member of the World Performers Canada National Dance Team to compete in the Dance World Cup Finals. Filippo is a member of Ontario Tech University's Varsity Dance team. 

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CDMS students presenting capstone projects at national conference

On April 19, six Communication and Digital Media Studies (CDMS) undergraduates presented their capstone research papers at the Popular Culture Association national conference in Washington, D.C. 

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Researcher from Northwestern State University appointed FSSH Adjunct Professor

Tanya Karam Zanders, PhD, was recently appointed Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. Dr. Karam-Zanders maintains an active program of research in cognitive psychology. Her research examines various aspects of human memory, including emotionality and memory, meta-cognition, and person memory, as evidenced by her publications and conference presentations. 

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Criminology and Justice student chosen as a delegate for Daughters of the Vote program

Fourth-year Criminology and Justice student Ashley Pye was among the 338 women (one from each federal riding) selected to represent their community at this year's Daughters of the Vote program. 

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March 2019

Dr. Jen Rinaldi wins Early Career Teaching Award at Celebrate Teaching! ceremony

Jen Rinaldi, PhD, Assistant Professor, took home the Early Career Teaching Award at the March 28 Celebrate Teaching! awards ceremony.

Dr. Brian Cutler appointed incoming editor of scholarly book series

Brian Cutler, PhD, Professor, was recently appointed incoming editor of the American Psychology-Law Society Book Series, published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Cutler assumes the role of editor in August 2019. 

Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos to deliver keynote address at Young Carers Symposium 

Vivian Stamatopoulos, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, will speak about the young carers movement and what Canada can do to match other international movements. This will be Quebec's first Young Carers Symposium.

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Dean Peter Stoett announces Toronto Expert Group Communiqué on Environmental Security and Transnational Environmental Crime

In January 2019, FSSH Dean Peter Stoett, PhD, invited a group of top experts in international environmental crime to gather for a two-day workshop at the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR). A comprehensive communiqué was recently released; it outlines the need for collaborative actives to approach the nexus between transnational environmental crime and environmental security. Visit the link below to access the statement signed by the participants of the Symposium on Transnational Environmental Crime and Biosecurity. 

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FSSH graduate student receives SWAAC Student Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Kaitlin Fredericks, a PhD student in the FSSH Criminology and Social Justice program, recently received the 2019 Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Student Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The award recognizes a university or college student who advances equity, diversity and inclusion within and/or outside their institution through dedication or community outreach and activism.

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