Graduate Students Achievements

2015

  • Congratulations to Doctoral student Frank T. Lavandier for publishing a chapter in entilted "Youth Justice in Prince Edward Island" in the book "Implementing and Working with the Youth Criminal Justice Act across Canada", edited by Marc Alain, Raymond R. Corrado, and Susan Reid.
  • Congratulations to Doctoral student Nathan Thompson for being one of 35 recipients of SSHRC's Storytellers Award from across Canada.  Click to follow the You Tube link
  • Congratulations to Masters student Carolyn Szuter for being accepted to present at the American Sociologlical Association her Thesis research at the "Asia and Asian American Roundtables" to be held in August 2015.

2014

  • Congratulations to Doctoral student Ian Rice on receiving an American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulations grant to support his research.
  • Congratulations to Doctoral student Nathan Thompson on receiving a Lambda award to support his research.

2013

2011

2010

  • The Sociology department is proud to announce that Lesley Frank, PhD candidate, has authored the Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Card 2010. The report is released every year on Nov. 24, to mark the anniversary of the government's promise to end child poverty by the year 2000 and is done in conjunction with Campaign 2000, a national organization that tracks child poverty (of which Lesley is a steering committee member).
  • Hassan Arif has recently published “Sustainable Development in Small Jurisdictions:  The Cases of New Brunswick and Vermont”  through the Canadian-American Public Policy section sponsored by The Canadian-American Center.  Congratulations to Hassan! Hassan’s booklet will be posted on the bulletin board outside the main Sociology office T20 for anyone to look at.  
  • Congratulations to Alekhya Das who has presented a paper entitled “ ‘Zimmedaari’ and ‘suhyog’: An Ethnographic Inquiry into Women’s Health-seeking Behaviour in the Slums  of New Delhi” at the 27th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference. 13-15 May 2010; Brantford, Ontario, Canada for which he received  $716 in travel funding from the School of Graduate Studies and an additional $400 from the 27th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference. He gave a second paper, “Rural values amid urban environments: women’s health-seeking behaviour in slums of India” at the 9th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society. September 23-25, 2010, Fredericton, NB, Canada supported by $200 in Faculty of Arts [http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/] Travel Funding.
  • We are very proud to announce that graduate student Catherine Holtmann  is the recipient of a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her doctoral research on immigrant women and religious identity in Atlantic Canada. She is also co-recipient with Nancy Nason-Clark of a grant from the Teaching and Learning Priority Fund Review Committee for the innovative use of technology in the teaching the sociology of religion.
  • Doctoral candidate Catherine Holtmann was awarded a School of Graduate Studies Student Travel Grant to support presentation of her paper entitled “From Words to Action: Canadian Catholic Responses to Domestic Violence” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Sociology of Religion in Atlanta, GA in August 2010. She presented a second paper, “Women, Religion and Globalization,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Religion hosted by Concordia University in Montreal, May 2010.
  • We are pleased to announce that Emily Lockhart has been awarded a 2010 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her Master’s research ondomestic violence in immigrant families.
  • Steve McMullin's article entitled, "A New Paradigm for the Study of Religion:  A Re-examination," was published in the April 2010 issue of the journal Implicit Religion. Supported by a travel award from the Graduate Students' Association, in March 2010 Steve presented a paper entitled, "Economic Constraints and Congregational Decline" at the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting in Boston.  He also provided a presentation entitled, "Sad Women and Upset Men:  Gendered Aspects of Congregational Decline" at the UNB Graduate Reseach Conference in May 2010.
  • Congratulations to graduate student Duanne Rousselle who has published his first book Post-Anarchism: A Reader. A wonderful achievement at this early stage in his career.
  • Congratulations to former UNB Sociology Master’s Student Eduardo Runte whose doctoral dissertation Productivity and safety: adjustments at work in socio-technical systems has been passed by the Mines Paris Tech in France (formerly the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris). His next step is to return to Brazil, where he is hoping to find a position as a consultant in the area of industrial safety management. He tells us that “The training [he] received at UNB, in particular the courses related to qualitative research methods, proved very valuable throughout [his] work there.”
  • Congratulations to Jonathan Simmons whose 2010 article The pervert's guide to the birds is published in volume 69 of the Bright Lights Film Journal.
  • Angela Wisniewski has published her first article (we are sure it will not be her last!) She is co-author with Thériault, L., Leclerc, A., Chouinard, O., and Martin, G. of the 2010 article “Not Just an Apartment Building”: Residents’ Quality of Life in a Social Housing Co-operative. ANSERJ Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research Revue canadienne de recherche sur les OBSL et l’économie sociale, 1(1):82–100.
  • Kyle Zelmer is entering his third year of doctoral study and striving for ABD status this fall.

2009

  • Congratulations to Doctoral candidate Alekhya Das who was awarded a 2009/2010 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, a 2009 Nels Anderson Field Research Grant, and a 2009/2010 UNB Board of Governors Merit Awards to support his research into the role men play in women's health seeking behaviour in the slums of New Delhi.
  • Congratulations to Lesley Frank, Doctoral candidate, recipient of a 2009/2010 SSHRC Canada Doctoral Fellowship, 2008/2009 UNB President’s Doctoral Tuition Award & Magee Third Party Century Award. She also a speaker at a Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and Prevention at Visioning Nova Scotia in 2010: Advancing research and policy for sustainability, Provincial Conference of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS.
  • Doctoral Student Lesley Frank is co author of the 2009 The Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Card. Published by the Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia and part of the National Campaign that tracks progress on reducing child poverty. November 24th was the 20th  anniversary of the 1987 all party promise to end child poverty by the year 2000.
  • Congratulations to PhD candidate Lynn Gunn who is winner of the 2009 Arts Faculty Teaching Award for part-time instructors!
  • Doctoral candidate Catherine Holtmann was the recipient of a 2008 Faculty of Arts Graduate Assistantship and a Board of Governor’s Merit Award. She was also awarded a 2009 Fichter Research Grant from the Association for the Sociology of Religion for her proposal, “Diocesan Responses to Domestic Violence in the Catholic Church.”  In this research she will compare resources for responding to domestic violence in Catholic dioceses in Germany and Canada. She also received a School of Graduate Studies Travel Grant as well as a Graduate Student Association Travel Grant to attend the 2009 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa.
  • PhD student Catherine Holtmann presented three papers at professional meeting in 2009: “Heart, Mind and Soul: Catholic Women and Social Action” for presentation at the annual meeting for the Canadian Society for Studies in Religion; “The RAVE Website:   Innovative Delivery of Anti-Violence Resources and Training” a panel co-presentation with Dr. Barbara Fisher-Townsend at the New Brunswick and Atlantic Studies Research Development Center symposium; and “Reading the Signs of the Time: Catholic Women and Social Action” paper presented at the New Brunswick and Atlantic Studies Research Development Center symposium.  Fredericton, NB, April, 2009.
  • MA candidate Luana Marotta is second author with José Francisco Soares (2009) of Desigualdades no Sistema de Ensino Fundamental Brasileiro (Inequalities in the Elementary School in Brazil). In: Fernando Veloso; Samjule Pessoa; RIcardo Henriques; Fabio Giambiagi. (Eds.) Educação Básica no Brasil (Elementary school in Brazil). Rio de Janeiro: Campus. She also presented a paper entitled “The Assessment of Motor Development in Preschool Children in New Brunswick” at the Conference on Health over the Life Course, London, Ontario, Canada and a second paper, with José Francisco Soares, entitled “Desigualdades no Sistema de Ensino Fundamental Brasileiro. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Brazilian Association of Educational Assessment, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, June 2009.”
  • Steve McMullin received a school of graduate studies travel grant to present two papers in Denver, CO.  The first paper, entitled "Changing Congregational Life and Theories of Organizational Change,” was presented on October 23, 2009 at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.  The second paper, entitled “Prepared for Ministry?  Knowledge, Fear, and Reality among Seminary Students,” was co-authored with Nancy Nason-Clark, and was presented on October 24, 2009 at the annual meeting of the Religious Research Association. Steve has also been chosen to be the program chair for the 2011 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in Milwaukee, WI, an academic conference attended by more than 500 participants.
  • Fern Paul gave an invited guest lecture in the University of New Brunswick's seminar in Women's Studies (WS 4004) about the work at Gignoo Transition House Inc
  • Fern Paul was Invited to speak to Oromocto High School’s Grade 11 and 12 Family Living 120 classes about Family Violence: Issues for Aboriginal Women and to the University of New Brunswick’s FVI 3003 Counselling Interventions in Response to Family Violence about Intervening with Abused Women at Gignoo Transition House.
  • PhD Student Kyle Zelmer  is the recipient of a UNB Board of Governors Merit Award for 2009-2010.  With funding from the Nels Anderson conference grant, he presented the paper: “Media Impact on Food Risk Events: Consumer Awareness, Class Status, & Public Policy” at the 80th Annual Meeting, Pacific Sociological Association: The Shifting Foundations of Inequality, Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California, United States, April 8-11th, 2009.

2008

  • MA Student Rose Cole was awarded a UNB Board of Governor Merit Award for and a UNB Alumni Merit Award for 2008-2009. She also presented papers at two conferences in 2008: "Examining the Social Economy of Home Care in New Brunswick" at "Qualitatives 2008: The Chicago School and Beyond." University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. May 21-24, 2008 and  "Bridging the Millennium: Where is the Social Economy in Home Care?" at the Inaugural Association for Non-profit and Social Economy Research, ANSER Conference, SSHRC Federal Congress, hosted by University of British Columbia, June 3-6, 2008, for which she was awarded travel grants from Social Economy and Sustainability Project  and the Home Care in New Brunswick project. She is also the student representative for the Atlantic Node for the Social Economy and Sustainability Research Network.
  • Rose Cole, Alekhya Das, Janice Fuller, Barbara MorriseyTenielle PattersonMeaghan Ross, Tim Ross, and Duane Rousselle all served as volunteers for the 25th Qualitatives analysis conference - Qualitatives 2008: The Chicago School and Beyond. University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. May 21-24, 2008
  • Alekhya Das received a Nels Anderson Conference Travel Grant and UNB School of Graduate Studies conference funding to support presentation of his paper: 'Denial mystification and complexity: the role of men in women's health-seeking behavior in slums of New Delhi' at the 2008 XXXIV All India Sociological Conference, Indian Sociological Society, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. He also presented a second paper, 'Ethnography and research on healthcare utilization by women slum dwellers in India', at the 2008 Qualitative Analysis Conference, Qualitatives 2008: The Chicago School and Beyond  at the University of New Brunswick. He is also the recipient of a 2008-09 Magee Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences ($4000) and a 2008-09 Board of Governors Merit Awards for Graduate Studies ($4000).
  • Congratulations to Sarah Gilliss, MA Candidate in Sociology, who received a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships Program - Master's Scholarship to support her study of the sociology of Crime and Young Offenders.
  • Catherine Holtmann was awarded a School of Graduate Studies Student Travel Grant as well as the UNB Associated Alumnae Travel Award for to support presentation of papers as well as her participation in The RAVE Project panel at a joint session of the Sociology of Religion and the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Boston, MA, July 2008. Along with other mebers of the RAVE project she also took part in a panel presentation “The RAVE Project: Bridging Diverse Spiritualities” at the Third North American Conference on Spirituality and Social Work. Fredericton, NB, June 2008. In addition she has presented four papers at professional meetings: “My Sister - My Self: Women Religious at Work” at the 2008 ASA; “Second Generation Canadian Hindu Women: Religion, Gender, and Identity,” co-authored with Peter Beyer and Nancy Nason-Clark, at the 2008 meeting for the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion; and “The RAVE Project: Building Consensus Between Constituents” co-authored with Steve McMullin as well as “Themes of Gender, Identity and Religion Among Second Generation Hindu Women in Canada” at  written with Peter Beyer and Nancy Nason-Clark. Fredericton, NB, May 2008 at the 2008 Qualitatives: The Chicago School and Beyond, Fredericton, NB.
  • Doctoral student Stephen McMullin  received a School of Graduate Studies Conference Travel Grant to support presentation of papers at professional meetings in 2008: "Experiencing Religious Decline from Within" at the 25th Qualitative Analysis Conference - QualitatIives 2008: The Chicago School and Beyond.  The University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 21-24, 2007; "The Challenge of Incorporating Religious Leaders" as part of a RAVE panel at the Third North American Conference on Spirituality and Social Work held at St. Thomas University, June 19-21, 2008; and "New Paradigm: Progress or Retreat" at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion July 30-August 2, Boston, MA. He also participated in a RAVE panel presentation about "Creating a Shared Discourse about Domestic Violence" at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association held August 1-4 in Boston, MA.
  • Steve McMullin received a UNB School of Graduate Studies Travel Grant and a Nels Anderson Travel Award to support presentation of his paper entitled "Individualized Religion as Resistance in a Globalized World" at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October 2008, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Doctoral student Mary Milliken is co-author with Simms, D. , O’Donnell, S., and Fournier, H., Emond, B.of a NRC working paper entitled: "BVCam in the Virtual Classroom," NRC/ERB-1154. May 2008. 17 pages. NRC 50411.
  • Mary Milliken is first author of a 2009 paper entitled The Virtual Classroom: Broadband And Big Ideas Connect Canadian Students, published in the Canadian Teacher Magazine, 5:24-25.
  • Mary Milliken  continues to work as an Research Assisstant at the National Research Council (NRC) where she is involved in the ongoing work of the Social Analysis team in the Broadband Visual Communications Strategic Initiative at the NRC. She was also the Symposium Co-ordinator for International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 08), June 26-28, 2008, Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada. Chair of Session called "New Media and Online Communities" and presented paper on panel called "Policy and Politics" and helped to organize Qualitatives 2008: The Chicago School and Beyond. University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. May 21-24, 2008
  • PhD student Mary Milliken  attended the International Communication Association Annual Conference  (ICA 2008), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 22-26, 2008 to present the paper (first author with Gibson, K., O’Donnell, S., Singer, J.) "User-generated Online Video and the Atlantic Canadian Public Sphere: A YouTube Study," and to take part in the panel"Reacting to YouTube Videos: Exploring Differences Among User Groups" (O’Donnell, S., Gibson, K., Milliken, M., Singer, J).
  • PhD candidate Barbara Morrisey  presented a paper entitled "The Impact of Administrative Structures in Long-Term Care Agencies" at the 25th Qualitative Analysis Conference - QualitatIives 2008: The Chicago School and Beyond.  The University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 21-24, 2007.
  • Fern Paul gave an invited guest lecture in St. Thomas University's course, the Roles of Native Women (NATI 2603) about Bill C-31: The Lived Experiences of 'Indian' Women Who 'Married Out.
  • Please join us in congratulating Meaghan Ross, Sociology MA candidate who was awarded a prestigious Canadian Institute of Health Research CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's Award in support of her research into the provision of health and social services to pregnant and parenting adolescents. Her research is entitled “An exploratory analysis of health and social services provision to pregnant and parenting adolescents in Southern NB."
  • MA Student Timothy Ross was the 2007 winner of the Peter McGahan Graduate Scholarship in Sociology and was the recipient of 2006 & 2007 Nels Anderson Research Merit Awards. He also presented two papers at international conferences in 2008: "Organizing Disability in Post-Secondary Education: A Study of Institutional Discourse and Empirical Reality at a Canadian University" at the Society for the Study of Social Problems  58th Annual Meeting entitled, "Crossing Borders: Activist Scholarship, Globalization, and Social Justice." Boston, Massachusetts, USA. July 31 - August 2, 2008 and "Uncovering Disabling Work Processes: A Study of How Disabled Students Experience Academic Accommodation Services" presented at "Qualitatives 2008: The Chicago School and Beyond." University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. May 21-24, 2008.
  • Our congratulations to Duane Rousselle who was awarded a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships Program - Master's Scholarship to support his research into anarchist theory and social movements.

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2007

  • Doctoral student Alekhya Das  presented his paper "Mothering in Slums: Social Construction of Reproductive Health and Healthcare by Women in Marginalized Communities in New Delhi, India" at the Maternal Health and Well Being Conference hosted by the Association for Research on Mothering, York University, Toronto. October 18-20, 2007. He was awarded a Nels Anderson Conference Travel Grant and a School of Graduate Studies Conference Travel Grant to support his participation in this conference.
  • Master's candidate Janice Fuller presented a paper entitled: "A Hairy Subject: Women's Feminist Identity and Hair Removal Practices" at the eighth annual Feminist Research Group (FRG) conference, Inter-Actions: Emerging Voices -Transforming Visions of Feminism at the University of Windsor, in Windsor Ontario, May 24-26, 2007.
  • MA candidate Catherine Holtmann received a School of Graduate Studies and Faculty of Arts Graduate Assistantship and a Nels Anderson Merit Award upon admission in 2007.
  • Doctoral candidate  Elaine Jones presented the paper "Yours, Mine and Ours: Mother of Children with Disability" at the 24th Qualitative Analysis Conference jointly hosted by St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick, May 16-19, 2007.
  • Mary Milliken. is co-author with Vanda Rideout, Andrew Reddick,  Susan O'Donnell, William McIver Jr., and Sandy Kitchen of a paper entitled 'Community Organizations in the Information Age: A Study of Community Intermediaries in Canada' published in The Journal of Community Informatics. Vol 3 No 1 (1-90), 2007.
  • Mary Milliken is co-author with O’Donnell, S., Singer, J., and Fournier, H. of "BVC-SI - Technical Update Report," NRC/ERB-1150. June 27, 2007 NRC 49868.
  • Doctoral candidate Barbara Morrisey was awarded a School of Graduate Studies Board of Governors Merit Award and a Nels Anderson Graduate Research Grant.
  • Barbara Morrisey presented a paper entitled "The Issue of Justice for People with Disabilities in Long-Term Care in Canada" at the 15th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of New Brunswick, February 23-24, 2007. She presented a second paper entitled "Long-Term Care Delivery for Adults with Disabilities in Southern New Brunswick" at the 24th Qualitatives Analysis conference jointly hosted by St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick, May 16-19, 2007.
  • Doctoral candidate Fern Paul was the recipient of a Bursary and a Mildred Nash Memorial Scholarship from the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council for 2007-08.
  • Fern Paul presented a paper entitled "Bill C-31: The Lived Experiences of 'Indian' Women Who 'Married Out,'" at the 24th Canadian International Qualitative & Ethnographic Research Conference, co-hosted by St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, May 16-19, 2007 and was invited by the CFS  Aboriginal Caucus to attend the national meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students, November 21-24, 2007 in Ottawa.

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2006

  • Ph.D candidate (ABD) James J. Brittain was awarded second prize - oral presentation within the Social Sciences/Humanities and Faculty of Arts for his paper, The Contradiction of Colombian Paramilitaries working with NGOs? Delivered at the 15th Annual Graduate Student Association Conference on Student Research, at UNB Fredericton, February 24th 2007. He was also the provincial recipient of the 2006-2007 New Brunswick Federation of Labour - AIL Solidarity Award for his research on the Saint John Street Railway Strike of 1914, entitled The Value of Unions to the Workers and Society: An example of working class struggle in Saint John, New Brunswick.
  • Ph.D candidate (ABD) James J. Brittain received a research award from the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for his paper (with R. James Sacouman) entitled Colombia’s Internal Conflict: A period of discontinuity or prolonged revolution? Delivered at the 2006 CALACS Congress at the University of Calgary, Alberta. He was also awarded two grants from The School of Graduate Studies and the Office of the President for his participation in the IX Congreso Nacional de Sociología at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and the Universidad Santo Tomás in Bogotá Colombia where he delivered a series of talks on Forms of Unconventional and Illicit Development: Rural Colombia’s complex narcotic industry.
  • Doctoral candidate Stephanie Bruce was awarded the Part-Time Graduate Student Merit Award.
  • Doctoral candidate Alekhya Das was awarded a School of Graduate Studies Board of Governors Merit Award and a Nels Anderson Merit award.
  • Master's Candidate Janice Fuller was awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's award from SSHRC and was the recipient of a Nels Anderson Merit Award and Research Award.
  • Doctoral candidate Elaine Jones presented a paper entitled "An Unanticipated Motherhood" and chaired the Care Issues For Raising Children with Disabilities session at the Association for Research on Mothering, Caregiving and Carework: Theory and Practice Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario, May 2006.
  • Doctoral candidate Elaine Jones was awarded the UNB School of Graduate Studies Tuition Award.
  • Doctoral candidate Elaine Jones was awarded a Nels Anderson Graduate Research Grant in Sociology.
  • Doctoral candidate, Natalie Longaphy, was invited, in October, to speak at the first international conference titled ‘Contribution of African Botanica to Humanity’ in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the development of infrastructure in Africa for the purpose of bettering humanity. Themes such as food and nutrition, medicinal and other use of plants, and land ownership were covered. The Lyceum Group, UDECOM University, and International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) hosted the conference. Natalie spoke on the social aspects of African rural development, specifically the relationships between gender issues, marginalization, and development.
  • Doctoral candidate, Natalie Longaphy received a Nels Anderson Conference Travel Award and a Graduate Studies Student Conference Travel Grant.
  • Doctoral candidate Mary Milliken received a UNB Alumni Merit Award.
  • Master’s candidate Eduardo Runte who won the Best Podium Presentation in Social Sciences and Humanities prize for his paper "As seen from above: Linepersons' experience of disaster" presented at the 14th Annual GSA Conference on Student Research , February 24th 2006, UNB Fredericton.

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2005

2004

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