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Summer 2015 - Travel-Study Course:

Dr. Patrick Carmichael is a leading Canadian scholar on Andean archaeology, he has been invited to design and head a unique travel-study course on the Nasca and Inca cultures of ancient Peru. Dr. Carmichael is a world authority on Nasca pottery, and while in Peru, he will continue research on 2,000 year-old desert tombs. Leading-edge findings will be shared with Mount Royal students in his courses on archaeological methodology and ancient civilizations.

March 2015:

Dr. Tom Buchanan’s article “Race differences in acceptance of cremation: Religion, Durkheim, and death in the African American community” was published Social Compass journal, Volume 62, no.1, pp.22-42, March 2015.

The article can be accessed here:
http://scp.sagepub.com/content/62/1/22.abstract?rss=1


March 2015:

Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker’s chapter “Mothering in the Context of Domestic Abuse and Encounters with Child Protection Services: From Victimized to ‘Criminalized’ Mothers” was published in the edited collection book Criminalized Mothers, Criminalized Mothering, Demeter Press, March 2015.

Information about the book can be accessed here: http://demeterpress.org/CriminalizedMothers.html


February 2015:

Dr. Timothy Haney’s chapter “Learning from Disaster: Post-Katrina New Orleans as a Sociological Classroom” was published in the edited collection book Rethinking Disaster Recovery: A Hurricane Katrina Retrospective, Lexington Books, February 2015.

Information about the book can be accessed here: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498501200


March 2014:

Dr. Timothy Haney received a 2014 SSHRC Insight Grant for his project “Evacuation Decisions, Displacement, and Network Activation in the 2013 Calgary Flood.” His proposal was ranked #4 out of 105 applications in the sociology Insight competition and received $103,000 in funding. With a team of five student research assistants, the project colleting survey data from residents living in all 26 of Calgary’s flooded and/or evacuated neighbourhoods.
 

March 2014:

Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Timothy Haney (co-researcher) received a 2014 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for their project titled “The Effects of Environmental Disasters on the Family: Communicating, Coping, and Caring Among Families Affected by the 2013 High River, Alberta Flood.” The grant is for $168,000 and is supported by nearly 10 community organizations in High River. During Summer and Fall 2014, seven student research assistants completed more than 105 face-to-face interviews and 10 focus groups with parents in High River affected by the flood.


March 2014:

Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Timothy Haney (co-researcher) received a 2014 Institute for Environmental Sustainability Grant for their project entitled “The Effects and Implications of Environmental Disasters on the Family and Communities, and Ensuring Environmental and Social Sustainability: Communicating, Coping, and Caring Among Families Impacted by the 2013 High River Alberta Floods”. The grant is for $19,800 and examines the human and social impacts of environmental disasters, as the ways in which we as individuals and communities in society can work towards ensuring a sustainable environment.


November 2014:

Irene Shankar’s article “The Making of a Medical Disorder: Tracing the Emergence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Alberta” was published in the Social Work in Public Health journal, Volume 30, Issue 1, November 2014.

The article can be accessed here: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/whsp20/current#.VNKVXGO9bK4


April 2014:

Tom Buchanan’s article “The Influence of Gender Role Attitudes on Perceptions of Women’s Work Performance and the Importance of Fair Pay,” was published in Sociological Spectrum journal, Volume 34, Issue 3, 2014, and is one of the journal’s most downloaded articles during 2014.

The article can be accessed here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02732173.2014.895637#.VNE3fmO9bK4


2014:

Dr. Donald Swenson’s article “The Subjective Secularization of Great Britain, 1991-2007” was published in the Implicit Religion journal, Volume 17, Number 2, 2014.