|Monday, April 23, 2012|
|Spotlight on … Martha Wiebe|
Laura Macdonald: In big step, Harper says war on drugs ‘not working’
|Laura Macdonald and Jean Daudelin talk to Embassy about Stephen Harper’s Drug War Comments. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s declaration that the war on drugs is “not working” was a significant step representing an unprecedented “softening” in rhetoric, academics noted—but what exactly the government would consider as an alternative remains unclear.|
Phil Rourke: Commerce officer cuts coming to Foreign Affairs
|Phil Rourke talks to Embassy about commerce officer cuts at Foreign Affairs. Cutting the number of government commerce officers across Canada could mean a more regional and specialized approach to trade promotion and investment, say analysts, but they also argue it is unlikely the government will downsize teams working on big trade deal talks.|
|Andrew Cohen on the 30th Anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.|
|There was no sunshine in Ottawa when they signed the Constitution Act on April 17, 1982. While the gunmetal grey skies above Parliament Hill opened with a deluge, demonstrators in Quebec City wore black armbands, waved the fleur-de-lis, and denounced their brethren as “vendus.” More|
|Fen Hampson writes that Foreign investors should be wary of markets stuck in protectionist past|
|“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past,” said Thomas Jefferson. Alas, there is too much evidence around the world today that many countries prefer to live in a protectionist past than build a prosperous future based on open markets. The self-inflicted economic misfortunes of Argentina and India are but two cases in point. More|
|Book Release – Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code|
|Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The Legacies and Modern Challenges of Criminal Law Reform – Edited by Wing-Cheong Chan, National University of Singapore, Barry Wright, Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies Carleton University and Stanley Yeo, National University of Singapore – commemorates the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Indian Penal Code. More|
|Diana Majury Honoured with Mayor’s City Builder Award|
|The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through their outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. More|
|Carleton Journalism Grad Katie DeRosa Wins Inaugural Travers Fellowship|
|When Carleton journalism graduate Katie DeRosa covered the arrival of Tamil refugee claimants on Vancouver Island in 2009 and 2010, she was struck by an overarching issue – the treatment of refugees across the world. But the Victoria Times Colonist crime reporter did not have the resources to investigate the international story, until she applied for the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship; a $25,000 award for a journalist wishing to cover a foreign reporting project. More|
On April 19 of this year, Martha Wiebe – Instructor at the School of Social Work and BSW Practicum Coordinator – was honoured with the Bessie Touzel Award to celebrate her lifelong achievement in the field of social work as recognized by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
The Faculty of Public Affairs congratulates Martha Wiebe on this award and looks forward to her continuing mentorship to those students entering this essential field of endeavour. More
Department of Economics
Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
The Scaremongers: Europe’s Fear of Islam
Young Researchers Network (YRN) Professional Development Seminar
Inclusion / Exclusion: The Social and Political Boundaries of Citizenship in Europe
ECSA-C Biennial Conference & Public Lectures
Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy – 2012 Sustainable Energy Workshop
SIGNALS Return to Rio: Progressing Towards Sustainability?
Law and Legal Studies
Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice
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