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Monday, December 7, 2015

CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

*Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:
*The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-CFP: Québec Past and Present: The 4th Annual International and
Domestic Colloquium on Québec Studies

-Appel à textes - Recherches amérindiennes au Québec

-Note: Call for abstracts has been EXTENDED to December 14, 2015 -
Call for Abstracts for the session "Contemporary Issues in End-of-Life
Care" at the Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health Fifth
Biennial Conference

-Notez: Nouvelle date limite: 14 décembre 2015 - Appel de résumés pour
la session «Problèmes contemporains sur les soins de fin de vie» à la
Cinquième Conférence Bilingue Biennale de la Société canadienne de la
sociologie de la santé

-Congrès de l'Association internationale des sociologues de langue
française (AISLF), juillet 2016, Montréal

-Call for Chapters: Book on Sustainable Cities and Contestation

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:


Upcoming Panel Discussion:

Women in Security and Peacekeeping,
Ryerson University, Toronto
December 9, 2015

The International Issues Discussion (IID) series at Ryerson University
is pleased to present its sixth and final event of the fall 2015 term,
in partnership with the NATO Association of Canada: "Women in Security
and Peacekeeping."

Our guests will be:

Colonel Jennie Carignan (MSM, CD), Commandant of Royal Military
College Saint-Jean, Quebec. Her 30-year career in the Armed Forces has
spanned multiple command and senior administrative positions including
deputy commanding officer and acting commanding officer of the Task
Force Kandahar Engineer Regiment in Afghanistan, Deputy Commander 5
Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, troop commander in the Golan
Heights (UNDOF), chief engineer for the Multi-National Division
South-West (MND (SW)) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and chief of staff of
Land Force Central Area/Joint Task Force Central. In December 2011,
Col. Carignan was presented the Meritorious Service Medal by the
Governor General of Canada. She has also received the Major-General
Hans Schlup Award for excellence in international relations as well as
being ranked amongst Canada's 2011 Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

Commander Michelaine Lahaie (CD), whose career with the Royal Canadian
Navy has included appointments on board HMCS PRESERVER, as underwater
warfare officer in HMCS VILLE DE QUÉBEC, and as operations officer and
combat officer in HMCS MONTREAL. In these capacities she took part in
support of UN peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia and various NATO
operations. Cdr. Lahaie's staff experience includes appointments to
the Maritime Forces Atlantic as the deputy fleet scheduling officer,
to the Canadian Forces Naval Operations School as the command control
information systems officer, and to the Royal Military College of
Canada as B Division commander. She also held senior appointments at
National Defence Headquarters in the Naval Staff, as occupation
manager for the MARS Occupation and as personnel policy section head
in the Directorate of Maritime Personnel; and in the Directorate of
Military Careers as the senior MARS career manager and later as
section head for the career management of all Naval Hard Sea
occupations and Musicians. She then commanded the Canadian Forces
Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
before deployment to the Naval Staff in Ottawa and her current
position with the Joint Command and Staff Programme in Ottawa.


Staff Sergeant Kimberley O'Toole, Staff Sergeant with the Toronto
Police Service, currently in charge of a platoon of front line
officers at 55 Division. Staff Sgt. O'Toole is in her 21st year with
the Toronto Police Service with experience in the Homicide Squad, Sex
Crimes Unit, Professional Standards Unit and general investigative
units. She has lectured for nine years as a sessional professor in the
Justice Studies Faculty at The University of Guelph-Humber, and holds
a Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University. She has recently
begun her Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice at the University
of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. She is also an executive member
for the Women's Internal Support Network and the Toronto Police
Service Military Veterans Association. In 2013, Staff Sergeant O'Toole
was seconded to European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan as a RoL
expert, assigned the portfolio of mentor and advisor for Gender and
Human Rights. She worked directly with the Afghan National Police, the
Attorney General's Office and other International partners including
the Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan. She worked to provide
strategic and specialized advice to senior officials in order to
address concerns, and develop strategies and training initiatives.
These initiatives undertook to build capacity in the elimination of
violence against women with the goal to create and sustain a more
secure environment, while recognizing and addressing human rights and
gender equality issues. In 2014, Staff Sgt. O'Toole was awarded the
Non-Article 5 NATO medal along with the EUPOL medal for her service in

This event is free for all students with ID card. Admission for the
general public is $25 and for NATO Association of Canada members, $20.

Founded in 2005, the IID is a non-partisan, student-led forum designed
to engage all members of the Ryerson University community on major
events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned,
objective, and scholarly discourse.
Women in Security and Peacekeeping
December 09 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
ENG 103, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 245 Church Street

Thank you/Merci

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