Sociology and Criminology
Sociology and Criminology
Dr. Madine VanderPlaat
Professor of Sociology
Associate Dean of Arts
Co-Director of CISC (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture)
Selected Recent Publications
Cohen, Benita E ; Schultz, Annette ; McGibbon, Elizabeth ; VanderPlaat, Madine; Bassett, Raewyn. (2013). A Conceptual Framework of Organizational Capacity for Public Health Equity Action (OC-PHEA). Canadian Journal of Public Health. 104(3):262-266.
VanderPlaat, Madine, Ramos, Howard and Yoshida, Yoko. (2012). A Preliminary Investigation of the Contributions of Sponsored Parents and Grandparents in Canada. Canadian Journal of Ethnic Studies. 44(3):79-96.
Barrett, G.; VanderPlaat, M.; Castellano Gonzalez, M.E.; Ferreira Irmao, J.; Godoy Ampuero, M.C. and Miranda Vera, C.E. (2011) Civic networks and Community Resilience in Brazil. Canada, Cuba and Chile. Journal of Civil Society. 7(4):333-362.
Ravensbergen, Frances and VanderPlaat, Madine. (2010). Learning Circles: One Form of Knowledge Production in Social Action Research. McGill Journal of Education. 45(3): 339-350.
Ravensbergen, Frances and VanderPlaat, Madine. (2009) Barriers to Citizen Participation: The Missing Voices of People Living with Low Income. Community Development Journal . doi:10.1093/cdj/bsp014
Harbison, J. Couglan S., Karabanow, J. and VanderPlaat, M. Wildeman, S., Wexler, E. and Nassar, C. (2008). Adult Protection Legislation : From Intent to Practice in Three Canadian Provinces. Indian Journal of Gerontology. 22(3): 307-318
Huerta, Timothy, Casebeer, Ann, VanderPlaat, Madine. (2006) Using Networks to Enhance Health Services Delivery: Perspectives – Paradoxes – Propositions. HealthcarePapers. 7(2): 10-26.
VanderPlaat, Madine and Barrett, Gene. (2006) Building Community Capacity in Governance and Decision Making . Community Development Journal . 41:25-36.
Harbison, J. Couglan S., Karabanow, J. and VanderPlaat, M. (2005) A Clash of Cultures: Rural Values and Service Delivery to Mistreated and Neglected Older People in Eastern Canada. Practice . 17:4: 229-246.
VanderPlaat, Madine and Teles, Nair. (2005) Mainstreaming Social Justice: Human Rights and Public Health . The Canadian Journal of Public Health. 96(1): 34-36.
Harbison, J. Coughlan S., Karabanow, J. and VanderPlaat, M. (2004) Offering the help That's Needed: Responses to the Mistreatment and Neglect of Older People in a Rural Canadian Context. Rural Social Work . 9: 147-157.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (2004). Human Rights: A Perspective for Public Health/Direitos Humanos: Uma Perspectiva Para a Saude. Saude e Direitos Humanos. 1(1): 19-27.
VanderPlaat, Madine, Samson Yolande and Raven, Pauline. (2001). The Politics and Practice of Empowerment Evaluation And Social Interventions: Lessons From The Atlantic Community Action Program For Children Regional Evaluation. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation . 16(1): 79-98.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (1999). Locating the Feminist Scholar: Relational Empowerment and Social Activism. Qualitative Health Research . 9(6): 773-785.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (1998). Empowerment, Emancipation and Health Promotion Policy. Canadian Journal of Sociology. 23(1): 71-90.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (1997). Emancipatory Politics, Critical Evaluation and Government Policy. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation . 12(2): 143-162.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (1995). Beyond Technique: Evaluating for Empowerment. Evaluation: International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. 1(1):81-96.
Schwartz, Mary Anne, Scott Barbara and VanderPlaat, Madine. (2000) Sociology Making Sense of the Social Worls. Canadian Edition. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.
Vissandjée, Bilkis; Alexander, Stephanie Ann Claire, Apalle, Alisha Nicole; and VanderPlaat, Madine. (2011) At the Intersection of Migration, Gender and Health: Accounting for Social Capital. In Spitzer, Denise L. (ed). Engendering Migrant Health: Canadian Perspectives. University of Toronto Press. 231-249.
Cottrell, Barbara and VanderPlaat, Madine (2011). My Kids Want to Eat Pork. In Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada: Feminist Perspectives. Tastsoglou, Evie and Jaya, Peruvemba (Eds.) Toronto: CSPI/Women’s Press. 267-296.
VanderPlaat, Madine and Legault, Claudette. (2008). NGO-University Partnerships: Practicing What We Preach. In Researching With Communities: Grounded Perspectives on Engaging Communities in Research. Wiliamson, Andy and DeSouza, Ruth (eds.). London& Auckland: Muddycreekpress.
VanderPlaat, Madine (2004). Emancipatory Politics, Critical Evaluation and Government Policy. In Carroll, William (Ed.) Critical Strategies for Social Research . Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. 369-379.
VanderPlaat, Madine, Raven, Pauline, Rivard, Michelle, Samson, Yolande (2003). Linking Empowerment-Based Evaluation and Social Change. In Munford, Robyn and Sanders, Jackie (Eds.) Making a Difference: Research and Families . St. Leonard's, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (2001). Emancipatory Politics and Health Promotion Practice: The Health Professional as Social Activist. In Young, Lynne E. and Hayes, Virginia E. (eds.). Transforming Health Promotion Practice: Concepts, Issues and Applications . Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company. Winner of the 2003 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in two categories - Community/Public Health and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.
VanderPlaat, Madine, Ramos, Howard and Yoshida, Yoko. (2009). A Preliminary Investigation of the Contributions of Sponsored Parents and Grandparents in Canada. Working Paper No. 25. Atlantic Metropolis Centre.
Nyemah, Joseph and VanderPlaat, Madine. (2009). The Cultural Transition Of Children And The Effects On Parents In Post-Migration: A Preliminary Overview of Findings. Working Paper No. 22. Atlantic Metropolis Centre.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (2007). Integration Outcomes for Immigrant Women in Canada; A Review of the Literature. Working Paper 8-2007. Atlantic Metropolis Centre.
Harbison, J., Coughlan, S., Karabanow, J., VanderPlaat, M., Nassar, C., Koskela, R., Wexler, E. “Adult Protection Legislation: Offering Solutions or Removing Rights". Invited paper for the Canadian Bar Association Elder Law Conference, Fredericton , New Brunswick, June 15 16., 2007. Published online by CBA.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (2006) Immigration and Families: Introduction. In VanderPlaat, Madine (ed). Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens . (Spring):3-4).
VanderPlaat, Madine. (1997). Evaluating for Empowerment: The Critical Gaze. In Adams, Robert (ed) Crisis in the Human Services: National and International Issues . Kingston upon Hull: University of Lincolnshire and Humberside.
VanderPlaat, Madine and Deborah Castle. (1996). Health Promotion: Are We Doing an Effective Job? Health Promotion Atlantic . Halifax: Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre and Community Health Promotion Network Atlantic.
Yoshida, Yoko; Ramos, Howard and VanderPlaat, Madine (2011) The role of spouses and children in the decision to settle or not to settle into a certain community. Part 1: Literature Review and Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC). Ottawa: Research and Evaluation Branch. Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
VanderPlaat, Madine; Ramos, Howard and Yoshida, Yoko (2011) The role of spouses and children in the decision to settle or not to settle into a certain community. Part 2: Methodological Framework to Undertake Qualitative Analysis. Ottawa: Research and Evaluation Branch. Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Harbison, J, Coughlan, S., Beaulieu, M, Karabanow, J., VanderPlaat, M., Wildeman, S., and Wexler, E. (2008). Understanding “elder abuse and neglect”: A critique of assumptions underpinning responses to the mistreatment and neglect of older people. HRDSC report.
Cassin, A. Marguerite; Krawchenko, Tamara, VanderPlaat, Madine. (2007) Racism and Discrimination in Canada: Laws, Policies and Practices. Ottawa: Department of Canadian Heritage.
VanderPlaat, Madine. (2007). Integration Outcomes for Immigrant Women in Canada; A Review of the Literature. Ottawa: Integration Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
VanderPlaat, Madine and Cottrell, Barbara. (2004). Parent-Teen Conflict in Immigrant Communities. Ottawa: Department of Justice.
Co-applicant. Advancing the evidence to build a research program for developing Public Health capacity to promote health equity. CIHR. Principal Investigator: Dr. Benita Cohen. ($73,228).
Principal Applicant. The role of spouses and children in the decision to settle or not to settle into a certain community: A focus on Atlantic Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada. ($20,400).
Principal Applicant. Preliminary Gender Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada. Atlantic Metropolis Centre. ($19,650).
Co-applicant. Pathways to Resilience: Formal Service and Informal Support Use Patterns among Youth in Challenging Social Ecologies. SSHRC-ICURA. Principal Applicant: Dr. Michael Ungar. ($2,000,000)
Collaborator. Thought About Food? Planting the Seeds of Policy and Social Change through Research, Training and Knowledge Mobilization. SSHRC-CURA-LOI. Principal Investigator: Dr. Patty Williams. ($20,000)
Co-Applicant. Theory and its Implications—Causes of Elder Abuse
and their Implications for Policy and Legislation. HRSDC. Principal applicant: Dr. Joan Harbison. ($22, 250).
Principal Applicant. The Cultural Transition of Children and the Effects on Parents in Post-Migration. Atlantic Metropolis Centre. ($5,000).
Co-investigator. Promoting the Mobilization of Low-Income People to Reduce and Eliminate Poverty in Canada. Social Development Partnerships Program. Project Coordinator: Michael Polanyi. ($147,986)
Principal Applicant. 10th National Metropolis Conference: Expanding the Debate: Multiple Perspectives on Immigration to Canada Halifax, NS. ($40,000).
Co-Applicant. Atlantic Metropolis Centre. SSHRC. Phase III. Principal Applicant: Dr. Terry Murphy. ($1.5 million).
Principal Applicant. Integration Outcomes of Immigrant Women in Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada. ($15,000).
Co-Principal Applicant. Racism and Discrimination in Canada: Laws, Policies and Practices. Canadian Heritage. (with Dr. Marguerite Cassin). $25,000.
Co-Applicant. Providing Assistance to Older People Experiencing Mistreatment and Neglect: Exploring the Linkages between Legislation, Policy and Local Practices in the Maritime Provinces. SSHRC. Principal Applicant: Dr. Joan Harbison. ($157,778).
Principal Applicant. Global Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health Program Development Grant.. CIHR-IDRC. ($30,000).
Principal Applicant. Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grant. IDRC.
Co-Applicant. Youth Risk Behaviours: A Gendered Analysis of the Determinants of Health and Well Being of Young Women and Men in Post Conflict Sri Lanka . CIHR. Principal Applicant: Dr. Carol Amaratunga.
Saint Mary's University Internal Research Grant. Proposal Development: Community Well-being and Human Health .
Principal Investigator. The Changing Physical and Social Landscape in Atlantic Rural Canada: A Centre Targeting Implications for Health through Research Enhancement, Trans-disciplinary Exchange and Informed Policy Implementation. CIHR. Nominated Principal Applicant: Dr. Judy Guernsey. ($2.4 million).
Co-Applicant. Atlantic Metropolis Centre. SSHRC. Principal Applicant: Dr. Terry Murphy. ($1 million).
Co-Applicant. Community as Mediating Structure: A Methodological Framework. SSHRC. Research Development Initiative. Principal Investigator: Dr. Gene Barrett ($99,600).
Principal Investigator. Parent Abuse in Immigrant Communities . Department of Justice.
Saint Mary's University Internal Research Grant. Strengthening the Connections: Building on Brazilian Partnerships .
Collaborator. Scintific Rigour in Social Science Data Collection. CIHR: Chief Scientist's Strategic Science Fund. Principal Applicant: Yolande Samson.
IWK Health Center Research Operating Grant. Instrument Development for Children with Unintentional Traumatic Brain Injuries. The Lived Experience . (Principal Investigator: Judy Chisholm. IWK-Grace Health Centre).
Saint Mary's University Internal Research Grant. Proposal Development: University-Community Resource Centres [UCRCs]: Resiliency, Social Sustainability and Community Development in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Co-Director. Community-Based Approaches to Health Research Workshop . CIHR Institutional Research Grant.
Academic Consultant. CAPC/CPNP Evaluation Framework. Population and Public Health Branch. Health Canada. Atlantic Region.
Collaborator. Community-Based Services for Abused and Neglected Older Adults (Principal Investigator: Dr. Joan Harbison, Maritime School of Social Work). Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.
Academic Researcher. CAPC/CPNP Participation and Governance. National Think Tank 2001. Sponsored by the Institute of Health Promotion, University of Toronto. Ottawa: Nov. 21-23.
Principal Investigator. Toward an Equitable Society: A Discussion Paper on the Community Action Program for Children and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program . Ottawa: Health Canada.
Principal Investigator. The Atlantic Canada Regional Evaluation of CAPC: A Lesson in Empowerment and Community Capacity Building. National and Regional Evaluations of the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC): 1995-1999, Final Report, August 2001.
Principal Investigator. Theoretical Program Assumptions Based on Stakeholder Experience: Further Defining and Enhancing the Program Models and.Developing Relevant and Appropriate Reporting and Evaluation Systems for CAPC and CPNP in Atlantic Canada. Part I: Literature Review. Halifax: Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada.