Department of Sociology & Criminology
Dr. Madine VanderPlaat - Profile
- Professor of Sociology
- Associate Dean of Arts
- Co-Director of CISC (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture)
Selected Recent Publications
- VanderPlaat, Madine. (2015) Activating the Sociological Imagination to Explore the Boundaries of Resilience Research and Practice. School Psychology International. 1-15. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143034315615938.
- 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.
Harbison, J., Coughlan, S., Karabanow, J., VanderPlaat, M., Wildeman, S., Wesler, E. (2016). Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect. Vancouver: UBC Press.
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.
- Yoshida, Y., Ramos, H., & VanderPlaat, M. (2016). How do Economic Outcomes of Economic verus Family Sponsored Immigrants Compare? Canadian Diversity.
- 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.
- Bryan, Catherine; McGrath, Patrick; Ramos, Howard; VanderPlaat, M. and Yoshida, Yoko. 2016. Independent Evaluation of the Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia's Welcome Ambassor Training. ISANS.
- Yoshida, Yoko; Ramos, Howard; VanderPlaat, Madine VanderPlaat; Mills, Gerry, Nabilha, Atallah. (2015). Who Are Recent Immigrants and What Are Their Economic Activities? An Analysis of Socio-Demographic Profiles and Economic Activities across Immigration Categories. Pathways to Prosperity.
- Guoxiu, Tian; Restrepo Henao, Alexandra; Theron Linda; VanderPlaat, Madine. (2014). Pathways to Resilience: Formal Service and Informal Support Use Patterns among Youth in Challenging Socail Ecologies. IDRC Project Number: 104518 Final technical report. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre.
- 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. Strenghtening organizational capacity for public health equity action: Developing a research agenda. CIHR. Principle Investigator: Dr. Brenda Cohen. ($25,000).
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.