Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Madine VanderPlaat - Profile

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MadineVanderPlaatProfileImageProfessor of Sociology
  • Associate Dean of Arts
  • Co-Director of CISC (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture)

Selected Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  • 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.

Books

Schwartz, Mary Anne, Scott Barbara and VanderPlaat, Madine. (2000) Sociology Making Sense of the Social Worls. Canadian Edition. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.

Book Chapters

  • 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.

Other Articles

  • 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.

Reports

  • 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.

Grants/Funded Research

2010-11                
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).

2010-11                
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).

2010-12                
Principal Applicant. Preliminary Gender Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada.  Atlantic Metropolis Centre. ($19,650).

2009-14                
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)

2009                       
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)                 

2008                         
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).

2008                       
Principal Applicant.  The Cultural Transition of Children and the Effects on Parents in Post-Migration.  Atlantic Metropolis Centre. ($5,000).

2007-08                
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)

2007        
Principal Applicant. 10th National Metropolis Conference: Expanding the Debate: Multiple Perspectives on Immigration to Canada Halifax, NS. ($40,000).

2007
Co-Applicant.  Atlantic Metropolis Centre.   SSHRC.  Phase III.  Principal Applicant:  Dr. Terry Murphy.  ($1.5 million).

2007
Principal Applicant.  Integration Outcomes of Immigrant Women in Canada.  Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  ($15,000).

2007
Co-Principal Applicant.  Racism and Discrimination in Canada: Laws, Policies and Practices.  Canadian Heritage. (with Dr. Marguerite Cassin).  $25,000.

2006-09
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).

2005
Principal Applicant.  Global Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health Program Development Grant..  CIHR-IDRC. ($30,000).

2004 
Principal Applicant. Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grant. IDRC.

2004-05 
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.

2004-05 
Saint Mary's University Internal Research Grant. Proposal Development: Community Well-being and Human Health .

2003-09
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).

2003-07
Co-Applicant.  Atlantic Metropolis Centre.   SSHRC.  Principal Applicant:  Dr. Terry Murphy.  ($1 million).

2003-06
Co-Applicant.  Community as Mediating Structure:  A Methodological Framework. SSHRC.  Research Development Initiative.  Principal Investigator:  Dr. Gene Barrett ($99,600).

2003-04 
Principal Investigator. Parent Abuse in Immigrant Communities . Department of Justice.

2003 
Saint Mary's University Internal Research Grant. Strengthening the Connections: Building on Brazilian Partnerships .

2002 
Collaborator. Scintific Rigour in Social Science Data Collection. CIHR: Chief Scientist's Strategic Science Fund. Principal Applicant: Yolande Samson.

2002 
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).

2002 
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

2002 
Co-Director. Community-Based Approaches to Health Research Workshop . CIHR Institutional Research Grant.

2002 
Academic Consultant. CAPC/CPNP Evaluation Framework. Population and Public Health Branch. Health Canada. Atlantic Region.

2001-03 
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.

2001-02 
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.

2001 
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.

2000 
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.

2000 
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.