Madine VanderPlaat

Assoc Dean of Arts
Faculty of Arts
Sociology

Faculty Member Information

Education

Ph.D., Sociology of Education, Dalhousie University, 1995
M.A., Sociology, Dalhousie University, 1980
B.A., Honours - First Class (Sociology), Dalhousie University, 1978

Academic Work Experience

2013 - Present, Associate Dean of Arts, Research and Outreach, Saint Mary’s University
2013 - Present, Co-director, Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture (CISC)
2012 - Present, External Scholar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
2010 - Present, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University
2009 - 2010, Theme Leader , Social and Economic Equity. The Atlantic RURAL Centre
2008 - Present, Adjunct Professor, Maritime School of Social Work, Dalhousie University
2005 - Present, Adjunct Professor, Women’s Studies, Shaanxi Normal University
2005 - 2008, Adjunct Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
2003 - 2013, Director, Atlantic Metropolis Centre
2002 - 2003, Acting Criminology Coordinator , Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University
2002 - 2007, Chair (Acting 2005-06; Winter 2007) , Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary's University
1999 - Present, Associate Professor, Inter-university Graduate Programme in Women’s Studies
1999 - 2010, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University
1999 - 2007, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University
1995 - 1999, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Saint Mary's University
1992 - 1995, Executive Director , The Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary's University
1991 - 1995, Lecturer (Sessional Appointment), Department of Sociology, Saint Mary's University
1985 - 1995, Director, The Survey Centre at the Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary's University

Honours

Inductee, Decade Club Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation - 2011

Teaching: Course / Program Development

1990/03 - Present, Primary Teaching Areas

Scholarly Contributions

Book

Schwartz Mary, Scott Barbara, Karabanow J, VanderPlaat Madine. "Sociology: Making Sense of the Social World. Canadian Edition" (Spring - 2000)

Book Chapters

Cottrell Barbara, VanderPlaat Madine. (2011). "My Kids Want to Eat Pork ", In Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada: Feminist Perspectives, 267-296
Vissandjée Alexander, Claire Stephanie, Apalle Alisha Nicole, VanderPlaat Madine. (2011). "At the Intersection of Migration, Gender and Health: Accounting for Social Capital", Engendering Migrant Health: Canadian Perspectives, 231-249
VanderPlaat Madine, Legault Claudette. (2008). "NGO-University Partnerships: Practicing What We Preach ", In Researching With Communities: Grounded Perspectives on Engaging Communities in Research
VanderPlaat Madine. (2004). "Emancipatory Politics, Critical Evaluation and Government Policy ", Critical Strategies for Social Research, 369-379
Raven Pauline, Rivard Michelle, Samson Yolande, VanderPlaat Madine. (2003). "Linking Empowerment-Based Evaluation and Social Change ", Making a Difference: Research and Families
VanderPlaat Madine. (2001). "Emancipatory Politics and Health Promotion Practice: The Health Professional as Social Activist ", Transforming Health Promotion Practice: Concepts, Issues and Applications

Journal Articles

VanderPlaat Madine. "Activating the Sociological Imagination to Explore the Boundaries of Resilience Research and Practice", School Psychology International (Fall - 2015)
Cohen Benita, Anderson Marcia, Beanlands Reawyn, Hope Lesleyanne, Germann Kathy, McGibbon Elizabeth, Schultz Annette, VanderPlaat Madine. "A conceptual framework of Organizational Capacity for Public Health Equity Action (OC-PHEA)", Canadian Journal of Public Health 104:3 (Spring - 2013), 262-266
VanderPlaat Madine, Ramos Howard, Yoshida Yoko. "A Preliminary Investigation of the Contributions of Sponsored Parents and Grandparents in Canada", Candian Journal of Ethnic Studies 44:3 (Spring - 2012), 79-96
Harbison J, Coughlan S, Beaulieu M, Karabanow J, VanderPlaat M, Wildeman S, Wexler E. "Understanding ‘elder abuse and neglect’: A critique of assumptions underpinning responses to the mistreatment and neglect of older people", Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect 24:2 (Spring - 2012), 88-103
Barrett G, VanderPlaat M, Castellano Gonzalez M, Ferreira Irmao, Godoy Ampuero M, Miranda Vera C. "Civic networks and Community Resilience in Brazil. Canada, Cuba and Chile", Journal of Civil Society 7:4 (Spring - 2011), 333-362
Ravensbergen Frances, VanderPlaat Madine. "Barriers to Citizen Participation: The Missing Voices of People Living with Low Income", Community Development Journal 45:4 (Spring - 2010), 389-403
Ravensbergen Frances, VanderPlaat Madine. "Learning Circles: One Form of Knowledge Production in Social Action Research", McGill Journal of Education 45:3 (Spring - 2010), 339-350
Harbison J, Couglan S, Karabanow J, VanderPlaat M, Wilderman S, Wexler E, Nassar C. "Adult Protection Legislation : From Intent to Practice in Three Canadian Provinces", Indian Journal of Gerontology 22:3 (Spring - 2008), 307-318
VanderPlaat Madine, Barrett Gene. "Building Community Capacity in Governance and Decision Making", Community Development Journal 41 (Spring - 2006), 25-36
Huerta Timothy, Casebeer Ann, VanderPlaat Madine. "Using Networks to Enhance Health Services Delivery: Perspectives – Paradoxes – Propositions", Healthcare Papers 7:2 (Spring - 2006), 10-26
VanderPlaat Madine, Teles Nair. "Mainstreaming Social Justice: Human Rights and Public Health", Canadian Journal of Public Health 96:1 (Spring - 2005), 34-36
Harbison J, Couglan S, Karabanow J, VanderPlaat M. "A Clash of Cultures: Rural Values and Service Delivery to Mistreated and Neglected Older People in Eastern Canada", Practice: A Journal of the British Association of Social Workers 17:4 (Spring - 2005), 229-246
VanderPlaat Madine. "Human Rights: A Perspective for Public Health/Direitos Humanos: Uma Perspectiva Para a Saude", Saude e Direitos Humanos 1:1 (Spring - 2004), 19-27
Harbison J, Coughlan S, Karabanow S, VanderPlaat M. "Offering the Help That's Needed: Responses to the Mistreatment and Neglect of Older People in a Rural Canadian Context.", Rural Social Work 9 (Spring - 2004), 147-157
VanderPlaat Madine, Samson Yolande, Pauline Raven. "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 (Spring - 2001), 79-98
VanderPlaat Madine. "Locating the Feminist Scholar: Relational Empowerment and Social Activism", Qualitative Health Research 9:6 (Spring - 1999), 773-785
VanderPlaat Madine. "Empowerment, Emancipation and Health Promotion Policy", Canadian Journal of Sociology 23:1 (Spring - 1998), 71-90
VanderPlaat Madine. "Emancipatory Politics, Critical Evaluation and Government Policy", Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 12:2 (Spring - 1997), 143-162

Presentation

VanderPlaat Madine. "Transitioning Immigrants: What Are Their Labour Market Needs? How Do We Serve Them?", 16th National Metropolis Conference (Winter - 2014)
Harbison Joan, VanderPlaat Madine, Coughlan Stephen, Karabanow Jeff, Wildeman Sheila, Wexler Ezra. "Using Theory to Address the Ageism in ‘Elder Abuse and Neglect", International Conference on Cultural Gerontology and 2nd Conference of the European Network in Aging Studies (Spring - 2014)
VanderPlaat Madine, Ramos Howard. "What do Sponsored Parents and Grandparents Contribute", 16th National Metropolis Conference (Winter - 2014)
Harbison Joan, Coughlan Stephen, VanderPlaat Madine, Karabanow Jeff, Wildeman Sheila, Wexler Ezra. "Balancing older people’s ‘right’ to protection with their rights to services: How theory informs our understanding of practices", Canadian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference (Fall - 2013)
VanderPlaat M.. "Understanding Immigrant Women's Settlement Experience within the Context of the Family", 15th National Metropolis Conference (Winter - 2013)
Harbison Joan, Coughlan Stephen, Karabanow Jeff, Wildeman Sheila, Wexler Ezra, Vanderplaat Madine. "How the Right to Protection Overrides Older People’s Rights to Services: Theoretical Concerns", British Society of Gerontology (Fall - 2013)
Cohen Benita, Bassett Raewyn, McGibbon Elizabeth, Schultz Annette, Vanderplaat Madine, Anderson Marcia, Beanlands Hope, Germann Kathy, Fuga Lesley. "Developing a Conceptual Framework of Public Health Organizational Capacity for Action to Promote Health Equity", Canadian Public Health Association 2011 Annual Conference (Spring - 2011)
VanderPlaat M.. "The Role of Family in the Decision to Migrate and Settle", The Association for Canadian Studies and the Candian Ethnic Studies Association 2nd Joint Annual Conference (Fall - 2011)
VanderPlaat Madine. "Belonging and Inclusion", Crossing Canada: A National Dialogue (Fall - 2011)
Harbison Joan, Coughlan Stephen, Karabanow Jeff, Wildeman Sheila, Wexler Ezra, VanderPlaat M.. "Rights versus risk: Theorizing “elder abuse and neglect” in the Canadian context", International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology (Spring - 2011)
VanderPlaat M.. "My Kids Want to Eat Pork: Parent Teen Conflict in Immigrant Families", 13th National Metropolis Conference (Winter - 2011)
VanderPlaat M.. "Challenges in Researching Migration as a Family Project", 15th International Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2010)
VanderPlaat Madine. "My Kids Want to Eat Pork", Parent- Teen Conflict in Immigration Families. ISIS (Winter - 2010)
VanderPlaat Madine. "Preliminary Investigation of the Contributions of Sponsored Parents and Grandparents in Canada ", ISIS (Spring - 2010)
Harbison Joan, Coughlan Stephen, Karabanow Jeff, Wildeman Sheila. "Ageism, the Right to Autonomy and Adult Protection Legislation: The Maritime Experience", Canadian Conference on Elder Law (Fall - 2010)
VanderPlaat M.. "My Kids Want to Eat Pork", 15th International Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2010)
VanderPlaat M.. "Immigrant/Refugee Families, Children and Youth-Future Policy-Research Directions", 11th National Metropolis Conference (Winter - 2009)
VanderPlaat M.. "Implementing Asylum Seeking Minors’ Human Rights In Diverse National Contexts", 14th International Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2009)
VanderPlaat M.. "Child Migrants and Policy-Research Priorities and Directions", 11th National Metropolis Conference (Winter - 2009)
VanderPlaat M.. "Social and Cultural Stressors on Migrant Parent-Child Relationships", 14th International Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2009)
VanderPlaat M., Barrett Gene, Elena Maria, Irmao Jose, Cecilia Maria, Miranda Vera Clara Elisa. "The Micro-dynamics of Civil Society in Community Resilience and Marginalization. A Comparative Study Of Coastal Communities in Eastern Canada, Cuba, North-East Brazil and Southern Chile", Accepted for MARE Conference 'People and the Sea: Living with uncertainty and adapting to change' (Summer - 2009)
VanderPlaat M., Harbison Joan, Coughlan Stephen, Karabanow Jeff, Wildeman Sheila, Wexler Ezra. "Older People’s Rights and Capacities in a “Risk Society”: The Role of Professionals in State Intervention", Ontario Netowrk for the Prevention of Elder abuse National Conference (Fall - 2009)
VanderPlatt M, Harbison Joan, Coughlan Stephen, Karabanow Jeff, Wildeman Sheila, Wexler Ezra. "Adult Protection Legislation: The Relationship of Theory to Practice in Three Canadian Provinces", Gerontological Society of America (Fall - 2009)
VanderPlaat M.. "Managing the Best Interests of the Child: Asylum Seeking Minors", 13th International Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2008)
VanderPlaat M.. "Race, Democracy and Social Cohesion: Contribution of Canada’s Action Plan Against Racism", Canadian Race Relations Foundation 2008 Award of Excellence Symposium (Spring - 2008)
VanderPlaat M, Crooks S, Bell S, Keeble E, Enns E, Dalton A. "Interdisciplinarity and Engagement: Women Navigating the Institutional Structures", Breaking Boundaries, Forging Connections: Feminist Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice (Spring - 2008)
VanderPlaat M.. "Understanding the Impact of Family on Integration Experiences: What can the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Canada Tell Us?", 13th International Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2008)
VanderPlaat M., Cassin M., Krawchenko T.. "Racism and Discrimination in Canada: Laws Policies and Practices", 12th Annual Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2007)
VanderPlaat M., Samson Y.. "Program and Evaluation Principles: Promoting Individual and Collective Change in Building Population and Public Health Evidence", The 19th IUPHE World Conference (Spring - 2007)
VanderPlaat M.. "Research on Family Migration/Reunification: Issues and Challenges", 11th International Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2006)
VanderPlaat M.. "Mainstreaming the Voice of the “Community” in Rural Health Research", Canadian Public Health Association 96th Annual Conference (Fall - 2006)
Cottrell B., VanderPlaat M.. "How immigrant teens cope in Nova Scotia: an analysis of parent-teen conflict in new Canadian families", Pathways to Resilience Conference (Spring - 2005)
VanderPlaat Madine. "Family Immigration: Outcomes and Impacts", 9th International Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2004)
VanderPlaat M., Teles N. "Saúde e Direitos Humanos: uma Perspectiva para Saúde Pública", VII Congresso Brasileiro de Saúde Coletiva (Summer - 2003)
VanderPlaat M., Teles N.. "Saúde e Direitos Humanos: uma Perspectiva para Saúde Pública", Coloquio Internacional: Politicas Publicas, Probreza e Exclusivo Social (Fall - 2003)
VanderPlaat M., Chisholm Judy. "Testing of a Social Support Measure for Caregivers of Children with a Traumatic Brain Injury", Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences/Canadian Association of Neuroscience. Nurses Joint Meeting (Spring - 2003)
Harbison Joan, Couglan S., Karabanow J., VanderPlaat M.. "Service Delivery to Older People", International Conference on Human Services in Rural Communities (Spring - 2003)
Harbison J., Couglan S., Karabanow J., VanderPlaat M.. "How Communities Care: Rural Service Delivery to Mistreated Older People", Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Conference (Fall - 2002)
VanderPlaat M., Samson Yolande, Guy Anne, LaTulippe Rochon JoAnna, Flanagan Rochon Kathy. "Bringing Together Community Practice and Research for Innovation in Evaluation", Health Canada Research Forum: From Science to Policy (Fall - 2002)
VanderPlaat M.. "What Happens to My Grant During the Peer Review Process", Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Capacity Building Workshop (Fall - 2002)
VanderPlaat M.. "Evaluation Framework for CAPC/CPNP", Community Based Programs Unit (Spring - 2002)
VanderPlaat M.. "Bringing Together Community Practice and Research for Innovation in Evaluation", Canadian Evaluation Society Conference (Spring - 2002)
VanderPlaat M.. "Building on Community Strengths - the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)", Health Promotion 2002 Conference (Spring - 2002)
VanderPlaat M.. "Evaluation Framework for CAPC/CPNP", Departmental Program Evaluation Division, Applied Research and Analysis, IACB (Spring - 2002)
VanderPlaat M., deVink Sandra, Nassrallah Christine. "The Atlantic Metropolis: Towards Expanding the Paradigms of Knowledge for True Partnerships and Community based Research", Fifth National Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2001)
VanderPlaat M.. "Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs", Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Workshop (Fall - 2001)
VanderPlaat M., Pachai Bridglal, Tandan Alka, Tolley Erin. "Transnationalism, Identity(ies) And Citizenship", Fifth National Metropolis Conference (Fall - 2001)
VanderPlaat M.. "Evaluation Research as Social Action: The Critical Link Between Practice and Policy", Building Bridges: Creating an Integrated Approach to Women's Health (Spring - 2000)
VanderPlaat M.. "Sampling Techniques and How to Design a Questionnaire", Community Based Research Capacity Building in the Atlantic Canada Region, AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (Winter - 2000)
VanderPlaat M.. "Made to Measure: Qualitative Data and Empowerment Evaluation Research and Learning to Listen: What Program Participants Can Teach Us About Empowerment", 5th International Qualitative Health Research Conference (Spring - 1999)
VanderPlaat M., Raven Pauline, Samson Yolande, Vivian-Book Lynn. "Empowerment Evaluation in Practice: Lessons from the Atlantic Regional Evaluation of CAPC", Canadian Evaluation Conference '98 (Spring - 1998)
VanderPlaat M.. "AThe Role of the Evaluator in a Participatory Action Research Evaluation", 1998 American Evaluation Association Conference (Fall - 1998)
VanderPlaat M.. "Health Canada: Negotiating Relationships Among and Within Academia, Government and Community", The Society for the Study of Social Problems, 48th Annual Meeting (Summer - 1998)

Conference Proceedings

VanderPlaat Madine. "Evaluating for Empowerment: The Critical Gaze", In Adams, Robert (ed) Crisis in the Human Services: National and International Issues (1997 - 1997)

Other Publications

Yoshida Yoko, Ramos Howard, VanderPlaat Madine. "How do Economic Outcomes of Economic versus Family Sponsored Immigrants Compare?"
Canadian Diversity (Winter - 2016)
Yoshida Yoko, Ramos Howard, VanderPlaat Madine, Gerry Mills, Nabihah Atallah. "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." (Fall - 2015)
Guoxiu Tian, Restrepo Henao Alexandra, Theron Linda, VanderPlaat Madine. "Pathways to Resilience: Formal Service and Informal Support Use Patterns among Youth in Challenging Social Ecologies"
IDRC Project Number: 104518 Final technical report (Spring - 2014)
Yoshida Yoko, Ramos Howard, VanderPlaat Madine. "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)"
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Spring - 2011)
VanderPlaat Madine, Ramos Howard, Yoshida Yoko. "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"
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Spring - 2011)
VanderPlaat Madine, Ramos Howard, Yoshida Yoko. "A Preliminary Investigation of the Contributions of Sponsored Parents and Grandparents in Canada. Working Paper No. 25"
Atlantic Metropolis Centre (Fall - 2009)
Nyemah Joseph, VanderPlaat Madine. "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 (Spring - 2009)
Harbison J, Coughlan S., Beaulieu M, Karabanow J., VanderPlaat M., Wildeman S., Wexler E.. "Understanding “elder abuse and neglect”: A critique of assumptions underpinning responses to the mistreatment and neglect of older people"
The Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Spring - 2008)
VanderPlaat Madine. "Integration Outcomes for Immigrant Women in Canada; A Review of the Literature. Working Paper No. 8"
Integration Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Spring - 2007)
Cassin A, Marguerite A, Krawchenko Tamara, VanderPlaat Madine. "Racism and Discrimination in Canada: Laws, Policies and Practices. Multiculturalism and Human Rights Reports #3"
Department of Canadian Heritage (Spring - 2007)
VanderPlaat Madine, Cottrell Barbara. "Parent-Teen Conflict in Immigrant Communities"
Department of Justice (Spring - 2004)
VanderPlaat M.. "Toward an Equitable Society: A Discussion Paper on the Community Action Program for Children and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program"
Health Canada (Spring - 2001)
VanderPlaat M.. "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/CPNP in Atlantic Canada. Part I: Literature Review"
Health Canada (Spring - 2000)
VanderPlaat M.. "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"
Health Canada (Summer - 2000)

Service: Institutional Committees

Alumni Speakers Series, 2015/04 - None (Chair)
Faculty of Arts, Peer Mentor Program, 2015/03 - None (Supervisor)
Selection Committee, Educational Developer, Teaching and Instruction, 2015/02 - 2015/03 (Member)
Women and Gender Studies Committee, 2014/01 - 2014/03 (334)
Ad hoc Governance Committee, 2014/01 - 2014/03 (335)
Student Discipline Committee, 2014/01 - None (322)
Strategic and Targeted Support Services Task group, 2014/01 - 2014/01 (324)
Presidential Search Committee, 2014/01 - 2014/01 (323)
Core Review Committee, 2013/01 - 2014/03 (337)
Panel of Full Professors, 2013/01 - None (327)
Member of Senate, 2013/01 - None (326)
Elections, Committee of Senate, 2013/01 - None (325)
Arts Curriculum Committee, 2012/01 - None (328)
Undergraduate and Honours Committee, 2011/01 - 2014/03 (336)
Hiring Committee, 2011/01 - 2012/03 (338)
Awards Committee, 2011/01 - 2011/03 (339)
University Review Committee, 2011/01 - None (329)
Intercultural Learning Partnerships Team, 2011/01 - 2011/03 (330)
Academic Planning, 2010/01 - 2010/03 (341)
Appointments Committee, 2010/01 - 2012/03 (331)
Academic Exchanges, 2010/01 - 2010/03 (342)
Timetable Committee, 2009/01 - 2010/03 (340)
Ad Hoc Methods Committee, 2009/01 - 2009/03 (343)
Hiring Committee, 2009/01 - 2009/03 (344)
Undergraduate Women and Gender Studies Committee, 2007/01 - None (332)
Honorary Degree Committee, Board of Governors, 2003/01 - None (333)
Chair, Board of Directors, Gorsebrook Research Institute, 1996/03 - 1997/03 (Chair)
Chair, Board of Directors, Gorsebrook Research Institute, 1994/03 - 1995/03 (446)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Chair, Evaluation Committee, Pathways to Resilience Team Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand 2014/01 - 2014/01
Editorial Board, Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees 2013/03 - Present
Chair, Evaluation Committee, Pathways to Resilience Team Meeting. Beijing, China 2013/01 - 2013/01
Discussant. IMBD Related Research: Recent Trends and Future Research Avenues, 15th National Metropolis Conference. Ottawa 2012/02 - 2012/02
Organizer, "The Influence of Gender/Family On Integration Outcomes" , 15th National Metropolis Conference. Ottawa 2012/02 - 2012/02
Organizer, "How Do We Study Immigration in an Era Without Data", 15th National Metropolis Conference. Ottawa 2012/02 - 2012/02
Moderator. Best Practices in Youth Dialogue and Civic Engagement. Race, Faith and Belonging: Strengthening Citizenship Engagement in Canada , 7th Annual Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence Symposium. Halifax 2012/01 - 2012/01
Academic Editor, Academic Editor 2011/03 - Present
Conference Committee, National Metropolis Conference 2011/03 - Present
Organizer and Chair. Fragmented Families and the Children Left Behind, 16th International Metropolis Conference. Azores, Portugal 2011/01 - 2011/01
Organizer and Chair. In Retrospect: The Canadian Metropolis Centers of Excellence, 16th International Metropolis Conference. Azores, Portugal 2011/01 - 2011/01
Participant, Annual Meeting, Pathways to Resilience International Community-University Research Alliance. Madellin, Columbia 2010/04 - 2010/04
Organizer and Chair. On the Waterfront: Global Migration and Port Cities, 16th International Metropolis Conference. Azores, Portugal 2010/03 - 2010/03
Presenter: Preliminary Investigation of the Contributions of Sponsored Parents and Grandparents in Canada, Workshop on Age and Generation in the Context of Migration. Toronto 2010/03 - 2010/03
Chair, Peer Review Team, MA Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University 2010/03 - 2010/03
Advisory Board, Journal of International Migration and Integration 2009/03 - Present
Editor-in-Chief, Societies 2009/03 - 2011/03
Work Related Mobility Project Steering Committee, 2008/03 - 2010/03
Chair, Adjudication Committee, Capacity Program, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation 2008/03 - 2009/03
Organizer. Understanding Migration and Settlement as a Family Project. With Eleonore Koffman, International Metropolis Conference. Den Haague, Netherlands 2008/01 - 2008/01
AMC Representative , National Metropolis Committee 2006/03 - 2011/03
Adjudication Committee, CERIS, The Ontario Metropolis Centre 2006/03 - 2011/03
Advisory Board, Atlantic Regional Data Centre 2006/03 - Present
Member, Halifax Regional Immigration Leadership Council 2005/03 - 2009/03
Academic Advisor. Analysis Reference Group, Public Health Agency of Canada. Atlantic Region 2004/03 - 2010/03
Editorial Board, Saúde Direitos Humanos 2003/03 - 2010/03
Steering Committee, The Atlantic RURAL Centre, Dalhousie University 2002/03 - 2010/03
Editorial Consultant, International Journal of Equity in Health 2000/03 - 2009/03

Service: Community

Volunteer, Bryony House 2011/03 - 2013/03