In response to membership interest, the Canadian Anthropology Society is pleased to announce the creation of the new designation of Fellow of the Canadian Anthropology Society. This will be an honour granted annually to a select number of members of the Canadian Anthropology Society in recognition of their contributions to scholarship in anthropology and to service to the profession and the public. Yearly nominations will normally be sought each fall and the designation will be granted at the Annual General Meeting. This recognition of achievement and contribution will be marked with presentation of a certificate; there is no material reward, nor is there a separate fee structure for Fellows. In respect to our founding generations, the creation of this honour will be marked by an initial period of specially acknowledging our Founding Fellows, who have built the discipline as we know it in Canada and who have given generously to the public, the discipline and the Society.
Founding Fellows: Beginning in 2013, the Canadian Anthropology Society will specially recognize a select number of Founding Fellows whose contribution has been defining for anthropology in Canada. These Fellows will be honoured at the Annual General Meetings of 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Founding Fellows will be drawn from all regions and both official languages and will be selected and offered this honour by the Executive.
Fellows: Beginning in 2016, the Canadian Anthropology Society will induct a select number of Fellows of the Canadian Anthropology Society at its annual meeting. Fellows will be members of the Canadian Anthropology Society who have made notable contributions to anthropology in Canada through any combination of research, practice, teaching/mentoring or service (including community service). Fellows will normally hold a doctoral degree and have a number of years of post-doctoral contribution. Fellows who have contributed notably to anthropology as community members and research collaborators are also eligible for nomination and selection. A call for nominations will be made to the membership each fall and Fellows will be selected and offered this honour by the Executive early in the new year.
Honourary Fellows: On rare occasions a non-member may be offered an Honourary Fellowship, especially where there has been an exceptionally distinguished contribution to Canadian anthropology or to the Canadian and international public.
We are pleased to announce that the Founding Fellows inducted in 2013 are:
Congratulations to Penny Van Esterik (York U.) whom the CASCA Women’s Network/Réseau des femmes is pleased to honour with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Among the first to argue that breastfeeding is fundamentally a feminist issue Dr. Van Esterik has written extensively on this subject. She is a preeminent scholar who has worked tirelessly to advance women’s causes and rights in the national and international arenas for over three decades. She has been and continues to be a force of academic rigour, excellence and sustained feminist advocacy.
The Richard F. Salisbury Student Award is given each year to a PhD candidate enrolled at a Canadian university, for the purposes of defraying expenses incurred while carrying out dissertation fieldwork. Once again this year, a great many candidates submitted excellent files.
For the 2013 award, the committee selected Karine Gagné, PhD student at Université de Montréal, working under the supervision of Karine Bates, for her ambitious project and its contribution to anthropology and to the local community. Her thesis, entitled “Quand les glaciers disparaissent. Changements environnementaux et transformations de l’organisation des savoirs et des pouvoirs dans l’Himalaya indien", aims to shed light on the perception and experiences of environmental changes in the north of India. To learn more about her project, please visit www.cas-sca.ca - or come to the CASCA meeting in 2014, where she will present her work.
Joshua Lalor, 2012 Salisbury winner, will present his preliminary conclusions at this year’s CASCA in Victoria, Saturday May 11th, at the 10h30 panel, in a paper entitled “Redundant Workers, Disillusioned Citizens: The Case of the Waterford Crystal Workers’ Appeal for Social Justice.” His dissertation research is an ethnography of the Waterford Crystal workforce that focuses on the relationship between labour and capital in the making of geographies of capitalism.
Congratulations to the winners!
Social Justice, the Graph of Zorro and the Outsider.
Abstract: In Canada anthropology has a legacy of outsider engagement in policy-oriented research on Aboriginal people. However, we have not been sufficiently effective in raising the level of public knowledge of the kinds of social science findings that should be informing rational policy debates. Today, what should be a more healthy, less colonial, situation has emerged in which research is being conducted for a variety of interests, much involving Aboriginal political organizations, by researchers of diverse disciplinary training, including consultants based outside the academy. Some current applied research is not to address the needs of communities, but for regulatory requirements. Political ideology often appears to be a more significant factor for the formation of public opinion than is level of education. Under these circumstances why do anthropologists continue to conduct high quality, policy relevant research? These issues are framed within an account of my own personal engagement.
The CASCA Executive is proud to announce the 2013 winner of the Weaver-Tremblay Award. We invite you to join us at the Lecture and Reception to be held on Wednesday, May 8th that will start at 5:00PM.
Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)c/o Dr.Lorne HolyoakDepartment of Sociology and AnthropologyCarleton University1125 Colonel By DriveOttawa, ON K1S 5B6Email
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