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  • The Centre on Governance is pleased to announce that Hany Besada, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, along with George Kararach and Timothy M. Shaw, published a book entitled “Development in Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development”
  • Hany Besada, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, recently published an article in the journal Governance in Africa entitled “Regulating Extraction in Africa: Towards a Framework for Accountability in the Global South”.
  • On September 16, Caroline Andrew, Eric Champagne and Steve Pomeroy from the Centre on Governance participated to a major iVote Debate on Municipal Infrastructure. Other participants on the panel included Professor Luc Turgeon (School of Political Studies), Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin (Mayor of Gatineau), Berry Vrbanovic (Mayor of Kitchener), Catherine McKenna (Liberal Party Candidate, Ottawa-Centre) and Emilie Taman (NDP Candidate, Ottawa-Vanier) and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi who addressed the audience live via-Facebook.
  • The Centre on Governance’s Annual Report has been completed. Please see the Centre on Governance’s 2014 Annual Report for information about the activities and publications the Centre has completed. 
  • François Lapointe, retired urban planner and senior fellow at the Centre on Governance, is the co-editor of a special issue on the theme of Governance and Territories in the journal of l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec entitled Urbanité (Summer 2015 issue). Eric Champagne, professor at the School of Political Studies and Co-Director of the Centre on Governance also published an article in this issue entitled « Une introduction au concept de gouvernance ». 
  • Professor Eric Champagne, Co-Director of the Centre on Governance, receives the 2015 Community Service Learning Program Outstanding Achievement Award for his exceptional work accomplished through the CSL program and his class Principles, Processes and Methods of Evaluation (PAP 4710) in which students were required to conduct a real-life program evaluation for a local non-profit organization. For detailed information on Professor Champagne’s achievement you can visit the Faculty of Social Sciences website or the Centre for Global and Community Engagement’s website.
  • John Decker, Fullbright Fellow for the Centre on Governance 2015 and Lecturer at the Goldman School in Public Policy at Berkley, completed his stay at the University of Ottawa with a presentation entitled “Capital and Debt Accountability - What California Can Learn from Municipal Debt Management Practices in Canada”. The presentation, which compared municipal practices in Canada and in California and debt, showed that municipalities in Canada and California issue the same kinds of instruments, have the same ratings agencies, and that debt can be traded in the same market; essentially operating with the same rules and have overwhelming similarities. Nevertheless, lessons can be learned from the Canadian case and the interactive session questioned whether any lessons could be learned from Canadian federalism; what is driving bankruptcies; local governments and regulations; similarities and differences between the case studies; and why Canadian municipal debts earn high ratings. At the core of this discussion and presentation John Decker questioned how constitutional and statutory rules influence budget and debt decisions; how do local fiscal conditions affect local debt decisions; and how has state spending and taxing patterns changed over the years?
  • Caroline Andrew, Director of the Centre on Governance, and member of the steering committee for the City for All Women Initiative, along with resident and volunteer in Ottawa Valérie Assoi, give an interview on Radio Canada. The interview focused on the report entitled “Advancing Equity and Inclusion: A guide for Municipalities”, which was released at the City of Ottawa.
  • Marc L. Johnson, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, held a talk entitled « La recherche collaborative au carrefour du savoir et de l’action » at the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) 2015 annual conference which was held in Rimouski, May 27th. He presented an evaluation of the collaborative research done at the research centre CURA - A Knowlege-based Community Governance from 2009-2014, as well as his role as knowledge broker between the research community and community action. 
  • The Centre on Governance and the Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) are pleased to announce that the CPAC television channel has posted the proceedings of the Rebooting Canada’s Communications Legislation conference, held at the University of Ottawa on May 22 and 23, 2015, via the following links: Address by Liora Salter and Session 1 (Technology and jurisdiction); Session 2 (Socio-cultural objectives)Address by Anthony ManeraSession 3 (Ethics and advocacy)Session 4 (Regulatory enforcement); Address by Christian TacitSession 5 (Fair process)Session 6 (Employment)Address by David ColvilleSession 8 (CRTC – lessons from the past).
  • Mebometa Ndongo, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, published in Revue Interventions économiques which his work entitled “La désétatisation en Afrique: un processus d’influence externe et d’incubation locale au Sénégal”.
  • Senior Fellow, Philip Leech, along with Jamie Gaskarth publishes in Diplomacy and Statecraft with their paper entitled“British Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring”.
  • The Centre on Governance is proud to have provided sponsorship to the student forum on public policies, “Moving Canada Forward”. In addition, Caroline Andrew, Director of Centre on Governance, and Eric Champagne, Co-Director of the Centre on Governance, presented at this event. This conference brought together some of Canada’s leading thinkers and practitioners in order to rethink our current domestic and foreign policies. With an election tentatively scheduled for October 2015, this conference gave students an informative and exciting event on Canada’s public policy that will allow them to be well informed on Canada’s current issues. For further detailed information please refer to theofficial website for “Moving Canada Forward”.
  • The Centre on Governance is honoured to announce that Caroline Andrew, Director of the Centre on Governance and distinguished professor, was admitted into The Order of Canada on December 26th, 2014. Professor Andrew was given this honour due to her continuous “academic research on cultural diversity, on urban and feminist studies, and for her civic involvement with non-profit and community-based organizations.” (The Governor General of Canada, 2015). Congratulations to a professor who continues to amaze us with her passion and commitment to research and helping those in need.
  • The Centre on Governance is pleased to announce the completion and publication of the third edition of provincial and territorial budgets analyses from the perspective of arts, culture, and heritage entitled “Culture in the Balance: Analyses of the Provincial and Territorial 2014-2015 Budgets from the Perspective of Arts, Culture and Heritage”, co-authored by M. Sharon Jeannotte, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, and Alain Pineau, former Executive Director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts. You can also find this document under our publications section.
  • Senior Fellow, Hany Besada, along with Michael Olender, publishes in the Global Governance Journal by Lynne Rienner Publishers with their paper entitled “Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Sustainable Energy for All: The Governance Reform Debate”.
  • In a one-day visit to Canada on December 8, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez traveled to Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec to learn more about Canadian paid leave and maternal leave policies. In meetings with Canadian Minster of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney, Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen, and Minister of Labor K. Kellie Leitch, Secretary Perez discussed Canadian government efforts to promote women in the workforce through its paid leave programs and affordable child care options. Secretary Perez also met with Canadian parents, human resource executives from major Canadian companies and U.S. companies operating in Canada, policy experts, and labor union leaders to discuss how paid leave and child care policies assist Canadian families. In addition to Canada, Secretary Perez has visited other industrialized nations like Germany on his fact-finding trips. He recently attended the G20 summit in Australia to discuss how paid leave policies can increase labor force participation. 
  • Professor Éric Champagne, Co-Director of the Centre on Governance, is interviewed by La revue de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec – Plan about the governance of transportation in the Montreal region as well as the significance of a transportation super agency. For the full article please refer to the PDF version of PLAN - revue de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, pg.40-42.
  • Senior Fellow, François Lapointe, comments on the importance of new governance in transforming urban planning in our society in the Fall 2014 issue of Urbanité. For further information please see the full version of “Souper-conférence des urbanistes de l’Outaouais - Urbanisme et gouvernance” (In French only).
  • Senior Fellow, Marc Johnson, presents at the Occtania Festival in Albi, France with his work entitled “Une politique sociolinguistique pour l’occitan : réflexion à partir du cas des francophonies minoritaires canadiennes”, October 25th, 2014.
  • Senior fellow, Hany Besada, publishes in the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Journal,SAIS Review of International Affairs, with his journal article entitled “Shared Responsibility and Joint Accountability: Advancing the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.
  • Senior fellow, Viva Dadwal has received a 2014 Fulbright Canada award to conduct research on "reverse innovation in global health systems". She will be conducting her research at Johns Hopkins University at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she has been appointed Visiting Scholar.
  • Congratulations to Senior Fellow Hany Besada, along with John J. Kirton, Andrew F. Cooper, and Franklyn Lisk, for their recently published book entitled “Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa: Disease, Governance, Climate Change”.
  • The Centre on Governance is pleased to announce that Senior Fellow Steve Pomeroy has received the CHRA Leadership Award. For more information on Steve Pomeroy and his award, please visit the official website for The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association.
  • Senior Fellow, John E. Trent, holds a talk at the Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series entitled “Some Directions for an Alternative Canadian Foreign Policy”. For further detailed information please refer to the official website for the Group of 78.
  • Senior Fellow, Hany Besada, along with Philip Martin, publishes in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs with their piece entitled “Mining codes in Africa: emergence of a ‘fourth’ generation?”
  • Senior Fellow, Hany Besada, along with Karolina Werner, publishes in the International Journal of Water Resources Development with their piece entitled “An assessment of the effects of Africa's water crisis on food security and management”
  • Senior Fellow, Hany Besada, along with Evren Tok, publishes in the Journal of International and Global Studies with their piece entitled “South Africa in the BRICS: Soft Power Balancing and Instrumentalization”
  • Please see the Centre on Governance’s 2013 Annual Report for information about the activities and publications the Centre has completed.
  • Congratulations to Fullbright Researcher for the Chair on Governance and Public Administration, Eric Zeemering, for a successful talk that summarized his work on Collaborative Strategies for Urban Sustainability: Investigations in Canada and the United States.
  • Senior fellow, Marc L. Johnson, along with Linda Cardinal, will be presenting “L’état de la gouvernance communautaire dans les francophonies minoritaires au Canada” at the 82nd Annual ACFAS Conference. For more detailed information please visit the Association francophone pour le savoir website.
  • Centre on Governance Senior Fellow, Viva Dadwal, will be taking part in a debate motion entitled “This house believes reverse innovation in health is a distinct category of innovation that holds the key to creating effective future health solutions” at the Geneva Health Forum; taking place from April 15 to April 17th, 2014. For further detailed information please refer to the Geneva Health Forum, Global Health: Interconnected Challenges, Integrated Solutions website.
  • Call for papers for the 40th Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STPA) Conference (October 9th, 2014 – October 11th, 2014). The proposed theme of this year’s conference is Creative nexus: understanding and strengthening the relationship between cultural research and practice. The deadline for this call for papers is May 5th, 2014. Further detailed information can be found on the Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference website.
  • Senior fellow, Marc L. Johnson, analyses new research and a survey pertaining to governance and collective processes in “Sondage sur la gouvernance de démarches collectives Analyse des résultats - Mars 2014” (In French Only)
  • Senior Fellow, Steve Pomeroy is quoted in the Globe and Mail piece entitled “With Ottawa spending less on social housing, provinces will be forced to foot the bill”. Steve Pomeroy also has a background piece entitled “The Fiscal Impact of Expiring Federal Social Housing Operating Subsidies” that will give readers greater insight on the topic of Federal social housing.
  • New Study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Partnership Development for Promoting Post-secondary Education with Youth from Disadvantaged Milieux 2013-2016.
  • The Centre on Governance is pleased to announce the completion and publication of the second edition of provincial and territorial budgets analyses from the perspective of arts, culture, and heritage entitled “Gloom and Glee – Analyses of the Provincial and Territorial 2013-2014 Budgets from the Perspective of Arts, Culture and Heritage”, co-authored by M. Sharon Jeannotte, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, and Alain Pineau, former Executive Director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts. You can also find this document under our Publications section.
  • In August, the open-access journal Globalization and Healthlaunched a theme issue on the trend of "reverse innovation" in global health systems and how the 'West' can learn from the 'East', making way for affordable and disruptive innovation in the health field. The topics explored in this issue are relevant to Canada, with implications for our public health, innovation, aid and development goals. The inaugural group of articles are open-access.
  • Please see the final summary report for The Canadian Urban Forum conference that took place at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 and Wednesday, June 19th, 2013.
  • The Canadian Urban Forum - Continue the Conversation: Please see the following links for further information regarding upcoming Canadian Urban Forum events and for information regarding the Canadian Urban Forum Conference that took place June 18-19, 2013 at the University of Ottawa: Thank You Addressed to the Canadian Forum Attendeesmaterials and presentations from the Canadian Urban Forum (CUF) that took place at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa Tuesday, June 18th through Wednesday, June 19th; and photos from the Canadian Urban Forum Conference (June 18-19, 2013).
  • Centre on Governance senior fellow Steve Pomeroy comments on rental-housing shortage for the Globe and Mail. For further detailed information please see the original article entitled “The rental-housing shortage is now a national disaster. It needs Ottawa’s help”.
  • Under the commission, support and assistance from the Canadian Conference of the Arts and the Centre on Governance, we are pleased to announce the completion and publication of “Flat-Lined but Still Alive: Analyses of the Provincial and Territorial 2012-13 Budgets from the Perspective of Arts, Culture and Heritage”. You can also find this document under our Publications section.
  • Please see the Centre on Governance’s 2012 Annual Report for information about the activities and publications the Centre has completed.
  • Senior fellow and co-founder of UQO Luc Chaput puts forward an innovative program proposal aimed at changing and revitalizing the under graduate studies in Canada. For more information please see Luc Chaput’s biography, as well the document that gives an overview of the problems and major changes required in Canada’s universities.
  • Culture and Local Governance (CLG) is a peer-reviewed online journal. CLG offers a space for dialogue across disciplinary boundaries, between established and emerging scholars, and between academics and practitioners. In order to enhance the social impact of work published in its pages, CLG emphasizes research diffusion and communication. In keeping with this philosophy, CLG is an open access journal. Please take a look at the Culture and Local Governance Website for more information and access to journals.
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