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Freedom of Information Policies in Canada: Obstacles to Academic Research (10 minutes)

 

 


 

Human Rights in Canada: A History – A 40min video presentation on the history of human rights in Canada (40 min)

 

 

 

Invited and Keynote Addresses

“Freedom of Information Law and Historical Research.” Paper presented at the Legal Archives Society of Alberta (Edmonton, AB), 10 June 2015.

 

“Scholarly Solitudes” Paper presented at the (Re)Making Confederation: (Re) Imagining Canada conference (Charlottetown, PEI), 21 November 2014.

 

“Equality Deferred: Human Rights in British Columbia History” Public Lecture at the Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC), 11 September 2014.

 

“Human Rights and History: Law, Feminism and Gendered Equality” Paper presented at the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Speaker series, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC), 11 September 2014.

 

“What are “Canadian” and “Quebec” values?” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Brock University (St Catharine’s, ON), 30 May 2014.

 

“Policing Protest in Canadian History.” Paper presented at the RightsWatch Conference (Montreal, QC), 13 October 2012.

 

“The Social Movement Society and the Human Rights State in Canada.” Paper presented at the Social Movement Society workshop (Ottawa, ON), 24 May 2012.

 

“The Rights Revolution in Canada and Australia: International Politics, Social Movements, and Domestic Law.” Paper presented at the Taking Liberties: Historicizing 20th Century Human Rights in the English Speaking World workshop (Hamilton, ON), 2 March 2012.

 

“Social Movements, International Politics and the Global Human Rights Regime.” Paper presented at the Department of International Studies Speaker Series (Regina, University of Regina), 17 February 2011.

“The October Crisis and the Writing of Canadian History.” Keynote Address for the Just Watch Me conference, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON), 12 October 2010.

 

“Canada’s Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-1984.” John Porter Traditional of Excellence Annual Lecture, Canadian Sociological Association, (Montreal, QC), 31 May 2010.

 

“The Sociology of Human Rights.” Closing Address of the Confining the Unbound Society: Restraints and Resistance conference, University of Alberta Sociology Graduate Student Association (Edmonton, AB), 9 May 2010.

 

“Canada’s Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change.” Paper presented at the Department of Educational Policy Studies Speakers Series (Edmonton, University of Alberta), 16 November 2010.

 

“Human Rights in Canada: Social Movements and International Politics.” Paper presented at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies conference A New Global Morality? Human Rights and Humanitarianism in the 1970s (Freiburg, Germany), 10 June 2010.

 

“The Women’s Movement and the Human Rights State in Post-World War Two Canada.” Paper presented at the University of Alberta, Department of Women’s Studies Feminist Research Speakers’ Series (Edmonton, AB), 4 February 2010.

 

“‘An Anachronism Failing to Function Properly’: How the Baby Boom Generation Transformed Social Movements in Canada” Paper presented at the University of Victoria, Department of Sociology, Speakers’ Series (Victoria, BC), 13 February 2008.

 

“Working for Rights: Organized Labour and the Human Rights Movements in Twentieth Century Canada and Australia,” Paper presented at a symposium at the University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia), 27 September 2002.

 

 

Presentations

 

“Rights Inflation and the Crisis of Canada’s Rights Culture.” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association conference (Ottawa), 3 June 2015.

 

“International Terrorism and the Olympics: Security Planning for Montreal’s 1976 Summer Games.” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association conference (Ottawa, ON), 2 June 2015.

 

“A Roundtable on Dr. Gregory Kealey and Working Class History in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association conference (Ottawa, ON), 3 June 2015.

 

“The Rise and Fall of British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1957-1984: Feminism and the Making of New Law.” Paper presented at the BC Studies Conference (Vancouver, BC), 2 May 2013.

 

“Human Rights Policy and Social Movements: How Activists Create, Implement and Enforce State Law.” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association (Victoria, BC), 3 June 2013.

 

“Alberta’s Rights Revolution.” Paper presented at the Directions West: Third Biennial Western Canadian Studies Conference (Calgary, AB), 22 June 2012.

 

“Social Movements and Human Rights Law.” Paper presented at the Canadian Law and Society Annual Meeting (Waterloo, ON), 26 May 2012.

 

“Evolution of Human Rights in Canada.” Paper presented at the Association for Canadian Studies’ conference Checking Our Constitution @ 30 (Ottawa, ON), 17 April 2012.

 

“Was there a “national” women’s movement in Canada? The Historiography of Second-Wave Feminism and the Myth of the National.” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association conference (Fredericton, NB), 2 June 2011.

 

“Freedom of Information: Implications for Historical Research and Graduate Training.” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association conference (Fredericton, NB), 1 June 2011.

 

“Social Movements, International Politics and the Global Human Rights Regime.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association conference (Boston, MA), 15 January 2011.

 

“Roundtable: Speaking Across Generations – The Future of Women’s History.” Paper presented at the Canadian Committee on Women’s History conference (Vancouver, BC), 12 August 2010.

 

“Workplace Discrimination and Human Rights Law in British Columbia, 1953-1984.” Paper presented at the BC Studies conference (Victoria, BC), 20 April 2009.

 

“The Dubious Success of Anti-Discrimination Legislation in Prohibiting Sexual Discrimination in Canada, 1953-1984.” Paper presented at the American Society for Legal History conference (Ottawa, ON), 16 November 2008.

 

“Reconciling Human Rights with Feminism: The Dubious Success of Human Rights Law in Prohibiting Sexual Discrimination in British Columbia, 1953-1984” Paper presented at the Western Canadian Studies conference (Edmonton, AB), 20 June 2008.

 

“‘Matrimony is the Most Important Career of All for a Woman’: Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace in Canada, 1953-1984” Paper presented at the Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working-Class History in Europe and Beyond International Conference (Stockholm, Sweden), 29 August 2008.

 

“‘I Believe in Human Rights, Not Women’s Rights’: Ideological Divisions and Strategies for Change in the British Columbia Women’s Movement, 1953-1984” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association conference (Vancouver, BC), 1 June 2008.

 

“Est –ce que les associations professionnelles des droits de l’homme peuvent défier le statu quo? La Ligue des droits de homme, 1964 à 1982 ?” Paper presented at the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française (Kingston, Ontario), 19 October 2007.

 

“A New Generation of Human Rights Activism: Civil Liberties and Human Rights Associations in Canada in the Sixties,” Paper presented at the New World Coming: The Sixties and Shaping of Global Consciousness conference (Kingston, Ontario), 14 June 2007.

 

“The Charter and Canada’s Rights Revolution: The Role of Non-State Actors in the Realization of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1944-1982,” Paper presented at the Canadian Rights and Freedoms in Our Future conference organized by the Association for Canadian Studies (Ottawa, Ontario), 17 April 2007.

 

“Human Rights as an Obstacle to Social Change: New Social Movements Confront the Human Rights Paradigm in Canada, 1969-1984,” Paper presented at the, Mobilization and Engagement: Social Movements in Canada conference (Sackville, New Brunswick), 9 March 2007.

 

“Radicalism or Reformism? Rights Discourse and Social Movement Activism in Canada,” Paper presented at the Thinking Through Action conference (Vancouver, B.C.), 11 June 2005.

 

“The Fall of the Jewish Labour Committee, 1956-1982: A Case Study in the Institutionalization of the Canadian Labour Movement,” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association conference (London, Ontario), 1 June 2005.

 

“Who Should Lead? Regionalism as an Obstacle to the Formation of a National Rights Association in Canada,” Paper presented at the BC Studies Conference (Prince George, British Columbia), 29 April 2005.

 

“Human Rights Activism in Twentieth Century Australia and Canada: Ideological Divisions,” Paper presented at the Canadian Law and Society Association Conference (Halifax, N.S.), 4 June 2003.

 

“Australian Civil Liberties and Canadian Human Rights: Two Commonwealth Societies’ Response to an International Social Movement,” Paper presented at the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand, 13 Sept 2002.

 

“The Future of the Canadian Past: Trends in Historical Writing,” Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association conference (Edmonton, Alberta), 1 June 2000.