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Signs Special Issue, “Complexities of Care and Caring” Call for Papers

The Signs Journal is calling for transdisciplinary and transnational essays that address substantive feminist questions, debates, and controversies. 

This special issue invites reassessments across disciplines, broadly questioning and complicating feminist histories, debates, and politics of care and caring. Submissions exploring cultural work on representations of care and caring from the arts, media and popular culture, or literature or literary studies are also welcome.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2021.

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We published our spring newsletter! Check it out by clicking here!

The Live Work Well Research Centre is focused around anticipating and responding to the changing needs of families, livelihoods, and living environments through research, teaching, and knowledge sharing. We are excited to share our work, news, student opportunities and upcoming events with you through our newsletters.

Poverty and Housing from the Margins: Communities Respond to COVID-19 Webinar

Webinar presented by the Live Work Well Research Centre. Join us Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)!

The Live Work Well Research Centre is launching a webinar series entitled “From the Margins: Communities Respond to COVID-19”, where we will elevate perspectives often excluded from dominant discussions of COVID-19. The panelists will discuss what are the specific challenges that their communities and organizations are facing due to COVID-19 and the social, political, and economic conditions underlying these challenges. 

Live Work Well Poster for More Promise than Practice Webinar. The expert panel will identify tools and practices to include those often ignored in impact assessments including Indigenous women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ folks. June 17, 2020,

More Promise than Practice: GBA+, Intersectionality and Impact Assessment Webinar

Webinar presented by the Live Work Well Research Centre. Join us Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM!

More Promise than Practice: Gender-Based Analysis+ Intersectionality and Impact Assessment extends our knowledge about promising practices in intersectional impact assessments by turning to international literature and examples. We are interested in how to better understand and respond to the experiences of Indigenous women and Two-Spirit persons, youth, and people with disabilities in resource development and extraction contexts.

The Engendering Disability-Inclusive Development Partnership

The Live Work Well Research Centre, along with many other people and organizations, are excited to announce our 7 year Engendering Disability-Inclusive Development (EDID) partnership. The project centres around the barriers that women and girls with disabilities face, who suggested by the United Nations are to be one of the most marginalized groups worldwide.

Reactions To #COVID19 Threaten Gains In Diversity, Inclusion And Belonging.

This thread explores numerous issues related to the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education, as well as challenges of growing these areas. 

Some of the issues include 

  • Why we need diversity in leadership in this time of crisis
  • Teaching Remotely: Challenges to Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Racism in times of Covid-19
  • Inequity in the Academic Pipeline

Read it: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1244989594187124740.html

Canadian Survey on Disability Report: The Dynamics of Disability: Progressive, Recurrent or Fluctuating Limitations

Statistics Canada released Dynamics of Disability: Progressive, Recurrent or Fluctuating Limitations, a new report based on the Canadian Survey on Disability on December 3, 2019, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The report challenges mainstream understandings of disability as stable and permanent by emphasizing how the lived experiences of people with disabilities illustrate complex dynamics of disability, including progressive, recurrent or fluctuating limitations. 

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