Fall Issue — November 2000
New Research centres in the Social Sciences
"These are fascinating times for the development of social sciences research in Canada," says Caroline Andrew, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. "By throwing its support behind this initiative — and I thank the Central Administration of the university for becoming a partner with the Faculty in this initiative — the University is leveraging the energy of its researchers, helping them build solid research networks and collaborate with the community at large."
Centre for Research on Women and Politics
Manon Tremblay, Director
The objective of the Centre for Research on Women and Politics is to promote the development of theoretical and applied knowledge in partnership with politicians and women's groups. Through its presence on the local, national and international scene, the Centre's activities extend to three major fields of research: women and political thinking, women politicians, and women and public policy. Its conferences and workshops make it an ideal think tank, as well as a publishing venue. It houses a resource centre on women and politics and offers on-demand training workshops. The Centre also publishes a newsletter three times a year.
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minority Studies
Joseph Yvon Thériault, Director
The mandate of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minority Studies is to promote and develop research and training focusing on citizenship and minority studies. It is also meant to be a place to share and exchange ideas for Canadian and foreign researchers working on issues of pluralism and integration in society. The Centre's activities focus on three key areas of research: citizenship, pluralism and politics; justice and the law; francophones and minority groups. Its scope of interest is derived from a combination of political philosophy and social sciences.
Centre for Research on Community Services
Tim Aubry, Director
The Centre for Research on Community Services is a multi-disciplinary research and training centre that links professors and graduate students from several faculties at the University of Ottawa with local, provincial, and national community agencies. The objective of the CRCS is to improve the quality and effectiveness of community health and social services to marginalized populations through evaluation-oriented research and training. At present, the CRCS is collaborating with community agencies on more than 20 projects in the areas of child welfare and high-risk youth, community mental health, homelessness, and developmental disabilities. The CRCS also offers training in program development and evaluation to personnel of community agencies through an Annual Summer Institute at the University of Ottawa and through workshops upon request.