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March 28, 2019

News and Updates

OFI Module I - Informing Governance Responses in a Changing Ocean
See news and updates below for OFI Module I, regarding:
  • Calling all young scholars! Summer School: 'Fish and Food Systems: synergies and contestations around fish value chains, food security, inequality and knowledge'
  • Upcoming synergy session 'Fishing for Sustainability: How Community-based Fishing Enterprises Continue to Shape the Rural Economy of Coastal Labrador'
  • 'The Films of Fogo Island' screening: A compelling story that continues to have relevance for rural communities of NL
  • Welcome our new Module I co-investigators, Jamie Snook, Megan Bailey & Kim Cullen!
  • 'A Fine Crowd': Congratulate our Module I co-leads Dr. Barbara Neis and Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee on their outstanding achievements this year!
 
Calling all young scholars! Summer School: 'Fish and Food Systems: synergies and contestations around fish value chains, food security, inequality and knowledge'
A three-day summer school ‘Fish and Food Systems: synergies and contestations around value chains, food security, inequality and knowledge’ will be held from 24-30 June 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in conjunction with the 10th biennial People and the Sea Conference of the MARE network in Amsterdam, 25-28 June 2019.

The summer school is an opportunity for young scholars (research master students, PhDs and postdocs) to deepen their knowledge on the broad theme of fish and food security in the context of intensifying resource conflict, climate change and competing claims, and to interact with an international team of scholars assembled to deliver the course. A gender component is included in the curriculum.

The registration fee is 80 Euro, and the application deadline is April 7, 2019. Please click 'apply now' for more information and contact Joeri Scholtens at j.scholtens@uva.nl for any inquiries.

 
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Fishing for Sustainability: How Community-based Fishing Enterprises Continue to Shape the Rural Economy of Coastal Labrador
Well before the term “social enterprise” became commonplace in the economic landscape of this province, the Labrador Fishermen's Union Shrimp Company and the Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative were paving the way for lasting, sustainable social and economic impact in their communities. Forty years later the two entities continue as viable community-owned enterprises, driving economic activity, employment and investment, and have generated extensive social and economic spinoff effects. Join Memorial University’s Harris Centre and Centre for Social Enterprise from 2-5 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus  to hear about how these enterprises came to be, what challenges they have faced along the way, and discuss what other communities and enterprises can learn from their experiences. 
 
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'The Films of Fogo Island' screening: A compelling story that continues to have relevance for rural communities of NL
On April 4th, Memorial University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be presenting 'The Films of Fogo Island' at 7:30 - 9:00 pm at the Suncor Energy Hall, School of Music. In 1967, a film-maker from the National Film Board of Canada and field worker from Memorial University made a series of 27 films on Fogo Island that pioneered the use of film as a community development tool. Now, a documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the Fogo Process, The Films of Fogo Island, combines original footage with new interviews of the films’ subjects. Produced and directed by history professor Jeff Webb and filmmaker Derek Norman, it tells a compelling story that continues to have relevance for rural communities. 
 
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Welcome our new Module I co-investigators, Jamie Snook, Megan Bailey and Kim Cullen!
OFI Module I is welcoming three new co-investigators to our research team: Kim Cullen, Jamie Snook, and Megan Bailey. Kim Cullen has a strong background in Operational Health and Safety (OHS), whose fields encompass ergonomics and physiology. At present, Module I lacks this critical capacity in our OHS team. Jamie and Megan are leading a new funding proposal to OFI Module I from Labrador. They will both be part of the research project entitled ‘Ogak amma Ungatânut 100’ or ‘Cod and beyond 100’, as a follow-up on research previously conducted by Jamie as part of Module I’s Taking Stock Dialogue on Phase 1.


Dr. Megan Bailey
Assistant Professor, Marine Affair Program, Dalhousie University; Canada Research Chair in Integrated Ocean and Coastal Governance (Tier II)


Jamie Snook
Executive Director, Torngat Wildlife, Plants and Fisheries Secretariat; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Guelph


Dr. Kim Cullen
Assistant Professor, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland
'A Fine Crowd': Congratulate our Module I co-leads Dr. Barbara Neis and Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee on their outstanding achievements this year! 

Yesterday, the past year's achievements of both of our Module I co-leads were acknowledged and celebrated as part of the 'A Fine Crowd' event. This is an annual reception offering an opportunity for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to demonstrate and celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues and the important contributions of the Faculty to the life of Memorial University as a whole. This event honours authors who have published books in the past academic year, recipients of the Dean’s Awards, research grant recipients and those faculty members who have received special recognition in the past academic year. The 2019 Fine Crowd reception took place Wednesday, March 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Junior Common Room, Gushue Hall.

Our Module I co-lead Dr. Barbara Neis has been named a member of the Order of Canada “for her innovative research on the interactions between work, environment and health in the coastal communities of Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond.” The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours, which recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).

Our Module I co-lead Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee was named 'University Research Professor' at the 2018 President’s Awards Ceremony and Reception from Memorial University of Newfoundland, which honoured outstanding faculty and staff recipients of awards for their teaching, research, public engagement and professional accomplishments. Her nomination is in recognition of Dr. Chuenpagdee's seminal contributions to the study of global small-scale fisheries governance, establishing a world-renowned and highly respected research program and amassing an impressive and sustained record for knowledge dissemination. 

"Barbara Neis has shed light on crucial social and economic issues through her research. An influential sociologist and professor at Memorial University, she focuses on the connections between work, health, gender, safety and geographical mobility, particularly as they relate to the fisheries and coastal communities of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her groundbreaking, interdisciplinary work has had a worldwide impact on the fisheries industry and has broadened our understanding of the human dimensions of global change."
"Dr. Chuenpagdee, professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a distinguished leader in the area of natural resource sustainability and community development. A dynamic researcher, Dr. Chuenpagdee’s work is rooted in real-world change. She has contributed to critical initiatives such as the development of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries. In Google Scholar, she ranks as the world leader in citations under the topic of fisheries governance."
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