Ottawa, ON, May 30-June 5, 2015
The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of approximately 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. On the Move had strong presence at Congress 2015 with 27 papers related to On the Move research presented by On the Move researchers from across the team; the full line-up these presentations is available here.
In partnership with the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and CBC Ideas, On the Move presented an extremely well-attended public event, Temporary Foreign Worker Policy in Canada. This panel discussion followed by an open Q&A featured researchers Katherine Lippel, Delphine Nakache, Sylvie Gravel, Eric Tucker and Sara Dorow and explored different aspects of temporary foreign worker policy.Presented the evening of June 2, the panel was moderated by CBC Ideas host Paul Kennedy and, along with short audio interviews with panel participants, will form the basis of an upcoming CBC Ideas programme.
Working on the Edge, Royal Society of Canada New Fellow Lecture Series
St. John’s, NL, February 19, 2015
On the Move Project Director Dr. Barb Neis spoke about “Working on the Edge: Using interdisciplinary, community-engaged research to identify and help address real world problems in Newfoundland and Labrador,” as part of the Royal Society of Canada New Fellow Lecture Series, Thursday, Feb. 19, in downtown St. John’s, NL. The lecture can be viewed online here.
Institute for Work & Health (IWH) Plenary: Health impact of commuting among new immigrants in precarious jobs
Toronto, ON, February 10, 2015
What commuting challenges do new immigrants in precarious jobs face, and how do these challenges in turn affect their employment prospects? In this IWH plenary, On the Move co-investigator Dr. Stephanie Premji discussed results of a qualitative study on new immigrants working in precarious jobs and the commuting issues they face, including the health impact of those commutes.
Institute for Work & Health (IWH) Plenary: Exploring OHS issues among people who do long commutes or leave home for extended periods for work
Toronto, ON, October 23, 2014
In this IWH plenary, On the Move project director Dr. Barbara Neis discussed why greater attention should be paid to the relationship between occupational health and safety (OHS) and employment-related geographic mobility. She also discussed On the Move’s preliminary findings on the OHS policy challenges—including gaps in current laws and regulations—related to workers while travelling to or from work, while at work, while living at work, or while maintaining a life at home when travelling for work. Presentation audio and slides available online.
Diverse experiences of nurses from the Philippines in Iceland
Halifax, NS, October 24
A presentation by On the Move international co-investigator Dr. Unnur Dis Skaptadóttir who spoke about her continuing research on migration of Filipinos to Iceland, with a focus on her current study about nurses and other health sector employees, considering the different conditions that affect their migration options as well as their views towards their work and migration. Presented as part of the Dalhousie University Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Speakers Series. See the event poster for more details.
Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations: Global Perspectives
Saskatoon, SK, October 19-22, 2014
A number of On the Move Partnership researchers participated in the 7th international symposium Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations (SHARP): Global Perspectives, held in conjunction with the conferences of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) and the Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS).
Gender, Mobile Lifestyles and Places
Tromso, Norway, October 14-16, 2014
On the Move co-investigator Sharon Roseman was keynote speaker at the Gender, Mobile Lifestyles and Places workshop in TromsØ, Norway, October 14-16, 2014. On the Move researchers Marit Aure and Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir also presented. Organized by On the Move international co-investigator Siri Gerrard, this international workshop aimed to investigate the relationships between gender, work mobilities, lifestyles and place in multiple sectors from service through to transportation and communications, retail and resource extraction and manufacturing in Arctic and subarctic contexts. View the workshop programme online.
Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) Conferene
Montreal, QC, October 7-9, 2014
Project Director Dr. Barb Neis presented the On the Move Partnership at the ACE 2014 Conference in Montreal, QC. See the ACE website for more information on the conference.
New Realities, New Relationships National Rural Forum
Prince George, BC, September 25-27, 2014
On the Move Partnership researchers Heather Hall, Greg Halseth, Sean Markey and Kelly Vodden presented at a special joint-session titled “Employment-related Mobility and Implications for Rural Economic Resilience” on Friday, Sept. 26, at the annual Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) conference, New Realities, New Relationships, hosted by Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Dr. Keith Storey, an On the Move Partnership affiliate, will delivered the keynote address “Fly-in/Fly-out: Addressing New Realities in the Resource Economy,” on Friday, Sept. 26. More information is available on the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation website.
International Symposium on Governance, Change and the Work Environment
Cardiff University, UK, June 30 – July 2, 2014
A number of On the Move researchers participated in this international symposium, including project director Barb Neis, policy team lead Katherine Lippel, international co-investigator David Walters, and trainees Kathy Fitzpatrick and Desai Shan. View the programme booklet, which includes abstracts of presentations given at the symposium, here.
Emerging Swells: How Research Makes a Difference for People and the Environment on Canada’s Atlantic Coast
Public session as part of the 2014 Coastal Zone Canada Conference, Halifax, NS, June 16, 2014
Dr. Barb Neis presented the On the Move Partnership as part of a panel discussion which also included Anthony Charles, Saint Mary’s University, Ratana Chuenpagdee, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Lucia Fanning, Dalhousie University. See the event poster for more details.
Irish Travellers: Nomads No More
Film screening and discussion, St. John’s, NL, June 10, 2014
A film screening and discussion about Ireland’s nomadic people presented in St. John’s, NL, Tuesday, June 10, 7pm-9:30 pm on the St. John’s campus of Memorial University, Bruneau Centre, Rm IIC 2001. Co-presented with the MUN Sociology Speakers Series. For more information see here.
Remote Work, Flexibility and Mobility in Work-Life
Vanier Institute Work-Life Roundtable, Calgary, AB, Thursday, April 24, 2014
On the Move participated in the Vanier Institute’s roundtable: Remote Work, Flexibility and Mobility in Work-Life, in Calgary Alberta, Thursday, April 24, 2014. For more information see the Vanier Institute website.
The Gendered Dimensions of Employment-Related Geographical Mobility
MUN Sociology Department Speakers Series, St. John’s, NL, March 19, 2014
As part of the Department of Sociology Speakers Series, Project Director Dr. Barb Neis and Statistics Component Team Lead Dr. Michael Haan presented an overview of the On the Move Partnership and a summary description of the conceptual framework, followed by a discussion of findings from an analysis of census data on the gendered dimensions of employment-related geographical mobility. Showing how both individual and spousal characteristics affect an individual’s decision to commute, hypothesizing that since most bargaining around time allocation and workforce attachment occurs within the household, the ability to travel for work depends not only on the type of job a person has, but also on household and spousal characteristics.
On the Move Partnership Full Team Meeting
St. John’s, NL, Dec. 4-6, 2012
The On the Move Partnership held its first Team Meeting Dec. 4-6, 2012 in St. John’s, NL. The Team Meeting brought together co-investigators, partners, trainees, staff, and members of the advisory board. As team members are located across Canada, the US, and abroad, this first team meeting was an excellent opportunity for the group to meet and discuss plans for collaboration and integration. Highlights of the Team Meeting included workshops and visioning sessions, a public lecture by Tim Cresswell, co-sponsored by On the Move and Memorial University’s Departments of Geography and Sociology, and a Memorial Presents Public Forum, presented in partnership with Memorial University’s Harris Centre.
On the Move: Long-Distance Commuting and its Consequences
Memorial Presents Public Forum, Memorial University, St. John’s NL, Dec. 4, 2012
The Memorial Presents Public Forum “On the Move: Long-Distance Commuting and its Consequences,” featured On the Move team members: Sara Dorow, Pauline Gardiner Barber, Michael Haan, Greg Halseth, Martha MacDonald, Nora Spinks, and David Walters. The forum was presented on the campus of Memorial University and broadcast live as a webcast. An archived video recording of the webcast is available online via The Harris Centre website. The forum program is also available online. This forum was sponsored by On the Move, SafetyNet, and The Harris Centre.