L A R R Y J. F I S K
#2 1640 20th Ave. N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 1G8
or: 201 Oakwood Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R1L 1E3
Phone #s (403) 284-1340 (temp); (204) 488-1098 (Wpg)
Fax: (403) 284-1340 (notify in advance)
PERSONAL: Born: October 29, 1934; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Marital Status: Divorced. Five adult children, one deceased, eight grand children..
CREDENTIALS: DEGREES AND SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1986 Certificate for post-graduate course C-154 in Peace Research, Oslo International Summer School, Oslo, Norway. Nature and history of peace research both normative and empirical. Case studies on international dispute resolution.
1975 Doctor of Philosophy Degree (political science) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta with emphasis on federalism, provincial politics, global politics and normative theory plus additional work in Christian Social ethics and political thought at St. Stephen's Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta.
1968 Master of Arts Degree (Political Studies) received from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Emphasis on federal and provincial politics, American pluralism and normative theory.
1962 Certification as YMCA Program Secretary. Courses taken at Geneva Park, Ontario and Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta on YMCA history and philosophy, creative management and leadership training.
1961 Bachelor of Divinity degree received from the University of Alberta through St. Stephen's College (United Church of Canada Theological College) affiliated with the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Alberta. Emphasis on contemporary and political theology, western social and political mission and rapid social change.
1958 Bachelor of Arts degree received from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Major: psychology, (clinical) minor: philosophy.
PhD Dissertation "Controversy on the Prairies: Issues in the General Provincial Elections of Manitoba, 1870 to 1969", the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 1975. Supervisor: Dr. Dick Baird.
M.A. Thesis "Problems of Description and Prescription in American Political Pluralism", Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 1967. Supervisor: Dr. J. A. W. Gunn.
B.D. Thesis "India in Transition and the Ministry of the West: A Study of Rapid Social Change", the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 1961. Supervisor: Dr. E. J. Thompson.
2000 - 2001 Esau Distinguished Visiting Professor, Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg, MB
2000 - Professor Emeritus, Political and Peace & Conflict Studies, Confirmed at MSVU Convocation May 12, 2000
1970 - 2000 Associate Professor of Political Studies (1977-2000); Assistant Professor (1974- 1977) and Lecturer (1970-1974); Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1969 - 1970 Research Assistant, Alberta Human Resources Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta.
1969 - 1970 Associate to Chaplains, Ecumenical Team Chaplaincy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
1967 - 1969 Graduate Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
1965 - 1967 Tutor and Research Assistant, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
1962 - 1965 Certified Adult Program Secretary, YMCA., Calgary, Alberta.
1961 - 1962 Lay Supply, United Church of Canada, Fort Assiniboine, Alberta.
1960 - 1961 Associate Chaplain (United Church of Canada) The University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
TEACHING AND ADVISING OF STUDENTS
1. List of Courses Taught
POLS 1100 - (One full credit) Understanding Politics: An Introduction (Comparing Canadian and American government & Politics) Also on DUET, fall 1999, spring 2000
POLS 2221 (˝ credit) The Politics of the Educational Process
POLS 2222 (˝ credit) Educational Alternatives for Political Awareness
POLS 2224 (˝ credit) War, Peace and Technology ( formerly The Politics of the Arms Race)
POLS 2227 (˝ credit) Contemporary North American Politics
POLS 3311 (One full credit) Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism: Politics as Commitment
POLS 3315/3316/(˝ credits) 3317 (one full credit) Independent Study Programs in the following:
Alternative Paths in Politics and Conflict Resolution
Authoritarianism and its Socio-Psychological Roots
Comparative Political Cultures and Political Economies
Contemporary Issues and Ideas
Foundations for Contemporary Political Issues and Ideas
Independent Study in Peace & Conflict Studies
Influences on Canadian Government Environmental Policy
Mahatma Gandhi–His Life and Work (off-campus group of five)
Native Canadian Political Organizations & their Contrasting Policy Directions
Paulo Freire and Ivan Illich on Education
Paulo Freire and Ivan Illich on Pedagogy and Peace (group of three)
Perspectives on Contemporary Political Ideas and Issues
Perspectives on Peace and Violence
Plato’s Republic & J.S. Mill’s On Representative Government (group of three)
Political Conflict–Issues, Ideas, Futures
Political Pedagogy and Peace Education
Politics as Conflict, Politics as Peace
Russian Political Culture in Transition
POLS 3324 (˝ credit) New Perspectives on Peace and Conflict (Coordinator of Transdisciplinary Core Course)
Also on DUET, winter 1999; first rebroadcast spring 1999
POLS 4412 (One full credit) Political Ideas and Issues in the 90s (formerly the 70s and 80s)
FSGN/PHIL 2202 (˝ credit The Roots of Peace and Conflict (Co-designer and regular contributor)
Menno Simons College:
Pedagogy, Politics and Peace: The Inspiration of Paulo Freire and Ivan Illich
Love, Friendship and Politics: Re-envisioning Peace Education and Research
Faith, Conflict and Community
An Introduction to Peace Studies
Do No Harm: Development and Peace
2. Curriculum Development Activity
1996 - 2000 Continued leadership in program development in Peace and Conflict Studies Program: reviewing and adding electives, creating additional core course, taking PAX program to DUET
1996 – Wrote proposal and represented PAX committee at Senate for approval of a major program in Peace & Conflict Studies Program.
1985 - 1996 Designed minor program in Peace and Conflict Studies and provided curriculum leadership in developing core course and eight new courses in various departments to serve as electives in PAX program.
1979 - 1980 Assisted Michael MacMillan in development of Arts and Sciences core program proposals.
1978 - 1979 Prepared five-year plan for political studies area. Proposal for restructuring of departmental course offerings and statements of rationale for subject area and applied politics.
1972 - 1973 Member of President’s planning committee for courses in Women’s Studies. Devised proposal for Women’s studies core course and suggested the accepted format and title: "Perspectives on Women" as well as numbering system.
1972 - 1973 Coordinator of Political Studies, Religious Studies and History contributions to "Perspectives on Women" course.
1970 - 1972 Designed and developed comprehensive political studies program -- all courses and including major.
SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
1. Research and Scholarship
Patterns of Conflict, Paths to Peace, edited with John Schellenberg. Broadview Press, Peterborough, ON, 2000. 221pphttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1551111543/qid=1036393651/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/002-7690339-8627233?v=glance
"Seeing Behind Our Certainties in Politics and Peace", Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace Studies, XXXIII, 1, May 2001, pp.113-124.
"Allowing Disorder to Teach Us Order", Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, 1999-2000 Annual Edition, pp. 3-21.
"Underpinning a Peace Studies Future", Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace Studies, XXX, 4, November 1998, pp. 43-55.
"A Portrait of University Peace Studies in North America and Western Europe at the End of the Millennium" (with Ian Harris and Carol Rank) International Journal of Peace Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1998, pp. 91-112.
"Deficiencies and Promise in Peace Education", Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace Studies, XXIX, 4, November 1997, pp. 80-96.
"Can Politicized Pedagogy Reduce Violence?", Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace Studies, XXVIII, 3, August 1996, pp. 23-45.
"Jiddu Krishnamurti on Violence as Resistance" in Violence et Coexistence Humaine: Papers of the Second World Congress of the International Association for Scientific Exchange on Violence and Human Coexistence (ASEVICO) Vol. II. Montreal: Editions Montmorency, 1995. pp. 86-91.
"Jiddu Krishnamurti: Violence as Resistance to Factuality", Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace Studies, XXVI, 2, May 1994, pp. 85-102.
"J. Krishnamurti on Political Activity and Political Accomplishment", Brock Review, III, 1, Spring 1994, pp. 46-57.
"Defense Advocates and Peace Activists in Canada: Models for Demarcating Differences and Ascertaining Accord", Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace Studies, XXII, 1, February 1990, pp. 1-17.
"To Critique and Defend Canadian Politics: an Un-American Activity", WSCF Journal: A quarterly, III, 4, August 1982, pp. 24-25.
"Contributions to a Regenerated Social Science: A Review", Canadian Journal of Higher Education, IV, 2, 1976, pp. 29-36.
"Branding Time at Bar-Alma-U: Politics on Campus and the Loss of Spirit", Canadian Journal of Education, I, 3, 1976, pp. 53-60.
"The Evils of University Education", Orbit, (a publication of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), VII, 1, February 1976, pp. 11-14.
"Provocative Ideas, Tough Questions, Great Reading", Editor-in-Chief of v.6 n.1 Fall/Winter 1999 issue of PSA News: Peace Studies Association Newsletter, 12 pp. My contributions include editorial commentary "...About PSA News", "Upcoming Conferences", and "Bitsandpeaces" (announcements of news programs or events)
"...The Right to Happiness...", review of Better Living: In Pursuit of Happiness from Plato to Prozac by Mark Kingwell and The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart in PSA News, Vol. 6, No. 1 Fall/Winter, 1999, pp. 4-5.
"The Study of Peace: Reviews and Previews", Editor-in-Chief of v.5 n.2 Spring issue 1999 of PSA News: Peace Studies Association Newsletter. 15pp. My contributions include editorial commentaries,; news columns on study programs, events, and information on journals; preview of upcoming conferences and seminars June 1999 to August 2000.
Review of The Warrior’s Honour: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience by Michael Ignatieff in PSA News, Vol. 5, No. 2 Spring/Summer 1999, p. 4-5.
"All About Books and Peace Education" Editor-in-Chief of v.5 n.1 Fall/Winter issue 1998 of PSA News: Newsletter of the Peace Studies Association, 12pp. Author and researcher of theme’s study and author of a number of shorter editorial commentaries.
"The One Best Book in Peace Education" PSA News, Vol. 5, No. 1, Fall/Winter 1998. pp. 1-2.
"Peace Research Tools and Links" on-line. http://www.msvu.cprea/linkspg1.htm etc. August, 1998. approximately 20 pages.
"Acronyms" for Peace and Conflict Research on-line. http://www.msvu.ca/cprea/acronyms.htm August 1998approximately 10 pages
"Honouring Rosa: The Not-so-ordinary Education of Rosa Parks" The Sunday Herald (Halifax, NS) August 2, 1998. p. c2.
"Peace Studies in the West" (with Ian M. Harris, and Carol Rank) Peace Education Reports, No. 16 July 1997. (Dept. of Educational & Psychological Research, School of Education, Malmo, Sweden. 47pp.
"A Tornado and a Keynote" (Comments on Vincent Harding, Black Historian and colleague of Martin Luther King), PSA News: Newsletter of the Peace Studies Association, 2, 2, Spring/Summer 1996, pp. 1 & 5.
"Another Experience of Eclectic Model I Peace Studies", PSA News: Newsletter of the Peace Studies Association, 2, 1, Fall/Winter 1995, p. 5.
"Living Democracy in the Classroom: Its Spirit and Its Enemies Through the Eyes of P. Freire and J. Krishnamurti", in Living Democracy: Contemporary Challenges and Alternative Avenues, Proceedings of the Conference for the Study of Political Thought (Atlantic Region) Held at mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 5-6, 1994.
Review of One World, Many Worlds: Struggles for a Just World Peace by R.B.J. Walker, in Canadian Journal of Political Science, XXI, 1, (March, 1989) pp. 206-207.
Review of Preventing War in the Nuclear Age by Dietrich Fischer in The Bridgewater Bulletin, July 31, 1985, p. 2B.
Review of America Without Violence: Why Violence Persists and How You Can Stop It by Michael J. Nagler in The Bridgewater Bulletin, June 26, 1985, p. 11C
Review of The Nuclear Delusion: Soviet-American Relations in the Atomic Age by George F. Kennan in The Disarmer, August 25, 1983, p. 4.
Review of Canada and the Nuclear Arms Race by Ernie Regehr and Simon Rosenblum (eds) in The Bridgewater Bulletin, August 3, 1983, p. C7.
Book note. In Search of Political Stability: A Comparative Study of New Brunswick and Northern Ireland by Edmund A. Aunger in Studies in Religion, XI, 2, 1982, p. 45.
Series of articles on current politics for MSVU University Community:
"To Critique and Defend Canadian Politics: An UnAmerican Activity" The Picaro, Mar 2, 1982. p. 5.
"Thar’s Politics in Them Thar Schools", The Picaro, February 2, 1982. p. 4.
"Big Mac’s Own Hunger", The Picaro, January 12, 1982, p. 10.
"The Powers of Ronald Reagan, Rex", The Picaro, November 24, 1981. p. 6.
"The Aspirations of Alexander Haig", The Picaro, November 10, 1981. p. 10.
Review of Prairie Liberalism: The Liberal Party in Saskatchewan, 1905-1971 by David Smith in Optimum: A Forum for Management, VII, 3, 1976, pp. 66-68.
"University Education - A Great Social Disaster?" The Atlantic Advocate, June 1976, pp. 21-23.
"A Pro-Radical Voice", The Edmonton Journal, March 13, 1969. p. 26.
"...Albeit They Show Fear, Impatience: A Dissent Feature", The Edmonton Journal, Dec. 12, 1968, p. 12.
"Non-Confidence", The Edmonton Journal, February 24, 1968, p. 4.
"One Man's Ministry: A Review of The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson in Association Forum, XLVI, 8, September, 1965, pp. 21 & 34.
"Church Life - Some Sketches for the Future", Association Forum, XLV, 9, October 1964, pp. 23-26.
Conference and Other Presentations:
A Number of Public Presentations at downtown Winnipeg locations, the University of Winnipeg and the Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg., as Esau Visiting Professor: Papers presented included the following:: "What’s Love Got to Do With It? The Politics of Love and Peace" and "Peace Research and the Beginner’s Mind", September 2000 to May 2001.
"Bridging Consumer Education and Peace Education" with Prof. Sue. L.T. McGregor. Roundtable conducted at Peace Studies Association/Consortium of Peace Research, Education and Development (PSA/COPRED) annual conference held at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, March 31 to April 2, 2000.
"The Political Worth of Convivial Remnants in Canada", Paper presented to the annual conference of the Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association, (APPSA) held at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB (with (with the assistance of Prof. Sue L. T. McGregor) October 15-17, 1999.
"Perspectives to Challenge Our Certainties in Politics and Peace", Paper presented to the 34th Annual Conference of the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA) held at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, June 8 - 10, 1999.
"Learning Beyond an Education For and About Peace". Paper presented to the 11th Annual Peace Studies Association (PSA) Conference held at Siena College, Loudonville, NY April 8-10, 1999.
Presented paper "Underpinning a Peace Studies Future" and organized panel on "Approaching Peace Studies--as Student, as Teacher and as Director" and at the 33rd Annual meeting of the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA) at University of Ottawa, June 3, 1998.
"Initiating Peace Studies: By Program, Course, Text and Concepts"--organizer, moderator and presenter at Peace Studies Association (PSA) Working Group held at Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas April 3, 4 and 5, 1998.
"Appraising New Directions and Chronic Deficiencies in Peace Education", organizer, chair and presenter of paper at the Peace Studies Association (PSA) 9th Annual Meeting Roundtable at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. June 7, 1997.
"Assessing Peace Education at the Turn of the Century", organized, chaired and presented paper at 32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA) Roundtable at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Ontario, May 30, 1997.
"...But What If Disorder Were a Kind of Order?", Paper presented at Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association 22nd Annual Conference, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, October 1996.
"P. Freire & J. Krishnamurti on Expanding Politics While Diminishing Violence in Education" Paper presented at 31st Annual Meeting of CPREA, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, June 1996.
"Does Higher Education Promote, Discourage or Sidestep Violence?", Paper presented at the Peace Studies Association 8th Annual Meeting Roundtable at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, April 1996.
"A Portrait of University Peace Studies in North America and Western Europe", Ian Harris, Carol Rank and Larry Fisk submitted to Junusz Symonides, Director, Division of Human Rights, Democracy and Peace UNESCO, Paris, France. April, 1995.
"A Peace Studies Stock-Taking: University and College Level Program in the U.S. and Canada", Peace Studies Association 7th Annual Meeting, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, March 1995.
"The Teaching of Politics and the Politics of Teaching" Paper presented in Peace and Conflict Studies panel Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS. Spring 1993.
"Paulo Freire: Introducing the Man and His Method" a bibliographical essay prepared for Halifax-Dartmouth Chapter of Educators for Social Responsibility, spring 1990.
"Defense Advocates and Peace Activists in Canada: Models for Demarcating Differences and Ascertaining Accord", Paper presented at 24th Annual Conference of the Canadian Peace Research & Education Association (CPREA), Laval University, Quebec City, PQ, June 1989.
"Defense Advocacy and Peace Activism: The Norwegian Search for Balance and Consensus" 23rd Annual Conference of CPREA, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, June 1987.
"Politics, Peace Research, and the Revived Cold War" Inaugural lecture of new Interdisciplinary course Pol 315 –Perspectives on Peace and Conflict, May 14, 1987.
"Alternative Directions for Peace: What We Can Learn from Scandanavia". Presentation to Joint meeting of Veterans Against Nuclear Arms and Political Studies 224 class. March 10, 1987.
"Alternative Directions for Peace: What We Can Learn from Scandanavia" Presentation to Project Ploughshares Lunenburg County. (See interview with Gerrie Grave of Bridgewater Bulletin). February 13, 1987.
"Can Peace Research and Education Make a Difference? Lessons from Scandanavia." Presented to Halifax Library "Preparing for Peace" Series. September 18, 1986.
"Peace Advocacy and Peace Education in the Schools", presented and conducted workshop for Nova Scotia Social Studies Teachers’ Association, Sackville, NS, October 22-23, 1985.
"Balance the Hawks and Doves – The Peace Movement" Conducted workshop for International Youth Year Conference, World Peace and Development, Lunenburg County, Parkview Education Centre, May 17 to 19, 1985.
"What is Peace Studies?" Presentation to MSVU Arts and Science Symposium, March 15, 1985.
"Peace and Disarmament Workshop", conducted for Lunenburg County Teachers’ In-Service Training, Parkview Education Centre, Bridgewater, NS, February 18, 1985.
"Christian Responsibility in the Nuclear Age" Sermon delivered at Knox United Church, Drumheller, Alberta, May 20, 1984.
"Politics, Peace and Education". Presentation and discussion with faculty and students of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, March 29, 1984.
"Peace Education". Presentation to Metro-Council on Continuing Education, Halifax, NS, March 15, 1984.
Presentation and discussion on peace education with "People for Peace" Lunenburg County. Second Story Women’s Centre, Bridgewater, NS, February 15, 1984.
"Responsible Action in Parish Community, Neighbourhood and the World". Speech given to 2nd Diocesan Clergy Wives Conference, MSVU Mother House Renewal Centre, Halifax, NS. April 23, 1983.
"Approaches to the Study of Life History and Political Action - a Summary Statement and Bibliographical Survey" Sabbatical study Chaplaincy seminar and Student assignment, December, 1979.
"The Politics of Personal Decisions and Lifestyle" Presentation to MSVU Chaplaincy "The Way Inn" program, Mount Saint Vincent University, March 22, 1979.
"Thoughts on the Politics of Literacy" Presentation to MSVU Faculty Seminar on "The Social Implications of Literacy" MSVU, Halifax, NS December 1, 1978.
Presentation to "My Changing World" MSVU Continuing Education extension, Colby Village, Nov 21, 1978.
Chaired section and panel–"Teaching Political Science: The Introductory Course" Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association (APPSA) held at Dal, SMU & MSVU, October 20-22, 1977.
"The Return of a Haunting Refrain: Critical Political Awareness and Moral Sensibility in the Schools", Invited to address the North-Central Convention of the Alberta Teachers' Association Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, February 10-11, 1977.
"Higher Education in Atlantic Canada and People Needs". Invited to address atlantic Ecumenical Conference of University Chaplains. Saint John, NB., December 6-8, 1976.
"Teaching Political Science–Whither the Discipline" Presented and Chaired round table discussion. Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association, Wolfville, NS. October 22, 1976.
"The Hidden Curriculum of Schooling" Talk and conducted seminar for science, mathematics and social studies teachers at J.L. Ilsley High School In-Service Teacher Training, J.L. Ilsley High School, Halifax, NS. October 21, 1976.
"Which Way to Peace? Peace–and Howe!" Address in conjunction with Howe Week Festival, Citadel Inn, October 9, 1975.
Contributions to "My World Series" in Sackville, Dartmouth, MSVU and Herring Cove, 1973-1975.
"The Taste of Politics in Research", Alberta Human Resources Research Council, (HRRC), Edmonton, AB August 1970.
"Stop, Look and Listen: A Dissenting Strategy of Research Program Development", HRRC, Edmonton, AB, April 1970.
"Preliminary Report to the Director and Council Re: Forward Planning", HRRC, Edmonton, AB, December, 1969.
"Human Resources Development Research: Who Gives the Lead: Thinking Makes It so: and Related Problems on the Meaning of the Human Resources Concept:, HRRC, Edmonton, AB, September 1969.
"Program Development - Fisk's Position", HRRC, Edmonton, AB, August 19, 1969.
"On Being Critical of the HRRC Mandate and the Importance of Being 'Ernest'", HRRC, Edmonton, AB, August 1969.
Grant Applications and Awards
1999 – 2000 Internal Research Grant of $250.00 to handle distribution of chapters and final editing of Patterns of Conflict, Paths to Peace.
1997 - 1999 Internal Research Grant of $1100.00 for travel, discussion and editing of Patterns of Conflict, Paths to Peace. Included consultation with contributors and presentation of ideas and format to PSA conference in North Newton, Kansas, April 1998.
1986 - 1990 Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada award of $7745 for research comparing Canadian and Norwegian defense advocates and peace activists, 1986-1990; attended International Summer School in Oslo, Norway and interviewed leading defense experts and peace activists both in Norway and across Canada. (See appendix B to "Defense Advocates and Peace Activists in Canada: Models for Demarcating Differences and Ascertaining Accord", Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace Studies, XXII, 1, February 1990, pp. 1-17.)
1986 – MSVU $1000 special grant for visits to Scandinavian peace research institutes and interviews with directors and researchers, i.e. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm, Sweden; Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), Oslo, Norway; National Defence Headquarters, Oslo, Norway; Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), Tampere, Finland; World Peace Council, Helsinki, Finland; Department of Peace and Conflict Research, and Research Policy Institute, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden; and Centre of Peace and Conflict Research at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark--now COPRI.
1985 - 1986 Internal Research Grant of $1308 for "Defense Advocacy and Peace Activism: Political Factors in the Search for Consensus" research of international journals and interviews in Waterloo, ON.
1976 - 1977 Canada Council Research Grant (Internal) of $666.00 for: "The Reciprocal Study of Meaningful Thematics and Civil Religion in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia: An Historical-Cultural Approach". As part of the study I organized and conducted a tour of Student Christian Movement National Conference on "The Politics of Unemployment: throughout Lunenburg County, introducing students from across Canada to farmers and millwrights in New Germany area, summer, 1978.
1968-69 Queen Elizabeth Fellowship Grant, Edmonton AB
1967-68 Queen Elizabeth Fellowship Grant, Edmonton, AB
1966-67 Ontario Government Fellowships: winter 1966-67 and summer 1967.
1958 - 1961 A number of prizes and awards for high standing, St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, AB including the Marion Welbourn Wood Prize for highest standing in New Testament Exegesis, April, 1961.
2. Professional Activity
2000–Appointed member of Transition Team to bring about merger of PSA and COPRED. Merger took place in 2001-2002 and the new organization met in October, 2002 as the Peace and Justice Studies Organization.
2000–Appointed Communications Director on Peace Studies Association Board of Directors.
1998-2000–President of the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA)–provide executive leadership for annual conference and restructuring organization; write letters for funding and bridge-building with government agencies; guide program planners; moderate CPREA and CPREA-exec listservs; serve as web-master for web pages, conduct forward planning and conference calls for future annual meetings, write organization report for publication; serve as contact for national and international inquiries.
1998-1999–Moderator of CPREA-exec listserv an electronic discussion group for CPREA executive members. Encourage planning of programs, annual conference, by-laws, conference calls and meetings with other NGO and government agencies.
Fall/winter 1998 to Fall/winter 1999–Editor of Peace Studies Association Newsletter -- PSA News: collect and edit submissions; researched and published "best book in peace education"; instituted "good ideas and questions" book review series and mega-listing of upcoming conferences and seminars. Initiated on-line version of newsletter.
1997-1999.–Moderator of "CPREA" Canadian Peace Research and Education Association electronic discussion group: compose and edit summaries of national and international peace research and peace education information, activities, programs, conferences; publicize, add, remove subscriptions, update listserv commands and information.
1997-1999:–Webmaster for both Canadian Peace Research and Education Association and MSVU Peace and Conflict Studies Program web pages: design pages, create promotional material, summarize events.
1997-1999: Creator of "Peace Research Tools and Links". Internet access and web pages for peace research including general research tools, on-line journals and books; subject or theme areas with resources in conflict resolution, non-violence, disarmament, peacekeeping. Created acronym index for peace and conflict studies and guide to the use of electronic discussion groups..
All available at: http://www.msvu.ca/cprea/linkspg1.htm
1995-1999 Member of Peace Studies Association Communications Committee. Wrote articles for PSA News; helped plan themes for each issue of newsletter; guided forward planning for future on-line version of newsletter; attended PSA Board meetings and represented interests of Committee.
1987-88 and 1994-1999–Member and Chair (94-99) of Larry Collins’ Memorial Prize Committee for Best Undergraduate Paper in Political Studies in Atlantic Region (Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association). Created distribution list and publicity material; set guidelines for submissions; collect, distribute, read, judge and tally papers and winner. Provide annual report to APPSA and help facilitate winner presentation at annual conference.
1984-1997: Coordinator of Mount Saint Vincent University's Peace and Conflict Studies Program,. Creation and approval of proposal for core courses, Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts Major and a minor program in Peace and Conflict Studies. Chaired meetings, created agendas, directed educational activities, created distribution list, supervised creation of on-campus visits and events; advised students; canvassed faculty for support and facilitated presentations of interdisciplinary core course.
EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL SERVICE
1. Work on Committees and Professional Organizations - External
2002 - Past-President of Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA)
1998 - 2002 Chair, (as President) of Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA) Executive Committee.
1998 - 2000 Member, CPREA Government Relations Committee.
1995 - 2000 Member of Peace Studies Association Communications Committee.
1994 - 2000 Chair of Larry Collins’ Memorial Prize Committee for Best Undergraduate Paper in Political Studies in Atlantic Region (Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association. (See 2. Professional Activity)
1989 - 1992 Regional Director of Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA)
1989 - 1991 Coordinator, Educators for Social Responsibility. Organized ESR issues forum for high school students and produced Paulo Freire annotated bibliography for members and teachers "Paulo Freire: Introducing the Man and His Method". Developed conflict resolution education program and workshops on cooperative and liberatory education.
1987 - 1990 Member, National Advisory Council, Shalom Institute, Vancouver, BC.
1987 - 1988 Member of Larry Collins’ Memorial Prize Committee for Best Undergraduate Paper in Political Studies (APPSA).
1987 – Organized "Workshop for Peace Educators", MSVU. (for May 13, 1987)
1984 – Atlantic Association of Universities Retreat Seminar for Soviet delegation of scientists. Helped organize and acted as seminar chair. Atlantic Christian Training Centre, Tatamagouche, NS. (Oct. 26-28)
1976 - 1978 Member of Executive Committee, Editorial Committee and Conference Planning of Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association.
1976 – Organized and provided leadership in several study groups in local churches examining questions related to the Bible and critical political awareness and arranged the visits of Dr. Ivan Illich and Rev. Dr. James Endicott to community and church groups.
1974 - 1976 Member of Conference Committee of the Atlantic Education Association for April 28-30, 1976 conference: "Development and Education in Atlantic Canada." Organizer and Co-chairman of conference workshop "Underdevelopment in the Maritimes: A Local Studies Approach". Chairman, AEA conference symposium "The Role of Schools in the Underdevelopment of Atlantic Canada."
1973 – Joint-presentation with Professors Jacques Goulet and Joe Foy to Graham Commission on education reform.
1971 - 1973 Chair, Atlantic Region Board of Directors, Student Christian Movement of Canada
1972 – Consultant to Secretary of State Department, Ottawa on "Citizenship Participation".
2. Work on Committees - Internal
1999 – 2000 Meetings of Pension Governance Committee re-called to deal with unresolved questions of disposition of pension surplus funds.
1998 – Member of Pension Governance Board. Helped draft Board guidelines and bridge pension plan structures, i.e. Governance Committee to Governance Board. (Jan to Mar)
1996 - 1998 Member of Pension Governance Committee (Pension plan review). Scores of meetings comparing defined benefit, group RRSP and defined contribution plans. Helped design new plan, publicize design, wrote playlet to illustrate differences, made reports to Faculty Association.
1995 - 2000 Library Coordinator for Political Studies and Member of Library Committee of Departmental Representatives.
1995 - 1997 Co-Chair of University Pension Members’ Committee. Created distribution list, generated agenda, chaired meetings, drafted and/or edited proposals (with David Monaghan). Organized and chaired Pre-retirement and pension information sessions for all plan members.
1991 - 1993 Member of Teaching Awards Committee. Designed new criteria and practices for judging teaching excellence. Visited best teachers and helped design voting process.
1989 - 1991 Chair, Department of Political and Canadian Studies.
1986 - 1989 Chair, Department of Political Studies.
1988 - 1989 Member Faculty Travel Committee.
1978 - 1988 Member Humanities Ad Hoc Committee. Wrote proposals for modules and certification program in humanities. Presentations to two humanities panels during Open Week, March 1979.
1984 - 1987 Member, Ethics Presence Committee. Wrote and reviewed proposals; studied course content to determine appropriate "ethics presence" content in various MSVU courses.
1985 – Member, Faculty Day Ethics Sub-Committee. (Feb-Sept)
1976 - 1985 Subject Representative for Political Studies. (Prior to "Chair" designation)
1984 – MSVU representative on Soviet Delegation Planning Committee. (Mar to Nov)
1983 - 1984 MSVU representative on Inter-University Planning Committee for fall lecture series: "The Arms Race–Who’s Winning: Local and Global Concerns" and inter-university conference: "Beyond the Arms Race: Building Security and Peace" MSVU, March 22-24, 1984.
1982 – Chair, Advisory Board, MSVU Student Christian Movment
1981 - 1982 Chair, MSVU Faculty Association Ad Hoc Committee on Advantages & Disadvantage of Collective Bargaining.
1980 - 1981 Program Liaison–Faculty, MSVU Student Christian Movement Advisory Board.
1979 – Proposal to Nominations Committee re: alternative ballot system for faculty elections.
1977 – Organized visit of Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association to MSVU campus.
1975 - 1977 Library Coordinator for Political Studies.
1970 - 1976 MSVU contact with Student Christian Movement of Canada national office and World Student Christian Federation North American Regional office.
1972 - 1974 Faculty Representative on Chaplain’s Advisory Committee.
1972 - 1974 Organized and acted as resource person for two student study groups–"Political and Economic Underdevelopment in the Third World" and "Politics and Prisons in Canada".
1972 - 1974 Member, National Board of Directors Student Christian Movement of Canada, National Council, representing MSVU and Maritime region.
1973 – Served on ad-hoc committee which instigated MSVU-Dalhousie regular bus service and planned schedule.
1970 - 1973 Subject Representative for Political Studies. Responsible for first systematic structuring of political studies subject area in 1971-72 including new syllabus, courses, aims of subject area.
1971 - 1972 Member of University President’s personal advisory group for consideration of academic priorities.
1971 - 1972 Member of University Senate. Elected to Senate sub-committee of two to draft functions and responsibilities of Senate Executive.
1970 - 1972 Member of Academic Affairs Sub-Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies.
3. Some Other Contributions –External
1981 - 1988 Treasurer, Hemford and District Fire Dept. Hemford. NS
1986 - 1987 Advisor, Project Ploughshares, Lunenburg County Branch.
1983 – Chair, Planning Committee "Third Annual Lunenburg County Wrist Wrestling Competition and Summer Festival, Hemford, NS.
1983 – Parade Marshall and Committee Chair. Third Annual Children’s Parade, Hemford, NS
1981 - 1982 Member, New Germany and District Public Education and Resource Group
1979 - 1980 Chair, Language, Culture and Politics Sub-Committee of New Germany and District Indochinese Refugee Committee
1979 – Campaign Manager for successful election of Rev. Gordon Rigby, Rector of New Germany to Municipality of Lunenburg County School Board, November, 1979.
1979 - 1980 Program Advisor, New Germany and District Home and School Association.