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Pushing Research Beyond Academia

Professional Development Webinar 2022

The Student Concerns Subcommittee invites you to hear from Dr. Jane McArthur, Dr. Manuel Salamanca Cardona, and Dr. Fabricio Telo who will discuss the benefits, processes, and challenges of moving research outside the realm of academia and into our communities. Our panelists will share their experiences on various topics related to public sociology, community-based research, and working with marginalized communities.

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Ayesha Mian Akram, University of Windsor
Carieta Thomas, University of Calgary


Dr. Jane McArthur, University of Windsor

Jane McArthur has a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Justice, and an M.A. in Communication and Social Justice from the University of Windsor. Jane is currently Toxics Campaign Director with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, a physician-led NGO that takes action to enable health for all by engaging with governments, running campaigns, conducting research, and drawing media attention to key issues, to work effectively and build power together. Jane has over 25 years of experience in environmental and occupational health justice research, communications and advocacy. Jane’s dissertation research examined how women understand environmental breast cancer and actions for prevention.

Dr. Fabricio Telo, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Prior to joining the Sociology Department of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), in British Columbia, Fabricio taught at the Federal Fluminense University in Brazil. He completed his Master of Arts and PhD in Social Sciences at the Federal Rural University in Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil. Following his passion for public scholarship, Fabricio has been contributing to Brazil’s Peasant Truth Commission, raising public awareness on the history of the Brazilian military dictatorship of 1964-1985 and advocating for agrarian reform and reparation to victims of violence in rural Brazil.

Dr. Manuel Salamanca, McGill University

Manuel Salamanca Cardona is a sociologist and researcher at the SHERPA Institute of the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. He is a member of the GIREPS and works on issues of immigration, labour rights, popular education and knowledge production in social movements. He is currently conducting research on the relationship between unions and immigrant organizations in Quebec with a post-doctoral fellowship from the FRQSC. He has been an activist and board member of the Immigrant Workers’ Centre of Montreal (IWC) since 2013.