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Title: Sociology and Anthropology
Author: Cunningham, Shannon; Bergen, Anne
Abstract: Bill O’Grady's work on awareness of everyday challenges faced by homeless youth in Canada has been brought to light through research, media coverage and teaching. Tad McIlwraith works with Canadian Indigenous peoples to understand their relationships with the land and animals to improve global resource management.
Description: Bill O’Grady is a Professor in Sociology. He recently completed a research project in Toronto that examined the enforcement activities of the Ontario Safe Streets Act in relation to homeless youth. Currently, with the John Howard Society of Ontario, he is working on a SSHRC funded project on inmate re-integration in Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Homeless Research Network and an advisory member of Raising the Roof’s Advisory Board of Youth Works. For more information about Bill O’Grady’s research, please go to his website at Tad McIlwraith is an Assistant Professor in Anthropology. His academic work involves the documentation of territoriality and the identification of rights of local Indigenous peoples to use land. These days, this usually means an effort to understand contemporary Indigenous land use in the context of mining and logging. His work includes an effort to understand the attitudes and biases that underpin consulting anthropology projects such as traditional land use and occupancy studies. Currently, he is involved with the Splatsin Nation of the north Okanagan and Shuswap regions of British Columbia on a project related to the challenges they face accessing traditional and current fishing and hunting areas. The barriers they face stem from the processes of colonialism and include private property and fences lines. He is also working with the Splatsin on their response to the possible renewal of the Columbia River Treaty between the United States and Canada. He is helping a Sekani family from north of Prince George, BC on the production of a family history. He is also involved with Tahltan-language speakers (northwestern BC) on language revitalization projects. For more information about Tad McIlwraith’s research, please go to his website at
Date: 2014-06-13
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada
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