June 2023

The Prentice Institute collaborates with researchers in Canada and elsewhere to address some of the most difficult challenges of the next generation and beyond.

The Results are in!

Following the Alberta General Election on May 29, 2023, Institute Research Associate Nick Yarmey created some data visualizations of the election results and voter turnout. Two maps show the percentage of votes cast for the parties who won seats. A third map displays voter turnout by electoral division, while the chart at the bottom shows the trend in voter turnout by election year. 

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Prentice Institute Research Associates Stacey Haugen and Rachel McNally attended and presented results from the rural refugee sponsorship project, that was funded by the Government of Canada, at Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress 2023 in Toronto, ON. On May 30, they delivered a presentation entitled “Intersectional Marginalization and Newcomer Experiences in Rural Canada” at the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS). On June 1, they presented a paper entitled “Reconceptualizing the Rural Refugee Problematique: ‘The Refugee’ as the Demonstrative case for Policy Inertia in Canada” at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Meeting. 

Prentice Institute Research Associate Dr. Adebiyi Boco presented a poster titled "Economic Impacts of Loneliness and Interventions to Address Loneliness in Young Adults: A Scoping Review" at the Canadian Population Society 2023 meeting. This poster is an output from the SSHRC-funded Knowledge Synthesis Grant project– Emerging Asocial Society and was completed with Prentice Director Dr. Lars Hallstrom, Research Analyst Lisa-Marie Swanepoel, Intern Brie Wilson, and Affiliate Dr. Samuel Ofori Dei.

The Prentice Institute Welcomes Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Dharashree Das

Dr. Das is trained as a feminist medical anthropologist with a PhD in Anthropology from Simon Fraser University. She also holds an M.Phil in Social Medicine and Community Health from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Her research areas are critical policy and demographic studies, maternal and reproductive health, social reproduction and care work, and family planning and contraceptive technologies. During her time at the Institute, she will work on publishing journal articles and a book manuscript based on her PhD dissertation. Her ethnographic research is based on long-term fieldwork in Delhi. In this research she pursued this central question: How do low-income Muslim women make and sustain families in the context of coercive family-planning policies of the Indian state, gendered family and neighborhood dynamics, and social and economic disparities?


Director Lars Hallstrom recently presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting. The presentation titled "It’s not me it’s you: The inertial populisms of Alberta” was done in collaboration with Dr. Clark Banack, Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities.

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SSHRC has announced a new initiative: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Network on Sustainable Agriculture in a Net-Zero Economy, which provides up to $2 million over five years.

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Congratulations to former Acting Director of the Prentice Institute, Dr. Trevor Harrison on being the recipient of the CAFA Distinguished Academic Award for 2023.

For more Information on the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Association and other Award Winner please see the link HERE

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