James Shelley on Twitter: "LEGO as a guiding metaphor for life: connectivity is everything, the recombinations are infinite, and the instructions are optional."
LEGO as a guiding metaphor for life: connectivity is everything, the recombinations are infinite, and the instructions are optional.
notes 
16 hours ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "Acceptance that an institution’s ‘transparency’ is legitimate is simply trust in another institutional structure of validation."
Acceptance that an institution’s ‘transparency’ is legitimate is simply trust in another institutional structure of validation.
notes 
yesterday
James Shelley on Twitter: "Trust is not the result of transparency. Accepting the ‘transparency’ of an institution as a true accounting of itself is the act of trust."
Trust is not the result of transparency. Accepting the ‘transparency’ of an institution as a true accounting of itself is the act of trust.
notes 
yesterday
James Shelley on Twitter: "“The institution is transparent” is a statement of a priori trust in the institution."
“The institution is transparent” is a statement of a priori trust in the institution.
notes 
yesterday
Western University’s invitation to participate in the inaugural 'Global Health and Marginalized Populations Day’
"The Global Health and Marginalized Populations (GHMP) Day event will occur during Western University’s 2017 International Week, on November 16th, 2017. This GHMP Day will feature three main activit...
crhesi  radar  western  event  from notes
2 days ago
The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2017
"This annual study provides a snapshot of the gaps in men and women’s access to economic security, personal security, education, health, and positions of leadership in Canada’s largest 25 metropolitan areas."
crhesi  radar  gender  canada  employment 
2 days ago
Pathways Project Breaks Down Barriers to Transportation for First Nations Community
"Through the purchase of a bus, members will be offered a way to commute daily between their community and the city of London. With the intention of creating a long-term transportation solution for the community, the learnings from the pilot initiative will be tracked and evaluated to ensure sustainability."
crhesi  radar  transportation  indigenous  first  nations 
2 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "The initiative to experiment and iterate an idea tends to yield more consequences than a preoccupation with quantifying metrics and success."
The initiative to experiment and iterate an idea tends to yield more consequences than a preoccupation with quantifying metrics and success.
notes 
3 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "The point of all this being: the relationship between trust and transparency may not be as intuitive as we often tend to assume."
The point of all this being: the relationship between trust and transparency may not be as intuitive as we often tend to assume.
notes 
5 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "Case in point: how many institutions do you 'trust' that you perceive to be acting in contravention of your values?"
Case in point: how many institutions do you 'trust' that you perceive to be acting in contravention of your values?
notes 
5 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "We do not principally trust institutions because they are transparent: we trust them to the extent they manifest and enact our values."
We do not principally trust institutions because they are transparent: we trust them to the extent they manifest and enact our values.
notes 
5 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "We demand increasing transparency of the institutions we don’t trust—but complete transparency nullifies the necessity of trust altogether."
We demand increasing transparency of the institutions we don’t trust—but complete transparency nullifies the necessity of trust altogether.
notes 
5 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "I think the real value of community conversations is less about creating some perfect future and more about co-creating our present."
I think the real value of community conversations is less about creating some perfect future and more about co-creating our present.
notes 
6 days ago
Race, Power, and Privilege: Confronting White Supremacy (Nov 18)
"Join Roopa Cheema for a lecture plus question and answer/discussion session. Roopa has been offering this lecture in a series of workshops for teacher candidates at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education since 2013 and is now bringing her knowledge and expertise to the general public. This is an in-depth primer to understanding how white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and anti-Indigeneity operates and functions in our society."
crhesi  radar  justice  white  supremacy  event 
6 days ago
This is inspiring some significant lifestyle changes at our house
This a very bold and compelling thesis: "every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep."
share  sleep  cancer  obesity  diabetes 
6 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "Once upon a time there was a person who tried to inspire other people to act without telling any stories. It didn’t work. The end."
Once upon a time there was a person who tried to inspire other people to act without telling any stories. It didn’t work. The end.
notes 
6 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "It takes notably more self-confidence to admit what you don’t know than it does to parade feigned knowledge. Well, I think it does—not sure."
It takes notably more self-confidence to admit what you don’t know than it does to parade feigned knowledge. Well, I think it does—not sure.
notes 
7 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "Automaton can be valuable to the extent that it makes more room for the ‘inautomatable’ things in life."
Automaton can be valuable to the extent that it makes more room for the ‘inautomatable’ things in life.
notes 
7 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "It’s almost like the word ‘post-modernism’ can mean whatever you want it to mean…"
It’s almost like the word ‘post-modernism’ can mean whatever you want it to mean…
notes 
8 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "Make the pursuit of treating everyone equitably and treading as lightly as possible on the planet the great 'design challenge' of your life."
Make the pursuit of treating everyone equitably and treading as lightly as possible on the planet the great 'design challenge' of your life.
notes 
8 days ago
Making a Difference: Research for Social Justice (Oct 28)
"The event will involve a number of professors from Western, all of whom are members of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars. The themes covered in the Western event will be: Canada's TRC and reconciliation; poverty; environmental issues; the refugee experience; and violence against women with families."
crhesi  radar  event  research  justice 
9 days ago
Setting the Scene: Precarious Employment in London (Oct 17)
"Join the London Poverty Research Centre at King's for an evening of inquiry and discussion as we explore the concept of precarious employment in the first of this three-part series. "Setting the Scene: Precarious Employment in London Ontario" will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Joseph Michalski, King's Associate Academic Dean, with a moderated panel discussion to follow."
crhesi  radar  event  precarious  employment  work 
9 days ago
OHRC: policy statement on the duty to accommodate
"The Ontario Human Rights Code provides for equal rights and opportunities without discrimination. Accommodation is essential if these rights are to be realized. Human rights would be functionally meaningless if the needs of Code-protected groups were not taken into account through the process of accommodation. By making adjustments to the standard way of doing things, organizations are fulfilling their legal responsibility to remove the barriers that prevent people covered by the Code from fully taking part in, and contributing to the community."
crhesi  radar  human  rights 
9 days ago
Fifth Annual Journeys of Migration (Nov 9)
"This production humanizes the stories we read and hear about in the media, and brings us into the world of immigrant women. Using music, poetry and the real words of these women, We Are Not the Others brings you the struggles, pain, resiliency and hopes of immigrants everywhere."
crhesi  radar  theatre  immigration 
9 days ago
Understanding drug use among post-secondary students
"[A] literature review that seeks effective solutions educational institutions can apply to improve outcomes for students who use drugs. Motivations for use, effects of the substances, an analysis of efforts to control use from educational institutions, and suggestions on promoting most effective outcomes based on harm reduction, are described."
crhesi  radar  drugs  addiction  education 
9 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: "Toxic masculinity is self-obsession: a fragile ego that collateralizes everything and everyone in the pursuit of its self-aggrandizement."
Toxic masculinity is self-obsession: a fragile ego that collateralizes everything and everyone in the pursuit of its self-aggrandizement.
notes 
10 days ago
James Shelley on Twitter: ""I suggest a new strategy, R2, let's stop reinforcing the Wookie's use of cheap intimidation tactics.""
"I suggest a new strategy, R2, let's stop reinforcing the Wookie's use of cheap intimidation tactics."
notes 
10 days ago
[no title]
The ‘e’ in ‘email’ stands for ‘evil.’
notes 
10 days ago
[no title]
Ideas don’t adhere to borders.
notes 
10 days ago
Sixties Scoop compensation excludes Métis and non-status Indigenous Peoples
"the claim will leave out groups like Métis and non-status Indigenous Peoples, said Jeffery Wilson, the lawyer who represented the Ontario survivors in the class action suit."
crhesi  radar  indigenous  reconciiation  metis 
14 days ago
Interested in podcasting for advocacy or knowledge sharing? (Oct 20)
"A 1.5 hour session all about podcasting, specifically designed for people who are just starting out, thinking about starting out, or folks who have questions about gear, recording, process, styles, and so on."
crhesi  radar  podcast  event 
16 days ago
OECD Report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality — An Uphill Battle (October 2017)
"Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries. Young women in OECD countries generally obtain more years of schooling than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work. Gaps widen with age, as motherhood typically has marked negative effects on gender pay gaps and career advancement. Women are also less likely to be entrepreneurs, and are underrepresented in private and public leadership positions."
crhesi  radar  gender  equity 
16 days ago
Decision not to charge Quebec mosque shooter with terrorism “deeply concerning”
"The decision by Crown prosecutors to not charge Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette with terrorism reinforces negative stereotypes and is deeply concerning to Muslim communities, says a prominent Canadian Muslim advocacy organization."
crhesi  radar  terrorism  law  islam  equity  stereotypes 
16 days ago
Ontario Expanding Worker Protections for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence
"Ontario is creating safer workplaces by proposing a job-protected leave of absence when a worker or their child has experienced or is threatened with domestic or sexual violence...Under this leave, a worker would have the right to take up to 17 weeks off without the fear of losing their job. "
crhesi  radar  ontario  regulation  abuse  violence 
16 days ago
Responding to the opioid crisis: leading practices, challenges and opportunities
"This document contains input from over 20 HealthCare CAN members and partners on critical aspects of a national response to the opioid crisis..."
crhesi  radar  drugs  addiction  opioids 
16 days ago
"Evolutionary design is healthier than visionary design."
Brand brings his software sensibilities to the hard environments of building construction. He embraces upgrading, modularity, maintenance, and user manipulation as essential to creating precocious buildings. He also finds inspiration in the works of Christopher Alexander, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley whose The Timeless Way of Building and A Pattern Language articulate the kind of organic, evolutionary approach to architecture that How Buildings Learn so admires. Brand wants buildings to be a medium of design for the people who live and work in them. As he puts it, "Evolutionary design is healthier than visionary design."
quote  system  design  evolution  vision 
18 days ago
The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity
"Developed in partnership with PolicyLink and funded by the Ford and W.K. Kellogg foundations, The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity highlights examples from 12 leading companies such as Gap Inc., PayPal, and Cigna, who are driving innovation and growth by advancing racial equity."
crhesi  radar  equity  racism 
19 days ago
Cultural Humility Workshop (Oct 12) 
"Cultural humility, unlike cultural competence, does not assume an end point but a commitment to life-long learning. It is an approach that helps us create equitable institutions through the intentional practice of meeting others where they are, addressing power differentials, institutionalizing organizational consistency, and focusing on unlearning personal biases."
crhesi  radar  cultural  humility  event  toronto 
20 days ago
Session 2: Strategic Visioning and Action Planning (Oct 13)
"The City of London, along with the South West LHIN, Middlesex-London Health Unit, CMHA Middlesex, Vanier Children’s Services (as the Lead Agency for Children’s MH&A Services), and Addictions Services of Thames Valley, have partnered with OPTIMUS | SBR to develop a community mental health and addictions strategy."
crhesi  radar  event  addiction  mental  health 
20 days ago
Survey: London's Community Mental Health and Addictions Strategy
"As part of its 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, the City of London is facilitating the development of a community mental health and addictions strategy with the assistance of community partners...This survey is one way that we will learn about your experiences and ideas about mental health and addictions services in London."
survey  ldnont  crhesi  radar 
20 days ago
You Are Being Tracked, Evaluated and Sold: an analysis of digital inequalities
"If our personal data is traded in milliseconds up to 70k times per day, what does this mean? ... If we want to know how inequalities are being shaped in the present and future we need to understand the opaque mechanisms that operate through stealth and experiment with our personal disclosures."
crhesi  radar  share  curiouspublic  social  media  privacy 
21 days ago
"Once doing street checks at triple the rate of other major cities, London police now in single digits"
"Though London police ran 8,400 street checks in 2014 — a rate more than triple that of police in Ottawa and Hamilton — officers have conducted just a half dozen of the stops in the first half of 2017, according to a report to the police services board."
crhesi  radar  ldnont  street  checks  carding 
23 days ago
OHRC calls for government accountability to advance the human rights of prisoners with mental health disabilities
"The OHRC has filed a contravention application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) alleging that the Ontario government breached the Jahn v. MCSCS settlement, a legally binding agreement made in September 2013 that required the implementation of major reforms to the use of segregation."
crhesi  radar  human  rights  ontario  jail  prison  mental  health 
25 days ago
Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering & Toxic Tour 2017 (Sep 29-Oct 1)
"[A] welcoming community dinner on Sept 29th starting at 5pm and panel of Our Sacred Connection to Water. September 30th is a full day of many classes on water teachings running from 10am-8pm. Then October 1st for Toxic Tours and classes running from 8am-6pm. This event is a FREE event, and everyone is welcome to attend."
crhesi  radar  share  water  indigenous  event  solidarity 
25 days ago
"London is very racist" - Lido Pimienta
"Two weeks after [arriving in London from Colombia], I'm on my way to take some bus on Ridout Street, and this man takes a look at me and blows his cigarette in my face and tells me to go back to my country"
crhesi  radar  racism  ldnont 
29 days ago
"Bill C-59 introduces serious new problems that compound historical threats to civil liberties."
"Bill C-59 seeks to legitimize troubling conduct—from mass surveillance to state-sponsored hacking, impersonating journalists, and extensive data-mining—developed by these agencies in secret and without the public approval or extensive debate required by a democratic system."
crhesi  radar  share  human  rights  privacy  law 
4 weeks ago
Trauma- and Violence-Informed Community Symposium (Nov 15)
More spaces now available: registration re-opened. "A collaborative dialogue to discuss initiatives already underway and potential for further collaboration moving forward."
crhesi  radar  tvic  ldnont  event 
4 weeks ago
Government of Ontario Statement on Opioid Strategy
"Ontario is making $21 million immediately available to help community-based addiction organizations in their response to this crisis. In addition, our government is making fentanyl testing strips available that can identify whether a substance contains fentanyl. These strips will at first be made available at all current supervised injection services and pop-up sites and will be evaluated for further distribution."
crhesi  radar  drugs  addiction  ontario  opioids 
4 weeks ago
London a step closer to joining the United Nations Women Safe Cities program
"London city council unanimously supported a plan from Mayor Matt Brown and ANOVA to address sexual violence in the city by joining the UN Women Safe Cities program."
crhesi  radar  sexual  violence  ldnont 
4 weeks ago
Faculty of Health Sciences: Dealing with Dementia
"Join Drs. Susan Hunter, School of Physical Therapy and Marie Savundranayagam, School of Health Studies as they discuss the impact of dementia and dealing with dementia while keeping loved ones safe."
crhesi  radar  dementia  event 
4 weeks ago
Precarious Employment - NECC Event (Oct 5)
"Join us for an evening of open, respectful dialogue in a safe, inclusive, space, and our panel of speakers who will share their personal insights and perspectives on working at living; becoming a living wage employer; and ending precarious work."
crhesi  radar  employment  precarious  event 
4 weeks ago
'One-size-fits-all’ threshold for P values under fire
"Scientists hit back at a proposal to make it tougher to call findings statistically significant."
crhesi  radar  science  statistics 
4 weeks ago
How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids
"I found that teens who spend more time on screens are less happy and more depressed, and those who spend more time with friends in person are happier and less depressed. Of course, correlation doesn’t prove causation: Maybe unhappy people use screen devices more."
curiouspublic  technology  social  media 
4 weeks ago
Homeless coalition works out system to raise alarm about missing vulnerable people
"Driven to action by the disappearance of a London woman, the city’s homeless coalition has developed a new way to track vulnerable people and contact police when they go missing. Under the plan, agencies would take 24 hours to conduct a citywide check on a person believed missing, then file an official report with police to get an investigation underway."
crhesi  radar  homelessness  ldnont 
5 weeks ago
CFHI: Better How?
CFHI wants to know: What do you think are pressing issues and priorities in Canadian healthcare? Where should we focus our efforts? How can we best work to improve and transform healthcare?
survey  crhesi  radar  healthcare  canada 
5 weeks ago
Emotion shapes the diffusion of moralized content in social networks
"Using a large sample of social media communications concerning polarizing issues in public policy debates (gun control, same-sex marriage, climate change), we found that the presence of moral-emotional language in political messages substantially increases their diffusion within (and less so between) ideological group boundaries. These findings offer insights into how moral ideas spread within networks during real political discussion."
social  media  polarization  debate  twitter  ideology 
6 weeks ago
"Who is seen as violent and why? What gets called violence?"
"Who is seen as violent and why? What gets called violence? What is seen as restoring order, and which order is that? There are no single answers to such questions. But by asking them, the events of the past offer an invitation to re-think critical issues that remain too-often unasked of the present."
share  history  crhesi  radar  white  supremacy  racism  canada 
6 weeks ago
Tracking the 'gap' between the intended and actual effects of algorithms (in law and journalism)
"there are surprising similarities in how web journalists and legal professionals use algorithms in their work [and] a gap between the intended and actual effects of algorithms... further ethnographic work [is needed] on algorithms in practice as an important empirical check against the dominant rhetoric of algorithmic power."
algorithms  share  social  media 
6 weeks ago
2016 Census of Population: Income
"The Income Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Income release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later."
crhesi  radar  income  employment  statistics 
6 weeks ago
Indigenous KT and ways of knowing — what do they mean for public health?
"Self-determination of Indigenous people involves the right to construct and reclaim knowledge. To do this, practitioners need to respect the value of Indigenous approaches to knowledge translation and their application to public health."
crhesi  radar  indigenous  reconciliation  public  health  kt 
6 weeks ago
Statement from Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Ontario's Opioid Strategy
"As the government rolls out $222 million in new investments to fight the opioid crisis that were announced last week, the Premier and I have directed that the flow of funding for harm reduction initiatives be accelerated."
crhesi  radar  drugs  addiction  opioids 
6 weeks ago
School boards to track race
"Ontario will start collecting demographic data on students, including details on race, in a school system shakeup that also could stop forcing Grade 9 students to choose whether their future is in academic or more practical studies."
crhesi  radar  race  ldnont  education 
6 weeks ago
2018 Enumeration and common data system
"Two items from the City of London to be presented at Community and Protective Services this week related to homelessness: London’s Homeless Prevention System Homelessness Partnering Strategy Funding Agreement 2018 Coordinated Point-in-Time; and, London’s Homeless Prevention System Homelessness Partnering Strategy Homeless Individuals and Families Information System Data Provision Agreement"
crhesi  radar  homelessness  ldnont 
6 weeks ago
Are Smartphones Harming Teenagers?
The spread of smartphones has come with increasing rates of depression in teenagers... or is just a moral panic? or a self-fulfilling prophecy?
crhesi  radar  curipub  technology  smartphone  social  media 
7 weeks ago
Ontario Curbing Abuse of Unlawful Evictions
"Effective September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy so that they or a family member can use a rental unit, landlords must: 1) Provide one month's rent to the tenant as compensation or offer the tenant another acceptable rental unit. 2) Express intent to occupy the unit for at least one year. If the landlord advertises, re-rents or demolishes/converts the unit within one year, she or he will be considered to have acted in bad faith unless they can prove otherwise, and could face a fine of up to $25,000."
crhesi  radar  housing  landlords  ontario 
7 weeks ago
Ontario Boosting Social Assistance
Changes include increasing social assistance rates by two per cent for all people receiving social assistance, increasing the Remote Communities Allowance, and increasing limits on cash and other assets.
crhesi  radar  social  assistance  ontario  odsp  ow 
7 weeks ago
What developmental science tells us about relations between parents and children (Sep 28-29)
"In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult."
crhesi  radar  event  parenting  development 
7 weeks ago
Ontario Providing Support to Those Affected by Opioid Crisis
"the province is investing more than $222 million over three years to enhance Ontario's Strategy to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Overdose."
crhesi  radar  drugs  addiction  public  health  opioids 
7 weeks ago
Liberal government splitting the Ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
"The recommendation to split responsibilities stems from the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, which submitted its report in October 1996."
crhesi  radar  indigenous  first  nation  metis  inuit 
7 weeks ago
Statistics Canada: International Students, Immigration and Earnings Growth
"In December 2015 there were 353,000 international students with a valid study permit in Canada, up from 84,000 in December 1995. Of the international students admitted to Canada in the early 2000s, 25% became permanent residents over the 10 years that followed. Of these, nearly one-half applied as principal applicants in the economic class."
crhesi  radar  international  students 
8 weeks ago
Lessons from Supreme Court decisions on Indigenous consultation
"Although the Clyde River and Chippewas rulings both specifically concerned the NEB’s actions, their consequences extend more broadly to every kind of government decision-making or regulatory approval process."
crhesi  radar  indigenous  consultation 
8 weeks ago
Confederation of Tomorrow 2.0 Conference (Dec 11-12)
"December 11-12 , 2017 in Toronto, will mark the 50th anniversary of Confederation of Tomorrow... a policy conference to assess how provinces can initiate innovative policy responses to the issues shaping Canada’s future."
crhesi  radar  event 
8 weeks ago
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