Monica Juarez Adeler
Monica is a PhD student in the InterD Co-op Concentration. She was also employed as the project administrator for for our Social Economy partner in Manitoba, the Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg and is now a full-time lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg. Monica was the recipient of the 2008 Norm Bromberger Research Bursary and the 2009 F.J.H. Fredeen Memorial Scholarship. In May, 2009 Monica was also the “Researcher of the Month” for the Social Economy Student Network.
Publications by Monica Juarez Adeler with the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives are:
- The Management of Co-operatives: Developing a Postsecondary Course. Leezann Freed- Lobchuk, Vera Goussaert, Michael Benarroch, and Monica Juarez Adeler (37 p., Research Report), 2011.
- Enabling Policy Environments for Co-operative Development: A Comparative Experience. Monica Juarez Adeler (40 p., Research Report), 2009. (Monica received recognition for this publication at the 2011 University Authors Exhibition, University of Saskatchewan).
After working for CUISR for several years, Maria embarked on her PhD in the InterD Co-op Concentration. She worked for a year at CUSO in Bolivia gathering data for her studies and since her return she has been working part-time as the Centre’s exhibit co-ordinator. Maria has a degree in Political Sciences, an MA in Political Studies and has been involved with community work and research for a number of years. Her community work focuses on building collaborations and partnerships to address social issues including poverty and cultural issues in remote communities using the co-operative framework as a way of addressing them.
Publications by Maria Basualdo with the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives are:
- Cypress Hills Ability Centres Inc.: Exploring Alternatives. Maria Basualdo and Chipo Kangayi (76 p., Research Report), 2010.
- South Bay Park Rangers Employment Project for Persons Living with a Disability: A Case Study in Individual Empowerment and Community Interdependence. Isobel M. Findlay, Julia Bidonde, Maria Basualdo, and Alyssa McMurtry (46 p., Research Report), 2009.
Michael defended his M.ED thesis in March 2009 and in September joined us as a PhD student in the InterD Co-op Concentration supported by a Social Economy scholarship (2009-10) and a Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Scholarship (2010-12). He is a former recipient of the University of Saskatchewan Thesis Award, the History of Education Research Award, and the F.J.H. Fredeen Memorial Scholarship. Michael is a teacher with Saskatoon Public Schools and sits on the boards of the Saskatoon Community Clinic and the Community Clinic Foundation. He lives with his partner Cynthia Moreno-Chartier and their son Oscar.
Publications by Michael Chartier with the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives are:
- Adult Education and the Social Economy: The Communitarian Pedagogy of Watson Thomson. Michael Chartier (114 p., MA Thesis/Research Report), 2010.
Tsevelmaa (Tsegi) Chuluunbaatar
Tsegi is a Masters student with the InterD Co-op Concentration. She will spend the latter part of 2012 in Mongolia conducting her research — case studies on selected rural Mongolian co-ops. She plans to finish her thesis by summer 2013.
Mitch is a PhD student, focusing on globalization, innovation and the New Social Economy. During the course of his studies, he has received several scholarships, including the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship in Parliamentary Studies. Mitch is currently head of the University of Regina’s School of Journalism. Mitch is a founder of two of Saskatchewan’s newer mass media outlets – Planet S Magazine in Saskatoon and Prairie Dog Magazine in Regina.
In May 2012, Mitch was recipient of the 2011/2012 ANSER [Assocation for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research] Dissertation Award for his thesis. “The research is clearly significant in its field and reflects a unique way of conceptualizing the importance of communication strategies in the Social Economy.” — Jorge Sousa, ANSER Awards Committee Chair
Publications by Mitch Diamantopoulos with the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives are:
- Growing Pains: Social Enterprise in Saskatoon’s Core Neighbourhoods. Mitch Diamantopoulos and Isobel Findlay (70 p., Research Report), 2008.
Rob is a PhD student and former recipient of the Norm Bromberger Research Bursary and the Dennis Lyster Leadership Bursary. He is a practicing lawyer, a businessman, and former president and vice-president of the Good Food Junction Co-op at Station 20 West in Saskatoon. He teaches courses the co-operative law course in the College of Law, and the international trade law and international commercial transactions courses at the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan while having campaigned for the NDP nomination in Saskatoon Sutherland.
Publications by Rob Dobrohoczki with the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives are:
- Community Resilience, Adaptation, and Innovation: The Case of the Social Economy in La Ronge. Kimberly Brown, Isobel M. Findlay, and Rob Dobrohoczki (73 p., Research Report), 2011.
- Social Cohesion through Market Democratization: Alleviating Legitimation Deficits through Co-operation. Rob Dobrohoczki (68 p.), 2007.
Patricia is a PhD student who is currently employed as an assistant professor of Journalism, University of Regina, and where she is director of the Community Research Unit. Patricia is a freelance magazine journalist and alternative media practitioner who has been cited numerous times by the Canadian Association of Journalists and National Magazine Awards for outstanding investigative journalism. She is the author of a book on Burma, The White Umbrella, and is active in several community-based media projects. Her research interest is alternative media, with a focus on community radio.
Annette is a PhD students in the InterD Co-op Concentration. Amongst other scholarships, she was awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC Scholarship for three years to assist her in her upcoming study of Mondragon’s and the USWA’s efforts to collaborate and create sustainable worker co-ops in the steel industry in North American. She currently resides in Regina and is the lead sociology instructor for the province at the Regina SIAST campus and teaches a course at the University of Regina titled Social Structure and Personality. Annette’s dissertation is titled “Finding a Way Out: An Investigation into the Amalgamation of Worker Co-ops and Canadian Unions”.
Rochelle successfully defended her PhD in March 2010 and is employed as the Senior Analyst in the Planning, Evaluation and External Relations Branch of the Ministry of Energy and Resources in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her previous government experience included co-operative, rural and regional economic development policy and program development. She was the 1998 recipient of the Andre Lemaire Award and is the first PhD to graduate in the Co-operatives Theme in Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate Studies and Research. Rochelle served on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Community Clinic from 1998 to 2001. She is particularly interested in co-operatives and public policy.
Kama successfully defended her MA thesis, Empowerment through Co-operation: Disability Inclusion via Multi-stakeholder Co-operative Development, which investigates the potential of the co-operative model for empowering people with disabilities, in the summer of 2010. Her thesis was funded under the Centre’s research project “Linking, Learning, Leveraging: Social Enterprises, Knowledgeable Economies and Sustainable Communities,” a multi-partner research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, in partnership with CUISR, and Brett Fairbairn’s “Cognition & Governance in the Social Economy Innovation in Multi-stakeholder Organizations” research project. She is also the past recipient of the R. J. H. Fredeen Scholarship and the Norm Bromberger Research Bursary, the Hantelman Humanities Scholarship, the Dennis Lyster Leadership Bursary, and a U of S Graduate Students’ Association research bursary. One of Kama’s earlier papers placed first in the 2006-2007 Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy student essay contest.
Publications by Kama Soles with the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives are:
- Empowerment through Co-operation: Disability Inclusion via Multistakeholder Co-operative Development. Kama Soles (138 p., MA Thesis/Research Report), 2011.