Joanne Le Dressay

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Abstract:

Although Indigenous peoples constitute one of the most socially, economically, and politically marginalized groups in the world, relatively few quantitative social scientists have studied the broader public’s views of this ethnicity globally or in Canada. To help isolate the roots of such attitudes, this research note investigates why ordinary British Columbians decided 1. to vote in; and 2. to vote “yes” on the controversial 2002 Aboriginal Treaty Negotiations Referendum. The essay examines the theoretical literature on attitudes toward ethnic minorities in the abstract, which suggests that support for the measure might have been rooted in various forms of realistic group conflict. To evaluate this theory, the research note next examines data from the April 2002 BC Reid Express Poll as well as official census and voting results. Cross-tabulations of the Reid Poll and Gary King-method ecological-inference analysis of the election statistics indicate that regional and ethnic differences but not individual economic circumstances seem to have motivated much of the conflict over this measure.

Résumé:

Bien que les peuples autochtones constituent l’un des groupes les plus socialement, économiquement et politiquement marginalisés au monde, relativement peu de scientifiques sociaux quantitatifs ont étudié au niveau mondial ou au Canada l’opinion publique sur cette ethnie. Cette note de recherche cherche les racines de ces attitudes en étudiant pourquoi les citoyens de la Colombie-Britannique : 1. ont décidé de participer aux élections et 2. ont voté «oui» sur le controversé Référendum sur la négociation des traités autochtones de l’an 2002. L’essai examine des théories scientifiques générales sur les attitudes à l’égard des minorités ethniques. Cette révision théorique indique que le soutien pour la mesure pourrait être le résultat des conflits réels entre les Premières Nations et les Canadiens d’origine européenne. Pour évaluer cette théorie, la note de recherche examine ensuite les données du sondage Reid Express BC d’Avril 2002 ainsi que du recensement et des chiffres officiels du vote. Les tableaux croisés de l’analyse du sondage Reid et l’analyse écologique des statistiques électorales selon la méthode de Gary King indiquent que les différences régionales et ethniques, mais pas les circonstances économiques individuelles, semblent avoir motivé une grande partie du conflit sur cette mesure.



  Posted on: April 24, 2014

Recipients of the President’s Annual Merit and Service Awards were applauded by a packed house at the afternoon reception on April 22. This year’s event recognized 168 TRU employees, including 159 staff and faculty who received Long Term Service pins. Master of ceremonies Uli Scheck, Provost and Vice-President Academic, also congratulated the English As a Second Language department for its enthusiastic cheering section. Awardees in attendance received plaques or pins from President Shaver and Board of Governors member Hoberly Hove.

2014 Merit Award Winners:

Master Scholar Award
Dr. Bruce Baugh, Philosophy, History and Politics

Award for Excellence in Scholarship
Dr. Ehsan Latif, Economics

Teaching Excellence Award, On Campus Instructor
Ms. Robin Reid, Tourism Management

Award for Excellence in Internationalization
Ms. Emma Bourassa, English as a Second Language

Environmental Achievement Award for Faculty and Staff
Dr. Peter Tsigaris, Economics

2014 Distinguished Service Award Winners:

Ms. Sherri King, TRU World
Ms. Barb Pillar, School of Business and Economics
Ms. Wendy Krauza, English as a Second Language
Ms. Julie Bowser, Community U, Williams Lake

2014 Service Awards for Long-Term Service

Celebrating 40 Years of Service
Jeanette Murray, Susie Safford

Celebrating 35 Years of Service
Rosalyn Alexander, Lloyd Bennett, Ken Lum

Celebrating 30 Years of Service
Kerry Cook, Bryan Daly, Star Mahara, Jackie Mullen

Some of the 40 TRU employees celebrating 25 Years of Service in 2014. Long-standing staff and faculty members are recognized with service award pins.

Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Dennis Acreman, Leanne Amendola, Celia Armour, Kevin Barrie, Doug Bickley, Connie Brim, Jane Bryson, David Burkholder, Carol Costache, Lori de Frias, Surinder Dhanjal,
Tom Dickinson, Susan Duncan, Catherine Hall-Patch, Robert Higgins, Peter Inglis, Bernard Igwe, Bruce Irving, Joanne Jones, Judy Kress, Tony Kurzma, Don Lawrence, Marten Lettinga,
James Lewis, Norm Logan, David MacLennan, Robina Manfield, Peter Moyls, Linda Mueller,
Mervin Nicholson, Wayne Nickel, Susan Purdy, Peter Poeschek, Norm Reed, Veda Roodal Persad, Karen Ross, Barbara Smith, Janis Setka, Gwen Schaffer, Bernard Warren

Celebrating 20 Years of Service
Paula Adkin, Tracy Barth, Sharon Brewer, Peggy Broad, Mike Burke, Lian Dumouchel, Anne Gagnon, Debbie Gill, Heather Hamilton, Ruth Hughes, Bruce Kirkley, James Lindfield, Andre Le Dressay, Doug Loblaw, Ardie Lush, Walter Prescott, Lesley Robinson, Susan Ross, David Trevitt, Eric Villeneuve

Celebrating 15 Years of Service
Connie Alger, Alan Bass, Hugh Burley, Donna Daines, Susan Daykin, Rick Deleeuw, Steven Earle, Wesley Eccleston, Teressa Fedorak, Kathy Felton, Allan Fletcher, Karl Fultz, Per Gabrielli, Kathy Gaynor, Rose Gountas, Trent Hammer, Heath Hamoline, Lee-Gaye Hicketts, Lyle Hirowatari, Susan Howie, Stephen Joly, Terry Kading, Brian Mackay, Dennis McGuire, Derrick Moffat, Elliott Musicar, Don Nelson, Evelyne Penny, Terrance Power, Maxine Ruvinsky, Linda Sheehan, Annie St. John-Stark, Kimberly Tamblyn, Brenda Thompson, Leanne Walker, Verlinda Wale, Denise Weisgerber

Celebrating 10 Years of Service
Debra Andrews, Wade Archambault, Warren Asuchak, May Auger, Lyn Baldwin, Allison Barnes, Robin Bercowski, Dorine Berube, Joanne Brown, Darryl Carlyle-Moses, Krista Cochrane, Dwayne Congdon, Chelsea Corsi, Donald Dickinson, Larry Franzen, Lauchlan Fraser, Michelle Funk, Karen Grigoleit, Mark Hardy, Wendy Hulko, Crystal Huscroft, Selina Knorr, Che-Hui (Eric) Lien, Krista Lussier, Mohammad Mohbobi, Louise Marcelet, Izabela Mazur-Oraniewicz, Shirley McCaffrey, Linda McClure, Wendy McKenzie, Dawn-Louise McLeod, Stanley Miles, Waldi Miszkurka, Robin Nichol, Linda Parent, Regina Parker, Steven Powrie, Anne Redford, Cynthia Ross Friedman, Richard Roy, Duane Seibel, John Sparks, Peter Smoczynski, Anne Terwiel, James Thomson, Sandra Trawin, Betty Turatus, Susan Turner, Josey Westran, Michael Woloszyn, Cindy Wozney

View photos from the 2014 Merit and Service Awards reception

    

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