CAARE Award for Outstanding Dissertation

Elaine J Laberge’s dissertation “Pushing Privileged Pillars in Canadian Universities” was awarded the outstanding dissertation award from the Canadian Association for Action Research in Education in 2022

Pushing Privileged Pillars in Canadian Universities

Founder: http://www.ShoestringInitiative.com. This is the first-of-its-kind grassroots solidarity movement creating communities of mentorship, belonging, support, intercultural connectedness and advocacy for Canadian university students from a poverty-class heritage. Graphic design for impact: Elaine J Laberge knowledge mobilization and translation (iKMb/KT) & graphic design portfolio A doctoral dissertation APA Citation: Laberge, E. J. (2021). Pushing privileged pillars…

String it Together learning series

The Shoestring Initiative hosts monthly free String it Together: Finding togetherness in community on the education digi-scape webinars focused on social class on how classism shapes experiences in and understandings of higher education in Canada and around the world. The Shoestring Initiative is a grassroots solidarity movement to create communities of mentorship, belonging, support and…

#113 Revolutionizing & Radicalzing Poverty Definitions – SSSP session finalized

Session sponsor: poverty, class, and inequalitySession organizers: Elaine Laberge, University of Victoria (Canada) | Annette M Mackay, West Virginia University (USA) Around the world, nations are ravaged by capitalism, neoliberalism, ever-evolving —isms. In colonized nations, stratification ladders are forged with the iron will of colonial and capitalist beliefs and practices. We are in a moment…

Neoliberalism’s Defeat of Democracy

http://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/neoliberalisms_defeat_of_democracy/   Neoliberalism’s Defeat of Democracy Wendy Brown. Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution. New York, Zone Books, 2015. 296pp. $29.95, hardcover. Reviewed by Jodi Dean In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously announced the end of history. The great ideological struggles characteristic not only of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries but of history as such had…

The Caboose

January 8, 2018 Epistemology: the root word clangs, clacks, and bangs against the suffix like the strain of a train’s caboose against the rusty cars it follows. The caboose is long forgotten, perhaps unknown; yet, childhood images deeply shapes my tension-filled understandings of knowledge. With the blistering prairie sun raining down on my white skeletal…

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

“The wind of poverty blows like a cyclone with a heavy tide of hardship, melancholy, acrimony and socio-political anarchism sweeping violently along its pathway. This tide makes the pathway difficult to travel, overcome and manoeuvre. Several policy actors and researchers have made attempts to proffer determined solutions to this tenuous situation has however defy most…