ISSUE 7   May 2004  


Upcoming Events


Thank you to everyone who has sent in requests in recent weeks to advise our members of upcoming events and deadlines. We hope you will find this information useful.








Please continue to forward us your information for future events. We suggest sending it to the Administration Centre at least two weeks before the event occurs.

May 18-19, 2004, London, Ontario.

Making Children Matter: Building Better Communities for Children.

Investing in Children and Voices for Children have come together to bring you a conference on improving communities for our children. The conference will feature such keynote speakers as Stephen Lewis, Dr. Doug Willms, Sandra Griffin, and Dr. Sharon Rich. There will also be workshops hosted each day on topics ranging from Key Factors Predicting Child Protection to Arts and Culture to Building Corporate Involvement in your Community.

For more information and to register, please visit: .

May 25, 2004, Quebec City, Quebec.

Building a Comprehensive ECD System.

It is essential to organize early childhood services in a comprehensive and effective system. The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) invites you to learn from international examples of integrated systems and discuss how to implement the best systems here in Canada. Guest Speakers include Fraser Mustard, Neal Halfon, Dan Keating, Sheila Kamerman and Philip Merrigan.

For more information and to register, consult the CEECD Web site at:;=noMenu&doc;=38

May 25-28, 2004, Montreal, Quebec.

The Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR).

CAHSPR is a new, multidisciplinary, membership-based association aimed at improving the quality, relevance and application of Canadian health services and policy research. Its members include researchers from across the spectrum of health services, and it is committed to increasing the opportunities for the social sciences and humanities to play an important part in health services and policy research. At CAHSPR's first conference, you will hear world-class presentations, network with new and existing colleagues, take part in a variety of lively sessions based on the conference themes: "learning from international comparisons" and "knowledge exchange between researchers and decision-makers."

For more information please visit: .

May 29- June 6, 2004, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brings together over 90 learned associations and more than 6,000 scholars from Canada and the international community. Being held at the University of Manitoba, it features interdisciplinary symposia, cultural events, and public discussion. It also attracts major media coverage. Several Network members are scheduled to present at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education which is being held in conjunction with the Congress. They are Sonya Symons, Anne McKeough, Lily Dyson, Helen Raham, Linda Siegel, Linda M. Phillips, Heather Sample, Ester Geva, Zohreh Yaghoub Zadeh, Pierre Cormier, Alain Derochers, Victor Glickman, Colleen Hawkey, Ben Levin, John Kirby, Vianne Timmons, Noella Piquette-Tomei and Rachel Heydon.

June 3-5, 2004, Toronto, Ontario.

Jean Piaget Society

The 2004 Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society will take place in Toronto from June 3-5, 2004. Please check their Web site for updated information: .

Network researchers who are presenting include: Robert Coplan, Susan Graham, Christopher Lalonde and Linda Rose-Krasnor. Eva Filippova, a 2003 Network Postgraduate Supplement Student winner, will present the results of The Analyses of the Environmental Correlates to Theory-of-Mind Development.

June 15-16, 2004, Montreal, Quebec.

Pre-conference Workshop - Connectionist Modeling of Cognitive Processes.

The Network's Computational Modeling Core Facility is organizing a summer workshop on connectionist modeling of cognitive processes. The workshop is planned for June 15-16, immediately preceding the Annual Network Conference in Montreal, which we hope will make it as convenient as possible for interested researchers to attend. The purpose of this workshop is to provide Network researchers with some of the training needed to incorporate connectionist-modeling techniques into their research projects.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, or would like additional details, please contact Marc Joanisse, at The University of Western Ontario.

June 16-19, 2004, Montreal, Quebec.

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network's 3rd Annual Network Conference.

For more information and to register, please visit:

September 22-24, 2004, Montreal, Quebec.

European Society for Social Pediatrics (ESSOP) 2004 Annual Meeting.

This is the first annual meeting that ESSOP has held outside of Europe. The goal of the meeting is to take stock of new knowledge and best practices that could improve the lives of all the world's children. The meeting will offer opportunities to learn about effective early childhood prevention practices, and discuss ways of implementing best practices in communities, to improve children's quality of life. The conference is aimed at planners, researchers, decision makers, trainers and practitioners.

For more information and to register, please visit: .

October 2-6, 2004, Ottawa, Ontario.

12th Cochrane Colloquium 2004.

This year's theme is Bridging Gaps. The focus will be on bridging gaps between the Cochrane Collaboration and clinical practice, high and low-income countries and individuals, methodologists and reviewers, and producers and users of health care.

For more information, and to register, please visit: .