EDGI Receives J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award from Society of American Archivists!

  Once again, congratulations to the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) on their J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA)! TRU member and Technology Lead Matthew Price traveled to Portland, Oregon to accept the award on July 26, 2017. For immediate release, June 2017/Society of American Archivists: “CHICAGO—The Environmental Data…

CFP: Techniques of the Corporation

Call For Papers: Techniques of the Corporation Conference May 4-6, 2017 University of Toronto How do corporations know themselves and their world? Over the last 150 years, corporations, like universities and laboratories, have generated an abundance of knowledge-making techniques in the form of psychological test, efficiency technologies, scenario planning, and logistical systems. As dominant forms…

Congratulations to Sarah Tracy, PhD

Congratulations to TRU member Sarah Tracy for successfully defending her excellent PhD thesis “Delicious: A History of Monosodium Glutamate and Umami, the Fifth Taste Sensation.”  Sarah’s beautifully written dissertation narrates the histories of two interrelated objects: the global commodity and flavour enhancer MSG, and umami (roughly translated from the Japanese as “delicious”), the fifth basic taste…

Towards a Precautionary and Strategic Approach to Hazardous Chemicals?

“Towards a Precautionary and Strategic Approach to Hazardous Chemicals?”  Keynote Speaker: David Gee, PhD  Visiting Fellow, Institute of Environment, Health, & Societies, Brunel University, London.    Discussants:  Ray Copes, Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario  Dayna Scott, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University  Miriam Diamond, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, U…

Motivated or Manipulated? by Kira Lussier

Read Kira Lussier’s guest blog “Motivated or Manipulated? Ernest Dichter and David McClelland at Work” published on the website Hidden Persuaders.  The essay  discusses a recent New York Times article on Amazon employees, placing its critique within the history of how motivational psychology has been used in the workplace.  Kira’s dissertation traces the twentieth century history of…

Discussion: Is Your Body a Toxic Site? Reproductive Health as an Environmental Issue

An event presented by the Politics of Evidence Working Group in partnership with Environmental Defence. Join us for this public forum connecting reproductive and environmental health in our everyday encounters with endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Come learn about endocrine-disruptors, the extent of our contact with them, and how the degree of our vulnerability is linked to what…