Five young scholars win CASC scholarships

Five students were selected among several applications for the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation scholarships this year.

• Jayne Bergeron from Carleton University received the $3,000 Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship to support her research on women’s empowerment through the production of fair trade coffee in agricultural co-operatives in Tanzania.

• Caterina Bettin from Saint Mary’s University received the $1,000 Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship for her research on women in executive positions in the co-operative financial sector

• Kenji Tokawa from the University of Ottawa received the Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award for his contribution towards advancing the study of co-operative law.

• Chantal Hanson from the University of Ottawa received the second Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award for her involvement with the NORANDINO co-operative in Peru.

• Kiran Pal-Pross from the University College of Cork in Ireland received the third Lemaire Award for her application of the co-operative model to the provision of medical marijuana in Canada.

Congratulation to all the winners! To access the full article, follow this link.

The call for applications for the 2015 CASC Scholarships will be launched in January 2015. For more information, contact Brendan Denovan at

ICA call for papers for CCR due August 31

International Co-operative Alliance – Committee on Co-operative Research is calling for papers for a special Issue entitled: “Young and emerging scholars’ research in co-operative studies.”

For this occasion, the International Cooperative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research (CCR) invites new and upcoming scholars – currently studying or within two years after graduation – in co-operative studies and/or co-operative business to submit their research papers to be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed 2014 edition of the Review of International Cooperation dedicated to young scholars. Papers must present new research and cannot be already published in academic journals or working papers. Co-authored papers will be accepted.

This special issue of the Review will showcase multi-disciplinary research of the emerging scholars in co-operative enterprises and co-operative studies more generally.

Best Paper Awards: Papers accepted for publication in EITHER the Special edition of the Journal of Cooperative Management and Organization OR the Review of International Cooperation will be reviewed, and the top three papers will be awarded prizes as follows:

  • 1st Place 500 Euros
  • 2nd Place 300 Euros
  • 3rd Place 200 Euros

Editors: Milford Bateman and Sonja Novkovic

Submitted papers should be between 4000-5000 words, written in English.

Submit to: Sonja Novkovic no later than 31 August 2014.

The Winner of the 2014 CASC Award of Merit is…

At its annual banquet held May 29 2014 in St. Catharines, Ontario,  the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation recognized a member of the association who has made significant contributions to research on the co-operative economy over the years. To find out the winner of the 2014 CASC Award of Merit, follow the link!