JSGS student presents paper at ANSER 2013

Jun 19, 2013

Lynn Gidluck
Photo Credit: University of Regina Photography Department

Victoria, B.C. - Held June 5 to 7, in conjunction with Congress 2013, the sixth annual Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) Conference focused on issues such as Canada’s aging population, economic democracy and the challenge of transition, and the changing capacity and role of the nonprofit sector in rural Canada.

JSGS PhD candidate Lynn Gidluck was one of many scholars invited to present her research findings as part of a session on government/nonprofit collaborations, partnerships and mergers. 

"I would highly encourage other graduate students to seek out the appropriate venue in which to present your research -- even if you are still very early into your research and your results very preliminary,” says Gidluck. “I had the opportunity two years ago to present a paper at the ANSER conference held in conjunction with the Social Sciences and Humanities Congress in Fredericton. Someone at that conference was interested in my research and then invited me to write a chapter in a book he was compiling.  Two years later I'm a lot further on in the research for my dissertation. The book chapter is complete and undergoing peer-review and I was asked to present my findings at the 2013 ANSER conference."

Gidluck’s research focuses on the Saskatchewan government’s approach to lottery funding. Her research provides strong indications that the relationship the Government of Saskatchewan has created with sport, culture and recreation sectors in the province has fostered community development, and encouraged/rewarded efficient management and high standards of accountability.  She believes that the funding model used empowers people at the community level to shape public policy and develop innovative programs that meet the unique needs of individual communities.

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research is a Canadian association for those who have an interest in research that pertains broadly to nonprofit organizations and the social economy. Members include scholars and researchers from a wide array of disciplines such as economics, history, law, business and management, education, psychology, political science, public administration and sociology.



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