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Marcia H Rioux

Professor

Director; York Institute for Health Research

Locations / Contact Info:

410, HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 22112

Email address(es):

mrioux@yorku.ca

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management

Degrees

BA Honours, Sociology - 1970
Carleton University

PhD, Jurisprudence & Social Policy - 1993
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

MA, Sociology - 1973
Carleton University

Biography

At York University, Toronto, Marcia Rioux is a Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management MA and PhD(Critical Disability Studies) as well as the Director of the York Institute of Health Research.  She also teaches a core course in the newly inaugurated PhD (Critical Disability Studies) at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. With Bengt Lindqvist, she is the co-Director of Disability Rights Promotion International, a multi-year project to monitor disability rights nationally and internationally. Professor Rioux’s research includes health and human rights, universal education, international monitoring of disability rights, the impact of globalization on welfare policy, literacy policy, disability policy, and social inclusion.   Dr. Rioux has lectured throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. She has been an advisor to federal and provincial commissions, parliamentary committees, and international NGO's as well as United Nations agencies. She has edited a number of collected volumes and nearly 70 book chapters and articles on disability rights.  She has just completed an appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia.  Her PhD is in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley.  

Selected Publications

Books


2010 Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care, 2nd Edition. (Eds. T. Bryant, D. Raphael, M. H. Rioux). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.


2012 (Forthcoming) Monitoring Disability Rights in the Global World: A Tool To assess Laws, Policies and Programs (Eds. M. H Rioux, P. Pinto, R. Samson, M. Dinca-Panaitescu, B. Lindqvist).


2011 (Forthcoming) Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law, (Eds. M. H. Rioux, L. Basser, M. Jones). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.


2009 Landscape of Literacy and Disability, (Eds. E. Zubrow, M. H. Rioux, M. Dinca-Panaitescu, C. Spielman, A. Marsolais). Toronto, Canadian Abilities Foundation.


2006 Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care, (Eds. D. Raphael, T. Bryant, M. H. Rioux). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.


2003 Atlas of Literacy and Disability, (M. H. Rioux. E. Zubrow, M. Stutt Bunch, and W. Miller). Toronto: Canadian Abilities Foundation.


2002 -2009 Ongoing book series. Inclusive Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives, (Eds. L. Barton, M. H. Rioux). The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. (5 books published).


1996 Reflections on the Canada Health and Social Transfer, (An Occasional Paper) (Eds. M. H. Rioux, M. Bach). North York: The Roeher Institute.


1994        Disability is not Measles: New Research Paradigms in Disability, (Eds. M. H. Rioux, M. Bach). Toronto: The Roeher Institute.


Articles and Chapters in Books


In Press  “Enabling virtual knowledge communities for human rights monitoring for people with disabilities” (C. El Morr, M. H. Rioux, M. Dinca-Panaitescu, J. Subercaze, N. Bogdan, P.


2010 “Back to Basics: A time for the right to education” (M. H. Rioux, A. Carbert), British Maret), Journal of the Sociology of Education, Special Issue: The sociology of disability and education (invited article).


2011 (Forthcoming) “Employment Equity and Disability in Canada” in Michael S Lynk, John Craig, Carol Agocs (eds) Collection of papers on equity. University of Windsor


2011 (Forthcoming) “Equality as a Human Rights Principle.” In Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law. (M. H. Rioux, L.A. Basser, M. Jones).


2011 (Forthcoming) “Bodily Integrity – The Case of Sterilization.” In Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law. (M. H. Rioux, L.A. Basser, M. Jones).


2009 Inclusive education in Atlantic Canada: the research in context.” (M. H. Rioux, K. Underwood). In G. Bunch & A. Valeo, (Eds.). Inclusive Education: Emergent Solutions. Toronto, ON: Inclusion Press, pp. 100 - 117.


2009 “Early Intervention and Inclusive Education”, (M. Alur, M. H. Rioux). In M. Alur & V. Timmons, Inclusive Education Across Cultures: Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas, England: Sage Books.


2006 “Human Rights Approaches to Health.” In D. Raphael, T. Bryant, M. H. Rioux, Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.


2006 “Constructing Disability and Illness” (M. H. Rioux, T. Daly). In Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc. (D. Raphael, T. Bryant, M. H. Rioux).


2006 “Special Education Needs: A Legal Right?” In L. Florian, Handbook of Special Education, England: Sage Books.


2006 “International Human Rights and Intellectual Disability” (M. H. Rioux, B. Lindqvist & A. Carbert). In I. Brown & M. Percy, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: International Edition. Baltimore, USA.


2006 “Trends in Disability” (M. H. Rioux, R. Samson). In M. A. McColl & L. Jongbloed, Disability and Social Policy in Canada (2nd edition), Captus Press.


2005 “Towards a Concept of Equality of Well-Being: Overcoming the Social and Legal Construction of Inequality.” In P. Blanck, Disability Rights. Great Britain: Ashgate Press. [reprint]


2005 “Does Theory Matter? Exploring the Nexus between Disability, Human Rights and Public Policy” (M. H. Rioux, F. Valentine). In D. Pothier & R. Devlin, Critical Disability Theory: Legal and Policy Dimensions, Vancouver: UBC Press.


2003 "On Second Thought: Constructing Knowledge, Law, Disability and Inequality". In S. Herr, L. Gostin and H. Koh, The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Different But Equal. Oxford University Press. 287-317.


On-Line Bibliographies


In press  “Disabilities: Overview.” (L. C. Rankin, M. H. Rioux, J. C. & I. Brown). In Oxford Bibliographies Online. Retrieved from http://www.oup.com/online/us/obo/?view=usa


 

Affiliations

CHSRF/CIHR
Advisory Board, Pat Armstrong CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research

Institute for Advanced Studies, LaTrobe University
Distinguished Fellow, (Melbourne, Australia residency January – May 2008)

Disability Studies; University of Zagreb
Consultant and Advisor for the establishment of a PhD programme in Disability Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Fellow - International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability

United Nations
Expert Group Meeting on Mainstreaming Disability in Millennium Development Goals, Policies, Processes and Mechanisms. (15-17 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland)

Service/Community Activities

Canadian Human Rights Commission
Expert Consultant

Establishment of a PhD programme in Disability Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Consultant and Advisor

Institute for Advanced Studies, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Distinguished Fellow

Policy Research Directorate of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Consultant

Roundtable on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Consultant

United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Mainstreaming Disability in Millennium Development Goals
Consultant

Awards

Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Research Award - 1985

Professional Recognition Award - 1998
Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities

Founders Award - 2007
Centre for Independent Living

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Not Indicated

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

Dr. Rioux's research addresses a broad range of public and health policy issues including health and human rights, universal education, international monitoring of disability rights, the impact of globalization on welfare policy, literacy policy, disability policy, and social inclusion.  Currently she is working on projects on law and disability and on international human rights monitoring.

Research Projects

Auditing the Victorian Charter: Australian and International Perspectives on Applied Human Rights
Role: CoInvestigator
Amount funded: $200,000
Year Funded: 2007
Duration: 3
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Australian Research Council

Building a Global Disability Rights Monitoring System: Disability Rights Promotion International, Phase III
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $2,200,000
Year Funded: 2009
Duration: 3
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Swedish International Development Agency

Development of Training Materials for ICESCR Specifically Related to Disability
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $40,000
Year Funded: 2008
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Heritage Canada

Inclusive Design Institute Project
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $6,207,874
Year Funded: 2009
Duration: 5
Funded by: Canada Foundation for Innovation

Monitoring the Human Rights of Canadians with Disabilities
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $983,010
Year Funded: 2006
Duration: 6
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research
Role: CoInvestigator
Amount funded: $3,750,000
Year Funded: 2002
Duration: 10
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

Youth, Disability and Sexual Health
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $9,984
Year Funded: 2008
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: CUHI

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Marcia H Rioux

 


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