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Dr. Jane Helleiner (SOCI) recently received an award from the Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) to support the publication of her new book manuscript tentatively entitled Bordering Canadianness: Border Lives, Crossings and Securitization. According to Dr. Helleiner, "Bordering Canadianness: Border Lives, Crossings and Securitization offers a theoretically informed, grounded analysis of Canadian border resident engagements with, and perceptions of, a changing Canada/US border before and after 9/11. Approaching the Canada/US border from the vantage point of border residents reveals how a changing border is navigated on the ground and uncovers aspects of contemporary bordering absent from dominant discourses. Using interviews with Canadian Niagara border residents and border-related articles from the local press , the book explores accounts of childhood and youthful border crossings for consumption and leisure, post- 9/11 border securitization, and nationalized and other border identities." Inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. Helleiner.