Mascarenhas, R. (2013, August). “Global Homeland?” : Goan Migration and the Transnational Diasporas. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association; Asia/Asian America Section Roundtable. In Preparation. New York, USA.
Mascarenhas, R. (2013, May). Goan, Canadian, Indian or Portuguese? : Youth Identity in a Postcolonial Diaspora. Paper presented at the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures? Ryerson University. Toronto, Canada.
Mascarenhas, R. (2013, March). ‘Perception is not Reality’: How the U.S News & World Rankings have distorted American Higher Education. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Dean’s Graduate Student Research Conference; Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada
Mascarenhas, R. (2013, January). “Global Homeland?” : Goan Migration and the Transnational Diasporas. Paper presented at the Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference; Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada.
Mascarenhas, R. (2012, November). Sport as an Integration Tool for Recent Ethnic Minority Immigrant Youth in a Multicultural Context. Paper presented at The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Paper selected for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) & United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s 8th World Conference on Sport, Culture, and Education. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mascarenhas, R. (2012, November). “One of Us”: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Role of Sports Figures in the Club-Community-Government-Media Network. Paper presented at the 2012 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. New Orleans, Lousiana, USA. Video: http://vimeo.com/54532952
Mascarenhas, R. (2012, April). More Than A Game: Rethinking the Role of Sports in Ethnic Integration. Paper presented at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Student Research Conference 2012. Video: http://vimeo.com/39907381. Cambridge, MA, USA.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Academic Conference Presentations
The Agenda with Steve Pakin
"They are tales of woe and unemployment. Of heartache and despair. Generation Y isn't the first generation to experience a rough patch. Is it really different this time around?"
Clips of myself appearing on Canadian Television as a panelist on the Millennial Generation, Jobs & the Labour Market and the Economy on Canadian Public Television. Full episode can be found here. (September 12th, 2013).
Academic Conference on Goan Migration
Entitled "Global Homelands?": Goan Migration and the Transnational Diasporas, a presentation on the history of Goan (India) migration. Initially presented at the Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; and later presented at the American Sociological Association in New York, USA (January 31st, 2013)
The presentation is divided into three primary components: 1) A History of Goa (post-16th century), 2) Waves of Migration and 3) the Goan community in Toronto.
Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Research Associate May 2013-
Led research projects with two professors in Organizational Behavior. Developed extensive literature reviews on Motivation, Guilt, Punishment, Justice and Identity.
TNS Canada, Project Director (Market Research) Oct 2012 - May 2013
Responsible for research design , project management, desk research, and coordinating with internal departments regarding study execution, monitoring progress reporting for a variety of private sector portfolios including international airlines and pharmaceutical corporations. Considerable focus on Employee Engagement, Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction.
Drew on conceptual thinking skills, analytical abilities and attention to detail.
York University 2005-2009
Research projects include, “A Sociological Approach to North American and European Dating Initiatives by Heterosexual Women,” as well as a semester-long literature review of Western perceptions of South Asian Arranged Marriages in the 21st century.
"Roland is an independent thinker who is unafraid to challenge traditional ideas and is able to think logically...
Roland would not simply accept a policy a face value. Rather, he would question the purpose and data behind the policy.
Motivating People in Changing Times?
"How to Motivate People in Changing Times? Look beyond Carrots and Sticks"
Focusing on the shift in history and the disregard for emotions, intrinsic motivation and achievement.
Organizational Change & Human Relations
Ryerson University (presenting at an intro class to Organizational Change)