Sites of Survivance – A Global Symposium on Indigenous Street Gangs, August 23rd, 2017

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The University of Calgary, Department of Sociology invites you to join researchers, community experts, and partners from western Canada, New Zealand, and Australia for a one-day symposium on Indigenous street gangs.

Topics to be discussed include violence, addictions, trauma, and healing. This symposium will be of interest to anyone who works with families and communities impacted by Indigenous street gang violence.

Date: August 23rd, 2017

Cost: $25

Location: University of Calgary, Alberta room – Dining Centre

To register or for more information please contact: robert.henry1@ucalgary.ca

You can find the poster here: Sites of Survivance Poster

 

Call Out for Volunteers: NAISA 2017 Conference

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Organizers for the NAISA conference at UBC, June 22-24, are seeking volunteers for the following:

  • Prepare registration packages
  • Manage the registration desk
  • Monitor the conference rooms and help set up audio-visual equipment
  • Support social events (gala dinner, opening cocktail)
  • Act as “floaters” – walk around the conference venue and answer participants’ questions and guide them to their rooms

Volunteers who commit to more than 5 hours of work can attend the conference for free while not assisting as a volunteer. Typical registration costs are $140 for non-members of NAISA.

If interested, send your dates of availability before and during the conference to naisaconference2017@gmail.com.

For more information, please see: http://naisa2017.arts.ubc.ca/call-for-volunteers/

Senior Coordinator, Research, FNHA, due: May 12th, 2017

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Region Corporate Office
Location VC100 – Park Royal
City West Vancouver
Province British Columbia [BC]
Country Canada [CA]
Organization Summary The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry.

Title 1047 Senior Coordinator, Research
Employee Class Temporary
Job Duration 1 Year Term
Position Summary This position may be the next career step that you have been looking for! As a Senior Coordinator, Research you will coordinate research projects and teams, and collect, analyse and interpret data. Your extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research along with your experience working with First Nations will be an asset to this team!

As the Senior Coordinator, Research, you will be responsible for the implementation and management of a province wide research project aimed at screening First Nations individuals and communities at risk of chronic kidney disease. This project is part of a national research study, Can-SOLVE CKD Network, which will be run in several provinces over five years. This position will provide specialized expertise in managing the BC portion of a large scale, multi-year research project.

Primary Responsibilities • Responsible for the overall management and implementation of a province wide research project aimed at screening First Nations individuals and communities at risk of chronic kidney disease, in collaboration with the national project team
• Provides specialized expertise in managing the BC portion of a large scale, multi-year research project.
• Responsible for preparing and submitting ethics applications to Research Ethics Boards, as well as other institutions as required, as well as any necessary updates or amendments
• Participates in the recruitment of First Nations communities to participate in the screening initiative
• Assist in community outreach and engagement in accordance with ethical research guidelines and appropriate clinical research practices, travel to rural and remote First Nations communities may be required: travel to First Nations communities in BC will be required.
• Performs literature reviews, performs analysis and makes recommendations to the national project team and Manager on subjects pertaining to the research project
• Acts as resource person to facilitate meetings, communicates with stakeholders, interprets and independently responds to queries regarding the study
• Performs secretariat duties, including planning meetings and agendas, prepare briefings and coordinating travel, accommodations and training for screening teams.
• Supports external engagement with First Nations communities related to knowledge governance and exchange, including preparation and shipping of supporting materials, presenting information, supporting travel, conducting analysis, and reporting information resulting from engagements internally and externally.
• Assisting the screening team with data collection procedures when required, and collating and aggregating study data on a regular basis.
• Responsible for management of data storage in an ethical and secure manner and updating the Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
• Assist with summarizing data and providing reports to both the local and national study teams and will assist with coordinating future data linkages with local administrative datasets.
• Manages assigned projects, proactively anticipates and resolves complex issues or delays and exercises judgment in escalating sensitive or challenging issues to management.
• Participates in regional advisory and national project team meetings as required; providing presentations and ensuring the team is kept up to date on project progress and issues, some travel regionally and nationally is required.
• Ensures project activities are conducted within budget and according to the established project timelines
• Maintain effective working relationships with project stakeholders and participating First Nations communities
• Provide coordinating support to Can-SOLVE Network up to two days a week. Up to one day a week these duties will be performed at the Can-SOLVE office in downtown Vancouver.
Qualifications Education
• A Bachelor’s degree in health services research with a focus on Indigenous Peoples health and wellbeing or in a health related specialty area such as in the social sciences, nursing, population/public health, epidemiology, or related disciplines.
• A Master’s degree would be an asset
• A background in nursing and/or experience in clinical research is desirable
• Recent and relevant experience (4-6 years or more) working in a health services research environment or appropriate combination of education and experience.
• Completed TCPS-CORE training in the ethical conduct of human researchExperience
• Demonstrable project management skills in leading and/or supporting research projects
• Extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research
• Experience working with First Nations
• Experience with research involving Indigenous communities in a cultural safe manner
• Experience in promoting best practices in Indigenous health research and assist researchers with engaging and collaborating with communities in respectful and meaningful ways
• Experience in knowledge translation and presentation to communities, clinicians, researchers, and decision-makers is highly desirable
• Experience working in a fast paced and evolving environment with a concentration in health
• Experience in the use of software such as Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel
• Experience with research involving chronic kidney disease considered a strong asset
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Knowledge of First Nations health issues and the healthcare system in British Columbia
• Knowledge of research tools, program design and evaluation techniques.
• Knowledge of Indigenous research methods, ethics and cultural safety
• Knowledge of OCAP® principles
• Knowledge of population health and First Nations perspective on health and wellness
• Knowledge of population-based preventive and treatment interventions is highly desirable
• Knowledge of the First Nations Health Authority and the First Nations Information Governance Centre an asset
Competencies • Awareness – Thorough knowledge of the current First Nations health governance landscape in BC.
• Leadership –Influencing, motivating, and inspiring others through direct and indirect means to accomplish organizational objectives including people and partnership development in a manner consistent with the 7 Directives, Shared Values, and Wellness Operating Principles. Able to champion change, in partnership with others, by living the First Nations perspective of health and wellness.
• Decision making – Uses sound judgment to make good decisions based on information gathered and analyzed. Considers all pertinent facts and alternatives before deciding on the most appropriate action. Commits to decision.
• Problem solving – Analyzes problem by gathering and organizing all relevant information. Identifies cause and effect relationships. Comes up with appropriate solutions with minimal supervision.
• Teamwork/collaboration – Strong interpersonal skills. Interacts with people effectively. Able and willing to share and receive information. Collaborates within the group and across groups. Supports group decisions. Puts group goals ahead of own goals.
• Adaptability – Adapts to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs. Able to effectively deal with change and diverse people.
• Planning/Organizing – Proactively plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives. Sets priorities and schedules activities. Allocates and uses resources properly.
• Work standards – Sets and maintains high professional and performance standards. Pays close attention to detail, accuracy, quality and ensures follow through.
• Motivation – Displays energy and enthusiasm in approaching the job. Commits to putting in additional effort. Maintains high level of productivity. Self-directed.
• Initiative – Takes action to influence events. Generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, suggests innovations, does more than required.
• Integrity – Shares complete and accurate information. Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures. Meets own commitments.
• Reliability – Takes personal responsibility for job performance. Completes work in a timely and consistent manner. Sticks to commitments and reports back on status of assigned tasks.
• Communication – Strong written and oral communication skills. Expresses ideas succinctly and effectively. Organizes and delivers information appropriately. Listens actively.
• Stress tolerance – Displays emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis. Deals with difficult situations while maintaining performance and professionalism. Seeks support from others when necessary. Uses appropriate coping techniques
Deadline May 12, 2017 at 4:00pm
Organization First Nations Health Authority
Website FNHA Careers Page
Department 8000-Community Health &Wellnss Svcs
Hours per week 37.5
Union Code NonUnion
Reg/Temp Temp (Temporary)
Region Corporate Office

For more information, please see: http://www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us

2017-18 Term Adjunct Position in Gender Studies at Queen’s University, due: May 18th, 2017

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2017-18 Term Adjunct positions – deadline May 18, 2017

Please note that all adjunct advertisements now contain the following citizen of Canada statement and declaration:

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Fall Term

GNDS 120/3.0: Women, Gender, Difference – blended learning class with 1 hour lecture per week – position details

GNDS 360/3.0: Masculinities: Cross-Cultural Perspectives – position details

GNDS 421/6.0: Gender and Poverty – position details

Winter Term

Online version of GNDS 120/3.0: Women, Gender, Difference – position details

The Faculty Recruitment and Support Office provides prospective faculty members with information on life at Queen’s and in the Kingston Community and assists new faculty members and their families with the relocation process. Services are confidential.

For more information, please see: http://queensu.ca/gnds/about-us/employment-opportunities

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Carleton University, due: May 15th, 2017

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Academic unit: Sociology and Anthropology
Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Field of specialization: Sociology
Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
Start date: July 1st, 2017
Applications will be reviewed starting: May 15th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled

About the position:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Sociology. We seek someone who is a specialist in Social Justice and has research expertise, using a social justice approach, in one or more areas, which could include: community-engaged sociology, public sociology, inequality, identity, or political economy.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment. Applicants should have an active research profile, leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, and oriented towards community-engaged research. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness.

The applicant will be expected to teach some core courses in our new Social Justice stream and help develop the stream, which emphasizes experiential and community-engaged learning. These courses include a second year Foundations in Social Justice class, third year courses in Social Justice in Action and in Collective Action and Social Movements, and a fourth year course, Community-Engaged Sociology, which involves research and advocacy in partnership with community groups. A background working with community organizations would be considered an asset. The applicant would also be expected to teach graduate courses in their specific field.

The position can begin July 1, 2017, although a later start date is potentially negotiable.

Application instructions:

Applications should include: 1) a letter of application 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio that contains evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) two writing samples. Applications should be addressed to the Chair, Aaron Doyle, and sent electronically to aaron.doyle@carleton.ca in one single PDF document by May 15, 2017. The candidate should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same e-mail address.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a nationally and internationally reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 28,000 students, 850 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit http://www.carleton.ca/provost.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

For more information, please see: Sociology-and-Anthropology-Sociology-Assistant-Professor

Michelle Pockey Leadership Award, due: July 30th, 2017

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About Michelle

The Michelle Pockey Leadership Award has been created to recognize Michelle Pockey, an exceptional female leader in our community. As a prominent lawyer and community activist, Michelle dedicated herself to making a positive difference in the world – from energy, mining, environmental, and Indigenous legal issues, to increasing the economic success and impact of women. With her vision, she co-founded the Professional Women’s Network in 1997, and the Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network in 2016. She worked tirelessly for 20 years advocating to advance women in business, law, Indigenous and non-traditional sectors. She was an inspiration for others every day of her life until her passing from cancer in June 2016.

About the Award

The Michelle Pockey Leadership Award will give first priority to an Indigenous woman, a single mother, or a woman facing economic hardship. Second priority will be given to a woman pursuing law, justice, Indigenous, or environmental studies. The award is intended to support her tuition, housing, or childcare in the pursuit of post-secondary education, which will advance her leadership and long-term career prospects.

To help support Michelle’s legacy and advance other women along their leadership journeys, donations to the Michelle Pockey Leadership Award can be made below.  Your generosity enables us to elevate the visibility, influence and contribution of women leaders across the province.

For more information, please see: https://theminervafoundation.com/michellepockey/

Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award

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Overview
Value Up to $5,000
Application Deadline Minimum of two months before start of activity
How to Apply See below
Application Form Terms and Conditions of Applying Form (form-fillable)
For More Information See below

What is the purpose of the award?

The Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award (AANSEA) aims to engage Aboriginal students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering by visiting Canada’s Aboriginal communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities.

Are you eligible to hold an award?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • be an Aboriginal person;*
  • be registered full-time in a degree program in the natural sciences or engineering (NSE) at an eligible institution or be employed at an eligible institution as a postdoctoral fellow in the NSE;
  • have obtained, over the previous years of study (minimum of two academic terms), a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of “B” or “B-“, if applicable) as defined by your institution.

* For the purposes of this document, NSERC uses the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982 definition of Aboriginal peoples as including the Indian, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada.

How do you apply?

To be considered for this award, you must submit the following documents:

  • a one- to two-page proposal (see below for details);
  • a detailed budget which provides estimates for all costs of travel, accommodation and incidental expenses (for example equipment rental, photocopies, etc.);
  • a copy of your most recent transcripts (transcripts must show the name of the institution, the program in which you are enrolled, your complete course of study, your marks and the legend explaining acronyms);
  • a letter of reference from your supervisor, other faculty member or senior staff at your institution, which attests to your skills and aptitudes for becoming an Aboriginal Ambassador;
  • a letter from the Aboriginal community/school you plan to visit confirming the proposed arrangements;
  • a copy of documentation confirming your Aboriginal status;
  • a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form.

Your proposal must clearly:

  • identify your intended audience (high school, community group, etc.) and the projected number of participants;
  • discuss the method of engagement (speech, workshop, summer camp, etc.);
  • indicate the dates of the outreach activities;
  • outline the subject matter you will be presenting or your planned outreach activities, and your intended message;
  • include your contact information (telephone, email and personal mailing address).

Applications must be submitted electronically using the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs. The application must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) as a single document. Keep a copy of the confirmation of receipt.

Post-activity deliverables

You must provide NSERC with the following documents within one month of the completion of the activities supported by the award:

  • copies of receipts for NSERC-supported expenditures;
  • a list of NSERC-supported expenditures with explanatory details;
  • a statement signed by you that the costs supported by the award were not covered by another source;
  • a letter(s) from the community you visited with feedback on your activity and its impact on the target audience (optional);
  • a one-page report on your experience that includes:
    • how you promoted interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering;
    • a description of the community you visited and the audience/participants engaged in the science and engineering promotion activity;
    • the total number of participants;
    • general comments on the success of your activities in your opinion (What worked? What would you do differently next time?);
    • suggestions of what NSERC could do to encourage more Aboriginal youth to participate actively and consider careers in the natural sciences and engineering.

The post-activity deliverables must also be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) as a single document using the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs.

What expenses does this award cover?

The award will cover costs associated with the proposed science and engineering promotion activity and Aboriginal community visit. These include costs incurred for your:

  • travel (air, rail, car rental, taxi, etc.);
  • accommodation (hotel, etc.);
  • meals;
  • material and supplies needed for demonstrations or experiments;
  • incidental expenses (photocopying, faxes, etc.).

Value of award

The value of the award will be based on the budget proposed in your application, up to a maximum of $5,000. You may hold only one award per fiscal year.

Review procedures

NSERC will review applications using the following criteria:

  • impact and reach of the proposal;
  • anticipated value to Aboriginal youth and the Aboriginal community;
  • feasibility of the proposal.

Application deadlines

There are no fixed deadlines for this award. Applications must be made at least two months before the start of a proposed outreach activity. The awards available in a given year will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Notification of decision

NSERC will notify you of the decision on your application within one month of receiving it.

Signatures

Before you, as an applicant, can submit your application to NSERC, you must read and agree to the terms and conditions listed on the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form. It is your responsibility to retain a copy of the agreed terms and conditions for your records.

For more information, please see: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Aboriginal-Autochtones_eng.asp