Job – Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus, UBC Vancouver. Due: Aug 15, 2017

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The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor to teach CRWR 220:  Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus.   The successful candidate will teach creative writing across three genres.  CRWR 220 is a 3-hour course (meets once for 3 hours OR twice weekly at 1.5 hours) with a maximum enrolment of 50 students.  This 3-credit course will be scheduled in 2017 Winter session, term 2 (January to April 2018).

 

Requirements:  An MFA degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with a strong record of creative writing credits will be considered as well.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in at least three of the following genres:  fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, radio drama, podcasting, stage play, screen and television, graphics, and storytelling.  Teaching experience at the postsecondary level in the workshop format and strong pedagogical and organizational skills are essential.

 

Applicants are asked to apply through our online application site at http://creativewriting.ubc.ca/program-information/opportunities/adjunct-instructor-indigenous-focus/ with a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

 

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by email to: crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Deadline for applications and recommendation letters: Tuesday August 15, 2017.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job – Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – Faculty of Arts

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The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/ and http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/.

 

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

 

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

 

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (Arts.Headships@ubc.ca) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

SAVE THE DATE: Forum on Indigenous Graduate Students and Mentorship at UBC – Aug 17, 2017

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Mark your calendars for – A Forum on Mentoring Indigenous Graduate Students at UBC

Open to faculty, staff and graduate students*.

Date: August 17th, 2017

Place: First Nations House of Learning

Time: 12 noon to 2 pm.

Opening address by Distinguished Professor Hingangaroa Smith, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, followed by a panel of Indigenous scholars and students, led by Dr. Jo-anne Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Professor, University of British Columbia. Introduction by Dean Susan Porter, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

UBC has a stated commitment to Aboriginal education and to respect for Aboriginal knowledge and cultures, as well as a resolution to build upon the strengths of the university to more fully address the needs of Aboriginal and Indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

Within these commitments, what is our academic responsibility to Indigenous graduate students at UBC, particularly in relation to UBC’s priorities for this next century? How do we enact this responsibility across the institution?

Organized by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies with support from the First Nations House of Learning, The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund and The Equity Enhancement Fund.

*A complete description with registration information will be sent out in July.

For questions, please contact Theresa Rogers: theresa.rogers@ubc.ca

Financial Planning Webinar for Indigenous Students at UBC

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UBC Enrollment Services is hosting financial wellness sessions next week.

The ESP Aboriginal Financial Team will be hosting the following session:

Financial Planning Webinar for Aboriginal Students
Date: Tuesday June 27, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am (PDT)
A recording will be made available for students via the link below after the session takes place.

Enrolment Services is also hosting a general financial planning webinar for all students. If any students you speak with are not able to make the session above they are certainly welcome to attend either of these sessions:

Making a Financial Plan
Date: Wednesday June 28, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am (PDT)
Date: Thursday July 6, 2017
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (PDT)

Registration details for these sessions can be found here: https://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances
Once students register for a session, they’ll receive a confirmation email confirming the details.

Job – CiTR Current Affairs Coordinator

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CiTR is
hiring a Current Affairs Coordinator

CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, beginning as a student club in 1937, and gaining not-for-profit status
and a place on the FM dial in 1982. CiTR offers students and community members a variety of services which include broadcast and multimedia training, promotional support, live on location coverage of events and much more. CiTR also provides the Lower Mainland
unique and alternative coverage of municipal current affairs, providing a platform for underrepresented peoples, opinions and stories not heard through other media outlets.

CiTR is looking for a Current Affairs Coordinator to support and refine the current affairs coverage
we provide the Lower Mainland community. Currently CiTR has six collectively produced spoken word programs, provides a variety of spoken word training sessions and workshops, supports the production of high quality radio documentaries
and undergoes a variety of other initiatives related to spoken word programming. The Current Affairs Coordinators will support our current activities while establishing new initiatives to improve our ability to provide coverage for municipal current affairs.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Supporting and facilitating the creation of relevant, high quality local current affairs and spoken word programming
Coordinating, mentoring and supporting volunteers interested/involved in spoken word and current affairs programming
Create training resources that reflect best practices in current affairs programming,
including written and audio resources on ethical coverage of vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
Training and developing CiTR’s spoken word programmers through hands-on training, this includes creating and facilitating a weekly hour long current affairs
training session
Creating a database that includes UBC departments, community organizations, municipal political institutions and individuals that will serve as points of
contact for story leads
Supporting our collectively produced spoken word programs
Leading a collectively produced weekly hour long program that summarizes major headlines from our current affairs programming
Creating a weekly newsletter style mailout of our headlines program
Coordinating and supporting CiTR volunteers in the production of a documentary series
Working with CiTR’s Volunteer Manager to coordinate and facilitate a workshop series for CiTR members and the greater public
Working with CiTR’s Volunteer Manager to coordinate and facilitate a panel discussion series on topics that are currently affecting the Lower Mainland community

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
They will have proven skills in programming & journalism, broadcasting & broadcast equipment, and training and working with volunteers. They will be flexible, motivated, detail-oriented, approachable and have excellent communication skills.

Terms of Employment:

This is a one-year contract position funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, it will run from June 23, 2017 to
June 22, 2018. The position is 28 hours per week with a wage of $16.00/hour for a total salary of $23,296. The Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applicants from underrepresented groups.

To apply, forward a resume, cover letter, and examples of programming to Hugo Noriega, Station Manager,
at stationmanager@citr.ca.
Applications are due Sunday, June 18, 2017.

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/