Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Saturday March 3 @ UBC Longhouse- Program Available Now!

Posted on

There are only a few days left before the 16th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS). This year focuses on the Indigenous graduate student experience, with a highlight of our keynote speaker; Dr. Leroy Little Bear.

Limited tickets are still available, register here:

Here is this year’s final program. As part of our efforts to be a sustainable and environmentally-friendly initiative, we encourage you to save the program to your mobile devices instead of printing.

IGSS 2018 Final Program

We hope to see you there!


Call for Papers: Investigating Our Practices (Vancouver, BC)- Due March 2, 2018

Posted on

21st Annual IOP Conference | May 5, 2018
Leading Our Own Learning
UBC Vancouver | Faculty of Education
Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation, or without sharing and exploring our understandings together. In order to better understand and improve our teaching practice, many of us engage in classroom-, program-, or institution-based investigations focusing on the what, the how, and the why of our practice.
On Saturday, May 5, 2018, UBC hosts the 21st Annual IOP Conference, where practicing education professionals and students come together to share their questions, investigations, and understandings about their practice.
The conference stresses dialogue among participants. Presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. These exchanges typically fall within the following areas of inquiry:
·      the preparation of practitioners
·      the ongoing education of practitioners
·      the focus on classroom practice
·      the context of practice (e.g. social, political, and cultural analysis of practice)
·      researching practice (e.g. teacher inquiry/action) 
The theme this year is Leading our own Learning and the sub-themes are listed below:
·       Assessment and reporting practices
·       Practicing teacher research
·       New curriculum practices
·       Inquiry as a method of teaching
·       Inclusive education practices
·       Including Indigenous education practices
·       Mentoring practices
·       Social and emotional learning
·       Mental Health
The online Call for Proposals is now open, and closes on Friday, March 2, 2018. Proposals are invited in three formats:
·      Submit a proposal for an individual or group session. We want challenging, relevant, interactive presentations that showcase how you have been investigating some dimension of the teaching practice. Session time should be divided equally between provoking discussion by providing access to your understandings, and providing opportunity for others to discuss your conclusions.
·      Host a roundtable discussion. You have a critical question you would like to discuss with other practitioners and you are willing to initiate and moderate a conversation, perhaps based on your own experience or research.
·      Prepare a poster session. The poster format is ideal for the visual presentation of research results, a program of research, or research activities of a group.
Need Assistance?
Please let us know | 604.822.2013

Indigenous Business Scholar (University of Manitoba): Review of applications begins April 9, 2018

Posted on Updated on

Applications are invited from Indigenous scholars (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) for the Indigenous Business Scholar tenure-track position in the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. The appointment will be at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The appointment start date is July 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. The budget for this position has been approved. This position is designated for Indigenous candidates; preference will be given to scholars who are of Canadian Indigenous (i.e., First Nation, Métis or Inuit) background, and specialize in topics relevant to Indigenous experience in the business disciplines. We will also consider scholars who are of American Indigenous background (i.e., Turtle Island).

A review of applications will begin on April 09 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit application package by email to Tracy Foster at

Please address your application materials to: Dr. Wenlong Yuan, Search Committee Chair I.H. Please address your application materials to: Dr. Wenlong Yuan, Search Committee Chair I.H. Asper School of Business Room 426 Drake Centre University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V4

University of Manitoba Indigenous Business Scholar 25167 January 2018



Call for book chapters- On Indian Ground: A Return to Indigenous Knowledge-Generating Hope, Leadership and Sovereignty through Education (Due February 28, 2018)

Posted on

On Indian Ground is part part of a book series. This series is devoted to the recent developments, research, and practice of American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian education. It sees to illustrate recent methods, procedures, and applications designed for educators who work with American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students and seeks to highlight tribal specific interventions by sharing best practices. We especially welcome chapters that combine successful practice with research.

Objective:  An easy reading volume that focuses on a specific geographic region and the tribes residing within that region to be used by practitioners and researchers who work with Indian people.

Chapter topics may include: History, Policy/Politics/Law, Tribal Departments of Education, Early Childhood, K-12 Best Practices, Language Revitalization, Post-Secondary, Exceptional Education, Curriculum Assessment, Counseling, Technology, Funding/Finance, Parents & Community Efforts, Research & Evaluation, and other topics.
Authors are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal for one of the topics listed above. We are looking for chapters not-to-extend 5,000 words in length.

Please note we will use APA stylesheet with double spacing.  It is helpful if you would name your electronic files as follows:


Example:  Warner.Chapter15.CaliforniaUrbanIndianEducation
For more information about the book series, please visit:
Extended Deadline is February 28, 2018

Tenure Track Associate Professor, Program Director- Indigenous Studies (University of Victoria): Due February 23, 2018

Posted on


Associate Professor

Program Director, Indigenous Studies


Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities seeks a Program Director to provide leadership for the newly formed undergraduate Major in Indigenous Studies. Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies; the successful applicant will serve as Director for a fixed period of 5 years.


The Faculty of Humanities is seeking an outstanding scholar to provide leadership for the new Major in Indigenous Studies and the existing Minor in Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will have:

  • a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or a related Humanities discipline with teaching and research expertise in Indigenous Studies;
  • demonstrable leadership experience or the potential to take on a leadership position that is committed to student success, community relationship building, and program growth;
  • a research record in Indigenous research methodologies premised on collaborative and principled engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities;
  • evidence of teaching excellence that is grounded in Indigenous pedagogies and practices;
  • a commitment to supervise and mentor students in order to support their success.


Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit:

Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Leddy!

Posted on

Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Leddy on the successful defense of her Ph.D. dissertation: “Starting from now, learning to see: Introducing pre-service teachers to the process of Indigenous education through a phenomenological art inquiry”.

Dr. Leddy is now an Instructor in Indigenous Education (tenure track) with the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia.


Assistant Professor, Full-time tenure track- Social Development Studies, (Renison University College): Review of applications begins January 22, 2018

Posted on

Renison University College at the University of Waterloo on the territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples invites applications for a tenure track position in the department of Social Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected appointment date is July 1, 2018. Applicants to this position must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and a PhD in an area related to at least one of the program’s five interdisciplinary specializations:

Cultural Diversity, Education, Individual Well-Being and Development, Social Policy and Social Action, Social Work

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates with a strong connection to Indigenous community or expertise in Indigenous studies. Further information about the Social Development Studies program is available at:

Affiliated with the University of Waterloo since 1959, Renison University College is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Faculty members at Renison are direct employees of Renison University College and participate in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits plans. More information about the College is available at Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. All applications will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at

Please include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, and a brief outline of current and proposed program of research. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded and directed to Dr. Hsiao d’Ailly, Chair of Social Development Studies. Review of applications will begin on Jan 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.