Day: May 3, 2014

Urgent call for reviewers for a Canadian graduate journal

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Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

“The Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en education, is an open access, non-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by graduate students for the dissemination of works by graduate students at Canadian universities.”  (

We are currently working on publishing papers in our database so that we may release a call for papers for a future journal issue.  The journal provides a unique publishing opportunity for new scholars.

The interim team needs English-speaking and French-speaking reviewers and copyeditors (the person who ensures that APA formatting was followed) to help release the next issue as soon as possible.  If you are interested, please follow the instructions below:

1.      1. Login or sign-up for free to the journal:

2.      2. In your profile, indicate if you want to be a “Reviewer”.  Also, send an email to letting the interim team know that you are a new reviewer.

3.      3. If you would like to be a copyeditor, please send an email indicating your interest to:

For any further questions, the contact email is:

Best wishes,

On behalf of the interim editorial team at The Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en education

Julieta Delos Santos

Co-president CCGSE/CCÉDÉ
The Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education/Le Comité canadien des étudiants diplômés en éducation
PhD – candidate, Faculty of Education
University of Alberta

Stronger Nations Conference May 8-9 2014

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Stronger Nations Conference
May 8th & 9th 2014
Connecting Creativity and Innovation to Practice
May 8-9, 2014
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Sheraton Vancouver

Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Hwy

Richmond, BC

V6X 1A3

Driving Directions

Shallow Waters Original and Official Music Video: 13 year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney
Our Workshops Include
Decolonizing Child Welfare Research
Community Safety Plan for First Nations
Coyote Café: After School Literacy Program
Healthy Living Groups
Students with Special Needs
Reconceptualizing PTSD in Children
Supporting at Risk Youth
Learning from Experience in Action Program
Restorative Practice
Changing Social Norms of Bystanders of Abuse of Older Adults
Journey to Healing: Youth Suicide Postvention
Managing Conflict in Organizations
Speed Networking
Stronger Nations
Forms and Information

Below you will find information about the upcoming conference. You may want to become involved as a delegate, or you may want to send some team members to the up coming conference. The links below are PDFs to assist you to print and review.

Conference Agenda 


Below you will find information about how to become involved with the Stronger Nations Conference 2014 as a Sponsor we are still accepting sponsorships.Sponsorship 


If you would like to volunteer for the Stronger Nations Conference. We are currently accepting applications. As a Volunteer you are provided with a Free Conference Registration and an Awards Gala Ticket as you will be acknowledged at the Awards Gala on Thursday Evening May 8th, 2014.

Please contact us at

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Register Now!
I can’t make it
If you have any questions regarding this event more information can be found on our website at:
Thank You for your time, we look forward to seeing you and your team in May 2014.Those that Register by April 12th 2014 will be entered into a 1 night stay with breakfast for 2 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

Stronger Nations
Admin Team
Limited Seats remain so please register early to ensure your seat.

May 8-9, 2014 is quickly approaching and we don’t want you to miss out on the exciting Keynote and Speakers that we have coming to this years conference:
          “Connecting Creativity and Innovation to Practice”.
This Years Keynote is Ta’Kaiya Blaney




CFP: Spiritual Ecologies and New Cosmologies Convergence

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You might find the following topic interesting:

Spiritual Ecologies and New Cosmologies   Convergence  

 Seeking scholarly and creative submissions including but not limited to  papers, panels, dialogues, rituals, liturgies, sermons, pilgrimages,  meditations, poetry, films, art, or plays that address the diverse themes of  Spiritual Ecologies or New Cosmologies.

  Dates  Monday September 22 to Thursday September 25, 2014  (We will hold continuous sessions from approximately 4:00pm to 8:00pm each day.   A more detailed schedule will be posted once the schedule is filled with your projects!)

 Location  Liu Institute for Global Issues   University of British Columbia, Vancouver

The spiritual dimension of ecological issues, cosmology and even sustainability are increasingly being  addressed within and outside of academic venues. Although Western scientific discoveries have shifted  our views of the history and structure of the universe, our current problems point to a broad moral failing  by Western civilization to account for the earth as a whole.

The fields of Religion and Ecology, Spiritual Ecology and New Cosmology are growing rapidly within academic, faith­ based and civil society circles  as a response to this failing, and because it has been recognized that engaging people of faith is a crucial  part of working toward a sustainable future for the planet. The Spiritual Ecologies and New  Cosmologies Converge seeks to provide an open space where scholars, students, activists, people of  faith, and members of the community can come together to engage these important themes. Because  each spiritual tradition brings a different perspective to our place in the cosmos, valuing and caring for  the earth, and humanity’s place here, we have used the plural for ecologies and cosmologies.

 The Convergence seeks to explore the following questions:    1) What research is being done on issues of spiritual ecologies/new cosmologies among  scholars in this region?

2) How are regional communities of faith uniquely engaging questions of ecological  sustainability and ideas of spiritual ecology?

 3) Similarly, how are communities of faith in this region integrating and responding  to the picture contemporary science is presenting of the universe that some are calling  the ‘New Cosmology’?

 4) With an increase in unaffiliated spiritualities, has a ‘crisis of meaning’ emerged in  contemporary society? How might science and religion work together to address this  aspect of human well being?

  Desired Outcomes:

    ● Better understand and connect what research has been and is being done on spiritual ecology,  religion and ecology and cosmology in this region. This could lead to the publication of an edited  volume or simply better regional networking.

● Engage Vancouver theology schools in the ongoing conversation about ecological theology and  its implications.

  ● Bring civil society and communities of faith together to share ideas, resources and support.

   ● The creation of a region wide ‘Interspiritual Ecology Network’     Submissions

 Please send an email with SUBMISSION SENC in the subject line and discuss the following:


 Institutional affiliation(s)  

 Title and an up to 200 word description of the presentation/project, the issue/question it  addresses and what will be needed to present  

 Send to Jason Brown ( and Elaine Hsiao  ( by July 1, 2014.   

CFP: Indigenous Sustainability Conference.

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“Dialogue on Indigenous Sustainability Implications for our Future”

When: October 6th and 7th, 2014

Where: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center

A common sentiment by tribal nations is that their historic survival is grounded in “sustainability” practices which have largely been overlooked because of their basis in oral and cultural traditions, rather than in scientific text that characterizes the academy.  

CFP- wahkohtowin: Indigenizing Practice: Linking Kindred Spirits

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The College of Education, in cooperation with the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, invite all faculty and instructional staff to submit paper or poster proposals to “wahkohtowin: Indigenizing Practice: Linking Kindred Spirits,” a conference taking place from September 18-20, 2014 at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Paper and poster proposals will be accepted until June 15, 2014. Please use the on-line submission at

Registration is being set up on line and will be available soon.

The conference theme and sub themes are as follows:

Bringing together “kindred spirits” to unpack decolonization and kindle Indigenization processes and methods to transform educational practices.

·      Indigenous theory, theorizing and applications to disciplinary knowledges

·      Decolonizing and anti-oppressive practices, content, and curriculum for all students

·      Storytelling, Indigenous knowledge protocols and working with Elders, knowledge keepers and its significance to Treaty and Indigenous Sovereignty

·      Examining land, language and culture with land-based knowledge

·      Bringing Indigenous knowledge into the classroom through animating indigenous content, humour, practice, and courses in post-secondary teaching

·      Ethics, Research, and Protocols and Research Ethics in Indigenizing Practice


·      Indigenous methodologies in research practices

·      Aboriginal Teacher Education Programs (ATEPs)

·      Shifting identities in classrooms by employing Indigenous content, knowledges, worldviews, and practices

·      Use of technology in an Indigenized classroom and post-secondary environment


New book: Confronting Racism in Higher Education

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Confronting Racism in Higher Education

Problems and Possibilities for Fighting Ignorance, Bigotry and Isolation


Edited by:
Jeffrey S. BrooksUniversity of Idaho 
Noelle Witherspoon-ArnoldUniversity of Missouri-Columbia 


Published 2013

Racism and ignorance churn on college campuses as surely as they do in society at large. Over the past fifteen years there have been many discussions regarding racism and higher education. Some of these focus on formal policies and dynamics such as Affirmative Action or The Dream Act, while many more discussions are happening in classrooms, dorm rooms and in campus communities. Of course, corollary to these conversations, some of which are generative and some of which are degenerative, is a deafening silence around how individuals and institutions can actually understand, engage and change issues related to racism in higher education. This lack of dialogue and action speaks volumes about individuals and organizations, and suggests a complicit acceptance, tolerance or even support for institutional and individual racism. There is much work to be done if we are to improve the situation around race and race relation in institutions of higher education.

There is still much work to be done in unpacking and addressing the educational realities of those who are economically, socially, and politically underserved and oppressed by implicit and overt racism. These realities manifest in ways such as lack of access to and within higher education, in equitable outcomes and in a disparity of the quality of education as a student matriculates through the system. While there are occasional diversity and inclusion efforts made in higher education, institutions still largely address them as quotas, and not as paradigmatic changes. This focus on “counting toward equity rather” than “creating a culture of equity” is basically a form of white privilege that allows administrators and policymakers to show incremental “progress” and avoid more substantive action toward real equity that changes the culture(s) of institutions with longstanding racial histories that marginalize some and privilege others.

Issues in higher education are still raced from white perspectives and suffer from a view that race and racism occur in a vacuum. Some literature suggests that racism begins very early in the student experience and continues all the way to college (Berlak & Moyenda). This mis-education, mislabeling and mistreatment based on race often develops as early as five to ten years old and “follows” them to postgraduate education and beyond.


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Great Indigenous languages resource

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księżycowy has compiled a long list of Native language learning/teaching resources on the website UniLang Community website.


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Open Access Articles from University of Toronto Press Journals

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We have been publishing a lot of interesting material in the last couple months, and to thank all of our readers for their continued support we are providing open access to these 10 articles!Physiotherapy Canada: “Physiotherapy beyond Our Borders: Investigating Ideal Competencies for Canadian Physiotherapists Working in Resource-Poor Countries” by Christina Cassady, Rehana Meru, Nga Man Carmen Chan, Julie Engelhardt, Michelle Fraser, and Stephanie Nixon –

Canadian Historical Review: “John Labatt Blows In and Out of the Windy City: A Case Study in Entrepreneurship and Business Failure, 1889–1896” by Matthew Bellamy –

Canadian Theatre Review: “After Kandahar: Canadian Theatre’s Engagement with the War in Afghanistan” by Matt Jones –

Canadian Modern Language Review: “Investigating What Second Language Learners Do and Monitor under Careful Online Planning Conditions” by Mohammad Javad Ahmadian and Mansoor Tavakoli –

Eighteenth Century Fiction – “Ideal Friendship and the Paradoxes of Narration in Sarah Fielding’s David Simple” by Bryan Mangano –

Physiotherapy Canada: “Clinician’s Commentary on Fleet et al.” by Kara K. Patterson –

Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality: “The impact of daily sexual desire and daily sexual desire discrepancy on the quality of the sexual experience in couples” by Kristen P. Mark –
Cartographica: “Going Viral: The Look of Online Persuasive Maps” by Ian Muehlenhaus –

Journal of Religion and Popular Culture: “Christmas in the 1960s: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Religion, and the Conventions of the Television Genre” by Stephen J. Lind –
Genocide Studies International: “The Nuba People: Out of Sight, Out of Mind” by Rebecca Tinsley –

We hope you continue reading and enjoying our journal articles, just as much as we enjoy publishing them!



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