Day: October 31, 2014

Job – Repatriation Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Job Description
The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Repatriation Coordinator to oversee compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and to enhance the campus¹s program in Native American Studies.  The position is a three year 12 month lectureship in the Department of Anthropology. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

The Repatriation Coordinator directs a small part-time staff and teaches two courses a year that complement the offerings of the Anthropology Department and the program in Native American Indian Studies.

Please submit a cover letter discussing qualifications, a cv/resume, and the names of three referees to  Inquiries about the position can be addressed to

Dr. Robert Paynter, Chair, Search Committee at  Review of applications begins on November 21, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Letters and additional materials from selected candidates will be due within 2 weeks of receiving such a request. Our negotiable ideal starting date is Feb. 1, 2015.

Koerner Library Monthly Workshops

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Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: tables of contents, page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Monday, November 3rd at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Thursday, November 13th at 9:30am – 11:30am

Monday, November 17th at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Monday, November 24th at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session:
Citation Management Using RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley

Need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work? Citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the core concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either RefWorks, Zotero, ProQuest Flow, or Mendeley.

Citation Management Using RefWorks
Thursday, November 6th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Citation Management Using Mendeley:
Thursday, November 20th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

**Citation Management Using ProQuest Flow (New Offering):
Friday, November 28th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? See our Consultations page to book a one-on-one session:

Workshop 1- Basic SPSS

Do you wonder what SPSS is and how it can be useful to manage and analyze your data? Would you like to learn how to work with SPSS just by clicking a few keys? Let us help you learn the basics.

No previous knowledge of SPSS is required for the first workshop:
Wednesday, November 5th at 11:00am – 1:00pm

Workshop 2- SPSS Data Management
Do you know how to edit your data using effective data management software? Do you want to work with user-friendly software without going through a hassle of writing code? SPSS can do this for you with a few clicks. Attend this workshop and learn how to manage your data fast.

Wednesday, November 12th at 11:00am – 1:00pm

Workshop 3 – Descriptive/Graphing Analysis with SPSS

Do you have trouble summarizing your data? Do you want to analyze your data with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson-test, etc. using SPSS? Do you have trouble graphing and presenting your data with SPSS? Well, we can help you with all of these questions. Enroll in this workshop and learn how to analyze your data hassle-free!

Wednesday, November 19th at 11:00am – 1:00pm


When: November 26th, 2014 4PM – 6PM
Where: Koerner Library, Room 216

FIREtalks ( by the UBC Research Commons in Koerner Library is inviting UBC Graduate Students to participate as either presenters or attendees.

A FIREtalk (Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange) is an event conformed of a mix of 5 minute presentations, organized activities, and discussions periods, by UBC graduate students from different disciplines, but relating to a common theme.

We are currently recruiting graduate students to submit proposal for 5 minute presentations for #theDigitalUniverse.

Description: How does digital media help you create, distribute, or preserve knowledge? Has available technology expanded, or limited, your academic or artistic work? Share how your research fits into the digital sphere.

If you are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, practicing your communication skills, or sharing your research and interests, don’t miss this opportunity!

To submit a proposal to present:
To register to attend: Register Here

Copyright Workshops and Events

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing
November 4th, 2014
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about self-plagiarism and gift authorship? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.
Register Here

Copyright and Conference Presentations
November 6th, 2014
Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM
This session will provide information on: using copyrighted materials in conference presentations, conference proceedings and prior publication, and copyright basics for conference organizers.
Register Here

Copyright for the Classroom
November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Have questions about screening films in class, distributing readings to your students, or using someone else’s images in your presentation slides or online course pages? What about your students’ use of copyrighted materials in their assignments and online postings? Come to this workshop to get answers to these questions and more!
Register Here

Navigating Copyright in the Digital Environment
November 18th, 2014
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Curious about what you can post on a UBC departmental website, personal blog, shared wiki space, or social media platform? This workshop will cover what to keep in mind when using other people’s copyrighted work on publicly available websites.
Register Here

Copyright for Authors & Creators
November 25th, 2014
Thursday, November 25th, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
You’ve finally finished your research and now you’re looking to publish. Just what do you need to know about copyright to make sure your work has the protections you need? This workshop will cover what authors and creators need to know about copyright, giving you a solid knowledge base to build from.
Register Here

Stay Alert!  Keeping Current with Research
November 12th
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Save valuable research time! Online research resources offer an array of tools to help you stay current in your field.
In this workshop you’ll learn how to set up email alerts to be notified when new articles and dissertations are published on your topic, receive Table of Contents for the latest issue of your favorite journal, and find out when new books in your discipline have arrived in the library. We’ll also look at Twitter to see how it’s being used in academia to provide current updates. No matter what your discipline, you’ll leave the session having set up a number of alerts to stay up-to-date with your research interests!
Register Here


Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here
November 20th, 2014
Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Woodward Library Computer Lab – RM B25
Description: This session is appropriate for students conducting literature reviews in any discipline.
Topics include
… what is a literature review?
… finding the right databases
… search strategies for databases
… finding scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, books, and more
… resources to help you keep track of your research.
There will be plenty of hands-on time for searching, and assistance from the two presenting librarians.
Facilitator(s): Sheryl Adam, Sally Taylor, Katherine Miller, Kevin Lindstrom, Susan Paterson, Brenda Peterson
Register Here


Cinema Salons

November 27th
Thursday November 27th @ 12:00PM in Koerner 216

Don’t miss our monthly series of screenings from the UBC Library’s feature film collection in Koerner Library. On the last Thursday of every month, join lovers of cinema to view and discuss titles from the Videomatica Collection. The November 27th screening of Romeo and Juliet (the 1996 version directed by Baz Luhrmann). will be hosted by Sarah Grant, PhD student from SFU.

Mark Christensen
Student Coordinator
Koerner Library Research Commons

JOB – GIS Technician, Kwakiutl Band Office

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Job Summary: The Kwakiutl Band is seeking a motivated individual to assist in the design and delivery of a new digital-mapping initiative in support of Land and Marine Use Planning. The purpose of the GIS Technician is to provide direct technical support in the development, expansion and implementation of the Kwakiutl Traditional Use Study. This includes specific duties and responsibilities such as: building in-house GIS mapping capacity; enhancing Kwakiutl Traditional Use Study (TUS); supporting the referral working group; managing in-house GIS mapping requests, geo-database creation and maintenance, and quality control for geospatial data and processes; assisting in the creation of a Kwakiutl consultation framework, assisting in the development of a Kwakiutl Lands & Resources Plan; and working closely with others to assert KFN’s Aboriginal Title, rights and treaty rights.
Must possess a Diploma in GIS or have at least 3 years “direct” experience as a GIS Technician and have a high proficiency with ESRI software. Must have detailed knowledge and direct working experience with GIS software platforms and Google Maps software (Google Earth Pro, Maps API, Maps Engine, etc.) and have a clear understanding of how it relates to the planning and operational management of lands and resources.
This “TERM” position is a full-time, 6-month term that may be extended at the sole discretion of the band as funding permits. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request & review the full job description for this posting. Please submit a resume and cover letter by midnight on Tuesday, November 11th attention: Tom Child, Lands and Resource Coordinator via fax 250-949-6066, or email to

Full Description: Oct2014_GIS Technician_Job Posting_Kwakiutl Band

The indigenous land rights ruling that could transform Canada

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Indigenous rights offer a path to a radically more just and sustainable country – which is why the Canadian government is bent on eliminating them.

Posted by Martin Lukacs, Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Fish Lake on Tsilhqot’in territory in British Columbia, where the Indigenous Tsilhqot’in nation has prevented a copper and gold mine from being built.
Fish Lake on Tsilhqot’in territory in British Columbia, where the Indigenous Tsilhqot’in nation has prevented a copper and gold mine from being built. Photograph: Friends of the Nemaiah Valley
The unrest is palpable. In First Nations across Canada, word is spreading of a historic court ruling recognizing Indigenous land rights. And the murmurs are turning to action: an eviction notice issued to a railway company in British Columbia; a park occupied in Vancouver; lawsuits launched against the Enbridge tar sands pipeline; a government deal reconsidered by Ontario Algonquins; and sovereignty declared by the Atikamekw in Quebec.

These First Nations have been emboldened by this summer’s Supreme Court of Canada William decision, which recognized the aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot’in nation to 1,750 sq km of their land in central British Columbia – not outright ownership, but the right to use and manage the land and to reap its economic benefits.

The ruling affects all “unceded” territory in Canada – those lands never signed away through a treaty or conquered by war. Which means that over an enormous land mass – most of British Columbia, large parts of Quebec and Atlantic Canada, and a number of other spots – a new legal landscape is emerging that offers the prospect of much more responsible land stewardship.

First Nations are starting to act accordingly, and none more so than the Tsilhqot’in. They’ve declared a tribal park over a swath of their territory. And they’ve announced their own policy on mining – a vision that leaves room for its possibility, but on much more strict environmental terms. Earlier this month they erected a totem pole to overlook a sacred area where copper and gold miner Taseko has for years been controversially attempting to establish itself; no mine will ever be built there.

And the Canadian government’s response? Far from embracing these newly recognised indigenous land rights, they are trying to accelerate their elimination. The court has definitively told Canada to accept the reality of aboriginal title: the government is doing everything in its power to deny it. Read More


Mobile learning centre offers support to First Nations families

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OKANAGAN – A strategy to offer First Nations families convenient access to early learning materials will soon hit the road in a mobile unit, travelling to Indian bands in the Southern Interior.

The B.C. Early Years Centre will offer access to a range of early learning and health and family services to support families with children between age 0-6 from the Osoyoos Indian Band, Upper Similkameen Indian Band, the Lower Similkameen Indian band and the Okanagan Territory. The province’s commitment to this project is eight years.

“The mobility of the centre means a lot to families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to travel to resource centres outside of their community.” MLA for Boundary-Similkameen Linda Larson said in a media release.

The Penticton Early Years Centre is one of 12 new centres across the province and each will receive $52,000 from the Provincial Office for the Early Years this year as part of an overall $5.5 million investment over three years. Read More



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The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC)
Invites you to a West-Coast Networking Conference
December 4 – 5, 2014
Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre campus, Vancouver
The CIESC decided at its last meeting to hold a scholarly meeting and event at a different location
and time than CSSE, to encourage more networking and research-sharing among members. This is
our first Regional Event … so please join us, and promote this networking opportunity among your
colleagues. We welcome new members (researchers, graduate students, practitioners,
administrators) to the CIESC!
Higher education faces new challenges in a world more globally connected than before and yet
more fractured and unequal. This is a critical moment in higher education internationalization, and
the publication of a national strategy for higher education internationalization has given rise to new
directions, pressures and actors with various agendas. On the national front, new funding
formulations and criteria are reshaping curricula and the organizational structure of faculties of
education and beyond. In this context, the recently ratified ACDE Accord on Internationalization of
Education, launched at the CSSE conference at Brock University last May, offers principles,
guidelines and standards for ethical practice and preferred futures. In reviewing possibilities we
ask: Can internationalization of education be compatible with and lead us towards social justice
outcomes? What is social justice in relation to internationalization of education?
We seek contributions to this dialogue in the form of short discussion papers, round-tables or
posters, on any topic on internationalization including (but not limited to) the following lines of
• Internationalization of education has been critiqued as having a recolonizing/ neocolonizing
agenda. Others view it as the obvious direction for education in a highly interconnected
world. How can social justice help us to understand the many impacts of internationalization
policies and practices? Whose vision for justice?
• Who are the new actors in the field of international education policy? How are diplomats,
corporations and philanthropists, for example, changing the field?
• What is new in comparative and international education research?
• What are the implications for an intensified drive to internationalize Canadian universities?
• How do ideologies such as neoliberalism and neoconservatism inform/influence new policy
How is internationalization enacted within universities? What are the experiences of
students, faculty, staff, administrators and practitioners ?
• How can educators use internationalization to create space for multiple voices,
epistemologies, and futures?
• What are the key challenges facing researchers interested in critical analyses of the effects
of internationalization?

The conference, which will be launched with a key-note panel on Thursday afternoon, will be
organized as a series of panels and round-table discussions where participants can share their
research and work-in-progress on themes related to the conference topic and identified from
participant proposals.
Please submit your proposal as follows:
Include a Title,
Your name and affiliation,
200 word Abstract,
whether a paper, round table, or poster,
Submit proposals to: by November 17, 2014
Registration information will be sent out shortly.
Who: Graduate students, Instructors, Administrators, Faculty, Practitioners
and Staff interested in the themes and topics of this conference.
Where: The Vancouver Campus, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre 515
West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5K3
When: Thursday Dec 4 (1:00 pm – 6:00 pm) – Friday Dec 5 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Registration fees: Includes Thursday reception, Friday continental breakfast, and lunch.
Regular Rate: $ 60.00
Student Rate: $40.00
Social time and Networking will continue after hours at the Steamworks Pub located behind Harbour
Centre (self-financed). Here’s an opportunity to spend the weekend in Vancouver after the
Accommodation: We have secured a preferred rate from Delta Hotel & Suites, right across the
road from Harbour Centre, and more information will be coming out with the Registration form. You
are also encouraged to find accommodation from the many possibilities offered on the web.
Jointly hosted by:
The Centre for Research on International Education, Simon Fraser University
The Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, University of Alberta
The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada

Event – Meet+Greet+Eat, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Nov. 7, 6-9 pm

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November 7, 6-9pm

Puppetry performances in Taiwan are traditionally followed by a shared meal where the audience gets the chance to meet, greet and eat with the puppeteers. In the spirit of this tradition, MOA is hosting a very special dinner on Friday, November 7 at 6pm as part of our Ouxi Taiwanese Puppetry Festival.

For one night only, visiting Taiwanese puppeteers and First Nations artists will partake in an intimate dining experience at the museum — and you’re invited!

Join us for an evening of conversation and culture as you sit down to eat a special East-meets-West inspired menu (think grilled salmon, Taiwanese noodles, peanut brittle and much more) at MOA.

See more on this event on our Facebook page and be sure to buy your tickets soon as this event is sure to sell out. Limited capacity.

Your $20 ticket includes food and drink.