Day: January 15, 2015

Positive Space Workshop – Jan 27, 8:30am-12 pm

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C’s upcoming Positive Space sessions have openings for Jan. 27 at 8:30am-12:00pmWe invite you to join us. Read about the Campaign and sign up at and register to help make our university a more diverse and inclusive educational home! 
The Positive Space Campaign is an initiative intended to help make UBC more receptive to and welcoming of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, trans-identified, two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBT*TQIA+) communities, individuals and issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus. It aims to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by identifying spaces where sexual and gender diversity is supported and valued.

January 25, 1-4pm – c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city: opening celebration – Museum of Anthropology, UBC

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Join us for the opening celebration
c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city 
Opening January 25
Join MOA, the Musqueam First Nation, and the Museum of Vancouver for a series of groundbreaking exhibitions that will connect Vancouverites with the living legacy of c̓əsnaʔəm, the ancient villages and burial sites upon which the city of Vancouver is built. Highlighting language, oral history, and the community’s recent actions to protect c̓əsnaʔəm, the exhibitions invite visitors to engage with the long and dynamic history of the land. MOA’s exhibit will feature 3D modelling of maps and artifacts, original videography, family-friendly interactivity, and soundscapes blending traditional and modern sounds.

We invite our members and friends to join us for the opening celebration on January 25 (1-4pm). The event is free and open to everyone.

Lecture by Dr. Dwayne Donald: Forts, Aboriginal-Canadian Relations, and Ethical Relationality, Feb 23, 2015 at 5 pm

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Forts, Aboriginal-Canadian Relations, and Ethical Relationality
February 23, 2015, at 5 pm
Green College
The University of British Columbia
With this talk, Donald will explore the significance of the fort as a mythic symbol at the heart of the creation story of Canada that provides insight into the ongoing relational psychosis that troubles Aboriginal-Canadian relations. Specific attention will be given to stories of Canadian nation and nationality that maintain this troubling relationship. He will suggest that Indigenous philosophies can provide guidance to us all on how we might begin to live together in more ethical ways.Bio
Dr. Dwayne Donald is a descendent of the amiskwaciwiyiniwak and the Papaschase Cree and is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. His work focuses on ways in which Indigenous philosophies can expand and enhance our understandings of curriculum and pedagogy.

Job – Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, Montana State University, tenure-track

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Montana State University, Department of Native American Studies, is currently searching to fill a tenure track position in Native American Studies (Assistant Professor).
The Program
Approximately 35 students are currently seeking a non-teaching minor in Native American Studies (NAS) and we have 25 students in the Masters of Arts program and 35 in the graduate certificate program. There are opportunities to engage with approximately 580 Native students representing 40 tribes on campus. There are seven reservations in Montana and the state is home to 12 tribal Nations. The program has historically drawn students from international communities and has a solid reputation in indigenous education.

The Department

The Department of Native American Studies is in the College of Letters and Science. It is the only Indigenous Studies/Native American Studies program in a mainstream institution accredited by the World’s Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. The Katz Family Endowed Chair in Native American Studies is one of only three such chairs in the United States.

The Department offers a non-teaching undergraduate minor in Native American Studies (NAS), a graduate certificate in NAS and a Masters of Arts in NAS. Courses in Native American Studies are an integral part of the Diversity Category in the University Core requirements. The teaching load is five courses over the academic year and may include undergraduate and graduate courses.

1. Generalist with specific research and teaching interests in one or more of the many areas relevant to Native American Studies, including but not limited to: linguistics and language revitalization; Native art history, appreciation, and/or creation; Native spirituality and/or philosophies; Native gender studies; Native media production; contemporary issues; higher education and/or tribal colleges; Native economics and economic development; Indigenous science;
2. Familiarity with issues affecting Native peoples of the Western hemisphere especially, and ability to put these in comparative contexts;
3. Familiarity with and willingness to explore uses of technology in teaching, including online instruction and growing collaboration with tribal colleges in Montana and beyond.
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SFU – Free Colloquium Lectures: “Indigenous Cultural Heritage” & “Taking Action on Climate Change”

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President’s Dream Colloquium Free Public Lectures, Spring 2015

If it’s Thursday, it must be time for a President’s Dream Colloquium lecture on campus.

Please join us for our upcoming free public lectures, taking place most Thursdays in the Spring 2015 term, WMC 3260, Burnaby campus.

  • Thursday, January 22, 3:30 pm: Ian Lilley, University of Queensland, Australia
    Who Owns Native Culture? Intellectual Property Issues Associated with Indigenous Cultural Heritage Protection. Reserve online.
  • Thursday, January 29, 3:30 pm: Kathryn Harrison, Political Science, UBC
    The Impact of Civil Disobedience on Public Policy. Reserve online.
  • Thursday, February 5, 3:30 pm: Larry Zimmerman, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
    Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Ethics, Policy, and Practice.Reserve online.
  • Thursday, February 19, 7 pm: Chris Hedges, Journalist, Pulitzer Prize award winner
    The Rules of Revolt. Reserve online. Note: This lecture takes place at St. Andrews Wesley Church. Note: This is a Vancouver Speakers Series presented in partnership with SFU Public Square. The lecture is sold out; please add yourself to the waiting list.
  • Thursday, February 26, 3:30 pm: Rosita Worl, Sealaska Heritage Institute, USA
    Heritage and Community Values, Benefits, and Sustainability. Reserve online.
  • Thursday, March 5, 3:30 pm: Harsha Walia, Social Justice Activist
    The Climate Justice Movement. Reserve online.
  • Thursday, March 12, 3:30 pm: Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch’oh), Tl’azt’en Nation; United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
    Heritage and Politics: Sovereignty, Jurisdiction, and the Protection of Indigenous Culture. Reserve online.
  • Thursday, March 19, 3:30 pm: John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School, Anishinabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada
    Living Indigenous Law and Climate Change. Reserve online.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 7 pm / The Munro Lecture: Linda Tuhiwai Smith, University of Waikato, New Zealand
    Heritage and Knowledge: Decolonizing the Research Process
    This lecture takes place at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU. Reserve online.
    Note: This is a Vancouver Speakers Series presented in partnership with SFU Public Square. The lecture is sold out; please add yourself to the waiting list.
  • Thursday, April 9, 3:30 pm: Chaired by Brigette DePape, Council of Canadiansand
    Tamo Campos, Beyond Boarding

    Youth panel on Taking Action on Climate Change. Reserve online.
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CFP – Multicultural Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma, Due Apr 30, 2015

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The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma (JAMT)announces the forthcoming Special Issue on:

Multicultural Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma
Guest Editors: Skultip Sirikantraporn, PsyD and Julii Green, PsyD

Manuscripts that cover multicultural perspectives on intergenerational transmission of trauma will be considered for this Special Issue. Transmission of trauma from one generation to later generations has been a subject of study for decades, such as the topic of Holocaust survivors and their offspring. Several mechanisms have been identified, including parenting style, over-identification with parents’ experiences, transmission of fear and mistrust, and parental narratives (or lack thereof) of the trauma.  The secondary traumatization surfaced in many posttraumatic manifestations in the children and families of the trauma survivors, such as somatic symptoms (e.g., headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing), emotional numbing, a sense of a foreshortened future, and heightened sensations.

Epidemiology studies of PTSD and trauma exposure suggest that in adults, at least 25% of the population will have experienced such an event, and by the age of 45, most of the population will have experienced a traumatic event with a significant subset of the population experiencing multiple events. While the topic of intergenerational transmission of trauma has been studied, it has been limited only to a few cultural groups. This call for papers attempts to build on the existing literature in this topic and expand it to cover the phenomenon in various cultural groups. We conceptualize multiculturalism as including diversity pertaining to age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual belief, gender, etc.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptual models that explain mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of trauma from a multicultural standpoint;
  • Identification of protective and risk factors at different points in the lifespan, pertinent to specific cultural groups and/or multiple cultural groups;
  • Links between mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of trauma and prevention or intervention programs for specific cultural groups; and
  • Review of protective and risk factors through meta-analysis.

Manuscript Submissions

Articles vary between 20-30 pages double spaced. Manuscripts may be submitted through theJAMT website:

Please note in your cover letter that you are submitting for the special issue. The deadline for submitting manuscripts is April 30, 2015. Inquiries regarding topic or scope for the special issue may be sent to Skultip Sirikantraporn ( and Julii Green( Please be sure to CC: on all communications.

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Job – Assistant Professor, Postcolonial and Canadian Literature (Tenure-Track)

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OCAD University is Canada’s largest specialized University of art, media and design.  Located on a twelve-building campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, the University offers a vibrant and stimulating work environment for over 600 faculty and more than 4475 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD University offers 17 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), a Bachelor of Design (BDes) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, and six graduate programs that result in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Design (MDes), the Master of Arts (MA) or a Graduate Diploma. Recent programs include the interdisciplinary Digital Futures offerings, an interdisciplinary Indigenous Visual Culture BFA and an Honours BA in Visual and Critical Studies (Art History).  The University has experienced remarkable growth over the past five years and requires outstanding researchers; creative researchers/practitioners and gifted teachers to join OCAD University in an exciting period of institutional development and opportunity.
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tenure-Track Position
Assistant Professor: Postcolonial and Canadian Literature
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in English Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in transnational or comparative approaches to global Anglophone and/or diasporic Canadian literatures. Experience working with art and design students would be an asset. The position is to commence on August 1, 2015, and is subject to budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will:
  • teach a variety of courses in literature at all undergraduate levels, including first-year composition courses;
  • maintain an active research profile;
  • contribute to the ongoing development of the undergraduate curriculum as well as graduate programs;
  • provide service to the Faculty- and University-wide governance system, as well as service activities and outreach initiatives that contribute to the academic life and profile of the University.
The ideal candidate will:
  • hold a PhD in English or related field;
  • demonstrate a strong record of research, scholarship and publication
  • have a proven record of teaching at the post-secondary level and show an aptitude for innovative curriculum development; previous experience teaching in interdisciplinary programs, and teaching and supervising graduate students, will be considered assets;
  • have outstanding communication, interpersonal and time-management skills;
  • have had experience working with art and design students (considered an asset);
  • have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with access to full benefits and pension contribution after one year of service.
Applications should include: a letter of intent stating the candidate’s interests in the areas of teaching, research, and service to Faculty- and University-wide governance; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that responds to the profile of the position; three to four recent writing samples that demonstrate the breadth of your research practice; and the names and contact information of three referees.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their application in confidence, addressed to Chair, Tenure-Track English Literature Search Committee, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, online by clicking “Apply” below.

The review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

As an employment equity employer, we encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.