Month: February 2015

Photography: “These Gorgeous Photographs Show Indigenous Americans Without the Stereotypes”

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These Gorgeous Photographs Show Indigenous Americans Without the Stereotypes
Three years ago, Matika Wilbur set out on an ambitious undertaking: a vast road trip across America to photograph members of all 562 of America’s federally-recognized tribes.

This article appears in Cities Are Now, the Winter 2015 issue of YES! Magazine.

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Images of Native Americans made by non-Natives have a problematic history. During the 19th and early 20th centu­ries, ethnographers often used photos to document and romanticize the last traces of the New World’s “dying cul­tures.” Native Americans survived, but the tradition lives on: Posed images and media stereotypes continue to reduce indigenous peoples to vessels for the American imagination.Photographer Matika Wilbur, a member of the Tulalip and Swinom­ish tribes, aims to change this. Three years ago, she set out on an ambitious undertaking, a vast road trip across America to photograph members of all 562 of America’s federally-recognized tribes. (That number is now 566.) The first part of this ongoing project was recently displayed in Wilbur’s first solo museum show, Photographic Pres­ence and Contemporary Indians: Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Wash. The show featured 40 portraits chosen from Wil­bur’s collection, which so far includes images from the more than 200 tribes she visited in the course of traveling 80,000 miles around the western United States. A fine art book series is also forthcoming from the University of Washington Press. Read More

Deadline Extended: Wendy K Sutton Grad Scholarship and Lukasevich Memorial Grad Prize, Due: Feb 20, 2015

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Completed packages FOR BOTH AWARDS are due in the OGPR by 4:00 pm, FEBRUARY 20, 2015.




We are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for Education graduate students.  The Wendy K. Sutton Graduate Scholarship in Early Childhood Literacy are scholarships totaling $1500 that have been endowed by Dr. Wendy K. Sutton, a specialist in children’s literature and a dedicated educator, for Education graduate students whose scholarly work advances the understanding and practice of early childhood literacy, with priority given to those focusing on the preschool years.  The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.



The Lukasevich Memorial Graduate Prize is a $700 prize endowed in memory of Margaret and Peter Lukasevich by their daughters, Dr. Ann Lukasevich and Mrs. Margaret Tousignant. It is awarded to a graduate student whose scholarly work informs practice in early childhood education. Preference will be given to students who have experience working with, or teaching, young children between the ages of three and eight. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The competition award eligibility guidelines, application instructions, award descriptions and criteria, application forms for both of the above awards are available on the OGPR Funding Opportunities web site at:

Lecture & Workshop – Navigating the academic maze: Maps and metaphors to assist the journey, by Drs. de Oliveira Andreotti & Ahenakew, Feb 24, 2015

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CFI Speaker Series

Navigating the academic maze: Maps and metaphors to assist the journey

Dr. Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti and Dr. Cash Ahenakew will present a few tools that can help you to navigate the maze of intersecting and often conflicting fields, audiences, priorities and demands of academic engagements.

Tuesday February 24th from 1:00-2:30pm at Scarfe 310.

This will be followed by a graduate workshop on the same subject from 2:30-4:00pm in room 308A.

Please RSVP at and indicate whether you will attend the talk, the workshop, or both. There will be snacks and light refreshments provided.

Registration Open – Nexus 2015 Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Conference at UBC, Mar 20, 2015

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Registration Open: ISGP Nexus 2015 Interdisciplinary Conference

How can creativity and innovation be applied to both academic research and current, practical issues? UBC Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP) is pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 ISGP Nexus Conference is now open! This is an excellent way to showcase your research and learn about interdisciplinarity.

The conference will be held on March 20, 2015. All graduate students are welcome! Register today!

**We would like to acknowledge the continuing generous support of Dr. Yosef Wosk for providing resources necessary to hosting this conference.**

Visit our web site for more details!

Job – Sessional Assistant Lecturer Math Education, York University

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The Faculty of Education at York University invites applications for a two-year Contractually Limited Appointment (teaching) position in Mathematics Education at the rank of Sessional Assistant Lecturer to commence July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will teach courses and develop curriculum in both undergraduate (including methods courses) and graduate mathematics education in the Faculty of Education and be able to participate in professional development programming. Contributions that build upon the Faculty’s ongoing collaborations in the area of mathematics education within the University and beyond will be an asset.Applicants should have completed a doctorate, provide documented evidence of excellence in teaching, and have knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy as reflected in the Ontario curriculum. A record of publishing in academic or professional journals, or/and speaking at professional or academic conferences, in the area of mathematics education, is highly desirable.

Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, samples of research or professional papers, materials regarding teaching, and three signed letters of reference by March 16, 2015 to: Dr. Ron Owston, Dean, Faculty of Education, 242 Winters College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON M3J 1P3.

Inquiries may be directed to with the subject line “CLA, Mathematics Education”, however applications must be submitted in hard copy to the above address.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Education seeks applications for an experienced senior academic to assist in the establishment of an important new Centre. The Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research (CELLTR) is a new initiative which will provide SFU students, staff, and faculty with services that support them with learning and teaching in SFU’s multilingual environment. The term of appointment is two years with an opportunity for extension and will begin at the earliest availability of the successful applicant with an anticipated start on Sept. 1, 2015. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level are invited to apply. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants for the Academic Director position should hold a doctorate in applied linguistics or education with specific attention to teaching English as an additional language. For this senior leadership position, the successful applicant will have an established program of research in post-secondary English language learning and teaching, and administrative experience in a Language/Learning Centre, as well as senior administrative management experience. He/she will be a proven leader in the conceptual design and administration of English language services and support at the post-secondary level.

The goal of CELLTR is to deliver and promote a comprehensive range of English language learning and teaching supports through:

  • Research
  • Curricular academic English language supports
  • Co-curricular English language supports (includes advising, consulting, social supports)
  • Supports for faculty and staff working in this multilingual environment.

    The Academic Director, in partnership with CELLTR and key SFU EAL stakeholders, develops and plans for coordination, development, and delivery of EAL research, programs, and services at SFU.

    SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Located in the Greater Vancouver area, SFU’s Faculty of Education is committed to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, and a participatory democratic culture. We offer classes on three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver and work with learning communities, school districts, institutes of higher education and industry partners throughout British Columbia. The Faculty has an outstanding record in research grants and publications, and in the design and delivery of innovative on-campus, blended, and community-based programs in teacher education, professional development and graduate work.

    Applicants are asked to email three separate files (Word or PDF) to

  1. A signed application letter that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests and achievements to date,

    teaching and leadership experience, as well as names and contact information of three referees. (If the applicant is unable to scan the application letter, with a scanned signature, a signed original should be mailed to: Rina Zazkis, Chair, Appointments Committee, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6).

  2. A current curriculum vitae; and
  3. A scholarly publication

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women, men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see Collection Notice.

Job – Assistant or Associate Professor Critical Curriculum Theories and Francophone Linguistic Minorities at OISE, Due: Mar 6, 2015

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Assistant or Associate Professor
Critical Curriculum Theories and Francophone Linguistic Minorities

​​Closing Date: March 6, 2015

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2015 in critical curriculum theories and Francophone linguistic minorities. OISE is home to Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO) and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our scholarly community through research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will be nominated by the University for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair ( in the fields of curriculum studies, linguistic dynamics and social issues in education.

Nominees for the Canada Research Chairs program Tier 2 should to be within ten years of receiving their PhD; be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and, as a chairholder, have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students, and future researchers. It is also expected that the candidate will mentor graduate students and teach graduate courses.

We seek applicants with a PhD in education, the humanities or the social sciences, with demonstrated excellence in research, publication and university teaching. Candidates will work in the field of critical curriculum theories and one of the following specialties: minorization, re-production of social categories and inequalities or linguistic minority studies.

The successful applicant will be an active member of the Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CRÉFO), an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of social and language practices of French-speakers in minority communities. This applicant must maintain an independent research program, supervise graduate students and teach masters and doctoral courses in French and in English.

This individual must possess superior written and verbal skills in French and in English.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest and most research-intensive university and the only Canadian university to be named in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the latest QS University World Rankings, OISE has been ranked number one for education among public institutions in North America and fifth in the world.  Located in and around Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse regions, the University of Toronto’s vibrant academic life is defined by the cultural diversity in its community.

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE) has made major contributions to advancing education, human development, and professional practice around the world for more than a century. With over 100,000 alumni, 3,000 students and 18 research centres, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship with a commitment to equity and social justice.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests and three recent research publications.  If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online at

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Professor Lana Stermac, Interim Associate Dean, Research, International and Innovation, via email to, by the closing date, March 6, 2015.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information, please visit the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education homepage at:
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Graduate Pathways to Success Session: Skills of Communication (Mitacs)

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Registration is now open for:

Skills of Communication (Mitacs)

Wednesday, February 25th, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For a complete session description, please see

To register, visit

Three Minute Thesis: To present in a heat, see the schedule at .

Miss the ‘Strategies for Presenting your Thesis in 3 Minutes’ webinar?  View it online at:

St. John’s College PhD connections lunch for 1st year PhD Students.  Topic:  ‘Effective Supervisory Relationships’

Friday, March 6th, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  *free* (normally $5)

To register, visit

There is still space available in this week’s Introduction to Interacting with the Media:

Tuesday, February 17th, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

For a complete session description, please see

To register, visit

Please let me know if you have questions.

Thank you,

Jacqui Brinkman

Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802

170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2 |

CFP – Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA) Graduate Student Symposium, Due Mar 6, 2015.

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Dear Graduate Students:
The Canadian Society for Education through Art is pleased to announce that we are once again holding a special Graduate Student Symposium within the main CSEA/SCÉA National Symposium in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design to be held in Toronto, on May 1st – 2nd, 2015. Graduate student presenters are invited to present their research, either Masters or Doctorate at this symposium. Your presentation may address your research at any stage and need not be completed. The Symposium presents a unique opportunity for graduate students to present their work in a variety of stages of completion and to receive feedback from other graduate students and faculty from across Canada.
Presenters will have the opportunity to have their work published in a special issue of Canadian Art Teacher journal, which will feature the research of graduate students working within the disciplines of visual arts. The Canadian Art Teacher is published twice a year. The goal of the journal is to help art educators: exchange fresh, exciting teaching ideas; engage with cutting edge research in art education; and explore issues effecting our students and fellow educators.
This call invites you to submit a proposal for a 10-minute session for the CSEA Graduate Student Symposium. Please complete the form on the following page and submit it, via email to Alison Shields at with the subject line “Graduate Student Symposium”.  The following information is required on the form:
1. A 250-word abstract submitted in a Word format only summarizing the proposed session. This may include research that you have completed, are currently working on, or work that you plan to pursue.
2. Your contact information including name, program, university affiliation, address, phone number, and email address. Please include your research advisor’s name and affiliation.
Submission deadline for the Graduate Student Symposium is March 6th, 2015.  
Please feel free to contact Alison Shields ( or Tyler Hyde ( if you have any questions.

Please include:
University Affiliation/Program:
Phone Number:
Research Supervisor:
Title of Presentation:
250 Word Summary of Presentation:

Our mailing address is:

Canadian Society for Education through Art

National Office: PO Box 1700, STN CSC

University of Victoria, Faculty of Education, Department of C & I

Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2


Indigenous Education Across Teacher Education: Preparing Teacher Candidates for the Classroom, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Mar 3, 2015

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The Indigenous Education Symposium, , will be held Tuesday March 03rd, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the First Nations House of Learning at UBC. Please remember to RSVP.

Indig Ed Teacher Ed Symposium March 3