Day: March 16, 2015

March 23, 3-5 pm: eco-poetics & community engagement, at UBC

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Monday, March 23: Eco-Poethics & Discussion Around Community Engagement

Join the Faculty of Education Community Engagement for collaborative performances and discussions about the companion-planting of ideas (poetic, storytelling, movement, design, music, dramatic, etc.) to explore critical and ethical ways of community engagement and agency.

Community includes: human, non-human and more-than-human.

Three sharing circles will be shaped by the following themes:

local & global
equivalency of epistemologies & methodologies
social & eco-justice


UBC’s GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award for Graduate Students

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GSS cIRcle Award

Graduate students may submit exemplary non-thesis manuscripts or projects that are related to graduate coursework to the GSS (Graduate Student Society) cIRcle Open Scholar Award, with approval from their course instructors.

The Award is based on a lottery system held twice a year. A random selection will be made from items submitted to cIRcle during the previous 6 month period – four awards will be made per annum, two in April and two in October.

This collection is NOT for UBC Theses and Dissertations which must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) into the Electronic Theses and Dissertations collection in cIRcle. Please contact the G+PS for authorization to submit your thesis or dissertation.


The GSS (Graduate Student Society) cIRcle Open Scholar Award is a lottery based award for graduate students at UBC Vancouver which went live on July 9, 2012. The first two awards were presented on October 18, 2012.

Background & Purpose

The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award is a five-year (2012-2016) collaboration of the Graduate Student Society and cIRcle/UBC Library. The Award was the brainchild of Francisco Grajales, the GSS Senator at the time. He worked closely with Hilde Colenbrander (cIRcle Coordinator), the GSS Executive and others to implement this Award. The Award was approved by the UBC Vancouver Senate in late 2011, and technical implementation by cIRcle staff was completed in late June 2012.

The purpose of the Award is:

  1. To feature UBC as a leader in the open dissemination of graduate student work
  2. To create an incentive for graduate students to populate cIRcle with material beyond theses and dissertations

The Open Scholar Award is an excellent representation of both UBC and its graduate students’ dedication to showcasing our unique intellectual output. It gives graduate students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge outside of their normal networks while encouraging the spirit of collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

– Christopher Roach, GSS President (2013-14)


Each Award is worth $500 and will only be awarded to UBC Vancouver graduate students, not to supervisors or course instructors. If an award winning project has more than one graduate student author, each of these authors will receive an equal proportion of the award money.

First Nations Languages Conference 2015 – Call for Workshops, Due: Apr 7, 2015

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CFP - FNESC Language Conference

Call for Workshop Proposals 

Apply by April 7, 2015 

The First Nations Education Steering Committee’s First Nations Languages Conference happens every two years and offers a major networking and professional development opportunity for BC’s school and community based First Nations language educators and advocates.

Workshop proposals are now being accepted. They must relate to the conference theme, In the Spirit of Sharing, and fit one of the following broad categories:

 Language teaching – creating and using language curriculum, resources, effective teaching methods, assessment and planning

 Language revitalization and advocacy

 Technology – tools and applications to assist in language teaching and revitalization

To apply, please use the application form on our event page at

Travel and hotel benefits, plus a waiver of the conference registration, may be provided for up to two presenters per workshop. Workshops are typically 1.5 hours long, presented twice, but we also welcome proposals for multi-part and linked workshops.

Mark Your Calendar! 

Conference registration opens in May 2015

Language Champions 

Watch for a call for Language Champion nominations soon!


Exhibit tables will be available for this event.


Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, 1763 Comox Street


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Summer Institute: Teaching and Leadership for Human Rights Education, University of Manitoba

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Summer Institute: Teaching and Leadership for Human Rights Education, University of Manitoba

Students must register in a total of six (6) credit hours of EDUB 5220 T05 (crn 30936) and EDUA 5080 T02 (crn 30937). Pre-reading will be required. Class times may be adjusted to accommodate some evening events that may be scheduled as part of the institute. For more details, see class schedule at

Individuals wishing to take courses must be admitted to the University of Manitoba.


the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Canadian Western Dean’s Agreement

Visting (Graduate Students)

Other degree and non-degree programs, such as the General Studies Program of Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, or undergraduate Visiting Students

Course registration is completed through Aurora Student ( only after admission has been granted.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to the Student Services Office at 204 474 7886 or

CFP – Cutting Edge: An Interdisciplinary Online Journal

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Call for Papers: Cutting Edge – An Interdisciplinary Online Journal

Cutting Edge is soliciting manuscripts on students’ reflections on past, recent and current aspects of interdisciplinary research, as well as thoughts on the future of interdisciplinary studies. Towards this end, papers may focus on questions that address methods and methodologies in interdisciplinary studies, theory and practice in interdisciplinary studies, and the role of academia in facilitating interdisciplinary researches. The journal may also focus on themes including, but not limited to, public health, inequality and justice, colonial and postcolonial studies, or any question that addresses marginalized groups or minorities. The journal will accept papers:

·         In multiple formats including reports of empirical research, conceptual and theoretical issues in interdisciplinary studies, book reviews, interviews, and literature reviews.

·         And in multiple media formats such as audio and video clips, graphics, poetry and memories, and photography.

Written submissions should be a maximum of 1300-2000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography, and will be peer-reviewed by our editorial committee. The first footnote should include a short statement (max. four lines) about you, including faculty, university, and any information pertinent to your submission. The footnote will be removed, along with the author’s name, before the article is peer-reviewed to facilitate anonymity, but will be included when the article is published online.

Submissions to the journal may not be under review or currently published by another publication or under copyright elsewhere. The papers and references must be consistent with either APA or MLA style guidelines. There is no charge for submission and publication. Contributions should be submitted through email at indicating ‘Cutting Edge’ in the subject line.

For more information about the ISGP program visit or write to

Info Session: UBC Public Scholars Initiative for Doctoral Students

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Info Session: UBC Public Scholars Initiative for Doctoral Students

There is a growing wave of interest in broadening our ideas of what doctoral education can encompass, especially to include more diverse and career-relevant forms of scholarship. G+PS is very pleased to announce a pilot support and funding initiative to assist students and their supervisors who are working, or want to work, on dissertation projects that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of academic scholarship (more info & how to apply).  This may be relevant to you if:

·         you are engaged (or interested in engaging) with partners outside of the university on projects, ideas, problems or applications related to the public interest; or

·         you are (or are considering) applying or disseminating your scholarship to contexts such as NGOs, postsecondary classrooms, galleries, theatres, schools, community centers, hospitals, or industry; and

·         are working on (or thinking about) how to integrate such applied work into the fabric of the dissertation process, and are looking for scholarly community and funding support

Info session: Monday, March 30, 3:00-4:30pm, in Thea’s Lounge, Thea Koerner House.  We hope this will also be an occasion to share your own experience, challenges, aspirations, and opportunities in carrying out diverse forms of scholarship. Please register for this event here. 

Spring Graduate Awards Competition, G+PS at UBC

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Spring Graduate Awards Competition

Each year, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies holds competitions for a number of criteria-based awards (those for which applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria above and beyond academic merit). This year, G+PS has consolidated the competitions for this funding into a single Spring Graduate Awards Competition. Applicants will apply via  their graduate programs with a single application that may be considered for as many of the awards as they are eligible for. Notable and sizable awards that will be part of this competition include the Rick Hansen “Man In Motion” Fellowship, the Montalbano Scholars Fellowship, and the Andrew Nord Fellowship in Rheumatology, among others.

Deadline for nominations to G+PS (check with your graduate program for your internal deadline): 4 pm, 17 April, 2015

Value: $150-$16,000

Please see the G+PS Awards site for the eligibility criteria for each award, and for application materials and procedures:

New CASIE graduate student award

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2015 CASIE Graduate Student Award

The Canadian Association for the Study of Indigenous Education (CASIE/ACEEA), as an associate member in the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), has the responsibility for providing forums for scholarly discussion related to Indigenous education within CSSE, within Canadian Faculties of Education, and in society at large. The Association’s mission is to promote the study of Indigenous education amongst faculty members, students, and others in Canada and abroad. In order to carry out this mission, CASIE/ACEEA is happy to announce and solicit applications for the 2015 CASIE/ACEEA Graduate Student Award.

As an organization committed to promoting Indigenous peoples and education, CASIE/ACEEA encourages the submission of scholarly papers from graduate students for presentation at CASIE/ACEEA’s annual conference. Papers that explore Indigenous education issues and methodologies, or have at their center research on indigenous peoples and education are welcome. CASIE/ACEEA encourages proposals that broaden the definition of traditional scholarship to include innovative and creative research.

All university graduate students may submit an application for the Award. Submitters must be current members of CASIE/ACEEA, have current graduate student status or have graduated less than one year from the date of the award, and have had their paper accepted for presentation at the CSSE annual conference in May/June 2015. If the applicant is one of a number of authors associated with the paper for application, the applicant must be first author. There must be included in the package at least one letter of nomination from a faculty member who can serve as a reference for the student and who will attest to the quality of the scholarly submission.

Complete applications must be sent by mail or email to the President of CASIE/ACEEA by 31 March 2015. Once applications have been received, the executive committee of CASIE/ACEEA will read and adjudicate the proposals. In the event that any of the committee members have a conflict of interest or personal relationship with a student submitter, another member will be named to the committee.

In order to move forward to adjudication, applications must include the following:

• A cover letter;

• An abstract of the scholarly paper (no more than 200 words);

• The final paper to be adjudicated; and

• A letter of reference/nomination from a faculty member.

• Note: Do NOT send complete dissertations or theses

The recipient will be recognized at the annual CASIE/ACEEA annual general meeting at which time a prize of $500.00 will be presented. The winning proposals will be highlighted on the CASIE/ACEEA web-site.

Applications may be forwarded via post or email to:

Frank Deer

250 Education Building

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T‐2N2

Registration Open: Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) Sessions at UBC

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Registration is now open for:

How to own the First and Final Interviews to Secure your Dream Job!

Monday, March 23rd, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

For a complete session description, please see

To register, visit

What Career Path Will You Take?  What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know & Do

Tuesday, March 31st, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

For a complete session description, please see

Registration is $10.50 and includes completion of a StrengthFinder personal assessment, plus a light lunch.  To register, see