Day: April 2, 2015

Eight Canadian visual and media artists win Governor-General Awards

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Eight Canadian visual and media artists win Governor-General Awards

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs hiring its own advocate to address child welfare issues

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs hiring its own advocate to address child welfare issues

Aboriginal group wants to address growing number of indigenous children in care

CBC News Posted: Apr 02, 2015 1:04 PM CT

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs calls the situation with First Nations children in Manitoba's Child and Family Services (CFS) system an epidemic. Government officials have said that most of the 10,000 children in care are indigenous.

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs calls the situation with First Nations children in Manitoba’s Child and Family Services (CFS) system an epidemic. Government officials have said that most of the 10,000 children in care are indigenous. (CBC)

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it is hiring its own child and family advocate to help address the problems many aboriginal children face in the province’s child-welfare system.

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak calls the situation with First Nations children in Manitoba’s Child and Family Services (CFS) system an epidemic. Government officials have said that most of the 10,000 children in care are indigenous.

Manitoba already has a provincial child and family advocate, but Nepinak said he hopes having a separate advocate will help the assembly work with families, get a handle on the growing number of aboriginal children in care, and improve the CFS system.

“I have engaged the province at every level, I’ve engaged the federal government, I’ve even been into court to try to help get some control or try and get some empowerment back to indigenous families in Manitoba, and each time have come up against barrier after barrier after barrier,” he told CBC News on Thursday… Read More.

CBC News, April 2, 2015. Retrieved from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/assembly-of-manitoba-chiefs-hiring-its-own-advocate-to-address-child-welfare-issues-1.3019884?cmp=abfb

UBC First Nations Studies Student Association Pow-wow, April 4, 2015, 12pm – 11pm

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UBC Pow-wow Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, April 4
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Location: War Memorial Gym
  • Cost: FREE

The First Nations Studies Student Association (FNSSA) and Indigenous Students Association (InSA) are proud to announce the Nehiyo-paskwa-itsimowin Pow-wow Celebration. The goal is to honour and celebrate Cree pow-wow traditions, and is an effort to educate the general public about the diversity of Indigenous cultures.

Job – Assistant Professor Science Education – McGill University, Apr 24, 2015

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Assistant Professor Science Education – McGill University

McGill University is seeking to fill a joint tenure-track position in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Science. The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program of excellence in science education with a view to attracting and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students who will contribute to enhancing the teaching of science at all educational levels.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field of science (physical, earth, life, or natural resource or environmental sciences) or Ed.D/Ph.D. in education that includes a strong science background. They must also propose a strong and innovative research agenda that addresses significant topics in science education.

A dossier should be sent electronically no later than 24 April 2015 to: Michael Canavan, Administrative Officer at:  Michael.Canavan@mcgill.ca please enter “Science ED SEARCH” and your name in the subject field.

For more information on duties and how to apply please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/dise/about/employ/academic-tenure

Job – Assistant Professor in Indigenous Education, SFU, Due: May 10, 2015

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Assistant Professor in Indigenous Education – SFU

The Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Indigenous Education at the Assistant Professor rank beginning September 1, 2015, or January 1, 2016.

Candidates must possess, or be on the verge of obtaining, a doctoral degree in education and have substantial experience in public school teaching (K-12) and/or post-secondary expertise working with pre-service and in-service teachers. Candidates should be knowledgeable of and confident teaching critical issues of race and racism, identity, and poverty in Aboriginal education. As well, candidates should have experience and expertise in advancing projects that address Aboriginal educational needs in critical areas.

Deadline for applications is May 10, 2015.

For more information and how to apply please see here.

Job – UBC Sustainability Scholars Summer 2015, Due: Apr. 7, 2015

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Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars Summer 2015

The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects this summer. Projects are available with both on and off-campus sustainability partners. Current graduate students at UBC Vancouver, from all academic disciplines, are eligible to apply.

The application deadline is 4:30pm Tuesday April 7th 2015.

Further information on the available projects can be found at our website: http://sustain.ubc.ca/get-involved/students/ubc-sustainability-scholars

GPS session: Professional and Business Effectiveness, Apr 8, 2015, 9am-12:30pm

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Graduate Pathways to Success sessions:

Professional and Business Effectiveness

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 9:00am12:30pm

For a complete session description, please see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12628-professional-business-effectiveness

To register, please visit: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/1779 (NOTE: cwl login is required; if you have not yet registered on community.grad.ubc.ca you must first register for the site, then refresh to register for the event.  Registration appears at the bottom of the event page).  If you have difficulty with registration, please e-mail graduate.pathways@ubc.ca

CFP – Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education

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Call for Submissions: The 2015 Pat Clifford Award

Do you know someone who’s in the process of contributing to the innovative education research in Canada while completing a Masters or Ph.D.? Or have already completed their studies within the last two years?

CEA’s 2015 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education could recognize your emerging research and its considerable promise in contributing to the transformation of education in Canada.

The recognition:

  • Formal recognition of your research at a public, education-related event.
  • Opportunities for you to develop additional knowledge mobilization strategies with CEA to maximize the impact of your work in the policy and practice fields.
  • An invitation for you to submit a feature article about your research to be published in Education Canada magazine.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 29, 2015
www.cea-ace.ca/cliffordaward

Free Workshop on Poster Presentations, Apr 9, 4pm-5:30pm

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A free workshop on giving poster presentations

Centre for Intercultural Language Studies (CILS) invites you to attend a free workshop on giving poster presentations. By the end of the workshop you will able to:

  • describe the purpose of a poster presentation and its advantages
  • identify the principles behind effective poster presentations
  • create a poster presentation on your own

When & Where: April 9th 4pm-5:30pm, Digital Literacy Centre, Ponderosa F103, 2008 Lower Mall
Food and refreshments will be served
Please RSVP by April 6th at cils.ubc@ubc.ca