Day: May 2, 2015

Hawaiian Canoe Hōkūleʻa Sets Sail for Sydney Guided by Ancient Navigation

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Posted by Marisa Hayase in Worldwide Voyage on May 1, 2015

The Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa and her crew have departed New Zealand, on its way to leaving the Pacific Ocean for the first time in her 40-year history. The canoe’s master navigator, Bruce Blankenfeld, will use traditional Polynesian navigation techniques to sail to Australia. The crew of 14 are expected to arrive in Sydney in mid-May. The journey is part of Hōkūleʻa‘s 47,000 nautical-mile sail around the world to bring attention to the importance of protecting environmental and cultural treasures for future generations.
“Australia is on our sail plan because of its incredible natural and cultural treasures, and our desire to explore a part of the world that is new to us,” said Polynesian Voyaging Society president and master navigator, Nainoa Thompson. “It is a place that we can relate to because of the potential of bringing together diverse sectors to care for our ocean. In Hawaii, blending indigenous stewardship practices with other best practices can help us find positive ways forward, and we are seeking to learn from similar approaches in Australia so we can share that knowledge with other communities as we continue to voyage around the world.” ...Read more.

CFP – Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, Due June 1, 2015

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CJNSE Fall 2015 Special Issue

Language, Identity, and Diversity in Education 

This is a call for submissions for a Fall 2015 special issue of the Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education. This special issue is broadly dedicated to issues surrounding language, identity, and diversity in Education and will be guest co-edited by the journal’s newest faculty advisory editor, Dr. Antoinette Gagné. The CJNSE welcomes and encourages submissions describing original (MA or PhD) research but may also accept position papers and book reviews from new scholars. Submissions are welcomed in our journal’s two official languages, English and French. Submissions will be accepted starting immediately with a deadline of June 21st, 2015. Submissions will go through our journal’s extensive peer-review and editing process. Questions and queries may be sent to CJNSE editor James Corcoran (English) at cjnse.rcjce.journal@gmail.comor Nancy Allen (French) at

RCJCE, numéro thématique, automne

Langue, identité et diversité en éducation

Le numéro thématique de l’automne 2015 de la Revue canadienne des jeunes 

chercheurs-chercheuses en éducation portera sur la langue (au sens large), le 

développement identitaire qui peut y être associé de même que sur la diversité et la pluralité des langues. Nous sommes heureux d’avoir à nos côtés, pour mener à bien ce numéro, Antoinette Gagné, professeure associée à l’Université de Toronto. La RCJCE encourage la publication d’articles inédits (MA ou PHD), en anglais ou en français, traitant de recherches en cours ou complétées. La RCJCE accepte aussi des articles d’opinions ou des recensions d’écrits scientifiques. Les propositions d’articles seront acceptées jusqu’au 21 juin 2015. Pour tous commentaires ou questions concernant ce numéro thématique, nous vous invitons à écrire à la directrice du volet francophone, Nancy Allen, ou au directeur du volet anglophone, James Corcoran