Day: July 15, 2015

Polish until it shines: an Editing Workshop, July 2, 2015 | 10:30 – 11:30 am

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Polish until it shines: an Editing Workshop

How’s your writing coming? Have you got lots of ideas, but nothing polished for publication? Anna Warje, a professional editor, will be sharing the secrets to editing in this writing workshop.

Anna is a former Writing Centre tutor who holds an MA from UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Anna has worked as an anti-oppression educator and facilitator with many Vancouver organizations, including Check Your Head, Qmunity, and the YWCA.

Registration will be capped at 12 participants. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, July 21st from 10:30 – 11:30 am

Venue: Scarfe 304A

For more information contact joanne.oconnor@ubc.ca. To RSVP please click here.

Graduate Pathways to Success Sessions: Essentials of Productive Teams + Building Effective Supervisory Relationships, July 21 & 23, 2015

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Registration is now open for:

  • Essentials of Productive Teams (with Mitacs Step)

Registration Note: This is one of our most popular workshops. Students must commit to attend the entire session. In order to run a full session we have implemented a $25 no show fee for students who register and fail to cancel their registration at least 48 hours in advance.

Tuesday, July 21st, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For a session description and to register, please visit https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/1292

  • Building Effective Supervisory Relationships

Thursday, July 23rd, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

For a session description and to register, please visit https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12898

Job – Casual Instructor: Computer Applications, Due: July 17, 2015

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

INTERNAL POSTING

Casual Instructor

Aboriginal Tourism Operations (ATO) Program

Main Campus

NEC Native Education College is the largest private Aboriginal college in BC, working with First Nations and Aboriginal organizations to deliver programs in locations throughout British Columbia. We strive to combine academic excellence with a strong commitment to First Nations community-based education and the best practices of adult education. Our programs have Aboriginal content and delivery methods and offer credit transfer to colleges and universities. The ATO certificate program offers students the skills and knowledge to work in the tourism industry. Reporting to the ATO Coordinator, NEC is currently seeking a casual instructor for the course indicated below:

TSM 105 Computer Applications
For course description and further information about the Aboriginal Tourism Program, please visit our website.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; possession of a Master’s degree is preferred; 2 years related experience to the course subject matter;
  • Successful instructional experience at the post-secondary level, preferably in hospitality and tourism;
  • Knowledge of and successful experience with Aboriginal adult instructional methodology;
  • Aboriginal ancestry or extensive experience working with Aboriginal organizations;
  • Excellent verbal, written and computer communication skills;
  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered.

    Terms:

    Appointment to this contract position will require a formal criminal record check, the details of which may preclude an offer of employment being finalized. This position is open to male and female applicants. Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: Start Date: Hours: Salary:

Application Details:

Friday, July 17, 2015
Week of July 20, 2015
Mondays and four Tuesdays, 9am-2pm $29.75/hour

Please submit your resume, names of three references from related work experience, copy of your credentials and a cover letter outlining your interest and detailing how you meet the above qualifications. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Address your application to:

G. Peters, Executive Assistant 285 East 5th Avenue Fax: 604.873.9152
NEC Native Education College Vancouver, BC V5T 1H2 E-mail: gpeters@necvancouver.org

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing Workshop, Aug 5, 2015 | 11AM – 12PM

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Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Type: Workshop

Series: Copyright Education Series – a collaboration between The Library, CTLT, and The UBC Bookstore
  Koerner Library Research Commons Series
  Graduate Student Workshop Series

Location: RM216

 Room Directions

 Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map

 Point Grey Campus

Description: Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about “self-plagiarism” and “gift authorship”? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.

Copyright and Conference Presentations Workshop, July 29th, 2015 at 11AM – 12PM

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Copyright and Conference Presentations

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Type: Workshop

Series: Copyright Education Series – a collaboration between The Library, CTLT, and The UBC Bookstore
  Koerner Library Research Commons Series

Location: RM216

Room Directions

 Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map

 Point Grey Campus

Description: Curious about using other people’s figures in your conference presentations? Wondering if presenting a paper at a conference counts as prior publication? Looking for an overview of copyright considerations for conference organizers? Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more!

The Secrets to Early Career Success: A Fireside Chat with Joanna Cannon, Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 11:30 am – 1 pm

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The Secrets to Early Career Success: A Fireside Chat with Joanna Cannon

DATE:
Thursday, July 16, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

VENUE:
Scarfe 304A

Are you a graduate student or Postdoctoral Fellow looking toward an academic career?
Dr. Cannon will be sharing the secrets to early career success in this fireside chat.

Dr. Joanna Cannon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education. Her areas of research include language and literacy acquisition of students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is interested in developing evidence-based grammar and literacy strategies, along with assessment tools, through intervention and validation research. She is interested in studying strategies aimed at upper elementary and middle school DHH students in itinerant, resource, private, and school for the deaf settings, especially those who utilize American Sign Language and are recent immigrants (English Language Learners).

This event is part of the Year of Research in Education sponsored by the Office of Graduate Programs and Research (OGPR).

Registration will be capped at 15 participants.

Fireside Chat Register Here

Upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities with The Indigenous Health Research & Education Garden

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Upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities
  • Thursday July 16th, 1:30PM-4:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Tuesday July 21st, 9:30AM-12:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Tuesday July 21st, 2:00-4:00PM: Tea Harvesting Medicine Workshop (workshop full, please RSVP to hannah.lewis@ubc.ca to join the waitlist)
  • Tuesday July 28th, 9:30AM-12:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Wednesday July 29th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Tuesday August 25th, 4:00-6:00PM: Tea Making Medicine Workshop (workshop full, please RSVP to hannah.lewis@ubc.ca to join the waitlist)
  • Wednesday August 26th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Farm
  • Tuesday September 29th, 3:00-5:00PM: Tobacco Pipe Mix Making Medicine Workshop (workshop full, please RSVP to hannah.lewis@ubc.ca to join the waitlist)
  • Wednesday September 30th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday October 28th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
How to volunteer for garden volunteer sessions: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs to find our garden here.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at or after 9:30AM to help us harvest or cook, or 12:30PM to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!

Note: if you plan to bring a large group, please let us know ahead of time at hannah.lewis@ubc.ca.

CFP – Middle West Review Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest, Due: Sep 1, 2015

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Middle West Review
Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest
The Middle West Review, a new interdisciplinary journal about the American Midwest published by the University of Nebraska Press, will be publishing a special issue focused on the Indigenous Midwest. The journal aims to generate interest in critical study of the Midwest as a distinctive region and to provide space for scholarship that moves beyond the homogeneous narratives of settler patriarchy that dominate popular perceptions of the Midwest. The special issue seeks scholarly essays that work at the intersection of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Midwestern Studies.
The editors are particularly interested in essays that emphasize the U.S. Midwest as Indigenous homelands, as a series of historically contested borderlands, as a region that continues to be structured by settler colonialism in the present, and as a site of Indigenous endurance and resurgence within and beyond both reservation and urban communities. The editors are also interested in submissions that explore Indigenous experiences in the Midwest as they intersect with issues of multiraciality, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Analyses of environmental problems affecting Indigenous communities are also welcome. The temporal focus is open across all time periods and submissions are invited across all scholarly disciplines.
Article submissions should run between 6,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes) and must follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Review essays that engage multiple books that have recently been published in the field, exhibitions, events, or multimedia should run between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Photo essays with accompanying artist statements are also welcome.
Submit manuscripts by September 1, 2015, via email to the co-editors, James F. Brooks (jbrooks@history.ucsb.edu) at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Doug Kiel (doug.kiel@williams.edu) at Williams College.