Day: October 1, 2015

Comparative International Education Society Indigenous SIG Webinar to learn how to submit a proposal Oct 7th at 11 a.m. PST

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Greetings SAGE members,

The Comparative International Education Society will be in Vancouver in March, 2016.  They have a relatively new Indigenous SIG, whose members want to ensure that they are connecting with local Indigenous scholars. There are opportunities to organize a panel on a topic of interest to you that relates to Indigenous knowledges in the academy or submit an individual paper or poster.

There will be a webinar on Oct 7th with the Indigenous SIG founder (Dr. Ladi Semali) and many other SIG members. This webinar will also open the conversation for those of you who would like to learn more about how to make connections based on shared histories, common issues in Indigenous education today. Participants will also be invited to share their work and bring forward any questions or concerns about the upcoming proposal deadline on Oct. 15th, 2015. Please see attached call for proposals and webinar poster for more information.

This is a great opportunity to be involved with an international conference without having to incur the significant costs of travel- and meet some neat people who share similar interests and passions.

Also, if you are interested in sharing anything about our local context here in B.C. and Canada, please let me know. I welcome your participation and sharing. Many minds/hearts are better than one!

Indigenous Knowledge and the Academy SIG-2016-CFP


Amy Parent
Assistant Professor
Indigenous Education
Simon Fraser University
Unceded Territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Peoples

Job – Program Director, Office of Indigenization, Due: Oct. 26, 2015

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Date: September 30, 2015 Competition: # 15-38


Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; and customized contract training for all levels of government and related agencies, industry, business, and private organizations. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

In support of JIBC’s mission and vision, Academic and Strategic Plans, the primary purpose of this position is to direct, manage, and undertake activities to advance Indigenization and Aboriginal education/services at the institute in collaboration and coordination with Schools, Offices and Divisions. This position also oversees curriculum development activities that is undertaken with program faculty and staff to enhance indigenization of curriculum; coordinates and manages contract activity; and facilitates institutional approaches to strengthen responsiveness to Aboriginal learners, communities, and organizations.

This position brings management and leadership skills; knowledge of adult education, instructional skills, online and face-to-face curriculum design and development; business development skills; and strong relationship development, facilitation, and organizational abilities. Included in this role is contributing to strategic planning, setting measurable goals for the Office, financial management, staff and faculty recruiting and supervision, and project management.

Full Announcement (PDF): Program Director, Office of Indigenization