Day: November 2, 2015

Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages

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Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages

By Jasmine Garsd

October 15, 2015 1:30 PM ET

This week on Alt.Latino, we feature artists who showcase their musical talents in indigenous languages from Mapuche to Tzotzil, Guarani and Quechua. These young musicians — from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico — defy industry norms that say singing in Spanish or Portuguese is the only way to get on the radio.

Of course, this is only a handful of the singers and bands we’ve been enjoying recently. Join us in the comments to share and recommend your own favorites. Read More…

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These Authors Are Writing in Indigenous Languages to Keep Native Traditions Alive

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These Authors Are Writing in Indigenous Languages to Keep Native Traditions Alive

By October 12, 2015

Those who write books in indigenous languages are not in it for the E.L. James money or fame. Javier Castellanos, who won the 2002 Premio Nacional de Literatura Indígena Nezahualcóyotl, said that authors of books in indigenous languages rarely have critics, let alone readers. Despite the modest audience for the work, the importance can’t be overstated. It’s one way that native languages are being kept alive.

Castellanos, with the help of Jóvenes Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, tutors a group of young writers who have been working on ambitious and completely badass projects. There’s Pergentino José from Oaxaca, who plans to take the oral stories and traditions of Zapoteco de Loxicha into stories that can be held. For Elizabeth Sáenz Díaz, it’s about writing stories so that newer generations can continue to have a connection to Zoque.

Because it’s impressive to hear about these projects, we’ve compiled a list of five writers who are holding it down for the indigenous populations. Read More…

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October 28, 2015 Internal/External Job Posting ‐ # CH12‐15‐02


Collingwood Neighbourhood House – our mandate…

To promote the well being of the Collingwood community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the community’s social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  •   Work with a team to plan and implement a quality program for young children, maintain healthy relationships and communicate effectively and respectfully with children, families and colleagues.
  •   Be familiar with the expectations and requirements of Community Care Licensing
  •   Support each child’s holistic development using the BC Early Learning Framework
  •   Demonstrate understanding of and respect for the competency of young children
  •   Be aware of and work within the ECEBC Code of Ethics
  •   Participate in ongoing professional developmentQualifications
  •   Infant and Toddler License to Practice required with at least 3 years experience in a supervisory position
  •   Experience working in a Licensed Childcare Program
  •   Current First Aid certificate required
  •   Strong program planning, organizational, leadership and communication skills required
  •   Ability to work within a multicultural/intercultural environment
  •   Ability to work flexible hours
  •   Preference is given to candidates who are members of the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)Application Process

    As per Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s Human Resources Policies and Procedures, all factors being equal, first priority will be given to internal and local applicants.

    Wages and Benefits

    Salary: $19.81‐20.89 per hour
    Schedule: 35 hours per week
    Expected Start Date: December, 2015
    This position is covered by a Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 1936

    SUBMIT RESUMES BY: Nov 15th, 2015 Alison Merton
    Child Care Program Coordinator Collingwood Neighbourhood House 5288 Joyce Street Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9
    Fax No. 604 451‐1191

  • PDF Posting: Sarah House Program Manager

Research Commons Workshops for November

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Good Afternoon,

We have been working hard to add services to the research commons that will help UBC’s graduate students even more.  At the end of October and going forward we added a new writing group that will offer feedback and support for graduate students to help them start and keep a writing habit.  This is in addition to all of our other continuing services.

Thank you for all of your help in passing this information along!

Here is the newsletter link:

With gratitude,

Mark Christensen
Student Coordinator
Koerner Library Research Commons

CSSE 2016 Conference-Call for Presentations | Invitations à soumettre une proposition de communication pour le congrès SCÉÉ 2016

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(La version française est à la suite de la version anglaise.)
Dear Member:
On behalf of the CSSE Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to invite faculty, staff and graduate students from your institution to submit a presentation proposal for the 2016 CSSE Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta on 28 May – 1 June 2016 (pre-conferences on 28 May 2016). Held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this bilingual conference provides an opportunity for discussion of educational issues among practitioners and educational scholars from across the nation. 
We encourage participative sessions in various formats including themed, symposium/panel, small round table, multiple paper, single paper, and poster (featuring the use of graphic or other multimedia material). Presentation proposals can be submitted 15 October 2015 – 17 November 2015 by going to our website: I have also attached a Call for Presentations flyer for your convenience.
We would appreciate you forwarding this invitation to other faculty, staff and graduate students, and look forward to your participation in this key event for education professionals – The 2016 CSSE Annual Conference.
Don Klinger, PhD
Canadian Society for the Study of Education
Au nom du conseil d’administration de la SCÉÉ, je tiens à profiter de cette occasion pour inviter les membres du corps professoral, le personnel et les étudiants de votre établissement à soumettre une proposition de communication pour le congrès annuel 2016 de la SCÉÉ, qui aura lieu à Calgary, en Alberta du 28 mai au 1er juin 2016 (précongrès au 28 mai 2016). Tenu dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines, notre congrès bilingue fournit, aux praticiens et aux chercheurs à l’œuvre un peu partout au pays, l’occasion de se réunir afin de débattre de questions touchant à l’éducation.
Nous encourageons le recours à des séances participatives de divers types : séances thématiques, colloques/discussions en groupe, groupement de plusieures communications libres, et présentations visuelles (à l’aide de matériel graphique ou multimédia, par exemple). Les propositions de communication peuvent être soumises entre le 15 octobre et le 17 novembre 2015 par le biais de notre site Web au  Vous trouverez également ci-joint un feuillet invitant éducateurs et chercheurs à soumettre un projet de communication.
Nous vous saurions gré de transmettre cette invitation aux membres du corps professoral, au personnel et aux étudiants de votre établissement et espérons que vous serez des nôtres à cet événement clé pour les spécialistes de l’éducation : le congrès annuel 2016 de la SCÉÉ. 
Cordiales salutations.
Don Klinger, PhD 
Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation
Tim Howard, Dir of/de l’ administration
260 Dalhousie
Suite/Bureau 204

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Education/Science, UBC, Due: Nov 7, 2015

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – UBC

A part-time grant-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available beginning January 1, 2016, for one year initially with the possibility of an extension until May 2017. This position requires expertise in higher/health education specifically pertaining to the areas of curriculum, learning, and assessment.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A PhD degree in Education/Science.
  • Demonstrated scholarship evidence in the field of educational research.
  • Deep knowledge of various research methods commonly used in social science research.
  • Ability to prepare, implement and/or manage educational research projects.
  • Capacity to perform both quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
  • Very good interpersonal skills with experience in setting and achieving goals, both alone and in a team environment.
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Ability to arrange and present data analysis results to both health science professionals and educational researchers.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

It will be highly desirable if the candidate wishes to use this experience to also develop her/his own line of research, and can take the initiative to co-apply for research funding.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

Forward a letter of application (including the names and addresses of three referees) and CV by November 7, 2015 to:

Ingrid Ellis

UBC Faculty of Dentistry

2199 Wesbrook Mall, JBM 382A

Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3


Note: due to the large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

For any questions related to the nature of the job, please contact Dr. HsingChi von Bergmann at

Upcoming Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) Sessions, Nov. 4 & 5, 2015

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Graduate Pathways to Success:

Panic to Power: Improving Career Confidence

November 4, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

For session information and to register, visit



November 5, 2015, 9:30 – 11:30 am

To register, visit

For session information visit

Reference: Office of Graduate Programs and Research. NewsFlash #737, October 30, 2015

Lecture by Aboriginal Scholar Dr. Sarah Hunt at GRSJ UBC, Nov. 4, 2015, 12-1pm

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Lecture by Aboriginal Scholar Dr. Sarah Hunt at GRSJ UBC

On Wednesday, November 4th from 12-1pm will be Lecture by Dr. Sarah Hunt titled ‘Embodying Self-Determination: resisting violence’. In this talk, Sarah will argue that the erasure of trans and Two-Spirit people is an ongoing form of violence which is integrally connected to the violent manifestations of colonial heteropatriarchy in the lives of Indigenous women and girls. Across these sites and scales of gendered epistemic and material violence, Sarah will discuss the decolonial imperative to advance Indigenous gender-based analyses that foster the agency and self-determination of all our relations.

Where: the Liu Institute Multipurpose room. Lunch will be provided with an RSVP! However folks are welcome to attend even without an RSVP.

More information and RSVPs can be found at the link below:

Reference: Office of Graduate Programs and Research. NewsFlash #737, October 30, 2015


Folks are also encouraged to check out our Facebook Page at:

And tweet to @GRSJInstitute

Book Launch and Reading: Broken Man, at Vancouver Public Library, Nov. 14, 2015, 3-5pm

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HUMMINGBIRD DREAMS PRESS promotes Indigenous writers, artists, storytellers and translators. Our collections explore inter-culturality, bilingual editions, ethical financing and diverse forms of distribution. As cultural caretakers, we celebrate Indigenous world views, the reconstitution of cultural identities and the foregrounding of luminous contributions.

Job – Assistant Professor, History of First Nations Art and Cultural Practices, UBC, Due: Jan 5, 2016

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Assistant Professor in the History of First Nations Art and Cultural Practices Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory
The University of British Columbia

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of the History of First Nations Art and Cultural Practices. Ability to teach the history of indigenous arts from the Pacific Northwest is required. The successful candidate will be an active scholar in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program partners with a strong Visual Art and Critical and Curatorial Studies programs ( This position in Art History also presents an opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program, the Museum of Anthropology, the Law Faculty, and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. In addition there is an active community of First Nations artists working in Vancouver.

The successful candidate must have a PhD and is expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and to demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He or she will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website: Submissions should include a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper; evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email to:, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 400-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by January 5, 2016.

Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.