Day: November 3, 2015

PT Early Childhood Education (ECE) Instructor, Due: Nov. 20, 2015

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Vancouver Community College (VCC), Make Children First and Gold Trail School District #74 are seeking a part-time Early Childhood Education (ECE) Instructor.

The ECE Instructor will:
– Deliver instruction that meets the VCC ECE Basic Certificate curriculum
– Plan the daily classes to meet the general and individual needs of students
– Evaluate student performance
– Act in a manner that upholds both the VCC and the School District #74 standards – Monitor and review students during practicum placements

The ideal candidate must possess the following education, experience and competences: – Current ECE License

– Early Childhood Education Diploma
– Degree or Diploma in a related field preferred
– Minimum 2 years of related practical work experience
– Some experience in adult education and the working knowledge of diverse instructional

– Ability to develop rapport with diverse learners (youth and matured students) – Knowledge of Aboriginal culture an asset
– Familiarity with the Gold Trail area an asset

This is a 9 months temporary position for the duration of the pilot outreach ECCE program delivered by VCC at the Gold Trail School District.

-Position Start: September, 2016
-Position End: July, 2017
-Hours of work: 25 hours a week/ Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 2:00 -Salary: $47.00 per hour (including benefits)

Application deadline: November 20, 2015 at 4:00pm

Contact: Greg Howard, Transition Advisor SD74 Gold Trail

Tel: 250-318-7485

Original Posting (.pdf): Posting for the ECCE Instructor Gold Trail

CFP – Western Research Centre of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN), Due: Jan. 15, 2015

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Please find attached the Fall 2015 Call for Proposals from the Western Research Centre of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN). Please feel free to distribute to your contacts.

Call for Proposals (.doc): UAKN Nov. 2015 CFP Western RC
If you have any questions please contact:

Dr. Paul Bowles, Economics Department, University of Northern BC:
Dr. Ross Hoffman, First Nations Studies Dept., University of Northern BC:

Course – EDCP 539 (032): Narrativity, Ecopedagogy and Indigeneity

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Dear Students you are invited to register in:
EDCP 539 (032):
Narrativity, Ecopedagogy and Indigeneity

Held in Panderosa Commons 1255 on Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

Professor:  Dr. Peter Cole
Office: Scarfe 2223



The power of narratives will be explored as they intersect with ecopedagogical and Indigenous knowings and practices toward a multi-storied, compassionate, just and ecologically sustainable world. Storying as an ‘Indigegogy’ has long served Indigenous Peoples worldwide as an educational and survival practice, engaging through sharing, siting and resituating, through forensic awareness training, opening oneself to the world. Ecopedagogy—learning to ‘read’ and navigate land, sky, water, words, how a raven flies, a fish swims, a tree sways, presence or not of insects, birds, moss, lichen, bark, fungus, berries, accustomed sounds, signs of presence or absence, freshness of tracks and traces, weather and predicative ‘meanings’ inscribed within storying—has always been key for Indigenous pedagogies. Not only the visual, but the auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory, and intuitional senses are important reading and transliterating agencies to connect, resituate, realign and regenerate.

Engaging with the course readings, videos, and seminar discussions will provide students the opportunity to make connections with ecopedagogical and Indigenous understandings and practices. A field trip will offer time and space to consider human, non-human and more-than-human worlds not simply as concepts, but as intra-actions of interdependency and reciprocity. Students will respond critically to the course readings and activities in written, oral and/or other means of their choosing as they create ecopedagogical narratives grounded in their own research interests, cultural knowings, histories, lived experiences, geographies and ecologies. This course is open to all interested students.

Course Poster: EDCP 539