Day: January 17, 2016

Upcoming Doctoral Defences

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  • Jeff Jordan Baker, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

    Supervisor:  Professor Cynthia Nicol
    Learning to Relate: An Exploration of Indigenous Science Education
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 1:30 p.m. – Boardroom, First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall

  • Rheanna Robinson, Department of Educational Studies
    Supervisor: Jo-ann Archibald
    Weaving Indigenous Knowledge into the Academy: Promises and Challenges from the Perspective of Three Aboriginal Post-Secondary Institutes in British Columbia
    Friday, January 29, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. | First Nations Longhouse, Boardroom, 1985 West Mall

UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival. Feb 5, 2016, 12-5pm

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UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival

February 5, 2016

AMS Student Nest
6133 University Boulevard

This is a free event and open to the public.  Families are welcome.
Registration is not required.

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey in grand style

The UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival is an intercultural celebration of Lunar New Year traditions, for all members of the UBC community. It is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the campus’ largest cultural events.

Come share in the excitement of the Lunar New Year with fun, educational and interactive arts and crafts, games, musical and dance performances, and cultural activities for people of all ages.

February 8 marks the beginning of the Year of the Monkey for many families around the world including Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Traditionally held as a 15-day festival, Lunar New Year is a significant time for many UBC students, faculty and staff, alumni, and families across the Lower Mainland.

We acknowledge that this event will be taking place on the occupied, unceded, traditional, and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nation.

Event partners:
Asian Studies, Asian Library, UBC Equity and Inclusion Office, Institute of Asian Research, and UBC Recreation.

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[in education] New Issue Published

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[in education], an open access, peer reviewed journal exploring the
landscape of the field of education has just published its latest issue at We invite you to review the Table of
Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Patrick Lewis, Editor-in-Chief
Shuana Niessen, Managing Editor, in education

[in education] is a peer-reviewed, open access journal based in the Faculty
of Education at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. The
journal has been in existence since 1993, but published its first issue as
an online journal in December of 2009. To access archives, click on the
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Vol 21, No 2 (2015): Autumn 2015
Table of Contents

Editorial (1-2)
James McNinch,  Valerie Mulholland

Possibilities for Students At-Risk: Schools as Sites for Personal
Transformation (3-25)
Brenda J. McMahon
The Gap Between Text and Context: An Analysis of Ontario’s Indigenous
Education Policy (26-48)
Jesse K. Butler
Thinking Together:  A Duoethnographic Inquiry Into the Implementation of a
Field Experience Curriculum (49-64)
Jackie Seidel,  Laurie Hill
Finding Courage in the Unknown: Transformative Inquiry as Indigenist Inquiry
Michele Tanaka
Indigenous Knowledge Realized: Understanding the Role of Service Learning at
the Intersection of Being a Mentor and a College-Going American Indian
Christine A. Nelson,    Natalie R. Youngbull
Inquiring Into the Assessment Education of Preservice Teachers: A
Collaborative Self-Study of Teacher Educators (110-126)
Elizabeth Ann Munroe,   Jennifer Mitton-Kükner, Deborah Graham
Using Art-Based Ways of Knowing to Explore Leadership and Identity With
Native American Deaf Women (127-149)
Damara Goff Paris
Reading Silenced Narratives: A Curricular Journey Into Innu Poetry and
Reconciliation (150-170)
Julie Vaudrin-Charette
Bush Cree Storytelling Methodology: Northern Stories that Teach, Heal, and
Transform (171-178)
Herman Michell

Book Review
A Review of There is No Need to Talk About This: Poetic Inquiry from the Art
Therapy Studio, by Karen O. Wallace (179-181)
Shuana Niessen

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Job – Assistant Professor, Indigenous Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies. Due: Feb 12, 2016

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies. Position Number:  21467.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department seeks a Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies scholar with research and teaching specialization related to Indigenous peoples and law and/or Indigenous criminology. In addition to specialized courses related to Indigenous Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies, the candidate must be able to teach core introductory Criminology courses (SOC 2510, Criminology and SOC 2610, Criminal Justice and Corrections). The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Socio-Legal Studies by the commencement of the appointment, but applicants in cognate disciplines may be considered. The successful candidate must have demonstrated competence in teaching and research. Duties for this position include course development, undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate supervision, research in the candidate’s area of expertise, and service within the University and the community. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba is the second largest department in the Faculty of Arts. Our faculty and students form an active and collegial community committed to excellence in teaching and research. We offer undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology and M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Further information concerning the Department and the University may be obtained from

In order to expedite the selection process, the following documents should be provided to the Search Committee: 1) a letter of application, 2) a statement of how the applicant’s program of study qualifies her/him for the position sought, 3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a sample course outline, and evidence of effective teaching, 4) a curriculum vitae, 5) three confidential letters of reference to be received directly from the applicant’s referees, and 6) sample of written work. Applications are to be sent by email to:

Dr. Andrew Woolford, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Sociology, 318 Isbister Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2

Email:; Phone: (204) 474-6058.


Deadline for initial review of applications is February 12, 2016. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Application materials, including letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that each curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Jan 22-24, 2016: STAND Conference – Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

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Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

About the Conference

In light of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report published in June 2015 regarding the cultural genocide of First Nations peoples, STAND is looking to reorient itself toward domestic issues related to genocide in addition to our international advocacy focus. This conference will convene STAND Canada’s national leadership on the UBC campus, hosted by our UBC Chapter, for a robust dialogue on STAND’s future in relation to genocide on this land that will engage multiple stakeholders.

The objectives for this conference are open-ended as we listen through consultations, meetings, and events in an effort to understand our responsibility as a Canadian anti-genocide advocacy organization. As a result of the topic of focus, we are excited to build relationships with external allies and local Indigenous groups that may be interested in teaching us and working with us.

For more information, please view our Conference Summary.

Get Involved with the Conference

The Conference will be held from 9am – 8pm in Vancouver on January 22, 23, and from 9am – 2pm on January 24. There is no cost for attending the Conference.

We have organized two events open to the public. Please join us for the following events:

If you are interested in attending but do not have a Facebook account or you are bringing a guest, please email us or RSVP through Eventbrite to the film screening and Open Forum. We would like to ensure that our events meet room capacity numbers.

For any questions, please email us.