Day: March 2, 2016

Intertextual Reading Group with Glen Coulthard. 1-2pm, March 8, 2016

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You are invited to join Dr. Glen Coulthard, who will read from his critically acclaimed book, Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Intertextual: Art in Dialogue is an ongoing reading group held across a range of visual art institutions in Vancouver that takes place between January and October 2016.

Dr. Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and part of the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at UBC. He has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of Indigenous thought and politics, contemporary political theory and radical social and political thought.

Tuesday, March 8, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report

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TRC Findings

TRC final report

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
What We Have Learned
The Survivors Speak
The History, Part 1 – Origins to 1939
The History, Part 2 – The History, Part 2 | 1939 to 2000
The Inuit and Northern Experience
The Métis Experience
Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
The Legacy
Reconciliation

Please click on the reports below:

 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada,
1500-360 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3Z3

Toll Free: 1-888-872-5554 (1-888-TRC-5554) Telephone: (204) 984-5885 Fax: (204) 984-5915 Email: info@trc.ca

Reference:
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. TRC FIndings. Retrieved from: http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=890 on February  20, 2016.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission & UBC: Responding to the Call to Action for Education. 4:15-6:15pm, March 10, 2016

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In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report and Calls to Action. The purpose of this UBC 100: Indigenous Education Alumni Speaker Panel, featuring 3 of UBC Education’s 100 outstanding alumni, is to share insights, create dialogue, and develop individual and cooperative action to accelerate the success of Indigenous education, with an emphasis on the past, present, and future role of the UBC Faculty of Education.

Panelists: Celia Haig-Brown, The Role of Non-Indigenous Allies; Deborah Jeffrey, The Role of the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools; and Cheryl Sebastian, The Role of K-12 Educators

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 4:15 – 6:15 PM
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, Longhouse

This is a free event but registration is required for catering purposes. RSVP to nitep.educ@ubc.ca.

Funding – Upcoming External Award Competitions

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Community Engagement Fellowship Program

Community Engagement Fellowship Program offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with northern Canadian First Nations and Inuit communities on four-month long community-identified projects, which will help to provide capacity and respond to challenges facing a community’s health, sustainability, and prosperity.
Deadline: Sunday, 06 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/community-engagement-fellowship-program

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs

Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
Deadline: Tuesday, 08 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/organization-american-states-oas-fellowsh…

Dan David Prize Scholarship

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. 2016-17 selected fields are Past – Social History – New Directions; Present – Combat Poverty; and Future – Nanoscience.
Deadline: Thursday, 10 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/dan-david-prize-scholarship

DEGIRS Bursary

The Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) offers a $2,000 bursary aimed at advancing engineering and geosciences education and practices in BC. Studies should relate directly to professional engineering and/or geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.
Deadline: Friday, 11 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/degirs-bursary

CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award

The CSCE Hydrotechnical Division administers this award for the best master’s thesis report related to water engineering and water management. This award is intended to recognize an outstanding masters’ thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
Deadline: Friday, 11 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/csce-hydrotechnical-engineering-student-a…

Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for a $7500 Research Fellowship in order to support research related to the Institute’s annual conference theme. The completed research is expected to be presented at the Institute’s annual conference and published with its proceedings. Open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities.
Deadline: Tuesday, 15 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/charles-d-gonthier-research-fellowship

Anne Vallee Ecological Fund

The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 scholarship to support students registered in animal research at the master or doctoral level in a Québec or British Columbia University. The AVEF is focussed on supporting field research in animal ecology, in relation with the impact of human activities such as forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing.
Deadline: Friday, 18 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/anne-vallee-ecological-fund

Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award
A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care.
Deadline: Friday, 18 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/strengthening-mothers-through-perinatal-r…

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Deadline: Wednesday, 30 March 2016, but requires a signature from UBC Office of Research Services – ORS deadline: 22 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/worksafebc-research-training-awards

Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships

The objective of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Graduate Studentships and Summer Studentships are intended for scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining their Masters or Ph.D. and whose research projects are related to liver diseases.
Deadline: Thursday, 31 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canadian-liver-foundation-graduate-studen…

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty nomination. Students of color, those who come from a disadvantaged background, or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/bullitt-environmental-fellowship

MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship

The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/mcc-canadian-japanese-mennonite-scholarship

BC Aboriginal Student Award

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available. Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/bc-aboriginal-student-award

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance

The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Deadline: Sunday, 01 May 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/rabin-scholarship-fund-advancement-peace-…

Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
Deadline: Tuesday, 10 May 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/elizabeth-henry-scholarship-communities-e…

List of upcoming external and external graduate award competitions is also available at

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding/award-opportunities

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Final Program – 2016 Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium, March 4 & 5

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Please check out the full program for IGSS!

Complete booklet: Program IGSS 2016 (PDF)

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Please note the following changes to the program.

Cancelled: “Métis Nations, Relations, and Mixed-bloods: Understanding Dominant Discourses of Métis Identification in British Columbia, Canada” (Poster Session)

Lorimer Shenher, International Women’s Day Celebration: “Yes it’s 2016 and there is still work to be done.” 11:30am–1pm, March 4, 2016

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Please join MP Joyce Murray to celebrate International Women’s Day this year with special guest Lorimer Shenher (aka Lori) Yes it’s 2016 and there is still work to be done.” Lorimer is the amazing police detective who worked for years to secure resources and support to solve the Pickton murders case; years during which more women from Vancouver’s DTES were victimized. He later wrote a book chronicling his experience and deep frustration called That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away.
In 2015, Lorimer began a gender transition to male. He continues to write and is currently pursuing an MA in Professional Communications at Royal Roads University. His thesis project will be an audio documentary exploring the rise of the missing and murdered indigenous women as a major issue in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election.
Let’s celebrate women’s equality successes achieved, and explore barriers that remain for women, especially disadvantaged women and girls.
 
When: Friday March 4, 2016 from 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Where: MP Joyce Murray Constituency Office. 206 – 2112 W Broadway (at Arbutus) View map 
(Lunch will be provided – please come 10 minutes early to load your plate!)
 
Please RSVP to Joyce.murray.c1@parl.gc.ca asap!
 
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Job – Asst. Professor, U of Lethbridge. Due: March 25, 2016

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Job Title Assistant Professor – Native American Studies
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details The Department of Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for one tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval.

A Ph.D. (or near completion) is required, combined with a strong teaching, research, and publication record in Native American Studies. The area of research is open, with interest in candidates with multidisciplinary backgrounds in Indigenous or traditional knowledge and symbolism; Indigenous pedagogical and ontological perspectives; Aboriginal law, rights, and treaties; First Nations governance; economics; political science; history; or community development. Since Native American Studies faculty are required to teach in a wide variety of areas, candidates with experience and expertise in any one or any combination of the above listed areas will be given preference. Fluency in or knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.

The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference. Preference will also be given to Aboriginal applicants who meet the requirements of the position: applicants who wish to be considered under this initiative should self-identify in their cover letter. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated considerable potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and especially those who have well established research programs.

Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrollment of over 8,000 students. Our focus on liberal education, selected professional programs, smaller classes, co-op placements, and involvement of students in faculty research provides the very best education available. For more information about Native American Studies and the University of Lethbridge please visit our web site at http://www.uleth.ca.

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/23/2016
Close Date 03/25/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants Applications should include a curriculum vitae, transcripts, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, publication reprints or preprints, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and at least three references from scholars in the field. Send these materials, and arrange for the reference letters to be sent directly, electronically to Jessica.goodrider@uleth.ca. Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Muriel Mellow, Acting Chair, Department of Native American Studies, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4.; Telephone: (403) 329-2529, Fax: 403 380-1855, E-mail: muriel.mellow@uleth.ca
Employment Equity The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.