Assistant Professor, Full-time tenure track- Social Development Studies, (Renison University College): Review of applications begins January 22, 2018

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Renison University College at the University of Waterloo on the territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples invites applications for a tenure track position in the department of Social Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected appointment date is July 1, 2018. Applicants to this position must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and a PhD in an area related to at least one of the program’s five interdisciplinary specializations:

Cultural Diversity, Education, Individual Well-Being and Development, Social Policy and Social Action, Social Work

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates with a strong connection to Indigenous community or expertise in Indigenous studies. Further information about the Social Development Studies program is available at: waterloo.ca/socialdevelopment-studies/

Affiliated with the University of Waterloo since 1959, Renison University College is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Faculty members at Renison are direct employees of Renison University College and participate in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits plans. More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison. Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. All applications will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/47291.

Please include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, and a brief outline of current and proposed program of research. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded and directed to Dr. Hsiao d’Ailly, Chair of Social Development Studies. Review of applications will begin on Jan 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Job – CiTR Current Affairs Coordinator

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CiTR is
hiring a Current Affairs Coordinator

CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, beginning as a student club in 1937, and gaining not-for-profit status
and a place on the FM dial in 1982. CiTR offers students and community members a variety of services which include broadcast and multimedia training, promotional support, live on location coverage of events and much more. CiTR also provides the Lower Mainland
unique and alternative coverage of municipal current affairs, providing a platform for underrepresented peoples, opinions and stories not heard through other media outlets.

CiTR is looking for a Current Affairs Coordinator to support and refine the current affairs coverage
we provide the Lower Mainland community. Currently CiTR has six collectively produced spoken word programs, provides a variety of spoken word training sessions and workshops, supports the production of high quality radio documentaries
and undergoes a variety of other initiatives related to spoken word programming. The Current Affairs Coordinators will support our current activities while establishing new initiatives to improve our ability to provide coverage for municipal current affairs.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Supporting and facilitating the creation of relevant, high quality local current affairs and spoken word programming
Coordinating, mentoring and supporting volunteers interested/involved in spoken word and current affairs programming
Create training resources that reflect best practices in current affairs programming,
including written and audio resources on ethical coverage of vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
Training and developing CiTR’s spoken word programmers through hands-on training, this includes creating and facilitating a weekly hour long current affairs
training session
Creating a database that includes UBC departments, community organizations, municipal political institutions and individuals that will serve as points of
contact for story leads
Supporting our collectively produced spoken word programs
Leading a collectively produced weekly hour long program that summarizes major headlines from our current affairs programming
Creating a weekly newsletter style mailout of our headlines program
Coordinating and supporting CiTR volunteers in the production of a documentary series
Working with CiTR’s Volunteer Manager to coordinate and facilitate a workshop series for CiTR members and the greater public
Working with CiTR’s Volunteer Manager to coordinate and facilitate a panel discussion series on topics that are currently affecting the Lower Mainland community


The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
They will have proven skills in programming & journalism, broadcasting & broadcast equipment, and training and working with volunteers. They will be flexible, motivated, detail-oriented, approachable and have excellent communication skills.

Terms of Employment:

This is a one-year contract position funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, it will run from June 23, 2017 to
June 22, 2018. The position is 28 hours per week with a wage of $16.00/hour for a total salary of $23,296. The Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applicants from underrepresented groups.

To apply, forward a resume, cover letter, and examples of programming to Hugo Noriega, Station Manager,
at stationmanager@citr.ca.
Applications are due Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Registration Open – 7th Aboriginal Math Symposium. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, May 11, 2017

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math symposium_small.jpgDear Friends

Registration for the 7th Aboriginal Math Symposium is now open. Registration link: tinyurl.com/7thAboriginalMathSymposium

Please join us for the 7th Aboriginal Math Symposium

Date: Thursday, May 11 2017

Venue: Sty-Wet-Tan Hall First Nations Longhouse UBC

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Registration: $30 includes nourishment (continental breakfast, refreshments throughout the day, and an delicious lunch) and activity materials

Please direct questions about the symposium to: Kwesi Yaro: kwesi.yaro@alumni.ubc.ca

If you have food allergies or special requests please direct these to Kwesi Yaro before May 1 2017.

Please check the blog for updates: 

Registration: tinyurl.com/7thAboriginalMathSymposium

Registration closes May 7 2017

Please share this email with colleagues and friends.

Thank you to our sponsors: First Nations House of Learning, UBC Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), Actuarial Foundation of Canada, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), UBC Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Indigenous Education Institute of Canada.

Thank you



Download PDF Poster: Aboriginal Math Symposium

Harvard Law’s Indigenous Rights Conference Agenda

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Turtle Talk

Download agenda here.  Conference is in Massachusetts on October 13-14, 2016.

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Successful Applicants for the 2016 Summer Sessional Lectureships

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The First Nations and Indigenous Studies program would like to congratulate June Scudeler and Lindsay Lachance as the successful applicants for the 2016 Summer Sessional Lectureships in the teaching of the following FNIS courses:

FNIS 210 003 (3) Indigenous Politics and Self-Determination
Term 1 (May – June, 2016)

FNIS 220 003 (3) Representation and Indigenous Cultural Politics
Term 2 (July – August, 2016)

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CFP – Conceptualizing Children & Youth Conference, Brock University. Due: April 28, 2016

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Brock University – October 12-14, 2016

Brock University’s Department of Child and Youth Studies announces “Conceptualizing Children and Youth”   a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary conference. All disciplines, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to research within Child and Youth Studies are welcome. The Conference will be held October  12-14, 2016 at Brock University in St. Catharines Ontario.


The conference will include keynote speakers, special evening events, networking opportunities, and graduate student events. There will be highlighted sessions on child and youth engagement in sport/performance; child and youth health/mental health; diverse children and youth; education contexts; Indigenous children and youth research; social issues facing children and youth; transdisciplinary in child  and youth research. There will also be additional dissemination opportunities.


To submit please complete the attached abstract form to dzinga@brocku.ca by April 28, 2016. Submissions may take the form of posters, individual papers, symposiums, or workshops.  Notification of results will be communicated by June 30, 2016.


Dawn Zinga, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University 905-688-5550, ext.3152, Cairns 325

Indigenous Health Conference: Towards Health and Reconcilliation | May 26-27, 2016

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Indigenous Health Conference: Towards Health and Reconcilliation  |  May 26-27, 2016
May 26-27, 2016  |  Hilton Meadowvale, Mississauga ON
Our second Indigenous Health Conference will continue to explore the systemic health issues Canada’s Indigenous peoples face.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Cindy Blackstock – Reconciliation Means Not Saying Sorry Twice: Remedying Contemporary Inequalities in First Nations Children’s Health and Wellbeing
  • Dr. Barry Lavallee – Removing Culture from Cultural Safety: Structural Challenges to Addressing Indigenous Health in Canada
  • Dr. Ian Mosby – Hunger, Human Experimentation and the Legacy of Residential Schools
PLUS don’t miss our job fair for health care providers who would like to work with Indigenous populations. You can also sponsor an elder or undergraduate student and help send them to the conference!
Register today!
Review conference details at www.cpd.utoronto.ca/indigenoushealth


Upcoming Doctoral Defenses: Karlee Dawn Fellner & Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua

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Friday, 18 March 2016 – 9:00am – Room 200

Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua
Department: Anthropology
Traversing the City: The Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires

Thursday, 24 March 2016 – 9:30am – Board Room, First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall

Karlee Dawn Fellner
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Returning to Our Medicines:Decolonizing and Indigenizing Mental Health Services to Better Serve Urban Indigenous Communities

Call for Abstracts – Indigenous Studies – Chicago 2016. Due: Apr 30, 2016

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Call for Abstracts
Indigenous Studies Area – Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O¹Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
Abstract Proposal deadline: April 30, 2016

The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, to be at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O¹Hare (847-678-4488) from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

Papers may address any aspect of Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, and other Indigenous popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:
New Media
Video Games, Blogging, YouTube
Popular Literature
Radio shows
Theater, Festivals, Spectacles, and Ceremonies
Popular Music

250 word abstracts may be submitted before or by April 30, 2016. Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org.

Send questions and inquiries to the Area Chair, Anthony Adah at adahan@mnstate.edu

For more information about the conference, including how to submit to a different area, please visit the conference website at http://www.mpcaaca.org/conference.

Job – Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Studies and Indigenous Education – Faculty of Education, U of PEI.

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Tenure Track Position – Social Studies and Indigenous Education – Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Academic Opening
Closing Date:
Monday, May 9, 2016
Date of Posting:
March 8, 2016
Faculty of Education
Tenure Track Position – Social Studies and Indigenous Education
The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning September 2016, pending budgetary approval.  To help us meet the growing demands of our programs, we are seeking a new colleague to join a dynamic and resourceful team of educators.

The ideal candidate will have expertise and experience teaching Bachelor of Education Social Studies methods and Indigenous education courses, as well as graduate-level education courses. Significant experience and understandings of Aboriginal curricula are required. A Bachelor of Education degree and a successful record of teaching in the K-12 context are also necessary. Candidates for this position will hold a doctoral degree in education or a related field, or be near completion (ABD), and should provide evidence of their program of research. Candidates should also have expertise and experience in developing and implementing projects that support Aboriginal educational needs. Strong collaborative skills for teamwork with faculty, students, staff, and community are expected. A valid driver’s license is required.

The Faculty of Education is committed to developing caring, compassionate and innovative teachers. We offer 12-month Bachelor of Education programs in English and French with specializations in Indigenous, International, and Adult Education; a Master of Education in course-based and thesis-based streams; and a PhD in Educational Studies. All programs have a strong focus on issues pertaining to diversity, equity and social justice in local and global communities.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Karen-Anne O’Halloran, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, at kohalloran@upei.ca

Or mailed or faxed to:
Faculty of Education
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 566-0349
Fax: (902) 566-0416

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the above prior to the closing date. Only complete files will be considered.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Review of applications will begin May 9, 2016, however the competition will remain open until the position is filled.