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Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Community-Engaged Adolescent Mental Health, Simon Fraser University.

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Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Community-Engaged Adolescent Mental Health.

The proposed Chair will be embedded at SFU Surrey – a vibrant community hub located in one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. S/he will take a leadership role in building research capacity that benefits the City of Surrey, and that will have important implications for adolescent mental health in British Columbia, across Canada, and beyond. The Chair will work closely with City of Surrey partners from multiple sectors such as health (including the Fraser Health Authority and its regional Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use program), education, law enforcement, social services, government, and community partners. The Chair will also create ties with other researchers working in the area of adolescent mental health and mental health policy. The Surrey-based CRC holds promise for increasing linkages with the Surrey community and strengthening SFU’s research presence in this city and beyond. Over time, it is anticipated that this Chair will leverage his/her Surrey-based research program to capitalize on innovative developments and collaborative research opportunities at the local, national, and international levels.

We are seeking an outstanding and innovative researcher who is internationally-recognized in the field of adolescent mental health with a focus on one or more of the following areas: program implementation and evaluation; diversity and culturally sensitive programming; determinants of mental health; and intersectoral and upstream approaches to enhancing mental health. The preferred candidate could have a disciplinary background in health, education, or the social sciences (e.g., psychology).

The successful candidate will play a leadership role in establishing a cutting-edge, community-relevant research facility and lead a research program focused on the advancement of community-based and clinically relevant strategies designed to maximize the mental health of young people.

This position is contingent upon the applicant being awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only senior investigators with outstanding publication records and a proven track record of working with communities and developing research centres/institutes will be considered. The position is tenable for seven years and renewable. Please review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit:

1) a full curriculum vitae
2) the names of six academic referees
3) a 3-4 page document summarizing their qualifications for the Chair and a proposed vision for developing a program of research, including a training program and leadership plan.

All applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Joy Johnson
Chair, Adolescent Mental Health CRC Search Committee
Vice-President, Research
Simon Fraser University
vpres@sfu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on January 31, 2017.

All applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. The Committee will recommend one candidate for ratification by the faculty member’s home department or school. The Faculty in which the CRC is to be situated will be determined based on best-fit once an appropriate candidate is nominated. The successful applicant will work with the department/Faculty and the Major Projects Office to develop a full proposal for submission to the CRC Secretariat.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointments will be collected. For further details, please see the Collection Notice.

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Funding – The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA). Due: March 31st, 2017.

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The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) Due March 31st, 2017

  • This award supports activities such as fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagements with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.

 

The application deadline is March 31st, 2017.

UBC Single Mothers Support Group

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Are you a single mother attending UBC? Are you looking to connect with other single mothers on campus who share your experience of balancing work, studying and parenting schedules? A new group was created for single mothers on campus with the support of the YWCA, UNA and UTown@UBC.

Please see the tentative schedule below and please contact Aurelia Kinslow with any questions: aurelia.kinslow@ubc.ca.

Thank you,

Aurelia Kinslow

 

Tentative Schedule

Place: Old Barn Community Centre (attached to Bean Around the World)

Date (Friday 5:30-7:30pm) notes
Jan meetings Jan 6
Jan 27
Feb meetings Feb 10
Feb 24
March meetings Mar 17 (spring break week)
Mar 31
April Meetings Apr 14 Good Friday
Apr 28
May meetings May 12
May 26

Graduate Research Assistant Project: Research in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Due: Aug 5, 2016

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The UBC Learning Exchange (http://learningexchange.ubc.ca) is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at Master’s or PhD level for one year to provide research support to the Academic Director. 

The Learning Exchange is core to UBC’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) campus and works to engage, inspire and lead local residents, students, faculty and organizations to work and learn together.  This GRA position will focus on issues of research in the DTES.  The project provides an excellent opportunity for a graduate student to develop expertise in community-based participatory research and knowledge exchange involving people who are marginalized and live in an area that has been stigmatized. The graduate student will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Making Research Accessible initiative.

Hours: 15hrs/week    Pay: $1250 – $1350 per month.     Starting beginning of September

Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016

Apply: Submit letter of interest and résumé to Dr. Angela Towle, Academic Director (angela.towle@ubc.ca)

Further information: http://learningexchange.ubc.ca/2016/07/19/were-hiring-graduate-research-assistant/

Job – Early Years Centre Asst, Westbank First Nation. Due: May 13, 2016

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TITLE: Early Years Centre Assistant
SALARY: Commensurate with experience DEPARTMENT: Early Years – Community Services TERM: Full Time Term (4 years)

POSITION SUMMARY:

*WFN BAND MEMBER PREFERRED*

The Early Years Centre Assistant is a fixed-term, grant-funded position primarily responsible for coordinating and facilitating activities for the Westbank First Nation Early Years Centre. The position involves the development of key connections with the broader community and liaise work to provide a comprehensive array of services to clients.

Interested applicants should email an application form, cover letter, and resume by Friday, May 13, 2016.

  • Recruitment/Training & Development Coordinator Westbank First Nation
    301-515 Hwy 97 South, Kelowna, BC V1Z 3J2 Fax: (250) 769-4377
    Email: careers@wfn.ca

Full Posting: Early Years Centre Asst

 

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)

Upcoming Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities with the Indigenous Health Garden

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Upcoming Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Wednesday March 3rd, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Wednesday March 9th, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Wednesday March 16th, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Wednesday March 24th, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Thursday March 31st, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Tuesday March 29th: Feast Bowl community meal hosting the Longhouse Student Lunch (info session about Indigenous Programs at UBC Farm)

How to volunteer for garden sessions: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs or follow this map to find our garden.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: if you are new to the Feast Bowl, please fill out our volunteer sign-up form online so we can get to know you a bit better! Join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at or after 9:30AM to help us harvest or cook, or 12:30PM to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!

Note: if you plan to bring a large group, please let us know ahead of time at hannah.lewis@ubc.ca.