Diversity

Job – Exam Invigilator, UBC Access & Diversity. Due: Aug 31, 2016

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UBC Access and Diversity — Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Part Time (29 hrs/wk or less)
Job Description
Access and Diversity is seeking UBC students to invigilate exams for students with disabilities. As per UBC Policy #73, invigilators are part and parcel to removing barriers and providing equitable opportunities for students with disabilities writing exams. Invigilators are expected to treat all students with fairness, dignity, and respect, while maintaining exam procedures and protocols.

**Preference will be given to Masters and PhD students; however, undergraduate students who are not taking courses with exams are welcome to apply. **

Duties include: starting, monitoring, and ending exams for students with disabilities in private spaces or group settings; setting up adaptive and computer equipment for the exams; ensuring examinees adhere to UBC and Access and Diversity exam procedures; maintaining good communication with Exam Coordinators and other invigilators; compiling detailed and accurate records and incident reports. Access and Diversity invigilators must strictly adhere to the University’s regulations and procedures regarding exams.

Qualifications
These positions are open only to registered UBC students who are not currently taking courses with exams. A strong cover letter and submission of an unofficial transcript are required. Students taking courses with exams will not be considered. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

* Friendly demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
* Contributes to a positive team environment.
* Ability to work and remain calm while under stress.
* Effective written and oral communication. Successful candidates must have the ability to compose detailed reports using clear, concise business English.
* Outstanding attention to detail and ability to accurately follow procedures.
* Ability to exercise tact and discretion when handling sensitive and/or confidential matters.
* Punctuality and reliability essential.
* Ability to follow directions, work independently, and to work within a team environment.
* Flexible schedule and ability to commit to consistent shift availability: Average 12: hours/week.
*Must be available to take shifts between 7:30am and 10:00pm.
* Experience working with persons with disabilities, in education, or in a service-oriented environment are assets.

Job Location
Vancouver, Canada
Hours Per Week
5-30
Job Sector
Education, Training and Teaching
Job Nature
On-Campus (UBC Vancouver) Job
Salary / Wage
$16.16
Preferred Degrees/Disciplines
Applied Science/Engineering
, Computer Science/IT
, Science/Environment/Agriculture
, Health Sciences
, Arts/Social Sciences
, Business Administration/Commerce/Management
, Education/Teaching
, Human Kinetics/Kinesiology
, Law/Legal Studies
Additional Documents (preferred)
Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Class Schedule
Experience Level
Current Students in an Undergraduate Program, Current Students in a Masters Program, Current Students in a Phd Program
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August 05, 2016


Applications Accepted Until:
August 31, 2016

Funding: BC Council On Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT). Due: Sept 29, 2016

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Send on behalf of Dr. Robert Adamonski, Director of Research and Admissions: 

BCCAT is calling for research project proposals on Contemporary Issues in Student Mobility: http://www.bccat.ca/research/call

 
If you are interested in proposing a research project on a topic within the BCCAT mandate, please send a brief letter of intent by September 29, 2016 to Anna Tikina (atikina@bccat.ca). No need to wait until September to express interest – the letters of intent will be considered as they arrive. 
 
If you know someone who might be interested in proposing a project, please feel free to share this notice. 
 
Please do not hesitate to contact Anna (atikina@bccat.ca, or 604-412-7680) if you have questions about the Call. 

The UBC Equity Enhancement Fund. Due: April 1, 2016.

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2016 Equity Enhancement Fund

The Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding at UBC. Proposals should demonstrate benefits to the representation or experiences of historically disadvantaged groups within the UBC community.

All academic or administrative units are invited to apply for funding. Student groups, as well as other faculty and staff groups, are invited to submit proposals through their respective leadership.

Applications are accepted for a broad range of funding up to a maximum of $25,000. Preference is given to proposals that demonstrate some matching financial contributions from partners and are for projects that have the potential to be self-sustaining. Separate funding is available for the Okanagan and Vancouver campus.

The deadline for submitting proposals is April 1, 2016. If you have any questions about the Equity Enhancement Fund, email equity@equity.ubc.ca.

Are you a student interested in applying for the fund?

Attend a student proposal writing session on March 2 or 3. See below for more info or register here.

Goals of the Equity Enhancement Fund

Following the action plan from Renewing our Commitment to Equity and Diversity: UBC’s Response to the Task Force Recommendations, preference will be given to initiatives which:

  • Build student, faculty and staff competencies and understanding related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion through community-engaged activities.
  • Promote a respectful environment at UBC through education, dialogue and community engagement.

UBC equity and diversity committees

Equity and diversity committees from faculties, departments and units are encouraged to apply for Equity Enhancement Funding to develop or enhance equity in their work setting.

Read about previous Equity Enhancement Fund recipients


Proposal writing session for students

Students interested in applying for the Equity Enhancement Fund are encouraged to attend a proposal writing session on March 2 or 3. Equity and Inclusion Office educators and past fund recipients will be on hand to answer questions about writing proposals and will share examples of projects that have received funding.

This session is open for student applicants only. Please register for one of the following sessions. Light refreshments will be served.

Session 1
Wednesday, March 2
5pm to 6pm
BUCH D201, 1866 Main Mall
Facilitator: Rachael Sullivan
Deadline for registration March 1 – Register here
Session 2
Thursday, March 3
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lillooet Room, I.K. Barber Learning Centre , #301-1961 East Mall
Facilitator: Rachael Sullivan
Deadline for registration March 1 – Register here

 


Guidelines

Read the proposal guidelines carefully to assist you in preparing a successful application. Download guidelines (pdf)

Who can apply for funding?

The following are invited to submit proposals to the Equity Enhancement Fund:

  • Any UBC academic or administrative unit
  • Equity committees and equity representatives
  • Unions or Associations
  • Alma Mater Society, UBC Students’ Union Okanagan
  • Graduate Student Society
  • Student clubs or groups
  • Individuals

Applications demonstrating partnerships with other clubs and units will be given preference.

NOTE: Proposals will not be accepted to fund academic research that would be carried out in the normal course of work or study or may be eligible for research funding.

Application Deadline

Download application form (word)

Application Form

Completed application forms (in word or pdf) should be emailed by April 1, 2016 to equity@equity.ubc.ca

Fund Objectives

  • Proposals should have observable and/or measurable benefits to the representation or experiences of historically disadvantaged groups within the UBC community.
  • Priority will be given to proposals that benefit the UBC community and have a continuing effect on enhancing employment or educational equity.
  • Proposals must provide clear rationale and objectives consistent with the University’s Equity and Inclusion mandate and commitments as outlined in Place and Promise
  • All Equity Enhancement Fund initiatives must be in accordance with UBC’s Respectful Environment Statement.

Endorsement

  • The proposal must be endorsed by a Head of Unit or the senior official of an organization ie. Alma Mater Society, Graduate Student Society and UBC Students’ Union Okanagan, union/association or student club. A Head of Unit is the Director of a service unit; Head of an academic department; Director of a centre, institute or school; Principal of a college; Dean; Associate Vice President; University Librarian; Registrar; Vice President; or President.
  • Submissions from the Unions or Associations must be endorsed and signed by the senior official of the organization.
  • Submissions from the AMS, GSS and UBCSUO must be endorsed and signed by the senior official of the organization.
  • NOTE: The person making the endorsement assumes responsibility for monitoring the project and ensuring a final report is submitted.

Reporting

  • Successful recipients are required to submit a report, including financial accounting, to the Associate Vice President, Equity and Inclusion upon completion of the project. The Equity and Inclusion Office will provide a template for this purpose.
  • Funds must be spent within one year of receiving funding. Any unused funds must be reported and returned.
  • The fund recipients are responsible for planning and implementation related to your project, and covering any cost overruns.

Funding Details

  • Proposals up to $25,000 will be considered. Small and large proposals are encouraged. Large proposals may receive partial funding.
  • Funding dispersed: 75% upon announcement and 25% on completion of final report.
  • There are separate funds for the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
  • Partnerships between faculties/units/departments/groups are encouraged.
  • Applications should demonstrate some financial contributions (not just in-kind) from faculties, units and clubs.
  • Funding will not be granted for projects that are a normal part of the unit’s responsibilities and operating expenses, or, except in exceptional circumstances, to reinstitute a previously funded project in a unit.
  • Funding is allocated once a year in the last quarter of the fiscal period by the Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, with advice from the Vice President Strategic Implementation Committee.
  • Fund amount and guidelines will be reviewed annually by the Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, and the Vice President Strategic Implementation Committee.

Evaluation Criteria

A sub-committee of the Vice President Strategic Implementation Committee with representatives from the Okanagan and Vancouver reviews and evaluates all applications. Their evaluation is based on the following criteria:

  • Strategic Value
    How well does this initiative align with the University’s Equity and Inclusion mandate and commitments as outlined in Place and Promise
  • Enhances Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    Will this initiative significantly contribute to the enhancement of equity, inclusion, diversity and intercultural understanding at UBC?
  • Outreach
    Does this enhance UBC’s reputation on and off campus? Does it create an opportunity to partner with other UBC units/organizations or with groups outside the university?
  • Community Engaged Activities
    Will this project engage and inspire participation of historically disadvantaged groups within the UBC community?
  • Sustainability
    How can this project be made sustainable beyond the funding period?

Job – Assistant or Associate Professor, Inclusive Education, University of Regina. Due: Feb. 28, 2016

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TENURE-TRACK POSITION – ASSISTANT PROFESSOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

The Faculty of Education, University of Regina is inviting applications for a Full-time, Tenure-Track Position appointment beginning July 1, 2016.

The Faculty of Education seeks an individual who can work in the area of Inclusive Education with a focus on a variety of disabilities/exceptionalities. The Faculty has a strong orientation towards social justice issues in education and is committed to enacting the themes, vision, values and mission of the University’s Strategic Plan – peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger.

Duties:

The individual will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in Inclusive Education and Core Studies as part of the Educational Psychology program area, supervising undergraduate students in field experiences, supervising graduate students with their research, assuming active involvement in collegial governance and Faculty endeavors and engaging in individual and collaborative scholarly research.

Qualifications:

The successful individual will ideally possess a Ph.D. degree, or be near its completion when taking up the position, with a focus on Inclusive Education particularly as it relates to students with disabilities/exceptionalities. The individual should demonstrate successful teaching (or related experience) in K-12 schools, and, will ideally have experience with including/teaching students with disabilities/exceptionalities in regular school settings. As well, the candidate should demonstrate teaching in a university environment and have an active research agenda. Bilingualism (English/French) would be an asset.

Salary Range:

Depending on qualifications and experience, normally in the Assistant Professor range ($83,787 – $106,571). Starting Date: July 1, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Paul Clarke, Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Human Resources, Faculty of Education E-mail: Paul.Clarke@uregina.ca
Tel: 306-585-5353
Fax: 306-585-5330

Web: http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers

To Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, photocopies of transcripts, teaching philosophy, description of scholarly research program, and the names and contact information of three referees by February 28, 2016 to:

Dr. Jennifer Tupper, Dean Faculty of Education University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority; however, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Regina is committed to achieving a representative workforce. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Inclusive Education – Dec 2015

Linking Language, Culture, and the Environment: Twenty years of Biocultural Diversity Research and Action, 11:30 am – 1 pm, Sep. 24, 2015

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Thursday, September 24: Linking Language, Culture, and the Environment: Twenty years of Biocultural Diversity Research and Action

Indigenous societies tend to make no distinction between “nature” and “culture”, seeing people as an intrinsic part of a greater whole that is the natural world. In Western ways of thinking, instead, “nature” and “culture” have often been conceptualized as distinct realms, and people have been seen as separate from (and even dominant over) nature. So pervasive has this dichotomy been, that our vocabularies contain no words to refer to “nature and culture” together.
The concept of biocultural diversity emerged two decades ago as a way of bridging this gap. A new word had to be coined to encapsulate the idea that diversity in nature (biodiversity) and diversity in culture (cultural and linguistic diversity) are all manifestations of the diversity of life, and that they are interconnected and interdependent. This lecture by Dr. Luisa Maffi reviews the history and conceptual foundations of biocultural diversity and its applications in a variety of “real-world” situations.

Hosted by the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program & Department of Anthropology.

Thursday, September 24
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Anthropology and Sociology Building (near MOA)
Room 1109, 6303 NW Marine Drive’
Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Mark Turin, mark.turin@ubc.ca, 604-827-0613.

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, September 15, 2015

Positive Space Workshop – Jan 27, 8:30am-12 pm

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C’s upcoming Positive Space sessions have openings for Jan. 27 at 8:30am-12:00pmWe invite you to join us. Read about the Campaign and sign up at http://positivespace.ubc.ca and register to help make our university a more diverse and inclusive educational home! 
The Positive Space Campaign is an initiative intended to help make UBC more receptive to and welcoming of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, trans-identified, two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBT*TQIA+) communities, individuals and issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus. It aims to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by identifying spaces where sexual and gender diversity is supported and valued.