SAGE Digest & Season’s Greetings

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Dear SAGE Community,

The Office of Indigenous Education is accepting applications for the SAGE Provincial Coordinator, Graduate Academic Assistant. Please email with any questions.

SAGE is such a wonderful community of scholars! I am truly grateful for the learning experiences, and opportunities to serve Indigenous grad students for the past two and a half years. As of September, I have become a part of the team at the First Nations House of Learning, as the Aboriginal Student and Community Development Officer. I hope to be a resource to Indigenous graduate students in this role, and to continue being an active member of SAGE while I finish my PhD. I invite all of you to drop by room 184 at the Longhouse to visit anytime – please come say hi!

Thanks and enjoy the SAGE Digest!

Aurelia Kaililani Kinslow
Provincial Coordinator (ex-officio, interim volunteer)
Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE)


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·      Doctoral Defence – caroline lefebvre

Call for Papers

·      Rising Up: Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Manitoba. Due: Feb 3, 2017

·      Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance – Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives. Due: Dec 31, 2016

·      Activism and Justice: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism; 6th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium Currents of Resistance, Due: Jan 13, 2017

Read more under Call for Proposals/Papers category


·    Course – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – Register by January 23


·      Upcoming SAGE events in 2017

·      CTLT, Teaching Assistants Institute

·      Graduate Pathways to Success: workshops + new graduate student orientation in January

·      Museum of Anthropology: December 2016

Read more under Events category


·      David Suzuki Fellowship program, Due: Feb 1, 2017

·      Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships, Due: Feb 10, 2017

·      Creating Humanities Communities Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Due: Feb 15, 2017

Read more under Funding category


·      FT Child-care worker, Due: Dec 18, 2016

·      Department Chair, Arizona State University, American Indian Studies Program

·      Tenure-Track Job Openings, UNLV English Department

·      Indigenous Governance Program Manager, University of Arizona

·      Assistant Professor of Native American History, University of North Carolina – Pembroke

·      Wildlife Biologist, at Okanagan Nation Alliance

Read more under Jobs category


·      UBC Single Mothers Support Group

Tenure-Track Job Openings, UNLV English Department

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The UNLV English Department is searching for three tenure-track positions. Please follow the links to the right for more information about these positions. For information about the university’s diversity profile, please click on the “UNLV Diversity Fact Sheet” link.

Graduate Pathways to Success: Volunteer and Employment Opportunities (GSS, Wellness, Orientation)

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Many new workshops for July and the fall have recently been posted.  Check out our upcoming sessions including Essentials of Productive Teams (July 6th) and Financial Literacy (July 7th) and more at


Volunteer for New Graduate Student Orientation

The main new graduate student orientation will take place on Thursday, September 1st  with other orientation activities scheduled through early September . Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies along with the Graduate Student Society and International Student Development will have several orientation-related volunteer positions to be filled.

Applicants must be current UBC Graduate Students in their 2nd year or later to apply. If you are interested, please send an email to:  We will provide specific information on volunteer positions once the event schedule is finalized.


Wellness Outreach, under UBC Student Health Service, is currently recruiting Graduate Wellness Peers!

The application deadline is June 30th, 2016. For questions please email

Using a peer-to-peer approach, the Graduate Wellness Peers enhance campus wellbeing by contributing a graduate student lens to the larger university commitment to enhance student mental health and wellbeing. This includes working at the UBC Wellness Centre in a student support and education role and providing workshops and outreach to the graduate student population at UBC. As a Wellness Peer you will gain practical and transferable skills in health education and promotion, leadership, facilitation, collaboration and partnership building. To view the full posting, visit: .


The Graduate Student Society is hiring:

Interim VP University and Academic Affairs: (position is June 28-Aug 31; applications due June 14th)

GSS Advocate: Applications due June 19th

Qualitative Data Analyst: GSS Harassment and Discrimination Committee (volunteer position):

Job – Assistant Professor of Teacher Education (Tenure-track) at SFU, Due: Dec. 1, 2015

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A complete job description with application details for a tenure track position in Teacher Education has been posted and may be obtained by visiting:
The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2016.
Deadline for applications is December 1, 2015.

Graduate Pathways to Success September workshops

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Graduate Pathways to Success September workshops

Thursday, 17 September:
Submitting your Thesis (in person + via webinar)

9:00 – 10:15am, in person.  Register at:
1:00 – 2:15pm, via webinar.  Register at:

Doctoral Exam Preparation (in person + via webinar)

10:30 – 11:45am, in person.  Register at:
2:30 – 3:45pm, via webinar.  Register at:
Wednesday, 23 September: The non-academic job search for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Wednesday, 30 September: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (a Mitacs Step workshop)
Friday, 2 October and 5 October: Technical and Scientific Writing (a 2-day Mitacs Step workshop).
For complete session details see

Registration Open: Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) Sessions at UBC

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Registration is now open for:

How to own the First and Final Interviews to Secure your Dream Job!

Monday, March 23rd, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

For a complete session description, please see

To register, visit

What Career Path Will You Take?  What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know & Do

Tuesday, March 31st, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

For a complete session description, please see

Registration is $10.50 and includes completion of a StrengthFinder personal assessment, plus a light lunch.  To register, see

Job – Assistant or Associate Professor Critical Curriculum Theories and Francophone Linguistic Minorities at OISE, Due: Mar 6, 2015

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Assistant or Associate Professor
Critical Curriculum Theories and Francophone Linguistic Minorities

​​Closing Date: March 6, 2015

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2015 in critical curriculum theories and Francophone linguistic minorities. OISE is home to Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO) and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our scholarly community through research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will be nominated by the University for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair ( in the fields of curriculum studies, linguistic dynamics and social issues in education.

Nominees for the Canada Research Chairs program Tier 2 should to be within ten years of receiving their PhD; be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and, as a chairholder, have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students, and future researchers. It is also expected that the candidate will mentor graduate students and teach graduate courses.

We seek applicants with a PhD in education, the humanities or the social sciences, with demonstrated excellence in research, publication and university teaching. Candidates will work in the field of critical curriculum theories and one of the following specialties: minorization, re-production of social categories and inequalities or linguistic minority studies.

The successful applicant will be an active member of the Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CRÉFO), an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of social and language practices of French-speakers in minority communities. This applicant must maintain an independent research program, supervise graduate students and teach masters and doctoral courses in French and in English.

This individual must possess superior written and verbal skills in French and in English.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest and most research-intensive university and the only Canadian university to be named in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the latest QS University World Rankings, OISE has been ranked number one for education among public institutions in North America and fifth in the world.  Located in and around Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse regions, the University of Toronto’s vibrant academic life is defined by the cultural diversity in its community.

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE) has made major contributions to advancing education, human development, and professional practice around the world for more than a century. With over 100,000 alumni, 3,000 students and 18 research centres, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship with a commitment to equity and social justice.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests and three recent research publications.  If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online at

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Professor Lana Stermac, Interim Associate Dean, Research, International and Innovation, via email to, by the closing date, March 6, 2015.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information, please visit the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education homepage at:
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, 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.

Job – Assistant Professor PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY, tenure track, Due: Dec 5, 2014

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The University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP) is committed to providing leadership in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. At this time, applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time Assistant Professor (tenure track) position commencing July 1, 2015 or as negotiated. 

PHSP offers on-line degree programs in Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Services (HCS). The MPH program includes three areas of focus: Indigenous People’s Health, Public Health Nursing, and Social Policy. The HCS program has four areas of focus: Ageing, Disability, Global Health and Indigenous People’s Health. Applicants with research and teaching interests in any of these areas are welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of aging and/or global health. Quantitative research expertise (including biostatistics, intervention research, or outcomes/impact evaluation) is also considered an asset for this position.

The School values commitment to social justice, equity and diversity and so is looking for a candidate with demonstrated social justice action(s). The successful Candidate will possess a completed doctorate (PhD) in public or population health or an allied field and an active program of research.

Candidates for this position must be willing to teach across programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. They must clearly demonstrate expertise or potential to teach distance education in an online classroom environment and possess ability in research excellence, as well as an ability to contribute to administrative tasks of the School and the wider profession.

Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate students is an asset. The Candidate must be able to teach within the philosophy of the curriculum, be committed to strengthening his/her teaching, and have the ability to work collaboratively. Candidates will share the School’s commitment and sensitivity to respect for diversity among colleagues, staff, students, and members of the community. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will also include membership in School committees, participating in governance and decision making within the School. Good interpersonal skills, record of publication, research funding, conference participation and potential for leadership are a valued requirement. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research are available with other professional schools in the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the wider University.

Deadline for applications is December 5, 2014. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on
December 8, 2014 and will continue review of applications until the position is filled. A letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references should be sent to: Dr. Michael Hayes Director, University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2.  For further information on the School, please go to

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job – Assistant Professor, Race and Critical Disability, Due: Nov 7, 2014

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the area of Race and Critical Disability beginning Fall 2015.  This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative on “The Racialized Body” focusing on the ways that contemporary and historical notions of race, racial ideology, and racial politics are manifested in how “the body” is (re)presented, inhabited, and regulated.  For the position in Race and Critical Disability, we seek scholars whose research examines the intersections of race, ethnicity, and disability.  We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses any or multiple of the following areas: 1) institutionalized forms of violence in relation to both racialized and disabled bodies; 2) disability justice movements and their engagement of race; 3) social construction(s) of raced/disabled bodies; 4) race, disability, and citizenship; 5) social causes of differential distribution of disability across populations in the US;6) race, disability, and embodiment; and 7) intersections of critical race, queer, and crip theories.  We welcome candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative projects that focus on the body in or outside the U.S. context.  Departmental home at UIC is open to a range of possibilities including Sociology, Anthropology, English, History, and/or one of the interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies and Disability and Human Development.   Scholars who adopt an intersectional perspective will be strongly considered as will candidates whose work attempts to (re)imagine a sociology of disability.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Complete applications received by November 7, 2014 will be given full consideration, however, earlier application submissions are encouraged.  Applicants should complete an online application including the names and email addresses of 3 references at Application should include: 1) a cover letter that should address research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample.  The final authorization for this position is subject to availability of state funding.

Questions about the position can be directed to either Prof. Rod Ferguson or Prof. Cynthia Blair, co-chairs of the search committee.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistc faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.