Funding – David Suzuki Fellowship program, Due: Feb 1, 2017

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The new David Suzuki Fellowship program will empower emerging scholars to tackle complex environmental problems. It will reduce financial barriers, provide mentorship and foster leadership and creativity so fellows can conduct research and engage and inform the public and policy-makers. One fellowship each will be available in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The Vancouver-based fellow will join the Foundation’s Science and Policy team and research innovative clean energy solutions and/or the economics of sustainable development.

Each fellowship is valued at $50,000 stipend plus up to $5,000 in travel and professional expenses.

For details about eligibility, program structure, and application process, please see http://fellowships.davidsuzuki.org/

All questions should be directed to fellowships@davidsuzuki.org

GPS Workshop: Leading with Emotional Intelligence. 1-4 pm, Jun 14, 2016

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Is there more to being smart than just IQ? Absolutely! Research consistently shows that a person’s Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a key factor associated with success in career advancement, relationships and overall well-being. It is also vital to leadership. The good news is that you can develop skills in EI to be a better leader: to develop and influence others, build relationships and create environments that support the realization of common goals. This workshop will establish links between EI and leadership, and will explore the fundamentals of emotional management. Learning to work with emotions, rather than denying and ignoring them, will have a positive impact on your life, career and leadership paths. This workshop will introduce you to the concept of EI and help you to develop skills to: manage your emotions, regulate your behavior and act wisely across situations, communicate what you want in a way that reduces negative reactions in others, take the lead in fostering a work environment that energizes, motivates and optimizes performance. Instructor: Sally Halliday

Beverages will be provided.  Please bring your own mug.

Location: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC

Date: June 14, 2016  Time: 1:00PM – 4:00 PM

Register: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/13328-leading-emotional-intelligence


For information on upcoming Graduate Pathways to Success Events, please visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/pathways

Visit https://community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar  for other graduate student workshops and events.


Book Launch – Dr. Shauna Butterwick, Dr. Michelle Stack & Dr. Alison Taylor – Mar 23, 4-6pm

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Book Launch
Dr. Shauna Butterwick, Dr. Michelle Stack & Dr. Alison Taylor

Wednesday, March 23rd, 4:00-6:00pm
Ponderosa Commons Multipurpose Room (PCOM 2012)

Table of Contents:

Click to access TableofContents.pdf

​Please note chapter 9: Weaving Indigenous women’s leadership: Pedagogies, protocols & practices​ by Dr. Alannah Young Leon.

Hope you can make it to the new Ponderosa Commons space!


Jobs – Five Professorial Positions in the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria. Due: Apr 30, 2016.

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Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria invites applications for five faculty positions, with preference given to members of visible minorities and Indigenous scholars. The University of Victoria has a demonstrated commitment to equity and fairness, and our Faculty is actively building a diverse and welcoming environment.

The positions require strong collaborative skills that provide intellectual and organizational leadership, and complement the work and focus of current faculty members and programs. The University of Victoria is proud of its teaching and research culture and all faculty members are expected to make a strong contribution to teaching, research and scholarly work.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to members of the following designated groups: members of visible minorities and Indigenous scholars. Candidates from these groups who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are strongly encouraged to self-identify. The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous 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.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

Effective date of appointment is negotiable (July 1, 2016 or January 1, 2017).  Applications should include curriculum vitae and only the names of three referees.  No letters of reference will be considered at this time.  Deadline for receipt of applications is April 30, 2016.

For more information on these positions, including full postings with criteria and contact details for more information, please visit http://www.uvic.ca/future-faculty-staff/faculty/index.php

Please see ads below:

EPHE – ATP ad – revised[6]

EPHE – Asst Prof ad – revised[1]

EDPY ATP 20160224

AD-Environmental Ed 20160224[6]

B.C. First Nation writes its own declaration of title rights and strategy

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B.C. First Nation writes its own declaration of title rights and strategy

A First Nation on British Columbia’s central coast is not waiting for the provincial and federal governments to draft a reconciliation agreement. The Heiltsuk Nation has written and signed its own declaration, setting out what it says is a new mandate for a relationship within Canada.
BELLA BELLA – A First Nation on British Columbia’s central coast is not waiting for the provincial and federal governments to draft a reconciliation agreement.

The Heiltsuk Nation has written and signed its own declaration, setting out what it says is a new mandate for a relationship within Canada.

Hereditary Chief Harvey Humchitt says the First Nation has been collaborating with industry and senior governments on planning and economic opportunities, but without much progress on resource management decisions within its territories.

Chief Marilyn Slett says existing agreements will be honoured but the new approach will build a government-to-government relationship between the Heiltsuk, B.C., and Canada.

The First Nation relies on the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2014 Tsilhqot’in decision, that it says found a declaration of aboriginal title could be obtained through a negotiated agreement, or by court declaration.

Heiltsuk hereditary chiefs and elected leaders say as the sovereign authority over more than 35,000 square kilometres of the central coast, the First Nation has the right to control, manage and benefit from territorial resources.

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/first+nation+writes+declaration+title+rights+strategy/11474798/story.html#ixzz3q7YrYLXd

Call for Presenters: Student Leadership Conference, Due: Oct. 13, 2015

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Call for Presenters: Student Leadership Conference

The Student Leadership Conference (SLC), one of Canada’s largest student-run conferences and is seeking presenters to design and share their leadership experience with undergraduate or graduate students on January 9, 2015. Through a series of inspiring speakers and interactive workshops, delegates are provided with resources to help them develop as leaders to thrive within the campus community. Applications are now open to design and present a 50-minute workshop for the 2016 UBC Student Leadership Conference.

Applications close on October 13, 2015.

For further information review http://www.slc.ubc.ca. or to apply visit http://students.ubc.ca/slc/present.

CFP – 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference, Due: Oct. 15, 2015

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17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 4-­‐5, 2016 — Tempe, AZ

“Native Leadership in Community Building ”

“Native Leadership in Community Building,” is the theme for the 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association conference. With the many challenges native communities and nations are facing, leadership is key to community building. While political officials are seen as leaders, individuals and families are also taking the initiative to transform their native communities and nations for the better. These individuals and families are undertaking work on a number of levels, such as language and culture maintenance/revitalization, health improvement, environmental protection, culturally-­‐based education, and many other pertinent issues, that build strength and capacity in our communities.

This year’s conference looks to examine and initiate discussions about leadership and community building. This includes, however is not exclusive to: language, culture, art, history, environment, governance, gender, sexuality, health, storytelling, education, family, philosophy, policy, and all other topics which would include leadership and community building.

The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops.

Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues. Paper/Session/Panel Proposals:

  • Please send paper and panel submissions in a digital format.
  • When submitting a paper, session or panel, please provide the name of the presenter, title,

    session organizer and/or all persons involved, including their role/s. Also, provide their address,

    phone number and email information.

  • Submit the presentation title/s and a 200-­‐word paper abstract, describing the paper, session or


  • Please submit proposals by October 15, 2015. Abstracts after this date will only be considered if

    space is available on the program.

    Thank you!

    Please send submissions to:

    Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator American Indian Studies
    P.O. Box 874603
    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ 85287-­‐4603 480-­‐727-­‐8691
    Email: elizabeth.martos@asu.edu

    PDF Announcement: 2016 CP 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference

IndigenEYEZ – A Participatory Youth Leadership Program on the Land, June 3, 2015

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IndigenEYEZ – A Participatory Youth Leadership Program on the Land

Join this UBC Learning Circle session organized by IndigenEYEZ with Kim Haxton, Potowatomi and First Nations facilitator, along with six youth. IndigenEYEZ is a First Nations-led initiative that aims to build the capacity of First Nations in BC to empower youth and build cultural connections with a focus on creative expression. This session will give some creative activities combined with cross-cultural systems for teaching.June 3, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Participate via videoconference or computer webinarRegister for this FREE event.Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, May 15, 2015

Ireland Summer Program

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Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI), plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills. Our programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world, we believe these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market. 
For the summer of 2015, BEAI is offering a summer program in Dublin, Ireland during late July and August. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe. A few of our professors include:
·  Prof. Dr. Timoey Agarin – Prof. at the school of politics and international studies at Queens University Belfast.
·         Director of the Centre for the study of Ethnic Conflict
·         Co-founder of the collaborative research network “Romanis in Europe: probing the limits of integration”
·  Prof. Dr. Rory Costello –  Course Director for European Studies at the University of Limerick.
·         PhD from Trinity College Dublin
·         Previously worked at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and at the London School of Economics.
*All Ireland lectures will be held at Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork. 
The students will enrich their knowledge of Ireland’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. We also encourage students to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events.
·         A tour of the Dáil (Irish Parliament)
·         Field trip to Blarney Castle
·         City of Lahinch
·         Cliffs of Moher (Ireland’s most popular attraction) and more
Even with the summer close at hand, there are still plenty of students still figuring out their plans for the upcoming break. We hope you will consider recognition of our institute as an option for students who are looking for international opportunities. Please contact us via info@beainstitute.org