CFP – Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, Due June 1, 2015

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CJNSE Fall 2015 Special Issue

Language, Identity, and Diversity in Education 

This is a call for submissions for a Fall 2015 special issue of the Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education. This special issue is broadly dedicated to issues surrounding language, identity, and diversity in Education and will be guest co-edited by the journal’s newest faculty advisory editor, Dr. Antoinette Gagné. The CJNSE welcomes and encourages submissions describing original (MA or PhD) research but may also accept position papers and book reviews from new scholars. Submissions are welcomed in our journal’s two official languages, English and French. Submissions will be accepted starting immediately with a deadline of June 21st, 2015. Submissions will go through our journal’s extensive peer-review and editing process. Questions and queries may be sent to CJNSE editor James Corcoran (English) at cjnse.rcjce.journal@gmail.comor Nancy Allen (French) at

RCJCE, numéro thématique, automne

Langue, identité et diversité en éducation

Le numéro thématique de l’automne 2015 de la Revue canadienne des jeunes 

chercheurs-chercheuses en éducation portera sur la langue (au sens large), le 

développement identitaire qui peut y être associé de même que sur la diversité et la pluralité des langues. Nous sommes heureux d’avoir à nos côtés, pour mener à bien ce numéro, Antoinette Gagné, professeure associée à l’Université de Toronto. La RCJCE encourage la publication d’articles inédits (MA ou PHD), en anglais ou en français, traitant de recherches en cours ou complétées. La RCJCE accepte aussi des articles d’opinions ou des recensions d’écrits scientifiques. Les propositions d’articles seront acceptées jusqu’au 21 juin 2015. Pour tous commentaires ou questions concernant ce numéro thématique, nous vous invitons à écrire à la directrice du volet francophone, Nancy Allen, ou au directeur du volet anglophone, James Corcoran


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Guest Editors:
Professor Karen J. Leong (Arizona State University) and Professor Myla Vicenti Carpio (Arizona State University)
Publication Date:
Spring 2016
Due Date:
Paper submissions (up to 5,000 words) due May 1, 2015
Unfree labor, dispossession, and displacement are technologies of the carceral state, which depends upon the
logics of control and punishment to create hierarchies of difference and normalize its deployment of violence.
In this special issue of Amerasia Journal, we call for papers and dialogues that examine the convergence of indigenous communities and Asian communities in the Americas as subjects of the carceral state, subject to nationstate attempts to refashion them into proper liberal and economic subjects through assimilation, dispossession, militarization, and relocation.  What do such relational analyses tell us about the ways in which the carceral state improvises, reutilizes, and deploys diverse methods to constitute, in Michel Foucault’s words, the power of normalization and the formation of knowledge” of what it means to be a productive citizen, a legible and proper subject?  How do relational analyses of Asian communities in the Americas and indigenous communities further illuminate the workings of the carceral state within and beyond national borders?  Why and how did settlers and the colonized both become subject to the carceral state and under what conditions?  How did both communities resistance to, or rejection of, carceral technologies forge unexpected affinities or alliances?  What insights do such relational histories of Asian diasporic and indigenous experiences reveal about the workings of the carceral state and what possible interventions might relational histories suggest?  
Submission Guidelines and Review Process:
The guest editors, in consultation with the Amerasia Journal editors and peer reviewers, will make the decisions
on which submissions will be included in the special issue.  The review process is as follows:
Initial review of submitted papers by guest editors and Amerasia Journal editorial staff
Papers approved by editors will undergo blind peer review
Revision of accepted peerreviewed papers and final submission
This special issue seeks papers of approximately 5,000 words in length.  We encourage the submission of interdisciplinary and accessible writings that may be adopted for courses in American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, and Pacific Islander Studies.
Please send correspondence and papers regarding the special issue on the carceral state in Asian American Studies to the following addresses.  All correspondence should refer to “Amerasia Journal Carceral State Issue” in the subject line.
Professor Karen J. Leong: Professor Myla Vicenti Carpio:
Arnold Pan, Associate Editor, Amerasia Journal:

SAGE Writing Retreat — Jan 31-Feb 1, 9:30 am – 5 pm

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Dear SAGE Community,

SAGE is hosting another writing retreat on Sat-Sun, Jan 31- Feb 1, 2015 at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day. This writing retreat is open to graduate students only and those who are engaged in Indigenous research.

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald will be the faculty mentor for this writing session. She will be available to meet with individuals who want to discuss their writing projects and/or research.

The purposes of this writing retreat are to provide dedicated time for writing, an opportunity to share ideas with others, and an opportunity to get feedback about writing questions. The writing project is participant’s choice.

The agenda includes:

January 31, 2015

9:30 – 10:00 am: Group discussion session. Share writing goals for the weekend

10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Individual writing time. Individuals may schedule time with Jo-ann to discuss writing questions

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch will be provided

1:00 – 5:00 pm. Individual writing time

Feb 1, 2015

9:30 am  – 12:30 pm: Individual writing time. Individuals may schedule time with Jo-ann to discuss writing questions

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch will be provided

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Group discussion. Sharing writing achievements

2:00 – 5:00 pm: Individual writing time.

The SAGE writing retreat is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Participants may use their own lap top computer or use computers available in the Longhouse.

Registration is required. Please RSVP no later than January 23rd, for catering and preparation purposes:

If you register and cannot attend, send a note to at least 3 days before the retreat.

CFP – Starting a Circle: Exploring Aboriginal Education; English Practice; Due Jan 30, 2015

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English Practice: Call for Articles

English Practice, the journal of the BC Teachers of English Language Arts, is a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication published twice annually.

Submission Criteria and Guidelines:

We accept submissions under the following categories:

  • Teaching Ideas (classroom lessons and strategies)
  • Investigating our Practice (teacher inquiry)
  • Salon (Literary & arts-based pieces)
  • Check this Out (book reviews)


Please see the following for details:


We invite you to submit articles for our upcoming issue:


1) Starting a Circle: Exploring Aboriginal Education.

This issue is devoted to exploring the vital importance as well as challenges of integrating Aboriginal perspectives, voices, texts, curricula and teaching and learning practices within English Language Arts. We invite educators and scholars from British Columbia and beyond to explore how the First Peoples Principles of Learning are taken up in classroom practices as well as significant issues arising from landmark events and curricular shifts in BC, which reflect larger questions related to the future of Aboriginal Education and English Language Arts.


Topics may include:

  • Reconciliation: What does reconciliation mean in our classrooms? How can we support students in finding their role within reconciliation? What legacies of residential schools remain in BC schools and beyond, and how can we as Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal educators address these in our practices?
  • Aboriginal Content: How do we increase our ability to integrate Aboriginal content throughout our educational practice? How do we work proactively as a professional community towards these ends?
  • Engagment and Inclusion: What approaches support engagement, inclusion, powerful outcomes and greater success for Aboriginal learners in English Language Arts? What practices support increased Aboriginal graduation outcomes?
  • English First Peoples 10-12: How do we meaningfully and ethically integrate First Peoples’ texts and curriculum into our practices? What barriers and tensions exist and how do we address these?
  • First Peoples Principles of Learning: How do we use these in our classrooms to improve learning for all students? How can they guide our course planning and selection/evaluation of classroom resources?


Closing date: January 30, 2015

Contact: Pamela Richardson, or

Sara Davidson

Koerner Library Monthly Workshops

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Koerner Library Monthly Workshops in December

Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: tables of contents, page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Thursday, December 4th at 9:30am – 11:30am

Monday, December 8th at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session:

Citation Management Using ProQuest Flow, Zotero, or Mendeley

Need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work? Citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the core concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either Zotero, ProQuest Flow, or Mendeley.

Citation Management Using Zotero:

Tuesday, December 2nd at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Citation Management Using Mendeley:

Thursday, December 11th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? See our Consultations page to book a one-on-one session:


Workshop 4- Regression Analysis

Regression analysis is a statistical process for estimating the relationships among variables. We can use regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another. Do you wonder how to do linear and logistic regression analysis with SPSS? Do you want to learn about simple and multivariate regression modeling? Register for the SPSS Regression workshop to get a sense of it all!

Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:00am – 1:00pm

Copyright Workshops and Events

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM


Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about self-plagiarism and gift authorship? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.

Register Here:

Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing

Tuesday December 9th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM


Curious about managing copyright in academic publishing, locating funder open access policies, and the different options available for open access publishing? Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more!

Register Here:

Copyright for the Classroom

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Have questions about screening films in class, distributing readings to your students, or using someone else’s images in your presentation slides or online course pages? What about your students’ use of copyrighted materials in their assignments and online postings? Come to this workshop to get answers to these questions and more!

Register Here:

Ethics and RISe Unite: A Step by Step Workshop on How to Complete your BREB Application

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM


This interactive workshop is designed to help you understand the ethical issues present in your research while at the same time giving you hands on assistance navigating the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) online application process. You may start your BREB application in the workshop or continue to work on one that you have already started. Those who are not ready to start their own application will be directed to create a practice application in the session. The workshop will be facilitated by a member of the BREB administration and the UBC RISe team (computer interface). The session will be approximately 1.5 hours. Facilitators: Snezana Milosevic and Jean Ruiz.

Best Practices for Research Data Management

Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM


How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help researchers incorporate some best practices for data management into their own research environment. We will address such questions as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use? What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review helpful data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.

Data Café

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:00AM


The Data Cafe is a place for socialising data. Librarians get together and discuss topics of interests related to research data. The December session will focus on Data Citations.

CFP – Journal of Mestizo and Indigenous Voices

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Journal of Mestizo and Indigenous Voices