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CFP – Oxford Education Research Symposium, Due: Feb 24, 2017

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The Oxford Education Research Symposium is a forum for presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have a particular interest in the theory and practice of universal education. You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of education research, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. If you wish to present a paper you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or as sponsored journal articles.

 

Date: March 20 – 22, 2017

Location: Oxford University Club, Oxford, UK

 

Abstracts for the proposed papers are approved by the Programme Committee of the Symposium, and the list of suggested topics are available on the website.

Submission deadline: February 24, 2017

For more information, please visit: https://www.oxford-education-research-symposium.com

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Researcher targets ‘glaring’ gaps in indigenous health care

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Carrie Bourassa takes reins of Institute of Aboriginal People’s Health
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Dr. Carrie Bourassa is the new scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, which is based at Health Sciences North’s Research Institute. Supplied photo.

The “glaring” health gaps between indigenous people and the rest of Canada is widening, says the new scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health.

“It’s pretty bleak,” said Dr. Carrie Bourassa, who took over the position Feb. 1.

The institute is being established in Sudbury with the Health Sciences North Research Institute, where researchers are engaged in cutting-edge research on healthy aging, cancer care, infectious diseases, precision medicine and northern and Indigenous health. It’s the first time an Institute has been established outside of a large urban centre.

Bourassa’s role, among many others, will be to train and mentor new scholars in indigenous health research, and to make sure research creates opportunities to close those gaps.

“From diabetes to HIV and AIDS to suicide rates, we really need to get a handle on the underlying impact,” Bourassa said.

Most of the issues stem from the intergenerational trauma associated with the ongoing impact of colonization, she said. Researchers can’t seem to get a handle on the complex ways those underlying social detriments interact.

She said she knows the solution can be found in communities, because they are the ones who understand the issues better than anyone else. Read More…

 

Pickard, Aaron. Researcher targets ‘glaring’ gaps in indigenous health care. February 17, 2017. Retrieved from: https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/researcher-targets-glaring-gaps-in-indigenous-health-care-525752

Tenured Chair and Associate/Full Professor Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Victoria. Due: Feb 28, 2017

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DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Faculty of Education
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is actively building a diverse, welcoming
community and seeks to appoint a Chair and Associate/Full Professor with tenure.
The University of Victoria has a demonstrated commitment to equity and fairness, and
encourages applications from members of visible minorities and Indigenous scholars. The
position requires strong collaborative skills that provide intellectual and organizational
leadership, and that will complement the work and focus of current faculty members and programs.
Candidates for this positions must possess a PhD or EdD in education or a closely related
field, be an established scholar within education (including teaching, re
search and graduate supervision), and demonstrate administrative experience and knowledge of leadership within a university setting The Chair is expected to build a collective vision for the department, establish an active research program, teach and supervise graduate students, and participate in the academic affairs of the University.
The Chair is a five year administrative appointment, with the possibility of a five year renewal. Full details of this position may be found at http://www.uvic.ca/education/chairedci

Course – Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP), June 4-9, 2017.

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Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP)

 

  • Carleton University launched the Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP) in June of 2015. This year’s Summer Institute is being offered as a six-day course from Sunday, June 4th to Friday, June 9th, 2017. The course will have a variety of speakers (such as Margaret Kovach, Gilbert Whiteduck, Don Kelly, Tony Belcourt, and many more) who have expertise in research ethics, community engagement and the program specifically engages with a hands-on approach to learning. Participation is limited to 45 participants and tuition for the six-day program is $1000 excluding transportation and accommodation. A limited number of scholarships are available.

 

Please click on the link for more information.

Celebrating indigenous culture through animated film

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Ten inspiring animated shorts from 2016

December 29, 2016

With films like Pocahontas, Apocalypto, Peter Pan and The Green Inferno, it’s safe to say that Hollywood has a deplorable track record when it comes to its portrayal of Indigenous Peoples. Perhaps it’s to be expected given that films tend to be produced through a Eurocentric lens. Even when production companies try to get it right, they still somehow manage to fail–such as the case with Disney’s Moana.

It makes us all the more grateful that Hollywood has lost its monopoly on film. New Independent film makers are constantly emerging to give us something genuine, heartfelt and inspired to watch with family and friends.

This year was particularly exciting for indigenous film. Among the hundreds–if not, thousands–of feature films, documentaries and television shows that indigenous filmmakers made in 2016, indigenous nations started releasing their own independently-produced films to tell their own stories in their own words and languages.

We also saw a sturdy wave of truly inspiring animated shorts that celebrate indigenous culture, breathing new life into the incredibly rich and equally important tradition of storytelling.

We loved these animated shorts so much we just had to share them with you. Read more…

 

Source: Schertow, John Ahni. January 18, 2017. Celebrating indigenous culture through animated film. Retrieved from:  https://intercontinentalcry.org/celebrating-indigenous-culture-animated-film/

CFP – 18th Biennial Conference on Teachers and Teaching – ISATT 2017. Due: Dec 28, 2016

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We invite candidates to contribute to the conference theme: “Teaching search and research”. The essence of this conference aims to capture the mutual interrelations between the academia and schools in order to combine discourses and align positions. The particular interest is to bring practice into theory and theory to practice. The ISATT 2017 encourage submissions that examine the diverse teaching contexts and the many changes occurring across education research and practice: from design to implementation.

 

Date: July 3-7, 2017

Location: University Of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

 

You are invited to submit your contributions in English in any of the following formats: oral presentations, posters, symposia, and workshops.

Submission deadline: December 28, 2016.

For more information, please visit: http://isatt2017.com