Year of Research in Education: Share Your Research on Twitter

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Share Your Research on Twitter
The term is over! What #EdResearch books or articles will you be reading during the break? Perhaps watching some compelling documentary film? Share on Twitter using the #EdResearch and tag us @UBCEdResearch for a chance to win one of the monthly draw prizes! Don’t forget to include a link so we can check it out, too.
You can also post pictures of what it looks like to do research during the Holidays using #ThisIsResearch (don’t forget @UBCEdResearch to be entered in the draw).
Visit the YRE web site for more info:

Share Your Research: Twitter Basics Workshop – Nov 19, 12:30-1:30 pm

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Share Your Research: Twitter Basics Workshop – Year of Research in Education Event

Date: Wednesday November 19th, 2014
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Scarfe 309C (OGPR meeting room)

Are you curious about Twitter? Wondering what – if anything! – it can do for your research?

Come to our Twitter Basics workshop to get started.

If you do not yet have an account, we’ll get you all set up.
We’ll show you how to manage privacy and email notifications.
We’ll look at some basic ways in which you can use Twitter to learn about research in your field and share your own work more effectively.

Faculty members, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff engaged in research (and its dissemination) are welcome to this event targeted to beginners.

Please bring your own laptop computer or tablet to make the most of this session. As it will be lunchtime, food that won’t spill is also welcome.

Please RSVP!

CFP – Canadian Journal of Education

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Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’éducation

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  The Canadian Journal of Education is currently seeking manuscript submissions for publication in fall/winter 2014.  The Journal is beginning a pilot of just-in-time publishing, in which manuscripts will be published as soon as they are accepted. The Journal believes this will better serve CSSE members and the education community in Canada, by ensuring that important scholarly works is made immediately available to researchers, practitioners, and those with an interest in education.

The Canadian Journal of Education (CJE) is published by the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), the largest organization of professors, students, researchers, and practitioners in education in Canada. The CJE is the leading bilingual journal of educational scholarship in Canada. The Journal’s acceptance rate for manuscripts is approximately 25 percent.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: BOOK REVIEWS EDITOR (FRANCOPHONE)  The Canadian Journal of Education (CJE) is currently inviting applications for the position of Book Reviews Editor (francophone). The position begins in September, 2014. The call for applications will remain open until September 30, 2014.

The Canadian Journal of Education is a national, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the membership of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. The CJE prioritizes research and scholarly writing that is of relevance to the Canadian education community. The journal accepts and publishes both French and English manuscripts and book reviews.

Those interested in applying for the position should submit a current curriculum vitae and a brief statement highlighting any previous editorial experience and ongoing scholarly interest in the field of education.
Applications should be sent to <>.

The Book Reviews Editor (francophone) will be responsible for working with publishers to secure French books to review, matching and distributing those books to reviewers, and editing and readying the final work for publication as a highlighted section of the CJE. The book review section will be forwarded for copyediting and layout, and then reviewed by the Book Reviews Editor (francophone) prior to final publication. The CJE anticipates one or two books being reviewed for each issue of the Journal.

This is an unpaid, volunteer position. The CJE asks for a commitment of at least two years. The Book Reviews Editor (francophone) will be expected to participate in editorial decisions for the journal, and be a part of regular communications with the rest of the editorial team. The candidate must be able to make contacts with editors and publishers quickly and professionally, secure relevant review copies, recruit and coordinate a pool of reviewers, and assemble a high-quality, informative book review section for the CJE’s readership.

REVIEWERS NEEDED  Peer reviews are the lifeblood of any academic journal. The CJE is currently looking to expand its pool of reviewers. We have numerous high-quality manuscripts that we would love to publish, but we cannot do so without peer reviews. You can help us ensure that manuscripts are dealt with promptly by enrolling as a CJE reviewer <> If you are already enrolled as a reviewer, please log into the site to update your areas of interest. The CJE screens manuscripts before they are sent out for review, meaning that you will only receive manuscripts that we consider meet our high editorial standards.

The journal publishes issues on early, lifelong, and Francophone education, and rural, aboriginal, cultural, pre-service, and inclusive perspectives.

The Canadian Journal of Education is presented by the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, the major national voice for those who create educational knowledge in Canada.  For more information on CSSE, visit the Canadian Journal of Education on Facebook or Twitter.

CFP – Motherhood Initiative, Due November 1st, 2014

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The editorial board is seeking submissions for Vol. 6.1 of the
Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (JMI)
to be published in spring/summer 2015


We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, community workers, bloggers, mothers and others who research in this area. Cross-cultural and comparative work is encouraged. We are open to a variety of types of submissions including academic papers from all disciplines and creative submissions including visual art, literature and performance art. This issue will explore the nature, status, representation and experience of mothers and motherhood in various historical, cultural and literary contexts, and examine the many ways in which mothers have been and are affected by, viewed, and/or challenged contemporary cultural norms and dominant ideologies and representations of their role.

Topics may include but are not restricted to:
Representations and depictions of mothers/mothering/motherhood in fiction, poetry, drama, art, music, film, advertising, TV, facebook, blogs, twitter; investigations into navigating cultural expressions of “good” and “bad” mother/ing; transmitting maternal knowledge(s), parenting skills, mothers/mothering and language, mothers and literacies, feminist motherlines; teaching/learning about mothering/ motherhood through literature, popular culture, celebrity culture, new media; parenting/mothering in literature, art, popular culture, social media, the blogosphere; queer engagements with mothering/motherhood in literature, popular culture and social media; de/constructing embodied understandings of mothering, mother, motherhood; how communication technology permeates the work/home barrier, assists/challenges relationships and attachment with adopted and biological children; the impact of literature/popular culture/social media on opinions regarding reproduction; mothers’ relationship with “the experts”; expert discourses vs. grassroots communications; transmission of culture and ethnicity through various maternal modalities; mothering in the Information Age; communicating mothers/motherhood across the generations; crossing national borders and class divides through New Social Media; communication and other revolutions (or political organizing), new social media-linking or dividing moms?; low-income and young mothers’ access to and use of New Social Media; cybermothering; mothers/motherhood and Communication Studies; mothers/mothering and education, learning and pedagogy.

Articles should be 15-18 pages (3750 words) including references. All should be in MLA style, WordPerfect or Word and IBM compatible.

Please see our style guide for complete details:


Please direct submissions to:
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)
140 Holland St. West, PO Box 13022, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (905) 775-9089