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Training Development Officers, Canadian Armed Forces

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The Training Development Branch is now accepting applications for Training Development Officers. Training Development Officers promote, guide, coordinate and advise on the systematic approach to training and education. They analyse operational job performance requirements, identify needs, suggest and implement solutions to performance problems. The preferred educational requirement is a Master’s degree in education, although a Bachelor’s degree in education is also accepted.

 

Please visit http://www.forces.ca/en/job/trainingdevelopmentofficer-72 for the job overview and further information. Overview of paid education: http://www.forces.ca/en/page/paideducation-96

For questions on the position, please contact your nearest recruiting centre: http://www.forces.ca/en/centres/findarecruiter-110

CTLT Offering Graduate Student Certificate Program

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Graduate Student Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate Program (GCP) is a year and a half long (September 2016 – December 2017) teaching development program that supports the development of graduate students’ expertise in teaching and learning. It serves both graduate students seeking excellence in teaching and learning in their future roles as faculty, as well as those who will apply the skills outside of traditional faculty roles. The GCP prepares graduate students who seek faculty positions focused on teaching and learning specifically, and more broadly creates a cohort of graduate students positioned for future educational leadership.

The Graduate Certificate Program consists of the following elements:

  • Blended Cohort – Meets twice per month on Friday afternoons for two hours per meeting, and includes two hours of online work per month.
  • Practicum – The GCP requires that you arrange two one-hour (minimum) practical teaching experiences per term as a guest instructor, in the community, or in industry. You will also observe two one-hour sessions taught by your peers per term.
  • Mentoring – You will work with a mentor, under terms to be discussed with your mentor, but which will include some classroom observation and some classroom discussion. Please see the Mentorship Guidelines for more information.
  • SoTL – You will engage in a small-scale Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) pilot project based on the work you have done in your practicum. Please see the Practicum Guidelines for more information.

Please note that there will not be an application fee however, successful registrants will have to pay a registration fee. Details on the fee will be posted shortly.

Who can apply?

The Program is open to all graduate students who have completed an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) and will remain graduate students until the end of the year 2017.

How do I apply?

We are currently accepting 12-14 successful applicants to the 2016-2017 cohort. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2016.
Apply now >

For any questions you might have about the GCP, please e-mail ctlt.gcpinfo@ubc.ca .

Job – Program Manager, Due: Feb 3, 2016

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UBC Job Posting: Program Manager

This position entails dedicated program coordination and evaluation activities for the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, specifically the development of a “Public Health Training Certificate in Indigenous Health” and the implementation of assigned CEIH evaluation activities. For more information, visit UBC Careers, Job ID: 22569.

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, February 1, 2016

 

Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellness Training at UBC – Oct 1, 2015

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Dear grad students,
NITEP is hosting a new student program that provides resources and ways to be a peer support helper/trainer for mental health and wellness. There is space for interested Aboriginal students to participate, especially in the morning session. Please contact Jessica LaRochelle if you are interested in attending this training workshop. Regards, Jo-ann
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Thursday, October 1: Mental Health and Wellness Training

This FREE training is open to all Aboriginal students at UBC. Students will learn about Mental Health and Wellness, gain valuable professional development, and find out how they can access resources through the UBC Wellness Centre and other local support services. Topics include (but not limited to) Self-Care and Boundaries, Providing Support to Students in Distress, Respectful Relationships within Aboriginal Communities, and Building a Support System.

Thursday, October 1
8:30 AM – 12:15 PM (12:45-4:00 sessions optional for non-NITEP students)
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations Longhouse

RSVP to jessica.larochelle@ubc.ca. Continental Breakfast and hot lunch will be provided. Include your name, faculty, and any allergies/dietary restrictions in your email. RSVP as soon as possible.  The afternoon session is now optional for non-NITEP students as it will focus more on their roles as NITEP Wellness Resource people.

UN Human Rights Indigenous Fellowship Programme, Due: May 25, 2015

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United Nations Human Rights Indigenous Fellowship Programme

What is it?

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) is a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004). The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at the international level. Since the launch of the training programme in 1997, more than 300 indigenous men and women from all over the world have been trained. They provided human rights training to many more in their communities.

How does it work?

The IFP is accessible in four different languages: English, French, Spanish and Russian. The selected candidates are entitled to a return flight ticket, living expenses and basic health insurance for the duration of the training. The IFP is held annually and fellows from the 4 language components of the programme are trained together with simultaneous interpretation during 4 to 5 weeks in Geneva. The date of the training programme usually coincides with the annual meeting of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (June/July), thus allowing the fellows to participate more actively in that Mechanism. For more information on the sessions available in the training programme, please visit the above links to the web pages of the language component you are interested in.

Who can apply?

  1. The candidate must be indigenous (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations).
  2. Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme.
  3. Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the IFP given the socio-economic barriers confronted by many indigenous peoples that limit access to formal educational institutions.
  4. Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations.
  5. The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership and that it is representative.
  6. The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the language, in which the programme is imparted.

How to apply?

We strongly encourage you to send your application form well before the deadline.

Fellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed. Both parts I and II of the application form must be signed and sent by regular post at the following address:

Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNOG-OHCHR
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Scanned applications are also accepted, although we prefer receiving applications by post. Your scanned application can be sent at the following email: fellowship@ohchr.org

Application forms need to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating indigenous organization or community.

How is the selection made?

The selection of fellows reflects a gender and regional balance, as well as a balance between communities represented. The general human rights situation in the respective regions/countries is also taken into consideration.

A pre-selection of 15 to 20 candidates per language group is made by previous indigenous fellows. The selection process also entails interviews of pre-selected candidates who applied to either the English, French, Spanish or Russian language components of the programme. In the case of the Spanish and Russian language components of the programme, the selection of candidates is also carried out in collaboration with the University of Deusto and the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. The final selection of successful candidates is reviewed by an advisory group composed of indigenous persons. The process starts in summer and is usually finalized by the end of the year/beginning of next. In view of the large number of applications, only pre-selected candidates are contacted. Once the process is finalized, the list of candidates selected to participate in our training programme is posted on our webpage (usually in January).

Any other question?

Any question pertaining to the Indigenous Fellowship Programme can be e-mailed to: fellowship@ohchr.org

Graduate Pathways to Success Session: Skills of Communication (Mitacs)

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Registration is now open for:

Skills of Communication (Mitacs)

Wednesday, February 25th, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For a complete session description, please see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12183-skills-communication

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3d92

Three Minute Thesis: To present in a heat, see the schedule at http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/schedule/ .

Miss the ‘Strategies for Presenting your Thesis in 3 Minutes’ webinar?  View it online at: https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/p.jnlp?psid=2015-02-04.1427.M.BA1BC2457C7AB1CD7720E4BFA64A40.vcr&sid=2011438

St. John’s College PhD connections lunch for 1st year PhD Students.  Topic:  ‘Effective Supervisory Relationships’

Friday, March 6th, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  *free* (normally $5)

To register, visit http://stjohns.ubc.ca/phd-connections/

There is still space available in this week’s Introduction to Interacting with the Media:

Tuesday, February 17th, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

For a complete session description, please see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12622-introduction-interacting-media

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3d91

Please let me know if you have questions.

Thank you,
Jacqui.

Jacqui Brinkman

Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802

170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2

jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | www.grad.ubc.ca

Register for Graduate Pathways to Success Sessions

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Registration is now open for the following Graduate Pathways to Success sessions:

SCARL II: Exploring and Visualizing Data

Tuesday, November 18th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For a complete session description, see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12021-scarl-ii-exploring-visualizing-data

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a47

Career Panel and Networking Event:

Tuesday, November 18th,  3:00 – 7:00 PM.  Hear from panelists in consulting, private industry, government and academia.  For more information or to register, visit http://students.ubc.ca/career/events/graduate-student-career-symposium

Getting the Interview-How to Make Your Application Stand Out (@BC Cancer Agency, 10th Ave and Ash St)

Friday, November 21st 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For a complete session description, see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12407-getting-interview-how-make-your-application-stand-out

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a49

There is still space in this week’s  Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s Award Competition (in person + webinar)

Thursday, November 13th 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (in person) and 1:00 – 2:00 PM (via webinar)

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a06 (in person) or https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a15 (webinar)

Three Minute Thesis 2015 Dates are now set!  The semi-finals and finals will take place March 10th and 12th respectively.  If you are interested in hosting a heat in your department and/or learning more about Three Minute Thesis (http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/ ), please contact graduate.pathways@ubc.ca .