New Year’s Eve Vancouver: 2016 Countdown Festival and Fireworks

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Aboriginal Student & Community Developer Officer Job Posting

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Aboriginal Student & Community Developer Officer Job Posting (Job ID: 17321)

December 16, 2013 – The First Nations House of Learning at the University of British Columbia is recruiting for the Aboriginal Student & Community Development Officer position. This is a great opportunity for an energetic individual  with a passion for Aboriginal post-secondary students to really have a positive impact in their lives and outcomes.

We ask that you please distribute this call widely and as soon as possible through your networks as the application deadline is January 12, 2014.

The FNHL Aboriginal Student and Community Development Officer is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, coordinating, and evaluating programs and services, both independently and in conjunction with other UBC units, that support the participation and success of Aboriginal students at UBC and enhances their learning experience. The Officer works to develop a vibrant and inclusive community at the Longhouse that will support those efforts. The Officer’s work addresses key areas identified in the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan and Place and Promise documents.

For more details, including the application process, visit:

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Kevin Ward

Research & Communications Officer | First Nations House of Learning

The University of British Columbia | The Longhouse

Room 195 – 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC CA, V6T 1Z2

Tel: 604-822-4648 | Fax: 604-822-8944 |

Job Posting: Manager, Aboriginal Housing

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Manager, Aboriginal Housing

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Job #4230-1257550

Company Information

A chance to make a difference. The opportunity to achieve your goals. 
As Canada’s trusted source of comprehensive housing information, expertise, housing finance and affordable housing solutions, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada’s national housing agency since 1946. CMHC’s mission is to promote housing quality, affordability and choice for all Canadians. Our mandate involves the entire scope of housing – from promoting and contributing to the stability of the financial system to providing direct housing assistance.
As a federal Crown corporation and a major financial institution, CMHC offers a range of career possibilities in a stimulating work environment where people are inspired and encouraged to make a difference. If you want to work alongside other dedicated and respected professionals to make a real difference, make CMHC your career choice.

Job Description

This position is part of the National Management Team.

As a member of the B.C. Regional Management Team, you will provide leadership and manage housing strategies, programs and initiatives for Aboriginal Canadians.

This permanent position is an exceptional opportunity for a results-oriented, strategic thinker to join Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), an organization where you are valued and respected, recognized for your contributions and that is committed to providing a work environment where you are inspired to make a difference.

Additional Requirements
  • Bilingualism, with the ability to read and understand in your second official language at an advanced level and to speak in your second official language at an intermediate level.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest.
Candidates must meet the language requirements of the position.  Candidates who do not currently have valid language test results recognised by CMHC will be required to take a language test.
In the event that tests are administered, candidates will be advised in advance.
The deadline for submitting your application is 8:59 pm Pacific Time on November 26, 2013.

Contact Information

Company Name:CMHC

Contact Name:Linda Caron

Title:Project Leader, Recruitment


Phone Number:613-748-4514

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Are you interested in supporting Aboriginal wellness events in the Vancouver area?

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ACCESS and Urban Spirit Foundation are looking for volunteers to help out at four events in early 2014. The events are open to the public and will feature health professional speakers, food, arts and crafts vendors and a wellness and pampering area. The first event will be at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre on January 25, 2013, with three other dates to be confirmed.

Volunteer roles include security, ticket sales, and generally assisting coordinators on the day of the event, and there is also an opportunity for a volunteer passionate about event planning to take on a leadership role during the day. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Elaine Clare at

RezErect: Native Erotica exhibit and Responses to RezErect panel

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The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Indigenous Pedagogies Social Justice @UBC Research Network (HTTP://BLOGS.UBC.CA/IPSJ/), CSIS and the Jane Rule Endowment ( invite you to join us for the art gallery exhibition RezErect: Native Erotica and a reception and thought-provoking panel discussion on Responses to RezErect.  

Please save the date — November 20th — in your calendar.

RezErect is an exhibition that explores First Nations erotica.  It is a fresh, playful, provocative insight into sensuality and sexuality. The exhibition features works by 27 mid-career and internationally recognized First Nations artists from the Northwest Coast and central Canada.

The Responses to RezErect panel invites us to explore both how we are outrageously infused with pornography, and also colonialism and representations of First Nations realities.

Speakers include:

  • Dory Nason – Assistant Professor of First Nations Studies and English (UBC), recipient of the 2013 UBC Killam Teaching Prize, Anishinaabe and an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Tribe of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
  • June Scudeler – PhD candidate in English in Aboriginal literature (UBC) and President of the Vancouver Metis Community Association.  June Scudeler is a Metis PhD candidate in English at UBC and her dissertation explores new traditions in Cree and Metis Two-Spirit, gay and queer narratives. Her essay on Metis poet Gregory Scofield was included in the Queer Indigenous Studies collection. June is a collective member of the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival.
  • Kinnie Starr is a singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. In 2006 she mentored aspiring Aboriginal musicians at the Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association’s Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) Camp. As a visual artist, Starr currently has 2 pieces hung in the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, BC as part of ‘Rezerect’, an international exhibit of indigenous erotic art.
  • Saylesh Wesley is Stó:l? (Skowkale) on her mother’s  side and Tsimshian on her father’s side and works for the UBC as the Chilliwack Field Centre Coordinator, NITEP, which is a B.Ed. program designed to train Aboriginal teachers for the K – 12 system

Date:                Wednesday, November 20th


Time:               5:00 p.m. Wine and cheese reception

                        5:45 p.m.  Panel discussion begins


Location:          Bill Reid Gallery 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver  [see location

Read more about RezErect and a local media story about the gallery’s exhibition.

Save the date!