CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, January 9, 2017


  1. GSWS office hours for the Winter Term
  2. CFR-housed research project Racism & The Academy publication: "Race, racialization and Indigeneity in Canadian universities"
  3. Studies in Social Justice publication: Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice
  4. CFR-housed research project Racism & The Academy publication
  5. Call for Hours - Fall 2016 Work/Study, CLAY and YES Programs
  6. CFR Associates awarded Canada150@York University Funds


  1. Tell: Making Poetry from Law, Soraya Peerbaye and Sheila Batacharya in a conversation with Kate Sutherland: (January 16th/17)
  2. The University of Toronto Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents the SEX SALON Speaker Series: ANTI-NORMATIVITY: (January 19th /17)
  3. OCAP Speaking Series: Under the Knife - Healthcare in Ontario: (January 19th/17)
  4. Invitation to THE GUT GIRLS with Alumnae Theatre! (January 20th/17-Feburary 4th/17)
  5. Women's March on Washington – TO: (January 21st/17)
  6. Ace Toronto 2017 (Un)Conference: (January 21st/17)
  7. Creating Opportunities Summit: (January 26th/17-January 27th/17)
  8. Reading Queer India: Investigations into Productions of Difference: (February 27th/17)
  9. 2017 Feminist Theory Workshop – Registration (Now Open): (March 24th/17-March 25th/17)


  1. CFR presents: Call for Participants: Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS)2017: (Deadline: January 9th//17)
  2. CFP - Workshop on activism and academia in SEA Asia: (Extended Deadline: January 13th /17)
  3. Call for Proposals: Transgressing the Nation State: (Deadline: January 15th/17)
  4. Conference Call For Papers: Motherlines: Mothering, Motherhood, and Mothers In and Through the Generations: Theory, Narrative, Representation, Practice, and Experience: (Deadline: January 20th/17)
  5. Call For Proposals Intersections | Cross-sections Imagining Identity: (Deadline: January 20th/17)
  6. Call For Papers - Interdisciplinary Feminist Sessions at Congress 2017: (Deadline: January 27th/17)
  7. Call For Papers- 19TH Annual International Women and Education Symposium- Oxford England: (Deadline: January 30th/17)
  8. Call for Papers to the 8th Annual Islamophobia Conference - Islamophobia and the end of liberalism, UC Berkeley, 21-23 April 2017 (Deadline: January 30th/17)
  9. CFP- Applications Open: Active Citizens Social Enterprise: (Deadline: End of February/ 17)


  1. Revised SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants Competition: (Deadline: January 3rd/17, January 10th/17, January 12th/17)
  2. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) opportunities: (Deadline: January 3rd/17, January 18th/17, January 20th/17)
  3. 2017-18 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships: (Deadline: January 13th/17)
  4. Trans Fund Deadline Approaching: (January 31st/17)


  1. CUPE 1281 Staff Representative (Full time Temporary Position): (Deadline: January 11th/17)
  2. CWTP @ York Co-Coordinator: (Deadline: January 12th/17)
  3. University Director - Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI (Deadline: January 31st/17)
  4. Columbia University Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability: (Deadline: January 31st/ /17)
  5. Program Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada: (Deadline: January 31st/17)
  6. Job ad for assistant professor in WGST at Brock University: (Deadline: February 3rd/17)
  7. Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program: (Deadline: March 6th/17)



  1. GSWS office hours for the Winter Term:

To the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies community,

Our evening office hours will resume beginning on Thursday, January 5th as classes begin. Please note our office will be open as follows from January 5 through April 5: Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm. Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Closed on weekends and holidays.

Notes:  - The office will be closed on Monday, February 20th. - There will be no evening hours during Reading Week (February 21-24). - The office will be closed on Friday, April 14th.


  1. CFR-housed research project Racism & The Academy publication: "Race, racialization and Indigeneity in Canadian universities":

Race, racialization and Indigeneity in Canadian universities. Frances Henry, Enakshi Dua, Audrey Kobayashi, Carl James, Peter Li, Howard Ramos & Malinda S. Smith.


This article is based on data from a four-year national study of racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian universities. Its main conclusion is that whether one examines representation in terms of numbers of racialized and Indigenous faculty members and their positioning within the system, their earned income as compared to white faculty, their daily life experiences within the university as workplace, or interactions with colleagues and students, the results are more or less the same. Racialized and Indigenous faculty and the disciplines or areas of their expertise are, on the whole, low in numbers and even lower in terms of power, prestige, and influence within the University.

Keywords: Racialization, Indigeneity, discrimination, equity, marginalization, neoliberalism.


  1. Studies in Social Justice Publication: Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice:

Readers: Studies in Social Justice has just published its latest issue at We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

Studies in Social Justice: Vol 10, No 2 (2016): Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice.

Table of Contents:

“Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice” “Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice” – Guest Editors' Introduction (194-198).

Andrea Doucet, Robyn Lee, Alana Cattapan, Lindsey McKay: “Beyond Human to Humane: A Multispecies Analysis of Care Work, Its Repression, and Its Potential” (199-219).

Kendra Coulter: “Caring Labours as Decolonizing Resistance” (220-237)

Rebecca Hall: “Reimagining Parenting Possibilities: Towards Intimate Justice” (238-260)

Esther Ignagni, Ann Fudge Schormans: “Quelling Anxiety as Intimate Work: Maternal Responsibility to Alleviate Bad Feelings Emerging from Precarity” (261-283).

Amanda Watson:  “Intimate Labour and Social Justice: Engaging with the Work of Rhacel Salazar Parreaas” (Dispatch) (284-288).

Robyn Lee, Rhacel Salazar Parreaas: “Thinking Through Post-constructionism: Reflections on (Reproductive) Disembodiment and Misfits” (289-307).

Carla Lam, Rahim and Robert:  “Stitched Together in Silence”.

(Creative Intervention) (308-321).

Monir Moniruzzaman, Camille Turner, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Jim Ruxton:

“Generating Ambivalence: Media Representations of Canadian Transplant Tourism”


Lindsey McKay: “On Bioethics and the Commodified Body: An Interview with Donna Dickenson”

(Dispatch) (342-351).

Donna Dickinson, Alana Cattapan: “Critical Pedagogy: Stem Cell Research as it Relates to Bodies, Labor and Care” (Dispatch) (352-362) Katayoun Chamany.

Studies in Social Justice.


  1. CFR-housed research project Racism & The Academy publication: The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (UBC Press 2017)

The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (UBC Press 2017)

About the Book:

This book is the first comprehensive, data-based study of racialized and Indigenous faculty members’ experiences in Canadian universities. The university is often regarded as a bastion of liberal democracy where equity and diversity are promoted and racism doesn’t exist. In reality, the university still excludes many people and is a site of racialization that is subtle, complex, and sophisticated. While some studies do point to the persistence of systemic barriers to equity in higher education, in-depth analyses of racism, racialization, and Indigeneity in the academy are more notable for excluding racialized and Indigenous professors.

Challenging the myth of equity in higher education, this book brings together leading scholars who scrutinize what universities have done and question the effectiveness of their equity programs. The authors draw on a rich body of survey data and interviews to examine the experiences of racialized faculty members across Canada who – despite diversity initiatives in their respective institutions – have yet to see changes in everyday working conditions. They also make important recommendations as to how universities can address racialization and fulfill the promise of equity in higher education.

A landmark study on racism in Canadian universities, The Equity Myth shows how the goal of achieving equity in higher education has been consistently promised, but never realized for racialized and Indigenous faculty members. It also shows that policies and diversity initiatives undertaken so far have only served to deflect criticism of a system that is doing little to change itself.

About the Author(s):

Frances Henry, FRSC, is a professor emerita of anthropology at York University.

Enakshi Dua is the director of the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University.

Carl E. James, FRSC, teaches in the Faculty of Education and in the Graduate Program in Sociology at York University.

Audrey Kobayashi, FRSC, is a professor of geography at Queen’s University, Kingston.

Peter Li, FRSC, is a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Saskatchewan.

Howard Ramos is the associate dean of research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a professor of sociology at Dalhousie University.

Malinda S. Smith is a professor of political science at the University of Alberta.


"This compelling and important text is the first of its kind in Canada. It provides rigorous and informative investigations of the status, representation, and everyday lived experiences of racialized and Indigenous scholars in English-speaking Canadian universities … I recommend this book not only for scholars but also for administrators serious about equity and institutional change."

- Annette Henry, David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education and Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and the Social Justice Institute, University of British Columbia

"The Equity Myth will be an eye-opener for those who have not given much thought to the dynamics of racism, race, and racialization in a systemically white ivory tower."

- Augie Fleras, professor, Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo, and author of Unequal Relations: A Critical Introduction to the Politics of Race, Ethnic, and Aboriginal Dynamics in Canada

"The Equity Myth will make a lasting contribution as a benchmark study in its field. It is one of the most comprehensive and thorough assessments of racism in university settings to date and is of international significance."

- Ian Law, Professor, Racism and Ethnicity Studies, University of Leeds, and co-editor of Institutional Racism in Higher Education


  1. Call for Hours - Fall 2016 Work/Study, CLAY and YES Programs:

Happy New Year everyone!

Once again, reimbursements for the FW16 Work/Study program will be processed in two installments with one call for Fall term hours worked and a second call going out in March for the Winter term hours (actual and projected).  All reported hours will be verified with the payroll department.

If you hired Work/Study, CLAY or YES students for the Fall 2016 term, we now ask that you submit the total hours worked from Sept 8 thru Dec 22.  The deadline to submit hours on the Work/Study Employment Module (WSE) is Friday, January 20, 2017.

To access WSE, please visit:

Below are the steps to follow for the Call for Hours process.

  1. Log into WSE (only those who submitted positions will have access to the system)
  2. Select the "Submit Hours" button
  3. You will see all of the position details for the student(s) you have hired,
  4. All of the fields will be pre-populated except for "Hours Worked to Date" and "Projected Hours".
  5. A) "Hours Worked to Date" - enter total hours student(s) has worked from start date to Dec 22
  6. B) "Projected Hours" - enter "0" in this field
  7. After you have finished entering all of your hours worked, hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.  You may also download the report into excel for your own records.

NOTE: If your unit is external to York University and you do not have a York University employee ID please use the attached spreadsheet to submit Fall hours.

If you have any further questions please email


  1. CFR Associates awarded Canada150@York University Funds:

Earlier this year, the Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton and President Mamdoukh Shoukri issued a call for applications for funding for projects to contribute to the celebration at York of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

We are happy to congratulate the following CFR Associates on their successful applications to the Canada150@York University Fund:

CFR Faculty Associate Eve Haque and CFR Research Associate Amar Wahab: Teaching Against Islamaphobia

CFR Research Associate Eva Karpinski: Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas – A Symposium in Honour of Marlene Kadar

Maggie Quirt and CFR Research Associate Tania Das Gupta: And Social Justice for All: Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Voices – Spring 2016 Symposium

See the story in Yfile:



  1. Tell: Making Poetry from Law, Soraya Peerbaye and Sheila Batacharya in a conversation with Kate Sutherland:

(January 16th/17)

When: Monday January 16th 2017. 10:30-12:30. Osgoode Hall, Osgoode Law School, 4034.

In writing the award winning Tell: Poems for a Girlhood, poet Soraya Peerbaye was deeply influenced by legal materials from the trial of the murderers of Reena Virk and the scholarship of Dr. Sheila Batacharya on reading the case through the lenses of race, crime and law.

Join us to hear Soraya Peerbaye and Sheila Batacharya in discussion with Osgoode Professor Kate Sutherland about the story of Reena Virk, the process by which legal materials can be turned into poetry, and the power and potential of this kind of work.

Coffee Tea and Snacks. Please RSVP

Soraya Peerbaye’s most recent collection of poetry, Tell: Poems for a Girlhood (Pedlar Press, 2015), won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English and was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry prize. Her first collection, Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane Editions, 2009) was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her poems have appeared in Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Women Poets, and the chapbook anthology Translating Horses, among others. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph.


  1. The University of Toronto Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents the SEX SALON Speaker Series: ANTI-NORMATIVITY:

(January 19th/17)

The University of Toronto Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents the SEX SALON Speaker Series: ANTI-NORMATIVITY.

"Trans/Disability: Reconceiving Trans Through Critical Disability Studies" by Evan Vipond. "Cherchez la Femme: The Aesthetics of Anti-normativity in Queer Communities" by Laura Brightwell. "Curtain Fic, Sex Pollen and Bestiality: Redefining the Kinky and Normative in Online Fanfiction" by Angela Fazekas. "Kink and History: The Evolution of Fetish/BDSM" by Edward Shorter

Chair: Paloma Holmes. When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 4:00pm - 6:30pm.

Where: University College Room 240.

For more information on the room and building accessibility, please see:

ALL WELCOME! This event is wheelchair accessible. For barrier free access, questions, or more information contact us at


"Trans/Disability: Reconceiving Trans Through Critical Disability Studies" by Evan Vipond


The inclusion of gender dysphoria in the DSM-V diagnoses trans persons as suffering from a psychological disorder, which offers trans persons the possibility of medically transitioning. This diagnosis has allowed (some) trans persons to secure rights by citing disability clauses in anti-discrimination laws. Arguably, both medical and legal policies further pathologize trans persons as suffering from a mental disorder and disability, respectively. The intersection of transsexuality and disability has typically focused on disabled trans persons. However, restricting trans disability to trans persons with disabilities fails to consider the ways in which trans persons may experience their “transness” as debilitating (Baril 2015). While some trans persons challenge the social and political consequences of casting transness as disability, these arguments are often rooted in ableism. Drawing from critical trans and disability theories (Baril 2015; Clare 2013), I explore the ways in which gender dysphoria can be understood as debilitating, while transphobia and cissexism intersect further disabling trans persons. Through critical disability and accessibility politics, trans bodies and health care can be approached in a way that does not further pathologize trans identities or reinforce ablest discourses and practices, while meeting the needs of the trans persons in an accessible and trans-positive way.


Evan Vipond is a Ph.D. student in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University, where they hold the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (beginning September 2016). Evan obtained a Master’s in Women and Gender Studies in collaboration with Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto in 2014. Their work challenges the regulation of trans bodies and identities under medical and legal policies, as well as through neoliberal discourses of individualism, productivity, equal rights, and social progress. Evan’s work has been published in Theory in Action (2015), The Western Journal of Legal Studies (2015), and Queer Cats Journal of LGBT Studies (2016).

"Cherchez la femme: the aesthetics of anti-normativity in queer communities" by Laura Brightwell


How do we know if someone is queer? What does queer look like? The answers to these questions inform who we do and don’t include in queer communities. This presentation argues that queer’s theoretical investment in anti-normativity contributes to an aesthetics that overvalues masculinity and devalues femininity. Femininity has become equated with female oppression, conformity and heteronormativity. Although this femmephobia is a well-known phenomenon, it is under-theorized in the academy. While queer theory comfortably celebrates transmasculinities, ‘transfemininities’ remains an oxymoron and largely unexplored.

The presentation will start by exploring how queer anti-normativity is embodied via blogosphere discussions of what queer does and doesn’t look like. It will then look to the counter-aesthetics present in femme cultural production. This critique unravels the association of normativity with femininity and makes a case for a feminine queer aesthetic. Photos from The Berlin Femme Show 2012 will illustrate how these performances of queer femininity take up and subvert traditional ideas of femininity. Finally, however, this presentation hopes to challenge the association of queerness with the oppositional and asks if there are less violent ways to define queer’s borders.


Laura Brightwell is a PhD candidate in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies at York University. A long-time activist, organizer and traveller, she has been involved in queer communities across several countries. She edited and published the bilingual zine Dressed Like That: Feminine Voices on Sexism in the Queer Community/Feminin Stimmen über Sexismus in der Queeren Szene and curated the international cabaret The Berlin Femme Show 2012. She has led numerous workshops on sexism in the queer community at feminist and queer festivals. She also writes on Canadian queer politics for

"Curtain Fic, Sex Pollen and Bestiality: Redefining the Kinky and Normative in Online Fanfiction" by Angela Fazekas


In 2015, an issue of the journal Differences asked us what queer theory would look like if it was not primarily aligned as oppositional to normativity. In this paper I take up this line of questioning in regards to erotic fanfiction (stories written by fans that reimagine and rewrite popular culture texts). Specifically, I consider communities known as kink memes where fans anonymously post kinky or erotic story prompts that other fans then anonymously write. The conceptualization of what constitutes a kink in these spaces is exceptionally broad and ranges from platonic hand-holding to requests for stories about bestiality, bloodplay and necrophilia.

Accordingly, in this paper I explore kink memes as a site where kink is not positioned as oppositional to “normative” sex, but as existing on a continuum where every sexual practice can be a kink – a space of enacting moments of queer futurity and queer utopianism (Muñoz, 2009) in the visceral, carnal celebration of sex of all sorts. Simultaneously, however, I trouble this utopian conceptualization by asking whose futurity is being upheld in stories involving kinks that rely on racial and colonial histories – can these as well be broken open and upended or do they simply end up reifying racist and white supremacist ideologies?


Angie Fazekas is a PhD candidate at the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, having completed her Master’s Degree in Gender Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is in the early stages of her dissertation and her research focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality and race in erotic slash fanfiction.

"Kink and History: The Evolution of Fetish/BDSM" by Edward Shorter


Fetish and bdsm are actually two separate kinds of behavior, though they overlap. Bdsm is probably age-old, and the first references begin in the 15th century. Fetish, as an accelerant of sexual desire, seems not to have been common before the late nineteenth century, and an inflection point is the publication of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Fur in 1870. In time, the principle fetish objects shift from the wide variety associated with Richard von Krafft-Ebin's Psychopathia Sexualis to leather, later latex. In bdsm, recent developments have been: (1) increasing images of bdsm scenes involving penetration; (2) the huge bump-up in popularity of "vanilla" bdsm associated with the novel Fifty Shades of Grey in 2012; (3) the emergence among couples of the theme of dominant women, submissive men. A public lecture on this subject would make extensive use of materials, some of which are highly explicit, from the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research in Bloomington, IA, and from the adult entertainment industry.


Edward Shorter is the Jason A Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine and a Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also the author of Written in the Flesh: A History of Desire (2005), and Women on Top: Sex, Porn and Big Business (forthcoming).


  1. OCAP Speaking Series: Under the Knife - Healthcare in Ontario:

(January 19th/17)

[Free Event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens.] Start the new year of resistance by joining us for our monthly speaking series focusing on topics central to poor people’s issues and organizing. A new topic is presented every month and all events are open to the public.

Thursday January 19, 2017. 6 PM - 8 PM. CRC, 40 Oak Street.

January's topic is: Under the Knife: Healthcare in Ontario. - How did we win universal healthcare?

- Why is it under attack? - How are the changes impacting the poor?

Speakers: Wendy Forrest and Jessica Hales.

Wendy Forrest is a long-time OCAP activist, a front-line healthcare worker, former community worker and a member of the Ontario Nurses Association. Jessica Hales is a front-line worker and a member of OCAP and CUPE.

Come for the meal at 6pm and stay for what promises to be a very informative and engaging session!


  1. Invitation to THE GUT GIRLS with Alumnae Theatre!

(January 20th/17-Feburary 4th/17)

THE GUT GIRLS, by British playwright Sarah Daniels, runs January 20-February 4 2017.

Surprisingly funny and hard-hitting, this beautifully written piece follows the fortunes of the proud and brash working-class gut girls. When the gutting sheds are shut and their way of life disappears, the girls must try and find a place in the new world order of late Victorian London. Commissioned to write a play that would appeal to unionized workers during the Thatcher era, Daniels’ THE GUT GIRLS explores issues of women’s and workers’ rights, the burden of social expectations, and the struggle for self-worth.

Performances run Friday January 20th to Saturday February 4th, 2017, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, at the historic Alumnae Theatre (Mainstage) - the original location of Firehall No. 4, a landmark structure built in 1900 - located at 70 Berkeley Street in downtown Toronto.

We would be happy to offer your staff and students a discounted rate of $15 per ticket - $5 off the regular price! You can book these tickets online at with the promo code GOODGUTS for the following performance dates: Fri Jan 20 8pm, Sat Jan 21 8pm, Thurs Jan 26 8pm, and Thurs Feb 2 8pm.  Please note that this promo code is available only online, not over the phone or in person. Please keep this code confidential, as it is exclusive to your group.

You can also save with 2-for-1 tickets on Wednesdays, or get more savings by buying a Flex Pass: multiple tickets to share with friends for any performances by Alumnae Theatre Company! A 6-Ticket Flex Pass ($75) saves you $45; a 9-Ticket Flex Pass ($105) saves you $75. These can be purchased online at or make a reservation at 416-364-4170 ext. 1 to pay cash at the box office. Sunday 2pm performances are Pay-What-You-Can - no reservations, cash only at the box office. Please note that these discount offers cannot be combined with the promo code offer detailed above.


  1. Women's March on Washington – TO:

(January 21st/17)

Women's March on Washington – TO

Saturday, January 21/17

Noon, Queen's Park

Across Turtle Island (North America) we have seen a rise in acts of hate coinciding with the American election. On Saturday, January 21, join us for a march to unite our communities in Toronto and to speak out.

We come together to say we will not be silent in the face of the hate that has threatened, demonized and insulted so many of us – Muslims, Jews, racialized people, Indigenous people, migrants and those with precarious or no legal status, members of the LGBTTQQ2SI communities, differently abled people and women.

In the spirit of saying no to hate and yes to justice, equity and social change, people around the world will be mobilizing and resisting as Trump is inaugurated. The lived experiences of colonialism and anti-black racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, sexism and oppression has existed long before Trump, but we worry that the recent US election has provided a new wave that normalizes and makes hate acceptable.

Now is a critical moment to come together to send a united message. We cannot afford to be silent or idle. Let us continue to push for justice for the most marginalized and oppressed among us.

Interested in volunteering to support this march? Email -

OR fill out this short form:


  1. Ace Toronto 2017 (Un)Conference:

(January 21st/17)

Ace Toronto is happy to announce that we will be hosting an Ace Toronto 2017 (Un)Conference for ace and/or arospec community members and allies.

Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested! The info is also on Tumblr and Facebook.

Event: Ace Toronto 2017 (Un)Conference. Location: Ryerson Student Centre (55 Gould St., Toronto, ON). Date/Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017-- 10am-6:30pm; 9:30am check-in (with a post conference social). For more details, check out our website.

Please note that we are trying to co-ordinate billeting for out-of-town attendees, as well as carpooling (depending on interest) via the conference registration form.

Who is this conference for? This conference is for people who are on the ace and/or aromantic spectrums or questioning whether they might be, and for their friends, partners, and family. What is this conference about? The goal of this conference is to create a space for more in-depth conversations among ace and/or arospec community members. What is an (Un)Conference? This conference will include set programming in the morning (e.g., workshops, panels, etc.) and an “unconference” format in the afternoon where programming is decided day-of. How can I attend? If you are interested in attending the Ace Toronto (Un)Conference, please fill out this registration form. If you are interested, please fill out the programming proposal form. Deadline for programming proposals is Sunday, December 4th, 2016, 11:59pm


  1. Creating Opportunities Summit:

(January 26th/17-January 27th/17)

Creating Opportunities Summit

January 26 & 27, 2017

Osgoode Hall Law School

On January 26 and 27, 2017, Osgoode Hall Law School, the Citizen Empowerment Project, and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal will host the Creating Opportunities Summit at York University in Toronto. The purpose of the Summit is to explore local, regional and national economic development issues in Canada. Our focus will be strategies, initiatives and policies that can create opportunities for economic prosperity and remove barriers to inclusion for disadvantaged and underserved communities, and particularly for youth seeking educational and employment opportunities.

Over the course of two days, the Summit will address the following economic development issues: transportation and transit, housing, youth employment, social procurement, community benefit agreements, entrepreneurship, pro bono business law, financial literacy, business improvement areas, technological innovations and government regulation. The Summit will celebrate 150 years of Canada by looking at the best examples we have across the country for furthering social and economic development and prosperity, and looking forward to how we can continue to create opportunities for youth into the 21st century.


  1. Reading Queer India: Investigations into Productions of Difference:

(February 27th/17)

Reading Queer India: Investigations into Productions of Difference

Monday, 27 February 2017 | 3 to 5pm | Room 2009, Second Floor, Vari Hall | Keele Campus

With Anindo Hazra, PhD

This event is part of the Lived and Contemporary Queer Diasporic South Asian Literatures, Cultures, Arts and Spaces series at the York Centre for Asian Research.


  1. Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium:

(March 20th/17-March 22nd/17)

Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium. 20th to 22nd March 2017. Oxford, United Kingdom.

We are proud to announce our tenth Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium to be held at Somerville College, Oxford, UK. You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of women's studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member.

Enquiries: Web address:

We are proud to announce our tenth Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium to be held at Somerville College, Oxford, UK. You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of women's studies, 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.


  1. 2017 Feminist Theory Workshop – Registration (Now Open):

(March 24th/17-March 25th/17)

The Eleventh Annual Feminist Theory Workshop: March 24-25, 2017. Registration for the 2017 Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW) is now OPEN.

Duke University Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies invites you to join us at the 2017 Feminist Theory Workshop.

Here is the link for registration:

This page will be updated regularly as we continue to confirm event details. The readings for the keynote speakers will be uploaded to the Duke University Program in Women in Studies website under the Feminist Theory Workshop tab soon.

The annual Feminist Theory Workshop offers a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The “workshop” approach of this conference requires active participation from both presenters and attendees. This is a two-day event featuring keynote lectures and working seminars.

One of the goals of the FTW is to promote a more diverse dialogue among scholars of feminist theory and to foster a vibrant international community of scholarship. To that end, we bring together internationally recognized keynote speakers and emerging young scholars to engage in lively and focused debate.  Institutional co-sponsors are asked to commit funds to cover the cost of attendance for a specific number of their own students and faculty (generally travel and lodging).  The workshop itself is free and there is no other obligation.

This year’s keynote speakers: Christina Crosby, Professor in English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. Amelia Jones, Professor in Art and Design and Vice-Dean of Critical Studies at the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Katherine McKittrick, Professor in Gender Studies and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Kathi Weeks, Professor in Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.


The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), which is in its eleventh year, offers a unique opportunity for internationally recognized faculty and young scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The “workshop” approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees.  Small seminars allow for focused participant exchange, roundtables synthesize central debates of the weekend, and provocative keynote lectures all bring those who attend the workshop into collaborative conversations.  The FTW has quickly become the premier forum for annual discussions of Feminist Theory in the US.  We have had to close our registration at 250 in the past few years because of space and financial considerations.

The FTW has proven to be a dynamic site of interdisciplinary exploration between academics across fields and disciplines. Our experience shows us that bringing together disparate voices to tackle common questions yields more rigorous dialogue and a greater scope of solutions because of the variety of our experiences and contexts.  The diversity of perspectives that FTW offers stays with many participants once they embark on or continue their research because our scholars encounter ideas and perspectives that can change the course of their research.



  1. CFR presents: Call for Participants: Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017:

(Deadline: January 9th/17)

Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory

June 5-9th, 2017 York University, Toronto, Canada.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: The Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies is a transnational and multidisciplinary platform for emerging and established scholars to share innovative and current knowledge in sexuality studies. SISS curriculum includes lectures, master classes, creative workshops, roundtables, a poster session, and a visit to FAG Feminist Art Gallery.

Planned activities include: Dr David Eng, University of Pennsylvania. Lecture: Race As Relation

Master Class: Psychoanalysis and Racial Violence. Dr Amber Jamilla Musser, Washington University.

Lecture: Carrie Mae Weems and the Question of Brown Jouissance. Master Class: Black Aesthetics and Psychoanalysis. Dr Trish Salah, Queen's University. Lecture: Race as Kink: Reading Trans-Racial Fetishism. Workshop: Uses of the Perverse: Perversity as Power/Knowledge. Dr Amar Wahab, York University. Lecture: Race, Queerness and Fetish Citizenship in Canada. Master Class: Race and Queerness in Perverse Urban Spaces

TO APPLY: Submit a short bio, statement of interest, and an abstract for a poster session at Application Deadline: January 9, 2017. Registration Fee upon acceptance: CAD $300. Limited number of travel subsidies available.

Presented by: The Centre for Feminist Research, The Sexuality Studies Program, & the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies at York University.

With support from: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Gran and from York University: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Vice-President Research and Innovation, Vice-President Academic, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, Sexuality Studies, Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program Faculty of Graduate Studies, Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Social Science and the Centre for Feminist Research.


  1. Call For Participation - Workshop on activism and academia in SEA Asia:

(Extended Deadline: January 13th/17)

Workshop Call for Participation: Research at the Interface of Activism and Academia in Southeast Asia. Organized by: The York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto. Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 (9.30am – 4.30pm). Venue: Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen St West, Toronto.

In most Southeast Asian countries, research on contemporary social, economic and environmental issues is conducted in both academic institutions and by activist or advocacy organizations. In many cases, these institutional forms overlap as researchers move between them over time, work in both contexts simultaneously, or maintain close collaborations. The circumstances in which academic and activist agendas intersect do, however, vary greatly depending on political contexts/histories, the issues being addressed, and the development of specific organizations.

The purpose of this pre-AAS workshop is to bring together scholars and activists who have conducted research at the interface of academic institutions and advocacy organizations in Southeast Asia. The goal will be to share and compare these experiences and to develop a published output that reflects diverse contexts, concerns, positionalities and possibilities. We encourage critical perspectives on all aspects of the intersection of academic/activist work.

Questions for reflection and discussion might include: -How relevant is a distinction between academia and activism in Southeast Asian contexts? -How do states seek to draw distinctions between political activism and academic research, and how are research agendas and knowledge sharing regulated? -How does identification with activist or political organizations affect the research process and the positionality of the researcher? -How has university based research been applied or mobilized by activist organizations? How do forms of research communication differ? -Is research conducted by activist organizations different from that emerging from work rooted in post-secondary institutions, and can one influence the other? -What are the dynamics between non-local academics and local activists in SEA? -What are the institutional and resource constraints on research in university versus activist organizations? -What are the experiences of individuals who have moved between academic and activist organizations, and vice versa?

The format of the workshop, and its output, will be shaped by the participants, but we envisage a roundtable format with short written reflections circulated in advance. Presentations by each participant will be brief, allowing time for feedback and open discussion.

To participate, please submit a 300-500 word abstract outlining the experience and/or issues that you would address in your contribution to the workshop. We also invite you to provide suggestions regarding the format and outputs of the workshop. This submission can be sent to, with the subject line “AAS workshop”. The deadline is December 23rd 2016 extended to January 13th 2017.  A maximum of 12-15 participants will be invited to join the workshop.

Registration at the AAS conference ( is not necessary to participate in this workshop.  The workshop organizers may be able to provide modest financial assistance where needed (e.g. one extra night of accommodation for those visiting Toronto for the conference) but comprehensive travel assistance is not available.

Organizing Committee: Kenneth Cardenas, Christopher Chanco, Nga Dao, Alex Felipe, Alicia Filipowich, Chaya Ocampo Go, Philip Kelly, Conely de Leon, Wendy de Loera, Arianto Sangaji, Laura Schoenberger, Alicia Turner and Peter Vandergeest.


  1. Call for Proposals: Transgressing the Nation State:

(Deadline: January 15th/17)

As Canada approaches the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is important to ask: how are systems of colonialism, racism, sexism, and other social and economic disparities that characterized the founding of this country still embedded in our society? The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies welcomes exploration of these topics from multiple and competing perspectives at its annual conference on April 20th and 21st, 2017 at York University in Toronto. The conference will examine the dialogue surrounding Canadian identity by focusing on the current challenges to established forms of government, welfare policies and modes of participation in a radically changed globalized nation, where history, migration, and transnationalism play an important role. Presentations will offer an interdisciplinary analysis of opportunities provided and challenges faced in Canada’s past, present and future.

Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for presentations that examine themes of inequality in Canada. The goal of this two-day conference is to provide a space for discussions of inequality in Canada broadly defined; we thus encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines to interpret this theme. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the legacies, experiences, or expressions of Canadians whose social locations vary on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, Indigeneity, ability, socioeconomic status, region, migration status, and difference. Papers on other related topics will also be considered. Reimbursement of some travel costs will be made available for students attending the entire conference from outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Please submit proposals (max. 250 words) for papers or panels by January 15th, 2017.


  1. Conference Call For Papers: Motherlines: Mothering, Motherhood, and Mothers In and Through the Generations: Theory, Narrative, Representation, Practice, and Experience:

(Deadline: January 20th/17)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Motherlines:  Mothering, Motherhood, and Mothers In and Through the Generations: Theory, Narrative, Representation, Practice, and Experience.

Hosted by the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community and Involvement ( and UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre(

Galway, Irelend: July 6-9, 2017. Dangan, Upper Newcastle Road, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Keynote Speaker: Mary Condren author of the Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland.

We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, writers and community workers and mothers.  We are  open  to  a  variety  of  types  of  submissions  including  academic  papers  from  all  disciplines  and creative submissions and alternative presentations including performance, creative writing and art. Community based and participatory/action research is encouraged.

Topics include but are not limited to the following: Mothering across/ through the life course; mothers in histories, histories of motherhood; mothering and genealogies; mothers and children; motherhood and mothering in family support; feminist motherliness; maternal narratives and storytelling; mothers/mothering, language and literacy;  mothers, memory and remembering; maternal mentoring and modelling; maternal thinking and practice; motherhood and mothering in early childhood education and care; cultural bearing; other/community/social mothering; disconnections from and reconnections to the motherline;  ancestral knowledge and wisdom;  intergenerational trauma, healing, recovery and resistance;  grandmothers and grandmothering; maternal activism and resistance; reproductive rights and  justice;   criminalizing mothers, criminalized motherhoods;  matrifocal and matrilineal cultures; traveler, nomadic, and indigenous mothers and mothering;  goddess and pagan spiritualties and cultures; mothers in myth, legend and religion; mothers across difference  in abilities, race, sexuality, age and geographical locations;  mothers/mothering and social change; mothers/mothering, public policy and politics; mothers, mothering, health and well-being; maternal empowerment and empowered mothering; mothers, mothering and migrations.

Please note: Space is very limited: thus we are accepting abstracts on a first come/first reviewed basis. Final deadline for abstracts is January 20, 2017. Accepted presenters must register for the conference and be a 2017 MIRCI member by January 30th to confirm a place in the conference program. If both payment and membership are not received by January 30th your paper will be removed from the conference program.

Free conference registration bursaries available for PhD students of research centres based in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society and it's NUIG based related clusters. Please submit your abstract via the MIRCI website: Conference information will be emailed upon acceptance of abstract.


  1. Call For Proposals Intersections | Cross-sections Imagining Identity:

(Deadline: January 20th/17)

Call for Proposals & Art, Imagining Identity

Intersections/ Cross-sections 2017

Graduate Conference & Art Exhibition

March 10-11, 2017

Ryerson University & York University, Toronto, Ontario

Organized by the Joint Graduate Program of Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University, Intersections | Cross-sections invites submissions of academic and creative contributions for its annual conference and art exhibition. This year’s conference theme, Imagining Identity, encourages submissions engaged with exploring the academic and artistic importance of the “identity” in producing and studying communication and culture.

Issues and contemplations of identity are especially cogent in Canada, as on the eve of the 150th anniversary we are invited to reflect on our efforts to articular a cultural and political identity after a century and a half as a nation. The question of identity can be a disarmingly complex one, opening inquiry into history, geography, politics, culture, society, race, and gender. Its broad-reaching applicability has made identity a formative concept within many academic fields, providing a critical lens which continues to be drawn upon in both academia and beyond. For Intersections | Cross-sections’ own 15th anniversary, this conference invites participants to revisit the subject of identity and how it has been applied to their own fields of study, encouraging input from a variety disciplines and cross-disciplinary perspectives.

By reopening the question of identity, the goal of this conference is to build a conversation between emerging and established scholars, professionals, and artists about who we are and where we are as explorers of communication and culture.

Potential topics for submissions include, but are not limited to: -Colonialism as both past and present, -Digital and online identities, -Echo chambers and contemporary political divides, -Fandom and fan culture, -Gender Studies and identity creation, -Globalization in its many manifestations, -Historical perspective on identity, -Identity and personal politics, -Immigration and transnational movement, -Intersectionality and identity, -Isolation and affect, -Politics and policy, -Surveillance and security, -Representation and its impacts, -Unity and disunity in the contemporary moment

-Urban/rural divides


Please submit 250 word abstracts for 15 minute presentations, along with 100 word biography and contact information. Alternatively, please submit a single, 500 word proposal for 50 minute panels/roundtables, along with 100 word biographies per panelist and contact information. Send Word documents or PDFs to iscs.conference@ by January 20th, 2017 with the following file name: Lastname Firstname ShortTitle Intersections. We are especially interested in submissions that fall into the categories of: Media and Culture, Technology and Practice, and Politics and Policy. However, all submissions that align with the theme will be considered. Exceptional undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.


Submissions are encouraged from a wide range of disciplines, inclusive of but not limited to, paintings, drawings, photography, collage, sculpture, interactive works, performances, film/video projections, new media, and other marginal or inter-media forms. Exhibit spaces will be announced via the conference website and social media. Please submit a 250–300 word summary of the work along with a 100 word biography and contact information. Indicate in your summary if you are interested in participating in a presentation, panel discussion or artist talk that is supported by or con¬nected to your artistic work. Include still images or video, and be sure to specify the medium, size, year, duration (if applicable), and technical or spatial requirements for presentation. Proposals can be submitted to Send Word documents or PDFs by January 20th, 2017 with the following file name: Lastname Firstname ShortTitle CrossSections. Exceptional undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.


The Intersections | Cross-Sections conference is inviting proposals from PhD candidates to deliver a keynote on the opening day of the conference. Submissions for the student keynote are to be emailed to by January 20th, 2017 with the following file name: Lastname Firstname Keynote. Submissions must include a 300–400 word abstract, your academic CV, and 4–6 keywords that represent the major foci of your proposed keynote. Upon being shortlisted, we will require a Word document or PDF of your full paper of 3,700–4,000 words due February 15th, 2017. The student keynote may be an excerpt from a dissertation in progress or recently completed that aligns with the theme and topics of the conference.


  1. Call For Papers - Interdisciplinary Feminist Sessions at Congress 2017:

(Deadline: January 27th/17)

Call for papers: Interdisciplinary Feminist sessions at Congress 2017 /Appel à propositions de communications: sessions féministes interdisciplinaires au Congrès 2017.

Members of the associations co-sponsoring these two interdisciplinary feminist sessions at Congress are circulating this call for papers to their members. Proposals may ONLY be made on the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA-SCS) web site, but members of other co-sponsoring associations may propose papers to these sessions without be(com)ing members of CSA-SCS. Deadline for proposals: Jan 27, 2017.

/ Les membres des associations qui co-marrainent ces deux sessions féministes interdisciplinaires au Congrès transmettent cette invitation à leurs membres. Des propositions peuvent être soumises SEUELEMENT sur le site web de la Société canadienne de sociologie. Toutefois les membres des autres associations qui co-marrainent peuvent proposer des communications pour ces sessions sans être ou devenir membre de CSA-SCS. Date limite pour les propositions : 27 jan, 2017.

  1. Working in a hostile environment: interdisciplinary feminist analyses / Travailler dans un environnement hostile: analyses interdisciplinaires et feminists,

This session invites feminist analyses that examine experiences of working in a hostile, more specifically an anti-feminist, environment. The analyses may be experientially based, within particular academic units and/or universities, or they may be based on research that has been done about environments which are hostile to women, particularly to feminists. Analyses which are action oriented are welcome: how to cope with and hopefully alter the hostile environment, including resistance to neo-liberalization processes that are transforming universities. There will be opportunity for interdisciplinary (and interuniversity) discussion among presenters and with the participating audience about these issues.

/ Dans cette session on invite des analyses féministes qui examinent des expériences de travailler dans un environnement hostile, qui, plus précisément est un environnement antiféministe. Les analyses peuvent être basées sur le vécu au sein d’unités académiques et/ou des universités précises, ou ils peuvent découler de la recherche qui a été entreprise sur des environnements qui sont hostiles aux femmes, plus particulièrement aux féministes. Des analyses qui visent de l’action sont les bienvenues : comment composer avec, et, on l’espère bien, modifier, l’environnement hostile, y compris en résistant des processus néolibéraux qui transforment nos universités. Il y aura la possibilité de discussion - interdisciplinaire (et interuniversitaire) parmi les intervenant(e)s et avec l’auditoire - autour de ces problématiques

  1. Interdisciplinary feminist strategies that resist opposition to socially engaged research and inclusiveness in pedagogy / Des stratégies interdisciplinaires et féministes qui visent à résister à l’opposition à l’engagement social en recherche et à l’inclusivité en pédagogie

This session invites analyses of feminist strategies of resistance on two fronts: those that resist opposition to the social engagement and social change orientations that characterize much research done by feminists; and also resistance to the micro-aggression that may be directed to pedagogy which integrates an intersectional analysis of gender, race/ethnicity, class, orientation, ability, citizenship status (and other axes of social position or identity). Presenters are invited to reflect critically on these phenomena. Discussion, both among the presenters and with the audience will be an important component of this session.

/ Dans cette session on invite des analyses de deux volets de stratégies féministes de résistance – la résistance à l’opposition à l’engagement social et aux orientations visant le changement social, approches qui caractérisent beaucoup de recherche entreprise par des féministes; et aussi la résistance à l’agression d'ordre micro où on oppose la pédagogie qui intègre une analyse intersectionnelle de genre, race/ethnie, classe, orientation, capacité, citoyenneté (et d’autres axes de position sociale ou identité). On invite une réflexion critique à ces sujets. La discussion – entre intervenant(e)s et avec l’auditoire – sera un volet important de cette session.

To submit a proposal to either of these sessions:/ Pour présenter une proposition pour l’une ou l’autre de ces sessions:

Go to - You will first be asked to register, with a user name and password (of your creation). On the next screen go to author and click on ‘new submission’. On the next screen follow instructions for ‘starting a submission’. You are first asked to identify the ‘conference track’ for the submission – this is the session name (all are listed alphabetically by session title in the drop-down menu). Then continue on, following the instructions.

/ Allez à Sauf pour votre inscription, toutes les instructions sont en anglais et en français.  Dans l’inscription (en anglais), on vous demande d’abord de vous inscrire, avec un nom et un mot de passe que vous choisissez. Ensuite allez à ‘author’ et cliquez sur ‘new submission’. Ensuite, suivez les instructions, en français, pour ‘Starting a new submission’. On vous demande d’abord d’identifier le ‘conference track’ pour la proposition – il faut choisir le nom de la session (toutes sont dans la liste du menu, en ordre alphabétique selon le titre de la session, en anglais). Ensuite continuez, selon les directives. Votre résumé et votre présentation éventuelle peuvent être en français.

Co-Sponsoring Associations /Associations qui co-marrainent ces sessions: Canadian Association for Social Work Education /Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE/ACFTS). Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE-ACÉFÉ).Canadian Committee on Women’s History/ Comité canadien de l’histoire des femmes (CCWH/CCHF). Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/Institut canadien de recherche sur les femmes (CRIAW/ICREF). Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA-ACSP). Canadian Sociology Association/Société Canadienne de sociologie (CSA/SCS). Society for Socialist Studies – Société pour études socialistes (SSS-SES.  Women’s and Gender Studies Recherches Féministes (WGSRF).


  1. Call For Papers- 19THAnnual International Women and Education Symposium- Oxford England: (Deadline: January 30th/17)

We would like to cordially invite you to attend the 19th Annual International Women and Education Symposium during the dates of March 15 - March 18, 2017 at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of this Symposium. Membership is limited to approximately thirty (30) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject.

You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent upon presenting and you can serve on a panel or as a discussion leader. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field.

Members of the Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey circa 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley 1602. Some locations for independent travel would include London (one hour south of Oxford), Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England.

Topics of discussion will include but is not limited to:

Women and the University: -Campus Safety -Gender Parity, -Manifestation of Gender Discrimination Gender and Hierarchy of the University, -Factors Affecting Compensation Tenure and Promotion, -Culture of the Institution and Gender Inequality, -Women’s Career Investments and the Returns, -Equal Pay, -Effects and Limitations of Legislation, -Sexual harassment and Consequences

Girls’ Education: -Keeping Adolescent girls in school, -Secondary education worldwide, -Barriers to Girls’ Education, -Global Education and Gender Equality, -Transformative Effects of Girls’ Education

-Cultural Bias, -Accelerating secondary education, -Transition from primary to secondary

Women and Careers: -Career Traps for Women, Women’s Career Investments and Returns, -Implicit Discrimination in the Workplace, -Promotion and Pay, -Barriers to Progress in the Cultural Religious Context, -Overcoming the Obstacles on the Professional Ladder, -Women in Power in a Man’s World

Women’s Writing: -The Idea of Education in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing, -Education, Gender Reform, and African- American Women's Writing, -Women's Writing as Experiential Education, -England and the United States in Nineteenth Century Women's Writing, -Jane Eyre and the Power of Education

Women in Literature: -African-American Women Writers, -Victorian Age, -19th Century Novels, -Survey of British Literature, -Feminist Literature, -Gay and Lesbian Literature, -Feminist Theory

Women in History: -Women in Government, -Women and Nation Building, -Against All Odds, -African American Women in History, -Women in Early America, -Looking Back Looking Forward, -Women on the International Stage, -Women in Developing Countries

Women and Social Justice: -Invisible Ceilings and Barriers, -Cultural Expectations, -Politics of Gender, -Women and Patriotism, -Citizenship, -Political Activism, -Families and Nations, -The Stateless: Displaced People

Women and Religion: -Women’s Health and Choice, -Family Planning, -Contraception Rights of Women, -Women and the Roman Catholic Church, -Fundamentalist Protestant Constraints, -Women and Islam, -Contraception and Student Health Services, -Employment Discrimination and Clerical Universities, -Social and Cultural Restraints on Women, -Clerical Rationalization of Disparities

Women and Sports: -Techniques in Coaching Women’s Sports, -Women in Sports Administration and Leadership Roles, -Sports Management, -Rise of Women’s Sports, -Sport and Health for Girls and Women

The conference will run from Wednesday night through Saturday afternoon.  We will have reception and dinners in the Olde Dining Hall on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.  The Olde Dining Hall is where Oxford professors and students dine when the university is in session.  Lunches are provided on Thursday, Friday and Saturday along with tea/coffee/biscuit breaks during the meeting.  You can also reserve a room in the Oxford University dormitory at Harris Manchester College where students stay during term time.  More detailed information can be found on our web site.

In order to ensure that you are registered in a timely and accurate manner, we recommend that you register on our website at before January 30, 2017. Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place. We look forward to hearing from you.

Costs associated with the program can be found on our web site.


  1. Call for Papers to the 8th Annual Islamophobia Conference - Islamophobia and the end of  liberalism, UC Berkeley, 21-23 April 2017:

(Deadline: January 30th/17)

CONF: Islamophobia and the end of liberalism

Call for Papers to the 8th Annual Islamophobia Conference

Conference Dates: April 21-23, 2017

Location: UC Berkeley

Submit abstract online:

Abstracts are due by Jan. 30th, 2017, Response to abstracts by Feb. 15th, 2017, Final Invite by March 1st, 2017

Islamophobia is most commonly understood to be a problem that impacts adversely on Muslim minorities living in Western countries.   The growing literature on Islamophobia has contributed to this understanding by focusing on the role of media in spreading of negative views about Muslims and Islam, the implication being that the problem of Islamophobia could largely be resolved by fairer media treatment.  It is not clear, however, that Islamophobia is simply about how Muslims are portrayed.  As recent events demonstrate, Islamophobia is implicated in the broader crisis of post-Cold War liberal order.

The electoral triumph of Trump has been hailed as a clear sign that the post-Cold war liberal order is unravelling.  The crisis of post-Cold War liberal order has been read in myriad of ways, including the failure of neo-liberal globalization, the fall-out from the financial crisis of 2008, the advance of technology.  Throughout the Western plutocracies, politicians and parties who would until recently be considered beyond the pale of political respectability are making electoral gains and reshaping the national conversation.  One of the central themes of these challengers to post-Cold war settlement is the desire to ‘take back their country’.  Despite the variety of national and regional contexts in which these narratives of national recovery and restoration are situated, the Muslim presence looms large as an obstacle and a threat.

The Muslim threat enables assertions of national security, cultural integrity and social cohesion to trump demands for diversity, liberty and equality.  Islamophobia is not just  about the fate of Muslims but about the possibility of an inclusive and sustainable future for all.   Not only because the systems of surveillance and restriction deployed to discipline Muslims can be easily redeployed and redirected at other targets, but also because such interventions and controls threaten to reverse the gains in civil rights and multiculturalism that have to come characterize Western plutocracies in the last fifty years.

There is a need for an approach to the study of Islamophobia which explores the way in which it is being institutionalized by policies that promote and police a conception of Western societies that appears to be becoming increasingly exclusive and exclusionary.  This conference provides an inter-disciplinary platform to reflect and respond to the crisis of post-Cold war liberal order by exploring the relationship between Islamophobia and the reshaping of Western societies.

The conference addresses question of the relationship between liberalism (and neo-liberalism) and Islamophobia.

We particularly welcome presentations that respond to the following themes: -What is the relation between the discourse of 'take our country back' and the post-Cold war liberal political order? -What intellectual and political resources and possibilities now exist for imagining the West in contravention of Islamophobia? -Is the presence of the non-white, culturally unassimilable, rights bearing subject a political problem for western liberalism? -What is the relationship between neo-liberal economic policies and rise of Islamophobia?

Note: Abstracts are limited to no more than 300 words and a one paragraph (100 words) biography that can be used for the purposes of the program if the paper is selected.  Please don't send us a complete CV, or anything other than a short bio.


  1. CFP- Applications Open: Active Citizens Social Enterprise:

(Deadline: End of February/ 17)

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) and the British Council Canada are pleased to share with you the launch of Active Citizens Social Enterprise(ACSE). ACSE is a social leadership training programme that provides opportunity to young Canadians from diverse backgrounds, between 18-35 years of age, to learn about and experiment with social innovation through intercultural dialogue and community-led social development.  Recruited youth will gains skills to tackle local challenges that align with the established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets.

The programme will train 150 Canadian youth and local trainers in six cities across Canada on the ACSE toolkit, developed by the British Council and implemented in more than 10 countries. This workshop and toolkit enables participating youth to develop their leadership skills as social entrepreneurs to assist them in effectively addressing their identified community challenge.

During late March 2017, 10 youth participants will be chosen by a diverse Selection Committee to be part of the programme’s Innovation Summit in Ottawa. The Summit will showcase the youth’s passion and commitment for social enterprise while convening high level representatives from the public and private sectors, innovation-focused enterprises and start- ups, social enterprises of all sizes, and UN representatives. This Summit will also provide opportunity for partnership development, to showcase social enterprise ideas, and innovation.

We request that you share this privileged opportunity with your connected youth leaders interested in being part of this innovative training programme. UNA-Canada and British Council Canada are looking for diverse and talented young individuals who are committed to and passionate about social entrepreneurship, community-engagement, social development issues, and the SDGs. To apply, interested candidates are encouraged to complete the application form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until end of February 2017.




  1. Revised SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants Competition:

(Deadline: January 3rd/17, January 10th/17, January 12th/17)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently launched a Call for Proposals (CFP) for its Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition linked to the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. Proposals are sought that address the challenge area of: How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving global landscape?  Details are provided below.

Objectives: To support researchers, teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that: support the evidence’s use in decision-making, and the application of best practices; and assist in developing future research agendas.

Objectives are three-fold: 1. State of Knowledge and Research Gaps: critically assess the state of knowledge of the future challenge area theme under consideration from a variety of sources, as appropriate; identify knowledge strengths and gaps within the theme;; and identify the most promising policies and practices related to the theme. 2. Research Data: assess the quality, accuracy and rigour of current work in the field; and identify gaps in the quantitative and qualitative data available. 3. Knowledge Mobilization: mobilize knowledge related to promising policies and practices within the academic, private, not-for-profit and public policy sectors;

facilitate dialogue between academic researchers, cross-sectoral stakeholders and policy-makers in government; and facilitate the use of resulting findings by stakeholders. Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps.

Please consult the link at the bottom of this email for a description of each themes, sub-themes and sub-questions that are relevant to this Call. Value: Up to $25,000. Duration: 1 year. Deadlines: ORS deadline for full review – January 3, 2017. ORS deadline for obtaining required institutional letter – by 10:00am, January 10, 2017. Agency deadline – January 12, 2017.

Note: All application materials must be submitted as PDF files and be received by January 12, 2017 at the agency. ORS must receive the application no later than January 10, 2017, by 10:00am in order to prepare the required institutional letter and return it to the applicant to include in his/her application materials for submission to SSHRC on January 12, 2017.The applicant will be responsible for submitting the PDF files directly to SSHRC. For further details and application process, please consult SSHRC’s web site at:

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.


  1. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) opportunities:

(Deadline: January 3rd/17, January 18th/17, January 20th/17)

Insight Development Grants (IDG): Value: $7,000 to $75,000. More information at: programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx

Submission to ORS for review (20 January 2017); Submission to agency (3 February 2017); and Submission to ORS of hard copy of full application plus completed and signed ORS checklist and electronic submission to SSHRC (no later than 12noon on 3 February 2017).

Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Theme:  How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving global landscape? Value: Up to $25,000. More information: Deadlines: Submission to ORS for review (3 January 2017); Submission to agency (12 January 2017); and Submission to ORS of hard copy of full application plus completed and signed ORS checklist and electronic submission to SSHRC (no later than 10am on 10 January 2017).

Connection Grants: Value: $7,000 to $50,000. More information: Deadlines: Deadlines: Submission to ORS for review (18 January 2017); Submission to agency (1 February 2017); and Submission to ORS of hard copy of full application plus completed and signed ORS checklist and electronic submission to SSHRC (no later than noon on 1 February 2017).


  1. 2017-18 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships:

(Deadline: January 13th/17)

2017-18 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships. The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the 2017-2018 York Fellowship and two Visiting Scholarships at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The Fellowship and the two Scholarships are open to full-time faculty members planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2017-2018. The Fellowship will provide the selected faculty member with prime office space in the College for the academic year and the status of a full Senior Resident of the College, with dining privileges (such as attendance of all High Tables subject to College rules). The title "York Fellow of Massey College" remains for life or while mutually agreeable.

The Visiting Scholars will have a carrel in the College and access to Robarts Library and all public rooms in the College. Membership in the Massey Alumni Association is granted to Visiting Scholars at the completion of their program. Massey College is an independent college situated in the University of Toronto campus, almost directly opposite the Munk School of Global Affairs and very close to the Robarts Library. It consists of a junior fellowship, made up of graduate students, and a senior fellowship, consisting primarily of faculty, of whom an increasing number come from York University. (See below for a list of past successful candidates.) York Fellows and Visiting scholars are expected to participate in the activities of the College and contribute to fulfilling its mission.

Application Process & Deadline: There are no application forms, but interested individuals are asked to submit a letter outlining sabbatical or other leave plans, with their reasons for wishing to be at Massey College, with their curriculum vitae to the Office of Research Services by Friday, January 13, 2017.  Please submit the letter and curriculum vitae via email to: Sean Collins, Research Awards and Nominations Specialist, Office of Research Services, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower, ( Applications for both the Fellowship or the Visiting Scholarships will be considered by the VPRI Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC), and applicants may be invited for an interview at Massey College. Results are expected to be announced in March 2017.

Contact: Sean Collins, Research Awards and Nominations Specialist, Office of Research Services, Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation,


  1. Trans Fund Deadline Approaching:

(January 31st/17)

Apply to the CUPE 3903 Trans Fund!

Trans Fund Deadline January 31st:

CUPE 3903 has a fund available to members from the broadest diversity of gender identifications and orientations, including but not limited to gender queer, transsexual, gender variant, intersex, and transgender. Current CUPE 3903 members are encouraged to apply to the fund for any trans* related necessities and surgeries. Please see the application form for possible items covered.

The Trans Fund will be administered three times a year (May 31, Sept. 30, Jan. 31) except in emergency situations where members can apply to the committee on an ongoing basis.

Members can draw on this fund to an annual maximum of $5000 and a lifetime maximum of $15,000. Priority will be given to first-time applicants. Provided applicants were members at the time expenses were incurred, applications for past expenses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Members whose previous claims were adjudicated by Ways and Means will also be reconsidered. If the total expense of a members claim has not been met, they can reapply in subsequent years.

How to Apply: Application forms can be downloaded from the 3903 website. Click on 'Trans Fund Application' under 'Useful forms and documents' or go here:




  1. CUPE 1281 Staff Representative (Full time Temporary Position):

(Deadline: January 11th/17)

CUPE 1281 Staff Representative (Full time Temporary Position) - DEADLINE January 11, 2017



A small grassroots union with multiple workplaces around the province is seeking to hire a Temporary Staff Representative for 8 months to fill in for the current Staff Representative on leave. The Staff Representative acts as the Local’s main contact for servicing over forty workplaces and over two hundred and fifty members. The position commences January 30th, 2017. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in, and an extensive knowledge, of unions and labour relations to assist and expand the union’s capacity through bargaining strong collective agreements and representing members in small workplaces.

Salary: $30 dollars/hour with a 35 hour work week.

Application deadline: 6 pm, January 11th, 2017 via email to

Please include a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to the attention of the 1281 Hiring Committee.

Please no inquiries or phone calls. Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Interviews will be conducted in the evening, from 6 – 9 pm on the following two dates only: Tuesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 19, 2017. Candidates must be willing to start by January 30, 2017.

CUPE Local 1281 is committed to employment equity, and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and LGBTIQ* people.

For Full Job Posting Go to:


  1. CWTP @ York Co-Coordinator:

(Deadline: January 12th/17)

CWTP @ York Co-Coordinator - DEADLINE January 12, 2017
CWTP @ York is hiring a full-time Co Coordinator
Wage: $20.00/hour, 30 hours/week. Starting Date: January 30th, 2017

To apply, send the following info by January 12, 2017 11:59PM:
1) Cover letter 2) Resume 3) A 1-page statement about "Community organizing within the dynamics of power and privilege that also addresses the realities of being situated in a post-secondary institution.

By email:

Hard copies can be mailed to:

Attn:  Co-Coordinator Hiring Committee
The Centre for Women and Trans People
322 Student Centre 4700 Keele st.
York University Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3
For full job posting go to:


  1. University Director - Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI:

(Deadline: January 31st/17)


INSTITUTE FOR GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IGDS) (Based at the Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica)


Qualifications and Experience

  • Academic and leadership experience at the Professorial level.
  • Ph.D. in Gender, Sexualities and Development Studies or a related discipline with extensive gender and feminist experience.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in University Administration, organizational leadership, financial and project management and strategic visioning.
  • Proven experience in graduate teaching, supervision and research in Gender, Sexualities and Development Studies or related field at the tertiary level.
  • Strong academic background evidenced by an extensive publication record in the field
  • Strong global connections and networks in the field
  • Knowledge of or experience with the Caribbean would be an asset

Special Responsibilities

  • Provide intellectual leadership to the IGDS and the University of the West Indies.
  • Provide administrative leadership for the work of the IGDS and provide oversight to campus units.
  • Provide leadership at campus and regional level in relation to the mandate, strategic and operational plans of the IGDS, in keeping with the main pillars of the UWI Strategic Plan.
  • Managing the operations of the Office of the University Director.
  • Liaising with the campus Units of the IGDS as well as relevant University Boards and Committees and discipline-based teaching and research entities to promote the further development of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teaching and research activities that address the full spectrum of issues that relate to the thematic focus of the Institute.
  • Develop and manage funding proposals/projects liaising with stakeholders and partners.
  • Facilitate regional collaboration among campus units, programmes and others
  • Representing the IGDS on relevant University Committees.
  • Mentorship and development.
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision.
  • Provide advice on and visibility to issues related to gender at the UWI.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with and the provision of technical and advisory services to external stakeholders at national, regional and international levels.

Personal Attributes

Candidates must possess:

  • The ability to work in the culture of teamwork on the IGDS and the capacity to motivate and inspire others in an inter and multidisciplinary environment
  • Good administrative and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills
  • A student-focused approach to education
  • Ability to engage with regional and community-based stakeholders


Detailed applications (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent under confidential cover to the University Registrar, Office of Administration, The University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Kingston 7, Jamaica. Fax No.876-977-1422; Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.

Further particulars, including interview process, can be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the University Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University. The successful candidate will be expected to assume duties 1st August 2017.

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2016


  1. Columbia University:Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability:

(Deadline: January 31st/ /17)

The AHDA fellowship allows participants to come to spend the fall semester of the academic year at Columbia University in New York City. This comprehensive program provides fellows with the opportunity to hone practical skills in fundraising, advocacy and leadership; to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the past; and to foster mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and with international and non-profit organizations based in New York and Washington, D.C. The fellowship application period for 2017 is now open.


Over the course of the semester when the fellows are in residence at Columbia, they attend a series of 2-hour sessions with scholars and other experts in historical dialogue, exploring major theoretical issues and on-the-ground case studies. These seminars include discussions on the role of history, the goals of historical dialogue, and historical dialogue in different thematic and geographical contexts. Fellows develop clear concepts of historical dialogue and accountability on the basis of practical experiences and scholarly insights explored in these sessions. Continuing and active participation in the seminars, including weekly reading assignments and several short writing assignments is a requirement of the program.


Seminars are supplemented by capacity building trainings in skills important to the work of historical dialogue, and important to implementing a successful project. These workshops include sessions on fundraising, advocacy tools, new media, and project development. The goal of these workshops is to build capacity in a wide range of skills required for historical dialogue, from facilitation to fundraising.

Site Visits, Networking & Collaborative Relationships:

Fellows have the opportunity to meet with a range of international institutions, human rights organizations, foundations and practitioners in the field who are based in New York City, to observe their practices, learn more about their strategies, and to meet their leadership and staff. There are also visits to relevant sites of memory in New York City, and to learn more about their programs, outreach and organizational approach. These opportunities enable fellows to build networks with historical dialogue leaders, and connect with individuals and organizations relevant to their work.

Washington, D.C.

Fellows travel to Washington, D.C. to take advantage of the networking and advocacy opportunities available there. Fellows meet in groups and individually with relevant organizations, foundations, museums, universities and government agencies. The AHDA staff works closely with fellows to ensure that meetings are relevant to their needs and interests. The trip is also an opportunity for fellows to spend time together as a group, and to continue to learn from one another.

Individual Projects:

During the fellowship participants design a project that addresses some aspect of a history of gross human rights violations in their society, country and/or region. Projects can take a range of forms (films, publications, curricula, reports, meetings/proceedings), with the aim of implementing them when fellows return to their home communities. Fellows will give several presentations related to the topics of their project proposals and other work that they are engaged in to members of the Columbia community and the larger human rights community in New York City. By the end of the semester, each fellow is expected to have completed a detailed proposal and budget narrative for a project in historical dialogue to a panel of fellowship reviewers, for critique and feedback.

Columbia University Coursework:

Fellows audit 1 to 2 courses at the university during the fall semester. These courses are selected based on their relevance to the particular context or approach to historical dialogue of each fellow. Fellows can attend classes at the School of International and Public Affairs, the Law School, The Graduate School of Arts Sciences, the School of Social Work, Teachers College and Barnard College.

Student Life in New York City:

AHDA integrates Fellows into various aspects of student life at Columbia and beyond. Fellows reside at the International House with international and US students and participate in a range of social learning and cultural activities organized by International House and Columbia University. The four month program gives fellows time and space to reflect on their work and share their experiences and insights with one another. AHDA also facilitates relationship-building among alumni of the program.

Selection of Participants:

The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in work that deals with the past, their commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Full-time students will not be considered. Applicants who are mid-career and hold full or part-time jobs pursuing their advocacy efforts are preferred.

Fellows must work in the country and/or region where they live. Fluency in English is required. Fellows must provide proof of institutional endorsement in English from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program. The program lasts a full academic semester, from late August to mid-December, and fellows are required to be in residence in New York City for this period.


After the ISHR selection committee conducts its selection process, it makes every effort to secure funding for shortlisted Fellows to attend the program. In certain cases where ISHR cannot secure funding, shortlisted Fellows may be asked to secure the funds needed for them to be admitted to the program.


The completed application must be submitted online by the deadline. Applicants should take into consideration technical issues and begin the process in advance of the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. The application period for 2017 is now open. Completed applications are due 11:59 GMT, on January 31st, 2017. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to answer application questions personally. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is available with answers to commonly asked questions. Please email further questions to Answers to technical questions will be added as updates to the FAQ page. ISHR strongly recommends completing your application well in advance of this the application deadline. Columbia University aims to make all websites fully accessible to users with disabilities. If you experience difficulty using this page, please contact

Applicants will be notified in June of their status. Please be patient as the selection and funding processes are lengthy.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are asked to complete the application in its entirety. Please complete all sections in English. Please follow all instructions, including those sent to your email address.

In order to access the application, applicants must register an account on the ISHR website and log in. Once logged in, applicants can begin a new application byStart/Resume An AHDA Application from the menu.

After beginning an application, the applicant can either choose to save the form as a draft, or submit a completed application. If you choose to save the form as a draft, you can return to this page to complete it.  Upon submission of a completed application, a confirmation will be sent to the applicant. Applicants may login to the online application to view or edit their submitted applications until the deadline.

Applicants can access their form from their user page and by using the Manage link in the menu.

Two signed letters of recommendation are required. Unsigned letters will not be accepted and your entire application will be removed from consideration. The recommenders must provide their contact information (phone number and email address). You cannot submit the proof of institutional endorsement as one of the letters. The letters must be in English. They must be from those who can attest to your work in human rights and dealing with the memory of historical violence. Your letters of recommendation weigh heavily in our consideration. Please reach out to potential recommenders in a timely fashion. Most recommenders require at least one month's notice


  1. Program Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada:

(Deadline: January 31st/17)

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada will be hiring a new program manager to manage our survey work. The deadline to apply is 31 January 2017.

Program Manager (Surveys & Polling):

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is looking for a Program Manager to provides support to APF Canada's work on surveys, research methods, data analytics and to associated activities related to polling including the National Opinion Poll. The position is based in Vancouver, B.C.

Major Responsibilities: -Leads the design, development and execution of Asia Pacific/Canada polls and surveys. -Supports the research team in the collection and analysis of data across the work of the organization.-Prepares analytical reports and briefing papers on related issues including analysis and interpretation of results from surveys/polls, -Coordinates and facilitates meetings, consultations and partnership events in conjunction with enhancing assigned discipline trade, -Prepares project reports and action plans, -Provides other research support as needed, -Supervises and guides junior staff and post-graduate research fellows as needed

Desired Skills and Abilities:-Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills. -Knowledge of surveys, polling and research design including issues related to Asia Pacific/Canada relations.

-Experience in conducting research, data collection/analysis and report writing.-Proficiency in STATA or SPSS, Survey Monkey, Microsoft Office software, including strong MS Excel Skills. -Experience in data analytics and data visualization techniques.-Familiarity with policy research and/or policy making.-Strong project management, interpersonal, intercultural and networking, presentation and communication skills.-Knowledge of Raiser's Edge.

Education and Experience:

-MBA/Masters Degree in related field such as Economics, Statistics, Political Science, or Public Policy. PhD is desirable. -5-10 years previous work experience in public policy, market research or related position. -Project management experience, -Knowledge of Canada-Asia relations or public policy issues related to the Asia Pacific region also desirable.

If you are interested in this position and have the required education and experience, please send a letter of interest, CV, and your salary expectation to Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada by email to not later than January 31, 2017. Please include 'Program Manager (Surveys & Polling)' in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.


  1.  Job ad for assistant professor in WGST at Brock University:

(Deadline: February 3rd/17)

Assistant Professor

Job summary:

The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1st, 2017. This position focuses on the field of feminist indigenous scholarship. WGST will also entertain applicants who engage in feminist scholarship in a variety of fields. Candidates should have an interest in community engagement practices, transdisciplinarity, experiential learning, and on-line and in-class instruction. In the Centre, faculty teach a variety of courses from large lectures to small seminars as well as courses with a specific focus and more broad, survey courses.

The successful applicant can apply for opportunities to supervise MA students in the Social Justice and Equity Studies program and other graduate programs on campus. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment (or be near completion) and provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement.The candidate can be expected to engage in a program of research, participate in the affairs of the Centre and fulfill service commitments to the Centre and University.

Qualifications: Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment (or be near completion) and provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of potential for successful and innovative teaching, a statement of research, a sample of scholarly writing, and three confidential letters of reference by February 03, 2017. All material should be sent via email (.pdf preferred) to and addressed to Trent Newmeyer, Director of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application.


Brock University is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy ( Please advise the Human Resources Department if you require accommodation throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Brock University is located in St. Catherine’s atop the Niagara Escarpment. The scenic location within the Niagara Peninsula boasts an expanding wine-making and tourism sector with over 12 million visitors touring the natural beauty of Ontario’s vineyard country, Niagara Falls, and historical landmarks. Just a 30-minute drive to New York State and within an hour’s drive to Hamilton and Toronto, St. Catherine’s has a population of approximately 130,000 people and is accessible to a dynamic market of professional and amateur sport and an exceptional range of leisure and recreation opportunities.

More information on WGST can be found on the university website

Also, information about the City of St. Catherine’s can be found on the city’s website


  1. Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program:

(Deadline: March 6th/17)

Canadian academics, students and professionals can now apply for scholarships for studies, research, and Chinese language training in China.

Program name: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program. Funding organizations: Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Target audiences: Canadian students (college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada); Canadian faculty members and research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; Canadian mid-career professionals. Number of scholarships: Over 20. Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals. Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living allowance, housing, medical insurance, and teaching and research materials. Deadline: 6 March 2017

For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: