CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, April 3rd, 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. CFR Research Associate Carl James receives FGS Teaching Award:

EVENTS:

  1. CFR Presents: CFR Trans Studies Conference Preliminary Meet and Greet: (April 12th/17)
  2. CFR Co-Sponsored: Forty Years of LGBTQ+ History Collection Launch: (April 23rd/17)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Touch One Touch All: Arrest of activist in the Tambourine Army in Jamaica:
  2. Sign up for the Black Creek Food Justice Network Newsletter – Ongoing:

EVENTS:

  1. A Mickey Full Of Mouse Play @ Buddies at Bad Times Theatre: (March 25th/17-April 8th/17)
  2. Capoeira Feminista Workshop (LAST CLASS): (April 3rd/17)
  3. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance film screening: (April 3rd/17)
  4. Discussion of Challenging Racism and Islamophobia: Moving Forward at McGill University: (April 4th/17)
  5. Fight for $15 and Fairness York U planning meeting: (April 4th/17)
  6. JFAAP Meeting: (April 5th/17)
  7. Raise the Rates Coalition Action at RBC Annual General Meeting: (April 6th/17)
  8. Book launch and Panel on Food Banks co-sponsored by the New College Global Food Equity Initiative: (April 6th/17)
  9. Art and Tomatoes (Mayworks Exhibition): (April 8th/17-May 30th/17)
  10. Refugee Rights Day Event- Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, CultureLink and Sojourn House: (April 8th/17)
  11. OPIRG Toronto- Tools for Change Winter Series: How to Host a Great Workshop: (April 9th/17)
  12. Romani Women Book Launch Event @ Lula Lounge: (April 9th/17)
  13. Public Debate on Basic Income: A Way Forward for the Left? (April 13th/17)
  14. Anti/Facism in the USA: Toronto Event: (April 19th/17)
  15. OCAP Speakers Series: The Trouble with the Housing Bubble: (April 20th/17)
  16. Fighting Racism in the Age of Trump: (April 21st/17)
  17. Work of Settler Colonialism II: Emergent Solidarities: (April 22nd/17)
  18. Sleep Out at John Tory's: Shelter Now: (April 22nd/17-April 23rd/17)
  19. Queer Political Theologies Colloquium at the U of T: (May 5th/17)

CALLS:

  1. Call for Chapter Proposal: Indigenous Women and Work: (Deadline: April 5th/17)
  2. Call for Papers: Fourth International Conference on Advances in Women's Studies 2017: (Deadline: April 30th/17)
  3. Call for Papers and Presentations: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017) Invitation: (Deadlines: May 1st/17- Paper and Presentation Slides,Conference is May 23rd/17- May 26th/17)
  4. Call for Participants: IPD Summer Academy in Switzerland: (Deadline: June 1st/17)
  5. Call for Participants: 2017 CUIERIP Summer Institute: (June 4th/17-June 9th/17)

AWARDS/FUNDING:

  1. The Association of Commonwealth Universities: Titular Fellowships: (Deadline: Submission to ORS: April 28th/17, Submission to agency: May 12th/17)

OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. 2017-2018 CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chinese Studies: (Deadline: April 28th/17)
  2. INDG Health and Wellness Assistant Professor- University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus: (Deadline: August 14th/17)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. CFR Research Associate Carl James receives FGS Teaching Award:

CFR Research Associate Carl James receives FGS Teaching Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured Professor Carl James with the Faculty’s Teaching Award for his contributions to graduate teaching and membership. James was presented his award at the Faculty Council meeting on March 2. Attending the presentation were friends and colleagues of James.

“Carl’s extraordinary work in the classroom, as a supervisor and as a mentor, as well as his passionate commitment to social justice, make him an exemplary member of the graduate community at York University,” said Vice–President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton, who presented the award. “His expertise in the fields of community-based scholarship and accessible education, in addition to his study of racialized education systems, and marginalized populations and education, has led to numerous prestigious awards inside and outside of the academy.”

Congratulations, Carl!

See the story in YFile: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2017/03/06/faculty-of-graduate-studies-honours-prof-carl-james-with-its-teaching-award/.

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EVENTS

  1. CFR Presents: CFR Trans Studies Conference Preliminary Meet and Greet:

(April 12th/17)

Trans Studies Conference Preliminary Meet and Greet on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research at York University.

The CFR will be holding a Meet ‘n Greet on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 11-1:30pm, featuring a talk by Dr. reese simpkins, who was a 2014-2015 Visiting Scholar at the CFR. The event will also include brief presentations of the organizing committee’s research. Further, this will serve as an opportunity for those interested in joining the committee to meet one another and begin a conversation on what we envision for the conference.

All those interested in the 2018 conference are encouraged to attend the Meet and Greet!

*This event counts towards the GFWS seminar requirement. Light refreshments will be served.

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  1. CFR Co-Sponsored: Forty Years of LGBTQ+ History Collection Launch:

(April 23rd/17)

Forty Years of LGBTQ+ History Collection Launch:

Please join us for the launch of the Nancy Nicol collection at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives:

WHEN: Sunday April 23rd, 2017 AT 4 PM.

WHERE: 34 Isabella Street, Toronto ON.

April 3, 2017 – On April 23rd, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, the world’s largest independent LGBTQ+ archives, will be celebrating the launch of the Nancy Nicol digital video collection. Over many years documentary film director, author and activist, Nancy Nicol, interviewed activists, community leaders, and human rights lawyers across Canada, and documented a rich resource of rarely seen events and demonstrations. The collection includes the original interviews filmed by Nicol, and showcases shorts and excerpts from Nicol’s award-winning documentary series From Criminality to Equality, that brings to life 40 years of lesbian and gay movement history in Canada. This acquisition is part of the CLGA’s longer-term strategy to become a more active resource for the Canadian and LGBTQ+ communities and to help increase access to LGBTQ+ heritage.

The collection includes many watershed moments: the birth of gay liberation in the 1970s; the Toronto bath raids in 1978 and 1981; the struggle for human rights protection provincially and nationally; opposition to gay rights from the 1970s to the 1990s; the growth and increasing diversity of LGBT organizing; the role of the labour movement in queer rights; the Campaign for Equal Families in Ontario; the Lesbian Mothers’ Association struggle to win queer parenting rights in Quebec; key charter litigation cases and advances for relationship recognition, same-sex parenting, same-sex pensions, and same-sex marriage.

Filmmaker Nancy Nicol commented that, “in this body of work I focused on documenting a period of intense change in lesbian and gay rights in Canada between 1969-2009, tracing the histories of gay liberation and struggles for human rights protection, relationship recognition, same-sex parenting rights and same-sex marriage. It is a moving history, charged with optimism and resilience in the face of prejudice and ignorance. I hope the collection will contribute to remembering and celebrating this history, and provide fertile ground for queer history students and researchers; as well as inspiration for generations to come.”

During the collection launch speakers will include Rachel Epstein, LGBTQ parenting activist, researcher and educator, Board member of the CLGA; Mona Greenbaum, founder and Directrice générale Coalition des familles LGBT; Tom Warner, prominent queer activist and author of Never Going Back, A history of queer activism in Canada,  and Nancy Nicol, project lead of Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights. Community partners of the launch include the Centre for Feminist Research, Inside-Out LGBTQ+ Film Festival, and V-Tape.

For media accreditation, photos or interview requests, please contact:

Jade Pichette, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator CLGA.

p: 416.777.2755, e: jpichette@clga.ca.

About the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives:

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world. With a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires preserves and provides public access to information and materials in any medium. By collecting and securing important historical records, publications, magazines, newspapers, photos, films and other paraphernalia, the CLGA cares for LGBTQ+ histories now and for generations to come.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Touch One Touch All: Arrest of activist in the Tambourine Army in Jamaica:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Caribbean feminists and others living in the Canadian diaspora stand firmly with Latoya Nugent of the Tambourine Army and call on Caribbean governments to take immediate action to end sexual and other forms of abuse.

On Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Latoya Nugent of the Tambourine Army will appear in court to answer charges laid against her of using a computer for malicious communication under section 9 (1) of Jamaica’s 2015 Cybercrimes Act.

In the current climate where many known perpetrators of abuse walk freely, and where many known perpetrators of on-line threats operate with impunity, we question this arrest of a prominent LGBT and feminist activist. The arrest of Latoya Nugent and the charges laid against her come at a time when women in the Caribbean region have raised the level of their mobilizing and organizing to demand that governments take responsibility for putting an end to sexual and other forms of violence against women and children.

Invoking the Cybercrimes Act in this way is an attempt to distract public opinion from the serious issue of sexual abuse and the rights of survivors.  We see the arrest of this human rights activist and defender as an act of intimidation, an attempt to silence dissent and send a message across the region to others who seek to empower survivors of sexual abuse by disrupting the culture of silence that protects the powerful.

Touch one, touch all.

The arrest of Latoya Nugent represents an infringement of the rights of women, girls and boys to identify and make accountable those responsible for sexual and other forms of gendered violence.

We therefore:

-Call for all charges laid against Latoya Nugent under the Cybercrimes Act to be dropped immediately. We support Latoya Nugent in her fight to be vindicated. -Support the work of the Tambourine Army and the critical actions they are taking alongside other regional groups across the Caribbean to uproot the scourge of sexual violence and secure the rights and freedom of women and children.-Call for the state to stand up for the rights of all women, and defend advocates for survivors of sexual abuse.-Call on the Jamaican and other Caribbean governments to put their resources to better use by urgently creating and enforcing effective policies and practices that will ensure that sexual assault perpetrators are brought to justice for their crimes against women and children.

Bev Bain. Debbie Douglas. Ramabai Espinet. Honor Ford-Smith. D. Alissa Trotz.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Bev Bain, Beverly.bain@utoronto.ca. Honor Ford-Smith, hoperoad@yorku.ca/.

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  1. Sign up for the Black Creek Food Justice Network Newsletter – ONGOING:

Are you passionate about food justice? Do you want to stay informed about the fight for food justice in Jane-Finch and across Toronto? Do you want to work together and collaborate to tackle these issues? The Black Creek Food Justice Network is launching a new quarterly newsletter in 2017 to share our stories, shine a spotlight on local food justice activism, and build up partnerships with other people and groups fighting for food justice in our city and beyond. We’ll also share upcoming events, growing tips and recipes, and food justice updates. Please sign up if you are interested in receiving our newsletter by emailing blackcreekfoodjustice@gmail.com.

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EVENTS

  1. A Mickey Full Of Mouse Play @ Buddies at Bad Times Theatre:

(March 25th/17-April 8th/17)

Playwright Dawna Wightman produces / writes / stars in New Play About Facing Fears & Friendship.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada — A group of indie theatre artists from across Canada have congregated in Toronto to produce and stage a new play by award winning actor Dawna Wightman.

A MICKEY FULL OF MOUSE is a fast - paced drama, following two women as they stumble through an enchanted trip in a vexed snow globe. Through using light-hearted theatrical magic the play, set in the seventies, takes on time-tested friendship and the treatment of special needs people.

Originally from Montreal, Dawna Wightman is thrilled to be working with director Rory Starkman, moving from Charlottetown, and Toronto’s Louise Lupo co-producing & playing the lead. Award winning sound designer David Mesiha has composed original.

These artists have been pushing the new play from workshop to preview to premiere. Each of this team’s work focuses on alternative theatre, deep emotional involvement and building a new stage based on a mass media centered audience. Rory Starkman brings youth and freshness. Louise Lupo

adds a leading actor roundedness. Dawna Wightman plays three characters.

“We’re putting fearless work on stage. Head, hands, heart, hips. We know this is going to be one of the most exciting new plays to date. Globally? Yes. Set designers are pitching in, professional

photographers, journalists - even Genie award winning documentary filmmaker Kalli Paakspuu is working on developing a new doc based on the friendship between Wightman & Margaret Ennis that inspired the play. We’re honored to be part of this dedicated community. We look forward to

shaping a story that changes the molecules in the theatre – taking audiences on a journey that matches the height of their imaginations."

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is an established downtown Toronto theatre.

SHOW TIMES:

Saturday March 25 @ 8:00 PM. Sunday March 26 @ 2:00 PM. Saturday April 1 @ 8:00 PM.

Sunday April 2 @ 2:00 PM. Friday April 7 @ 8:00 PM. Saturday April 8 @ 8 PM.

Tickets $20.00/ Box Office: (416) 975-8555 / Web site: buddiesinbadtimes.com.

PRESS CONTACT: Louise Lupo, Marketing Director (905) 751-7177. louise.f.t.lupo@gmail.com.

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  1.    Capoeira Feminista Workshop (LAST CLASS):

(April 3rd/17)

WHEN: 5-7PM.

WHERE: Student Centre room 430.

Knowledge is power. Capoeira Feminista & Opirg York invite all to create culture and share knowledge.

Hilary Lagartixa will facilitate a participatory CAPOEIRA talking circle, movement, dance, storytelling, martial arts, music and cultural arts workshop.

The "roda de dialogo" (talking circle) honors diverse ethno-cultural spiritual beliefs and practices. Hilary invites participants to explore themes of gender, race, class, trauma, memory and post-colonialism that are embedded in Capoeira.

FREE (Snacks and TTC tokens will be provided).

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  1.    Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance film screening:

(April 3rd/17)

WHEN: 6:30-9PM.

WHERE: Student Centre room 313.

This powerful documentary follows the 1990 Oka Crisis, where the Mohawk Nation of Kanehsatake blocked access to their land when white settlers of Oka, Quebec attempted to build golf courses and luxury condos on sacred land.

The armed standoff and military siege between Mohawk Warriors, Quebec Police, and Canadian Army shows the colonial and genocidal nature of the Canadian state, one that continues to occupy and destroy indigenous land to this day.

https://www.facebook.com/events/291495817938481/.

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  1.    Discussion of Challenging Racism and Islamophobia: Moving Forward at McGill University:

(April 4th/17)

“Discussion of Challenging Racism and Islamophobia: Moving Forward”

WHEN: Tuesday April 4, 2017.16h00-17h30.

WHERE: Room 017 Morrice Hall, 3485 McTavish Street, McGill University.

This open conversation on racism and Islamophobia is open to all. We invite you to come and share your thoughts and ideas and work together on ways to move forward on challenging racism and Islamophobia in our communities.

Please come and share your thoughts and ideas about moving forward.

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  1.    Fight for $15 and Fairness York U planning meeting:

(April 4th/17)

Fight for $15 and Fairness York U planning meeting:

WHEN: 1-2pm.

WHERE: Student Centre room 430.

Planning meeting to discuss upcoming events, campaign updates, and what we will be doing during the summer.

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  1.    JFAAP Meeting:

(April 5th/17)

Jane Finch Action Against poverty (JFAAP) general meeting will be on Wednesday April 5th at 6pm at Seneca College in Yorkgate Mall (North West corner of Jane and Finch) Room 218/219 (2nd floor of the mall).

New members are always welcome!

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  1.    Raise the Rates Coalition Action at RBC Annual General Meeting:

(April 6th/17)

Raise the Rates Coalition Action at RBC Annual General Meeting:

WHEN: April 6th, 9AM-11AM.

WHERE: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. East.

Ontario's Liberal government has spent nearly 10 years talking about poverty reduction - while cutting social assistance. Endless cycles of consultations, studies, a Commission to Review Social Assistance, and a recent proposal to pilot a Basic Income project have been used to defer real action on poverty.

For a change, let's talk about policies to improve many lives now, by redistributing the excessive wealth the Liberals have helped the 1% accumalate - a proven method of reducing poverty.

The Basic Income pilot suggests giving a tiny sample of poor people $1320 a month ($1820 for those with disabilities) for 3 years. But everyone on social assistance deserves that increase now. It will take $13 billion to make that happen.

This is where the Maximum Income Project comes in by helping to generate that revenue by ridding the rich of their hoarding problem.

But of course, we want to do so through public consultations with them. So join us on April 6th and help us reach out to those with the 'lived experience of wealth' at the Royal Bank of Canada Annual General Meeting.

https://www.facebook.com/events/372847466433170/.

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  1. Book launch and Panel on Food Banks co-sponsored by the New College Global Food Equity Initiative:

(April 6th/17)

Book launch and Panel on Food Banks co-sponsored by the New College Global Food Equity Initiative:

WHEN: Tuesday April 6th from 6:30-9 pm.

WHERE: At the Rogers Communication Centre Room 204, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, Toronto.

FOOD BANKS – What do they do now? What can they do in the near future? What can't they do? What can WE do?

Combining a panel of outstanding experts and activists with the launch of an important new book from MIT Press, this evening is guaranteed to be stimulating and challenging!

Panelists include:

-Andy Fisher, author of the controversial new book "Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups" published by MIT Press. -Valerie Tarasuk, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, and Principal Investigator, PROOF.

-Cecilia Rocha, Director, Ryerson School of Nutrition. -Ryan Noble, Executive Director, North York Harvest Food Bank. -Merryn Maynard, Program Coordinator, Meal Exchange.

With closing remarks from Melana Roberts, Chair of the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council.

Chaired by Councilor Joe Mihevc, Chair of the Toronto Board of Health, and co-sponsored by Ryerson University's School of Nutrition and Centre for Studies in Food Security, New College Global Food Equity Initiative, the Toronto Food Policy Council, the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, and the Stop Community Food Centre.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-banks-a-panel-discussion-tickets-32675367905.

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  1.    Art and Tomatoes (Mayworks Exhibition):

(April 8th/17-May 30th/17)

Art and Tomatoes Opening Reception & Festival Party:

Exhibitions:

April 8 - May 30, The Public Window Gallery, 58 Lansdowne Ave.

April 24 – May 19, Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St.

Monday May 1, 7 pm – 10 pm, Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St.

May 1 - 28, Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas St W.

Art and Tomatoes is a visual exhibition and public installation that highlights and reflects on the Justice For Migrant Workers' Harvesting Freedom campaign. It was organized to mark the 50th year in which migrant farmworkers have come to Canada to feed our families yet have no access to citizenship. It was one of the most important workers' rights, anti-racist, migrant justice mobilizations of 2016. Exhibiting at three distinct spaces - a contemporary art gallery, an activist design studio and a workers union hall - this fluid intersection of art, design and activism carries a deep intentionality about the artworks and their impact. Art and Tomatoes also serves as a conduit for the unapologetic demand of its organizers - young, queer, gender nonconforming, Indigenous and people of colour - to be recognized as artists and leaders in their communities.

Join the artists and Mayworks for the opening reception and festival party at our home venue Steelworkers Hall following the May Day Toronto rally and march on the International Workers' Day on May 1, 7 – 10 pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1933331696890529/.

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  1. Refugee Rights Day Event- Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, CultureLink and Sojourn House:

(April 8th/17)

Refugee Rights Day Event- Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, CultureLink and Sojourn House:

This is a gentle reminder about our Refugee Rights Day event coming up next Saturday! We and our partners, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT), CultureLink and Sojourn House, are looking forward to having you join us in celebrating Refugee Rights Day on April 8, 2017, at Bloor Street United Church-McClure Hall (300 Bloor St. West), between 3.30-6.30pm.

We hope that you will come out for this day of art, music and creative activism! Through this free family friendly event, we will share refugees’ success stories and highlight the many ways in which they enrich our communities. The event will also feature Amnesty International’s campaign “I Welcome Refugees” and offer guests the opportunity to get involved in it.

For more information please check out the event’s Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/events/256302678160921/).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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  1. OPIRG Toronto- Tools for Change Winter Series: How to Host a Great Workshop:

(April 9th/17)

HOW TO HOST A GREAT WORKSHOP:

WHEN: Sunday April 9, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

WHERE: University of Toronto.

This training will cover the principles of workshop design and delivery including how to create a comfortable learning environment, manage workshop logistics, and choose content and tools that caters to different learning styles and levels of participation. This workshop will specifically focus on methods and tools for active participation in trainings. This workshop will explore strategies to deal with common challenges workshop leaders face. Participants will have the opportunity to create a simple workshop design, practice delivering tools and get feedback.

Trainer: Sharmeen Khan has 15 years experience facilitating workshops on a variety of topics such as anti-oppression, media skills and grassroots financial management. She currently works for CUPE 3903 and the Media Action Research Group and edits Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action. She is also a 2015 fellow with a Training for Change Judith C. Jones Fellowship.

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  1. Romani Women Book Launch Event @ Lula Lounge:

(April 9th/17)

In honour of International Roma Day, Inanna Publications/Fernwood Publishing proudly announce the Toronto book launch for two new books A Romani Women’s Anthology and Writing the Roma on April 9th @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W, 4:30-6:00pm.

Book Signing and Readings: 4:30-6pm. Dinner and Live Music: 6-11pm.

Phone: 416-588-0307 to reserve your dinner table. Full bar and menu.

Music by The Gypsy Rebels, Saskia Tomkins, Otava Band, and “The Balkan Brass Gypsy Band”.

Sponsored by the Roma Community Centre and Toronto Arts Council. Please join us for an afternoon of readings and revelry! Refreshments will be served. Free.

Here is a link to the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440145619392627/.

Many thanks for your help and support!

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  1. Public Debate on Basic Income: A Way Forward for the Left?

(April 13th/17)

BASIC INCOME: A WAY FORWARD FOR THE LEFT? An interactive debate on Universal Basic Income.

Moderator: Avi Lewis, The Leap.

WHEN: Thursday April 13th/17. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

WHERE: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Auditorium (G162). 252 Bloor Street West.

-Free and open to the public. -ASL Interpretation Available.-Wheelchair Accessible. Find this event on Facebook.

Featuring:

John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). Josephine Grey, Low Income Families Together (LIFT). Jessica Sikora, OPSEU. Additional debaters: TBA.

Opening remarks:

Kikélola Roach, Unifor Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy, Ryerson University.

The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been championed by both progressives and conservatives. Is the UBI a means of redistributing wealth, attacking poverty and protecting workers from technological displacement? Or will basic income serve to advance an agenda of austerity and privatization?

Come out on April 13th as we begin to debate these important questions.

In the spirit of The Leap Manifesto’s call for ‘vigorous debate about the introduction of a universal basic income,’ this interactive event is for anyone trying to figure out whether basic income should be a priority demand for progressives.

Hosted in partnership with: OCAP, OPIRG Toronto, OPSEU, Ryerson Centre for Policy Innovation and Public Engagement, The Leap, Unifor Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democrac

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  1. Anti/Facism in the USA: Toronto Event:

(April 19th/17)

Anti/Fascism in the USA.

WHEN: Wednesday April, 19th/17.7-10 PM.

WHERE: OISE Room 5280 (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). 252 Bloor Street, Toronto.

-This space is barrier free.-This event is free. Find this event on Facebook.

We are living in troubling times. The election of Donald Trump not only speaks to the current state of US politics, but to an ongoing shift across the Western world. In Europe far-right and nationalist parties are making electoral gains not seen since the Second World War, while their street level movements are growing in size and influence by the day. While Canada has its own unique history of reactionary movements, the far-right here has been emboldened by the events south of the border; racists are increasing their public activities, and attempts are being made to grow white nationalist movements and far-right groups at a grassroots level. Anti-immigrant and anti-refugee propaganda on the streets is becoming more common, and everyday instances of Islamophobic violence are intensifying – most notably the January shooting at a Quebec City mosque.

In the United States, the election of Donald Trump has been huge catalyst for the far-right. His campaign found supporters in everyone from the KKK, armed militia movements, to neo-Nazi street gangs. White Nationalism has seen its biggest growth in decades, and now includes a slew of new faces, including hipsters, 'Men's Rights' activists, campus groups, and internet trolls. Most notable of this cesspit has been the fascists of so-called 'Alt-Right', whose influence now goes directly to the White House, via Trump's closest adviser, Steve Bannon. Trump's campaign and its aftermath has seen an explosion of activity from these groups – hate crimes have skyrocketed and confrontations with antifascists have become increasingly violent.

How did we get here? Why has the far-right broken through at this time? How can we understand the history, politics, and practices of the far-right, and what does it look like in the US from the Presidency to the streets? And what are people doing to resist?

As part of a multi-city speaking tour in the Ontario and Quebec, US anti-fascist researcher Spencer Sunshine (www.spencersunshine.com), PhD, will speak to these questions and more. Sunshine is the lead author of the report "Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon's Patriot Movement", and his articles on the far-right organizing, from militias to unorthodox fascists, have appeared in Truthout, Colorlines, The Progressive, and Public Eye.

In collaboration with OPIRG York, OPIRG Toronto, and the Toronto IWW General Defence Committee.

This event is part of a multi-city speaking tour.

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  1. OCAP Speakers Series: The Trouble with the Housing Bubble:

(April 20th/17)

OCAP Speakers Series: The Trouble with the Housing Bubble.

[Free Event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens.]

WHEN: Thursday April 20, 6-8 PM.

WHERE: 40 Oak Street, Toronto.

Find this event on Facebook.

The monthly Speakers Series is where we discuss issues critical to the success of poor people's movements. It's where we build our capacity to fight to win.

The topic for April: The Trouble with the Housing Bubble

-What are the reasons behind the current housing crisis? -How are people fighting evictions and exploitative landlords? -What are our rights as tenants?

Join us for a great conversation over good food as we strategize around these and other questions to build the fight for public and affordable housing.

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  1. Fighting Racism in the Age of Trump:

(April 21st/17)

The election of Donald Trump in the US has emboldened the racist right in the US and around the world. In Canada, conservative leadership candidates have stoked the fires of bigotry and the result has been an increase in racist attacks here. But they can be stopped. The outpourings of solidarity against racist attacks have shown that public opinion stands strongly against hate.

Join us for this public forum to discuss strategies to build a broad movement to defeat the bigots.

Speakers: Weyman Bennett- Co-convenor - Stand Up to Racism UK.

Nigel Barriffe: President -Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

Chantal Sundaram -International Socialists.

WHEN: Friday, April 21st/17, 7:00 pm.

WHERE: Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave, Toronto.

Find this event on Facebook.

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  1. Work of Settler Colonialism II: Emergent Solidarities:

(April 22nd/17)

The Work of Settler Colonialism Symposium was launched in April 2016 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (see page of 2016 event: https://tinyurl.com/wosc2016). This event brought together conversations between the emerging field of settler colonial studies and scholars engaging in the continual crises of neoliberal capitalism with new approaches to labour, capitalism, and resistance against the contemporary issues of late capitalism. This convergence of fields brought to light the interrelations of settler colonialism, anti-Blackness, and neoliberal capitalism as they operate through and within each other. The symposium offered scholars across interdisciplinary fields the opportunity to and generate unique lines of inquiry and envision new alliances for resistance and movement building.

We are very excited to present the second Work of Settler Colonialism Symposium, with a focus on Emergent Solidarities. This conference includes writers, activists, and scholars who expand on the collaborations, contradictions, and possibilities that arise when we organize within and against settler colonialism. This is especially pertinent when situated alongside processes of the exploitation of migrant labour, racial slavery and its afterlife, imprisonment, the expansion of extractive industries, and the corresponding struggles that have emerged out of these conditions.

The future of the settler state will be brought about through the work of reproducing social, economic, and political life in its many spaces and forms. Therefore, a central question of this symposium is: how might we interrupt this labour, and instead work towards anti-colonial and decolonial futures?

WHEN: Saturday April 22, 2017, 9 AM - 5 PM.

WHERE: The conference will take place at the U of T OISE Library. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for other accessibility needs or if you have any further questions.

Find this event on Facebook.

Lunch will be provided to those attending the conference.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/wosc2017registration.

Our program is as follows and can also be found at our website: https://wosc2017.wordpress.com/.

9:00 AM – 10:30 Panel #1: “From Turtle Island to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime”

- Claire Stewart-Kanigan (University of Victoria), “Beyond Decriminalization: Centring Indigenous Justice in Canadian Sex Work Advocacy”.

- Patrick DeDauw (Freie Universität Berlin/Montreal Prisoner Correspondence Project), “Prisoner Correspondence Project”.

- Rana Sukaireh (York University), “Your Cause is Mine: The Strategy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement in Building Solidarity Alliances”.

- Yara Hawari and Francesco Amaruso (University of Exeter), “Including Palestine in Indigenous Studies: Challenges and Opportunities”.

10:45 – 12:15 Panel #2: Against Extraction

- Shiri Pasternak (Trent University), “Lawyers, Consultants, Accountants, Insurers: The Shadow Economy of Colonization”.

- Jen Preston (York University), “Dismantling ‘White Possession’: White Settler Colonialism and ‘Racial Extractivism’ in Canada”.

- Derek Kornelson (University of Manitoba), “Deconstructing Settler Colonial Domination: Implications for land-protectors and Indigenous-Settler alliances”.

- Eva Portillo (York University), “Decolonizing Settler Colonialism”.

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch.

1:30 – 3:00 Panel #3: Unsettling Subjectivities

- Ben Kapron (York University), “Settler Grounded Normativity: Learning Settler Decolonization through Engagement with Land”.

- Jamey Jesperson (New School), “Queer Resistance on Stolen Land: Trans* Settler Accountabilities in EnGendering Decolonization & the Collateral Queer Damage of Settler Colonialism”.

- Delores Calderon (Western Washington), “Mestizo Longing as a Settler Futurity along the U.S./Mexico Borderlands”.

- Adam Lewis (York University), "Social Movements, Prefiguration and Settler Colonialism: From Radical Imagination to Decolonial Futures?"

3:15 – 5:15 Keynote Roundtable.

Moderated by: Dr. Eve Tuck (Unangax), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.

Featuring:

- Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaw), York University.

- Vanessa Gray (Anishinaabe), Aamjiwinaang & Sarnia Against Pipelines.

- Kyle Mays Wabinaw (Black/Saginaw Chippewa), University of North Carolina.

- Anne Spice (Tlingit), CUNY Graduate Center.

- Matt Chrisler, CUNY Graduate Center.

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  1. Sleep Out at John Tory's: Shelter Now:

(April 22nd/17-April 23rd/17)

WHEN: Saturday April 22nd/17 and Sunday April 23rd/17. 7pm-9pm.

WHERE: 1 Bedford Road, Bloor and Bedford. Dinner, Rally & Performers.

Don't Miss the Beginning, Stay As Long As You Can.

Watch the Trailer: https://youtu.be/LtqB886u4ho.

Find this event on Facebook.

It has been a terrible winter for Toronto's homeless. The shelters have seen appalling levels of overcrowding and even the warming centres and drop ins have been hard pressed to deal with the numbers seeking a place of refuge. The overcrowding has caused four deaths and homeless people have been hospitalized with hypothermia.

Throughout these dreadful months, Mayor John Tory and the bureaucrats at City Hall have refused to open additional space. Now, the warming centres and volunteer-run 'Out of the Cold' facilities will be closing for the year. There will be even fewer options available to people trying to survive on streets. The City must open enough new spaces immediately to ensure that the policy of not running the shelters above 90% occupancy is actually in effect. They must ensure that enough low barrier and harm reduction spaces are available so that people can actually access the shelter system.

At this critical time, we are going back to John Tory's multi-million condo home for a sleep out to drive home the need for shelters for the homeless in a City that drips with wealth. We will set up at 7.00 with a meal, speakers and entertainment. Come out and stay for as long as you can to help us win the right to shelter for those Tory and his friends are abandoning to the streets

What to bring: If you can, bring blankets, sleeping bags, and other things to keep yourself warm through the night. We'll have sleeping bags with us for those who don't have them. There will also be warm drinks and snacks throughout the night.

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  1. Queer Political Theologies Colloquium at the U of T:

(May 5th/17)

Queer Political Theologies Colloquium presented by Ricky Varghese, Fan Wu, and David K Seitz, happening at U of T on Friday, May 5th, 2017.

Details regarding the event - an event poster and the full program can be found at the website below:

http://www.wgsi.utoronto.ca/event/queer-political-theologies.

As part of the colloquium, Ashon Crawley from UC Riverside will give a keynote lecture, "The Lonely Letters (Or, Blackness and Mysticism)."

A quick note of thanks, as well, to Christien Garcia who created the beautiful poster and to the various institutional spaces that gave support in organizing this event: UofT's Women & Gender Studies Institute, Centre for Comparative Literature, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Trinity College, and the Toronto School of Theology. __________________________________________________________________________________

CALLS

  1. Call for Chapter Proposal: Indigenous Women and Work:

(Deadline: April 5th/17)

Call for Chapter Proposal: Indigenous Women and Work.

A chapter proposal is welcomed to an edited book by Leslie Nichols and Vappu Tyyskä, on Working Women in Canada: An Intersectional Approach (tentative title, publisher: Canadian Scholars’/Women’s Press), including paid, unpaid, and volunteer work. The book’s 25 chapters will take an intersectional approach to women’s employment niches and issues, including age, socio-economic status/social class, immigrant status, indigenous status, racialization, cultural differences, sexual/gender orientation and disabilities. The intended audience are undergraduate social science students in Canadian universities and colleges.

The abstract on Indigenous women and work should clearly state a theoretical perspective; what types of differences among women will be discussed; specify the types of work setting/s; and include a list of key words. Further, it should be previously unpublished material (this includes new literature reviews and/or new primary data).

Authors are welcomed from Canadian universities and colleges, and we welcome co-authored chapters and proposals from both established and emerging scholars, including graduate students.

Length of abstract: 100-200 words. Deadline: April 5th, 2017. Expected length of final chapter: 6,000-7,000 words. Proposed deadline for full chapters: June 2017.

Send abstract proposal to: Dr. Leslie Nichols, Brock University by e-mail: lnichols@brocku.ca.

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  1. Call for Papers: Fourth International Conference on Advances in Women's Studies 2017:

(Deadline: April 30th/17)

Final Call for Papers:

Fourth International Conference on Advances in Women's Studies 2017.

WHEN: 10th & 11th June, 2017.

WHERE: Toronto, Canada.

http://www.womenstudies.info/.

Unique Conferences Canada and the International Center for Research & Development with their global conference partners are wish to announce that the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Women's Studies will be held on 10th & 11th June, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. We expect presenters from 50 different countries.

This two day knowledge building event will create a platform for academics, practitioners, Researchers and PhD students to come together, review their research findings, exchange ideas, and discuss emerging trends in Women's studies.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

1) To present your paper before a Global audience.

2) To get connected with colleagues who have the same passion.

3) To explore two great Universities in Toronto (Ryerson University & University Toronto).

4) To find your future research collaborator from Canada.

5) To listen to experts in Women's studies & enhance your knowledge.

6) To attend the parallel conference free of charge- Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2017.

7) To visit Canada – The number 01 country to visit in 2017 (Lonely Planet).

You are invited to submit an abstract of your research and to register before April 30, 2017 under early bird rate to reserve a presentation slot in this premium conference.

Conference website: http://www.womenstudies.info/.

Parallel Conference: http://legalconference.org/.

We hope to meet you in Toronto.

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  1. Call for Papers and Presentations: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017) Invitation:

(Deadlines: May 1st/17- Paper and Presentation Slides, Conference is May 23rd/17-May 26th/17)

With pleasure we invite you to participate, submit an Abstract and/or organize and chair an Invited Session (4-6 talks) or address an invited talk in the forthcoming Conference in Limerick, Ireland ((23-26 May 2017) for the 9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017, http://www.isast.org) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).

(Early bird registration was March 30th/17.)

This is the ninth year of the conference which brings together different disciplines on library and information science; it is a multi–disciplinary conference that covers the Library and Information Science topics in conjunction to other disciplines (e.g. big data, open data and open source, innovation and technological transfer, management and marketing, statistics and data analysis, information technology, human resources, museums, archives, special librarianship, etc).

The conference invites special and contributed sessions, oral communications, workshops and posters.

Target Group:

The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers, philologist, subject and reference librarians et al.

Main topics:

The emphasis is given to the models and the initiatives focus on the Data.

The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

  1. Data Mining, content analysis, taxonomies, ontologies. 2. Open Data, Open Access, Analysis and Applications. 3. Big Data and its Management.4. Information Ethics. 5. Information and Knowledge Management. 6. Synergies, Organizational Models and Information Systems. 7.Multimedia Systems and Applications. 8. Computer Networks and Social Networks. 9. Health Reference and Informatics. 10. Information Technologies in Education. 11. Decision making in service innovation. 12. STM information development.

Special Sessions – Workshops:

You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at:  secretar@isast.org or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractsubmission.html.

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractsubmission.html.

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways:

  1. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation; b. full papers (not exceeding 9,000 words); c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words).

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference.

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://www.isast.org/.

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines: http://www.isast.org/. All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).

Student submissions:

Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.Post Graduate Student sessions for research are especially organized. Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2017 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at: secretar@isast.org.

Important dates:

Deadline of abstracts submitted: 20 December 2016. Reviewer’s response: in 3 weeks after submission.Early registration: 30th of March 2017.Paper and Presentation Slides: 1st of May 2017.

Conference dates: 23-26 May 2017.

Paper contributors have the opportunity to be published in the QQML e- Journal, which continues to retain the right of first choice, however in addition they have the chance to be published in other scientific journals.

QQML e- Journal is included in EBSCOhost and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at secretar@isast.org. Please refer to the Session Number, as they are referred at the conference website to help the secretariat to classify the submissions. For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.isast.org or contact the secretary of the conference at: secretar@isast.org.

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  1. Call for Participants: IPD Summer Academy in Switzerland:

(Deadline: June 1st/17)

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organizers of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights which these events bring together state, private and public sector representatives.

It’s a pleasure for us to invite you to join the next 10-20 Days International Summer Academy and 3 Month CAS-Research Program which will be held in Switzerland.

During the 2017 Summer Program experienced experts of IPD will share with you professional and academic skills about Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Security, Intercultural Dialogue & Human Rights topics. This year we include also 1 day to trip Zurich City for Sightseeing and have lunch together.

Depends from the opportunities in the filled application, participants can choose either 10 or 20 days summer program or you can stay for 3 month period as a researcher.

VII International Summer Academy: 11 - 20 August, 2017 (10 Days).

VIII International Summer Academy: 20 - 29 August, 2017 (10 Days).

The main goal of the 10-20 days Summer Academy is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organisations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, security and intercultural dialogue.

Deadline for Applications: 01 June, 2017.

Please note that there have early registration and reduced fee amount payment deadline till the 01 May, 2017.

Program Link: http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/VII-VIII-Summer-Academy-2017-3-Month-CAS-Research-Program/.

3 Month CAS - Research Program: 11 August - 08 November, 2017 (90 Days).

The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the research skills of the participants and to closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutes.

Deadline for Applications: 01 June, 2017.

Please note that there have early registration and reduced fee amount payment deadline till the 01 May, 2017.

Program Link: http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/VII-VIII-Summer-Academy-2017-3-Month-CAS-Research-Program/.

TO BE SENDING ORGANISATION:

We are looking for state, private, public and academic sending partner institutions from countries all over the world to send their individual or group participants to our short-long term academic programs. If your Institution is interested to be our sending partner organization, we will be glad to receive your proposals by email.

Participation Procedure Step by Step:

Submitting filled application in WORD format, CV + scanned passport page till the Deadline.

Participant will receive Invoice to start the payment of the requested participation fee amount.

After receiving the participation fee, the participant will receive the unconditional letter via email and if there is a required visa application process, IPD will send invitation letter by post and also to the relevant embassy by email or fax.

We strongly advise that the participants submit the filled application as soon as it`s possible, who need a visa to enter Switzerland and who needs more financial documentation in the work place for his/her participation.

Scholarship: IPD offer several type of scholarship support to reduce the participation fee amount for most needed potential participants from all over the world countries.

If you wish to get a discounted participation fee amount, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period.

Unfortunately IPD scholarship sources do not cover the entire participation fee amount and international travel expenses so we can only offer you the discounted fee amount.

If you have any more questions or suggestions, please feel free to write us by email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch.

We are looking forward to see you in Switzerland!

IPD Academic Programs: Theory - Practice - Research - Exchange - Networking – Contribute.

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  1. Call for Participants: 2017 CUIERIP Summer Institute:

(June 4th/17-June 9th/17)

Dear students, faculty, and staff:

The Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP) is gearing up for its 4th annual week-long summer institute. CUIERIP 2017 will be a six-day immersive experience devoted to learning about good practices in ethical research with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. The Institute will take place at Carleton University in Ottawa from June 4th-9th, 2017.

CUIERIP’s mission is to provide a collaborative and safe learning environment for students, faculty, community members and professionals working on Indigenous issues and research ethics. CUIERIP is led by Carleton faculty, research ethics professionals and community leaders. Presiding Elders guide all participants.

Registration for the 2017 Institute is now open.

For more information about CUIERIP 2017, please visit our website: www.Carleton.ca/indigenousresearchethics/.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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AWARDS/FUNDING

  1. The Association of Commonwealth Universities: Titular Fellowships:

(Deadline: Submission to ORS: April 28th/17, Submission to agency: May 12th/17)

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)) is accepting applications for its Titular Fellowships funded by the ACU Development Fellowships Fund.  A summary for each fellowship is provided below.

Objectives of Fellowships:

To enable the universities of the Commonwealth to develop the human resources of their institutions and countries through the interchange of people, knowledge, skills and technologies.

Fellowships which do not have a specific subject linked to them are tenable in any of the priority subject areas:

-Education, Health and related social sciences, Information technology and management, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, Sustainable development, University development and management.

1) George Weston Limited Fellowship:

This fellowship is awarded in the fields of agriculture, forestry, food science and food technology.

This fellowship is tenable at any ACU member university outside the applicant’s home country, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than the applicant’s home country.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university.

2) Gordon and Jean Southam Fellowship:

This fellowship is open to applicants from any Canadian ACU member university. The fellowship can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit, or a collaborative fact-finding visit.

This fellowship is tenable in any ACU member university outside Canada, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than Canada.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university in Canada.

3) Jacky McAleer Memorial Fellowship:

This fellowship is awarded in the field of information technology, with priority given to the computerization of record systems or computer-assisted learning.

This fellowship is tenable at any ACU member university outside the applicant’s home country, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than the applicant’s home country.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university.

4) Swansea University Fulton Fellowship:

This fellowship is tenable at Swansea University, UK. The fellowship can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit, or a collaborative fact-finding visit.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university in a country other than the UK.

5) Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Fellowship:

This fellowship is awarded in the field of accountancy. The fellowship is tenable in any Commonwealth country other than that in which the applicant works. It is tenable either at an ACU member university or in industry, commerce or public service.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university.

Value:

Up to 5000 DBP and intended to cover: International economy return airfare and other travel costs,

Medical insurance and visa fees, Board and loading fees, Research costs.

Duration:

Tenure of fellowships must be less than six months and travel must be completed by August 1, 2018.

Deadlines:

Submission to ORS – April 28, 2017. Submission to agency – May 12, 2017 by 23:59 BST.

For additional details and application form, please consult the following link:

https://www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/titular-fellowships/.

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OPPORTUNITIES

  1. 2017-2018 CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chinese Studies:

(Deadline: April 28th/17)

CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chinese Studies, 2017-2018. York University, Toronto, Canada.

Deadline: Friday, 28 April 2017.

Discipline: Social Sciences and Humanities.

Eligibility:

Emerging scholars who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, who have received a PhD degree within the last five years, and who do not hold full-time salaried positions may apply for this CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Current doctoral candidates who can demonstrate that their degree requirements will be completed before September 2017 may also be considered.

The tenure of the CCK fellowship is for 12 months, beginning in September 2017 or January 2018. One fellowship is available. The successful candidate will use the research fellowship to revise a doctoral dissertation for publication or to start a new research project. The dissertation and the proposed new project must be situated within the social sciences or humanities and address research questions related to Chinese societies, civilizations, cultures, and economies. Candidates will be expected to identify an appropriate faculty member at York University who will act as their postdoctoral supervisor. The fellowship salary is CAD 36,000.

Application Procedures:

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to ycar@yorku.ca by the deadline with the subject heading: CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chinese Studies.

Each application should include the materials outlined below in the order listed below and combined into one PDF file. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Application Materials:

Items to be submitted by the applicant with the electronic application:

(1) Cover Letter.
(2) A 1,000 word proposal that outlines the proposed project and how it will be developed; further research to be conducted; and anticipated output(s).
(3) Curriculum vita.
(4) Name of proposed York University supervisor and short justification (100 words) for this selection.
(5) Proof of thesis completion (if applicable).

Items to be emailed directly to the York Centre for Asian Research (ycar@yorku.ca) on university letterhead:

(1)  Two letters of recommendation, including one by the dissertation supervisor.

Contact Information:

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Alicia Filipowich, York Centre for Asian Research, York University, at ycar@yorku.ca.

This opportunity is funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF), which was established in 1989 in memory of the late President of the Republic of China, Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988). CCKF is deeply committed to its mission of encouraging scholars at academic institutions throughout the world to undertake research projects in the humanities and social sciences that can shed new light on Chinese culture and society, as well as engage in international cooperation and exchange. For more information about the Foundation, visit: http://www.cckf.org/en.

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  1. INDG Health and Wellness Assistant Professor- University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus:

(Deadline: August 14th/17)

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus. Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS).

INDIGENOUS STUDIES –Assistant Professor - Indigenous Health and Wellness (Job Opening ID# 25941).

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department (http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ccgs/welcome.htmlDocument1), and is expected to start on July 1, 2018.

We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in the broad area of Indigenous Health and Wellness, with emphasis on Indigenous peoples’ holistic well-being. The candidate must have a demonstrated record of scholarship, pedagogy, and community engagement practices that employ decolonizing theoretical and methodological frameworks. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Indigenous Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Anthropology, and Human Geography is expected. Indigenous candidates are strongly preferred.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies, Native Studies, First Nations Studies, Aboriginal Studies or a cognate field (with a focus on Indigenous Studies) by the start of the appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research; commitment to student mentoring and supervision; and excellence in graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and learning. Evidence of sustained engagement within and with Indigenous communities in Canada and/or in comparative contexts is required.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program that complements existing expertise in Indigenous philosophies, identities, and knowledges. There is also a strong desire for the appointee’s scholarship to be integrated into, and to enhance, current research strengths in the Department, the Faculty, and other Faculties in the areas of health and wellness. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing core courses in Indigenous Studies, including ‘Introduction to Indigenous Studies’ and ‘Indigenous Perspectives on Health’, and to develop new courses specific to own area of expertise. This colleague is also expected to provide service that is commensurate with rank, and contributes to the enhancement and strengthening of Indigenous Studies across campus.

The appointee will be joining an active and energetic community of scholars in Indigenous Studies whose work focuses on Indigenous epistemologies and is intercultural, interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and global in reach. Established in 2005, the program is housed in the IKBSAS and provides students with opportunities to locate their learning within the program’s dual focus on decolonizing non-Indigenous notions of Indigeneity and strengthening contemporary revitalization of Indigenous knowledge and praxis. The program has unique strength in research that is focused on knowledges of the Syilx Okanagan, and integrates teaching and scholarship in Indigenous feminism, gender, land claims and governance, traditional knowledge, genocide, self-determination, borders, Indigenous legal studies, epistemology, language revitalization, and critical Indigenous theory and methods.

The IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 8,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 450 Aboriginal students on the campus, with nearly a tenth of them studying at the graduate level. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities.

For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please visit the link - http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.  (Job Opening ID# 25941)     .

Applicants are asked to submit in Microsoft Word or pdf format:

(i) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick (Head – Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies), outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Indigenous Studies program and the IKBSAS; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) a statement of research program; (iv) a statement on teaching philosophy and interests; (v) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations); (vi) a writing sample; and, (vii) the names of three referees who may be asked to submit letters of reference, when requested.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: mailto:susan.frohlick@ubc.ca. All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Assistant Professor: Indigenous Studies) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The deadline for applications is August 14, 2017. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada be given priority.