CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, August 31st, 2017

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OPPORTUNITIES:
  1. Graduate Student Positions on CFR Executive Committee -- Call for Applications (2 Positions) (Deadline: Sept 7th/17)

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  1. Demeter Press is Honoured to Announce the Official Release of Mothers in Public and Political Life, Edited by Simone Bohn and Pınar Melis Yelsalı Parmaksız (August 2017)
  2. The Psychology's Feminist Voices Announces the Launch of their 7-video series: Gender Matters: Using Gender-Based Analysis in Psychology (date)
  3. Urgent Release: Scholars at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas (Aug 24th/17)
  4. Access to Unspent Funds in NSERC and SSHRC Cost Centres – SSHRC & NSERC Now Require that more than 50% of Funds Must be Spent
  5. Toronto Solidarity with Six Nations August 2017
EVENTS:
  1. SSHRC Insight Grants Webinar - Hosted by ORS in English: (Sept 7th/17)
  2. SSHRC Insight Grants Webinar - Hosted by ORS in French: (Sept 8th/17)
  3. Opening Reception and Publication Launch: Fermenting Feminism, curated by Lauren Fournier (Sept 14th/17)
  4. Creative Time Summit comes to Toronto this September 28 - 30 | Student Passes Available
  5. SSHRC Connection Grants Webinar - Hosted by ORS in English: (Nov 8th/17)
  6. SSHRC Connection Grants Webinar - Hosted by ORS in French: (Nov 9th/17)
CALLS:
  1. Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers 2017/18 – Contingent Horizons Volume 4 Issue 1 (Deadline: Oct 13th/17)
  2. Call for Proposals – SSHRC Partnership Grants – 2018 Competition: (Deadline: November 27th/17)
  3. Call for Applications- Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute - Faculty Training and Internationalization Grant – Submission to the ORS (Deadline Sept 7th/17) Submission to the agency (Deadline Sept 21st/17)
  4. Call for Applications - Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – Research and Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant programs - Submission to the ORS (Deadline Sept 6th/ 17) Submission to the agency (Deadline Sept 20th/17)
OPPORTUNITIES:
  1. McMaster University: Anti-Racism Officer (Sept 14th/17)
  2. York University: Department of Social Science - Assistant Professor (tenure track) Business and Society (Sept 15th/17)
  3. CWTP is Hiring a Work-Study: Peer Support Coordinator (Sept 16th/17)
  4. Announcing the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship (Sept 17th/17)
  5. of Toronto: History- Assistant Professor (tenure track) Nineteenth-Century United States History (Sept 20th/17)
  6. of Toronto: History- Assistant Professor (tenure track) Contemporary International History- Asian or Middle Eastern Transnational (Sept 28th/17)
  7. of British Columbia: Gender and Women’s Studies –Assistant Professor – Science and Technology Studies and Sexualities (Oct 1st/17)
  8. CWTP is Looking for New Collective Members! (Open until all positions are filled)
  9. of Washington Tacoma: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences -Assistant Professor of Communication (Nov 1st/17)

 
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OPPORTUNITIES:
  1. Graduate Student Positions on CFR Executive Committee -- Call for Applications (2 Positions) (Deadline: Sept 7th/17)

The Centre for Feminist Research is looking for two Graduate Students to join its Executive Committee for the 2017-2018 year.

 

Position Description

The Executive Committee is responsible for matters of regular management of the Centre and serves in a consultative and monitoring capacity in relation to the Director (and any Associate Directors).

The Executive meets at least once a month in the Fall and Winter Terms and when necessary in the Summer Term. Its meetings are called by the Director, but it may also be convened by a majority of the Executive Committee and it may be required to meet by the Council. The term of office for graduate student members is 12 months.

 

Application

If you are interested, please send a 1-page letter of application that includes:

-A statement of interest explaining why you would like to join the CFR Executive

-Your past involvement with the Centre for Feminist Research

-Your past involvement in departmental committees or other Research Centres

 

Please also attach a copy of your resume/CV

Please email all applications and any and all questions to cfr@yorku.ca.

Deadline for applications is 4.30pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
  1. Demeter Press is Honoured to Announce the Official Release of Mothers in Public and Political Life, Edited by Simone Bohn and Pınar Melis Yelsalı Parmaksız (August 2017)

Mothers in Public and Political Life, Edited by Simone Bohn and Pınar Melis Yelsalı Parmaksız  (August 2017).

Even though in most nations women are at least almost half of the population, in very few countries do they occupy a similar space in the formal institutions of political power. They are said to lack a key element for a successful career in public life: time. From this perspective, no one is worse off than women who are mothers. From another perspective, however, motherhood is thought to help politicize women, as this life-changing experience makes them aware of the limitations of some specific public policies (such as child-care, parental leave, gendered labor practices etc.) as well as more conscious of the centrality of more encompassing public policies, such as education, health care, and social assistance. This book explores the challenges, obstacles, opportunities and experiences of mothers who take part in political and/or public life.

Author Biography:
Simone Bohn is Associate Professor of Political Science at York University, where she coordinates the Brazil Chair and the Brazilian Studies. Dr. Bohn’s research focuses on political parties in South America, gender and politics in Brazil, and the study of political tolerance and attitudes towards corruption in Latin America. She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded research project entitled “Evaluating strategic political partnerships: The case of the women’s movement and the state in contemporary Brazil”. Her articles have been published in scholarly journals, such as Politics and Government, Latin American Research Review, International Political Science Review, Journal of Latin American Politics, and Comparative Governance and Politics.

Pınar Melis Yelsalı Parmaksız is an Associate Professor at Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences. Yelsalı Parmaksız received her PhD in Turkish Studies from Leiden University in 2009 with the thesis titled Modernization and Gender Regimes in Turkey. Her main area of interests are gender and modernization in Turkey, feminist methodology and memory studies. She published many articles on related subjects in journals and collected volumes. She also published the collected volume titled Neye Yarar Hatıralar? Türkiye’de Bellek ve Siyaset Çalışmaları [What Is the Use of Memories? Studies of Memory and Politics in Turkey] in 2013.
http://demeterpress.org/books/mothers-in-public-and-political-life/

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  1. The Psychology's Feminist Voices Announces the Launch of their 7-video series: Gender Matters: Using Gender-Based Analysis in Psychology

The Psychology's Feminist Voices team at York would like to announce the launch of their 7-video series: "Gender Matters: Using Gender-Based Analysis in Psychology," designed to help students think critically about how gender assumptions, biases, and ideologies affect the research process. We move from "What is Gender-Based Analysis" to "Factors Intersecting with Sex and Gender" to "Rethinking Language and Visual Representations."  Check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSVL0x3c8QVlhPlCV0f63sG2w7mEOt9Bc

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  1. Urgent Release: Scholars at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas (Aug 24th/17)

Scholars at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, York University in Toronto, Canada

Stand Against the Violence by White Supremacists in the USA and Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 24, 2017

We are a group of scholars at the Harriet Tubman Institute, focused on the history and contemporary experiences of persons of African descent in Africa and its diasporas. Our Institute is named in honour of Harriet Tubman, a courageous African American who was enslaved, who fought for her own freedom and humanity, and supported the efforts of dozens of enslaved African Americans who sought their freedom as well.

Our mission at the Tubman Institute is to document and research the evils of slavery and its legacies and horrific racial tragedies of the past and present. We bear witness to and repudiate, in the strongest terms, the atrocities of racial violence and especially that being launched in the name of White supremacy, wherever it occurs.

We reject the ideologies and activities which fuel White supremacy and, in particular, the anti-Black racism that lies at the heart of much of the vicious rhetoric and many of the violent actions and policies, long-extant and recently promoted in a variety of countries, including Canada.
We are saddened and appalled by the senseless killing of Heather Heyer when she joined others to protest against the virulent racism supported by the Unite the Right group after the decision was made to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, fr om public display in Charlottesville, VA.

As a community of scholars whose focus is on Africa and its diasporas, we continue to raise the alarm against violence and violations to which persons of African descent have been and are subjected and call upon White supremacists, including those operating in Canada, such as the racist group La Meute in Quebec, to halt their actions against the oppressed and marginalized groups that have been their targets.

We stand in solidarity with those opposing hate and racism.

Professors Michele Johnson, Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute; Annie Bunting, Deputy Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute; Brainerd Blyden Taylor; José C. Curto; Caroline Shenaz Hossein; Abubacar Fofana Leon; Deborah Neill; Uwa Idemudia; Tokunbo Ojo.

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  1. Access to Unspent Funds in NSERC and SSHRC Cost Centres – SSHRC & NSERC Now Require that more than 50% of Funds Must be Spent

Holders of common NSERC Grants (Discovery, RTI, CRD Projects, CREATE, etc.) and common SSHRC Grants (IG, IDG, PDG, Connections, etc.) have traditionally been granted continued access to unspent funds at the end of their grant term (with a possible one-year extension provided by the agency, where applicable). York wishes to continue to work with researchers to ensure that grant funds are spent within the period granted by SSHRC or NSERC and encourages spending of funds according to the plan originally proposed in the grant application. At the termination date of the grant, and upon request to Research Accounting by the grant holder, York will create a new fund 500 extension cost centre to permit continued access to 90% of the remaining balance during the next year, with further annual reductions by 10% to unspent balances in NSERC Grants and SSHRC Grants in the following years. As in the past, York will continue to deposit any retained balances in the General Research Fund, to be used by the University according to tri-council policies.

AVPs Research may grant an exception to this practice in the event of a career interruption or extenuating circumstances.

A new rule by NSERC and SSHRC effective 2016-2017 requires holders of extension cost centres to spend more than 50% of their opening balance by March 31 of the following year in order to avoid a return of unspent funds to the agency. For example, if $10,000 is the unspent balance at the end of the grant, upon request the PI will be provided with $9,000 in an extension cost centre for continued spending. The PI must spend at least 50% ($4,501) during the year in order to avoid a return of unspent funds to the agency. This also applies to extension cost centres that have received their own end date extensions.

For more information, or to determine if a specific grant is eligible for continued access to unspent funds, or to request continued access to unspent funds, please contact Research Accounting (resacct@yorku.ca ). All requests for continued access to unspent funds on cost centres with end dates of March 31, 2017 or earlier must be made no later than March 1, 2017. If your grant ends on a date other than March 31, 2017, please request continued access at least one month before the end date.

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  1. Toronto Solidarity with Six Nations August 2017

how to get involved…

  1. PLEASE SHARE the Haudenosaunee Declaration!

The Haudenosaunee Declaration is a statement of the Haudenosaunee people currently blockading Highway 6 in Caledonia. This document is below, please share this document widely!

  1. PLEASE DONATE!

If you are able, please consider donating. Below you will find a list of items urgently needed and where to drop them off. Monetary contributions are greatly appreciated, please contact Lindsay Monture regarding all financial donations (lindsaymonture@gmail.com).

  1. GET INVOLVED!

Please fill out the Volunteer Intake Form to get involved, http://bit.ly/2vN5kwa. If you can also help us by sharing this with anyone who will help, we will greatly appreciate it!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEVELOPING SIX NATIONS RESISTANCE PLEASE VISIT:

realpeoples.media

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

realpeoplesmedia@gmail.com

  1. OUR HAUDENOSAUNEE DECLARATION – statement of the Haudenosaunee people currently blockading Highway 6 in Caledonia

August 10, 2017

In May 2006, the Province of Ontario stated in writing, that the title of Burtch Lands would be returned to its original state and status under The Haldimand Proclamation of 1784. For this our Barricades in Caledonia came down in 2006. Then in (April) 2017, Ontario passes the land, not to our Haudenosaunee Confederacy, but to Six Nations Elected Band Council. With that action, Ontario has committed fraud and lied to our People.  Ontario is 100 percent responsible for any actions resulting from their lies. Ontario’s actions bring much dishonor to the Crown and is in violation of The Two Row Wampum, The Silver Covenant Chain, and The William Claus Wampum.

Ontario also grossly violates, the July 2017 Ten Principles that are to guide the Government of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous People. Ontario also brings shame to the words spoken by Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould when she stated that First Nations need to prepare for a future where Indian Act Bands are done away with, opening the door to a more Traditional Governance.

We as Haudenosaunee people stand with our Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council.  Their letter to Premier Wynne and Prime Minister Trudeau emailed July 2017 states the transfer is invalid and a Breach of Promises and Commitment by the Crown and the Province of Ontario.

We now declare that these Barricades erected will not come down until the following have been done.
1. Ontario and Canada return to the Negotiation Table with our Confederacy
2. Ontario lives by their words of May 17, 2006 and returns Burtch Lands under the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784.

  1. DONATIONS

SUPPLIES URGENTLY NEEDED:  August 22, 2017

  • Socks
  • Coffee mugs
  • Ice
  • Batteries
  • Flash lights
  • Clock for shack
  • Satellite television
  • Frying pans
  • Electric griddle
  • Frying pans
  • Chickens
  • Honey
  • Fans
  • Clorox disinfectant serviettes
  • Crisco
  • Whisk
  • Elastic bands

If you can donate any of these items, please drop them off at the CUPE 3903 office (143 Atkinson College, York University) OR at 180 Indian Road (near Keele Station).

FOR ALL FINANCIAL DONATIONS PLEASE CONTACT LINDSAY MONTURE

lindsaymonture@gmail.com

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EVENTS
  1. SSHRC Insight Grants Webinar - Hosted by ORS in English: (Sept 7th/17)

WHEN: Thursday, September 7th, 2017, 13:30-15:30 ET

WHERE: https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r3ykymcyov2c/

Please note that you do not need to register in advance and a question and answer period will follow the presentation. With Adobe Connect, questions must be submitted in writing.

To join via Adobe Connect:

  • Click on the Adobe Connect webinar link on the date and time specified.
  • Enter your name, and press “Enter Room”.
  • Adjust the volume on your computer.

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

For any questions, please contact us by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976

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  1. SSHRC Insight Grants Webinar - Hosted by ORS in French: (Sept 8th/17)

WHEN: Thursday, September 8th, 2017, 13:30-15:30 ET

WHERE: https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r8wqqq81u3r1/

Please note that you do not need to register in advance and a question and answer period will follow the presentation. With Adobe Connect, questions must be submitted in writing.

To join via Adobe Connect:

  • Click on the Adobe Connect webinar link on the date and time specified.
  • Enter your name, and press “Enter Room”.
  • Adjust the volume on your computer.

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

For any questions, please contact us by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976

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  1. Opening Reception and Publication Launch: Fermenting Feminism, curated by Lauren Fournier (Sept 14th/17)

Opening Reception and Publication Launch: Fermenting Feminism, curated by Lauren Fournier. September 14, 2017 from 6-9pm at Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Suite 302, Toronto.

FERMENTING FEMINISM

featuring Sharlene Bamboat, Hazel Meyer, Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint, Sarah Nasby, Kayla Polan, Walter Scott and Agustine Zegers, curated by Lauren Fournier

On view September 14–November 26, 2017, 12–5 pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14th from 6–9 pm

Come celebrate the Toronto launch of CFR graduate associate Lauren Fournier’s Fermenting Feminism, a multidisciplinary publication and series of site-specific exhibitions and screenings taking place internationally and featuring work by over 25 artists, writers, and activists whose work is informed by intersectional feminist frameworks.

For a full list of contributors, follow this link: http://laurenfournier.net/Fermenting-Feminism

Kombucha, guts, bacteria, vessels, vitalism, effervescence, degradation, and decay. Fermenting Feminism brings together artists whose work fleshes out the intersections between fermentation and intersectional feminisms. As the process of microbial transformation, fermentation becomes both a metaphor and material practice through which to approach feminist practices in the contemporary. Is feminism a relic of the past, something that has soured? Or is feminism still a vital imperative? This exhibition positions fermentation as a vital and viable space to re-conceive feminisms’s pasts, presents, and futures. Working across art, science, performance, and design, the works in Fermenting Feminism make space for multidisciplinary experimentation and conceptual play. Fermentation symbolizes bioavailability and accessibility, preservation and transformation, interspecies symbiosis, sustainability and futurity, harm reduction and care. Spanning the speculative and the literal, the embodied and the ephemeral, the works in this exhibition revisit questions of importance to feminists—consumption, colonialism, hygiene, wellness, agency, ritual, sexuality, transformation, and tradition—through the theory and practice of fermentation.

Fermenting Feminism is a multidisciplinary project that takes different forms: beginning as a publication in collaboration with Lauren Fournier and the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, it has evolved into site-specific exhibitions, installations, and screenings in Toronto, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Kansas City. This exhibition at Critical Distance marks the Canadian launch of this project. The site-specific evolution of Fermenting Feminism instantiates the context-specificity of microbes and fungi, of fermenting bodies, and of feminisms.

Please join us for an opening reception with the curator on Thursday, September 14th from 6–9 pm. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. This reception is the same night as Koffler Gallery's fall exhibition opening downstairs — two for one at Artscape Youngplace this evening!

Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC)

Suite 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

https://criticaldistance.ca/program/fermenting-feminism/

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  1. Creative Time Summit comes to Toronto this September 28 - 30 | Student Passes Available

Toronto’s 10th Creative Time Summit Of Homelands and Revolution!

The Summit is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics, offering a unique experience for students to learn first-hand from 80+ international and regional artists, activists, educators, and more.

Of Homelands and Revolution will take place in Toronto, Canada from September 28-30th, 2017, and is co-produced with The Power Plant in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The 2017 Summit invites participants to consider the many-layered political and aesthetic understandings of home alongside social movements—revolutionary ones at that—which have sought to summon a broader dream of social justice. The Summit features an incredible roster of speakers, including feminist critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; artist and writer Coco Fusco; leading philosopher Srećko Horvat; Black Lives Matter- Toronto leader Syrus Marcus Ware; and indigenous art collective Postcommodity. See the full list of presenters from around the world, as well as the curatorial statement here.

Affordable ticket options are available. Additionally, for any students who would value an even deeper engagement, we are still looking for volunteers, who would be able to attend the Summit for free! Student participation is integral to the success of the summit.

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  1. SSHRC Connection Grants Webinar - Hosted by ORS in English: (Nov 8th/17)

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 12:30-15:00 ET

WHERE: https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r60ab5vjqk9/

Please note that you do not need to register in advance and a question and answer period will follow the presentation. With Adobe Connect, questions must be submitted in writing.

To join via Adobe Connect:

  • Click on the Adobe Connect webinar link on the date and time specified.
  • Enter your name, and press “Enter Room”.
  • Adjust the volume on your computer.

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

For any questions, please contact us by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976.

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  1. SSHRC Connection Grants Webinar - Hosted by ORS in French: (Nov 9th/17)

WHEN: Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 12:30-15:00 ET

WHERE: https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r9ih7b0v01n/

Please note that you do not need to register in advance and a question and answer period will follow the presentation. With Adobe Connect, questions must be submitted in writing.

To join via Adobe Connect:

  • Click on the Adobe Connect webinar link on the date and time specified.
  • Enter your name, and press “Enter Room”.
  • Adjust the volume on your computer.

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

For any questions, please contact us by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976.

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CALLS
  1. Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers 2017/18 – Contingent Horizons Volume 4 Issue 1 (Deadline: Oct 13th/17)

Issue Theme: Public Anthropology

Contingent Horizons is York University’s peer-reviewed student journal of anthropology. We aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students. We invite prospective contributors to submit their original, unpublished works for publication in our fourth volume. Selected submissions will be published online with complimentary print copies provided to the authors.

1) Submissions:

We are accepting submissions of original works that pertain to the discipline of anthropology, specifically relating to the issue’s theme of Public Anthropology. Authors of works that relate to broader public concerns, as well the intersections between social justice and anthropological theory, are strongly encouraged to submit. Essays could address, for example: social movements, health and illness, politics, environmental concerns, identities, development and displacement, migration and movement, decolonization, knowledge systems, public affects, technoscience, art and aesthetics, and activism. Submissions can include but are not limited to: ethnographic research papers, literature reviews, photo essays, and creative writing.

We are also looking for students to write brief book reviews of current anthropological or ethnographic works relevant to public anthropology published between 2016-2017. Students of anthropology and related disciplines are encouraged to submit their work.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 13th, 2017. Please review the submission guidelines at www.contingenthorizons.com prior to submission.

2) Peer Reviewers:

We are recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students who are willing to act as peer reviewers between October 2017-April 2018. Each peer reviewer will be asked to provide substantial and constructive feedback about the content of a maximum of 1-2 submissions.

If you are interested in being a peer reviewer, please e-mail contingenthorizons@gmail.com  with the subject line “Peer Review.” Please include your institutional affiliation, degree program, year of study, and areas of scholarly interest.

For information about the Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers 2017 and/or to read our previous issues please visit: www.contingenthorizons.com

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  1. Call for Proposals – SSHRC Partnership Grants – 2018 Competition: (Deadline: November 27th/17)

SSHRC PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through shared resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Complete details on this funding program can be found by visiting SSHRC's web site here.

Guidelines from the 2017 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2018 Competition Launch) can be found here.

Please see the SSHRC website for definitions of “Partner Organization” and “Formal Partnership.”

Partnership Grant proposals are expected to respond directly to the objectives of the Insight, Connection or Talent programs.

Value of Awards

Stage 1: Letter of Intent – Up to $20,000

Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation only) – between $500,000 and $2.5 million over 4-7 years

PLEASE NOTE: SSHRC has not formally launched the 2018 competition, but York University is launching an internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) process early given the competitiveness and strategic importance of the competition to the university.

INTERNAL NOTICE OF INTENT

All researchers planning to apply to the SSHRC Partnership Grants program – Letter of Intent phase – are required to submit an Internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) to Diana Frasca, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Specialist in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9am on November 27, 2017. iNOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as Diana Frasca, and reviews will be returned to Project Directors by mid-December, 2017.

Please Note: Because SSHRC Partnership Grants are institutional awards and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units (ORU), and the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI), the iNOI package should be accompanied by confirmed commitments. In order to secure these commitments, all researchers should notify their Department, Faculty Research Office, ORU, and Diana Frasca as soon as possible about their intention to apply (ideally in September). Doing so will both streamline the process of securing supports for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.

Application components include:

1)      NOI application form
2)      Project Goals and Description (8 pages)*
3)      Description of Team (3 pages)*
4)      Proposed Contributions Plan (1 page)*
5)      Funds Requested from SSHRC (use the attached budget template)*
6)      Principal Investigator SSHRC CV, Research Contributions, and Relevant Experience*
7)      Project Alignment with University and Faculty Strategic Plans (1 page)
8)      Confirmation of York University commitments to the proposed partnership (i.e. email communications, Dean’s memo)

*For bullets 2-6, please follow SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent Guidelines.

IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:

SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI Information Session: Mid-September, 2017
iNOI + Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support Submitted to ORS: November 27, 2017
SPORT Committee + SIRI Specialist Feedback: Mid-December, 2017
ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 26, 2018
Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: February 14, 2018
Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 15, 2018
SSHRC Results: Spring 2018
Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): November 1, 2018
SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): February 2019
Funds Released: March 2019

For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Diana Frasca, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, in the Office of Research Services at dfrasca@yorku.ca.

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  1. Call for Applications- Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute - Faculty Training and Internationalization Grant – Submission to the ORS (Deadline Sept 7th/17) Submission to the agency (Deadline Sept 21st/17)

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for Shastri Faculty Training and Internationalization Grants (SFTIG) from the faculty members/academics of all disciplines from SICI’s Canadian and Indian Member Institutions in good standing. This program aims at capacity building of the faculty members as well as internationalization of curriculum/teaching methodologies in the participating institutions. All disciplines of study supported by our member universities ranging from Social Sciences and Humanities to STEM (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics), business, management, etc. are eligible for seeking funds from this and all other SICI programs.

The SFTIG will allow the Canadian and Indian faculty members to travel to universities of the other country upon invitation to work on receiving/delivering capacity building training in areas, such as teaching-learning pedagogy, course or curriculum development and any other areas identified by the host institutions. The duration for such faculty mobility would be between 4-6 weeks. This is a quality enhancement program geared towards capacity building of institutions and faculty members.

The SFTIG recipients will be affiliated as visiting faculty members in the host institutions in India/Canada, and will:

  1. Teach courses individually or in a group, and or
  2. Offer a series of lectures, workshops and training sessions as part of a course or on topic of interest at the host institution and or

iii. Develop/upgrade course module/s.

Please note the following points:

  • The minimum number of grants and minimum funds available for each grant, as specified below, is guaranteed.
  • Although minimum grant amount is specified as CAD$5,000, the award amount may reach up to CAD$8,000, if extra funds become available for this program. Therefore you may request SICI grant up to a maximum of CAD$8,000, while keeping in mind that you may receive only CAD$5,000.
  • Besides, SICI may consider awarding more number of grants as well, subject to availability of additional funds after due process of approval.
  • Institutions may receive only one STFIG award, and receipt of the award is subject to the institution being a SICI member in good standing with fully paid-up membership for the current year (2017-18).
  • The selected awardees will have 2 weeks to confirm their acceptance of the SICI grant (subject to their institution’s eligibility).
  • Any declined project grant or availability of surplus funds may result in award of grants among any of the wait-listed applications, subject to application of other rules of SICI which allows benefits to be more broadly distributed among its members.
  • Additional Contributions from the applicants’ institutions to the project are encouraged.

Value: CAD$ 5,000/project
Number of Awards: 3 (Three)
Duration: SFTIG must be fully utilized within the period from 1 November 2017 to 31 May 2018.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant should be a full-time faculty member or a professor emeritus of SICI’s Canadian or Indian member institution. However, the receipt of the award is subject to the institution being a SICI member in good standing with fully paid-up membership for the current year (2017-18).
  • The Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or India.
  • A letter of invitation from the host institution;
  • Need Assessment from the host institution.

Application Requirements:

  1. Please submit your APPLICATION PACKAGE to http://shastriinstitute.org/gms/ on or before 21st September 2017 by 1100pm (MST).
  2. Mention: “Application for Shastri Faculty Training and Internationalization (SFTI) 2017-18” in the subject line.
  3. A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE should be a single pdf file with the following documents:
  4. An electronic SFTIG 2017-18 Application Form (duly filled in);
  5. A Project Proposal containing all the information asked for in the application form #10 – 14(i.e., Project Title, brief project summary, applicant’s background, specialization, interests and expertise, proposed course/lecture module, post project activities and Budget). The adjudication panel consists of volunteer professors from our member institutions and while best efforts are made to get diverse expertise in the panels, it is in the best interest of the applicant to use language that is comprehensible to your colleagues who are from other disciplines. Onus is on the applicant to demonstrate how their application satisfies the criteria of evaluation for this award (see below).

iii. List of Publications (applicant)

  1. Letter of Invitation (from host institution)
  2. Need Assessment Form (duly completed by host institution)
  3. Curriculum Vitae (applicant) – not more than 5 pages. All additional pages after 5th page will be removed and/or ignored during evaluation.

vii. Copy of Passport/PR Card (applicant)

Evaluation Criteria:
An adjudicating committee will make the final decision concerning successful applicants based upon the following criteria and marking system:
1 Project’s Objectives and methodology (10 points)
2 Scholarship of the SFTIG faculty members/researchers (10 points)
3 Potential contribution to knowledge in the field of higher education in India and or Canada (10 points)
4 Soundness of work/project with regard to capacity building of the faculty members of the host institution (10 points)
5 Potential contribution to internationalization of curriculum/teaching methodology/pedagogy of the host institution (10 points)

Acceptable Expenses:

  1. a) Round Trip International Travel to/from India-Canada (economy class)
  2. b) Local Travel (within India or in Canada);
  3. c) Accommodation and meals;
  4. d) Cost of equipment rental;
  5. e) Communications (audio, video conferencing, promotional materials);
  6. f) Translation, Printing and Copying costs

Disbursement of Funds:
75% of the project grant will be disbursed upon signing of letter of agreement between SICI and recipient’s institution and remaining 25% to be released upon submission and approval of a final report to SICI by the recipient.

Application Deadline:
21 September 2017 (11:00pm MST)

Application Form:
SFTIG_Applicaiton_Form_2017-18.doc

SFTIG_2017-18_Need_Assessment_Form.doc

Guidelines:
- Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. – All application materials must be submitted through the Grant Management System online. Any material that is sent by other means (courier, post, fax or electronic) to our offices will not be entered in the competition – Please email Mahmuda Aldeen (maldeen@ucalgary.ca ) directly if you do not receive an ‘application receipt’ email from SICI by 25 September 2017. – Names of the successful applicants will be uploaded on SICI website (http://www.sici.org/home/).

Report Form:
SFTIG-Final-Report-Form_2017-18.doc

Contact:
For more information, please email Mahmuda at maldeen@ucalgary.ca
Mahmuda Aldeen
Program and Member Relations Officer
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Education Tower 1402
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

Phone: (403) 220-3220 (work) (647) 725-5064 to schedule an in person application or to book application writing assistance.

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  1. Call for Applications - Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – Research and Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant programs - Submission to the ORS (Deadline Sept 6th/ 17) Submission to the agency (Deadline Sept 20th/17)

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for Shastri Research Grants (SRG) 2017-18 from the faculty members/academics from SICI’s Canadian and Indian Member Institutions in good standing.

The key objective of SRG are to support new or ongoing research collaborations between SICI’s Canadian and Indian member institutions that promote mobility and capacity building among faculty members and researchers. The research projects conducted in all disciplines of study supported by our member universities ranging from Social Sciences and Humanities to STEM (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics), business, management, etc. are eligible for seeking funds from this and all other SICI programs. The research themes involving partnership of teams composed of at least one Indian and one Canadian member institution of SICI, which addresses any issue pertinent to one or both the countries would be eligible for funding by this program. The research themes may also address issues of relevance to businesses and industries or other users of this knowledge.

Please note the following points:
• The minimum number of grants and minimum funds available for each grant, as specified below, is guaranteed.
• Although minimum grant amount is specified as CAD$5000, the award amount may reach up to CAD$8,000, if extra funds become available for this program. Therefore you may request SICI grant up to a maximum of CAD$8,000, while keeping in mind that you may receive only CAD$5000.
• Besides, SICI may consider awarding more number of grants as well, subject to availability of additional funds after due process of approval.
• Institutions may receive only one SRG award, and receipt of the award is subject to the institution being a SICI member in good standing with fully paid-up membership for the current year (2017-18).
• In addition to the applications’ merit, preference will be given to member institutions that have not received any SICI grants in the past 2 years (2015-16 and 2016-17).
• The selected awardees will have 2 weeks to confirm their acceptance of the SICI grant (subject to their institution’s eligibility).
• Any declined project grant or availability of surplus funds may result in award of grants among any of the wait-listed applications, subject to application of other rules of SICI which allows benefits to be more broadly distributed among its members.
• Projects that entail holding seminars, workshops or conferences without any research component are not eligible.

Value: CAD$ 5,000/per project
Number of Awards: 9 (nine)
Duration: The grant must be fully utilized within the period from 1 November 2017 to 31 May 2018.

Eligibility:

  • Proposed SRG projects must involve a bi-national research initiative that addresses issues of relevance to India and/or Canada.
  • Full time Faculty members of Canadian and Indian member institutions are eligible to apply for this grant. A list of SICI member institution is available here: http://sici.org/about/members/
  • The Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or India.
  • Preference will be given to applications that involve young faculty/research scholars and students (undergraduate, graduate) in the proposed project.

Application Requirements:

  1. Please apply online APPLICATION PACKAGE to http:// http://shastriinstitute.org/gms/ on or before 20th September 2017 by 11:00pm (MST).
    2. Mention: “Application for Shastri Research Grant (SRG) 2017-18” in the subject line.
    3. A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE should be a single pdf file with the following documents:
    i. An electronic SRG 2017-18 Application Form (duly completed);
    ii. A Project Proposal containing all the information asked for in the application form #5 -11 (i.e., Project Title, Abstract, Background and Rationale, Objectives, Project Summary Description and Budget). The adjudication panel consists of volunteer professors from our member institutions and while best efforts are made to get diverse expertise in the panels, it is in the best interest of the applicant to use language that is comprehensible to your colleagues who are from other disciplines. Onus is on the applicant to demonstrate binational character of the project and relevance of research issue to one or both the countries. See Evaluation Criteria for additional information.
    iii. Curriculum Vitae not exceeding five pages each for the lead applicant and the co-applicant. All additional pages after 5th page in each CV will be removed and/or ignored during evaluation.
    iv. Copy of Passports/PR Card (both applicants)
    v. The application must be signed by all the applicants and they must be countersigned by appropriate Institutional authorities in each Institute, exactly as it is required for approval of any application made to Federal granting agencies in each country.
    vi. Certificates for Ethical Approval of human or animal studies from the member institution’s duly appointed authorities (if applicable). The approval certificates may be submitted later upon receipt of the award. However, no funds will be released until these certificates have been submitted to SICI office

Evaluation Criteria:
Please note that the panel of adjudicators is composed of volunteer professors of member organizations in India or Canada. Hence the applicants are advised to make an effort to write all the sections of the application in a clear language that would generally be understood by your colleagues from other disciplines. Please avoid excessive use of technical field-specific jargon and acronyms; and if required, do explain these terms clearly at their first appearance.

SRG Adjudicating committee will make the final decision concerning successful applicants based upon the following marking system:

  1. Project’s objectives, scope and methodology (10 points)
  • Are the project objectives and scope clear and easy to conceptualize in operational terms?
  • Is the project methodology appropriate and convincing for achieving the project’s objectives?
  1. The coherence and importance of proposed activities to achieve anticipated outcomes (10 points)
  • Are the activities proposed in the project description rationale in order to bring the anticipated outcomes on the project?
  1. Scholarship of Researchers (10 points)
  • Do the applicants (lead and co-applicant) have necessary academic and research background plus history of collaboration in the area of proposed research study to ensure the success of the project?
  1. Engagement of students and or young researchers in the project(10 points)
  • Does the proposed project plan to engage students/young researcher in the project activities for capacity building?
  1. Budget (10 points)
  • Are the resources allocated in the budget realistic given the project’s planned activities?
  • Are the project’s budget lines conforming to SICI’s standard project expenses?
  1. Timeline (5 points)
  • Is the project execution timeline well-structured and does it allow a realistic amount of time to achieve the project’s objectives and goals?

Acceptable Expenses:

  • If the overall budget of the proposed project is greater than the maximum permissible grant amount, details of additional sources of funding should be provided to determine the feasibility of the project.
  • Eligible expenses: international and local travel (economy class), accommodation and related costs, stipends for students/research assistants, rental of equipment, consumables for research, communication, publications, copying, printing costs, and translation. Travel expenses may either be for Canadians going to India or for Indians coming to Canada, plus local travel.
  • All awardees must submit a report including proof of expenditure and research outcomes at the end of each project

Disbursement of Funds:
75% of the project grant will be disbursed upon signing of letter of agreement between SICI and recipient’s institution and remaining 25% to be released upon submission and approval of a final report to SICI by the recipient.

Application Deadline:
20 September 2017 (11:00pm MST)

Please note:

  • Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All application materials must be submitted through the Grant Management System online. Any material that is sent by other means (courier, post, fax or electronic) to our offices will not be entered in the competition.
  • Please email Mahmuda Aldeen (maldeen@ucalgary.ca) directly if you do not receive an ‘application receipt’ email from SICI by 25 September 2017.
  • Names of the successful applicants will be uploaded on SICI website (http://www.sici.org/home/).

Application Form:
SRG_Applicaiton_Form_2017-18.doc

Report Form:
SRG-Final_Report-2017-18.doc

Contact:
For more information, please contact Mahmuda at the Calgary office:
Mahmuda Aldeen
Program and Member Relations Officer
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
1418 Education Tower
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-3220(direct)
Email: (maldeen@ucalgary.ca)
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
Tel: 403 220 3220 (work)

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OPPORTUNITIES:
  1. McMaster University: Anti-Racism Officer (Sept 14th/17)

Job Details
Job Title:  Anti-Racism Officer
Job ID:  15931
Location: Central Campus
Open Date: 08/25/2017
Job Type: Continuing
Close Date: 09/14/2017
Employee Group: TMG (The Management Group)
Department: Equity and Inclusion Office
Salary Grade/BandBand K
Salary Range$70,178.00 - $105,266.00 (annual)(salary will begin at the lower end of the Band)
Hours per Week- 35

Job Description

Job Summary:

  1. Establishes, coordinates, maintains and manages the daily operations of a comprehensive city-wide Anti-Racism Resource Centre, including intake and referral services, for members of Hamilton's racialized communities who are experiencing/have experienced incidents of racism and/or race-based discrimination in the City of Hamilton.
  2. Conducts timely intake and referral of individual disclosures of racism and/or complaints of race-based discrimination. Receiving intakes may occur by phone, email or in-person appointments and may require use of translations and/or interpretation services.
  3. Fulfills the educational mandate of the Anti-Racism Resource Centre by maintaining a community resource library and by designing and delivering workshops and specialized training designed to raise awareness about issues such as racial profiling/carding, anti-Black racism, colonialism and overt and subtle forms of racism.
  4. Acts as a centralized data collection hub for gathering statistical information on incidents of racism in the City of Hamilton.

Accountabilities:
* Promotes current human rights principles and practices and uphold various policies, including the City of Hamilton’s Racial Equity Policy, and Equity and Inclusion Policy, as well as McMaster University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment: Prevention and Response, among others.
* Provides intake and referral services having regard to human rights legislation and City-wide policies, with the ability to offer emotional support and information in situations that are deeply traumatic and unsettling to individuals targeted by racism.
* Maintains up-to-date information on community-based social services and government programs in order to make timely and appropriate referrals for persons disclosing incidents of racism.
* Designs and delivers awareness-raising initiatives and/or workshops on racism, anti-oppression and relevant human rights-related issues.
* Liaises with community agencies/organizations, community leaders, Hamilton Police Service and members of Hamilton City Council in order to identify trends and to anticipate potential impact of current and future policy and legislative changes on members of racialized and Indigenous communities.
* Keeps apprised of news updates, race-related human rights cases, government and community initiatives and legislation related to racist incidents as well as anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and anti-oppression in order to provide the most relevant information, education and referrals to the community.
* Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers and post-secondary students, 18 years or older, to assist in the daily operations of the Anti-Racism Resource Centre and to participate, as appropriate, in the provision of awareness-raising and educational programs.
* Collects data and provide annual reports in incidents of racism in the City of Hamilton, in consultation with Equity and Inclusion Office and the Resource Centre¹s Steering Committee.
* Manages annual budget with monthly report on finances to the Equity and Inclusion Office.
* Attends Equity and Inclusion Office team, case consultation and other relevant internal meetings.
* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:
Education:
* Advanced degree in a relevant field (Critical Race Studies, Social Work, Law, Sociology, Adult Education, etc.).
* Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation including the Ontario

Human Rights Code, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other relevant human rights legislation.

Experience:
* At least three years of experience leading complex policy and project initiatives preferably in a large, multi-stakeholder environment.
* Demonstrated understanding of racism and how this intersects with other identities including gender identity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, ability/disability, family status, etc.
* Knowledge of and familiarity with the goals and strategies of social movements including Black Lives Matter, Black Women¹s Lives Matter, Idle No More, No One Is Illegal, Sanctuary City, with the demonstrated ability to engage meaningfully with community-based activists.
* Demonstrated crisis intervention skills and ability to respond sensitively to individuals who have been targeted by incidents of racism.
* Relevant experience (at least three years) as an adult educator in the area of anti-racism/human rights and/or anti-oppression.
* Demonstrated experience recruiting, training and supervising student placements and volunteers.
* Experience working with and managing confidential information and adhering to confidentiality agreements.

Knowledge/Skills:
* A comprehensive understanding and knowledge of race and racism, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination and their negative impacts on targeted individuals and communities.
* In-depth familiarity with community and campus resources.
* Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with a keen ability to engage with various stakeholders and members of the Hamilton community including social service providers, political activists, legal personnel and municipal representatives.
* Demonstrated planning and project management skills.
* Proven ability to prepare and present detailed statistical reports and assessments.
* Excellent judgment and ability to work independently, as well as in a team.
* Knowledge of multiple languages an asset.
* Proficiency in MS Office software applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications, as well as Internet research capabilities.

Additional information:
The newly-created position of Anti-Racism Officer will establish, coordinate, maintain and manage the daily operations of a comprehensive city-wide Anti-Racism Resource Centre for members of Hamilton¹s racialized communities who are experiencing/have experienced incidents of racism and/or race-based discrimination in the City of Hamilton.
The Anti-Racism Resource Centre is a partnership with McMaster University¹s Equity and Inclusion Office, the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion.
The Anti-Racism Officer will report to both the Director, Human Rights and Dispute Resolution within the Equity and Inclusion Office and a Steering Committee comprised of community stakeholders in the City of Hamilton.

Leadership Effectiveness:
McMaster¹s core leadership capabilities are designed to nurture employee engagement through best people practices.  All leaders will demonstrate these Leadership Capabilities by: Taking a Strategic Approach;
Communicating and Collaborating; Developing People; Investing in Relationships; Championing Change and Innovation; and Driving Results.

How To Apply:
To apply for this job, please submit your application online: https://careers.mcmaster.ca/psp/prepprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1001&JobOpeningId=15931&PostingSeq=1

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  1. York University: Department of Social Science - Assistant Professor (tenure track) Business and Society (Sept 15th/17)

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Business and Society
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1st, 2018.
Business and Society, Department of Social Science, York University

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Business and Society at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018. More information about the Department can be found at http://sosc.laps.yorku.ca/; more information about the Business and Society Program can be found at http://buso.sosc.laps.yorku.ca/.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in one of the social sciences, an interdisciplinary social scientific program or a related field (e.g., ethics, political philosophy, history, critical management studies), and will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, and research and publications. There is a strong preference for candidates who can teach from a critical, interdisciplinary perspective in the areas of The Firm or Business and the Environment. Candidates must have the breadth and versatility to teach the core courses of the Business & Society undergraduate program. The ability to teach courses in more than one of the program streams and expertise in heterodox economics would be a major asset.

Candidates will demonstrate an ongoing program of interdisciplinary research in the field and will have publications appropriate to their stage of career. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants must submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, Ross Building, S754 York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: soscjobs@yorku.ca (Subject line: "Business and Society Appointment")

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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  1. CWTP is Hiring a Work-Study: Peer Support Coordinator (Sept 16th/17)

Peer Support Program Coordinator, The Centre for Women & Trans People @ YorkU, Toronto, ON.

Position Title: Peer Support Coordinator
Position Type: Work/study, part-time
Wage: $16 /hour at 10 hours per week
Dates: September 2017 to April2018

The Centre for Women & Trans People at York U
(“The Centre” or CWTP) is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to build a feminist, anti-oppressive, peer support program at CWTP York by planning and co-facilitating 1 to 2 peer support groups during the Fall and Winter terms. The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing and co-facilitating the peer support groups with volunteers, staff, collective members and relevant campus groups and community partners, which use feminist and anti-oppressive analysis. This position requires skills in active listening, feminist anti-oppressive analysis, event planning, coordination, partnership building, outreach and time management. The selected candidate will work directly with Centre staff, and under the guidance and support of collective members.

About The Centre for Women & Trans People @ York U:
The Centre for Women and Trans People at York has as its mandate to provide and maintain an environment in which we are moving towards the creation and maintenance of a safer space for those directly affected by the effects of patriarchy and systemic violence. Specifically, we advocate on issues impacting systemically marginalized groups including, but not limited to sexism, transphobia, racism, Islamophobia, anti-semitism, homophobia, classism, ableism, and ageism. Although we are located within York University and our main membership consists of students and staff, we aim to work with grassroots movements and make connections with other communities. We are a wheelchair accessible, collectively-run, volunteer-driven, child-friendly, student-funded space that strives to be trans-inclusive. We are committed to:

  • Breaking the social isolation that women and trans people face on campus through programming, socials and networking events
  • Individual and collective empowerment through esteem building, education and decolonization
  • Providing services such as crisis intervention, peer counseling, advocacy and referrals from a feminist, pro-choice, anti-racist, queer-positive, trans-positive, progressive, anti-oppressive framework
  • Acting as a resource base for understanding and organizing on issues around gender violence and social justice
  • Creating working relationships between students and the University administration, where students are directly involved in developing policies and programs that make the campus safer for everyone
  • Developing a culture of resistance and celebration through event organizing and by supporting initiatives by local artists

The Centre for Women and Trans People at York University welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites trans people, gender variant and gender queer people, Aboriginal people, Black People, people of color, people with disabilities, two-spirited individuals, intersex people, poor people, queer people, sex workers, working-class people, single parents, members of racialized groups, immigrants, and people of non-western and/or non-dominant faiths to apply.

We thank all interested applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
Below are listed skills we are looking for in a candidate

The selected work/study will design, outreach, execute, co-facilitate 1 to 2

Qualifications:

  • Eligible under the work study program
  • Demonstrate experience and commitment to working from a feminist, anti-ableist, accessible, trans-inclusive and anti-oppressive framework
  • Understanding of systemic, historical and everyday barriers that can play out in academia and in the community-at-large
  • Understanding of the structure of student-run non-profits
  • Understands the collective consensus decision-making process
  • Represent the organization at campus and community coalition meetings

Skills:

  • Event planning skills, including designing and coordination skills
  • Evaluation of Peer support programming and report writing skills
  • Ability to work in teams, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective facilitation and active listening skills
  • Partnership development skills
  • Outreach skills, both online and traditional forms
  • Creativity, leadership and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work with a budget
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Interested in learning how to put feminist, trans-positive and anti-oppressive politics into practice
  • Ability to follow a work plan and meet deadlines
  • Interest in creating safer event spaces that are accessible and inclusive for marginalized people
  • Ability to carry out logistical details

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, organize and co-facilitate 1 to 2 peer support groups bi-weekly.
  • Providing individual peer support to students as needed.
  • Creating a community accountability and conflict resolution process within the peer support groups
  • Create an outreach plan
  • Network with relevant campus organizations
  • Creating budgets and sourcing funding from other campus organizations.
  • Create a peer support program evaluation process
  • Developing an exit report

To apply, send the following info by 5p.m, August 19th: cwtphire@gmail.com
1 )Cover Letter
2 )Resume
3) One page statement: The statement should include how you will incorporate a feminist, anti-oppressive, intersectional approach to the peer support programs while ensuring accountability to the communities we serve. Community accountability and organizing within the dynamics of power and privilege that also addresses the realities of being situated in a post-secondary institution

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  1. Announcing the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship

rabble.ca and Olivia Chow of the Institute for Change Leaders are delighted to announce the inaugural launch of the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship. It was six years ago today that Canada lost a great leader. Jack Layton inspired people by example, demonstrating that working together for social and economic justice is possible and achievable.

We are immensely proud to announce this fellowship in Jack's name as part of his ongoing legacy. The fellowship will support emerging writers and journalists who are passionate and engaged in developing unique voices in social change reporting. The fellowship is a wonderful opportunity for strengthening media democracy in Canada while affording excellent mentorship and growth for new voices in our community.

We are excited that the award and successful candidate will be introduced on October 1 by Olivia Chow at a special event in Toronto with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now.

The criteria and guidelines for this fellowship are outlined below. Please note the closing date for applications is September 17, 2017.

We sincerely hope you will support rabble.ca with its ongoing work to sustain independent, progressive media in Canada. Our readers and supporters make our future possible!

If you would like to help make this fellowship a success, and support our special evening with Amy Goodman of Democracy Nowwe welcome your contribution.

For the Jack Layton Journalism For Change Fellowship,

Kim Elliott
Publisher, rabble.ca

Olivia Chow
Director, Institute for Change Leaders

$2,000 Jack Layton Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship at rabble.ca

The fellow will write at least six articles, one long-form article, and participate biweekly in story meetings with rabble staff. The successful candidate will be mentored and supported in creating their articles.
The application process requires a cover letter, writing samples, your resume, and more.
There is no age requirement to participate.
Applicants must reside in Canada for the duration of the fellowship.

The fellowship pays $2,000.
The deadline for applications is September 17, 2017.

To learn more, read the application guidelines below.

Guidelines
Applications for the first Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship at rabble.ca will be open from August 22, 2017 to September 17, 2017.

rabble.ca is delighted to introduce the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship. The fellowship, launched in conjunction with the Institute for Change Leaders, will consist of a three-month intensive writing experience, the goal of which is to support and amplify diverse voices in reporting in Canada.

rabble.ca is an independent, nonprofit progressive media organization now in its 17th year. Our mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful response to mainstream media and to report and amplify the messages of progressive movements. We provide fresh perspectives on contemporary issues in politics, labour, environmental activism, and Canadian arts and culture.

rabble.ca was founded in 2001 by a group of open source technology advocates, frustrated journalists from the mainstream media, and social justice activists through a one-time grant from the Atkinson Foundation. These were the early days of the internet, and it was at the height of the anti-globalization movements. rabble's founders envisioned the possibilities of an online publication that would rival corporate media for audience base and influence by opening access to a diversity of voices and talent excluded by the elitist practices of most media.

rabble demonstrates its ongoing commitment to media democracy through ethical and rigorous journalistic practices, through education and training, and by amplifying the work and voices of those not represented by the interests of corporate media.

Jack Layton (1950-2011) was a grassroots organizer and leader of the federal NDP from 2003 until his death. Launched in partnership with the Institute for Change Leaders, the fellowship's goal is to continue the legacy of Jack Layton's lifelong passion for social change, his commitment to independent media and to progressive movements.

As a respected activist, academic, municipal leader and leader of the federal New Democrats, Jack inspired Canadians to be their best and to do their best. He demanded excellence in striving for democratic and progressive political change at the local and national levels.

Jack inspired people by example, demonstrating that working together for social and economic justice was achievable and possible. His vision and pragmatic approach brought hope and optimism to the political arena and to public discourse. This fellowship is named in his honour and legacy.

The fellowship is intended to support emerging writers and journalists. We are seeking fellows who are passionate, engaged, and interested in developing their unique voices in social change reporting. The fellowship pays a stipend of $2,000 for the three-month period.

We are pleased to kick off the inaugural fellowship program and introduce our first award winner at a special event in Toronto on October 1, 2017 with Amy Goodman. The award will be introduced by Olivia Chow.

Fellows will work with rabble.ca during one of the following four quarters:

  • January 1 – March 30
  • April 1 – June 30

Fellows will be asked to pitch a beat as part of the application process, and will be expected to cover national events. Possible areas of beat focus include:

  • Indigenous activism
  • Media criticism
  • Environmental policy
  • Civil liberties
  • Canadian arts and culture
  • Feminism

During the three-month fellowship the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellow will:

  • Produce a minimum of six online articles for cain the beat they have pitched. These pieces should be timely news pieces that are approximately 800 words in length.
  • Produce at least one long form article on an issue determined in consultation with ca'seditor.
  • Participate biweekly in rabble story meetings (by phone or online conferencing) and join rabble's virtual newsroom on Slack.
  • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles.
  • Receive a $2,000 stipend for the three-month fellowship.

Who should apply?

This fellowship was created to cultivate and amplify new voices.
If you are a writer who wants to grow your publication experience, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are passionate about the need to report on social movements but do not have a history of writing or blogging about them, we strongly encourage you to apply.
This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in progressive, mission-driven journalism. Fellows must be based in Canada.
Writers who have contributed to rabble.ca before will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates will be evaluated by a jury of three journalists.

How to apply
Please send a cover letter indicating why you should be the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellow together with your resume and two writing samples to internships@rabble.ca. Entries close September 17, 2017 at midnight.

rabble.ca is an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage writers of colour, Indigenous, trans and writers with disabilities to apply.  We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the workers of rabble.ca.

FAQs:
Do I have to be based in Vancouver or Toronto?  No, fellows do not need to be based in Vancouver or Toronto. Applications from writers based anywhere in Canada will be considered.

Is there an age limit?  There is no set age limit.

How many hours of writing does the fellowship entail?  There is no set time, but anticipate 10-15 hours a week.

How do you define "emerging"?  By "emerging" we mean a writer who has some experience writing for an audience (maybe post-secondary media, a blog, regional or local writing or reporting, online sites) but who has not been published widely.

How long should my samples be?  Anywhere from 800-2000 words.

What if I've contributed to rabble in the past?  People who have contributed to rabble in the past will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What if I don't have many writing samples?  Then you can use this as a chance to write something specifically for this application!

What if my writing samples aren't about the subject I'm applying for?  That's fine.

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  1. of Toronto: History- Assistant Professor (tenure track) Nineteenth-Century United States History (Sept 20th/17)

Assistant Professor - Nineteenth-Century United States History - 1701096
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: History
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 7, 2017
Job Closing: Sep 20, 2017 Open Until Filled

Description: The Department of History at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Nineteenth Century United States History.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and begin on July 1, 2018.
The candidate's research will focus on any topic within Nineteenth Century United States History, and should be able to set that research in the context of the broader linkages in the Americas. We are particularly interested in the themes of African-American experience, continental expansion, Indigenous history, and transnational/Atlantic World, and are open to political, social, or economic approaches. The candidate will show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization, and be able to complement our existing thematic strengths.

The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in History or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter; an emerging record of excellence in scholarly accomplishment, as evidenced by a record of sustained contributions and refereed publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades and awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing, grants and awards; and evidence of experience and excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in History, from introductory surveys to more specialized, upper-level lecture and seminar courses. Graduate teaching will include seminars as well as supervision of MA and PhD students.  The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George Campus). Learn more about our Department at http://www.history.utoronto.ca/.
Candidates must apply online at the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
To ensure consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by 20 September 2017. The committee will begin to review applications during the first week of October 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

Complete applications will include:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages which includes a description of future research plans;
  3. teaching dossier which will include a statement explaining your teaching philosophy, a proposal for a "dream" course intended for advanced undergraduates in History, and teaching evaluations;
  4. one writing selection of no more than 30pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter); finalists without a PhD in hand may be requested to submit their a copy of their completed dissertations;
  5. the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed), sent directly by the writers by 20 September 2017 to Jennifer Evans at chair@utoronto.ca (with "Nineteenth Century US History" and the applicant’s name in the subject line).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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  1. of Toronto: History- Assistant Professor (tenure track) Contemporary International History- Asian or Middle Eastern Transnational (Sept 28th/17)

Assistant Professor - Contemporary International History – Asian or Middle Eastern Transnational - 1701097
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: History
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 11, 2017
Job Closing: Sep 28, 2017 Open Until Filled

Description: The Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint tenure-stream appointment in the Department of History (51%) and International Relations Program at Trinity College (49%) in the area of Contemporary International History – Asian or Middle Eastern Transnational. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and begin on July 1, 2018.

The field of contemporary international relations requires complex readings of economic globalization, migration, international institutions, terrorism, war, security and human rights. This joint position with Trinity College provides a platform for examining the history of recent global processes and transnational relations with attention to Asia and/or the Middle East. The candidate's research will focus on legal, institutional, economic, demographic, and military and diplomatic developments in the Indian Ocean area, and place these developments in the context of contemporary global affairs. The candidate will show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization, and be able to complement our existing thematic strengths.
The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in History or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter; an emerging record of excellence in scholarly accomplishment, as evidenced by a record of sustained contributions and refereed publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades and awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing, grants and awards; and evidence of experience and excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in History and International Relations, from introductory surveys to more specialized, upper-level lecture and seminar courses. Graduate teaching will include seminars as well as supervision of MA and PhD students. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). Learn more about our Department at www.history.utoronto.ca

Candidates must apply online at the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
The search will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by 28 September 2017. The committee will begin to review applications in October 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

Complete applications will include:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages which includes a description of future research plans;
  3. teaching dossier which will include a statement explaining your teaching philosophy, a proposal for a “dream” course intended for advanced undergraduates in History;
  4. one writing selection of no more than 30pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter); finalists without a PhD in hand may be requested to submit a copy of their completed dissertations;
  5. the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed), sent directly by the writers by the 28 September 2017 deadline, to Jennifer Evans at chair@utoronto.ca (with “Contemporary IR History – Asia/Middle East” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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  1. of British Columbia: Gender and Women’s Studies –Assistant Professor – Science and Technology Studies and Sexualities (Oct 1st/17)

GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES –Assistant Professor – Science and Technology Studies and Sexualities (Job Opening ID# 26836)

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 Gender and Women’s 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 candidates with scholarly interest and expertise at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and Sexualities. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: biotechnologies, including reproductive technologies; biopolitics; genetics; environmental science; science/biomedicine and sexuality. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Gender & Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Human Geography is expected.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Gender/Women’s/Feminist Studies. A cognate field (with a focus on Gender and Women’s Studies) could be considered. They must have a strong record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding; evidence of commitment to student mentoring and supervision; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning; and evidence of, or interest in, effective graduate teaching appropriate to career stage.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a robust and internationally recognized research program that enhances existing departmental expertise in feminist cultural and social theory, femininities, transnational mobilities, heterosexualities, and mass culture; complements established and emerging research strengths within the Faculty; and is well-integrated into the campus’ areas of strategic research focus. The appointee’s teaching duties will include offering appropriate introductory and core  undergraduate courses (e.g., Feminist Epistemologies; Gender, Science, and Knowledge; and Critical Sexuality Studies) and developing new courses in their own areas of expertise. Service responsibilities will be commensurate with rank and are expected to contribute to the strengthening of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program.

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program is part of the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, which has an active graduate program, speaker series, and close ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes. The department is housed in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS).  IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to providing opportunities for local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we strive to 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, and approximately 1200 international students. 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# 26836)

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

(i) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick, Chair of the Search Advisory Committee, outlining qualifications for the position and potential contributions to the Gender and Women’s Studies Program;
(ii) a curriculum vitae;
(iii) a  statement of  research program (maximum 2 pages);
(iv) a  teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness, specifically, teaching course evaluations, peer teaching evaluations, and, if available, an up-to-date course syllabus.
(vi) an article or chapter-length writing sample, no longer than 30 pages; and,
(vii) three academic letters of reference, to be submitted directly to Dr. Sue Frohlick, Chair of the Search Advisory Committee.

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

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

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  1. CWTP is Looking for New Collective Members! (Open until all positions are filled)

The Centre for Women and Trans People at York University is seeking new Collective members from both York University and the larger Toronto community.

We actively prioritize the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invite First Nations, Metis and Inuit people, black people, people of colour, members of racialized groups, Muslim people, two-spirited people, low-income people, queer people, trans people, sex workers, gender variant, gender fluid, and genderqueer people, working-class people, single parents, migrants, disabled and mad people, and members of the D/deaf community to apply.

Deadline to apply: Open until all positions are filled

The Collective
CWTP is governed by a volunteer feminist collective. The Collective is fully responsible for the smooth operation of CWTP and acts in accordance with its constitution, vision statement, mandate, collective agreement and other relevant centre policies. The Collective takes responsibility for staffing, policy, programming, services, development, budgeting, and other initiatives and operates within a non-hierarchical model of consensus decision-making. The Collective is especially looking for people with a demonstrated commitment to feminist, anti-oppressive politics (challenging cis-sexism, racism, anti-black racism, ableism, etc.) strong communication and leadership skills, and experience with non-profit organizations.

Collective Member Responsibilities

  • Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Centre’s constitution, vision statement, mandate, and other relevant centre policies as well as have a working knowledge of the Centre, its operations and resources
  • Be familiar with the Collective Agreement with CUPE 1281 and fulfill duties of the employer
  • Commit to collective membership for a minimum of one year
  • Prepare for, attend, and contribute during Collective meetings 2-4 times per month.
  • Complete annual mandatory Centre training sessions and Collective development workshops.
  • Facilitate/lead 1 committee and participate in other committees (Hiring committees) and roles (such as Staff Liaison) as necessary. Standing committees include Library & Resources, Collective Development & Training, Programming & Outreach, Finance and Space Maintenance, Policy, Peer support, Trans Integration, or any other portfolio deemed necessary by the Collective.
  • Hold office hours 2-3 hours twice week.
  • Complete mandatory relevant training offered by the Centre, as outlined in the constitution
  • Ensure that the Centre is a safer space for all members including staff
  • Self-advocate within the consensus decision-making model
  • Support the Centre’s space through two weekly office hours
  • Attend weekly collective meetings. They shall be responsible for their own presence at meetings and in the event of their absence, conveying their regrets in a timely fashion.
  • Organize two events or workshops, whether collectively or individually, on behalf of the organization for the fall and winter semesters
  • Join local committees and/or coalitions on behalf of the Centre, to develop community relationships and help in an advisory capacity

Experiences Required:

  • Minimum of 6 months working or volunteer experience in relevant organizations.
  • A commitment to creating a welcoming and safer space for all of our members, one that is rooted in challenging settler colonial violence, racism, anti-black racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, anti-semitism, fatphobia, classism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, misogyny, mysoginoir, transmysoginy, ableism and sanism, discrimination on the basis of religion/spirituality, and institutionalized oppression within the university setting and in the wider community.

Asset:

  • Prior non-profit/ student based board experience
  • Previous anti-oppression and trans* 101 training

How to Apply:

  • Submit a written application form comprised of a completed Member Application Form, and a 1-page Statement of Intent.
  • If the Collective accepts your initial application, you will be invited to attend an interview.
  • The collective will invite all applicants successful in the interview process to attend 2 consecutive Collective meetings and to participate in Collective responsibilities for 1 month.
  • After 2 meetings, you will review your experience and involvement with current collective members and mutually decide whether you may begin your full, 1-year term as a full Collective member.

Forms:
Collective Membership application form available HERE  (WORD)PDF

  • Printed forms are available at the Centre as well. (4700 Keele Street, 322 Student Centre, York University).
  • Applicants can drop it off in person, or e-mail their application to cwtpyork@gmail.com

All information provided on this form will be accessible only to staff, and collective members for the purpose of recruiting collective members. Submitting an application does not guarantee your acceptance as a Collective Member.

Thanks for your interest!

For more information

cwtpyork@gmail.com

Please come by 4700 Keele Street, York University Room 322 Student Centre

or visit our website at http://cwtpyork.ca/announcements/

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  1. of Washington Tacoma: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences -Assistant Professor of Communication (Nov 1st/17)

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Communication

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS).  This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period.   The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research and teaching addresses the relationship between media and activism, such as community media, participatory media, development communications, or other areas, and will have the ability to teach professional skills in pre-existing courses in print, video, web design, or to develop new skills courses in their area.  Communication faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma are committed to taking a critical perspective and including themes of inclusivity, diversity, and equity across the breadth of their research and teaching.  In addition to their strong research profile, candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses including foundation and skills courses as well as to develop new courses in areas including but not limited to global media activism, digital media activism, and activism and social movements.  The successful candidate will be expected to work with diverse student populations and integrate new pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning.  Faculty are encouraged to involve students in their research and do community-based teaching and scholarship.

The position primarily contributes to the Communication major but also supports other interdisciplinary majors and concentrations at UW Tacoma. The position begins September 16, 2018, and at the time of appointment requires an earned doctorate, terminal degree, or foreign equivalent in Communication or related field with an emphasis on Media Activism. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation.  It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting.  Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.

To apply, please submit:

  1.    Letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, and your teaching experience. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity;
  2.    curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  3.    statement of your teaching philosophy,
  4.    an article-length writing sample,
  5.    evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  6.    three letters of reference

Short-listed candidates may be asked to submit additional examples of their creative or professional work or syllabi.

Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9567.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications may not be considered.  For further information, e-mail Dr. Randy Nichols, search chair, at rjnic@uw.edu.