CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, February 27th, 2018

 

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EVENTS:

1. CFR Co-Sponsored: "The Problem with Work?: Strategies for De-commodifying Everyday Life" GSWS 20th Anniversary event (March 6th/18)
2. REDress Project, March 5-8 at YorkU on Glendon and Keele Campuses
3. CFR Co-Sponsored: Community Screening of Variety Survival Talk show (March 10th/18)
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. Ratiba Hadj-Moussa's book -- The Public Sphere and Satellite Television in North Africa: Gender, Identity, Critique
2. Ontario Native Women's Association web site launch
3. Changes to CLAY and YES for Summer 2018 program
4. New from Canadian Scholars: Race and Racialization
5. Demeter Press is Honoured to Announce the Upcoming Release of Motherhood in Precarious Times

EVENTS:

1. Questions of Municipal Service Delivery in Asia: Why do I have Garbage, but not Water? (February 28th/18)
2. Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies Roundtable - Judges, Ethics & Inquiries - What Have We Learned from Douglas and Camp? (March 1st/18)
3. Free Legal Info Session for International Students (March 1st/18)
4. Tubman Talks - "African Indigeneity: Ghana's Formalization of Susu Banks (March 1st/18)
5. Being Trans in STEM (March 2nd/18)
6. Free Screening of MOONLIGHT offered by OPIRG and APUS (March 2nd/18)
7. Untold in the Underground: An Unconventional Treasure Hunt (MISN - OPIRG Action Group) (March 4th/18)
8. Facing Race: The Current Town Hall in Montreal (March 6th/18)
9. Crip Commitments: Disability, Technoscience, Politics A Lecture by Dr. Kelly Fritsch (March 8th/18)
10. Anthropology Annual Lecture: Dr. Ann Stoler (March 8th/18)
11. Information Session - Killam Research Fellowship and Killam Prize (March 8th/18)
12. Cisnormativity, Accountability and Safer Spaces in Organizing Workshop (March 8th/18)
13. International Women’s Day: Reimagining Women’s Rights (March 8th/18)
14. Panel Discussion on Feminist Economics: Work as Emancipation or Emancipation from Work? (March 14th/18)
15. New York Event: Advancing Gender Equality in Rural Areas (March 15th/18)

CALLS:

1. Call for Proposals: CIHR Gender-Net Plus (Deadlines: February 21st/18 and March 1st/18)
2. Call for Papers: Disability (In)Justice (Deadline: March 1st/18)
3. Call for Applications - 2018 Mobility Funding for Researchers (Deadline: March 5th/18)
4. Call For Papers: The Female Detective on TV (Edited by Anna Backman Rogers & Laura Nicholson). Because The Basic Human Form is Female (Deadline: March 5th/18)
5. Call for Chapter Proposals: Black Girls & Girlhoods (Deadline: March 19th/18)
6. Call for Papers: Interrogating “Common Language” Simon Fraser University (Deadline: March 31st/18)
7. Call for Papers: 50 Years of Socialist Feminism (Deadline: April 30th/18)
8. Call for Papers - 7th International Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) (Deadline: May 11th/18)

OPPORTUNITIES:

1. 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer/Trans Workshop for Beginners (Deadline: March 2nd/18)
2. Books Available for Review - Canadian Woman Studies Journal (Deadline: March 31st/18)
3. IPEE Summer School 2018 - Beyond Neoliberal Development: Thinking Economy Otherwise (Deadline: April 2nd/18)
4. Hiring this Spring/summer - GTA work (Undergrads only)
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EVENTS:

1. CFR Co-Sponsored: "The Problem with Work?: Strategies for De-commodifying Everyday Life" GSWS 20th Anniversary event (March 6th/18)

The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies invites you to
Feminist Times, Feminist Futures
A series of events celebrating its 20th Anniversary

The Problem with Work?: Strategies for De-commodifying Everyday Life
DATE: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
TIME: 9:30 am to 4:00pm.
LOCATION: 305 Founders College
Lunch will be served
Dr. Kathi Weeks (Duke University) will present a lecture on the Unconditional Basic Income, as developed in her book The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries (Duke University Press)

Discussants:
Dr. Sedef Arat-Koç (Ryerson University) and
Dr. Ethel Tungohan (York University) will speak following Dr. Weeks' lecture.
The conversation will continue in the afternoon with a panel composed of a community of scholars and activists on income security and the materiality of precarious life.

Panelists:
Kiké Roach (Ryerson University) -- Panel Chair
Dr. Ruth Koleszar-Green (York University)
AJ Withers (York University)
Pierre-Luc Junet (Concordia University)

Dr. Sedef Arat-Koç (Ryerson) teaches in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and in the graduate program in Immigration and Settlement Studies. In the Canadian context, her work has focused on social reproduction, gender, racialization, immigration and citizenship. In relation to the Middle East, she has written on the politics of imperialism and Turkish society and politics in the context of neoliberalism and post-Cold War geopolitics.

Dr. Ruth Koleszar-Green (York) is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation from the Haudenosaunee confederacy. She is Turtle clan. She was a member of the Income Security working group of the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The working group developed "Income Security: Roadmap for Change."

Pierre Luc Junet (Concordia) has a BFA in Film Studies and is now concluding his studies in Film Production university. He is a member of the student organization Student Work Unitary Committees (SWUC), currently organizing throughout Quebec the first interns strike. Fighting against not only unpaid internships, SWUC are also defending the idea of wages for student.

Kiké Roach (Ryerson) currently holds the UNIFOR Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University. A practicing lawyer, Kiké is a long-time advocate and community organizer for racial, gender and economic justice.

Dr. Ethel Tungohan (York) is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Politics and Social Sciences. Her book manuscript, “From the Politics of Everyday Resistance to the Politics from Below: the Migrant Domestic Workers Movement in Canada” won the 2014 National Women’s Studies Association First Book Prize. Ethel is a strong proponent of socially-engaged research and has developed research partnerships with Gabriela-Ontario, Migrante-Alberta, and other migrants advocacy organizations.

Dr. Kathi Weeks (Duke) is a Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. Her primary interests are in the fields of political theory, feminist theory, Marxist thought, utopian studies, and the critical study of work. She is currently working on a genealogy of U.S. Marxist feminist thought. She is the author of Constituting Feminist Subjects (Cornell UP, 1998) and The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries (Duke UP, 2011).

A.J. Withers (York) is an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and a PhD candidate at York University School of Social Work. They are the author of Disability Politics and Theory (Fernwood, 2012), A Violent History of Benevolence: Interlocking Oppressions in the Moral Economies of Social Working (co-authored with Chris Chapman, U of T Press, forthcoming) and stillmyrevolution.org.

Amélie Poirier (Université du Québec à Montréal) is a graduate student and activist from the Comité unitaire sur le travail étudiant (Studiant Work Unitary Committee).

Co-Sponsored by: Office of the College Head-Founders College, the Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation, the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost, LA&PS Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, the Office of the Principal of Glendon, the Departments of Humanities, Social Science, Sociology, and Politics, Global Labour Research Centre and the Centre for Feminist Research.
This event is organized and presented by Dr. Cynthia Wright and Dr. Jacinthe Michaud
The York University Bookstore will be on site to sell Dr. Weeks' book.
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2. REDress Project, March 5-8 at YorkU on Glendon and Keele Campuses

The Indigenous Students Association of Glendon is organizing a REDress Project at York University (both Glendon and Keele campuses) to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit persons in Canada.

The opening ceremonies will be at:
Glendon Campus: Glendon Cafeteria on March 5, 3-4 pm
Keele Campus: Vari Hall on March 6, 1-2 pm

Keynote speakers are:
Maya Chacaby, Glendon's Anishinaabe Linguistics Professor; March 7, 6-8 pm @ The Ballroom, Glendon Hall (Glendon Campus)
&
Jaimie Black, a Winnipeg-Based Métis artist who created the REDress Project; March 8, 6-8 pm @ The Underground (Keele Campus)

Please see:
the volunteer sign-up doodle poll
https://doodle.com/poll/pw74rs9s2fdarxat
the event sign-up form
http://www.yorku.ca/rights/forms/view.php?id=61
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3. CFR Co-Sponsored: Community Screening of Variety Survival Talk show (March 10th/18)

Time: Saturday, March 10 at 2:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto, ON

*Open to Public; Tickets are free of charge; Bilingual (English subtitles & Korean-English interpretation for the panel is provided)
Film Title: Variety Survival Talkshow 버라이어티 생존토크쇼
Director: JO Se-young
Genre: Documentary
Production: South Korea 2009
Running time: 72 min (panel and open Q&A with the director will follow screening)
Doors Open: 2:15pm
Screening Starts: 2:30pm
Audio: Korean (English subtitles)

Variety Survival Talkshow 버라이어티 생존토크쇼, an award-winning documentary, follows the narrative of South Korean women who have come together to break the silence about sexual violence. It is a story of survival and resilience, but also desires, intimacy, and collective solidarity for social change. On the International Women’s Day in 2018, in the #MeToo moment across national borders, we hope this documentary and the discussion with the Director Jo Se-young, together with feminist activist-scholars Youn Joung Kim and Hae Yeon Choo, will inspire us think through what women’s citizenship means, reminding us how the personal is ever more political.

Hosted by the Centre for Study of Korea (CSK) at the University of Toronto, this event is co-sponsored by: Hope21: Korean Progressive Network in Canada; Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF); the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto; the Cinema Studies Student Union (CINSSU) at the University of Toronto; the Centre for Feminist Research at York University; the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist, & Women's Studies at York University; and the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR).

Director JO Se-young has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries with a focus on gender and sexual politics in South Korea. She made her debut in film directing in 2005 with. She received the Jinbo Award at the Seoul Independent Documentary Film and Video Festival with (2009). She also won the White Goose Award at the DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival and other awards with, on women’s experiences with abortion.

Youn Joung Kim is a feminist activist-scholar and Ph.D. student in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University. She appears in this documentary as a member of the feminist group against sexual violence in South Korea. Her research interests revolved around sex work and U.S. militarization in South Korea.

Hae Yeon Choo is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea (Stanford University Press, 2016) on labor and marriage migration and the question of migrant rights and citizenship in South Korea.

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION HERE: https://variety-survival-talkshow.eventbrite.ca/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2003697029846863/
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. Ratiba Hadj-Moussa's book -- The Public Sphere and Satellite Television in North Africa: Gender, Identity, Critique

The Public Sphere and Satellite Television in North Africa
Gender, Identity, Critique

Book Description:
The advent of satellite television and its adoption in the Maghreb brought about a profound social change. This book, which explores the relationships between the media and the public sphere, shows that the simple and quotidian act of watching satellite television as opposed to national television mobilizes novel ways of expressing identities along with a range of critical positions targeting political regimes. By bringing certain topics hitherto hardly present to the center of homes, the media reveals the pivotal functions of gender relations, which are today at the heart of social and political matters in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

Based on extensive fieldwork, this book offers a unique interpretation of the use of satellite television in authoritarian contexts and contributes to a better understanding of the media and the political public sphere.

The book will interest teachers and students in communication, political studies, gender studies, sociology and anthropology of the Arab worlds and the Mediterranean.

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2. Ontario Native Women's Association web site launch
ONWA website: http://www.mmiwontario.ca/

"In the beginning was only the drum, having come from a woman it was sacred, along with the pipe." Anishinawbek Creation Stories

Welcome to ONWA's site for finding resources about using a strength based approach to end violence in our communities. What does this mean? It means finding strength in the history that is revealing indigenous women played vital roles in their communities as politicians, leaders, healers and traders.

It means taking a proactive approach to educate and recreate these historical roles within our communities while also facing up to the realities in our communities. Violence of all types end with educating the people facing the violence and those committing it, this is a long term view towards how we change our communities but it is necessary and it has to be led by us and our communities.

We created this site as a living document that will update and change over time just as the stories and duties we possess will always change over time. Feel free to share, to comment and/or message us on what you would like to see as we move forward. We also have video projects that are starting to finish up that provide much needed tools to educate youth of any culture.

For over 46 years, The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) has advocated for safety, equality and justice for Indigenous women. Our 1989 groundbreaking report, Breaking Free, exposed the true extent of the violence indigenous women faced. After building on this work for nearly another three decades, ONWA was pleased at the announcement of Walking Together in 2016, and the opportunity for partnership with Ontario to address the issue of violence against Indigenous women.

ONWA advocates an approach that does not only focus on educating the outside world on our missing and murdered women but we also place efforts on healing the members in our community. Men are as much in need or re-education of the roles women once held in indigenous communities as are children and the mainstream world.

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3. Changes to CLAY and YES for Summer 2018 program

Work/Study program is partnering with the Becoming YU program to provide more meaningful work experiences for York students. The first phase of this integration is being launched for the Summer 2018 program and will focus on CLAY and YES positions; phase two will occur next year and will expand to include general work study positions.

Becoming YU is designed to support students in setting goals, identifying the skills they want to develop to achieve these goals, and recognizing and reflecting on their experiences so that they can articulate their accomplishments and skills with confidence.

Becoming YU, supports the goals of a new work/study program by ensuring that student learning and experiential outcomes focus on:
-mentorship opportunities,
-professional and personal skills development,
-application of knowledge,
-an expanded network,
-ownership and responsibility of work,
-self-awareness,
-reflection, and
-contribution to York University as a whole.

Under this exciting partnership, job submissions will be approved on the basis of how well the described work meets these learning outcomes. You will need to address the following 4 categories when submitting your job request through the Career Centre Job Posting site.

Job Description
-What are the student's duties?
-Which competencies will the student develop and/or enhance through this role? You may wish to consult the Becoming YU: Leadership and Career Competency Dictionary to help you identify which skills and competencies students can develop through their YES/CLAY position.
-What is the level of supervision provided to the student? Who will the student report to?
-How does this role relate to the goals of your unit/program?

Qualifications
-What are the previous skills/knowledge that the student must possess in order to be successful in this position?
-What are the elements needed for a student to be a great fit for this position?

Personal and Professional Development
-How does this position enhance the student's personal and professional skills development?

Student Learning Outcomes
Include at least 4 of the following:
-What kind of orientation and training will the student receive?
-What kind of feedback and on-going support will the student receive?
-What mentorship opportunities will be available for the student?
-What kinds of encouragement and support for reflection will the student receive?
-How does this position complement classroom learning? How will students be able to apply their knowledge?
-What opportunities are available for the student to expand their network?
-How does this position contribute to York University as a whole?

Attached is a sample JD to assist you with the process. The sample is rather lengthy so please just use what is most relevant for your position. Information on how to post a job request can be found on the Employment Administrators website at http://sfs.yorku.ca/employment/.

Hiring managers/coaches will act as a catalyst for their student staff's development by supporting and guiding them in setting goals, identifying skills and competencies, and making meaning of their work experience which will, in turn, enhance student staff engagement, competence and productivity. Orientation sessions for hiring managers/coaches will be held starting in April 2018, at both campuses. Look out for the email to register soon!

The call for summer submissions will go out the week of March 5th so stay tuned!

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4. New from Canadian Scholars: Race and Racialization

Race and Racialization, Second Edition
Essential Readings
Tania Das Gupta, Carl E. James, Chris Andersen, Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Roger C.A. Maaka

Overview
Now in its second edition, Race and Racialization presents new scholarship focusing specifically on immigration and migration, policies of multiculturalism, whiteness, gender and race, and settler relations. Contributors explore the problem of institutional racism from historical, comparative, and international perspectives, providing readers with tools to recognize the forces that contribute to the social construction of racism and encouraging new ways of understanding racial thinking.

Offering a critical examination of the failures of integration and multiculturalism in modern society, this theoretically rich volume is an indispensable resource for courses centered on race studies or other forms of oppression.

$89.95 | 9781773380155 | approx. 700 pages | February 2018

If you would like to receive a complimentary review copy, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact me at claudia.didomenico@canadianscholars.ca.

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5. Demeter Press is Honoured to Announce the Upcoming Release of Motherhood in Precarious Times

Demeter Press is honoured to announce the upcoming release of Motherhood in Precarious Times, Edited by Anita Dolman, Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, and Dannielle Joy Davis (March 2018).

Motherhood in Precarious Times


Save 40% off using coupon code MOTHERS until March 10, 2018!

Parenting brings countless hopes and worries. But when external factors create fear and cast a shadow long and deep across motherhood, what happens to the act of mothering? Through personal and academic essays and poetry from Canada, the United States, and Palestine, these authors explore what it means to mother through times of struggle, uncertainty, danger, and change.

From doctors and professors, to writers and environmentalists, women of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds share their insights and perspectives on what it is to mother when life, society, and the very future of those you mother are precarious. Sharing ideas, best practices, models, research, and creative work, this book's writers explore the decisions made by mothers and potential mothers in the face of violence and trauma, environmental and political upheaval, career insecurity, uncertainty in a new country, discrimination, and other barriers.

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EVENTS:

1. Questions of Municipal Service Delivery in Asia: Why do I have Garbage, but not Water? (February 28th/18)

Questions of Municipal Service Delivery in Asia: Why do I have Garbage, but not Water?
When: Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 12pm to 2pm
Where: Room 280A, Second Floor, York Lanes, York University

Service Delivery to Informal Settlements: Contrasting the Role of State and Non-state Actors
Faisal Haq Shaheen
Lecturer, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University;
Manager of Management Systems at the City of Toronto
Visiting Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan
Service Provisions in the Periurban Areas of Can Tho, Vietnam
Sarah Allen, PhD Candidate, Geography, York University

This is the third event in the Emerging Asian Urbanisms series at the York Centre for Asian Research. This event is co-presented with the support of the CITY Institute. The series is organized by Nabeel Ahmed (Environmental Studies).

The series explores the diverse processes and practices of urban planning in Asia. Urban planning and urban studies programs in Canada lack sufficient exposure to prevalent theories and practices in Asian contexts. The series draws upon the calls made by Ananya Roy and Jennifer Robinson, among others, to go beyond the North American context and investigate “new geographies of theory” as fertile sources of uncovering new ways of understanding urbanism everywhere.

All are welcome!

Visit the series page for more information ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/emerging-asian-urbanisms-event-series.

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2. Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies Roundtable - Judges, Ethics & Inquiries - What Have We Learned from Douglas and Camp? (March 1st/18)

March 1st, 5:30PM 7:30PM
20 Adelaide street east (@ Victoria) ste 1104 (training room)
No cost but please do rsvp https://goo.gl/forms/3t0bsjo87trcwcov2
Refreshments
Download the extended program here or read more below.

This roundtable welcomes together legal academics, practitioners and law students to talk about the implications of recent judicial inquiries which brought questions of gender, among other issues, to the fore. Together we can begin to think through our answers to questions including:
What have we learned about how the role of the judge is understood through these inquiries and surrounding public discourse?
What expectations about judicial language and behaviour do the outcomes of the Inquiries suggest?
Is the process set up for judicial inquiries working? Are there changes we would propose and why?
What are the implications for judicial appointments?
How do gender, race and indigeneity figure in the Camp and Douglas Inquiries and more broadly in our discourse about what good judging requires and who would be a good judge?
What strategic questions do we need to consider in terms of when and how to draft complaints to the Canadian Judicial Council?

Our invitees will speak briefly before a group discussion
Alice Woolley, Professor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
Fathima Cader, Barrister and Solicitor, McMahon, Morrison, Watts
Molly Reynolds, Barrister and Solicitor, Torys LLP
Kim Stanton, Barrister and Solicitor, Goldblatt Partners LLP
Nana Yanful, Barrister and Solicitor
Sonia Lawrence, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Texts/Context for Further Reading

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3. Free Legal Info Session for International Students (March 1st/18)

March 1st 6pm - 8pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2029956357243391/

Are you on a study permit? Do you have questions about your study permit or other immigration matters? Is your boss not paying you enough? Do you have problems with school administration?
Then this session is for you. Come for free legal advice, to meet others in your situation and to ask questions
REGISTER NOW: info@migrantworkersalliance.org

Organized by the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC) in partnership with OPIRG Toronto and No One Is Illegal - Toronto. MWAC is Canada's largest migrant worker rights coalition. We focus on service provision, advocacy and legal reform. Find us at www.migrantworkersalliance.org

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4. Tubman Talks - "African Indigeneity: Ghana's Formalization of Susu Banks (March 1st/18)

The Politics, Economics, and Social Justice Research Cluster in the Harriet Tubman Institute presents:
“African Indigeneity: Ghana’s Formalization of Susu Banks”
Speaker: Mr. Obed Yaw Asamany
When: Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Where: Room 314, York Lanes

Abstract:
For centuries the people of Ghana have relied on traditional collectives called Susus (coops) to do banking. Today the majority of its citizens still do Susu banking – mostly informally. However in the last two decades, the state has been formalizing some of the Susu operators. The Susu system in Ghana is both formal and informal. This case study examines the legal formalization of Susu collectives under the Central Bank and discusses what this means for the Ghanaian people.

Bio:
Mr. Obed Yaw Asamany, General Manager, Ghana Co-operative Susu Collectors Association has extensive experience in the business development of small and medium-sized firms in Ghana. Mr. Asamany is the general manager of the world’s first national body to formalize ROSCAs, the Ghana Co-operative Susu Collectors Association. This body regulates Peer-to-Peering savings and lending cooperatives in conjunction with the Bank of Ghana. Since 2008, he played a leading role in advocating for a regulatory environment for Susu operators in the categorization of tier–4 in Ghana and this was realized in 2011. Susu collection in Ghana is a regulated deposit mobilization methodology. His banking partnerships include: Ecobank EB-Accion, Fidelity Bank, Women’s World Banking Ghana and Barclay’s Bank. Over the years, his work in alternative financial institutions has assisted tens of thousands of low-income business women in Ghana.

More recently, Mr. Asamany is leading the first-ever energy end-user finance programme in partnership with Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE) and the United Nations Energy Programme (UNEP) to ensure households access renewal energy products with matching wholesale funds through Susu banks.

Mr. Asamany is passionate about making finance inclusive. He knows first-hand about the potential of African money systems among women. Mr. Asamany is committed to making indigenous banking formalized because he believes that public policy recognition for mutual aid and cooperative-type banking is vital to building sustainable banks that can improve the lives of marginalized people everywhere.

Mr. Asamany has a first degree from the University of Ghana (2008) and a MA in microfinance from Cape Coast University (2016). In addition, Mr. Asamany has received training at the Southern New Hampshire University (2008), Boulder Microfinance Institute (2012) and the School of African Microfinance in Mombasa, Kenya (2015). He is married with two boys and a girl.
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5. Being Trans in STEM (March 2nd/18)

NewPRIDE and PSA present... Being Trans in STEM: A Panel Discussion!
Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: William Doo Auditorium

The culture and discourses in STEM fields can be unwelcoming or outwardly hostile to trans people. On Friday, March 2nd, join NewPRIDEand the Psychology Students' Association (PSA) from 5:00-7:30 PM for a discussion with panelists Cruz Dela Cruz, Tanuj Ashwin Kumar, Cailin Gallinger, Dr. Alex Hanna and Dr. A.W. Peet, trans students and professors in STEM. Our panelists will discuss their experiences with transphobia, the ways they cope, and what they do and think can be done for trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people in their fields. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Snacks will be provided.
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6. Free Screening of MOONLIGHT offered by OPIRG and APUS (March 2nd/18)

March 2nd 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839082009497783/

Join OPIRG Toronto and APUS - Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students for a relaxed movie night. We'll be screening the film Moonlight from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Multifaith Centre (Koffler House). Popcorn and snacks will be offered. Accessible seating, closed captioning and TTC tokens available

Film Info
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, and based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.

The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. Filmed in Miami, Florida, beginning in 2015, Moonlight premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016 and was the first film with an all-black cast,and first LGBT film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. The film's editor, Joi McMillon, became the first black woman to be nominated for an editing Oscar (alongside co-editor Nat Sanders), and Ali became the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar.
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7. Untold in the Underground: An Unconventional Treasure Hunt (MISN - OPIRG Action Group) (March 4th/18)

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768706840105079/
Unearth Canada’s shameful industry secrets in Toronto’s most unconventional treasure hunt!

Drop by the starting point anytime between 1-4pm to get your top-secret mission. Then, go underground into the nearby convention centre to dig up some truths. There's no cost to enter the game, and there's a small "liquid gold" prize, from Turnview Apiary, for those who RSVP ahead!

PDAC: it's been called the Superbowl or the Oscars of the resource extraction industry. Every year, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention comes to Toronto, claiming to promote responsible mining, facilitating relationships between companies and investors, and promoting pro-mining curriculum aimed at children and Indigenous communities. And every year we’re there, not letting them get away with the facade.

Want to know more? Venture underground into the heart of the world’s largest mining industry convention to dig up clues that will help you piece together how the Canadian mining industry came to be associated with assassination, sexual violence, police brutality, forced labour, union-busting, death threats, deliberate burning of crops and property destruction, forced displacement, environmental contamination and associated illnesses, and psychological trauma. Explore the trade show floor of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention to uncover lies, to see who is missing, and to meet some of this industry’s biggest villains first-hand. Use this treasure hunt to help you see through this industry’s powerful PR machine and understand how it all connects to what it means to be “Canadian”.

Want to join in? Here’s how:
- Dress as yourself — no need to look fancy
- Try to come with a friend or in a group — if you don’t have someone to come with and want us to connect you with a group, please let us know in advance!
- Stop by Hoops Sports Bar & Grill (125 Bremner Blvd) any time between 1 and 4pm to obtain the instructions for your adventure — we’ll be set up at an easy-to-identify table!
- Once you’ve finished the treasure hunt, check back in with us at Hoops to tell us how it went and to retrieve your “liquid gold” prize (available only to people who RSVP in advance: https://goo.gl/forms/aoW1CTRQPL01aXK43)!
- Special “liquid gold” prizes available to those who RSVP for the treasure hunt in advance: https://goo.gl/forms/aoW1CTRQPL01aXK43
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8. Facing Race: The Current Town Hall in Montreal (March 6th/18)

Facing Race
Your life. Your stories. Your identity. Three town halls. Nine stories. One big look at important issues of race in Canada.

What does Quebec's distinct society mean for the pursuit of racial equity? How should Quebec address racial disparities in employment?And when identities clash, how do you move forward? Host Duncan McCue will be in Montreal to hear directly from the communities on these issues.

Join us in person at Salle Jean-Desprès, CBC Montreal. Doors open at 6:30PM.
You can also listen live, get the podcast or watch the town hall LIVE on Facebook.

This event is scheduled to be broadcast on The Current on CBC Radio One, on Tuesday March 13, 2018. It is the third of three public forums in Canada,
You can find all the details at cbc.ca/thecurrent.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facing-race-the-current-town-hall-in-montreal-tickets-42701028927
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9. Crip Commitments: Disability, Technoscience, Politics A Lecture by Dr. Kelly Fritsch (March 8th/18)

The New College Disability Studies Speaker Series Presents:
Crip Commitments: Disability, Technoscience, Politics
A Lecture by Dr. Kelly Fritsch (Carleton)
When: Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 6-8pm
Where: OISE Library, 252 Bloor St. West (Above St. George Subway)

All Welcome – Free
Wheelchair accessible
ASL + Access copies available
Refreshments
For accessibility or additional information, please contact uoftdisabilitylistserve@gmail.com

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Disability Studies Speakers Series, Kelly Fritsch asks what it means to commit to crip technoscience. Exploring practices of knowing and making with disability, Fritsch critically engages alterlife, maimed and debilitated life, and the difference that disability makes so as to push forward frictional practices of access that non-innocently anticipate and critically value disability.

Kelly Fritsch is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. As of July 2018, Fritsch will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. Her research broadly engages the politics of disability, health, technology, risk, and accessibility. Fritsch is co-editor of Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (AK Press, 2016 with Clare O’Connor and AK Thompson).

Event sponsors: Equity Studies Program, New College Innovation Fund, Dept. Social Justice Education, OISE
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10. Anthropology Annual Lecture: Dr. Ann Stoler (March 8th/18)

The York University Department of Anthropology Annual Lecture, with Dr. Ann L. Stoler
When: Thursday March 8 from 4:30-6:30 pm
Where: Lassonde Building Room A, York University, Keele Campus.

Dr. Stoler's lecture is titled, "Interior Frontiers: Dangerous Concepts in Our Times". This talk considers the concept of “interior frontiers” (originally used by the German philosopher Johan Fichte in l803 and later by Etienne Balibar) with respect to its quixotic political qualities: as a concept alert to the sorts of sensibilities that get recruited to produce hardening distinctions between who is “us” and who is construed as “them”; as a diagnostic of where and how sites of anxious overidentification emerge, and as a dispositif, central to the discriminations and visceral charge on which racialized governance depends.

Ann Laura Stoler is the Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research. She is the author and editor of numerous books including, "Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule" and Imperial Debris" On Ruins and Ruination". Her most recent book is "Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times".

This is a public lecture. Please join us!
If you have any questions please contact The Department of Anthropology: lapsanth@yorku.ca 416.736.5261
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11. Information Session - Killam Research Fellowship and Killam Prize (March 8th/18)

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is coordinating an information session for faculty members who may be interested in preparing a submission to the upcoming Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship competition (deadline: May 15) and for those who may be considering the nomination of candidates for the annual $100,000 Killam Prizes in Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. This session will be led by a representative from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
1:00 – 3:00pm in
Room 510 Kaneff Tower
Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to research@yorku.ca.

A representative from the Canada Council for the Arts will provide information and advice on the Killam Program, which includes both the Killam Research Fellowship and the Killam Prizes. This session will consist of a general presentation which will include historical and statistical information, explanations on eligibility and application requirements, tips on how to improve one’s application and information on the electronic filing process. This will be an interactive presentation, which will be followed by a question and answer period. The Canada Council representatives will also be available to meet briefly with individual applicants at the end of the session. Please RSVP to research@yorku.ca to confirm your attendance and to book your one-on-one meeting.

THE KILLAM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Objective:
To support outstanding scholars (normally full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes) to carry out their groundbreaking projects in the humanities, social sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

Killam Research Fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by universities or research institutes.

Note: The award is not intended as a subsidy for the overall research or teaching program of a department, institute or centre, and it is not offered for work undertaken as part of a degree program
An individual may win this award only once.

Value:
Killam Research Fellowships provide release time and are valued at $70,000 per year. The funds are paid to the university or research institution which employs the Fellow. Fellowship recipients must obtain support for research and laboratory costs from other sources.

The university or research institution that employs the Killam Research Fellow is expected to relieve him or her of all teaching and administrative responsibilities, and to continue to pay the Fellow’s full salary and benefits during the full tenure of the fellowship. The fellowship funds assist the university or research institution in defraying the costs of replacing the Fellow and in paying the Fellow’s salary and benefits during the two-year fellowship period.

Duration:
Two years
Deadlines:
ORS deadline in order to provide a full review of your application – May 1, 2018
Agency deadline – May 15, 2018
NOTE: Please submit a hardcopy of your application along with an ORS checklist to the Office of Research Services by Thursday, May 10th, 9:00am, so that ORS can electronically approve your application on Tuesday, May 15th.

For complete information on the Killam Research Fellowship, please consult Canada Council's web site at:
http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/killam-research-fellowships

THE KILLAM PRIZE
The Killam Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished Canadian scholars doing research in any of the following fields: health sciences, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
Please note: Scholars may not apply for the Killam Prizes; they must be nominated by an expert in their field.

Objectives:
To honour distinguished Canadian scholars actively engaged in research in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions;
To encourage continuing contributions to scholarly research
Value:
Each Killam Prize recipient receives $100,000
Deadlines:
Mandatory ORS deadline in order to have the Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC) – April 23, 2018
Agency deadline – June 15, 2018
NOTE: Please submit a hardcopy of your application along with an ORS checklist to the Office of Research Services by Friday, June 8, so that ORS can electronically approve your application on by the agency deadline.

For complete information on this opportunity, please consult Canada Council's web site at:
http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/killam-prizes
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12. Cisnormativity, Accountability and Safer Spaces in Organizing Workshop (March 8th/18)

Join the Students for Barrier-free Access Centre for a workshop exploring themes of cisnormativity, accountability and the creation of safe(r) spaces. We will engage in knowledge sharing and dialogue around social location, privilege and intentionality. We will explore how these topics all play a role in centering marginalized folks in genuine and empowering ways in our spaces.

Date: Thursday March 8
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 246 Bloor Street West (Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work Building), room 702 on the 7th floor
This workshop is open to all!

Registration is required. To register please contact Nadia at sba.advocacycoordinator@gmail.com

Light refreshment provided! Vegan, gluten-free options available.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible and all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room.
If you require ASL interpretation to attend this workshop please contact us by February 16th.
Please note that this will be a scent-free space.
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13. International Women’s Day: Reimagining Women’s Rights (March 8th/18)

When: Thursday March 8th, 2018, 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: Senate Chambers (N940), Ross Building

In recognition of International Women's Day, please join us on March 8 as we explore the theme: Reimagining Women's Rights. Supriya Dwivedi, CBC news contributor ("Power and Politics") and radio host, will moderate our six invited panelists representing multiple sectors with an array of professional expertise and personal experiences. The discussion will offer speakers and audience an opportunity to reflect on concepts of intersectionality, diversity and inclusivity, as we look to advance women’s equality in a complex cultural moment.

For more details about the speakers, including their bios, and to register, please visit the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion website.
The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to present this dynamic discussion in partnership with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Office of Alumni Relations.
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14. Panel Discussion on Feminist Economics: Work as Emancipation or Emancipation from Work? (March 14th/18)

Work as Emancipation or Emancipation from Work?

Women’s economic empowerment has become a buzzword in international institutions and policymaking, with the SDGs making it a priority. Economists and policymakers have generally considered greater labor force participation as the primary channel through which such empowerment can be achieved. But is more work necessarily the answer? This panel will reflect on women and work from different perspectives and debate this issue through brief presentations and interaction.

Speakers
Diane Elson, Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Essex
Julie A. Nelson, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Shahra Razavi, Chief, Research and Data Section, UN Women
Marina Durano, Senior Programme Officer, Open Society Foundations

Moderated by
Sheba Tejani, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs,
The New School

When March 14, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Where: HIRSHON SUITE ROOM 205, 55 WEST 13th STREET
RSVP at intaffairs@newschool.edu
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15. New York Event: Advancing Gender Equality in Rural Areas (March 15th/18)

Advancing Gender Equality in Rural Areas
15 March 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM

On the occasion of the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, it is our pleasure to invite you to an international reception jointly hosted by the New York Offices of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, together with Regions Refocus, DAWN, Global Policy Forum, and MADRE.

Networking Across Boards and Borders:
Strategies for Advancing Gender Equality in Rural Areas
Thursday, March 15th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Roger Smith Hotel
Starlight Ballroom, Mezzanine Floor
501 Lexington Ave. (corner of 47th St.)

The sponsoring organizations will offer brief remarks about opportunities for reform within the UN to advance the rights of rural women, to achieve equitable participation in decision-making, and to develop long-term strategies for women's intervention in policy processes at the global stage.

This event will provide the opportunity for an informal discussion of this year's CSW and how to strengthen the voices of women worldwide.
Kindly RSVP by March 9th to: maria.starzmann@rosalux.org
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CALLS:

1. Call for Proposals: CIHR Gender-Net Plus (Deadlines: February 21st/18 and March 1st/18)

**PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DEADLINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY**
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently announced that is it participating in a joint co-funded call for proposals with Europe as part of GENDER-NET Plus. This joint call invites research integrating a gender dimension in addressing urgent societal challenges. Details are provided below.

Objectives:
To support Canadian researchers interested in investigating sex and gender in health through transnational collaborations.

The call invites interdisciplinary applications exploring sex and gender effects and dimensions in research topics relating to one or more of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
Good health and well-being (SDG 3)
SDG3: Gender-based violence (topic 1.1)
SDG3: Sex, Gender and Aging (topic 1.2)
SDG3: Sex, Gender and Health (topic 1.3)

Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation (SDG 9)
SDG9: Gender and New Technologies (topic 2.1)
SDG9: Gender in Entrepreneurship and in the Innovation System (topic 2.2)

Climate Action (SDG 13)
SDG13: Gender Dimension in Climate Behavior and Decision-Making (topic 3.1)

The call invites both basic and applied research. For any chosen topic, an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the interplay between society - technology and culture is encouraged. Research that addresses the social dimension of gender is strongly encouraged.

IMPORTANT: CIHR will support applications that respond to SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being, topics 1.2 and 1.3 only.

Value:$100K/year
Duration:Up to 3 years
Deadlines:
Pre-proposal due at ORS: February 21, 2018
Mandatory pre-proposal application due to Gender-Net: March 1, 2018, 5pm (Central European Time)
Full application due at ORS: June 29, 2018
Full application due at CIHR: July 16, 2018
Full application due at Gender-Net: Mid July 2018

For further details on this program, please consult the following links:
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50719.html

Cofunded Call


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2. Call for Papers: Disability (In)Justice (Deadline: March 1st/18)

Disability (In)Justice:
Examining Criminalization in Canada
Edited by Kelly Fritsch, Jeffrey Monaghan, and Emily van der Meulen

Disability (In)Justice explores how disability is central to practices of criminalization in Canada. Weaving together interdisciplinary scholarship across the fields of criminology, disability studies, law, and socio-legal studies, this edited collection will examine disability in relation to various agencies and aspects of the criminal justice system, including surveillance and policing, sentencing and the courts, prisons and other carceral spaces, and alternatives to confinement.

Situated as an upper-level undergraduate course reader to be published by a Canadian university press, this collection will be comprised of chapters by subject-area experts, organized into three thematic sections: (1) Practices of Criminalization; (2) The Justice System; and (3) Alternative Approaches. Chapters will address how disability intersects with race, class, gender, and/or sexuality to perpetuate oppression and discrimination within the criminal justice system, with particular attention to ways forward for disability justice. As most research on disability and criminal justice focuses on issues related to mental health and/or intellectual disabilities, we are especially interested to engage submissions that consider a broad range of disabilities.

We are soliciting chapters that fit in one of the three thematic sections on the following topics:
• Histories of social control, eugenics, and the sterilization of disabled people in Canada;
• Surveillance of disabled people by criminal justice agents and agencies;
• Critiques of criminalization from a disability rights or critical disability perspective, looking specifically at sex work, drug use, or other related topics;
• Disabled peoples’ access to accommodations within the criminal justice system, for example in the courts or in prisons;
• Criminalization of disabled people in relation to neoliberal policies or practices;
• De-policing strategies and alternatives to incarceration, including prison abolition, as a form of disability activism;
• Disability justice in practice.

Confirmed contributors include:
-Tobin LeBlanc Haley, Ethel Louise Armstrong Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, writing on how transinstitutionalization is being experienced within and across the Mad, Deaf, and Disability communities;

-Richard Jochelson, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, andMichelle Bertrand, Associate Professor in Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg, writing on disability and jury representativeness;

-Ravi Malhotra, Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, writing on assisted suicide/dying;

-Alexander McClelland, doctoral student with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University, writing on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, exposure, and transmission;

-Alok Mukherjee, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University and former Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board, writing on mental health and policing;

-Megan Rusciano, disability rights attorney, writing on disability and solitary confinement.

If you are interested in contributing, please send a preliminary chapter title, 300-500 word chapter abstract, and a 100 word author bio to: kellyfritsch@gmail.com by March 1, 2018. Full chapter drafts of approximately 6,000-8,000 words will be due January 15, 2019.

About the Editors:
Kelly Fritsch is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. As of July 2018, Fritsch will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. Her research broadly engages crip, queer, and feminist theory to explore the politics of disability, health, technology, risk, and accessibility. Fritsch is co-editor of Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle(AK Press, 2016 with Clare O’Connor and AK Thompson).

Jeffrey Monaghan is an Assistant Professor at Carleton’s Institute for Criminology and Criminal Justice. He is author of Security Aid: Canada and the Development Regime of Security (University of Toronto Press, 2017) and Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State(Fernwood, 2018 with Andrew Crosby). His research examines practices of security governance, policing, and surveillance.

Emily van der Meulen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University. She conducts participatory research in the areas of critical and feminist criminology, socio-legal studies, prison harm reduction, and surveillance studies. She is (co-)editor of five books, including Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance (University of British Columbia Press, 2018 with Elya M. Durisin and Chris Bruckert), and Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance (University of Toronto Press, 2016 with Robert Heynen).
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3. Call for Applications - 2018 Mobility Funding for Researchers (Deadline: March 5th/18)

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently received information regarding a Call for Applications (CFA) from the Embassy of France in Canada regarding its 2018 Mobility Funding for Researchers. Further details are provided below.

Objective:
To facilitate and/or encourage collaborations by helping with the mobility of researchers.

Eligibility:
Canadian or French researchers affiliated to laboratories/departments which are part of Canadian or French University/Research Centre.

Value:
-1 return economy-class flight Canada-France or France-Canada
- A contribution towards subsistence costs (per diem, for a maximum of three nights)

Duration:
Travel must take place between April 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018

Deadlines:
Submission to ORS for administrative review – March 5, 2018
Submission to agency – March 18, 2018

For further information and how to apply, please consult the following link:

Call for applications – 2018 Mobility Funding for Researchers


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4. Call For Papers: The Female Detective on TV (Edited by Anna Backman Rogers & Laura Nicholson). Because The Basic Human Form is Female (Deadline: March 5th/18)

Anna Backman Rogers & Laura Nicholson seek abstracts for their forthcoming edited monograph on the female detective on TV. DEADLINE MARCH 5TH.
Because The Basic Human Form is Female: The female detective in Television. Edited by Anna Backman Rogers and Laura Nicholson.

For decades, the female detective has occupied space within a genre that is all-too-often reserved for the celebratory storylines of self-sacrificial men. She has served to break down sexist barriers placed before women within professional and personal frameworks, acting as an on-screen surrogate for (female) spectators, globally. The female detective has succeeded in cultivating widespread audience attention and high ratings for multiple series across the world, underlining the popularity of, and desire for, the women-led, crime TV genre. It is curious then, that critical literature exploring this central figure’s contemporary, cultural significance is scarce. Given the abundance of on-screen material that has been produced throughout years of prime-time TV and (more recently) online streaming, it seems the female detective, in all her guises, has yet to be afforded the praise and exploration she deserves.

In response to this paucity of critical text, we are assembling the foundations of a special collection on the female detective in crime TV, in the format of a book to be edited by Anna Backman Rogers and Laura Nicholson. The proposal for this research comes just as we are witnessing a cultural ‘boom’ in detective shows featuring women as driving forces, across multiple media platforms. As such, the need for critical literature that explores the feminist realisations and potential of the female detective and her contemporary cultural importance, is timely.

We are calling for papers from scholars across disciplines, in order to shed light on the legacy of the female detective and the ways in which these powerful characters continue to inspire far-reaching audiences, while responding to the socio-political backdrop of their time.
We especially encourage papers from LGBTQ+, Feminist and BME scholars. We also seek contributions from a global perspective that bring to the fore series that we may be unaware of.
We hope to approach a major university publisher with this project after final decisions made by the editors on the collection.

Please send proposals of no more than 600 words to Laura Nicholson and Anna Backman Rogers before March 5th, 2018 at the following e mail addresses.
Anna.backman.rogers@gu.se
lauracate.nicholson@gmail.com

Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:
-The intersectional feminism(s) of the female detective
-Queering the female detective
-Fashion and the female detective
-Regionally-specific depictions of the female detective
-Post-recessionary representations of the female detective
-The female detective in period TV drama
-The generational politics of the female detective ‘revamp’
-The female detective team
-Cross-cultural imaginings of the female detective
-Interpretations of the female detective across international remakes

* Female detective articulations of contemporary cultural flashpoints
* The portrayal of violence and the female detective.

TV shows with leading female detectives include, but are not limited to:
-Get Christie Love! (1974-1975, US)
-Police Woman (1974-1978, US)
-The Gentle Touch (1980-1984, UK)
-Cagney & Lacey (1982-1988, US)
-Miss Marple (1984-1992, UK), Agatha Christie’s Marple (2004-, UK)
-Prime Suspect (1991-2006, UKK
-Engrenages/Spiral (2005-, France)
-Ashes to Ashes (2008-2010, UK)
-Vera (2011-, UK)
-Forbrydelsen (2007-2012, Denmark), The Killing (2011-2014, US)
-Bron/Broen (2011-, Sweden/Denmark), The Tunnel (2013-, UK/France)
-Scott and Bailey (2011-2016, UK)
-The Bletchley Circle (2012-2014, UK)
-Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2012-, Australia)
-The Fall (2013-2016, UK)
-Top of the Lake (2013-, New Zealand/Australia/UK)
-Happy Valley (2014-, UK)
-Quantico (2015-, US)
-Jessica Jones (2015-, US)
-Agent Carter (2015-, US)
-Deep Water (2016, Australia)
-Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017-, Canada/UK)

Dr Anna Backman Rogers | Founding Editor/Editor-in-Chief
MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture
contact@maifeminism.com
Senior Lecturer in Feminism and Visual Culture. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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5. Call for Chapter Proposals: Black Girls & Girlhoods (Deadline: March 19th/18)

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is interested in publishing an edited collection of essays on the emergent field of Black Girlhood Studies. The editor seeks chapter proposals that examine theories, epistemologies, and pedagogies that engage figurative and literal Black girls and Black girlhoods. Chapters should engage the multifaceted and complex experience of Black girls in a range of sites including in digital or social media, film and television, literature and poetry, marketing or consumptive practices. The editor also encourages chapters that focus on theorizing concepts such as “joy,” “magic,” “history,” “age,” “education,” “ethnography,” and “hip hop” as they relate to Black girls, as well as chapters that interrogate the complex relationships of girlhood to sexuality, love, beauty culture, colorism, spirituality, and memory that are experienced in girlhood.

Possible topics for chapters include:
-Theorizing epistemologies and practices related to Black girlhood and social identities such as ethnicity, social class, age, sexualities, body size, ability, nationality/indigeneity, and religions
-Theorizing frameworks to analyze Black girlhood in film, television, and digital media
-#blackgirlmagic and/or social media expressions of girlhood and community
-Black girl activism in digital spaces
-Beauty cultures, hair, respectability, and re/presentation
-Black girl authors and literature focused on Black girls
-Teaching, working with, or raising Black girls
-Afrofuturism and girlhood
-Remembering girlhood: memory and constructions of girlhood
-Music and girlhood: Hip Hop and inclusion/exclusion of Black girls
-Alternative Black girlhoods
-Festivals, community gatherings, celebrations of Black girls
-Other topics not included in this list

The editor welcomes individual and co-authored proposals and chapters from both established and emerging scholars internationally, including graduate students and scholars outside traditional academic spaces. Expected length of abstract: 200-250 words. Deadline: March 19, 2018. Expected length of final chapter: 5,000-8,000 words. Proposed deadline for full chapters: July 31, 2018.

Please submit chapter proposals to: Dr. Aria S. Halliday at blackgirlhoodscollection@gmail.com with subject line: Abstract.
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6. Call for Papers: Interrogating “Common Language” Simon Fraser University (Deadline: March 31st/18)

Interrogating “Common Language”
Simon Fraser University, Department of English
June 22nd-24th, 2018
Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018

What are the problems with taking English as a “common language” for granted? Whether on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Katzie, and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples where Simon Fraser University operates, to the treaty land and other occupied lands where English circulates, what is the full social effect of this colonial norm? Simon Fraser University’s 2018 English Graduate Conference seeks to interrogate, unpack, and problematize the notion that English is “common,” and asks how language is part of the definition and assimilation of cultures, the creation of liberatory art, and the destruction of civilizations. Alongside such interrogations, we hope to open up space for presentations that show how English is being “commoned,” turned toward the promise of an equitable and shared culture that “common languages” routinely fail to keep.

The role of English within colonial government (since at least 1277) is now complemented via the distortion of public language through corporate-controlled news media (“the colonization of the unconscious”). We should ask, then, how this mandated linguistic system continues to reshape our cities, our cultures, and our academic research: since hierarchies of language impact linguistic forms, what happens to research when “common language” is falsely taken as given?

We invite proposals from graduate students at all levels, intellectuals both inside and outside the university, and those who do not identify within these categories. We actively encourage collaborative, creative, and multimedia work alongside strictly academic work. We invite work that addresses the following questions across disciplinary approaches:
• How is language used as a tool for re/claiming territory?
• Where does resistance to colonization occur in, around, through, and against English?
• How might reframing cultural appropriation as a tactic – with a history of use for various ends, including oppression, solidarity, appreciation, and resistance – contribute to understanding our contemporary cultural moment?
• Where and how does corporate language infiltrate the public and/or domestic sphere?
• How does language incarcerate persons, identities, and cultures?
• What is the relationship between non-academic language and English education?
• How do imperialistic identity politics affect the gendering of language?
• What is the function of language in non/unwritten Englishes, i.e. orality, discourse, or poetics?
• How might we reconcile the aesthetics of language, feeling, and art after postmodernism?
• What is implied when we use linguistic systems to categorize art?
• Where can we find symbolic violence in political language?
• How is the poetry slam a place of prologue?
• Can we predict the ongoing colonial impacts of “Trudeau’s” language of Truth and Reconciliation?
• In what ways does language impact and limit literary forms and pedagogy?
• Where do we see language shaping cities and appropriating cultures in those cities?
• How might we combat the privatization of code in technology and digital media?
• Are there identifiable theories and practices in linguistic value systems?
• Can we think anew about the history of sexual practice and labeling – queer, feminist, femme, and any non-binary identities – when we take systemic language into account? In doing so, how might we remake exclusionary discourses?
• How does the language of quantification and the power of numbers create another false common language? Are these two (English and quantification) historically related?

Please send proposals via email or post, no later than March 31, 2018, to: gradconf@sfu.ca
Or:
Graduate Conference Committee
℅ English Department
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5A 1S6

Proposals should include:
1) An abstract of no more than 300 words describing the genre and topic of your presentation
2) Your name and details for your preferred mode of contact (postal address, email, phone number, or literary code)
3) A brief biography of no more than 250 words
4) Any institutional or organizational affiliation (optional)
5) Any technical (Audio/Visual) requirements for your presentation

Note: these proposals may be for individual presentations or panels. Those who do submit individually will be matched by our conference organizers.
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7. Call for Papers: 50 Years of Socialist Feminism (Deadline: April 30th/18)

2019 marks 50 years since the publication of Margaret Benston’s “The Political Economy of Women’s Liberation,” a seminal article in the modern development of socialist feminism. In it, Benston proposes that “housework” (as she called the labour of sustaining this and the next generation of workers) be considered in relation to processes of capitalist value creation. Widely circulated prior to its publication in Monthly Review, and debated internationally for years afterward, Benston’s article opened the doors to a socio-materialist critique of women’s oppression that has defined socialist feminist theory and politics ever since.

Historical Materialism Toronto is organizing a symposium, to take place in Toronto, September 26th to 29th, 2019, to commemorate this important contribution, as well as to explore the ways in which socialist feminist theorising and politics has grown through and beyond Benston’s intervention. We wish to bring together a new generation of socialist feminist theorists to discuss the current state of socialist feminist politics, our continued strengths, and the weaknesses that we still need to address to truly apply a socio-materialist critique of social oppressions and exploitation. What is the current state of socialist feminist theorising, where is it going, and where should we be going?

We will give priority consideration to papers that discuss socialist feminist approaches to questions of race and racialization, imperialism, colonialism, indigeneity, ecology, sexualities, gendered violence, and disability.

We invite you to submit an abstract for a paper that engages current ideas, debates and discussions relevant to socialist feminist theory and politics. Presenters will circulate their papers in advance, and use the Symposium to further clarify and elaborate their work. A selection of papers will be organized into a volume to be submitted for publication (either as an edited collection or a journal special issue).

Abstracts should be between 200 and 250 words. To submit, please email your name, affiliation, contact information, and abstract to historicalmaterialismtoronto@gmail.com, no later than April 30, 2018.
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8. Call for Papers - 7th International Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) (Deadline: May 11th/18)

This will be held on the 26-28 June 2018 at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

The 2018 WAM Summer School will bring together academics and international postgraduate researchers across disciplines whose research engages with women and ageing.

Conference Theme
Abstracts are invited for presentations around questions of performing age at the intersections of where women and ageing come together with:
-Screen cultures
-Technologies
-Popular music
-Popular Culture
-Cultural activity
-Creativity
-Lived experience

Abstracts Invited
200 word proposals for 20 minute presentations are now invited. Presentations may take the form of papers, posters, films and multimedia presentations. Your abstract should include:
-Your name, email address, institutional affiliation and, if applicable,
-year of study
-Please indicate if your research centre is a member of the ACT
-partnership
-Title of PhD/Research Project and disciplinary field
-Up to five key words
-Technical requirements for presentation

Please send your abstracts to wambookings@glos.ac.uk by Friday 11th May
Key Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 11 May 2018
Notification of Acceptance: Friday 25 May 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday 15 June 2018

Cost:
£180 waged
£130 unwaged

Contact: Dr. Hannah Grist (Co-Director of WAM)
Email: wambookings@glos.ac.uk
Website: http://wamuog.co.uk/summer-school-2018
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OPPORTUNITIES:

1. 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer/Trans Workshop for Beginners (Deadline: March 2nd/18)

2 Spirit/Indigiqueer/Trans Workshop for Beginners
Get training and production resources to produce a short video in four afternoon sessions every other Saturday over two months this spring. The workshop will take place on Saturday April 14, April 28, May 12, and May 26 from 11am – 6pm in downtown Toronto.

2 Spirit/Indigiqueer video artists Fallon Simard and Thirza Cuthand will provide hands on training in script development, video production, sound recording and post, and video editing. This series is ideal for the beginner who has a simple idea in mind and needs access to equipment and skills.

Workshop sessions, including a hot lunch, will take place at Trinity Square Video. In addition, TSV is offering a free one-year membership to all participants, which will provide access to production equipment and editing facilities.

To apply, please submit a short one-page proposal for a five minute video, detailing your idea for a short film under five minutes in length and what you hope to learn from this workshop, to indigiqueer@torontoqueerfilmfest.com. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Friday, March 2.

This workshop series is designed specifically for the 2 Spirit and Indigiqueer community.

Completed videos will be shown in fall 2018 at the Toronto Queer Film Festival. Directors will receive $400 for finished works, plus an additional screening fee from the festival.

Funding for this workshop has generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council.
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2. Books Available for Review - Canadian Woman Studies Journal (Deadline: March 31st/18)

Below is a list of books available for review for the CWScf Journal. The due date for the 600-750 word review is March 31st, 2018. Please indicate a preference order for three titles. Reviewers are selected on a first come first serve basis.

If you are interested in reviewing a book not on the list, CWScf encourages unsolicited book reviews of books published after 2016. Each issue of the journal is devoted to a specific theme, and preference is given to those reviews that directly relate to the theme. The upcoming themes for the journal are: "Violence Against University and College Women" and "Women and the Gift Economy."

Please email your request and complete contact information to cwscf@yorku.ca

-Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns
Valerie Traub, University of Pennsylvania Press 2016
-War and Women across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences
Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward Berghahn Books 2016
-Simple Pleasures: Stories from My Life as an Amish Mother
Marianne Jantzi, Herald Press 2016
-Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through
Myra Strober, The MIT Press 2016
-Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History, 7th edition
Lara Campbell, Tamara Myers and Adele Oxford University Press 2016
-Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss and Selfies
Margaret Christakos, Bookthug 2016
-Crafting with Feminism
Bonnie Burton, Quirk Productions Inc 2016
-When Love Hurts
Jill Cory and Karen McAndless-Davis, New American LIbrary 2016
-Smitten By Giraffe: My Life as a Citizen Scientist
Anne Innis Dagg, McGill-Queen's University Press 2016
-The Complete Works of Pat Parker
Julie R. Enszer, Ed. Sinister Wisdom October 2016
-Soigner, Aimer
Ouanessa Younsi, Memoire D'Encrier 2016
-Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on everyday life
Erin Wunker, Bookthug November 3, 2016
-A Joyful Life: How to Use Your Creative Spirit to Manage Depression
Michele Swiderski, KiCam Projects Feb. 21 2017
-Inclinations: A Critique of Rectitude
Adriana Cavarero, Stanford University Press 2016
-The Fix: A Father's Secrets, A Daughter's Search
Sharon Leder, KiCam Projects May 16 2017
-The Dead Spirits at the Piano
Carol Jennings, Cherry Grove Collections 2016
-Electric Fences
Gugu Hlongwane, Mawenzi House November 2016
-The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth: Personal Stories by Canadian Muslim Women
Saima S. Hussain, ed. Mawenzi House October 2016
-Fire Walkers
Bethlehem Terrefy Gebreyohannes, Mawenzi House October 19 2016
-Making the Mark: Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting
Miroslava Prazak, Ohio University Press 2016
-Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China
Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates, Stanford University Press 2017
-The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men
Robert Jensen, Spinifex Press 2017
-Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation
Kevin Donovan, Goose Lane 2016
-Interrogating Motherhood
Lynda R. Ross, AU Press 2016
-We Still Demand! : Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Studies
Eds. Patrizia Gentile, Gary Kinsman, L. UBC Press 2017
-Queering Social Work Education
Eds. Susan Hillock, Nick J. Mule, UBC Press 2016
-Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career
Nicole Lapin, Random House of Canada, Crown 2017
-Prayers for a Simpler Life: Meditations from the Heart of a Mennonite Mother
Faith Sommers, Herald Press 2017
-Infidels and the Damn Churches: Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia
Lynne Marks, UBC Press 2017
-Women's Realities, Women's Choices: An Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Hunter College Women's and Gender Studies, Oxford University Press 2017
-Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social Change
Janet Siltanen & Andrea Doucet, Oxford University Press 2017
-Bad Mothers: Regulations, Representations, and Resistance
Edited by Michelle Hughes Miller, Tamar, Demeter Press 2017
-of feathers and fire: fragments from a fractured mind
Sarah Cooper, Penumbra Press 2016
-The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science
Andrea Quinlan, University of Toronto Press 2017
-Deep Salt Water
Marianne Apostolides, BookThug March 8 2017
-TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics
Libe Garcia Zarranz, McGill-Queen's University Press 2017
-A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bebout
Marilyn R. Schuster, Ed. UBC Press May 1 2017
-Obligations and Omissions: Canada's Ambiguous Actions on Gender Equality
Rebecca Tiessen and Stephen Baranyi, eds. McGill-Queen's University Press June 2017
-Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada
Heather Davis, ed. McGill-Queen's University Press June 2017
-Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart
Scott Stabile, New World Library September 7 2017
-The Dance of Nurture: Negotiating Infant Feeding (Food, Nutrition, and Culture Volume 6)
Penny Van Esterik and Richard A. O'Connor, Berghahn Marketing July 31 2017
-Shadows of the Crimson Sun: One Man's Life in Manchuria, Taiwan, and North America
Julia Lin, Mawenzi House August 25, 2017
-North: Poems
Cecelia Frey, Bayeux Arts March 2017
-Water My Soul: 90 Meditations from an Old Order Mennonite
Darla Weaver, Herald Press 2017
-Contours of the Nation: Making Obesity and Imagining Canada 1945-1970
Deborah McPhail, University of Toronto Press 2017
-No Man's Land: The Life and Art of Mary Riter Hamilton
Kathryn A. Young and Sarah M. McKinnon, University of Manitoba Press 2017
-Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, by Toots
Erin Moure, New Star Books October 26 2017
-The voice of prophecy and other essays (Second and Expanded Edition)
Edwin Ardener, Berghahn Books 2018
-Gender in Georgia: feminist perspectives on culture, nation, and history in the south caucases
Maia Barkaia and Alisse Waterston, Eds. Beghahn Books 2018
-Vatican II and Beyond: The Changing Mission and Identity of Canadian Women Religious
Rosa Bruno-Jofre, Heidi MacDonald, McGill-Queen's University Press November 2017
-Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries
Robert Diaz, Marissa Largo, and Fritz Pino, Northwestern University Press 2018
-Shackles
Madge MacBeth Invisible Publishing November 2017
-Activism: The Ultimate Teen Guide
Kathlyn Gay, Rowman & Littlefield 2016
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3. IPEE Summer School 2018 - Beyond Neoliberal Development: Thinking Economy Otherwise (Deadline: April 2nd/18)

YORK UNIVERSITY: International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School
Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Department of Geography, and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University

Beyond Neoliberal Development: Thinking Economy Otherwise

Course description:
As global development has become increasingly corporatized, its solutions to poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation are often presented as if the aims of development and business overlap. As a consequence, social justice issues related to development goals get framed though a “business case” lens that is focused on achieving capitalist efficiency, profitability, and growth. For example, gender equity programs now revolve around unleashing women’s “untapped potential” for the capitalist market; environmental sustainability projects stress goals of efficiency and profitability; and anti-poverty projects make individual self-reliance and entrepreneurship their cornerstones – while presenting market-led development as the only alternative. This course critically examines these corporatized projects of development, and provides ways of thinking about the economy outside of the neoliberal frame. The course will interweave theoretical work on working within and against neoliberal and corporatized development for social change, in-depth case studies of corporatized development projects and resistances, and a range of alternative frameworks such as feminist economics, social and solidarity economics, diverse economies approaches, ecological economics, buen vivir, and more.

This is an intensive 2-week course that requires readings in advance as well as throughout the course. Course sessions are organized around short lectures by the instructor and student-led discussions of the readings. There may also be occasional guest lectures.

Application Information:
The IPEE Summer School invites applications from graduate students and other interested individuals.
Application procedures for the Summer School vary, depending on whether or not you intend to take the course for academic credit. In all cases, the application deadline is April 2, 2018. Responses to your application will be processed immediately thereafter.

Please send your application material to:
Jlenya Sarra-De Meo
Graduate Program Administrator
International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School
Graduate Political Science, S645 Ross
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
CANADA
Tel: (416) 736-2100 ext. 88825
Fax: (416) 736-5686
e-mail: jsarra@yorku.ca

Application Procedures:
1. Students intending to take the Summer School for academic credit.
Academic credit for the Summer School will be one half-course equivalent (that is, for a one term graduate course).

1.1 Ontario Graduate Students, including York University Graduate Students
a) You must submit a statement of why you would like to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
b) Please leave material with Jlenya Sarra-De Meo in S645 Ross or email to jsarra@yorku.ca.
c) As applicable

York students who are not FES or Political Science students must file a “Request to Take a Course in Another Graduate Program at York for Credit” form.
Non-York students must file an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Application form (available from your home university).

Fees: For graduate students from Ontario universities (including York), the fee for the Summer School is included in the regular tuition.

1.2 Graduate Students from Outside Ontario (Canadian and International)
a) You must submit a brief statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
b) Graduate students from outside Ontario should discuss with their own Graduate Program Director whether they must register for formal credit at York to receive credit at their own university. If you are required to register for formal credit, you must apply as a special student, and send both undergraduate and graduate official transcripts to the Office of Admissions at York University. You should also provide to the Faculty of Graduate Studies a letter of permission from your home university.

For graduate students attending university outside of Ontario who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who register for formal credit, the fee for the course would normally be approximately CDN $2,700. (Please inquire about alternative arrangements).

Note: Be sure to check first with your own university whether or not you are required to register for formal credit at York to receive credit for the Summer School at your own university.

2. Students who are not seeking academic credit for the Summer School
a) You must submit a statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
b) Should you be admitted to the Summer School, you must fill out a registration form which will be provided to you by the Faculty of Environmental Studies at a later date.

Fees: For all students who are not seeking academic credit the fee for the Summer School is CDN $600.

Admission Procedures:
The number of participants in the course will be limited to 30. About one third of these places are reserved to York Department of Political Science students, one third are reserved to York Faculty of Environmental Studies students, and one third or the places are reserved for Department of Geography. Non-credit participants are included in this proportion.

Admissions to the Summer School will be decided by a committee of all sponsoring academic units. (For those applicants from outside Ontario who are seeking academic credit, this decision does not guarantee admission into the Faculty of Graduate Studies.)

Course Information:
The dates of the course are June 4 - June 15, 2018. The course will meet Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm. The course is a seminar format, with introductory remarks and/or lectures by the course instructor at the beginning of each session. A list of required readings and details of written assignments will be available before the class begins.
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4. Hiring this Spring/summer - GTA work (Undergrads only)

A five-year project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science for the Early Researcher Award (2018-2022)
Social innovations in Ontario: An analysis of self-help groups, cooperatives, diaspora businesses and social enterprises among African-Canadians and racialized people

Lead principle investigator
Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein, Associate Professor, York University
Contact: chossein@yorku.ca www.Caroline-Shenaz-Hossein.com
Location:
GTA (City of Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Mississauga, Brampton, Oshawa), London and Ottawa

Executive summary:
This research project examines the role of the social economy–comprised of community organizations and socially conscientious businesses that support societal well-being–among African Canadians and racialized people in the GTA, London and Oshawa. The project will document how racialized people, especially women, are excluded from economic development programs (e.g., those created to support Impact Ontario) and how people cope with exclusion by relying on local social economies. Empirical evidence derived through community-based research will be mobilized to influence policy discussions about how the province can more equitably support social innovation that benefits racialized minorities, and to develop narratives that demonstrate the economic ingenuity of marginalized people. This project will also shed light on small businesses owned by diaspora Canadians that are making a difference in society, and the role they play in the field of social economics.

This project represents a significant advance in research on self-help groups, small businesses, cooperatives and social enterprises in Toronto, Oshawa, Richmond Hill and London - all locations that have sizable African-Canadian and immigrant communities. I have substantial non-academic work experience in the social enterprise sector for large bi-lateral and non-profit agencies which will assist me in the execution of this project. I feel that I am amply qualified both as an academic and former practitioner to move this project toward public policy outcomes. The central premise of the project is that long-overlooked self-help groups focused on the collective, reciprocity and community-based models (e.g. cooperatives, self-help groups and social enterprises) have socially innovative lessons in community economic development.

Job description and requirements:
All students (Undergrads, graduate and community assistants) working on this project report to the principle investigator (PI) to this project, Dr. Caroline Hossein. Undergraduate students should be in the 3rd or 4th year of study. Must be ready to work independently. Should have strong writing and people skills. Able to travel and meet heads of organizations and businesses is required.

All documents should be submitted in a timely fashion. Failure to produce work based on the target of 25 interviews will result in no payment (or very small fraction of pay). Student in applying should decide where they will research and which organizations they will interview and why. A time line of the work should be developed. Once hired, students will read over the documents related to the project.

Period for work: April or May, ending by 31 July 2018.

A list of the work required:
1. All student researchers will complete training in human ethics.
2. The primary work is to carry out a set of individual interviews based on the case study material required. An interview tool will be given to the student to use. One interview should be 40 mins based on the tool.
3. Students will transcribe their interviews into the interview tool.
4. Targets: 20-25 interviews for this job. Guidance and meetings with professor to finalize the list is required. The number of interviews: 5 social enterprises; 5 cooperatives or credit unions; 5 nonprofits and 10 diaspora small businesses. All must be either led and focused on Black and racialized Canadians. This is a requirement. About 30 hours (or 10% of time) on actual interviews and 20 hours short-listing the 25 cases.
5. Some time must be reserved for travel and meeting with the professor.
6. Develop a detailed contact list in excel.
7. Students will write up the case study based on the template (5 pages detailed case and short two-page summary in MS Word). A bibliography must be listed at the end of the documents. The remaining time: entering the responses from tool into the e-version of interview tool and writing the long version of cases (and later a short summary of each case, after long version is approved). Two to three revisions will be expected. All cases will adhere to a template.
8. Additional library and on-line research is required to complete the case study.

Undergraduate students only: Two or three undergraduates from York U will be hired from May, June and July. Ideally 3-months inclusively, averaging 20-35 hours/week. Students will cover different parts of the GTA to carry out this work. Preference will be given to students able to carry out research in this order: Vaughan, Oshawa, Markham, Brampton and Mississauga. York U’s undergraduate students must qualify under RAY and apply through the RAY program (Research at York). All materials will be submitted on-line through the RAY system by a certain date. This is a competitive process so please ensure all required documents are uploaded to the site. The pay will be between $15-18 per hour. See more at: https://sfs.yorku.ca/employment/apply

Community-based researchers with at least ten years of full-time economic development experience can apply directly to the professor. Payment is part-time and includes no benefits. Salary will be commiserate with person’s experience. This work will start in August or September and run through December.

Non-York U students should be ready to carry out work in either London, On., or Ottawa. Apply directly to the professor attaching: a cover letter that speaks to the project and what organizations will be interviewed based on the required targets, a suggested plan of work/timeline, writing sample (no more than 10 pages), copy of a transcript and an academic Cv. Work will be for 3 months in the summer averaging between 20-35 hours/week. The hourly pay is between $15-18.