CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, July 4, 2018



1. CFR Research Associate Enakshi Dua completes research entitled “Are university sports teams dropping the ball on diversity?”



1. York University tenure track position in Gender, Indigenous People and Feminism department: (Deadline: August 15th/18)


1. Feminist Cluster Brown-Bag (Event Date: July 15th/18)
2. Accessible Fringe Show (Event Date: July 4th/18-July 15th/18)


1. SSHRC Connection Grants- Special Call: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation (Deadline: August 23rd/18)
2. Call for Sociology/Women’s and Gender Studies cross-appointment at Acadia University (Deadline: July 13th/18)



1. CFR Research Associate: Professor Enakshi Dua asks, Are university sports teams dropping the ball on diversity?

York Univesity's Prof Enakshi Dua talks about access to sports and racialized students via @torontostar

"White students are “overrepresented” on Canadian university sport teams, says a groundbreaking study that examined race at the varsity level.

While white students made up 52 per cent of the total student body at the nine universities included in the study, they accounted for 81 per cent of the athletes on the surveyed teams, according to the report by the University of Toronto’s Centre for Sport Policy Studies."

Click the Link Below to access the full article:



1. York University tenure track position in Gender, Indigenous People and Feminism department

The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University (Toronto) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Gender, Indigenous people and Feminism to commence July 1, 2019.

The full posting can be found here:

The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (York University) acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

For this position, all areas of expertise are open. The ideal applicant must include a PhD (or near completion) in Indigenous Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies and/or Sexuality Studies and/or related fields; must demonstrate engagement with Indigenous communities and in their research and teaching with knowledge of indigenous methodologies and pedagogies; and are expected to demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service, and have publications appropriate to their stage of career. The successful candidate will be expected to teach interdisciplinary courses in their own areas of expertise as well as contribute to the program by teaching in some of our compulsory courses in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and to contribute to the School’s Graduate program of Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies.

The due date for this application is August, 15th 2018. Applications should be sent to Jacinthe Michaud, Chair or Sue Sbrizzi, Administrative Assistant of the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, 206 Founders, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approvals. 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 or by calling the AA office at 416 736 5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline Date: August 15, 2018


1. Feminist Cluster Brown-Bag: Event on July 15th/2018

Date: July 15th/2018
Time: 11:00 – 13:30
Location: OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) 252 Bloor St.W.

Ann Denis and Linda Christiansen-Ruffman have been exploring possibilities of having a Feminist Sociology Cluster get together around the International Sociological Association (ISA) meetings in July, 2018. We also wanted this to be an opportunity for people to chat and network.

The both of them have therefore decided to have a brown bag lunch (or brunch, as you prefer) at OISE, the Peace Lounge on the 7th floor, from 11 am-1:30 pm on Sunday July 15. This will be very informal: drop in when you want between 11 and 1:30, but bring your own food and something to drink.

OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) is at 252 Bloor St. W. It can be reached by subway from Union Station or St. Andrew (the two closest subway stations to the Convention Centre). If you want to register first on Sunday morning, come to Feminist Sociology get together and then return for the CSA AGM, this can easily be done. Take line 1 (Yonge- University) on the subway towards Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and get off at St. George. There is a subway exit inside OISE (if you already have your food), but if you use it to return later, you must have the exact fare, since there is just a turnstile - at other entrances to the St. George subway station there are more options for paying. Returning you want the southbound platform, on Line 1 - Yonge-University, heading towards Finch. Fares are $3.25 and, for seniors, $2.10. The whole trip takes a little under 30 minutes.

2. Accessible Fringe Show: Event between July 4th/2018 – July 15th/2018

Date: July 4th/2018 – July 15th/2018
Time: Varies
Location: Tarragon Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave.
It is a comedy about hospitals - examining all different kinds of perspectives and experiences through comedy.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Show Dates & Times:

Wed July 4, 10:15pm (opening night - we're hoping to fill all these seats!)
Sat July 7, 2pm
Tues July 10, 8:30pm
Wed July 11, 11:15pm
Fri July 13, 12:15pm*
Sat July 14, 7:15pm*
Sun July 15, 3:45pm*

This project was piloted by our co-producers, one of whom, Ophira, has tons of experience in hospitals. Ophira is herself someone living with a chronic illness and who relies on a motorized wheelchair for mobility. Some sketches in the show speak directly to and examine her experience as a person with disability navigating the medical system. Other sketches speak to many of our cast's experience as fat folks, women and as queer folks navigating the system, too.

It has been our co-producers' vision from the get-go to provide adapted performances, making our show more accessible, and in turn, the Fringe Fest overall. Our show will be at the Tarragon Extraspace, itself only one of 2 fully accessible Fringe Fest venues.

Fringe does not cover these costs (ASL interpreters, audio describers), and we are trying to raise the funds so that we won't have to pay out of pocket as the artists.

If you're interested, we have a sponsorship package (email me if interested!) and an Indiegogo campaign:

....And, of course, folks can like us on Facebook:
...or Instagram: @generallyhospital


1. SSHRC Connection Grants- Special Call: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation

The Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), recently launched the Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation – Connection Grants, a special call which invites proposals from applicants affiliated with First Nations, Métis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations, as well as with other not-for-profit organizations or Canadian postsecondary institutions in any discipline. A summary is provided below.


To support interdisciplinary events and outreach activities to engage and exchange knowledge on successful ways of conducting Indigenous research that are transformative and contribute to reconciliation, including holistic, interdisciplinary and distinction-based approaches

Applicants are encouraged to submit projects that are holistic and interdisciplinary, and that reflects the full range of collaboration across disciplines and subject areas pertaining to the social sciences and humanities; natural sciences and engineering; and health and wellness.

Applicants are encouraged to organize events and outreach activities that address one or more of the following interrelated themes:
1.Supporting Indigenous Talent and Research Careers
2.Engaging Indigenous Knowledge
3.Mobilize Knowledge and Partnerships for Reconciliation
4.Foster Mutually Respectful Relationships

Value : Up to $50K
Duration: 6 months

ORS deadline for full review – August 23, 2018
ORS deadline for obtaining required institutional signature page – by 9:00am, Friday, August 31, 2018

Submission to agency – September 6, 2018

Note: Applicants are required to submit a completed and signed ORS Checklist and a hardcopy of the application to ORS, no later than Friday, August 31, 2018, by 9:00am in order for ORS to provide the required signature page. ORS will send the signature page with the institutional signature for the applicant to sign and include in the application to SSHRC.

In addition, all applicants must email the final and complete application in PDF format (one file, cannot exceed 10 MB) to, no later than September 5, 2018, by 10:00am so that ORS can submit the application to SSHRC by the deadline date.

For more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please consult the following links:

2. Call for Sociology/Women’s and Gender Studies cross-appointment at Acadia University

Faculty of Arts
Department of Sociology / Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Assistant Professor
Contractually Limited Term Position

Position 11309: The Department of Sociology and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program seek to fill a 9.5 months contractually-limited-term/cross-appointed position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2018. Candidates with a PhD in sociology or related discipline preferred. ABD applicants may be considered.

Qualified applicants will demonstrate knowledge and teaching experience in the areas listed below. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of five courses: three in Sociology (either introductory sociology, social theory, First Nations, social inequality, education, queer studies or families) and two courses in Women’s and Gender Studies (Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and Feminist Theory). Responsibilities include service activities in both units and honours thesis supervision.

Applicants must include a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a recent publication, and a teaching dossier including statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and summary of past course evaluations. Potential candidates shall send the application package to:

Dr. Zelda Abramson, Chair, Hiring Committee
Department of Sociology
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Phone: (902) 585-1493
Applicants are to submit their application electronically as a single PDF file c/o
Closing Date: July 13, 2018