CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, November 22, 2018

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EVENTS:
1. CFR Co-Sponsored: Winter Clothing Drive for FCJ Refugee Centre (Ongoing to December 7, 2018)

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Call for Nominations: Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2017-2018 (December 3, 2018)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Fernwood Publishing Book Release: “Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times”
2. Dark Matter Journal Release: Women Witnessing issue #7 “What does it mean, to heal? Part II"
3. New Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) From The UN Women Training Centre: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
4. Demeter Press Book Release: "Bearing the Weight of the World: Exploring Maternal Embodiment" eds. Alys Einion and Jen Rinaldi

EVENTS:
1. Institute for Feminist Legal Studies (IFLS): Three Critical Feminist Takes On #metoo (November 22, 2018)
2. OCAD U Film Screening: “To Kill Alice” (November 23, 2018)
3. Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse: Arts-Based Gathering for Survivors Of Gender Based Violence + Supporters (November 25, 2018)
4. Department of Politics, York University: The Hard Right Populist Insurgency - A Roundtable and Reception (November 26, 2018)
5. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) Presents: Focus Group on Gender, Disability and Inclusion in the Workforce (November 27, 2018)
6. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) Presents: Crafternoons Adaptive Clothing Hacks (November 28, 2018)
7. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies: “Theatrical Protest Before Decriminalization: The Gay Politics of John Hebert’s “Fortunes and Men’s Eyes” by J. Paul Halferty (November 29, 2018)
8. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) Presents: 3rd Annual Day of Persons with Disability Event (December 1, 2018)
9. ARCH Disability Law Centre Celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2018)
10. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA)Presents: Drop-In Discussion: Surviving Exam Period (December 4, 2018)
11. ESE Idea Accelerator - 3 part event (December 14, 2018)
12. Early Registration for the Duke 2019 Feminist Theory Workshop (December 15, 2018)

CALLS:
1. Call for Papers: “CALACS at 50” at York University (November 23, 2018)
2. Call for Submissions: Guest Writers for Vibe 105FM / VX3 Exchange - Black History Month (November 26, 2018)
3. Call for Papers: Hong Kong History Project Post-Graduate Workshop (November 29, 2018)
4. Call for Session Proposals: Annual Meetings of the Society for Socialist Studies at the University of British Columbia (November 30, 2018)
5. Call for Submissions: IDRC Feminist Open Government Initiative (November 30, 2018)
6. Call for Papers: “Lives in Transition: Negotiating the Currents in a Changing World” The 4th Biennial Conference of the IABA Americas Chapter (December 1, 2018)
7. Call for Proposals: Nunavut General Monitoring Plan Funding Program 2019-2022 (December 7, 2018)
8. Call for Submissions: 12th Annual Toronto Group Conference at University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (December 14, 2018) -
9. Call for Proposals: Interface 2019 hosted by The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) presents (Un)bound: Interdisciplinary Dialogues (January 11, 2019)
10. Call for Papers: Special issue on Masculinity and Gender Relations in Canadian Punjabi Communities (January 14, 2019)

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Communications Associate at MADRE (Open Until Filled)
2. Job Opportunity: Director of Racial, Equity, and Inclusion at Center on Halsted’s Racial Equity and Inclusion (REI) (Open Until Filled)
3. Job Opportunity: Gender and Social Inclusion Consultant at Banyan Global (Open Until Filled)
4. Internship Opportunity: Intern- Women Human Rights at PWESCR (Open Until Filled)
5. Job Opportunity: Women Protection and Empowerment Manager at The International Rescue Committee (Open Until Filled)
6. UTGSU Graduate Community Development Fund Applications Now Open (November 25, 2018)
7. Assistant Professor of Anti-Black Racism in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University (November 26, 2018)
8. Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University (November 26, 2018)
9. Student Job Opportunity: goSAFE (November 30, 2018)
10. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor – Interdisciplinary Studies (Childhood and Youth Studies) at Carleton University (December 1, 2018)
11. Job Opportunity: Vice-President, Equity, People and Culture at York University (December 2, 2018)
12. Toronto Arts Foundation Funding Opportunity: Animating Toronto Parks (December 3, 2018)
13. Career Opportunity: Women’s Xchange One Year Research Fellowship at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto (December 10, 2018)
14. Applications Open for 2019-20 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships (January 14, 2018)
15. Grant Opportunity: SSHRC Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative (January 18, 2018)
16. Grant Opportunity: SSHRC Insight Development Grants Competition (January 21, 2019)

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EVENTS:
1. CFR Co-Sponsored: Winter Clothing Drive for FCJ Refugee Centre (Ongoing to December 7, 2018)
As part of the Refugees Welcome Here! campaign for 2018-2019 WUSC Keele is leading and many on-campus student organizations, departments and colleges are collaborating in our 2018 Winter Clothing Drive for clients of the FCJ Refugee Centre, running until December 7th.
If interested, you can read about last year’s efforts and the spirit of this initiative at this link.
The York U Refugees Welcome Here! Campaign, led by WUSC Keele have organized the:
Winter Coat and Clothing Drive for Clients of the FCJ Refugee Centre
“In Canada, with winter coming we believe at our centre that the protection of refugees begins with winter clothes to provide a warm welcome. It is beautiful to see York students acting in solidarity with humanity from the earliest years of their post-secondary education.”
-FCJ Refugee Centre Co-Director Francisco Rico Martinez
The following are the on-campus drop off spots and participants to date:
207 BETHUNE COLLEGE (College Head’s Office)
217 FOUNDERS COLLEGE (College Head’s Office)
107 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE- Amnesty International at York
106 FIRST STUDENT CENTRE-York Federation of Students (YFS)
329 SECOND STUDENT CENTRE- Islamic Relief
1009 IGNAFF KANEFF BUILDING (Osgoode Hall Law School)-Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)
807 KANEFF TOWER- Centre for Refugee Studies/Syria Response and Refugee Initiative/
WUSC Keele Committee/Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean(CERLAC)/ Centre for Feminist Research
The Refugees Welcome Here! campaign is supported by the Syria Response and Refugee Initiative of York’s Centre for Refugee Studies (www.yorku.ca/refugees). Thank you WUSC Keele for leading this year’s Winter Clothing Drive.
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OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Call for Nominations: Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2017-2018 (December 3, 2018)
Please note: The following is an announcement for a PhD dissertation award.
DESCRIPTION OF AWARD
Named in honour of Dr. Mary McEwan, a feminist psychiatrist, this annual award of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one PhD dissertation produced in 2017-18 at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre will choose the winners.
If you have dissertations that were recommended for awards in 2017-18 (dissertations defended between September 1 2017 and September 30, 2018 are eligible), please consider putting them forward for this award. The submission deadline is Monday, December 3, 2018.
CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITY
1. Must be a graduate student who has successfully defended a dissertation during the 2017-18 academic year.
2. The nominee's dissertation must concern feminist theory and/or gender issues.
3. The examining committee for the dissertation must unanimously recommend it for an award.
PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION
Each nomination must include:
1. A copy of the dissertation and no more than a one-page statement from the nominee about the contribution the dissertation makes to feminist scholarship.
2. A letter of recommendation from the student's Supervisor commenting on the nominee's dissertation or thesis.
3. A statement from the Graduate Program Director noting that the nominee's dissertation was recommended as one that should be considered for a prize.
4. A copy of the external examiner’s report.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION
Nominations must be received by Julia Pyryeskina, Coordinator, Centre for Feminist Research, 611 York Research Tower no later than Monday, December 3, 2018.
Submissions and questions can be made via email to juliapyr@yorku.ca.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Fernwood Publishing Book Release: “Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times”
It's a historic week in Canada. The new $10 bill featuring civil rights hero Viola Desmond has officially been released into circulation. Desmond is the first person of colour and the first non-royal woman to be featured on Canadian currency.
This month, we released a new book by Graham Reynolds and Wanda Robson (Viola's sister), Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times. The book is an accessible look at the incredible story of Viola Desmond, her unlawful arrest for sitting in the whites-only section in a Nova Scotia movie theatre, and an examination of her success as a businesswoman in the beauty industry, despite the racial and social barriers that existed in Canada at that time.
The book is available online and in bookstores, and the price is $10.
There's also some amazing events happening in Halifax this week, and we're honoured to be included in several of them:
Civil Rights Movement Then and Now, A Round Table Discussion: Nov. 21, 6 p.m. — 8 p.m., McInnes Room, Dalhousie Students’ Union, 6136 University Ave.
Viola: An Original Musical: written and directed by the Charles Taylor Theatre Group. Nov. 22, 7 p.m. — 10 p.m., Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope St.
North End $10 Street Sale & Pop-Up Vendors Market: Nov. 24, 9 a.m. — 4 p.m., at various participating business locations in the north end district.
We'll have copies of Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times for sale at each event, and we encourage you to take in as many events as you can. For more information visit celebrateviola.ca.
In Toronto, our friends at A Different Booklist are having a day-long celebration of Viola on Wednesday, November 21. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by! Plus, Wanda and Graham will be Skyping in as well!
Read more and buy it here https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/viola-desmond
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2. Dark Matter Journal Release: Women Witnessing issue #7 “What does it mean, to heal? Part II"
We are very excited to announce that issue #7, “What does it mean, to
heal? Part II" is now live.
http://www.darkmatterwomenwitnessing.com/issues/Nov2018/
Every word and image in this issue is speaking to this political and planetary moment. A section on "Village Medicine" revolves around one woman's remarkable healing story. But you will find extraordinary paths to healing, in both written and visual form, in every piece in the issue. The issue also features, in /Aftermath 11/9//,/ dreams/visions
responding to the times we're in (including the Kavanaugh hearings and their aftermath) and two After-Words, one reflecting on Charles Eisenstein's /Climate: A New Story/ and Lidia Yuknavitch's /The Book of Joan./
Thanks-- and enjoy!
Lise Weil,
Editor
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3. New Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) From The UN Women Training Centre: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to announce the launch of the new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This self-paced training provides an overview of the principles of gender equality, and the way in which they are integral to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This training was developed in collaboration with the UN System Coordination Division.
In line with this launch, the UN Women Training Centre’s Community of Practice (CoP) organises the Virtual Dialogue: "SDGs and Training for Gender Equality " to shed new light on how the Training for Gender Equality activity can support the achieving of the Agenda 2030. The discussions will be accompanied by a live webinar session in English on Wednesday 14 November, featuring world-renowned experts in the field such as as Ranjani Krishnamurthy, Co-author of "Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals: A Trainer’s Manual"; and Sophie Browne, Coordinator of the report "Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" from UN Women Policy Division, among others. Click here to learn more https://trainingcentre.unwomen.org/mod/data/view.php?d=6&rid=6381
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4. Demeter Press Book Release: "Bearing the Weight of the World: Exploring Maternal Embodiment" eds. Alys Einion and Jen Rinaldi
The maternal body is a site of contested dynamics of power, identity, experience, autonomy, occupation, and control. Representations of the maternal body can mis/represent the childbearing and mothering form variously, often as monstrous, idealized, limited, scrutinized, or occupied, whilst dominant discourses limit motherhood through social devaluation. The maternal body has long been a hypervisible artifact: at once bracketed out in the interest of elevating the contributions of sperm-carriers or fetal status; and regarded with hostility and suspicion as out of control. Such arguments are deployed to justify surveillance mechanisms, medical scrutiny, and expectation of self-discipline.
This volume helps to develop a more critical understanding of what it means to be an embodied mother. The materiality of maternity and its centrality to family and social life remains too often viewed as a 'fringe' subject, the province of feminists, activists, hysterical women. For too long, the maternal body has been subject to 'expert' advice, guidance, censure, and control. Those of us maternal bodies are at risk of being commodified and diminished, having our bodily realities reduced to mechanistic functions and our lived experience disregarded. From art to medical surveillance, from genetics to radioactivity, goddess to breastfeeding, poetry to Indigenous community, dance to body size, the critical eye of the academic and the lived experience of the mother bring into being in this work a body of understanding, of expression, of knowledge and the power and authority of the lived experience, through and about the embodied mother. This critical-creative work encompasses new insights, new research, and redeveloped perspectives which combine the personal with the pervasive and point to new meaning-making in critical motherhood studies via the medium of the maternal body.
Buy it here http://demeterpress.org/books/bearing-the-weight-of-the-world-exploring-maternal-embodiment/
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1. The Institute for Feminist Legal Studies Invites you to: Three Critical Feminist Takes On #metoo (November 22, 2018)
Thursday Nov 22 2018 1230 -2pm | Room 4034 Osgoode Hall law school
Three critical feminist takes on #metoo
Join the institute for feminist legal studies as three feminist legal scholars critically think through the ways in which feminists and others are rallying under the banner of #metoo
With: Prof Brenda Cossman (U of T law), Prof Heidi Matthews (Osgoode), Prof Pooja Parmar (UVIC law)
Lunch served. Please RSVP bit.ly/3CritFem
Link to online information for sharing, poster: https://ifls.osgoode.yorku.ca/3critfeministtakes/
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2. OCAD U Film Screening: To Kill Alice (November 23, 2018)
Friday, 23 November 2018 | 7 to 9pm | Room 190/Auditorium, OCAD University | 100 McCaul Street
FREE SCREENING. Discussion with director to follow
To Kill Alice (2017) 78 mins
A Rabbit-hole of Clashing Ideologies
Growing up in South Korea, Eunmi Shin had been exposed to intense anti-communist education. Despite this, Shin uses her US passport to travel to North Korea. The trip transforms her ideas of the country and inspires here to write a book to support reunification efforts. Shin’s book tour in South Korea unexpectedly jettisons her into the centre of a violent political maelstrom. She is accused of spreading propaganda and being a communist agitator. To Kill Alice is an unflinching look at the polarization of debate stymying peace prospects between the two Koreas.
Sang-kyu Kim is an independent activist filmmaker based in Seoul, South Korea. In 2002, two South Korean youths were killed by a US military armoured vehicle. No one was held accountable. For Kim, this incident highlighted the unequal relationship between South Korea and the United States. He quit a university-level robotics program of study and picked up a camera. Since then, Kim has recorded the vibrant social justice movement in South Korea as a way to broadcast resistance. As a member of DOCUCOW, he has mostly worked in short format videos. Previous credits include: 'The Truth Shall Not Sink' (2014), about the Sewol ferry accident. 'To Kill Alice' is his first feature documentary film.
This screening is presented by OCAD U's Culture Shifts with the support of the OCAD U's Art & Social Change, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the York Centre for Asian Research.
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3. Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse Arts-Based Gathering for Survivors Of Gender Based Violence + Supporters (November 25, 2018)
Arts-Based Community Gathering
Join us as we launch the 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence
November 25, 2018: 3 pm to 6 pm
Glass Pavilion, Mississauga Celebration Square (connected to the library)
Barrier free space. All gender washroom. Refreshments provided. Supplies provided.
The 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence begin on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25 and end on International Human Rights Day on December 10.
To launch the 16 days of activism here in Mississauga, survivors of GBV and our supporters are invited to an afternoon of arts, crafts and discussion. No arts experience required! Join us for
- writing activities facilitated by a local writer
- a discussion on the need for survivor-centered approaches and space
- arts and crafts activities
- a chance to connect with others in community
This event is organized by community members, not by any funded non-profit or charitable organization. The organizers recognize that many conversations about GBV in Mississauga perpetuate cisnormative and heteronormative understandings of gender-based violence. We are committed to disrupting this. We also recognize that we cannot do this work without an understanding of how race, class, immigration status, disability, and more, impact both the experience of GBV, and the access to resources or supports.
For 2018, there are a number of events taking place, organized by various groups, including the December 6th vigil organized by the Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse. Facebook event for that event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/976131409238005/
For more information on the 16 Days, visit
http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism
https://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/commemoration/vaw-vff/index-en.html
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4. Department of Politics, York University: The Hard Right Populist Insurgency - A Roundtable and Reception (November 26, 2018)
Monday 26 November 2018
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Convention Centre, 2nd Floor, New Student Centre
York University
Please join us for The Hard Right Populist Insurgency: Political Challenges from Budapest to Washington to Toronto
Then relax or continue the discussion at a reception following.
To assist with our catering needs, please RSVP by November 22 at The Hard Right RSVP
It is increasingly clear that we are at one of those historical moments that compel progressives, from socialists to liberals, to undertake a serious calibration of the political forces amassing on the right. This stems partly from the electoral breakthroughs that far-right parties have made in Europe since the global financial crisis and the imposition of an unrelenting austerity that continues to its toll. But not only in Europe. Across the globe the far right is on the move: the great strength of right-wing populism in the US Republican Party under Trump and the Conservative Party in Canada under Harper and now Ford; the CAQ in Quebec and the United Conservative Party in Alberta; the increasing range of state surveillance and intolerance of dissent, features of what some have called ‘post democracy’; the success of the BJP in India and the return of right-wing militarism to the political scene in East Asia; the strength of Putin’s populist authoritarianism in Russia; the continued spread of religious fundamentalisms to almost all quarters of the Middle East and many countries in Africa, with multiple forms of authoritarians governments in response, notably the military dictatorship in Egypt; the ever-increasing strength of the religious right in Israel; and many other examples.
These political shifts portend, at the very least, a reconfiguration of the social forces and political coalitions linked to an increasingly xenophobic and nationalistic politics of what some consider a post-globalization era. But it is important to take account of the particularities of the new right today in comparison with fascist political movements and states in the 1920s and 1930s, and also in contrast to various types of military and authoritarian regimes of the twentieth century. The classical fascist movements embraced nationalist and protectionist economic policies; it is not at all clear that this is the case today where the radical right targets labour migration while tolerating the internationalization of capital. The same openness to the free movement of capital and the liberalization of domestic markets applies to authoritarian and military regimes today.
Rather than fall into timeless typologies, it is important to ask several important questions. To what extent are we still seeing a further mutation of neoliberalism in an increasingly authoritarian form? What is the far right’s social base, organizational strength and range? How far has it penetrated state institutions? And what kinds of political formations and alliances might emerge to block the rise of the right and begin to offer a social alternative?
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5. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) Presents: Crafternoons Adaptive Clothing Hacks (November 28, 2018)
Come craft with us as we learn and share Do It Yourself and Do-It-Together adaptive clothing hacks!
"Hacking" something is just a shorter way to say "finding creative solutions to make the day-to-day experience of something easier". As Disabled and Mad folks, there is no shortage of creative ways we have learned and shared how to make our environments more accessible and functional for us!
Creating shortcuts and adaptations in our favourite clothing can
• Reduce the energy we need to expend getting dressed and undressed
• Reframe our relationship to clothing - we can change our clothing to suit our bodies' needs, instead of feeling like we have to change our bodies to fit clothing that was never designed with us in mind!
• Reuse clothing we love but that doesn't serve us - saving money on having to buy new items when our bodies change over time
Over the course of these two fun crafting sessions, we will explore how to:
• Replace shirt buttons with magnets
• Convert lace-up shoes to slip-ons
• Do simple alterations to customize the fit of your favourite clothing items
• Add handy pockets
• Modify zipper pulls
Feel free to attend one or both sessions - the more the merrier!
No-sew, hand-sew and machine-sew techniques will be used, all supplies and equipment provided - just bring clothes to work on!
We will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, including gluten free and vegan options!
November 28 5pm – 8pm
And December 12 5pm – 8pm
For more information, see our Facebook event link: www.facebook.com/events/1187654718057083
Drop-in style, come for some* or stay the whole time.
*the front door of our building locks at 5:30. If you arrive after 5:30, please call us at the centre at 416-967-7322 and we will come down and let you in.
Access Information:
If you require ASL interpretation for one or both of these dates, please contact uoftsba@gmail.com
for December session, please request ASL by November 28th.
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6. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) Presents: Focus Group on Gender, Disability and Inclusion in the Workforce (November 27, 2018)
This focus group is being hosted by Scarborough Women’s Centre & Students for Barrier Free Access.
Are you a woman or a trans woman with a disability?
Are you are a current student or alumna of U of T?
Are you interested in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce?
If you answered YES to all of the above, then please join us for a focus group on:
Thursday November 29, 2018
10:00am - 12:30pm
University of Toronto St. George Campus
252 Bloor Street West
OISE Building Room 5270
(Accessible entrance off Bloor Street West via winding ramp)
Attendant care and light refreshments provided
TTC Tokens will be provided
Participants will receive a $20 gift card to Tim Horton’s
RSVP by Tuesday November 27, 2018 with any accommodation requests or dietary needs by contacting:
Melissa Simas, Expanding the Reach Program Coordinator
416 439 7111 ext. 3
program@scarboroughwomenscentre.ca
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1936711186418094/
We are grateful for the contributions of our project partners
Funding for this project is made possible by the Status of Women Canada and the Women’s Xchange 15K Challenge grant program.
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7. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies: “Theatrical Protest Before Decriminalization: The Gay Politics of John Hebert’s “Fortunes and Men’s Eyes” by J. Paul Halferty (November 29, 2018)
Robarts Centre Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies
Thursday November 29, 2018
10AM; 280A York Lanes
Analyzing the theatrical development of John Herbert’s autobiographical prison drama Fortune and Men’s Eyes, J. Paul Halferty examines the theatrical representation of male homosexuality in the years before decriminalization in Canada in 1969, and the advent of the Gay Liberation movement. Dr Halferty investigates the conditions that impeded Herbert’s play’s production in
Toronto, its movement to and success in New York City, and elaborates the political significance of the New York production’s tour to Toronto’s Central Library Theatre in October 1967.
All are welcome!
Light Refreshments will be served.
The Visitorship in Canadian Studies was established thanks to the generosity of
York University president emerita Lorna Marsden.
The Visitorship is open to researchers working on Canada but based outside of the country.
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8. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) Presents: 3rd Annual Day of Persons with Disability Event (December 1, 2018)
Date: Saturday Dec 1st, 2018
Time: 2-4PM
Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St., Rooms 308-309
FREE! Light refreshments will be provided
ACCESS Information:
Location is wheelchair accessible.
ASL and Live-Captioning will be available.
Attendant services will be available.
Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/334867267303289
Register now at https://goo.gl/HfnCBf
For information about volunteering at the event registration table or to help attendees with way finding, please email uoftsba@gmail.com
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9. ARCH Disability Law Centre Celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2018)
In line with this year’s UN theme of “Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality”, ARCH will launch our new website and present our new public legal education materials.
Come meet ARCH Staff!
DATE: Monday December 3, 2018
TIME: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
LOCATION: 55 University Avenue, 14th Floor, Room H2 (at King Street West – at St. Andrews Subway)
Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is Limited - Please RSVP by November 19th, 2018 to Theresa at: scibert@lao.on.ca / 1-866-482-2724 ext. 2229 / TTY 1-866-482-2728.
ASL, captioning and attendant services will be provided.
For other accommodations, including communication assistance, please contact Theresa by November 19th. Photos will be taken for ARCH’s website, social media and print material. Please inform us if you do not wish to be photographed.
All ARCH events are scent-free. Please do not use products that have scents, fragrances or essential oils in them as they may cause health problems for some people.
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10. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) Presents: Drop-In Discussion: Surviving Exam Period (December 4, 2018)
Join us for a drop-in discussion space for disabled and mad students. We will be sharing exam period survival strategies, snacks & tea, and giving out care kits. More details to follow!
Date: Tuesday December 4th
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: SBA Lounge, 215 Huron Street, suite 924
For more information please contact Nadia at sba.advocacycoordinator@gmail.com
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11. ESE Idea Accelerator - 3 part event (December 14, 2018)
ESE Idea Accelerator: We’re launching our next ESE Idea Accelerator. The program provides 4 workshops to strengthen an early-stage employment social enterprise idea. At the end of the program, participants have the chance to pitch for a $5-10K Catalyzing Grant, which can be used to purchase the services of a coach to complete a feasibility study / business plan.
Applications close Dec 14.
ESE Idea Accelerator Pitch Night: On Dec 11, we’re hosting the Pitch Night for our most recent ESE Idea Accelerator. During the event, 5-7 emerging social entrepreneurs will pitch their early-stage employment social enterprise idea to a panel of expert judges. It’s sure to be a neat event, and we’d love your network to join us. Tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-night-ese-idea-accelerator-tickets-51973314583 .
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12. Early Registration for the Duke 2019 Feminist Theory Workshop (December 15, 2018)
Dear Friends,
Early registration is now open for the Feminist Theory Workshop. The workshop is FREE and early registration will last from now until December 15, 2018. The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW) will be held at Duke University on March 22 and 23, 2019.
The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), which is in its thirteenth year, offers a unique opportunity for internationally recognized faculty and young scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The “workshop” approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees.
One of the goals of the Feminist Theory Workshop is to promote a more diverse dialogue among scholars of feminist theory and to foster a vibrant international community of scholarship. To that end, we bring together internationally recognized keynote speakers and emerging young scholars to engage in lively and focused debate.
The keynote speakers for 2019 are Lauren Berlant George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Cultural Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago; Anne Anlin Cheng Professor of English, Director of American Studies, and affiliated faculty in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University; C. Riley Snorton Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago; Kim TallBear Associate Professor of Native Studies, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous People, Technoscience, and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada; in addition to special guests who will serve on the closing roundtable.
REGISTRATION
To register click https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2545023 . Please note the registration link will not be posted on our website until after early registration ends.
GENERAL INFORMATION
For more information about the 2019 Feminist Theory Workshop and or to obtain information about previous workshops please click on this link http://gendersexualityfeminist.duke.edu/conferences. In addition, you can also find information to join our Feminist Theory Workshop Closed Facebook group.
LODGING
To obtain information about lodging options, click https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/oc40b1?source=EMCHGGI&checkInDate=2019-03-21&checkOutDate=2019-03-25&ratePlanCode=BMVACA or go to our previously mentioned website.
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CALLS:

1. Call for Papers: “CALACS at 50” at York University (November 23, 2018)
The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) invites you to participate in CALACS's 2019 Conference, to be held at
York University, Toronto, May 10-12.
“CALACS at 50”
The 2019 conference will celebrate CALACS’s 50th anniversary, marking the milestone by returning to York University in Toronto, the site of CALACS’s inaugural conference in 1969. The conference is organized by York’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) which is itself commemorating its 40th anniversary in the Fall of 2018. The 2019 CALACS Conference offers an opportunity to celebrate and take stock—in one of the world’s most diverse cities—of a half-century of Canada-based interdisciplinary research and activism in the region.
In addition to welcoming panels, workshops, and papers examining the history of Caribbean and Latin American studies in Canada, the Program Committee seeks to make the conference a diverse and inclusive event. We invite proposals from students, academics, community researchers, cultural producers, and activists who study the Caribbean, Latin America, and their diasporas—both past and present. The Program Committee also seeks to acknowledge that the region is currently wracked by a range of interconnected crises—political, economic, environmental, security, and others—that, for the first time in decades, are resulting in a rise in the number asylum seekers. These issues—and the historical legacies of imperialism and colonialism they highlight—will be given particular visibility through keynotes and plenary sessions. In addition, May 13 will be a Bridge Day between the CALACS conference and the conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), which will take place at York on May 14-16. This Bridge Day will encourage overlap between the conferences and the sharing of interests and concerns between members of the two associations.
Proposals for panels, workshops, and individual papers (around 300 words) can be submitted in Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.
Please note that you must be a member of CALACS to submit a proposal.
All presenters must:
1. purchase a CALACS membership and
2. register for the Conference in order to be included in the conference program.
CALACS offers a discount for early registration. Non-academic participants may apply for exemption from CALACS membership and for free conference registration.
The deadline for proposal submission for panels, workshops, and individual papers is November 23, 2018 through
the conference website: https://can-latam.org/congress
For more information, contact calacs50@yorku.ca
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2. Call for Submissions: Guest Writers for Vibe 105FM / VX3 Exchange - Black History Month (November 26, 2018)
We are currently preparing for our Black History Month special, that will showcase special programing/content in VIBE105’s broadcast and online platforms.
We are looking for individuals who are interested in being guest writers for our online publication, by contributing 1 article (articles will be published on Vibe105’s website https://www.vibe105to.com/ in the month of February, but we are working on it in advance).
We are planning to showcase quality content discussing social dynamics, music, culture, history, business, and political events (among other topics) that elevate the awareness of racial and ethnic narratives surrounding Black History Month (BHM). This includes the struggles, triumphs and daily cultural practices that do not necessarily resonate in mainstream media. The content aims at adding influence and meaningful contribution to the BHM discourse. We are inviting some exceptional people from the community to contribute a piece for this special date.
Articles can be in the form of Personal experience pieces, Feature stories, Historical reflections, Timelines, Interviews and so on. Writers are also encouraged to contribute towards comprehensive discussion pieces that work around vital themes such as Black Canadian Women: Past and Present.
The required minimum word limit is 500 words per article. One can extend the count to a maximum of 800 words.
We also welcome Poetry submissions.
How to participate:
• To participate in this initiative as a guest writer, please submit an idea/proposal of your article to resources@vx3exchange.com – Proposals must be between 200-300 words. Our editorial team will be reviewing it and contacting you to discuss details.
• For poetry pieces you can submit your whole poem. Poems selected for publication will be notified in advance.
*Please include a brief bio/description about yourself – tell us who you are. (Include contact info)
Deadline to submit your proposals: November 26, 2018.
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3. Call for Papers: Hong Kong History Project Post-Graduate Workshop (November 29, 2018)
Call for Papers | Hong Kong History Project Post-Graduate Workshop | University of Bristol, January 2019
‘Hong Kong and Beyond: Mapping the City’s Networks’
The Hong Kong History Project at the University of Bristol is pleased to announce its third Postgraduate Workshop, which will take place on January 14-15, 2019, and which provides an opportunity to network and the share ideas. We welcome proposals for participation from postgraduate students and early career scholars working on Hong Kong history and related disciplines in the UK and overseas. This year we are looking to explore the transnational contexts of Hong Kong’s history. We seek proposals for 20 minute presentations on current research that can address this broad theme from any angle, and which relate to the wider political, social, cultural, and commercial networks that have helped shape Hong Kong’s history. Presentations will be organized into small panels, followed by question and answer sessions.
Candidates are invited to submit a 200-word statement briefly outlining their area of research and motivation for attending the workshop, along with their Curriculum Vitae. Please submit all applications to Jason Chu (waili.chu@bristol.ac.uk) and Thomas Larkin (thomas.larkin@bristol.ac.uk) by November 29, 2018. Accepted participants will be notified by December 3, 2018. Two nights’ accommodation in Bristol and some meals will be provided. Although priority will be given to history postgraduate students and recently completed PhDs, applications from other disciplines will be considered provided an appreciation of history is shown.
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4. Call for Session Proposals: Annual Meetings of the Society for Socialist Studies at the University of British Columbia (November 30, 2018)
Please consider proposing a session for the annual meetings of the Society for Socialist Studies, to take place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people at the University of British Columbia, June 4-7, 2019. The deadline for sessions is November 30, 2018. For the full call for sessions and papers, and to submit your proposal online, please visit the following website:

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This year’s theme is Circuits of Capital, Circles of Solidarity. Socialisms in all their variety matter today because they seek justice and peace for humanity, which is only possible through sustainable relationships with the natural world of which we are all a part. These struggles demand critical analyses of the unequal and ecologically destructive world we have inherited, as well as practices that prefigure a more just world to come in new circles of solidarity. For more than 50 years, the Society for Socialist Studies has endeavored to open and maintain spaces for socialist and allied critical analyses and reflection, among both scholars and activists. Given the magnitude of the challenges, socialism is strongest as a richly diverse tradition of critique and struggle, open to critical engagement with a wide range of liberatory theorizing and praxis, both historical and contemporary. These include but are not limited to:
socialist feminisms
critical race feminisms
ecological socialisms
gay, lesbian and queer socialisms
socialisms from the global South
“crip” or disability socialisms
anarchist socialisms
critical Indigenous theorizing and resurgence.
Such analyses, which in recent decades have targeted liberal capitalisms, must now also confront alliances of wealth with popular hatreds. Everyday struggles face new/old challenges, as they seek to carve out spaces where more equitable and ecological relationships may be nurtured.
From June 4-7, 2019, the Society of Socialist Studies meets on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people at the University of British Columbia. We invite session proposals, theoretical, empirical and/or praxis-oriented, that critically analyze the world-as-it-is and engage with struggles that prefigure a more just, equitable and sustainable world-that-may-be. Queries: rosa1919@uvic.ca
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5. Call for Submissions: IDRC Feminist Open Government Initiative (November 30, 2018)
The Feminist Open Government Initiative is seeking proposals to build knowledge and evidence around the concept of a feminist open government.
Open government is a broad set of practices, processes, and reforms aimed at advancing change by engaging citizens and civil society in policymaking through a process of transparency and accountability.
While there is a growing body of research around women’s political and civic engagement and strategies for enhancing inclusion, the link between gender and open government is a significantly under-examined area.
Through a call for proposals, the Feminist Open Government Initiative seeks to better understand how gender sensitive open government may enhance government responsiveness and public service delivery. It will build and deepen the evidence base around two distinct but related questions:
Research area #1 – How can innovative open government reforms and/or commitments advance policy agendas addressing the needs of women and girls through gender-focused or gender-mainstreamed approaches?
Research area #2 – How can considering gender more intentionally in the open government co-creation process lead to improved, and more effective, open government commitments and outcomes?
The Feminist Open Government Initiative expects to fund up to eight awards, with funding ranging from CA$20,000 to CA$50,000 per grant.
Projects are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019 and be completed within 12 months, including all research, dissemination, and final reporting.
Deadline for submission is November 30, 2018.
Interested in applying? Applicants can find out more here http://feministopengov.fluidreview.com/ .
About the Feminist Open Government Initiative
The Feminist Open Government Initiative is a collaboration between Results for Development, IDRC, the Government of Canada, and the Open Government Partnership. To enhance women’s participation and gender considerations throughout OGP’s work, the Feminist Open Government Initiative aims to:
build and deepen evidence around the impact that gender equality can have on improving governance on public services, addressing corruption, and opening up civic space and inclusion;
encourage governments to design and implement improved gender-aware OGP commitments; and
establish an international coalition of partners to drive effective participation for all in open government processes.
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6. Call for Papers: “Lives in Transition: Negotiating the Currents in a Changing World” The 4th Biennial Conference of the IABA Americas Chapter (December 1, 2018)
The Department of Literatures in English
The University of the West Indies, Mona
Kingston, Jamaica
June 13-15, 2019
The conference conveners invite papers that explore the means by which auto/biographical subjects explore lives ‘in transition’ and/or in the process of ‘transitioning.’ How do life narratives explore the kinds of adjustments, challenges, and negotiations made in ‘transitional’ periods? How do we as life narrative scholars, teachers, and practitioners metabolize and incorporate ideas of transitioning in our approaches to our respective disciplines and methodologies? Possible topics include how these transitions may have been brought on by trauma, natural disasters, wars, referendums and other legislative changes, social policies, scandals, illnesses, medical procedures, body politics, gendered lives, migrations, or the relocations of Indigenous and other communities. We are also interested in papers that explore life, death, kinship, consciousness, and mourning in the ongoing aftermath of violence, which Black cultural studies scholar Christina Sharpe encourages us to imagine, in her work on slavery's legacies, as living “in the wake.” Consideration can also be given to expressions of personal and political triumphs, accomplishments, and celebration. Papers and proposals for roundtables addressing all genres of life narratives (written, visual, performed, multimodal, interdisciplinary, digital, etc.) are welcome. We invite abstracts of 250-300 words accompanied by brief biographies (no more than 100 words) on topics that are not limited to, but may include:
• Citizenship and records
• Refugees, points of entry/departure
• Health, rehabilitation, and recovery
• Rites of passage
• Legislation
• Transitional technologies
• Sexuality and advocacy
• Family and generational conflict
• Transgender lives
• Extradition, detention, and deportation
• Embodied politics
• Teaching as transitional tool: methodology, internship, practicum
• Discursive practices: movement, migration and diaspora
• Constructing and deconstructing gender
Please send abstracts and biographies via email to IABAA876@gmail.com by December 1,
2018.
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7. Call for Proposals: Nunavut General Monitoring Plan Funding Program 2019-2022 (December 7, 2018)
The Nunavut General Monitoring Plan (NGMP) Secretariat recently issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) for the 2019-2022 funding cycle for Nunavut specific research. A summary is provided below.
Objectives
To provide for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information regarding the state and health of the eco-systemic and socio-economic environments in the Nunavut Settlement Area.
Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and must demonstrate how the planned project will meet one or more monitoring priorities established by the NGMP Steering Committee (please see table below).
2019-2022 NGMP Monitoring Priorities
Required Overhead
15%
Value
Not stated
Duration
Up to 3 years
Theme: Valued Component:
1. Terrestrial Wildlife Caribou, Muskox, Wolverine, Polar bear, Grizzly bear, Wolves, Species at Risk
2. Climate and Weather Weather/meteorology related to the climate change
3. Freshwater Surface water quality, Sediment quality, Water quantity, Hydrology, Groundwater
4.Transportation Infrastructure & Activity
5. Economy Employment, Economic activity
6. People Demographics: Health and wellbeing, Food security, Education and training, Housing, Crime, Energy use, Culture and Language
Deadlines
LOI due at ORS – December 7, 2018
LOI due at agency – December 21, 2019 by 23:59 Pacific Time
Full application due at ORS – February 14, 2018
Full application due at agency (by invitation only) – February 28, 2019 by 23:59 Pacific Time
For further details on this funding opportunity, guidelines and information on the preparation and submission of the LOI and full application, please consult:
http://www.ngmp.ca/eng/1363792048577/1363792058944
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8. Call for Submissions: 12th Annual Toronto Group Conference at University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (December 14, 2018)
The Toronto Group Conference connects graduate students and emerging scholars from across the globe. This year’s 12th annual Toronto Group Conference will bring together researchers and scholars of international, transnational and comparative law to examine the modes and forms of resistance to international law and the global legal order from various perspectives and using a variety of different approaches. We invite submissions addressing the topic from a broad range of perspectives, looking for example at economic globalization, global/generic constitutionalism, resistance to the establishment of global legal standards and institutions, or contributions dealing with the rise of new transnational actors.
Questions the Conference might address include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Where and when is resistance to international law and the global legal order taking place? Who is resisting? How, why and in what forms does resistance occur?
• Is there a broader context framing expressions of resistance or is it an isolated phenomenon? In particular, how might the rise of neo-nationalist and populist movements shape broader global discussions about the ongoing role of international law?
• How do seemingly predominant narratives relate to alternative narratives emerging in particular from the Global South?
• How do domestic constitutional and sub-constitutional responses to transnational actors and the mutations of the global legal order differ?
The Conference aims at creating a space where early career scholars can receive feedback on their research, so each applicant selected to present will be assigned a faculty member discussant of the participating institutions.
Submission of Paper Proposals
The Organizing Committee welcomes abstract submissions that address the theme above or other related emerging issues. Interdisciplinary contributions integrating the insights of, for example, sociology, anthropology, economics or history are encouraged. Applicants are invited to send an abstract of 500 words outlining their main arguments and methodology and a short bio of 100 words by December 14, 2018. Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to the theme, the interest they present in relation to other proposals, and their overall quality. Applicants will be notified of results by mid-January 2019. Selected applicants are expected to
submit completed papers in early March 2019.
Questions and abstracts should be sent to: torontogroupconference@gmail.com
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9. Call for Proposals: Interface 2019 hosted by The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) presents (Un)bound: Interdisciplinary Dialogues (January 11, 2019)
Call for Proposals
Interface 2019 hosted by The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) presents (Un)bound: Interdisciplinary Dialogues to be held on May 3rd and 4th at Carleton University, located on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa). This year’s theme (Un)bound invites graduate students, emerging scholars, and artists whose research or creative practice attempts to cross traditional borders and boundaries within the academic or artistic realms. (Un)bound will explore what it means to be bound by constraints whether real or imagined, as well as the possibilities and struggles that emerge when we risk creating and/or working outside of these structured confines. The conference will provide a congenial environment where participants can present interdisciplinary research and form professional connections with like-minded peers.
ICSLAC welcomes creative and defined submissions for research papers, panels, performances, and workshops from graduate students at the MA and Ph.D. levels, as well as from emerging and independent artists or scholars. We are interested in submissions that critically consider, but are not limited to:
- borders, boundaries, and mapping
- migration and diaspora
- identity
- politics and political economy
- decolonial/post-colonial methodologies and globalisms
- interdisciplinarity in music, art, film, or literature
- critical cultural theory
- media and digital cultures
- feminist and queer theories
- interdisciplinary studies in education and pedagogy
- memory studies and museology
- environmental studies and ecocriticism
Keynote speaker: Dr. Lisa Lowe
Lisa Lowe is Distinguished Professor of English and Humanities, a faculty member of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University. In January 2019, she will join Yale University as Samuel Knight Professor of American Studies.
More information about her research can be found here.
Submission deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019
Contact: unboundconference2019@gmail.com
Website and registration: www.interfaceunbound.com
Proposals will be selected through a blind jury process. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and bio (max. 100 words) in the body of your email and attach an abstract (max. 300 words) with a list of keywords, without any identifying information, as a PDF file. If you are submitting a performance or workshop proposal, please outline the intended length and structure in your submission as well as capacity limitations.
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10. Call for Papers: Special issue on Masculinity and Gender Relations in Canadian Punjabi Communities (January 14, 2019)
Punjabis in Canada occupy a significant place in the country’s socio-cultural, political, and economic landscape. Their population is growing with a young generation of Punjabis being born and growing up in Canada as well as with the arrival of Punjabis from elsewhere. Yet scholarly work about Canadian Punjabis is limited, particularly research related to gender dynamics. Within an intent to contribute to literature on gender issues among Canadian Punjabis, we propose a collection of scholarly articles on masculinities and gender relations. Several issues such as gender discrimination, intimate partner violence, ‘honour’-based crimes, son preference and sex selection, and drug and gun violence confront a relatively young Canadian Punjabi community in a racialized context of socio-economic and cultural discrimination. South Asian men have been associated in the media and in dominant discourses in violent terms—as gangs, victims, and perpetrators of violence—and as participating in “barbaric cultural practices.” South Asian families are scrutinized as contributing to this hyper violence through poor parenting practices and cultural values that favour boys over girls, supporting ideologies that see racialized communities as inherently violent and backward in their practices. These constructions originate from deep colonial beginnings and are supported through repetitive messaging and practices, such as racial profiling, media portrayals of crime and violence, and even through practices that target racialized communities as requiring change, rather than the colonial racist system being overhauled and decolonized.
There are important questions to be asked on how gender is constructed in Punjabi communities in Canada, what social factors contribute to the hypermasculinity of Punjabi boys and men, what roles hypermasculinity plays in transnational migration, family formation, and gender dynamics in Punjabi households, and several other questions that have received inadequate attention in research and writing. We are particularly interested in explorations of Punjabi masculinities, colonial constructions of South Asian families and communities and its role in toxic masculinity, the impact of systemic and everyday racism on the lives of second-generation Punjabi women and men in Canada as well as research that explores these issues through lens of transnationality, connecting not only Punjab and Canada, but also the wider networks and nodes of the global Punjabi Diaspora.
The proposal is for a collection of (8 to 10) articles to be published as a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal. The journal will be decided on the basis of shortlisted abstracts. The special issue will contribute to (re)-thinking masculinities and gender in the Canadian Punjabi community in relation to how marked (Punjabi) bodies encounter systemic racism and violence and the intersections with hypermasculinity and family violence.
By Canadian Punjabi, the proposal refers to those whose (ancestral) place of origin is Punjab in present day India and Pakistan, whose religion is Sikhism/ Hinduism/ Islam and any other or no religion. When we use the term ‘community’, it is intended to encompass the diversity among Punjabis in Canada.
Contributions to the special issue are invited from scholars in diverse fields, theoretical frameworks, and scale (micro-level to global or transnational scale) that explore the Punjabi Diaspora in Canada from multiple contexts. Micro-level analyses contextualized in larger processes of change are particularly sought for this collection. We welcome in particular interdisciplinary contributions founded in the view that the issues we are dealing with are multi-faceted and embedded in complex structures and processes. Articles should be based on original first-hand data collection or on the analysis of original data. The articles should push further existing understandings of masculinities and gender issues in the Canadian Punjabi community. We would particularly like to welcome contributions from emerging scholars working on this topic. Partial funding to facilitate participation in the workshop may be available depending on the final shortlist of authors.
Editors
Sharada Srinivasan, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development, University of Guelph
Mandeep Kaur Mucina, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
Margaret Walton-Roberts, Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Calendar
New Deadline for abstracts: 14 January 2019 (Abstracts should be 250 words long including a title)
Shortlisted authors to be contacted: 31 January 2019
Deadline for draft papers: 01 March 2019
Two-day workshop at the University of Guelph: 09–10 May 2019. All draft papers (9000 words all inclusive)made available to all authors. Each contributor must read all of the papers before the workshop. Each author is invited to prepare a discussion of one of the papers.
Deadline for revised papers and introduction: 31 July 2019
Submission to journal: September/ October 2019
Email canadian.punjabi.masculinity@gmail.com to submit an abstract (250 words including a title) along with four keywords and a 100-word bio for each author by the new deadline of 14 January 2019.
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OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Job Opportunity: Communications Associate at MADRE (Open Until Filled)
Location: New York, USA | Organization: MADRE | Deadline: Open until filled
Reporting to the Policy and Communications Director, the Communications Associate will provide support to advance MADRE’s communications strategy, by fulfilling the responsibilities listed below. A successful candidate will have strong writing skills, attention to detail, and experience working collaboratively on a team.
Primary roles and responsibilities include:
• Maintaining, drafting, and regularly updating content that promotes the organization, our campaigns and our projects
• Posting content to MADRE’s website and social networks, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
• Assisting with production of print membership and public education materials
• Tracking news developments related MADRE’s priority program areas and strategies
• Tracking and creating reports on online engagement analytics, and carrying out strategies to expand visibility
• Designing and editing basic graphics and video, and coordinating with external consultants for more advanced projects
• Integrating multimedia materials into website and other outreach
• Supporting event logistics and planning
• Assisting with the communications team’s operations and administrative needs, including database support
Key Qualifications:
• Minimum of 2 years of communications experience
• Strong project management and organizational skills; ability to manage many distinct areas of work at once
• Strong research, writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Ability to message complex issues creatively and clearly
• Commitment to women’s rights and progressive social change, and knowledge of the focus areas and regions in which MADRE works
• Keen attention to detail
• Ability to work under pressure with competing priorities and deadlines
• Desired skills: Spanish, Arabic and/or French fluency
MADRE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. People of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, people with disabilities, and people of diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.
How to apply:
Please email your resume, cover letter, and 1-2 writing samples to commsjobs@madre.org, with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls please.
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2. Job Opportunity: Director of Racial, Equity, and Inclusion at Center on Halsted’s Racial Equity and Inclusion (REI) (Open Until Filled)
Location: Chicago, USA | Organization: Center on Halsted’s Racial Equity and Inclusion (REI) | Deadline: Open until filled
Center on Halsted’s Racial Equity and Inclusion (REI) Director will have a proven background in successfully designing and implementing racial equity and inclusion programs that foster measurable internal organizational culture shifts as well as the productivity of external community engagements.
The Director will be skilled at analyzing complex qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis to be used in informing public policy pieces, suggesting internal practices, and engaging in external collaborations. This person will be tasked with positioning the organization to expand its racial justice impact and its profile as an LGBTQ leader on organizational equity, education, and outcomes based training and organizing.
Program Management – Set a dynamic, growth oriented vision to expand program capacity and impact with individuals and organizations through an REI lens moving participants from knowledge acquisition to measurable action. The Director of REI will work closely with communities across Chicago to identify and address bias and inequity at the intersections of sexuality, race, and gender through community organizing, training, leadership development, and collaborative engagement.
Skills
Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proven research skills.
Strong knowledge of Racial Equity and Inclusion theories and practices regarding organizational development.
Strong knowledge of Racial Equity and Inclusion theories and practices in working within diverse communities.
Experience of building trusting relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers
Conflict resolution skills.
Self-motivation and an ability to use initiative.
Organizational and project management skills.
Report-writing ability.
Presentation development and training skills.
Ability to work across all levels and meet changing requirements.
Please apply online at the following website: www.centeronhalsted.org/careers.html
Please describe any experience you have had in creating racial equity and inclusion programs.
Please describe any programmatic campaign development and implementation work you have led or in which you participated.
Please describe both systems based and community based trainings you have created and/or delivered.
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3. Job Opportunity: Gender and Social Inclusion Consultant at Banyan Global (Open Until Filled)
Location: Madagascar | Organization: Banyan Global | Deadline: Open until filled
Description: Banyan Global is recruiting a long-term, part-time Malagasy consultant to serve as a gender and social inclusion advisor for activities in the private health sector as part of the USAID-funded IMPACT (Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together) project in Madagascar.
The consultant will be responsible for providing technical leadership, guidance, and oversight related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion within health commodity systems. S/he will design and deliver training and capacity building on gender equality and social inclusion for project staff, private sector partners, government stakeholders, etc. and support the preparation and execution of a project-level gender analysis and development of a strategy for integrating gender equality and social inclusion into health commodity systems.
Main Responsibilities
Provide technical leadership, guidance, and oversight related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion within health commodity systems.
Support the implementation of interventions that promote the participation of women, youth and disadvantaged groups in access to and provision of health services.
Design and deliver training and capacity building on gender equality and social inclusion for project staff, private sector partners, government stakeholders, etc. as required.
Apply online here: https://careers-banyanglobal.icims.com/jobs/1389/gender-%26-social-inclusion-consultant-for-health-commodity-supply-chain-project/job?iis=Social+Networks&iieid=pl154049228066728d30&mobile=false&width=895&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=60&jun1offset=120
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4. Internship Opportunity: Intern- Women Human Rights at PWESCR (Open Until Filled)
Location: New Delhi, India | Organization: PWESCR | Deadline: Open until filled
PWESCR Internship Programme
PWESCR ongoing volunteer internship programme typically consists of a minimum of four consecutive calendar months of work in the Delhi (India) office. The programme is mutually advantageous. Interns gain valuable exposure to a wide range of women's human rights issues and knowledge of South Asian region.
Responsibilities include:
Policy analysis and social research,
Assist in writing of PWESCR’s discussion papers.
Support in PWESCRs communication and advocacy efforts.
General logistic, administrative and programme support on various projects as per the requirement.
Assist in day-to-day administrative work in the office.
PWESCR ensures that you receive the experience that is relevant to your needs and interest. Internship assignments are based on the work requirements the organization has. PWESCR does not have paid internship and does not provide stipends for interns. Each intern is responsible for his or her own airfare and other transportation costs.
Requirement:
Demonstrate commitment to women’s rights.
Advance degree in international relations, social sciences; economics, law, human rights or women's studies.
The Internship is for at least four (4) months.
Interested candidates should demonstrate good written and oral communication skills in English, while it is preferred that you have excellent knowledge of the field of study or the sector you work with, and a working understanding of the issues PWESCR deals with.
Demonstrate good research, analytic thinking and writing skills. (in English).
Knowledge of South Asian languages is an advantage.
Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to network and liaise in a diverse environment.
Ability to work autonomously, take initiative, manage multiple and competing priorities and handle detail.
Work to optimize teamwork, learning and efficiency.
Preference is given to applicants who can commit at least 6 month (or longer) or at minimum, four months.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit the following and they will be considered on a rolling basis:
Cover letter
Résumé
One letters of reference (from your employer or professor)
Two published or unpublished short paper written by the applicant discussing issues related to human rights, women’s human rights or socio-economic justice.
Send your application to:
PWESCR, Internship Programme S-280, S Block, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi
Or taposhi@pwescr.org
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5. Job Opportunity: Women Protection and Empowerment Manager at The International Rescue Committee (Open Until Filled)
Location: Bamako, Mali | Organization: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) |
Deadline: Open until filled
The WPE/GBV Manager will lead program implementation, build national staff capacity to provide direct support to GBV survivors, mentor, supervise and monitor team activities, and ensure financial and logistical controls are implemented according to IRC protocols.
Position objective: To ensure the technical quality of IRC WPE/GBV programming and that survivors of GBV have safe, timely access to basic case management and referral services
This position reports to the Protection and Education Coordinator
Main Responsibilties:
Technical Quality
Provide technical and strategic leadership to the WPE/GBV activities in accordance with best practice, IRC policy and Strategy Action Plan for IRC-Mali.
Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place for appropriate GBV analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.
Ensure regular communication with the WPE Technical Unit for mutual learning and the application of good practice/ sector standards.
Managing human resources & capacity development
Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
Directly supervise the national GBV manager, setting and reviewing performance objectives, and providing guidance on performance management and evaluation for the team.
Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly work plans and timesheets.
Assist with the recruitment of WPE/GBV staff, in coordination with HR, senior management, and the WPE Technical Unit.
Ensure training and ongoing capacity building opportunities for staff on technical and project management skills.
Apply here: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=3067
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6. UTGSU Graduate Community Development Fund Applications Now Open (November 25, 2018)
The Graduate Community Development Fund (GCDF) was created in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at the University of Toronto to provide merit-based equity awards recognizing exceptional students on campus for their contributions to the graduate experience.
A total of 15 awards are to be distributed this academic year and there are a total of five $1,000 awards and ten $500 awards to be won.
The deadline to apply for these awards is 11:59pm on November 25, 2018.
For more information and the application form, visit: www.utgsu.ca/gcdf.
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7. Assistant Professor of Anti-Black Racism in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University (November 26, 2018)
Job Posting
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity,
diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
The Opportunity
The Department of Criminology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Anti-Black Racism. Successful candidates will be expected to teach large introductory courses in Criminology as well as other courses that contribute to our
undergraduate (BA) program and our newly developed graduate (MA) program in Criminology and Social Justice. The Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto, on the territory of the Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples, has built an outstanding reputation for scholarly work in the field of social justice, criminology, law, and critical race theory. The faculty are interdisciplinary with backgrounds in sociology, history, women’s studies, law, political science, geography and criminology. The Department has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade and has recently developed an MA program in Criminology and Social Justice. We are housed in the Faculty of Arts, a vibrant and inclusive contributor to the education of over 39,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Responsibilities
Responsibilities include: teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs, with responsibilities for curriculum development/expansion, as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, community engaged research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Criminology, the Faculty and the University.
Qualifications
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Criminology or in a field related to social justice (or is expected to do so by July 1, 2019) and a strong preference for candidates who have lived experiences with anti-Black racism.
Candidates should have developed a research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record that demonstrates creativity and evidence of impact,such as peer reviewed publications, book chapters and other similar contributions, the ability to establish and maintain a community-engaged research program), with a demonstrated commitment to knowledges and methodologies grounded in anti-Blackness critiques, as well as provide evidence of high-quality teaching and student training including experience with course/curriculum review/development, and a capacity for collegial service. With the Department’s rapid growth, contributions to service and administration are valued and thus we look for candidates with the interest and capacity to contribute in this manner.
Equity at Ryerson University
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.
How to apply?
Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:
● A letter of application indicating the position being applied for and curriculum vitae
● Three (3) recent research publications
● Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a teaching dossier)
● The names of at least 3 academic referees
Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
of Canada. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Graham Hudson at graham.hudson@crim.ryerson.ca. Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 26, 2018. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Ms. Davina Chan, Senior HR Consultant at davina.chan@ryerson.ca. Racialized candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson are welcome to contact Ms. Carol Sutherland, Black Faculty and Staff Community Network, at c5suther@ryerson.ca.
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8. Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University (November 26, 2018)
Job Posting
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
The Opportunity
The Department of Criminology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies. Successful candidates will be expected to teach large introductory courses in Criminology as well as other courses in the area of Indigenous justice or law that contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program and our newly developed graduate (MA) program in Criminology and Social Justice. The Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto, on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples, has built an outstanding reputation for scholarly work in the field of social justice, criminology, and law. The faculty are interdisciplinary with backgrounds in sociology, history, women’s studies, law, political science, geography and criminology. The Department has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade and has recently developed an MA program in Criminology and Social Justice. We are housed in the Faculty of Arts, a vibrant and inclusive contributor to the education of over 39,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Responsibilities
Responsibilities include: teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs, including responsibilities to curriculum development/expansion, as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, community-engaged research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Criminology, the Faculty and the University.
Qualifications
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Criminology or in a field related to social justice (or should expect to do so by July 1, 2019). Candidates must have developed a research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record that demonstrates creativity and evidence of impact, such as peer reviewed publications, book chapters and other similar contributions, the ability to establish and maintain a community-engaged research program with a demonstrated commitment to knowledges and methodologies grounded in Indigenous worldviews), as well as provide evidence of high-quality teaching and student training including experience with course/curriculum review/development, and a capacity for collegial service. The successful candidate must be of Indigenous descent. With the Department’s rapid growth, as well as the
Faculty of Arts’ growing Indigenous community, contributions to service and administration are valued and thus we look for candidates with the interest and capacity to contribute in this manner.
Equity at Ryerson
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for
2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.
How to apply?
Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The
application must contain the following:
● A letter of application indicating the position being applied for and curriculum vitae
● Three (3) recent research publications
● Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a teaching dossier)
● The names of at least 1 community-based and 2 academic referees
Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
of Canada.
Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Graham Hudson at graham.hudson@crim.ryerson.ca. Applications must be submitted by Monday,
November 26th, 2018. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Ms. Davina Chan, Senior HR Consultant at davina.chan@ryerson.ca. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.
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9. Student Job Opportunity: goSAFE (November 30, 2018)
Hiring Session Now Open
Applications are now open for positions with goSAFE (Keele).
If you are a community minded individual, looking for a way to help put yourself through school while giving back to the community, this is a great opportunity to do so! Application deadline is Friday November 30, 2018 at 4pm.
Please follow the link below to get to the application page:
https://yorku.hiringplatform.com/24582-gosafe/65767-application-gathering/en
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10. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor – Interdisciplinary Studies (Childhood and Youth Studies) at Carleton University (December 1, 2018)
Field of Specialization: Childhood and Youth Studies
Academic Unit: Interdisciplinary Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor – 2 Positions
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled
About the Position:
The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) invites applications from qualified candidates for two preliminary appointments in Childhood and Youth Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019.
The IIS invites applications from qualified candidates with a demonstrated interest and interdisciplinary research agenda in the area of Childhood and Youth Studies. The successful candidates will be expected to conduct critical and theoretically informed research, teach, and supervise in one or more of the following areas: research involving children and youth, critical early childhood or youth pedagogies, child and/or youth gender and sexuality, race and anti-racism in childhood and/or youth, or childhood and youth in Indigenous contexts. The Child Studies program encourages innovative, critical, and interdisciplinary approaches to these issues.
About the Academic Unit:
The IIS is the home of two interdisciplinary programs of study: Child Studies and Human Rights and Social Justice. IIS brings together faculty and students from across the campus who share research interests that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries, in the arts, social and natural sciences.
The principal goal of the Child Studies program is to provide a critical interdisciplinary educational experience designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers that involve work with and/or for children and youth. We believe that understanding the relationship between childhood, youth, and culture, as well as the economic, social, and political conditions that influence young people’s lives, is essential in promoting the welfare and individual rights of children and youth.
To learn more about the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and Child Studies, visit: https://carleton.ca/iis/.
Qualifications:
The position requires a doctoral degree in a related field, with a record of research and publication in childhood and/or youth studies and a demonstrated capacity for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary teaching in one or more of the indicated areas of specialization. Successful candidates will present evidence of excellence in teaching and possess the potential to develop an externally-funded research program. Preferred candidate s will exhibit an interest in community engagement as well as the ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.
Application Instructions:
Applicants should send electronically the following in one combined PDF file: a cover letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a teaching portfolio, including evidence of teaching performance and sample course outlines; and a statement of research interests. Applicants should also arrange to have three referees forward supporting letters to the search committee via email. Submissions must be made electronically to the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at iis@carleton.ca.
Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge.
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost.
Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.
Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.
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11. Job Opportunity: Vice-President, Equity, People and Culture at York University (December 2, 2018)
Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2018-11-01
Advertised until: 2018-12-02
York is a comprehensive, community-engaged university providing a broad sociodemographic of students access to a high-quality, research-intensive learning environment. York champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third-largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.
This newly created role reports directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor, reflecting the strategic importance of this portfolio, the responsibilities of which have until now resided in several areas of the University. The Vice-President, Equity, People & Culture (EP&C) will lead a team including the AVP of Labour Relations and the AVP of Human Resources. A member of the University’s leadership team, the Vice-President, EP&C will ensure that employees, organizational culture and principles of equity are key considerations in developing and implementing the University’s strategy, priorities, policies and operat­ing principles. The Vice-President will lead the development and execution of a pro­gressive, effective EP&C strategy and structure that will advance the University’s mission and cultivate an equitable, inclusive, respectful and healthy work environment and positive organizational culture.
With an advanced degree and senior-level administrative leadership experience in a large, complex organization, ideally in higher education or the public sector, you are a champion of equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights. You have relevant experience working in a unionized environment and a track record of fostering healthy organizational cultures. Strategic, collegial, consistent and fair, you have led and motivated teams in complex environments. This is your opportunity to build an innovative and responsive Equity, People and Culture portfolio to support the transformative power of a York University education.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The Affirmative Action Program can be found at http://yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommoda­tion will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 180112 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php.
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12. Toronto Arts Foundation Funding Opportunity: Animating Toronto Parks (December 3, 2018)
OVERVIEW
Animating Toronto Parks is a component of the Arts in the Parks initiative which is managed by Toronto Arts Foundation in partnership with Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto Arts & Culture Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and community partner Park People. Participation in the Arts in the Parks initiative is a requirement of this program. To learn more about Arts in the Parks please visit artsintheparksto.org
PURPOSE
Toronto Arts Council’s Animating Toronto Parks grants program provides funding to professional artists, organizations and artist collectives to create and present free arts programming in selected Toronto parks located outside the downtown core. For the purposes of this program, “arts programming” may include the presentation of dance, literary arts, music, theatre, visual arts and media arts, community-engaged arts and any combination of the above. Permanent installations will not be funded within this program.
APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be professional artists* or not-for-profit organizations or collectives operating on a not-for-profit basis. The payment of artists’ fees is a requirement of this program. Funding cannot be used to support an organization’s ongoing staff or faculty salaries. (* A professional artist is someone who has developed their skills through training and/or practice; is recognized as such by artists working in the same artistic field; actively practices his or her art; seeks payment for her/his work; and has a history of two or more years of public presentation or exhibition.)
A collective is defined as a group of two or more artists working together under a group name, either on a single project (ad hoc) or on an ongoing basis. For collectives of two artists, both must be City of Toronto residents. For collectives of more than two artists, the majority of members must be City of Toronto residents. Grant cheques are always payable to the applicant name, and if the applicant is a collective, the cheque will be payable to the collective name, not to an individual member of the collective. Therefore, collectives must establish a bank account in the same name used in the application.
Not-for-profit organizations that are not arts-based are eligible to apply. Projects must include the collaborative involvement of professional artists with community members and payment of artist fees.
You may not apply as an individual and as a member of an organization or collective in the same competition.
TAC categorizes its applications as either Arts Discipline funding or Strategic funding. Applicants can have a maximum of one active application in each of these two categories at any time and may receive only one grant per year in each of these two categories. Animating Toronto Parks is categorized as a Strategic funding application. Applicants will an overdue final report will not be eligible to apply.
All applicants are required to speak to Grant Program Manager Erika Hennebury prior to completing an application in order to confirm project eligibility and feasibility (see mandatory pre-submission requirement). Erika will provide feedback on your application or project planning if you would like it.
Successful applicants must be available in the months between notification and project implementation (February to May) to confirm permitting details, programming information, and to deliver marketing materials as required. Attendance at an Arts in the Parks Orientation Session (February 2018, dates TBA) is required. Onsite visits and meetings will be necessary. Please budget accordingly for this pre-production time.
Eligibility criteria specific to Individuals:
If the applicant is an individual artist, the following eligibility criteria apply:
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens, or Permanent Residents (Landed Immigrants), or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status, or be a Protected Person (approved refugee claimant) and, if requested, be able to provide documentation to verify this.
Individuals must have been a resident of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the deadline, and live and work in Toronto for at least 8 months a year. A Post Office Box address cannot be used to meet the residency requirement.
Artists must have a history of two or more years of professional arts practice experience. TAC recognizes that due to systemic barriers within the broader arts community (e.g. limited mainstream presentation opportunities for artists from equity-seeking communities) that some flexibility may be required in interpreting eligibility criteria to take into account equivalent professional experience and contexts. Potential applicants from equity-seeking communities are encouraged to discuss their eligibility with the program manager in advance of submitting an application.
Eligibility criteria specific to Organizations and Collectives:
If the applicant is an organization or a collective, the following eligibility criteria apply:
Organizations and collectives must be incorporated non-profit organizations or unincorporated collectives which operate on a non-profit basis. A collective is defined as two or more artists working together under a group name, either on a single project (ad hoc) or on an ongoing basis. For collectives of two artists, both must be City of Toronto residents. For collectives of more than two artists, the majority of members must be City of Toronto residents.
All members of an organization or collective must have a history of two or more years of professional arts practice experience.
Organizations and collectives must be located in the City of Toronto. A Post Office Box address cannot be used to meet this requirement.
TAC-funded organizations already programming in local parks:
If an organization is already funded by TAC through an Arts Discipline program (project or operating) for programming in a park that is not on the list of selected parks for this program, the organization may apply to Animating Toronto Parks for funding to reproduce their work in a park or multiple parks on the selected list.
TAC-funded organizations funded through Arts Discipline programs may be eligible for reimbursement of their special events permit fees for parks that are not park of the Animating Toronto Parks program. Contact the Grant Program Manager for information.
The following are not eligible to apply to this program:
Undergraduate students.
Commercial businesses and for-profit organizations.*
* These organizations may be eligible to include their events under the larger Arts in the Parks banner and receive promotion and signage. Contact the Grant Program Manager for information.
MANDATORY PRE-SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT
All applicants are required to speak with Grant Program Manager Erika Hennebury prior to submitting an application, in order to confirm project eligibility and feasibility of your project, and to get feedback on your application, if you would like it. Please allow adequate time for a conversation (minimum one week prior to application). You will be required to enter the date of the conversation in your grant application. You are encouraged to contact Erika at any time for support with your application and project planning.
PROJECT ELIGIBILITY
Applicants may apply in one of two categories.
Short-term projects: This category provides funding for projects such as a festival, performances, concerts, screenings, etc. These projects generally feature activity in the park for a shorter period of time, usually less than a week. Maximum grant in this category is $15,000.
Larger-scale projects: This category provides funding for larger-scale projects that feature activity in the park over a longer period of time, such as community-engaged creation residencies and multi-week performance programs, or for projects that take place in multiple parks. Maximum grant in this category is $25,000.
All arts programming must be free and open to the general public / all persons in the park. Donations or other fees may not be solicited as part of the Animating Toronto Parks program.
Activity in the park may only take place between June 15 and September 30, 2018. (The date range for your complete project, including both offsite activity and park activity, can start no earlier than January 30 and end no later than October 12, 2018.)
TAC Accessibility grant:
Projects involving Deaf artists and artists with disabilities may apply for an additional TAC grant by completing the Accessibility Expenses section of the application and including the requisite information in their budget. A TAC Accessibility grant will provide up to a maximum of $5,000 towards accessibility costs for artists incurred during the project. Accessibility costs include but are not limited to: ASL interpretation, audio description, closed captioning, communications assistants, and attendant care. See the program guidelines and application for details.
Apply here: https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/discover-tac-grants/online-application
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13. Career Opportunity: Women’s Xchange One Year Research Fellowship at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto (December 10, 2018)
Applications for a one year Research Fellowship are now being
accepted.
Program: Women’s Xchange
Location: Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Anticipated Start: Jan. 2019
Duration of position: One year with possibility for renewal
A position for a full-time postdoctoral fellow is available with Women’s Xchange, Women’s College Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Paula Rochon, V.P. of Research and Women’s Xchange Lead and Dr. Robin Mason, Scientific Lead Women’s Xchange. Women’s Xchange is a women’s health knowledge translation and exchange centre based at Women’s College Hospital. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health System Research Fund the centre is advancing the latest knowledge about the health of women to care providers, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. By promoting the development of women’s health research across the province, the
centre aims to create a more equitable and sustainable health care system for women and all Ontarians. We are seeking an individual with experience in qualitative research to lead a participatory study on sex and gendered experiences of diabetes as part of Diabetes Action Canada, one of the chronic disease networks funded through CIHR’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research.
Description of the role
The Fellow will be expected to:
• Lead the qualitative study with Diabetes Action Canada’s patient partners from ethics submission, through analysis and manuscript preparation;
• Attend and contribute to regular team meetings;
• Assist with other Women’s Xchange activities including work arising from the sex and gender support service (may include reviewing external proposals);
Qualifications and Experience:
• PhD degree required
• Expertise in conducting and analyzing qualitative interview data
• Prior publications in peer reviewed journals
• Exceptional organizational and project management skills
• Exceptional writing and communication skills
• Excellent computer skills and software expertise.
• Flexible, creative thinker
• Ability to work independently and in a team
This position is available on a one year contract with possibility of renewal.
Deadline: Dec. 10, 2018
Application Guidelines:
1. Provide a cover letter summarizing your research interests, career plans, and
future research goals
2. Current CV
3. Names and e-mails of two references (current/former supervisors)
4. Send via email to robin.mason@wchospital.ca with ‘Postdoctoral Fellow Application’ in the subject line
Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
We thank all applicants. Only individuals who are short-listed will be contacted for an
interview.
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14. Applications Open for 2019-20 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships (January 14, 2018)
The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the 2019-20 York Fellowship and two Visiting Scholarships at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The Fellowship and the two Scholarships are open to full-time faculty members planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2019-20. The Fellowship will provide the selected faculty member with prime office space in the College for the academic year and the status of a full Senior Resident of the College, with dining privileges (such as attendance of all High Tables subject to College rules). The title "York Fellow of Massey College" remains for life or while mutually agreeable.
The Visiting Scholars will have a carrel in the College and access to Robarts Library and all public rooms in the College. Membership in the Massey Alumni Association is granted to Visiting Scholars at the completion of their program.
Massey College is an independent college situated in the University of Toronto campus, almost directly opposite the Munk School of Global Affairs and very close to the Robarts Library. It consists of a junior fellowship, made up of graduate students, and a senior fellowship, consisting primarily of faculty, of whom an increasing number come from York University. (See below for a list of past successful candidates.) York Fellows and Visiting Scholars are expected to participate in the activities of the College and contribute to fulfilling its mission.
Application Process & Deadline
Interested individuals are asked to submit to the Office of Research Services a letter outlining sabbatical or other leave plans, including reasons for wishing to be at Massey College, along with a current curriculum vitae, by Monday, January 14, 2019. Please submit the letter and curriculum vitae via email to: Mark Roseman, Director, SIRI, Office of Research Services, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower, (roseman@yorku.ca).
Submissions will be reviewed by the Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC), which will then provide advice to the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) on top tier candidates. The VPRI will then put forward the top three applications to Massey College for their consideration. Results are expected to be announced in March 2019.
Past York Fellows of Massey College
2001-02 George Fallis, Department of Economics, Faculty of LA&PS
2002-03 Elizabeth Cohen, Department of History, Faculty of LA&PS
2003-04 John Mayberry, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2004-05 Jonathan Warren, Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS
2005-06 Katey Anderson, Department of Humanities, Faculty of LA&PS
2006-07 Sampa Bhadra, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science and Engineering
2007-08 Stephen Brooke, Department of History, Faculty of LA&PS
2008-09 Maria Figueredo, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of LA&PS
2009-10 George Georgopoulos, Department of Economics, Faculty of LA&PS
2010-11 Peer Zumbansen, Osgoode Hall Law School
2011-12 Laura Levin, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2012-13 Peter McKinnon, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2013-14 Alice MacLachlan, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of LA&PS
2014-15 Michael Zryd, Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts
2015-16 Sarah Parsons, Department of Visual Art and Art History, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
2016-17 Naomi Adelson, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of LA&PS
2017-18 Lily Cho, Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS
2018-19 Jennifer Steele, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health
Past Visiting Scholars at Massey College
2013-14 Benjamin Berger, Osgoode Hall Law School
2014-15 Francois Tanguay-Renaud, Osgoode Hall Law School
2014-15 Marshall McCall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
2014-15 Kathy Young, Department of Geography, Faculty of LA&PS
2015-16 Douglas Hay, Osgoode Hall Law School & Department of History
2015-16 Leo Panitch, Department of Political Science, Faculty of LA&PS
2016-17 Heather Lotherington, Faculty of Education
2016-17 Patricia Burke Wood, Department of Geography, Faculty of LA&PS
2017-18 Karen Krasny, Faculty of Education
2017-18 David McNally, Department of Political Science, Faculty of LA&PS
2018-19 Gabrielle Slowey, Department of Politics, Faculty of LA&PS
2018-19 Joan Judge, Department of History, Faculty of LA&PS
Contact
Mark Roseman
Director, SIRI
Office of Research Services
roseman@yorku.ca
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15. Grant Opportunity: SSHRC Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative (January 18, 2018)
The Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently launched the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative – Connection Grants, a special call to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field. A summary is provided below.
Objectives
To help the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community strengthen its capacity in data management.
The Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers the research community Connections Grants to support the development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.
Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative applications are subject to the Connection Grants evaluation criteria and scoring. In addition, as part of its assessment of the proposal’s relevance to the objectives of the Connection program, under the Connection Grants Challenge criteria, the merit review committee will evaluate the degree to which applications respond to one or more of the following objectives:
develop and/or adopt data management standards, practices, tools and skills within and across disciplines and institutions, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities;
connect researchers or students with data management professionals and service providers (e.g., librarians, programmers, specialists in research ethics, etc.), and other stakeholders (e.g., research subjects and users) to increase knowledge of data management
share and develop knowledge and skills relating to data collection and storage, metadata, preservation, retention, sharing, credit and citation;
share and develop knowledge and skills related to the responsible ownership, control, access and possession of data used or created in the context of Indigenous research (e.g., the application of OCAP® principles); and
through other activities, enable the social sciences and humanities research community to strengthen its ability to fulfill the roles and responsibilities indicated in the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management, and the requirements proposed in the draft tri-agency research data management policy.
Value
Up to $50K
Duration
1 year
Deadlines
ORS deadline for full review Agency deadline
January 18, 2019 February 1, 2019
April 17, 2019 May 1, 2019
July 18, 2019 August 1, 2019
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16. Grant Opportunity: SSHRC Insight Development Grants Competition (January 21, 2019)
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently launched the 2019 competition for the Insight Development Grants (IDG) program. The application form is now available on SSHRC’s Research Portal. This program supports research in its initial stages.
A summary is provided below.
Objectives
- to enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas; and
- to foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives
Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities:
• case studies;
• pilot initiatives; and
• critical analyses of existing research.
SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-cretion.
NOTE: The Office of Research Office would like to bring researchers attention to SSHRC guidelines around submission of multiple applications. An individual may not, in a calendar year, submit as applicant (principal investigator/project director), an application for both an Insight Development Grant and an Insight Grant.
Value
$7,000 - $75,000
Duration
1 – 2 years
Deadlines
Submission to ORS for review – January 21, 2019
Submission to agency – February 4, 2019
Submission to ORS of hard copy of full application plus completed and signed ORS checklist and electronic submission to SSHRC – no later than 12noon on February 4, 2019
Complete details on this opportunity may be obtained by visiting SSHRC's web site at the following link:
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx