CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, January 31, 2019

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EVENTS:
1.    The Centre for Feminist Research, Sexuality Studies, and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies present: Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Memorialization by CFR Visiting Scholar Dr. Nael Bhanji (February 5, 2019)
2.    CFR Presents: "A Piece of Paradise" Film screening and Q&A with Cast and Director Patrick Alcedo (Feb 25, 2019)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1.    The Faculty of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies is Pleased to Announce New Faculty Member Dr. Angele Alook
2.    New Publication: "Creating Safety Plans with Vulnerable Populations to Reduce the Risk of Repeated Violence and Domestic Homicide"

EVENTS:
1.    “Protests and Pedagogy” A Conference and Event Series Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Sir George Williams University Computer Center Occupation, Montréal, Québec (January 29, 2019)
2.    Racialized Maternal Health Conference: Equity-based health promotion for Black mothers of children with developmental disabilities (January 31, 2019)
3.    DLLL: “Language Education in Brazil: How Do We Move Forward in the Face of Neoconservative Politic?” (February 7, 2019)
4.    YCAR: “The Emergence of a New Wave of Feminism? Gangnam Femicide, Misogyny, and Feminist Movements in South Korea” (February 7, 2019)
5.    Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora: Two Day Symposium for Black History Month: “Black Leadership, Partisan Politics and Social Activism” (February 8-9, 2019)
6.    Hennick Centre for Business and Law and the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies present: Carlos A. Ball- The Queering of the American Corporation (February 14 ,2019)
7.    Conférence Tubman: Le Racisme Et La Réitération De La Déshumanisation Esclavagiste Dans Le Système De Santé Canadien : Une Question D’éthique Féministe Appliquée (February 14, 2019)
8.    Shab-e She'r Poetry Night LXXI (February 26, 2019)
9.    Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Ryerson University: An Evening with 'Me Too.' Founder Tarana Burke (March 5, 2019)
10.    Department of Anthropology Annual Lecture: “Interior Frontiers: Concept-Work on Rough Ground” Ann Stoler (March 7, 2019)

CALLS:
1.    Call for Participants: “Thriving on Campus? LGBTQ2S+ Campus Climate at Ontario Universities.” Study (February 1, 2019)
2.    Call for Submissions: ‘Dark Matter’ Issue #8- “What does it mean, to heal?” (March 8, 2019)
3.    Call for Contributions: Special Issue of MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture on Feminist Pedagogies (March 8, 2019)

OPPORTUNITIES:
1.    Funding Opportunity: SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR - New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration (January 31, 2019)
2.    Job Opportunity: Crisis Counselor and In-Depth Counselor at Athena’s Sexual Assault Counseling and Advocacy Centre (February 5, 2019)

 
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EVENTS:
1.    The Centre for Feminist Research, Sexuality Studies, and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies present: Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Memorialization by CFR Visiting Scholar Dr. Nael Bhanji (February 5, 2019)
The Centre for Feminist Research, Sexuality Studies, and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies present:
Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Memorialization, Talk by CFR Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies Dr. Nael Bhanji
Introduced by Sexuality Studies Coordinator Bobby Noble
Date: February 5th, 2019
Time: 12-2pm
Location: 280A York Lanes, York University
Accessibility: Accessible space. Wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral bathroom nearby.
Light refreshments provided. Everyone welcome. RSVP to juliapyr@yorku.ca
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/581982522272955/
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What sorts of affective worldings emerge from the spectacularization and consumption of ‘ordinary’ racialized death?  How can we read projects of memorialization as intimately entwined with the mobilization of national subjects within broader mechanisms of hypervigilance and surveillance against people of colour? What connections can we make between practices of trans memoralization, state-securitization, and counter-terrorism? Tracing the connections between necropolitical intimacy, spectacularized violence, and ‘bare life’ in the circulation of affective belonging, this talk explores the centrality of “necrointimacies” in structuring whiteness as emblematic of contemporary life.
Dr. Nael Bhanji is the 2018-2019 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University and a lecturer at Carleton University.  Drawing upon critical race theory, trans studies, psychoanalysis, and affect theory, his research explores articulations of necropolitics, racialization, surveillance,  and counter-terrorism within an increasingly globalized trans movement. Nael's work appears in Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition,  The Transgender Studies Reader 2, Trans Studies Quarterly 4.1, Canadian Ethnic Studies, and The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities.  He is presently working on his monograph entitled “Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Trans Memorialization.”

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2.    CFR Presents: "A Piece of Paradise" Film screening and Q&A with Cast and Director Patrick Alcedo (Feb 25, 2019)
The Centre for Feminist Research presents:
“A Piece of Paradise” Film Screening
Followed by a Q&A with Director and Cast
Film by Dr. Patrick Alcedo (Department of Dance)
*Jury Awards–National Bank Best First Feature Film and Centennial Best Canadian Film, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, 2017
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Location: 626 Kaneff Tower, York University
Film Trailer: https://player.vimeo.com/video/242928309
Accessibility: Accessible space. Wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral bathroom nearby.
Coffee and tea provided. Everyone welcome. RSVP to juliapyr@yorku.ca.
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1008123282710262/
Canada is a nation of immigrants, and it comes as no surprise that many Canadians share more
than one homeland. For many Filipinos, family members living and working overseas is commonplace, and yet the strain of being apart is never easy. When your heart is torn between
two places you love, how do you find your piece of paradise? The film captures the everyday life of Norlyn, Em-Em, and Betsy as they navigate living and working in Toronto while dreaming of the day they can visit the Philippines again. Their struggles are real but the women are resilient, knowing that their faith, community and especially their sense of humor will help them through the challenges.
CAST
Norlyn, Em-Em, Betsy, Darrell, Bimboy
PRODUCTION
WRITER-DIRECTOR Patrick Alcedo PRODUCER Patrick Alcedo CINEMATOGRAPHY
Fruto Corre MUSIC Peter Alcedo, Jr. EDITING Phoebe Sequino
Co-sponsored by: The Department of Dance, the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), and York
Centre for Asian Research (YCAR).

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1.    The Faculty of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies is Pleased to Announce New Faculty Member Dr. Angele Alook
Dear Everyone in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies/Gender, Feminist and Women’s
Studies
The hiring committee is pleased to announce that, starting 1 July, we have a new colleague:
Dr. Angele Alook.
Dr Alook, from Bigstone Cree Nation, Treaty 8 Territory, is currently a researcher with the
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees working on labour and equity issues. Her indigenous,
feminist scholarship includes the areas of gender and life course, public policy, health, labour
studies, environmental and energy issues, Treaties and land rights and the impact of the oil
industry on Indigenous peoples. She is deeply engaged with Indigenous communities; her work
reflects her knowledge of, and commitment to, Indigenous pedagogies and methodologies. She
has also had extensive teaching experience and is currently a co-investigator on two major
SSHRC funded projects: the Corporate Mapping Project, a partnership grant that looks at
Indigenous experiences in Alberta’s Oil Industry and its gendered impacts on working families
and the Just Powers Project, an Insight grant that focuses on feminist energies and
environmental social justice.
We look forward to welcoming Dr. Alook as a member of our faculty and our community.
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2.    New Publication: "Creating Safety Plans with Vulnerable Populations to Reduce the Risk of Repeated Violence and Domestic Homicide"
The CDHPIVP has published its 6th Domestic Homicide Brief:
Creating Safety Plans with Vulnerable Populations to Reduce the Risk of Repeated Violence and Domestic Homicide
The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations presents its sixth Learning Brief, Creating Safety Plans with Vulnerable Populations to Reduce the Risk of Repeated Violence and Domestic Homicide.
Within this Brief, safety planning strategies are defined and the importance of protecting women and those close to them by creating a safety plan is discussed. Safety planning with vulnerable populations is discussed in detail including common challenges, promising practices, and emerging issues. Safety planning tools and resources are provided.
Access this Brief:
Printable pdf version: http://cdhpi.ca/sites/cdhpi.ca/files/Brief_6-Online_0.pdf
Webpage version: http://cdhpi.ca/sites/cdhpi.ca/files/Brief_6-Online_0.pdf
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EVENTS:
1.    “Protests and Pedagogy” A Conference and Event Series Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Sir George Williams University Computer Center Occupation, Montréal,Québec (January 29, 2019)
In 1969, West Indian students at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) occupied the university’s computer centre from January 29th to Feb 11th as part of one of the most significant student protests in Canadian history. The student occupation was in response to discriminatory pedagogical practices and the university’s failure to effectively address the students’ complaints.
The protest culminated with a now iconic and widely circulated image of computer punch cards being thrown out the window of the 9th floor by students. The end of the protest was also marked by varying accounts of police brutality, racist epithets, and a mysterious arson which forced the students’ evacuation. In the aftermath, nearly 100 people were arrested. The impact of this event was felt acutely in Montreal, but followed closely by national media in Canada, with ripple effects across the Caribbean, impacting Caribbean-Canadian relations and resulting in Caribbean-based student protests, which pushed governments to demand justice for their nationals.
This conference commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Sir George Williams “affair” as a lens to reflect upon the unfinished business of decolonization and its relationship to questions of pedagogy, institutional life and culture and ongoing discussions about race and racism. We seek to remember this historical moment and its questions of decolonization and pedagogy as ones which remain urgent in higher education around the world. We also acknowledge the long history of student protests in various institutions across the Third World and the Global North, but in particular we draw connections between this event, and the “Rodney Riots” in Jamaica, 1968 and Trinidad’s Black Power Revolution in 1970.
In locating the students who were part of the Sir George Williams “affair” as part of this wider trajectory, we further ask what is the decolonizing role of the student intellectual both historically and in our current global moment?  What are the unfinished legacies of this moment in the Canadian context and beyond? How is it remembered, forgotten or contested in different spaces? How did it connect or contribute to wider circuits of activism, protest and resistance? How is blackness included or occluded in decolonizing dialogues (particularly relating to curriculum and pedagogy)? What are the lessons of the occupation of the computer centre to current forms of resistance, such as Black Lives Matter or Rhodes Must Fall?
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2.    Racialized Maternal Health Conference: Equity-Based Health Promotion For Black Mothers Of Children With Developmental Disabilities (January 31, 2019)
9:00 am to 5:30 pm, at Daniels Spectrum
Dr. Ullanda Niel (family physician, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities) and Dr. Nazilla Khanlou (associate professor, school of nursing, York University) present Equity-based Health Promotion for Black Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities at the Racialized Maternal Health Conference.
The Racialized Maternal Health Conference is a forum where professionals, students, experts, researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders will come together to pursue efforts to improve racialized maternal-newborn health and practices in Canada by promoting best practices, cultural competency and advocacy for racialized maternal health issues, research and policies.
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3.    DLLL: “Language Education in Brazil: How Do We Move Forward in the Face of Neoconservative Politic?” (February 7, 2019)
This talk problematizes contemporary language education in Brazil in face of recent neoliberal neoconservative political context. In doing so, we ask: Where do we place critique within the curriculum in neoconservative times? What is left to teachers in their commitment to educate critical citizens? Do critical literacies suffice? To respond to these questions, a set of contemporary snapshots are brought to the fore, unveiling all the anguish brought up by the complex politics of “us” versus “them”/ Some understandings of Critical Literacies (CLs) within the field are then reviewed, preparing the terrain for the reading of ourselves in relation to our theories and practices. To conclude, I outline a few orientations which seek to relocate CLs beyond the dichromatic view of the micro versus macro as a formative strategy in dealing with our frustrations.
The talk will be in the DLLL AV room on the Thursday at 11:30-12:30 followed by light refreshments.
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4.    YCAR: “The Emergence of a New Wave of Feminism? Gangnam Femicide, Misogyny, and Feminist Movements in South Korea” (February 7, 2019)
The Emergence of a New Wave of Feminism? Gangnam Femicide, Misogyny, and Feminist Movements in South Korea
Thursday, 7 February 2019 | 2:30pm to 5:30pm | Room 802, South Ross Building, Keele Campus
“I did it because women have always ignored me.”
This quote by a man who brutally murdered a woman in her twenties in the middle of Seoul’s busy Gangnam neighborhood on 17 May 2016 has triggered furious responses by Korean young women. Against the official announce by the Police indicating the incident as a random murder, Korean young women calling it “femicide based on misogyny” started a SNS hashtag movement #survived.
In this talk, Professor LEE analyzes women’s collective reaction to the misogynous killing in South Korea, highlighting the significance of women’s passionate aspiration. As examining the issues surrounding the “the Exit no. 10 of Gangnam Station,” she analyzes socio-political backgrounds and meanings of the seemingly unexpected emergence of women’s visible resistance and mourning fervor to be followed by diverse activism including the Pro-choice movement to decriminalize abortion, the #MeToo movement, the Anti-spy camera movement, the Escaping corset movement and so on.
As reading the incident as a symbolic signifier, she argues that the phenomenon of “the Exit no. 10 of Gangnam Station” is not a sign of simple gender conflict but should be understood as a new wave of Korean feminism to share some similarities with the Second Wave Women’s Movement in the U.S. Utilizing online technology, Korean women are not only to challenge gender discrimination in general, but also to deconstruct the socio-cultural perceptions and practice concerning women’s sexuality
Na-Young LEE is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. She has published many books and articles in Korean, in English and in Japanese, covering the subjects of Japanese military ‘comfort women,’ U.S. military bases, prostitution, gendered space, women’s oral history, and migration. In addition, as involving in activist fields of Japanese military sexual slavery, anti-prostitution movement, and anti-US military prostitution movement, she has served on the boards of various academic professional associations for Women’s Studies, Sociology, Oral History, Media Studies, and Cultural Studies in Korea. Her international publication include “Un/forgettable Histories of US Camptown Prostitution in South Korea: Women’s Experiences of Sexual labor and Government Policies” (2017); Women’s Activism and “Second Wave” Feminism (co-author) (2017); “Korean Men’s Pornography Use, Their Interest in Extreme Pornography, and Dyadic Sexual Relationships” (co-author) (2015), among others. Her major research areas are feminist theories, sexuality, post/colonialism and gendered nationalism, trans/national women’s movements, militarism and gender, Japanese military sexual slavery system, prostitution and feminist policy, and feminist oral history.
This talk is organized by Laam Hae (Politics) and Hong Kal (Visual Art and Art History) and presented as part of the Korea in the World, the World in Korean Studies project funded by the Academy of Korean Studies. It is co-presented by the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) and Hope 21.
Please send inquiries to kore@yorku.ca
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5.    Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora: Two Day Symposium for Black History Month: “Black Leadership, Partisan Politics and Social Activism” (February 8-9, 2019)
A two-day symposium celebrating Black History Month will be held at York University on Feb. 8 and 9.
Black History Month 2019 event poster “Black Leadership, Partisan Politics and Social Activism” will bring together community leaders, activists, academics and students to discuss the limitations and possibilities of political representation and social activism for advancing Black communities.
The symposium will open with a reception and a conversation with David Austin and Amoaba Gooden on the evening of Feb. 8. The conversation will be facilitated by Professor Tamari Kitossa. The reception takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building.
Two panels will take place on Feb. 9 beginning at 10 a.m., featuring invited community activists and organizers. Panel 1, on “Black Leadership and Partisan Politics,” runs from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Panel 2, on “Black Leadership and Social Activism,” runs from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. Both events take place in Founders Assembly Hall.
The event is presented by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, a University Chair in York’s Faculty of Education that aims to advance access, equity and inclusivity to education through community engagement and collaborative action.
Carl E. James currently holds the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora. He is a professor in the Faculty of Education and holds cross-appointments in the graduate programs in Sociology, Social Work, and Social & Political Thought.
Space is limited. To RSVP, visit this link https://eduforms.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=78923
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6.    Hennick Centre for Business and Law and the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies present: Carlos A. Ball- The Queering of the American Corporation (February 14 ,2019)
CARLOS A. BALL
The QUEERING of the AMERICAN CORPORATION
February 14© 2019
1230-2PM
IKB 2027
Lunch Served | RSVP Please: https://webform.osgoode.yorku.ca/view.php?id=373359
Carlos A. Ball is Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Research Scholar at Rutgers University. He has published several book on LGBT rights, including The First Amendment and LGBT Equality (Harvard University Press, 2017), After Marriage Equality (NYU Press, 2016), and Same-Sex Marriage and Children (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is currently serving as Senior Editor of Oxford University Press's LGBT Politics and Policy Research Encyclopedia. He teaches courses on Constitutional Law, the First Amendment, and Sexuality, Gender Identity, and the Law.
In this Hennick/IFLS co sponsored talk, Professor Ball will outline his arguments, to be published as "The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBT Adversary to Ally" (Beacon Press, forthcoming 2019), and answer questions about his arguments and their implications. He will explore the largely untold story of how the U.S. LGBT rights movement, in the decades following Stonewall, helped to turn large American companies from pervasive discriminators against sexual minorities and transgender individuals to defenders of LGBT equality.  Big businesses are essentially conservative institutions that do not usually weigh in on controversial “culture war” issues. His talk will argue that corporate support for LGBT equality—as manifested, for example, recently in corporate America’s vehement opposition to so-called transgender bathroom laws—is an exception to that general rule. At a time when the LGBT rights movement in the U.S. is facing considerable political backlash following crucial victories such as the attainment of marriage equality across the country, corporate America has become a crucial ally of LGBT people.
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7.    Conférence Tubman: Le racisme et la réitération de la déshumanisation esclavagiste dans le Le Système De Santé Canadien : Une Question D’éthique Féministe Appliquée (February 14, 2019)
L’institut Harriet Tubman pour la recherche sur l’Afrique et ses Diasporas présente: Conférencière: Dre Agnès Berthelot-Raffard
Chercheuse et professeure études féministes et de genre, Agnès Berthelot-Raffard est docteure en philosophie politique et éthique sociale de l’université Panthéon-Sorbonne et de l’Université de Montréal. Ses recherches s’inscrivent dans les champs de la philosophie féministe, de la philosophie Africana et des études philosophiques sur la race. Une réception au Musée canadien des langues suivra l’événement. La Conférence Tubman 2019 est possible grâce au soutien des partenaires de l’Institut Tubman : L’École d’Études des femmes, du genre et de la sexualité de l’Université York Le Centre de recherche sur le contact des langues et des cultures Le Centre Robarts pour les études canadiennes Le Collège universitaire Glendon.
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8.    Shab-e She'r Poetry Night LXXI (February 26, 2019)
Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXI
Toronto’s most diverse & brave poetry reading and open mic series
Featured poets: M. Nourbese Philip & Valentino Assenza
Hosts: Bänoo Zan & Terese Pierre
Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Place: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7
Main Hall
Doors open               6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m.
Show                         7-10 p.m.
Admission: $5
M. Nourbese Philip unembedded poet, essayist, novelist & playwright, 4 poetry books, winner of numerous awards & fellowships, writer-in-residence at universities & writers’ retreat guest
Valentino Assenza poet & spoken word artist, past board member of Art Bar Poetry Series, founding member of The Toronto Poetry Project, co-host & co-producer of Howl radio show
Tranzac Club is an accessible venue with no stairs (aside from the stage) and they have two accessible gender neutral washrooms.
Please refrain from wearing perfume.
Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO
Instagram: @banoo.zan
https://www.facebook.com/events/762012194163322/
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9.    Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Ryerson University: An Evening with 'Me Too.' Founder Tarana Burke (March 5, 2019)
In honour of International Women's Day, join Tarana Burke for a riveting discussion on the fight to advance gender equity and equality worldwide. Hear directly from Tarana and then listen as she sits down with CBC media personality Nana aba Duncan to discuss her global campaign to combat sexual harassment, abuse and assault. Co-hosted by the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Ryerson University. All proceeds from the evening will go to funding LEAF's advocacy to advance the equality rights of women and girls in Canada.
6:00 PM: Reception with Tarana Burke for select ticketholders
7:30 PM: Keynote address and conversation with Nana aba Duncan
Tickets:
$60 (General admission)
$150 (General admission + reception with Tarana Burke)
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10.    Department of Anthropology Annual Lecture: “Interior Frontiers: Concept-Work on Rough Ground” Ann Stoler (March 7, 2019)
Ann Stoler Presents Interior Frontiers: Concept-Work on Rough Ground.
Accoldate west 109, 4:30-6:30 pm, March 7 2019
Ann Laura Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research. She is the author and editor of numerous books including Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (2002,2010) and Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination (2013). Her most recent book is Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times (2016).
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CALLS:
1.    Call for Participants: “Thriving on Campus? LGBTQ2S+ Campus Climate at Ontario Universities.” Study (February 1 ,2019)
“Thriving on Campus?” is an Ontario-wide LGBTQ2S+ campus climate study.
The results will inform efforts to foster the acceptance of LGBTQ2S+ students and promote their wellbeing and academic success.
An online survey is currently underway. If you are an LGBTQ2S+ university student in
Ontario, please consider participating. TAKE THE SURVEY NOW HERE https://wlu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ZiKRq0RW6Clgep
(Tinyurl.com/ThrivingOnCampus)
Follow @thrivingoncampus to find out more and stay updated!
#queer #lgbt #lgbtq #pride #students #campusclimate
To protect the privacy and confidentiality of others we ask that you do not tag others' personal
accounts.
This study has been approved by Research Ethics Boards at Wilfrid Laurier University (REB
5774), McGill University (REB 115-0818), York University (REB 2018-370) and other
institutions listed on our website (https://lgbtq2sthrivingoncampus.ca/en-researchethics/).
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2.    Call for Submissions: ‘Dark Matter’ Issue #8- “What does it mean, to heal?” (March 8, 2019)
We are now accepting submissions for issue #8, which will continue to explore the theme “What does it mean, to heal?” Likewise, we are seeking dreams for the section Aftermath: 11/9, which is dedicated to dreams, nightmares and visions that have come since the current administration took office.
Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019. For more information about the theme, please see the original call for issue #6. www.darkmatterwomenwitnessing.com/submission_guidelines.html"> We also want to call your attention to Deena Metzger’s recent and essential essay in Tikkun “Extinction Illness: Grave Affliction and Possibility” in which Metzger suggests that extinction illness is “A world condition and a world affliction. Perhaps this systemic affliction is at the root of all our current global plagues, diseases, and illnesses.” We are inviting responses to this essay, on Facebook for now, some of which we plan to compile for issue #8. We are especially interested to hear about changes you have made/are making/will make, both internal and external, in the interest of sustaining life on earth.
Note: if your response is long, best to write it up first as a document then copy and paste it. You can access the article on FB here: facebook.com/darkmatterwomenwitnessing/posts/2496792190394118 Please share widely if you are moved to. Thanks! Lise Weil, Editor
editor@darkmatterwomenwitnessing.com
www.DarkMatterWomenWitnessing.com
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3.    Call for Contributions: Special Issue of MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture on Feminist Pedagogies (March 8, 2019)
Calling contributions to a special issue of MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture on Feminist Pedagogies
The intersectional feminist and LGBTQI journal MAI is seeking contributions to a special issue on feminist pedagogies. Across the board, feminist research and teaching in Higher Education is increasingly vulnerable to ideological attack. The recent “prank” conducted by Pluckrose, Lindsay and Boghossian to make fun at so-called “grievance studies” systematically works to undermine scholarly work in feminist, queer, critical disability and critical race studies and other fields. This context makes feminist teaching both more vital, and more vulnerable, than ever, as revealed by open letters such as that published in the second issue of MAI.<https://maifeminism.com/collective-letter-in-support-of-feminist-pedagogy/> This special issue aims to explore the place of feminism in the classroom, revealing pleasure and resistance, complaint and celebration.
We welcome contributions that address the strategies, obstacles and opportunities of feminist pedagogy in a range of contexts from classroom discussions and syllabi to faculty committee meetings, screening rooms and activist spaces. Feminist teaching happens everywhere. Contributions might range from conventional academic articles (6000-8000 words) to interviews (1000-3000 words), creative writing (poems, short stories, creative responses, max 3000 words), video essays (5-10 mins with brief supporting statement of 800-1000 words), and photographs, visual/audiovisual or interactive art.
Abstracts should be 200-250 words, and be accompanied by a short bio. Please email abstracts to MAI editorial board member Clara Bradbury-Rance (clara.bradbury-rance@kcl.ac.uk<mailto:clara.bradbury-rance@kcl.ac.uk>) by 8th March 2019. Contributors will be notified of the status of their proposal in early April and full submissions will be due by 31st August 2019 (see here<https://maifeminism.com/submissions/> for guidelines). -------------------------------------------
OPPORTUNITIES:
1.    Funding Opportunity: SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR - New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration (January 31, 2019)
Objective
The objective of this inaugural competition is to generate opportunities for early career researchers (ECRs) to conduct high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research not available through funding opportunities currently offered by the three agencies. It seeks to inspire highly innovative projects that defy current research paradigms, propose a unique scientific direction, bring disciplines together beyond the traditional disciplinary approaches, and/or use different perspectives to solve existing problems.
The funding call is comprised of three streams to support ground-breaking research:
1. Exploration will generate opportunities for Canada to build strength in high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research;
2. Transformation will provide large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research; and
3. International will enhance opportunities for Canadian researchers to participate in research with international partners.
Projects must be high-risk and high-reward and may involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for funding across the tri-agencies.
Projects must be interdisciplinary. The nominated principal investigator and team members (if applicable) can be from any discipline, but the proposed research project must include elements from at least two different disciplines (as defined by a group-level classification based on the Canadian Research and Development Classification).
Projects are not eligible if they include any of the following: a focus on the application of existing technology; provide routine analyses; collect data without interpreting underlying mechanisms; provide professional practice or consulting services (contract research); involve the set-up and operational management of an institute, a formal or informal group of researchers (network); and/or are principally associated with the acquisition and maintenance of scientific equipment, curriculum development, organization of a conference or workshop, digitization of a collection, or creation of a database.
Exploration grant projects must be innovative in nature and use unconventional approaches or ideas to achieve high-risk and high-reward interdisciplinary research. Therefore, projects are also not eligible if they: focus solely on research within a single discipline; propose research that is the obvious next step; would likely be funded through another program offered at one of the three agencies; have not taken into consideration sex- and gender-based analysis (if applicable); or do not support equity, diversity and inclusion in their team and training environment.
Application Process
Applicants must complete both an NOI and application using the Convergence Portal.
Value
Up to $250,000 over two years ($125,000 per year)
Duration
Up to 2 years
IMPORTANT UPDATES RE NEW FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH FUND – EXPLORATION CALL
REVISED DEADLINES
Please note that the funder deadline for the New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration call has been extended to Thursday, February 14, 2019. Therefore, the deadlines are revised as follows:
-Submission to ORS for full review – Thursday, January 31, 2019
-Submission to ORS of hard copy of the complete application and all attachments along with a completed and fully signed ORS Checklist – no later than 10am on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
-Submission to agency online via the Convergence Portal no later than 10am on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Please note that ORS will begin approving applications and submitting them to the funder on the afternoon of February 13, 2019.
INDIRECT COSTS
Researchers must include 25% in indirect costs in their applications on top of the direct costs of research. The 25% of indirect costs will be used by the university to cover indirect costs driven by your project and will be managed as per the Research Support Fund under the SHARP budget model and will not be available to the applicants to spend.
For further details on this program, please consult the following link:
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/nfrf-fnfr/nfrf-fnfr-eng.aspx
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2.    Job Opportunity: Crisis Counselor and In-Depth Counselor at Athena’s Sexual Assault Counseling and Advocacy Centre (February 5, 2019)
Counsellors
Athena’s Sexual Assault Counselling & Advocacy Centre, is currently seeking both an In-Depth
Counsellor, and a Crisis Counsellor. These are bargaining unit positions working from our Barrie
office located at 80 Bradford Street.
The successful candidate must possess:
• A post-secondary degree/diploma within a counselling discipline (BSW/MSW preferred)
with a minimum of 3-5 years counselling/group facilitation experience working with
individuals who have experienced trauma;
• Comprehensive understanding of the issues and complexities of the impact of violence
against women particularly intimate partner violence, and/or sexual abuse, with a strong
feminist analysis;
• Knowledge of and commitment to working within an intersectional feminist and harm
reduction framework;
• An understanding of and an ability to work with diverse women including women from
various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds;
• Knowledge of social services, housing, medical, and justice systems and familiarity with
procedures for access;
• Tact, sound judgment and multi-tasking ability;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Flexibility and willingness to travel within Simcoe County, valid driver’s license and
reliable vehicle.
In keeping with our commitment to represent all our communities, Indigenous women,
francophone women, queer-identified and racialized women are especially encouraged to apply.
Strong preference will be given to women who are fluent in both French and English.
Please submit a written expression of interest and your up-to-date resumé, to
Haily MacDonald
Director of Operations
P.O. Box 54
Midland, Ontario
L4R 4K6
Email (Word or .pdf only): hmacdonald@rosewood.on.ca
Fax: 705-526-0343
Closing Date: February 5th, 2019