Upcoming Events and Opportunities, February 14, 2019



1. CFR Co-Sponsored: GLRC International Graduate Student Symposium 2019 (Feb 21-22, 2019)

2. CFR Co-Sponsored: New Frontiers Graduate Conference in History 2019: Reclaiming Histories: Discourses of Colonization, Reconciliation, And Recolonization (Feb 21-23, 2019)

3. CFR Presents: "A Piece of Paradise" Film screening and Q&A with Cast and Director Patrick Alcedo (Feb 25, 2019)

4. CFR Presents: “The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution" Book Launch with author Michael Kaufman (Feb 26, 2019)



1. Take Action to Support Funding for Women's Centres in Ontario


1. Book Launch: “Ladies, Upstairs! My Life in Politics and After” by Monique Bégin (Feb 21, 2019)

2. TO Live, in association with Native Earth Performing Arts and The Theatre Centre: Daina Ashbee’s “Pour” Toronto debut at the Theatre Centre (Feb 22–24, 2019)

3. Rotation: In the texture of the world - video installation by Yam Lau (Visual Arts) (Until Feb 23, 2019)

4. Department of Sociology Annual Lecture: Renisa Mawani, Atmospheric Pressures: On Race and Affect (Feb 26, 2019)

5. “Law, Labour, Race & Migration” Legal History panel discussion with Renisa Mawani (UVic) and Radhika Mongia (York) (Feb 27,2019)

6. Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE): International Emerging Scholars' Workshop "Migration, Identity and Politics in Europe" (March 1, 2019)

7. Mobilize YU: 8 Week Course Focused on Knowledge Mobilization Presented by The Knowledge Mobilization Unit (March 5, 2019)

8. The York University Geography Alumni Network Lecture: Killing the Border Life/La Vida Fronteriza: Trump's Wall by Professor Melissa W. Wright (March 14, 2019)


1.  Call for Proposals: Socialist Feminist Convergence in Philadelphia (Feb 20, 2019)


1. Job Opportunity: Professor of Public History at Sheridan, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Open Until Filled)

2. Job Opportunity: Director of Development at MADRE (Open Until Filled)

3. Job Opportunity:  Program Officer Asia and the Pacific with Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds (Feb 15, 2019)

4. Job Opportunity: Consultancy for APWLD Mid-Term Evaluation (Feb 15, 2019)

5. Job Opportunity: Trauma Expert for strengthening Health System at Medica Mondiale e.V. (Feb 17, 2019)

6. Job Opportunity: Executive Director & General Counsel at The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) (Feb 25, 2019)

7. Job Opportunity: Human Rights – Endowed Chair (Assistant Professor) – St. Thomas University (Feb 25, 2019)

8. Job Opportunity: Assistant/Associate Professor and CRC in Politics of Democracy and Artificial Intelligence at York University, Department of Politics (Feb 28, 2019)

9. The Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers is Receiving Applications for the 2020 Cohort (March 15, 2019)

10. Job Opportunity: Tenure Track Position at the University of Manitoba, Department of Native Studies and the Gender Studies Program (March 22, 2019)

11. Job Opportunity: Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities at UNDP-UNV Talent Programme (August 1, 2019)



1. CFR Co-Sponsored: GLRC International Graduate Student Symposium 2019 (February 21-22, 2019)

The Global Labour Research Centre is pleased to announce its upcoming third annual International Graduate Student Symposium, to be held at York University on February 21-22, 2019. The Symposium will showcase research by emerging scholars on a wide range of issues related to the study of work and labour in a global context, and offers an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to share their research in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/glrc-international-graduate-student-symposium-2019-tickets-53158124381?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/279437876021393/ 

In addition to paper presentations by graduate students, the event will feature a Keynote presentation (The John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour) by Kiké Roach, titled "Reclamation: Feminism, Labour and the (Un)Learning of (Radical) History" ( https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reclamation-feminism-labour-and-the-unlearning-of-radical-history-tickets-55650083899 ), on the evening of Thursday, February 21 (6:00-8:00 PM) in 519 Kaneff Tower. This Keynote event is FREE and everyone is welcome but the space has limited seating, so please register to secure your spot via Eventbrite as soon as possible (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reclamation-feminism-labour-and-the-unlearning-of-radical-history-tickets-55650083899 )

If you have any questions, please contact glrc@yorku.ca

Symposium Organizing Committee | Rawan Abdelbaki • Lacey Croft • Alia Karim • Kaitlin Peters • Rahina Zarma  • Dr. Kelly Pike

2. CFR Co-Sponsored: New Frontiers Graduate Conference in History 2019: Reclaiming Histories: Discourses of Colonization, Reconciliation, And Recolonization (February 21-23, 2019) 

New Frontiers 2019 York University Graduate Conference, February 21-23, 2019

Reclaiming histories: Discourses of Colonization, Reconciliation, and Recolonization

Keynote Dinner @ Osgoode Hall Law School

Helliwell Centre (Room 1014), Ignat Kaneff Buliding

Friday February 22, 2019 6pm-9pm

Keynote speaker: Dr. Susan Hill, author of “The Clay We Are Made Of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River”

Dr. Susan M. Hill, Wolf Clan, Mohawk Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River works at the University of Toronto jointly appointed as the director of the Centre for Indigenous Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of History. In 2017, Dr. Hill published “The Clay We Are Made of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River” (University of Manitoba Press), which won the Best First Book Award, Native American Indigenous Studies Association (2018). Dr. Hill’s research focuses on Treaty Rights, Haudenosaunee History, Indigenous Women, Indigenous Territoriality, and Indigenous Research Methods specifically Haudenosaunee.

Registration Fee: $40.00

RSVP: https://yorknewfrontiers.wordpress.com 

3. CFR Presents: “A Piece of Paradise” Film Screening and Q&A with Director Patrick Alcedo and Cast (Feb 25, 2019)

 “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).

4. CFR Presents: “The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution" Book Launch with author Michael Kaufman (Feb 26, 2019)

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:

“The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution”

Book Launch with author Dr. Michael Kaufman

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 12-1.30pm

Location: 305 Founders College, York University

Accessibility: Open to all. Accessible space. Founders College is wheelchair-accessible. Gender-neutral bathroom on 1st floor. Single-stall, accessible bathroom on 3rd floor. Light refreshments

provided. RSVP to juliapyr@yorku.ca.

Copies of the book available for purchase!

The Time Has Come explores how a patriarchal culture that has given power and privilege to men comes at a huge cost to women, children, and, surprisingly to men as well. It details how

very achievable changes in our workplaces and families, in the ways we raise boys to be men and dismantle rigid gender binaries, and in the movement to end men’s violence will bring significant rewards to communities all around the world. Michael Kaufman is the cofounder of the White Ribbon Campaign―the largest international network of men working to end violence against women―and for decades has been an advisor on gender equality to the United Nations, governments, NGOs, schools, and workplaces around the world. With honest storytelling, compassion, and hard-hitting analysis, The Time Has Come is a compelling look at why men must take a stand in the fight for general equality.

Co-Sponsored by: The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and the Department of Sociology.



1. Take Action to Support Funding for Women's Centres in Ontario

Women's centres across Ontario have received funding from the Province for more than 25 years. Current funding agreements will end on March 31, 2019. NYWC and our sister centres have received no communication as to what will happen to this funding come April 1st.

We know that you value the work that is done by North York Women's Centre - and all Ontario women's centres - to support women in local communities. We are asking you to help ensure this work continues by writing to your MPP - and encouraging others to do so.

Please email iris@nywc.org for a copy of the letter template and a lit of MPPs and their contact details.

The letter has been sent by women's centres have sent to Hon. Lisa McLeod, the Minister Responsible for Women's Issues.  We are asking you to share this letter with your MPP along with a note explaining why you value NYWC's work and, if you are comfortable doing so, sharing a personal story of how NYWC has helped you or someone you know.

We urge you to write to your MPP today and follow up with a phone call. We have highlighted contact details for Faisal Hassan (the MPP for York South-Weston, where NYWC is located), Andrea Horwath (the leader of the opposition) and Hon Lisa McLeod herself. We ask that you send a copy of your email to them as well.

NYWC has scheduled a meeting with MPP Faisal Hassan to discuss this important issue.

On behalf of everyone who cares about women's centres, I thank you for your support and urge you to take action to ensure that the vital services provided by women's centres continue to be available to women in Ontario.


1. Book Launch: “Ladies, Upstairs! My Life in Politics and After” by Monique Bégin (February 21, 2019)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Free admission

Library and Archives Canada, the Ottawa Public Library, the Ottawa International Writers Festival and McGill-Queen’s University Press invite you to the launch, hosted by Charlotte Gray, of Ladies, Upstairs! My Life in Politics and After by Monique Bégin.

Ladies, Upstairs! details the experiences of a feisty, candid outsider who, through sheer fortitude, intelligence and hard work, became minister of health and welfare, a university dean, a sought-after member for commissions of inquiry, and an international expert on public health.

The voice of a woman in a male world, a francophone among anglophones, and a skeptical politician, Monique Bégin’s Ladies, Upstairs! provides a fascinating account of one of Canada's most impressive federal ministers and her discoveries through the decades.

"Bégin was a major player in a period that marked the beginning of a long journey to make Canadian politics, public life, universities, and commissions deal with the two major revolutions of the twentieth century – feminism and decolonization. Her ability to choose allies, make friends, and help establish women's health as an important area of research and teaching is not a small accomplishment.  Her story will be read by many people.”

–Caroline Andrew, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa

Presentation in English only

For more information about this event, call 613-996-5115 (1-866-578-7777) or email bac.marketing.lac@canada.ca.

Seating is limited, so please register.

2. TO Live, in association with Native Earth Performing Arts and The Theatre Centre: Daina Ashbee’s “Pour” Toronto debut at the Theatre Centre (Feb 22–24, 2019)
Toronto debut at the Theatre Centre
TO Live
“Remarkable choreography that challenges and inspires!”- Alt. theatre
(Toronto, ON - January 29, 2019) TO Live, in association with Native Earth Performing Arts and The Theatre Centre, presents the Toronto debut of Pour, from provocative, boundary-busting dancer-choreographer Daina Ashbee. Pour will be performed at the Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St. West) February 22–24, 2019. Tickets are on sale and available online at theatrecentre.org, by calling (416) 538-0988 or in person at the Theatre Centre box office.
Recognized as one of the most promising choreographers of the next generation, Daina Ashbee was named one of “25 to Watch” by the influential American publication Dance Magazine. She is a Montréal-based artist, performer and choreographer. Her work is often influenced by her Cree, Métis and Dutch heritage and her experiences as a young woman, using both contemporary and traditional means as expression.
With artistic direction, concept, choreography and scenography by Daina Ashbee and interpreted by Paige Culley, Pour is a work that explores the vulnerability and strength of women, uncovering the layers of pain they absorb in their bodies through a society that does not support them. Like her previous works, Ashbee has created a dark work that confronts its audiences. Yet, for the first time, layers of joy and celebration pierce the tension that has been manifested throughout the performance.
Paige Culley’s courageous performance traverses states of liberation, control, pain, beauty and catharsis in a live and intimate setting.
Victor Swoboda of the Montréal Gazette said “Daina Ashbee, a Montreal choreographer by way of British Columbia, has risen fast since moving here. Certain circles seem to think she could be the next big thing!”
To watch a video excerpt from Pour - https://vimeo.com/184680284
Special thanks to BMO Financial Group for its support of Pour, part of the 2018/19 Dance Collection.
Daina Ashbee is an artist, performer and choreographer based in Montreal, known for her radical works at the edge of dance and performance, which intelligently approach such complex subjects and taboos as female sexuality, Métis identity, and climate change. For the choreographer, creation is an instinctive and quasi-spiritual quest, which embraces her relationship with her ancestors, the universe and the entire cosmos. At the young age of 26, she has already won two awards for her choreographies. She was a double prizewinner at the Prix de la danse de Montréal, winning both the Prix du CALQ for Best Choreography of 2015-2016 for her choreographic installation When the Ice Melts, Will We Drink the Water?, and the Prix Découverte de la danse, presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente, for Unrelated. Also Daina was named by the prestigious German Tanz magazine as one of 30 promising artists for the year 2017 and named one of 25 to watch by the American publication, Dance Magazine in 2018.
Recognized as one of the most promising choreographers of the next generation, her work is regularly presented in the most prestigious festivals (The Venice Biennale, Oktoberdans, Les Rencontre Chorégraphiques de Seine Saint Denis, and the Munich Dance Biennale) and on the stages of the world (Canada, France, Spain, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Greenland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico).
Daina is the artist-in-residence at Agora de la danse in Montreal until 2020 and the associate artist of Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV. In 2018, she will return to the Venice Biennale to create her first full-length group piece. She will continue to tour in Norway, Belgium, Italy, Czech Republic and Canada meanwhile creating a new solo and a group piece set to premiere in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Paige Culley, originally from Rossland, British Columbia, entered the professional training program at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, where she was awarded the Hnatyshyn Developing Artist Grant for contemporary dance. Upon graduation in 2010, Culley worked as part of Dancemakers, performing work by Antonija Livingstone, Martin Belanger and Ame Henderson. Residing in Montreal since 2011, Culley performed extensively as part of Compagnie Marie Chouinard, and continues to work with Le Carré des Lombes as well as with independent artists including Daina Ashbee, Doris Uhlich, and Marten Spangberg. In 2012, Culley represented Canada in the “danceWEB” scholarship at ImPulsTanz, in Vienna, Austria. Additionally, Culley has worked in film and musical theatre, and over the past 10 years as a guest teacher throughout Canada and the United States.
Classes led by Culley range from classical modern and contemporary technique, to sensorial and repertoire based company master classes, as well as experimental and inclusive “soft punk” which was offered as part of Toronto Love-in’s 2014 “making space” teaching directive. In 2017 she received the Prix DÉCOUVERTE at Prix de la danse de Montréal.
February 22 – 24, 2019
Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23, 8PM
Sunday, February 24, 2PM
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W.
Single tickets $33 (service changes may apply).
Seating is General Admission.
Tickets are available online at theatrecentre.org, by calling (416) 538-0988 or in person at the Theatre Centre box office, 1115 Queen St. W. (Tuesday–Friday 1pm–5pm, plus evenings and weekends during performances)
All tickets are available for pick-up at the theatre two-hours before the performance.
Please note that latecomers will not be admitted and The Theatre Centre is not able to offer refunds.
Previously known as Civic Theatres Toronto, TO Live is one of the city’s largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues and presenting a full range of performing arts, theatrical and concert events in both downtown and uptown Toronto at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. With two hubs of creativity and content creation in both downtown and uptown Toronto, TO Live has a unique place and perspective in Toronto. The mission of TO Live is to activate creative spaces by inspiring local and international artists, connect audiences and to be the nexus for new ideas, elevate artistic potential, and be the catalyst for creative expression that is reflective of Toronto’s diversity.
Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. Currently in its 36th year, Native Earth is dedicated to creating, developing, and producing professional artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada. Through stage productions (theatre, dance, and multidisciplinary art), script development, and apprenticeships, Native Earth seeks to fulfill a community of artistic vision that is inclusive and reflective of the Indigenous community who actively participate in the arts.
The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. We are a public space, open and accessible to the people of our community, where citizens can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and be responsible for inventing the future. The Theatre Centre’s mission is to nurture artists, invest in ideas and champion new work and new ways of working. The company fosters a culture of innovation by embracing risk and questioning traditional notions of failure and success.

3. Rotation: In the texture of the world - video installation by Yam Lau (Visual Arts) (Until February 23, 2019)

Rotation: In the texture of the world

Video Installation by Yam Lau (Visual Arts)

January 26 - February 23, 2019 at Christie Contemporary, 64 Miller Street, Toronto


Time and place are elusive qualities in Yam Lau’s video work, Rotation: In the texture of the world. Dislodging the moving image from a spatio-temporal logic, Lau builds a dimensional palimpsest where history and contemporary coverage, and location is unfixed, with the architectural features of the site moving in and out of register, never quite aligning. Twinning an ancient folk tale about a hidden civilization with the plight of a contemporary urban village out of step with an encroaching mega-city., Lau suggests that its discovery is less reliant upon mapping than turning to its unique frequency in the world.

Yam Lau’s creative work and research explore new expressions and qualities of space, time and image. His most recent works combine video and computer-generated animation to re-create familiar spaces in varied dimensionalities and perspectives. In addition to his new media work, he is actively involved in the local art community. Certain aspects of his practice, such as using a donkey as an on-going mobile project space in Beijing, China are designed to solicit community participation. The recipient of numerous awards from the Canada, Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils, Professor Lau has exhibited widely across Canada, the US and Europe. He also publishes regularly on art and design.

4. Department of Sociology Annual Lecture: Renisa Mawani, Atmospheric Pressures: On Race and Affect (February 26, 2019)

Sociology Annual Lecture, 4pm, 26 February: RENISA MAWANI, Atmospheric Pressures: On Race and Affect

4:00-6:00pm, Tuesday, 26 February 2019

305 Founders College

Renisa Mawani, “Atmospheric Pressures: On Race and Affect”

Abstract: In this paper I place Frantz Fanon’s brief comments on atmosphere in conversation with more recent efforts to theorize affect through the ephemeral, mutable, and material impress of atmosphere. In so doing, I initiate a close reading of Fanon’s essay, “Racism and Culture” alongside his better known and more widely read The Wretched of the Earth. Here, I consider Fanon’s reflections on the psycho-affective traumas of colonialism, racism, and colonial violence through affective registers rather than the more conventional and established psychic ones. In so doing, my objective is not to recuperate an authentic Fanonian voice. Nor is it to dispute the phenomenological and psychoanalytic readings of Fanon that have been so influential in postcolonial studies, critical race theory, and beyond. Rather, my goal is to consider how Fanon’s remarks on atmosphere might be reworked and expanded toward an affective and nonanthropocentric account of race.

Renisa Mawani is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Law and Society Program at the University of British Columbia. Her numerous publications include Colonial Proximities (UBC Press, 2009) and Across Oceans of Law (Duke University Press, 2018).

5. Law, Labour, Race & Migration: Legal History panel discussion with Renisa Mawani (UVic) and Radhika Mongia (York) (February 27,2019)

Legal History Panel Discussion

Law, Labour, Race & Migration

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | IKB 1003, Osgoode Hall Law School

Speakers: Renisa Mawani (University of British Columbia) and Radhika Mongia (York University)

Moderator: Philip Girard (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Light lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Summaiya Zaidi at SummaiyaZaidi@osgoode.yorku.ca.

This event is presented by Osgoode Hall Law School and the York Centre for Asian Research.

Learn more about the York Centre for Asian Research at www.yorku.ca/ycar.

6. Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE): International Emerging Scholars' Workshop "Migration, Identity and Politics in Europe" (March 1, 2019)

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) housed at the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University is excited to announce the International Emerging Scholars' Workshop "Migration, Identity and Politics in Europe" taking place on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.

About the Event: Migration has played a central role in constituting Europe and facilitating European integration and identity. Most Europeans have experiences of migration in their own family histories. Yet, across Europe, we see the term “migrant” employed in public discourse as code for “foreigner” standing in opposition to “European.” In recent years, few issues have been more divisive and politicized in European politics than responses to the challenges of migration and refugees. This workshop will illuminate the nexus between migration, identity and politics in Europe. Exploring historical and current cases drawing on disciplinary approaches from history, political science, anthropology, cultural studies, sociology and geography, this event will showcase new perspectives and approaches to European migration studies from international emerging scholars and graduate students.

For more information, and to register, please visit: https://carleton.ca/ces/cu-events/migration-identity-and-politics-in-europe/

7. Mobilize YU: 8 Week Course Focused on Knowledge Mobilization Presented by The Knowledge Mobilization Unit (March 5, 2019)

The Knowledge Mobilization Unit is pleased to announce a new 8-week course focused on knowledge mobilization called Mobilize YU.

Participants will learn about knowledge mobilization planning, effective ways to share academic research with society and how to measure and communicate the impacts of their research.

Knowledge Mobilization Unit staff, along with guest speakers will be covering topics such as Knowledge Mobilization Planning; Impact and Evaluation; and Building Partnership. See attached for the full topic list. Participants will also have the opportunity to work on a knowledge mobilization project.

The free inaugural pilot will take place March 5-April 23 from 5:30-8:30 on campus. It is open to all York faculty, graduate students and staff, as well as community partners.

To learn more, please visit http://bit.ly/MobilizeYU

Mobilize YU Weekly Topics: All classes will take place from 5:30-8:30 in the Kaneff Tower, Room 519

March 5: Introduction to knowledge mobilization

March 12: 1-Theories of knowledge mobilization: Methods and models, 2-Building Partnerships

March 19: Knowledge mobilization planning: Tools and templates

March 26: Knowledge mobilization fails

April 2: Products for dissemination

April 9: Ethics and knowledge mobilization

April 16: Impact and Evaluation

April 23: Participant presentations

8. The York University Geography Alumni Network Lecture: Killing the Border Life/La Vida Fronteriza: Trump's Wall by Professor Melissa W. Wright (March 14, 2019)

The York University Geography Alumni Network Lecture

Killing the Border Life/La Vida Fronteriza: Trump's Wall

Professor Melissa W. Wright, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday, March 14th, 2019, 5:30pm-7pm

Kaneff Tower, Room 519

The looming of Donald Trump’s plan to build a “big” and “beautiful” border wall represents an alarming threat for social and environmental well-being across the Mexico-US borderlands.  In this talk, Melissa W. Wright will discuss how the border wall, and its surrounding debates, raise multiple issues central to political ecological and human geographic scholarship into governance across the borderlands. Her particular focus is a comparison of the different kinds of "border thinking" that frame these debates and that provide synergy for those coalitions fighting to protect the ecological and social well-being of this endangered landscape.

Melissa W. Wright is Professor and Department Head of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Geography at Pennsylvania State University. Her research investigates the rapidly changing situations in northern Mexico along its border with the United States focusing on issues of governance, state terror, and social movements


1. Call for Proposals: Socialist Feminist Convergence in Philadelphia (February 20, 2019) 



We, the Socialist Feminist Working Group members of Philly DSA are organizing the Socialist Feminist Convergence, taking place in Philly April 26-28, 2019! This will be the first meeting of socialist feminist activists since the recent rise in support for socialism in the US.

We invite you to submit proposals for the program, which will run from Friday evening to mid-day Sunday. Suggest a theme, or question you hope to answer, or offer a concern for us to consider as we plan. We invite proposals for speeches, workshops, panels, or skill-shares. We invite you to present on your successes, or the challenges you think we need to learn from. Sessions will be roughly 15 minutes, 35 minutes or 75 minutes long, and will not necessarily require circulating any materials in advance. If you only have enough material for a shorter period of time, please let us know how long you’d like. Please indicate if you will need any technical support (PA, Projector). We will also be able to support printing of some materials, so please try to specify any needs for handouts, packets, worksheets or visual aids.

Anyone is invited to submit a proposal, regardless of organizational status. You can propose a panel session with a few (3-5) speakers and facilitator for a discussion on a subject or you can propose a shorter individual component that we will match with others for a larger sessions. Please submit proposals by February 20 for full consideration.

Possible themes or issues, broadly interpreted:

● Social Reproduction

● Reproductive Justice

● Black Feminism and Womanism

● Health Justice

● Socialist Feminist Internationalism

● Labor and Feminized or Sexualized Work

● Ecosocialist Feminism

● Future Visionings, Radical Imaginations

● Organizing Challenges

● Intersections and Antiracist Socialist Feminism

● Queer Community, Radical Queers and Socialist Sex

● Self Care, Other Care and Mutual Aid

● Storytelling, Art and Healing

● Intimate Relationships, Violence and Solidarity

DONATE - to the SocFem Convergence here: bit.ly/phillysocfem

(RE)-TWEET US - twitter.com/phillysocfem

FOLLOW US - https://www.facebook.com/PhillySocFem/

QUESTIONS - Email socfemphilly@gmail.com or visit socfemphilly.wordpress.com for more info

SUBMIT PROPOSALS HERE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrwbmrjioAjovwiTz8P-g04IkcmZrrRvPFfqy2o9hvr39fYA/viewform

Consult the link or read the Call for Proposals (https://drive.google.com/file/d/11_Za2T89XO2vGp82JwiTbfiIXeJ6v0Nh/view)for more details.

Proposals received by February 20 will receive first review.

The event itself will be free, but we are raising money to cover costs of space rental, keynote speakers, and materials. Please help us to boost our signal by forwarding, sharing, tweeting @phillysocfem, and liking or going directly to our Go Fund Me fundraising campaign.


1. Job Opportunity: Professor of Public History at Sheridan, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Open Until Filled) 

Job Description

Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Employee Group: Academic

Campus: Hazel McCallion Campus (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)

Reference Number: 19/F/03

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled (Screening will commence on March 8th, 2019)  (Please note internal applications will be screened as of February 14th, 2019)

Start Date: August, 2019

Salary Range: $63,971 - $110,897 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan is seeking a professor of Public History. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching and developing curriculum in this subfield of Historical Studies and will also be asked to teach a range of introductory and advanced History courses from one or more of the following areas: Canadian, European, and Global History. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching and research in the area of Public History, preferably in a Canadian context. Experience in building relationships with community partners would be considered a definite asset, as would experience in Black History or First Nations/Metis/Inuit History. The incumbent will develop an effective learning environment for students, as well as respect the individual learning styles and diverse cultural and educational backgrounds of students in applied degrees and other postsecondary programs. The candidate should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming.

Specific Responsibilities:

Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines

Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs in accordance with the provincial and college guidelines

Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles

Designing and revising courses and programs in consultation with the program coordinator, other faculty members, government departments, and potential employers and students

Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning, consistent with the learning outcomes of the course, and address multiple learning styles

Contributing to program development and research that serves the needs of the students across the College with involvement in consultative committees

Ensuring that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques; carrying out regularly scheduled instruction; providing individual and academic tutoring and counselling; and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses

Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process


Ph.D. in History required

A demonstrated record of teaching and/or research in the area of Public History

Three to five years of experience teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level

Demonstrated ability to conduct applied research

Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

Ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students

Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment

Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com

2. Job Opportunity: Director of Development at MADRE (Open Until Filled)

Deadline: Until filled

Location: New York, USA

Organization: MADRE

MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives.

MADRE seeks a dynamic, experienced and skilled development professional with a strong track record of securing both private and public funds to lead all aspects of fundraising during a period of unprecedented and rapid growth.

Reporting to the Deputy Director and working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and diversified development strategy to raise the organization’s annual budget of $9.1 million and support continued growth.  This is to be achieved through providing strategic leadership, work product and supervision to development staff.  The Director of Development will lead MADRE's development team in all aspects of fundraising, including prospecting new institutional and major donors, proposal and report writing, stewarding relationships with donors, overseeing MADRE’s membership program, developing a planned giving program and raising visibility for MADRE in key philanthropic spaces.  The position will also work collaboratively with the communications team to develop communication strategies that result in greater individual giving across all gift levels.

The ideal candidate is dedicated, flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, strategic and creative.  The Director of Development will provide mentorship, coaching, and supervision to MADRE’s development team; serve as an integral part of the senior leadership team; and be a key driver in helping MADRE achieve its strategic growth goals. The ideal candidate should have outstanding interpersonal skills and effectively deal with a wide range of individuals and groups, including, board members, major donors, prospects and colleagues, while demonstrating warmth, integrity and professionalism.  The individual must have superb written and oral communication skills, be a strong researcher and editor, have immaculate attention to detail, and be focused on achieving results.


Create and execute a comprehensive development vision and strategy in partnership with MADRE's Deputy Director and the senior leadership team, including benchmarks for progress;

Develop clear short term and long term plans for the development department that are both ambitious and realistic, including the creation of a departmental budget and calendar;

Direct all of MADRE's fundraising activities, including identifying new funding opportunities, prospecting major donors and implementing targeted tactics for each opportunity;

Build and supervise a team to achieve fundraising goals;

Oversee MADRE’s direct mail program and accompanying e-solicitation program;

Supervise implementation of an individual major donor program for donors and prospects of $1,000+;

Create donor engagement opportunities, such as meetings, events and site visits;

Secure financial support from, and develop strategic relationships with, institutional donors, including foundations and corporations;

Lead the stewardship of MADRE's funders and ensure they receive timely reports and new requests for funding;

Oversee the development of high quality proposals that meet donor requirements;

Strengthen MADRE's capacity to compete for funding calls in coordination with relevant stakeholders;

Identify new funding opportunities and donor prospects, developing a pipeline of potential funders and ensuring systematic cultivation and stewardship;

Work w/ Deputy Director and Finance Department to ensure that all proposal submissions include budgets that adequately cover costs;

Work closely with staff to ensure fundraising goals are aligned with program goals;

Analyze development data and reports on a quarterly basis to ensure our best efforts are invested in areas that yield high results;

Identify needed systems and tools to implement priorities;

Partner with Executive Director and Deputy Director to manage relationships with board members and promote a culture of philanthropy on the board;

Support board members in their fundraising roles and responsibilities;

Staff board development committee;

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum 10 years non-profit development experience, including proven leadership and management experience

Strong commitment to the mission of MADRE and the ability to articulate the vision and work

Proven ability to raise an annual budget on par with MADRE's and cultivate new donors

Experience working with both foundations and major donors strongly preferred

Experience with managing membership programs and online fundraising

Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and sustain relationships

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills and the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships

Strong critical thinking, research, and analytical skills

Strong organizational skills with ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines, and proven ability to work under pressure

Strong knowledge of current trends in charitable giving

Expertise in the content of MADRE's work and familiarity with the International Women's Human Rights movement and its allies preferred

Bachelor’s degree required

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:

To apply, send resume and cover letter to mcrawford@madre.org. No phone calls, please. MADRE, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

3. Job Opportunity:  Program Officer Asia and the Pacific with Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds (February 15, 2019)

Deadline: 15 February 2019

Location: Any country in Asia and the Pacific

Organization: Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds

Prospera’s Program Officer Asia and the Pacific supports in the implementation of Prospera’s Institutional Strengthening program, with a particular focus on resource mobilization/local fundraising, communications, and technology and information systems, including digital security. S/he supports and ensures the execution, adherence and compliance of Prospera’s mission. S/he will be liaison with the Asian members of Prospera.

Position description

Prospera’s Institutional Strengthening program supports member women’s funds to develop critical structures and strategies they need to be sustainable and thrive. The program takes a holistic approach to organizational development and is created in partnership with member funds at all levels. A critical component of this program is dedicated to supporting women’s funds develop effective strategies to mobilize greater resources, communicate effectively, and develop new funding partnerships.

Main responsibilities

Work collaboratively with other team members to develop and define Prospera’s Institutional Strengthening Program strategies.

Lead the Institutional strengthening work with Prospera members on resource mobilization, communications, information technology, and digital security.

Lead the design and implementation of the Resource Mobilization Learning Community for all network members.

Identify, build, and manage relationships and networks with member funds, stakeholders, and civil society actors and government bodies, in coordination with the Deputy Director.

Provide technical assistance and advice to member funds on an ad-hoc basis, particularly those in Asia and the Pacific.

Main qualifications

Passion for and solid knowledge of women's human rights and gender equality issues globally and particularly in Asia.

At least 7 years experience in women’s human rights, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, development, or related field, ideally with women’s rights organizations in Asia and the Pacific.

Masters degree in gender studies, international relations, or related field is strongly preferred.

Experience managing budgets.

Facilitation experience.

Demonstrated ability to work virtually.

How to apply:

Please send an updated CV, Cover Letter and two writing samples to Alexandra Garita, Deputy Director at agarita@prospera-inwf.org by February 15, 2019.

4. Job Opportunity: Consultancy for APWLD Mid-Term Evaluation (February 15, 2019)

Deadline: 15 February 2019

Location: Asia-Pacific

Organization: APWLD

APWLD is inviting women from across Asia-Pacific with relevant experience and skills to submit their expression of interest for the consultancy for APWLD Mid-Term Evaluation. Please read the Terms of Reference below.


To assess the initial impact of APWLD’s five-year plan (2017-2021) at its midpoint. The evaluation will cover the period of 2016-2018;

To consider changes that may need to be made to the five-year plan in light of changing geo-political contexts as well as APWLD’s position within global and regional movements;

To review the effectiveness of APWLD’s organisational structure (e.g. membership committees) as a membership-driven network in advancing its goals and objectives.

To review the implementation of previous recommendations and provide further recommendations to ensure our work continues to be effective, influential and beneficial to our movement.


APWLD is Asia Pacific’s leading feminist, membership driven network.  Our membership represents diverse women from 27 countries in the region and provides the strength and expertise that both drives and executes our programmes.  For over 32 years APWLD has been empowering women to use law as an instrument of change for equality, justice, peace and development. We use capacity building, research, advocacy and activism to claim and strengthen women’s human rights.

Evaluation Focus

The external evaluation should primarily analyse the initial impact of APWLD’s work in key domains of change that assess the extent to which the programmes and initiatives have:

- Strengthened the capacity of women’s rights advocates

- Created resources and opportunities that have been used by movements to advocate for change

- Influenced legal or policy change that advance women’s human rights and development justice

- Built movements and solidarity for women’s human rights and development justice

- Ultimately contributed to structural change and shifted power relations that enable women’s human rights enjoyment and development justice

The evaluation should also assess whether there have been unexpected outcomes (positive or negative) of APWLD’s work, the impact of APWLD’s work on backlash or erosion of women’s human rights.

The evaluation should assess whether APWLD’s organisational structural is enabling members’ participation and reflects APWLD’s membership-driven nature. It will contribute particularly to understanding the relationship between APWLD’s impact and organisational structure.

The evaluation should provide a summary of the political and social context that APWLD works with particular reference to globalisation, militarisation and fundamentalisms.

In addition the evaluator will be asked to review APWLD’s previous external evaluation and comment on the extent to which those recommendations have been implemented and the impact of those changes.

The Evaluation Team

The evaluation will be may be conducted by 1 or 2 evaluators, preferably women from Asia Pacific, with a combination of skills which should include:

Knowledge and experience of women’s rights movement in Asia Pacific;

Knowledge and experience conducting feminist evaluations focused on structural and political change;

Experience conducting interviews with grassroots women from diverse backgrounds;

Demonstrable high level report writing and presentation skills;

A commitment to women’s rights, movement building and structural and political change;

Capacity to travel within the region and meet tight deadlines.

Main tasks

Review key documents including strategic plan, programme reports, member reports and surveys.

Conduct collective and individual consultations with governance members, broader members, programme members and staff involved in programme delivery.

Identify key areas of focus for the evaluation (note that the broad nature of APWLD’s work may necessitate more focused impact evaluation around 3-5 key initiatives).

Conduct consultations with selected members, participants, beneficiaries of the programmes to determine impact in key domains of change;

Attend APWLD programme activities where possible;

Conduct interviews with partners and other stakeholders;

Attend APWLD Regional Council in April or May 2019 (dates TBC);

Share preliminary methodologies, findings and conclusions with APWLD Secretariat and Programme and Management team prior to finalising the report.ations should be focused on both programmatic potential and potential to broaden APWLD’s member engagement and movements.

How to apply:

Experienced evaluators are invited to submit a short proposal and personal resumes for the following consultancy. Consultancy fee will reflect competitive rates payed within the region. Travel costs to APWLD activities will be borne by APWLD and need not be included in the proposal.

Please send your proposals via email to Ms. Kim Nguyen, Programme and Executive Associate at kim@apwld.org.

5. Job Opportunity: Trauma Expert for strengthening Health System at Medica Mondiale e.V. (February 17, 2019)

Deadline: 17 February 2019

Location: Dohuk, Kurdish Region of Iraq

Organization: medica mondiale e.V.


Since 2015, medica mondiale has been implementing programmes and projects in the Kurdish Region of Iraq focusing on strengthening local protection and counseling for women and girls affected by sexual and gender based violence.

Position summary

The Expert is responsible for contributing Trauma-expertise to the projects implemented by medica mondiale in KRI. In close cooperation with the medica mondiale technical advisors on trauma work in Cologne, the Trauma Expert ensures the implementation of the projects in KRI according to medicamondiale standards on trauma work. The position reports to the Head of Mission in KRI.

Main responsibilities

Design and implement of qualification programs, including Training of Trainers, based on the medica mondiale STA - stress- and trauma-sensitive approach®

Adapt training materials on stress- and traumasensitive health care as well as monitoring tools to the KRI context

Provide training for trainers for health care professionals on stress- and traumasensitive health care, staff care and burn out prevention

Advocate for the institutionalisation of STA - stress- and trauma-sensitive approach® with stakeholders in the local health system

Experience/knowledge and skills

Degree in public health

Work experience in the health sector (preferably SRHR)

Knowledge of SGBV and trauma, especially in war- and post-war contexts

Experience in designing and conducting trainings

Excellent command of the English language combined with strong writing skills; Understanding of Arabic or Kurd languages would be an asset.

How to apply:

Please e-mail your application (CV, cover letter and references not exceeding 2MB) as well as your salary expectations to recruitment@medicamondiale.org.

6. Job Opportunity: Executive Director & General Counsel at The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) (February 25, 2019)

LEAF seeks a new Executive Director & General Counsel

The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the equality rights of women and girls in Canada through litigation, law reform and public legal education. For more than 30 years, LEAF's work has influenced the evolution of constitutional equality principles in Canada and made an important difference in the daily lives of women and girls across the country.

LEAF recently streamlined its leadership to create the position of Executive Director & General Counsel, aligning responsibility for operations more closely with legal programming.  We are looking for a new leader to fill this position. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, visionary lawyer with deep roots in the feminist community. She has a background demonstrating the skills necessary to provide leadership on all aspects of LEAF’s work, including human resources, fund development and financial management, as well as LEAF’s important legal work. She is an effective communicator capable of representing LEAF to the donors, funders, government departments and partners that are central to LEAF’s success. She will strengthen LEAF’s relationships with its branches and their members across the country.  She will be accountable to and work closely with LEAF’s volunteer Board of Directors. She will lead a strong staff team, based in LEAF’s new offices in downtown Toronto.

Required Qualifications:

  *   Canadian law degree or equivalent

  *   Commitment to intersectional feminism and substantive gender equality

  *   Exceptional understanding of Canadian constitutional and human rights laws

  *   Established reputation and relationships in the feminist community

  *   Strong organizational and management skills, including proven ability to fundraise and manage financial resources effectively

  *   Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers and external organizations

  *   Effective written and oral communication skills

Additional Qualifications an Asset:

  *   Litigation experience, particularly in constitutional/human rights law

  *   Senior experience working within the non-profit sector

  *   Functional bilingualism

Compensation: Salary range: $117,500 – 130,000. LEAF offers a competitive benefits package and is committed to excellence as a workplace.

How to Apply: LEAF encourages applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities.  Applications will be accepted by email only. In the subject line of your email application, reference “ED & GC” and your name. Please submit the following as a single attachment: your cover letter, your curriculum vitae and a list of three employment references (contact name, phone number and email address), addressed to executivehiringcommittee@leaf.ca<mailto:executivehiringcommittee@leaf.ca>. Do not submit multiple applications or send additional documents.

Applications will be accepted until noon (Eastern) on February 25, 2019.  We anticipate interviewing during the week of March 4, and hope to have our new leader in place by April 1st. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone enquiries please.

For more information about LEAF, please visit our website at https://www.leaf.ca<https://leaf.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=948eb06d0d00537fe844b6e9c&id=191f75a88b&e=6537b9198b>.

7. Job Opportunity: Human Rights - Endowed Chair (Assistant Professor) - St. Thomas University (February 25, 2019)

Location: New Brunswick

Date posted: 2019-01-29

Advertised until: 2019-03-01

St. Thomas University invites applications for the Endowed Chair in Human Rights, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval. This appointment will be for a twenty-three-month term, with a possibility of renewal.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with full-time enrolment of 1,800. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the University holds four Canada Research Chairs.

The successful candidate will have research and teaching expertise in human rights, and teach 3-3 per academic year. A PhD in Human Rights or related PhD with research in an area specific to human rights issues is required. In addition to teaching in the Human Rights Program, the holder of the Chair will conduct research in the area of human rights and undertake community-based seminars.

Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and three letters of reference. Submissions should be addressed to:

Dr. Christina Szurlej, Director

Human Rights Program

St. Thomas University

Fredericton, NB  E3B 5G3

Electronic submissions sent to cszurlej@stu.ca are preferred.

Closing date: February 25, 2019 or until the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference are received by this date.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encourages to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

8. Job Opportunity: Assistant/Associate Professor and CRC in Politics of Democracy and Artificial Intelligence at York University, Department of Politics (February 28, 2019)

The Department of Politics, York University, Toronto is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Professor and CRC in Politics of Democracy and Artificial Intelligence. The ad may be accessed via the link and document provided, and is also included below.

We would appreciate your forwarding this message to potentially interested parties. Thank you.


Department of Politics

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Politics of Democracy and Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications from outstanding early career researchers who specialize in Politics of Democracy and Artificial Intelligence for appointment as professorial tenure-track or tenured professor at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Note that this appointment is contingent upon a successful nomination to the Canada Research Chairs program (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/) at the Tier 2 level. The start date for this position is July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Political Science or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will be an emerging world-class researcher with demonstrated potential for international recognition in their field, and for taking a pioneering approach to the study of democracy and technology.

The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) poses a host of challenges to social and political life, many of which will have an impact on the struggle towards democracy. The core focus of the proposed Chair is the relationship between AI and the democratic governance of states and societies. This relationship bears on, but is not limited to: 1) the political control of residents (populations) bearing on migration, privacy, political expression, and, given emerging trends toward trans-humanism, who or what counts, in what ways, as a citizen or even human; 2) political and policy decisions about the organization of economies, the nature of work, consumption, and the environment; and 3) the very constitution of polities as it relates to the nature of states and the democratic body politic. The CRC in the Politics of Democracy and Artificial Intelligence will lead a research program into the democratic possibilities of AI, and the political demands for achieving greater democracy through the social disruptions and resources AI will produce.

The successful applicant will be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Preference will be given to those with experience supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and/or the potential to attract, develop, and retain excellent students and future researchers, while contributing to curricular development in their area of specialization. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program seeks to attract outstanding researchers for careers at Canadian universities. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., who, at the time of nomination, are within 10 years of attaining their highest degree, with consideration for career breaks) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Appointment to a Tier 2 Chair is for five years, is renewable once, and comes with enhanced research support from the program. Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please see the CRC website (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/) for further eligibility details.

For this nomination, we are particularly interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and especially encourage candidates in equity, diversity and inclusion categories, including members of the four designated groups (women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) to apply. York acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness, etc.) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Applicants are encouraged to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement; this will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

As a research Chair, a CRC is expected to develop research linkages within and beyond York. In the case of this Chair, productive research trajectories may include collaborations with scholars across the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, as well as a number of York’s Research Centres and Institutes (www.yorku.ca/research/about/centres.html).

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a research and research leadership plan for the prospective Chair, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor David Mutimer, Chair, Department of Politics, Email: polsjobs@yorku.ca (Subject line: CRC in Democracy and Artificial Intelligence).

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please contact Professor David Mutimer, Chair, Department of Politics at polschr@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713.

Self-Identification and Work Status Declaration forms may be found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form. A declaration of work status is required.

9. The Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers is Receiving Applications for the 2020 Cohort (March 15, 2019)

The Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers is receiving applications for the 2020 cohort!

KIT Royal Tropical Institute and the UN Women Training Centre are pleased to announce that the PDPGT is now open to new registrants. The training includes different activities such as moderated on-line learning, remote monitoring of the participants' tasks, as well as two face-to-face workshops in KIT facilities in Amsterdam. The third edition will take place from 20 October 2019 until 24 April 2020, encompassing a total period of six months.

The PDPGTs is the first of its kind! It aims to reposition training as a feminist-knowledge process to challenge and engender mainstream development and support the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more and apply here https://www.kit.nl/study/course/professional-development-programme-for-gender-trainers/

Deadline for Scholarship Applications:

15 March 2019 (please check the eligible scholarships countries)

Deadline for General Applications:

29 June 2019

Programme Start Date:

20 October 2019

10. Job Opportunity: Tenure Track Position at the University of Manitoba, Department of Native Studies and the Gender Studies Program (March 22, 2019)

Department of Native Studies/Women’s and Gender Studies Program

University of Manitoba


The Department of Native Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Manitoba invite applications for a full-time tenure-track cross-appointed position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate shall have a PhD in Native or Indigenous Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, or a related field, or be very near completion to a PhD in one of these areas; be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching; possess strong research skills and have an active research agenda in Indigenous/Indigenist women’s and gender studies—that is, women’s and gender studies undertaken by Indigenous scholars with/in Indigenous communities—and/or Indigenous feminisms. Beyond having an active and interdisciplinary research agenda, the ideal candidate must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in both Native Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies; supervise graduate work in these areas; make and maintain good working relationships with local Indigenous women’s, feminist, and/or LGBTTQ2* communities; and collaborate with other Departments, centres, and researchers in the Faculty of Arts and potentially in the wider University of Manitoba community (for example, Political Studies, Sociology, Mamawipawin, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Centre for Human Rights Research). The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. More than 28,000 students from all over the world currently study here in a wide range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, and the professions. Research is a priority at the University of Manitoba, and the success of its faculty in securing substantial research support in national and international competitions attests to this fact. Winnipeg is situated on Treaty 1 Territory, the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. With a population of over 800,000, the city offers vibrant Indigenous and other arts communities, cultural institutions, festivals, and entertainment possibilities, including a number of professional sports teams. It has a reliable public transit system, affordable licensed public childcare, and an increasing array of dedicated bike transit

lanes and trails. Residents of Winnipeg have ample opportunities for leisure activities, including a multitude of parks and trails.

The appointment will begin on July 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter subject to negotiation with the successful candidate. The successful candidate will declare that they self-identify as Indigenous, and preference will be given to those who trace their lineage to Indigenous peoples in Canada (e.g. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit). The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The application for this position must include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly from the applicant’s referees. Candidates should also include a recent research paper and evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations or sample course outlines. Applications and confidential references should be sent electronically to ArtsWOMN.Reach@umanitoba.ca. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 22, 2019.

Further information concerning the Departments of Native Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies may be obtained from http://umanitoba.ca/native_studies/ and http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/womens_studies/ . Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

11. Job Opportunity: Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities at UNDP-UNV Talent Programme (August 1, 2019)

Deadline: 1 August 2019

Organization: UNDP-UNV Talent Programme

UNDP and UNV commit to leaving no one behind.

As part of this commitment, the Talent Programme promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities into our workplace. The Talent Programme also aims to build a talent pipeline of highly qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the development sector, and to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels.

The Talent Programme offers an opportunity to work in the UN Development System. Their assignments may be with UNDP Country Office, Regional Hub or Headquarters. Through a year long assignment, young professional with disabilities will acquire practical work experience and get exposed to the UN Development mission.

How to apply:

To be eligible to apply, candidates should be no more than 35 years of age, and hold a Bachelor or a Master’s degree, or be enrolled in a university programme at the Master level. Work experience will be an advantage but not a requirement.