CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, October 18, 2019

CENTRE FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. CFR Faculty Associate Ellie Perkins publishes new book, "Local Activism for Global Climate Justice: The Great Lakes Watershed"

EVENTS:
1. The CFR presents: “Bearing Witness, Holding Space: Black Caribbean Migrant Women and The Literacies of Belonging” Talk by CFR Visiting Graduate Student Warren Harding (October 22, 2019)
2. CFR Co-Sponsored: "Race and Gender: Contributions to Legal and Social Science Studies in Brazil" talk by Dr. Gislene dos Santos (October 23, 2019)
3. CFR Co-Sponsored: Amar Wahab's Book Launch: Disciplining Coolies: An Archival Footprint of Trinidad, 1846 (October 24, 2019) and Exhibition Launch: Coolie hauntings (October 24 – November 5, 2019)
4. CFR Co-Sponsored: Decolonization, Social Movements and Performance in the Caribbean and Canada 1968-1988 (October 24-26, 2019)
5. CFR Co-Sponsored: “Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence” Conference at UofT (Oct 25-27, 2019)
6. CFR Co-Sponsored: Queer Liberation Theory Project Study: Canadian Interviews Digital Exhibition Launch (October 27, 2019)

CALLS:
1. Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2018-19 (November 25, 2019)

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. SSHRC Online System Interruption Update
2. New from Women's Press: The Black Girlhood Studies Collection
3. Dark Matter: Women Witnessing #9 "Grave Affliction and Possibility" Now Live
4. OPIRG York Board Nominations and General Meeting
5. UN Women launches Women Count Data Hub
6. LA&PS Assistance for Canadian Common CV Available

EVENTS:
1. Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security: The Betinho Project Seminar Series (Fall 2019)
2. GLRC Book Launch: Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium (October 23, 2019)
3. Glad Day Bookshop: “Steeped in Blood” / “Bureaucratic Maneuvers” Joint Book Launch (October 24, 2019)
4. Association For The Study Of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) Presents: Toronto Reclamation Assembly (October 25-26, 2019)
5. APUS - Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students UofT Panel: Graduate Student Experience (October 28, 2019)
6. UofT: Indigenous Education Week (October 28-November 1, 2019)
7. Ryerson Social Justice Week Mandela Lecture (October 29, 2019)
8. UofT Digital Humanities Network event with Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at CFR Naveen Minai (October 30, 2019)
9. Ryerson Social Justice Week Akua Benjamin Legacy Project Presents: “Looking Back, Moving Forward” (October 31, 2019)
10. OISE Presents: “Sexual, Racial and (Trans) Gender- Based Violence Prevention in Higher Education: Possibilities and Limitations” (October 31 - November 3, 2019)
11. YUFA Race Equity Caucus Presents: Racism in Rating the Teacher: Implications for Tenure, Promotion and Other Issues (November 1, 2019)
12. Toronto Queer Film Festival: “Don't Believe the '69 Hype!” Panel in Toronto (November 9, 2019)
13. New date for Webinar: Call for Proposals – SSHRC Partnership Grants – 2020 Competition (November 14, 2019)
14. Totally 80s Fundraising Dance Party by Hands of Fire (November 16, 2019)
15. LA&PS: 2019 Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture with Jesse Thistle (November 19, 2019)
16. DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada:  ”Do the Rights Thing:” National Human Rights Policy Forum (December 3, 2019)

CALLS:
1. Call for Participants: Arts-Based Youth Identity Project
2. Call for Abstracts: The Girl: From Expansive Imaginings To Embodied Experience (October 23, 2019)
3. Call for Participants: Re:Framing Gender: York U Queer Fashion Archive Exhibition (October 25, 2019)
4. Call for Applications: York University Sustainability Innovation Fund (October 31, 2019)
5. Call for Papers: Queen’s University Graduate Visual Culture Association Conference “Context and Meaning XIX: Hindsight 20/20” (November 15, 2019)
6. Call for Papers: “Queers Who Care: Disrupting the Libertarian Impulse in Queer Theory” 2020 ACCUTE Conference (November 15, 2019)
7. Call for Participants: Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium: 20th Meeting Celebration (November 15, 2019)
8. Call for Proposals: Moving Trans History Forward Conference (November 18, 2019)
9. Call for Papers: Canadian Association of Cultural Studies / Association Canadienne des Études Culturelles Conference 2020 (November 20, 2019)
10. Call for Applications: MA in Gender and Social Justice Studies at the University of Alberta (January 15, 2020)
11. Call for Papers: Committee of the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS) Conference at Congress 2020 (January 15, 2020)

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Coordinator at IREX (Until Filled)
2. Job Opportunity: Gender Communications Specialist at IREX (Until Filled)
3. Job Opportunity: Capacity Development Specialist - West Africa at Global Fund for Children (Until Filled)
4. SexGen York is Seeking New Faculty, Staff and Students for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Academic Years
5. Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Gender Equity at the University of Guelph
6. Job Opportunity: Training Manager at The Ending Violence Association of BC (October 14, 2019)
7. Job Opportunities: Program Officer (2 positions) at The MATCH International Women’s Fund (October 18, 2019)
8. Job Opportunity: Provision of Consultancy Services for an Evaluation of Ipas's Programs to Improve Reproductive Health and Rights (October 25, 2019)
9. Job Opportunity: Professor in Feminist Theory, Department of English, UCLA (October 31, 2019)
10. Job Opportunity: Senior Protection Manager at International Rescue Committee (October 31, 2019)
11. Job Opportunity: Chief of Party, Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity at Project Concern International (PCI) (October 31, 2019)
12. Job Opportunity: Department of Political Studies Assistant Professor, Ethics and Global Politics at the University of Saskatchewan (October 31, 2019)
13. Job Opportunities: Two Assistant Professor positions in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (October 31, 2019)
14. Tenure Track Position in GSWS and Global Asia at Simon Fraser University (November 2, 2019)
15. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies in The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga Job # 1903762 (November 14, 2019)
16. Job Opportunity: Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies in The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga Job #193676 (November 14, 2019)
17. York University: Korean Studies Research Grant for York Grad Students (November 15, 2019)
18. Job Opportunity: Executive Director at Human Rights Funders Network (November 18, 2019)
19. Funding Opportunity: 10-week Research Projects in Japan (November 27, 2019)
20. Job Opportunity: WPE Coordinator at International Rescue Committee (November 30, 2019)
21. Job Opportunity: Tenure-Track Appointment in Communications at the Assistant
Professor Level/ Le programme de communications, École de traduction, Collège universitaire Glendon, Université York (January 3, 2020)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. CFR Faculty Associate Ellie Perkins publishes new book, "Local Activism for Global Climate Justice: The Great Lakes Watershed"
Local Activism for Global Climate Justice: The Great Lakes Watershed
1st Edition
Patricia E. Perkins
Summary
This book will inspire and spark grassroots action to address the inequitable impacts of climate change, by showing how this can be tackled and the many benefits of doing so.
With contributions from climate activists and engaged young authors, this volume explores the many ways in which people are proactively working to advance climate justice. The book pays special attention to Canada and the Great Lakes watershed, showing how the effects of climate change span local, regional, and global scales through the impact of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts, with related economic and social effects that cross political jurisdictions. Examining examples of local-level activism that include organizing for climate-resilient and equitable communities, the dynamic leadership of Indigenous peoples (especially women) for water and land protection, and diaspora networking, Local Activism for Global Climate Justice also provides theoretical perspectives on how individual action relates to broader social and political processes.
Showcasing a diverse range of inspirational and thought-provoking case studies, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate justice, climate change policy, climate ethics, and global environmental governance, as well as teachers and climate activists.
Congratulations, Ellie!

EVENTS:
1. The CFR presents: “Bearing Witness, Holding Space: Black Caribbean Migrant Women and The Literacies of Belonging” Talk by CFR Visiting Graduate Student Warren Harding (October 22, 2019)
* Please note the new date, time and location! The talk will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12-1:30pm in 280A York Lanes! *
The Centre for Feminist Research presents:
Bearing Witness, Holding Space: Black Caribbean Migrant Women and The Literacies of Belonging
Talk by CFR Visiting Graduate Student Warren Harding
Chaired by CFR Director Dr. Enakshi Dua
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 12-1:30pm
Location: 280A York Lanes, York University, 4700 Keele St
Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible space, gender-neutral & gender-segregated washrooms. York Lanes is not a scent-free environment. FREE event. All are welcome.
Please RSVP to juliapyr@yorku.ca.
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Warren Harding speaks to the ways in which late twentieth-century Black Caribbean migrant women use their creative expressions to develop spaces that interrogate meanings for belonging, both on and beyond the page.
Caribbean women writers and cultural producers enact “bearing witness” and “holding space” as practices that radically transform literary, performative, cultural, and everyday practices of belonging. Interiority, relationality, imagination, materialization, and mobility are integral themes between these women’s gendered, raced, migrant, and Caribbean experiences.
Four questions guide this research: 1) How do Black Caribbean migrant women writers and cultural producers’ embodiments of “bearing witness” and “holding space” create a radical politics of belonging? 2) How do these embodiments expand what it means to belong in spite of heteropatriarchal, anti-Black, nativist, and colonial enactments on the world? 3) How can fieldwork enhance the study of Black women’s literary and cultural productions? 4) How do Black Caribbean migrant women’s experiences reshape the discourses of language and nation between the African and Caribbean diasporas?
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Warren Harding is a PhD candidate (ABD) in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University and a Visiting graduate student with CFR and a Visiting Researcher with CERLAC.
While pursuing his PhD, he earned an A.M. in Comparative Literature at Brown through the Open Graduate Education Program and an A.M. in Africana Studies. Warren also earned a B.A. with Honors in Africana Studies and History from Oberlin College where he was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. He is currently conducting fieldwork in Toronto on twentieth-century Black Anglophone Caribbean migrant women in Toronto where he is researching the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection at the Toronto Public Library and conducting interviews with Black Caribbean migrant women writers, publishers, and performers in Toronto.
Co-Sponsors: Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University.

2. CFR Co-Sponsored: "Race and Gender: Contributions to Legal and Social Science Studies in Brazil" talk by Dr. Gislene dos Santos (October 23, 2019)

Co-Sponsored by the Centre for Feminist Research:
The Brazilian Studies Program at York University proudly presents the talk:
Race and Gender: Contributions to Legal and Social Science Studies in Brazil
By Dr. Gislene dos Santos, Associate Professor, EACH- USP, University of Sao Paulo – Brazil
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2019
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Location: Verney Room, Ross Building S674, York University
This presentation discusses Brazilian legal and social science research focusing on race relations.
The cases discussed are taken from the University of São Paulo ”Social Inclusion Policy
Research and Study Group” (GEPPIS) database. Data show that when it comes to racist offences and incidents, discrimination is aimed at establishing not only differentiation but hierarchies based on social markers (class, gender, as well as skin colour). These findings demonstrate the relevance of considering multiple ways to measure and understand race -- taking into account skin colour, gender, class, appearance, and other aspects. They also reveal the importance of considering epistemological questions, interdisciplinarity, horizons of interpretation and ways or articulating and expressing race, in order to build an in-depth understanding of the complex phenomena associated with racism.
Light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by: The Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research at York University

3. CFR Co-Sponsored: Amar Wahab's Book Launch: Disciplining Coolies: An Archival Footprint of Trinidad, 1846 (October 24, 2019) and Exhibition Launch: Coolie hauntings (October 24 – November 5, 2019)
CFR Co-sponsored:
Book launch: Disciplining Coolies: An Archival Footprint of Trinidad, 1846 (Peter Lang Publishers, 2019)
&
Exhibition Launch: Coolie hauntings
(October 24 – November 5, 2019)
By Amar Wahab
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Canadian Language Museum, Glendon Gallery, Glendon Campus, York University 2275 Bayview Avenue
Co-Sponsors: Canadian Language Museum, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Events Fund, Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University.
Via YFile http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/10/14/book-launch-exhibition-opening-celebrates-work-of-prof-amar-wahab/
A new book by Amar Wahab, associate professor of gender and sexuality in the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies at York University, will be celebrated at a book launch and accompanying exhibition opening on Oct. 24.
The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Canadian Language Museum in the Glendon Gallery on York’s Glendon Campus. Remarks by Wahab, the author and artist, will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Despite an abundance of research on enslaved labour systems, there is an alarming paucity of research on indentured labour systems in the colonial Caribbean.
The exhibition Coolie Hauntings aims to address this resonating silence. It presents images and installations featured in the recently published monograph Disciplining Coolies: An Archival Footprint of Trinidad 1846 (Peter Lang Publishers, 2019).
The work critically investigates the violence of the British indentureship scheme – an experiment with contracted and trafficked Indian migrant labour in the immediate aftermath of the abolition of slavery – in the 19th-century colonial Caribbean. It critically and creatively engages with the transcripts of a British inquiry (in 1846, the very first year of the labour scheme) into the torture, misery and death of Indian indentured labourers, or “coolies,” as they were referred to in official colonial discourse.
The exhibition reflects on the question: How do we creatively reimagine the productive presences and voices of ghosts in the coolie archive? It offers a creative “archival ethnography” to think about questions around coolie transience (as “bonded migrant”) and the invisibility/visibility of absented presences in the official record by offering a visual language of the dead.
The exhibit appears the embodied coolie as a ghostly figure who hovers over and under history from a certain disruptive positionality and therefore performs a strategic fetishism of (post)colonial power relations. In doing so, it contemplates the “ghost world” of indentureship as a counter-archive of labour migration that haunts official knowledge through a language of haunting.
The event is sponsored by the Canadian Language Museum, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Events Fund, the Office of the Vie-President Research & Innovation, the Centre for Feminist Research, and the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies.

4. CFR Co-Sponsored: Decolonization, Social Movements and Performance in the Caribbean and Canada 1968-1988 (October 24-26, 2019)
October 24-26, 2019 York University
In response to increased inequality, dispossession and violence, scholars, artists, students and community members from the Caribbean and North America discuss decolonization between 1968-88 through the lens of performance and ask what this period’s repertoire of knowledge has to offer decolonial visions and struggles in the present.
Hands-on Performance Workshops with Diane Roberts and Camille Turner October 24, 1:00-6:00 PM
Opening Reception and book launch of The Coup Clock Clicks by Brian Meeks and featuring readings by Carol Lawes, Lillian Allen, Canisia Lubrin, Oonya Kempadoo and more October 24, 6:30-9:30 PM, A Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst St.
Keynote by Erna Brodber, Jamaican novelist and activist “After the Looking Glass: Blackspace and Emancipation” October 25, 6:30-8:00 PM, Jackman Humanities Building, University of Toronto, 170 St. George St. Room 100
Panels and Roundtables (Program Available)
October 25-26, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, 305 Founders College, York University
**All Events Are Free and Open to the Public**
Sponsored by:
Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, York University; Deans, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Education, York University; Chair, Department of Humanities, York University; CERLAC, York University; CFR, York University; African and African Diaspora Knowledge Initiative Project, Brown University; Humanities Research Institute, Brock University; Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto; Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies; Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence.
Organized by:
B. Anthony Bogues, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Brown University barrymore_bogues@brown.edu
Ronald Cummings, Associate Professor, English, Language and Literature, Brock University rcummings@brocku.ca
Honor Ford-Smith, Associate Professor, Cultural and Artistic Practices for Social and Environmental Justice, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University 3jamaicanplays@gmail.com

5. CFR Co-Sponsored: “Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence” Conference at UofT (Oct 25-27, 2019)
Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence
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October 25-27, 2019
University of Toronto
October 25
6:00-8:30
Jackman Humanities Building, University of Toronto (170 St. George Street, room 100)
Keynote Address: Erna Brodber, After the Looking Glass
Saturday, October 26
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto (2 Sussex Ave.)
10:00-10:30
Opening ceremony & land acknowledgement
10:30-12:00
Plenary Panel: We Will Stand Up: In Conversation with Tasha Hubbard
Chair & Discussant: Kristen Bos
Panel 1: Resisting Violence, Making Memory and Demanding Justice
1:30-3:00
Malathi de Alwis
The art book in the aftermath of war
Pascha Bueno-Hansen
Transitional justice otherwise: Dissident genders and sexualities in the Andes
Alison Crosby
Trans/national contestations: Memorializing sexual harm in postgenocide Guatemala
Panel 2: Archives of Violence in the Middle East
3:30-5:00
Shekoufe Sakhi
Human rights and the search for justice in the time of impunity: A reflection on the Iranian case
Chandni Desi
Memorializing genocide through Palestinian revolutionary culture
Chowra Makaremi
Rumor and the archeology of silence: Looking at state violence in post-revolution Iran through
incomplete memories
Prison Poetry Book Launch: Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow
Shahrzad Mojab
5:00-6:00
SUNDAY 27, 2019
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Organizer: Shahrzad Mojab, The Art of Resistance in the Middle East: Women Political Prisoners
Contact: Shahrzad.mojab@utoronto.ca
This event is generously funded by the New College Initiative Funds (NCIF)

6. CFR Co-Sponsored: Queer Liberation Theory Project Study: Canadian Interviews Digital Exhibition Launch (October 27, 2019)
Co-Sponsored by the Centre for Feminist Research:
Queer Ontario’s 10 th Anniversary Celebration Part 2
Queer Liberation Theory Project Study:
Canadian Interviews Digital Exhibition Launch
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: The ArQuives (formerly The Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives), 34 Isabella Street, Toronto
Dr. Nick Mulé and Queer Ontario, through Dissident Voices Productions, are launching the
Digital Exhibition to make the full and unedited interviews from the feature documentary,
“QueerEdge: From Gay to Queer Liberation,” publicly available for research, education, and the
general public. Key academics, activists and artists with a queer liberation sensibility in the Toronto and Ottawa areas, discuss the values of gay liberation and how they relate to queer liberation perspectives of today.
This free event will include light refreshments, snacks and beverages.
Nick J. Mulé, PhD is Coordinator of the Sexuality Studies Program, an associate professor in the
School of Social Work, cross appointed to the Faculty of Health and the School of Gender,
Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. He is the principal investigator (PI) of the
SSHRC-funded Queer Liberation Theory: Resurrection and Development research study. He
directed, wrote and executive produced the feature documentary, “QueerEdge: From Gay to
Queer Liberation.” He is also the founder, past chairperson and current secretary of Queer
Ontario.
Queer Ontario is a provincial network of gender and sexually diverse individuals — and their
allies — who are committed to questioning, challenging, and reforming the laws, institutional
practices, and social norms that regulate queer people. Operating under liberationist and sex-
positive principles, we fight for accessibility, recognition, and pluralism, using social media and
other tactics to engage in political action, public education, and coalition-building.
Visit the QueerEdge website and view the QueerEdge trailer to learn more about the film.
Co-Sponsored by: The ArQuives; Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and the Sexuality Studies
Program at York University.

CALLS:

1. Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2018-19 (November 25, 2019)
Please note:
The following is an announcement for a PhD dissertation award.
DESCRIPTION OF AWARD
Named in honour of Dr. Mary McEwan, a feminist psychiatrist, this annual award of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one PhD dissertation produced in 2018-19 at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre will choose the winners.
If you have dissertations that were recommended for awards in 2018-19 (dissertations defended between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 are eligible), please consider putting them forward for this award. The submission deadline is Monday, November 25, 2019.
CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITY
1. Must be a graduate student who has successfully defended a dissertation during the 2018-19 academic year.
2. The nominee's dissertation must concern feminist theory and/or gender issues.
3. The examining committee for the dissertation must unanimously recommend it for an award.
PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION
Each nomination must include:
1. A copy of the dissertation and no more than a one-page statement from the nominee about the contribution the dissertation makes to feminist scholarship.
2. A letter of recommendation from the student's Supervisor commenting on the nominee's dissertation or thesis.
3. A statement from the Graduate Program Director noting that the nominee's dissertation was recommended as one that should be considered for a prize.
4. A copy of the external examiner’s report.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION
Nominations must be received by Julia Pyryeskina, Coordinator, Centre for Feminist Research, 611 York Research Tower no later than Monday, November 25, 2019.
Submissions and questions can be made via email to juliapyr@yorku.ca.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. SSHRC Online System Interruption Update
Dear Leaders,
As you are likely aware, SSHRC’s online application system experienced some significant technical issues over the last 48 hours.  We understand that this has created a lot of concern, and we sincerely apologize for the impact on applicants, institutions and the research community.  The technical issues have affected the Insight Grants competition, as well as the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral Scholarships competitions.  We are writing to you today to provide an update on these funding opportunities and the steps SSHRC is taking to address the situation.
Following initial reports of system slowdowns and issues with submitting applications on October 15, SSHRC extended the application deadline for Insight Grants to October 16 at 8:00 pm (ET) while our IT team worked to address the problem.  It became clear on October 16 that the issues had not been resolved and more work was required to restore the application system to full functionality.  The system was temporarily suspended in the afternoon of October 16 to allow for a solution to be implemented.  The system has now been restored, and the issues appear to have been resolved, but we continue to monitor the situation closely.
In light of the significant issues experienced in the last couple of days, SSHRC has announced extensions to the affected competitions.  The details are as follows:
Impact on the Insight Grants competition: The application deadline has been extended to Friday, October 18, 2019, 8:00 p.m. (ET).
Impact on SSHRC Doctoral Awards competition: Access to the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and CGS Doctoral Scholarships online forms has been temporarily suspended. It is expected to be re-established by October 18, 9:00 p.m. (ET). In an effort to mitigate the impact of the system closure on doctoral applicants eligible to submit directly to SSHRC, the direct application deadline has been extended to October 25, 2019, 8:00 p.m. (ET).  We are aware that this unanticipated temporary system closure may impact some internal institutional deadlines, and have advised faculties of Graduate Studies to adjust their internal deadlines as appropriate. The deadline for institutions to submit applications to SSHRC remains November 21, 2019.
Please be assured that we continue to monitor the performance of the system closely. We invite you to stay tuned to SSHRC’s social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) for further updates.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

2. New from Women's Press: The Black Girlhood Studies Collection
The Black Girlhood Studies Collection
Edited by Aria S. Halliday | $54.95 | 9780889616127 | Approx. 300 pages | December 2019
This groundbreaking contributed volume brings together emerging and established scholars to discuss what Black girlhood means historically and in the 21st century. Exploring how concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and nationality inform and affect identities of Black girls, this vital resource will evoke meaningful discussion and change for students in African studies, Black studies, child and youth studies, gender and women studies, media studies, and sociology.
One of the first collections to exclusively explore, develop, and evaluate theories of Black girls and Black girlhoods
Includes chapter introductions and conclusions, keywords, discussion questions, and glossaries
Table of contents https://womenspress.canadianscholars.ca/books/black-girls-and-black-girlhoods#tab_toc
Request a review copy https://womenspress.canadianscholars.ca/request-a-review-copy?book_id=703
About the Editor:
Aria S. Halliday is an Assistant Professor of Africana Feminisms in Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Her research spans the fields of American studies, African American studies, women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and cultural studies.

3. Dark Matter: Women Witnessing #9 "Grave Affliction and Possibility" Now Live
We're excited to announce that /Dark Matter:Women Witnessing #9 "
/"Grave Affliction and Possibility"//is now live.
http://www.darkmatterwomenwitnessing.com/issues/Oct2019/index.html
This issue is a collection of responses to Deena Metzger’s essay “Extinction Illness: Grave Affliction and Possibility,” which appeared in /Tikkun /in January. The premise of Metzger's essay is that as the reality of human-caused mass extinction sinks in, we are all succumbing
to what she calls "extinction illness." "Contemplating the extent and pervasiveness of despair and violence across the globe, the increasing aberrance of human and non-human behavior, I see that all humans and non-humans know this, all human people and all beings, animals, trees, birds, insects, fish, know this. And all of us are being driven to some
form of madness, pain, or dysfunction.” The responses to this essay came in many forms: letter, formal essay, poetry, fiction, artwork—even a sermon. They are, as you'll see,
passionate, visionary, wildly divergent-- and even uplifting. We think you'll agree it's an extraordinary collection. http://www.darkmatterwomenwitnessing.com/issues/Oct2019/index.html
We hope you'll read the entire issue. And if you like what you read, we hope you'll subscribe-- it's free!

4. OPIRG York Board Nominations and General Meeting
Are you a York student or community member interested in social and environmental justice?  If so, then consider running for this year's Board of Directors.  The Board Nomination period for OPIRG York starts today and ends on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 6pm.  If you would like to find out more about OPIRG York, email us at opirgyork@gmail.com or stop by our office in the First Student Centre room C449.  Our office is open Monday to Thursday from 11-6.
-- OPIRG York
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1) OPIRG York Board Nomination Period - Wednesday October 9 to Wednesday October 16, 2019
NOMINATION for the Ontario Public Interest Research Group - York Board of Directors is open to any OPIRG York member, as long as the nomination is supported by at least 15 member signatures. All York students who have paid their student fees and not opted out of OPIRG York’s levy fee are members of OPIRG YORK and eligible for nomination. Community members may also run for the board.  A community member is anyone who pays their dues ($3-20 sliding scale) and signs the community membership form.
Nomination Period:
- Wednesday October 9 to Wednesday October 16
- Nomination forms can be picked up from the OPIRG office (Rm C449, Student Centre) starting at 11am on Wednesday October 9.  The forms are also available online at http://www.opirgyork.ca/
Completed nomination forms should be dropped off at the OPIRG York office (First Student Centre room C449) by 6pm on Wednesday October 16, 2019.
*Anyone interested in running for the Board should read the nomination form carefully to understand the duties and responsibilities of being a member of the Board.
2) OPIRG York Board Elections - Thursday October 24, 2019
The election of the board shall happen at the  General Members Meeting of OPIRG YORK, to be held on Thursday October 24, 2019 from 6-8pm in the First Student Centre room 430.
The polling station will be open from 6-8pm.
Nominees will need to provide a brief written statement about themselves and why they are interested in running for the board.  Written statements as well as any questions around the election process can be sent to Niloofar Golkar, OPIRG York Chief Returning Officer (CRO) at cro19opirgyork@gmail.com.
3) OPIRG York General Members Meeting - Thursday October 24, 2019
A General Members Meeting for OPIRG York will take place on October 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in room 430 First Student Centre. Come by and find out what we have been up to and how you can get involved!
Light refreshments will be provided.
TTC tokens available upon request.
https://www.facebook.com/events/457560221523158/

5. UN Women launches Women Count Data Hub
On 24 September, on the margins of the UN General-Assembly, UN Women hosted an interactive data lab to showcase the new Women Count Data Hub, the first of its kind to provide public access to gender data that can be used to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Adopted by governments around the world, the 17 SDGs represent a blueprint for sustainable development that leaves no one behind and protects the environment. However, only 31 per cent of the data required to monitor progress for women and girls is available today, which means policy decisions are made without sufficient evidence.
The Women Count Data Hub brings together the latest available data on gender and the SDGs, as well as stories and analysis about the lived experience of women and girls. For instance, one of the stories online show how in Kenya, new gender data has spurred policy actions, including three new laws to boost women’s empowerment.
Speaking at the event, UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships, Anita Bhatia, underscored the importance of gender data: “In the drive to get better gender equality outcomes, and to really push for women's empowerment, we need gender data, we need numbers, and we need stories. This data hub is going to give you both.”
At the event, participants got an exclusive look at the latest gender data, such as the existing gap between men’s and women’s labour force participation and how marital status influences gender gaps.
The unique features on the Data Hub include: data dashboards on all the available gender-related indicators of the SDGs; country factsheets; gender data stories; and updates from UN Women’s global gender data programme ‘Women Count’, which is creating a radical shift in how gender data is produced and used by countries.
“We need to keep the momentum going and document the good stories and be humble about what we do not know. The Women Count data hub aims to help facilitate this”, said Papa Seck, Global Manager of the Women Count programme.
Maureen Gitonga, who leads Women Count in Kenya, talked about how through Women Count, new partnerships between government and civil society actors created an enabling environment for better gender data, and has increased government accountability on advancing gender equality.
The Data Hub will continue to grow with new data and features leading up to the World Data Forum in October 2020.
For more information, visit data.unwomen.org and tell us what you think. Share gender data visualizations on social media using #WomenCount to spread the word.

6. LA&PS Assistance for Canadian Common CV Available
I am pleased to let you know that the Dean’s Office can provide assistance for LA&PS fulltime faculty members with the creation or update of a Canadian Common CV (CCV). As many of you know, creating a CCV can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task, and we generally advise faculty who are targeting opportunities that require a CCV (e.g. SSHRC Insight Development Grant, NSERC Discovery Grant) to complete the CCV well in advance of deadlines.
This term we have a work study student who is available to assist in CCV preparation. If this is a service that you wish to access, please notify your unit’s research officer, with the subject “Request for CCV Formatting Assistance”, and include the following:
a complete CV (in any format, attached to the email)
your CCV login details
the name of the grant(s) for which CCV assistance is needed.
These will be forwarded to our work study, who will contact you with questions and work to transfer the CV content to the relevant CCV format. Please note that, while we are happy to assist anyone who may want CCV help, due to volumes we will prioritize researchers who need a CCV for upcoming grant submissions.

EVENTS:
1. Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security: The Betinho Project Seminar Series (Fall 2019)
The Betinho Project Seminar Series – Fall 2019
Named after a Brazilian human rights and food activist, the Betinho Project aims to promote food security and participatory, democratic processes.
The Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security invites you to attend the following seminars:
Thursday, October 24th 2019
Time: 4:30- 6:00 pm
Where: DCC-705, 288 Church Street, Ryerson University
The Inclusion Illusion: Firms’ Capabilities and their Commitment to Serve The Poor
With Leandro "Leo" Simões Pongeluppe
Ph.D. Candidate in the Strategic Management Department at Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto.  Leo's primary research interests are related to inclusive innovation and public innovation.
"Lava-Jato", "Vaza-Jato", and Fighting Corruption in Brazil
A discussion facilitated by Cecilia Rocha
Professor at the School of Nutrition, at Ryerson University;
Interim Director of the Centre for Studies in Food Security; &
Member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems
Thursday, November 14th 2019
Time: 4:30- 6:00 pm
Where: DCC-705, 288 Church Street, Ryerson University
Syrian newcomers' resettlement in Brazil: The role of the civil society
With Fabio Martinez Serrano Pucci
Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) of York University, Toronto, Canada.
Human rights for whom? The case of waste pickers in Brazil.
With Dieric Guimarães Cavalcante
Graduating in Law at University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Research Fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and Member of the Center for Studies on Labor Law and Social Security (NEDTS). Research Assistant at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

2. GLRC Book Launch: Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium (October 23, 2019)
The Global Labour Speaker Series is pleased to host the book launch:
Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium
with
Dr. Mark Thomas, Associate Professor and former Director of the GLRC, York University
Dr. Leah Vosko, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, York University
Dr. Carlo Fanelli, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Work and Labour Studies, York University
Olena Lyubchenko, PhD Candidate, York University
Wednesday, October 23rd
Kaneff Tower 519, York University
4:30pm-6:30pm
*Books will be available for purchase
In a period characterized by growing social inequality, precarious work, the legacies of settler colonialism, and the emergence of new social movements, Change and Continuity presents innovative interdisciplinary research as a guide to understanding Canada's political economy and a contribution to progressive social change.
Engaging with interconnected topics that include shifts in immigration policy, labour market restructuring, settler colonialism, the experiences of people with disabilities, and the revitalization of workers' movements, this collection builds upon and deepens critical analysis of Canadian society and considers its application to contexts beyond Canada.
For more information, please access: https://www.mqup.ca/change-and-continuity-products-9780773557413.php
Mark Thomas is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. He is former Director of the Global Labour Research Centre at York and has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, and a Visiting Researcher at Institut de Recherches Sociologiques, Université de Genève. Current areas of research include: work, time, and new technologies; labour, austerity, and populism in urban North America; and the enforcement of employment standards legislation in Canada.
Leah Vosko, FRSC, is Professor of Political Science and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender &Work at York University. Professor Vosko's current research focuses on employment standards enforcement and access to labour rights and protections among temporary migrant workers. Her new sole authored book, Disrupting Deportability: Transnational Workers Organize, published by Cornell University Press, will appear in Fall 2019 and her new coauthored book, Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards Protections for People in Precarious Jobs, published by University of Toronto Press, will appear in early 2020.
Carlo Fanelli is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Work and Labour Studies in the Department of Social Science. He is the author of Megacity Malaise: Neoliberalism, Public Services and Labour in Toronto, and co-editor (with Bryan Evans) of The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada's Provinces and Territories.
Olena Lyubchenko is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at York University. Her research interests include neoliberal restructuring, gender order transformations, and labour market insecurity in former Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries; social reproduction under Soviet state-command economy; as well as comparative welfare state and family policy.
This is a free event, however seats are limited. Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/change-and-continuity-canadian-political-economy-in-the-new-millennium-tickets-72249172219
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/432688607349110/
All are welcome.
The Global Labour Speaker Series is organized by the Global Labour Research Centre at York University and is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, Faculty of Education, Department of Equity Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Geography, Social and Political Thought Program, Department of Philosophy, Department of History, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law program, Department of Politics, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Department of Social Science.

3. Glad Day Bookshop: “Steeped in Blood” / “Bureaucratic Maneuvers” Joint Book Launch (October 24, 2019)
University of Toronto Press and McGill Queen’s University Press invite you to the joint launch of Bureaucratic Manoeuvres and Steeped in Blood.
Bureaucratic Manoeuvres: The Contested Administration of the Unemployed
By John Grundy
In Bureaucratic Manoeuvres, John Grundy examines profound transformations in the governance of unemployment in Canada. While policy makers previously approached unemployment as a social and economic problem to be addressed through macroeconomic policies, recent labour market policy reforms have placed much more emphasis on the supposedly deficient employability of the unemployed themselves, a troubling shift that deserves close, critical attention.
Tracing a behind-the-scenes history of public employment services in Canada, Bureaucratic Manoeuvres shows just how difficult it has been for administrators and frontline staff to govern unemployment as a problem of individual employability. Drawing on untapped government records, it sheds much-needed light on internal bureaucratic struggles over the direction of labour market policy in Canada and makes a key contribution to Canadian political science, economics, public administration, and sociology.
Steeped in Blood by Frances J Latchford
An excoriation of bio-essentialism, this book turns conventional wisdom about adoption, identity, and biological family on its head.
What personal truths reside in biological ties that are absent in adoptive ties? And why do we think adoptive and biological ties are essentially different when it comes to understanding who we are? At a time when interest in DNA and ancestry is exploding, Frances Latchford questions the idea that knowing one's bio-genealogy is integral to personal identity or a sense of family and belonging.
Upending our established values and beliefs about what makes a family, Steeped in Blood examines the social and political devaluation of adoptive ties. It takes readers on an intellectual journey through accepted wisdom about adoption, twins, kinship, and incest, and challenges our naturalistic and individualistic assumptions about identity and the biological ties that bind us, sometimes violently, to our families. Latchford exposes how our desire for bio-genealogical knowledge, understood as it is by family and adoption experts, pathologizes adoptees by posing the biological tie as a necessary condition for normal identity formation. Rejecting the idea that a love of the self-same is fundamental to family bonds, her book is a reaction to the wounds families suffer whenever they dare to revel in their difference.
A rejoinder to rhetoric that defines adoptees, adoptive kin, and their family intimacies as inferior and inauthentic, Steeped in Blood's view through the lens of critical adoption studies decentres our cultural obsession with the biological family imaginary and makes real the possibility of being family in the absence of blood.

4. Association For The Study Of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) Presents: Toronto Reclamation Assembly (October 25-26, 2019)
ASCAC provides a body of knowledge that continuously contributes to the rescue, reconstruction, and restoration of African history and culture. Our purpose is to promote the study of African civilizations for the development of an African world view.
Friday October 25- Social, 6pm-10pm.
Saturday October 26- Toronto Reclamation assembly
Peach 127 Eddystone Avenue
9AM- Midnight
Students/Seniors: $20
General Admission: $40
Vendors, delicious nutritious foods, refreshments and music edutainment.
Contact ascacertoronto@gmail.com
www.ascac.org
www.amexemmu.com
Tel: 437 344 3085/ 647 819 2697

5. APUS - Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students UofT Panel: Graduate Student Experience (October 28, 2019)
Applying to Graduate Programs; Graduate Student Experience (Student Panel)
Date: Monday October 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8: 00 p.m.
Location: 563 Spadina Crescent (MultiFaith Centre) Room 207
Registration is required. Please follow this link to register: http://bit.ly/2kXT4bk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/464798160783621/
As part of the Academic Support Workshop Series: Applying to Graduate Programs, we put together a panel of current graduate students who will be discussing their experiences navigating graduate school. These experiences include but are not limited to balancing family responsibilities, disability, and accessing funding.
Speakers:
Kusha Dadui
Jennifer Sylvester
Mina Alves
Access Information:
Refreshments will be provided! Vegan, gluten-free options available.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room.
TTC Tokens are available upon request.
If you require ASL interpretation to attend the workshop, please contact us by October 14.
We politely request that attendees refrain from wearing scented products as this will be a scent-free space.
For more information and access need please contact Member Services at services@apus.ca or 416-978-0831

6. UofT: Indigenous Education Week (October 28-November 1, 2019)
First Nations House invites you to celebrate Indigenous contributions at the University of Toronto and Indigenous presence on campus at the annual Indigenous Education Week taking place October 28 to November 1, 2019.
All events are free and open to the public! You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #UofTIEW2019.
October 28, 2019:
Elders Gathering
With support from Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Room 700
Live Viewing of Indigenous Waves CIUT 86.5
In collaboration with Ciimaan/Kahuwe'ya/Qajaq Indigenous Language Initiative & SAGE UT
5 – 7 p.m.
Hart House, Maps Room
Proclaiming the Roots and Realities of Indigenous-Black Peoples on Turtle Island
A talk by Ciann Wilson, moderated by Kayla Webber
Presented by the Indigenous Education Network
6 – 8 p.m.
OISE Nexus Lounge
October 29, 2019:
imagineNATIVE Wiki Page Edit-A-Thon
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Robarts Library, 4th Floor Electronic Classroom at Robarts presented by OISE Library
Language Journal Making Workshop
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Hart House, East Common Room with support from Get Crafty
Language Journal Making Workshop Facebook event
October 30, 2019:
Indigenous Language Rights Talk by Khelsilem Rivers
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall
Indigenous Language Rights Talk by Khelsilem Rivers Facebook event
Language Revitalization with Bonnie Jane Maracle
6 – 8 p.m.
Myhal Centre, Room 360
Language Revitalization with Bonnie Jane Maracle Facebook event
October 31, 2019:
Hip-Hop 101 Cafe with Drezus
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Hart House, Maps Room
Hip-Hop 101 Cafe with Drezus Hart House event page
Increasing Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Hiring, Admissions and Culture
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place
Increasing Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Hiring, Admissions and Culture event page
Resistance Cypher: Hip-Hop as Counter Storytelling Featuring Drezus
4 – 6 p.m.
New College Wilson Hall, 40 Wilcox Street
Resistance Cypher: Hip Hop as Counter Storytelling Featuring Drezus Hart House event page
November 1, 2019:
Big Drum Social
In collaboration with Ciimaan/Kahuwe'ya/Qajaq Indigenous Language Initiative & SAGE UT
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Woodsworth College, Kruger Hall

7. Ryerson Social Justice Week Mandela Lecture (October 29, 2019)
Event description
This year’s ECI Mandela Lecture explores the long history of Canadian slavery. Using visuals that capture the experiences of enslaved peoples of African descent, this event explores the brutality of slavery and demystifies the current national myth of racial tolerance in Canada. The event will address the need and potential for national curriculum reform, which currently fails to provide a nuanced understanding of slavery in Canada, and to better understand the effects of slavery as they are experienced by Black communities both within and beyond the academy.
Speaker bios:
Dr. Charmaine Nelson is Professor of Art History at McGill University. She has made ground-breaking contributions to the fields of the Visual Culture of Slavery, Race and Representation, and Black Canadian Studies. She has published seven books including The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America (2007), Slavery, Geography, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica (2016), and Towards an African Canadian Art History: Art, Memory, and Resistance (2018). She is also actively engaged with lay audiences through her media work including CBC, BBC One, and PBS. She blogs for the Huffington Post Canada and writes for The Walrus. Most recently, she was the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University (2017-2018).
Natalie Wood wears 3 different kinds of bowties – she is a Professor at GBC, a PhD student and a contemporary multimedia artist who creates work that cohabits the areas of art, popular culture and historical research associated with African presence, spirituality and innovations in the diaspora. Lately she has been exploring the role of creative change-making spaces and escape strategies and fantasies as forms of resistance to racism, homophobia, colonialism and its afterlife.  She produces work that includes the use of recyclable materials, drawing and painting, printmaking, video, video performance and installation and web-based art. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions including International Art Fairs & local & international Film Festivals. She has received numerous awards from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada Council for the Arts. Some of her works have been collected by the United Nations.
Camille Turner is an explorer of race, space, home and belonging. Born in Jamaica and currently based in Toronto, her work combines Afrofuturism and historical research. Her interventions, installations and public engagements have been presented throughout Canada and internationally. Camille graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design and York University’s Masters in Environmental Studies program where she is currently a PhD candidate.

8. UofT Digital Humanities Network event with Naveen Minai (October 30, 2019)
Please join us for our next Lightning Lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at 12:00 - 2:00 PM! We'll meet in the Jackman Humanities Building, Room 1040 to discuss the topic of "LGBTQ+ DH."
Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute, our lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue. By inviting experts from different disciplines to explore the intersections of their work, these events lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. After a catered lunch, speakers will present for 5-7 minutes, followed by an informal discussion.
Featuring:
Sara Shroff, Martha LA McCain Postdoctoral Fellow, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto
Naveen Minai, Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, Centre for Feminist Research, York University
Michelle Schwartz, Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, Ryerson University
Islandia Guzmán, PhD Candidate, iSchool, University of Toronto
Registration is mandatory for catering purposes. Participants can register at our Eventbrite page here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lightning-lunch-lgbtq-dh-tickets-76372202313

9. Ryerson Social Justice Week Akua Benjamin Legacy Project Presents: “Looking Back, Moving Forward” (October 31, 2019)
Looking Back, Moving Forward | Thursday, October 31 |  6:00 -  9:00 pm
Event: "Looking Back, Moving Forward"
Time: Thursday October 31st, 2019 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Location: Oakham Lounge, Ryerson University (55 Gould Street, Toronto)
-Please join us for a Community Forum taking place during the Ryerson Social Justice Week, and organized by the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project.
-The Forum will feature 4 panelists who will talk about their work in the diverse Black community and of its impacts on Black youth, students and community members.
-The panelists will share their understanding of what needs to be done to build, sustain and advance our Black community; discuss strategies and initiatives on recent issues impacting the Black community; and how students and other diverse community members can advance meaningful dialogue and action in addressing anti-Black racism.
-The aim of the forum is to engage in respectful and inclusive dialogue.
*Moderator: Dr. Akua Benjamin, Professor, School of Social Work, Ryerson University.
*Speakers:
-Remi Warner: Senior Manager, Human Rights Office, Toronto District School Board
-Angela Robertson: Executive Director, Parkdale Queen West, Community Health Centre
-Notisha Massaquoi: Executive Director, Women's Health in Women's Hands
-Anthony Morgan: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Lawyer
Coordinator
Harriet Tubman Institute
321 York Lanes, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON
M3J 1P3
416-736-2100 x33058

10. OISE Presents: “Sexual, Racial and (Trans) Gender- Based Violence Prevention in Higher Education: Possibilities and Limitations” (October 31 - November 3, 2019)
PROGRAM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019
LOCATION: OISE LIBRARY (GROUND FLOOR)
5: 30 - 6:00 PM: Welcome Remarks: Dr. Michelle Peterson- Badali, Associate Dean Research, OISE, University of Toronto
6:00 - 7:15 PM: Featured Speaker: Dr. Hijin Park
7:15 - 8:30 PM: Reception (refreshments provided)
Dr. Hijin Park is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She is an anti-racist, feminist legal scholar who specializes in an intersectional and structural analysis of violence, migration and the law. Dr. Park is one of the limited number of scholars who have published research that centres racialized sexual violence in the lives of international students and English as a Second Language students in Canada. Her research explores how violence occurs along an interconnected continuum and how everyday individual violence is structurally connected to systemic, institutional and national violence. Her most recent work is on how race, gender and madness shape legal constructions of racialized women charged with homicide in Canada, and on the various forms of everyday and structural violence experienced by racialized international students at Brock University. In doing so, Dr. Park theorizes all relations in Canada within the broader framework of white settler nationalism and neoliberalism.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2019
LOCATION: NEXUS LOUNGE (OISE, 12TH FLOOR)
8:45: Land Acknowledgement & Opening Remarks
Emily Moorhouse and Miglena Todorova
SESSION 1
9:00 - 10:15 (75 minutes): Sexual Violence Prevention: Global and Transnational Views
Paper 1: Transnationalism in Sexual Violence Prevention and Higher Education
Presenter: Dr. Miglena Todorova (Social Justice Education, OISE)
Paper 2: Building a whole-campus approach to sexual violence: The University of Otago Model
Presenting Author: Melanie Beres (University of Otago, New Zealand); Co-authors: Gareth J. Treharne,
PhD (U Otago), Zoran Stojanov, MSc (Evaluation Coordinator, UOtago)
Paper 3: “Not even close to enough”: An intersectional analysis of sexual violence prevention efforts and responses at Ontario universities
Presenter: Emily Colpitts (Centre for Feminist Research, York University)
SESSION 2
10:30 - 11:45 (75 minutes): Agency, Dialogues, and Futures
Paper 1: Victims are Doing It for Themselves: Examining the Move from Victim to Advocate
Presenter: Guila Benchimol
Paper 2: Reconsidering Sexual Violence on Campus: Propagating More Livable Futures on Campus for Survivors of Colour
Presenter: Emily Moorhouse (Department of Social Justice Education, OISE)
Paper 3: Indigenous Feminist Narratives on Gender-based Violence: The REDress Project and Collective Dialogue in Post-secondary Institutions in Canada
Presenter: Elizabeth Brule (Gender Studies, Queen University, Kingston, Ontario)
11:45 - 12:30 PM Lunch & Break (please remember to bring your conference landyard, this is your food ticket.) Catering Provided by: TBD
SESSION 3
12:30 - 1:15PM (75 minutes): Barriers, Gaps and Activism
Paper 1: The Missing Pieces: The Gaps of Policy and Prevention in Post-secondary Institutions, and the Stories of the Students Who Fill Them
Presenter: Merima Menzildzic (Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto)
Paper 2: Law Beyond the Books: Policy Implications for Bill 132
Presenter: Ravita Surajbali (Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto)
Paper 3: Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Prevention: Paradoxes of Solidarity and Activism
Presenters: Clea Schmidt and Sandie Kouritzin (University of Manitoba)
SESSION 4
1:30 - 2:45 PM (75 minutes)
Paper 1: Visibilizing Faculty Union Power in Sexual Violence Policy and Education in Higher Education
Presenter: Margot Francis (Brock University)
Paper 2: The University of Windsor Bystander Initiative: “Our goal is culture shift: is this achievable?”
Presenter: Anne Forrest (Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Windsor)
Paper 3: Challenges to Radical Shifts in Research and Advocacy for Addressing Campus Gender based Violence: A University of Toronto Grass roots Collective’s Experience
Presenters: Jessica Wright, Department of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto Simran Dhunna, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Taylor Berzins, Department of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto, Tamsyn Riddle, University of Toronto, Paulysha De Gannes, University of Toronto
SESSION 5 (PANEL)
3:00-4:45 PM: Islamophobia in Higher Education: Challenges and Prevention (Discussant: Amélie Barras, York University)
Paper 1: Islamophobia: Beyond Black/Brown Face
Presenter: Zulfikar Hirji (York University)
Paper 2: Muslim Communities in Higher Education, Islamophobia, and the Path Forward
Presenter: Haniya Sheikh (Vice Chair, Silk Road Institute; Co-Chair, TDSB Islamic Heritage Month Planning Committee)
Paper 3: Islamophobia in Higher Education
Presenter: Nadia Hasan (Deputy Director, National Council of Canadian Muslims)
PLENARY SESSION
5:00PM- 6:00PM, Nexus Lounge: Featured Speaker Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez (Facilitator: TBD)
Dr. Gómez, National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow (2019) and Ford Fellow (2015-16; 2018-19)
Earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2017 from University of Oregon. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development at Wayne State University. Dr. Gómez has published over 45 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, scholarly writings, and pieces for the general public. Additionally, she is the lead co-editor of the upcoming special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation—Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities (submissions deadline: 1 December 2019). Stemming from her cultural betrayal trauma theory, Dr. Gómez’ research examines the differential impact of violence and oppression in Black and other minority youth and young adults in the U.S., with a specif- ic focus on college students’ experiences of sexual assault. She is dedicated to contributing work that has implications for youth who are subjected to both discrimination and violence.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2019
LOCATION: NEXUS LOUNGE (OISE, 12TH FLOOR)
8:40 AM Land Acknowledgement
SESSION 6
9:00 -10:25AM: (EAAA Symposium): An exploration of the strengths and limits of the only campus intervention proven to reduce the sexual violence student’s experience
Paper 1: The EAAA Sexual Assault Resistance Program: Feminist theory and evidence leads to strong impacts for diverse women.
Presenters: Dr. Charlene Senn (UWindsor), Dr. Karen L. Hobden (U Windsor), Dr. Misha Eliasziw (Tufts University)
Paper 2: Flipping Disempowering Scripts: Challenging gender norms and the inevitability of sexual violence
Presenters: Paula C. Barata (U Guelph), H. Lorraine Radtke (U Calgary), Charlene Senn (U Windsor)
Paper 3: (Trans)gender-based violence: Adapting EAAA for trans/nonbinary undergraduates
Presenters: Sarah Peitzmeier (U Michigan), Shanna Kattari (U Michigan), Charlene Senn (U Windsor)
Paper 4: Implementing sexual assault resistance in Eswatini (#GameChangers/ Bagugculi Betintfo program)
Presenters: Rebecca Fielding-Miller (U California, San Diego), Sakhile Masuku (University of Swaziland, UNISWA), Fortunate Shabalala (University of Eswatini)
SESSION 7 (ROUND TABLE)
10:30 - 11:45 AM (75 minutes): It’s all just words and nonsense: The landscape of campus sexual violence policies in Ontario
Presenters (5): Jennifer Root (Wilfrid Laurier University), Hayley Moody, (former Sexual Violence Counsellor and Advocate at the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant), Sonia Meerai (Gender, Feminist, and Women Studies, York U), Joanna Brant (Executive Director, Sexual Assault Centre of Brant), Rebecca Godderis (Wilfrid Laurier University)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch & Break (please remember to bring your conference land yard, this is your food ticket.) Catering Provided by: TBD
SESSION 8
1:00 - 2:15PM (75 minutes): Teaching Consent and Non-Violence
Paper 1: Critically Engaging with Consent Education: Understanding the Possibilities and Limitations for Creating Change
Presenter: Melanie Beres (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Paper 2: Violence Prevention Outside the Realm of Social Justice Education: Enacted through Applied Business Software Curriculum
Presenter: Katie Bannon (Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto)
Paper 3: Consent is Not Foreplay: Violence Prevention at McGill University Presenter: Gabrielle White (Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto)
Paper 4: Fleshing out the (Im)Possibilities of Anti-Oppressive Consent Education for Gender Based Violence Prevention at Post-Secondary Institutions
Presenter: Jessica Wright (Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto)
SESSION 9
1:30 - 2:45PM (75 minutes): Prevention, Healing and Community
Paper 1: Bekaadendang - Anti-Human Trafficking, Community Outreach, and Finding Peace |
Presenters: Daniella Robinson (Anti Human Trafficking Case Manager) and Melissa Compton (Anti Human Trafficking Case Navigator)
Paper 2: The demand for revolutionary praxis in a depoliticised gender-based violence sector
Presenter: Wesal Abu Qaddum Department of Adult Education OISE, University of Toronto)
Paper 3: Rethinking Hallucinations, Visions, and Dreams as Different Realities: Surreal Encounters in Black Feminist Speculative Fiction
Presenter: Paige Edwards-Grant (Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto)
SESSION 10 (ROUND TABLE)
3:00 - 4:45 PM (75 minutes): Meaningful Engagement: Community-based Sexual Violence
Experts & Institutional Collaborations on Post-Secondary Campuses Supporting Survivors and Reducing the Risk of Violence
Panelists: Jacqueline Benn-John (Women’s Support Network of York Region); Alex Akong (Kenora Sexual Assault Centre); Brea Hutchinson (Sexual Assault Centre Kingston); Terry McQuaid (George Brown College); Yamikani Msosa (Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre); Aadhiva Vasudeva (Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape); and TK Pritchard (Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo).
PLENARY SESSION
5:00PM - 6:00PM, Nexus Lounge: Featured Speaker Suzanne Smoke (Facilitator: Miglena Todorova) Suzanne Smoke,GinewKwe,Golden EagleWoman is a member of Mississauga’s ofRice Lake,Alderville First Nation and she sits with the Bear Clan. Her most important role in community is being a life giver and Mother to her daughter Ogimaa Geeziko Kwe, Cedar Smoke, Head Woman of the Skyworld.
She works as Area Outreach and Program Coordinator for the Muskoka/ Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services working to stem the tide of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Currently she works in Anti Human Trafficking with Simcoe Muskoka AHT Coalition as well as U.S. Consulate Greater Toronto Area AHT Strategy. Currently she is working towards developing a 24 -hour response protocol model to all Stakeholders working with both Indigenous and Non- Indigenous agencies and service workers. Suzanne is also the Executive Director of Biindigen Healing and Arts, a Not for profit Grassroots Agency serving the off-reserve population of Southern Ontario providing Culturally sensitive and culturally appropriate programming and healing. Her knowledge base is in Women’s Traditional Teachings, Seven Stages of Life Teachings and she is also a Pipe Carrier and Sundancer with the Gathering of Sacred Pipes in Pipestone Minnesota. She is a Proud member of the American Indian Movement and Her extensive knowledge in Harm reduction, Trauma Informed healing methods come from over 30 years walking the Red Road with many Elders and teachers.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2019
LOCATION: NEXUS LOUNGE (OISE, 12TH FLOOR)
8:40AM Land Acknowledgement
SESSION 11
9:00 -10:15 AM (75 minutes): Collapse of the System: Eradicating Sexual Violence Within Post-
Secondary Institutions
Presenters: Nashwa Lina Khan, Hayley Moody, Samiyyah Somji, and Jay Rideout
SESSION 12
10:30 - 11:45 AM (75 minutes): Mobilizing Discourse, Culture and Media
Paper 1: Enacting Food Justice with Trans People using Collaborative Zine making
Presenter: Felismina Alves (Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto)
Paper 2: But, It’s Sexy: A Discussion of the Appearance of Survivors in Student - Made Consent Texts at Ontario Universities
Presenter: Taylor Berzins (Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto)
Paper 3: #WeThe StudentsDoNotConsent: A Critical Examination of Student Sex Education Activism in Ontario
Presenter: Hannah Maitland (Feminist and Women’s Studies, York University)
11:45 - 12:30 PM Lunch & Break
SESSION 13 (WORKSHOP)
12:30 – 1:30 PM (60 minutes): Acting Out Gender: Embodied Criticality as a Tool for Prevention
Facilitator: Danielle Carr (University of Western Ontario)
Accessibility
OISE’s accessible entrance is on the West side of the building and can be reached from Bloor St., just west of Bedford Ave. Accessible washrooms can be found on the ground floor (centre stairs), on the 5th floor centre lobby, and on the ground floor library. Single user, all gender washroom located on the 12th floor in room 12-130. Accessible Parking spaces on P1, with accessible Pay Parking station.

11. YUFA Race Equity Caucus Presents: Racism in Rating the Teacher: Implications for Tenure, Promotion and Other Issues (November 1, 2019)
REC Forum
Friday, November 1, 2019
2 - 4pm 152 Founders College
In 2018, Arbitrator William Kaplan issued an award in relation to a grievance filed by the Ryerson Faculty Association contesting the use of student course evaluations in employment related decisions such as tenure and promotion. In his award, Arbitrator Kaplan stated that evidence "establishes, with little ambiguity, that a key tool in assessing teaching effectiveness is flawed, while the use of averages is fundamentally and irreparably flawed."  Accordingly, Arbitrator Kaplan ruled that student course evaluations should no longer be used in tenure and promotion decisions at Ryerson.
Several reports, including those from CAUT, OCUFA, and court decisions and research from the USA and other countries uphold the finding that the use of student course evaluations in tenure and promotion decisions is highly problematic.
The panel discussion aims to explore the concerns with student course evaluations in greater detail.
REC member, Professor Enakshi Dua, is the Interim Director of Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) and a faculty member in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies (GFWS). In 2017, she co-authored the landmark book The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity in Canadian Universities (2017). Professor Dua has conducted research on classroom racism faced by faculty of colour at York University.
Professor Sophie Quigley is a Professor of Computer Science at Ryerson University who specializes in human-computer interaction. In 2009, she was the Grievance Officer of Ryerson Faculty Association; in that role, she was responsible  for filing the grievance that ultimately led, nine years later, to the Kaplan award.
Professor Andrea Noack, an Associate Professor of Sociology from Ryerson University, specializes in the history and politics of survey designs, politics of knowledge, teaching and learning in higher education. She was part of Ryerson committee that has closely examined the methodological flaws reflected in the faculty evaluation instruments will also be speaking.
The forum on Nov. 1 will provide an opportunity to hear from Ena Dua about her findings at YorkU and to learn from the Ryerson Faculty Association members about their experiences in order to increase our knowledge about student course evaluations, to provide support to faculty of colour, Indigenous faculty and other equity seeking faculty members at York, and explore alternatives and further action that YUFA can take on these issues.
All are welcome.
Please RSVP to yufa@yorku.ca by 5pm on Monday, October 28. (Please use REC Forum in subject line).

12. Toronto Queer Film Festival: “Don't Believe the '69 Hype!” Panel in Toronto (November 9, 2019)
Saturday NOV. 9th, 2019
2-3:30pm
Ontario College of Art and Design University,
100 McCaul Street, Toronto,
Room 284
Hosted by Toronto Queer Film Festival
Join us for an artist talk and panel on the mythologies and realities of the 1969 Criminal Code reform and its impact on the lives of queers, sex workers, and those seeking abortions. The panel will begin with a brief talk from artist/activist Ryan Conrad whose 2019 video projection Don't Believe The Hype! will be on display at night in Toronto's gay village during the festival. Ryan’s talk will be followed by context-setting commentary from Andil Gosine, Tom Hooper, and Emma McKenna.
Ryan Conrad is an artist, activist, and scholar based in Ottawa. He is currently a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Cinema & Media Studies Program at York University, where he is working on a manuscript entitled Radical VIHsion: Canadian AIDS Film & Video. He earned a PhD from the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Society and Culture at Concordia University and an MFA in interdisciplinary studio arts from the Maine College of Art.
Andil Gosine is an Associate Professor in Cultural & Artistic Practices for Environmental Justice at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. His research, writing and artistic practices explore imbrications of ecology, desire and power.
Tom Hooper is a historian who researches the criminalization of LGBTQ2 communities in the decades following the 1969 criminal code reform. He also works as contract faculty in the Law and Society Program at York University.
Emma McKenna, PhD, is a multidisciplinary writer, educator, and activist. She has published across a range of feminist journals and is the author of Chenille or Silk: Poems (Caitlin Press, 2019). As a scholar of intersectional critical feminist history, she is interested in the place of marginalized subjects and labour within feminism.
Accessibility
All TQFF events are “pay what you can” and are wheelchair accessible. All screenings will be closed-captioned and/or ASL-interpreted. Both of our locations will have a prearranged waiting area with seating for audience members who need it prior to the doors opening for every event.
Both venues have gender neutral washrooms.
About #TQFF19 :
This year the Toronto Queer Film Festival commemorates 50 years of impolite and uncompromising queer defiance with its theme Stonewall 50.
While the Stonewall Uprising is often characterized as the “birth” of a western LGBT civil rights movement, we remember Stonewall as a site of queer and trans rebellion against a long history of state violence and neglect that continues to this day.
Highlighting connections between the past, present, and future of queer revolution and resistance, the 2019 Toronto Queer Film Festival showcases the Canadian premiere of two cutting-edge queer feature films: Pier Kids by Elegance Bratton, an extraordinary documentary centering the perspective of poor and homeless queer and trans youth of colour living a stone's throw away from the site of the Stonewall riots, and So Pretty by Jesse Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli - a film that straddles the border between fiction and documentary as it follows a group of friends and lovers as they try to preserve queer utopia they have created in the face of a malevolent, treacherous world. The festival schedule also features over 50 short films, more than half of which were produced by local filmmakers, including our second annual program of new Indigiqueer cinema.
In addition to the festival, TQFF is hosting a Stonewall 50 symposium, a unique gathering of artists, critics, scholars, and performers from across Canada and around the globe to discuss the future of queer and trans media arts activism. Featured speakers include Samra Habib, who will present her memoir We Have Always Been Here; directors Elegance Bratton, Jesse Jeffry Dunn Rovinelli, and Michelle Mohabeer discussing the future of queer and trans cinema; and Natalie Loveless and Natalie Kouri-Towe in conversation on the topic of solidarity and making art at the end of the world.
With dozens of filmmakers, activists, artists, and scholars in attendance and a selection of the hottest new independent queer and trans films being produced today, you won’t want to miss TQFF 2019!

12. New date for Webinar: Call for Proposals – SSHRC Partnership Grants – 2020 Competition (November 14, 2019)
SSHRC is postponing the Partnership Grants - Stage 1 webinars to November 14, 2019.
SSHRC will be holding webinars for applicants and research administrators on the upcoming Partnership Grants funding opportunity.
Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) will host the English portion of the SSHRC-hosted PG LOI webinar on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12 PM in room 510 Kaneff Tower. Please join us or feel free to connect from your personal computer following the instructions below.
The webinars will be held via Webex at the following times:
Webinar: Partnership Grants- Stage 1(English)
Date: Thursday, November 14 12pm-1:30pm ET
WebEx Link https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9dac6b0e30275c4076dce97c02e7f4e
Webinar: Partnership Grants- Stage 1 (French)
Date: Thursday, November 14 2-3:30pm ET
WebEx Link https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7a5a4f7268a1a8647684097bd6efddb6
Please note that you do not need to register in advance and a question and answer period will follow the presentation.
SSHRC PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through shared resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.
Complete details on this funding program can be found by visiting SSHRC's web site here.
Guidelines from the 2019 SSHRC Partnership Grant Stage 1 competition (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2020 Competition Launch) can be found here.
Please see the SSHRC website for definitions of “Partner Organization” and “Formal Partnership.”
Partnership Grant proposals are expected to respond directly to the objectives of the Insight, Connection or Talent programs.
Value of Awards
Stage 1: Letter of Intent – Up to $20,000
Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation only) – between $500,000 and $2.5 million over 4-7 years
PLEASE NOTE: SSHRC has not formally launched the 2020 competition, but York University is launching an internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) process early given the competitiveness and strategic importance of the competition to the university.
The Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Unit will also host the English portion of the SSHRC-hosted PG Stage 1 webinar in mid-October (date TBA by SSHRC). Once a date has been announced, we will send out notice with the time and room location that we will host the webinar.
INTERNAL NOTICE OF INTENT
All researchers planning to apply to the SSHRC Partnership Grants program – Letter of Intent phase are required to submit an Internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) to Diana Frasca, SIRI Specialist in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9am on November 26, 2019. iNOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as Diana Frasca, and reviews will be returned to Project Directors by December 16, 2019.
Please Note: Because SSHRC Partnership Grants are institutional awards and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units (ORU), and the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI), the iNOI package should be accompanied by confirmed commitments. In order to secure these commitments, all researchers should notify their Department, Faculty Research Office, ORU, and Diana Frasca as soon as possible about their intention to apply (ideally in September). Doing so will both streamline the process of securing supports for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.
Application components include:
1)     NOI application form
2)     Project Goals and Description (8 pages)*
3)     Description of Team (3 pages)*
4)     Proposed Contributions Plan (1 page)*
5)     Funds Requested from SSHRC (use the attached budget template)*
6)     Principal Investigator SSHRC CV, Research Contributions, and Relevant Experience*
7)     Project Alignment with University and Faculty Strategic Plans (1 page)
8)     Confirmation of York University commitments to the proposed partnership (i.e. email communications, Dean’s memo)
*For bullets 2-6, please follow SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent Guidelines. SIRI also has templates available for all sections of the application, so please contact Diana Frasca if you would like access to these documents.
IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:
•        SSHRC Partnership Grant webinar: Mid-October (English) & (French), 2019
•        iNOI + Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support Submitted to ORS: November 26, 2019
•        SPORT Committee + SIRI Specialist Feedback: December 16, 2019
•        ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 25, 2020
•        Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: Friday February 14, 2020
•        Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: Monday February 17, 2020 (Family Day)
•        SSHRC Results: Spring 2020
•        Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): October 29, 2020
•        SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): March 2021
•        Funds Released: March 2021
For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Diana Frasca, SIRI Specialist, at dfrasca@yorku.ca.

13. Totally 80s Fundraising Dance Party by Hands of Fire (November 16, 2019)
Hands of Fire proudly welcomes you to our fourth annual fundraising event Totally 80s: Fundraising Dance Party!
Date: Saturday November 16, 2019
Time: 7PM - 12AM
Location: 192 Spadina Avenue (Center for Social Innovation Spadina Lounge)
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1270518936483716/
Access info: The event is being held at an accessible venue. There will accessible seating for all those needing a break from the dancing, as well as accessible and all-genders washrooms, entrance ramp, and braille menus. Alcohol will be served.
Hands of Fire proudly welcomes you to our fourth annual fundraising event Totally 80s: A Fundraising Dance Party! Hands of Fire is a not-for-profit organization and a chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind which offers sculpture classes to blind and visually impaired individuals. We are a Toronto-based group comprised of a number of talented blind and visually impaired artists with amazing and diverse works of art showcased across the greater Toronto community.
Totally 80s will be held on November 16th, 2019 at the Center for Social Innovation Spadina Lounge (192 Spadina Avenue). This year’s event is unique because it will transport our guests back to a decade of partying, dance, and great music with our theme, Totally 80’s! This event will be an exciting night of music, dance, and mingling all in support of Hands of Fire.

14. 2019 Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture with Jesse Thistle (November 19, 2019)
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional studies cordially invites you to attend the
Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Reception at 6:00 p.m.: CIBC lobby, Ivan Fecan and Sandra Faire Theatre
Lecture at 7:00 p.m.:  Ivan Fecan and Sandra Faire Theatre
Accolade East Building
York University | Keele Campus
This year’s lecture will be delivered by writer and York University professor Jesse Thistle, who will be launching his memoir, From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way. Books will be available for purchase at the reception, and guests will have the opportunity to have it signed by Professor Thistle. Light refreshments will be served at the reception.
Thistle will be joined by three panelists: Shane Belcourt, ShoShona Kish, and Jesse Wente.
Register now using our online RSVP.
The Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre is an accessible space. For more information, please visit our website, or contact Jacquie Lazar at jacquiel@yorku.ca or (416)736-2100 x 55776.
Co-hosted by The Department of Equity Studies, the Aboriginal Students Association at York (ASAY), the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS), the Indigenous Council, the Indigenous Studies Program, the History of Indigenous Peoples Network, The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, the Department of History, Office of the Provost & Vice-President Academic, Office of the President.

15. DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada:  ”Do the Rights Thing:” National Human Rights Policy Forum (December 3, 2019)
What are my human rights obligations as an employer or service provider under the new Accessible Canada Act? What are my rights under the Optional Protocol of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?
Join us in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre on December 3, 2019 for DO THE RIGHTS THING: An Intersectional Approach to Human Rights!
As part of our Do The Rights Thing project funded by the Department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE), we invite employers, human rights organizations, women with disabilities/Deaf women, and other stakeholders to learn about what can be done to address systemic barriers to services and employment faced by women with disabilities and Deaf women.
This national Human Rights Policy Forum will also be an opportunity for participants to learn about the Optional Protocol of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Optional Protocol establishes an individual complaints mechanism for the Convention, but what does this really mean for women with disabilities and Deaf women?
Plan to join us and our project partners ARCH Disability Law Center, British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), Office of Disability Issues (ODI), Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) and Table des Groupes de Femmes de Montréal (TGFM) on December 3rd for this important event!
For more information, please contact Karine Myrgianie Jean-François, Director of Operations : karine@dawncanada.net

CALLS:
1. Call for Participants: Arts-Based Youth Identity Project
Recruitment for a workshop
Are you an Asian-Canadian youth between the ages of 16-29 years?
Would you like to participate in an arts-based participatory workshop?
If yes, we invite you to participate in our project’s workshop:
The workshop will include arts-based activities followed by an interview. You will have an opportunity to share your views on the use of arts (visual art and drama) to exploring youth identity. You will receive $50 for participating in the workshop.
For further details, please contact Attia Khan
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 44527
Email: attiakh@yorku.ca

2. Call for Abstracts: The Girl: From Expansive Imaginings To Embodied Experience (October 23, 2019)
THE GIRL: FROM EXPANSIVE IMAGININGS TO EMBODIED EXPERIENCE
SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS/ PRESENTERS YORK UNIVERSITY, NOVEMBER 15-16 2019
Young girls have been overlooked in recent scholarship, left out of narrow definitions of what constitutes girls and girlhood. On one hand, girl studies has mainly focused on the teenage girl, overlooking challenges specific to younger children. On the other, research in child studies rarely isolates gender as the main focus. This symposium exists to bring together girl studies and child studies researchers to explore the notions and practices of the young girl-child.
This symposium takes as its starting point that the girl is a cultural construct? a discursive formation onto which social anxieties and debates are often inscribed. The girl has been used as an image to justify many things; s. She is an image of the future, as a girl becoming, and an image of failure, needing to be saved. The purpose of this symposium is to reposition, relocate, and reframe younger girls within the context of both girl and child studies by asking:
-  What does it mean to be a young girl?
-  How do we delineate the boundaries of girlhood?
-  Which girls are visible and which are invisible in these boundaries?
-  What do these offerings tell us about the contemporary moment?
-  What images/imaginations of the young girl do we live with, read about,
and come to expect or internalize?
-  What are the everyday practices of actual girls that work to challenge these
narrow definitions and representations?
-  How do girls themselves negotiate, engage, takeup, resist, or reassemble the
cultural frames of girlhood offered to them?
-  What do girls' responses reveal about this contemporary moment of girlhood?
We welcome a wide range of scholarship, particularly work that addresses issues of race, sexuality, gender, class, and the body. We also welcome PhD students, independent scholars, and academics doing work in non-traditional ways. The idea is to mix presentations with informal collaborations. We invite you to submit a short abstract of 150 words to coordinator tbenigno@yorku.ca by October 18, 2019.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Anna Sparrman (Linköping University), Rebekah Willett (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Shauna Pomerantz (Brock University), and Desirée de Jesus (Concordia University).
Costs: There is no fee to participate or attend, but each participant needs to be self-funded (i.e. travel, food, and accommodation). Pending funding allowances, we may be able to help defray costs for participants.
Location: The symposium will be hosted at York University in Toronto, Canada in partnership with the Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL) and the York Department of Communication Studies, and generously supported by a Canadian SHHRC Connections Grant.
For questions or information contact: Natalie Coulter (ncoulter@yorku.ca) or Tina Benigno (tbenigno@yorku.ca).

3. Call for Participants: Re:Framing Gender: York U Queer Fashion Archive Exhibition (October 25, 2019)
York’s first fashion exhibition, Re:Framing Gender, opens at the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University from January 15 – April 17, 2020. We are seeking individuals to contribute their voices to the exhibition via filmed interviews. Participants will be interviewed by exhibition curator Jason Cyrus in the York University Fashion Archive and will discuss how fashion has historically impacted people who identify as trans*, agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, or any other non-binary identity. These films will be featured as works in the exhibition.
Participants will receive an honorarium of $250 for their time, plus compensation for traveling expenses if applicable.
Eligible participants must:
1. Identify as a person of colour
2. Identify as trans*, agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, or any other non-binary identity
3. Be willing to engage in discussions related to dressing their bodies
4. Be comfortable on camera
5. Be connected to the York University community in some way – students, faculty, staff, alumni etc.
6. Provide two 5 hour windows in November or December for filming
We encourage inquiries across a diverse range of body type, age, ability, ethnicity, and sexual
diversity. Cyrus himself is a queer person of colour, and interviews will be filmed by Caro
Ibrahim, an Egyptian-Canadian trans man.
Please send all interested inquiries to jasonbcyrus@yahoo.com by October 25 at 5pm.
EXHIBITION SUMMARY
Re:framing Gender is York University’s first fashion exhibition. Curator Jason Cyrus explores the complex intersection of gender, identity, and race within fashion archives to reveal how fashion has historically framed our view of gender. How do we respond to, challenge, or adopt these sartorially gendered stereotypes? How does the development of personal style empower us to face a world hostile to marginalized identities?
Re:framing Gender incorporates video installation, audio interviews, and fashion displays of items from the York Historic Fashion Collection ranging from the late 1800s to present. Devised in collaboration with multiple faculties across York, the exhibition places archival fashion garments alongside the personal items and stories of queer people of colour - to explore the ways in which fashion’s explorations of gender have evolved to the present. Jason Cyrus is an MA candidate in Art History at York University. His thesis analyzes the Vogue writings of André Leon Talley through the lens of culture capital and critical race studies. Cyrus sees fashion as credible lens through which to analyze history and culture, while allowing us to interpret and present our individual identities to the world. This SSHRC-funded research project is his first exhibition.

4. Call for Applications: York University Sustainability Innovation Fund (October 31, 2019)
The President’s Sustainability Council has launched a new Sustainability Innovation Fund (SIF) to support projects on the York University campuses that advance the University’s Sustainability Strategy and build a culture of sustainability while tackling real-world challenges through innovative solutions. The fund will create opportunities for members of the York University community to actively engage in sustainability initiatives and utilize the campus as a living lab, empowering individuals to be agents of change and take meaningful steps to reduce our impact on the planet.
The call for applications is now open. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 31 by 4 p.m.
Funding
For the inaugural academic year (2019-20), the Sustainability Innovation Fund has $50,000, which has been sponsored by the Office of the President. A selection committee will evaluate the applications through the Proposal Assessment Rubric and allocate funding to projects.
Criteria & Eligibility
Advance York University’s Sustainability Strategy
Project must align with at least one of the goals from York University’s Sustainability Strategy. The project must align with at least one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Impact
It is recommended that teams define key performance indicators (KPIs) and/or other metrics of success in the project plan.
Innovation
Creative projects that leverage new strategies and/or technologies are preferred.
Scalability
The funds are meant to be seed funding for projects which have the ability to scale across the University, to other institutions, the surrounding community, or even globally following completion. The project should demonstrate how the project will continue once the funds have been used.
Connection to the campus and/or local community
Successful projects will have a direct connection to the campus or surrounding community. Projects should be using the campus or local community as a test bed to pilot new strategies or technologies or to gain new insights.
Project team
All members of the project team must be affiliated with York University. All team members should be integral to the project mission. In the project plan, teams must include a clear plan for how the team will work together throughout the project period and the key contributions of each team member.
Take note of the following of non-eligible projects:
Projects requesting ongoing operating expenses;
Projects that solely benefit an individual and not the community;
Projects that have already been completed.
SIF funding application
All proposals for the Sustainability Innovation Fund must be submitted to the Office of Sustainability.
Proposal Application Form & Proposal Assessment Rubric:
2019-2020 Sustainability Innovation Fund – Application Form
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 31 at 4 p.m.
Applications must be saved as a single PDF format file and sent by email to the Office of Sustainability at sustainability@yorku.ca.
Questions should be directed to Nicole Arsenault, program director, Sustainability, by email to narsenau@yorku.ca, or by telephone at 416-736-5866.

5. Call for Papers: Queen’s University Graduate Visual Culture Association Conference “Context and Meaning XIX: Hindsight 20/20” (November 15, 2019)
The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University
Context and Meaning XIX: Hindsight 20/20
We are pleased to announce the 19th annual Context & Meaning Graduate Student Conference, taking place at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, from Friday, January 24th to Saturday, January 25th, 2020. We are seeking proposals for research papers, artworks, and/or participatory projects that address this year’s theme, Hindsight 20/20. The conference will provide an inclusive forum that facilitates multi-disciplinary academic discussion on visual material culture while encompassing an abundant range of topics. Hindsight 20/20 reflects on our engagement with the past and our visions for the future. This conference asks, how do contextualized perspectives influence our understanding of non-linear ways of knowing, and cultural production/output?
Some potential themes and ideas to consider may include:
The relationship between time, art conservation, and changing perspectives (cradle supports, synthetic papers, and fresco removals)
Influence of evolving technologies for art, art history and art conservation research and methods (photography, photogrammetry, new media, VHS)
Positionality in hindsight: ways of seeing/knowing, shifts in perspective and the period eye, reworked theories, culture, information, politics, the definition of eras, pedagogy
Physical examples of anachronisms within visual culture, such as in The Arts and Craft movement and Gothic Revival
How do artistic practices express current and future ways of knowing? Including, but not limited to, appropriating the past to reinventing the future and limitations within periods of production
Utopias and the apocalypse (millenarian events, preparing for the future and learning from the past)
Art conservation treatments we would do differently today
We encourage applications from graduate students working in Art History, Art Conservation, Studio Art, Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, as well as students from other Humanities fields whose research responds to this year’s theme. This conference is open to both historical and contemporary topics. Submissions are welcome from current graduate students, as well as those who have completed their graduate studies within the last year. We seek to assemble a diverse group of scholars in order to foster interdisciplinary discussions. Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes to deliver their ideas, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.
If you are interested in participating in Context and Meaning XIX, please email an abstract of no more than 300 words with the title of your paper, along with a separate document that includes a 250-word bio, to gvca@queensu.ca. Please ensure that your name and the title of your paper are included in your bio and on your abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract will be Friday, November 15th, 2019. Thank you to all who apply!

6. Call for Papers: “Queers Who Care: Disrupting the Libertarian Impulse in Queer Theory” 2020 ACCUTE Conference (November 15, 2019)
Organizer(s): Nick Marsellas (Pittsburgh)
The canon of queer theory is decidedly suspicious of imposed morality. From the charmed circle of sexual relations to the deconstruction of normativity, much of the ethical impulse of early queer theory is towards a libertarian sense of self-sovereignty. We dress, we live, we fuck with defiance towards any attempt to impose morality, so the canon says. Yet queer theory’s fascination with self-determinism has created a rift between irreverent academic ideas of queerness and more community-driven queer projects that center healing, advocacy, interconnection, and liberation. What place is there in queer theory for these projects that don’t hold to the traditional libertarian impulse?
This panel invites papers that bridge the divide between queer theory’s suspicion of prescriptive morality and queer subjects’ work to establish communities whose members live in right relationship with one another.
Topics of interest for this panel may include but are not limited to:
Consent in queer spaces
Queer activist praxis
Teacher-student relationships
Queer healthcare, alternative care networks
Historical examples of queer care communities
The role of race in queer morality
Please submit by 15 November 2019 through the ACCUTE Proposal Submission Form.
Top here https://accute.ca/accute-conference/proposal-submission-form/

7. Call for Participants: Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium: 20th Meeting Celebration (November 15, 2019)
We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium to be held at Somerville College at the University of Oxford, UK.
Attendees may participate as observers, panel members and presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of Women's, Gender and Justice issues. Poster presentations are also welcome.
Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten-minute question session.
Symposia participants may submit complete papers after the conclusion of their meeting. Articles will be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.
See our website for suggestions on topics and accommodation.
Save our contact information; info@oxfordwomensleadershipsymposium.com
FALL Session 4–6 December 2019, Somerville College
Abstract submission  – 15 November
Regular registration  – 17 November
SPRING Session 23-24 March 2020, Somerville College
Abstract submission  – 8 March
Early registration  – 15 December
Regular registration  – 10 March
We accept all abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.

8. Call for Proposals: Moving Trans History Forward Conference (November 18, 2019)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN
MOVING TRANS HISTORY FORWARD CONFERENCE
APRIL 2nd-5th, 2020
Apply TODAY to present at the Moving Trans History Forward conference, April 2nd-5th, 2020, at the Victoria Conference Centre.
For full details and to apply, visit the conference website and download the submission form.
We invite trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit activists, community-based and academic scholars, students, family members, service providers, and allies to submit proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, and creative works. We especially encourage submissions on topics related to issues of disability, racism, and Indigeneity. Submissions from all perspectives and disciplines, and pertaining to all eras and regions of the world are welcome.
The language of the conference is plain English.
APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 18th, 2019.
www.uvic.ca/mthf

9. Call for Papers: Canadian Association of Cultural Studies / Association Canadienne des Études Culturelles Conference 2020 (November 20, 2019)
Call for Papers
Canadian Association of Cultural Studies / Association Canadienne des Études Culturelles
Conference 2020
Organized Abandonment: Cultures of crisis and resistance
May 15-16, 2020
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Conference keywords: debt; extractivism; migrants; surveillance; carceral cultures; cultures of resistance; resurgence; solidarity; neo-liberal state governance; surplus populations; environmentalism
Around the world, climate crisis, violence and intensive capitalist accumulation, have led to widespread precarity. Migrant populations on the move are shunted between unwilling states, detained at border crossing points, and parked in refugee camps. People and states are burdened by insurmountable debt, while the interests of finance capital are protected. With increased migration and income insecurity, safe and secure housing options have become less accessible. Global climate change has created conditions of increasing food and fresh water scarcity, and made species extintinction commonplace. Market deregulation, in combination with the continued manifestation of colonial dispossession and the global market of property speculation, have hollowed out the state, creating what Ruth Wilson Gilmore (2015) has termed “organized state abandonment” and Elizabeth Povinelli (2011) “economies of abandonment.” Apparently caused by the retreat of the state, abandonment is actually a strategy of racial capitalist state formation to exploit vulnerable communities. Though experienced materially and affectively at an individual level, this state of affairs is more fruitfully conceptualized as an ascendant logic in the governance of populations and environments. The concept of organized
abandonment signals the process of governing populations through callous yet purposeful neglect, framing many humans and other lifeforms as surplus to the contemporary political economic order. Acts of resistance to prevailing practices of abandonment of the very conditions necessary for supportable life are ubiquitous, galvanizing contemporary political
imaginaries with demands for another world. In order to address the current configuration and strategize forms of resistance, the CACS 2020 conference invites presentations on the interdisciplinary theme of organized abandonment. The conference is hosted at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Campus on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Papers, panels and workshops are invited on (but not restricted to) the following topics:
*migrant caravans and the politics of moblity
*racial capitalism
*incarcerated worker strikes
*land and water protectors
*extinction rebellions
*petrocultures, extractivism and climate change
*militarized policing
*surveillance capitalism
*property relations and dispossession
*colonial and neocolonial relations
*housing markets, underhousing and homelessness
*privatization of education
*hollowing out of public media
*food and clean water insecurity
*overdose crises
*nationalist and misogynist exit strategies
*insurgent knowledge and activisms
*alternative forms of social and political arrangement
The CACS organizing committee strongly encourages pre-constituted panels/workshops and alternative approaches to academic presentation styles. Proposals for presentations/papers, panels, roundtables and workshops are due by November 30, 2020. Please send proposals of 350 words for individual papers and 500 words for workshops, roundtables or panels, along with 50 word contributor bios to cacs@sfu.ca. For more information, please go to our facebook page.
Davina Bhandar & Zoë Druick, conference co-chairs

10. Call for Applications: MA in Gender and Social Justice Studies at the University of Alberta (January 15, 2020)
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies is a hub for feminism, social justice studies, and engaged citizenship at the University of Alberta. The MA Program in Gender and Social Justice Studies is committed to intersectional analysis in historical and contemporary contexts. Its focus is on interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the political, aesthetic, and ethical questions that arise from the study of gender and social justice. Professors in the department work on a wide variety of research projects in gender and international development, sexuality and queer studies, critical animal and food studies, feminist religious studies, feminist cultural production, trauma and cultural memory, and more. Core and affiliated faculty members are trained and active in a wide variety of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and beyond. Intersections of Gender (RIG) brings together intersectional gender-themed research at the University of Alberta. We invite students from all academic backgrounds with a passion for social justice to apply.
Program Features:
• 12-month (course-based) or 24-month (thesis-based) options.
• Full- or part-time options.
• Option to pursue a Specialization in Digital Humanities.
• Research or creative theses and capstones suited to each student’s interests and goals.
• Core Praxis Workshop: gain practical experience and do social justice work in the community.
• Core Gender Research Workshop: delve into the published and ongoing research projects of
core and affiliated faculty members from across the university.
• Varied Gender and Social Justice seminars: 2020-2021 classes include Anthropocene Feminism,
Data/Power/Feminism, Feminist Historiography, Law and Feminism, and Body Politics.
• Electives from across the university.
• Graduate Assistantships and scholarships for most full-time students.
The program is enhanced through a Feminist Research Speaker Series, an in-house feminist art gallery (femlab), and extensive university-wide Professional Development programming.
Graduates of the program will be able to work in multiple social justice contexts, including education, non-profit organizations, or government.
Questions can be directed to gsjgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline for Fall Term 2020 admission: January 15, 2020.

11. Call for Papers: Committee of the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS) Conference at Congress 2020 (January 15, 2020)
CFP: CACLALS at Congress 2020
Western University (London, Ontario)
May 30-June 1, 2020
Proposals Due: January 15, 2020
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Anthony Stewart (Bucknell University)
George Elliott Clarke (University of Toronto)
CACLALS Theme
Ecologies of Alliance in a Divided Age
We are living in turbulent times.
In the face of climate change and potential ecological collapse, mass migration, economic
precarity, the spread of misinformation, and the rise of neo-nationalisms, there has been a visible surge in hate crimes, racism, anti-blackness, and hostility to migrants and ethnic minorities. Our age thus feels existentially fraught and more divided than ever. While some of the challenges we face are new, others have emerged directly out of settler and extractive colonialism, slavery, displacement, environmental devastation, and gendered violence, to name just a few. In response to Congress 2020’s theme, “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism,” this year’s CACLALS conference ruminates on the kinds of alliances that animate post- and de-colonial thought, as well as antiracist praxis. Postcolonial studies, building from its foundations in anticolonial thought and resistance, has long sought to make racism legible and to challenge its hegemony. Moreover, given the immediacy of anthropogenic climate change and its implication, and obfuscation, in the divisions of our age, the question of “alliance” arguably propels us outside humanistic understandings of political community; it recalls anticolonial activism’s long relationship with environmental struggle, from the Ogoni Nine and Ken Saro-Wiwa’s environmental movements against the Royal Dutch Shell Company, to Waangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement, to Idle No More’s ongoing insistence on the relationship between settler colonialism and ecological demise, to anticapitalist and environmentalist protests and their suppression in India, to the recent surge in ecocritical thought in postcolonial, cultural, and globalization studies. Our CFP inquires into the multiple valences of alliance and division that mark our urgent times.
CACLALS welcomes conference paper or panel proposals that address any aspect of the CFP’s
central questions or issues.
We also welcome proposals otherwise related to the Association’s broader mandate to examine postcolonial, decolonizing, and global literatures.
The following are suggestions in this vein:
● International and/or intersectional solidarities
● Anti-colonial practices
● Migration and mobility justice
● Ecological diversity, eco-alliance, and forms of environmental activism
● Environment and gender
● Environment and race; environmental racism; ecologies of anti-blackness; black life in the Anthropocene
● Ecocriticisms of colour
● Indigenous ecocriticism
● Geontology and colonial geographies
● Queer ecology
● The Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, and Cthlulucene
● Literary activism and climate fiction
● Green postcolonialism
● Interspecies networks and connectivities
● Interactions between biological, chemical, and geological
● Water and the littoral
● The black Atlantic/the black Pacific
● The non/human, inhuman, and posthuman in (de)colonial studies; dehumanizing critique
● Racialized surveillance, “dark sousveillance,” and activism against racialized policing
● The fraught politics of alliance and allyship
Formal papers should be designed to be delivered in not more than 20 minutes; member-
organized panels or roundtables should include 3-5 members and deliver 5-minute position
statements related to a single issue or text and then open up discussion to the audience; member-proposed special events and workshops are also welcome. If the latter have funding implications,we ask that the proposals include ideas about how at least partial funding might be secured. We additionally welcome member-proposed panels that draw on a creative-critical interface, provided the submission includes a full description and rationale. Proposals of approximately 250-350 words should be sent by January 15, 2020, as a Microsoft
Word (.doc or .docx) attachment to caclals2020@gmail.com with the subject heading of
“CACLALS 2020 Proposal.” Proposals should also include the following information:
presenter’s affiliation (department and university), contact information (email), a presentation
title, a 50-word abstract, a short bio, and an indication of any special media or other needs.
Please also indicate if you are a graduate student, so that your paper can be considered for the
Graduate Student Conference Presentation Prize, outlined below. Proposals are double blind-
vetted. Conference queries should be sent to CACLALS President, Dr. Asma Sayed (info@caclals.ca). Please also see the CACLALS website and follow us on twitter (@caclals_ca) for more information about the association and for conference updates. Membership renewal or new membership must be paid in full for inclusion in the final conference program. The automated membership system is available on the CACLALS website. Membership inquiries and fee payments can also be directed to CACLALS Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Jesse Arseneault (treasurer@caclals.ca). The Annual CACLALS Graduate Student Conference Presentation Prize: Information about the Graduate Student Conference Presentation Prize can be found at the CACLALS website under the “Graduate Students” tab. All graduate student proposals (which should be indicated in your proposal submission) will be considered for the prize, with the exception of previous winners.

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Coordinator at IREX (Until Filled)
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Amman, Jordan
Organization: IREX
IREX seeks a M&E and Learning Coordinator (MEL) Coordinator to support the USAID-funded Jordan Gender Program "Takamol" which works with government institutions and civil society to address diverse gender priorities related to access to justice, political empowerment, education, and workforce participation.
The successful candidate will ensure USAID Takamol fulfills its Activity Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (AMEP) and will support ongoing learning and evaluation of progress towards specific gender equality and female empowerment objectives across the program.
The Coordinator will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and recording M&E data in a timely and accurate manner, including data quality assurance tests.

2. Job Opportunity: Gender Communications Specialist at IREX (Until Filled)
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Amman, Jordan
Organization: IREX
IREX is seeking a Gender Communications Specialist for the USAID-funded Jordan Gender Project "Takamol."
The successful candidate will be responsible for gender-sensitive messaging and communications on gender equality priorities related to economic and political empowerment, justice, and education.
The position will primarily work with Takamol colleagues, Government of Jordan staff, and civil society partners to develop effective messaging strategies and content to increase knowledge, change perceptions, and change behaviors related to the program's gender equality priorities. The Specialist will apply strategic messaging to a variety of content types, including but not limited to policy documents, press releases, social media, radio, short videos, and promotional materials as well as Takamol deliverables including training materials, infographics, and guides.
Experience with Social and Behavioral Change Communications strategies a plus.
Apply here https://www.irex.org/careers?p=job%2FovfeafwS

3. Job Opportunity: Capacity Development Specialist - West Africa at Global Fund for Children (Until Filled)
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Sierra Leone, Liberia, or Senegal
Organization: Global Fund for Children
Global Fund for Children are seeking a Capacity Development Specialist with a strong feminist perspective toward providing empowering support to community-based organizations that address violence against girls. This person will bring a solid understanding of gender justice, with a particular focus on the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that affect violence against girls in West Africa and interest in the intersection of this issue with the women’s and child rights spaces.
The Capacity Development Specialist will work with the cohort of grantee partners to collaboratively identify and strengthen priority areas within their organizations.
The Specialist will have knowledge of movement building, grassroots, and policy advocacy to bring to bear as they strengthen a cohort of partners and link this group with relevant regional technical and funding resources. The Capacity Development Specialist will be GFC’s external face and internal resource on the ground in the region. The Capacity Development specialist will work remotely from West Africa (Liberia, Senegal or Sierra Leone), closely with Washington, DCbased staff and report to the Regional Program Director for Africa based in Washington D.C.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter that describes your experience with girl-centered programming and feminist leadership, including your compensation preferences, and a resume or curriculum vitae, all in English, to careers@globalfundforchildren.org, with “Africa Capacity Development Specialist” in the subject line.
The Consultancy is open until filled and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Check us out at www.globalfundforchildren.org for more information about our organization.

4. SexGen York is Seeking New Faculty, Staff and Students for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Academic Years
Do you have an interest in and commitment to fostering an accessible, inclusive, affirming intersectional environment for sexual and gender diversity among students, staff, faculty and community members at York University? This is your chance to make a difference and get involved by joining the SexGen York Committee.
SexGen York is currently seeking faculty, staff and students to join the committee for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. If you’re interested in learning more and getting involved, complete SexGen York’s expression of interest form.
SexGen engages in advocacy, education and campaigns, and we support campus services and resources for gender and sexual diversity. SexGen York organizes annual community-building events in recognition of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and Pride month celebrations. SexGen also engages in additional advocacy and community initiatives based on the committees’ interest.
Join SexGen York today to contribute to this exciting work and to make your voice heard.

5. Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Gender Equity at the University of Guelph (Open Until Filled)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Gender Equity and Excellence through Leadership
Posted: October 3, 2019
Temporary 1-year contract, with opportunity for a 1-year renewal. Full time. Annual stipend $55,000 plus benefits. Support for research and travel is available. Supervisors: Charlotte Yates and Belinda Leach
We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to pursue an innovative research opportunity at the intersection of equity, gender and work, organizational change and leadership. As part of building an inclusive campus, the University of Guelph is pursuing a strategy to advance the status of all women on campus with a particular focus on supporting women to pursue leadership roles. Working with an advisory group and under the direction of Belinda Leach and Charlotte Yates, the PDF will provide research and administrative support for this strategy. The PDF will:
• Working with other leaders and offices on campus committed to building greater inclusion, the PDF will assess what is a culture of inclusion on University campuses in Canada and elsewhere, and how the University of Guelph can take steps towards building greater gender equity and inclusion;
• review and evaluate current trends and innovative ideas for women, leadership and change in Canada and internationally
• analyze gender patterns in academic and administrative practices and outcomes at the University of Guelph and at comparator institutions;
• undertake background research to understand the environment at the University of Guelph, including maintaining a profile of gender equity at the University and a statistical profile of key demographic and other characteristics of the workforce;
• identify best practices for enhancing women’s leadership;
• work within a team to develop priorities and strategies for implementation;
• perform administrative and organizational tasks in support of the Gender Equity Advisory Group and its sub-committees;
• lead the drafting of articles and presentations for popular and scholarly communities; and
• supervise undergraduate and graduate work-study students.
Academic Requirements: A PhD in any discipline with research interests that include some of the following areas: feminist theory, gender, labour markets, work and occupations, leadership, intersectionality, and/or organizational change. Strong qualitative and quantitative methodological skills are an asset, as is knowledge of and experience with innovative knowledge-sharing methods and strategies for making organizational change. Must be able to work as part of a team with students, staff and faculty from diverse campus communities.
Timeline and Application Process: Please submit applications, including the following to Belinda Leach (bleach@uoguelph.ca)
• a one to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the strategy and academic requirements described above;
• a current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence, strong methodological skills and a capacity for leadership of a research project and
• two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Belinda Leach bleach@uoguelph.ca
Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. We will begin looking at applications in late October 2019. Start date to be negotiated with successful candidate. Inquiries can be directed to Belinda Leach, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph.

6. Job Opportunity: Training Manager at The Ending Violence Association of BC (October 14, 2019)
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
POSITION: TRAINING MANAGER
About Ending Violence Association of BC
The Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) is a dynamic, solutions-based provincial non-profit association that supports and coordinates the work of over 300 anti-violence programs and cross-sector initiatives across BC that respond to sexual and domestic violence, child abuse, and criminal harassment.
We wish to respectfully acknowledge that our office is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Our programs include BC’s Community Based Victim Assistance, Stopping the Violence Counselling and Outreach, Multicultural Outreach, and Sexual Assault/Woman Assault programs. Among our cross-sector initiatives are Violence Against Women in Relationships Coordination Committees, Interagency Case Assessment Teams, and our Community Coordination for Women’s Safety, Be More Than a Bystander, Indigenous Community Safety, and Safe Choices LGBT2SQ+ Support and Education programs.
Our goals are to: provide support and trauma-informed training to the staff of community-based victim services programs in BC; undertake research, develop and distribute public legal education resources and tools to community programs serving victims and survivors of crime; educate the public on the needs of victims and survivors of violence, abuse, and harassment; develop and maintain standards for the provision of service to those who have been victimized; foster the development of relevant cross- sector initiatives across BC and support communities to maintain them; provide related public legal education and trauma-informed training to criminal justice, health, education, and social service system personnel; work in partnership with other provincial organizations, and key institutions and systems, in related fields to ensure cross-sector collaboration and information exchange at the provincial level; and engage in projects and programs that work toward the prevention of gender-based violence.
Training Manager Position Overview
The Ending Violence Association of BC is seeking to grow its team with the addition of a Training Manager. The successful applicant will bring experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating training and education programs related to gender-based violence, including domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or bystander intervention.
EVA BC develops and delivers in-person and online training to a wide variety of front-line responders, key stakeholders, and diverse groups within the anti-violence, health, justice, education, and private sectors. The Training Manager will be responsible for leading training initiatives, and working collaboratively with program partners and stakeholders to develop and deliver training that meets the needs of diverse communities and sectors.
The Training Manager will oversee EVA BC training and education programs, and ensure that all training and education initiatives are evidence-based, trauma-informed, and developed and delivered from an intersectional feminist, anti-oppression, and decolonial perspective, following best practices and principles of adult learning. The Training Manager will also be responsible for developing and supporting EVA BC trainers.
The Training Manager will report to the Executive Director and will work collaboratively with EVA BC’s management team, research and training coordination team, and administrative team as needed.
This is a 4 day per week position based in Vancouver. Our office is a fast-paced environment where all staff manage numerous, concurrent programs and juggle many responsibilities related to supporting the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in BC.
Qualifications
•      Minimum 5 years of experience developing and delivering training and education in the areas of gender-based violence, domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or bystander intervention;
•      Working at a Master’s level by way of a degree in a relevant field, or a combination of experience and training;
•      Demonstrated understanding of adult learning principles;
•      Experience with intersectional feminist, anti-oppression, and decolonial pedagogies;
•      Excellent oral communication skills including public speaking, training small and large groups, and effectively communicating complex ideas to diverse audiences;
•      Demonstrated excellence in written communication including experience developing PowerPoint presentations, writing facilitation guides and speaking notes, and writing training and education project proposals and reports;
•      Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with key stakeholders, organizations, and cross-sector partners to develop and deliver training that meets the needs of diverse communities and sectors;
•      Demonstrated understanding of gender-based violence, trauma, and the impacts of trauma;
•      Demonstrated understanding of the perspectives and needs of diverse communities, including Indigenous communities, immigrant and refugee communities, people with disabilities, LGBT2SQ+ communities, sex workers, and isolated and rural communities;
•      Knowledge of relevant legislation, public policy, and best practices that relate to gender-based violence in BC and other jurisdictions;
•      Experience with developing training evaluation frameworks an asset;
•      Experience developing online training (e.g., self-paced training modules, webinars) and working with online training platforms and technology an asset;
•      Knowledge of BC's Community Based Victim Assistance, Stopping the Violence Counselling and Outreach, Multicultural Outreach, and Sexual Assault/Woman Assault programs an asset.
Salary
The annual salary for this position is $51,400.
To Submit an Application
Interested individuals are invited to forward their resume and cover letter outlining suitability for the position by 5:00pm on October 14th, 2019, to:
Hiring Committee
Ending Violence Association of BC
1404 – 510 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 1L8
Fax: (604) 633-2507
Email: evabc@endingviolence.org
For email submissions, please use the subject line:
ATTN: Hiring Committee, Training Manager
Qualified candidates who are Indigenous, racialized, living with disabilities, and/or LGBT2SQ+ are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates who are invited for an interview will be contacted.
The successful applicant may be asked to complete a criminal records check.

7. Job Opportunties: Program Officer (2 positions) at The MATCH International Women’s Fund (October 18, 2019)
Position: Program Officer (2 positions)
Status: Full time, permanent
Reports to: Manager, Global Programs
Language(s): Bilingual in English and French required, plus working proficiency in either Spanish or Arabic
Location: 1 position will be based in Ottawa, the other position will be based in Toronto
Deadline for Applications: October 18, 2019
BACKGROUND
The MATCH International Women’s Fund is Canada’s first and only global women’s fund. We are proud and passionate about supporting grassroots women’s rights organizations to dismantle barriers, challenge perceptions and transform society. The MATCH Fund strongly believes that supporting grassroots women’s rights organizations in the global South is essential to achieve lasting equality for women, girls, and trans* people. As such, we are committed to mobilizing resources to amplify the work of these groups.
In recent months, The MATCH Fund has been incubating the development and launch of the Equality Fund - a fund of significant magnitude that is being created in collaboration with philanthropic donors, government and other internationally recognized partners.
The Equality Fund is a ground-breaking new initiative delivering new momentum for women’s movements across the globe. We will shift power and resources to local organizations and leaders on the frontlines of building and sustaining a more gender equal world. We know that supporting local women’s rights organizations is the most effective way to fight poverty and inequality. We will mobilize philanthropic and investment capital, in Canada and beyond, and build a brighter, more equitable future for everyone, everywhere.
THE OPPORTUNITY
We are currently searching for two (2) Program Officers with the goal of:
supporting and substantively expanding our current grant-making envelope on women, girls and trans* rights;
enhancing grant making systems, policies and practices; and
building strong relationships with our grantee partners.
Both Program Officer positions will report directly to the Manager, Global Programs and will play a key role in growing the organization’s grant-making portfolio in diverse regions and on key thematic priorities for feminist movements around the world.
The successful candidates must demonstrate knowledge of global trends in women, girls and trans* rights, including feminist organizing, with competencies in feminist approaches to funding innovation, supporting and accompanying women’s organizations in the global South, brokering relationships and supporting capacity development.
SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure the execution of diverse grantmaking portfolios, acting as the main liaison for funded partners, and (depending on language ability and areas of expertise) maintaining strong and flexible relationships in one or more of these regions: Middle East and North Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Central and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa;
Administer and implement different stages of the grant management process (outreach, selection process and management of the grant cycle) and contribute to the development of tools, policies and compliance mechanisms as required;
Contribute to the development of The Fund’s feminist Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems in collaboration with the organization’s MEL Specialist and the Manager, Global Programs;
Coordinate grantee partner accompaniment needs and support the Manager, Global Programs (and overall Program team) to broker relationships and connect partners with other funders and opportunities to increase their visibility and profile, including learning/coaching opportunities, strategic gatherings/conferences and connection to resources for the protection of human rights defenders;
Identify and analyse thematic developments and trends in feminist organizing in the global South on an ongoing basis, and maintain a good understanding of the strengths, needs, opportunities, and challenges of women, girls and trans* rights groups in advancing social justice movements and agendas (local/regional/global);
Work closely with MEL Specialist to collect relevant data and provide analytical support with qualitative data such as stories of change from partner reports, and sharing outcome data with different organizational stakeholders to support their work;
Assist with the development, implementation, and maintenance of grants management software and integrity of data, especially managing data entry related to proposals received, grants made, reports received, and grants closed;
Support efforts to bring the voices of grantee partners to discussions of development assistance, women’s rights and movement building to Canadian audiences – including policy makers and the international development sector;
Work closely with the Communications and Philanthropy teams to support content development for different products including events and media needs to promote the work of The Fund and maximize opportunities for grantee partners;
Work closely with Manager, Global Programs to support any other program management needs, including administrative responsibilities and compliance processes as required;
Represent The Fund to potential partners, funders and to the public, and participate in gatherings/ conferences as required; and
Willingness to do international travel (approx. 2 trips per year).
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
University degree in women’s studies, human rights, international development, or related field;
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in international development programming for gender equality, grant-making, program design, coordination and implementation;
At least 3 years supporting relationship building with (grantee) partners and stakeholders including facilitating networking and other opportunities such as visits to Canada;
Between 1 and 3 years of international working experience (in the global South) with knowledge of (and experience working on) feminist issues including women, girls and trans* rights and innovation trends to inform The Fund’s support to partners and facilitate knowledge sharing of best practices and innovative feminist approaches;
Demonstrated ability to integrate in-depth knowledge of intersectionality and awareness of complex power dynamics into all aspects of grant-making;
Demonstrated experience in learning, monitoring and tracking (grantee) partner progress and program data collection and analysis;
Bilingual (written/oral) in English and French required, in addition to a working proficiency in either Spanish or Arabic;
Excellent administration and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple initiatives simultaneously working under tight deadlines;
Strong interpersonal skills including ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy;
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to develop creative solutions;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders, including activists, donors and community members;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, familiarity with databases, information management systems and ability to maintain well organized and documented files;
Familiarity with Survey Monkey Apply is considered an asset;
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment;
Openness to work on cross functional/multi-disciplinary teams;
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities, to steer in new/different directions;
Can do /Anything is possible mindset!
JOIN US!
The MATCH Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our work and in our staff team.  Diversity is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other qualities that make us unique.
If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Apply here https://matchinternational.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=10

8. Job Opportunity: Provision of Consultancy Services for an Evaluation of Ipas's Programs to Improve Reproductive Health and Rights (October 25, 2019)
Deadline: 25 October 2019
Location: Flexible
Organization: Ipas
Evaluation Purpose:
The main purpose of the evaluation is to understand how Ipas is performing against the current strategic plan.
Scope of Work:
The evaluation will assess the relevance, effectiveness, measurement framework, and partnership approaches, of Ipas’s global, regional, and country-level strategies and activities, across all five Outputs of Ipas’s strategic plan. This evaluation is expected to inform improvements to organizational functioning and strategic plan achievement; therefore, Ipas seeks an evaluator that can work as a learning partner to make sure the approach and findings are relevant and are applied within the organization.
Evaluators will travel to selected countries to be briefed by Ipas staff on program objectives, activities and achievements. Ipas staff will also facilitate introductions and logistics for evaluators to meet or talk with key partners and beneficiaries with relevant perspectives, including at Ipas-intervention health-care facilities. In addition to examining select individual country programs, evaluators will assess Ipas’s global and regional technical leadership and evaluators will likely visit Ipas’s headquarters office in North Carolina.
The final approach and methodology for the evaluation will be elaborated by the evaluators themselves in the inception report. It is expected, however, that the evaluation approach will be participatory and practical, engaging appropriate internal and external stakeholders in a way that fosters their meaningful input while being efficient and respecting their time. The evaluation methodology will include both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
How to apply:
Please submit proposals by October 25, 2019 in PDF format to lutzd@ipas.org
Prospective evaluators should include the following in their proposal:
A CV and document highlighting their experience/qualifications as relevant to this work.
A suggested timeline for the work. A preliminary timeline is offered in the Time Schedule section of the TOR, if helpful.
A preliminary budget should be submitted with responses to the request for proposals, based on the expectation outlined in the Resources section of the TOR.
For the full job description click here https://ipas.azureedge.net/files/Ipas%20Evaluation%20Terms%20of%20Reference%20September%202019.pdf

9. Job Opportunity: Professor in Feminist Theory, Department of English, UCLA (October 31, 2019)
The Department of English at UCLA is searching for a professor in feminist theory, open rank. We would like to ask you to help us bring this search to the attention of qualified candidates.
The position is advertised in MLA Job List here: https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/534/feminist-theory-tenure-track-open-rank-professor/?kw=UCLA#top-pagination.
Our job posting at UCLA can be found here and runs as follows:
Description
The Department of English invites applications for a faculty position in feminist theory, rank open. We are interested in hiring a scholar working at the leading edge of feminist and gender literary theory across genres, historical moments and cultural contexts, media, and performance. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to: intersectionality; global comparatist and postcolonial approaches; biopolitics; affect and sensation studies; psychoanalysis; new materialisms; queer and trans; and critical race theory. We are looking for candidates with an interest in teaching the diverse intellectual genealogies of feminism and whose record of professional service reflect a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
We welcome applications that link the study of literary feminism and gender to interdisciplinary research areas such as disability studies, environmental humanities, law and literature, media studies, food studies, medical humanities, digital humanities or urban humanities.
Junior candidates must have the PhD in hand by June 30, 2020; all candidates must submit the documents below to Abigail Martinez via UCLA Recruit by October 31, 2019.
Document Requirements
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Abstract of dissertation or current research project.
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion which describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
Writing Sample (max. 6,000 words, not including footnotes)
Contact information for 3 references
We want you to be aware that effective April 22, 2013, UCLA is a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please view the policy at: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/UCLA_tobacco_free_task_force?sectionid=8710.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
If we can provide you with any additional information, please let us know.
With many thanks for your help in locating suitable candidates for this position,
Claire McEachern                                          Ursula K. Heise
Professor of English                                       Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies
Chair, Search Committee                               Chair, Department of English

10. Job Opportunity: Senior Protection Manager at International Rescue Committee (October 31, 2019)
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Location: Ramadi, Iraq
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Under the direction of the Protection Coordinator, the Senior Protection Manager (SPM) will be responsible to oversee the capacity building and mentoring of teams, and quality implementation of protection and rule of law programming in several Governorates of Iraq.
The SPM will mainly oversee the protection monitoring systems, tools and reporting, the referral systems and the legal programming. He/she will also lead on the identification, analysis and succinct reporting of protection trends and issues of concern to feed into protection sector strategy development, IRC programming as well as relevant humanitarian coordination fora, such as the Protection Working Groups. The SPM will also contribute to the continued development of the protection sector, including drafting proposals and budgets, under the guidance of the Protection Coordinator and in close collaboration with other technical sector leads.
Main Responsibilities:
Staff Supervision & Development
Mentor and build the capacity of national staff members including Protection Managers, Team Leaders and Officers on all aspects or programming including technical knowledge, project cycle management, budgeting and budget management, team management, coordination and reporting.
Technically supervises Protection Monitoring and Legal teams, and provides quality oversight to and mentoring of the protection teams in the field, with a strong focus on building the capacity of national staff to take on management responsibilities.
Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback.
Grant Planning & Project Implementation
Lead the overall implementation of the Protection program in 2 or 3 governorates and provide guidance to the protection staff to ensure that stated goals and objectives are met, that the project is appropriately monitored and evaluated, and that project reports are written and submitted in a timely manner.
Prepare program work plans that meet the program objectives and prepare appropriate operational guidelines for project staff.
Regularly update the grants metric.
Provide significant input into donor reports in a timely manner, including up-to-date data for indicators. ensure
Ensure that project activities are implemented within the assigned budget parameters, manage all financial aspects of the protection programs (budget follow-up, spending plans, cash forecasts, etc), approve relevant expenses and review expenditures, in consultation with the Finance Team and the Protection Coordinator to ensure that project activities are implemented within the assigned budget parameters.
Technical Quality/Programme Management
Provide technical guidance to teams on protection activities, legal assistance and psychosocial support
Develop quality systems and tools for protection monitoring and legal assistance to ensure the effective collection and analysis of qualitative data relating to the protection environment, including on physical safety and security, freedom of movement, eviction, detention, documentation issues, access to services, etc.
Oversee the smooth implementation of mobile data collection system for protection monitoring, following appropriate data security protocol, and provide quality oversight of the information material developed by Protection monitoring team.
Strengthen the capacities of national staff in several governorates, specifically on protection monitoring reports, and, with the support of the Protection Coordination, ensure all monitoring and reporting tools are harmonized.
Provide technical guidance to national staff and partners, on confidential and safe data collection in line with internationally recognized best practices.
In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, maintain effective and safe referral pathways for protection concerns and other vulnerable cases between the protection programme, other internal IRC programmes and external partners, and ensure development and maintenance of SOPs for referrals.
Assist in the development of standard operating procedures on legal protection, protection monitoring and community based assistance.
Staff Supervision & Development
Overall responsibility for protection staff management including: development/revision of job descriptions, review of workplans and/or performance management plans, vacation schedules, timesheets, probation reviews, annual performance reviews and staff professional development activities.
Technically supervises Protection Monitoring and Legal teams, and provides quality oversight to and mentoring of the protection teams in the field, with a strong focus on building the capacity of national staff to take on management responsibilities.
Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback.
Reporting and Advocacy
Analyse protection data to produce succinct, analytical monthly protection monitoring reports and legal reports, to be shared with both external and internal stakeholders, highlighting key protection trends and concerns.
In Collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, advise on protection trends to inform country-wide and regional advocacy.
Support Protection Coordinator in writing fact sheets, briefs and recommendations for Senior Management to circulate to UN agencies and other stakeholders.
Coordination & Representation
Develop and maintains effective coordination and long-term relationships with UNHCR and other external stakeholders, representing IRC positions, promoting long-term strategy and resolving problems/conflicts.
Actively contribute and participate in the National Protection Cluster’s Protection Working Groups, and provide inputs to the Protection Coordinator for meetings held at the national level.
Negotiate and maintain appropriate information sharing protocols within IRC programs and with external actors.
Qualifications
University Degree in law (Human Rights Law preferred), political science, or equivalent
3-5 years professional experience in protection work, of which at least 2 in a managerial position, experience in emergencies preferred
Proven experience in implementing protection monitoring projects, including in drafting protection monitoring reports, and in legal assistance projects
Experience with qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting
Proven experience in setting-up and following up on referral systems
Previous experience leading diverse teams and with remote management
Strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
Demonstrated experience in training/capacity building or national and international staff
Excellent drafting and oral communication skills in English
Knowledge of Arabic preferred
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
Strong management and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, and ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
Ability to determine priorities and great attention to detail.
Patient, flexible and able to handle pressure well, team spirited and willing to learn.
Good computer skills including, at minimum, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Apply online here https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=5338

11. Job Opportunity: Chief of Party, Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity at Project Concern International (PCI) (October 31, 2019)

Deadline: 31 October 2019
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: Project Concern International (PCI)
PCI is seeking a dynamic, experienced Chief of Party (COP) to lead, support and inspire a multi-agency, multi-sectoral team in Ethiopia to deliver an innovative 5-year USAID-funded $20 million project designed to improve resilience to enhance food security and inclusive economic growth among lowland pastoral areas. This multifaceted activity is expected to be a major component in USAID’s contribution to improving Ethiopia’s ability to improve resilience and enhance economic growth in the pastoral regions.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, PCI seeks candidates who can distinguish themselves through the following characteristics:
Has strong development experience in supporting systems change;
Embraces the concept of agile management and are willing to support the kind of dynamic processes and structures that enable teams to iterate, collaborate, learn and adapt;
Is committed to, and can demonstrate success in, advancing gender equity within the project technical areas (food security, resilience, economic empowerment, crisis response).
The COP will also serve as PCI’s Country Representative in Ethiopia. This is a full-time position contingent on funding. The anticipated start date will be November 1, 2019.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide an integrated vision for this complex, multi-sectoral project, and lead execution of inter-related activities in disaster risk management, diversification of economic opportunities, production and marketing, nutrition, and crisis response.
Provide strategic leadership through vision, continuous improvement of quality, innovation and establishing a results-driven-management system.
Mentor senior technical staff to develop standard operating guidelines, quality assurance and control systems, milestones, successful startup and efficient technical service delivery mechanisms.
Provide strategic, technical and administrative oversight for all activities to cost-effectively achieve project objectives.
Oversee partners’ and sub-grantees’ performance by establishing accountability mechanisms in program, finance, and data quality management.
Establish a culture of evidence-based decision-making and data driven analytics through a well-developed monitoring and evaluation system.
Oversee and manage the operational, financial, HR, and administrative needs of the project and PCI Ethiopia including budget management, high-quality program and financial reporting, and grant/contract compliance.
Develop systems to identify operational risks and their management and to reduce risks in project implementation.
Assure good financial management of the project (e.g. budget execution, program-finance linkages, monitoring and reporting processes and procurement systems) and adhere to PCI and USAID financial policies and procedures.
Oversee total compliance to PCI and USG regulations in all aspects of program implementation.
Ensure that the project’s commitment to gender equality and social inclusion is operationalized effectively across program strategies, staffing, and systems.
Main Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated delivery of strong results in a COP role.
Experience in Ethiopia required.
Masters or post-graduate degree in a related field.
Minimum of 15 years of professional experience, and minimum of 7 years of senior management experience, with progressively increasing responsibilities managing complex, multi-million-dollar food security, agriculture, nutrition, disaster risk reduction, and crisis response.
Experience managing complex, multi-million-dollar contracts and/or cooperative agreements funded by USG.
Demonstrated understanding of the pastoral and agro-pastoral context in Ethiopia required, with significant experience working in lowland pastoral areas in Ethiopia highly desirable.
Relevant technical expertise in food security, agriculture, nutrition, disaster risk reduction, and crisis response.
Experience working with senior government officials and building consensus among diverse actors, including NGOs (local and international), representatives of civil society, the private sector and USAID partners.
Demonstrated abilities in USAID reporting, budgeting, procurement, and project management, including monitoring and evaluation.
Excellent understanding and familiarity with USG donor regulations.
Apply online here https://pciglobal-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=700&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992328&company_id=16566&version=1&byBusinessUnit=&bycountry=&bystate=&byRegion=&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=no&city=

12. Job Opportunity: Department of Political Studies Assistant Professor, Ethics and Global Politics at the University of Saskatchewan (October 31, 2019)
The Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of ethics and global politics, starting July 1, 2020. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a completed doctoral degree in Political Science or a related discipline and a record of demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, with a specialization in the area of ethics and global politics, and the ability to teach in the area of classical and contemporary political theory. We are seeking a collaborative-minded teacher-scholar who is building a reputation for excellence who can contribute to the department’s broad thematic area of Governance in a Global Era. Ability to teach in any of the following areas would be an asset: Indigenous politics, gender and politics, politics and law, global justice, human rights, international studies, or environmental
politics. The core of the Department consists of ten faculty members, with additional colleagues
in the affiliated St. Thomas More College. We offer undergraduate degree programs in Political Studies, International Studies, and Aboriginal Public Administration, certificate programs in Global Studies, Indigenous Governance and Politics, and Politics and Law, and are centrally involved in various interdisciplinary programs across campus. We have a MA program in Political Studies. Our faculty members are also involved as graduate supervisors and committee members in other units across the university. Further information about the Department can be found at http://artsandscience.usask.ca/politicalstudies. The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. There are over 10,000 students in the College and 312 faculty, including 7 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000. Salary bands for this position for the 2020-2021 academic year are as follows: Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145 and Professor: $135,145 to $157,804 This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan, pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. Applications should be sent electronically to political.studies@usask.ca. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (including current and projected research activities), a sample of recently published work, a teaching dossier, and contact information for three academic references.
Dr. Loleen Berdahl, Department Head
Department of Political Studies
College of Arts & Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5
Phone: (306) 966-1666
e-mail: political.studies@usask.ca
www.artsandscience.usask.ca/politicalstudies
Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2019; however, applications will be
accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1,
2020. The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

13. Job Opportunities: Two Assistant Professor positions in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (October 31, 2019)
The Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for two tenure-track appointments in Critical Criminology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020.
Both positions are open with respect to specialization, however one position requires the ability to teach quantitative research methods.
Consideration of complete applications will begin on October 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
About the ICCJ
The Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice has a unique structure and its undergraduate program is delivered with the collaboration of the Department of Psychology, the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and the Department of Law & Legal Studies. The Institute is a dynamic national hub for interdisciplinary critical criminological research, teaching, and engagements. For more information about the ICCJ, please visit: https://carleton.ca/criminology/.
For the full postings see:
https://carleton.ca/provost/2019/assistant-professor-criminology-and-criminal-justice-open/
https://carleton.ca/provost/2019/assistant-professor-criminology-and-criminal-justice-open-2/

14. Tenure Track Position in GSWS and Global Asia at Simon Fraser University (November 2, 2019)
Applications are being sought by the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor, to be housed in GSWS with dedicated workload in the Global Asia Program, starting July 1, 2020. Discipline and methodological approach is open. The preferred candidate will be engaged in interdisciplinary research that crosses geographic borders within Asia and/or across the global Asian diasporas. Candidates should have a strong background in scholarship on gender and/or sexuality and demonstrate an excellent research and teaching record that approaches Asia from global or comparative perspectives. Periodization is open but expertise in modern or contemporary is preferred. Possible research areas include but are not limited to interdisciplinary scholarship on religion and spirituality; Asian or Trans-Asian Indigeneity; cultural, material or media flows; migration and mobility; climate justice and environment.
Candidates must demonstrate administrative experience and are expected to take on a leadership role in developing and institutionalizing an emerging interdisciplinary Global Asia Program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach an interdisciplinary course in Global Asia (GA 101) and to develop appropriate undergraduate program curriculum. Innovative pedagogy and a commitment to community outreach and engagement is an advantage.
Applicants will electronically submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page vision statement for the Global Asia program (including plans for community outreach), a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, selection of course evaluations, and sample syllabi for GA 101 and an upper division course in GSWS), and a sample of written work. Each candidate must arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded to the search committee, one of which must address administrative experience. Only those eligible to be appointed at the Associate Professor rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.
All materials should be addressed to the GSWS/GA search committee and sent to: gswspost@sfu.ca
Applications will be reviewed starting November 2, 2019. Preference will be given to applications received by December 2, 2019.
Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading comprehensive university with 30, 000 students, and 6500 faculty and staff.
Simon Fraser is on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh Nations
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.
Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

15. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies in The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga Job # 1903762 (November 14, 2019)
The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for one (1) tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History, Religion, Indigenous Studies, or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate’s research will focus on First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit histories, specifically in one or more of the following: the history of Indigenous territories and their borderlands; the history of Indigenous peoples and cultures; Indigenous-settler history; environmental history; and/or transnational history. Expertise in and engagement with the peoples, methodologies, and epistemologies indigenous to the land on which the University of Toronto sits is expected, as is an understanding of the importance of consensus-building relationships and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions. Moreover, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach Canadian content. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, and externally funded research program.
The successful candidate will show a record of excellence in research demonstrated by: 1) evidence of creative and professional work that engages with collaborative/collective knowledge building with Indigenous communities, both within and beyond the university in various public fora; 2) publications or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards in venues important to the field of Indigenous Studies (including academic journals, edited volumes and monographs with academic and other presses, and relevant other outlets); 3) participation in professional and other associations and organizations critical to the production and dissemination of Indigenous knowledges; 4) successful or pending applications for fellowships and/or grant funding from competitive funding sources; 5) the submitted research statement; and 6) strong endorsements by referees of high standing as well as evidence of Indigenous community engagement. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to develop an excellent teaching program informed by Indigenous pedagogies and to be a strong mentor at the undergraduate and graduate level. In particular, we seek candidates who demonstrate an engagement with Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies, and methodologies. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier including the teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. This position is part of the University of Toronto’s response to the calls to action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report. Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous. Recognizing that there are a variety of terms that potential candidates may use to self-identify, the University uses the term “Indigenous” in this search, which forms part of the U of T Response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to encompass the people of Turtle Island, Including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people.
The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto
Mississauga and be part of a cross-departmental effort to seed an Indigenous Studies centre at UTM. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of History, University of Toronto. The University of Toronto Graduate Program in History is a tri-campus program, staffed by faculty from the University's three campuses, and housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. It is also possible that the successful candidate join another graduate department if more appropriate. The successful candidate will join a lively intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada's leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population in a context that actively encourages innovative scholarship. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community, and one of the highest standards of living in the world. Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by Novermber 14, 2019. Applicants must include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda and their impact on collaborative knowledge building; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a recent writing sample; 4) a research statement; and 5) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching-related activities as listed above). Applicants must also include three letters of recommendation, and a letter of support commenting on their Indigenous community engagement, directly to the department via email (on letterhead, dated,
signed and scanned) to: historical.studies@utoronto.ca, which must be received by the closing date of November 14, 2019. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file with the job number 1903672 and accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier.
If you have questions about this position, please contact historical.studies@utoronto.ca. Additional information on the Department can be obtained at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies (for undergraduate studies), and http://history.utoronto.ca/graduate (for graduate studies). The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Job link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1903672&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

16. Job Opportunity: Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies in The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga Job #193676 (November 14, 2019)
The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites
applications for one (1) full-time tenure stream appointment at the rank of Associate
Professor in Indigenous Studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020, or shortly
thereafter. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History, Religion, Indigenous Studies, or related field, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The
successful candidate’s research will focus on First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit histories,
specifically in one or more of the following: the history of Indigenous territories and their
borderlands; the history of Indigenous peoples and cultures; Indigenous-settler history;
environmental history; and/or transnational history. Expertise in the peoples, methodologies, and epistemologies indigenous to the land on which the University of Toronto sits is expected. Moreover, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach Canadian content. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate will show an established and sustained record of excellence in research demonstrated by: 1) evidence of exceptional, creative, and professional work that engages with collaborative/collective knowledge building with Indigenous communities, both within and beyond the university in various public fora; 2) high-impact sustained contributions and publications in venues important to the field of Indigenous Studies (including academic journals, edited volumes and monographs with academic and other presses, and relevant other outlets); 3) substantial and continuous participation in professional and other associations and organizations critical to the production and dissemination of Indigenous knowledges, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline; 4) distinguished fellowships and/or grant funding from competitive funding sources; 5) the submitted research statement; and 5) strong endorsements by referees of high standing, as well as a letter of support commenting on Indigenous community engagement. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an excellent teaching program informed by Indigenous pedagogies and strong mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate level. In particular, we seek candidates who demonstrate an engagement with Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies, and methodologies. Evidence of ongoing excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching awards and accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier outlining a teaching philosophy and approaches to knowledge building, sample syllabi, and course evaluations, submitted as part of the application. Finally, the successful candidate must have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity across different communities highlighted as part of the application materials. This position is part of the University of Toronto’s response to the calls to action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report. Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous. Recognizing that there are a variety of terms that potential candidates may use to self-identify, the University uses the term “Indigenous” in this search, which forms part of the U of T Response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to encompass the people of Turtle Island, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Mississauga and be part of a cross-departmental effort to seed an Indigenous Studies centre at UTM. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of History, University of Toronto. The University of Toronto Graduate Program in History is a tri-campus program, staffed by faculty from the University's three campuses, and housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. It is also possible that the successful candidate join another graduate department if more appropriate. The successful candidate will join a lively intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada's leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for
collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working
with a highly diverse student population in a context that actively encourages innovative
scholarship. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community, and one of the highest standards of living in the world. Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by November 14, 2019. Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda and their impact on collaborative knowledge building; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) up to three sample publications; 4) a research statement; and 5) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and course evaluations). Applicants must also ask three referees to send letters of recommendation, and a letter of support commenting on their Indigenous community engagement, directly to the
department via email (on letterhead, dated, signed, and scanned) to: historical.studies@utoronto.ca, which must be received by the closing date of November 14, 2019. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please submit
attachments in PDF format only and label each file with the job number 1903676 and accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier. If you have questions about this position, please contact historical.studies@utoronto.ca. Additional information on the Department can be obtained at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies (for undergraduate studies), and
http://history.utoronto.ca/graduate (for graduate studies). The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Job Link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1903672&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

17. York University: Korean Studies Research Grant for York Grad Students (November 15, 2019)
Korean Studies Research Grant for York University Graduate Students [2019-2020]
The application for the Korean Studies Research Grant for Graduate Students, 2019-2020 is now available online. The application link: <https://kore.info.yorku.ca/korean-studies-research-grant-for-graduate-student-2019-2020/>.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, 15 November 2019 by 4:00pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Funded by the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korean Office for Research and Education (KORE) at York University is offering five grants of $2,000 to each selected students to integrate the study of Korea into graduate programs in various academic disciplines at York University.
Student applicants must be enrolled in a Master or PhD program at York University in this academic year 2019-20 and be engaged in research on Korea.
The grant is to be used for research, whether in Canada, South Korea or elsewhere, to use library or archival materials or to conduct survey, ethnographic or other research.
All successful applicants are required to show a proof of ethics review/approval from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (if applicable). Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University site: https://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/thesis-dissertation/research-ethics/.
Applications should include:
Project Statement (maximum 1.5 pages):
Describe the topic of the applicant’s research project and the role that KORE funding support would play in enabling the project’s completion.
Indicate the specific research or professional activities the applicant will be engaged in, the archives, libraries, or other research facilities that will be used, the tentative itinerary and a timeline that shows the applicant’s expected completion for the project.
Budget and justification (maximum 1 page) delineated by type of expense. Eligible expense include, but are not limited to, airfare, accommodation, local transportation, meals and photocopying.
Current Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
Application form: Korean Studies Research Grant for Graduate Student Application Form https://laps.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=713852

18. Job Opportunity: Executive Director at Human Rights Funders Network (November 18, 2019)
Deadline: 18 November 2019
Location: New York, NY, USA
Organization: Human Rights Funders Network
Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) is an internationally recognized non-profit committed to connecting human rights grantmakers and philanthropists to advance human rights. As a global network of almost 450 institutions that engages over 1,800 individuals, HRFN regularly convenes colleague human rights donors to share insights, strategies, and learnings, as well as mobilize resources for human rights.
Looking to strengthen its network, leverage its membership, and plan for continued impact and innovation in human rights philanthropy, HRFN seeks a seasoned leader, strategist, and coalition builder to serve as its next Executive Director (ED).
The new Executive Director will work with staff and Steering Committee to craft and execute an organizational agenda that builds on its strong network and reputation, generates new opportunities for HRFN to drive national and global conversations around human rights, and positions HRFN as a key thought leader in the space.
The person will help to shape a future-facing vision for the organization that aligns with HRFN's mission and theory of change, staff leadership and capacity, and the collective needs of its members. This exciting opportunity calls for an inspirational thought leader and manager with an exceptional combination of qualities, skills, and experiences, including: a sophisticated understanding of human rights movements and international philanthropy; expertise and experience in creating and implementing innovative strategies, programs, and organizational infrastructure; proven partnership building skills and creative thinking around how to tap into new opportunities; a track record of effective vision-setting and investment-building among diverse stakeholders; and a demonstrated commitment to strengthening a culture of collaboration, equity, and inclusion.
Main Qualifications
While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
Demonstrated success in both start-up settings and established organizations; experience creating strategies, programs, infrastructure, and innovation, without a clear or pre-existing template for success, while leading effectively within existing structures.
Organizational acumen earned through experience leading staff in all facets of operations, from talent and budget management to strategic planning, communications, etc.
Strong entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for growth, solicit feedback and ideas from diverse groups of thought partners, and design innovative strategies to drive change and success.
An executive leader with broad knowledge and standing in the fields of both human rights advocacy work and philanthropy on a global scale.
Exceptional cultural competency: flexibility and sensitivity to work effectively in a wide variety of geographic, political, and cultural settings.
Firsthand experience or deep understanding of developing and implementing robust fund development strategy drawing on both effective grants and a dues management system.
A deep and authentic connection to advancing human rights advocacy and the global communities affected by social injustice, including the ability to recognize both their abiding power and resiliency, and the complexity of the challenges they face.
Strong relationship-building skills, and an authentic interest in listening to and learning from others; the ability to establish trust with a diverse set of stakeholders; a commitment to honoring and elevating community expertise and wisdom.
How to apply:
This search is being conducted by Tamar Datan, Hallie Dietsch, and Yuniya Khan of the national search firm NPAG. Nominations and applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume (in Word or PDF format) should be submitted to: HRFN-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com.
Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team is an essential component of HRFN’s commitment to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

19. Funding Opportunity: 10-week Research Projects in Japan (November 27, 2019)
Mitacs is now accepting applications for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program, which supports researchers in Canada to undertake 10-week research projects in Japan in Summer 2020.
The program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines at Canadian academic institutions. The deadline to apply for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program is November 27, 2019.  More information about the program can be found here https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/mitacs-jsps-summer-program?utm_source=Deans+Chairs+Eng&utm_campaign=552e1f5768-Mitacs-JSPS-Call-Deans-ENG-Oct22019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_644be22dfe-552e1f5768-129194233
If you have any questions about the Mitacs-JSPS summer program, contact international@mitacs.ca.
We look forward to receiving your applications.

20. Job Opportunity: WPE Coordinator at International Rescue Committee (November 30, 2019)
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Location: Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Background
The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu Province, Eastern DRC, on 1 August 2018. This is the first time Ebola has been reported in this part of the country and represents the tenth outbreak of the disease in the DRC, with the most recent outbreak in Equateur province ending only days before on 26 July 2018.
The IRC is supporting the containment of the EVD outbreak in the North Kivu region of DRC. The IRC’s primary focus will be to provide support to existing MoH health facilities to ensure the safe continuity of services. The IRC’s support will include the strengthening of infection prevention and control (IPC) practices and the establishment of EVD screening and isolation points at the facilities , upgrading of water supply and waste management at these facilities, ensuring safe access to lifesaving services for women and children, and promoting community resilience and participation in solutions. The IRC is currently supporting 59 facilities in Beni, Mutwanga, Butembo, Katwa, Vuhovi, Musienne and Goma.
Scope of work
The WPE Coordinator will be based in Beni and will act as the focal point for gender based violence and women’s protection issues on the IRC’s Ebola response team in Beni, Butembo and Goma. The WPE Coordinator will provide technical expertise for the overall protection response to the Ebola outbreak and will support the IRC DRC country program WPE team to integrate Ebola-related protection concerns into their regular program activities in locations where IRC supports primary health care services.
The WPE Coordinator will work collaboratively with other sectors of the IRC response team – especially child protection, health and EH teams working to strengthen infection prevention and control in health facilities, and engagement and protection in communities. The WPE Coordinator will report to the Field Director.
Main Responsiibilities
Oversee the delivery of high quality technical proposals and reports, in line with donor requirements. This includes:
Work in close collaboration with IRC grants and finance staff to finalize proposals and respond to any requests for additional information.
Manage grant/program implementation including staff recruitment and training, work plan development, procurement and inventory planning, and budget management.
Ensure consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality.
Design and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems ensuring consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality;
Ensure regular trends analysis of broader protection context and highlight needs in other technical fields within VPRU – Child Protection and Protection/Rule of Law – where necessary;
Ensure – through program design and practice, team capacity and behavior – that women and girls are part of the design and implementation of IRC programs, and that their access to services and programs is meaningful and safe;
Ensure compliance with IRC policy and procedures across all activities. This includes acting in line with the IRC Code of Conduct, the Do No Harm Imperative, and international accords including the UN Secretary General's Bulletin on the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse;
Coordinate with other agencies, local government, donors and other stakeholders to promote delivery of best practice humanitarian assistance;
Support media and communications activities as requested by the ERT Field Director/CD/in-county emergency lead, and in line with VPRU guidance;
In close collaboration with country management and global advocacy units, contribute to strategies to address IRC emergency advocacy priorities as they relate to women and girls;
Assess and provide input on post emergency strategies and transition plans for IRC programming;
Represent the IRC on protection issues at relevant Ebola response coordination fora as necessary
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other actors, donors, and key stakeholders in order to assure appropriate attention to the Ebola-related protection needs of women and girls;
Requirements
University degree and technical accreditation or equivalent;
At least five years of experience developing and managing GBV programming in humanitarian contexts;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with agencies, local governments and community leaders and develop multi-stakeholder support for humanitarian priorities and advocacy initiatives;
Demonstrated ability to identify creative and appropriate solutions for the populations affected by crisis, considering factors including the context and an individual client's developmental stage, gender and status;
Experience managing large, complex donor funded programs and grants, including staff management, budget oversight, monitoring and evaluation systems, and technical input to proposal-budget development and donor reports;
Fluency in both French and English, written and spoken
Ability to live and work in stressful and insecure environment;
Excellent professional approach and strong team building skills.
Apply here https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=6168

21. Job Opportunity: Tenure-Track Appointment in Communications at the Assistant Professor Level/ Le programme de communications, École de traduction, Collège universitaire Glendon, Université York (January 3, 2020)
Communications Program, School of Translation, Glendon College, York
University
The Communications Program, Glendon Campus, York University invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Communications at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, in French and English, in Glendon’s bilingual Communications Program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. or a Ph.D. near completion in Communications or cognate field. The candidate must be fluent in English and French (spoken and written) and be able to teach in both languages in a multicultural context. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly
research and publication, and service. Applicants should have an ongoing and demonstrated program of research in digital media and digital culture, as well as in public engagement. Expertise in critical feminist and diasporic approaches would represent a strong asset. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position may involve graduate teaching and supervision in programs such as Glendon’s Master’s of Translation Studies, Glendon’s Master’s in Public and International Affairs, and the York/Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture (ComCult). Demonstrated pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning will be privileged. Given Glendon’s bilingual mandate, the selected candidate will also participate actively in College-wide service activities in both English and French. York U's bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. Glendon comprises about 2700 students on a scenic campus in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Toronto. Glendon is committed to high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and offers a unique undergraduate academic experience for students within one of Canada’s largest research universities. For information about Glendon and its particular programs, please consult the Faculty webpage at www.glendon.yorku.ca. 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. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Lyse Hébert, Chair, School of Translation at coms@glendon.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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ affirmative-action/self-identification-form. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 3, 2020. Candidates must send a cover letter with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a writing sample. Candidates must arrange to have three signed confidential letters of reference (at least one of which should address teaching) sent to:
Professor Lyse Hébert, Chair, School of Translation, Glendon College, York University,
2275 Bayview, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M6, or coms@glendon.yorku.ca.
Le programme de communications, Collège universitaire Glendon, Université York
sollicite des candidatures pour un poste menant à la permanence dans le volet
professoral en communications au rang de professeure adjointe ou professeur adjoint,
débutant le 1er juillet 2020. La candidate retenue ou le candidat retenu devra enseigner
des cours de 1er cycle en français et en anglais dans le programme bilingue de
communications. Le salaire sera établi en fonction des qualifications et de l’expérience.
Toutes les offres de poste de l’Université York sont sujettes à l’autorisation budgétaire
de l’Université.
Les candidates ou candidats doivent être titulaires d’un doctorat ou un doctorat en voie
d’achèvement, en communications ou dans une discipline connexe. La personne
retenue doit être bilingue (français-anglais, à l’oral comme à l’écrit) et devra démontrer
des capacités d’enseignement dans ces deux langues dans un contexte multiculturel.
Les candidates ou candidats doivent faire preuve d’excellence ou d’aptitudes
prometteuses en enseignement, recherche, publications et service.
Les candidates doivent avoir un programme de recherche établi et en cours en culture
numérique et médias numériques, ainsi que la participation citoyenne. Une expertise
des approches critiques féministes et minoritaires représentent un atout.
La personne retenue doit être nommée rapidement à la Faculté des études supérieures.
Elle doit enseigner et superviser le corps estudiantin des cycles supérieurs tels que la
maîtrise en traductologie de Glendon, la maîtrise en affaires publiques et internationales
de Glendon, et le programme conjoint d’études supérieures en communication et
culture (ComCult, universités York et Ryerson). Une pédagogie innovante démontrée
dans des domaines hautement prioritaires tels que l’éducation expérientielle et
l’apprentissage assisté par les technologies sera privilégiée. Compte tenu du mandat
bilingue de l’établissement, la personne retenue devra participer aux services à la
collectivité en français et en anglais.
Le Collège universitaire Glendon de l’Université York a été désigné comme Centre
d’excellence pour les études postsecondaires en français et bilingues dans le sud de
l’Ontario. Glendon, faculté bilingue (français-anglais), accueille environ 2 700 étudiants
sur un campus pittoresque situé au cœur de la ville cosmopolite de Toronto. Glendon
s’inscrit dans la tradition des arts libéraux et offre une expérience académique de 1er
cycle sans pareil, dans une des plus grandes universités au Canada. Pour de plus
amples renseignements sur ses programmes d’études, veuillez consulter le site Web de
Glendon : www.glendon.yorku.ca .
L’Université York a une politique sur les mesures d’adaptation pour les personnes en situation
de handicap (Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities) et s’engage à leur offrir un milieu de travail sans obstacle et à accroître l’accessibilité du milieu de travail. Les personnes ayant des besoins particuliers durant le processus de sélection sont invitées à communiqué avec Professeure Lyse Hébert, Directrice, École de traduction : coms@glendon.yorku.ca.
York a mis en place un programme d’action positive (AP) et est un employeur qui
accorde une grande importance à la diversité, y compris la diversité des genres et la
diversité sexuelle dans sa communauté. Le programme AP s’applique aux femmes, aux
membres de minorités visibles (groupes racialisés), aux autochtones et aux personnes
en situation de handicap. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur ce
programme, veuillez consulter le site www.yorku.ca/acadjobs, ou appeler la ligne
d’assistance sur l’action positive au (416) 736-5713. Les personnes qui souhaitent
s’auto-identifier comme appartenant au programme AP de l’Université York peuvent le
faire en téléchargeant et en remplissant le formulaire de déclaration d’auto-identification
suivant : http://http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/files/2018/08/AA-Form-French-Fillable.pdf.
Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont encouragées à poser leur candidature ; toutefois,
la priorité sera accordée aux personnes de citoyenneté canadienne ou détenant le
statut de résident permanent au Canada, et aux populations autochtones du Canada.
Aucune candidature ne sera prise en considération sans un formulaire de déclaration
de Statut de travail dûment rempli : http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-
authorization-form.
La date d’échéance de dépôt de la candidature est le 3 janvier 2020. Les personnes
intéressées doivent soumettre une lettre de motivation, un curriculum vitae à jour, un
énoncé sur les intérêts de recherche et d’enseignement, ainsi qu’un exemple de
publication. Les candidates et candidats doivent faire envoyer directement trois lettres
de recommandation confidentielles dûment signées (dont l’une qui porte sur
l’enseignement) à : Professeure Lyse Hébert, Directrice de l’École de traduction,
Collège universitaire Glendon, Université York, 2275, avenue Bayview, Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M6, ou coms@glendon.yorku.ca.