CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, February 7, 2020


1. The City Institute at York University Presents Racialization & Financialization Of The Housing Market Talk by Dr. Nemoy Lewis (February 7, 2020)
2. CERLAC Presents: Indigenous and Peasant Autonomy in Latin America: Agency, Governance and Land Rights (February 10, 2020)
3. Consent Week at York U Presented by The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (February 10-14, 2020)
4. Jean Augustine Chair Annual Black History Month Celebration:  Word, Sound, Power- Black Artistic Expression (February 12, 2020)
5. The Harriet Tubman Institute Presents: Black Masculinity and the Empathy Deficit Disorder: Erotic Racism, Colonialism and Slavery (February 13, 2020)
6. Korean Office for Research and Education Event: The History and Future of LGBTQI Movements in South Korea (February 13, 2020)
7. The Global Labour Research Centre Presents- The War on the Poor: Poverty and Resistance in the Neoliberal Era with John Clarke (February 13, 2020)
8. Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXXII (February 25, 2020)
9. Betinho Project Seminar Series -- Winter 2020 (February 27, 2020)
10. The Harriet Tubman Institute Presents: King’s Vibrato:  Visual Oratory and the Sound of the Photograph (February 27, 2020)
11. Glendon Historian Gillian McGillivray’s Toronto Brazilian History Workshop V: Struggles Over Food, Fuel, and Transportation in Brazil (March 6, 2020)
12. NSERC Alliance Grants Options 1 & 2 Information Session at York University – (March 11, 2020)
13. Health, Hunger and Malaria in South Asian History with Speaker Sheila Zurbrigg (March 11, 2020)
14. "Law and Disorder" a Symposium and Tribute to Margaret Evelyn Beare (March 14, 2020)
15. Women & Girls Leadership and Sport Conference 2020 (May 1, 2020)

1. Call for Applications: Strategic Innovation Fund: Stream 5 - National Ecosystems
2. Call for Forum Activities: AWID Forum (February 14, 2020)
3. Call for Papers, Posters, and Panels: International Conference / 7th Sino-Nordic Women's and Gender Studies Conferences Gendering Transformations― Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement (February 29, 2020)

1. Job Opportunity: Manager – Programs and Innovation (Sexuality and Disability Program) at CREA (Until Filled)
2. Job Opportunity: Research Assistant Position at ROSA
3. Jon Opportunity: Business Development Manager at Women for Women International (February 7, 2020)
4. Job Opportunity: Editorial Coordinator, Women in Islam journal at Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (February 10, 2020)
5. Job Opportunity: Protection, Gender Equality, Social Inclusion and Community Engagement and Accountability (PGIE) Delegate – Somaliland at Canadian Red Cross (February 12, 2020)
6. Job Opportunity: MEL CoP Administrative Support (Consultant) at Prospera - International Network of Women’s Funds (February 20, 2020)
7. Job Opportunity: Monitoring Officer at OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (February 20, 2020)
8. The Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies (March 1, 2020)
9. The Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, Disability and Social Justice (March 1, 2020)



1. The City Institute at York University Presents Racialization & Financialization Of The Housing Market Talk by Dr. Nemoy Lewis (February 7, 2020)
The City Institute at York University is pleased to host
A Talk by  Dr. Nemoy Lewis
Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
February 7, 2020
626 Kaneff Tower
York University, Keele Campus, Toronto
Dr. Nemoy Lewis received both his BA and MA degree in Geography from the University of Toronto. Dr. Lewis earned his doctoral degree in Human Geography from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 2018. For his doctoral research, Dr. Lewis analyzed the ongoing foreclosures crisis in the United States and how it has affected the lives of racialized people and low-income communities in Chicago, Illinois and Jacksonville, Florida. For his current Postdoctoral Research, Nemoy will explore the growing affordability problems impacting renters in racialized communities since the financialization of the rental markets in Canada and the United States.

2. CERLAC Presents: Indigenous and Peasant Autonomy in Latin America: Agency, Governance and Land Rights (February 10, 2020)

A panel discussion:
Ritsuko Funaki, Chuo University, Japan
María Fernanda Herrera, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile
Miguel González, York University, Canada
Jeffery Webber, Department of Political Science, York University
The processes of indigenous territorial autonomy as an exercise of self-determination are today a reality in several countries of Latin America. Similarly, an expectation of the future for indigenous peoples that gives meaning to their political struggles of the present. A decade ago some academic works attempted to capture the origins, dynamics and diversity of indigenous self-determination processes, the result of constitutional reform processes inspired in part by the multicultural paradigm. At present, the scenario of indigenous autonomies is much more complex and diverse and is also contradictory. This panel, will offer an overview of the state of autonomy in Latin America, contributions that are part of a collective book in a publication project (Abya-Yala, 2020). The presentations will provide an update of the experiences and autonomous self-governments already operating in Bolivia and Nicaragua, and of struggles to secure land rights in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, and Paraguay, evaluating the the advances, challenges and threats to indigenous rights over three decades, from 1990 to 2020.
Ritsuko Funaki is an associate professor at Chuo University, Tokyo. Currently, she is a visiting researcher at CERLAC, York University (Apr.2019-Mar.2021). Her research interest is in finding out how to make formal democratic institutions work better for politically, socially, and economically disadvantaged people in Latin America.
Miguel Gonzalez (PhD, York University) is an Adjunct Professor in the International Development Studies program at York University, Toronto, Canada. In 2016 Miguel co-edited a thematic issue of the Latin America and Caribbean Ethnic Studies Journal (LACES) on the topic of Indigenous Autonomies in Latin America.
Maria Fernanda Herrera is professor at Universidad Mayor and researcher at Alberto Hurtado University, in Santiago of Chile. Her interest in research delves with exploring how to grasp several matrices of civilizations, western and native peoples, in a context of participatory democracy and the search for inclusion and political and economic equity in Latin America.
Jeffery R. Webber is a political economist with research interests in Latin America, Marxism, social theory, the history of the Left, international development, capitalism and nature, imperialism, the politics of class and social oppression, and class formation and social movements. He is author or co-author of five books – including Impasse in Latin America: The Rise and Decline of Progressivism, 1990-2018, with Franck Gaudichaud and Massimo Modonesi (forthcoming).

3. Consent Week at York U Presented by The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (February 10-14, 2020)
Attend workshops, training and our Valentine’s Day Photo booth at both Keele & Glendon campuses for students, staff and faculty.
Visit and receive free promotional items from The Centre at Vari Hall all week and at Glendon on Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020.
Consent Week
Surviving to Thriving: Healing Sexual Trauma
Date: Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: 305 York Lanes, Keele Campus
Navigating the world as a survivor of sexual trauma can be confusing. Learn about the relationship between your body and mind. Be more confident when establishing boundaries! All genders welcome. No partner is required.
Bridging the Generation Gap: Talking with your children about Consent
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: 301 York Lanes, Keele Campus
Designed to help parents navigate difficult conversations with children about sexuality and consent in an authentic manner. This conversation will include navigating hypocrisy and parental boundaries.
Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence Workshop
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: 280N York Lanes, Keele Campus
Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence is a program for girls and women of all ages to heighten their sense of self trust and awareness of their environment. Classes are open to anyone whose lived gender identity is that of a woman or girl (whether cis or trans) of any level of physical ability.
Dance like no one is watching!
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
Time: 12-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Location: New Student Centre Studio A, Keele Campus
Find comfort within your own body and move in ways which make you feel empowered during this dance workshop. Features a simple warm up and dance routine.
Consent & Communication!
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: A224 Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus
This interactive workshop builds on current understandings of consent messaging; laws related to Age of Consent, sexting and intoxication; and scenarios for practising the initiation and rejection of sexual encounters.
*Bilingual presentation.
Trans & Queer Inclusion
Date: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Time: 12 -1 p.m.
Location: A224 Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus
A workshop that builds on the group's knowledge of queer and trans communities to expand understanding of the 2SLGBTQ+ acronym, gender identity and pronouns, as well as human rights, safety and well-being.
*Bilingual presentation.

4. Jean Augustine Chair Annual Black History Month Celebration:  Word, Sound, Power- Black Artistic Expression (February 12, 2020)
Word, Sound, Power: Black Artistic Expression
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tribute Communities Recital Hall Accolade East Building, York University
Pre-Event Reception at 5:30 p.m. (Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building)
The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education at York University and Unifor are pleased to present their annual Black History Month Celebration.
Word, Sound, Power: Black Artistic Expression will be an evening of spectacular performances showcasing Black artistic expression here at York University! Featuring musical performances including the R&B Ensemble under the direction of Mike Cado and the York University Gospel Choir under the direction of Karen Burke, as well as Spoken Word artists from Griots to Emcees.
The evening also features a presentation by Wendy "Motion" Brathwaite on the legacy of Black oral & aural culture.
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. RECEPTION (Martin Family Lounge - 2nd Floor Accolade East)
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. PERFORMANCES (Tribute Communities Recital Hall Accolade East Building)
Click here for full event details
This is a free event. All are welcome to attend.

5. The Harriet Tubman Institute Presents: Black Masculinity and the Empathy Deficit Disorder: Erotic Racism, Colonialism and Slavery (February 13, 2020)
Thursday, February 13, 2020 •  2:30 - 4:00 PM   • 626 Kaneff Tower
Associate Professor of Sociology Tamari Kitossa’s research interests include race and criminalization; racial profiling; criminology and the sociology of knowledge; prison abolition; anti-blackness, racism and radicalization; and interracial unions.  Kitossa recently released a book he co-edited with Erica Lawson and Philip Howard (University of Toronto Press) titled African Canadian Leadership: Continuity, Transition, and Transformation, which explores commonly-held ideas of what constitutes effective leadership and how Eurocentric definitions of leadership in Canadian society tend to focus on charisma, ignore cultural and community dynamics, and tries to lump representation of Black communities under one Black leader.  The book also presents alternative forms of leadership in various contexts.  His forthcoming edited collection under review with the University of Alberta Press is titled  Appealing Because He is Appalling:  Black Masculinities, Colonialism and Erotic Racism:  Essays honouring Baldwin and Fanon.

6. Korean Office for Research and Education Event: The History and Future of LGBTQI Movements in South Korea (February 13, 2020)
The History and Future of LGBTQI Movements in South Korea
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 519 Kaneff Tower, York University
In this talk, Chaeyoon Hahn examines the history of LGBTQI movements in South Korea since the 1990s, and analyzes how the rights of sexual minorities have become one of the most controversial political and social issues in the country. Hahn discusses the roles and responsibilities that the nation's LGBTQI movements should take in the coming years.
Chaeyoon Hahn is a leading queer activist and a founding member of the Korea Queer Parade. She is also the Executive Director of the Beyond the Rainbow Foundation. Hahn has authored a lesbian sex guide book, entitled “Sex Talk (2000), and co-authored numerous books, including Masculinity and Gender (2011), Gender Politics and Gender Rights (2012), An Analysis of South Korean Men (2017), the Feminist Moment (2017), Feminism and Democracy of Now and Here (2018) and Politics of MeToo (2019).
This talk is organized by Laam Hae (Department of Politics, York University) and chaired by Heather Evans (Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies, York University).
This talk is presented by the Korean Office for Research and Education (KORE) at York University funded by The Academy of Korean Studies. It is co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Korea (CSK) at University of Toronto and the Hope 21 in Toronto.
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7. The Global Labour Research Centre Presents- The War on the Poor: Poverty and Resistance in the Neoliberal Era with John Clarke (February 13, 2020)
The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) is pleased to present:
The War on the Poor: Poverty and Resistance in the Neoliberal Era with John Clarke, Packer Visitor in Social Justice, and Contributions from anti-poverty activists from the Jane-Finch community
Thursday, February 13, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
York Lanes 280N, York University
While unemployment and poverty remain rampant - indeed, are intrinsic to capitalist societies - social resistance matters, helping to shape, deflect, and oppose strategies to control and regulate the poor. Drawing on decades of experience with anti-poverty movements and coalitions, John Clarke will discuss the intensification of the war on the poor during the recent neoliberal decades and the dangers and prospects that are posed by the impending global economic slump.
John Clarke became involved in anti-poverty organizing in London, Ontario in 1983, when he helped to form a union of the unemployed. From 1990 to 2019, he was an organizer with Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). Presently he is the Packer Visitor in Social Justice at Toronto’s York University.
Facebook event page:
For more information:
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, School of Human Resource Management.

8. Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXXII (February 25, 2020)
Toronto’s most diverse & brave poetry reading and open mic series
Featured poets: Terese Mason Pierre & Michael Mirolla
Host: Bänoo Zan
Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Place: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7
Main Hall
Doors open               6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m.
Show                         7-10 p.m.
Admission:                $7-10
Terese Mason Pierre Toronto-based writer, published in online & print magazines, poetry editor of Augur Magazine, Shab-e She’r volunteer, chapbook: Surface Area
Michael Mirolla Author of poetry collections, novels, plays & short story collections, Bressani prize winner, Writer-in-residence of Joy Kogawa House (Nov.2019-Jan.2020)
Tranzac Club is an accessible venue with no stairs (aside from the stage) and they have two accessible gender neutral washrooms. Please refrain from wearing perfume.
Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO
Instagram: @banoo.zan

9. Betinho Project Seminar Series -- Winter 2020 (February 27, 2020)
The Centre for Studies in Food Security invites you to the  Betinho Project Seminar Series -- Winter 2020.
Named after a Brazilian human rights and food activist, the Betinho Project aims to discuss & promote food security and participatory, democratic processes.
This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
Tailings Dam Spills in Canada and Brazil: Any Lessons Learned?
With Judith Marshall
Dr. Judith Marshall is a writer and popular education who worked for 8 years in the Ministry of Education in Mozambique. She has recently retired after 20 years in the Steelworkers union with responsibility for member education on global issues and coordination of projects in southern Africa.  She has been active in the International Articulation of People Affected by Vale since its formation in 2010, and now participates in the network as a CERLAC Associate.
Mining, Territory and Education
With Daniela Campolina
Daniela is a Doctoral student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) doing research on mining company incursions into communities. In this presentation she will focus on the identification-mapping of the ways in which mining companies enter and influence educational systems, especially through teaching materials and teacher training courses.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 4:30- 6:00 pm
Where: DCC 705 – Daphne Coxwell Complex at 288 Church Street, 7th floor. Ryerson University.
Any questions please email or

10. The Harriet Tubman Institute Presents: King’s Vibrato:  Visual Oratory and the Sound of the Photograph (February 27, 2020)
Thursday, February 27, 2020 •  2:30 - 4:30 PM   • 305 York Lanes
In this talk, Dr. Wallace will bring together Fred Moten, Shawn Michelle Smith and Slavoj Žižek, to explore a brief history of visual culture associated with King’s speech-making and the repressed sounds of terror and triumph which photographs of King holding forth in public settings bear for those with ears to hear. A new reading of “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” one which extrapolates from the collision of visuality and aurality in the sermon’s close, is at the heart of this chapter. More particularly, he attends to the perils of black speech-making as a spectacle event and the fugitive possibilities of black oratory from the representational capture of photography as a colonial technology and archive.
Maurice Wallace is associate professor of English at Rutgers University. His primary fields of expertise are African American literature and cultural studies, nineteenth-century American literature, the history and representation of American slavery, and gender studies.  The author of Constructing the Black Masculine: Identity and Ideality in African American Men’s Literature and Culture, 1775-1995, a book on the history of black manhood in African American letters, and co-editor of Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity, a collection of scholarly articles on race and photographic production during the long nineteenth century, Wallace has also served on the editorial boards for American Literature and Yale Journal of Criticism.  His is a current member of the editorial board of James Baldwin Review. His present research and writing agendas include a monograph on the religious life and deeds of Frederick Douglass and a critical exploration into the sound (vibrato-speech) of Martin Luther King Jr’s voice.
Kendra Boyd is an assistant professor in the History Department at York University. She holds a Ph.D. in African American History and United States History from Rutgers University and is currently working on a book project that investigates the role of business in the black freedom struggle in twentieth-century urban America. She will serve as a discussant for this paper.

11. Glendon Historian Gillian McGillivray’s Toronto Brazilian History Workshop V: Struggles Over Food, Fuel, and Transportation in Brazil (March 6, 2020)
Glendon Historian Gillian McGillivray’s Toronto Brazilian History Workshop V:
All are welcome to 3 visiting researcher talks in the HIST 4630 Brazil Globalization Seminar
When: March 6, 1:00-3:00 p.m.,
Where: Room A301, York Hall, Glendon Campus 2275 Bayview Ave @ Lawrence Avenue East
Struggles over Food, Fuel, and Transportation in Brazil
“Overpopulation or Overconsumption? A Brazilian Scientist’s Critique of Overpopulation Discourse during the Early Cold War, 1948-1973,” Dr. Eve Buckley, University of Delaware, author of Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)
“Food and Hunger During Brazil’s Ethanol Boom, 1975-1985,” Dr. Thomas Rogers, Emory University, author of The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Sugar in Northeast Brazil (University of North Carolina Press, 2010)
“Bus Rapid Transit and Rights to the City: Comparing Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba,” Dr. Bryan McCann, Georgetown University, author of several books including Hard Times in the Marvelous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro (Duke University Press, 2013) and The Throes of Democracy: Brazil since 1989 (London: Zed Press, 2008)

12. NSERC Alliance Grants Options 1 & 2 Information Session at York University – (March 11, 2020)
New workshop added!
NSWERC Alliance Grants- Options 1 and 2
If you are thinking of collaborating with partner organizations for your next research project, the NSERC Alliance Grants may be for you. Come out for an exclusive opportunity to learn about the new NSERC Alliance Grants directly from NSERC representatives and the Office of Research Services team.
March 11, 2020
213 Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence
Please register to join us in-person or by Zoom (
Please note that the Zoom audio and slides (no video) will be recorded and made available for researchers who are not available to participate.
Visit to sign up

13. Health, Hunger and Malaria in South Asian History with Speaker Sheila Zurbrigg (March 11, 2020)
Health, Hunger and Malaria in South Asian History
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 | Noon to 2pm | Room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower | Keele Campus
With Sheila Zurbrigg
This talk examines the central role played by hunger and famine in the exacerbation of malaria deaths in nineteenth-century British India. Modern epidemiologic, nutritional and historiographic thought tends to overlook the connection between food security and the lethality of common endemic infections. The question of how this understanding fell out of favour has epistemological implications beyond South Asia. They include the importance of reclaiming conceptual distinctions between acute and chronic hunger, and an epidemiological approach to hunger and subsistence precarity in health history.
Sheila Zurbrigg obtained her MD degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. Between 1993 and 2013 she taught part-time at Dalhousie University in the departments of History and International Development Studies. Her most recent historical monograph investigates the epistemic shifts in modern medical and nutritional thought leading to loss of understanding of the role of acute hunger in the region’s malaria mortality history.
All are welcome.
A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP by 4 March 2020 to and include any allergies or food sensitivities in your RSVP.
This event is presented by the Schulich School of Business, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and the York Centre for Asian Research in collaboration with the following York University units: Department of History; School of Health Policy and Management; Health & Society Program.

14. "Law and Disorder" a Symposium and Tribute to Margaret Evelyn Beare (March 14, 2020)
You may recall Professor Margaret Beare (1946-2019), who taught at York and Osgoode Hall Law School. There can be no question about the significance of her work: social justice requires attention be paid to policing. Policing people is just the start.  Think about policing money, corporations and the Net.
This Symposium continues her work. It is an opportunity for all of us, experts and the public alike, to discuss the challenges raised by policing in the context of social justice and law
The website information is below.  We hope you can join us, and that you will pass on the information to your colleagues and friends.
For more information on the Program, the speakers and how to register:
MARCH 14 at OPD, 1 Dundas St West, Room 2602

15. Women & Girls Leadership and Sport Conference 2020 (May 1, 2020)

May 1, 2020
Second Student Centre
15 Library Ln.
York University
The Women and Girls in Leadership and Sport conference (WGLSC) enters its second installment in 2020. On May 1, York University opens its doors to the community to engage, educate and empower women, girls and allies to enhance leadership opportunities for women in sport. The conference features both keynote speakers and breakout presentations. The conference content is based on the overall theme of Transitioning through Sport. Speakers and presentations will take you through lived experiences, skills needed to enter new environments, and open conversation to help you develop as a #leadher and build your own success story!
On Friday, May 1 the conference will kick off with a breakfast gala featuring Jayna Hefford, a groundbreaking and decorated Canadian women’s ice hockey athlete and Olympian. In addition to her athletic success, Jayna has paved the way for female administrators in sport and will share her keys to success with this transition!
The #WGLSC2020 has an incredible line-up of speakers that come from a diversity of backgrounds including the perspective of the athlete, coaching, administration, academia and sport psychology! Additionally, our presenters represent a range of sport environments including intercollegiate sport as well as national and provincial sport organizations! We invite you to join the conversation, learn, and help empower the #leadhers of tomorrow!
Keynote Speaker:
Jayna Hefford
Breakout Sessions Featuring…
Jason Sealy, Positive Psychologist
Shannon Winzer, NextGen & Sr. Women’s Volleyball National Team Asst.
Funds raised from this conference directly support the advancement of women in sport in the York University Athletics & Recreation Department.
Jayna Hefford is one of the most decorated Canadian Olympians of all-time and won multiple medals at the Winter Olympics and IIHF World Women's Championships as well as titles in the National Women's Hockey League and Canadian Women's Hockey League. She helped Canada win four-straight Olympic gold medals from 2002 to 2014 and famously scored the gold-medal winning goal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. At the professional club level across three leagues, she scored 439 goals in 418 competitive games including a CWHL record 44 goals in 2008-09.
She was selected as only the 6th female in history to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on June 26, 2018 and in 2019 she was named an Order of Hockey in Canada recipient. Raised in Kingston, Ontario – her childhood #15 jersey has been retired by the Kingston Minor Hockey Association and hangs from the rafters in all of their arenas.
Hefford served as Commissioner of the CWHL for the 2018-2019 season and is currently the leading Operations Consultant for the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association (PWHPA).

1. Call for Applications: Strategic Innovation Fund: Stream 5 - National Ecosystems
Please note that this is a collaborative funding opportunity for York University Researchers. The lead applicant must be the for-profit or non-profit partner; York University may not be the lead applicant.
The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada recently announced a Call for Applications through a new stream of the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): Stream 5: National Ecosystems. This stream is focused on supporting national ecosystems. A summary is provided below.
To foster business-led collaboration between multiple organizations, including SMEs, academic and research institutions, larger corporations and incubators/accelerators in order to accelerate commercialization in areas with demonstrated Canadian advantage to build Canadian ecosystems
The Lead Applicant is either a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada or a for-profit corporation incorporated in Canada, in collaboration with Canadian universities, colleges, research institutes, for-profit corporations (including SMEs) and/or not-for-profit entities.
Minimum of $10M
Not stated
Statement of Interest due at ORS – 10 working days prior to submission to agency
Statement of Interest due at agency – continuous intake
Submission to ORS – 10 working days prior to submission to agency
Submission to agency (by invitation only) – continuous intake
Note: If you and your partners are thinking of submitting a SIF Stream 5 application, please let Innovation York know by contacting Sarah Howe, Director of Innovation York at
For further information about this program and how to apply, please consult the following link:
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

2. Call for Forum Activities: AWID Forum (February 14, 2020)
Call for Forum Activities
The AWID Forum offers a space for deep discussion, exchange and inspiration.
We see it as an initiative that is co-created by feminist movements - it challenges and strengthens our movements and promotes coordinated engagement and action. Our last Forum in Bahia, Brazil, brought together 1800 feminists from 120 countries around the world.
The 14th AWID International Forum will take place 11-14 January 2021 in Taipei and will offer participants many ways to actively engage in different, creative spaces.
This call for activities is an invitation to develop the official program with us.
How to share your proposal
If you have a feminist reality that you would like to share, we invite you to submit your proposal. We are looking for interactive and creative activities that celebrate and share feminist realities that are truly propositional, powerful and infuse us all with hope and energy towards transformation!
Activity proposals are now accepted until 14 February 2020.
What you need to know before you submit your proposal:
Feminist Realities Framework & Theme: Identify if your proposal fits into the framework
Activity Formats: Forget about traditional panels, and explore some new formats
Funding Ideas: Consider how you will fund your participation
Submit your proposal here
(You may need to select your language in the top right corner on the proposal platform)

3. Call for Papers, Posters, and Panels: International Conference / 7th Sino-Nordic Women's and Gender Studies Conferences Gendering Transformations― Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement (February 29, 2020)
It is our great pleasure to announce that the International Conference of Gendering Transformations― Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement will be held in National Central Library, Taiwan from October 28th-30th, 2020. The conference will be a much needed gathering of socially-concerned scholars and activists who are thinking about and interfering into the intersectional inequalities, injustices, and exploitations. We invite gender studies scholars who are working within and across a number of disciplines, methodologies and intellectual traditions. The language of the conference will be English. Authors are invited to submit panel proposals or individual paper proposal to the Conference Submission System ( by February 29, 2020. The abstract should be in English and have a length of approximately 300-500 words.
Topics for submission include but are not limited to:
1. Bodies and Embodiments
2. Gender and Care
3. Gender and Politics
4. Gender and/in Media
5. Gender and/in Education
6. Gender and Ableism
7. Gender and/in Social Movements
8. Gender, Medicine and Technology
9. Gender, Economy, Work and Welfare
10. Intimacies, Forms and Affects
11. States, Regions and Globalizations
12. Politics of Feminist Knowledge Production
13. Feminisms and/ in Histories and Literatures
14. Feminisms in Transition: Theories and Practices
15. Migration Processes /Race/Gender/Class
16. Gender, Arts and Institutions: Libraries and Museums


1. Job Opportunity: Manager – Programs and Innovation (Sexuality and Disability Program) at CREA (Until Filled)
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Flexible
Organization: CREA
Organisational Profile
Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.
Position Background
The Manager Programs and Innovation (Sexuality and Disability Program) will be responsible for implementation of CREA’s national, regional and global portfolio of work on sexuality and disability as part of the Strategic Outcome Area Increase voice and visibility of marginalized women, girls and trans persons. CREA’s portfolio of work focuses on advancing inclusive and more visible advocacy and leadership by diverse persons with disabilities and to break down the stigmatizing frameworks and harmful systems of beliefs that marginalize women, girls and trans persons with disabilities. Building on the pioneering human rights reforms proposed by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), CREA strengthens capacity, creates knowledge resources and supports public education to translate vision into practice.
This position requires creative and analytical thinking, decision-making ability and skills that can ensure accessibility and reasonable accommodation for all those associated with CREA’s programs. The Manager, Programs and Innovation will report directly to the Director, Programs and Innovation spearheading the Sexuality and Disability Program and will also work closely with CREA’s Global Program Directors and Executive Director.
Guiding principles for this work
Diversity– being inclusive in work and approaches to ensure that the most marginalized constituencies are engaged.
Accessibility– ensuring that information, communication, spaces and language are accessible to all without creating barriers.
Complicate– Insist on politics of deep inclusion
Do no harm – ensuring the work does not cause tensions or stimulate political conflict between and within movements. Striving to ensure conversations and dialogues are authentic and movement/activist-led.
Key Responsibilities
Support broad-based advocacy across national, regional and global advocacy spaces, including the UN, to influence the advocacy narrative on disability, gender and sexuality in these forums. This will include capacity building for advocacy with various disability rights organisations and networks; technical support for reporting to various policy and treaty monitoring bodies and supporting meaningful inclusion of disability rights activists to participate in these processes.
Identify new and/or better-leveraged opportunities for CREA’s and our partner’s participation in advocacy campaigns, special events, conferences, partnerships, and other international and regional forums that will help advance the advocacy goals articulated above.
Support CREA to convene dialogues based on intersectional rights issues bringing together activists from different movements to broaden understandings around disability, gender and sexuality and to forge partnerships and alliances to advance new forms of understanding on inclusion and rights.
Leadership building
Support the implementation of CREA’s Disability Sexuality and Rights Online Institute and in person Global Institute on Disability, Sexuality and Rights. Both seek to equip activists with disabilities and other advocates and allies with critical leadership skills and analytical tools to carry out transformative advocacy.
In addition, support the design and conduct of capacity building initiatives at the national level, in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Kenya and Uganda
Analytical tool building and information production
Support the creation of tools and produce information that can be used by activists to bridge fault lines with other social movements, provide an intersectional analysis on critical rights issues and support transformative advocacy and ensure accessibility across a wide spectrum of disabilities.
Organisational Responsibilities
Support Director, Programs and Innovations in the development and implementation of annual activity plans and budgets.
Assist in planning and facilitation of CREA led events e.g. rethink evenings and campaigns
Support grant management related functions including reporting to the donor
Support development of proposals, concept notes and support the Resource Development team as needed.
Support the Communications team in highlighting the program on different social media platforms
Represent and present CREA's work at meetings, forums and conferences at the national, regional and global levels.
Key Qualifications
Graduate (Master's Degree preferred, or equivalent experience) in the area of /social science/ human rights/ international development with relevant issues based experience on advancing the rights of persons with disabilities.
7-10 years of experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with NGOs from the global South and/or international development organizations with experience working in multiple regions and contexts.
Strong understanding of and experience with disability rights and the sexual and reproductive rights of persons with disabilities, and a commitment to advancing these rights.
Excellent writing skills in English and strong communication skills with both internal and external audiences.
Detail oriented and takes initiative with an ability to self-motivate and produce high-quality products.
Committed to ongoing professional learning and knowledge sharing with CREA staff.
Persons with disabilities who identify as women, gender non-conforming, non-binary and/or trans are strongly encouraged to apply. CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity and is committed to diversity in its staff and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his, her, or their actual or perceived age, caste, class, gender, disability, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included.
How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected salary to Please include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for.

2. Job Opportunity: Research Assistant Position at ROSA (Until Filled)
Research Assistant Position
Overview of the Project
Researchers from the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children at Western and the University of Toronto are working with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, AfterMeToo, and the Canadian Labour Congress to collect evidence about the experiences and needs of vulnerable and precarious workers who are experiencing workplace sexual violence.  This evidence will inform ROSA, a digital knowledge centre being developed by Aftermetoo and the Canadian Women's Foundation.  The online platform will be a one stop digital platform, addressing the full scope needs of those who experience workplace sexual violence.
Job ID: 18474 Research Assistant
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3. Jon Opportunity: Business Development Manager at Women for Women International (February 7, 2020)
Deadline: 7 February 2020
Location: Abuja or Lagos, Nigeria
Organization: Women for Women International
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.
Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has helped over 500,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in eight countries, offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
The Business Development Manager is responsible for securing funding from the donors and identifying opportunities for the organization in Nigeria. The person will develop business strategies to effectively compete for funding opportunities and collaborate with relevant departments to prepare and submit proposals. The Business Development Manager is also responsible for maintaining and sustaining relationships with relevant stakeholders within and outside the INGO community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify new funding opportunities in coordination with the Country Director.
Conduct research on current and prospective funders.
Development of business development strategy
Cultivate and strengthen relationships with institutional donors, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
Recruitment efforts for proposals as needed.
Participate in proposal reviews and make recommendations and revisions as needed.
Support and guide identification of partners and negotiation of WfWI’s role on proposal consortia, ensuring a competitive position for WfWI.
Coordinate Business Development meetings with UK, Program, Development and Finance staff to review and vet opportunities.
Coordinate proposal development processes to ensure timely submission of high-quality proposals that are responsive to donor requirements, applicable regulations, and WfWI’s technical and cost standards.
Coordinate narrative and financial reports to donors in portfolio with Programs and Financial teams and responsible for final submission.
Write proposal components, including executive summaries, technical sections, management plans, capability statements, past performance and staffing plans.
Lead on development of proposal budgets and budget narratives.
Support negotiation on budget and proposal objectives and activities with project partners and country offices and facilitate grant agreement negotiation with funders.
Work with External Engagement team to ensure WfWI is represented at the right conferences and events.
Represent WfWI at funding conferences where applicable.
Manage WfWI’s business development organizational files and records
Manage WfWI’s business development pipeline and support the development of reports regarding progress toward team targets for the CD
Develop and update organizational capacity statements and other key documents for the business development team.
Research, track and analyze new opportunities and WfWI’s competitive position within the institutional donor space.
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum seven years of international development experience.
Experience working in Nigeria required.
Experience with staff and partner capacity building and development.
Exceptional writer with expert command of English grammar; strong oral communication skills.
Demonstrated experience leading and producing competitive, successful proposals for both international development and gender contexts.
Awareness of the physical and psychological challenges inherent in working in Nigeria
Familiarity with relevant institutional donor regulations, policies, procedures, priorities and proposal requirements, including but not limited to US State Department, USAID, DFID, UN, and Canadian government and foundations.
Experience submitting proposal applications
Ability to solve technical, managerial or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing, Applications, information management systems.
Excellent budgeting skills and advanced techniques in Microsoft Excel.
Ability and willingness to travel as required.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as a part of a team.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, to juggle multiple priorities, coordinate with multiple stakeholders in other locations, and meet tight deadlines.
Commitment to WfWI’s mission.
Physical Demands
May require bending, lifting, standing, sitting, computer work, etc.
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4. Job Opportunity: Editorial Coordinator, Women in Islam journal at Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (February 10, 2020)

Deadline: 10 February 2020
Location: Kampala, Uganda or Flexible
Organization: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa – SIHA Network – is a coalition of civil society organisations from Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Uganda. Founded in 1995, the organisation advocates for social change and gender equality in the Horn region and works specifically on protecting women’s human rights, promoting women’s access to justice, supporting economic empowerment and activating women’s political participation. SIHA’s secretariat/HQ is located in Kampala, Uganda.
SIHA Journal: Women in Islam is an annual publication that explores the complexities of gender relations in Muslim communities in the Horn of Africa and beyond. It is devoted to providing a space for Muslims and non-Muslims from all walks of life to discuss social, political and cultural challenges associated with the intersection of Islamic religion and gender. Women in Islam aims, in particular, to promote alternative, progressive interpretations of Islamic traditions and texts on the topics of gender equality and justice. It endeavours to provide accessible knowledge and argument for the daily struggle of regular women and men against religious fundamentalism.
The journal seeks contributions from scholars and activists from around the world and has as a central goal the presentation of complex ideas in an accessible format. For the posting of Editorial Coordinator, it is essential that candidates bear in mind that the journal is to reflect the voices and concerns of SIHA as an organisation comprised of groups of women and their communities from across the Horn of Africa. The journal is published in both Arabic and English and distributed worldwide.
Job summary
The Editorial Coordinator is in charge of coordinating the production of SIHA Journal: Women in Islam. She/he works in close collaboration with SIHA Regional Director to oversee editorial content and production timelines. She/he liaises with writers, illustrators, translators and other relevant actors and supports the promotion and distribution of the journal. She/he ensures that the journal meets high quality standards and increases its readability.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
Determine editorial content and topics of interests together with SIHA Regional Director;
Generate ideas for content and search for relevant articles/reports to adapt or republish;
Liaise with existing and potential contributors to collect articles;
Review, assess and select submissions together with SIHA Regional Director;
Commission articles from in-house and external contributors on identified topics;
Supervise, advise and support contributors in the development of articles;
Provide content editing, copy-editing and proofreading;
Ensure that articles conform to high professional standards and are ready for publishing;
Coordinate the translation of articles in English and Arabic;
Liaise with artists and illustrators and solicit artwork for the journal;
Manage legal and ethical compliance (including copyright compliance);
Supervise the design and printing process;
Support the promotion of the journal (communications, launching events);
Assist in the distribution and marketing of the journal (liaise with publishers, etc.);
Attend relevant journal-related events (fairs, launches, etc.);
Organise meetings with contributors, designers, and publishers as necessary;
Ensure that deadlines are met by contributors, translators, and designers;
Respond to SIHA editorial staff enquiries and calls as necessary.
The ideal candidate for Editorial Coordinator has the following qualifications:
Perfect command of English (native speaker preferred);
Basic knowledge of Arabic preferred;
Proven experience in editing pieces;
Experience writing for publication;
Exposure to Islamic / feminist literature, scholarly writings;
Knowledge of the socio-cultural and political context in the Horn of Africa;
Experience in publishing;
Capacity to work on deadlines;
Meticulousness and attention to details;
Good interpersonal skills.
Willingness to be based or travel to Uganda on a regular basis.
Pay will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
How to apply:
Interested Candidates are asked to provide their current CV and Cover Letter, expressing her/his motivation in applying and relevant experience/expertise, to SIHA’s Human Resources Department by 10th of February 2020.
Please enter “Application Materials: Editorial Coordinator” in the subject line. SIHA may, because of the immediate need of the recruitment, contact shortlisted candidates before 10th February 2020.
Due to the anticipated volume of applications, please note that SIHA will contact only shortlisted candidates. We thank you for your interest in joining SIHA!

5. Job Opportunity: Protection, Gender Equality, Social Inclusion and Community Engagement and Accountability (PGIE) Delegate – Somaliland at Canadian Red Cross (February 12, 2020)
Deadline: 12 February 2020
Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Organization: Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) is managing a project supported by a number of consortium partners in Somaliland. Implemented by the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), the project aims to build on the work partners have already supported in previous years and decades, focusing on increasing the access of community members in Togdheer and Adwal regions to health and protection promotion and care. Activities will focus on community health promotion and prevention, epidemic preparedness and awareness-raising at the community level. It will include prevention and awareness raising on protection, gender and inclusion issues such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), including appropriate response, like referral information to communities to provide increased support to survivors. All of these initiatives will be supported by the Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) approach that puts communities at the centre of what we do, by integrating communication and participation throughout the project.
The PGIE Delegate will support the gender responsive start up and implementation of the Continuum of Care (CoC) project. The Delegate will be responsible for assisting SRCS to plan, manage, implement, monitor, and report on the PGIE elements defined in the project documents, integrating IFRC and international humanitarian standards of PGI and CEA in emergency preparedness and response.
In addition to the above-mentioned roles the PGIE Delegate will ensure that the PGIE focus area is prioritized and mainstreamed throughout the project, while respecting the difficulties imposed by the cultural environment of Somaliland. This includes working at preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) which refers to policies, rules, and actions intended to prevent CRC personnel or our partners from engaging in any form of sexual exploitation and abuse and to respond where it has occurred. The PGIE Advisor will collaborate with and mentor members of the SRCS, consulting closely with key Red Cross Movement consortium partners.
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6. Job Opportunity: MEL CoP Administrative Support (Consultant) at Prospera - International Network of Women’s Funds (February 20, 2020)
Deadline: 20 February 2020
Location: Flexible
Organization: Prospera - International Network of Women’s Funds
Prospera- The International Network of Women’s Funds is seeking a consultant to support the administration of a Community of Practice. The Prospera Community of Practice (MEL CoP) on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) was created as a mechanism that contributes to institutionalizing and strengthening MEL practices among women's funds (WFs) as institutions. The MEL CoP aims to support women's funds MEL focal points in personal, social, and professional development areas, in order to ultimately strengthen women's funds as institutions, promote innovation, and transform their operations and functions.
The Administrative Support (consultant) will work with Prospera’s Senior Program Officer (SPO) and Assistant Program Officer (APO) to ensure effective coordination of the MEL CoP to respond to the needs of the membership.
Working as a team, the Administrative Support will:
Support the new MEL CoP on-boarding processes for all members
Train/orientate MEL CoP members on the use of SLACK as platform for communication
Troubleshoot with MEL CoP members any challenges they face with the use of SLACK
Develop communication materials to keep MEL CoP members up to date on happenings in the community (create monthly digest, MEL content pod-casts, emails)
With technical inputs from the Prospera SPO, create a marketplace directory for members of the MEL CoP to reach out to reach other for support
Update MEL CoP membership database regularly on Airtable
Re-design the existing consultant database on Airtable to better meet the needs of members
Regularly update the consultant database with contact and references of new MEL practitioners
Organize logistics for steering committee and 4 sub-group calls (sending doodles, invites, follows-ups)
Support 3-4 sub-groups with preparation of reports, including layout design, copy-editing, etc
Track and document the execution work plan for sub-groups to ensure timely implementation
Attend and document all MEL CoP calls including steering committee (every 2 months), sub-groups (every month) and other external stakeholders (adhoc) with the APO.
Support 4 sub-groups to organized webinars by coordinating the set-up, registration process, member notification, follow-up reminders and documentation
Track MEL thematic threads on SLACK and follow-up on request for comments and feedback
Coordinate the translation of all communication materials to ensure all members have access to resources within the community
Seek out new resources (publication, websites, tools) and opportunities (webinars, trainings etc) to share in the community
Routinely update the resource channel in SLACK with relevant materials from within and outside the membership
Support MEL CoP buddies and champions to engage and support members who are inactive
Provide logistics support for the planning and execution of in-person meeting up and other convening opportunities.
Support in the tracking of MEL CoP outputs such as attendance and participation rates; number of webinars, number of events/meetings, number of troubleshooting threads opened/closed, number and content of mini-groups etc as part of the MEL process
Support Prospera SPO in the preparation reports and communication materials for different stakeholders in Prospera team
Coordinate the processing of request for funds under the innovation and testing initiative by MEL CoP members and submit to the Steering Committee for approval.
Provide inputs and insight to resolve and address emerging challenges faced in the MEL CoP
Time Requirement: Time requirement would be between hours per week based on the implementation work plan. The role requires a flexible schedule as it is not a 9-5 job.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
Proven experience in feminist movements, women’s rights organizations, or social movements and organizations.
Experience managing online communities would be an asset
Strong design and visual communication skills, including use of design tools
Ability to use tech and communication tools such as Slack, Zoom, Airtable, Mailchimp and Doodle
Excellent communication skills, including listening
Strong reporting and documentation skills
Innovative and creative thought process
Strong planning/organizing skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills as well as ability to work effectively with a very diverse group of people.
Ability to communicate in another language other than English would be an asset (Spanish, French and/or Portuguese).
Open to travel for 1-2 meetings during year.
Preference for but not limited to individual based in Europe and Africa.
Payment Terms: Payment for service is $1000 per month for 20 hours of work. Prospera will cover all travel cost for official assignments and meetings.
How to apply:
Applications (1-page cover letter and resume) should be sent to Sofia Karakaidou - by February 10th, 2020. Prospera anticipates a March 1st or earlier start date.

7. Job Opportunity: Monitoring Officer at OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (February 20, 2020)
Deadline: 20 February 2020
Location: Ukraine
Organization: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
The main purpose of a Monitoring Officer's role is to monitor and report on any significant developments in the given area of responsibility. She/he is expected to perform the role in different duty stations according to a rotation scheme, as determined by the Mission.
Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader or Patrol Hub Leader, and direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader, Patrol Hub Leader or Patrol Group Leader, the Monitoring Officer will be responsible for the following:
Monitoring and reporting activities in accordance with established patrol plans and other assigned activities within the designated area of responsibility;
As part of a team, gathering information on the general and security situation in the area of responsibility; establishing and reporting facts in response to specific incidents and reports of incidents; monitoring and reporting on issues related to human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the rights of people belonging to national minorities;
Contributing to analytical work of the Team in her/his identified fields of expertise;
Leading patrols or other related activities occasionally, as assigned by the leadership;
Maintaining constructive relations with regional and local authorities, representatives of civil society and with the local population;
Liaising and co-operating with other international organizations functioning in the respective area of responsibility;
As necessary, serving as an intermediary/mediator to facilitate dialogue on the ground in order to reduce tensions and promote normalization of the respective situation;
Performing other duties as assigned.
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8. The Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies (March 1, 2020)
The Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies
The School of Disability Studies in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University invites applications for the Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies. With a gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, this fellowship was established to further the scholarly contributions of disabled women. It is intended for a disabled woman who has completed doctoral studies within the past five (5) years in any discipline that advances scholarship related to Disability Studies.
Based in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson, the incumbent will be expected to:
•   Enhance and expand the scholarship of the School as a site for disability/Deaf/Mad studies
•   Design and implement a relevant program of research and publication
•   Seek opportunities for collaborative research and publication
•   Deliver an annual public lecture on their research
•   Engage with and contribute to the collegial life in and around the School
•  Write interim and final reports on fellowship achievements
•   This opportunity is for a two-year term beginning September 2020. Application deadline is March 1st, 2020.
Please note: This opportunity is open to scholars who self-identify as women, trans, gender fluid, non binary and/or two-spirited.

9. The Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, Disability and Social Justice (March 1, 2020)

Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, Disability and Social Justice
The Tanis Doe post-doctoral fellowship will provide an opportunity for emerging scholarship on animating disability movements in Canada and globally.
Tanis Doe, the fellowship’s namesake, was a Fulbright Scholar and a professor at universities across Canada and the United States. As a Métis deaf woman with other disabilities, Doe was a widely respected disability rights advocate and active in local and international disability, queer and feminist movements.
Dr. Doe held spaces between academia and community, recognizing that each contribute to ensuring that our histories and the complexities of our lives are not forgotten. This fellowship allows for research that continues Dr. Doe’s work that centred the experiences of communities who worked to prevent institutional brutality, oppose colonialism, and foster social justice.
The Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) in Gender, Disability and Social Justice will support the existing philosophy of the School of Disability Studies and its commitment to engaging and transforming exclusionary cultural, social and political systems.
Particularly, we welcome applications with research programs that employ transnational, diaspora, post-colonial and/or Black Disability Studies.
The Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow will:
•   Be a scholar who identifies as disabled/Deaf/mad
•   Advance social justice scholarship that critically addresses understandings of and approaches to gender and disability identity, social relations and systems. Create and implement a program of research that contributes to and/or extends research directions in the School of Disability Studies
•   Demonstrate productivity and skills in research proposals and grant management, scholarly publications, and knowledge mobilization that is innovative, accessible and public
•   Engage and animate disability movements through activism, community and professional practice
•    Contribute to the School’s culture of collegial exchange by maintaining a presence within the School
•   Engage with students in the School of Disability Studies, the Faculty of Community Services, and broadly with Ryerson University by fostering collaborative relationships, and opportunities for service.
•   This opportunity is for two years beginning May 1, 2020. Application deadline is March 1st 2020.