Mary McEwan Memorial Award - Call for Nominations Now Open!
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 the 2019-2020 academic year at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre for Feminist Research will choose the winners.
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Submission Details: https://cfr.info.yorku.ca/call-for-nominations-mary-mcewa-award/
Centre for Feminist Research Virtual Meet & Greet
Join us to meet feminist faculty, scholars, students and community members across York University.
Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 3pm (EST)
Details and Registration: https://cfr.info.yorku.ca/event/cfr-meet-greet/?instance_id=142
Virtual Exhibit with Talks Hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research
Chapter 2: The Dark Room
Chapter 2: The Darkroom, curated by Abdullah Qureshi, is a multidisciplinary virtual exhibit that looks at: cruising, erotic spaces and practices that are traditionally understood as sexually promiscuous, and thus, morally rejected or pushed to the peripheries by the dominant heteronormative society, challenging and re-claiming histories of orientalism, activating and disrupting spaces that are otherwise considered dangerous, and opening up the possibilities of sex and gender expression from queer, Muslim, and migratory perspective.
Dates: October 28-31, 2020
Details and Registration: https://fb.me/e/4FTg2dtaJ
The Harriet Tubman Institute Presents “Crossing the Finish Line Amidst a Global Pandemic: The Experiences of 4 African/Black Women
Featuring: Dr. Maria Owusu, Dr. Evelyn Kissi, Dr. Anita Ewan, and Dr. Rita Nketiah
Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 2:30-4:30pm (EST)
Meeting ID: 94632891864
Bruce Mau: Design Principles for Critical Problem-Solving in Global Health
Presented by the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health, York University
Bruce will be in conversation with James Orbinski, Sarah Bay-Cheng, and Irene Chong. They will explore critical problem-solving as a way to address urgent global health challenges, with a focus on equity, effectiveness, and excellence
Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm (EST)
CERLAC Presents - “Green Crime in the Blue Mountains: Regulatory Law, Environmental Governance and State Accountability,” by Dr. Tameka Samuels-Jones (School of Administrative Studies)
Dr. Samuels-Jones’ talk is a synopsis of her work on environmental regulatory challenges in the protected Blue Mountains of Jamaica (a UNESCO World Heritage site). She will also discuss her career trajectory/ her journey to being a faculty member at York and the talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
Date: October 30, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30am (EST)
Resource Centre for Public Sociology at York Presents: “Learning About Research Ethics that Start with Community,” a talk by the Jane Finch Community Research Partnership.
The Jane Finch Community Research Partnership (JFCRP) was created in 2016 as a result of ongoing engagement between members of the Jane Finch community and York University faculty and librarians. Our goal is to address the historical relationships that have existed and continue to exist between the Black Creek Jane Finch community, York University, and other academic institutions. Our work has been focused on creating a community procedure for reviewing and approving research in the Jane Finch community, establishing a Jane Finch Research Collection which makes research more accessible for Community members and developing resources for researchers looking to conduct research in the community
Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 11:30am (EST)
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rcps-talk-jfcrp-tickets-123522114971
Kurdish Women’s Studies Network
Shahrzad Mojab - Moderator/Organizer
Handan Caglayan - Women in the Kurdish Movement: Mothers, Comrades and Goddesses
Susan Benson-Sokmen - The Poetry of the Past: Resistance and Remembrance in the Kurdish Borderlands of the Modern Middle East
Date: November 13, 2020
Registration: contact Professor Shahrzad Mojab at email@example.com
Corporate Mapping Project Summer Institute, May 10-28, 2021, University of Victor
A three week-long course on corporate power, fossil capital and climate crisis, open to social science graduate students across Canada
Deadline to Register: October 30, 2020
Details and Registration: corporatemapping.ca/summer-institute-2021/
CFPs, Grants and Awards
Call for Papers - Reframing the Nation: Racialized & Queer Diasporic Women of Colour and Queer Indigenous Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers 1990-2020
Reframing the Nation is the first critical film anthology from an intersectional Canadian context that is dedicated to a close engagement with the films produced by racialized and queer diasporic women and queer indigenous independent women filmmakers in Canada. This collection charts the cinematic visions and perspectives of first and second generation racialized diasporic and Queer BIack, Indigenous, Women of colour Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers working from 1990-2020. Works considered can be shorts and/or features that are independent Canadian productions.
Deadline:Abstracts (300 words) & short bios (125 words) due November 27, 2020
Details: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers – Virtual Student Conference “Recognition, Agency and Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous Movements”
Hosted by The Centre for Refugee Studies in Collaboration with The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University
Deadline: Call for proposals due November 6, 2020
Conference Date: February 26-27, 2021
Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants Program
Deadline: Applications for review due at ORS October 30, 2020; final due at ORS November 11, 2020
Aimed at academic and professional staff, the grants support collaborative work focused on either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN):
- Enhancing the climate resilience of universities themselves, and/or
- Enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business and government
Value: $2500 GBP towards the costs of organizing projects
Duration: 6-12 months
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant
Deadline: Full proposal due to ORS December 3, 2020; due at agency December 17,
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), in partnership with Infrastructure Canada, recently launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to assess the state of research knowledge on the topic of “Mobility and Public Transit.” Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps. This call is focused on the state of research knowledge emerging over the past 10 years
Value: up to $30,000
Duration: 1 year
Canada Council for the Arts – 2021 Molson Prize Competition
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Molson Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished individuals to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. Two prizes are awarded each year, one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities.
Eligibility: Candidates must be nominated by one nominator; either an individual or an organization. Anyone or any organization with an interest in, and capacity for, nominating appropriate individuals is eligible to do so. To be nominated, candidates must have made a substantial and distinguished contribution over a significant period.
Value: Each prize is in the amount of $50,000.
Assistant Professor – Critical Race and Decolonization (Glendon College, York University)
Applications Due: December 18, 2020
York University, Glendon College invites applications for a professorial stream tenure‐track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval. A Ph.D. or a Ph.D. near completion by the start date in a discipline taught at Glendon encompassing scholarship on critical race and decolonisation scholarship with a specialisation in colonialism and post-colonialism in francophone and/or transnational literature or in globalisation and the global south is required. Qualified applicants must be fluent in Englishand French and be able to teach in both languages in a multicultural context. This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Black
Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professorship – African American Studies with a focus on music (Department of African American Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Applications Due: November 1, 2020
The Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for the combined position of Post-Doctoral Fellow and tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Performance Studies. The appointment will begin in Fall 2021 with a one-year post-doctoral fellowship as ACLS Visiting Faculty and will continue in Fall 2022 with the tenure-track position. The first year of the tenure tack appointment will carry the title ACLS Distinguished Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor/University Instructor – Aboriginal and Northern Studies (University College of the North)
Applications Due: November 18, 2020
Executive Director, Equity Office (Concordia University)
The University is launching an Equity Office that will play a lead role in ensuring a fair and safe environment for all members of Concordia’s community. Reporting to the Deputy Provost, with a dotted line reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources, the Executive Director of the Equity Office will provide strategic leadership for the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and other members of the senior administration on a wide range of issues critical to decision-making in all equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion matters.
Assistant Professor – Media, Information and Black Experience (Department of Communication Studies, York University)
Applications Due: November 15, 2020
The Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Media, Information, and Black Experience at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe).
Assistant/Associate Professor – African American History (Department of History, York University)
Applications Due: November 15, 2020
The Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in African American History at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. The opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas and Europe).
Assistant/Associate Professor – Black Politics (Department of History, York University)
Applications Due: November 15, 2020
The Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Black Politics at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. The opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas and Europe).
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Philosophy (Department of Philosophy, York University)
Applications Due: November 15, 2020
The Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Philosophy at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. The opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas and Europe).
Assistant Professor – Indigenous Education and Pedagogy (Faculty of Education, York University)
Applications Due: November 30, 2020
The Faculty of Education, York University invites highly qualified Aboriginal (Indigenous) candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Education and Pedagogy at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Aligned with the priorities of the Faculty of Education’s Strategic Plan, the successful candidate will deepen the Faculty’s teaching and advance research capacities in one or more of the following specific areas: contemporary Indigenous issues; Indigenous knowledges, tradition and pedagogy; language revitalization; Indigenous art and cultural expression and its technologies; and Indigenous teaching education.