Human Library @ Global Centre for Pluralism (Canada)

EventsIn order to mark World Refugee Day, the Global Centre for Pluralism (Ottawa, Canada) is hosting a Human Library on June 20, 2018.

Speakers will share their personal stories from all dimensions of the refugee experience in Canada, including private sponsorship, policymaking and settlement. Each human “book” will speak to the participants at their respective tables for approximately 10 minutes each. Guests will have the chance to hear from several different human “books” over the course of the evening. The event will include the launch of Refugee 613’s social media campaign #ShowYourWelcome and a gallery of portraits from the storytelling project Community. Everyone is welcome. This event is free of charge.

Here’s the basic description of Human Libraries from the organization’s website: “The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.” To find a Human Library near you, check the organization’s Facebook page.

Western U Job Ad: TESOL & Applied Linguistics (Canada)

Job adsAssistant, Associate, or Professor in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Education, Western University (London, Ontario, Canada). Deadline: July 31, 2018.

The Faculty of Education at Western University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (probationary), Associate Professor (probationary or tenured) or Professor (tenured) in the area of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The successful candidate will become a member of the Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics Academic Research Cluster, bring relevant academic strength and collaborative abilities to the Faculty, and contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching duties will include the development and delivery of TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses within the MPED TESOL graduate program and graduate supervision, as well as possibly teaching in research intensive MA and PhD programs, and the pre-service education program.

Royal Roads U Job Ad: Leadership (Canada)

Job adsFaculty, School of Leadership Studies, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: May 25, 2018.

Royal Roads University is seeking applications for a faculty position in the School of Leadership Studies, Faculty of Social and Applied Science, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, based on qualifications and experience.  Reporting to the School Director, as a full-time Faculty Member you will be invited to contribute to all aspects of the School.  The initial focus will be to play a leadership role in the Master of Arts in Leadership, a flagship program that admits over 100 students annually.  The program has been successful for over 20 years and continues to engage students in intensive on-campus residencies, online delivery of courses, and action-oriented capstone projects and theses.

Humanitarian Coalition Job Ad: Communications Officer (Canada)

Job adsCommunications Officer, Humanitarian Coalition, Ottawa, Canada. Deadline: May 13, 2018.

You have diverse communications experience, particularly with media relations and social media, and are looking for an exciting opportunity to apply your skills to help survivors of humanitarian disasters? The Humanitarian Coalition has an exciting opportunity for a bilingual (English/French) Communications Officer.

The Communications Officer plays an essential role to drive our public visibility, engage Canadians and shine the spotlight on our work. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is part of a dynamic team committed to raising awareness about humanitarian issues and our members work. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing the Humanitarian Coalition’s overall communications strategy and developing all communications material in both official languages.

Global Pluralism Award 2018

AwardsThe Global Pluralism Award recognizes and supports the extraordinary achievements of organizations, individuals and governments who are tackling the challenge of living peacefully and productively with diversity. Pluralism, founded on respect for diversity, requires that human differences are protected and valued.

The Award is presented once every two years to individuals, organizations, governments and businesses of any nationality. Through their remarkable and sustained achievements, awardees contribute to building more inclusive societies in which human diversity is protected. The Award comes with financial support of $150,000 shared equally among three recipients, as well as global visibility and recognition. The nomination process closes on April 30th 2018.

Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

Study AbroadGlobal Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

  • Program name: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program
  • Funding organizations: Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
  • Target audiences: Canadian students (college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada); Canadian faculty members and research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; Canadian mid-career professionals
  • Number of scholarships: Over 20
  • Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals
  • Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living stipend, on-campus accommodation and medical insurance
  • Deadline: March 6, 2018

Ryerson U Competition: The Global Challenge

Applied ICDRyerson University (Toronto, Canada) announces The Global Challenge. Your international stage to create social change. Deadline: 22 January 2018.

What is the Global Challenge? An opportunity to embody your passion and drive social change! Unlike your typical, solutions-driven business and pitch competition, Ryerson’s 2nd annual Global Challenge focuses on deeply understanding the context of a social problem. The Global Challenge is your chance to analyze and demonstrate your understanding of the local, national and international issues that you care about.

No solution? No problem. By working in teams or individually, you will dive into the ethos of a problem, map the landscape, identify opportunities and gaps before presenting your findings and solutions to others; with the hope of moving on to additional stages at a national and international level. Tackling social issues is no easy task, but understanding the broader context and complexity of an issue encourages mass participation, informs business ventures and long-term solutions.

Which social issue will you explore? #ChallengeAccepted

What kind of problems? Any local or global social issue you are passionate about! If you’re lost for ideas, we recommend taking a look at some of last year’s finalists, discussing topics with friends, family or reaching out to our coordination team.

Ryerson U 2 Job Ads: Communication (Canada)

Job adsRyerson University (Toronto, Canada) is currently advertising two tenure-track positions in Communication. Deadline for either position: January 15, 2018.

The School of Professional Communication in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Politics and Communication, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018 subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a focus on one or more of the following: political communication, political discourse, public advocacy, governance, campaigns, political activism and non-profit communications. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on the politics or political culture of racialized communities.

The School of Professional Communication in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University also invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Professional Writing, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018 subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a focus on Professional Writing, in the context of technical, science or health related institutions and practices.

Simon Fraser U Jobs: Communication (Canada)

Job adsThe School of Communication at Simon Fraser University has three faculty postings open at this time:

LECTURER
Review of applications will begin on January 3rd, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Details of Job Posting 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, News, Social Media and Public Communication
Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Details of Job Posting 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Big Data
Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Details of Job Posting 

Royal Roads U Job: Communications Officer (Canada)

Job adsCommunications Officer, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada.  Closing date: Sunday, November 26, 2017 – 18:00.

Under the strategic direction set by the vice-president, Communications and Advancement, you will contribute to the work of the department and university to strengthen its reputation and its relationships with key audiences locally, regionally and nationally. The communications department provides a centre for communications in five service areas: university communications; internal communications; news services; media relations; and editorial services.

Under the departmental direction of the senior communications manager and functional direction of the senior communications officer, you will create and deliver communications materials and communications activities in support of the university’s and department’s strategic goals and priorities. You will also collaborate with and offer intra- and cross-departmental communications support for schools, programs and units, including advancement, alumni relations, stakeholder and government relations, marketing and recruitment. You will also engage in social media functions, as well as media relations and issues management activities, and at times will provide communications services and counsel to the Royal Roads executive team.

By increasing awareness and profile of Royal Roads and its value proposition, (evidenced by faculty, student and alumni successes, its distinct learning and teaching model, market-responsive programs, applied research, initiatives, and events), you will support the work of the department to protect and strengthen Royal Roads’ reputation and build positive third-party support for enrolment growth and fundraising potential. Your role therefore supports the university’s six goals – in particular the goal of achieving strong partnerships, supportive to its alumni and the communities it serves.