CFP Media/Communication in South Asia and its Diaspora (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Proposals: Media and Communication in South Asia and Its Diaspora Worldwide, South Asia Communication Association, Toronto, Canada, August 7-10, 2019. Deadline: May 22, 2019.

As part of the 2019 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass communication (AEJMC) conference theme “Investing in Our Futures,” the South Asia Communication Association (SACA) will host an interactive paper session at the convention in Toronto. Present your research on media and communication in South Asia or its diaspora worldwide. A committee of renowned scholars will review submissions. Since SACA is an institutional initiative of AEJMC, this session will be featured in the official program of the AEJMC annual conference.

CFP Local Alignments, Global Upheaval (Canada)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority, October 4-6, 2019, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Canada. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

Annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies – Canadian Association (PACS-Can) invites peace and justice scholars and students, community-based practitioners, experiential educators, musicians, artists, and social movement organizers to join in conversations reimagining peace through local alignments amidst global upheavals. 

Calling upon the depth and breadth of the inter-disciplinary peace scholarship and conflict resolution practices reflected in the PJSA and PACS-Can membership, this conference aims to further dialogue, mobilize strategy, and catalyze new insights and practices that empower global change through interconnected local actions. Participants are encouraged to frame their contributions to the conference in ways that shed light on the dynamics of social upheavals and revolutionary social histories.

Cole Foundation Grants: ICD Through Theatre (Canada)

Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles programme, Cole Foundation, Montreal, Canada. Deadline: Sept. 27, 2019.

Now in its 11th year encouraging theatrical dialogue between the various cultures in Montreal. Cole Foundation is pleased to announce the latest grant winners for the Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) programme, initiated to encourage greater understanding of Montreal’s cultural mosaic by having audiences enjoy professional plays that present stories and issues of diversity on stage. For the past ten years the Foundation has focused on intercultural and racialized theatrical conversations for their community initiatives. This has created an award-winning catalogue incorporating themes of inclusion and cultural dialogue. Adding to those, the programme has now expanded to include stories with and about other marginalized communities such as LGBTQ and people with a disability. This year$490,400 was granted, the highest amount of award money since the IC-CI programme’s launch.

Heading into the 11th year of this invaluable program, commissioning grants are more sought after than ever. “We are buoyed with the rising interest of companies creating their own Quebec narrative, one that encompasses our diverse reality,” said Cole. The plays, stronger and stronger from year to year, encompass a widespread range of cultures and the varied communities within them. Works include themes and ideas about questioning one’s community connection without knowing the language or following traditions; reconnecting with lost roots; exploring what it’s like to come from two different cultures and races; falling in love with the ‘enemy’ from another religion; the stigma of disabilities; women suffering the consequences of war; the stress of immigrant children; our accepted history of the settlement and occupation of the Canadian West; shame amongst members of marginalized communities; the current crisis in Venezuela; notions of sovereignty and nationalism; intergenerational impacts of the residential school system; and Muslim women on the path to self-determination. Performance styles include comedy, drama, multimedia, dance, spoken-word, musicals, storytelling, mask work, cabarets, staged readings and using virtual reality devices.

Grants for the next competition relate to shows starting March 1, 2020 and for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 theatre seasons. The deadline for the next competition of the award is Sept. 27, 2019. Theatre companies interested in applying for a grant will be able to download the necessary application forms and information from the Cole Foundation’s web site at: www.colefoundation.ca/community/competition-forms.

Simon Fraser U: Migration & Communication (Canada)

“JobAssistant Professor in Migration & Communication, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. Deadline: January 10, 2019 or until filled.

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Migration in relation to theories and methodologies in the field of communication. Specific areas may include, but are not limited to: Trans- and intranational displacement and migration; diasporic communities; refugees and asylum seekers; colonialism, Indigeneity and resistance; migrant labour and virtual migration; populist anti-immigrant discourses; social movements; surveillance and data; borderlands; ICT4D and mobile technologies; global networks. Approaches welcomed that include but are not limited to intersectional feminist and queer studies, critical race, political economy, cultural and media studies, policy studies, Indigenous studies, and activism. Methods welcomed address these or other issues using qualitative, quantitative, computational, digital methods or a combination of approaches.

2019 Learning at Intercultural Intersections (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: 2019 Learning at Intercultural Intersections (LII): Toward Equity, Inclusion, and Reconciliation, March 13-15, 2019, Thompson Rivers University, Canada. Deadline: November 18, 2018.

This third gathering will bring together researchers, practitioners, learners, and community to envision and explore the intersections of intercultural learning, internationalization, and Indigenization with a focus on educational approaches to equity, inclusion, and reconciliation. Proposals may take a broad view of intercultural learning or be focused on one of three thematic areas: Indigenization, internationalization, or web-based/blended intercultural learning. Examples of areas of interest are cultural and social sustainability, global development, mobility, language preservation, inclusive pedagogies, educational leadership and policy. Educators or students who wish to share ideas for future research are invited to propose a poster.

CFP IABC: Think Forward 2019 (Canada)

ConferencesThe International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference: Think Forward, June 9-12, 2019, Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: October 26, 2018.

With the theme Think Forward and an eye toward the latest trends, solutions and ideas, the 2019 IABC World Conference will explore new challenges and opportunities facing the communication profession. Renowned for it’s natural beauty, rich history, diverse cultures and mild climate, Vancouver was selected as the ideal location choice for this year’s event.

Queen’s U Job Ad: Cultural Anthro/Sociolinguistics (Canada)

Job adsAssistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology and/or Sociolinguistics, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Deadline: November 5, 2018.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Cultural Anthropology and/or Sociolinguistics. The ideal candidate will have a scholarly interest, expertise and a publication record in the area of language in its social context, for example: ethnography; intercultural communication; language contacts or creole linguistics; Indigenous heritage and language revitalization; language and social justice; language and power; writing systems. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research relates to any of the languages offered in the department (Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, German, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Mohawk, Portuguese, and Spanish). The successful candidate will contribute to the new Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) Major and will demonstrate expertise in cultural diversity and inter-cultural sensitivity. The successful candidate will participate in developing and teaching a fourth-year capstone course for the LLCU Major, and is expected to teach one or more existing core courses in the Linguistics program.

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.