Royal Roads U Job: Communications Officer (Canada)

Communications 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.



Carleton U Job Ad: Communication, Politics & Policy (Canada)

Job adsThe School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. Deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, October 27, 2017.

Candidates should demonstrate strong potential to become leading researchers in the area of communication, politics, and policy. Candidates may work in a variety of sub-fields, draw on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, and focus on Canadian or global/international issues. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars whose research activity and teaching interests engages critically with one or more of the following:

  • Media technologies and election campaigns
  • Communication and public/civic engagement
  • Media, gender and politics
  • Communications policy
  • Cultural policy
  • Political rhetoric
  • Propaganda and populism
  • Political activism/advocacy
  • Digital diplomacy
  • Media and development

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Akari Takenishi Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesAkari Takenishi has recently completed a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Communication at Royal Roads University in Canada. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Geography, focusing on the cultural and social aspects of Geography at the University of Victoria. She is interested in studying multiculturalism in Canada. Examining her personal experiences as an international student from Japan, she wrote about the influences of multiculturalism on self-representation of identity in society. While completing her Master’s, she also served as research assistant for a study examining the impacts of social media on higher education.

Akari Takanishi photoAkari has served as an interpreter and translator, believing that the power of knowledge is limitless and translation is one of the most influential ways to make knowledge reach a greater audience. She has translated several TED talks into Japanese, including:

  • “You don’t need an app for that” By Toby Shapshak
  • “Don’t insist on English” By Patricia Ryan
  • “How to air-condition outdoor spaces” By Wolfgang Kessling
  • “Learning from Sherman the shark” by Jim Toomey
  • “The economic injustice of plastic” by Van Jones

Having grown up in a small village in Japan, she appreciates nature and enjoys growing plants. She became involved in her family tea farm as a distributor dealing with a local tea shop in Canada. Her life has brought her unexpected opportunities and excitement and she feels fortunate to be surrounded by friends, family and mentors who support her personal life as well as academic pursuits. Her academic interests include:

  • Designing a platform where small farmers around the world can share their knowledge and experience with sustainable farming methods, resource management, and reliable market building.
  • Investigating the role of eco-politics in international relations and how it challenges international relations theory in global environmental conflicts.
  • Investigating the academic language proficiency of international graduate students studying in North America and the accuracy of scores of English proficiency tests in portraying academic language skills.

Akari is currently increasing her translation skills, focusing on articles and journals related to intercultural communication and competence. She would like to connect with any individuals or groups who share similar academic interests to discuss future projects and opportunities. As a recent graduate, she is excited to share her knowledge and skills, and learn more from others, hoping that she can be a part of a positive change for a socially and environmentally sustainable future.

Suzanne Majhanovich Researcher Profile

Suzanne MajhanovichSuzanne Majhanovich is Professor Emerita/Adjunct Research Professor at the Faculty of Education, Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. She is the past Chair of the WCCES Standing Committee for Publications and the former editor of the journal Canadian and International Education. With Allan Pitman, she is the co-editor of the Series A Diversity of Voices published by Sense. She has served as guest editor of four special issues of the International Review of Education related to presentations from the World Congresses of Education held in Havana, Cuba; Sarajevo, Bosnia; Istanbul, Turkey and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her research interests include first and second language acquisition, the teaching of English as a Foreign Language in international contexts, globalization, education restructuring, decentralization and privatization of education. She is the author of numerous articles and books, and most recently has co-edited with Régis Malet Building Democracy through Education on Diversity (Sense, 2015), and with Susana Gonçalves Art and Intercultural Dialogue (Sense, 2016).


Royal Roads U Job Ad: Interdisciplinary Studies (Canada)

Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC, Canada) is seeking applications for a full-time faculty member in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies.  The successful candidate will join the Doctor of Social Sciences program and bring applied and theoretical expertise in quantitative social science methods to the program.  The successful candidate may also teach social science methods courses in other university programs.

The Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America.  It approaches the study of complex problems within an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary framework.  The program design brings the research intensity of a traditional doctorate to an applied, professional focus. It responds to the growing demand nationally and internationally for scholar-practitioners who can provide intellectual leadership in the workplace and help build sustainable organizations, communities, and societies in an age of global interdependence.

The doctoral program immerses students in two years of coursework, consisting of on-campus residencies and online courses, followed by typically two years of individual work on the dissertation.  The program currently admits about 12 students each in two intakes per year.  The program received highly positive evaluations during its first five-year external review in 2015.

Candidates should have a strong applied interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary focus in their own work and fit well into a faculty and student body of scholar-practitioners.  Royal Roads University is committed to providing a student-focused environment and places great value on interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Doctor of Social Sciences program and its structure prior to applying.

Doctorate in social science field(s) of inquiry thematically relevant to Royal Roads University
Primary expertise in applied quantitative research methods
Active scholarly record, including peer-reviewed publications, within last 5 years
Experience in designing and teaching quantitative methods courses
Experience in supervising graduate students
Experience in designing and teaching online courses
Philosophically supportive of interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary work focused on the social sciences
Experience in teaching students who are working professionals/practitioners (preferred)
Applied research experience as a social science practitioner (preferred)

Application submission information:
In addition to a collegial learning community, RRU offers a comprehensive compensation package, with a starting salary and academic rank based on qualifications and experience. This is an initial five-year appointment with the possibility of conversion into a continuing appointment, subject to performance and program needs.

The competition will begin on January 31, 2017 and the review of materials received will commence on February 28, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.  The anticipated start date is October 1, 2017.

South Asian Film Festival (Montreal)

An eclectic mix of award-winning films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora
Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture
The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 6th edition
Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6
Click HERE for all film descriptions and trailers

Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture is pleased to announce the 6th edition of the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (SAFFMontréal), organized in collaboration with the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University, on November 4, 5 and 6. This innovative festival presents an eclectic choice of inspiring and thought-provoking films made in the countries of the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Maldives) and its diaspora. These engaging and entertaining films have their focus on South Asia; while at the same time compel audiences to realize how much there is in common among cultures throughout the world, identifying both shared life-struggles and joys. Admission is free, with donations gratefully appreciated. Discussions are held after each screening.

The South Asian Film Festival will be presenting 17 films this year; short and long, documentaries and feature films, including comedy, drama and music. All films are subtitled in English and explained in French, with various original languages such as Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali and English, as well as silent films, making them accessible to as many people as possible. The films have been carefully chosen from more than 1000 entries and all screenings will be followed by a talkback between spectators and a panel of experts. Directors for some of the films will be present, other times the directors will interact with the audience via Skype. Most of the films are recent and have won awards at international festivals. As in previous years, the films are drawn from different parts of the Indian subcontinent; recognized as the largest producers of films on the planet.

Université de Montréal 2 Job Ads: International/Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric (Canada)

Université de Montréal
Département de communication
Faculté des arts et des sciences


Assistant or Associate professor in International and/or Intercultural Communication

The Département de communication is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in International and/or Intercultural Communication.  Candidates situating their work in the perspectives of globalisation, postcolonial and/or subaltern studies are also welcome to apply.

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

– Ph.D. in Communication or in a related field.
– Evidence of dynamism and creativity in teaching and pedagogy.
– Candidates are expected to demonstrate how their research contributes debates within international and/or intercultural communication studies.
– Proficiency in the French language

POSITION 2: Assistant Professor in journalism studies at University of Montreal
The Département de communication is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in journalism studies.

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

– Ph.D. in communication, or in a related field.
– Evidence of dynamism and creativity in teaching and pedagogy.
– Candidates are expected to demonstrate how their research contributes debates within journalism studies.
– Proficiency in the French language


Linguistic Policy: The Université de Montréal is a Québec University with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Starting Date: On or after June 1st, 2017.

Constitution of application
— The application must include the following documents:
– a cover letter
– a curriculum vitæ
– copies of recent publications and research
– evidence of teaching effectiveness
– a statement of research interests
– a statement of teaching interests
— Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the communication department by November 7, 2016 at the following address:
M. Thierry Bardini, directeur
Département de communication
Faculté des arts et des sciences
Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

Application and letters of recommendation can also be sent by e-mail to the following address: thierry.bardini[at]

Equal Access Employment Program
Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce and encourages members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations  and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements
We invite all qualified candidates to apply. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Refugee Hotel (Montreal)

Refugee HotelThe Refugee Hotel
Written by Carmen Aguirre, Directed by Paulina Abarca-Cantin
A dark comedy about exile, love and the Canadian resettlement experience

Oct. 26-Nov. 13, 2016
Teesri Duniya Theatre at Segal Centre Studio
5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal, Canada

The world’s refugee crisis looms large, affecting all walks of lives, generations and nations. This moving, dark comedy brings to life the consequences of exile, betrayal, torture and guilt, but it is ultimately about the strength of the human spirit and its power to heal. Here, Aguirre poignantly chronicles the story of a wave of Chilean refugees placed at a hotel in downtown Montreal following the aftermath of the brutal Chilean coup d’état of Sept. 11, 1973. The Refugee Hotel resonates with contemporary relevance and universality, exploring Canada’s ability to successfully accept, support and embrace refugees as new citizens.

The play is performed in English with Spanish surtitles. Continuing their mandate to encourage dialogue, the company will hold a talkback with invited guests after each performance.

Cette comédie sombre et touchante donne vie aux conséquences de l’exil, de la trahison, de la torture et de la culpabilité, mais est avant tout à propos de la force de l’esprit humain et de son pouvoir de guérison. Raconté par une jeune femme qui revit son enfance en pensées, Aguirre retrace de manière poignante l’histoire d’une vague de réfugiés chiliens qui sont placés dans un hôtel du centre-ville de Montréal, suite aux conséquences du coup d’état brutal au Chili le 11 septembre 1973. The Refugee Hotel résonne avec une pertinence contemporaine et universalité, explorant la capacité du Canada à accepter, supporter et adopter avec succès les réfugiés en tant que citoyens.

With/Avec: Charles Bender, Pablo Diconca, Braulio Elicer, Craig Francis, Ziad Ghanem, Shanti Gonzales, Juan Grey, Gilda Monreal, Sally Singal, Mariana Tayler and Vera Wilson Valdez

Segal Centre box office Halloween Special- Remember the souls from the refugee hotel: tickets for Sun. Oct. 30 8pm & Mon. Oct. 31 are 2-for-1 if purchased by Oct. 20 with the code word ‘refugee’.

Royal Roads University & Cultural Identity 2016

I spent July, August and September 2016 teaching a graduate seminar at Royal Roads University, located in Victoria, BC, Canada, as part of their Master of Arts in International and Intercultural Communication (MAIIC) for the second time (the first time was described a year ago). The course was Contemporary Issues in Communication: Cultural Identity. The 39 students came from China, Nigeria, India, France, Senegal/France, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Jordan, Brazil, the US, and Canada.

Near the end of the course, there was a banquet for students in the program, and many photos were taken, including one with those faculty, staff and administrators who were present. We took another the last day of class. None of these includes everyone.

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Students worked on a major course project on the social construction of migration in the public sphere. Each one looked at a different part of the story – I hope to upload some of their results in later posts.

While at RRU, I arranged for an intern for CID, Min He. She started her work as Assistant to the Director on October 3, 2016.

I also was asked to supervise a doctoral dissertation in Interdisciplinary Studies, and have started working with Liton Furukawa on her project. An international student herself, she will examine the transition international students make after graduation (when Canada offers them a 3 year residency permit) to being international workers.

My thanks to Juana Du, program head of the MAIIC, for again inviting me to her beautiful campus to work with an incredible group of students!

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Royal Roads University job ad: Leadership Studies (Canada)

Royal Roads University is seeking applications for the position of Faculty Member 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, with a particular focus on the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL). Launched in 2015, the MAGL program engages students in intensive on-campus residencies, online delivery of courses, international field excursions, and applied capstone projects.

The MAGL program is focused on theoretical and applied approaches to the understanding and practice of leadership in a global context for the NGO and social purpose sector. MAGL courses develop competencies in areas of personal leadership, cross-cultural communication, systems thinking, team facilitation, strategic decision making, public administration, community development, conflict resolution, and more. The program offers a holistic, transdisciplinary, approach to learning leadership.

The ideal candidate is a scholar-practitioner who brings informed professional practice, international and intercultural experiences, research accomplishments in multicultural or international contexts, and academic scholarship in graduate level course topics pertinent to the MAGL Program.

In the School of Leadership Studies, we believe that effective leadership can transform people, organizations, and communities. We embrace a theory of change that directly links leadership to learning and inquiry. Our vision is to connect scholarship with practice to change the world, one leader at a time. We use a co-teaching model to provide authentic, challenging, collaborative, and engaging learning experiences through our leadership programs and our research initiatives.

Our outcomes-based graduate-level programs have been honed over the years to continually deliver relevant leadership education that is practical and grounded in scholarship. We are a dedicated group of faculty and staff members who are passionate about learning and committed to our students getting the most from their leadership journeys. We also strive to incorporate emerging, innovative, and values-based leadership theories, research, and practices into our educational programming.

Core faculty members are expected to teach several courses a year, both face to face and via Moodle. This often includes course revisions and curriculum development work. RRU faculty members are expected to develop and engage in their own research and inquiry, resulting in publication and conference presentations. You will also have responsibilities in educational administration, including adjudicating applications into School programs and participating in a range of service activities in the School and across the University. You will be expected to take on additional roles, such as Program Head and becoming a member of the Research Ethics Board.

The ideal candidate will possess:
*Doctoral degree in a field related to global leadership (e.g., Human Development and Organizational Systems, Public Administration, International Development, Community Development)
*Professional/applied leadership experience in global contexts
*Willingness and ability to take on significant academic administrative duties in a fast-paced environment
*Record of applied social research and familiarity with collaborative, action-oriented approaches to research
*Understanding of research ethics for applied student research in a range of organizations
*Demonstrated teaching excellence at the graduate level in a field related to global leadership, in face to face and online environments
*Experience in designing and delivering online instruction
*Experience in the integration and use of experiential, adult learning principles in curriculum design, delivery, and assessment, particularly at the graduate level
*Ability to work effectively in team-based course delivery
*Experience in facilitating and evaluating practice-based learning outcomes
*Ability to work within a transdisciplinary curriculum
*Experience in and understanding of organizational and community leadership and organizational or community change
*Experience in supervision of graduate students
*Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member with a variety of teams and stakeholder groups

In addition to a collegial learning community, RRU offers a comprehensive compensation package, with a starting salary and academic rank based on qualifications and experience.  This is an initial five-year appointment with the possibility of conversion into a continuing appointment, subject to performance and program needs.

The competition began on July 11, 2016 and the review of materials received will commence on September 20, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

To apply please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy (preferably in one document and PDF format) to: with a subject line of:
16-054-F0159 – Last name, First name
Or mail to: Human Resources – Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570
Tel:  (250) 391-2511

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word, Adobe PDF, or text format.