CFP: CVGAN Public Engagement Fund

If you live or have a community engagement project centred on the Comox Valley, this may be an opportunity to receive funding.

Comox Valley Global Awareness Network is administering a $1,200 Public Engagement Activity Fund.

This is a great opportunity for organizations to make use of the funds to support a current project that is in motion or something that will launch shortly. Deadline for proposals is December 13, 2013 and all work must be completed on the project and a report is due by February 15, 2014.

Please see the attached proposal template and submit your proposals (maximum 2 pages) to cv.globalawareness@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please call Anneli at 250-792-5992.

The CV Global Awareness Network (CV GAN)is an initiative conceived by Valley people involved in social justice and international development and encouraged by the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC). BCCIC is a coalition of individuals and non-government organizations working to achieve sustainable human development. The purpose of the CV Global Awareness Network is to support Comox Valley individuals and groups involved in actions to promote social justice and global awareness. With funding provided by CIDA via the BCCIC, the Network aims to provide regional forums, events and workshops focused on capacity building, networking, and learning, which are delivered in flexible, creative, and innovative ways. Membership is free. ww.cvglobalawareness.com

Talk at ASBC Nanaimo by David Hopwood

David Hopwood Lecture Click for details

Date: Saturday November 16 3:30-5
Location: Nanaimo District Museum
Cost $2
ASBC Members Free!

David will be speaking on the work that has been conducted on the archaeological site Kenan Tepe in Souteastern Turkey. In particular the talk will focus on the multiple burials uncovered over three time periods represented at the site. Burial practice patterns provides insight into how individuals and communities negotiated their relationships between the living and the dead. Several infant and adult burials from the multi-period mound site of Kenan Tepe were analysed to examine the variety of burial practices carried out and to address questions regarding the nature of the relationship between the Kenan Tepe residents and their dead. During the time of occupation at Kenan Tepe at least three different methods of interment were practiced, progressively indicating a shift towards a less intimate relationship with the dead.

SSHRC student contest

Here’s your opportunity to gain more than 15-minutes worth of fame for a 3-minute pitch!


SSHRC launches student contest to promote liberal arts research

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched a contest that challenges post-secondary students to show Canadians how liberal arts research is “affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity.”

SSHRC is accepting submissions from November 1 to January 15 in the form of a 3-minute pitch via podcast, op-ed, video, or infographic.

The top 25 finalists will receive registration and accommodation at SSHRC’s Congress 2014 conference in May, at which they will promote their project and participate in a research communications workshop. Five jury-chosen presenters will then be covered by national media, promoted by SSHRC, and showcased as part of the 2014 SSHRC Impact Awards ceremony.

SSHRC Storytellers website

eAnthroGuide – student resource

Do you wonder what you will do next?

Check out the eAnthroGuide!

Look for the hundreds of graduate programs listed, both within the US and internationally and you can search by location, degrees, and many other criteria. Find your perfect grad school fit!

Search for field schools. Develop a list of organizations, museums, and non-profits that hire anthropologists.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/eAnthroGuide and search today!

CFM Coordinator Job posting: October 17th

Many students have a passion and interest in local food and food security.  If this is you, check out this job posting!

CFM

Dig in – to food on campus!

Are you excited about local, sustainable food?  Interested in hands-on experiential learning? Interested in bringing together students, faculty, administrators, chefs, distributors, and community organizations?  This is your chance to join the national movement that is transforming food and education on campuses across Canada.

We are looking for a VIU student to help coordinate the Campus Food Movement in Nanaimo from October 2013 to April 2014. The selected student will join two VIU student coordinators and a national network of peer coordinators, receive an honorarium, resources for every step of the way, and one-on-one staff support from an experienced youth leader in the food movement.

Coordinators will:

  • Plan and coordinate engagement events on campus
  • Facilitate Applied Student Research Opportunities
  • Coordinate community activities, including:
    • Farmer’s Market pilot project on the VIU campus
    • Trick or Eat campaign
    • Student engagement/awareness events in collaboration with Nanaimo FoodShare
  • Host multi-stakeholder meetings and attend weekly coordinator meetings
  • Participate and share with the national network of the Campus Food Systems Project
  • Be expected to work 4-10 hours per week

Desired Attributes:

  • Knowledge of food systems and issues around food (indicate relevant coursework)
  • Excellent interpersonal, self-management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, group work and leadership skills
  • Ability to take initiative and engage in active learning
  • Openness to new perspectives and desire to do solutions-focused work with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average)

To apply for this honorarium position, please send your resume and cover letter to viu(at)studentfood.ca.  Applications are due on October 17th, 2013.

New listserve: Overseas internships & jobs

The VIU Education Abroad office has set up an email list-serve that will be used to send out announcements that are received about internships and job postings from overseas organizations, or within Canada, that will appeal to students and graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in international education or some sort of development work abroad.  There will probably be 10 to 30 emails per year from this list-serve.

Anyone who wants to subscribe to the list can send an email to:  WorkAbroad-request@viu.ca with the following in the body of the message (the Subject: doesn’t matter):  SUBSCRIBE WORKABROAD

To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to: WorkAbroad-request@viu.ca  and in the body of the message type: UNSUBSCRIBE WORKABROAD

Be one of AN’s Opinion Columnists in 2014!

This is more appropriate for someone who has graduated, but if you have exceptional writing skills with ideas to explore, this may be for you.  Being selected would certainly open doors to other opportunities, just due to networking.

From AAA:

Anthropology News is seeking columnists for its Opinion section on www.anthropology-news.org. These volunteers are an integral part of shaping AN’s content and conversation by developing columns that relate to anthropology in its myriad forms.

Columnists write their own essays. There is great opportunity for creativity and fruitful in-depth discussions about the many facets of anthropology. The specific topic will depend on each AN volunteer’s expertise and experience. AN especially encourages columns that address current news and issues.

Opinion Columnists will commit to one year of monthly essays. All columns will be published at anthropology-news.org, with select ones later appearing in print AN. Everything on anthropology-news.org is publicly available for four months, and then available to AAA members through AnthroSource.

The term will be January through December 2014. Columns have a flexible word count, between 600 and 1000 words, and we encourage the use of multimedia content. You will also have the option of publishing additional columns in any given month.

If you are interested in being considered as a columnist and are a current AAA member, email a brief proposal of your column theme and summary of your qualifications to AN Digital Editorial Assistant, Emilia Guevara at eguevara@aaanet.org by September 13, 2013.

Check out our current Opinion columns at www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/category/opinion/.

– See more at: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2013/07/01/got-lots-of-opinions-be-one-of-ans-opinion-columnists-in-2014/

SHA Québec 2014 – Student Volunteers Needed!

For those interested in archaeology, here’s an excuse to go to Québec and volunteer at the annual SHA meetings.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted according to organizational needs on a first-come/first-served basis until December 6, 2013. Although priority will be given to bilingual speakers (English and French), all are welcome.

From William Moss, SHA Conference Chair:

The SHA Québec 2014 organizing committee is looking for student volunteers willing to offer time at next January’s conference in Québec City. More information is available on the conference web page: http://www.sha2014.com/volunteers.html. Have a look at travel support programs for students while you’re on the web page!

William Moss
Conference Chair    /   47th  Conference on Historic and Underwater Archaeology
Président du Comité organisateur   /   47e Colloque sur l’archéologie historique et subaquatique
www.sha2014.com

CVGAN is hiring!

Many have an interest in social justice and international development.  If you are one of these individuals, perhaps this job is the one that you have been dreaming about!

The position is with Comox Valley Global Awareness Network (CVGAN).

The CV Global Awareness Network (CV GAN) is an initiative conceived by Valley people involved in social justice and international development and encouraged by the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC).  BCCIC is a coalition of individuals and non-government organizations working to achieve sustainable human development.  The purpose of the CV Global Awareness Network is to support Comox Valley individuals and groups involved in actions to promote social justice and global awareness.  With funding provided by CIDA via the BCCIC, the Network aims to provide regional forums, events and workshops focused on capacity building, networking, and learning, which are delivered in flexible, creative, and innovative ways.  Membership is free.  Check us out at www.cvglobalawareness.com

The Network is seeking a part time (30 hours per month with some evening work) coordinator to plan and organize networking events for CVGAN and to facilitate the further development of the Network.

The ideal candidate  is  highly motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision. He or she has:

  • an awareness of global and development issues,
  • experience in event planning and the use of social networking tools,
  • access to their own computer and internet as well as transportation, and
  • strong management, communication and networking skills.
Deadline for applications is Thursday, September 16th – and the successful candidate should be available to begin work shortly thereafter. Applications should be sent to colleen.hanley@nic.bc.ca with subject line – CVGAN Coordinator.

Please visit our for further details http://www.cvglobalawareness.com/network-job-posting.html

Are you thinking of Harvard for grad school?

If you think you are Harvard grad material and were wondering how you might fund your education, this might be the fellowship for you!

NOTE:  The deadline for application is November 29, 2013.  As well, applicants must gain admission to Harvard through a separate process!

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is pleased to announce the following fellowship program for which candidates must be nominated:

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University

Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University.  In establishing the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship program, Annie Reid Knox sought to honor her late husband and his lifelong commitment to America.  According to the wishes of Mrs. Knox, Frank Knox Memorial Fellows are selected on the basis of outstanding academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their fields.

Interested candidates will find the information needed to apply for this program by visiting the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s website at: Frank Knox 2014