Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Awards (ERA)

June 3, 2016

The Early Researcher Awards is a provincial programme that provides up to $100,000 in funding over five years, primarily for students. It is available to faculty members who have received a PhD no earlier than July 1, 2006 and a first academic appointment no earlier than July 1, 2011. Health-related, parental and other leaves extend the window in some cases.

This is a programme that must be matched with a 50% contribution from the host institution. It is therefore essential that applicants contact Justin Patton (jpatton8@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88561) in the Research Office before submitting an NOI, to discuss the possibility of a match.

Here is the link to the ERA programme: https://www.ontario.ca/page/early-researcher-awards

Deadlines:

-June 13 from 3 to 4pm: Early Researcher Award presentation with tips at Somerville House, room 2316

-June 14th: A Notice of intent (NOI) is due to Western Research Services and to Justin Patton (jpatton8@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88561)

-July 15th: Internal Education deadline for full applications – a review of your application will be provided along with details of the match


SSHRC Connection Grant Initiative – Connecting for Canada’s 150th

May 12, 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of Connecting for Canada’s 150th, a unique series of Connection Grants to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. This historic anniversary is an opportunity to highlight scholarly activities that mobilize research about Canada at 150: its past, its present and its future.  This initiative also provides support for connection activities that exemplify the contributions of Canadian institutions and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, either to a discipline or to global fields of study.

SSHRC invites interested applicants and their partner organizations to apply for support through the Connection Grants funding opportunity. Applications are subject to the evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all Connection Grants. However, all applicants must demonstrate how their project addresses this historic anniversary. Applicants applying under Connecting for Canada’s 150th should consult the full description of the initiative.

For more information, please contact Paula Popovici, Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division by telephone at 613-992-0498 or email at: Paula.Popovici@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.


CSLEE’s 21st ANNUAL VALUES AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

May 10, 2016

CSLEE’s 21st ANNUAL VALUES AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 2016
Western University | Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre | London, Ontario, Canada
www.edu.uwo.ca/cslee2016 | #cslee2016

The CSLEE’s annual Values and Leadership conference is a three-day conference that promotes research and reflection on issues in values, morals, ethics, and leadership in education. The theme of the conference is Leadership in Uncertain Times: Complex Dilemmas and Ethical Possibilities. We propose that ethical and moral educational leadership plays an even more heightened role in supporting civil societies following international tragedies, such as those that took place in Beirut and Paris in 2015. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2016.

Featured Speakers:

  • Gary Crow (Indiana University)
  • Claire LaPointe (Laval University)
  • Dana Mitra (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Kevin Page (University of Ottawa)

Dewey Symposium Panelists:

  • Charles Burford (Australian Catholic University)
  • Tony Normore (CSU Dominguez Hills)
  • John Portelli (University of Toronto)
  • Nancy Tuana (Pennsylvania State University)

We seek proposals for papers, posters, symposia, and pre-conference workshops on a range of possible subjects. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes each. Panel, symposia, and pre-conference workshop proposals are welcome. Graduate students who propose 10-minute preconference panel presentations remain eligible to submit an additional presentation to the main conference program. More information is available on the conference site.

Call for Papers: 2016CSLEE-CFP

Conference poster:  CON_Values-Ethics-Poster_2016


2016 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference

May 5, 2016

From June 21 through 24, 2016, Western and Fanshawe College are co-hosting the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).  The theme of the 2016 conference is “Empowering Learners, Effecting Change.”

This international conference offers a wide range of research papers, interactive workshops, Pecha Kucha talks and posters on innovative approaches to teaching and learning, pedagogical theory/research and student support initiatives. It is also the 30th anniversary of the 3M National Teaching Awards, so classroom best practices of 3M award winners will be highlighted. It’s going to be an exciting and dynamic conference, with more than 300 presenters and 650 delegates from across Canada and abroad.

Faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students from Western’s main campus who are presenting at the conference or wish to attend will be supported by the university. For details on levels of support, please see http://stlhe2016sapes.ca/registration.cfm.

 


Call for Papers: Organizing Equality International Conference

May 5, 2016

Call for Papers: Organizing Equality: International Conference

Western University, 24 – 26 March 2017

http://www.organizingequality.com

Proposals due 1 June 2016

Organizers and advocates for local and global social justice are the lifeblood of solidarity movements worldwide that disrupt historic projects of exploitation, violent dispossession and social fragmentation. Social and economic inequality is a global challenge of the 21st century. The Global North’s Occupy and anti-austerity movement spoke back to the 2008 financial crisis. They now confront the urgent, mass scale migrations of peoples from the Global South to the North, fleeing a colonial legacy deprivations, militarization, wars and land grabs. Settler societies are also experiencing Indigenous re-centerings, from #IdleNoMore to the Truth and Reconciliation process, and the #BlackLivesMatter cry to enfranchise African diasporas.

It is now increasingly recognized that rising levels of inequality are linked to poverty, discrimination, illness, environmental degradation, and social unrest. It is further recognized that inequality, in turn, is conditioned by and contingent on a range of other factors, including citizenship rights, gender, race, ethnicity, age, location, and education.

But despite this recognition, social movements contesting inequality face serious problems of organization, strategy and tactics. Recent years have shown the limits of traditional trade unionism, occupy and assembly movements, vanguards and new electoral parties alike. They have also shown that anti-racism, anti-violence, LGBTQ and migrant rights movements, to name a few, face major challenges organizing in the face of violence, xenophobia, marginality, impoverishment and under threat of criminalization. Across the board, movements have to reckon with the unprecedented levels of surveillance of the digital networks which have become an important part of their organizing practices.

This conference therefore asks what forms of organization might, in today’s conditions, be most useful to movements for equality. It especially seeks contributions willing to explore new possibilities for the organization of equality struggles.

Organizing Equality is an international conference hosted by members of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Initiative for the Study of Social and Economic Inequality at the University of Western Ontario, and planned for 24 – 26 March 2017. Its goal is to bring organizers, scholars, public educators, artists, media producers and advocates together from around the globe to build local and global capacity, share theories, strategies, experiences, and insights about efforts to address inequality and develop new kinds of theory/practice to guide and build future struggles. Our goal is to strengthen connections regionally, nationally and internationally, and to develop new forms of knowing, thinking and acting together between and across politics, sectors and communities of interest. To this end, we solicit scholarly presentations, organizing and dialogue sessions, workshop proposals, art performances/installations, radical media teach-ins and more, addressing a wide variety of themes related to the worldwide struggle for equality.

These themes include, but are not limited to:

  • indigenous reconciliation and reclamation
  • opposing violent policing and the carceral state
  • worker organizing, in and beyond unions
  • social media, digital technologies and global resistance networks
  • intersectional decolonial community and scholarly praxis
  • migrant justice and networks of support
  • decolonial/liberatory cultural production and praxis
  • gender, sexuality, anti-violence and community solidarity
  • struggles for access and equality in education
  • environmental and climate justice and sustainability
  • anti-austerity mobilization and cooperativism
  • health and food security organizing
  • social and community housing movements
  • strategies for digital protections and privacy from surveillance

Proposals for papers and sessions should be limited to 250 words. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for 20-minute presentations is 1 June 2016. Please include with your paper or session proposal, your name, e-mail address, institutional or group affiliation, and a short CV or biography. Abstracts should be e-mailed to the organizing committee at: organizingequality@uwo.ca. For further information and conference updates, please visit the conference website: organizingequality.com.

Travel bursaries are available for participants from the global south. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to be considered for financial assistance.

Joshua D. Lambier
Director, The Public Humanities at Western
Western University
Department of English and Writing Studies
Arts & Humanities Building, Room 2G02
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, N6A3K7
http://www.uwo.ca/publichumanities/
http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/community/joshua-lambier
http://wordsfest.ca

Twitter: @JoshuaLambier


21st Century Curriculum Symposium

May 5, 2016

Please see the flyer below for the details about the 21st Century Curriculum Symposium being held at Western University’s Faculty of Education on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Please note the Call for Proposals deadline: June 15, 2016. Send your proposals to curriculum21@uwo.ca.

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Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Research Fellowships – 2017

March 2, 2016

Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Research Fellowships – 2017

Killam Research Fellowships are intended for established scholars who have demonstrated outstanding research ability and who have published the results of their research in substantial publications in their field. Typically, the recipient of a Killam Research Fellowship is a full professor in a Canadian university.  Fellowships are awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to support scholars doing research in any of the following fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, studies linking any of the disciplines within these fields.

You must present a coherent project with a clearly stated objective and well defined plan for reaching that objective. The award is not intended as a subsidy for the overall research.

Western Application Process

Western must authorize final submissions in advance of the Canada Council deadline. All applications must be uploaded to a ROLA Proposal.

Important Dates

May 9, 2016      ROLA submission and complete application form uploaded to Canada Council’s Killam Program website
May 15, 2016    Western institutional approval and final submission deadline, supporting documents must be postmarked and sent to the Canada Council

March, 2017      Applicants will receive the results, in writing

Contact

For more information, or questions relating to the Killam Research Fellowships please contact:  Julaine Hall (julaine.hall@uwo.ca  or x87970)

Further details, award guidelines and access to the application form can be found online: http://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/awards/killam_research_fellowship.html


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