Dear Faculty of Education Graduate Students,
On behalf of the Associate Dean, Director, and all the staff in Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and all the very best in 2018!
Please note: the University will be closed December 25, 2017 and reopen January 2, 2018.
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- DGS’s Update for Graduate Students
Get information about new awards, funding, jobs and volunteer postings. Learn about professional development opportunities, events, tips and tricks for your studies and more!
- Teaching and Learning Centre – TLC
The Teaching and Learning Centre consists of education and technology professionals who support SFU instructors and academic units in the development and delivery of innovative approaches designed to enhance their students' learning experiences. They provide educational consultation, technical and pedagogical services, assistance with course and curriculum development, and professional development opportunities.
- The International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) is seeking an SFU Masters or PhD student as a Drupal Developer Research Assistant (Apply Now)
The working location is SFU Harbour Centre, starting on January 10, 2018 (negotiable). Working hours is an average of 15 hours/week with a flexible work schedule.
- SFU Student Learning Commons is looking to hire a graduate student (or two) for a writing facilitator role in the Spring term (Apply Now)
The Graduate Writing Facilitator is a paid, part-time position (6 - 12 hrs/week) in the Student Learning Commons, Burnaby campus. Position start-date is mid-January 2018.
If you have some experience teaching or tutoring writing in any discipline, and would particularly enjoy facilitating general and course-integrated writing workshops, please consider applying!
Note: Since some workshops take place late afternoons or evenings, a flexible schedule is an asset.
- The Faculty of Education, Trinity Western University is hiring! (Apply Now)
· Assistant or Associate Professor (Full-Time, Tenure-Track), beginning August 16, 2018. Expertise and research in the field of Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy is required. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in his or her area of expertise at the undergraduate level and graduate level, as well as, pursue an active program of research/scholarship. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D.
· Language and Literacy - Elementary/Early Years (Full-Time, Tenure-Track), beginning August 16, 2018, with expertise and research in the field of Language and Literacy – Elementary/Early Years. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in his or her area of expertise at the undergraduate level and graduate level, as well as pursue an active program of research/scholarship. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D.
· Special Education and Educational Psychology (Full-Time, Tenure-Track), beginning August 16, 2018 (or sooner). Expertise and research in the field of Special Education and Educational Psychology is required. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in his or her area of expertise at the undergraduate level and graduate level, as well as, pursue an active program of research/scholarship. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D.
- Campbell River School District 72, located on the beautiful Vancouver Island is hiring for a Temporary, Part-Time District Teacher-Librarian (Apply Now).
The position is effective as soon as possible to June 29, 2018. In the 2018/2019 school year there is a possibility this evolving position, when re-posted, will increase to a full-time continuing position. The successful applicant will provide a significant collaborative leadership role. A key instructional specialist, the District Teacher-Librarian models and supports the development of 21st century literacies (including digital and information) and provides coaching and mentoring for wise and effective instructional and assessment practices.
- The Faculty of Education, University of Lethbridge is hiring! (Apply Now)
· Educational Leadership (Tenure Track) to commence July 1, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as the first review of applications will be conducted in January 2018.
· Assistant Professor - Second Language Education (Tenure Track) to commence July 1, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as the first review of applications will be conducted in February 2018.
- SFU Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) is hiring a part-time Research Assistant (Apply by Dec 8)
The position is to begin January 8, 2018 (or earlier) to June 29, 2018. Time commitment is 5 - 10 hours/week, $20.00 - $25.00/hour (includes 4% vacation and statutory holiday pay), depending on experience and qualifications.
- School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is hiring a Vice-Principal (Apply by Dec 15)
The School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is inviting applications for a vice-principal pool competition. Successful candidates will be eligible for assignment to a suitable vice-principal position at one of our elementary, middle, or secondary schools within the next twenty-four months.
- The Faculty of Education, University of Regina is hiring! (Apply by Dec 31)
The Faculty of Education seeks an Indigenous scholar who can contribute to the Indigenization of Science and Environmental Education subject area. Preference will be given to those candidates working at the Elementary Level. However, applicants working in Secondary Science will also be considered. The Faculty has a strong orientation towards social and environmental justice issues in education and is committed to enacting the themes, vision, values and mission of the University's Strategic Plan - peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger.
· Assistant or Associate Professor (Full-Time, Tenure-Track), Indigenous Scholar in Science/Environmental Education, beginning July 1, 2018.
· Assistant Professor (Full-Time, Tenure-Track), Assessment and Evaluation (First Choice) or Curriculum Studies & Instruction (Second Choice), beginning July 1, 2018.
- Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program 2018-19 (Apply by Dec 1)
CGS Master's competition (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) - Awards valued at $17,500 for 12 months
The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-caliber scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields. The CGS M Program supports up to 2,500 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the institutional level, under the guidance of the three agencies.
- Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (Apply by Dec 1)
A centrally-funded flagship fellowship program awarded annually to scholars wishing to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers.
- SFU Student Community Engagement Competition (Apply by Dec 1)
If you have an innovative and impactful idea to engage the community in Surrey Centre, Metrotown, Lougheed, Edmonds or Brentwood, this competition was meant for you.
$12,000 in awards are available towards the implementation of ideas to engage community and have impact.
- GSS Professional Development Grants (Apply by Jan 2, 2108)
$499 for graduate students presenting at conferences or engaging in field research.
Deadline: January 2, 2018 for travel occurring between February 1, 2018 and May 31, 2018
· Graduate Fellowships, up to $6250, various departments, deadlines vary by department.
· President's PhD Scholarship, $6500, deadlines vary by department.
- External Award: SGBA Health Policy-Research Partnerships (Apply by Jan 23, 2108)
The Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) is offering up to $75,000 for 2 years to support research that is in line with the Sex and Gender-based Analysis (SGBA) Action Plan.
- Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award (Apply by Feb 1, 2018)
Mr. Peter Eng, family members, friends and colleagues established this fund within the David Lam Centre at Simon Fraser University in 1997 in memory of Mr. Peter Eng’s father, the late Mr. Paul Tai Yip Ng. Presently the fund provides for the annual awarding of a prize to a student who has composed an outstanding paper on intercultural issues, particularly as they apply to people in or from Canada and the Asia Pacific region.
The winner will be presented a cheque in the amount of $1,200 at the award ceremony in Spring 2018.
- UVIC - Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest IMN-PN Awards and Stipends: Call for Applications (Feb 1, 2018)
IMN-PN provides financial support to Indigenous students to pursue research, training, mentorship, networking and knowledge translation activities.
- Call for Nominations: Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy (Feb 15, 2018)
The Sterling Prize Committee is looking for work that challenges complacency. The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy is awarded annually for work that presents new ways of looking at the world, ways that are daring and creative. Whether a student, a staff member, an academic at SFU, or a member of the community who has a connection to the University, the recipient of the Sterling Prize is selected for decidedly unconventional and distinctly untraditional work that provokes a wide audience. The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and makes a public presentation at the Centre for Dialogue.
- Graduate Student Society (GSS) Newsletter
Learn more about GSS Volunteer Opportunities, Graduate Caucus Funding, Announcements and Events from the Community and more!
- EGSA Professional Development Grant
Going to a professional development workshop or conference? Opportunities for $400 grants available.Education Grad Student Space in Surrey
Within the main Education Office (5200), there is a small room (5205) with some desks where students can go to work quietly. Students can see either Andrea or Ina at the front desk to be let into the room during office hours (8:30am–4:00pm).
- Stay Connected with EGSA
EGSA Website: http://www.sfu.ca/egsa/
EGSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/egsa.sfu/
- Become an Executive or Committee Member with EGSA (Some positions offer stipends)
Attend the next EGSA meeting and speak to the committee members to see which positions are open and the best fit for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Montreal - Attend the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education (Nov 30–Dec 3)
The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education. The Conference will be bilingual, in French and English.
- SFU Surrey – Central City Student Community Engagement Competition (Apply by Dec 1)
Do you have an innovative idea to engage the Surrey Centre neighborhood? Join the SFU Surrey-Central City Student Community Engagement Competition! There are awards for projects situated in either Surrey or Burnaby.
- SFU Burnaby - Philosophy Fall Colloquium series (Dec 1 and Dec 8)
Talks are held at the Burnaby Campus in room WMC 3510 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. They are free and open to the public.
December 1 - Nicholas Smyth (SFU): Gender and Theory-Acceptance in Ethics.
December 8 - Rosemary Twomey (SFU): The Analogy Between Acquiring First Principles and Acquiring Virtue.
- Vancouver - Scaling Up for Science-Based Ventures (Dec 6)
Science-based companies create lasting local advantage, transform industries and tackle key global challenges like disease, clean energy and climate change. They also take decades to develop, require substantial R&D investment and, often, substantial patient capital. How do we scale-up science-based companies in Canada? The panel is comprised of Elicia Maine (SFU Beedie and commercialization expert), Andrew Booth (Chief Commercial Officer of STEMCELL Technologies), Nancy Harrison (Co-Founder of MSI Methylation Sciences Inc.) – Register online.
- SFU Burnaby - Unpacking Art: Lunchtime Talks on Works in the SFU Art Collection (Dec 6)
Unpacking Art is a speaker series that invites members of the SFU community to “unpack” the context and the questions raised by works of art in the collection. SFU Gallery will be hosting its final session for the fall which will be led by Steve Dodge, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, who will explain the colourful effects caused by motor oil on wet pavement, as seen in Vancouver based artist Evan Lee’s Stain 2003 (series).
Location: SFU Gallery 3004 AQ, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
- SFU Surrey - 2018 Learning Together Conference – Call for Submissions (Dec 17)
Learning Together 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus. The conference celebrates the many ways we can collaborate. The topics of conference sessions can be as diverse as the communities that comprise our Faculty of Education.
The format of this year’s 15–minute presentations is to focus on a specific example from the presenter’s research that can allow an audience to experience an ‘aha’ moment, a shift in perspective, and see the world through the presenter’s epistemic lens.
In addition to the short presentations, there will be plenary sessions led by faculty members on topics of relevance to the graduate student experience.
Attendance at this conference is open to everyone associated with Simon Fraser University, other post-secondary institutions, school districts and others interested in educational and research activities occurring in Faculties of Education. Look for more Info to come!
- Vancouver - SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS) - Call for Proposals (Dec 22)
The 16th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the First Nations House of Learning in Vancouver, BC. Indigenous graduate students or graduate students whose research relates to Indigenous scholarship in any discipline or across disciplines are invited to submit a proposal for a conference paper, panel, roundtable, workshop, or creative expression limited to 150 words
- Manitoba - Call for Abstracts: Rising Up A Graduate Students Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research (Submit by: Dec 29)
The University of Manitoba Native Studies Graduate Students Association (NSGSA) is hosting the third annual two-day conference for all graduate students to lead the discussion across all disciplines and allow graduates to present their knowledge and research. Due to the interdisciplinary and international character, the Review Committee welcomes a comprehensive range of topics and approaches. This year the Conference will take place between March 9th and 10th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Rising Up 2018 will focus on Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Research. See 2017 Program
- Regina - Attend the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences “Gathering diversities” at the University of Regina (May 26–Jun 1 2018)
The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Now in its 87th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.
PS. The University of Regina is sponsoring the Congress 2018 Graduate Student Travel Awards for students and recent graduates. Apply between 15 January and 28 February 2018 to offset your travel costs. See https://www.congress2018.ca/student-funding
- Free International Graduate Teaching Assistant Seminars (Register Now)
Orientation and support to graduate teaching assistants who are new to the North American academia, and whose first language is not English.There two versions of this program available to graduate students:
- Just-in-Time Seminar: a free three-session course focused on academic culture and communication and essential skills for teaching assistants. The seminar is designed to offer timely orientation and support to graduate teaching assistants who are new to the North American academia, and whose first language is not English.
- 10-week Intensive Seminar: free and open to all new and current SFU grad students in all disciplines. Those who expect to have teaching assignments in their first or second term will have priority.
These seminars are free to all new and current SFU grad students in all disciplines. Registration is required.
- TUTOR-PHC Health Care Research Training (Apply by Dec 1)
Transdisciplinary Understandings and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.
- SciProg - Scientific Programming Study Group (Dec 5)
SciProg—short for Scientific Programming Study Group—is dedicated to building a community of SFU researchers who perform computational data analysis as part of their academic work.
All are welcome to this study group, regardless of scientific research area, affiliation or training level.
“Version control and collaborating with Git and Github: To save your future self from stress” by Jessica Walsh
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, Library Research Commons, Room 3008.
- Data Visionaries Series (Dec 6)
SFU and KEY is hosting the Data Visionaries Series this fall. There will be a series of conversations with data visionaries from SFU and beyond to explore and critically examine the possibilities and real-world impact of data in our future.
- Screencasting: A Simple Way to Create Engaging Videos (Dec 7)
In this hands-on workshop, we will introduce Camtasia, a screencasting program for Macs and PCs that allows you to easily edit and assemble imported media such as screen captures, video and audio.
- Faculty-wide Invitation to Participate in Seminar in New Materiality (form due Dec 10)
Dr. Suzanne Smythe would like to invite graduate student enrolment in a seminar in new materiality starting in January 2018.
All graduate students in the Faculty of Education are welcome to enrol or audit, by filling in the form and sending it back to email@example.com for signature by December 10th. Students can enrol in the course for DR credit in 910-5 or 705-5 or they are welcome to audit.
The goal in this seminar is to provide a rich context for discussion as we explore together the implications for education of new materiality and posthuman and relational ontologies. Because we are interested to disrupt conventional boundaries between education disciplines, this course is open to all graduate students in the Faculty as well as faculty members. Guest speakers who are leading thinkers in new materialities scholarship will visit the seminar once a month (approx), including Dr. Iris van der Tuin, Dr. Elizabeth de Freitas and Dr. Lisa Mazzei. (Please note that Dr. Mazzei’s visit will take place on April 5 to accommodate Easter Monday.)
The instructors of the course are Diane Dagenais, Cher Hill, Margaret MacDonald, Suzanne Smythe, Nathalie Sinclair and Kelleen Toohey. We invite graduate students and faculty to join us on most Monday afternoons from 1 – 4 pm in the Spring 2018 term, to read and discuss the theories, research and pedagogies of new materiality.
- Showcase your research projects at #BCTECH 2018 (Apply by Dec 14)
The 2018 #BCTECH Summit is happening May 14 - 16, 2018.
If you have certain SFU researchers in mind within your faculty that would be great for #BCTECH, please reach out to them and encourage them to apply. Last year we had over 10 researchers selected by Gov. BC to showcase their work at #BCTECH.
- Use RefWorks for Citations? SFU's Subscription Ends Dec 31
If you currently have references in your RefWorks account that you would like to keep, you will need to migrate to an alternative citation management tool before the end of 2017. For more information about the migration, including step-by-step migration instructions, please see our migration guide. Ready to migrate? SFU Library supports two robust, free alternative citation managers: Zotero (an open source tool), and Mendeley (owned by Elsevier). Not sure which alternative citation management tool is right for you? Check out our comparison guide.
- Canadian Education and Research institute for Counselling (CERIC), Graduate Student Engagement Program (Apply by Mar 30, 2018)
CERIC encourages the engagement of Canada’s full-time graduate students whose academic focus is in career development or related fields. Faculty members are asked to help identify appropriate graduate students.
Through this program, graduate students will be introduced to CERIC and invited to:
• Compete for the CERIC Graduate Student Program Award, which provides funding to attend and present at the Cannexus conference;
• Join one of CERIC’s committees (one graduate student per year);
• Write articles for ContactPoint / OrientAction or The Canadian Journal of Career Development;
• Participate in a contest held in alternate years for CERIC to publish a relevant thesis;
• Connect with other graduate students through the GSEP Network, a dedicated LinkedIn group.
- Images of Research! (Submit by Apr 1, 2018)
The Faculty of Education's Associate Dean, Academic and Research is hosting the first annual Images of Research! Open to all current Faculty of Education faculty, students and staff engaged in research, you are invited to showcase your research through a visible representation of the work you do. Grab your cameras, create some artwork, capture it in a photograph and submit your photos to our categories of individual or collaborative group. All submissions will be featured on our website and selected images will be showcased at the opening of the new Research Hub.
- Dissertation/Thesis Support Group (Available by Referral)
Are you a masters or PhD student writing a dissertation or thesis? Feeling blocked, stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated, or isolated? Common challenges during this period can include setbacks in the writing process, perfectionism and procrastination, difficulties with your supervisor, additional stress in relationships with family and friends, or self-doubt and anxiety about the future. This group will provide a safe and confidential space for graduate students writing a thesis or dissertation to share their experience and receive support from each other and the facilitator. It will focus on peer and emotional support, goal setting, and anxiety/stress management. Counsellor: Susan Brook
- Thesis Templates & Resources
Information on templates and resources for preparing and submitting your thesis.
- Ethics and Your Thesis
If your thesis involves any work with humans or animals, you are required to obtain Ethics Approval.
- Research Resource: in education journal
in education journal is a peer-reviewed, open access journal based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. The journal has been in existence since 1993, but published its first issue as an online journal in December of 2009
- Submit Your CV and Information to the Faculty of Education Online Research Assistant Pool
Complete the online form and submit your CV to be included within an online pool of Research Assistants within the Faculty of Education. Faculty members, who have research assistant opportunities, will be able to search through the CV's and information provided through the online form to contact you about the opportunity for an interview. Once you have completed the form (and perhaps improved some of your skills, or worked as an RA), you can update your information by simply resubmitting the form again. If you wish to be removed from the pool of potential Research Assistants, simply submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting removal.
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