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Monday, April 26, 2010

Liberal Arts Conference

International Conference on the Liberal Arts:

Confronting the Challenges

The Next 100 years of Liberal arts

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2010

St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB

An exceptional program!

Liberal Arts education has been challenged in recent years by neo-liberalism
and corporatization, cutbacks in public funding, changes in the student
population, and internationalization. Professors and administrators are
responding in diverse ways that include re-engagement with the values and
roles of the Liberal Arts, innovations in curriculum and pedagogical
approaches, creative and differential use of technology, and the practical
matters of winning public support and retaining students.

Keynote Speakers:

. Ronald Wright The Future of the Past: escaping the parochialism
of the present

. Henry Giroux Beyond Bailouts: Rethinking the Neoliberal
Subject Higher Education

. Dorothy Smith Thinking it Through - Retaining Critical Thinking
and Social Conscience

. Phil McShane Liberal Arts: the Heart of Future Science

4-Star accommodation (Delta Fredericton)

Registration Fee includes banquet, lunches and coffee breaks.

Early bird rates available and reduced fee for full-time students.

Over 55 excellent presentations / panel discussions, plus 4 Keynote
addresses <>


Saturday, April 17, 2010

MATCH International's Women's Film Festival

MATCH International's Women's Film Festival

On behalf of MATCH International, in partnership with St-Paul's University
Centre for Women and Christian Traditions, I would like to cordially
invite you
to attend our first International Women's Film Festival this spring from April
28th, 2010 to May 1st, 2010 at St-Paul's University in Ottawa.

Intended to enhance awareness surrounding the issues women face on an
international scale, critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries from
around the globe will be screened each night for four nights. We are
excited to
showcase the Sundance Film Festival's award winning documentary "The Greatest
Silence" Friday April 30th, 2010. Each evening will explore a new and
theme including; Women's Health, Women and War, Violence Against Women
and Women
Rights including Aboriginal Rights.

Come celebrate the opening night with our Master of Ceremony Ms. Karen
McCarthy on April 28th, 2010 at 5pm and enjoy some wine and cheese and
on the backdrop of the angelic voices of a local Celtic women's choir. A
riveting panel discussion exploring the ignited theme of Maternal
Health will be
featured on Friday Afternoon April 30th, 2010.

In honour of Canada's Aboriginal women, MATCH International will be offering
free screenings of "Little Caughnawada" and "The Stolen Sisters" on
Saturday May 1st, 2010.

Please join us as we honour women and explore the issues that are most
to them through a compelling series of documentaries, discussions and

Who: MATCH International Centre in partnership with the Centre for Women and
Christian Traditions

What: Women's International Film Festival - Featuring: Thought provoking
Intriguing Panel Discussions, Wine and Cheese, Informational Tables

When: April 28th to May 1st, 2010

Where: St-Paul's University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON,
K1S 1C4,

Tickets: $15.00 each or $50.00 for a Festival Pass. Tickets are available at
MATCH International 613-238-1312 ext.107

Africanist films include: Mrs. Goundo?s Daugther, The Greatest
Silence, and Poto
Mitan-Haitian Women.

For more information please visit our website at or
on our Facebook page listed under MATCH International.

Deadline Extension:: CASCA Women's Network Award; Prix du R=?iso-8859-1?Q?=C0=A9seau?= des femmes de la CASCA

Please note the extension to May 10.

SVP - veuillez notez la prolongation pour la date-limite au 10 mai.

Subject: CASCA Women's Network Award; Prix du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA

Please circulate.

(la version française suit)

CASCA Women's Network Award for Student Paper in Feminist Anthropology

Graduate students in Anthropology who will be presenting a paper at
the 2010 CASCA meetings in Montreal are invited to submit their papers
for consideration for the CASCA Women's Network Award for Student
Paper in Feminist Anthropology. This award has been established as
part of the events celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the CASCA
Women's Network in 2009, and will be presented for the first time in
2010. The goal of this award is it to encourage research into gender
and gender issues from a feminist perspective among emerging scholars
in Social/Cultural Anthropology in Canada. The successful recipient of
this award will have their paper submitted to the Canadian
anthropology journal Anthropologica.

Students should submit an abstract and paper to the CASCA Women's
Network Co-ordinator, Pauline McKenzie Aucoin (at:, for consideration by our award panel. In
order to be considered, students must be registered full-time in a
Graduate Program in Anthropology at a Canadian University or be within
one year of post-graduation. Papers must not exceed 10 pages in
length. Papers may be submitted in either French or English. Students
should indicate the university at which they are registered and their
current year in the program.

Pauline McKenzie Aucoin (CASCA Women?s Network Co-ordinator)
Christine Holmes (Past CASCA Women?s Network Co-ordinator)

Heather Howard (Committee Member)

Prix du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA récompensant l?article d?un
étudiant en anthropologie féministe

Les étudiants de maîtrise en anthropologie souhaitant présenter un
article aux rencontres 2010 de la CASCA, à Montréal, sont invités à le
faire dans le cadre du Prix du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA
récompensant l?article d?un étudiant en anthropologie féministe.
Établi en 2009 dans le cadre des évènements de célébration du 25e
anniversaire du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA, ce prix connaîtra sa
première édition en 2010. Son objectif est d?encourager la recherche
dans les domaines du genre et des questions liées au genre dans une

féministe chez les chercheurs émergents en anthropologie sociale et
culturelle au Canada.

Les étudiant(e)s intéressés doivent soumettre leur article accompagné
d?un résumé à la coordonnatrice du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA,
Pauline McKenzie Aucoin (, pour examen par
notre jury. Pour que leur candidature soit valable, les étudiants
doivent être inscrits à plein temps au programme de maîtrise d?une
université canadienne, ou être à moins d?une année de l?obtention d?un
diplôme supérieur. Leur longueur ne doit pas excéder 10 pages; ils
peuvent être rédigés en français ou en anglais. Les candidat(e)s
doivent mentionner à quelle université ils(elles) sont inscrit(e)s, et
en quelle année du programme. L?article lauréat sera publié dans la
revue canadienne d?anthropologie Anthropologica.

Meilleures salutations,

Pauline McKenzie Aucoin (coordonnatrice du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA)
Christine Holmes (Ancienne coordonnatrice du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA)

Heather Howard (Membre du Comité)

University of Waterloo -- Assistant Professor -- 2 year Appointment

University of Waterloo -- Assistant Professor: 2-year Term Appointment

Position: Assistant Professor ? Definite Term Position
University: University of Waterloo
Department: Anthropology

University of Waterloo ? The Department of Anthropology invites
applications for a 2-year definite term appointment at the rank of
Assistant Professor, commencing September 1, 2010.

The candidate should be prepared to teach courses in indigenous
peoples in Canada and elsewhere, religion and spirituality, and other
topics in cultural anthropology.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in cultural
anthropology, teaching experience, and an ongoing research program.
The department has a flourishing undergraduate program and a joint
M.A. Program in Public Issues Anthropology with the University of
Guelph and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to
the graduate program. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and

Please send curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for
three referees, evidence of teaching quality and a sample paper or
publication to:

Professor Harriet Lyons, Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from
spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and copied to our
departmental administrator, Allyson Rowat ( This
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enabled to view it ). Please visit our website for more information
about the Department at

The closing date for receipt of applications is June 5, 2010.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The
University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified
individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native
peoples and persons with disabilities.

Friday, April 16, 2010

upcoming public lectures by Terry Tobias

Aboriginal use-and-occupancy research specialist, Terry Tobias, will
be giving public lectures in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, and St. John's
during the period 19-26 April. Tobias is the author of CHIEF KERRY'S
MOOSE (2000) and the recently released LIVING PROOF: THE ESSENTIAL
(2009). Tobias' map biography methods constitute best practices and
are in great demand in the context of "Traditional Use Studies,"
"Native Values Mapping," and other resource co-management research

Here's the details on the lectures:

Winnipeg. Monday, 19th April, 7:30 pm, Robert B. Schultz Lecture
Theatre, Rm 172, St. John's College, University of Manitoba.

Thunder Bay. Wednesday, 21 April, 7:00 pm, ATAC Building, Rm 1003,
Lakehead University

St. John's. Monday, 26 April, 7:00 pm, Arts & Administration Annex, Rm
A1043, Memorial University

For more information, contact Peter Armitage at

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

June, 2, 2010 - Reframing the Issues: Emerging Questions for M=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9tis,?= non-status Indian and urban Aboriginal Policy Research

Reframing the Issues: Emerging Questions for Métis, non-status Indian
and urban Aboriginal Policy Research

79th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
ConcordiaUniversity, Montreal, Quebec
Wednesday, June 2nd
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
HallBuilding, Room 767-00

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty
of Native Studies, University of Alberta and the Office of the Federal
Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians will jointly host an event
in conjunction with the 79th annual Congress of the Humanities and
Social Sciences in Montreal on June 2nd, 2010.

The full-day event is devoted to dialogue on the current state of
policy research on Métis, Non-Status and urban Aboriginal people.
Presentations will feature prominent scholars in the field and will be
followed by a discussion among academics, policy makers and community
representatives. The event will launch the new journal, aboriginal
policy studies published out of the Department of Native Studies at the
University of Alberta, set to release its inaugural issue in the fall of

A reception will follow.


Fred Caron Q.C., Assistant Deputy Minister, OFI
Ellen Gabriel ? Moderator

Statistics - Mary Jane Norris, Consultant and Stewart Clatworthy, Four
Directions Consulting
Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study - Ginger Gosnell-Myers and Michael
Adams, Environics
Aboriginal Policy - Katherine Graham and Frances Abele, Carleton
Identity - Evelyn Peters, University of Saskatchewan
Role of Institutions - David Newhouse, Trent University
Role of Law - Ian Peach, Consultant
Housing - Jino Distasio, University of Winnipeg
Women?s Issues - Carole Lévesque, INRS University of Quebec
Academic Funding Policy - Mike Evans, UBC-Okanagan
Economic Development - Charles Horn, Consultant (UVic PhD Student)
Self-Government - Yale Belanger, University of Lethbridge

There is no cost for community members.

For more details please contact Dr. Chris Andersen, University of
Alberta at chris.andersen@ualberta.caregarding the event, or Jessica
Harrington at jharrington@fedcan.caregarding Congress registration.

Job at Trent University

Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology at Trent University invites applications
for a nine month limited term appointment (half time appointment) in
Sociocultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The
position is based at the Peterborough campus and starts on August 15,
2010. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (preferred) or ABD in Sociocultural
Anthropology, and have a record of sociocultural research and
publication, and have relevant teaching experience. Successful
candidates will be expected to teach courses such as: ANTH 1020H (FA) ?
An Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology?; ANTH 3820H (FA)?Culture
and Food?; and ANTH 4830H ? Food production in moral economies?.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, their current
curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three
referees. All application materials must be sent by May 1, 2010 to:

Dr. John Topic, Chair

Department of Anthropology

Trent University

1600 West Bank Drive

Peterborough ON K9J 7B8

Detailed information about the department and its faculty is available
at our website:

Trent University is an employment equity employer, and especially
invites applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities
and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged
to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given

Friday, April 9, 2010

contract teaching positions at Wilfrid Laurier University


The Department of Anthropology, Wilfrid Laurier University, invites
applications to teach the following courses which will be offered on
the Waterloo Campus in the 2010 - 2011 academic year.

AN202 Foundations of Anthropological Thought 0.5 This course surveys
various approaches to anthropological thought in order to enable
students to identify continuities in a shared conceptual core. Taking
the key ideas of evolution, culture, function, structure, and
relativism as its focus, this course engages students in central
debates within anthropology that are at the foundation of thinking in
the discipline. The content of this course complements the examination
of contemporary ideas in AN200. AN202 is a required course.

Fall 2010 TR 4:00 - 5:20 pm 1 Sept. - 31 Dec. Enrolment limit: 45
Total classroom hours: 36 (three per week) plus office hours Stipend:
$6,701 Note that successful candidate must consult with instructor of
AN200 to coordinate course content.

AN326 Culture as Performance 0.5 Culture is a dynamic, expressive
process that helps people define who they are as individuals and as
collectivities. Symbolic events, festivals and rituals, as well as the
everyday will be studied as sites of enactment of our human cultural
drama. Winter 2011 TR 1:00 - 2:20 pm 1 Jan. - 30 April Enrolment
limit: 35 Total classroom hours: 36 (three per week) plus office hours
Stipend: $6,701

The successful candidate must have a Phd or be ABD in Anthropology or
cognate discipline. Please submit a cover letter which describes
teaching experience, research and suitability for position, CV, a
two-page summary of the course plan with key topics and sample
readings (or complete syllabus if course previously taught), teaching
evaluations, and names and contact information only for two referees
(department will contact them directly). Applications must be
delivered by Monday, 26 April at noon to Dr. Anne Brydon, Chair,
Department of Anthropology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
Ontario N2L 3C5. Inquiries only:

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values
diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all
genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal
persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority. Members of the designated groups wishing to be
considered for employment equity must self-identify, in confidence, to
the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Mary-Louise Byrne.

All course offerings are contingent upon adequate student registration
and subject to budgetary approval. Appointments are in accordance with
the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement and the
Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association is the exclusive
bargaining agent.

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