[Call for Proposals]: Regional Events 2018 – 2019 // [Appel de propositions ]: évènements régionaux 2018 – 2019, CASID

Call for Proposals – Regional Events 2018 – 2019
The overall purpose of this initiative is to engage with the CASID and broader IDS community to provide opportunities for learning and professional development that bring students, scholars and practitioners together around current issues and themes in international development, in connection with the CASID-CCIC Next Generation program. This year CASID aims to support at least eight student-led regional events across Canada.

This call for proposals is for events that will take place before the end of August 2019, including, but not limited to, those to be held during International Development Week in February. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2018. A panel of the CASID Executive Committee will assess the proposals on the basis of the criteria below. Selected proposals will qualify for up to $1,000 of funding from CASID, to cover logistics costs, travel and/or external speaker fees. Funding will be disbursed after the event upon submission of original receipts and fulfillment of the reporting requirements. Alternative arrangements may be considered. It is hoped that the event organizers will make every effort to contribute their own funds through other sources.

Events should be considered a CASID initiative and should promote CASID’s profile
One or more event organizers should be members in good standing of CASID.

Events should be inclusive and collaborative
The purpose of this fund is to encourage collaboration among academics, practitioners and policy makers. Successful applications will prioritize this aim. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply. It is important to indicate what level and number of students and faculty will be involved.

Events should be feasible and interesting
Topics should be timely and clearly relevant to international development studies. Proposals should include a plan of activities, speakers, and a budget that is feasible and realistic


Proposals should be 1-2 pages long, indicating title, location, rationale, objectives, and demonstrating the above criteria. Applications should include a plan for an evaluation of the event. CASID will work with successful applicants to ensure that the evaluation plan meets our requirements. Successful applicants will be required to submit a technical and narrative report to CASID after the event. CASID encourages applications from universities that have not previously received a grant. Notification of a funding decision will be made by December 18, 2018. Please forward your questions, comments, and applications by email to the Regional Event Coordinator at: admin@casid-acedi.ca.

Appel de propositions — évènements régionaux 2018 – 2019

L’objectif principal de cette initiative est d’entamer un dialogue entre l’ACÉDI et la communauté élargie des ÉDI, afin de créer des occasions d’apprentissage et de perfectionnement professionnel qui réunissent les étudiants, les spécialistes et les praticiens autour d’enjeux courants sur le thème du développement international.

Le programme Prochaine génération a pour objectif de créer des conditions favorables à une collaboration accrue et plus soutenue entre la société civile et les universitaires. Cette année, l’ACÉDI souhaite appuyer au moins huit évènements, pilotés par des étudiants, dans l’ensemble du Canada.

Cet appel de propositions  touche aux évènements qui auront lieu avant la fin d’août 2018, y compris, sans s’y limiter, les activités liées à la Semaine du développement international en février. La date limite pour soumettre une proposition est le 30 novembre 2018. Un panel formé du comité de direction de l’ACÉDI évaluera les propositions en utilisant les critères énumérés ci-dessous. Les propositions retenues pourront recevoir jusqu’à 1000 $ en financement de l’ACÉDI pour couvrir les coûts liés à la logistique, aux déplacements ou aux honoraires des conférenciers.

Les fonds seront versés après l’évènement sur présentation de reçus originaux. Les exigences relatives aux rapports financiers devront également être respectées. D’autres arrangements pourront aussi être considérés. Il est souhaitable que les organisateurs de l’évènement apportent une contribution financière, provenant d’autres sources, à leur activité.

Les évènements seront considérés comme des initiatives de l’ACÉDI et doivent contribuer à sa visibilité
Au moins un des organisateurs doit être un membre en règle de l’ACÉDI

Les évènements devront favoriser l’inclusion et la collaboration  
Ce fonds vise à encourager la collaboration entre les universitaires, les praticiens et les responsables des politiques. Les demandes retenues seront celles qui répondent à cet objectif. Les étudiants du premier cycle et des cycles supérieurs peuvent soumettre une proposition. Il est important d’indiquer le nombre d’étudiants et de professeurs qui participeront à l’évènement.

L’évènement doit être réalisable et intéressant 
Le sujet doit être opportun et pertinent aux études en développement international. Les propositions doivent soumettre un plan des activités, une liste de conférenciers ainsi qu’un budget viable et réaliste.

Les propositions doivent faire 1 à 2 pages. Vous devez indiquer le titre, l’endroit, la justification, les objectifs et faire le lien avec les critères ci-haut mentionnés. Après l’évènement, les auteurs des demandes retenues devront présenter un rapport technique et narratif à l’ACÉDI. Nous encourageons les propositions d’universités ou d’organismes qui n’ont jamais reçu de financement de l’ACÉDI.  Afin d’annoncer les propositions retenues, un avis sera envoyé avant le 18 décembre 2018. Nous vous prions d’envoyer vos demandes, questions et commentaires par courriel au coordinateur des évènements régionaux à l’adresse suivante : admin@casid-acedi.ca

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[AWARD]: Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards will celebrate outstanding innovators and innovations that are helping Commonwealth countries and their people achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advance the values in the Commonwealth Charter that commit Commonwealth countries to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and prosperity.

Key Objectives

  • Recognise innovations that are advancing sustainable development in Commonwealth countries in line with the Commonwealth Charter and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Highlight the innovative potential across the Commonwealth;
  • Inspire the next generation of Commonwealth innovators.


Scope

  • The award-winning innovations must reaffirm the core values and principles of the Commonwealth as declared in the Commonwealth Charter
  • There will be three award winners for innovations in each of the five categories:
    1. Improve the well-being (i.e. health, education, human rights etc.) of Commonwealth PEOPLE
    2. Improve PROSPERITY (i.e. economic development, trade, etc.) in the Commonwealth
    3. Promote PEACE and justice in the Commonwealth
    4. Protect the PLANET and the natural environment in the Commonwealth
    5. and promote PARTNERSHIPS for sustainable development in the Commonwealth
  • The winners will be chosen for the impact or potential of their innovations to advance one or more of the 17 SDGs in Commonwealth countries.

 

Awards will be decided on the basis of:

  • Level of impact or demonstrable potential of innovation;
  • Fresh approaches to problem-solving;
  • Quality of achievement so far;
  • Quality of the evidence provided;
  • Impact or potential impact of innovation on achievement of SDGs in Commonwealth countries


Entry Criteria

  • Entrants must be:
  • Commonwealth citizens (female and young Commonwealth innovators are especially encouraged to apply)
  • Government ministries / departments / public sector agencies in Commonwealth countries
  • Social or voluntary sector enterprises in Commonwealth countries
  • Private sector enterprises based in any Commonwealth country
  • The nominated innovations focusing on the SDGs must be supported with evidence that they are taking place in a Commonwealth country.
  • Nominees must have been engaged in developing their innovations for more than 12 months, either in a professional or voluntary capacity.
  • Award winners must agree to take part in Commonwealth-supported activities and initiatives.


Nomination Process

The nomination process will be via an online platform only. Self-nomination is permitted. Each nominee can enter submissions for up to two of the five categories. Please click on the link below for details.


Deadline for nominations

31 December 2018


Selection Process

An independent Judges’ Panel will oversee the selection process. The 15 winners will each receive a trophy, a certificate and prize money of £2000.

 

LINK: http://cominnowealth.org/the-commonwealth-innovation-awards/

[CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS]: Rising Up: A Graduate Students Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies

Rising Up: A Graduate Students Conference
March 15th- 16th, 2019
University of Manitoba

 

Rising Up: A Graduate Students Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies is an international gathering held annually. Rising Up attracts scholars in all forms of Indigenous research with approximately 90 representatives from around the world to showcase their work.

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 15th and 16th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Rising Up 2019 will focus on Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Research.

What: Conference: Rising Up: A Graduate Student Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies.
When: March 15th-16th, 2019
Where: University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus 220-224 UMSU University Centre

This is a free event, open to all.

Submission of abstracts
The deadline for abstract submissions is currently January 9th, 2019 and can be sent online via 
http://www.risingup.online

Title: 120 character limit
Abstract: 250 words
Include: Authors first and last name, University, program or department, and email address
Acceptance
Abstracts will be accepted online, reviewed and notification provided on a rolling basis. Submissions should include a 4-5 sentence bio of author with a preferred photograph for publication.
NSGSA invites its network to share the call for abstracts and the information about the Conference to all of those interested in contributing to this year event.

 

Kishchee tey mo’yawn aen li Michif wi’yawn (Proud to be Métis)
Laura Forsythe
Native Studies Graduate Student Association
General Conference Chair
University of Manitoba

[FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES]: Travel and Media Awards

TWO FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE KIMBERLEY FOUNDATION
 
 
It is with great pleasure that I announce the return of two funding opportunities that might be of interest to your colleagues and students: one for Graduate level students – the Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship, and one for students of any level, the Focus! Climate Change Short Form Video and Digital Media Competition.  A brief overview of each is provided below. We would be sincerely grateful if you would be willing to share this announcement broadly to interested students and colleagues in the Faculty of Environment at University of Waterloo.
 
The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship is designed to commemorate the life work and contributions to the fields of Geosciences, Climate Change, and Mathematics in Canada by Dr. Hugh C. Morris. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Chair of the Canadian Global Change Program and Recipient of the J. Willis Ambrose Gold Medal for leadership by the Geological Association of Canada, to name just a few of his many achievements. This Fellowship, valued at $40,000 Cdn, is open to any graduate student studying in Canada who is working in a field related to earth, geosciences, environment, energy, water, climate change, social impact or design sciences related to these areas, and is designed to provide a unique experiential travel program designed by the student. Learn about the fellowship journeys already supported and currently unfolding for existing fellows Neil Fernandes (Queen’s University), Theron Finley (University of Alberta), and Kaj Sullivan (Queen’s University). Full details can be found at the Kimberley Foundation at https://kimberley-foundation.org/hugh-morris-fellowship/. Application forms are available on our website. The deadline for receipt of online applications is 4:30 pm PST on January 14, 2019.
The second initiative – the Focus! Climate Change Short Form Video and Digital Media Competition- might also be of interest to some of your students who like to express themselves in creative manners. Open to all students at all levels studying at a post-secondary institution in Canada, the contest invites students to use their imagination and video-making skills, to make a short film about climate change. See the extraordinary winning films produced last year by Natalie Baird (University of Manitoba) and Olivia Seneshen (Capilano University). Full details are available on our website at https://kimberley-foundation.org/focus-main-page/.  Fantastic prizes can be won ($7,500 for 1st prize, $5,000 for 2nd prize) as well as a trip to the public screening of the winning films.  We hope some of your students might be inspired to enter. The deadline for video entries is 4:30 pm PST March 4, 2019. 
 
For your information, the Kimberley Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit organization registered in the Province of British Columbia whose aim to is to support unique, self-directed learning experiences that will help change the world. 
 
I would be happy to answer any questions you might have or provide you with any additional information.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Sue E. Roppel
Chair, Board of Directors
Kimberley Foundation
Tel: 604-787-8843

[WEBALOGUE]: The ECHO Network: Update on regional case activity

The next webalogue will be on Wednesday, Oct 17th from 12:30-2:00pm PDT

The topic will be: The ECHO Network: Update on regional case activity

This webalogue will provide an overview of the ECHO Network’s four regional cases spread across Canada. The ECHO Network is a 5-year research program, funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant, focused on working together across sectors to take notice of- and respond to- the influence of resource development on health and well-being, with specific emphasis on rural, remote and Indigenous communities and environments. The project brings together university researchers and local knowledge-users who have identified a need to better understand and respond to the health, environment and community impacts of resource development. Representatives from each case will provide a glimpse into how they are responding to the influence of resource development on health and well-being in their respective contexts.

Our contributors will be:

  • Céline Surette, Ph.D. Professeure agrégée, Département de chimie et de biochimie
    Faculté des Sciences, Université de Moncton- ECHO Network Principal Applicant
  • Anne Faure, Ph.D. Stagiaire postdoctorante, Université de Moncton- ECHO Network Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Sarah Skinner, Watershed Planning Coordinator, Battle River Watershed Alliance- ECHO Network Knowledge User/Regional Case Coordinator
  • Jordan Brubacher– ECHO Network Research Assistant (First Nations Health Authority case)
  • Shayna Dolan– ECHO Network Research Assistant (Northern BC-CIRC regional case)

 
You can REGISTER for this webalogue by clicking HERE
Have a great topic/idea for a webalogue? We’d love to hear about it. Email: stefan.iwasawa@viu.ca

For more information on this event, past and future webalogues please visit: http://ecohealthkta.net/

Kindest Regards,
Stefan Iwasawa
Coordinator, Ecohealth in Action Webalogue Series Western Node, CoPEH-Canada

[CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS]: 2019 Healthy Parks, Healthy People Forum, Due Nov 1

2019 Healthy Parks, Healthy People Forum: Call for Submissions
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the 2019 Healthy Parks, Healthy People Forum<https://www.cpha.ca/healthy-parks-healthy-people-forum>. The Forum will bring together parks and recreation professionals, health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students, trainees and community members to share the latest research, best practices, and progressive policies related to the human health and well-being benefits of nature. This includes both direct contact with nature and a healthy environment. The two-day forum will feature a variety of peer-reviewed sessions generated through the Call for Submissions<https://www.cpha.ca/healthy-parks-healthy-people-forum#hphpsubmissions>.

*   Deadline for submissions<https://www.cpha.ca/healthy-parks-healthy-people-forum#hphpsubmissions>: Thursday 1 November 2018

Forum sur la santé des parcs santé des populations 2019 : Appel de soumissions
L’ACSP est heureuse de lancer une demande de propositions pour le Forum sur la santé des parcs santé des populations 2019<https://www.cpha.ca/fr/forum-sur-la-sante-des-parcs-sante-des-populations>. Lors du Forum,  des professionnels des parcs et loisirs, des professionnels de la santé, des chercheurs, des responsables des politiques, des universitaires, des étudiants, des stagiaires et des membres de la communauté partageront les études les plus récentes, des pratiques exemplaires et des politiques progressistes portant sur les bienfaits de la nature pour la santé et le bien-être humains. Ces bienfaits peuvent découler des contacts directs avec la nature ou avec un environnement sain. Les séances de ce forum de deux jours seront évaluées par des pairs et choisies en fonction des réponses à notre appel à soumissions<https://www.cpha.ca/fr/forum-sur-la-sante-des-parcs-sante-des-populations#hphpsoumissions>.

*   Date limite de soumission des présentations <https://www.cpha.ca/fr/forum-sur-la-sante-des-parcs-sante-des-populations#hphpsoumissions> : le jeudi 1er novembre 2018

Please join in the forum if you can, consider a submission… and circulate through your networks!
Looking forward to connecting with you in Ottawa this May 2019!
Warmly,
Sonya

Sonya Jakubec, RN, BHScN, MN, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery (Y266)
Director, Centre for Child Wellbeing (U267C)
Faculty of Health, Community and Education,
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB, T3E 6K6, Canada
phone: 403 440 5075 (o) 403 200 4681 (c)
email: sjakubec@mtroyal.ca
<mailto:sjakubec@mtroyal.ca>

[JOB]: Epidemiologists for Federal Government

I am interested in hiring one or two PhD epidemiologists, who could work in human population health for the federal government.

 The beginnings of the description are attached. Once the system “posts” the job, it is usually only visible for 2 weeks. The posting may happen in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, I would like any potential candidates in Health Management to have an idea that this is coming.

[GRANT]:BiodivERsA with European Partners

2018-2019 Joint Call

 

BiodivERsA is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018-2019 Call on the theme

“BIODIVERSITY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ANIMAL, HUMAN AND PLANT HEALTH”

 

17 funding organisations from 12 countries are joining this call and have provisionally reserved 10 to 12 million Euros for this call:

Austria, Belgium (including specific participation of Wallonia and Flanders), Bulgaria, Estonia#, France (including specific participation of Région Guadeloupe** and Région Réunion#), Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania#, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

# Participation pending final decision (please click here for an updated list of participating countries and regions)

** Region Guadeloupe may allow the participation of teams from the Caribbean basin

 

SCOPE OF THE CALL

This call aims at supporting transnational research projects jointly addressing issues at the nexus of biodiversity and animal, human and/ or plant health (see figure below) across the different relevant spatial, and temporal scales in an effort to support evidence-based decision-making. Projects addressing only biodiversity issues or only health issues will not be considered within the scope of the call.

The Call addresses the following major themes:

  • Relationship between biological diversity and animal, human and/or plant health: effects and underlying mechanisms
  • Understanding and predicting the integrated effects of global change factors on biodiversity-related health issues
  • Valuing/qualifying biodiversity benefits to animal, human and plant health, and promoting health-friendly biodiversity status as well as biodiversity-based health status

In addition, the intention is also to fund proposals specifically focusing on biodiversity-health relations in European overseas (for areas eligible to this call). In this case, applicants have to address the above-mentioned theme(s), but including a European overseas dimension in term of the issues addressed, models/systems/areas covered, and stakeholders considered in their project. The objective here is that projects would involve research teams from both ORs and OCTs and mainland.

 

TYPE OF RESEARCH FUNDED

This call will include two actions, supporting two different types of research projects:

  • Action A will support collaborative research projects, gathering different research teams generating new knowledge in particular based on the production of new primary data ;
  • Action B will support research synthesis projects, gathering individuals forming a working group which perform research and answer research questions using existing data sets. These research projects will not collect or produce new primary data; the core activity of these projects being synthesizing and/or analysing existing datasets (synthesizing concepts and ideas is also eligible). Note that these projects differ from systematic reviews or knowledge synthesis which are based on a synthesis of publications and reports.

!! Please note that Funding Organisations can participate in Action A or B only, or both. Please check in which Action your Funding Organisation is involved here !! 

ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA

Scientific teams are invited to form transnational research consortia comprising:

  • FOR ACTION Aresearch partners from minimum 3 countries participating in Action  A;
  • FOR ACTION Bresearchers from minimum 5 countries participating in Action B.

 

 

LOOKING FOR A PARTNER OR A PROJECT TO JOIN?

If you are looking for a Research Partner for your Project or for a Project to join, you can use the BiodivERsA Partner Search Tool.

Submit there a partner or project search form, and easily look at the forms submitted thanks to an easy-to-use search function.

 

 

Proposals will be evaluated according to criteria of scientific excellence and policy relevance and societal impact (which includes stakeholder engagement).

For more information on the objectives and possible approaches for stakeholder engagement in research projects, please check the BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook and the new BiodivERsA Guide on Policy relevance of research

> The BiodivERsA Guide on policy Relevance will be available on Oct. 8th. You can register here if you want to receive a copy <

 

two-step process will apply, with a mandatory submission of pre-proposals at the first step and submission of full proposals at the second step. Pre-proposals and full proposals (to be written in English) must be submitted electronically with the Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS). The link to the EPSS will be available on the BiodivERsA website.

 

Please note that the individual Partner or Group Member in a project must comply with the eligibility criteria and rules of their funding organisation. Please consult these rules and contact your Funding organisation Contact Points (FCP) to check your eligibility before submitting a proposal.

!! We draw your attention on the fact that compliance to funding organisation eligibility rules is mandatory – proposals that do not meet these criteria will be declined without further review !!

 

SCHEDULE OF THE CALL

  • Release date of the call: Monday 01 October 2018
  • Deadline for submission of pre-proposals  (mandatory): 16 November 2018, 16:00 CET (local time in Brussels)
  • Deadline for submission of full-proposals: between early February and mid-March 2019 (depending of the number of received pre-proposals)

 

MORE INFORMATION 

 

INTERESTED IN THIS CALL?

Join one of the BiodivERsA webinars to learn more about the call and better understand the scope of the call, the main expectations towards applicants, and the terms and conditions for participating in the call.

Two webinar sessions will be organized:

1)     On 2 October 2018, from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST (local time in Paris) – Please register before 2 October, 10:00 CEST

2)     On 11 October 2018, from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST (local time in Paris) – Please register before 11 October, 10:00 CEST

Please register HERE.

For more information about the webinars, click here. 

You will find there the complete announcement of opportunity (including detailed research priorities for the call), detailed rules and procedures of the call including evaluation  criteria and the template of pre-proposal and full proposal forms.

  • For general information on the call, please contact the relevant Call Secretariat:

Turgut ORMAN, turgut.orman@tarim.gov.tr

& Claire BLERY, claire.blery@fondationbiodiversite.fr

 

LINK: https://www.biodiversa.org/1481

[MSc OPPORTUNITY]: Inuit Health Research

Thesis-based Master-level Student Opportunity for Inuit Health Research

A CIHR-funded research team using Inuit traditional knowledge to identify Inuit health indicators for a prospective Wellness Court in Nunavut is seeking a student to undertake a Master-level thesis-based degree in a subject area related to the project. The degree will be in Public Health or Rehabilitation Science and will be undertaken at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

If the successful candidate chooses to undertake an MSc in Public Health, the student will be admitted into the program in January or September 2019. A January 2019 start date is preferred. For information about admissions to the School of Public Health see here: https://www.ualberta.ca/publichealth/programs/admissions and for the Msc program see here: https://www.ualberta.ca/publichealth/programs/msc-programs

Meanwhile, if the successful candidate chooses to pursue an MSc in Rehabilitation Science, the student will be admitted into the program in May or September 2019. A May 2019 start date is preferred. For information about admissions to the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine see here

https://www.ualberta.ca/rehabilitation/programs/msc-in-rehabilitation-science

A funding package will be offered to the successful candidate for up to 2 years. The successful candidate will also be expected to apply for external funding.

For more information, please contact Dr. Priscilla Ferrazzi, Primary Investigator at ferrazzi@ualberta.ca.

 

Final – Master-level Student Recruitment Ad

[JOB]: Knowledge Mobilization/Research Officer positions (two)

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) in Waterloo has two Knowledge Mobilization/Research Officer positions available. Please see attached job description for details and instructions on how to apply.
Please pass it along to anyone you know that may be interested.
Thank you,
-Lora
 
Lora Bruyn Martin, MASc
Innovation Integration Lead | Schlegel Villages Support Office (secondment)
325 Max Becker Drive Kitchener ON N2E 4H5
lbruynmartin@uwaterloo.ca  |  c. 519-998-3696
The Research Institute for Aging (RIA) acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The RIA is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.