Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) with exciting award opportunities made possible by the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.The deadline to submit nominations and/or applications is January 31, 2018.Call for Nominations – 2018 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern ResearchWe are now accepting nominations for the Weston Family Prize, which celebrates extraordinary and inspiring individuals who have devoted their career to natural science research and have demonstrated leadership and mentorship in the Canadian North.The award includes a prize of $50,000 cash and over $50,000 to support a postdoctoral fellow of the recipient’s choice.Full details on our website.The W. Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research and Northern Archaeological ResearchApplications for the W. Garfield Weston Awards are now being accepted.Awards are available to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students (PhD and Masters) in northern science and northern archaeology whose research includes a fieldwork component. Curious to see if your research is considered “northern”? Have a look at our Northern Boundary Map.Full details on our website.
Just a friendly reminder that the next CoPEH-Can webalogue will be taking place on Wednesday Nov 22nd from 12:30-2:00pm PDT
Our topic will be: From Backyard to Mountain Meadow: Exploring the Spiritual and Cultural Dimensions of Ecohealth
In his talk “Recovering the sacred in a broken place” Dr. Daniel Coleman will be looking at what would it mean to recover the sacred in a broken place such as the city of Hamilton, Ontario, where he lives, with its centuries of pollution and neglect? How might a desecrated land, a disrespected land, regain a sense of being “holy land”? “Holy” is a tricky word that can get us sidetracked with images of piety and self-righteousness, but it’s an important word for us to reconsider, because its root is the word for “hale”—meaning whole and healthy. So how might we regain a sense of the holy—this cosmic wholeness and health—in disrespected places and among their inhabitants, so that we can participate in the restoration of a holy, healthy land?
In her talk “Pilgrimage, sanctuary, and the place of parks and natural places in palliative care” Dr. Sonya Jakubec will focus on stories and lessons learned from research about parks experiences for people at end of life and experiencing palliative care. This talk will highlight accounts of pilgrimage and sanctuary – and the ways parks and nature teach us to grieve. Working in collaboration across health and parks sectors also pointed the way for an important professional practice pilgrimage – one returning palliative care back to social, public and natural places.
Our contributors will be:
Dr. Daniel Coleman is a settler scholar who lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and teaches at McMaster University where he studies and writes about Canadian Literature, whiteness, the literatures of Indigeneity and diaspora, and the cultural politics of reading. He has published numerous academic and creative non-fiction books as an author and as an editor. He is co-director, with his colleague Dr. Lorraine York, of McMaster’s Centre for Community-Engaged Narrative Arts.
Dr. Sonya L. Jakubec is a Registered Nurse, and an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Her research is concerned with the interconnection of supportive environments and wellbeing across the lifespan
Moderator: Mary-Jane Yates, Program Lead, MPH, Health Promotion, School of Public Health
A session co-convened by CoPEH-Canada and EDGE (Ecological Determinants Group on Education)
Job Posting: Epidemiologist
Office location: Fraser Health, BC
Please find attached a new position at the Wadsworth Center that may be relevant to you or your students. Please pass along to anyone who may be interested.
IAEH Webinar Series
The Global Virome Project
The Global Virome Project is an ambitious proposal to discover the majority of the world’s potential zoonoses before they spillover into humans by sampling and testing their mammalian and waterfowl host. In this webinar, we will discuss the rationale, mission, proof of concept, and strategy for the Global Virome Project.
This webinar is at 12pm Eastern Time (New York). For further time zone conversions, please use the time zone converter at this link: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html
Nature Canada, in partnership with Changing the Conversation, launched Biodiversity Conversations: How important are the common loon and polar bears to Canadians? earlier this fall. This 4-part, real-time virtual conversation series explores biodiversity conservation in Canada with expert panelists from Nature Canada’s Women for Nature initiative.
This 2nd conversation, moderated by Professor Ann Dale, will use the Monarch Butterfly to illuminate the local to global interdependencies of biodiversity conservation. We hope to reveal the dynamic interconnections and the need for global governance systems essential to protecting critical habitats and migratory paths. Biodiversity, like climate change, does not respect political borders and requires a broader systems approach for its conservation.
To learn more about biodiversity, check out our resource library.
Date & Time
Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT /
10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT, to learn about biodiversity conservation.
Click here to join this e-Dialogue on Changing the Conversation.
Who Is Participating?
Professor Ann Dale, Co-Chair, Women for Nature
Dr. Valerie Behan-Pelletier, Women for Nature e-Panelist; Honorary Research Associate, Invertebrate Biodiversity Program at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Holly Clermont, Doctoral Candidate, Royal Roads University
Michelle Corsi, Veterinary Science Assistant and H&S Lead, The Marine Mammal Center, San Francisco
Eleanor Fast, Women for Nature e-Panelist; former Executive Director, Nature Canada
Sharolyn Mathieu Vettese, Women for Nature e-Panelist; President, SMV Energy Solutions; President and Inventor, Wind Simplicity Inc.; environmentalist
Laren Stadelman, Women for Nature e-Panelist; Management Consultant for not-for-profit and public sector clients; environmentalist
Click here to learn more about our expert panelists.
Job Posting: Health Preparedness Response Advisor
Office location: USA-New York, NY – HQ
The Infection Prevention and Control Program is looking for a Hand Hygiene Coordinator who is accountable for and acts as the key resource person to provide coordination, organization, data collection, and support for the hospital’s hand hygiene program. Plans, develops, organizes and coordinates the operation of activities/events and communications as required. Responsible for maintaining professional relationships within SickKids as well as with external affiliates and organizations.
For full listing and job description, follow these instructions:
- Click this link: http://www.sickkids.ca/CareersVolunteering/careers/index.html
- Search for job posting “Hand Hygiene Coordinator – 8411”
The deadline to apply is fast approaching: November 17, 2017.