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IMN-PN Newsletter September 1, 2020 Edition

IMN-PN Updates

COVID-19 UPDATES

  • The IMN-PN has created a Response & Resource page on our website. To learn more about current updates at each partner institution, as well as resources for students and community, please visit uvic.ca/imnpn
  • Across Canada, many institutions are suspending all research activities involving direct contact between humans. Please follow the directive of your institution and pause all face-to-face research activities for the time being. Please check with your institution before using online platforms for data collection
  • To support the measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, please join us in following federal and provincial government recommendations and adhering to the advice provided by the WHO (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public).
  • We are thinking of you - please stay safe and healthy

LOOKING TO CONNECT TO A MENTOR?

  • If you are looking to connect to a mentor please join our monthly meet-ups at each network site. These are open to all our mentors and mentees! Our Graduate Peer Mentors want to meet you! If you are looking to specifically engage with someone please look at the online directory, and we can either connect you via email or you are welcome to email anyone that is online yourself. To have a facilitated connection please email: imnpn@uvic.ca

IMN-PN CURRENT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

  • We have several placements available and these opportunities can be applied to throughout the year. Please visit: uvic.ca/imnpn

IMN-PN CALL FOR RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

  • Do you or your organization have any upcoming priority wellness-related research projects for which you require the assistance of an Indigenous research assistant/ student intern?
  • We are looking for opportunities for students! One of the funding opportunities available is the Research Experience Award, which provides $1,000-$2,000 (depending on level of study) to Indigenous students proposing to undertake a wellness-related research project initiated by and of interest to an Indigenous community or organization. These projects may involve, for instance, assisting with a community-level knowledge translation event, land-based research activity, community research engagement meeting, environmental scan or literature review. These research experiences are overseen by academic and community or organizational Mentors, who will provide guidance, supervision and mentorship to the Mentees.
  • If you are interested in hosting, supervising or mentoring a Mentee, please email: imnpn@uvic.ca. We would be happy to advertise any placements through our network!
  • The Research Experience Award will now be available on a rolling basis!

IMN-PN REGISTRATION SURVEY

TRAINING & EVENTs

Indigenous Graduate Student Socials

IMN-PN is offering an Indigenous Grad Student Social video call on a bi-weekly basis to allow all of you to connect with one another during these uncertain times. We understand how difficult the transition away from community in the academy has been, and would like to hold the space for you all to connect, virtually.

Our Indigenous Grad Student Social calls will take place biweekly on Thursdays from 10am-11am PST. Email imnpn@uvic.ca for the link.

UVic Campus Cousins Virtual Medicine Bag workshop

Campus Cousins invite any Indigenous students, staff or faculty to share create and learn about Indigenous Medicine. Please sign up by September 1st so we can mail you the supplies needed and the link to connect to Zoom for Medicine Bags. Workshop is September 16th from 1:30-3:30pm.

Research Funding

CRAIG H. NEILSEN FOUNDATION

ELDER GRANTS

  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects that benefit Elders and/or Elders groups at the community or Nation level. The purpose of the initiative is capacity building that enhances knowledge, abilities, skills and processes in areas such as language and culture, mentorship, leadership and team building
  • Open Until Funds Exhausted
  • More information

YOUTH GRANTS

  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects per First Nations youth group at the community level to implement projects that promote capacity development and language revitalization
  • Open Until Funds are Exhausted
  • More information

SSHRC CONNECTION GRANTS

CANADIAN ABORIGINAL AIDS NETWORK RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (RPDP)

ADDITIONAL Student FundinG

McCall MacBain Scholarship

  • The McCall MacBain Scholarship is a full scholarship covering 100% of tuition, $2,000 per month in living costs, and a comprehensive enrichment program
  • Up to 20 full scholarships and 60 entrance awards to applicants who demonstrate character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strength, and intellectual curiosity
  • Applicants are encouraged to attend our next information session on Wednesday, September 3rd
  • Deadline: September 24, 2020 for Fall 2021 admission.
  • More Information

UVic Dean’s Award for Indigenous Graduate students

  • The Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Dean’s Award for Indigenous Graduate Students recognizes and supports academic excellence. The Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement and the Faculty of Graduate Studies have collaborated in the development of these awards for Indigenous students:
  • One (1) award of $15,000 for a Master’s level student
  • One (1) award of $15,000 for Doctoral level students
  • Three (3) awards of $6,000 for Master’s level students
  • Five (5) awards of $6,000 for Doctoral level students
  • Deadline: September 11th @ 4pm
  • More Information

CRE’s Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research: Indigenous Youth Research Grants

  • This program provides small grants to Indigenous youth who want to design, develop, and implement their own community-based research projects in Canada. Small grants of $1000 will be provided to successful applicants to implement their project.
  • This program is designed to ignite grassroots youth-led research projects and to highlight emerging researchers in new ways. No research experience needed, just a desire to learn and produce research that matters to youth and their communities.
  • More information

GRADUATE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS IN STEM FIELDS

  • The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the State University of New York‘s College of Environmental Science & Forestry is recruiting students for graduate study in diverse environmental science fields: ecology, sustainability, conservation biology, restoration, environmental engineering, and more.
  • Through support from the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership, the program provides funding for full tuition, stipends, and professional development to Native American students pursuing MS and PhD degrees. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
  • More information

THE NEW RELATIONSHIP TRUST FOUNDATION

MITACS ACCELERATE FELLOWSHIP

ABORIGINAL SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE

Job Postings

Research and Communications Coordinator

  • The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Victoria is seeking a Research and Communications Coordinator to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the Centre, work with other staff and faculty and support the Director. The successful candidate will perform a number of functions related to grant writing, project support, event planning, and administration and coordination of research activities. This position will run until December 31, 2020 with the possibility of renewal.
  • Hours: 40 hours a week
  • Compensation: $50,000 annually
  • Deadline: August 30, 2020
  • Start Date: September 10, 2020
  • How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample (of your choice) to: Heidi Stark, Director, Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement, circle@uvic.ca

Administrative Assistant

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrator, the Executive Assistant will provide organizational, clerical and executive support to Chief and Council, and the Administration. The successful candidate will have excellent administration skills, as well as a pro-active approach to initiating and following through with a variety of administrative projects
  • Compensation: to be negotiated
  • Hours: 35 hours/week, Monday - Friday
  • Term: Permanent
  • Deadline: September 10, 2020
  • To Apply: Send Resume and cover letter to: Susan Miller, Pauquachin First Nation, 9010 W. Saanich Road, North Saanich, BC V8L 5W8 // administrator@pauquachin.com

Fisheries Coordinator

  • Under the supervision of the Manager of Marine Programs, Pauquachin First Nation is seeking a Fisheries Coordinator who can provide hands-on coordination in a growing portfolio of fisheries related activities
  • Compensation: to be negotiated
  • Hours: 35 hours/week, Monday - Friday
  • Term: Full time
  • Deadline: September 10, 2020
  • To Apply: Send Resume and cover letter to: Susan Miller, Pauquachin First Nation, 9010 W. Saanich Road, North Saanich, BC V8L 5W8 // administrator@pauquachin.com

Consultation Coordinator

  • The successful applicant will be asked to demonstrate a combination of skills and experience related to major project development, Indigenous Rights and the consultation process, community communications, and project management. Lyackson First Nation is seeking an individual with a combination of experience and qualifications related to environmental science, environmental studies, marine biology, food security, social sciences, and Indigenous governance. In your application, please demonstrate a combination of education and experience that would be considered equivalent to a bachelor's degree and five years work experience. Please note that Lyackson First Nation will consider a variety of combinations of the skills and experience: Indigenous Rights and the Duty to Consult, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Project Management, Indigenous Knowledge, Communications and Engagement, Mentorship
  • Compensation: competitive and commensurate with experience + benefits
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm with occasional evening or Friday meetings paid above 30 hour base
  • Deadline: September 4, 2020
  • How to Apply: Email cover letter, CV and two references to: Lyackson First Nation, Attn: Director of Operations, 7973A Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5

Executive Assistant Office Manager - Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society

  • The Executive Assistant/Office Manager is responsible for the administrative capacity development of the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, is required to provide a broad range of support to assist the Executive Director to respond to the overall vision and strategic directions of the Society, and is responsible to coordinate Board of Director meetings and ensure confidentiality and records are maintained and filed. The position works closely with senior management staff
  • Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications
  • Hours: 8 hours/day, Monday-Friday
  • Term: Position available starting August 2020 – March 2021 with a strong possibility of continuation
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • To Apply: Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to jobs@ACEHsociety.com and cc’ director@ACEHsociety.com with Executive Assistant Application in the subject line.

Indigenous Programs Research Assistant

  • The applicant for this position will be responsible for the following: Ongoing participant observation, journaling in the pilot projects, Data entry and data analysis support, Participate in the implementation of the participant consent entry/one month/exit and follow up surveys, Possible support for the end of session talking circles, Possible support for the follow up interviews with participants, Support in the development of the blueprint / healing cards
  • Compensation: $22 -26/hr - commensurate with experience
  • Term: Contract; October 6th, 2020 March 2023 (exact date is TBD)
  • Hours: 5-10 per week (Dependant on groups actively in session)
  • Deadline: 5:00pm on Friday, September 4, 2020
  • How to apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to research@bfws.ca

PROGRAM MANAGER - INDIGENOUS HEALTH, PROVINCIAL HEALTH SERVICES AUTHORITY

  • In collaboration with Indigenous Health (IH) directors and leadership, and with support from the IH team as applicable, provides leadership and manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs in support of strategic Indigenous Health initiatives, programs, and projects. Manage a diversity of programs/related projects of varying scope in a complex and changing multidisciplinary environment and with a diversity of partners/stakeholders. Maintain responsibility for ensuring that programs and projects are completed in adherence to project protocols/ charters/ agreements, timelines, applicable institutional and ethical policies and procedures, and pertinent legislation.
  • 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Hours: Regular, Full-Time, Monday to Friday; 0830 - 1630
  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • More information

Lecturer Position in Indigenous Studies –Lecturer Position (Job Opening ID#37876)

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Indigenous Studies or a related discipline, relevant university teaching experience, and evidence of ability and commitment to teaching excellence. The lecturer will be expected to bring innovation to teaching, provide help with the training of Teaching Assistants, and fulfill service obligations to the University including administrative work and student engagement activities. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies and a record of engagement and/or lived experience with Indigenous communities and organizations in Canada and/or comparative contexts. We seek candidates who approach their teaching and student engagement through an anti-oppression, anti- racism, anti-misogyny, anti-violence and decolonial framework.
  • Term: 3 years
  • Deadline: The reviewing of applications will begin August 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled
  • To Apply: Applications are to be submitted online in one continuous PDF file at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers- postings/faculty.php (Job Opening ID#37876) and should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and the name of three referees
  • More information

Housing Director - Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society

  • Reporting to the Executive Director, the Housing Director (HD) will provide support to the Society’s House Managers related to operations, programming, staff training, emergency preparedness, and overall capacity development. The HD will perform a public relations role and create a community resources catalogue. The HD is also responsible to provide new housing staff with an orientation to the Society’s history and strategic directions, vision, mission, and values. Additionally, the HD will become familiar with the ACEH Housing Development Tool Kit and provide in-service to partner communities and organize training teams to support partner communities as required
  • Term: Position available on a temporary term starting as soon as possible with strong possibility of continuing
  • Compensation: $70,720 annually
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to operations@ACEHSociety.com and cc’ director@ACEHsociety.com

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DECOLONIZING PRAXIS

  • The Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD), University of Victoria is seeking applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) in the area of decolonizing praxis within post-secondary environments, ideally starting on January 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be a junior scholar possessing a strong background in Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies
  • Term: 2 years
  • Compensation: This fellowship will be financially supported for two years, with a possibility of renewal for one additional year, subject to the availability of funds and positive evaluations. The successful applicant will receive a $50,000 fellowship per year and an additional $5,000 per year in research funds to support activities related to the fellowship. Any teaching the PDF agrees to undertake will be in the form of paid sessional instruction
  • Deadline: October 31, 2020
  • To Apply: Please send a cover letter that refers to the role description, CV, one writing sample and the names of two referees (one academic, one Indigenous community, collective or organization) to: Kathy Jang (Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean-Research) at hsdadradmin@uvic.ca

Indigenous Research Trainee/Facilitators

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Applicant, Dr. Charlotte Loppie (UVic), and Network Coordinator, Tara Erb (UVic), as well as working with the BC NEIHR key partners (First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation BC, and BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres), the IRTFs will undertake the following activities: Support Indigenous Communities, Collectives and Organizations (ICCOs), Knowledge Sharing Mobilization (KSM), Event Coordination, Special Projects and Travel, and Communications and Training
  • Hours: Part-time position (20 hours/week)
  • Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025. Possible extension to full-time position.
  • Compensation: $25,000
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Please send an electronic application package including a cover letter that addresses the job description and requirements along with a current CV or resume to: Network Coordinator // bcneihr@uvic.ca

VNFC Housing Maintenance Worker

  • Under the Supervision of VNFC Facilities Maintenance Team and working in collaboration with the VNFC Housing Team, it is the intent of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre to employ a VNFC Housing Maintenance Worker to carry out a variety of custodial, maintenance and other miscellaneous duties related to maintaining a healthy, safe and clean environment for tenants, guests, staff and the public.
  • Hours: 25 hours/week, not specific to days of the week
  • Compensation: $20.00/hr
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • More Information

Poverty Law Clinic Legal Assistant

  • The Poverty Law Clinic Legal Assistant will provide a range of support services to the Poverty Lawyer and the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society Poverty Law Clinic, including administrative support, client intake and interaction, filing documents, conflict of interest searching, and handling calls.
  • Hours: 35 hours/week
  • Compensation: Negotiable – depending on experience
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • More Information

Family Support Worker (2 positions)

  • The Family Support Workers will report to the Family Support Team Leader and work as part of the team to provide integrated support services for Indigenous families, with a focus on promoting the safety and well-being of children through the strengthening of Indigenous families and their communities.
  • Hours: 1 – Full-time (35 hours per week) & 1 – Part-time (28 hours per week)
  • Term: Interim 30-60 days
  • Compensation: Negotiable – depending on experience
  • Deadline: open until filled
  • More Information

Interim Outreach Worker

  • The Interim Outreach Workers will provide a range of outreach and housing support services to the homeless population of Kelowna, with a particular focus on serving the urban Indigenous community.
  • Hours: 35 hours/week
  • Compensation: $22/hour
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • More information

VICTORIA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY

Unique Opportunities

RURAL eMENTORING BC

  • Connecting rural high school students with health science student mentors from all across BC. Always recruiting mentors and mentees for the program! Looking to connect with any high school students or post secondary students interested in online learning/mentoring about pathways to the health sciences
  • More information

UVIC COOP STUDENT OPPORTUNITY WITH BC HOUSING: PEOPLE, PLANTS AND HOMES (PPH) COOP STUDENT 1

  • The Coop Student reports to the People Plants & Homes (PPH) Coordinator and and works as part of the PPH and Housing and Health Services team to support gardening and food security programs. The desired candidate understands how gardening can improve one’s mental and physical health and is passionate about food security, sustainability, gardening and community development
  • Contact indgcoop@uvic.ca or call 250-721-6326

INDIGENOUS STUDENT MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT CENTRE FOR HEART LUNG INNOVATION, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, UBC

  • Visits to northern First Nations communities to assist with collecting information about lung health; creating reports and other knowledge translation materials regarding our research; assisting with environmental scans and literature reviews; and helping with lab activities related to our research, including data entry, preparing materials for data collection
  • Visit website: prrl.rehab.med.ubc.ca

MICRO-GRANTS PROGRAMS

  • The FPCC Micro-Grant program assists Indigenous artists and collectives in British Columbia to achieve outcomes that respond to extenuating circumstances and emergent needs, as well as contribute to professional development in all artistic disciplines, with grants of $1,000
  • Apply throughout the year
  • More information
Publications & Resources

STRATEGIC PLAN: Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada 2019 - 2022

  • The strategic plan is published by the federal research granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—and fulfills a priority of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee to co-develop with Indigenous Peoples an interdisciplinary research and research training model that contributes to reconciliation
  • More information

TRI-COUNCIL POLICY STATEMENT: ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMANS (TCPS2: 2018)

  • Read more (Chapter 9, Research Involving Indigenous peoples)

MEASURING WELLNESS: AN INDICATOR DEVELOPMENT GUIDE FOR FIRST NATIONS

HEALTH MATTERS- AFN

FIRST NATIONS MENTAL WELLNESS CONTINUUM FRAMEWORK

BC CAMPUS INDIGENIZATION GUIDES

KEY INEQUALITIES IN CANADA: A NATIONAL PORTRAIT-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

WHO IS RESEARCH SERVING? A SYSTEMATIC REALIST REVIEW OF CIRCUMPOLAR ENVIRONMENT-RELATED INDIGENOUS HEALTH LITERATURE

THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: UNDERSTANDING HOW PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS INFLUENCE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES LIVING ON-RESERVE

INDIGENOUS ELDERS CONTRIBUTION TOOLKIT

MENOPAUSE AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN CANADA: THE STATE OF CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Authors: Regine Halseth, Charlotte Loppie, Nicole Robinson
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EXPLORING SOCIALLY-RESPONSIVE APPROACHES TO CHILDREN'S REHABILITATION WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

The IMN-PN network is generously supported by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. For a complete list of project partners and supporters, please visit our website at: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/circle/network/resources/index.php.

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