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Position: Faculty Lecturer – Indigenous Programming and Community Relations

Position Description

The School of Continuing Studies is interested in receiving applications from candidates who have a background in either Public Administration, Business Management, Education, Educational Psychology, Counseling, Information Technology, Human Resources, Indigenous Studies, Accounting, Social Sciences, or a related field. Teaching excellence, expertise in fostering active learning and inclusive environments, and experience in coordinating tailored courses for an Indigenous audience are strongly sought qualities, as are teaching online/remotely.

This is a full-time, ranked academic, non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment of two (2) years, reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, through the Director of Indigenous Relations Initiative. The desired start date is August 1, 2021.

 

Job Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the IRI Director, successful applicants will teach one or more courses from our undergraduate and/or graduate programs offered at SCS. Successful applicants will also assume key administrative and leadership roles in the unit.

 

For more information and how to apply, see the full posting here.

Job Posting: Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Ingram School of Nursing, Indigenous Health

The Ingram School of Nursing of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Indigenous Health. This tenure-track position is open for appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
Job duties:
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program  and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching for our diverse student body.  The successful incumbent will also be expected to contribute to service activities within the School, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the University and the wider scholarly community. Examples include revising curricula to ensure inclusion of Indigenous ways of knowing and mentorship of faculty regarding optimal teaching and learning strategies regarding Indigenous Health for students.
Lived experience in Indigenous communities or with Indigenous populations in urban settings is expected. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to – and in accordance with circumstances, a track record in – equity, diversity, and inclusiveness (EDI) in such contexts. In accordance with McGill’s responsibilities in relation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and in response to commitments made in McGill’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education preference will be given to candidates of Indigenous identity in filling these positions.
For more information and to learn more on how to apply, view the full job description here.

Summer Funding Opportunity: Community Engagement Fund

Through ISCEI, McGill students, staff, and faculty members are invited to apply for seed funding to support meetings and visits with Indigenous community organizations; bringing community members to McGill; experiential learning opportunities for students on and off campus; and other creative partnership opportunities for Indigenous community support on and off campus.

The deadline to apply for Summer funds is May 15th. Students, staff and faculty can submit an application through our website, or directly apply here.

Requests for funding will be reviewed by an internal committee three times per year, listed below. Funding can be used within 12 months of the review date.

Hiring: Associate Director, Indigenous Student Success

McGill is currently looking for an Associate Director (Indigenous Student Success). The Associate Director will provide strategic leadership in enabling Indigenous student success and retention through relevant planning, policy development, programming, and overall responsibility for Indigenous Student Affairs at McGill.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree 5 Years Related Experience /

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)

Supervisor:

Dir Indigenous Initiatives

Click Here to View the Full Position Summary

Community Engagement Funding: Apply before January 15

ISCEI would like to remind the Indigenous McGill Community that there are funding opportunities available through the Community Engagement Fund. The next deadline for this fund is January 15th. 

This fund supports meetings and visits with Indigenous community organizations; bringing community members to McGill; experiential learning opportunities for students on and off-campus; and other creative partnership opportunities for Indigenous community support on and off-campus.  Some examples include Guest Lecturer compensation, using funds to purchase gift cards, seed funding for larger projects on campus, etc.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee. Funding can be used within 12 months of the review date. To apply for community engagement funding, please apply using this form.

Student RA Job Opportunity: Bicentennial (Share widely)

 

ISCEI and the Bicentennial Working Group are looking for a part-time research assistant to help in the research, planning and logistical coordination of the Bicentennial Anniversary Program. Applicants must have a strong understanding and awareness of Indigenous-centered methodology and community. The research involved will focus on McGill’s history with Indigenous communities, and the RA will be reporting to Indigenous Initiatives (Office of the Provost).

If you know of a student who would be interested in this position, please pass this along to them. Indigenous applicants will be prioritized, but non-Indigenous applicants are still welcomed.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Indigenous Initiatives (Office of the Provost, Vice-Principal Academic and Finance), the selected student will:

Program

  • Conduct research on topics as deemed relevant to the Bicentennial Indigenous Program. This will include, but not limited to the following topics:
  •  McGill’s Indigenous history:
  • Historical figures, notable alumni
  • Relationships to communities
  • Milestones
  • Attend meetings with the committee and take minutes if need be.
  • Assist with internal communications as required
  • Assist with stakeholder mapping and engagement.

 

Administrative

  • Meeting minutes
  • Information management
  • Logistical planning and coordination

 

Required skills and knowledge

  • Professionalism and ability to interact with various stakeholder groups including academics, administrators, students, and external contacts.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated writing and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of, and prior experience in conducting research in University Archives is an asset.
  • English, spoken and written. Proficiency in French would be an asset.

 

 

Wage: $15/hour

Hours: 15-20 hours/week

Closing date: N/A

Duration: ~15 weeks (Dec.. 2020 – April . 2021)

To apply: Please email cover letter (including student ID no.) and résumé to iscei@mcgill.ca

 

Youth Fusion is Hiring

Founded in 2009, Youth Fusion is an award-winning charity that contributes to reducing dropout rates, developing 21st century skills and increasing community engagement among youth by implementing innovative experiential learning projects that create ongoing links between schools and communities. Currently, Youth Fusion is partnered with McGill to help students with career opportunities as well as mentored learning.

Every week, we work with 12,700 youth in 220 schools in rural and urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

Youth Fusion is presently hiring for various positions and we invite you to visit the Careers section of our website. We also wanted to put forward the following positions:

Youth Fusion highly values Indigenous knowledge; self-identifying Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

For more information or to apply you can contact Lydia Risi, Senior Director of Operations and Philanthropy – First Nations and Inuit communities (lrisi@fusionjeunesse.org).

Pick Your Path returns for March Break Sessions

This summer, Branches launched a mentorship program titled Pick Your Path, a four-week online learning experience. Indigenous students from highschool, CEGEP as well as university were able to participate in the program.

Pick Your Path provides students with the opportunity to explore a variety of academic fields as well as career exploration. It also provided an opportunity for Indigenous students to familiarize themselves with McGill, and how they can be part of the larger community. Branches seek to create equitable opportunities for students interested in pursuing academics. University Advancement recently published an article about the program, including this video:

Branches plans to offer two more sessions during March Break in 2021 for high school students. The program is offered to Indigenous students as well as those in underrepresented communities. To learn more about Branches’ outreach initiatives, check out their website!

McGill Student and Professor attend 2020 Beading Symposium

The 2020 Beading Symposium: Ziigimenshin, was held February 6-9th. It is the second iteration of the Beading Symposia, with the first being held in Tkaronto in 2019. This year’s iteration took place in Winnipeg and was organized by the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) in partnership with Urban Shaman, Manitoba Museum, with ancillary programming by MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art). The symposium served as a place to contribute to the scholarly study of Contemporary Indigenous Art, with a focus on community and the role beadwork has in it.

With travel funding support from the Andrew W. Mellon-funded ISCEI, McGill Art History student Hana Nikčević and Professor Gloria Bell traveled to attend the symposium.

Alongside the symposium, attendees were also able to visit exhibitions such as Endurance ….. Patience curated by Daina Warren at Urban Shaman and Community Beading Table Group Show curated by Niahm Dooley at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA).

Hana Nikcevic discussed her experience at the Symposium, and particularly appreciated “the chance to learn about beadwork as a creative practice with resonances for cultural heritage, intergenerational knowledge transfer, community building, and aesthetic experimentation.”

The Symposium also focused on contemporary beading and encouraged participants to bring their own projects to work on at the many beading tables that fostered community and new connections. Ziigimenshin provided a space to explore and create a dialogue about the interrelatedness of history and present, theory and practice, creativity, and community.

To learn more about ISCEI’s funding opportunities, click here!

ISCEI community engagement funding and RA opportunities

Calls for funding for Indigenous community engagement projects, as well as a note about RA opportunities, are posted on the new ISCEI website here: https://mcgill.ca/iscei/our-intiatives/funding-opportunities. The fall round of funding proposals are due September 15th.

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