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Deadline January 1, 2015

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: Call for Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications: UCRSAP

The Urban Climate Resilience Southeast Asia Partnership(UCRSAP)

 

About UCRSAP

UCRSAP addresses vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia with the goal of enhancing resilience and, hence, economic and social well-being. Individual and community vulnerabilities in the region are linked to global environmental change and to the rapid pace of urbanization and economic integration of the region. Specifically, we seek to provide vulnerable peoples in transitional states with the space to learn about and share in decisions about protecting themselves from the economic, social, and physical impacts of climate change.
UCRSAP is a new network of scholars and researchers working to address a critical gap in understanding the role of regionalization and urbanization in the growing risks posed by climate change in Southeast Asia. Our project involves international collaboration between academics in Canada and partners located in four countries that are experiencing both rapid urbanization and the severe effects of climate change: Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. UCRSAP includes universities, NGOs, local organizations, and local governments engaged in multi-disciplinary partnership, combining the science of interpreting climate change’s uncertainties, risks, and impacts with social science analysis from geography, anthropology, and planning. The initiating partners include the Thailand Environmental Institute Foundation (TEI), a non-government think tank focusing on scientific and policy issues in Southeast Asia, and the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET-International), an international NGO with extensive experience in knowledge sharing and building urban climate change resilience, the University of Toronto, and York University.

The UCRSAP is undertaking a range of research and program activities:

  • conducting original, independent, academic research that views urbanization as a transformative process in terms of poverty, vulnerability, growth and climate change impacts;
  • promoting and sharing our research through publications, as well as through workshops, conferences, webcasts, and presentations;
  • convening roundtables and public events to engage discussion among scholars, policy makers, and community leaders in cities of Southeast Asia and Canada;
  • supporting graduate and post-graduate students to thereby build Canada and Southeast Asia’s expertise in the field of urban climate change impacts and responses.

Funding

The Partnership is supported by a five-year International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS) grant, funded by both the International Development Research Council (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

For more information about UCRSAP: http://urbanclimateresiliencesea.apps01.yorku.ca

 

UCRSAP Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2015-16

The Urban Climate Resilience Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSAP), located in the Asia Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a one-year (with possibility of renewal for up to three years) UCRSAP Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Climate Change Resilience. Research proposed must be pertinent to UCRSAP’s focus on building urban climate change capacity, particularly in the Mekong region. The Fellowship will commence July 1 2015, with an annual salary of $40,500 CAD plus benefits.

Qualifications

The successful applicant is expected to reside in Toronto, Canada during the term of the Fellowship, and will have the opportunity to participate in the intellectual life of the Munk School of Global Affairs and larger University of Toronto community during the 2015-2016 academic year. Support for conference and research travel in Southeast Asia is available.

Eligibility is limited to applicants who have received their Ph.D. in a relevant discipline within the three years prior to the start date of the UCRSAP fellowship (i.e. July 2012 or later). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Responsibilities

In addition to pursuing an intensive research project, the post-doctoral fellow is expected to participate as a member of the UCRSAP team.

Core responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include:

  • Conducting research of relevance to the UCRSAP project;
  • Presenting two research seminars at the Munk School of Global Affairs, with the first in the Fall of 2015 and the second in the Spring of 2016;
  • Preparing an original, full-length research paper for publication as part of the UCRSAP Paper series;
  • Participating in the UCRSAP Virtual Graduate Seminar.

Other responsibilities, to be identified with UCRSAP partners and directors based on the fellow’s interests and UCRSAP’s research agenda, could include:

  • Planning UCRSAP conferences, events, or workshops, in conjunction with UCRSAP partners;
  • Preparing research papers for publication as part of the USRSAP Papers series;
  • Participation in other UCRSAP research projects and initiatives; and
  • Providing research assistance and support to the UCRSAP Co-Directors.

Applications

Applications must arrive at the Munk School of Global Affairs no later than 1 January 2015 at noon (EST). The committee will notify applicants of their decision by 1 March 2015.

Application instructions can be found here.

Deadline: January 1, 2015

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Academic, Student: Emergency Posting: Teaching Assistant Position/ SAS114H1F

Emergency Posting: Teaching Assistant Position

September 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

 

The Asian Institute seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following courses:

SAS114H1F: Introduction to South Asian Studies

Course instructor: Professor Reeju Ray

Starting with the study of British Imperialism, this course traces developments over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in southern Asia. The course will cover themes and historiographical currents that are fundamental to the study of this region today. The course is modeled in a manner that allows students to take up historical and political themes, concepts and events simultaneously in order to strengthen their understanding of current scholarship. Themes will include environmental and ecological histories, gendered and contested landscapes, colonial and national borderlands, as well as forms of social control and resistance. Students will be encouraged to critically work through the readings in order to evaluate events, agents and actors that have shaped the histories of southern Asia.

 

Qualifications

A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional social science perspective. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto.

 

Duties

  • Attend weekly lectures and monthly meetings with the professor
  • Mark one essay, a final exam, and weekly short response papers
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

 

Course timetable: Tuesdays 3-5

Hours of work: approx. 50 hours total

Estimated Course Enrolment: 50 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $42.05/hour

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by September 22, 2014. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent to:

 

Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies

Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7

E-Mail: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

 

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

 

In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

 

Posted on September 18, 2014

Deadline: September 22, 2014

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Academic, Student: Emergency Posting: Teaching Assistant Position/ CAS350H1S

Emergency Posting: Teaching Assistant Position

January 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015

The Asian Institute seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following courses:

CAS350H1S: Asian Youth Cultures

Course instructor: Professor Dylan Clark

In focusing on youth in Asia, this course brings together two disputed cultural formations of substantial contemporary importance. Both youth and Asia are increasingly invoked on the global stage in support of a wide range of interests. Examining practices of young people and the idea of youth in the context of Asia requires critical attention to the promises and fears that attach to the rise of Asian economies, international demographic transitions, the growth of a global middle-class, increasing consumption disparities, changing immigration patterns, expanding technological skills, global/local environmental concerns, and young people’s shifting political priorities and loyalties. The course may consider: youth subcultures, styles, music, and politics.

 

Qualifications

A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional social science perspective. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto.

 

Duties

  • Attend weekly lectures and monthly meetings with the professor
  • Mark one essay, a midterm, and a final exam
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

 

Course timetable: Tuesdays 1-3

Hours of work: approx. 60 hours total

Estimated Course Enrolment: 52 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $42.05/hour

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by September 22, 2014. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent to:

Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies

Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7

E-Mail: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

 

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

 

In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

 

Posted on September 18, 2014

Deadline: September 22, 2014

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Deadline October 7, 2014

External, Student, Travel: Internship Opportunities at Canadian missions in China

Program description

The Embassy of Canada to China in Beijing, the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai, and the Consulate of Canada in Chongqing have internship opportunities available from January to June 2015.

Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China provide successful candidates with an opportunity to be involved in governmental affairs and to develop an understanding of the Canada-China bilateral relationship. The internships are six months in duration. Please note that, in exceptional cases, the duration of the internship may be shorter or longer than six months.

Please refer to the below notes for complete descriptions of the available internship positions.

Eligibility

Only Canadian citizens may apply.

Selected candidates must pass a reliability security screening before the start of the internship.

Remuneration and health insurance

The internships are non-remunerating, and interns are not eligible for any benefits.

Interns will be reimbursed for their visa fee upon presentation of receipt.

It is mandatory for interns to arrange their own travel and health insurance to cover them for the full duration of the internship. Successful candidates may be asked to show proof of insurance prior to starting work.

Application process

Candidates should identify their preferred internship(s) and apply through their academic institutions. Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter of intent of strictly one page or less, and a recent academic transcript.

 Application deadline

Applications must be submitted to the Asian Instituteby Tuesday October 7, 2014  by 5:00 PM (EDT) to be considered.

Send applications to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Include in the subject title your full name, your student number, and the position you are applying for.

Other important dates:

October 31, 2014          Closing of the interview process

November 14, 2014       Issuing of offers to selected candidates

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Opportunities at the The Embassy of Canada to China – Beijing

>> Internship in the Public Diplomacy Section (2 Positions)

The interns in the Public Diplomacy Section will work closely with other officers in the section on a range of projects, including: planning and coordinating cultural and public events, creating content for the Embassy’s social media account and website, writing and contributing to reports and background briefs, and conducting research on various topics. The interns will also provide support in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations, and high-level visits. Through this internship, the interns will acquire in-depth understanding of the functioning of an Embassy and how Canada’s public diplomacy is put into practice.  Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. Strong computer proficiency and graphic design skills are also desirable.

 >> Internship in the Economics and Finance section

As an intern in the Economics and Finance section, the successful applicant will work closely with the team on a variety of research projects relating to China’s economy. Assignments are varied and can range from topics on competiveness, investment trends, and the general economic climate. The intern will be responsible for supporting the team by gathering and manipulating data, retrieving newspaper articles, summarizing third-party research, and producing reports. The intern will gain a better understanding of various sectors of the Chinese economy and how they impact Canada and Canadian companies. The intern will also acquire an in-depth understanding of the functioning of an Embassy, how applied economic research is conducted, and how Canada’s diplomacy is put into practice. Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. A background in economics, and experience with spreadsheets and PowerPoint, are also desirable.

>> Internship in the Political Section (2 Positions)

As an intern in the Political section, the successful applicant will work closely with political officers in monitoring China’s political landscape and drafting timely reports on trends and significant changes in the policy environment affecting Canada’s bilateral interests and activities in China. The intern will also be responsible for the conduct of advanced research covering various issues of interest to Canada in China, including: governance and human rights, domestic politics, issues related to the environment, labour, health, legal issues, China’s foreign policy, regional security, and arctic policy. The intern will assist the Political section in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high level visits, as well as develop and implement special projects. The intern will also be responsible for the production of daily press scans and other related duties as required. Through this internship, the intern will acquire an in-depth understanding of the functioning of an Embassy and how Canada’s diplomacy is put into practice. Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset.

>> Internship in the Immigration Section

As an intern in the Immigration Section, the successful applicant will work closely with immigration officers and analysts. They will learn how the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act are applied to individual applications for temporary resident visas as well as permanent residence in Canada.  The intern may conduct research, liaise with other sections of the embassy in Beijing as well as with headquarters in Ottawa, and report on immigration and anti-fraud issues in China. They will assist with anti-fraud work such as quality assurance exercises and internet searches, maintaining contacts with like-minded missions, assisting Canada Border Services Agency inland offices with investigations, providing information to Ports of Entry regarding inadmissible passengers, scheduling and organizing meetings, and planning capacity building sessions with various organizations. The intern will be involved in the development of the immigration section’s social media strategy, coordinating with social media partners in the Embassy.  Through this internship, the intern will gain an understanding of the mandate of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency.

 

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, shanghai

>> Internship in the Trade Section (2 Positions)

As an intern in the Trade Section, the successful applicant will work closely with officers to organize and implement events to attract companies with potential to invest in Canada. The intern will research, develop and establish corporate profiles of the following: East China-based companies with interest in investing in Canada, regional centers with investment potential, and the 200+ Canadian companies that have invested in the region. The intern will contact companies to ascertain their interest in investing in Canada. The intern will conduct research into local incentives offered to foreign companies and into East China’s Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (QDII) program. In addition to updating a list of industrial parks in East China, the intern will draft profiles of QDII limited partners and asset managers and of venture capital organizations and companies in East China. The intern will compile a database of Canadian alumni currently employed in the Shanghai financial services industry, in conjunction with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Canada-China Business Council.  Through this internship, the intern will gain insight into the mandate and work of the Consulate and the Trade Section, its function within the China Network, and, most importantly, what Canadian interests are and how the Consulate advances Canadian priorities.  Applicants should be comfortable to work in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. A major in business, international relations or any other field related to the work of the Trade Section is required.

>> Internship in the Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Services (FPDS) Section

As an intern in the FPDS Section, the successful applicant will work closely with lead officers on public diplomacy projects and the Consul General’s outreach. The successful candidate will coordinate with the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Sections on website, newsletter and other communications products. He/she will also work closely with the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section on academic affairs and will contribute to the creation and maintenance of an academic resources database of Canadianists in the Consulate’s consular territory. He/she will provide support, including logistics and events management, in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high level visits. The intern will contribute to the FPDS Section’s political/economic reporting, and will be given a specific reporting topic to be the lead on. Through this internship, the successful candidate will gain an understanding of the mandate and work of the Consulate and the FPDS Section, its function within the China Network, and, most importantly, what Canadian interests are and how the Consulate advances Canada’s priorities. Applicants should be comfortable to work in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French are essential. A major in Political Science, Asian Studies, International Relations, or any other fields related to the work of the FPDS Section is required.

 

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, Chongqing

>> Internship in Consulate General of Canada in Chongqing

The successful applicant will work closely with lead officers in the Trade and Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Services Sections on trade promotion and public diplomacy projects.  The intern will coordinate with the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section on website, newsletter and other communications products.  The intern will provide support, including logistics and events management, in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high level visits. The intern will contribute to the Consulate’s political/economic reporting and will assist the commercial section in the development and implementation of special projects, and will also be responsible for other duties as required. Through this internship, the intern will gain an understanding of the mandate and work of the Consulate, its function within the China Network, and, most importantly, what Canadian interests are and how the Consulate advances Canada’s priorities. Applicants should be comfortable to work in a Chinese environment Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French are essential.

 

for more information visit the Asian Institute’s Program Offices .

 

Deadline: October 7, 2014

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Student: Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World 2014-2015 CALL FOR EDITORS AND SENIOR EDITORS

Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is currently recruiting new undergraduate and graduate student editorial staff. Editorial staff are responsible for managing content on the Re:locations website, soliciting and editing submissions from fellow students, and coordinating the efforts of Re:locations.

Re:locations is a new student-run journal and academic forum that seeks to bridge disciplinary and geographical divides. In order to foster dialogue among a wide range of scholars interested in Asia and the Pacific, we invite quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline who are conducting research related to the Asia-Pacific world.

Students accepted for positions as editors will be assisting with the inaugural issue of the journal and be able to actively blog on the Re:locations website.

If you are interested in applying for a position as an Editor (undergraduate students) or Senior Editor (graduate students), please include the following in your application:

  • Program of study and intended year of graduation
  • List any Asia-Pacific related scholarships, courses, and languages
  • A brief cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Writing, editing, and event coordination experience is an advantage. Students from a variety of academic backgrounds with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region are encouraged to apply, as a strict Asia-Pacific Studies background is NOT a requirement.

Please submit your application by Friday, September 19, 2014. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION ONLY (PDF preferable) to j.mccann@mail.utoronto.ca

 

 

 

Deadline: September 19, 2014

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Academic: Research Associate (Limited Term)

Faculty / Division: Arts and Science
Department: Sociology
Specialty: Gender, Migration and Social Policy
Campus: St-George
Principal Investigator: Ito Peng

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Research Associate (Limited Term) will be joining a team of researchers in a SSHRC funded partnership research project called Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: international comparisons. The candidate will engage in all aspects of research and evaluation and provide oversight to various projects. Activities will include but not be limited to: collecting, organizing, and analyzing data; preparing reports; developing research and evaluation proposals; managing projects; and securing new funding. In particular, the Research Associate will engage with the research through scholarly participation and contributions to the project’s theoretical and methodological directions, research activities, student training initiatives, and development and implementation of knowledge mobilization and research dissemination activities. The candidate will work with a wide range of participants including researchers, students and non-academic partners to ensure a successful completion of this research project.

EDUCATION:

PhD in Sociology, Geography, Anthropology or related field

EXPERIENCE:

Demonstrated experience in:
• conducting social science research.
• conducting policy analysis.
• designing and managing large-scale research projects, preferably SSHRC or Tri-Council funded
research projects.
• drafting external research funding proposals.
• authoring or co-authoring papers for publication in academic or professional journals.
• organizing events and meetings.

SKILLS:

• Superior research skills, written and oral communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal
skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
• Superb organizational skills and ability to work independently.
• Sound knowledge of accounting practices and principles
• Demonstrated skills and ability in organizing and coordinating conferences and workshops
• Excellent computer skills: Microsoft office, word and spreadsheets, videoconferencing, project
management software, such as Dropbox, Basecamp, and Google Hangouts, and comfort with seeking
and developing web-based solutions to collaboration problems

OTHER:

• Ability to work independently and with sound judgement
• Ability to work with international teams of researchers and policymakers.
• Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.

 

Employee Group: Research Associates
Appointment Type: Grant – 4 year Term
Term: 4 years
FTE:

[100 %]

Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2014
Schedule: Full-time
Salary: $41,125 – $77,109
Job Posting: September 3, 2014
Job Closing Date: September 12, 2014
Please apply to:

Ito Peng
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
Department of Sociology
725 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
ON. M5S 2J4
itopeng@chass.utoronto.ca
**Application documents should include a covering letter, CV, and three reference names and their contact addresses and phone numbers.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Deadline: September 12, 2014

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Student: Work Study Positions For 2014-2015 Now Available

The Asian Institute is hosting several work study positions for the 2014-2015 academic term.  They are open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • An Undergraduate student,  taking at least 2.0 credits from September to April.  For example:  2 Y courses; or 2 F and 2 S courses.  No course load average is allowed;
  • A Graduate student,  registered in at least 40% of a full course load (from September to April).  If your ROSI registration indicates a “PT” status,  you need to ask your department to confirm the percentage

To search for jobs, to see more information about the jobs, and to apply click here:  https://cln.utoronto.ca

 

 

 

Positions Available:

work study positions

 

Deadline: September 24, 2014

http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/financial-aid/work-study-program/

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Academic, External, Student: External Call For Papers : Korean War & Reunification Symposium, November 17

CALL FOR PAPERS

 Korean War & Reunification Symposium

November 17 2014, 10 am -2:30 pm at Residence Commons, Carleton University

 

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University are holding a Korean War & Reunification Symposium. The Symposium will include the following two sessions:

Session 1- The meaning of the Korean War to Canada, then and now

More than sixty years ago, with the world still weary from the Second World War, 26,000 Canadians answered the call of duty to defend the freedom of Korea. Over the last sixty years, bilateral ties have continued to strengthen, culminating in the recent Free Trade Agreement-the first FTA Canada signed in the Asia Pacific region.

As the Canada-Korea relations become stronger, so does the significance of Canada’s contribution to the Korean War, often referred to as the “Forgotten War.” Therefore, the meaning of the Korean War to Canada, then and now, must be looked at afresh and in greater detail.

⇒ Write a research paper (submit 4-5 page proposal and the selected applicants will be asked to submit 20 pages long research paper) on The meaning of the Korean War to Canada.

 

Session 2- The future of the Korean peninsula in the context of reunification.

The myriad potential consequences of Korea’s reunification not only for South and North Korea but also for regional and global security, is a topic of momentous future importance. Given Canada’s contribution to the Korean War, the recent Canada-ROK FTA, and the overall solid foundation of the ties between our two democracies, a Canadian perspective on Korea’s reunification bears natural relevance.

⇒Write a research paper (submit 4-5 page proposal and the selected applicants will be asked to submit 20 pages long research paper) on The future of the Korean peninsula in the context of reunification.

Successful participants will present their papers at the symposium and be rewarded (ex. Samsung Galaxy Tablet). Two successful presenters will be given the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Youth Peace Camp in Korea.

The deadline for submissions of 3-4 page proposals is September 22, 2014; successful presenters will be contacted in due course to submit research papers of 20 pages in length by Oct 272014.

This Opportunity is Open to Faculty and Students
Please email submissions and direct queries to defenceasst@koreanembassy.ca or at 613 244 5025

Confirmed distinguished participants and speakers

⇒ Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Canada, His Excellency Cho Hee Yong
⇒ Ambassador Marius Grinius, former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations and to the UN Conference on Disarmament
⇒Director of Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Professor Dane Rowlands
⇒ Former Chief of Defence Staff and a Korean War Veteran, General (Retired) Ramsey Withers
⇒ Department of History at Carleton University, Associate Professor Jacob Kovalio,

 

 

Deadline: September 22, 2014

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Student: DEADLINE EXTENDED- 2015 INDePth Conference – Call for Executive Team

Are you a keen observer of global affairs, with a special interest in Japan? Would you like the opportunity to voice your opinions in a multidisciplinary setting? Do you want to broaden your thinking on questions of development and progress? We are now recruiting members to lead the 2015 INDePth Conference as part of our executive team!

INDePth is proud to announce that Japan will be the focus of its 2015 annual conference. Through the theme of “Japan Embattled: A Nation in Transition,” the conference will study the rapidly changing state of affairs engulfing Japan in the key policy realms of economics and national security.

What is INDePth?

Interrogating Notions of Development and Progress (INDePth)  is an annual student driven conference at the University of Toronto. The inaugural INDePth Conference was held in March 2012, using Indonesia as a case study to spark discussions on government policies, global health aid, and resource extraction in the developing world. In 2013, INDePth shifted its regional focus to China, using the framework the “End of Development”. In 2014, the focus of the conference was dedicated to the Koreas and  the idea of “Reimagining the Korean Peninsula” in several fronts.

We seek to foster a global idea networking platform for students, scholars and practitioners around the world. The conference will allow students to collaborate in small groups to help gain an understanding of the ways in which socio-economic and political developments work in a regional context.

TO Apply

All University of Toronto undergraduate students are eligible to apply!

To apply to be a part of the executive team, please email: recruitment@indepthconference.com with the following information
1. Attach a copy of your résumé/CV (maximum two pages)
2. Attach a cover letter (maximum one page)
3. Please specify in the subject of the email: INDePth Application / (Position you are applying for) / (Your name)
4. Each position number requires a separate application

For general inquiries or any specific questions related to a particular position, please contact: info@indepthconference.com

Application deadline for Vice President Positions:
July 31,  2014, 11:59PM EST
Application deadline for all other positions:
August 15, 2014, 11:59PM EST

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants will be notified by late August.

Positions Available:

Vice President, Research and Development (1 position)

The Vice President of Research and Development will be responsible for overseeing the operations within the department. This includes the development of conference program and agenda, workshop facilitation, contacting guest speakers, internal recruitment as well as holding monthly department meetings. The ideal candidates will be extremely organized, provide leadership and are able to implement long-term goals within limited time-frames. Prior experience in a leadership role within a team environment is mandatory; some knowledge on Japanese culture, politics, history and economics is preferred.

Commitment: minimum 5-7 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings, executive team meetings and organize internal departmental meetings.

Vice President, Marketing (1 position)

The Vice President of Marketing will be responsible for overseeing the operations within the department. This includes the development of a social media presence, contact with traditional media outlets, further branding of the INDePth name as well as holding monthly department meetings. The Ideal candidate will be extremely organized, provide leadership and are able to implement long-term goals within limited time-frames. Prior experience in a leadership role within a team environment is mandatory. Previous experience in marketing is preferred.

Commitment: minimum 5-7 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings, executive team meetings and organize internal departmental meetings.

Program Director (1 position)

The Program Director will work closely with the Vice President of Research and Development to invite potential speakers, develop and incorporate new elements to the conference and finalize the conference program. Program Director will also assist to communicate and coordinate with Stream Researchers and Workshop Facilitators. The ideal candidate should be organized, punctual and creative and have strong leadership, analytical and communication skills.

Commitment: 4 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory Research & Development meeting.

Event Director (1 position)

The Event Director will achieve fundraising target by initiating, planning and organizing special events in which individuals and organisations participate to raise funds for INDePth. Responsibilities also include developing fundraising materials, implementing and refining fundraising strategy, and keep accurate record of funds raised during the events. Ideal candidates should have organizational skills required to plan and execute events, ability to reach out to friends, family, businesses, and community members.

Commitment: 3-6 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory meeting called by Vice President, Fundraising and Finance.

Public Relations Director (1 position)

Public Relations Director must understand INDePth’s mission and goals, responsible for not only representing INDePth for media coverage, writing and editing press releases, but also looking for the potential media sponsors for the conference. The  Ideal candidate should possess strong research, writing, and computer skills. They should also be capable and confident speakers. Prior experience in public relation management is mandatory for this position.

Commitment: 3-6 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory meeting called by Vice President, Marketing.

Social Media Director (1 – 2 positions)

Social Media Directors will be in charge of managing and updating INDePth’s Facebook page/group, twitter, blogs and other online platforms to promote INDePth. Specific to this year INDePth’s case study on Japan, Social Media Directors are responsible for keeping track of news related to development in Japan and posting on INDePth’s social media platforms. Ideal candidates should excel in using social media for marketing purposes. Prior experiences are preferred but not required.

Commitment:  2-4 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory meeting called by Vice President, Marketing.

Secretary, Internal Affairs (1 position)

The Secretary is responsible for taking minutes at meetings and keeping the conference team updated. Secretary will also assist the Vice President, Internal for maintaining records of volunteers, contacts and other information and documents. The Ideal candidate should be organized and punctual and have good writing skills.

Commitment: 2-3 hours/week, required to attend all weekly VP meetings, monthly general meetings and any mandatory meeting called by Vice President, Internal.

Stream Research / Workshop Facilitator (4 positions)

This position encompasses a dual role. In the first term researchers will work towards the development of difference elements of the conference including research of potential topics and/or speakers. In the second term, they will work towards designing the workshop component of the conference. Ideal candidates should be organized, punctual and creative and have strong leadership, analytical and communication skills.

Commitment: 4 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory Research & Development meeting.

Regional Communication Liaisons (1-2 positions)

Regional Communication Liaisons will work closely with the Vice President, Marketing to build relationships with universities both inside and outside of Canada in order to expand the influence of INDePth. Ideal candidates should have excellent communication skills in writing and speaking. Prior experience in public relations is a plus but not required.

Commitment:  3-5 hrs/week (might increase near the conference dates), required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory meeting called by Vice President, Marketing.

Logistics Committee (3-5 positions)

The Logistic Committee is responsible for assisting day-to-day administrative operations including booking venues, volunteering for fundraising events and organizing monthly general meeting etc. They are in charge of registration, booking and setting up venues and preparing logistical materials for the conference. The Ideal candidates should be punctual, organized and interpersonal.

Commitment:  2-3 hrs/week (will increase near the conference dates), required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory meeting called by Vice President, Internal.

Marketing Committee (3 positions)

The Marketing Committee is charged with identifying innovative and effective marketing, branding, outreach, communication methods and media. The committee works to shape, guide and advance the INDePth’s image and reputation and to enhance mass participation. This team will work closely with the internal and fundraising departments. Ideal candidates should have excellent writing and organizational skills, ability to work well in groups, as well as on their own.

Commitment:  2-4 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory meeting called by Vice President, Marketing.

Fundraising Committee (3 positions)

Under the directions and supervision of the Vice President, the Fundraising Committee is responsible for independently conducting the day-to-day operational management and implementation of activities pertaining to fund development and fundraising. Committee members will take initiative to establish an outgoing fundraising program, build relationships with potential funders, and generate new ideas to increase fund development. The Fundraising Committee will also track and document all activities, and submit reports in a timely manner. Ideal candidates should be able to initiate projects and activities. Important skills include written and communication, as well as negotiation skills.

Commitment:  3-5 hrs/week, required to attend all monthly INDePth meetings and any mandatory meeting called by Vice President, Fundraising.

Deadline: August 15, 2014

http://indepthconference.com/

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Academic, Grants & Awards, Travel: 2014 Taiwan Fellowship

2014 Taiwan Fellowship

Opportunity sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The 2014 Taiwan Fellowship will accept the online applications from 1st May to 30th June, 2014. It is to encourage experts and scholars worldwide to conduct advanced researches in Taiwan’s universities, colleges and research institutes between 1st January and 31st December, 2015. The minimum duration of a fellowship is three months and the maximum one year. The field of study should be in the social sciences and humanities with a topic related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia Pacific and Sinology.

A fellowship recipient will be entitled to monthly stipends and subsidy for a direct round-trip economy-class air ticket between their countries of residence and Taiwan.

Monthly stipends are as follows:

1. professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows: NTD 60,000 (approx. CAD 2,300).

2. assistant professors, assistant research fellows, doctoral candidates, doctoral program students, and other candidates recommended by ROC (Taiwan) missions: NTD 50,000 (approx. CAD 1,920).

Canadian applicants from Ontario (excluding Ottawa and Great Ottawa Region), Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are requested to submit online applications on the Taiwan Fellowship’s website  and then send the following documents by post to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto (151 Yonge St., Suite 501, Toronto Ontario, M5C 2W7) before July 1st, 2014 for preliminary review:

(1) printed online application form

(2) resume (including a publication list)

(3) research proposal (3 pages in principle using a standard research format)

(4) 2 letters of recommendation, or one letter of recommendation and one letter of consent from the chief administrator of their institutes

Applicants shall be foreign nationals who are professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, doctoral program students, or same-level research fellows from academic institutions abroad. Applicants recommended by ROC (Taiwan) overseas missions with a field of study on Taiwan’s foreign relations or cross-strait relations will also be considered. Those who are currently conducting research, teaching, or studying in Taiwan are ineligible.

For more information, please visit the Taiwan Fellowship official website: http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/

Deadline: June 30, 2014

http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/

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