All Recent Opportunity Postings:


Deadline April 24, 2015

Academic: EMERGENCY JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER, CAS200Y, Summer Session

Posting Date: April 16, 2015

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs

Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

EMERGENCY JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

Course Number and Title: CAS200Y1: Global Asia

Course description: This course introduces students to Asia’s growing role in the contemporary global community. It provides an interdisciplinary take on key themes and topics in the study of the Asia with a particular emphasis on the dynamic movement of people, ideas, and resources across borders in the region. It provides conceptual and area studies backgrounds for students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and for students interested in the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. The course also examines the growth and character of economic, political, and cultural connections tying Asia to Canada.

Estimated course enrolment:  30
Estimated TA support: n/a
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3pm, classes begin May 11 and end August 10
Sessional dates: May 1- August 31, 2015
Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $14,392.50; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $14,665.20; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $15,301.50; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $16,008.50

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.

Qualifications: Completed PhD in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Religion or Asian Studies, as well as current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course preferred. The candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses large global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-located study.

Description of duties: Develop syllabus, plan and present two weekly lectures, create and mark all assignments and tests, maintain Blackboard site for the course, provide office hours for academic counselling of students.

Closing date:  April 24, 2015

All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm. Qualified applicants may be asked to submit a sample syllabus following the closing date of the posting. Please submit materials to:

Katherine MacIvor, Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

Please note:  Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

Deadline: April 24, 2015

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Deadline open

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Positions at the Asian Institute: Continuously Posted Notice

ASIAN INSTITUTE AT THE MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
CONTINUOUSLY-POSTED NOTICE

FILLING SESSIONAL LECTURER POSITIONS
UNDER THE CUPE 3902 UNIT 3 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

The Asian Institute may hire Sessional Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. Specific courses will be posted on the Asian Institute website at http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/opportunities/, and on our Departmental bulletin board at 1 Devonshire Place, North House, outside room 228N. To be considered for a position, the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm#recruitment and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to:

Katherine MacIvor, Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

A valid email address is required. We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via email.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Generally speaking, we expect to make decisions concerning courses in April for Winter or Fall courses; and in March for Spring and Summer courses. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances.  Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.

Applications will be retained for twenty-four (24) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twenty-four (24) months.

This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

Deadline: open

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Deadline May 1, 2015

Student: Summer Work-Study Position: Communications and Social Media Assistant at the Asian Institute

Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the position may be filled before the deadline, so please apply as soon as possible.

The Communications and Social Media Assistant will work closely with the Program Administrator and Communications Officer at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, to maintain social media initiatives such as Facebook and Twitter, evaluate their effectiveness as tools for promotion and outreach, and propose strategies for improvement. In addition, the Assistant will update and contribute to the usability and content of AI websites and write/edit promotional and journalistic pieces such as posters, brochures, blog posts and website news articles.

The position requires a creative self-motivated individual who can work under minimal supervision, and who will contribute to our long-term initiatives. We are looking for an active social media user with strong writing and editing skills who has the ability to translate that passion effectively in a professional context. Tasks are expected to be completed accurately, responsibly, and by the appointed deadlines.

Start Date: May 4, 2015
End Date: August 7, 2015
Hours Per Week: 10
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the position may be filled before the deadline, so please apply as soon as possible.
Eligibility: If you are an Undergraduate student, you must be taking at least 1.0 credit (40% of a full course load) continuously from May and August. That means one 0.5 F course between May-June and one 0.5 S course between July-August;  or 1 Y course from May to August. If you are a Graduate student, you must be registered in at least 40% of a full course load from May to August.  If your ROSI registration indicates a “PT” status, you need to ask your department to confirm the percentage.

How to Apply: Please submit a single word or pdf document including (i) cover letter, (ii) resume, and (iii) a copy of your academic history (a printout or PDF from ROSI) to Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with the subject line “Communications and Social Media Assistant.”

Deadline: May 1, 2015

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Deadline Open/ Rollling

Academic, Student: Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World Call for Submissions

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Based out of the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is a new peer-reviewed, student-run journal and academic forum that seeks to foster dialogue among student researchers working across disciplines, institutions, and regions in Asia and the Pacific. Our aim is to advance and empower student voices while providing novel insights that serve to broaden contemporary viewpoints on the Asia-Pacific.

On a rolling basis throughout the year, the Re:locations academic forum invites quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students from any institution who feel that they have meaningful pieces to contribute to this exchange. We encourage both prospectively long-term and temporary contributors to submit any number of their works.

Contributions Considered:

  • Field Notes related to Asia and the Pacific that detail the experiences of students living and working abroad.
  • Analysis & Commentary that are insightful, critical reflections on current events or scholarly literature related to Asia and the Pacific. Interviews are also welcome, pending approval by the Re:locations editorial board.
  • Photo Essays related to Asia and the Pacific that explore social issues or specific people, places, or events and display clarity, documentary integrity, and aesthetic style.

For additional information, please consult the Re:locations Academic Forum Submission Guidelines on our Facebook page  or contact the Editor at relocationsjournal@gmail.com

Deadline: Open/ Rollling

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Deadline April 15, 2015

Grants & Awards, Student: Scholarships and Bursaries Call for Applications

The Centre for South Asian Studies administers five awards to support graduate student research on South Asia. Due to the structure of endowments, these awards are not offered every year. For a list of academic awards being offered this academic year, see below. The annual application deadline is April 15, 2015. Results are announced in late April and funds are disbursed in early May.
An asterisk (*) indicates that the award is part of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF) and applicants must be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. For the purpose of OSOTF awards, an Ontario resident is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who has an Ontario mailing address at the time the award is made.

 

The following awards are open for application this year:

 

1)The Diljit and Gulshan Juneja Award for South Asian Studies

  • Value per award= approx. $800-$1000
  • This is an OSOTF award* (made on the basis of financial need and academic merit)
  • It is awarded to one or more graduate students in any department or faculty in the University whose course program or research is concentrated in the area of South Asian Studies

 

2)The India-Canada Association Scholarship

  • Value per award = approx. $750-$1000
  • This is awarded to one or more full-time graduate student(s) at the University of Toronto engaged in research in the field of South Asian Studies
  • Made on the basis of academic merit
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research activities require travel to India

 

3) The Indo-Canadian Advisory Group Bursary for the Study of India

  • Value = approx. $1400
  • This is an OSOTF award* (made on the basis of financial need and academic merit)
  • The recipient must be enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s and Doctoral Program in South Asian Studies
  • Preference will be given to students whose course of study or research is focused on India

4)The Sandhya Ray Award for Indian Philosophy and Religion

  • Value = approximately $800-$1000
  • This is awarded to one or more graduate students in good standing in the University of Toronto who have demonstrated excellence in study or research in religion and/or philosophy of India, preferably with special emphasis on humanism and spiritualism in ancient Indian philosophy

 

Application Procedures

The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.   Students may apply for more than one award, as long as their research fits the general description of any given award.
Please submit separate applications for each award. For each separate award application, please submit the following documents in a single pdf file titled with your last name and the award title, eg. LastName.IndCanAdvisoryGrp.pdf.   Send them via email with the subject line CSAS 2015/Award Title (eg. CSAS2014/India Canada Advisory Group Bursary Award) to csas.assist@utoronto.ca.
·         Proposal for the deployment of funds, based on your academic research and project (500 words)
·         Curriculum vitae (including contact information and the names and contact information for 2 academic referees)
·         Academic transcript (printout or pdf from ROSI is fine)
·         A 5–10 page writing sample

 

For OSOTF awards:

If the award you are applying for is  an OSOTF award, then please also submit  a completed OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (a copy can be downloaded here) - this is only necessary for awards with an asterisk (*) above.  This may be submitted as a separate pdf with your application pdf file.

Deadline: April 15, 2015

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Deadline Ongoing

Student: Call for Blog Posts: Asian Institute Student and Alumni Blog

The Asian Institute is looking for student journalists who are interested in contributing short articles about Asia to our new blog. Current and former students of the University of Toronto are invited to submit short blog entries (about 250-500 words) that relate to contemporary South, East, or Southeast Asia, as well as Asian culture in Canada.

For example, you could write an article about any of the following topics:

  • A place you discovered on a trip to Asia and your thoughts about it.
  • A critique of an Asian film that was screening at a neighbourhood arts festival.
  • A popular Toronto Asian restaurant or a new food craze, like the Japanese izakayas or Korean pojang-machas that are popping up in the hip areas of the city.
  • An interesting concept or fact that you learnt about in a South Asian Studies or Contemporary Asian Studies course that blew your mind.
  • Your thoughts on an event or phenomenon taking place in Asia that you’ve been following but that hasn’t been getting much attention in international news.

But those are just ideas – we welcome any submissions that examine Asian topics in a thoughtful way. This is a great opportunity for students to engage with topics that interest them personally, and have their work published for others to enjoy.

Photos to accompany your article are highly encouraged. Please make sure to let us know if someone other than you took the photo, and include the photographer’s name in your submission, so that we can properly credit the artist.

If you’d like to a submit an article to be considered for publication on our student blog, please send an e-mail to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with your name, program, year of study (or let us know if you are an alumnus), your entry, and any photos you’d like to include.

We look forward to reading your entries, and seeing Asia through your perspective.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Grants & Awards, Student: Call for Nominations: Dr. David Chu Leadership Awards

Recognizing and celebrating outstanding leadership by undergraduate and graduate students in support of the study of the Asia-Pacific region

General Criteria/Eligibility:

This award recognizes student leadership and academic achievement in pursuing and promoting extra-curricular research related to the Asia-Pacific region. Examples of leadership include, but are not limited to, innovation and improvements to student organizations and activities such as the Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union (CASSU), the INDePth Conference, and the Global Ideas Institute. Any instances of demonstrated leadership that have led to the improvement of the student experience in the study of Asia-Pacific will be considered.

Nominees must be current undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto and Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Prizes:

Up to six winners will be selected and acknowledged with a $ 1,000 –$2,000 prize.

Nomination Procedures:

*Nominations may be made by Asian Institute core faculty members.
*The nomination letter should clearly state the nominee’s merits as outlined in the general criteria.
*The nominee’s contact information should accompany the nomination.

Deadline for Nominations: Monday, April 13, 2015

 

Submit nomination packages to:

Program Administrator& Communications Officer
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

Deadline: April 13, 2015

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

Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China – June to December 2015

Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China:

The Embassy of Canada to China – Beijing
The Consulate General of Canada – Shanghai
The Consulate General of Canada – Chongqing
The Consulate General of Canada – Guangzhou
The Consulate General of Canada – Hong Kong

Program description

The Embassy of Canada to China in Beijing, the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai, the Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou, the Consulate General of Canada in Chongqing, and the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, welcome applications for internship opportunities available from mid-June to December 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 or the Canada-Hong Kong 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 following pages 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 will 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, Candidate Internship Form 2015  and a recent academic transcript.

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted to the Asian Institute no later than Monday March 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  Proposed candidates from these applications will be sent  to the Embassy before Friday, April 3, 2015.

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

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 Trade Section (2 Positions)

As interns in the Trade Section, the successful applicants will work closely with trade commissioners to organize and implement events as well as conduct research. The interns will support trade commissioners working in sectorial and functional teams covering diverse files such as education, clean technologies, natural resources, information and communications technology, aerospace, life sciences and investment. Interns will conduct
research on Canadian companies operating in China and identify market opportunities available to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises
(SMEs). Interns will be asked to contribute to social media campaigns aimed at attracting Canadian SMEs to the Chinese market and equipping
these companies with the tools and knowledge necessary to compete in the Chinese business environment. Through this internship, the intern
will gain insight into the mandate and work of the Embassy and the Trade Section, its function within the China Network, and, most importantly,
what Canadian interests are and how the Embassy advances Canadian priorities. 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 major in business, international relations or any other field related to the work of the Trade Section is required.

 

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, shanghai

>> Internship in the Trade Section

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 Common Services Section

As an intern in the Common Services Section, the successful applicant will work closely with officers in a number of areas related to the internal
operations of the Consulate General. Within the Finance Section, the intern will assist in processing transactions and participate in preparing
financial reports. As a member of the Property Section, the intern will assist with drafting and executing contracts, as well as working with local
contractors to complete property projects. The intern will also provide logistical support, as necessary, during high-level visits. The intern will
also have an opportunity to play a role on the Consular Services team, providing consular assistance to Canadians in the region. Through this
internship, the successful candidate will acquire an in-depth understanding of the internal functioning of a Canadian Government
Office abroad. 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.

 

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, Chongqing

>> Internship at the Consulate General of Canada in Chongqing (2 Positions)

The Canadian Consulate General in Chongqing is the smallest Canadian consulate in China, consisting of 12 full-time equivalent staff and covering
the dynamic and fast-growing regions of Chongqing city, Sichuan province, Yunnan province, and Guizhou province. Especially due to the small size
of the office, interns can expect to gain hands-on experience through direct involvement in projects, and can expect their work to have a measurable impact on the success of the team’s initiatives. Successful applicants will work closely with lead officers in the Trade and Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service sections on trade promotion and public diplomacy projects. Interns will provide support, including logistics and event management, in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high-level visits. Interns will contribute to the Consulate’s reporting and will assist in the development and implementation of special projects. Interns may also coordinate website, newsletter and other communications products, and will also be responsible for other duties as required. Through this internship, interns will gain an understanding of the mandate and work of the Consulate, its function within the China Network, and how the Consulate advances Canada’s
priorities and interests in Southwest China. Applicants should be comfortable working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential.

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, Guangzhou

>> Internship in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) Section

As an intern in the FPDS Section, the successful applicant will work closely with officers in monitoring South 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 South China. The intern will also be responsible for the conduct of research covering various issues of interest to Canada in China, including: economic policy and developments, governance and human rights, provincial and local politics, issues related to the environment, labour, health, and legal issues. The successful applicant will also work closely with lead officers on public diplomacy projects and the Consul General’s outreach, as well as academic and cultural affairs. The intern will provide support, including logistics and events management, in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high level visits. 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 with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/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, Hong Kong

>> Internship in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) Section

The successful applicant will work closely with lead officers in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service Section in monitoring Hong Kong and Macao’s political, human rights, and economic landscape, and drafting timely reports on trends and significant changes in these areas which impact Canada’s bilateral interests and activities in Hong Kong, Macao, and the Greater China region. The intern will also work closely with the
officers in charge of public affairs to update communications products, including providing regular content and updates for the Consulate General’s social media platforms. 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 also assist in the development and implementation of special projects, and will also be responsible for other duties as required. Throughout this internship, the intern will gain an understanding of the mandate and work of the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong. The intern will also develop a thorough understanding of the specific framework (the “One Country, Two Systems” policy) which governs the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions within China. Interns will become part of the vibrant community of Canadians in Hong Kong, which is estimated at 300,000. This community includes dynamic young Canadians and Canadian students, as well as the Young Professionals Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (the largest such chamber outside of Canada). Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Cantonese is an asset.

>> Internship in the Immigration Section

The successful applicant will work closely with immigration officers and analysts. The intern 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 Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong as well as with headquarters in Ottawa, and report
on immigration and anti-fraud issues in China. They will assist with antifraud 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. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Cantonese is an asset.

>> Internship in the Consular Section

Working in the largest passport and citizenship issuance operations outside Canada, the successful applicant will work closely with the Consul and Consular Officers to provide passport, citizenship, notarial and emergency services to Canadians residing in Hong Kong and Macao. The intern will develop a good understanding of our international and domestic frameworks such as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, Transfer of Offenders Treaty, Privacy Act, Evidence Act, Canadian Passport Order, Citizenship Act, and learn how these apply in the Consular field. In our fast-paced environment, the intern will learn about the management strategies, technologies and business processes behind running a highly efficient and effective operation issuing over 27,000 passports and 3,000 citizenship certificates per year. The intern will also interact with clients by assisting in issuing passports, citizenship certificates and notarial documents. In addition, the intern will travel and participate in our quarterly outreach trip to Macao to provide consular services there. With the announcement of our 21st Century Consular Plan 2014-2017 initiative, the intern will assist in developing new innovative outreach strategies on how to actively engage Canadians through research and analysis of existing marketing channels including social media, wiki, website, newsletter, SMS and mobile device applications. Managing emergency crises in times of natural disasters and large-scale accidents is an important function within the Consular program. The intern will assist with refining our emergency plans as well as develop an emergency crisis management simulation exercise. The intern will also have the opportunity to deal with specific consular cases such as arrest and detention, and off-loaded passengers. To gain first-hand experience of managing stakeholder partnerships, the intern will attend internal senior management meetings, as well as external meetings and networking events with partners such as other foreign Consulates and local government departments. The intern will also work on specific projects related to the management of mission operations in areas such as management of finance and budget management, business planning and reporting, human resources, property, and security. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of spoken and/or written Cantonese or Mandarin is an asset.

 

Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China

Deadline: March 23, 2015

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Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Asian Studies Fellowship

FEDERATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN PROFESSIONALS ASIAN STUDIES FELLOWSHIP

General Criteria/Eligibility:

This Fellowship is awarded to a Master’s or Doctoral student affiliated with the Asian Institute on the basis of academic achievement, whose studies focus on Asian culture, history, economics and/or politics. Preference goes to a student who is conducting research related to China and/or the Chinese-Canadian community.

Nominees must be current graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto.

Prize: One award at $4,428

Nomination Procedure:

We invite nominations from core faculty members of the Asian Institute. Please provide a one-paragraph nomination that specifies the reason for nomination, with particular reference to the candidate’s involvement in the Asian Institute, events, activities, and programs. A recent letter of reference can be attached, if there is one available. The nominee’s contact information should accompany the nomination. Given that only one award is available, we ask that each faculty member submit no more than one nomination.

Submit Nomination by Email to:         

Program Administrator & Communications Officer
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

Deadline: March 27, 2015

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Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Call for Applications: Dr. David Chu Scholarships in Asia Pacific Studies

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Science who is pursuing study or research related to the Asia Pacific region (east and southeast Asia). Preference will be given according to the following categories, in descending order of priority:
    1. Undergraduate students enrolled in the Contemporary Asian Studies Major or Dr. David Chu Major program in Asia Pacific Studies. Students may apply for either travel or non-travel awards.
    2. Graduate students enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies. Students may apply for either travel or non-travel awards.
    3. Graduate students in programs other than 2 above for whom Asia Pacific studies are a major focus of their studies, and who are traveling to conduct research in the Asia Pacific region.
    4. Undergraduate students in programs other than 1 above for whom Asia Pacific studies are a major focus of their studies, and who are traveling to attend a course of study at a university in the Asia Pacific region. Students must be in their third or fourth year of study; minimum CGPA for consideration is 2.50. Students who meet these criteria and who are attending the Summer Abroad program in Hong Kong are eligible to apply.
  • Financial need will be considered. Undergraduate students must demonstrate financial need by qualifying for OSAP for the fall-winter sessions in which the application is made. Graduate students must demonstrate financial need by qualifying for OSAP or by submitting a Financial Needs Assessment Form for the fall-winter sessions in which the application is made.
  • Please note: international students are not eligible

Value:

  • Travel awards (all categories): To be determined on the basis of estimated costs (see below)
  • Non travel awards: category 1 – $1000, category 2 – $5000
  • Travel awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and registered with the Safety Abroad Office (this can take up to one month)
  • Non-travel awards are paid after re-registration in the next fall session at the University of Toronto.

Applications:

Applications are composed of 6 parts that must be submitted together. Please ensure applications are complete upon submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Summary Form

  1. Application Summary Form
  2. One-page statement outlining the student’s program of study and/or research interests.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Detailed breakdown of estimated costs (travel awards only).
  5. One-page letter of support from a University of Toronto faculty member (must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the application).
  6. Copy of the applicant’s OSAP assessment (undergraduate/graduate students) or a Financial Needs Assessment Form (graduate students).Submit applications to:
    Faculty of Arts and Science Student Awards Committee
    c/o Lanor Mallon, Manager, Faculty Governance and Curriculum
    Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1006
    Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3

Deadline: March 16 at 5:00 p.m. – Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by mail by end of April.

 

There will be an information session on Monday March 9. Register here to attend the session

Deadline: March 16, 2015

http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/scholarships/march16/dr-david-chu-scholarships-in-asia-pacific-studies

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