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Deadline May 1, 2022

Grants & Awards, Student: Call for Writing: Pier 21 International Youth Writing Contest

Poster on white background with an illustration of a pencil in blue and pink; Asian Institute logo is centred at the bottom. Poster reads "Pier 21 International Youth Writing Contest 2022 Write and essay of up to 1000 words in response to the quote “We have always lived in a pandemic of racism.” Please submit by May 1st at 11:59PM EST."

Named after Pier 21—the gateway to Canada for countless immigrants during the mid to late 20th Century—this student-led, faculty supported writing contest provides a platform for youth around the world to share their reflections on the topic of racism. It is also an opportunity for youth to develop their writing skills while navigating a sensitive topic.


“We have always lived in a pandemic of racism.”


Submit a piece of written work about your reflections on the given quote. We are interested in hearing your story and unique perspective about the topic; the use of personal narratives to inform your writing is highly encouraged.

Submission: All essays are to be submitted through this form by May 1st, 2022 at 11:50pm EST. Winners will be announced during June 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be aged 14-21 years old (as of January 1st, 2022)
  • The essay must be the sole original work of the applicant, only one entry will be accepted per applicant. Essays must not have been previously published in any form
  • The essay must address the quote given
  • The essay must be written in English, 12 point font, and must not exceed 1000 words
  • (strict requirement; please indicate word count at the end of the essay). Include the title of your essay on all pages of your document submission
  • Do not indicate your name/any identifying information in the document. All submissions are reviewed through double-blinding.

*The contest is free to all interested applicants meeting the age requirement, regardless of nationality and background.

Awards

  • Cash prize: (1st place) $500CAD, (2nd place) $250CAD, (3rd place) $100CAD
  • All winners will be invited to a public event to speak about their essays/topic, hosted by the Asian Institute’s East Asian Seminar Series
  • Top responses will be published in the Asian Institute’s (U of T) undergraduate academic journal Synergy

How are Winners Determined?

All eligible entries will be assessed by the Pier 21 screening team, from which the top five entries will be ranked by the panel of five finalist judges to select the final three winners. All entries will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance: the extent to which the essay addresses the quote/topic
  • Creativity and originality
  • Clarity and depth of writing
  • Writing accuracy and style (punctuation, grammar, spelling)

*All contest results are final and up to the discretion of the contest’s organizers.

Notification

  • The winners will be contacted by email on the announcement date.
  • Winners have 5 business days from the date of notification to accept the nomination and prize; the Pier 21 contest organizing team shall not be liable for late/lost/unsuccessful efforts to notify the winners.
  • If a potential winner does not comply with the rules listed, the Pier 21 contest organizing team reserves the right to void any unresponsive entry and select another eligible entrant for the prize; the Pier 21 contest organizing team shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

Download a PDF of the details here.

For any inquiries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at pier21contest@gmail.com.

Deadline: May 1, 2022

https://bit.ly/pier21register

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Deadline January 21, 2022

Academic, Student: Call for Papers: 2nd Annual Centre for South Asian Studies Graduate Symposium

University of Toronto – Asian Institute (Online)
April 21 – April 22, 2022

Call for Papers

In and of the Everyday: Thinking with and across South Asia

Following a successful first year symposium which featured a range of emerging research of graduate students working in and across South Asian Studies, we invite submissions of papers for this year’s 2022 online symposium broadly framed around the key theme of ‘The Everyday.’ As we complete another year of ongoing, intersecting pandemics, the realities of everyday life are increasingly transformed. We are interested in what different forms the ‘everyday’ has taken and continues to take in relation to and/or in diasporic and continental South Asia. We invite all University of Toronto students from all disciplines and stages in their graduate careers who see their work relating to the study of South Asia (broadly construed and not limited to the continental geography) to participate.

The ‘everyday’ calls on us to think about and beyond the mundane and the spectacular, public and private spaces, acts of resistance, hegemonies, and more. How do expressions of the everyday look within material archives, political movements, or domestic spaces? How do people today and in the past conceive of their ‘everyday,’ and how have scholars of South Asia theorized it? Paper proposals can address (but are not limited to) one of the following themes:

  • Everyday speech and voice
  • Language and translation
  • Cultural activities and performance
  • Religious worship (texts, ritual)
  • Formulations of ‘sacred’
  • Politics
  • Mass media
  • Everyday forms of resistance
  • Visual representation, art history, everyday cultures
  • Mundane archives
  • Security, Political Violence
  • Dwelling, gathering, communal kinship, gossip
  • Affective archives, subaltern histories
  • Alterity
  • Global feminist theory, Women of Color Feminisms
  • Infrastructure, place, land, built environment
  • Other and alternative South Asias
  • Diasporic Asia, capitalisms, and economies of everyday life

Please submit a 250 – 300 word abstract as PDF by January 21, 2022 at 5pm to be considered for the symposium. Include your name, email address, department, and year of study in the heading of your proposal. Within your abstract, please identify 2 – 5 key words or themes your research speaks to. Selected abstracts will be organized into panels on either Thursday April 21 or Friday April 22.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the organizers (Atif, Janani, Liwen, or Mirela) at southasiansymposium2022@gmail.com.

Deadline: January 21, 2022

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Deadline Rolling

Academic, Student: Call for Submissions: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is an undergraduate academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia founded at the Asian Institute of the University of Toronto. The Journal seeks to publish the world’s premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, societal, and/or economic developments in the Asia region.

Synergy is inviting submissions for its online publication for the academic year of 2021-2022. Submissions are open to all individuals within the scholarly community around the world. Synergy is currently listed with the Library and Archives Canada.

Please send submissions to ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com in MS Word format; and a Title, Bio, Abstract, Keywords, Citations (Chicago footnote format) and Reference List (Chicago format). The submission is accepted on a rolling basis for the monthly publication.

For more information on detailed requirements, style guide, and submission process, please visit http://utsynergyjournal.org/call-for-submissions/. If you have any questions regarding submission, please send them to ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com with the subject line “Synergy Submission Inquiries”.

We look forward to your submission.

Editorial Committee 2021-2022
Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies
Asian Institute | Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy | University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place | Room 267S |
Online ISSN 2369-8217 | Print ISSN 2369-8209 |
Email: submissions@utsynergyjournal.org | Twitter: @AI_UofT | @SynergyJournal |
Website: http://utsynergyjournal.org/

Deadline: Rolling

http://utsynergyjournal.org/call-for-submissions/

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Deadline November 2, 2021

Academic, Careers: Sessional Lecturer Position (CUPE 3902 Unit 3) Winter 2022: CAS390H1S: Asian Digital Network Practicum

Sessional Lecturer: CAS390H1S: Asian Digital Network Practicum

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Course Number and Title: CAS390H1S: Asian Digital Network Practicum

Course description: Students are connected with a digital practicum placement in partnership with local, national, or international not-for-profits or governmental organizations connected to Asia. Students work in teams of 2-5 students, and help partner organizations address key issues they identify. Student teams work actively on strengthening on-line networks with partner organizations, while developing mutual mentoring, critique, and exchange with the organizations. Students are expected to invest 5-7 hours per week in course projects, in addition to class time.  Students are expected to help teammates, advise other teams, and contribute their skills and talents to their community partners. The course will emphasize how groups can work together to contribute to extending, learning from, and contributing to transnational networks that bridge the University of Toronto and a range of partners throughout Asia.

Estimated course enrolment: 15 students
Estimated TA support: None
Schedule: Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm

*This course is scheduled to be delivered in-person. Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course may be delivered in-person, remotely/online, or by a combination of delivery methods as determined by the Faculty or Asian Institute at a later date.

Sessional dates: January 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022

Salary: Sessional Lecturer I (SL I): $8,489.67; Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term (SL I -LT): $8,869.25; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $9,085.58; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $9,301.90.

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.

Minimum Qualifications: Completed PhD in the disciplines of Anthropology, History, Sociology, Asian Studies, Geography, or related fields is required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is required. Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and mastery of the subject area is preferred. Previous experience in teaching a similar course is preferred.

Description of duties:

  • Develop and maintain student placements with partner organizations
  • Prepare course syllabus and course marking scheme
  • Plan and teach weekly lectures
  • Set and mark assignments/tests/exams and course administration in accordance with University regulations as described in the Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Handbook for Instructors
  • Create and maintain Quercus site for the course
  • Submit grades
  • Hold office hours for academic counselling of students
  • Deal with student enquiries, appeals and petitions

Application Procedure:

All individuals interested in this position must submit an updated Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at
https://uoft.me/CUPE-3902-Unit-3-Application-Form. Prior syllabi and teaching evaluations, if applicable, may be submitted as part of the application package. Please submit materials to:

Program Advisor, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

Closing Date: 11/02/2021, 11:59PM EDT
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This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

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 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement.

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.

Deadline: November 2, 2021

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Deadline Rolling basis

Academic, Student: Call for Submissions: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is an undergraduate academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia founded at the Asian Institute of the University of Toronto. The Journal seeks to publish the world’s premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, societal, and/or economic developments in the Asia region.

Synergy is inviting submissions for its online publication for the academic year of 2020-2021. Submissions are open to all individuals within the scholarly community around the world. Synergy is currently listed with the Library and Archives Canada.

Please send submissions to ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com in MS Word format, with all identifying information such as contributor(s) names and institutional affiliation(s) removed from the document for the purposes of anonymous review by editors; and a Title, Bio, Abstract, Keywords, Citations (Chicago footnote format) and Reference List (Chicago format). The submission is accepted on a rolling basis for the monthly publication.

For more information on detailed requirements, style guide, and submission process, please visit http://utsynergyjournal.org/call-for-submissions. If you have any questions regarding submission, please send them to ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com with the subject line “Synergy Submission Inquiries”.

We look forward to your submission.

Editorial Committee 2020-2021
Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies
Asian Institute | Munk School of Global Affairs | University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place | Room 267S |
Online ISSN 2369-8217 | Print ISSN 2369-8209 |
Email: submissions@utsynergyjournal.org | Twitter: @AI_UofT | @SynergyJournal |
Website: http://utsynergyjournal.org/

View Call for Submissions in PDF form.

Deadline: Rolling basis

http://utsynergyjournal.org/

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Deadline open

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

ASIAN INSTITUTE AT THE MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY
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 https://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 and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to:

Katherine MacIvor
Program Advisor, Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 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 May 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.

Please visit the University’s Current Opportunities Webpage for Sessional Lecturer positions: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/go/CUPE-3902-%28Unit-3%29-Opportunities/2607317/ 

Deadline: open

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