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Last updated :
19 June 2006

Events,  Announcements & Job Opportunities
Call for Proposals - Forest Communities Program
(posted 19 June 2006)

Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service is planning to launch a
Forest Communities Program in April of 2007.  This new program will appeal to local organizations across Canada interested in assisting resource-based communities in the development of innovative approaches to meet the challenges of forest sector transition and forest resource sustainability.

Specifically, the proposed program will support the development and sharing of new knowledge, and innovative tools and practices to assist forest-based communities to:

  • capitalize on new forest-based opportunities;
  • sustain the forest resource and grow community benefits;
  • participate in informed decision-making and innovative governance practices for the forest land base.

Subject to Treasury Board approval of funding and spending authority, it is expected that the new Forest Communities Program would be funded for a five-year period from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2012.  It is anticipated that six to ten sites would be selected and would receive core funding up to a maximum of $400,000 per year for the five-year period under the program.

The Canadian Forest Service is seeking proposals from interested not-for-profit community-level organizations that wish to participate in the program.  Applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest to Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service by September 15, 2006

For more information on the Forest Communities Program, and to obtain application details, please visit to view the Call for Proposals.

RSS Conference
(posted 24 May 2006)

Perils and Promises of Globalization : Difference, Resistance and Possibility

August 10-13 2006, Louisville Kentucky

More details (PDF)

post-doctoral fellow
(posted 24 May 2006)

A one to two year post-doctoral fellow is sought to work with research
teams on two Arcticnet projects dealing with climate change and health
among Inuit populations in northern Canada. The main project's purpose is
to augment the capacity of public health surveillance systems,
environmental monitoring systems, and their interface with respect to
health protection of Inuit populations in response to climate change. The
second project will focus on one particular aspect of the way climate
change may be influencing health status in the North, and that is by
investigating the impacts of climate and environmental change on food
security in small northern communities:

The individual will have a multidisciplinary background and/or
appropriate experience in one of the following areas: health
sciences, particularly public health, community health or health
administration or human geography, nutrition, medical anthropology,
environmental studies, or risk assessment, with experience in
surveillance or monitoring. Experience in qualitative (semi-directed
interviews, surveys, qualitative analysis) and quantitative methods
(univariate and multivariate statistics, risk analysis with programs
such as @risk) will be an asset.  The individual must be fluent in
English with strong written and oral communications skills.
Experience working in or with northern communities is preferred.
Solid interpersonal skills are required and French language skills
are an asset.

A number of health endpoints have the potential to be either directly
(e.g. injury) or indirectly (e.g. nutrient profile shift) influenced
by reported climate changes from Nunatsiavut in the East to
Inuvialuit in the West.  Several studies at large have identified
associations between health outcomes and climate change. A small
number of studies have begun to document the reporting of adverse
health problems associated with climate change in the Canadian North.
In terms of health endpoints there are mortality, morbidity, injury,
social determinants including physical infrastructure, community
wellness, search and rescue and biomonitoring (human tissues)
indicators that have the potential to be influenced by one or several
climate related changes. These climate related indicators are grouped
as weather, ice, water levels, permafrost and erosion, biota,
drinking water, biomonitoring.  Public health surveillance is the
systematic collection and   analysis of appropriate data and the
health protection actions that follow as a result of such data

Traditional food is well documented as a critical resource to
northern populations for its nutritional, economic, social and
cultural benefits. However, these important foods are also the main
source of exposure for many environmental contaminants among northern
Aboriginal people via their traditional diet based on land and sea
species.  Climate related changes in the North have been associated
with alterations in animal, fish and plant population distribution,
abundance, morphology, behaviour and community structure
(availability). Climate changes have also been associated with
changes in ice, snow, precipitation regimes, and other environmental
factors potentially influencing travel and transportation in the
North.  Recent work has suggested that these climate related changes
may influence components of Inuit traditional food security.  In this
way, climate has the potential to influence nutrition and health
status in relation to such things as the incidence of disease,
contaminant affected health outcomes (e.g. child development) and
general individual and community health related to aspects of diet
and lifestyle.

The surveillance project is taking a participatory approach to
capacity building of the networks of managers responsible for
surveillance (health indicators) and monitoring (environmental
indicators).  In its first phase (2004-2006), case studies of the
state of health surveillance and environmental monitoring were
undertaken.  Case study results will be released in the form of
reports in 2006.  The case studies (one per Inuit region) accessed
published and unpublished documentation and carried out interviews
with informants responsible for data pertaining to any of the
categories of indicators of interest. This portrait will enable the
evaluation of strengths and weaknesses within these systems and
enable the development of a strategy to move towards capacity
building.  The development of a network of partners and initiation of
pilot projects will mark the beginning of phase 2 of the project
(2006-2009).  Policy recommendations for strengthening public health
surveillance are also part of the expected outcomes.

The food security project is taking a mixed qualitative and
quantitative focus on: 1) nutrition and potential changes in intake
of nutrients; 2) exposure to contaminants and 3) levels of food
security (availability and access to traditional foods).  The
research seeks to investigate to what extent, and how climate change
is affecting the traditional diet profile of northern Aboriginal
residents presently and potentially into the future and what
implications this may have for individual and community health.

Post details:
Salary of 40-50k depending on experience.  Start date: Spring or
summer 2006. Location: Quebec City University Hospital Research
Center (CHUQ) with some travel in the Canadian North and other
locations.  Application deadline: open.  Informal inquiries welcome.

Contact persons:
Pierre Gosselin MD (PI on the surveillance project):
+1 418 650 5115 ext. 5205

Christopher Furgal PhD (PI on the nutrition project and
co-investigator on the surveillance project): +1 418 656 4141 ext.46521

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health promotes health (broadly
defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational
institutions.  Become a member today at

CCPH is the Higher Education Senior Program Advisor for the Learn and
Serve America National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.  Visit the
Clearinghouse at

Join CCPH for our 9th Conference, May 31-June 3, 2006 in Minneapolis, MN!
Register today for 4 days of skill-building, networking & agenda-setting
Save the Date! CCPH 10th Anniversary Conference, April 14-17, 2007 in Toronto



 Career opportunity for graduates!
(posted 6 April 2006)

Statistics Canada is currently hiring up to 25 graduates for placement into a recruitment development program. The recruitment program covers a period of 2 years, which is considered a development period after which recruits "graduate" into a permanent position.  The two-year development period includes at least 2, 8-12 month work terms in different areas of Statistics Canada (the first of which will be in the Census of Agriculture).  It also includes a series of training courses related to management, analysis and survey methods. 

The jobs are located in Ottawa, Ontario.

Salaries start at $40,448.

Initial work placements with the Census of Agriculture will start on August 7, 2006. Successful candidates will work in the analysis phase of the Census of Agriculture, using data collected this May from every farm in Canada. This provides the definitive profile of the Canadian agriculture sector at the provincial and even down to the local level.  The work is in a team environment and training will be provided on analytical techniques to be used.  Ongoing support is provided by senior analysts. 

In order to be considered for these positions, you must:

A) have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with an agriculture or related specialty by June 2006;

B) have one of the following as an area of study: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Natural Resources; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities;

C) register by April 12 with the Public Service Commission Post-secondary recruitment program general inventory. Go to and from the left hand menu, click on Post secondary recruitment. (Only those registered at the above website will eligible for consideration);

Please inform your students of this excellent career opportunity.

For more information, contact Steven Danford at (613) 951-2436 or at



Possibilité de carrière pour les diplômés!

Statistique Canada embauche actuellement jusqu’à 25 diplômés dans le cadre d’un programme de recrutement et de perfectionnement. Le programme de recrutement s’étend sur une période de deux ans, que l'on considère comme une période d’apprentissage après laquelle les recrues peuvent accéder à un poste permanent au sein de Statistique Canada. La période d’apprentissage de deux ans inclut au moins deux stages de travail de 8 à 12 mois chacun dans différents secteurs de Statistique Canada (le premier sera au sein du Recensement de l'agriculture). Le programme inclut également une série de cours sur la gestion, l'analyse et les méthodes d'enquête.

Les emplois sont situés à Ottawa (Ontario).

Les salaires commencent à 40 448 $.

Le premier stage de travail au sein du Recensement de l'agriculture commencera le 7 août 2006.  Les candidats reçus travailleront pendant le processus d'analyse du Recensement de l’agriculture, qui s’appuie sur les données qui seront recueillies en mai auprès toutes les fermes au Canada. Le Recensement de l’agriculture dresse le profil véritable du secteur agricole national, provincial et même à des niveaux géographiques inférieurs. Le travail s’effectue en équipe et les candidats reçus recevront une formation sur les techniques d’analyse utilisées. Des analystes principaux fourniront leur appui tout au long du processus.

Pour être admissible à ces postes, il faut :

A) avoir obtenu un diplôme de premier cycle avant juin 2006, avec spécialisation en agriculture ou dans un domaine connexe;

B) avoir étudié dans un des domaines suivants : agriculture, foresterie et pêches; génie et technologie; environnement et ressources naturelles; sciences naturelles; sciences sociales et sciences humaines;

C) être inscrit avant le 12 avril au répertoire général du Programme de recrutement postsecondaire de la Commission de la Fonction Publique. Consultez le site et dans la barre de menus à gauche, cliquez sur Recrutement postsecondaire. (Seulement ceux qui se sont inscrits au site Web ci-dessus seront admissibles);

Veuillez informer vos étudiants de cette excellente possibilité de carrière.

Pour plus de renseignements, communiquer avec Steven Danford au (613) 951-2436 ou à


14e Conférence nationale de Solidarité rurale du Québec
8, 9, 10 mars 2006
Hôtel Delta, Sherbrooke (Québec)
(posted 23 February 2006)

Des ajouts en trois temps

L'ouverture le 8 mars 2006 à 19h00 avec une conférence de prestige de Bernard Cassen
Comment la mondialisation néolibérale détruit les sociétés rurales
Résistances et alternatives

Le lancement le 9 mars 2006 à 18h00 d'un ouvrage collectif intitulé Pour une décentralisation démocratique du Québec.

L'hommage le 9 mars 2006 à 19h00, un souper-spectacle-hommage sous la présidence d’honneur du Premier ministre du Québec, M. Jean Charest.

Une soirée de mémoire et de poésie bercée par la voix et les rythmes de Chloé Sainte-Marie.

D'autres ajouts et changements au programme ont été faits.
Prenez la peine d'y jeter un coup d'œil.

Hâtez-vous de vous inscrire en ligne.

Au plaisir de se rencontrer
L'équipe de Solidarité rurale du Québec

Economic Researcher Post
(posted 3 February 2006)

Job description: The OECD's Public Governance and Territorial
Development Directorate is seeking an economic researcher for a 12
month post dealing with rural development issues.

Tasks: To work on OECD Rural Policy Reviews and conduct rural
development research focusing on competitiveness and governance issues.

Required background: Economics PhD or Master Degree, or other closely
related field, preferably with a specialization on rural development,
and sound skills in econometric and statistical analysis.

Language requirement: Excellent knowledge of one of the two official
languages of the Organisation (English and French) and the ability to
draft in that language. Good knowledge of the other. Knowledge of
Spanish and/or German is advantageous.

Contact: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to and


Foundation for Rural Living
Rural Development Officer
Internship Program
(posted 26 January 2006)

Title: Rural Development Officer (RDO)
Reports To:
Senior Development Associate
various locations throughout Ontario

General Description:

The Foundation for Rural Living and partners have established the Rural Philanthropy Resource Network (the Network) to provide rural individuals, communities and agencies with the knowledge, training, and support needed to successfully expand community investment and sustain quality non-profit and voluntary programs. 

Research undertaken in partnership with Imagine Canada (formerly the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy) shows that the rural non-profit and voluntary sector is:

  • Largely volunteer driven
  • Competing poorly for funding
  • In need of trained development professionals

The Network seeks to hire qualified individuals as specialists in rural fund development and non-profit management. This team of rural development officers will be placed in a variety of rural non-profit agencies.  A virtual resource centre, training and professional mentoring will support them to develop and implement strategic fund development programs. 

This specialized internship will help build skills necessary to embark on a career in fundraising with a specialization in rural development. 

Skills Enhancement


Rural Development Officers will link to resources, and provide direct support to rural professionals and volunteers primarily in the domain of fundraising.  With ongoing coaching and supervision by a Senior Development Officer, RDO’s will:

·         Develop knowledge of the charitable and philanthropic landscape, including fundraising opportunities and challenges in rural communities.

·         Identify and cultivate relationships with key individuals and organization.

·         Undertake situation analysis and assessments of fund development potential.

·         Write a fundraising case statement.

·         Develop and implement realistic fund development strategies

·         Prepare fundraising proposals for granting agencies, corporations and individuals.

·         Explore and where possible foster relationships with Community Foundations, United Way or similar models, health and other public foundations…

·         Write a basic marketing plan to support fundraising objectives.

·         Gain experience with data management and fundamental administration of the fundraising process.  


Desired Attributes


·         Reside in a rural community

·         Post secondary credential preferably in communications, human, social, business or marketing field

·         Energetic, enthusiastic, passionate, confident

·         Capable communicator – verbal and written

·         Strategic, analytical thinker

·         Detail oriented, skilled at project and 'people' management

·         Work experience in communications, marketing, teaching or management

·         History in community service

·         Basic proficiency in internet technologies and common computer software programs

·         Valid drivers licence and willingness to travel 



Participants in the Rural Development Officer Internship Program will receive:

·         Up to twelve months skills enhancement in fundraising and organizational development in the not-for-profit sector.

·         Special learning opportunities with noted fund development professionals.

·         Remuneration of $413 per week, subject to Service Canada (HRSDC) Job Creation Partnership program guidelines

·         A certificate of recognition from the Foundation for Rural Living.


For more information visit our website at or call us at 519-826-4126


Submit your resume by email to:


Project Coordinator
(posted 26 January 2006)
  Description: Muskoka Futures, a volunteer governed Community Futures Development Corporation serving the whole Muskoka region, seeks the services of an experienced Project Coordinator to support our Community Economic Enhancement activities. This permanent, 35 hours per week, position is located in Bracebridge in the heart of gorgeous Muskoka.

Working under the direction of the general manager, the project coordinator will assist in the implementation and monitoring of various Muskoka Futures community and business development programs and initiatives including: - creating informational publications and marketing materials for Muskoka Futures programs;
- publicising the activities of Muskoka Futures and its clients through media releases, newsletters and website news updates;
- developing feasibility reports and funding applications;
- managing the Muskoka Futures website;
- responding to program inquires;
- liaising with program collaborators including mentors, community partners, etc;
- designing and organizing informational/educational workshops and seminars;
- building and managing data bases;
- general coordination and monitoring of such programs as;
- Muskoka Community Initiative
- Young Entrepreneur Development Initiative
- Muskoka Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) Program
- Enterprise Social Economy (To be created)

This individual will be an enthusiastic Communicator/ Organizer/Planner with a track record in multi-tasking, computer/Internet applications, media relations, preparing marketing materials, project reports, and working with volunteers.

Compensation is in the range of $31,000 to $35,500 along with a group benefit package.

Resumes, along with a cover letter explaining why the applicant wishes to join our team should be emailed to Christopher Thorpe: by January 27, 2006

Community Economic Development Work Experience Program
(posted 10 January 2006)
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is pleased to announce a new work experience program in Community Economic Development and Social Economy aimed at young CED practitioners who have identified working in CED as a career goal.  The program is funded by
Service Canada. It will create sixty, six-month work placements between February 2006 and January 2008 for post-graduate youth to gain work experience in community economic development (CED).  The project will be managed by CCEDNet with mentorship and advice from its youth-led committee of practitioners—the Emerging Leaders Committee (please visit the committee’s web page for further information). This will further enhance CCEDNet’s mandate to build the capacity of youth working in CED by supporting and encouraging work by youth for youth.
Emphasis of the work experience placements will be on projects that are relevant to emerging CED practices in rural, urban, northern, and Aboriginal communities.  Participants will have access to peer learning activities, mentorship and CED learning materials.
The host organizations will select participants, allowing them to choose the person most appropriate for the position and potentially from their own community.  Host organizations will contribute to the position wage, benefits and learning opportunities.  The host organization must be a member of CCEDNet or be willing to become a member once its application for hosting work experience participant(s) is approved. The host organization must demonstrate a strong desire to share expertise by providing career assistance and feedback.
The deadline for applications is 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time, January 16th 2006.  Contact Ruse Rusekampunzi for an application form at
Information for Participants
Community Economic Development Work Experience Program
Emerging CED Practitioners who fit the criteria (described below) can apply in two ways.   Candidates may submit an application to CCEDNet which CCEDNet will pass on to host agencies in regions that you specify.  Or candidates can apply directly to host organisations themselves.  Host organisations will be announced shortly on this website.
Participant Criteria
Participants must meet the following criteria:
ü       between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of selection;
ü       a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
ü       legally entitled to work in Canada;
ü       legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and/or territorial legislation and regulations;
ü       a post-secondary graduate (College or University)
ü       not be receiving Employment Insurance benefits;
ü       demonstrate a lack of labour market attachment to field of study (be under-employed or unemployed)
ü       Can demonstrate that working in the field of Community Economic Development is  a career goal.
ü       has not previously participated in a Career Focus work experience

Position: Researchers, Department of Human Resources and Skills Development (posted 10 January 2006)

Locations: National Capital Region
Salary: $45,711 to $74,288

Closing Date: January 20, 2006 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Vacancies: Up to 10 positions and the possibility of more positions

Education: Completion, at a recognized university and by December 2006, of a Master's degree in economics, statistics, or sociology. 

Website: For further information on the department, please visit Department of Human Resources and Skills Development


Positions (2): Social Science Specialist, Parks Canada

Location: Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB
Salary: $65,336 to $75,366 per annum (Under Review)
Closing Date:
January 13, 2006  

Reference Number: 05-PKS-WNSC-OC-310063

Education: Graduation from a recognized university with specialization in recreation, geography, environmental studies, economics, sociology, business, tourism, communications, statistics, or other specialization based in social science.

Job description:

Social science research:
Working with clients to identify social science needs and for developing detailed research proposals to respond to those needs. If a research proposal is accepted, the position is responsible for developing a study plan that clearly details research methods for the project.

Supervising field staff for social science projects:
Responsible for providing functional guidance to field employees, overseeing related human resources issues as needed, and travelling to field research locations.

Data analysis and reporting:
Responds to client needs for analysis and reporting from new and existing datasets.

National and regional social science responsibilities:
Responsible for participating on national and regional social science committees as needed.



(posted 14 December 2005)

Sixth Competition
Academic Year 2006/07
Application deadline: April 14, 2006

The CBIE International Learning Grants (ILG) promote international education and international relations careers. ILG allow undergraduate students to finance the costs associated with international learning, e.g. travel and living costs.

Interested candidates must complete and forward to CBIE by
April 14, 2006. For more information:

Third Young Leaders in Rural Canada Awards
(posted 8 December 2005)


The Rural Secretariat is seeking nominations of young rural Canadians (18 to 29 years old) who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and contributions to rural, remote and northern Canada, at the local, regional and/or national level, for the third Young Leaders in Rural Canada Awards. A commemorative Award will be presented in each of the following categories: INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP and PARTNERSHIP.

These annual awards are a Government of Canada initiative resulting from a commitment made at the 2003 National Rural Youth Conference held in May 2003 in Orillia/Ramara, Ontario. For information on past recipients, visit the rural Web site at:

Deadline: To be considered, submissions must be received/post-marked no later than Monday, January 30, 2006.


Troisièmes Prix des jeunes leaders du Canada rural
(affiché le 8 décembre 2005)


À l'occasion des troisièmes Prix des jeunes leaders du Canada rural, le Secrétariat rural lance un appel de mises en candidature de jeunes Canadiens (18 à 29 ans) qui ont effectué de remarquables réalisations et apporté leur contribution dans des régions rurales, éloignées et/ou nordiques du Canada à l'échelle locale, régionale et/ou nationale. Un prix commémoratif sera remis pour chacune des catégories suivantes : INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP et PARTENARIAT.

Ces prix annuels sont une initiative du gouvernement du Canada qui découle d=un engagement pris lors de la Conférence nationale des jeunes des régions rurales de 2003, qui s=est tenue à Orillia/Ramara, en Ontario, en mai 2003. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur les anciens récipiendaires, veuillez consulter le site rural Web à l=adresse :

Date limite : Pour être examinées, les mises en candidature doivent être reçues par courriel ou télécopieur, ou postées au plus tard le lundi 30 janvier 2006, le cachet de la poste faisant foi.


"Rural Insights and Issues" conference
March 3rd and 4th 2006
Brandon University
(posted 25 November 2005)

The Brandon University Rural Development Graduate Students Association (RDGSA) invites you
to participate in, or attend the "Rural Insights and Issues" conference on March 3rd and 4th
2006. The conference is an interdisciplinary event that welcomes presentations from rural
academics, practitioners and professionals. The RDGSA would like to encourage undergraduate
and graduate students to attend and present at the conference. This is a great opportunity
for students to showcase their research and to network with rural academics and potential

Conference speakers will include Dr. Ray Bollman from Statistics Canada and Dr. Stephane
McLachlan from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Bollman will be presenting Friday night on
Rural Canada: Dividers and Riders, while Dr. McLachlan will be presenting on Issues
Surrounding Video Research. Dr. McLachlan will also be showing the documentary, Seeds of
Change: Farmers, Biotechnology and the New Face of Agriculture which has recently been
released by the University of Manitoba amidst a swirl of controversy.

If you are interested in participating in or attending "Rural Insights and Issues" please
visit our web site for information regarding important dates, registration costs,
accommodation options, call for papers, the conference proceedings publication and a
tentative schedule.

Important dates include:
Paper & poster abstracts due February 3rd, 2006
Early registration prices end February 3rd 2006
Conference March 3rd ­ 4th 2006
Papers for conference proceedings due March 4th 2006

Research Associate
Rural and Small Town Programme
(posted 10 November 2005)

We invite applications for the position of Research Associate in our Rural and Small Town Programme.

The Research Associate will work in a team environment leading or sharing responsibilities for a variety of research and community outreach projects. He/she will conduct primary and secondary research, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, and report writing. He/she will also contribute to the development of new research project ideas and assist in identifying potential funding sources for programme research activities and community outreach projects. A modest level of supervision will be provided by the Director to ensure quality and timeliness of work. Some travel within the Atlantic region and elsewhere may be involved, subject to the work requirements and methodologies of specific projects.

The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in a Social Sciences field (planning, geography, environmental studies, economics, sociology, political studies, international relations) and one to three years of relevant research experience. Bilingualism is not required but is a preferred asset. Excellent written and oral communication skills (ideally in English and French) are required. Competency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint) and SPSS is also a requirement. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience conducting interviews, focus groups, and other forms of primary research.

This is a full time term position from January 16, 2006 to April 30, 2007. The term may be extended depending on the availability of research and project funds to support the position.

If you are interested in the challenges and opportunities that this position has to offer, please forward your application on or before November 25, 2005 to:

Human Resources Department
Mount Allison University
65 York Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1E4
Fax: (506) 364-2216, Email:

Job Opportunity:
(posted 10 November 2005)

Senior Project Coordinator

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

(affichée le 10 novembre 2005)

Réseau Environnement : Candidatures d'étudiants recherchées,
Siège étudiant au Conseil d'administration

Job Opportunity:
(posted 10 November 2005)

Economic Analyst (ES-02) Socio-economic/methodologist
The ideal candidate should have a strong analytical background, including but not limited to some SAS (and SPSS) programming experience. She or he might be hired at ES-02 level (essentially a junior analyst position so a graduate degree is not required), with a salary ranging from approx. $45,000 to $52,000, depending on the qualifications. Attached is a Statement of Qualifications for review.

Statement of Qualifications 


Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with an acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics OR other related discipline

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:  Various language profiles 

SECURITY:  Enhanced reliability


  • Recent experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis related to socio-economic trends or issues

  • Significant experience in quantitative data analysis using SAS software

  • Experience in use of computer software, such as Excel and PowerPoint, for data analysis and presentations

  • Experience in preparing written reports using the results of data analysis


  • Knowledge of the role, mandate and organization structure of the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and of the Canada Student Loans Program

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and other analytical tools appropriate for economic and social science research

  • Knowledge of various information systems, networks and software applicable to research


  • Ability to analyze and interpret socio-economic data

  • Ability to prepare written analysis of research results

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Ability to work effectively alone or in a team


  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Judgment

  • Initiative

  • Creativity

Please contact:

Hasan Alam (an NRE alumnus)
Senior Analyst / Analyste Principal
Canada Student Loans Program /
Programme canadien des prêts aux étudiants
Program Integrity and Accountability /
Intégrité et imputabilité (sic) de programme
200 Montcalm, Tower/Tour 2
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9
Tel: (819) 997-6053
Fax:(819) 997-5980

(affichée le 10 novembre 2005)


Je suis à la recherche d’assistantes ou assistants, de préférence des étudiant-e-s de niveau maîtrise, dans le cadre d’un programme de recherche portant sur le travail indépendant (figure emblématique du travail atypique) et la protection sociale.

1er projet : 2 assistant-e-s 

Thème : les travailleurs indépendants et la gestion du risque

Le projet s’intéresse à la manière dont les travailleurs totalement ou partiellement exclus des formes institutionnelles de mutualisation du risque social et professionnel perçoivent le risque et développent des stratégies diverses pour y faire face.

Travail proposé (à chacun-e) : réalisation et analyse de 25 entretiens semi-directifs avec des travailleurs indépendants, rédaction d’un rapport de recherche

Les étudiant-e-s seront associés à toutes les étapes de la réalisation du terrain : rédaction du guide d’entretien; échantillonnage; collecte des données; découpage et codage du matériel; définition des catégories; analyse; rédaction du rapport, activités de diffusion

Durée : le projet s’échelonnera sur un peu plus de deux ans, à compter du printemps 2006

Rémunération : selon le niveau de scolarité et l’expérience en recherche


2ème projet : 3 assistant-e-s

Thème : la régulation du travail indépendant

Le projet s’intéresse aux modèles de coordination et de régulation du travail indépendant exercé sans employés, ainsi qu’à l’impact de ces modèles sur la qualité des emplois indépendants.

Travail proposé (à chacun-e) : analyse documentaire portant sur un type d’occupation, réalisation et analyse de 25 entretiens semi-directifs, administration d’un sondage à une centaine de répondants, rédaction d’un rapport de recherche

Les étudiant-e-s seront associés à toutes les étapes de la réalisation du terrain : analyse documentaire, rédaction du guide d’entretien; échantillonnage; collecte des données; découpage et codage du matériel; définition des catégories; analyse; rédaction du rapport, construction de l’outil de sondage, activités de diffusion 

Durée : le projet s’échelonnera sur un peu plus de deux ans, à compter du printemps 2006

Rémunération : selon le niveau de scolarité et l’expérience en recherche


Envoyer, d’ici le 15 décembre 2005, un curriculum vitae accompagné d’une lettre de présentation à :
Martine D’Amours, professeure adjointe

École des affaires publiques et communautaires
Université Concordia
1455, boul de Maisonneuve ouest, CI-205
Montréal, Qc.
H3G 1M8

Tél : 514-848-2424, poste 5194
Fax : 514-848-2577
Courriel :

Internship Opportunities:
(posted 11 October 2005)  

New Brunswick Public Service Internship and Rejuvenation Programs The internship program offers an extensive orientation to the New Brunswick government through a series of challenging work assignments. Successful candidates will commence their internship in May 2006.


The program is open to university graduates who have completed their degrees in 2004 or 2005, or who will graduate in the spring of 2006.

The Internship

  • Successful candidates will be offered two-year term positions with the possibility of joining the public service at the end of the internship.
  • Interns will start in May 2006 with an extensive orientation to the New Brunswick government.
  • Interns will work in central government agencies and their host department in year one, gaining valuable insight and experience.
  • Interns will work in their host department in year two, refining their skills and understanding of the department.
  • A mentor will give the intern support, advice and feedback.
  • Interns starting in May 2006 will be paid between $31,928 and $36,192 yearly.
  • All internship positions will be located in Fredericton, unless otherwise noted.
  • Applicants who have qualified for the internship program, but have not been hired, will be eligible for the New Brunswick Public Service Rejuvenation Program and could be hired into existing vacant positions across government departments each year.

Internship Positions:  

(05-PSIP-01) Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
As a Research and Planning Officer, you will be responsible to carry out a variety of planning and research activities, to prepare written reports that will contribute to the development of policy or the provision of advice, and to plan and develop projects. You must have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in History or a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with coursework in Aboriginal studies. Written and spoken competency in English is required.  

(05-PSIP-02) Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
As a Research and Planning Officer, you will be responsible for providing research and analytical support in various areas of the fish processing sector. You must have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing and/or trade. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-03) Communications New Brunswick
As a Communications Officer, you will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of various communications/public relations activities as directed by senior staff. These would include the writing of speaking notes, news releases, backgrounders, communications plans and strategies, as well as dealing with members of the media when required. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations and/or Journalism or a Bachelor of Arts with coursework in communications, public relations, and/or journalism. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-04) Department of Education
As a Public Service Librarian, you will be responsible for managing several special projects to support the development, implementation, and coordination of provincial programs and services to ensure the delivery of quality public library services in the province. You must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and/or Information Science. Written and spoken competency in English or French is required.

(05-PSIP-05) Department of Energy
As an Education and Awareness Coordinator, you will be responsible for assisting senior staff in the development of energy-related resources for the Department of Energy’s web site and publications. You will assist in developing comprehensive information with accompanying in-depth background that could be particularly helpful for the public, teachers, journalists, or individuals who are involved in the energy sector. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Education or a Bachelor degree of Arts with coursework in public programs management. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-06) Environment and Local Government
As a Flow/Flood Forecast Engineer, you will be responsible for monitoring ice breakup, running models related to ice jamming and open water flow and flood forecasting to provide hydrologic forecasts of river conditions. You will be required to provide forecasts year-round, as climate change is requiring an adaptive management approach to be utilized. You must have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a specialization in hydrology and river hydraulics. Written and spoken competency in English is required.

(05-PSIP-07) Executive Council Office
As a Research and Planning Officer in the Women’s Issues Branch, you will be responsible for researching and analyzing violence prevention initiatives and related issues, planning and development of projects and playing a vital role in communications and administrative functions. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-08) Department of Family and Community Services
As a Systems Analyst, you will be responsible to provide user support and consultation to the New Brunswick (NB) Families user community. You will work in a team environment and will participate in issue resolution discussions with the system maintenance team. As part of the system maintenance team, you will also assist in tracking and resolving issues and conduct testing of new maintenance releases. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with relevant coursework in Computer Science or a Bachelor of Arts with relevant coursework in Computer Science. Written and spoken competency in English is required. 

(05-PSIP-09) Department of Finance
As a Programmer Analyst, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of business systems to meet the needs of the Department of Finance and supported departments and agencies. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Written and spoken competency in English is required.

(05-PSIP-10) Department of Intergovernmental and International Relations
As a Program Officer, you will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the action plans developed under New Brunswick’s international bilateral agreements and overseeing the province's work with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and other international financing organizations. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences or a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Arts or Business Administration with a major in Political Sciences or International Relations, or a related degree with a major in Political Sciences or International Relations. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-11) Department of Natural Resources
As a Land Officer, you will be responsible to perform a wide variety of duties related to the management and administration of Crown land. Duties will include: dealing effectively with the public; conducting research; analyzing data; consulting with review agencies and stakeholders; identifying issues and options; and preparing reports and presentations. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in the areas of land management, land planning, geography, engineering, forestry, outdoor recreation or other related discipline. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-12) Office of the Comptroller
As an Assistant Auditor, you will be responsible for assisting senior staff in conducting a variety of financial, compliance and operational reviews of government departments and agencies. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Commerce and be willing to enrol in a program leading to a recognized accounting designation. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required. 

(05-PSIP-13)Office of Human Resources
As a Project Officer, you will be responsible for planning and completing projects related to the delivery of pension and certain benefits to the employees of the Province of New Brunswick. You must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration and be willing to enrol in a program leading to a recognized accounting designation. Written and spoken competency in English is required.

(05-PSIP-14) Department of Public Safety
As a Victim Services Program Support Coordinator , you will be responsible for conducting research on best practices related to programs and services for victims of crime; completing data analysis for monitoring victimization trends, workload, and assisting the Program Support Manager in developing policy, programs and performance measurement. You must have a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Social Sciences or Arts with a specialization in Criminology, Psychology or Social Work. Written and spoken competency in English is required.

(05-PSIP-15) Service New Brunswick
As a Policy Analyst, you will be responsible for conducting research, providing policy advice on issues and preparing recommendations for consideration by the Corporation’s Executive. You must have a Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a Law degree. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-16) Department of Supply and Services (2 positions)
As a Translator, you will be responsible to translate a variety of short texts of limited complexity while learning to exercise the profession. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Translation or a Bachelor of Arts with specialization in Translation. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-17) Department of Tourism and Parks
As a Tourism Partnerships Projects Officer, you will be responsible to assist senior management in developing and implementing a strategy for enhancing tourism partnership opportunities with other levels of government, the business community, and academic institutions. You must have a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Arts or Social Sciences. Written and spoken competency in English is required.

(05-PSIP-18) Department of Training and Employment Development
As a Program Development Officer, you will be part of a team responsible for the development of Apprenticeship Program Standards, which are used to train and evaluate technical and on-the-job apprentice training. A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related degree which would include a major in curriculum development, assessment tools development (exams) and program evaluation. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required.

(05-PSIP-19) Department of Transportation
As a Design Engineer, you will be responsible for providing engineering services related to the design of highway related projects. This could include assignments involving geometric design, quantity calculations, preparation of contract specifications, analysis of survey and field data, site visits, tender preparation, geotechnical engineering, pavement design, hydraulic engineering and other related activities within the branch. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Written and spoken competency in English and French is required. 

Additional Qualifications:  

Successful candidates will be highly motivated towards a career in the public service and will demonstrate on their application and throughout the selection process, strong interpersonal and leadership abilities, flexibility and initiative as well as effective oral and written communication and problem solving skills. In addition, candidates must be able to work cooperatively on a team and be results oriented, as well as be able to work independently, as required. Successful candidates will have achieved academic excellence and will have experience with various word-processing and spreadsheet software applications.

How To Apply:  

Candidates may apply for more than one position. Each position has a competition number; please include the relevant competition number on each application.

Any application that does not contain all of the required information outlined below will be considered as incomplete and as such will not be considered any further.

Apply on-line

We encourage you to apply on-line using e-Recruitment.

  • When you apply on-line, make sure that you complete the section asking for a one-page statement (cover letter) telling us why you are the person we need for the job.
  • For each position you are applying for using e-Recruitment, you will need to mail us (address below) a copy of your most current university transcript. Indicate the competition number on each copy.

If you prefer, you may apply by mail by submitting a complete application package comprised of:

  • A completed application form
  • Your résumé
  • A copy of your most current university transcript
  • A one-page statement (cover letter) telling us why you are the person we need for the job

If you are applying for more than one position, make sure to send a complete application package for each competition number.

Candidates who meet the requirements of a position must successfully complete testing to be held in New Brunswick only on November 19, 2005.

Selected candidates must pay their own travel expenses to attend testing sessions and interviews.

Application packages containing an application form and an outline of the positions in further detail are available at university career centers or the Employment Opportunities page at

Through the Rejuvenation Program, these competitions may be used to fill future temporary assignments and permanent positions within the Public Service.

Application(s) must be received on or before October 21, 2005, stating the relevant competition number, to the New Brunswick Public Service Internship Program, Office of Human Resources, Staffing, Development and Human Resource Policy Division, Room 349, Centennial Building, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H1.

(posted 26 September 2005)

Govt of Canada Scholarships / Bourses du Gouv. du Canada

Government of Canada's scholarships seek top Canadian graduate students for
international learning destinations

Ottawa: Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC), in cooperation with the Canadian
Bureau for International Education (CBIE), is pleased to launch its 2005-06
international scholarship competitions and a redesigned scholarships web

Three competitions are open to Canadians to embark on graduate studies or
research abroad: Commonwealth Scholarships, Foreign Government Awards and
Organization of American States Scholarships. Overall, up to 75 awards for
top Canadian students are expected this year.

*       The Commonwealth Program, celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2005,
offers opportunities to study in several Commonwealth countries.
*       The Foreign Government Awards, mirrored by the Government of Canada
Awards for most participating countries, allow Canadians to study in 12
countries: Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
The Netherlands, The Philippines, Russia and Spain.
*       The Organization of American States Scholarships offer graduate
study opportunities for Canadians, chiefly in the Spanish-speaking countries
of Central and South America and in Brazil where Portuguese is the official

Applicants please note: This year, for the first time, only online
applications will be accepted. Supporting documents sent by mail or courier
must also arrive at CBIE offices on or before the deadline. Full details and
the online application form appear on the updated web site at this address:
 Comments and questions:


Prière d'envoyer aux étudiants et diplômés et de visiter le site web :

Le Gouvernement du Canada recherche des étudiants de haut niveau désireux
d'obtenir une bourse pour étudier à l'étranger

Ottawa : Affaires étrangères Canada (AEC), en collaboration avec le Bureau
canadien de l'éducation internationale (BCEI), est heureux d'annoncer le
lancement de l'édition 2005-2006 des concours de bourses internationales et
de son site Web sur les bourses complètement rafraîchit.

Trois concours sont ouverts aux Canadiens désireux d'entreprendre des
études à l'étranger, notamment les concours pour le Programme de bourses du
Commonwealth, le Programme de bourses des gouvernements étrangers et le
Programme de bourses de l'Organisation des États américains. Cette année,
jusqu'à 75 parmi les meilleurs étudiants canadiens seront sélectionnés. Ces
trois programmes sont administrés par le BCEI pour le compte d'AEC.

*       À l'occasion de son 45e anniversaire, le Programme du Commonwealth
offre des possibilités d'entreprendre des études dans plusieurs pays membres
de cette organisation.
*       Le Programme de bourses des gouvernements étrangers, semblable au
Programme de bourses du gouvernement du Canada, permet à des Canadiens
d'étudier dans les douze pays suivants : Chili, Colombie, France, Allemagne,
Italie, Japon, Corée, Mexique, Pays-Bas, Philippines, Russie et Espagne.
 *       Le Programme de bourses de l'Organisation des États américains
offre des possibilités d'études supérieures aux Canadiens, principalement
dans les pays hispanophones de l'Amérique centrale et du Sud ainsi qu'au
Brésil où le portugais est la langue officielle.

Note à l'attention des postulants : Cette année, pour la première fois,
seules les demandes en ligne seront acceptées. Les documents justificatifs
envoyés par la poste ou par messager doivent aussi parvenir aux bureaux du
BCEI au plus tard à la date limite. Tous les détails et les formulaires de
demande en ligne sont disponibles sur le site Web ci-après :

 Vos commentaires sont toujours les bienvenus et doivent être envoyés à

Opportunité d'emploi (affichée le 21 septembre 2005)

Poste d’agent-e de recherche 

L’ARUC en économie sociale et le Réseau québécois de recherche partenariale en économie sociale développent des activités de recherche-action et de diffusion des connaissances en économie sociale. Il s’agit d’un consortium regroupant des universitaires, des praticiens et des partenaires de l’économie sociale.

Nous sommes à la recherche d’une personne pour occuper, à raison de quatre jours par semaine ( avec une possibilité de cinq jours ), le poste d’agent-e de recherche en économie sociale.

 Sommaire de la fonction

Cette personne supporte, planifie et réalise des activités d’appui à la recherche partenariale. Elle assure des activités d’animation et de support à la recherche.

 Tâches et responsabilités principales 

  1. Coordination et anime des instances partenariales de recherche et à cette fin, organise et participe à des réunions et comités et assure le suivi des décisions prises dans le cadre des travaux;
  2. Collabore à la rédaction de différents documents tels que demandes de subvention et publications diverses;
  3. Collabore à l’organisation et à la coordination d’événements de types congrès, colloques, conférences et séminaires;
  4. Agit à titre de représentant-e de l’ARUC et du Réseau québécois de recherche partenariale en économie sociale auprès de divers organismes et de comités;
  5. Collabore à la diffusion et à la vulgarisation des travaux de recherche, coordonne les étapes liées à l’édition finale des documents;
  6. Développe et maintient des liens avec différentes institutions oeuvrant dans le secteur de l’économie sociale.


Scolarité :        Maîtrise dans une discipline appropriée

Expériences :  Bonne connaissance du milieu de la recherche et expériences pertinentes au sein d’une équipe de recherche. Très bonne connaissance du secteur de l’économie sociale.

Autres :           Habileté à rédiger

Bonne connaissance de l’anglais parlé et écrit.

                        Maîtrise des outils informatiques et communicationnels liés à la fonction. 

Conditions d’embauche en fonction des critères de l’Université du Québec à Montréal,

entre 35 407$ et 67 126$ 

Date limite de réception des CV :  23 septembre 2005, 17hres 

Veuillez faire parvenir votre CV à l’attention de Sylvie Champoux

par courriel :

par la poste : ARUC en économie sociale, C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3P8

 N.B. :  Poste renouvelable annuellement. 

Job Opportunity  (posted 21 September 2005)

Job Title: MANAGER, Rural Maternity Care Research
Department: Family Practice
Salary Range: 50,000 - 60, 000 (+ UBC benefits)
Position Status: Full-time; Grant funded; 1 year (possibility to extend)
Proposed Start Date:   September 2005

Position Function:
The Manager will provide leadership and direction to an interdisciplinary
team of researchers and oversee the day-to-day operations of a multifaceted
and growing program of research.

Organization Summary:
The Rural Maternity Care Research Program is made up of academic and
community-based researchers, policy makers, administrators and other key
stakeholders working together to achieve a comprehensive understanding of
rural maternity care services in British Columbia. The research program and
team are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and is
institutionally supported through the University of British Columbia's
Department of Family Practice and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research
Institute.  The core research team is located in Vancouver, however the
investigators are spread across British Columbia and collaborations exist
with researchers and health care practitioners in other Canadian provinces
and territories and international jurisdictions.

The goal of the Rural Maternity Care Research Program is to develop a
network of researchers that is able to evaluate the challenges facing the
provision of rural maternity care in B.C. from multiple disciplinary and
professional perspectives. This goal is based on the recognition that the
erosion of rural maternity care services in B.C. is the product of complex,
inter-related influences and the implications of this erosion are
multi-faceted.  The research team brings together perspectives from family
practice, sociology, geography, economics, epidemiology, health system and
policy analysis, as well as from health care providers and administrators
working in and with rural B.C. communities.

Working Relationships:
The Manager will be the liaison between the principal investigators and the
research team (1 postdoctoral research fellow, 1 PhD research fellow, 4
project managers, 2 research assistants, 1 administrative assistant, and
short-term student researchers) although the principal investigators will
also have regular contact with the research team. The Manager will
collaborate with the principal investigators on priorities and work plans.
She/he will be responsible for delegating tasks and providing necessary
guidance to research team staff.  The Manager will monitor and evaluate
progress and keep the principal investigators apprised of progress.

The investigators will provide guidance and supervision to the Manager.

Graduate degree in a related discipline such as health services, sociology,
health economics, community planning, family studies, geography or political
science plus related work experience, or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.
Experience with community-based research and participatory methodologies.
Related experience in research coordination and/or policy development (with
rural and/or health foci preferred), supervision and budget management an
Experience with academic publications and presentations.
Knowledge and experience with health service research funding agencies, such
as CIHR and Michael Smith Foundation an asset.
Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, decision-making,
supervisory and organizational skills.
Ability to interact and act as liaison with a wide range of people.
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

To Apply:
Please send a detailed cover letter and resume to:
Elizabeth Cooper or Cynthia Lin
Fax:  778-371-8294
This position will be open for applications until filled.  There is no
deadline, but candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.


One Circle Conference 2005 (posted 15 June 2005)
Building A Sustainable Future Now! Nov. 18-21/05

The Shaw Conference Centre. Full Details:
Cost: $550 Cdn. Info: 996-9463 / e-mail:

Dear friend / colleague: we would like to invite you to a conference on Sustainability in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Center November 18-21. Some of the speakers at the event will be: Bobby Kennedy Jr., Dr. David Suzuki, and Arvol Looking Horse - White Buffalo Calf Pipe Keeper.

There will speakers covering topics like: Anti-Oppression, Earth Houses, Sustainable Housing, Organic Farming, Youth Leadership, Health Through the Arts, Building Healthy Organizations, Arts and Community Survival, Water Sustainability, Land Reclamation, Indigenous Research, Indigenous Ethics, Variety of Research Presentations, Art Workshops, Youth Workshops, Sustainable Power, Growing Peace - Workshop for Two Days, Healthy Education and more.

Some Highlights Bobby Kennedy Jr. - Listen to the Water; Dr. David Suzuki - Issues and Solutions; Arvol Looking Horse - White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle Keeper; Dr. Steve Burroughs - Sustainable Earth Housing in Canada; Dr. Leeno Karumanchery - Building Sustainable Peace; Dr. Abimbola Abiola - Bringing Research Together Re-claiming the Water and the Land Dr. Shaun Hains - Its Time to Begin; Dr. Fern Berger - Ethics; Joan Hagman - Building a Healthy Business; Barb Marquis - Healing through Art …

Opening Ceremonies - Friday November 18 - 10:00
Lunch Time Speakers - Steve, Abimbola, Joan, Leeno
Gala Dinner - Dr. David Suzuki

Sunday Brunch with Joan / Sunday - An Evening of Vision and Music - Arvol Looking Horse speaks (donations to the Food Bank) followed by a celebration of Music Monday Gala Evening at the Winspear - Indigenous Performers from "Bones" an Aboriginal Dance Opera" and Bobby Kennedy Jr.

Join us! Registration Deadline: Nov. 01/05


(posted 26 May 2005)

TITLE: Rural Secretariat Research Intern
Moncton, New Brunswick
  • University degree in social sciences
  • Ability to analyse socio-economic data
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Driver’s licence
  • Bilingual

    The intern will work under the supervision of and in co-operation with the Rural Secretariat’s regional analyst for Atlantic Canada. The intern will be involved in the following activities or projects:

  • Preparing an annotated bibliography of existing rural research in the four provinces.
  • Analysing various socio-economic documents or data sources on rural Atlantic Canada.
  • Preparing different types of research documents.
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations based on the Rural Secretariat’s existing research findings.
  • Developing a learning activity with a group of rural researchers from the region.

    The intern may develop socio-economic analysis approaches and methods with respect to rural regions. The intern will thus develop thorough knowledge of Atlantic Canada’s rural regions and gain a better understanding of their issues and challenges.

    The Canadian Rural Partnership is a horizontal initiative, whose goals include working in co operation with all federal and provincial departments to improve the impact of their programs and services on citizens from rural regions. The intern will thus become familiar with the workings of various levels of government in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. More specifically, the intern will work in co-operation with Rural Teams made up of federal and provincial employees in the four provinces.

 ASAP.  Mentors will interview candidates and select the intern as soon as they have received a sufficient number of applications.


Please note that internship opportunities are allocated on the basis of youth unemployment rates within each province. The Program therefore encourages mentors to hire youth from the region in which the internship will take place. For this reason, the Program does not reimburse any travel or relocation costs.  The total pay for the six month internship is $9,900, or $1,650 per month (before taxes).


Contact Name: Jean Lambert
Application to be sent via:   

LGBT Positive Space Training Manual (posted 6 May 2005)

The LGBT Community Safety Initiative, a  project of the Antigonish Women's
Association and the Office of Equity and Community Issues at StFX University
in Nova Scotia has produced an LGBT Positive Space Training Manual.  This
manual was developed over the last 10 months of delivering LGBT sensitivity
training within a rural context.

The second section includes basic information about LGBT communities, as
well as information on how to be an Ally to these groups.  The third section
contains information and resources to organize a Positive Space Training
sessions.  Each exercise is organized with Step-by-Step delivery
suggestions.  Section 4 includes resource sheets which can be revised or
built upon by other groups.  See manual index below.

This resource would be most helpful to those working at a grassroots level
to increase visibility and support for Rural LGBT communities.

We would like to make this resource available to anyone who is interested.
We are not charging for content, only for materials and copying costs.  We
have binders available for $25 (Plus $7 for Shipping) and CD's available for
$5.  We hope that this manual will soon be made available on the web free of
charge.  If you are working in a rural context and do not have resources to
purchase it, please contact the project and indicate this.

If you have any questions about this work or are interested in ordering a
copy, please contact the project.

LGBT Community Safety Initiative
203 - 219 Main St.
Antigonish, NS B2G 2C1
(902) 863-2347
Fax: (902) 867-1144


Section 1 : Introduction to the LGBT Positive Space Program
Section 2 : LGBT Lives and Realities
   2.1  Learning About Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
   2.2  Understanding the Impact of Oppression on LGBT People
   2.3  Being an LGBT Ally
   2.4  LGBT Resources
Section 3 : The Positive Space Workshop Facilitator's Manual
   3.1  The Positive Space Workshop
   3.2  Positive Space Workshop Training Activities
Section 4 : Positive Space Program Factsheets

Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix, BSc, MLS
Information Centre Coordinator / Coordonnatrice du centre d'information
Canadian Women's Health Network
Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes
203-419 Graham Ave.
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 0M3

Tél.: (204) 942-5500 ext/poste 15
Fax: (204) 989-2355
Toll-free: 1-888-818-9172
TTY/ATE: 1-866-694-6367

CDN-WOMEN mailing list

Conference  (posted 6 May 2005)


June 20-24, 2005, St FX University, Antigonish Nova Scotia

Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing


New Resource  (posted 6 May 2005)


Rural Health Research Newsletter

The first issue of “Rural Health Research News” developed by the Canadian Rural Health Research Society can be viewed on the CRHRS website at is looking for ideas for potential articles for the second issue of the newsletter.  Please forward your information to by July 15, 2005.


New Resource  (posted 6 May 2005)


Electronic Journal - Journal of Rural and Community Development


Open access, peer reviewed journal to provide a venue for academics to publish findings in the field of development studies in either or both rural and community contexts.



New Funding OP  (posted 6 May 2005)


The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities  Research Council (SSHRC) have announced a fellowship for U.S. and Canadian scholars to visit and engage in collaborative activities with members of ESRC-supported projects in Britain, or for British scholars at ESRC-supported projects to visit collaborators in the U.S. or Canada, between July 2005 and September 2006. Approximately ten research fellowships of up to $7,500 (approx. £5000) will be awarded. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2005

Details and applications are available



 Job Opportunities  (posted 6 May 2005)


a. Gender Capacity Building Officer

Through a partnership with the NGO Coalition for the Environment(NGOCE), the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) would like to fill an internship position, which focuses gender and the environment.


Canadian component:
The young professional will be involved with staff and executive committees, acting as a resource person in the following capacities:
-Assisting to enhance the gender sensitivity component of public policy design and the ACIC's programming
-Conducting research into gender issues & assisting in building the capacity of local members to engage in crosscutting themes of Gender & HIV/AIDS;
-Organizing professional development workshops and/or forums relating to gender analysis and HIV/AIDS mainstreaming.
-Facilitating partnership development of local member organizations;
-Newsletter editing and layout and publication; and,
-Designing materials and/or tools to support capacity building/education initiatives.

Overseas component
-The young professional will transfer skills learned at ACIC and through their educational training to assist NGOCE build its membership base and services, including:
-Assist in building the capacity of local members and communities to engage in crosscutting themes like Gender & HIV/AIDS;
-Assisting with drafting policy recommendations on gender and environment;
-Facilitating partnership development of local member organizations;
-Conducting research into gender and environmental issues; and
-Assist in developing strategies for community outreach

CIDA requires the intern:
-Be aged 30 or under;
-Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant able to work in Canada;
-Be currently under or unemployed;
-Have not previously worked outside Canada in a paid, career-related position;
-Be a graduate of a college or university; and,
-Have not previously participated in another Internship Program funded by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES).

The ideal candidate will have:
- Undergraduate degree in women's studies, international development, environmental studies, or other related field;
-Knowledge of/experience in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming;
-Familiarity with ACIC's and NGOCE's goals and programs;
-Interest and/or experience in international cooperation and sustainable development issues;
-Experience in organizational management and coordination;
-Proven skills in project management;
-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
-Proven computer skills including MS Word, MS Publisher, MS Access, and spreadsheet development, all within a PC environment; HTML coding experience an asset;
-Keen attention to detail; and
-Fluency in English and French would be a strong asset.

Stipend: $225 per week.

Other Benefits:
-International travel to overseas posting;
- Medical Insurance and visas;
-Cultural awareness and pre-departure training;
-Job search skills; and,
-Other potential training courses as opportunities become available.

DURATION: 9 months – 4 months in Canada with ACIC and 5 months in Nigeria with NGOCE
LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia and Calabar, Nigeria
Applications will be reviewed as they come in.
Applicants should electronically provide a covering letter, highlighting their qualifications for this position, along with a resume and 3 references.
Please send resumes to:
Jennifer Sloot
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation

b. Rural Health Professorship

Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC), Truro, Nova Scotia,

The Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) invites applications for a
tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the study of
rural health with a focus on rural women

Application deadline: May 31 or Fax: 902-896-7078



(posted 29 March 2005 - click here for PDF version)

Job Opportunity (posted 24 March 2005)

Assistant professorship, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Nova Scotia,
Assistant Professor Rural Health (Tenure Track)

The Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) invites applications for a
tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the study of
rural health with a focus on rural women. Reporting to the Head,
Department of Business and Social Sciences, the rural health professor
is responsible for developing and leading innovative research programs
in this area. This person will also be expected to teach both first year
and upper year courses in a social science discipline such as sociology
or political science. The successful candidate will be an integral
member of a team of researchers (four social scientists and a humanist)
who have established a vibrant interdisciplinary research program
(funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) on the social,
cultural, psychological, historical and educational aspects of health,
young women and rural life. The candidate will be expected to contribute
to this research program and also to develop complementary and
innovative research projects in consultation with relevant community
organizations such as the Atlantic Provinces Farm Safety Committees,
Public Health, and the Women's Institutes.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in an area related to social
science, have a commitment to improving women's health, and show
excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and teaching.
Teaching at the university level will be considered an asset. The ideal
candidate will have a proven ability to communicate research findings
both to academic peers and within rural communities, and will have the
ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting with
academic members, the NSAC/Dalhousie CIHR NET grant team, rural
communities and the student body. Knowledge about issues related to
agricultural health and safety is highly desirable.

Salary: $45, 957 - 60,517

Closing Date: May 31, 2005

For more information contact: Lauranne Sanderson, Associate Professor,
Department of Business and Social Sciences, NSAC, PO Box 550, Truro, NS
Phone: (902) 893-6706, E-mail:


Job Opportunity (posted 24 March 2005)


Commonwealth of Learning Young Professionals Programme
(in partnership with Department of Foreign Affairs)

Positions available with host organisations in India, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia


Job Opportunity (posted 24 March 2005)

Research Assistant, reference #: S624

University of Western Ontario

BA/BSc in Social Science or health care related programme; Masters degree and/or field based research experience preferred. Experience with SPSS; experience with developing survey instruments and conducting focus groups and key informant interviews preferred. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with people from different cultures; knowledge of how to conduct focus groups and in-depth interviews; computer competency; competency in using Access and qualitative data analysis programs; ability to work independently and collaboratively; flexibility in work schedule (some travel is required); experience working with First Nation peoples.

Job Description
The Research Assistant will: prepare, organize and administer questionnaires for the project; assist with participant recruitment; perform literature searches; do data entry, coding, management and analyses; initiate written summaries or reports; perform administrative duties related to the project; liaise between the Project Coordinator and community leaders; prepare presentations; assist in the organization of workshops/training sessions; provide assistance to locally hired, First Nations translators/field assistants.

To Apply
Send your resume and cover letter directly at the address below.

Veronika Elsie, Human Resources Consultant The University of Western Ontario Room 262, Stevenson-Lawson Building London Ontario N6A 5B8


IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College

The IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College invite applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position in interdisciplinary aspects of rural women’s health. The position is funded through a ‘Rural and Northern Health New Emerging Teams Grant’ (Canadian Institutes of Health Research). This team grant has collaborative partners at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (Truro) and Dalhousie University (Halifax). The interdisciplinary team is studying young women and health in rural Nova Scotia, and there are three interconnected research themes: mental and emotional health, rural safety, and resiliency and change in community institutions and structures. This interdisciplinary team includes researchers in extension education, history, occupational therapy, psychology, sociology and health promotion.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and an interest in women’s health and rural issues. The applicant is expected to work with the team on various research projects, as well as develop their own area of research relevant to one of the three themes. Demonstrated experience working with interdisciplinary teams and collaborative research studies would be an asset.

This position is funded for two years and may be held at either the IWK/Dalhousie University or the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. A competitive salary is offered, commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should forward a curriculum vitae, 3 references and a writing sample summarizing past/current research to: Dr. Patrick McGrath c/o Megan Whitehead, Research Coordinator for the Young Women and Health in Rural Nova Scotia research program at the IWK Health Centre.


Megan Whitehead, Pediatric Pain Lab
8th Floor, IWK Health Centre

5850/5980 University Avenue
P.O. Box
, NS
B3K 6R8


The IWK/Dalhousie and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply. 

CALL FOR PAPERS (Posted 24 March 2005)

"Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing,"

A Conference profiling exemplary models of development throughout the world
that integrate social, economic, and environmental goals, and are marked by
good governance. June 20-24 at the Coady International Institute in
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Call for papers April 1, 2005

CONFERENCE (Posted 24 March 2005)

"Building an Inclusive Movement"
2005 National Conference on Community Economic Development and the Social
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
May 4-7, 2005

Job Opportunity (posted 4 March 2005)


IISD is seeking a project officer to carry out substantive research in the context of IISD’s and Agri-Food Canada’s joint initiative to develop social indicators for Canada’s agri-food sector; and to serve as national coordinator of the Canadian Sustainability Indicators Network – CSIN; [] for which IISD is the secretariat. A full position description is available at   This position is located in Winnipeg.

Qualifications: Masters Degree in the social sciences (e.g., political science, agricultural or resource economics, rural sociology, management science), or an interdisciplinary program; minimum three years of relevant work experience, ideally with emphasis on sustainable development policy and indicators; familiarity with sustainable development theory and policy issues, sustainability indicators, reporting and assessment; thorough understanding of agricultural sustainability and rural development issues in Canada; very strong writing, communication and networking skills; systems thinking, creativity and drive balanced with considered judgment and ability to work independently; fluency in languages other than English are considered an asset.

IISD is committed to equal opportunity. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. Although we appreciate receiving all applications, only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: March 18, 2005

Reply in confidence to:

Director, Human Resources & Administration
International Institute for Sustainable Development
6th Floor, 161 Portage Avenue East
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 0Y4

Fax: +1 (204) 958-7710

Job Opportunity (posted 14 February 2005)



Deadline:February 21, 2005


  • Master’s degree in social science or in education (emphasis on research methods) and four to seven years of institutional research work experience in an institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of higher education administration and of applied statistical methods and packages; good communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of English and French spoken and written (level 4) in order to prepare documents for external stakeholders and to represent the University in external committees.
Read more of the job description and requirements -


Job Opportunity (posted 11 February 2005)

2005 Federal Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program

Click on image below to see full PDF version with details in English and French


Job Opportunity (posted 11 February 2005)

The "Groupe de recherche sur l'équité d'accès et l'organisation des services de santé de 1ère ligne" (GRÉAS 1) is launching its 2005/2006 SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD Programme for young researchers, postdoctoral trainees and doctoral sutdents.

The goal of the programme is to provide support for the work of young, qualified researchers or for training researchers in the field of study proposed "The impact of the organisation of primary healthcare services on access to health services by socioeconomically disadvantaged populations". The program deadline is April 15th 2005.

You will find the relevant information concerning our programme in the brochures attached (i.e. in English and French ) and on our website at :

Le Groupe de recherche sur l'équité d'accès et l'organisation des services de santé de 1ère ligne (GRÉAS 1) lance son Programme de soutien financier 2005-2006 pour jeunes chercheurs, stagiaires postdoctoraux et étudiants de 3e cycle.

Ce programme vise à soutenir le travail de jeunes chercheurs qualifiés et la formation de chercheurs dans le domaine d'étude proposé soit : L'influence des modes d'organisation des services de 1ère ligne sur l'accès aux services et la santé des groupes défavorisés". Vous trouverez en attaché les dépliants français et anglais décrivant le programme et ses exigences ainsi que de l'information sur notre site Internet ( La date de dépôt des candidatures est le 15 avril 2005.

Job Opportunity (posted 4 February 2005)

Fifth competition: CBIE International Learning Grants

CBIE International Learning Grants provide opportunities for undergraduate
Canadians to develop a global mindset and skills for promoting Canada's
international relations. It is also expected that the grants will increase
interest in international education as a profession. Grants finance the
extra costs associated with international learning, e.g. travel and living
expenses, and are targeted to students who lack the financial resources to
go abroad. Secondary school and community college group exchanges are also

Entirely financed by the Canadian Bureau for International Education, CBIE
is unique in reinvesting our membership fees in programs that have the
potential to make a difference to not only the individual but the
community at large. The program reflects CBIE's commitment to broaden Canadian
understanding and experience in all aspects of international education.

The deadline for the fifth competition is April 22, 2005. Application form
and details are available from the CBIE web site:

For further information, contact Mary Kane at CBIE, 613-237-4820, ext.

Cinquième concours : Les Bourse d’apprentissage international du BCEI

Les Bourses d'apprentissage international du BCEI offriront aux étudiants
canadiens (premier cycle) l'occasion d'acquérir un mode de pensée global
et des habilités internationales en vue de raffermir les relations
internationales du Canada. On s'attend également à ce qu'elles suscitent
davantage d'intérêt à l'endroit des carrières en éducation internationale.
Les bourses serviront à défrayer les coûts supplémentaires qu'engendre
l'apprentissage international, comme les frais de déplacement et de
subsistance, et sont destinées surtout aux étudiants sans les moyens pour
financer les études à l'étranger. Les groupes des programmes d'échange des
écoles secondaires et des collèges communautaires peuvent également
concourir en vue de l'obtention d'une bourse.

Financés par le BCEI, ce programme de bourses témoigne de l'engagement du
BCEI vis-à-vis ses membres. Le BCEI est unique à réinvestir l'argent des
cotisations de ses membres dans des programmes qui peuvent faire la
différence non seulement pour les individus mais également pour la
communauté en général.

La date limite est fixée au 22 avril 2005. Les renseignements
supplémentaires sont présentés sur le site Web du BCEI à l'adresse

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Mary Kane du
BCEI au (613) 237-4820, poste 222, ou par courriel


Job Opportunity (posted 4 February 2005)

Social Science Analyst (05-CAP-COR-OC-105) Job Number: 44810

Parks Canada Agency, Ontario Service Centre

Math and Stats / Economics / Sociology and Anthropology / Leisure Sciences

Year(s) of Experience
0 to 2 years
Type of Business

Public Entreprises
Start Date
Deadline Date

Job Location
Cornwall (Ontario)

Persons residing in the province of Ontario or in Western Quebec whose postal codes begin with J or H. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit. Graduation from a recognized University with a degree in statistics or economics or math or sociology or recreation and leisure. Preference may be given to candidates who have completed the following types of courses; statistics, mathematics, research methods and English writing skills. Candidates who expect to graduate in the spring of 2005 will be considered to have met this education requirement. Proof of education must be submitted with your application. Clear photocopies of your degree will be sufficient for your application. Screened in candidates will be asked to provide a copy of their transcripts at the time of interview. Experience working and interacting with the public in either a customer service role or in conducting interviews for surveys and research projects (Screened in candidates will be required to provide 2 references related to this work); Experience in analysing statistical data; Experience in writing research reports or papers. (Screened in candidates will be asked to provide 2 examples of their work); Experience in using statistical analysis software such as SPSS or SAS. Willingness to undergo and successfully pass an Enhanced Reliability security clearance. Must be willing to travel and/or work during peak visitor season, which may include weekends and statutory holidays. Must be willing to work/interact with the public. Must possess valid drivers license. Must be willing and able to work outside and in the backcountry in various weather conditions. Must be able to hike/walk backcountry trails over potentially rough terrain and conditions. Must be able to carry and manoeuver large and heavy electronic equipment. Must be willing to wear a Parks Canada Uniform. Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you meet all requirements.

CHALLENGE: Aid in the provision of social science information for managers, functional specialists and program officers in Ontario in support of the marketing, communication, management and business planning, evaluation and decision making processes. More specifically the Social Science Analyst will provide support in the collection of client information for national parks, national historic sites and national historic canals; data validation, processing, analysis and generation of statistical reports on client information and profiles; and will organize and maintain social science information databases and electronic documentation. A written exam and oral exam will be administered.

To Apply
Send your resume and cover letter directly at the address below.

Annie Roy, Human Resources Assistant Fax:613-937-1309 e-mail:

Job Opportunity (posted 6 January 2005)

Poste d’agent-e de développement

L’Alliance de recherche universités-communautés en économise sociale (ARUC-ÉS) développe des activités de recherche-action et de diffusion des connaissances en économie sociale. Consortium regroupant des universitaires et des partenaires de l’économie sociale, l’Alliance a obtenu un financement de cinq (2005-2009) pour conduire ses activités de recherche-action.
L’Alliance est à la recherche d’une personne pour occuper, à raison de quatre journées semaine, le poste d’agent-e de développement.

Sommaire de la fonction

Cette personne supporte, planifie et réalise des activités d’appui au traitement des connaissances et desinformations pour fins de présentation, de transfert et de diffusion à divers publics. Elle assure lesactivités de liaison avec nos différents partenaires et les médias.

Taches et responsabilités principales

Cette personne :

1. Effectue, à l’aide de techniques et de méthodes de communication, le traitement de
connaissances produites par l’ARUC-ÉS en vue de leur diffusion auprès de publics variés
relevant des secteurs économique, politique, culturel et social.
2. Conçoit, effectue des recherches, rédige, révise ou réécrit des textes ou des articles pour fin de vulgarisation et de publication.
3. Coordonne les différentes étapes de production, d’édition et de diffusion des documents liés
aux activités de recherche de l’ARUC-ÉS : liste d’envois courriel, page web, rapports annuels,
bulletin d’information et de liaison, documents de recherche tels les cahiers de l’ARUC-ÉS.
4. Responsable de la coordination de la page web de l’ARUC-ÉS.
5. Collabore à l’organisation et à la coordination d’événements de types congrès, colloques,
conférences et séminaires. En assure la couverture médiatique.
6. Collabore à l’élaboration des procédures reliées à son champ d’activités.
7. Conçoit ou collabore à la conception des annonces et rédaction de messages publicitaires,
vérifie ou approuve les épreuves et coordonne les différentes étapes de leur publication.
8. Coordonne la constitution et gère des banques d’information.
9. Accueille des visiteurs, organise ou effectue des visites guidées du secteur québécois de
l’économie sociale.
10. Dresse et tient à jour des listes d’envois et coordonne l’expédition de divers documents.
11. Participe à des activités de formation et d’information liées à l’économie sociale.

Qualifications requises

Scolarité : Maîtrise dans une discipline appropriée

Expériences : En communications, activités de liaisons et en recherche. Connaissance du secteur de l’économie sociale.

Autres : Excellente connaissance du français, facilité de rédaction et esprit de synthèse.
Excellente connaissance de l’anglais parlé et écrit. La connaissance de l’espagnol
serait un atout. Maîtrise des outils informatiques et communicationnels liés à la fonction.

Conditions d’embauche en fonction des critères de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.
Date limite de réception des CV : 17 janvier 2005, 17hres

Veuillez faire parvenir votre CV à l’attention de Sylvie Champoux
par courriel :
par la poste : ARUC en économie sociale, C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec,
H3C 3P8

N.B. : Poste offert jusqu’au 31 août 2005, renouvelable annuellement.

Job Opportunity (posted 14 December 2004)

Position Announcement

Extension Associate

The Community Policy Analysis Center (CPAC) of the Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), of the University of Missouri - Columbia is seeking applicants for the position of Extension Associate.

The Extension Associate will take primary responsibility for conducting local, community and regional policy analysis projects, assembling and compiling data, organizing and communicating with project advisory panels and committees, and developing reports, presentations, press releases and web pages to communicate the results of policy projects. The Extension Associate will maintain primary contact with the local government officials, community groups and constituents.

The Extension Associate is also responsible for developing working relationships with state government officials, policymakers, University faculty and extension specialists in need of data and information complied and presented by the Community Policy Analysis Center, and communicating to CPAC significant developments and trends in state and local governments that impact the CPAC mission.  The successful candidate will serve as the primary liaison with University of Missouri Outreach and Extension serving on committees, taskforces and teams. 

The Extension Associate is responsible for development, updating and presentation of educational material related to the Center’s mission, and will assist in identification of relevant user groups of CPAC research and project efforts. Frequent travel is required to the in-state sites for policy analysis projects and to out-of-state sites for national public policy education events.

Experience in local government policy and fiscal analysis is required. Additionally, experience in providing essential policy analysis data to state government officials is required.

A Masters degree in Agriculture Economics, Economics, Rural Sociology, Sociology, Community Development or Public Administration is required.

MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.  To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA coordinator at (573) 882-7278, (V/TTY)

MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in the MU’s value statement – respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence ( In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are: a) committed to blending service with scholarship, b) leaders, c) good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds and d) are flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.

Submit curriculum vitae and three references with transcripts of college coursework to:

Wanda Hoffman
Administrative Assistant
215 Middlebush UMC

, MO 65211

Closing deadline for applications is 12/30/04 or until filled.   

Job Opportunity (posted 14 December 2004) 

Position Announcement

Research Associate

The Community Policy Analysis Center (CPAC) of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences Unit, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), of the University of Missouri - Columbia is seeking applicants for the position of Research Associate

This position requires an earned masters degree (doctoral degree or ABD preferred) in regional economics or related area with appropriate coursework exhibited. Related areas include urban or rural planning, urban or rural development, organizational development, public administration, or public policy. Successful candidates should have graduate level courses in regional economics, community development or organizational development, group process and facilitation, leadership development, and planning. Ability to travel and to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities. Ability to manage time and resources and to work with minimum supervision in various settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

Must be able to use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel). Web based data management. Applied research skills. Ability to use Publisher, Access to produce charts and graphs from Excel files. Familiarity with IMPLAN, REMI and or RIMS II software.  Interest in developing a relationship with various state agencies.

Specific Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with a team of professionals and stakeholders such as state legislators and policy makers, program/community partners and volunteer leaders. Provide programmatic leadership to: community leadership development, organizational development, building inclusive communities, community and economic planning, community decision making, and citizen engagement. Identify emerging priorities to continuously improve options and learner access. Keep up to date on research, current and future trends and local and state demographic information to continuously improve programs.

Create and provide research support for articles, technical reports and policy briefs for distribution and publication. Design and facilitate research, web development and project administration. Provide supervision for Graduate Research Students. Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Submit curriculum vitae and three references with transcripts of college coursework to:

Wanda Hoffman
215 Middlebush UMC

, MO 65211


Closing deadline for applications is 12/30/04 or until filled.

MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.  To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA coordinator at (573) 882-7278, (V/TTY) 

MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in the MU’s value statement – respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence ( In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are: a) committed to blending service with scholarship, b) leaders, c) good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds and d) are flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.

Job Opportunity (posted 9 December 2004)

Natural Resources Professionals
Company: VSO
Location: Africa and Asia
Salary: Local wage
Sector: Sustainability

VSO is an international development charity, working through volunteers. There is urgent need for skilled professionals to fill a range of natural resources roles. We’re looking for individuals with a degree in agriculture, eco-tourism, community forestry, coastal resource management, fisheries or a related field and two year’s relevant experience in community-based approaches.
Positions are for two years and you will receive comprehensive training and support to undertake your role. Your flights and accommodation will be paid for; you’ll receive a local living allowance and comprehensive package of benefits.

For more information about opportunities or our recruitment process, visit our website at, email or telephone (+44) (0) 20 8780 7500.

VSO recruits volunteers of any nationality living in Canada, the US, the EU as well as Kenyan nationals living in Kenya and Philippino nationals living in the Philippines. We now have an additional recruitment base in India.

Please note: VSO runs an ongoing recruitment process throughout the year. Your application may be considered against a number of suitable opportunities in our partner countries.
Deadline: 31 December 2004
Contact: Enquiries Team 020 8780 7500

Job Opportunity (posted 9 December 2004)

Academic Assistant Instructor ( M.A.)

The Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for an Academic Assistant Instructor position (Probationary) beginning July 1st 2005 subject to budgetary approval. An M.A. in the social sciences, preferably in sociology, is required. Teaching experience including laboratory supervision is an asset. Duties will include teaching of laboratory sections for various undergraduate courses. The successful candidate may also be required to teach first and second year undergraduate courses offered by the department. Some administrative duties under supervision of the departmental chair may also be assigned.

For more information about the University please visit our web site at This position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. The University offers a non-smoking environment. Applications should include a curriculum vita, academic transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations, if available).

The applicant should also supply the names and contact information of at least three referees. The applicant should send this material and arrange for the letters of reference to be mailed directly to: Trevor Harrison, Chair, Department of Sociology, The University of Lethbridge, 4401University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4. Telephone: (403) 329-2552; Fax: (403) 329-2085; or E-mail, but application materials must be in hardcopy. The closing date for applications is January 31, 2005.

CALL FOR PAPERS (posted 9 December 2004)

Communicating Knowledge from the Social and Human Sciences to the Public: Perceptions, Practices, and Perspectives

The Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW) is organizing a one-day interdisciplinary conference to address the issue of communicating knowledge from the social and human sciences to the public. We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers from researchers in the human and social sciences and from practitioners (including representatives of community organizations, researchers working in public and government organizations, presidents of learned societies, and graduate students, among others) who face the challenge of communicating specialized research to the public.

 This conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, on June 1, 2005, with the support of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Canadian International Development Agency (subject to the acceptance of this proposal by CRHSS and CIDA).  


As Canada keeps building its civil society, citizens, policymakers, businesses, community organizations, workplace professionals, and other stakeholders depend on research in the social and human sciences to address the most pressing social problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, high dropout rates in schools, lack of social integration of minorities, and intolerance, to name but a few. Although research in the social and human sciences has grown rapidly, critics have argued that it has had little impact on the stakeholders who are to benefit from this research as they make decisions about the future of Canada's civil society. Despite very successful projects such as the Public Knowledge Project at the University of British Columbia, much work remains to be done to overcome the public perception that the millions of dollars invested in the social and human sciences do not sufficiently benefit the public. If this problem is not addressed, citizens and other stakeholders of research in the social and human sciences will not be able to reap the benefits of this research in strengthening Canada's civil society. Moreover, if the public does not perceive the impact of research in the social and human sciences as valuable, the public may be less inclined to fund it.

 Knowledge in the social and human sciences tends to be highly contextualized, interactive, and collaborative.  It is often tied to the values, beliefs, and goals of the communities in which it is created or used. As a result, applying research results to different contexts is rarely a simple matter of transfer or dissemination of neutral information that could easily be plugged into any human context. Likewise, ethical concerns in research communication differ as well, including such questions as empowerment, decolonization, sensitivity to local practices, collecting data with research participants rather than about them or speaking with rather than about or for research participants.

In light of these particular characteristics of research in the social and human sciences, we invite researchers and practitioners to participate in a multidisciplinary conference to address one or several of the following issues: 

-     How has the impact of research in the social and human sciences been communicated to stakeholders so far?

-     What particular practices of communication, collaboration, and interactive engagement characterize processes of research communication in the social and human sciences?

-     How do these practices vary across different social and human sciences?

-     How can these practices be facilitated? What are the main challenges?

-     How can the impact of research in the social and human sciences be demonstrated to the public?

-     How can information be effectively communicated to heterogeneous audiences?

-     How can emerging technologies and in particular open and interactive spaces such as Weblogs and Wikis be used to facilitate public engagement in the social and human sciences?

-     How do professional communicators and researchers in professional communication best participate in and add value to the knowledge-making cycle in a knowledge society?

-     What opportunities for civic engagement in the knowledge society do professional communication researchers need to pursue?

Although all approaches are welcome, we are particularly interested in case studies.

Proposals will be accepted until January 1, 2005. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. 

Financial support may be available for participants if this Conference proposal is accepted by the Federation and CIDA.

Please e-mail your abstract to:

Céline Beaudet, President, CATTW

Job Opportunity (posted 9 December 2004)


Job Number: 44462

Social Development Canada (Policy Knowledge and Research Foundations Directorate)

Sociology and Anthropology  
3 rd year  
Year(s) of Experience  
0 to 2 years  
Type of Business  
Public Entreprises  
Start Date  
January 2005  
Deadline Date  



Job Location

Applicants must have completed at least three years of an undergraduate degree program in social science/ disability studies with a strong quantitative base or in statistics with coursework in the social sciences. The student must have significant experience in working with sophisticated spread sheets (preferably using EXCEL) and in using statistical software (SAS, STATA or SPSS). Applicants will be assessed on the range and depth of coursework and experience in undertaking applied statistical analysis in the social sciences. Coursework and/or experience related to disability issues is also an important asset. The student must demonstrate academic rigour, organization skills and the ability to work both independently and under the supervision of a Research Specialist. Applicants should also have the ability to adapt to changing work priorities as the need arises.

Job Description
The Policy, Knowledge and Research Foundations Directorate (PKRF) is a policy research unit within the federal Department of Social Development Canada (SDC). PKRF is engaged in departmental knowledge and research activities that focus on a number of key social policy areas regarding disability, the family, social inclusion, ageing and community. This position provides an excellent opportunity for learning and development by applying academic and research skills to the analysis of social policy issues. The student will work closely with a Research Specialist in PKRF in research regarding disability related issues. The student will help in the analysis of Statistics Canada data regarding disability, prepare related literature reviews and undertake various administrative tasks. Duration: 4-month term commencing January 2005.

To Apply
Send your resume and cover letter directly at the address below.

Fax: 819-953-8584 e-mail:


Conference Opportunities (posted  15 November 2004)



Canadian Families Under Pressure

Conference of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network

Montréal, 19 and 20 May 2005


This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the multiple challenges that families face, drawing on the various Canadian surveys available in the Research Data Centres. What factors cause or influence the changes we are observing? What are the economic and social impacts of these changes? What policies and programs could be set up to better respond to individuals’ and families’ needs?

Researchers who wish to submit a proposal for a paper or poster should send their title and an abstract (one or two pages) along with their name(s) and affiliation(s) by December 10, 2004 to the following e-mail address: Documents and presentations can be made in English or French.



Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association 

The 2005 CSAA Annual meeting

May 31 to June 03 2005

University of Western Ontario, London Ontario

Deadline for submissions December 31st, 2004




2005 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences,

University of Western Ontario May 28-June 5, 2005


Entering the fourth year of their partnership, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) are seeking to expand the traditional dialogue between established academics, policy makers and practitioners to include dynamic “new scholars” currently enrolled in a graduate program by launching its first "Graduate Student Competition". In order to tap this rich source of creative thinking and innovative ideas, the CIDA-CFHSS Graduate Student Competition invites graduate students from around the world to submit proposals for research papers for presentation at the 2005 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Research papers will be judged, and winner(s) selected and invited to present his/her findings at the Congress by the end of January 2005.


The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – to be held at the University of Western Ontario from May 28 to June 5, 2005, with an expected 7,000 delegates from more than 70 scholarly associations – remains an ideal forum to explore ideas, present and debate research findings with scholars, policy makers and stakeholders from all levels of government, the private sector, national and international research institutions dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of humanities and social sciences research.



Job Opportunities (posted 15 November 2004)



  • Supporting the establishment of communal committees that will permit the independent management of economic resources for community development.
  • Training the members of a community to support the communal committees in their functioning, to help in formulating projects, general accounting, as well as the planning of the socio-economic development of each community.
  • Supporting a project in Environmental Management, Conservation and Development in the Biosphere Reserve of Southeast Nicaragua. This project will conduct many activities related to the social development and conservation of the natural resources of the Southeast region of Nicaragua.
  • Training management committees of the protected areas of Southeast Nicaragua, in which members of the distinct communities should participate and then be organized into communal committees of development.

    Qualifications required:
    - Professional with a degree in the social sciences, such as a sociologist or social worker with focus in Environmental Studies
    - A Preference for someone with at least one year of experience in themes such as organizing groups or formulation of projects
    - Experience in popular education methodology
    - Experience living and working in rural, isolated communities, with poor utilities
    - A functional level of Spanish

    If interested send your CV to CUSO Toronto at 2 carlton Street, Suite 619 Toronto. Fax #(416)596-9874 or . Please provide 1 to 2 pages, giving details on your overseas and cross-cultural experience, why you want a CUSO position, and your experience with rural community development. We accept applications via e-mail. Note: Language training will be provided by CUSO
NRE Conference Presentations (posted 15 November 2004)

Fifth Canadian Rural Health Research Society Conference & the Fourth International Rural Nurses Congress Oct 21-23, 2004

Rural Health: Celebrating Diversity and Strength


Anelise Santo and Tara Lyons, Concordia University


Invited to present in a poster session based on two papers:

Impact of HIV-AIDS on Rural Aboriginal Communities

Co Authored by: Anelise Santo and Tara Lyons



A Literature Review on the Impact of Social Capital on the Spread of HIV Aids in Rural Communities

Co Authored by: Anelise Santo and Tara Lyons

Rural Challenges Conference - NOV 8 - On line broadcast! 

We are pleased to be able to offer interested participants across Canada a window on this years "Rural Challenges Conference" being held next week in Victoria County, Cape Breton.

For information on the conference, and to register for the free on-line town hall broadcast see:

The town hall broadcast will take place at about 7pm AST on Monday November 8th.
By registering you will receive a link to the online meeting room as well as additional information that you will require in order to participate.

Post Doc Opportunities:

Comparative Program on Health and Society (CPHS) at the Munk Centre for International Studies in the University of Toronto

CPHS POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (1 year; CAN$40,000 + $4,000 for research funds)

CPHS NEW FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS (max. 1 year; CAN$40,000 towards a partial teaching buy-out + $5,000 for research funds)

Through the generous support of the Lupina Foundation, the Comparative Program on Health and Society (CPHS) funds innovative, comparative research that focuses on the relationship between society and health broadly defined.

Deadline for receipt of Post-doctoral and New Faculty Fellowship applications is NOVEMBER 12, 2004.
Deadline for receipt of Distinguished Visitor Fellowship applications is FEBRUARY 11, 2005.

Funding Opportunities:
Fourth Competition:  J. Armand Bombardier Internationalist Fellowships
Funding for overseas field studies and/or coursework. The closing date for applications is March 1, 2005.
Application information is available on CBIE's web page:


International Internships:
Centre for Eco Cultural Studies, Sri Lanka

CES offers a limited number of volunteer programmes per year for research students and interested individuals seeking work experience in eco-cultural related disciplines. The selected volunteers will have the opportunity to work on-site at the Centre for Eco-cultural studies scientists, with researchers or service staff in the focal areas of conservation biology, participatory eco-cultural development, eco-cultural tourism, community development, environmental conservation (includes wildlife conservation and management) etc and provide research experience and exposure in the areas of Archaeology, Anthropology, botany, zoology, ethnology, sociology, environment studies, development studies, ethno archaeology and speleology and many other related fields.

The NGO is located near a World Heritage Site (Sigiriya), surrounded by some of the important National Parks and Protected Areas of Sri Lanka and falls within the ancient cities (cultural triangle of Sri Lanka).  Within the national parks are many villages and they have to strike a balance between protecting nature and living for example, human-elephant conflict.  The NGO is looking into all the areas and thus involved in diverse activities.



Call for papers - Conference opportunities


1. CRRF 2005

Innovative Governance, Regional Development and Economic Growth: Strategic Lessons from/for Island Territories and Rural Regions

Twillingate NF. October 12-15, 2005

Geography continues to matter at a time when globalisation, urbanization and the concentration of economic and fiscal resources suggest that cities and metropolitan areas are the ‘hot spots’ for economic development, innovation, knowledge transfer and employment creation. Island jurisdictions and rural regions risk becoming marginalised by this process of multiple agglomerations under way today. Resource scarcity, distance from markets, absence of economies of scale, a dependence on narrow ranges of local skill specialisms, exposure to serious economic shocks and a chronic population/ skill drain can combine to spell the demise of such peripheral locations.



2. Communities of Tomorrow Launches Second Call for Proposals

Canadians are once again invited to share their innovative ideas designed to create sustainable communities. Communities of Tomorrow (CT) has just announced its second Call for Proposals.  We are once again inviting Canadians to get involved in this initiative by sharing their ideas for creating a better community for tomorrow.”


CT is looking to collaborate with researchers and/or proponents that have innovative and beneficial ideas that contribute to sustainable communities and fall within our mandate. We are seeking proposals from industry associations, individuals, organizations, academic bodies, partnerships or companies to undertake projects for the development of innovations, best practices and improvement of knowledge and expertise that will to help improve the economic, social and cultural development of our communities.


Interested applicants are being asked to complete the “Short Proposal Form” which is available, with its accompanying guide, on the Communities of Tomorrow Web site: The Short Proposal Form is due at 12 noon, November 15, 2004.


Call for Applications

These sessions are intended to give an opportunity for the sociologists using the same languages to meet, exchange experiences, present results, etc. in their own language.

The sessions could focus on the implications of the language used on the research emphases, methods, approaches, orientations, forms and styles of doing sociology. They could also become occasions for the already existing associations organized on the basis of common language, to present their achievements, and also for new ones organized along language lines to be initiated and launched.

Maximum of 2 sessions may be requested to be held at 15:45-17:45.

The application should reach ISA Secretariat in Madrid by January 31, 2005


Summer Programme 2004, Concordia Institute in Management and Community Development

Institut de développement communautaire, UniversitéConcordia, Programme  d'été


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