Calls for Submissions and Participation

Call for proposals - Selling Sickness, 2013: People Before Profits

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Deadline, October 1, 2012
Attached is the 2nd call for proposals for SELLING SICKNESS, 2013: PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS, a grassroots February 20-22, 2013 in Washington, D. C. conference for academic scholars, healthcare reformers, consumer activists, progressive health journalists, and all who are concerned about disease-mongering, overtreatment, overdiagnosis, overmedicalization, conflicts of interest, & misleading marketing.
 
The website www.sellingsickness.com describes the supporters and mission.
Proposals for workshops, oral presentations, panels/structured discussions, and posters are welcome.

Deadline, October 1, 2012

Attached is the 2nd call for proposals for SELLING SICKNESS, 2013: PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS, a grassroots conference on February 20-22, 2013 in Washington, D. C. for academic scholars, healthcare reformers, consumer activists, progressive health journalists, and all who are concerned about disease-mongering, overtreatment, overdiagnosis, overmedicalization, conflicts of interest, & misleading marketing.

The website www.sellingsickness.com describes the supporters and mission.

Proposals for workshops, oral presentations, panels/structured discussions, and posters are welcome.

 

Call for abstracts: Rethinking Race and Sexuality: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and Coalitions

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Deadline for abstracts: October 15th, 2012

The Simone de Beauvoir Institute is currently seeking abstracts for its upcoming 35th anniversary conference, “Rethinking Race and Sexuality: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and Coalitions.”

This 3-day conference (April 17- 19, 2013) will bring together international feminist academics, students, activists, and artists to celebrate and explore the numerous and intersecting themes related to sexualities and race.

Please visit their website for more information regarding the conference theme and the submission procedures.

Contact: sdbi.2013.conf@gmail.com

Share your views on aging in Canada

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This year, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging began a multi-stage strategic planning process that will enable it to define its priorities for the next five years (2013–18).

The next stage in the process consists of engaging a dialogue with the stakeholders of research on aging. This dialogue will take place through a number of townhall meetings across Canada where Dr. Yves Joanette, Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging, will share highlights of the 2013–18 strategic plan and invite participants to share their comments.

These meetings are intended not only for those who are already involved in research on aging, but also for anyone whose focus of study or interest touches on aging, be it on a professional or personal basis.

Consequently, whether as a researcher, student, clinician, decision maker or member of the public, private enterprise or an association, your participation in these meetings will be an excellent opportunity to share your views with the Institute of Aging.

September 5 – St. John’s 15:00 – 16:30

September 6 – Halifax 8:30 – 10:00

September 6 – Moncton 15:00 – 16:30

September 14 – Sherbrooke 11:00 – 12:30

September 17 – Kingston 10:30 – 12:00

September 19 – Toronto 9:30 – 11:00

September 19 – Hamilton 15:00 – 16:30

September 20 – London 11:00 – 12:30

September 21 – Ottawa 8:30 – 10:00

September 24 – Vancouver 12:30 – 14:00

September 25 – Edmonton 8:00 – 10:00

October 1 – Montreal 10:30 – 12:00

October 1 – Montreal 15:00 – 16:30

October 2 – Quebec City 11:00 – 12:30

October 9 – Saskatoon 16:00 – 17:30

October 10 – Winnipeg 10:30 – 12:00

For more information, please visit their website.

Call for proposals: Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 3

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Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 3 - New Directions in Practice, Research, and Collaboration

Presentations Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2012

Conference will be held: February 28-March 1, 2013, Toronto, ON

The Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 3 will showcase the grassroots initiatives that are happening across the country to address intimate partner violence. The presentations will be made by community-based groups as well as academics and government agencies. Some of these organizations include women’s shelters, Partner Abuse Response (PAR) programs, probation offices, victim services offices, counselling centres, private practice. The focus of this Conference is to help foster effective conversations with women and men about domestic violence in these various professional contexts.

For more information, please read the call.

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity: Health Systems and health equity research

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,

Toronto, Canada

“A comparative study of pathways to first episode care for psychosis in three ethnic groups.”

Project Description:

The Health Systems and Health Equity Research group at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking one (1) Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will be part of an established research team exploring pathways to care for first episode psychosis in people of African, Caribbean and European descent. You will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Research Analyst and other members of the study team.

Your primary responsibilities will include the analysis of quantitative pathways data, design and preparation of focus group themes and questions, conducting focus groups, analyzing transcription data and report writing. You will be required to contribute to other grant applications and manuscripts. The position is located at 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant health sciences or social sciences field with a minimum of 3 years experience. You are familiar with mental health and addictions services research and have experience working with diverse populations. The successful candidate will have previous experience with data collection techniques and management of information – both qualitative and quantitative is required. Experience conducting focus groups, developing thematic coding manuals and analyzing qualitative data thematically is required.

Canadian Women's Foundation seeks Senior Director of Research and Policy

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Deadline: August 30, 2012

The CWF is seeking a Senior Director of Research and Policy to work with a passionate, committed team out of their Toronto office. Reporting to the Vice-President of Grants and Community Initiatives, this full-time position undertakes research, policy, and advocacy activities to support the Foundation's systemic change work in the areas of economic development, girl's leadership and empowerment, and violence against women.

Fore more information, please visit their website

Funding opportunity: Gender, Work and Health Chair Program

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health is announcing the launch of the Gender, Work and Health Chair Program. This initiative is launched in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail. 

The specific objectives of Gender, Work and Health Chair Program are:
• To support leading researchers to develop their programs of research in gender, work and health.
• To build capacity for research on work and health that accounts for gender and sex.
• To foster the translation of that research into gender- and sex-sensitive policies and interventions that improve workers' health.
Each award is valued at $800,000 over five years. 

To access the full funding opportunity please visit the CIHR website

Prairie Women’s Health Centre seeking contractor

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Deadline: August 15, 2012

Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence is seeking a qualified contractor to undertake an environmental scan of opportunities for corporate sustainability. 

Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence is an incorporated not-for-profit with operations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and partnerships across Canada and internationally. PWHCE conducts community-based policy research, training and communications to improve the health status of women by making the health system more aware of and responsive to women’s health needs. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Contractor will assess the state of the environment for interim and long-term planning, including opportunities through grants, foundations, partner institutions and orders of government. Data are to be gathered in a variety of ways, including key informant interviews. The final deliverable, due by October 26, 2012, will be a report to the Board of Directors providing options to assist in setting and implementing strategic and development goals. 

For more information, please download the PDF of the call.

Job opportunity at CWHN for a Fundraiser

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The CWHN is seeking a FUNDRAISER (Part-Time).

We are seeking the services of a creative and qualified fundraiser to work part-time from their own home or office, preferably in the Toronto area or within commutable distance to Toronto. This work would be done in close collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.

Deadline for applications: August 10th              

Please see the job description for details.

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