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BAPC Residency & Term One Textbooks

I was very selective about the books that I purchased. These books are the ones that are used the most in the program. I live in Langford and can arrange to meet at the school, in Langford or in Victoria.

SELLING ALL TOGETHER for $200 or individually for the quoted price below.

Residency:

A First Look at Communication Theory $80 (reg $160)- Excellent condition

Presentation Zen $15 (reg $25) - Brand New

Strengths finder 2.0 - like new (note: a onetime use password is not with used textbooks. inquire for details) $12 (reg $25) - Good condition

 

Term One:

Communication In History $80 (reg $135) - Excellent condition

Qualitative Communication Research Methods $60 (reg $120) - Brand New

BAPC Residency Textbooks for Sale (the price is negotiable)

Presentation Zen 2nd Edition: $23.19

Caps and Spelling 20th: $20.00

Canadian Writer's Hand: Essent: $32.00

First Look at Communication 9: $190.00

Strengths Finder 2.0: $31.00

Books for MGM 2015/2016

Hello MGMers, I have 3 books for sale

International Economics 16th ed.

Managerial Economics 4th CND ed.

Management Across Cultures

They are in almost perfect conditions. Price is negotiable- If you are interested, please contact me

IENV 101 Textbook

For Sale!

100% Information Literacy Success (2nd edition), $50

still in a very good condition!

BAIHM, Year 2, Term1 textbooks

For sale!

BAIHM textbook year2, term 1, all of the books are still in good conditions

-Snapshots (6th Edition), $70

-Hospitality Financial Accounting (2nd Edition), $80

-Organizational Behaviour (6th Edition), $100

-Organizational Behaviour (2nd Edition), $20

-Foundations of Lodging Management (2nd Edition), $80

Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, (6th ed). John Wiley & Sons Canda, Ltd..

Like new textbook bought in late 2015. $100 + shipping cost. Save $50 off the bought new price.

Books Needed for BAPC Residency One

Hello,

My name is Neely. I will be starting the BAPC program on March 29, 2016. Thus, I am seeking the required text books in excellent used condition. If you have the following books in excellent condition, and are willing to sell them for a reasonable prince, then please make me an offer and include shipping in your offer. Additionally, please let me know how you would prefer to receive payment and by when you could have the books arrive to my address in North Vancouver, BC. Here are the books I need:

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery 2nd Edition | Reynolds | Pearson | 2011 | ISBN 9780321811981

Canadian Writer's Handbook: Essentials Edition | Messenger | Oxford | 2012 | ISBN 9780195430394

Strengthsfinder 2.0 | Tom Rath | Gallup | 2007 | ISBN 9781595620156

A First Look at Communication Theory 9th Edition | EM Griffin | McGraw-Hill | 2014 | ISBN 9780073523927

Please note that I would like to have these books by March 25, 2016. Thus, please respond promptly; otherwise, I will likely source out the books elsewhere. 

Thanks in advance!

Neely

 

 

Looking for MGM textbooks

I will be starting the MGM program in September 2016 and would like to buy your used books! If you're looking to get rid of your textbooks in a bundle, please let me know your selling price. 

Wiley Financial Accounting Textbook

Hello 

 

I have Wiley Financial Accounting Textbook for $20

 

The book is in good condition. 

Im selling it for this price because I dont want to spend time on negotiating

I want to sell it quickly, the first person grabs it. 

 

Do not email. Do not leave voice mails. 

 

only calls and texts to my cell number

MGM- 6 BOOKS ON SALE + Free E BOOKS

Hello,

SIX BOOKS ON SALE. If anyone is interested in buying:

  1. International Business Law=$100
  2. Managerial Accounting=$80
  3. International Business Strategy with Case Study = $90
  4. Research Method in Business studies = $70 (Good for Research PAPER)
  5. The Little brown Compact book 6th edition = $80 with Cd
  6. The little brown Compact book 5the edition = $40 without Cd

Contact or text 250.588.8437

Get Free E-books for the other courses.

International Economics 15th edition book for Sale-MGM course

MGM Textbooks

MGMT 561 - International Economics 15 ed

MGMT 542 - Canadian Writer's Reference + Exercise book 5 ed

MGMT 540 - Management Across Cultures 

MGMT 569 - Operations Management with MyOMLab 7 ed

MGMT 567 - Essentials of Negotiation

SHARE A POOLED CAR RIDE FROM VICTORIA (GORGE/WASHINGTON AVE.,)

If you live in vicinity of Washington Ave., /Gorge Road East or somewhere close by to these areas, and you plan to travel everyday to RRU campus via car/automobile, let us car pool

 

 

MGM Books (Used - Like New) – Half Price and without the additional tax!

Hi,

I have the following books and items for sale @ HALF Price!

1. MGMT561: International Economics (15th Edition) @ $100 CAD

2. MGMT568: Comparative International Management (1st Edition) @ $70 CAD

3. MGMT565: Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making (Wiley Plus) (4th Canadian Edition) @ $100 CAD without Wiley code

4. MGMT540: Management Across Cultures: Challenges and Strategies (1st Edition) @ $25 CAD

5. MGMT560 : Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (Free e-book) BA II PLus Calculator @ $40 CAD

6. MGMT562: International Business: A Canadian Perspective @ $85 CAD

And more free e-books if you like! :)

Feel free to e-mail or call @ 250-891-7527

MGM Textbooks new and used

Some textbooks are like new, some are used, but cheap.

You can have all of them for 250 (the price of one new book)

Please text 7789221577

I have the following books:

Q1 MGMT542

Author(s):

Hacker & Sommers

Title:

A Canadian Writer’s Reference

ISBN #:

9780312566173

Publisher: Bedford/ St. Martin’s

Cost:

$92.95 + GST

Edition :  5th

$40

Q1 MGMT561

Author(s):

Thomas A. Pugel

Title:

International Economics

ISBN #:

9780073523170

Publisher: McGraw Hill

Cost:

$244.95 + GST

Edition :  15th

$100

Q2 MGMT540

Author(s):

Steers, Sanchez-Runde & Nardon

Title:

Management Across Cultures: Challenges and Strategies

ISBN #:

9780521734974

Publisher: Cambridge

Cost:

$82.95 + GST

Edition :  1st

 

$40

Q3 MGMT569

Author(s):

Slack, et al.

Title:

Operations Management (with MyOMLab) (Yellow Cover)

ISBN #:

9780273776291

Publisher: Pearson

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MGM used textbook - International Business Strategy (2 books)

MGM 562: Power, Terrance P. International Business: A Canadian Perspective . Toronto: Nelson, 2008 

Power, Terrance P. Power's Case Study Analysis and Writers' Handbook . Toronto: Nelson, 2008 

Textbooks for Strategy and Leadership courses

I will pay 200+shipping for your used texts but if you think is not enough we can negotiate to the half of what your paid for them (no shipping included in that number! :)) thank you. No phone calls please I'm driving :). ENMN327 Author(s): Terrance P. Power Title: Power’s Case Study Analysis and Writer’s Handbook ISBN #: 9780176501242 Publisher: Nelson Cost: $43.95 + GST Edition : 1st Author(s): Hill, Jones & Schilling Title: Strategic Management Theory ISBN #: 9781285184494 Publisher: Cengage Cost: $133.95 + GST Edition : 11th Author(s): Thompson, Mimick & Rachwalksi Title: Business Diagnostics ISBN #: 9780994771919 Publisher: Trafford Cost: $75.00 + GST Edition : 3rd ENMN329 Author(s): Richard L. Daft Title: The Leadership Experience ISBN #: 9781435462854 Publisher: Cengage Cost: $199.95 + GST Edition : 6th

Textbooks for Strategy and Leadership courses

I will pay 200+shipping for your used texts but if you think is not enough we can negotiate to the half of what your paid for them, thank you. No phone calls please I'm driving :). ENMN327 Author(s): Terrance P. Power Title: Power’s Case Study Analysis and Writer’s Handbook ISBN #: 9780176501242 Publisher: Nelson Cost: $43.95 + GST Edition : 1st Author(s): Hill, Jones & Schilling Title: Strategic Management Theory ISBN #: 9781285184494 Publisher: Cengage Cost: $133.95 + GST Edition : 11th Author(s): Thompson, Mimick & Rachwalksi Title: Business Diagnostics ISBN #: 9780994771919 Publisher: Trafford Cost: $75.00 + GST Edition : 3rd ENMN329 Author(s): Richard L. Daft Title: The Leadership Experience ISBN #: 9781435462854 Publisher: Cengage Cost: $199.95 + GST Edition : 6th

Textbooks for Strategy and Leadership courses

I will pay 200+shipping for your used texts but if you think is not enough we can negotiate to the half of what your paid for them, thank you. No phone calls please I'm driving :). ENMN327 Author(s): Terrance P. Power Title: Power’s Case Study Analysis and Writer’s Handbook ISBN #: 9780176501242 Publisher: Nelson Cost: $43.95 + GST Edition : 1st Author(s): Hill, Jones & Schilling Title: Strategic Management Theory ISBN #: 9781285184494 Publisher: Cengage Cost: $133.95 + GST Edition : 11th Author(s): Thompson, Mimick & Rachwalksi Title: Business Diagnostics ISBN #: 9780994771919 Publisher: Trafford Cost: $75.00 + GST Edition : 3rd ENMN329 Author(s): Richard L. Daft Title: The Leadership Experience ISBN #: 9781435462854 Publisher: Cengage Cost: $199.95 + GST Edition : 6th

Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making

I bought this book on March of 2015 and it is still new as i haven't used it much

Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making

Any offers

BCOMM Financial Accounting Text Book

Purchased textbook in March 2016. Comes with a complete and unused Wiley Code for use online. Used the textbook only for studying as I already had a Wiley Code that I used. The texrbook is in excellent condition. Located in Victoria.

BBA STNL422: LEADING ORGANIZATIONS

6th edition Richard L. Daft

ISBN 9781435462854

Good condition; some highlighting 

BBA STNL311: SUSTAINABILITY MARKETING: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

BBA YEAR 3

Author: Belz & Peattie

ISBN: 9781119966197

Great condition; some highlighting

STNL312: GLOBALIZATION IN THE BUSINESS WORLD

BBA Year 3

Title: International Business

Author: Cullen & Parboteeah

ISBN: 9780415800570

Good condition; some hightlighting

 

BBA STNL 321: International Business: A Canadian Perspective + Power’s Case Study Analysis and Writer’s Handbook

Author: Terrance P. Power

ISBN: 9780176251529

ISBN: 9780176501242

Good condition, Some Highlighting

BBA STNL 322: International Business Law: Text, Cases and Readings

Author: August, Mayer & Bixber

ISBN:9780132718974

Excellent condition, barely used 

BBA STNL323: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Auhor: Groschl, et al.

ISBN: 9781076440978

Good condition, highlighting

BBA STNL324: BUSINESS ETHICS: Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How to Do It Right

Title: Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How to Do It Right

Author: Trevino & Nelson 6th edition

ISBN: 9781118582671

good condition 

International Economics

International Economics in great shape.

APA Manual

APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 

6th edition 

Mint condition

Researching Society And Culture

Researching Society And Culture 

Clive Seale

3rd edition

Mint condition

PT Cruiser - Low KMS

Moving back to France, I sell a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Fully Loaded

Beautiful and solid car with all the bells and whistles like:

  • sun roof
  • A/C
  • power windows
  •  manual transmission
  •  Brand new battery!
  • Blue 
  • 134,000 KMS
  • Vehicule history report clean

Tools for Business Decision Making (6th Ed)

Excellent condition. Save $50 off the buy new price and save shipping cost on top of that.

MAPC First Year Textbooks Needed!

Hi Guys,  I'm open to negotiating a price.

Are there any MAPC students who want to sell their textbooks from last year (or even the year before?) 

 

I need Littlejohn and Foss, "Theories of Human Communications"

Cheney, "Organizational Communications in the Age of Globalization..."

Booth, Colmb, et al. "Craft of Research"

Merrigan, "Communications Research Methods"

 

Selling Communication Research Methods: Canadian Edition - 1 year MAPC

Hello dear Comms students! I am selling a used but perfectly clean 

Communication Research Methods: Canadian Edition

Please let me know if interested to buy 

Enjoy your studies!

 

BCom Text Wanted!

Hi Current BCom Graduates! If anyone's looking to part with:

Strategic Management: Theory, 11th Edition, by Hill, Jones and Schilling
 
The Leadership Experience, 6th Edition, by Richard Daft
 
I would definitely be interested. Please email me with when they would be available and how much you're asking. Thanks!

International Economics textbook for sale

International Economics (Fifteenth edition) by Thomas A. Pugel for MGM students.

The textbook is as good as new as it was same book used in the MGM May 2016 class.

MGM Semester 1 and 2 Textbooks - barely used

I have nearly new textooks (spine has not even been cracked) for sale for Semester 1 and 2 of the MGM Program as follows:

MGMT 540: Management Across Cultures: Challenges and Strategies 1st Edition, Cambridge ISBN:9780521734974. Paid $54.95 plus tax, willing to sell for $40

MGMT561: International Economics 16th Edition, McGraw Hill ISBN: 9780078021770.  Paid $292.95 plus GST, willing to sell for $225

MGMT 565: Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making (Wiley Plus), 4th Canadian Edition, Wiley ISBN: 9781119088912.  Paid $157.95 plus tax, willing to sell for $125

MGMT 560: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 8th Canadian Edition, McGraw Hill ISBN: 9781259066689.  Paid $169.95 plus tax, willing to sell for $130.

All are completely like new as I hardly used them!

Call or email if you're interested: Salima.Jethani@gov.bc.ca or 60-363-3639

 

 

IHMN & MGM Textbooks

I have the following textbooks forsale. I'm willing to negotiate the price. Text call or email me. I'm on campus Monday September 12th otherwise live downtown  

 

BAPC First term Books

I have these two text books to part with which will hopeully help you out!

selling brand new APA Style book with lower price

Brand New Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Selling. Price lower than the original prices.

BAPC Textbooks for Sale

Selling most of my BAPC textbooks. Don't have a list at the moment, but will probably have what you're looking for!

BCOM Textbooks!!

Hello, I am selling the following in good condition with minimal markings. I am flexible where to meet in Victoria/Westshore. Email or text - thanks! :) 

Leadership = $95

(Red/Blue book in picture, others have been sold)

Economics: Canada in the Global Environment (9th Edition) (Hardcover)

Economics: Canada in the Global Environment (9th Edition) (Hardcover)

Currently located in Ontario, the shipping is not included

Learning with cases 4th Edition

Currently located at ON, Shipping is not included.

Power's Case Study Analysis and Writer's Handbook

Currently located in ON, shipping is not included.

MBA - executive leadership

All textbooks required for the MBA program.  They are all in perfect condition.  Save half the price.

WANTED: BAPC Textbooks

ISO BAPC first term text books.Specifically...

Course:COMM300 Author(s): Tom Rath Title:Strengths Finder 2.0

Course: COMM310 Author(s):Em Griffin Title: A First Look at Communication Theory

Course: COMM320 Author(s):W. E. Messenger, Et al. Title: Canadian Writer’s Handbook: Essentials (Spiral bound) And... Author(s): Canadian Press Title:Caps and Spelling

Course: COMM325 Author(s): Garr Reynolds Title: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas for Presentation Design and DeliveryCall/Text or email! :)Thank you!

MA in Leadership - Textbooks

A variety of MAL textbooks for sale! Great prices - variable. Will deliver if you live in the Victoria area. Call to discuss.

Looking for BAPC textbooks for the year

Looking to buy BAPC texbooks for terms 2, 3, and 4, or for the whole year if that is preferred.

MGM International Economics for Discount Sale

International Economics of Pugel 15 th edition

Nice book

Hard Binding

Good Condition

Price Negotiable

Crafting and Executing Strategy - The Quest for Competitive Advantage

Crafting and Executing Strategy - The Quest for Competitive Advantage Used gently for one course. Located downtown Victoria.

 

ISBN: 9780077720599

A Framework for Marketing Management - Sixth Edition

A Framework for Marketing Management - Sixth Edition Used gently for one course. Located downtown.

The Remedy - Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization

The Remedy - Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization

Author:Pascal Dennis

ISBN: 9780470556856

Located downtown Victoria.

Wiley Financial Accounting - Sixth ( 6th ) Canadian Edition.

Wiley Financial Accounting - Sixth ( 6th ) Canadian Edition. Excellent condition. Used gently for one course.

Author:  Wiley

ISBN: 9781118644942

Located downtown Victoria.

Wiley Managerial Accounting - Fourth Canadian Edition

Wiley Managerial Accounting - Fourth Canadian Edition Gently used for one course.

Author: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118856994

Located downtown Victoria.

1st Semester Justice Studies Books

Selling all first semester books as whole or individual (Great condition)

1. The Elements of Reasoning (Ronald Munson, Andrew Black)

2. Discipline & Punish (Michael Focault)

3. The Canadia Criminal Justice System (Thomas Fleming, 2nd Edition)

4. Canadian Law (Neil Boyd, 6th Edition)

5. Canada's Indigenous Constitution (John Borrows)

6. Canadian Criminology Today (Frank Schmalleger, 5th Edition)

Accounting Tutoring - Tutoring Cafè

Hi, 

I am running a tutoring cafè three times a week starting Feb 6th until the first week of March. Please check out https://www.facebook.com/leestutoringcafe/ for further details and locations (TBA). 

Cheers, 

Lee 

Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus

I bought this new and it is in great shape! A combination of Dictionary and Thesaurus in one, super light and convenient. 

Please text me if you are interested in buying it.

Two leather sofas in excellent condition!

These Italian leather sofas are 82" long, and we are asking $300.00 each.  They are nine years old and in excellent condition. One sofa has very minor sun damage on the back. 

IHM & MGM

I have the following textbooks available - price negotiable. All in good condition. 

Spencer. 

BPAC 3rd/4th year text books

COMM325 - Presentation Zen $20

COMM345 - History in Communication $100

COMM310 - Communication Theory $130

COMM365 - Media Studies: a Reader $35

COMM450 - Reporting for the Media $80

Or buy them all together for $340. :)

 

 

Operations Management, 5th Canadian edition

*NEW* Operations Management, 5th Canadian edition by William J Stevenson (Author), Mehran Hojati (Author), James Cao (Author) Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson; 5 edition (June 1 2015) ISBN-10: 1259258483 ISBN-13: 978-1259258480

Willing to ship.

ISO: BAPC First Year

I am starting the my first year of the BA in Professional Comms on May 1, 2017 so looking for the used books below:

Course:COMM300 Author(s): Tom Rath Title:Strengths Finder 2.0

Course: COMM310 Author(s):Em Griffin Title: A First Look at Communication Theory

Course: COMM320 Author(s):W. E. Messenger, Et al. Title: Canadian Writer’s Handbook: Essentials (Spiral bound) And... Author(s): Canadian Press Title:Caps and Spelling

Course: COMM325 Author(s): Garr Reynolds Title: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas for Presentation Design and DeliveryCall/Text or email! :)Thank you!

BAPC textbooks on Sale

COMM 450 - Reporting for the Media, $100

COMM 380 - Business Communication Essentials, $40

COMM 445 - Applied Crisis Communication and Crisis Management, $80

If you buy all three, you can have it all for $200.00. All books are in great condition, no rips or torn pages.

Wanted - to purchase used BAPC textbooks Term 1 and 2

Please email me...

*Price negotiable 

Wanted - Business Law in Canada Book

I am looking for Business Law in Canada 

Edition : 11th 

Author(s): Yates, Bereznicki-Korol & Clarke

International Economics 15th Edition at Discount Price

Writer:Pugel, 15th edition

Hard binding

Good condition

BAPC textbook - Presentation Zen 2nd edition

textbook is like new. Please email me if interested.

MATM Textbooks (Master of Arts In Tourism Management)

Good afternoon, 

I have textbooks available for the MATM. These were required courses in the 2016/17 program. 

  • Destination Marketing Essentials, 2ed, Seven Pike - ISBN: 9781138912908
  • Hospitality & Travel Marketing, 4ed, Alastain M. Morrison - ISBN: 9781418016555
  • Strategic Management for Tourism, Hospitality & Events, 2ed, Nigel Evans - ISBN: 9780415837248

I will also have the following textbooks available come June 30 (these were for Coaching for Leadership): 

  • Coaching for Performance, 4ed, John Whitemore - ISBN: 9781857885354
  • The Coaching Manager, 3ed, James M. Hunt - ISBN: 9781483391656

If you are intersted please email me directly and we can talk about pricing for one or all. I am very negotiable and am happy to work together on a price that we'll both be satisfied with. All textbooks are in new condition - no notes, tears or wear. 

Cheers, 

Tom 

Title: Business Resources ISBN #: 9781269834483 Publisher: Pearson

Hello, is anyone selling this book? Thanks!!

International Human resource management

sixth edition,brand new textbook,it was 117.44. now only 100$.I never use it.

International business Third edition

BCOM TEXTBOOKS!

Selling Textbooks for the following:

Operations Management =$125

Leadership = $95

Managerial Accounting = $120

Lean Startup = $15

Effectual Entrepreneurship = $65

These books are in great condition and practically new. Can buy individually or altogether for $400. Please email or text me.

Thank you

2009 Toyota Yaris, great car, very economical

Low kilometres (87,000), single owner, in great shape, economical and fun to drive. 5-speed manual transmission, complete with winter snow tires, set of all season tires, tire chains. All maintenance done by Strathcona Toyota, Diamond Kote Undercoating. No accidents, single owner since new. Five door design allows easy loading. A great car for zipping around Victoria! Reduced for quick sale.

International Economics

Financial Accounting: Tools For Business Decision Making By Kimmel, Irvine, Trenholm (6th Ed)

Selling the financial accounting text book, had used it for my accounting course from Jan - April 2017.

Anyone interested? 

Introduction to Corporate Finance 4th Edition

Title: Introduction to Corporate Finance 4th edition Author: Booth, Cleary, Rakita Edition: 4th ISBN: 9781119256915  Condition: Brand new Willing to Ship

Near Complete MBA textbook collection (will also sell books individually)

**The books cost more than 1200.00 and are in very good to mint condition. 

We'd SHARE shipping costs.  :)

Economics: Canada in the Global Environment 9th edition (individually, $50.00)

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 9th edition (individually, $70.00)

A Framework for Marketing Management 6th edition (individually, $50.00)

Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making 6th (individually, $70.00)

Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-making 4th edition (individually, $70.00)

Lean Production Simplified: 3rd edition (individually, $30.00)

Crafting and Executing Strategy: 20th edition (individually, $100.00)

Bonus texts: Accounting DeMystified, Operations Strategy 3rd edition.  Others also available if interested that were not part of the MBA program at RRU.

BComm Textbooks

Close to completing the program in 2017, these are all the textbooks you'll need for the following year.

 I'll also provide online access to the Wiley portion of the courses.

ISO: BCom - Business Diagnostic 3rd edition

BCom students in or around the Burnaby area, I am looking for the book Business Diagnostic 3rd Edition. Email me if you have one for sale, thank you.

Oxford EAP-B2 Upper Intermediate

Oxford EAP-B2 Upper Intermediate
Publisher: Oxford
Author: de Chazal & McCarter
ISBN#:9780194001786
Cost: $ 25
Condition: 9/10

Academic Inquiry: Writing for Post-Secondary Success

Academic Inquiry: Writing for Post-Secondary Success
Publisher: Oxford
Author: Scott Roy Douglas
ISBN#: 9780199004553
Cots: $25
Condition: 9/10

Great commuter Car for Sale! CHAMPAGNE GOLD 2003 CHRSYSLER SEBRING LX SEDAN

V6 Engine– 4 speed AUTOMATIC, 187 K, New battery under warranty, New wheel covers, Car Proof vehicle history clean!

Central locking, Air Conditioning, Dual Air-bag, Foldable rear seat with large boot space, Cruise control, Rear spoiler, Power Steering, Tilt Steering Wheel.

S O E A S Y….TO DRIVE + MAINTAIN

A BARGAIN @ $2900 DRIVE AWAY

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MBA Executive Management textbooks

All the textbooks you will need to get through the first 9 months of the MBA. Buy together as a package or separately. All books are in perfect condition. 

BJUS textbooks for sale

I have all textbooks from the 2016-2017 year. Some of the books are outdated but still good for the courses that are being taken. I am missing two textbook which is the Research methods book for Just 410 and also the philosophy textbook. So you will need to buy two of them. 

Bjustice Textbooks for sale

I am selling all my books for Bjustice program . I have just completed the Bjustice and I am willing to sell all the books that are required for this program. If you are interested please email.  

BA Justice Studies Textbooks

I am selling some textbooks for the BA program for Justice Studies at RRU - individually or in bulk. Message me for individual prices! The Elements of Reasoning 6th Edition

Contemporary Canadian Business Law - tenth edition - Willis

Choices in Approachign Conflict - understanding the practice of alternative dispute resolution

Know Thyself - Dr Craig Hassed

International Law - Eighth Edition - Sweet & Maxwell

Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault

Politics in the Vernacular - Will Kymlicka

Canadian Law: an Introduction 6th Edition

Canadian Criminology Today 5th Edition

Criminal Law in Canada: Cases, Questions, and the Code 5th Edition

 Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell 3rd Edition

Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times 5th Edition

 

Report it in Writing - Canadian Edition - Debbie J. Goodman & H. Carol Doughty

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to The Study of Law - Stephen Waddams - CAMN 552

I have a used textbook for sale.

Cost new is $75

Asking $40 + shipping. 

 

Introduction to The Study of Law by Stephen Waddams 8th Ed.

Some highlighting and writing in chapter 1, otherwise very clean.

Thanks,

Tara

604-341-2001

BA Justice Studies Textbooks- for sale

A few textbooks for sale from the 2016-2017 Justice Studies Program

-Contemporary Canadian Business Law: Principles and Cases by Wiles and Wiles for only $65 (tenth edition hardback)

-Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault, $40 paperback

-Know Thyself by Craig Hassad $20

- Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications $40

-Canadian Law: an Introduction by Neil Boyd, $70

 

 

1st year BA Justice textbooks for sale

I have all of the 1st year textbooks for sale and they are in excellent shape. I can be reached at  (780) 446-9787 by text, if you are interested in purchasing them. Asking $300 OBO

Canadian Law: An Introduction [Paperback] Boyd, Neil 6th edition

Used-like new, paper back, language: English,

Criminal Law in Canada: Cases, Questions, and the Code [Paperback] Verdun-Jones, Simon , 6th edition

used, like new

Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications, Fifth Canadian Edition (5th Edition) Paperback

used-like new

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault 2nd Edition Edition [1995] Paperback

used-like new

Know Thyself Paperback – Sep 2006 by Dr. Craig Hassed , 1st edition

used-like new

The Elements of Reasoning [Paperback] – Ronald Munson (Author), Andrew Black (Author), 7th edition

used-like new

Choices in Approaching Conflict: Understanding the Practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution

used-in very good condition

Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World  - $15 Author(s): Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky, Alexander Grashow - ISBN-13: 9781422105764

Justice in Aboriginal Communities: Sentencing Alternatives

Justice in Aboriginal Communities: Sentencing Alternatives - $5 Author(s): Ross Gordon Green ISBN-13: 9781895830101

Issues and Perspectives On Young Offenders in Canada: Third Edition

Issues and Perspectives On Young Offenders in Canada: Third Edition - $5 Author(s): John Winterdyk ISBN-13: 9780176416676

Corrections in Canada: Social Reactions to Crime

Corrections in Canada: Social Reactions to Crime - $5 Author(s): John A. Winterdyk ISBN-13: 9780130844255

In Conflict With the Law: Women & Canadian Justice

In Conflict With the Law: Women & Canadian Justice $5 Author(s): Ellen Adelberg, Claudia Currie ISBN-13: 9780889740549

Key Concepts in Governance

Key Concepts in Governance $40 Author(s): Mark Bevir ISBN-13: 9781412935708

Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times

Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times $40 Author(s): Leslie A. Pal ISBN-13: 9780176507879

Fundamental Perspectives on International Law

Fundamental Perspectives on International Law $85 Author(s): William R. Slomanson ISBN-13: 9780495797197

Managing the Unexpected: Sustained Performance in a Complex World

Managing the Unexpected: Sustained Performance in a Complex World $15 Author(s): Karl E. Weick, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

ISBN-13: 9781118862414

Research Decisions: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed-Method Approaches

Research Decisions: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed-Method Approaches $45 Author(s): Ted Palys, Chris Atchison ISBN-13: 9780176509378

Criminal Law in Canada: Cases, Questions, and the Code

Criminal Law in Canada: Cases, Questions, and the Code $40 Author(s): Simon Verdun-Jones ISBN-13: 9780176501723

Family Law, Cases, Notes and Materials: Student Edition

Family Law, Cases, Notes and Materials: Student Edition $60 Author(s): Berend Hovius, Mary Jo Maur ISBN-13: 9780779822218

Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications, Fourth Canadian Edition

Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications, Fourth Canadian Edition $70 Author(s): Frank J. Schmalleger, Rebecca Volk ISBN-13: 9780132372459

Canadian Law: An Introduction

Canadian Law: An Introduction $40 Author(s): Neil Boyd ISBN-13: 9780176502263

Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship $20 Author(s): Will Kymlicka ISBN-13:9780199240982

Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship $20 Author(s): Will Kymlicka ISBN-13:9780199240982

Contemporary Canadian Business Law Principles and Cases

Contemporary Canadian Business Law Principles and Cases $50 Author(s): John A Willes, John H Willes ISBN-13: 9780070401853

BA-Justice Studies Program TEXT BOOKS!

If you are interested in most textbooks used.  Text me @ 867 872 8179 or Facebook Lisa Dalby 

Looking to acquire BSc Env Sciences textbooks

Any BSc Env Sciences textbooks you're looking to pass on (and earn some funds back) feel free to contact me.  I'm moving to Langford as of Sept 1st.

BA JUST Studies - Full Set of Used Text Books (Like New Condition)

Complete set of 2016-2017 BA Justice Studies text books. They are in 'like-new' condition. Selling for $750.00 as a complete set, paid $1484.00 them. If anyone is interested, feel free to get a hold of me at 1-867-446-5075 or geoff_green@outlook.com

Looking to buy textbooks for BBA Year Three 2017

I am looking for any old textbook of the BBA Program - Year Three + Four, preferably for my upcoming courses of Year Three: STNL300, 301A, 331 & 422, ENMN332. Contact me via email or phone. I am staying in Colwood.

Like NEW - BA Justice Studies Textbooks

14 of the 16 available textbooks for the 2016-2017 BA Justice Studies program in nearly new condition.  Selling all 14 for $650 (originally paid $1242) but willing to sell individual books if interested.

If interested email me at robert_halkett98@hotmail.com 

Like NEW - BA Justice Studies Textbooks

14 of the available 16 textbooks for the 2016-2017 BA Justice Studies program in nearly new condition.  Selling all 14 for $700 (originally paid $1242) but willing to sell individual books if interested.

If interested email me at robert_halkett98@hotmail.com 

International Economics 15th Edition & Managerial Accounting and BA II plus calculator at Discount Price with free Canadian Writers Ref book!!! Dont Miss.......

International  Economics $60

Managerial Accounting $ 40

Finance BA II Plus calculator $ 35

Canadian Writers reference is free with these items

 

Managerial Accounting at Cheap Price

New Condition

 

PMP2 Textbook

PMP2 Textbook

Good condition and Very new. The code of the Little Brown is still sealed and unused.

Author(s):

Fowler, Aaron & McArthur

Title:

The Little, Brown Compact Handbook (with MyWritingLab Access Code) 

ISBN #:

9780133987812

Publisher: Pearson

Cost:

$99.95 + GST

Edition :  6th Canadian

 

Author(s):

Garr Reynolds

Title:

Presentation Zen

ISBN #:

9780321811981

Publisher: New Riders

Cost:

$25.95 + GST

Edition :  2nd

Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications (5th edition)

BCom Textbooks

Selling Various Class Textbooks in great condition

BCom Entrepreneurial Program Text or email me to arrange shipping.

  1. ENMN 300 Author Name Mauffette, at al. Title Learning With Cases 4th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 4 Publisher Ivey 2007 ISBN Number 09780771425844 Price = $10 Author Name Paul & Elder Title Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools 7th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 7 Publisher Foundation for Critical Thinking 2014 ISBN Number 09780985754402 Price = $3
  2. ENMN 325 Author Name Kimmel et al Title Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making with Wiley Plus 6th Canadian Edition Book Condition Lightly used Publisher Wiley 2013 ISBN Number 09781118885116 Price = $100
  3. ENMN 327 Author Name Power Title Power's Case Study Analysis and Writer's Handbook Book Condition Like new Edition 1 Publisher Nelson 2009 ISBN Number 09780176501242 Price = $30 Author Name Mimick, Thompson, and Rachwalski Title Business Diagnostics: University and College 3rd Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 3 Publisher Trafford Publishing 2015 ISBN Number 09780994771919 Price = $50 Author Name Charles Hill, Gareth Jones, Melissa Schilling Title Strategic Management: Theory: An Integrated Approach Paperback Book Condition Lightly used Publisher: South-Western College Pub; 11 edition (Jan. 1 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1285184491 ISBN-13: 978-1285184494 Price = $100
  4. ENMN 329 Author Name Daft Title Leadership Experience 7th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 7 Publisher Cengage 2018 ISBN Number 09781337102278 Price = $100

MGM Textbooks various

International Business Law - 6th Edition - $100

International Economics - 16th Edition - $100

Comparitive International Managment - 2nd Edition - $80

Managment Across Cultures -$80

Essentials of Negotiation - 2nd Edition - $50

International Bussiness: A Canadian Perspective - $100

BAIHM year 2, term 1 textbooks

For sale!

BAIHM textbook year2, term 1, all of the books are still in good conditions

-Snapshots (6th Edition), $70

-Hospitality Financial Accounting (2nd Edition), $80

-Organizational Behaviour (6th Edition), $100

-Organizational Behaviour (2nd Edition), $20

-Foundations of Lodging Management (2nd Edition), $80

MCAM year 1 and 2 textbooks

MCAM and HUMS textbooks, good condition. 

1. Introduction to The Study of Law ( 6th Ed.)

2. The Craft of Research ( 3rd and 4th Ed. ) 

3. The Literature Review six steps to Success 

 

Free bed

Free bed - will deliver it!

BAPC Program - 17 TEXTBOOKS

17 textbooks from the "Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication" Program. Great condition! Almost ALL the books required for the full program (academic years 2015-2017). Shipping charge will be added onto the sale price. 

DEM Textbooks

DEM 502 Handbook of Disaster Research $115

DEM 502 Introduction to International Disaster Management $125

DEM 504 Social Vulnerabilities to Disasters $115

Individually priced, or 3 for $300. 

HUMS 641 Textbooks (DEM Elective)

PJMN 501 Textbook

DEM 503 Textbook

HUMS 551 & 691 Textbooks

The Literature Review $55

The Craft of Research $15

Priced individually or both for $60.  See other texts HUMS/DEM Below. Contact for prices/delivery.

PAAP & HUMS Textbooks

DEM 502 Textsbooks

Handbook of Disaster Research $115

Publication Manual $35

Individually priced or both for $130.  See other textbooks for sale below. Contact for prices and delivery.

Textbooks from RRU for Sale - BA in Justice Studies

$250.00 for the whole lot or just buy one. Here is the list and please contact me with any inquiries.
 
1. Research Decisions (Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches), Ted Palys, 7th Edition2. International Law, Rebecca MM Wallace, 7th Edition3. Comparative Legal Traditions, Mary Ann Glendon, 3rd Edition4. Discipline and Punish, Michael Foucault5. Administrative Law in Canada, Sara Blake, Fifth Edition6. Canada's Indigenous Constitution, John Borrows7. Politics in the Vernacular, Will Kymlicka8. Beyond Policy Analysis, Leslie A. Pal, 5th Edition
9. Islam (A Very Short Introduction), Malise Ruthven

NEW- Parkin and Bade, Economics: Canada in the Global Environment 9th Edition Item Number..09780134066141 with pearson student access code

New- Cover was slightly damaged during shipping-  Paid 199 in September- Comes with student access code - never opened or used

Parkin and Bade, Economics: Canada in the Global Environment 9th Edition Item Number..09780134066141

 

PCOM635 Textbook: Communication for Another Development

Textbook for PCOM635 Communication for Development and Social Change. Communication for Another Development (Quarry & Ramirez). Used in Jan 2017 MAIIC blended program.

Available for pick up in Victoria. Excellent condition. No markings in text.

Instructor: Wendy Quarry

Paid $50

 

IICS515 Textbook: Intercultural Communication in Contexts

Textbook for IICS515 Intercultural and International Communication Theory. Intercultural Communication in Contexts 6th ed (Martin & Nakayama). Used in Jan 2017 MAIIC blended program.

Available for pick up in Victoria. Excellent condition. No markings in text.

Instructor: Zhenyi Li

Paid $140

 

IICS551 Textbook: Organizational Communication in an Age of Globalization

Textbook for IICS551 Organizational Communication & Culture. Organizational Communication in an Age of Globalization 2nd ed (Cheney, Christensen, Zorn, Ganesh). Used in Jan 2017 MAIIC blended program.

Available for pick up in Victoria. Excellent condition. No markings in text.

Instructor: Bev McPhee/Randeep Tut

Paid $100

PCOM633 Textbook: Strategic Planning for Public Relations

Textbook for PCOM633 Strategic Communication Management. Strategic Planning for Public Relations 4th ed (Smith). Used in Jun 2017 MAIIC blended program.

Available for pick up in Victoria. Excellent condition. No markings in text.

Instructor: Raaj Chandran

Paid $130

IICS672 Textbook: Global Politics

Textbook for IICS672 International Relations and Public Diplomacy. Global Politics 5th ed (Sens & Stoett). Used in Sept 2017 MAIIC blended program.

Available for pick up in Victoria. Excellent condition. No markings in text.

Instructor: Kenneth Christie

Paid $120

A Canadian writer's reference

Sixth edition, Like new

COMM 435: Communication Research Methods: Canadian Edition

Textbook for Comm 435 - Research methods.Communication Research Methods: Canadian Edition Paperback – Jan 20 2012

ENVR530 Environmental Policy and Tools

This textbook is brand new.  I ordered twice because the first time the Book didn't come until 3 weeks after.  I couldn't wait so I bought another one.  Now I have to sell the one that arrived late.  The price include shiping.

UNLOCKED LG G4

Unlocked LG G4 smartphone was originally purchased through Virgin Mobile. I have been the only owner of the phone and am selling since I have upgraded to a new phone. Includes: LG G4 phone Leather backplate Charging brick Standard micro usb cable 10" micro usb cable Otterbox Commuter Case for LG G4

Wanted: Leadership Experience Seventh Edition

I am looking for the leadership experience the seventh edition by Richard l. daft

 
 

ENMN428 - Business Resources 3rd Edition (Half Price!)

Business Resources 3rd Edition for Royal Roads University & Faculty of Management
Pearson Custom
Mass Market Paperback
ISBN10: 1269834487
 
 
In excellent condition. Has minimal mark-up/highlighting.
 
 
 

MBA - Financial Accounting Textbook for Tools & Measures

Financial Accouting 6th Ed. Financial Accouting will be Part 1 for this course.

Currently located in Calgary, AB but can ship if needed. 

MBA - Managerial Accounting Textbook for Tools & Measures

Managerial Accounting 4th Ed. Managerial Accounting will be Part 2 for this course.

Currently located in Calgary, AB but can ship if needed. 

MBA - Financial and Managerial Accounting Textbooks for Tools & Measures

Financial Accounting 6th Ed. 

Managerial Accounting 4th Ed.

Part 1and 2 for this course.

Currently located in Calgary, AB but can ship if needed. 

2016-2017-2018 BCOM RRU

All textbooks from the Bachelor of Commerce program at Royal Roads University program are available minus the last term. Almost new condition. I also have the digital versions for each one as well. If you want them shipped you pay the shipping because they are reasonably priced. Prices are non-negotiable. Individual pricing as follows; Econ 9th Ed-$170, Ops Mgmt-$75, Growth Field Book- $35, Managerial Accounting-$100, Financial Accounting-$115, Lean Startup-$5

 

Financial accounting, Learning With Cases 4th Edition , Power Title Power's Case Study Analysis and Writer's Handbook Book , Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking.

LOCATED IN VICTORIA
ENMN 300 Author Name Mauffette, at al. Title Learning With Cases 4th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 4 Publisher Ivey 2007 ISBN Number 09780771425844 Price = $10 Author Name Paul & Elder Title

Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools 7th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 7 Publisher Foundation for Critical Thinking 2014 ISBN Number 09780985754402 Price = $5

ENMN 325 Author Name Kimmel et al Title Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making with Wiley Plus 6th Canadian Edition Book Condition Lightly used Publisher Wiley 2013 ISBN Number 09781118885116 Price = $95

ENMN 327 Author Name Power Title Power's Case Study Analysis and Writer's Handbook Book Condition Like new Edition 1 Publisher Nelson 2009 ISBN Number 09780176501242 Price = $30 Author Name Mimick, 

Leadership ENMN 329

Selling textbook for Royal Roads BCom program course Strategy ENMN 329.  Selling half-price: Leadership Experience (New Edition) $100 . I live in Victoria.

ENMN 327

Selling textbooks for Royal Roads BCom program course Strategy ENMN 327.  Selling half-price: Power’s Case Study Analysis and Writer’s Handbook $20;

Business Diagnostics $40. I live in Victoria.

ENMN 328

Selling textbook for Royal Roads BCom program course Applied Economics ENMN 328.  Selling half-price: Economics: Canada in the Global Environment $100. I live in Victoria.

ENMN 330

Selling textbooks for Royal Roads BCom program course Marketing ENMN 330.  Selling half-price: Marketing for Entrepreneurs $50 and The Designing for Growth Field Book Free. I live in Victoria.

ENMN 331

Selling textbook for Royal Roads BCom program course International business ENMN 331.  Selling half-price: International Business: Environments and Operations $45. I live in Victoria.

MAL 1st Year Text FOR SALE

New book in excellent condition with some marking in one chapter. Will deliver in Calgary area or will mail COD. Price negotiable.

BCOM Text books 3/4 terms - missing Corporate Finance

Pearson Business Resources - 50.00

Finacial Accounting (Tools for business decision Making) - 100.00

Managerial Accounting - 75.00

Economics (Parkin/Bade) - 100.00

Effecual Entrprenearialship - 60.00

Operations Management (Stevenson) - 75.00

The Leadership Experience (Daft) - 75.00

Business Diagnostics (3rd edition Mimick) - 50.00

Strategic Management (hill,Jones...) - 75.00

Learning With Cases (Terrance P. Power) - 15.00

Learning with cases (4th edition)- 15.00

The presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs (Gallo) - 20.00

The Designing for Growth Field book (Liedtka) - 20.00

The Lean Start up (Ries) - 20.00

Business Model Generation - 25.00

Marketing for Entrepreneurs   (Crane) - 60.00

 

Please text - I can meet on campus if needed

MBA Books for Sale

Texbooks for sale to Calgarians.  If you are outside of calgary, you will need to pick up the cost of shipping in addition to the cost of the books.

  • Managerial Accounting (4th Canadian Edition)
  • Crafting & Executing Strategy - The Quest fior competitive advantage (20e)
  • A Framework for Marketing Management (6e)
  • Powers Case Study Analysis and Writers Handbook

Managerial & Financial Accounting

Books for sale to those in calgary or are willing to pay for shipping cost in addition.

  • Managerial Accounting  (4th Canadian Ed with Wiley plus key - unused)
  • Financial Accounting (6th Canadian Ed)

Operation Management

Operation Management (8th edition)

2 Copies for sale

I paid 90

International Economics- 16th Edition- Thomas A. Pugel

MGM Economics textbook in good condition

BCOM Entrepreneurial Management TextBooks

I have almost all the textbooks needed for your degree. 

Open to negotiations + willing to ship from Calgary at an additional charge!

MGM - Introduction to Corporate Finance (4th Edition)

MGMT 560 - Introduction to Corporate Finance (4th Edition)

 

MGM - Comparative International Management

MGMT 568 - Comparative Management

MGM - Management Across Cultures (3rd Edition)

MGMT 540 - Intercultural Studies for International Business

MGM - Managerial Accounting (4th Edition)

MGMT 565 - International Accounting Tools for Financial Health

MGM - Essentials of Negotiations (2nd Edition)

MGMT 567 - International Business Negotiations

A Canadian Writer's Reference

MGMT 542 - Argument and Communication for International Business

MGMT565 International Accounting Tools for Financial Health

Q1 MGMT542&561 textbooks

International Economics MGMT561

I have  International Economics 15th edition textbooks to be sold. Pretty good condition, some of the text has been higlighted, some answer written and you may find some pencil markings as well. Author - Thomas A. Pugel. Text me or call me.

Managerial accoumting

Good condition

Managerial accoumting

BCOM-Marketing, Economics, and Accounting

ENMN 300-Learning with Cases $10

ENMN324-Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making  $80

ENMN330-Marketing for Entrepreneurs & The Designing for Growth Fieldbook $60

ENMN328-Economics: Canada in the Global Environment $100

Everything for your apartment!

Will you be starting at Royal Roads in September? Will you need to furnish your apartment?

 

We will be selling off our entire apartment once our year at RRU is up. Everything to furnish a 2 bedroom apartment! We worked hard to find good condition furniture at a great price and are hoping to find a new set of students to make use of our great finds.

 

Everything you need!

-Beds (one King, one Queen)

-Couch and chair

-Dining table and chairs

-Dishes, glasses, cutlery

-Pots, pans, cutting boards

-Tv and DVD player

-Desk

-Everything else you could need right down to wastewater baskets!

 

Pictures can be sent by request.

New textbook for sale

MKTG Principles of Marketing Third Canadian Edition

Lamb

Purchased for COMM470 but did not use. Textbook is still in plastic wrap. 

 

MBA Books for Sale

I'm half way through the RRU MBA program and have some textbooks for sale:

Residency and DL1 - BUSA 506/508

You'll take Strategy and Financial/Managerial Accounting; I'm selling Crafting and Executing Strategy + Terry Power's Case Study Analysis books for $200 total and the two Financial and Managerial Accounting textbooks for $150 total - keep in mind you still need to purchase Wiley licenses to both. All are in generally to okay condition with limited highlights or markings.

Author(s):

Thompson, et al.

Title:

Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage

ISBN #:

9780077720599

Publisher: McGraw Hill

Bookstore Cost:

$306.95 + GST

Edition :  20th

Author(s):

Terrance P. Power

Title:

Power’s Case Study Analysis and Writer’s Handbook

ISBN #:

9780176501242

Publisher: Nelson

Cost:

$43.95 + GST

Edition :  1st

Author(s):

Kimmel, et al.

Title:

Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making

ISBN #:

9781118885116

Publisher: Wiley

Cost:

$156.95 + GST

Edition :  6th Canadian

 

Author(s):

Weygandt, et al.

Title:

Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making

ISBN #:

9781119088912

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Masters of DEMN Textbooks in great condition

Will ship to you.  

$50 for all, available alone too.

 

Introduction to International Disaster Management, Damon P. Coppola

ISBN: 9780123821744

 

The Politics of Crisis Management, Boin Hart Stern & Sundelius

ISBN: 9780521607339

 

Tragic Choices, Calabresi & Bobbitt

ISBN: 039305649X

 

Using Research in Practice, Jacqui Hewitt-Taylor

ISBN: 9780230278646

 

A Canadian Writer's Reference 5th Edition, Hacker & Sommers

ISBN: 9780312571160

 

Sacred Balance, David Suzuki

ISBN: 9781553651666

 

They Say I Say, Graff & Birkenstein

ISBN: 9780393935844

 

Great commuter Car for Sale! CHAMPAGNE GOLD 2003 CHRSYSLER SEBRING LX SEDAN

V6 Engine– 4 speed AUTOMATIC, 187 K, New battery under warranty, New wheel covers, Car Proof vehicle history clean!

Central locking, Air Conditioning, Dual Air-bag, Foldable rear seat with large boot space, Cruise control, Rear spoiler, Power Steering, Tilt Steering Wheel.

S O E A S Y….TO DRIVE + MAINTAIN

A BARGAIN @ $2800 DRIVE AWAY

Call/SMS: 778.922.0430

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Justice Study text books

Hello: I have 17 texts books for the Justice Studies program. 98% brand news, a couple may have some marking which can be useful for assignment shortcuts. In the end, the books are very good. I am asking just 800, think is fair, I may accept reasonable offers. Thanks and best of luck in the program.

 

 

BA Justice Studies

I have all textbooks from the BA Justice Studies program that im looking to sell all together! In total I paid about 400-500$ per semester (4). Im looking to sell them all for 1000$. Some do have a little highlingting, however they are essentially brand new. Please contact me if you are looking to buy all of your textbooks in one go!

MAHEAL Text Books For Sale

Selling MAHEAL Text books. They're are in very good condition.

HEAL 510 Research Methods in Education - Wiersma and Jurs 9th Edition (with CD still unopened)- $160 

HEAL 501 Leadership - Northouse 7th Edition - $70 

HEAL 501 The Fifth Discipline by Senge - $10 

HEAL 510 Exploring Education Research Literatcy by Shank & Brown - $30 

HEAL 535 Organizational Culture and Leadership by Schein - $40 

HEAL 535 Organziational Communication by Shockley-Zalabak Ninth Edition - $140 

LRNT 506 Research for Teaching and Learning by Rugg & Petre - $20

HEAL 550 Systems Thinking and Strategic Planning in Higher Education by Stroh $10 

I am located in Vancouver BC 

Thanks 

 

MAL-H Textbooks Available -Great Condition

Hello!  I am looking to sell all my textbooks for the first and second year MAL-H program.  Great deals available and all are in good condition.  Some have never been read!  

HEY STUDENTS! Everything for your apartment!

We are finishing up our year at Royal Roads. As we prepare to move back home  EVERYTHING from our apartment will need to be sold, right down to the garbage bins. We are hoping to find another student furnishing an apartment from scratch.If you're interested I can send pictures! Items will be posted for individual sale in August and must be gone by Aug 31.
We have:
King mattress and boxspring
Couch and chair
Tv and DVD player
Dining table  and chairs
Dishes and cutleryPots, pans and utensilsLarge computer desk
And so much more!!

BA Justice Studies Textbooks

I have all textbooks from the BA Justice Studies program that im looking to sell all together! In total I paid about 400-500$ per semester (4). Im looking to sell them all for 800$ (Or best offer! I need them gone before I move home in August). Some do have a little highlingting, however they are essentially brand new. Please contact me if you are looking to buy all of your textbooks in one go!

Managerial accounting textbook

Managerial Accounting Textbook 

Book in very good condition

Bcom Textbooks

For sale:

  • Managerial accounting 
  • Accounting
  • Operation Management 
  • Author Name Mauffette, at al. Title Learning With Cases 4th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 4 Publisher Ivey 2007 ISBN Number 09780771425844 Price = $10 Author Name Paul & Elder Title
  • Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools 7th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 7 Publisher Foundation for Critical Thinking 2014 ISBN Number 09780985754402 Price = $5
  • Case study analysis

 

BCOM Textbooks

  • Managerial accounting -$60
  • Accounting - $60
  • Operation Management -$70
  • Author Name Mauffette, at al. Title Learning With Cases 4th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 4 Publisher Ivey 2007 ISBN Number 09780771425844 Price = $10 Author Name Paul & Elder Title
  • Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools 7th Edition Book Condition Lightly used Edition 7 Publisher Foundation for Critical Thinking 2014 ISBN Number 09780985754402 Price = $5
  • Case study analysis - $30

Managerial Accounting - Fourth Canadian Edition by Wiley

Managerial Accounting Fourth Canadian Edition.

Used, in very good condition with minor bookmarks and notes.

Cash only please. Thank you!

BCom in Entrepreneurial Management Textbooks For Sale

Hi there,  I am selling all of the books (from each quarter) that you may be required to purchase for the BCom in Entrepreneurial Management program.  My books are gently used and range from 50%-75% off.  Please get in touch with me when you receive your required reading list because I am providing a heck of a deal!

Bcom textbooks

Need to get rid of ASAP! 

All books for BA in Justice Studies textbooks.

Hi, I have all the textbooks for the Justice Studies program at RRU. I will accept reasonable offers (RRU or Amazon retail is $1800-$2000). In new condition minus a bit of highlighting which would be helpful anyways as I did very well throughout the program. Hope to hear from you soon, all the best. 

Managerial accounting textbook

PMP BCOM textbook

Presentation Zen & Financial Accounting textbook in very good condition.

Presentation Zen 20$

Financial Accounting 40$

MGMT 542 & 561 text books required

Hi,

I am September 2018 intake MGM student. I need textbook MGMT 542 [ISBN# 9781319057411] & MGMT 561 [ISBN# 9780078021770].

I can take the used books with the discounted price. If same is available, please contact me 236 882 6159 or email me at nirubihara88@gmail.com 

 

Looking for Textbooks [BBA Year 4]

I am looking for the following textbooks:

  • Operation Management: Creating Value Along the Supply Chain (Coffee cup cover) [Edition :  1st Canadian ]
  • An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada [Edition :  2nd ]

Kindly send me a message or email me if you are selling one of these.

Thank you!

MGMT 542 Textbook

book is in good condition, selling at discount price.

Managerial Accounting Book

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Edition - As New

APA Guide, Required text for:GBLD 501 & 505IHMN 301/315/335/360/490AJUST 300 & 301INDS 505LEAD 526/527/528

Wanted MA Leadership Textbooks - price TBD

All DEM Texts

All DEM texts for sale. Prices vary. Jasmine.radic@gmail.com 

Financial Accounting Textbook and Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen & Financial Accounting textbook in very good condition.

Presentation Zen 20$

Financial Accounting 40$

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT TEXTBOOK

SEVENTH EDITION

Executive Coaching Textbooks

These text books were barely used/read and they are all additions that were purchased late 2017 for a graduation class of 2018. There are no pages missing or written in. Like new. You need these for the RRU Exec Coaching program. 

Fifth Discipline Fieldbook - $25 ($42 + tax value) 

Masterful Coaching -  $35 ($60 + tax value) 

Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart $40 ($64 + tax value) 

Coaching In Organizations - $30 

ALMOST ALL OF YOUR MBA TEXTBOOKS IN ONE PLACE!

I think the only textbook missing from my stack is accounting. 

Here is the list:

intro to corporate finance

economics- Canada and the global environment

the remedy- Lean thinking 

lean production simplified 

a network for marketing management 

international economics

crafting and executing strategy

business diagnostics

Communications (BAPC year 1 and 2) textbooks for sale

I am finishing my second year of BAPC program (blended program but I think text books are same) and am selling textbooks for $25 each - cheaper if you bundle them! Let me know if you want any of these titles. I am based in Vancouver:

  1. Communication Research Methods
  2. A Firtst look at Communications Theory
  3. Canadian Writer's Handbook
  4. Presentation Zen
  5. Organizational Communication - a Critical Approach
  6. Intercultural Communications in Contexts 
  7. Words Like Pistols - Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama
  8. Made to Stick - why some ideas survive and others die
  9. Strengths Finder 2.0
  10. Business Communications Essentials (4th edition)
  11. Applied Crisis Communications and Crisis Management

25% OFF! Family Law and Intro to Law - Buy Separate or Combined (cheaper)

Textbook information below.  

Intro to Law textbook is in near mint condition.  The family law text has some underlines in two chapters.  Individually each is sold for 25% off.  Family law text is $56.25, and Intro to Law is $54.  Buy together and I'll give them away for $100.  SELLING FROM CALGARY, AB.  Shipping costs acquired by buyer.  Will deliver in Calgary.

Author(s):

Payne & Payne

Title:

Canadian Family Law

ISBN #:

9781552214602

Publisher: Irwin Law

Cost:

$74.95 + GST

Edition :  7th

 

Author(s):

Stephen Waddams

Title:

Introduction to the Study of Law

ISBN #:

9780779871872

Publisher: Carswell

Cost:

$71.95 + GST

Edition :  8th

MBA Books

I number of MBA TextBooks. All in excellent shape and from 2018 courses.

BUSA 513 - Delivering Customer Value  Lean Simplified   Reg $56 Selling $35   The Remedy       Reg $23 Selling $15

BUSA 522 - Creating Customer Value  Framework for Marketing Management Reg $188   Selling $100

BUSA 523 Corporate Finance  Intro to Corporate Finance   Reg $200  Selling $50 

BUSA 531 - Environment of Management  International Economics   Reg $200  Selling $100

BUSA 623 - Understanding Economic Decision Making  Economics - Canada in the Global Economy   Reg $190  Selling $100

 

Managerial Accounting and Financial Accounting

Managerial Accounting book price $30 and

Financial Accounting book price $30.

Both books are in Good condition.

International Economics by Thomas A. Pugel

International Economics by Thomas A. Pugel

MGM Economics Book

Brand new economics book 16th edition by Thomas A. Pugel.

MGMT562 International Business Strategy textbook

30% OFF! Evaluating Research

Very good condition with some light pencil marks on a few pages. Original price is $112 (Before tax)

Selling from VICTORIA, BC. Shippping costs outside Victoria acquired by buyer.

Author(s):

Dane, F. C.

Title:

EVALUATING RESEARCH: METHODOLOGY FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO READ RESEARCH

ISBN #:

9781483373348

Publisher: Sage: 2018

 ORIGINAL Cost:

$112.95 + GST

Edition :  2nd

$20 OFF! Art and Practice of Meidation

Near mint condition! $20 off orignal price. 

Selling from VICTORIA, BC. Shippping costs outside Victoria acquired by buyer.

Author(s):

Bishop et.al

Title:

ART AND PRACTICE OF MEDIATION

ISBN #:

9781552395622

Publisher: Emond Montgomery: 2015

 ORIGINAL Cost:

$79.95 + GST

Edition :  2nd

Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting book (5th Canadian Edition) and International Accounting Tools for Financial Health book

Both books are in Excellent condition.

Getting to Maybe by Westley, Zimmerman & Patton (2007)

Getting to Maybe Textbook by Westley, Zimmerman & Patton (2007), used it in a class once. Not going to read it again. New $22. Located in Victoria

The Once and Future World by J.B. Mackinnon

The Once and Future World by J.B. MacKinnon. New $19.95. Book was bought a few years ago, lived a shelf, never read it, spine not even creased! Globe and Mail Best Book.

A Canadian Writer's Reference 6th Edition (Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Course)

Perfect condition - I never actually ended uptaking the course. Willing to ship!

They Say, I Say (The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing) 2016 MLA Update

Brand New - never ended up taking the course. Willing to ship!

Waddams The Study of Law

8th Edition great condition

Stephen Waddams

Payne and Payne Canadian Family Law

Canadian Family Law, 7th Edition Payne and Payne

Dickson By Law or in Justice

Jane Dickson By Law or In Justice

Dane Evaluating Research

Francis Dane Evaluating Research Methodolgy for People who Need to Read Research 

A Canadian Writer's Reference 5th Edition

Perfect Condition. 

MGMT 561 Political Geography & International Economics textbook

MGMT 561 International Economics textbook:Thomas A. Pugel 15th edition

 

Please phone 604-4042464 or e-mail jenny_parchyk@yahoo.com

MGMT 560 Corporate and International Finance

FInancial calculator for MGMT 560 Corporate and International Finance.

New - bought it for the course, but never used. 

Please phone 604-4042464 or e-mail jenny_parchyk@yahoo.com

MGMT 569 Operations Management and Supply Chain texbook

Slack, Brandon-Jones and Johnston "Operations Management. Eighth edition" textbook for MGMT 569.

There are notes on some pages, as well as some information is highlighted. Otherwise, the book is in good condition.

Please phone 604-4042464 or e-mail jenny_parchyk@yahoo.com

Corporate Finance MGMT560

The book is in perfect condition.

Financial Calculator

BAII plus Financial Calculator. Purchased new for the course.

MAELM Textbooks for sale

I just finished my MAELM coursework (Educational Leadership and Management) and I have some used textbooks that I'm selling as a bundle. Even if you don't need all of them, this is a great deal.

The bundle includes:

  • Connecting Leadership and Learning: Principles for Practice by Macbeath and Dempster ($72.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Engaging in Action Research: A Practical Guide to Teacher-Conducted Research for Educators & School Leaders by Parson, Hewson, Adrian, and Day ($19.75 on Amazon.ca)
  • Leading with Data: Pathways to Improve Your School by Goldring and Berends ($62.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water by Vaill ($54.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition; $39.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Research Methods in Educational Leadership & Management by Briggs, Coleman, and Morrison ($75.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning (Fourth Edition) by Sullivan and Glanz ($53.75 on Amazon.ca)

To buy these new would total $380.25. Given that they're used and have some underlining and marginalia (lots of it in pencil, so it can be erased), as well as my desire to move them as one bunch, I'm selling the whole set of books for only $150.  

First come, first served.

MAELM Textbooks for sale

I just finished my MAELM coursework (Educational Leadership and Management) and I have some used textbooks that I'm selling as a bundle. Even if you don't need all of them, this is a great deal.

The bundle includes:

  • Connecting Leadership and Learning: Principles for Practice by Macbeath and Dempster ($72.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Engaging in Action Research: A Practical Guide to Teacher-Conducted Research for Educators & School Leaders by Parson, Hewson, Adrian, and Day ($19.75 on Amazon.ca)
  • Leading with Data: Pathways to Improve Your School by Goldring and Berends ($62.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water by Vaill ($54.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition; $39.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Research Methods in Educational Leadership & Management by Briggs, Coleman, and Morrison ($75.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning (Fourth Edition) by Sullivan and Glanz ($53.75 on Amazon.ca)

To buy these new would total $380.25. Given that they're used and have some underlining and marginalia (lots of it in pencil, so it can be erased), as well as my desire to move them as one bunch, I'm selling the whole set of books for only $150.  

First come, first served.

MAELM Textbooks for sale

I just finished my MAELM coursework (Educational Leadership and Management) and I have some used textbooks that I'm selling as a bundle. Even if you don't need all of them, this is a great deal.

The bundle includes:

  • Connecting Leadership and Learning: Principles for Practice by Macbeath and Dempster ($72.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Engaging in Action Research: A Practical Guide to Teacher-Conducted Research for Educators & School Leaders by Parson, Hewson, Adrian, and Day ($19.75 on Amazon.ca)
  • Leading with Data: Pathways to Improve Your School by Goldring and Berends ($62.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Learning as a Way of Being: Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent White Water by Vaill ($54.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition; $39.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Research Methods in Educational Leadership & Management by Briggs, Coleman, and Morrison ($75.95 at the RRU Bookstore)
  • Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning (Fourth Edition) by Sullivan and Glanz ($53.75 on Amazon.ca)

To buy these new would total $380.25. Given that they're used and have some underlining and marginalia (lots of it in pencil, so it can be erased), as well as my desire to move them as one bunch, I'm selling the whole set of books for only $150.  

First come, first served.

MGMT 565 Managerial Accounting (Fourth Canadian Edition)

A professionally written textbook entailing managerial accounting principles for postgraduate students who yearn for managerial accounting knwowledge. It's a manadatory textbook for MGMT 565. If you are interested, please drop me a text +1 250 419 3266. Price $45 (Negotiable) 

Leadership MA texts

Leadership MA books, lightly used- no hightlighting. $30 per book- negotiable if you would like all or most of them.

Canadian Writers Reference- 6th edition

Saldana and Omasta- Qualitative Research- 1st edition

Russ-Eft and Preskill- Evaluation in Organizations- 2nd edition

Bendaly & Bendaly- Improving Healthcare Team Performance (2012)

Bolman & Deal- Reframing Organizations- 6th edition

Burke, Lake, & Paine- Organization Change- 1st edition

Justice Studies BA program - required texts

 14 books in total! HUGE SAVINGS!  Some of these were almost $200 alone!  All are required for the BA Justice Studies program.  $40 per book or $400 for all 14!!! These are being listed at an extremly reduced price in order to sell them  FAST!

 

(Multiple) BA Justice Studies Textbooks

A variety of textbooks - many of which are required texts for the BA Justice Studies Program (Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies). These were all purchased and used in the 2018-2019 BA justice Studies program. 

$50/book OR If you'd like more than one, i'll give you a "bundle" deal. 

Text or email me for any questions or inquiries! 

Text 250-589-1309

Email alex24andrei@gmail.com

Looking for MGMT542 and MGMT561 Textbooks

Hello,

I am in need of the following textbooks: 

  • International Economics - 16th Edition
  • A Canadian Writers Reference - 7th Edition
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 6th Edition

If you have any of these books for sale, please contact me by email.

Thanks,

Brandon

Looking for MGMT542 and MGMT561 Textbooks

Hello,

I am in need of the following textbooks: 

  • International Economics - 16th Edition
  • A Canadian Writers Reference - 7th Edition
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 6th Edition

If you have any of these books for sale, please contact me by email.

Thanks,

Brandon

They Say I say, 4th Edition

Great Condition, Willing to ship out.  I just finished the course and its in perfect conditon for someone else to use. 

Immaculate fully furnished 2 bedroom available in desirable Westhills location.

Spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area; Master bedroom with double bed; Second bedroom ideal for use as a home office/study room. 3 piece suite bathroom with bath/shower.

Whirlpool appliances in kitchen & in-suite washer/dryer. Built in closets in both bedrooms & entrance hall. 8ft ceilings throughout. Private entry to side of house. Move in ready. 

Walking distance to YMCA, close to bus routes 65, 57, 58, 39, 45 & 50. Conveniently placed for all the amenities of the Westshore.

$1550/month including hydro. Sorry no pets, no smokers.

Please contact lucyjanebrooks@outlook.com or call 778-678-6078 to arrange a viewing.

WANTED: Textbooks for 1st year MA Leadership

If you have any gently used MA Leaderships textbooks from the first year of the program you no longer need, I'd be very open to buying them. I am in Langley, but can arrange pick up in Lower Mainland or in Victoria.Please email me.

The Craft of Research (Academic Writing and Research course)

BRAND NEWNever used Craft of Research textbook for ASAW020 Academic Writing and Research course.I did not end up using it for the course, although I know many of the other students did. Pick-up/ delivery negotiable in Lower Mainland or Victoria.

BUSA508 - Text book for sale

I have an unopened copy of the Managerial Accounting Custom Text Loose Leaf with Wiley Plus for MGMT565 available that includes the unopened Wiley plus CD for sale. Shipping costs will be extra for an approx. cost of $20 in Canada.   

International Economics MGMT561

Economics book in new condition

16th edition

IELTS Distance Learning Tutoring

If you need a personalised learning path with clear objectives such as achieving a 6.5 or higher IETLS score, nothing beats one-on-one tutoring lessons. Learn in partnership with a personal IELTS / ESL tutor who'll give you all the support and motivation you need. Contact Ryan for more information.

Managerial Accounting by Wiley 5th Canadian Edition

Managerial Accounting by Wiley 5th Canadian Edition

Managerial Accounting by Wiley 5th Canadian Edition

Prosci Change Management Course

A Prosci Change Management Certificate course has been organized for June 10 - 12 at RRU. This is an industry standard for consultants.
 
Here are the details:
Dates:  June 10 - 12, 2020
Place:   RRU (room TBC)
Cost:    $2,706.25 +HST/participant (**this course typically runs for $4,000+, so this is an incredible savings)
Contact:  Michelle Tsutsumi, lmtsutsumi@gmail.com for forms
Deadline to submit registration forms: January 14, 2020

Managerial Accounting by Wiley 5th Canadian Edition

International Accounting Tools For Financial Health By Wiley

International Accounting Tools For Financial Health By Wiley. Book Available for sale Used for BBA course 2019 once.

A Canadian Writer's Reference 6th Edition

A Canadian Writer's Reference 6th Edition Book Available for Sale. Used once.

(Multiple) MBA Textbooks

I number of MBA TextBooks. All in excellent shape. Smoke free, pet free home. 

BUSA 506 Strategy - Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage;,20th ed.; Reg $310 Selling $150 

BUSA 506 Strategy - Power’s Case Study Analysis and Writer’s Handbook, 1st ed.; Reg $45 Selling $20 

BUSA 508 Accounting for Strategic Business Decisions - Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making, 6th Ed; Reg $160 Selling $75 

BUSA 508 Accounting for Strategic Business Decisions - Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making, 4th Ed; Reg $160 Selling $75 

BUSA 522 Creating Customer Value - Framework for Marketing Management, 6th ed; Reg $188   Selling $90 

BUSA 523 Corporate Finance - Intro to Corporate Finance, 4th ed.; Reg $120 Selling $55  

BUSA 523 Corporate Finance - BAII plus Financial Calculator; Reg $40 Selling $15 

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From the Archives: Snow at Royal Roads

It's that time of year when the weather forecasters predict we're going to get snow in Victoria any day now. Whether or not you like the winter weather on the Canadian west coast, it is undeniable that snow certainly makes things look festive and beautiful. This is especially true here at Royal Roads, so please enjoy these selected photos from throughout the years, including the 1957 image above from RRMC's Charles collection, that can be found in the RRU Archives.

View to the water, pre-1920 McCann Collection, Dunsmuir fonds

Japanese Garden, 1957 Charles Collection, RRMC fonds

Snowball fight! early 1970s, outside Nixon Block, Miller Collection, RRMC fonds

Hatley Geese, circa 1990 Bev Hall Collection, RRMC fonds

Stay warm and dry!

Caroline Posynick
RRU Archivist
rruarchives@royalroads.ca
250.391.2600 ext 4122

Student voice in the open education debate

Open Education Europa, a portal dedicated to innovative learning in Europe, has featured the work of Dr. George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair, and Associate Professor at the School of Education and Technology.

The article, entitled, Where are the student voices in the open education discourse? notes that "In the rampant discussion around MOOCs and open education in general, the voices of learners are noticeably missing." It goes on to explain that "the new e-book “Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning”, [is] a collection of 10 essays by MOOC participants and edited by Prof. George Veletsianos. The essays describe, in detail, individual student experiences. They demonstrate the diversity of the expectations and experiences of students and explore some of the reasons why many learners drop out of MOOCs without finishing the course. This collection of essays goes beyond the metrics of MOOCs and provides real student narratives about learning in this new digital format."

Read more:  http://openeducationeuropa.eu/en/news/where-are-student-voices-open-educ...

Writing tip: Verb tense and APA style

The APA manual provides suggestions on which verb tense is appropriate for various sections of a thesis, major project, or journal article. Please see below:

  • Past tense (e.g., "Smith showed") (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 65-66) or present perfect tense (e.g., "researchers have shown") for the literature review (p. 66) and "the description of the procedure if the discussion is of past events" (p. 66).
  • "Use past tense (e.g., "anxiety decreased significantly") to describe the results" (p. 66).
  • "Use the present tense (e.g., "the results of Experiment 2 indicate" to discuss implications of the results and to present the conclusions. By reporting conclusions in the present tense, you all readers to join you in deliberating the matter at hand" (p. 66). 

As much as possible, try to be consistent with your chosen verb tense within a section as doing so "can help ensure smooth expression" (p. 65). If the verb tenses suggested above don't make sense for the purposes of your document, please check with your instructor or academic supervisor to get his or her opinion on the best approach for your document.

Please contact the Writing Centre if you have questions about this writing tip or any other writing-related matter. 
 
Reference
 
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Join the RRU Walking Group

Are you interested in exploring our beautiful campus while getting into shape at the same time? Please come and join us if this is of interest to you. We are a new group of walkers and would love some more company.

We meet at 12:10  Mondays at the Rec Centre and Wednesdays in front of the Castle. The route will be decided day of, depending on the day/weather/attitudes.

BCom grads blog from Mongolia

From economic development to camel racing, five recent Royal Roads Bachelor of Commerce graduates have been working and blogging in Mongolia.They were part of the first project under a new agreement, signed in October, between RRU and Oyu Tolgoi LLC (OT), the company developing a mine on one of the world’s largest copper-gold resources, located in Mongolia’s South Gobi region.

The team worked with three local small and medium enterprises (SME) to assist with their supply chain management and business development requirements so that they can become suppliers to OT.  During the month-long project, they helped develop business plans and assessments of the local markets so the companies are not entirely dependent on OT for their continued operations.

Read the blog here.

Read the news release here.

Photo credit: Team Mongolia 2013

New academic publishing resource

Are you considering submitting a manuscript for publication as an article in a scholarly journal? The guide to academic publishing from the Writing Centre will give you tips, information, suggestions, and links to more resources on all aspects of the process:

  • Choosing your document
  • Choosing a journal
  • Avoiding predatory publishers
  • Protecting your copyright
  • Open access publishing
  • Preparing the manuscript for submission
  • Submitting the manuscript and knowing what to expect from the peer-review process

Please contact the Writing Centre if you have questions regarding any of the content in the guide.

Recommended read: Doing Bad by Doing Good

In 2010, Haiti was ravaged by a brutal earthquake that affected the lives of millions. The call to assist those in need was heard around the globe. Yet two years later humanitarian efforts led by governments and NGOs have largely failed. Resources are not reaching the needy due to bureaucratic red tape, and many assets have been squandered. How can efforts intended to help the suffering fail so badly? In this timely and provocative book, Christopher J. Coyne uses the economic way of thinking to explain why this and other humanitarian efforts that intend to do good end up doing nothing or causing harm.

In addition to Haiti, Coyne considers a wide range of interventions. He explains why the U.S. government was ineffective following Hurricane Katrina, why the international humanitarian push to remove Muammar Gaddafi in Libya may very well end up causing more problems than prosperity, and why decades of efforts to respond to crises and foster development around the world have resulted in repeated failures.

In place of the dominant approach to state-led humanitarian action, this book offers a bold alternative, focused on establishing an environment of economic freedom. If we are willing to experiment with aid—asking questions about how to foster development as a process of societal discovery, or how else we might engage the private sector, for instance—we increase the range of alternatives to help people and empower them to improve their communities. Anyone concerned with and dedicated to alleviating human suffering in the short term or for the long haul, from policymakers and activists to scholars, will find this book to be an insightful and provocative reframing of humanitarian action. ~From the Publisher.

Borrow this book today! Look in the "New Books" section HV553 C698 2013.

Recommended read: Late Imperial Culture

"Spanning time and space from late Victorian Britain and Ireland to postwar America and Latin America, Late Imperial Culture maps crucial regions in the terrain of imperial cultural practices including theater, film, photography, fiction, autobiography, and body art. The forms reviewed in this lively collection range from those which accept and reproduce empire’s dominant self-images to scathing critiques of the oppressions that colonialism has visited upon its subjects and the price it continues to exact from them.

A diverse range of theoretically sophisticated and historically informed contributors take as given two fundamental facts about the culture of imperialism: firstly, that it has a long and complex history which, in the present epoch, merits its being designated “late”; and, secondly, that its impact on the contemporary world is far from exhausted. Together they highlight the contradictions in the serried cultural practices of imperialism in its different historical periods."
- From the Publisher

Read it

Check out this book today at the RRU library. Look in the "New Books' section. PN 56 I465 L38 1995

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  • Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Friday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 21 - Sunday, Dec. 22:  10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
  • Monday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 25 - Wednesday, Jan. 1:  Closed

 As usual, all bookstore purchases and cash transactions must be completed 30 minutes before closing.

 For more information about library hours, please go to:

http://library.royalroads.ca/hours-operation

Rural migration and homelessness in the north

On Nov. 4, 2013, Dr. Michael Young gave a presentation on the reality of homelessness in the north to the NHRC's Fall 2013 Homelessness Working Group meeting in Ottawa, Ontario. The video and accompanying powerpoint presentation are available from the National Housing Research Committee.

This presentation follows Dr. Young's sucessful production of the short documentary, 'A Cold Place to Live Outside: Homelessness in the Canadian Arctic'.

Helpdesk holiday hours

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Computer Services and Helpdesk! 

Please note that we will be closed between Dec. 24 and Jan 2. We wish everyone a very safe and joyous holiday!

Visit the Computer Services for more information.

2013 Christmas Adopt-a-Family initiative

December is here and Christmas is near, which means it's once again time to turn our attention to helping those less fortunate over the festive season.  Patti Walsh and I will be organizing our annual Adopt-a-Family again and we thank you for any and all support for the project.  We expect to collect items until Dec 19.  Our objective is to provide gifts, dinner fixings, and necessities that will make the holidays a little bit happier for several families.

We have the family wish lists and information noted below and are expecting to receive information for another 2 or 3 families.  Contributions will be collected at the Recreation Centre and should be dropped off at the reception desk.  You will also see green Christmas tree banks at the Recreation Centre, University Reception and Habitat Cafe where you can donate cash to the initiative.

Please contact Shelley at ext 4119 or Patti at ext 2700 if you and your department wish to take on a family of your own or if you have any questions.

Family 1 - taken care of by the Executive

Family 2

A two parent family. Very sweet and loving parents and kids who struggle to make ends meet.

  • 8-year-old male. Clothing size 9 youth. Gift ideas - cars
  • 6-year-old female. Size 6 youth. Gift ideas - Barbies and dolls
  • 4-year-old male. Size 4 youth. Gift ideas - cars and trucks
  • 2-year-old female. Size 2. Gift ideas - any age appropriate toys
  • 4-month-old female. Size 4-6 months. Gift ideas include infant toys and other items

Family 3

Another two parent family trying to make ends meet.

  • 13-year-old male.  Size 14.  Gift ideas - magic cards, iTunes, books, board games, xbox games, mikecraft, pokemon
  • 11-year-old female.  Size 14.  Gift ideas - books, crafts and drawing, plays guitar so anything to do with music, iTunes, owls and...
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Recommended read: Becoming Biosubjects

Becoming Biosubjects by Neil Gerlach, Sheryl N. Hamilton, Rebecca Sullivan, and Priscilla L. Walton examines the ways in which the Canadian government, media, courts, and everyday Canadians are making sense of the challenges being posed by biotechnologies. The authors argue that the human body is now being understood as something that is fluid and without fixed meaning. This has significant implications both for how we understand ourselves and how we see our relationships with other forms of life.

Focusing on four major issues, the authors examine the ways in which genetic technologies are shaping criminal justice practices, how policies on reproductive technologies have shifted in response to biotechnologies, the debates surrounding the patenting of higher life forms, and the Canadian (and global) response to bioterrorism. Regulatory strategies in government and the courts are continually evolving and are affected by changing public perceptions of scientific knowledge. The legal and cultural shifts outlined in Becoming Biosubjects call into question what it means to be a Canadian, a citizen, and a human being.

~From the Publisher.

Borrow this book today! Look in the "New Books" section: TP248.23 B43 2011

Learn more about the Royal Roads Library.

Canada and the TPP

On Oct. 18, Canada and the EU announced an agreement on the provisions of a Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA). The concessions that Canada was willing to make for the CETA may indicate a path forward in terms of finding the balance necessary to achieve a winning outcome with Asia Pacific countries, especially through Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. This article argues that as Canada proceeds with the TPP negotiations, it must bear in mind some tactical considerations to ensure that it maintains the trade gains achieved through NAFTA, and to gain improved access to other markets.

For the full article, click here.

 

Writing tip: Citing resources by same author

According to the APA style rules, if you have two or more resources by the same author from which you've quoted or paraphrased information, you can distinguish between the resources in your in-text citations and references by the year of publication: e.g., Brown (2009) versus Brown (2013). In the references, list the earliest text first (American Psychological Assocation, 2010, p. 182):

Brown, A. (2009). 

Brown, A. (2013).

If you need to distinguish between works by the same author with the same publication date, use the suffixes a, b, c, etc. after the year (American Psychological Assocation, 2010, p. 178). This format must also be used in the corresponding references. To determine which resource gets what suffix, order the resources alphabetically by the title of the article (excluding "a" or "the"). The first resource would be (2013a), the second resource would be (2013b), and so forth. You can append the lowercase letters to n.d. as well: n.d.a, n.d.b. In your in-text citations, please make sure that you're using the same lower-case letter as you did in your references. For example, (Royal Roads University, n.d.a, para. 3) and (Royal Roads University, 2002b, para. 2) would correspond to the following references:

Royal Roads University. (n.d.a). Education & technology. Retrieved from http://www.royalroads.ca/prospective-students/programs/education-technology

Royal Roads University. (n.d.b). Humanitarian studies. Retrieved from http://www.royalroads.ca/prospective-students/programs/humanitarian-studies

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Story of a girl released

The Story of a Girl Project is an innovative HIV advocacy campaign from Visual Epidemiology, an independent non-profit media and research company comprised of volunteers in both filmmaking and academic research. This film's producer, Andrea Palframan, is an alumna from Royal Roads University who recently graduated from the MA in Intercultural and International Communication. For more information on the Story of a Girl Project, or to submit a film, visit storyofagirlproject.org.

The purpose of the project is to advocate for sustained and reliable access to HIV medication, and seeks to accomplish this goal by leveraging the collective power of a single voice. By emotionally engaging viewers on relatable experiences, the Story of a Girl Project works with HIV organizations across the globe and uses innovative media to revive support for these programs on a level not yet achieved in HIV advocacy. 

Story of a Girl - Southern Africa from Visual Epidemiology on Vimeo.

Uses and abuses of neuroscience

Professor Bill Durodie, head of the Conflict Analaysis and Management programmes, took part in a panel debate - 'Soul on the slab: Is there no limit to limit to what neuroscience can do?' - held as part of the 9th Battle of Ideas Festival at the Barbican Centre in London, UK.

Bill argued against neuro-determinism, noting that neuroscience is a fledgling science the early results of which have been hi-jacked for other agendas. He sought to situate the advent of more deterministic outlooks in science within the broader context of a dystopian culture.

Details of the debate - which also featured Professor Geraint Rees, director of the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, psychiatrist Dr Sally Satel, author of 'Brainwashed: the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience', and Julian Baggini, founding editor of 'The Philosophers' Magazine' - are available here and a full recording, including Q&A, here.

From the Archives: Happy holidays!

Wait, did someone take Santa's sleigh out for a test drive? Although we can't confirm if the Dunsmuirs had an affiliation with Old Saint Nick, the photo above from the McCann collection does reveal that a one-horse open sleigh was used on the estate. (Maybe if we listen closely, we can hear the bells!)

And so with this image, I will take the opportunity to wish you and yours all the best this festive season. See you in 2014!

Caroline Posynick
RRU Archivist
rruarchives@royalroads.ca

Alumni owned business showcase

The Eric C. Douglass Centre has launched an alumni owned business showcase page on our site. To visit our showcase page please click here.

Please have a look. Be proud (and be in touch with suggestions at entrepreneurship@royalroads.ca). 

 

Tom Rippon at TEDxVictoria

Faculty of Management associate faculty member Tom Rippon spoke at TEDxVictoria 2013 on student debt. He wants to engage in conversations that matter about how we finance education, so that students are not shackled by debt.

Alumnus appointed Cummins Westport president

MBA alumnus Gordon Exel has bee appointed president of Cummins Westport, effecting January 2014. Read the news release here.

Cummins Westport Inc. designs, engineers, and markets 6 to 12 litre spark-ignited automotive natural gas engines for commercial transportation applications such as truck and buses.

 

 

Leadership alumna Sue Keenan starts new role

Sue Keenan has been appointed Parks and Recreation Department director for the Town of Barrhead. Read the full story about this MA in Leadership alumna from The Barrhead Leader.

 
Dec 23, 2013 06:00 am | By Marcus Day | The Barrhead Leader

Two key Town of Barrhead posts have been filled by women with “outstanding” qualifications.

Sue Keenan, executive director at BC School Sports in B.C. for more than 10 years, has been appointed Parks and Recreation Department director. She starts on Jan. 6.

Meanwhile, Debbie Crossland last week started work as Aquatic Supervisor.

The Town’s Chief Administrative Officer Martin Taylor expressed his delight with the appointments.

He said Keenan and Crossland possessed the right qualifications, experience and personalities for their respective roles.

“They were outstanding candidates,” he said. “They will be very good for Barrhead.”

The Parks director’s job has been vacant since the resignation in September of Lyle Hannan, who replaced Cindy Bowie.

Keenan has a University of Alberta bachelor degree in physical education. She also obtained a Master of Arts in organizational leadership from Royal Roads University.

From August 1994 to March 2001 she was manager of the Recreation and Parks Department at Parkland County.

She then worked for two years as manager of Program Services at Panorama Recreation Centre in Capital Regional District in Victoria. B.C.

In July 2003, Keenan became executive director at BC Sports, the governing body for the delivery of high school sports in the B.C.

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Recommended read: Politics and zombies

Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel W. Drezner

What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner's groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies. Exploring the plots of popular zombie films, songs, and books, Theories of International Politics and Zombies predicts realistic scenarios for the political stage in the face of a zombie threat and considers how valid - or how rotten- such scenarios might be.

Drezner boldly lurches into the breach and "stress tests" the ways that different approaches to world politics would explain policy responses to the living dead. He examines the most prominent international relations theories--including realism, liberalism, constructivism, neoconservatism, and bureaucratic politics--and decomposes their predictions. He digs into prominent zombie films and novels, such as Night of the Living Dead and World War Z, to see where essential theories hold up and where they would stumble and fall. Drezner argues that by thinking about outside-of-the-box threats we get a cognitive grip on what former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously referred to as the "unknown unknowns" in international security.

Correcting the zombie gap in international relations thinking and addressing the genuine but publicly unacknowledged fear of the dead rising from the grave, Theories of International Politics and Zombies presents political tactics and strategies accessible enough for any zombie to digest. ~From...

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Alumna hits the trails with Trek and Treats

Graduate Certificate in Project Management alumna Marion Grau combines West Coast hikes with local B&B's in her new business based on a European tradition. She was featured in the Times Colonist Jan. 7, talking about her business Trek and Treats.

Trek and Treats, offers visitors self-guided hiking tours on existing trails and other walkways, stopping in bed-and-breakfast accommodations along the way. - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/inviting-tourists-for-a-hiking-tour-of-the-...
Trek and Treats, offers visitors self-guided hiking tours on existing trails and other walkways, stopping in bed-and-breakfast accommodations along the way. - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/inviting-tourists-for-a-hiking-tour-of-the-...

Read the full article in the Times Colonist here.

Follow her on Twitter @MarionVicBC.

Photo credit: sunchild123

From the Archives: January = back to work

In 1966, January for the officer cadets at Royal Roads Military College meant final exam time, almost immediately upon arrival back on campus. Suddenly just getting back into a regular routine doesn't seem as challenging as it was at the beginning of the week!

The above images come from a page from the recently-digitized RRMC photo albums. Check out all of them out through our webpage here

Caroline Posynick
RRU Archivist
rruarchives@royalroads.ca

Recommended read:Standing Up With Ga'axsta'la

Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las is a compelling conversation with the colonial past initiated by the descendants of Kwakwaka'wakw leader and activist, Jane Constance Cook (1870-1951). Standing Up With Ga'axsta'las: Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom is written by Leslie A. Robertson with the Kwagu't Gixsam clan.

Working in collaboration, Robertson and Cook's descendants open this history, challenging dominant narratives that misrepresent her motivations for criticizing customary practices and eventually supporting the potlatch ban. Drawing from oral histories, archival materials, and historical and anthropological works, they offer a nuanced portrait of a high-ranked woman who was a cultural mediator; devout Christian; and activist for land claims, fishing and resource rights, and adequate health care. Ga'axsta'las testified at the McKenna-McBride Royal Commission, was the only woman on the executive of the Allied Indian Tribes of BC, and was a fierce advocate for women and children. This powerful meditation on memory documents how the Kwagu'l Gixsam revived their dormant clan to forge a positive social and cultural identity for future generations through feasting and potlatching.

~From the Publisher

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Hot Express Menu - Jan. 13-17

Download the Weekly Hot Express Menu Jan. 13-17

Monday

  • Beef Taquitos with sour cream, salsa and mexi fried rice
  • Chicken Parmesan panko-parmesan crusted, tomato sauce and sautéed vegetables
  • Moroccan Chickpea Ragout with apricot and toasted almond cous cous

Tuesday   

  • Cannelloni spinach and feta filled, tomato sauce
  • Roasted Vegetable Masala steamed basmati rice
  • Portobello Chicken mushroom cream sauce, parmesan, steamed vegetables

Wednesday

  • Mushroom Ravioli fennel cream sauce
  • Lemongrass Poached Cod orange-soy glazed carrots and bok choy
  • Chicken Souvlaki Greek style rice, pita, tzatziki

Thursday

  • Pesto Chicken Linguini cream sauce
  • Thai Chili Prawnsred peppers, carrot, coconut rice
  • Vietnamese Banh Mishaved beef, pickled vegetables, toasted hoagie

Friday

  • Meatloaf mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Spanish Chorizo Penne tomato sauce, bell peppers, parmesan
  • Chicken Tikka Masala naan, roasted zucchini

Celebrate a few of our own

The Royal Roads alumni and student network is filled with amazing people so it should be no surprise that so many of them have been nominated for the first annual Vancouver Island Top 20 Under 40 Awards.

Put forward by Vancouver Island businesses, nominations are based on such values as achievement, experience, innovation, leadership, and community involvement. Nominees will have demonstrated excellence in business judgment and leadership and for contributions to their communities on a local and regional level. The winners will be announced at the Top 20 Under 40 Awards Black Tie Gala Feb. 15.

Please join us in wishing all of the nominees the best of luck!

BCom 

  • Matthew Beckett, senior financial consultant, Coastal Community Financial Management Inc. (2011 grad)
  • Richard Van Leeuwen, owner, director, Academy of Learning (2005 grad)
  • Shawn Steele, general manager, Prospect Lake Golf Course (2004 grad)
  • Christy Smith, marketing, Spice Creative (2008 grad) 

MBA

  • Kelly Bissell, regional vice-president RBC Vancouver (2012 grad)
  • Nathanael Moulson, training manager, Royal Canadian Navy and Co-Founder of Vibes Fitness (2011 grad) 

MA Tourism Management

  • Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, Destination Development Officer (2015 expected) 

BA Professional Communication

  • Kyla Karakochuk, assistant manager, Markering and Communications, Fairwinds Community & Resort (2013 grad) 

MA Leadership

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Alumnus Mading Ngor reports from South Sudan

2012 Alumni Excellence Award winner and BA professional Communication alumnus Mading Ngor is reporting from his home in South Sudan on the ongoing conflict. Read some of his latest articles for Bloomberg below.

Learn more about Mading here.

Follow Mading on Twitter @madingngor

Building on our strengths

Building on Our Strengths: Aboriginal Youth Wellness in Canada’s North  is the result of over a year of field-work and research completed by Dr. Siomonn Pulla, Office of Interdiscipinary Studies, for the Conference Board of Canada's Centre for the North. This research project was designed collaboratively in the summer of 2012 with the 50 stakeholders who fund the Centre's research activities - including Health Canada, The Assembly of First Nations and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. And field work was conducted over the fall of 2012 and winter of 2013. Research data were compiled by Dr. Pulla into a final publication over the spring and summer of 2013, just before he joined Royal Roads University in August 2013.

The research for this project systematically reviews and identifies the many challenges to contemporary Aboriginal youth wellness outcomes in Canada's North. Instead of emphasizing negative outcomes, however, this publication focuses on the inherent strengths of Canada’s  Northern Aboriginal communities to understand how and why strength-based approaches work to promote Northern Aboriginal youth wellness. Three contemporary Aboriginal youth wellness initiatives from across Canada’s North were chosen in an effort to highlight the diversity of strength-based Aboriginal youth wellness strategies, including examples of wellness through sport, cultural awareness, and living on the land. Lessons are drawn from the case study analysis to support policy...

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BrowZine: A new way to browse journals

BrowZine is now available through RRU Library for iPads and Android tablets. BrowZine is a great tool that allows you to browse and read many of the library’s scholarly journals in a format optimized for your device.

Here’s how to get started:

  • From your iPad or Android tablet, go to your app store (Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon), search for “BrowZine” and download it for free, or visit: thirdiron.com/download/
  • Open BrowZine and select RRU Library from the list
  • Enter your RRU login credentials (the same login you use for Moodle and other library resources)

Start browsing and reading your scholarly journals!

Check out our guide for more information: BrowZine

 

Christie discusses independence on CFAX 1070

Prof. Ken Christie discussed the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence in September 2014 and its implications for the United Kingdom with CFAX 1070.

He also discussed his new co-edited book, State Formation and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa which has been recently published by Palgrave:MacMillan.

The interview was on CFAX 1070 between 5.30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Listen to the interview here.

Enough TPP paranoia, already

Hugh Stephens, associate faculty in the School of Business, has published an opinion column in iPolitics on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"There has been too much misinformation/paranoia about the TPP," Stephens say. "To suggest it will undermine the Internet, our health-care system, or reduce government's ability to regulate the environment is nonsense."

Read the piece here.

 

City of Colwood Transportation Master Plan

The City of Colwood is creating a Transportation Master Plan to improve how community members and visitors travel in and through the city - whether they are driving, walking, biking or using transit. The plan will address more than the way people move around Colwood. It will bring about refreshing changes in Colwood, improving quality of life and sustainability - goals outlined in its Official Community Plan.

RRU is the city’s largest employer and an important destination for students and visitors. Colwood would find it very beneficial to have input from our staff and students.

Take a survey to tell the City of Colwood what you think: How would you make it easier to walk, cycle, bus or drive in Colwood?

The survey will be open until the end of January 2014.

Photo credit: Richard Masoner / Creative Commons license

Seeking volunteers for green screen test

Geoff Archer, Jo Axe and Samantha Wood are doing some research on teaching with technology. Specifically we are looking at how background images in video clips enhance or distract from learning. Think about how colorful maps help the newscaster depict the weather, but in other situations that kind of captivating imagery would take your eye and your mind off the subject at hand.

We are seeking volunteers to create short ‘How To’ videos that will be posted online in two different formats; one copy with a plain background and one copy with a visually dynamic background (e.g. powerpoint bullets or photos). What you are explaining ‘How To’ do is limited only by your imagination. How to tie a bow tie? How to make flan? How to back up your iTunes library? How to floss your teeth with ordinary household objects? OK, don’t do that last one, because it’s gross.

Anyways, if you are up for putting 10 minutes into recording your clip in front of the RRU green screen (4th Floor LIC) on Thursday, Jan. 23 between 10am and 1 p.m. please send an email to samantha.wood@royalroads.ca to sign up.  

  

Have you tried WriteAnswers?

WriteAnswers is a new way for RRU community members to contact the Writing Centre: http://writeanswers.royalroads.ca. If you have a question on a specific topic, simply start typing your question in the “Ask us” search field to see what information is available in the knowledge base.

You can also see what FAQs are available by topics (e.g., APA in-text citations, Chicago Manual of Style, Writing Centre resources), view the most popular and/or recent answers, and if your question hasn’t already been answered, you can submit your question via the contact form. You will receive a private reply from the Writing Centre, which means that we won’t make your question public. You are also welcome to use the WriteAnswers contact form to contact the Writing Centre for other reasons, such as to request an appointment.

WriteAnswers is also available on most of the Writing Centre website pages. If you see a blue “Ask us” button, that’s WriteAnswers at work! Please start typing your question in the search field or browse a topic. If your question has not previously been answered, clicking on the “Ask us” button will take you to the WriteAnswers contact form where you can submit your question.

We hope you’ll find WriteAnswers a useful tool, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us!

Hot Express Menu - Jan. 20-24

Download the Weekly Hot Express Menu Jan. 20-24

Monday

  • Aloo Ghobi potatoes, cauliflower, curry spice
  • Sloppy Joes garlic bread
  • Fish Tacos served Asian slaw

Tuesday

  • Fish & Chips battered cod, steak cut fries
  • Spinach & Feta Canneloni tomato sauce, garlic toast
  • Teriyaki Vegetable fresh sautéed vegetables, shanghai noodles

Wednesday

  • Spaghetti & Meatballs tomato sauce
  • Sweet & Sour Pork Asian fried rice
  • Curried Vegetables pineapple & coconut rice

Thursday

  • Pulled Pork Poutine house braised pork shoulder, cheese curds, steak cut fries
  • Peanut Chicken Stirfryfresh sautéed vegetables, peanut sauce and shanghai noodles
  • Perogies & Onionssour cream

Friday

  • Shepard’s Pie beef, whipped potatoes
  • Fish Curry fresh vegetables, mixed seafood, jasmine rice
  • Roasted Vegetable Kebobs onions, peppers, mushrooms, eggplant, baked potato, herb and garlic dip

Join the RRU TC10k team

Are you a runner or a walker? Would you like to be part of the RRU TC10k team in 2014?

If you said yes to the above questions then I look forward to you signing up with the RRU RRUn Away RRUn Away team.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the TC10k run/walk and takes place on April 27, 2014. If you register before Jan. 31, 2014 the cost is $35.

So far 14 of us have registered. Typically we have waited until last minute to register a team so since I am starting the ball rolling early and maybe RRU will have its largest team yet. My goal for 2014.

Looking forward to running and walking with you. Also, please feel free to sign up any of your family members as well to be part of the team.

Here is the link for the team registration.
 
Call or email me if you have any questions.

250.391.2600 ext. 4532
kyla.beattie@royalroads.ca

A hospice for the homeless

MALT alumna Lucie Mattar was recently featured in the Times Colonist for her work offering bereavement couselling at Our Place Society. A Victoria Hospice community counsellor, Mattar recently joined the Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT). The organization's goal is to build a palliative care facility for homeless and marginalized community members

Palliative Outreach Resource Team. PORT’s end-goal is to build a palliative care facility for homeless and marginalized community members - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/islander/a-hospice-for-the-homeless-1.78657...
Victoria Hospice community counsellor
Victoria Hospice community counsellor
Victoria Hospice community counsellor
Victoria Hospice community counsellor
Victoria Hospice community counsellor

Read the full story here.

Improved wireless coverage at RRU

These days, many people travel with a laptop, a tablet and a smartphone (some carry even more!).  That’s potentially more than three devices each person will want to connect to our wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) when they are on campus. Believe it or not, it’s quite common at RRU that a class of 50 people will connect 120 devices or more to our wireless Internet!

As you might know, we have always had Wi-Fi around campus, but with the ever increasing need for connectivity and in order to provide excellent service to our students, faculty and staff, we recently installed additional access points in the following areas:

  • Grant – 228, Cafeteria & Quarterdeck
  • LIC – 213, 222, 224, 311, 322, 326
  • Nixon – 119, 103

We hope these additional access points ensure a pleasant wireless experience for you, wherever you may be on campus!

Interesting facts

  • We now have 172 Access points operating on campus, with multiple units in heavily populated areas.
  • We follow an industry guideline of having approximately 20 devices connected to each Access Point (where we know there will be about 50 people in a room, we need to install 6 Access points).
  • We regularly monitor our WiFi access points to keep aware of how many devices are connected to each one.
  • This information is used to determine where we need to add additional Access points in order to continue to ensure acceptable performance.

If you have any questions about our wireless internet or problems using it, please do let us know.

Thanks.

Cecelia for IT-Services

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New smoke-free zone between Grant and LIC

In an effort to reduce the impact of second-hand smoke on students, faculty and staff, the roadway between the Grant Building and the LIC has recently been identified as a smoke-free zone. 

Signage has been posted in this area to direct people to the designated smoking area at the rear of the Nixon Building. There is also a designated smoking area/smoking gazebo in front of the Grant and Nixon buildings.

Smoking is still prohibited within 10 metres of building doors, windows or ventilations system intakes. This includes all entrances to the LIC, Grant or Nixon buildings as well as the Library and Millward buildings.  

For more information, please review the RRU Campus Smoking Policy.

Cheryl Heykoop on world stage

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has highlighted the work of Royal Roads doctoral candidate Cheryl Heykoop. She was among five researchers chosen to tell their story on stage at the World Social Science Forum (WSSF) in Montreal this October.

Heykoop is supported by a Canada Graduate Scholarship and is an advisor to the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD), as well as a researcher for the Makerere University's Refugee Law Project in Uganda. She has spent a decade working with young people in Africa and Southeast Asia. Heykoop's video project highlights her work exploring meaningful child engagement methods for post-conflict truth-telling with children in northern Uganda.

Read more about Heykoop's research here.

Habitat Cafe's new recycling station

Royal Roads University is proud to introduce the new recycling center in the Habitat Café. With your help this new station will reduce the amount of waste that reaches the landfill.

This new recycling center was made possible through the Custodial/Housekeeping Staff Pop Bottle Fund and the RRU SAFE (Sustainable Action for the Environment) Fund. Over the next month, additional three-hole units will be installed in the Grant Building, with the new imagery behind them.

Please take the time to read the signs on each of the colourful streams, and remember to stop before you put something into the waste stream – maybe it is compostable or recyclable! And, there is a sink very close to the recycling station, if you need to rinse out those recyclables or soft plastics!

Thank you!

Hot Express Menu - Jan 27-31

Download the weekly Hot Express Menu Jan 27-31

Monday   

  • Meatloaf, sweet ketchup glaze, whipped potatoes
  • Smoked salmon quiche, side salad
  • Panang coconut tofu curry served with Basmati rice

Tuesday   

  • Sloppy Joes served on garlic bread   
  • Chicken satay, Indonesian style couscous
  • Wild mushroom risotto with wild mushrooms, goat cheese

Wednesday

  • Meaty lasgna, garlic bread
  • Potstickers, Asian fried rice
  • Tofu and Indian butter sauce, rice pilaf

Thursday

  • Shepard’s pie with beef, whipped potatoes
  • Lemon coconut poached codsteamed vegetables
  • Sweet and sour vegetables, shanghai noodles

 Friday   

  • Chicken pot pie, buttered peas and carrots
  • Beef satay, Moroccan style orzo pasta
  • Spicy chickpea curry with naan and rice

Growing Young Farmers receive generous crop

Last night Continuing Studies welcomed Dr. Shannon Berch to facilitate an evening talk called Growing and Wild Harvesting Truffles, another in our series of community learning events. Attendees generously seeded the Growing Young Farmers Society with nearly $275 in donations.

Thanks to Shannon and everyone who attended the talk.

Check out our upcoming free talks, just three more in this calendar:

February 28: The Impact of Technology on the Brain: an evening talk with Paul Mohapel. Free by donation to Child & Nature Alliance of Canada.

March 3: Vulnerable Children: an Introductory Talk about Child Protection and the Work of the IICRD with representatives from The International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD). Free by donation to IICRD.

April 21: Miksang Open House: Exploring the Principles of Miksang Photography - an evening talk with Michael Wood and Julie DuBose. Free by donation to PEERS Victoria Resource Society.


Contact Continuing Studies at 250.391.2513 for more information.

2015 Public Ethnography Award recipients

The 2015 recipients of the Public Ethnography Awards are Hingman Leung, Tanya Shewfelt, and a shared award for Frances Clarke and Tara Hansen. These awards are presented for noteworthy fieldwork-based projects that appeal directly to new audiences of scholarly research through the use of new media and new genres.

For the past five years at convocation, three meritorious Royal Roads University students who employed the research strategy of public ethnography have been awarded the Public Ethnography Award, valued at $1,000 each. These awards are made possible through funding from the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography. Public ethnography means scholarship for a new communication paradigm. It entails getting people involved in learning together, and new ways of disseminating knowledge across various platforms to share research with the public.

Hingman Leung’s thesis for her Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program is a short film on attitudes towards food and food waste in China called No Doggy Bag Please.

Tanya Shewfelt’s thesis for her Master of Arts in Professional Communication program is an ethnographic study that provides an insider's look at being a victim of domestic violence, social issues such as victim blaming, and the theory of resistance...

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Congratulations to Heidi Sherwood

Congratulations to Heidi Sherwood, our "Entrepreneur in Virtual Residence"  for 2015. The Eric C. Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies recognizes the academic potential of successful entrepreneurs who have "made it big" without a BCom or an MBA. Experienced entrepreneurs, the recipients of this tuition-credit scholarship enhance our community as Entrepreneurs in (Virtual) Residence (EiVR).

Heidi Sherwood is the founder and owner of Sapphire Day Spa in Victoria, B.C. She oversees all operations including financial management, human resources, marketing, sales and client relations management. She started her business in 2005 with three staff members. Sapphire Day Spa is now one of the largest day spas in the region with thirty staff members operating a six thousand square foot facility in downtown Victoria. Her current client list has over twenty-eight thousand members. She has been nominated for two business excellence awards and has worked with the province to ensure a high industry standard for personal services.

Heidi sits on the academic advisory board for the Holistic Nutrition program at Pacific Rim Collage, has been an seasonal instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, and Camosun College. She has been featured in the book Waking up the West Coast:Healers and Visionaries. She is a contributing writer for Yogic Way Magazine and a certified natural health practitioner by the examining board of Natural Medicine Practitioners. Having completed undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario and Camosun College, she discovered her passion for natural medicine and completed training at the Centre for Ayurveda. She continues to do...

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Ghost stories for Halloween

Besides the tangible connections we have with the past in our archives and museum, there is a lot of interest in the undocumented and unexpected spooky encounters at historic places such as Hatley Park. On more than one occasion, when I have told people I am working in the archives here, I have been asked if there are any ghosts.

One story that I have come across is related to the reaction of James Dunsmuir when he heard of his son’s untimely death in the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. “Boy” Dunsmuir was James’ planned heir to the estate and family fortune and it is said that he was so distraught on hearing of his death, he played the tune ‘Where, Oh Where is My Wandering Boy Tonight?’ over and over until his wife, Laura, had to hide the record from him to get him to stop. Many years later, when James’ private study had long been converted to the Commandant’s office, the mournful tune was heard echoing through the castle one night. You can hear a version of the song, sung by Henry Burr, on YouTube

A story from the Dunsmuir era is reported in the book Ghosts: True Stories from British Columbia by Robert C. Belyk. The wife of James’ brother, Alexander, stayed briefly at the Dunsmuir home, Burleith, after Alex’s funeral in San Francisco in 1899. Unwell herself, Josephine had been delaying a necessary surgery to treat her cancer. Standing at a window late one night, she was shocked to see an image of her husband, who said, “Josephine, pet, you’d better not stay too long or you’ll be late for your operation”. She apparently packed up and left the very next day!

When cadets still had dorm rooms in the castle in the 1940s, one cadet reported that he had awoken one night to find a little old woman grasping his foot. He had a hard time shaking himself free, and when he did, the...

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Come sing with the RRU Choir

Please feel free to come to the noon time sessions of the RRU Choir! All are welcome. No singing experience is required, nor is the ability to read musical notation. Our choral director, Denis Donnelly, uses imaginative and innovative ways of bringing out a variety of harmonies in a wide ranging international repertoire.

  • Wednesday, 4 November, 2015, Hatley Castle 121, 12–1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 18 November, 2015, Hatley Castle 121, 12–1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, Hatley Castle *315*, 12–1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2 December, 2015, Tree Trimming Hatley Castle Foyer, 12–1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 4 December, 2015, December Vigil, Castle Drawing Room, 12–1 p.m.
  • Monday, 14 December, 2015, Hatley Castle Foyer, Holiday Social. 3:30–5 p.m.

If you can come for only a portion of the hour, that is fine too! Not to worry if you haven’t been to choir for a while – or ever! Even if you come for one session or part of a session, it is all to the good! If your schedule doesn’t allow you to be there at the beginning of the hour, again, that is not a problem. If you need to leave early to get to a meeting or a class, again it isn’t a problem. Come when you are available. All are welcome, always!

The RRU Choir has sung in English, Mandarin, French, Latin, Swahili, German, and a variety of African dialects. It would be wonderful to continue to learn more and collaborate across campus.

Looking forward to singing with you all soon! Best wishes everyone!  

Image credit: gustavorezende, openclipart

Recommended Read: Happy City

Visit the library and have a look at this week's recommended read, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery.

From the publisher, Anchor Canada: More of us than ever are moving to inner cities, mixed-use suburbs, and densely constructed towns. Our surroundings have certainly changed--but is city living cheering us up, or are we as gloomy on our walks to the subway as we were on our long predawn commutes? And if that's the case, how can we turn things around? In breezy, vivid prose, Montgomery reports from such exciting and dysfunctional places as Bogotá, once a dangerous, car-obsessed city, now a bike-loving model of civic excellence; California's San Joaquin Valley in the apocalyptic aftermath of the housing crisis; and a suburb of Vancouver, where a power company gathers energy from sewage to provide its citizens with heat and hot water. Full of cutting-edge insights from behavioral economists and leading urban thinkers, Happy City offers a completely new way to examine city life, showing us how small innovations can radically improve our experiences. Practical, genial, and fiercely open-minded, Montgomery has written a brilliant book about what today's cities are getting right--and how tomorrow's cities can do even better.

Borrow this book today! HT166 .M5865 2014

Kid’s Swap 'n' Shop - Nov. 4

Looking for some great deals before the holidays? Have good-quality children’s items to donate to a good cause?

We are hosting our first ever Kid’s Swap ’n’ Shop! All proceeds go to families in need through the United Way. There will be deals to be had on good-quality children’s items for kids age 0 to 8. This will not be a RRU exclusive event! Invite friends and family to join us for this quick sale!

RRU Kid's (Super Cheap) Swap 'n' Shop

Mews 110 

Wednesday, Nov. 4th

11am to 2pm

Cash or cheque only.

No refunds.

Bring your own bags!

The sale is going to be fantastic and very reasonably priced, amazing clothes priced from $0.50! We have a lot of clothes for both boys and girls. The huge piles are for ages 2 to 8 but a lot in the younger and up to size 10 categories. Also great camping cots, shoes, toddler toys, baby toys, games and so much more! 

The goal is to sell as much as we can and raise money for families in need.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. And please share this with anyone who may have items to donate or would like to come shop (within RRU or from the greater community) – everyone welcome!

Donation cut off: Monday, November 2nd – 4:30 PM

Cheers,

Kirsty Armstrong

 

 

Recommended Read: Capital in the 21st Century

This week's recommended read is Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty.

From the Publisher, Harvard University Press:

"What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again.

A work of extraordinary ambition, originality, and rigor, Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today."

You can borrow this book today! HB501 .P43613 2014

Dewar publishes How to Forgive your Boss

With twenty years of experience teaching and coaching employees and executives in team development, Dr. Tammy Dewar has seen her fair share of dysfunctional workplaces. Her new book guides readers on a path to improve their workplace relationships. Dewar has created a practical how-to book that presents a unique approach to answering a rather difficult question: how can you forgive your boss?

While even considering the notion of forgiveness may seem impossible to some, Dr. Dewar's How to Forgive Your Boss: Or Anyone Who Has Done You Wrong shows that change is possible. As someone who has first-hand experience with unhealthy work relationships, and as a self-described “recovering festerer,” Dr. Dewar understands the importance of resolving workplace problems. This book offers a lively and extremely helpful toolkit for anyone facing a bad boss or negative, counterproductive thinking inside or outside the office. Using some of the simple and practical techniques she offers her clients, Dr. Dewar helps readers deal with and let go of the heavy baggage they take home from work everyday.

About the author:

Dr. Tammy Dewar holds a Ph.D. in adult learning from the University of Calgary and is a professional certified coach through the International Coach Federation. She won the Royal Roads University’s 2007 Teaching Award, and in 2014 became the recipient of its Coaching/Mentoring Award. Tammy lives with her husband in Victoria, B.C. This is her first book.

Book launch:

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An Archival Moment: Lest we Forget

The stone cenotaph in the centre of the Italian garden was installed in 1972 as a memorial to former Royal Roads cadets who were killed in action. You can see their names engraved on the stone. It was presented by the class of 1946 on the 30th anniversary of the college and for many years the cenotaph has been the focal point of Remembrance Day services, as shown in this picture from 1976. More pictures of Remembrance Day ceremonies, as well as other important events in the cadet year, can be found in the digitised cadet photo albums for the years 1963-1988.

Next week’s Remembrance Day service at Royal Roads University will take place at 10:40 in the Italian garden. That the Remembrance Day ceremony occurs at the University on November 11 is a respectful reminder of our military heritage.

Jenny Seeman

Museum and Archives Specialist

Recommended Read: Love and Math

This week's Recommended Read is Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality by Edward Frenkel.

From the publisher, Basic Books:

"What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren't even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry.

In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math we've never seen, suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this heartfelt and passionate book, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures, time, and space.

Love and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders of mathematics and of one young man's journey learning and living it. Having braved a discriminatory educational system to become one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians, Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of math in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Program enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve problems, such as Fermat's last theorem, that had seemed intractable before.

At its core, Love and Math is a story about accessing a new way of thinking, which can enrich our lives and empower us to better understand the world and our place in it. It is an invitation to discover the magic hidden universe of mathematics."

Visit the library, and borrow this book today! QA29.F725 F74 2013

Nominations open: Victoria Leadership Awards

Victoria Leadership Awards celebrate the inspiring stories and successes of community leadership in Greater Victoria. For more than a decade, our region’s business, government and community sectors have been recognizing the contributions of people and organizations who demonstrate commitment, inspiration, encouragement and accomplishment.

Nominations for the 2016 Victoria Leadership Award are now open, and will close on December 1 at 4 p.m.

Do you know someone who has had a positive impact on our community through their leadership?

Nominate them for a Victoria Leadership Award! 

You may nominate an outstanding leader in seven categories, using the online forms as linked:

UVic Community Leadership Award

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Community Leadership Award

Leadership Victoria Alumni Award

Lifetime Achievement in Community Leadership Award

Vancity Savings Credit Union Social Innovation Leadership Award

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union Youth Leadership Award

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Du and Krusekopf research innovation zones

RRU faculty members Charles Krusekopf, School of Business, and Juana Du, School of Communictions and Culture, spent spring and summer 2015 touring "innovation zones" in China through a grant from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Innovation zones are specially designated areas within China where companies receive special incentives and government support to launch knowledge-based companies. These zones are a key pillar in China's efforts to move from a "Made in China" to a "Created in China" orientation. The project explored three innovation zones, Suzhou Industrial Park, Tianjin Eco-city, and Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, and incorporated site visits and interviews with over 60 personnel working for companies, governments and institutions associated with the innovation zones.

Their final research report International Collaboration and Innovation: Comparing Innovation Zones in the Chinese Market was published just before the APEC Summit in the Philippines held on November 18-19, where the President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation, Mr. Stewart Beck, attended an ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) meeting and showcasing the work on innovation that the foundation is doing and supporting. The research report has practical policy implications and will be exposed to international policy circles.  

The researchers were impressed by the speed of development and level of government commitment within the innovation zones. For example, in the past ten years the Suzhou Industrial Park has developed a university district that includes 28 universities and...

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Recommended Read: Focus

Come on down to the library and check out this week's recommended read, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman.

From the Publisher, Harper Collins: "In Focus, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.
Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to survive in a complex world.


Goleman boils down attention research into a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. Drawing on rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business, he shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, and explains how those who rely on Smart Practices—mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental “prosthetics” that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain greatness—excel while others do not."

Check out this book today! BF321 .G57 2013

 

Life Off Grid film and discussion in Sooke

Are you interested in learning about the life of off-gridders, people who live self-sufficiently without reliance on public utilities? As part of our Learning on the Edge in Sooke collaboration, we are offering, Life Off Grid, a film by Dr. Phillip Vannini and Jonathan Taggart at the Edward Milne Community School Theatre on November 25, 2015. The pair travelled across Canada interviewing 200 people who follow the off-grid lifestyle. A discussion facilitated by Philip will follow the film.

For more information or to register, please visit: Life Off Grid or call 250-391-2600 ext. 4801.    

 

An Archival Moment: The stories we tell

Occupational folklore is the study of shared knowledge and experiences of people working in similar occupational settings. Studies have been conducted on the narrative expressions of taxi drivers (such as jokes and storytelling), the music of lumber camps, and the shared beliefs, customs, and skills of such disparate groups as Wall Street traders, dock-workers, firefighters and dairy farmers. I wonder what occupational folklore is to be found here at Royal Roads University?  Do we all have the shared experience of admiring the peacocks until living through mating season for the first time?

The military era at Royal Roads is certainly not without its occupational folklore. There are stories of skylarks, gruelling obstacle courses serving as a rite of passage, bugled wakey-wakey calls that began each day of study, days that were punctuated by drills, inspections, and running ‘circles’. There are some fantastic oral history interviews here in the archives that record cadet life at Royal Roads.

A look at the 1911 census shows that, aside from the Dunsmuir Family, there were well over 150 people living and working on the Hatley Park estate, tending the gardens and working the farm as well as running the house. What stories would they tell about their time here? Along with the sometimes controversial Dunsmuirs, cadet life, and the stories we have to tell today, it is the lives of those workers that intrigue me. Some of them we know a little more about, like Francis Hayward, the head gardener, (shown in the photo above) and Peter Bugslag, who lived in the gatehouse. Others are simply names on a census, and still others were never recorded. Fortunately, genealogists are similarly intrigued by the lives of their ancestors and it is my hope that we can connect with those who have a historical connection to Hatley Park. In my first week as archivist here, I met...

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Life off Grid Vancouver premiere sells out

School of Communication & Culture Prof. Phillip Vannini and MAIIC alumnus Jonathan Taggart were taken aback last sunday when they heard that the Vancouver premiere of their documentary, Life off Grid, had sold out before the box office even opened. All 420 tickets were gone two days before the show at the iconic East Broadway theatre, and therefore a second show (Monday, Nov. 23) and then a third show (Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.) had to be added by the theatre management.

"It was somewhat surreal," Vannini and Taggart admitted in unison, to see that so many Vancouver websites, such as Scout Magazine, were promoting the premiere of their film as one of the top things to do in the city during the weekend. "And to sit there in a very large theatre with popcorn in your hands and see so many people," Vannini added, "and to think that this after all was an academic project is a just great feeling."

For those unable to make it to Vancouver on Sunday the film is available on Vimeo and SHAW on Demand. The film's trailer has been viewed to date over 60,000 times and the film has been purchased by viewers in 27 countries and six continents. And "that speaks volume about the power of public ethnography," Vannini says.

 

Writing tip: i.e. isn't the same as e.g.

What a difference a letter can make! You might think that  i.e. and e.g. can be used interchangably, but they don't mean the same thing. Whereas i.e. is the abbreviation of the Latin term id est, which basically means "that is", e.g. stands for exempli gratia, which means "for example" (Fogarty, 2011, p. 1).

To decide which abbreviation to use, first decide whether you are reiterating a message or giving an example. Reiterating a message gives further clarification on a topic, whereas giving an example illustrates a point. To remember which abbreviation to use in what setting, consider the Grammar Girl's advice:

E.g. means “for example,” so you use it to introduce an example: I like card games, e.g., bridge and crazy eights. Because I used e.g., you know that I have provided a list of examples of card games that I like. It's not a finite list of all card games I like; it's just a few examples.

On the other hand, i.e. means “in other words,” so you use it to introduce a further clarification: I like to play cards, i.e., bridge and crazy eights. Because I used i.e., which introduces a clarification, you know that these are the only card games that I enjoy. (Fogarty, 2011, p. 2) 

With both i.e. and e.g., there should be periods after each letter, there shouldn't be a space between the first period and the second letter, the abbreviations should not be italicized, and a comma should follow the final period of the abbreviation. Finally, when using e.g., it's usually not necessary to include "etc." at the end of the list of examples. Using e.g. involves providing a few examples, not a comprehensive list, so it's implied that there are other examples....

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Gift Shop & Museum holiday hours of operation

Gift Shop & Museum holiday hours for December:

Weekends – Closed

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed 1:15-2 p.m.) with exception:

Dec 24, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dec 25, 2015 – Jan 1, 2016 – Closed

Reopening for regular hours Jan 2, 2016 at 10 a.m.

 

Recommended Read: Chinese rules

This week's Recommended Read is Chinese Rules: Mao's Dog, Deng's Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons from the Front Lines in China by Tim Clissold.

From the Publisher, Harper Collins:

"From the author of the international bestseller Mr. China comes another rollicking ride through the slick mega-cities and industrial backwaters of twenty-first-century China—part adventure story, part erudite myth-buster, and part practical rule book to help Westerners win in China. China's role as struggling underdog is now firmly a thing of the past. The world has tilted eastward in its orbit even as the West seems mired in self-doubt. Through living and working in China for more than two decades, Tim Clissold has uncovered stealth methods Westerners can use to straighten out complicated situations in China and achieve their own objectives. 

Revealing the hidden logic that governs the Chinese business and political landscape, Clissold puts China's cultural, political, and military history into context and explains the mind-set that drives Chinese political and business leaders—a resource that has been sorely lacking in most books about doing business in China.Here, with sharp observations and a deep appreciation for China's rich past, Clissold presents five rules anyone can use to deal effectively with modern Chinese counterparts. These include understanding that:China has its own set of rules that provide a unique pathway to success;the quest for stability overrides all others;in China, one should never attack directly;in solving problems, stick to practicalities and avoid arguments over theory;and knowing yourself and knowing the "other" will help you survive a hundred battles.Combining exuberant storytelling, sly humor, and counterintuitive insights, Chinese Rules traces Clissold's latest adventures, providing an object lesson in the...

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Habitat Cafe: Dec. & Jan. hours of operation

Holiday hours of operation at Habitat Cafe:

  • December weekends - Closed
  • December 7-23 - Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - No hot express and hotline closes at 2 p.m.
  • December 24 - Closed
  • December 25 - January 3 - University campus closed 
  • January 4 - 8 - Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Hotline closes at 2 p.m.
  • January 9 - Closed
  • January 10 - Open noon to 6 p.m.
  • January 11 onwards - Standard hours of operation

An Archival Moment: A thoughtful note

The text from this remarkable letter reads:

Sept 6th

Dear Scarf –

It is just one year and three months today since Mr. Dunsmuir was taken and I am enclosing this cheque for you – I want you to know I fully appreciate your faithful service to him as well as to one. I hope you do right to Mary as well as to yourself and now get a job to your liking.

Yours always sincerely,

L. Dunsmuir

As the note says, James Dunsmuir had died just over a year before this was written in September of 1921. Oscar Scarf was a master mariner who had captained James’ tug boat “Pilot” from 1903 to 1910. The 1921 census places him in Cowichan where he was again working for the Dunsmuirs as a caretaker at the Dunsmuir hunting and fishing lodge. It is quite possible that Oscar was present when James died there on June 6, 1920. He was also one of the pallbearer's at James' funeral. Laura Dunsmuir’s kindness and consideration for staff is well known, and this note exemplifies that.

Mary, referred to in the letter, is the grandmother of a recent visitor to RRU. Mary came to live at Hatley Park in 1919 when she was 12 as the adopted daughter of Oscar and Martha Scarf, both employees of the Dunsmuirs. She later went to work for Mrs. Butchart and her father went on to move mail and passengers between Tod Inlet and Bamberton on his boat, "Mary S." Hopefully this job was indeed to his liking, as Laura wished for him.

If you have stories to share, know someone who does, or would like to know more about the archives, please contact me at extension 4122, or by email.

Jenny Seeman

Image credit: Linda Boon Collection for Mary Alice Taggart Scarf

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Safe winter driving tips

Wet leaves = ice! Wet leaves can make the roadways unexpectedly slippery which can make the conditions as hazardous as when they have snow or ice on them. Leaves tend to gather by the curb so use caution in these areas. Wet leaves can also mask road imperfections such as pot holes as well as road markings so always drive (and cycle) with this in mind. Slow down!

Due to the amount of rain at this time of year, the chances of hydroplaning are greatly increased. Hydroplaning happens when the water in front of your tires builds up faster than your car's weight can push it out of the way. Avoid hydroplaning by keeping your tires inflated correctly and try to drive in the tire tracks of the cars in front. When driving or cycling in wet weather, be aware of other vehicles that might be hydroplaning to avoid collisions. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety the difference between an ordinary driver and a good driver is the following: An ordinary driver reacts to the road situations. A good driver anticipates crises and avoids them.

It is a good idea to keep your winter driving kit in your back seat rather than the trunk. Should you end up in a ditch, you may not be able to access the trunk. To find out more about winter driving and for tips on what a winter driving kit should include please, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

- RRU’s JOHSC Committee

The Art of Seeing: Life Sketches

On Friday afternoon, December 11, 2015 internationally acclaimed Canadian artist, Robert Bateman, will be on the Royal Roads campus to share his latest book, Life Sketches. This inspiring and elegant publication contains never-before-seen illustrations and provides “an intimate, visually stunning memoir of the artist at work” (Simon & Schuster Canada, 2015).  Join us for this memorable event and purchase a book or a calendar to be signed by this iconic artist and environmentalist. Makes an excellent Christmas gift!

For more information or to register, please visit: The Art of Seeing: Life Sketches or call 250-391-2500.

Life off Grid to air on Knowledge Network

After three sold out shows at Vancouver's Rio Theatre, the documentary film Life off Grid by School of Communication & Culture Prof. Phillip Vannini and MAIIC alumnus Jonathan Taggart will hit the TV screen.

Knowledge Network will air the short version (52 minutes) of the film this week on Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. and three hours later, on Dec. 11 at 1 a.m. B.C.-based Knowledge Network is accessible on basic cable in B.C. and also reaches across the country on satellite TV. 

Though this is the film's TV premiere Life off Grid has been available on Vimeo.com for a 12 weeks. The online Video on Demand version of Life off Grid has now been watched by viewers in 32 countries and the trailer has been viewed 100,000 times.   

 

Recommended Read: Command and Control

Come on down to the library and check out this week's recommended read, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser.

From the publisher, Penguin Press:

"Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved—and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind. While the harms of global warming increasingly dominate the news, the equally dangerous yet more immediate threat of nuclear weapons has been largely forgotten.


Written with the vibrancy of a first-rate thriller, Command and Control interweaves the minute-by minute story of an accident at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It depicts the urgent effort by American scientists, policy makers, and military officers to ensure that nuclear weapons can’t be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser also looks at the Cold War from a new perspective, offering history from the ground up, telling the stories of bomber pilots, missile commanders, maintenance crews, and other ordinary servicemen who risked their lives to avert a nuclear holocaust. At the heart of the book lies the struggle, amid the rolling hills and small farms of Damascus, Arkansas, to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United...

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Letter from Paris

Why I was there

We observed a historic moment this past week at the UNFCCC COP 21 meeting in Paris and I was fortunate to be in attendance. I normally attend the UN COP meetings for the Convention on Biological Diversity and this was the first time I decided to go to the UN climate change conference because, despite the hype around it, I felt it was a pivotal event. Along with team members at my company, DE Design + Environment Inc., I work on a variety of consulting and design projects that involve various types of sustainability challenges, one of which is climate change adaptation. My scholarly interests relate to environmental design and impact assessment and I thought that this would be a very productive and interesting experience – boy was I right!

The setting – what is the lay of the land at COP21?

In any UN COP conference there tend to be two sections – the official area for delegates where one requires accreditation as a representative of a party to the convention (government) or as an observer (NGO, university, etc.) and then an area which is open to civil society where there are pavilions, side events, and all kinds of happenings. The civil society area at this meeting was called the “Générations Climat” area and was monitored for security, but accessible to all. I was not an official delegate but have found in my previous experiences that a lot of the most interesting presentations are by governments, NGOs, IGOs, and businesses in the civil society area. The Générations Climat area was going to be my turf for COP21 and I mapped out all the events and meetings I thought would be worthwhile. DE works closely with the UN on various projects so it was quite easy to determine the best plan through consultation with people in my network. My goal was simple...

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Enhancing tourism opportunities in Sooke

What makes a great place to live a great place to visit?

According to students in the Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program, great things include a community vision, a strong sense of place, a destination brand and amenities.

The District of Sooke has great things in spades, say the students. As project work for their Transforming Destinations course, they looked at ways the district might enhance Sooke’s tourism potential and presented their findings at the district’s Dec. 7 council meeting.

“The intent of the project is to help frame the discussion around tourism as a destination opportunity for Sooke’s new town centre,” says Prof. Brian White, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management director.

“This project was a voyage of discovery, because we toured towns on Vancouver Island, including Tofino, Cowichan Bay and Coombs, and came up with advice and assistance which Sooke council can consider in terms of how to move forward,” he says. ”They don’t want to end up with a commercial strip and parking. People want development that references the historical background of Sooke and also provides a substantial amount of public space.”

With a range of professional experience held by members of the accelerated, on-campus MATM cohort, individual students made recommendations for ways Sooke could capitalize on its existing amenities and heritage to increase tourism opportunities.

In her presentation, Jing Wang highlighted the potential for tourism among Chinese tourists already interested in high-end excursions in Canada.

“When Chinese tourists visit large Canadian cities, they don’t find too many different things than they can find in other large cities of the world,...

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Writing tip: "that" or "which"?

Writing a sentence involves using a combination of restrictive and non-restrictive clauses. Restrictive clauses are essential to the meaning of the sentence, whereas non-restrictive clauses contribute additional information. For example, in “the book by Jones that is red is my favourite”, the clause “that is red” is a restrictive clause because it identifies that the red book is the favourite amongst the books written by Jones. However, in “the book by Jones, which is red, is my favourite”, “which is red” is a non-restrictive clause because it adds additional, non-critical information to the description. The sentence could exist without the non-restrictive clause: “The book by Jones is my favourite”.
 
When you’re deciding whether to use “which” or “that” in your sentence, consider if you’re writing a restrictive or non-restrictive clause. Is the information that follows the "which" or "that" critical to the meaning of the sentence? If yes, use “that”; if not, use “which”. For more information, please refer to "Who or whom? That or which?" or the Grammar Girl's "Which versus that".
  
One final punctuation point: when placing a non-restrictive clause in a sentence, the clause should be contained by commas: “The book by Jones, which is red, is my favourite”. The commas at the beginning and end of the clause indicate where the non-restrictive clause starts and finishes, thereby alerting your reader to the essential/non-essential information in the sentence. For more information on punctuating sentences, please see...

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Writing Centre holiday hours

Please see below for the Writing Centre's hours between Dec. 21-Jan. 2:

Dec. 21: Closed

Dec. 22 and 23: 8 - 4

Dec. 24: 8 - 12:30

Dec. 25 - Jan. 2: Closed

The Writing Centre's regular hours will resume on Jan. 4; for more information, please see here

Happy holidays from the Writing Centre!

 

An Archival Moment: Now that's a cake!

Balls and gala events were important to cadets during Royal Roads’ military years. A party atmosphere was a welcome break from the rigid study routines. The picture below shows some of the scenes from the Christmas Ball of December 20, 1972. The sweets table at the bottom of the page is spectacular – a detailed model of Hatley Castle was created as the centrepiece. Another photograph shows a baker putting the finishing touches on the cake. It really puts my gingerbread house efforts to shame!

If you would like to know more about the archival collection, have stories, photographs, or documents that you believe belong in the archives, or if you need my assistance, you can email me or find me in the library, and on extension 4122. You can also see more Christmas scenes from the 1972-1973 photo album online.

Happy Holidays!

Jenny Seeman

Continuing Studies welcomes Dr. Jane Goodall

On March 19, 2016, world renown primatologist, conservationist, UN Messenger of Peace and Dame of the British Empire, Dr. Jane Goodall, returns to Victoria for an evening event, Sowing the Seeds of Hope. During this fundraising evening, Dr. Goodall will be discussing her concerns and her hopes for the planet as well as how each of us can make a positive difference every day. She will also be discussing the work being done at the Jane Goodall Institute. Net proceeds from the evening support the Jane Goodall Institute.

For more information, please visit the Continuing Studies website or call 250-391-2600 Ext. 4801, toll-free 1-866-890-0220 or to purchase tickets, please visit the McPherson Playhouse website or call the McPherson Playhouse Box Office 250-386-6121 or toll-free 1-888-717-6121.

Photo credit: Michael Neugebauer

B.C. Community Achievement Awards due Jan.15

Do you know a British Columbian who has made a significant contribution to their community - either as a volunteer or in the course of their work? Individuals and groups can nominate a deserving individual who raises the quality and character of your community for a B.C. Community Achievement Award. The awards celebrate the spirit, imagination, dedication, and outstanding contributions of British Columbians to their communities. These include, but are not limited to, arts and culture, sports and recreation, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, education, civic duty, business, community volunteerism, philanthropy and youth or seniors' leadership.

An advisory council of independent community leaders reviews the nominations and selects about 30 award recipients. In the spring, recipients attend a formal ceremony at Government House in Victoria. The lieutenant-governor and the premier of B.C. are invited to present the recipients with the B.C. Community Achievement medallion, a special commemorative medallion designed by renowned B.C. artist, Robert Davidson. Please consider making a nomination. 

Recommended Read: 40 Chances

This week we are recommending 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World by Howard Buffett.

From the publisher, Simon and Shuster:

"If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? In 2006, legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son Howard G. Buffett. Howard set out to help the most vulnerable people on earth—nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard gave himself a deadline: 40 years to put the resources to work on this challenge.

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World captures Howard’s journey. Beginning with his love for farming, we join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. Each of the 40 stories here provides a compelling look at the lessons Howard learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth. But this message goes beyond the pages of this book, it’s also a mindset: a way of thinking that speaks to every person wanting to make a difference. It’s about reasons to hope and actions we can take. 40 Chances “recounts Howard’s personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashion…successfully blending personal stories with a tough look at the struggle to fight domestic food scarcity and world hunger…A satisfying read” (Publishers Weekly) that provides inspiration to transform each of our limited chances into opportunities to change the world."

Come on down to the library, and check this book out today! HV696.F6 B84 2014

Diversity Action Group: Multi-Faith Panel

Royal Roads University’s Diversity Action Group is very excited to present the first of several events this year; a Multi-Faith Panel Discussion. Considering many recent global events, we thought it would be timely to provide a forum to facilitate religious and cultural literacy and mutual respect. 

What are some misconceptions or stereotypes and how do faith communities deal with these distortions? What values are shared with other faiths? How do adherents live their faith?

Moderator: Dr. Hassan Wafai from Royal Roads University

Panelists:            

  • Rabbi Harry Brechner from Congregation Emanu-El
  • Reverend Michelle Slater from Oak Bay United Church
  • Imam Ismail Nur from Masjid Al-Imam
  • Dr. Sudhakar Ganti from Victoria Hindu Temple

What: Multi-Faith Panel Discussion

Date: Tuesday, January 19

Location: Centre for Dialogue, 4th Floor, Learning and Innovation Centre

Time: Noon to 1 p.m. – Panel Discussion (feel free to bring your lunch), 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Mingle with light refreshments 

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be live streamed.

All RRU staff, faculty, students are encouraged to attend! The event is also open to the general public.

Diversity enriches community. Royal Roads University is committed to appreciating and celebrating the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to increase understanding and acceptance of each other, thereby making us more...

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World Religions Month

The Diversity Action Group is pleased to bring to you World Religions Month! We have tremendous diversity on our campus and that includes how we inform our world views. So let’s take some time to learn about one another and help to create an open, safe and inclusive campus.

We hope this month will be an opportunity for everyone to ask questions and be open to learning about other ways of being and seeing our world.  In order to help you get started, we have pulled some resources together for you and we will be hosting an event later this month!

What is your co-worker/student/neighbour celebrating today? See here to learn how to add different national and religious holidays to your calendar in Outlook. Or check out the world interfaith calendar.

Did you know that Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has a funded Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI), hosted at the University of Ottawa, called the Religion and Diversity Project? Check out their website for great resources and information about other Canadian organizations and initiatives.

In our community there are also some great local resources! For example, the Victoria Multi Faith Society and UVic’s Multifaith Services are worth checking out. Sharon Kobrinksy, one of our counsellors here at RRU, is also the Jewish Chaplin...

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Doing Good For Nothing: help for your org!

Hi RRU folk,

Do you know a Victoria-based non profit or social enterprise that could use a little help in 2016?  Doing Good For Nothing may be just what they're looking for.

Like so many people in Victoria, I wear a number of hats in the community. I am an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University teaching within the Global Leadership program (GBLD 510). I also volunteer my time with Net2 Victoria and BC Speaks, run Development Action, a consultancy focused on organizational development, co-own theDock a co-working space in downtown Victoria, tutoring a course for the UNHCR on operational data management and chasing after my five year old daughter.

It's a lot of plates to spin, but my guess is this sounds familiar to many of you.

On top of all of that, I also help to co-organize a little initiative called Doing Good For Nothing (DGFN).  DGFN aims to help local non-profits and social enterprises overcome obsticles to growth by leading action focused one day sessions that aim to 'sort it all out'.  If you know an organization that could use a little help in 2016, please make them aware that a new round for application has opened.

Doing Good For Nothing Round 2 is open for applications. 

Application deadline - 31 January 2016 - apply now!

Imagine a day focused on YOUR non-profit or social enterprise.  What would you do to make 2016 the year of “gettin’ it done?”

How does Doing Good For Nothing work? 

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Recommended Read: Brain That Changes Itself

Come on down to the library and check out this week's recommended read, The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

From the Publisher, Penguin Book:

"What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more. An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential."

Borrow this book today: QP 363.3 D65 2007

Roads to Research - Dr. Pamela Richardson

The Office of Research Services is pleased to announce a Roads to Research presentation with Prof. Pamela Richardson on January 20th in the Quarterdeck from 12 to 1 p.m. Her topic is titled Should Royal Roads University have a Poet Laureate? Please review her abstract below.

Roads to Research provides core faculty the opportunity to share their research with staff and other researchers here at Royal Roads. All are welcome to attend the presentations, including the public. Roads to Research presentations are scheduled twice a month until May, 2016. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please bring your lunch. We hope you will join us for Professor Richardson's fascinating presentation on January 20th.

Abstract: What is the place of poetry as a way of knowing in a university? How might we benefit from the particular gifts that poetic vision brings in order to strengthen our teaching and learning community, and our identity as an evolving institution?  Through sharing diverse examples from the interpretive research method known as Poetic Inquiry, Pamela will discuss the philosophical and practical basis of poetry within research and teaching across disciplines. We will engage in some shared poetic readings, play explorations, and reflect on our own interests and possibilities in relation to knowing poetically.

Changes to password management

What: Change in how our system manages passwords

When: Monday, January 18

How you are affected:

These are the new rules – you may or not notice that they’ve changed, depending on your current habits relating to passwords:

  1. Your new password must be at least 9 characters in length (instead of the current 6).  We suggest using a number of words together or a short sentence like IWillBeTall or TodayWillBeAGoodDay.
  2. You cannot use any of the passwords you used the last 5 times
  3. You may only change your password once per day

If you would like more detail on the subject of see password requirements at RRU,

Do you need help creating a password?

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know via:

  • the Get Help form
  • the Contact Us form
  • phone at 1.250.391.2659 or 1-866-808-5429 (North America only)
  • visit us in Cedar 110

Thank you!

Cecelia David for IT-Services

UN Academic Impact funding fuels project

When Naomi Graham embarked on the Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding program, she didn’t imagine her educational journey would take her as far as Palestine.

But an award from the United Nations Academic Impact/UNHATE Foundation Diversity Contest changed that.

The diversity contest funds post-secondary students and faculty from around the world for initiatives promoting tolerance, respect for diversity and harmony within and between peoples. Graham and her project partner, Landon Zeeman, will travel to Palestine to develop a photo blog project inspired by citizen journalist Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York.

Along with funding from the diversity contest, Graham has landed an internship with the Educational Network for Human Rights and Just Peace in Palestine/Israel, an international network of Palestinian, Israeli, and international faculty and students that advocates policies conducive to reaching peace in Israel, Palestine and the region.

The internship will provide Graham with orientation to the region and a foundation on which to forge the critical connections needed for the project.

School of Humanitarian Studies Prof. Ken Christie applauds Graham’s commitment to the project.

“Naomi worked hard to get this project off the ground and given the ongoing conflict in Palestine and Israel, it’s important to recognize the very valuable contribution she and her team will make in terms of positive social change,” he says.

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Roads to Research: Dr. Jennifer Walinga

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite you to a Roads to Research  presentation by Prof. Jennifer Walinga on Feb.3, 16 in the Quarterdeck from 12 to 1 p.m. The title of her presentation is From Walls to Windows: Unlocking Creative Insight Using Barriers as Pathways to Integrative Solutions. Please review her abstract below.

Roads to Research provides core faculty the opportunity to share their research with staff and other researchers here at Royal Roads. All are welcome to attend the presentations, including the public. Roads to Research presentations are scheduled twice a month until May, 2016. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please bring your lunch. We hope you will join us for Prof. Walinga's fascinating presentation on Feb. 3, 16.

Abstract:  
 
From Walls to Windows: Unlocking Creative Insight Using Barriers as Pathways to Integrative Solutions
 
Creative problem solving (CPS) is inherent to a variety of performance realms including effective sustainability, leadership, communication, business, decision making, and organizational development; however, related processes of insight, innovation and creativity remain intangible and often elusive. Through her interdisciplinary research in the areas of sport, educational and organizational psychology, Dr. Jennifer Walinga developed a conceptual model for how individuals unlock insight - the ‘out of the box’ or ‘aha!’ solution to a problem.
 
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Life Off Grid - Down Under & on iTunes, Xbox

School of Communication and Culture Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography Phillip Vannini announced that Life Off Grid - a documentary film he produced - will soon be available on iTunes and Xbox, following a wider worldwide release through Australian distribution firm Fighting Chance. Fighting Chance President Dustin Clare has been hard at work at promoting the film down under, and has recently announced the initial movie theatre screening line-up:

Australia

MURWILLUMBAH - Regent
BYRON BAY - Pig House Flicks
LISMORE - Starcourt Theatre
KINGSCLIFF - Cinemax

New Zealand

AUCKLAND - Academy
WELLINGTON - Nga Taonga
PAHIATUA - Regent Upstairs
WAIHEKE ISLAND - Community Theatre
MOTUEKA - Geko Theatre

Phillip Vannini was on hand this week at a special advance screening in Auckland at Academy Cinemas this past Monday, Jan. 18 at 8:30pm. Before and after the screening several websites and media outlets reviewed the movie and covered the event. 

Recommended Read: Boy Meets Depression

This week we're recommending Boy Meets Depression by Kevin Breel.

From the publisher:

“Kevin Breel became a viral phenomenon three years ago when at the age of nineteen, he shared his deepest secret: he was leading a double life. On the outside Kevin was a funny teenager on the basketball team whom everyone liked. But on the inside, the pain and shame of depression were killing him. After years of silently battling, he shared his story in a TED talk, Confessions of a Depressed Comic. It struck a chord and garnered millions of views by people who were enthralled with his brutal honesty and inspired by his willingness to speak about a topic that most are too afraid to discuss.

In his new memoir, Boy Meets Depression: Or Life Sucks and Then You Die  Live, Breel sheds much needed light into the dark corners of what it is like to be young, male, and depressed in a culture that has no place for that.  In a society that would have all our children be “perfect” and pressures them with social media images that show the surface, but not the reality of living.”

Visit the library, and borrow this book today! RJ506.D4 B73 2015  2015

Roads to Research: Dr. Krusekopf on YouTube

On Dec. 16, 2015, Dr. Charles Krusekopf gave a Roads to Research presentation which included an abundance of images from his trip to North Korea. Titled Inside the Hermit Kingdom: Impressions from North Korea, Charles shared stories, impressions and some choice artifacts from his fascinating journey in Aug. 2015. Please view Charles’ presentation on our RRU YouTube channel.

The next Roads to Research presentation will be held on February 3, 2016 at noon in the Learning and Innovation Centre - Room 407. Dr. Jennifer Walinga will present a talk titled From Walls to Windows: Unlocking Creative Insight Using Barriers as Pathways to Integrative Solutions. Roads to Research is made possible through the Research Support Fund at Royal Roads University.  

Board of Governors/RRU Community Engagement

Dear RRU community members,

The Board of Governors invites you to join them for coffee to meet the governors and learn about the University’s governance structure and the role the Board of Governors plays. We’ll also have an opportunity to hear your ideas about the following questions:

      1) What sets Royal Roads apart from other universities?
      2) What do you see as the greatest opportunities and challenges facing Royal Roads?

Please join the Board of Governors on the Quarterdeck from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 29.

For those who are unable to attend in person, please join the conversation via livestream.

I hope you can join us for an interesting discussion.

Sincerely,

Wayne Strandlund
Chancellor and Board Chair

Get ready to Raise the Red with United Way!

Raise the Red with United Way this February. Celebrate Greater Victoria and build community spirit!

Participate in one or all of the fun contests, events and special deals offered by businesses, attractions and community builders in a neighbourhood near you. Join the movement to change lives and Raise the Red today!

  • Spot the Raise the Red love car throughout Greater Victoria, snap a pic, share on Twitter/Instagram using #raisethered or by email and be entered to win a getaway to Wild Renfrew. (Jan. 28 - Feb. 15)
  • Cheer on the Victoria Royals and chuck-a-puck for United Way. (Feb. 3)
  • Celebrate the year of the monkey with a special nine course dinner & auction at Don Mee Seafood Restaurant. (Feb. 10)
  • Party on the patio at the Steamship Grill for Operation Warm Up. (Feb. 17)
  • Sip on your Raise the Red tea at Silk Road Tea throughout the month.
  • Join the scavenger hunt at the Royal BC Museum and be entered to win prizes for the whole family. (Feb. 26 - 29)
  • Enter the grand prize draw at partner events and escape to Whistler for a three night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Visit Raise the Red for more event details.

Follow us on Twitter @uwgv, Facebook, and Instagram #raisethered

Raise the Red is supported by:

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Recommended Read: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong...

This week we're recommending Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture And Science Clash by Timothy Caulfield.

From the publisher:

“Over the past few decades, celebrity culture’s grip on our society has tightened. For Timothy Caulfield, a health science expert, this culture has a measurable influence on individual life choices and health-care decisions. While acknowledging the pervasiveness of celebrity culture, Caulfield doesn’t mock those who enjoy it (in fact he loves celebrity culture.) But with a skeptic’s eye and a scientific lens, Caulfield identifies and debunks the messages and promises that flow from the celebrity realm, whether they are about health, diet, beauty, or what is supposed to make us happy.

As he did so convincingly in The Cure for Everything, Caulfield separates sense from nonsense and provides useable and evidence-informed advice about what actually works and what is a waste of money and time.

In typical Caulfield manner, it isn’t enough to just interview experts and read all of the current studies (which he does). He tries celebrity-recommended beauty routines and diets. After attending a modeling competition, he enrolls in an assessment/audition for a modeling agency in Hollywood. He follows celebrity Twitter feeds, reads gossip blogs and forces himself to read every issue – cover to cover – of People Magazine, for an entire year, in his quest to understand the relationship between celebrity culture and our individual health choices.

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? is the question Caulfield sets out to answer in this fun, factual book that offers real advice.”

Visit the library, and borrow this book today! BJ1470.5 C39 2015

Career Development Day

Students, staff and faculty are invited for a day of career professional development during this year’s Career Development Day at RRU. 

All in-person presentations and panels will be livestreamed to provide online students and faculty the opportunity to take part in the day’s different sessions.

Please join us Feb. 10 from 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Learning and Innovation Centre - Centre For Dialogue (4th floor). Please note the 1 to 4 p.m. session is in the Grant Building - Quarterdeck.

Career Development Day

  • 8:45 - 9:20 - Student Coffee (Sponsored by RRU Student Association) 
  • 9:25 - 9:30 - Acknowledgements of Traditional Land    
  • 9:30 - 9:45 - Student Welcome
  • 9:45 - 10:30 - Alumnus Keynote Speaker
  • 10:30 - 12:00 - Human Resources Panel      
  • 12:00 - 12:45 - Break
  • 12:45 - 1:30 - Careers in Finance & Banking Information Panel
  • 1:00 - 4:00 - Career Networking Booths  *** Grant Bldng - Quarterdeck ***   
  • 4:30 – 6:00 - Improving Your Federal Application
  • 4:30 – 5:15 - Presentation * See note below
  • 5:15 - 6:00 - One-on-one support with an advisor

*Please note:  Although open to all students, this presentation is geared for permanent residents or nationals seeking to obtain positions within the Federal Government of Canada    

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An Archival Moment: Could you pass muster?

Stan Franklin (4906), in his biography of Cadet Life at Royal Roads Military College: 1956-1958, notes that January 30, 1957 was kit muster. His journal entry reads: “Had a kit muster. It wasn’t too bad. Mr. McMeekin inspected. School is going OK.”

The kit muster was a RCN practice inherited from the Royal Navy which required that a sailor had to produce his kit when required to do so by a senior officer. There were particular rules about how the kit should be laid out and where exactly on the kit the sailor’s initials should appear. The practice of kit musters was largely (unofficially) abandoned aboard ship during and after the Second World War but seamen were still expected to muster their kit before each draft. It was used for cadets as part of their training in proper maintenance of their personal supplies.

As cadets, the kit muster would be a 'surprise' inspection in that you couldn’t prepare for it in advance. Ideally, you should always be ready for a kit muster to show that you still possessed all the clothing and gear that had been issued to you. Failure to produce each kit item in good condition would result in punishment, as would any unauthorised alteration to kit items. With all the items in a kit to keep in perfect condition, it seems that the kit muster itself must have felt like a form of punishment.

The list below from the 1944-45 College Prospectus shows what was issued to cadets upon their arrival at Royal Roads in 1944.

More information about kit musters can be found on the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum website.

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National Sweater Day: Feb. 4

February 4th is National Sweater Day!
Celebrated since 2010, National Sweater Day is an event created by WWF Canada as a way to bring awareness to Canadians on heating consumption and saving energy.
Did you know that if all Canadian households would decrease their heating by 2 degrees this winter, greenhouse emissions would reduce by 4 megatons; the equivalent of 700,000 cars off the road!
Along with many post-secondary institutions across the country, Royal Roads University in collaboration with RRUSA’s Sustainability Committee, will be reducing heating on campus by 2 degrees on Thursday, February 4th.
Wear your best (or worst) sweater to school and share your sweater photos on social media using the hashtag #RRUSweaterDAY 
Students from the Sustainability Committee will be on campus that day to take pictures throughout the day.
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Writing Your Heart Out with Roger Housden

Author, speaker, and writing guide, Roger Housden, is offering a 2.5 day writing workshop, Writing Your Heart Out, through Continuing Studies. The course, which runs from Friday evening, March 11 – Sunday afternoon, March 13, 2016, focuses on writing from your heart and expressing your deepest loves, desires and losses. What really moves you? How have your losses touched and affected you? Start your journey of self-discovery and exploration through the written word.

For more information or to register please visit Writing Your Heart Out or call 250-391-2600 ext. 4801.

Exploring Strategic Leadership Seminar

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) in partnership with Royal Roads University presents:

Exploring Strategic Leadership an Interactive Session

This interactive 90 minute seminar will explore strategic leadership by identifying what it means to be a “strategic leader”, the importance of colleague engagement and specific initiatives that can be implemented to enhance an employee value proposition. FRHI has found that this style of strategic leadership has motivated employees to excel and ultimately supports the company’s vision “To be the world's preferred hospitality company”.

Presented by:

Tracey Kalimeris, Director, Human Resources Americas, FRHI; RRU Alumna, MBA

Laura Grau, Manager, Human Resources, Americas, FRHI

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4:45 - 7:00 p.m. - Learning and Innovation Centre - Centre for Dialogue - 4th floor

Please RSVP - This presentation is for interested students, faculty and staff.

This seminar will be available on livestream.

This event is part of Career Development Day(s) at RRU - Career Development Day Printable Schedule

Writing tip: Back to basics with colons

As a quick reminder, sentences are comprised of independent and dependent clauses. Independent clauses contain a subject and a verb, and as their name suggests, they can stand alone without additional information e.g., the sun is shining. Dependent clauses also contain a subject and a verb, but they are incomplete sentences that need an independent clause to make sense e.g., which is a pleasant surprise. Together, independent and dependent clauses create full sentences e.g., The sun is shining, which is a pleasant surprise.

Colons are used in sentences:

  • To join two independent clauses and to emphasize the second clause e.g., Flooding caused road closures on January 28, 2016: Highway 1A and Cowichan Bay Road were both affected by washouts (Harnett, 2016).
  • After an independent clause when it is followed by a list, a quotation, appositive, or other idea directly related to the independent clause e.g., To complete my assignment, I need to finish three more tasks: check my APA formatting, review my grammar, and read the entire document one more time.

If the independent clause is a signal phrase that introduces a block quotation, provide a colon at the end of the clause, as shown below.

Royal Roads University offers visitors a unique experience:

The Royal Roads University campus sprawls over 260 hectares of lush parkland, where you will find walking, hiking, and biking trails, magnificent examples of the west coast’s flora and fauna, gorgeous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the majestic Olympic mountain range in the background, a stunning Japanese garden, and a castle built for one of Vancouver Island’s most recognized coal barons. (Royal Roads...
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A conversation about the Nepal earthquake

Join Dr. Robin Cox, Royal Roads Disaster and Emergency Management program head and Lt.-Col. Edward Izatt, Commanding Officer of the Canadian Armed Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), in conversation about emergency relief in Nepal after the April 2015 earthquake.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed over 8,000 people, injured more than 21,000 and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Canadian Armed Forces DART, a multidisciplinary military organization that provides short-term, immediate emergency relief operations, deployed to bridge the gap between rescue and longer-term recovery. Approximately 200 DART members were on the ground providing medical care, engineering support and water purification to thousands of survivors after the earthquake.

Join us in the Centre for Dialogue, Learning Innovation Centre or on Livestream on February. 9 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Contact Laurie Cain, School of Humanitarian Studies program associate, 250-391-2600 ext. 4820 for more information.

Photo credit: Asian Development Bank

RRU Food Bank fundraiser

On February 10th from 1 to 4 p.m. Student Services is collecting donations for the RRU Food Bank in the lobby of the Grant building.

Bring your non-perishable food donation to be eligible to win great prizes. Forget your donation? Buy a donation can for a buck and receive an entry into the prize draw. The more you bring or buy the better your chances are to win! Prizes include a $100 Thrifty Foods gift card, Habitat Cards, RRU swag and more!

The RRU Food Bank is located in the Recreation Centre and is available for students, faculty and staff during times of need, no questions asked.

Recommended Read: StandOut 2.0

This week we're recommending StandOut 2.0: Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work by Marcus Buckingham

From the publisher:

“StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and act on them. The original edition of StandOut provided top-notch insights from one of the world's foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting-edge online assessment tool. Now, in addition to a much more powerful assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths, StandOut 2.0 contains or provides access to: A StandOut profile, easily customized and exported, that you can use to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company; Your own Personalized Strengths Channel, which, after you've taken the 15-minute assessment, will send you a weekly tip, insight, or technique to help you do your best work this week; An entire strengths-based performance management system, including check-in and evaluation tools to track your progress, and that of your team. And much more. StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your career and help your team and organization win.”

Visit the library, and borrow this book today! HF5549.5.M63 B833 2015

Dene leaders visit to RRU

Historically, researchers in different disciplines from universities around the world have descended on the high Arctic to study the people and the land.  After taking pictures and interviewing the inhabitants, the scholars leave these tiny communities, return to their cities and publish their findings.  Last Monday’s visit to Royal Roads University by Dene leaders in the Sahtu Region reverses that paradigm. 

David Codzi is the president of the Ayoni-Keh Land Corporation, and Fred John Barnaby sits on the board of the K’asho Got’ine Band.  Our friendship goes back to 1971, when I lived with their families and friends in the tiny hamlet of Colville Lake, north of the Arctic Circle.  I addressed the Sahtu Secretariat last fall and quickly realized that RRU could support them in achieving their goal to find innovative ways to improve educational outcomes for Dene youth.

Our northern visitors travelled for 12,000 km round trip to see for themselves what RRU has to offer.  The warm RRU welcome quickly overcame their trepidation at being in a strange city.  Having established a personal connection with our people, our environment and our resources, David and Fred John left with great optimism for future collaboration.  They have already communicated that positive message to the NWT Premier and the NWT Minister of Education.

To find Colville Lake on the map, just follow the Mackenzie River north until you arrive at Fort Good Hope.  Turn right, go a bit north and a bit east.  There, nestled on the lake shore, you will find the tiny hamlet of about 150 people who follow a traditional lifestyle, living close to the land as they have for thousands of years, speaking their own language and following centuries-old customs.  Their unique culture, inclusive perspectives and indigenous understandings could hold the key to our shared global future.  I have a...

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Roads to Research: Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite you to a Roads to Research  presentation by Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez on Wednesday, February 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Quartdeck. Deyanira is a special guest invited by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. Her talk is titled The Underprivileged World, we “must” look. Her abstract is below.

Deyanira was born in Veracruz, Mexico and immigrated to Canada to complete her university studies as a chemical engineer. After graduating, she focused on research and development of bio-fuels in Canada and has developed a career in the critical field of project management, completing UBC's award winning certificate in project management. Deyanira has a particular ability to tackle tough problems and get them done. Her motto is, “making the impossible, possible.”

All are welcome to attend the presentation, including the public. Roads to Research is scheduled twice a month until May 2016. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please bring your lunch. We hope you will join us for Deyanira's intriguing presentation.

Abstract:

For 26 months Deyanira travelled on her motorcycle through 16 countries in the Americas and observed that people are “people” and underprivileged people are everywhere. After her travels, she went back to Mexico for two years to accomplish some goals and work with a community in order to address her need to do something for underprivileged kids. She began teaching English, cooking, and continued with leadership and project management training, starting a pilot project with underprivileged girls using a model she is developing:...

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B.C. Fruit Testers winter pruning party

No garden is too small for fruit trees! Learn how to prune to control size, shape, and production for both pears and apples. This free workshop will cover old and young trees, along with espaliers, gooseberries and currants.  Bring your pruners and gain some hands on experience on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Please park at parking lot #7 by the Mews Conference Centre and Recreation Centre and walk to the glass greenhouse - building #2 on the map. There will be signage at the RRU campus entrance directing you to parking lot #7.

RRU Campus Map

Contact Barrie Agar for more information.

More pruning information:

Pruning has long had a mystique about it in that has people afraid to touch their trees and shrubs in case they "damage' it. This workshop will outline basic winter pruning techniques that will help you increase fruit production while controlling size. Dwarfing rootstocks now make it possible to have fruit trees in even the smallest garden, and while they will stay comparatively small, pruning is still necessary. They can be grown as freestanding, or espaliered, or indeed even in a pot. The first three precepts of pruning are the three D's; dead, diseased and damaged. After these are removed the tree is assessed to see its shape and branches. Age and type of rootstock will all affect the amount and severity of pruning. M9 rootstock is very dwarfing, needs staking, but encourages fruiting within a few years. M26 is semi dwarfing, still needs staking, but will give you a larger tree. The harder a deciduous tree or shrub is pruned, the stronger it...

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Roads to Research: Doc Soc Sci Students

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite you to the first in a series of Roads to Research  presentations by the Doctor of Social Sciences students. There will be a total of 12 presentations on Wednesday, March 2, 9, and 16.  There will be four student presentations at each event.

On Wednesday, March 2 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Quarterdeck the Roads to Research will include the following presentations:

  • 12:00 - 12:15 - Robert Savage: The rewards and challenges of rural and small town aging: A comparative study of older gay and heterosexual men;
  • 12:15 - 12:30 - Susan Euverman: The Story of Boys in a Northern BC Public School;
  • 12:30 - 12:45 - Katrina Connors: Indigenous Participation in Environmental Decision-Making; and
  • 12:45 - 1:00   - Susie Myers: In Nature Where Hearts are Rooted — A Nature Research Opportunity

All are welcome to attend the presentations, including the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please bring your lunch.

We hope you will join us for this intimate look at the ground breaking work of our RRU DocSocSci students on March 2.      

Abstracts:

Robert Savage: The rewards and challenges of rural and small town aging: A comparative study of older gay and heterosexual men

The research will be conducted under an interpretive paradigm and the view that social reality is something created by social actors who perform meaning-making activities. The goal of the research will be...

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Happy birthday, Laura Dunsmuir!

Happy birthday, Laura Dunsmuir! Despite not living to see her 158th birthday, Laura lived a long life, and outlived her husband, James Dunsmuir, by 17 years. She died August 3rd, 1937 at the age of 79.

On February 13, 1858, Laura Surles was born in North Carolina. The daughter of a moderately wealthy planter with high aspirations for his children, Laura attended the Wesleyan Female College in Hamilton, Ontario. Laura’s autograph book from her time at the WF College is filled with loving comments from friends dating from March - June of 1874. The book can be seen in the museum here at Royal Roads University. Her older brother, Hannibal Pearce, was also attending the nearby Dundas Wesleyan Boys’ Institute, which had just opened in January of that year.

Meanwhile, with coal baron Robert Dunsmuir’s fortunes increasing, his 22 year old son James was also sent from Nanaimo to the Dundas Wesleyan Boys’ Institute in Ontario, for some higher education and to learn a bit of refinement. James and Hannibal became friends and it is not too difficult to conclude that James and Laura became acquainted in Ontario and would have had many mutual friends. Another autograph book in the museum, belonging to an Ida Moore of Mount Fairview, Dundas, contains a beautifully written quote from her friend James Dunsmuir, signed in January of 1875.

James left Dundas and enrolled at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in Blacksburg, Virginia, to study mining engineering. No doubt aided by his friendship with Hannibal, James was able to win the affections of Laura and they were married on July 5, 1876 at Old Sardis Church, Cumberland County, when Laura was 18.

However, it is often said that James was not Laura’s first love. The principal of the local school in Little River, NC, Mr. Lunsford Richardson, is said to have stolen her heart...

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The Power of Forgiveness: An evening talk

Martin Luther King, Jr. said “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love”. On March 1, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m., join Continuing Studies and Professional Certified Coach Dr. Tammy Dewar for a thought provoking evening discussion on the power of forgiveness in the workplace and in our personal lives. Learn how to forgive your boss as well as others and in doing so gain strength in your identity, your creativity, and your life. Additional information can be found in Dr. Dewar’s book, How to Forgive Your Boss (Or Anyone Who Has Done You Wrong).

To register or for more information, please visit The Power of Forgiveness: An Evening Talk or call 250-391-2600 ext. 4801.

 

 

Recommended Read:Toward a Healthcare Strategy

This week we're recommending Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians edited by A. Scott Carson, Jeffrey Dixon and Kim Richard Nossal.

From the publisher McGill Queen University Press:

“While Canadians are proud of their healthcare system, the reality is that it is fragmented and disorganized. Instead of a pan-Canadian system, it is a "system of systems" - thirteen provincial and territorial systems and a federal system. As a result, Canadian healthcare has not only become one of the costliest in the world, but is falling well behind many developed countries in terms of quality.

Canadians increasingly realize that their healthcare system is no longer fiscally sustainable, yet change remains elusive. The standard claim is that Canada's multijurisdictional approach makes system-wide reform nearly impossible. Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians disputes this reasoning, making the case for a comprehensive, system-wide, made-in-Canada healthcare strategy. It looks at the mechanics of change and suggests ways in which the various participants in the system - governments, healthcare professionals, the private sector, and patients - can work collaboratively to transform a second-rate system.

Addressing critical issues of health human resources, electronic health records, integrated care, and pharmacare, Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians shows how a system-wide strategic approach to this crucial policy area can make a difference in Canada’s healthcare system in the future.”

Visit the library, and borrow this book today! RA395 C3 T69 2015

Sharing the story on 2015/16 campus projects

2015/16 is a very busy year for capital projects on the campus

Following from the update circulated in mid-December, this edition of “Sharing the Story” offers an update on capital initiatives underway on the campus, highlighting areas of work that may have an impact on routine activities.

Read "Sharing the Story" on 2015/16 Campus Projects for more detailed information on the following topics:

  • Library renovations: Phase II
  • Creating additional classrooms: Upgrades in the LIC
  • Upgrades in Millward, Nixon, and Grant
  • Assessing facility conditions in Nixon, Millward, Hatley Castle and the Mews
  • Reducing greenhouse gas: Updating campus exterior lighting
  • Protecting the landmarks of a national historic site: Garden wall restoration

How can I find out more? For additional information about any of these projects, please contact Carolyn Levesque at 250-391-2503. Information specific to the library is available from Rosie Croft 250-391-2699, and Kyla McLeod will assist with student services 250-391-2600 ext 4460.

BCom Venture Adventure Pop Up Market

Come and see what our Bachelor of Commerce students' businesses can do with a $150 investment. 

Drop by the LIC main floor on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. to buy amazing products and services from our BCom students. The students are selling Items, ranging from vegan-baked goods to beard oil, for their entrepreneurial business ventures. Cash only.

Entering Transmasculinity

Congratulations to matt heinz, communication and gender studies scholar and professor, on the publication of his book, Entering Transmasculinity.

From the publisher: Entering Transmasculinity is a holistic study of the intersecting and overlapping discourses that shape transgender identities. In the book, matthew heinz offers an examination of mediated and experienced transmasculine subjectivities and aims to capture the apparent contradictions that structure transmasculine experience, perception, and identification. From the relationship between transmasculinity’s emancipatory potential and it’s simultaneously homogenizing implications, to issues of gender-queerness, sexual minorities, normativity and fatherhood, Entering Transmasculinity the first book to synthesize the disparate areas of academic study into a theory of the transmasculine self and its formation.

Entering Transmasculinity is published by the University of Chicago Press and will be available in the Royal Roads University library soon. Stay tuned!

Photo credit: University of Chicago Press

Anti-discrimination through storytelling

On Tuesday, March 15th, RRU's Diversity Action Group is excited to present their second event this year - Anti-discrimination through storytelling. This event is in recognition of the United Nation’s Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).

All RRU students, faculty, staff and the public are encouraged to join this forum to broaden their dialogue on the multiple forms of discrimination (e.g., ethnic, religious, gender, class, sexual orientations, disabilities, age, etc).

Through storytelling, we will hear about lived experiences and actions for combating discrimination. What can each of us do to raise awareness and make positive impact on RRU’s campus and beyond?

MC: Ining Chao

Speakers: Students, staff and faculty

Date: Tuesday, March 15th

Location: Learning and Innovation Centre, Centre for Dialogue, 4th floor

Time: 

Noon to 1 p.m. – Storytelling (feel free to bring your lunch)

1:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Open floor storytelling, questions and mingling

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be available via Livestream.

RRU’s Diversity Statement

Diversity enriches community. Royal Roads University is committed to appreciating and celebrating the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to increase understanding and acceptance of each other, thereby making us more compassionate human beings and strengthening the fabric of our communities...

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Recommended Read: The Everything Store

This week we are recommending The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone.

From the publisher Little, Brown and Company:

“Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

The Everything Store will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.”

Come on down to the library, and check this book out today! Z473.A485 S76 2014

Curious about coaching and how it works?

Coaching is a collaborative partnership where the coach and client engage in a dialogue. The proficient coach frames questions which allows the client to see new perspectives and discover new opportunities for action in key areas of importance.

The Centre for Coaching and Workplace Innovation is pleased to offer you an opportunity to be coached by one of our executive coaching students as part of their final exam process.

The intention of these coaching sessions/panels is for students to demonstrate the International Coach Federation competencies learned during the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program.

Details of the coaching opportunity:
 
Location:
Learning and Innovation Centre
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Rd      

Date:   
April 6 or 7, 2016
       
Your Time Commitment: 
Approximately 1 hour:
-  10 minute introduction with your student coach;
-  30 minute coaching session;
-  15 minute debrief with our panel

These sessions are available to working professionals with a real business/career challenge based on a current business/career issue.

Perhaps you are considering these types of challenges in your workplace:

  • My business or career keeps me so busy, I find that I am less able to put aside the time to work on important projects and...
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Roads to Research: Dr. Belcher & Shilpa Soni

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite you to a Roads to Research presentation by Brian Belcher and Shilpa Soni from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016 in the Quarterdeck.

Their presentation is titled: Assessing Research Effectiveness in RRU Graduate Research Projects

Brian Belcher is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Research Effectiveness at RRU. This role is given to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Shilpa Soni works with Brian as research analyst in the CRC program. This Roads to Research presentation will review their study of current graduate research at RRU to see if it is effectively contributing to solution-oriented and real-world focused transformative change.

All are welcome to attend the presentation, including the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please bring your lunch.

We hope you will join us for this highly relevant review of Brian Belcher’s groundbreaking work.

Abstract: 

As part of a larger effort to characterize the RRU research model in practice, we conducted a review of RRU student theses and major projects (hereafter referred to as theses) to assess research design and implementation from the perspective of research effectiveness. The research question was: Does RRU graduate research reflect the espoused RRU model of applied, solution-oriented and real-world focused research? Previously, we conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify appropriate principles and criteria for defining and assessing inter- and transdisciplinary research...

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Writing tip: Abbreviations and acronyms

Abbreviations and acronyms are commonly used in business writing because authors and their readers usually share an understanding of a professional context and the abbreviations used within it. The decision of when to use abbreviations and acronyms in academic writing can more complicated because readers of the work may not be as familiar as the author with the topic and its associated abbreviations. When readers are unfamiliar with acronyms, they will need to return repeatedly to the initial explanation of the abbreviation, which can be frustrating.

Also, abbreviations can make comprehending text significantly more difficult for dyslexic readers (Enigk, 2012, para. 6). Finally, when text relies heavily on acronyms, the flow of the text can be affected as all caps text is more difficult to read (Strizver, n.d., para. 1). For example, the next two sentences could be difficult to understand without a familiarity of the acronyms commonly used at Royal Roads University:  

RRU’s SoB, which is in the FoM, offers the following programs: BBA, BCOM, MBA, and MGM. The capstone project for MGM students is the GMP, whereas MBA students complete OMPs.

The American Psychological Association (2010) offered the following advice regarding using abbreviations:

Use an abbreviation only (a) if it is conventional and if the reader is more familiar with the abbreviation than with the complete form or (b) if considerable space can be saved and cumbersome repetition avoided. In short, use only those abbreviations that will help you communicate with your reader. (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 107)

Similarly, regarding whether to use abbreviations for group authors within citations:

The names of groups that serve as authors. . . are usually spelled out each time they appear in a text citation. The...

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Roads to Research 2: Doc Soc Sci students

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite you to the second in a series of Roads to Research  presentations by the Doctor of Social Sciences program at RRU on Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Quarterdeck.

The event will include the following presentations:

12:00 - 12:15 - Adrianne Lickers - TBA                    

12:15 - 12:30 - Amita Opal Gill - Values Based Business Leadership - A Case Study of Senior Business Leaders and Values Based Leadership                           

12:30 - 12:45 - Maria Anderson - From Static to Dynamic: How Information Technology Organizations Evolve to Foster Innovation, Productvity, and Thriving                       

12:45 - 1:00   - Chris O'Neil - Improving Social Impact Assessment for Oil Sands Development in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta                     

All are welcome to attend the presentations, including the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please bring your lunch.

We hope you will join us for this intimate look at the ground breaking work of our RRU Doctorate in Social Sciences students on March 9. 

Abstracts:

Amita Opal GillValues Based Business Leadership - A Case Study of Senior Business Leaders and Values Based Leadership

Business leaders today are under increasing pressure to gain trust from stakeholders-- customers, employees, and society.  In particular, the financial services...

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Sharing the story: Library renovations update

On Tuesday, March 1st between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. access to the library will be limited to the computer lab and service desk on the main level only.

Bookstore sales and regular service supports will be continue to be available, but there will be no access to the print collection and all areas beyond the main service desk during this brief time. The west side of the library building will be an active construction zone during this time and access will be strictly limited to construction staff.  Online services will not be affected.  Regular access to the print collection, study carrels, silent study, and the lower meeting/break-out rooms will be available again at 1 p.m.

As noted in the last project update, the principal entrance to the library has been moved temporarily to the east end of the building (the side closest to the castle). The main entrance continues undergo renovation work to expand and enhance the entry way. Signage has been posted to direct library users to the alternate route into the building.

Student accessibility services as well as financial aid and awards continue to operate from the library while the remainder of the student services team has been temporarily re-located to offices in the Grant building and the LIC (first floor). The library website provides more information about the modified hours of operation during the renovation, including alternate study space and selected services available in the LIC Monday to Thursday evenings, from 7pm to 9pm.

While RRU expects to maintain all services throughout the project, please note that parts of the library building will be an active construction zone. Access to some spaces and hours of operation will continue to be affected as work progresses.

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An Archival Moment: Star gazing

The HMCS Royal Roads yearbook for 1944, The Log, boasts that the “college is now equipped with a miniature Planetarium, supplied by the Peerless Planetarium Co. of Toronto, and built in the former conservatory.”

The planetarium had a dome of 21 feet in diameter, made from wood and plaster, and seated a class of fifty. The inner surface of the dome, when illuminated, demonstrated the constellations of a northern sky on the plane of the ecliptic, about 160 stars represented by chrome hemispheres of different magnitudes. The purpose of this "fixed" sky was to teach the constellations relative to each other and recognition of the "navigation" stars.

The planetarium when installed was the first of its kind on the continent, previous purpose built museums having been designed for general interest in astronomy and unrelated to training in celestial navigation.

The yearbook article explains: “when the interior is darkened, it is then possible by means of a star-projecting instrument to throw the stars on the dome as they would be seen from any latitude and at any time. Further, it is possible to speed up the apparent movements of the stars across the heavens to show rising and setting and change of azimuth and altitude, all of which is a great aid to our navigation classes… It is planned to conduct the celestial instruction in the Planetarium, where the actual presentation of the different planes will eliminate a certain amount of worry in the study of the celestial sphere.”

The Peerless Planetarium Company installed a few more planetariums in Canada, notably one at Forest Hill Village School in Toronto, which was lauded by the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada. However, the company quickly lost ground to the cheaper Spitz models that used a projecting ‘starball’ and did not require fixed chrome constellations on the dome itself. Another...

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BBA student represents RRU at Leading Change

Royal Roads Bachelor of Business Administration student, Mabel Marin, has been selected as a delegate to the 2016 Leading Change conference in Vancouver this week. Mabel will be one of 150 emerging environmental leaders meeting to explore “new models and economies shaping the sustainability space,” according to the conference organizers.

Leading Change is an organization of young environmental and sustainability professionals committed to finding solutions to the social, environmental and economic issues confronting us today. Its annual conference is “focused on building the next generation of corporate leaders, policy thinkers, entrepreneurs and community actors” (leadingchangecanada.com).

Marin believes that initiatives like Leading Change make a critical contribution toward sustainability. “Participating of Leading Change 2016 is the first step toward a more positive future,” said Marin.  “Whatever is created today will matter tomorrow. I am happy to be able to contribute to a sustainable future.”

According to BBA Program Head, Todd Thexton, “Building leadership in sustainability and business is a core objective of the BBA program.  We’re proud that our program is attracting and supporting students like Mabel, who are distinguishing themselves as up-coming sustainability leaders in the business world.”

The Leading Change conference is associated with the GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business.  Six other BBA students will be joining Mabel for the GLOBE conference.

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BBA students explore meanings of land

Land, life and family are intrinsically bound together in the meanings of land held by First Nations.  That was one of the key messages passed along to Bachelor of Business Administration students this week by Asma-Na-Hi Antoine (RRU’s Indigenous Education Manager) and Kenneth Elliott (Cowichan Elder).  The meeting was the first of a three-part series on the meaning of land, which explores land conflicts that arise from differences in the way that land and resources are perceived and used.

On the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon, Asma-Na-Hi launched the Meaning of Land series with a traditional smudging of sage and sweetgrass to ceremonially cleanse and prepare fourteen BBA students.  In the Gathering Room at Sneq’wa e’lun, Asma-Na-Hi traced the history of the land on which now sits Royal Roads University—the families that lived with this land, and the culture, song and medicine that the land furnished and inspired.  Through Asma’s stories, students learned of the strong bonds between family and place, and how land, family and life are intertwined.  Students also confronted the significance of dislocation and displacement brought about by European settlement and industry that disrupted the bonds of family and place.

Cowichan Elder Kenneth Elliott led participants on a walking tour along Colwood Creek, sharing traditional plant knowledge.  From licorice fern for a sore throat to sword fern for aching muscles; from Oregon grape for the blood to cedar bark for weaving. The abundance of medicine and food supported by this land brought sustenance to the families who lived and visited here. 

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RRU students restoring rare ecosystem

Students from Royal Roads’ Bachelor of Business Administration and International year two programs gathered at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site last weekend to support efforts to conserve Garry Oak habitats.  Working with a Parks Canada biologist, the students participated in removing invasive plant species from the Fort Rodd Hill site, which is home to a significant Garry Oak ecosystem.  

Garry oaks are rare in Canada—found only on southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and two locations in the southern mainland.  Garry Oak ecosystems are home to thousands of species—more than 100 of which are at risk.  But, according to Parks Canada, less than 5% of original Garry Oak habitats on Vancouver Island remain intact today, due to human development. And those that remain are currently threatened by encroachment of invasive species, like daphne, Scotch broom and English ivy. 

RRU students joined other parks volunteers to pull, dig and clip invasive daphne from the fort’s lands while, at the same time, learning about Garry Oak habitats and the plants, animals and insect species that depend on them.  RRU’s student contribution to the project was organized as part of the BBA Service initiative—a project intended to connect BBA students with service learning opportunities in areas related to environmental and social sustainability.

Recommended Read: The Happiness Project

This week we're recommending The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

From the publisher Harper Collins: “Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.

Written with a wicked sense of humour and sharp insight, Gretchen Rubin’s story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives and remind them how to have fun.”

Borrow this book today! BF575.H27 R83 2011

Tourism Open Textbook has RRU roots

A recently published text in the BCcampus Open Textbook collection includes chapters written by current and former Royal Roads faculty and students. School of Tourism and Hospitality Management professors Geoffrey Bird, Rebecca Wilson-Mah and Eugene Thomlinson, along with associate faculty member Ray Freeman and graduate student Kelley Glazer contributed chapters to Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC, the first Canadian open textbook in the field of tourism management. Another half dozen former RRU instructors and students contributed chapters or reviewed the text.

Open textbooks are free for student and instructor use and can be modified to suit specific needs. BCcampus embarked on a project to develop and adapt Open Textbooks for BC post-secondary institutions in 2012. Today there are over 130 titles available.

Geoffrey Bird commented that "there is a really strong community in B.C. of educators with a collaborative approach to curriculum development". An open textbook is an obvious next step. Rebecca Wilson-Mah praised the new text for having a Canadian perspective. She also observed that it included recent developments in the field and would remain current because it used a much more dynamic revision system.

BCcampus is currently accepting proposals for the creation of ancillary materials (PowerPoint sets, quiz banks) for existing open textbooks. Open Education Week is March 7-11 with online workshops about open educational resources and open textbooks. CTET has more information about...

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Roads to Research: Dr. Frances Jørgensen

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite you to Dr. Frances Jørgensen’s Roads to Research  presentation from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 in the Quarterdeck. Her talk is titled The hidden costs of soldiering on: presenteeism, emotional demands and workplace accidents and injuries.

Frances Jørgensen is an associate professor with the School of Business and teaches organizational behavior, human resource management and change management. She uses action research to support employee engagement and employee driven innovation. Although there has been extensive research on absenteeism in the workplace, the issue of presenteeism is a recent focus in research literature.

All are welcome to attend the presentation, including the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please bring your lunch.

We hope you will join us for this interesting discussion of the risks of presenteeism on March 30.

Abstract:

Research has demonstrated that there are often serious health risks associated with presenteeism—or the act of engaging in work despite being ill. In this study, we argue that presenteeism represents a stress factor for employees, and especially those in work environments with high emotional demands such as front-line service jobs, and that the additional stress of working while ill is positively related to workplace accidents and injuries. This presentation will begin with a quick overview of a recently completed empirical study with data from New Zealand, and then move to current plans for extending the study to Canada.  A discussion of how the study relates to other...

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Lily Seto receives Leadership Victoria Award

From youth to lifetime achievement, the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Victoria Leadership Awards in nine award categories were honoured last week at a gala ceremony at the Victoria Conference Centre. 

Royal Roads graduate and current associate faculty teaching Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching, Lily Seto received the Leadership Excellence through Coaching and Mentoring Award. 

As the recent coaching strategist for the Talent Management Branch of the B.C. Public Service Agency (Lily recently retired), Lily was responsible for developing coaching standards, and training management as coaches for their employees, bringing the power of "The Coach Approach" and ensuring that British Columbia's population was served by well-coached public employees.

Through her consulting, coaching and teaching, Lily is dedicated to bringing a coaching culture to all. She is increasingly becoming known as an expert in coaching management and coach supervision, and her past work at Canada’s Indian and Northern Affairs Ministry is considered a model throughout the federal government.

Never one to forget that good work comes from within, Lily is constantly learning, adjusting and adapting her own coaching approach through formal studies, self-reflection and peer groups. She has inspired many to commit to a coach approach in their work. See here to learn more about Lily

Here are the ...

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West Campus Road closure - March 14

The West Campus Road will be closed beginning Monday March 14th at 9:30 a.m. to allow for work to begin on upgrading streetlights.  All traffic except for buses and vehicles travelling to and from the PMQs will be redirected down University Drive and along the waterfront in order to access the west campus. During this time two way traffic will be in effect on University Drive between the boathouse and Recreation Centre.

Please direct any questions to P&ER 250-391-2519

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An Archival Moment: Ongoing mysteries

Some may remember a Crossroads post from several years ago about the mysterious Nurse Lena. According to an attached note in the archives, this postcard photograph of Lena was “found on 3rd floor of castle in wall”. The previous article posed some important questions of provenance, which is a term in museums and archives used to define the chronology of the ownership, custody, or location of a historical object. Questions such as: How did it get into the walls of Hatley Castle? And who found the photo? One assumes from the material it was stored with it that it must have been found during the time the military college was using the castle. Is this a safe assumption? If so, did they uncover any answers about the photo at the time of discovery?

The photo itself offers us some clues as to its origins. It is signed ‘Lena’ on the front, and we can date it from December of 1918 because on the back of the postcard is written ‘With fondest love from your loving sister Lena, Brighton 15-12-18’. The pin on Lena’s uniform reads ‘Netley’, which was the Royal Victoria Military Hospital near Southampton, England. A little online digging about Netley, which was demolished in 1966, shows that it was an enormous hospital built in the Victorian age in response to the Crimean War, and was designed to serve the vast British Empire. The size of a small town, it had a working farm, stores, a school, its own gasworks, a reservoir, and a prison. There was also a ballroom inside the officers’ mess. It saw constant horrors during the First World War as ship loads of injured and shell shocked soldiers were deposited there for treatment and convalescence. Further research showed that an anticipated shortage of staff to aid the wartime casualties was relieved by the Red Cross, whose Volunteer Aid Detachment (VAD) provided over 125,000 staff during the course of the war, not...

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Research funding announcement: Nature of wild

Six Royal Roads University students and/or alumni will be given $2,000 for a student- or alumni-led project blending ethnography, media, and the arts to tell a story about wilderness and wild places. Interested individual or team applicants should submit a 1000-word proposal by April 15, 2016. 

Funded projects will reach a broad public audience by making use of variable combinations of audio-visual media such as video, photography, and sound.  Phillip Vannini, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography, is encouraging and curating such projects to contribute to societal understanding of the meanings of wild. As more deeply articulated in the forthcoming book Wilderness (P. Vannini and A. Vannini, 2016, Routledge), even though wild areas around the globe are often thought of as devoid of humans and culture, these “natural” places actually come to life through the practices, experiences and representations of diverse people. By highlighting how a single individual or a small group of people interact with a particular wild place, the projects will show not only the nature, but also the culture of wildness.

This new funding program will run for five years, beginning in 2016 and ending in 2020.  The call for short projects will be issued annually by March 15 with a proposal submission deadline of April 15. Competition results will be announced by April 30. Final projects are to be submitted no later than October 30.

Call for Short Projects: A 1000-word proposal must outline the project idea, provide budget detail, and indicate:

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Recommended Read: Environmental Melancholia

This week we're recommending Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Engagement by Renee Lertzman

From the publisher Routledge: “In this groundbreaking book, Renee Lertzman applies psychoanalytic theory and psychosocial research to the issue of public engagement and public apathy in response to chronic ecological threats. By highlighting unconscious and affective dimensions of contemporary ecological issues, Lertzman deconstructs the idea that there is a gap between what people care about and what is actually carried out in policy and personal practice. In doing so, she presents an innovative way to think about and design engagement practices and policy interventions.

Based on key qualitative fieldwork and in-depth interviews conducted in Green Bay, Wisconsin, each chapter provides a psychosocial, psychoanalytic perspective on subjectivity, affect and identity, and considers what this means for understanding behaviour in relation to environmental crises and climate change. The book argues for a theory of environmental melancholia that accounts for the ways in which people experience profound loss and disruption caused by environmental issues, and yet may have trouble expressing or making sense of such experiences.”

Borrow this book today! BF353 .L47 2015

Habitat Cafe hours of operation: March 18-28

Please note the Habitat Cafe revised hours of operation during March 18 to 28.

  • Fri, March 18 – 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sat, March 19 – 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Sun, March 20 – 8 a.m. – noon

  • Mon, March 21 to Thurs, March 24 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Fri, March 25 - STAT CLOSED

  • Sat, March 26 - CLOSED

  • Sun, March 27 - noon – 6 p.m.

  • Mon, March 28 - STAT 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

RRU Festival of Colours and Easter egg hunt

It is time again for the 4th annual RRU Festival of Colors and Easter egg hunt! The hunt will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23 on the the front lawns of the castle.

  • Individuals will be divided into teams upon arrival - groups that arrive together may stay together on the same team. 
  • Students, staff, faculty and children are welcome to attend.
  • There will be candy and prizes for everyone, as well as a special hunting area for the wee ones.
  • The  Festival Holi, will follow the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, on March 23. The brave ones are most welcome to join us and play with talcum powder on the lower lawns, in front of the castle. Dress code: white t-shirt.
  • Games, music, food and colours – This time bigger and better.

The Festival Holi, also known as Festival of Colours or Spring Festival, is one of the most exhilarating celebrations in the Asian countries, welcoming thousands of people every year. Mainly, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.

This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the multiculturalism and cultural openness that shape Canada.

Facebook: Festival of Colors and Easter Egg Hunt

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Annual spring plant sale

Join us for our annual spring plant sale hosted by the Camosun College Horticulture Technician students on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Plant Shoppe located by the Arbutus Building - 7A on map.

Perennials, shrubs, loads of tomatos, veggie starts, herbs, hyper tufa troughs and more.

We welcome Visa, Mastercard, debit, cash, and cheques.  

Come celebrate spring!

Evening talk: The world of hummingbirds

Are you interested in hummingbirds and would like to learn more about them and how to attract them into your garden? On April 14, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. join Continuing Studies and Dr. Alison Moran for an informative evening talk. Find out about the different species of hummingbirds as well their roles within the ecosystem. This evening talk is free. If attendees would like to make a donation, all donations are going to the Rocky Point Bird Observatory, an organization which supports the Hummingbird Project of B.C.

Would you like to learn more about hummingbirds? As a compliment to this evening talk, Dr. Moran will be giving a 1/2 day course, Hummingbirds: Beauty on the Wing.

For more information, please visit The World of Hummingbirds or call 250-391-2600 ext. 4801.

Call for student proposals - OD Network

Call for student proposals is now open from the Organization Development Network!

Are you a current student or recent graduate of a masters-level or doctoral organization development-focused program? Submit your proposal to the 2016 OD Network Annual Conference in Atlanta this fall. Submissions accepted through April 18, 2016.

The OD Network is looking for proposals that are dynamic, engaging, innovative and that represent the 2016 theme of "The Business of OD: Positioning Ourselves for Continuous Impact". 

Student Submission Requirements:

At the time of submission, students must be either:

  • A current student in an OD-related graduate or doctoral program
  • Within three months of having graduated from an OD related graduate or doctoral program

Learn more about organization development and the 2016 call for student proposals.

 

Bookstore and Gift Shop closed - March 31

The Bookstore and Gift Shop will be closed Thursday, March 31st for year end inventory. No sales or returns will be processed that day. They will resume regular hours on April 1st.

An Archival Moment: Dunsmuir film project

In the midst of your daily routine around the university, you may spot or have spotted a camera operator or two around the grounds and castle, perhaps even a person in front of the camera, gesturing grandly at locally quarried and expertly fashioned granite, Saturna Island sandstone and Haddington Island andesite, or being interviewed inside the castle about the variety of wood panelling sourced from all around the globe.

The museum and archives at Royal Roads is currently embarking on an exciting project to tell the story of the Dunsmuirs of Hatley Park. Through a short documentary film, the intention is to place the university’s historic site in its original Edwardian context, describing who the Dunsmuir family was and how they lived, how the property was acquired, and the efforts that went into creating such an extensive private estate: from the formal home and gardens, the model farm, as well as the recreational spaces and hunting grounds.

The Dunsmuirs lived here from 1910 until 1937 and in those 27 years the world changed dramatically. While the story of the Dunsmuirs represents the epitome of Edwardian era gentility - their love of leisure pursuits are built right into the property with tennis courts, a croquet lawn, stables for show horses, the grand billiards room and large spaces for entertainment - they were not immune to the tragedies of the First World War. The youngest son, James (Boy) was lost in the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 and the family worked tirelessly to support the war effort with local fundraisers. James Dunsmuir made significant financial contributions for medical relief and supplies on the front lines and also paid for an operating theatre to be built at a hospital in Paris. He never recovered from the loss of Boy and died at his Cowichan Lake hunting lodge in 1920. Laura lived here until her death in 1937, maintaining...

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PTSD: A family journey

Royal Roads University is pleased to welcome Chris Linford, author of Warrior Rising, and his wife Kathryn to campus for a special lunch hour presentation titled: PTSD – A Family Journey.

“Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Chris Linford and his wife Kathryn have been living with PTSD in their home since 1994. After Chris returned from Rwanda he found himself profoundly changed, angry all the time and extremely hypervigilant. Together they speak of what it is like to live with PTSD and the impact it had upon their family of five. PTSD often goes unspoken of in many circles, but we have learned much over the past decades about how it happens, why it happens and how we might best manage it. Chris and Kathryn share their story openly including what they did right and wrong over the years. They do this so that others might benefit and just maybe create their own plan to manage PTSD within their relationships.”

Learn more about Chris at the National Speaker’s Bureau.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend this presentation on Tuesday, April 26 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on the Quarterdeck. One hour presentation followed by Q & A - bring your lunch and refreshments. 

Please RSVP by April 22, 2016, to  Shelley Langille

Writing tip: Back to basics with periods

A period ends a complete sentence that provides a statement or instruction, which is a straightforward function. However, things get a little more complicated when authors have to decide where to place periods after quotations, what spacing to use after a period, and when not to use a period.

Inside or outside punctuation with quotations

Confusion regarding whether a period should appear inside or outside closing quotation marks is usually caused by conflicting styles between American and British authors. The American style presents the period inside the quotation marks, whereas the British style places the period outside the quotation marks (Chelsea, 2011, para. 3). According to the APA Style rules, the closing period should appear inside in the quotation marks (para. 3); e.g., most participants chose “yes.”

If the quoted text is a direct quotation of 39 words or fewer and therefore has a citation after the closing quotation marks, the period appears after the citation. For example, “if the quotation appears at the end of a sentence, close the quoted passage with quotation marks, cite the source in parentheses immediately after the quotation marks, and end with a period or other punctuation outside the final parenthesis” (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 92).

If the quotation is 40 words or longer and will be formatted as a block quotation, place the period at the end of the quotation and before the citation. For example:

Compositors―people who layout printed material with type―made the original rule that placed periods and commas inside quotation marks to protect the small metal pieces of type from breaking off the end of the sentence. The quotation marks protected the commas and periods. In the early 1900s, it appears that the Fowler brothers (who wrote a famous British style guide called...

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Recommended Read: Digital Disconnect

This week we're recommending Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy by Robert McChesney

From the publisher the New Press: “A prescient examination of the relationship between the Internet and the economy—one that has become even more relevant since its publication in hardcover—the book argues that capitalism’s colonization of the Internet has spurred the collapse of credible journalism and made it an unparalleled apparatus for government and corporate surveillance.”

Borrow this book today! HM851 .M393 2013

Campus road repairs: March 31 & April 1

Road repairs will be taking place March 31 and April 1, 2016 around campus.  Five Star Paving will be doing the work and will manage traffic control as necessary.

 

 

An Archival Moment: Who is Charlie?

A large, beautiful cedar sign near the bus shelter at the intersection of College Drive and University Drive reads ‘Charlie’s Trail’. The trail connects to the Galloping Goose bike path at the north end of campus and follows Colwood Creek down to Sneq’wa e’lan (Blue Heron House). It is a lovely trail: at certain points it is tranquil and meandering, and at other times a raging torrent cascades over waterfalls and invigorates your mind and body as you dodge the spray to make your way up or down the path.

The trail was restored over several years, beginning in 2006, thanks to a generous donation by Sue and Charlie Johnson, both residents of the Highlands. Charlie Johnson, a professional forester, launched Pacific Regeneration Technologies (PRT), a forestry company that grows seedlings for reforestation. Together with his partner Sue, they developed a love of the heritage trails around Royal Roads University. They also supported a garden inventory project and a teaching award in recognition of the unique type of education being offered at Royal Roads.

The trail, which had become hazardous over the years due to the steep slopes with no safety rails, decayed bridges, and fallen trees, has a heritage story of its own. Originally used by First Nations People, the creek was the site of a remote lumber mill in the1860s, and by the 1870s a thriving tannery and boot and shoe manufacturer had taken its place. When the Dunsmuirs bought the property in 1907, the glen, as it is also known, was a favourite spot of Laura Dunsmuir and was landscaped into an ornamental garden with bamboo, rhododendrons and hellebores. When Royal Roads was a military college, the trail was used for physical fitness training by cadets, and often formed part of the route for the fabled obstacle course that marked the end of the recruit term.

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Recommended Read: Gender Diversity in STEM

This week we're recommending WWEST's Gender Diversity in STEM: Abriefing on women in science and engineering.

From the publisher Blurb: “Whether meeting with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industry leaders, talking to engineers and scientists, holding workshops for non-profit leaders, or running outreach events for youth, the same questions come up and again:

“Why women in STEM?” 
“Why does it matter?” 
“Aren’t we past bias in the workplace?” 
“What if engineering just isn’t interesting to girls?” 
“What can I do?”

Answering these questions requires analysis supported by facts: studies, statistics, research, and scientifically-supported conclusions.

This book responds to common questions, topics, and misconceptions with factual, cited answers and evidence. Each topic is succinct, covered in an at-a-glance visual format. These chapters are accompanied by commentaries from industry leaders and academic experts, selected to provide additional perspectives on the issue of gender diversity in STEM.”

 Visit the library, and borrow this book today! Q130 P37 2015

Continuing Studies: Evening talks in April

This month Continuing Studies has three diverse and engaging free talks to stimulate your mind and your interests. Next Thursday, April 14, 2016, Dr. Alison Moran shares insights into The World of Hummingbirds including how to distinguish between species and understand their roles within the ecosystem. On April 20, 2016, Dr. Paul Mohapel discusses The Science of Happiness with scientific research on this complex emotion, our assumptions about what makes us happy, and ‘happiness practices’ to incorporate into your life. And on April 27, 2016, join us for the Art of Activism with Ann Perodeau as she discusses the history of artists’ abilities to use art in its’ various forms to expose injustices and create positive change.  

Each talk is free, but donations are gratefully accepted with 100% of the proceeds going to the facilitator’s charity of choice. For information on these talks, please visit Continuing Studies Free Talks or call 250-391-2600 ext. 4801.

Canadian Water Resources Association - Scholarships in Water Resources

Deadline: 
Feb 28, 2012

The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships. These scholarships are available to graduate students whose programs of study focus upon applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. The scholarships will have the following values:

  • Dillon Consulting Scholarship - $5,000 - This scholarship will be awarded to the highest ranked of the applicants. Funding is provided by Dillon Consulting Ltd. on an annual basis.
  • Ken Thomson Scholarship - $2,000 - This scholarship will be awarded to the second highest ranked of the applicants. The Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded from a special fund set up in his honour.
  • CWRA Memorial Scholarship - $1,500- A tribute to CWRA Members remembered by their colleagues donations to the Scholarship Fund.
  • 2 Scholarships - $1,500 each - These scholarships are funded from the general funds of the Canadian Water Resources Association.

All applicants will receive a one-year membership in the Canadian Water Resources Association.

For information on how to apply and eligibilty requirements, please visit http://www.cwra.org/about/scholarship/application.aspx and download the application information form. 

Chief Joe Mathias British Columbia Aboriginal Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 
Jun 15, 2011

Each year since the Fund’s inception in 2002, we have been able to award an increasing number of scholarships to deserving youth from a variety of schools including medicine, social work, computer science, and others. These scholarships have ranged from $500 to $4000 per student per year.

Note that all support material is due at the same time as the Application Form on June 15, 2011. All applications must be forwarded directly to:
Board of Directors
Chief Joe Mathias British Columbia Scholarship Fund
c/o PO Box 49279, Four Bentall Centre
2800 – 1055 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC
V7X 1P4

Please click here for application and good luck!

If you have any further questions, please contact Agnes Park at ChiefJoeMathias@gmail.com .

LE,NONET Bursaries

Deadline: 
Aug 26, 2011

Bursary Criteria
• Must have Aboriginal Ancestry (proof of ancestry required)
• Must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency or be a member of a First Nation band within Canada
• Must be an undergraduate student registered in a minimum of 4.5 units for credit in each term of study for which they have applied for the bursary. Students with a permanent disability are eligible for bursary assistance if registered in at least 3 units for credit in each term of study
• Must be in good academic standing (gpa of 2 or higher)
• May receive funding more than once annually but must reapply on a new application each time and will be assessed based on their financial and academic standing at the time of application
• Must complete the LE,NONET undergraduate bursary application form and meet with the LE,NONET Student Support Coordinator
• Only complete applications will be considered

For more information and to obtain an application please contact:

Sally Hunter
Ph: 250-472-5982   Email: sally@uvic.ca   Fax: 250-472-4952
First Peoples House, Room 131

Brief Description: 

LE,NONET Summer Bursaries now available!

Funds will be disbursed on a first come first serve and need basis.

Please note: To be eligible for our programs you must be a Canadian Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis) undergraduate student currently enrolled...

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Alexander Campbell Hotel Management Awards

Deadline: 
Jun 01, 2011

Please print all information clearly - do not abbreviate! It is important to fill in ALL information to enable your application to be processed. We recommend that you attach a transcript of marks and a resume.

Please click here for application. Once your application is complete please sent to:

Manitoba Hotel Association
1534 Gamble Place, Suite 200
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 1N6
Brief Description: 

For Manitobans entering or returning to courses in Hotel Management.

Awards are tenable only in a faculty of a University or College in North America offering a degree, certificate or diploma course in hotel management of not less than four years in duration.

More_Information: 

Phone: (204) 942-0671 or Toll: (888) 859-9976; Manitoba Fax (204) 942-6719

Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary & Scholarship Award

Deadline: 
Jun 01, 2011

Listed below are mandatory documents due June 1, 2011 – no exceptions – or application remains incomplete and will not be reviewed by Jury.

- One current NAAF Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary & Scholarship Awards Application Form fully completed and signed in the designated areas.
- Proof of First Nation (status or non-status), Inuit or Métis status.
- Letter of Personal Introduction (minimum 750 words, maximum 1,500 words).
- A recent & clear colour photograph.
- Marks (official or unofficial) from your most recent academic program.
- Letter of acceptance or offer of admission into a program – if available at the time the application is due.
- Verification of current tuition & fees amounts for the program – if unavailable the prior year’s amounts can be used in the interim.
- Financial Report Form if you received an award the previous year and have not yet forwarded it to NAAF.

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION PACKAGE
- Fax or email copies are not accepted
- NAAF does not return any documents or materials to applicants.
- Keep a copy of your application package for your personal records.
- Print your name clearly on each piece of documentation being submitted.
- Please paper clip your documents together – no staples.
- Application packages can be sent by mail, courier, or submitted in person.
- Applications must be postmarked on or before the deadline date to be eligible.

Mail all information to:
Education Department
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
P.O. Box 759, 50 Generations...
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Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy Graduate Award

Deadline: 
Oct 21, 2011

Name: Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy Graduate

Award Eligibility: Any student registered in a Masters or Doctoral Program at a Canadianpost-secondary academic institution who has not already been a recipientof this Award.

Year: September 2011-August 2012

Amount: $5000 to be distributed in two parts as follows: (i) $2500 upon grant ofthe Award; and (ii) $2500 upon receipt of the report by the Centre.Application

Date: Submissions must be received by Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Centre's offices at: The Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate PolicyOne Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7

Criteria: The Award is to provide financial support for a project presented as part ofan academic program that relates to applied business ethics. The term'business ethics' includes any ethics related issue in both the for-profit andnot-for-profit context, and is an issue that is, first, controversial (i.e., thereare significant groups for and against) and, secondly, a distinctly moral issueas opposed to one of social policy. Priority will be given to work related to matters ofCanadian interest. The award recipient will be selected by a committee ofthe Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy.

Conditions: The submission must follow the application criteria attached. Thesuccessful candidate agrees to provide the Centre with a report at thecompletion of the project that may be included on the public web site ofthe Centre. This report should be available within 18 months of receipt ofthe award. The candidate also agrees to acknowledge the financial supportof the Centre in any...

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Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship

Deadline: 
Jul 29, 2011

Destiny Solutions is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2011-2012 Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship. As educators, you see everyday how hard adult learners work to incorporate education into their already busy lives.

Dr. Mary Cone Barrie was the director of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. She was committed to the community, learning and the implications of technology on adult learners. Destiny Solutions is honored to present the $2,500 scholarship to two dedicated lifelong learners in recognition of Mary’s great contributions to the field of adult education.

The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is available to any currently enrolled non-traditional learner residing in Canada or the United States who has changed their life, or the lives of others, by embracing lifelong learning.

Click here to visit Destiny Solutions website for more information and download application. Completed applications together with the appropriate submissions should be mailed to:

The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship
Destiny Solutions Inc.
40 Holly Street, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4S 3C3
Canada

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund - academic year of 2012 - 2013

Deadline: 
Jan 17, 2012

US/Canada Grants for the Academic Year 2012-13

For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable.  The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria:

  • has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries
  • resides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the application
  • is enrolled (in residence) at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2011-2012, and intends to be enrolled for the 2012-2013 academic year
  • will use the grant toward the completion of her degree
  • is a national of a lower or middle income developing member country, as designated by the MMMF Country Eligibility List: http://www.mmmf-grants.org/country-eligibility-list.html
  • is not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Landed Immigrant
  • intends to return to her country (or other developing country) within two years of completing use of the MMMF grant and perform at least two years of service
  • demonstrates financial need and satisfactory academic performance
  • is at least 25 years old by December 31, 2011
  • is not related...
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Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution

Deadline: 
Dec 31, 2011

Rotary Centers provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas.

Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis at six Rotary Centers, which operate in partnership with seven leading universities:

Coursework at the Rotary Centers focuses on preventing and resolving conflict by addressing its root causes - for example, responding to hunger with food security, disease with health care, illiteracy with education, poverty with sustainable development, and environmental degradation with conservation. Fellows put classroom lessons into practice through an applied field experience, when they work with a variety of governmental and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.

The fellows are chosen from countries and cultures...

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Defense Research and Development Canada

Deadline: 
Dec 31, 2011

The Centre for Security Science (the Centre) funds projects in science and technology (S&T) to strengthen Canada's preparedness for, prevention of, and response to potential threats. The Centre currently solicits and assesses proposals from government, industry, and academia for new projects in one of the four mission areas. Project funding is competitive and can cover projects from early research through to the acquisition of mature technologies. Priorities for funding are established in part using the Consolidated Risk Assessment (CRA) and capability-planning processes.

Research funding is managed through three programs, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), the Public Security Technical Program (PSTP) and the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC). Combined, the three programs focus on four mission areas:

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE);
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP);
  • Surveillance, Intelligence, and Interdiction (SI2); and
  • Emergency Management Systems Integration (EMSI).

More Information: http://www.css.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/program/index-eng.asp

Defense Research and Development Canada

Deadline: 
Dec 31, 2011

The Centre for Security Science (the Centre) funds projects in science and technology (S&T) to strengthen Canada's preparedness for, prevention of, and response to potential threats. The Centre currently solicits and assesses proposals from government, industry, and academia for new projects in one of the four mission areas. Project funding is competitive and can cover projects from early research through to the acquisition of mature technologies. Priorities for funding are established in part using the Consolidated Risk Assessment (CRA) and capability-planning processes.

Research funding is managed through three programs, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), the Public Security Technical Program (PSTP) and the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC). Combined, the three programs focus on four mission areas:

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE);
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP);
  • Surveillance, Intelligence, and Interdiction (SI2); and
  • Emergency Management Systems Integration (EMSI).

More_Information: http://www.css.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/program/index-eng.asp

Pacific Salmon Foundation 2011 Stewardship Community Bursary

Deadline: 
Oct 31, 2011

ELIGIBILITY:
B.C. students who are active volunteers in the aquatic stewardship community, demonstrate financial need, and are registered full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) in at least the second year of an education or training program that supports their goal of a career in salmon conservation.

Successful applicants were chosen based on their volunteer involvement with their local aquatic stewardship group, an essay detailing their chosen field of study, and need for financial support in order to pursue further education.

Click here for application.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your completed application package between September 1 and October 30 to:

Pacific Salmon Foundation
Stewardship Community Bursary
Suite 300 - 1682 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S6

Brief Description: 

  • Are you a student in financial need?
  • Are you a Salmonid stewardship volunteer?
  • Are you working toward a career in the environment that will benefit Pacific salmon in the wild?

For your consideration: Two non-repayable bursaries of $2000
More_Information: Dianne Ramage or Jim Shinkewski at 604-664-7664

The 2011 Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) Scholarship

Deadline: 
Nov 01, 2011

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all of these qualifications. Applicants not meeting one or more of these qualifications will not be considered:

1. Blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted. Please note: Whatever an applicant's vision level, he/she must meet the requirements for legal blindness, which is visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye after correction, or a visual field of less than 20 degrees.

2. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, but foreign students studying in Canada will also be considered.

3. Attending a post-secondary program (college, university, or vocational) within the period of September 2011 to April 2011, with a full-time course load or at a 40% course load when accompanied by an explanation. Students at undergraduate, graduate (including doctoral levels as well as those in training programs), educational upgrading, and enrolled in the performing arts are encouraged to apply.

4. Exchange students studying abroad under a legitimate exchange program and paying fees to a Canadian educational institution are eligible, as are students who choose to study abroad for lack of a similar program in Canada, failure to be accepted into a Canadian program, or the clear superiority of a program abroad.

CHECKLIST

For applications to be considered complete all of the documents/information listed below must be included; incomplete applications will not be considered.

1. Application Form (including average academic grade in percentage form);

2. Personal letter outlining such information as vision and medical background, goals, interests, barriers, community...

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Worldwide Hospitality Management Schools Awards

Deadline: 
Oct 14, 2011

The Worldwide Hospitality School Management Awards are back for the second consecutive year.
After the 2010 1st edition success, The Worldwide Hospitality Management Schools Awards will be once more put forward during the award-giving ceremony of November 21st, 2011.
- Over 30 schools from all over the world
- Prestigious categories: best professional success, best educational innovation, best communication
- A jury made of personalities from the international hospitality industry
- Prizes given during the Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony: over 1000 leaders from the domestic and international hotel industry
Put your innovations forward
Promote your team and student's work

The competition is now open!
Become a candidate and discover the 2011 awards categories :

Click here for further information on the categories or visit website www.hospitality-on.com

Sorrento Sabbatical Centre Fellowship

Deadline: 
May 25, 2012

What We Need From You

Participants will be asked to attend a one-hour weekly meeting with the Director of Sorrento Centre. The meetings will be structured like self-directed seminars, where participants describe their academic projects, offer support to one another and discuss ways to improve the quality of their experience at Sorrento.

The Cost

These accommodations normally rent for $2040 per month. Dinners normally cost $465 per month. However, we are also offering special Sorrento Fellowships, valued at $1500 per month, to be used to help offset the cost of food and housing. For students who commit to a minimum stay of 30 days, we are offering housing and one meal per day for a net cost of $1005 per month plus applicable taxes. Fellowships may be extended for longer stays.

To Apply For A Fellowship & Sabbatical Stay

Send a letter from your school's registrar confirming your good standing in a graduate degree program, and a 1-2 page letter detailing your research or writing project. Send these to director@sorrento-centre.bc.ca. Please specify how long you would like to stay between September 6, 2011 and May 31, 2012, and what your other needs may be. Our Director, Dr. Christopher Lind, will then contact you to discuss details of your participation.

For more information please visit Sorrento Centre website or download Sorrento Sabbatical Centre poster...

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Solid Wast Association of North America Scholarship

Deadline: 
Oct 15, 2011

Eligibility requirements and application forms may be found on the SWANA BC website.

 

While any students in programs relevant to solid waste management or environmental protection are eligible for these awards, special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of SWANA or are immediate relatives (parent, child, spouse) of a SWANA Pacific Chapter member.

Recipients of the scholarships will be determined by a panel of SWANA Pacific Chapter Directors and will be chosen on the basis of:

  • intended course of studies and its relations to solid waste management
  • academic performance
  • involvement in school and community activities
  • involvement in activities beside regular course work which is related to solid waste management or environmental protection
  • a brief written submission (500 words or less)
  • references
  • preference may be given to SWANA members or their immediate relatives

Brief Description: 

The BC & Yukon Chapter of SWANA offers a number of $1,000 scholarships each year to assist students in disciplines related to solid waste management and environment protection and leading to careers in these fields.

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Awards

Deadline: 
Jan 31, 2012

The eligibility requirements and application forms can be found on the Soroptimist Foundation website.

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives. Examples include but are not limited to: providing services, providing legal counselling and assistance, counselling mature women entering or re-entering the labour market, counselling women in crisis, counselling and training women for non-traditional employment, and positions in women's centres. Brief Description:  The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada is pleased to offer its Grants for Women Award of $7,500 to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives. More_Information: 

http://www.soroptimistfoundation.ca/

World Scholar

Deadline: 
Dec 31, 2011

Under the World Scholar Journal Entry program, students of all ages may submit their work to World Scholar, receive feedback after it has been reviewed, and become published in the World Scholar Review journal. This journal will be published quarterly, with the inaugural publication aimed for January 2012.

Students who submit an essay or a thesis are eligible for one of three $2,500 bursaries, which will be awarded to the top 3 journal entries. While the bursaries are designed to assist students in their academic pursuits, whether they receive one or not, the opportunity of being published is a great opportunity to network with academics worldwide. The World Scholar Review has been designed to facilitate these connections in an effort to encourage higher learning. 

For more information, please visit the World Scholar website.

Brief Description: 

World Scholar is a nonprofit foundation that aims to empower the students of today by providing them an opportunity to express their thoughts and creativity through an academic essay. 

There are one of three $2,500 bursaries which will be awarded to the top 3 journal entries. 

Aboriginal Skills & Employement Training Strategy (ASETS) For the Education/Training Facility - Funding Program

Deadline: 
Dec 31, 2011

The organization funds:

  • Off reserve Aboriginals - First Nations / Inuit / Metis
  • Full-time studies (full day training & over 25 hours per week)
  • Courses that take place at a school or training site
  • Those who are unemployed, underemployed or who do not possess employable skills
  • Last year of a university program

What is required in order to apply:

  • An acceptance letter from the training institution or employer
  • A schedule of all fees for the course
  • Documents from the school stating the start and end date of the training
  • Address, phone/fax number from the training institution or employer
  • Contract person at the training institution or business
  • A current resume
  • Details and contact information of any other funding partners must be provided

For more information contact: Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National ASETS Department 867, boul. St-Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1

Ph: (613) 747-6022 / 1-888-997-9927 - Fax: (613) 747-1124

www.abo-peoples.org  

The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is an integrated approach to Aboriginal Labour Market Programming. 

Low Temperature Geothermal Energy Bursaries

Deadline: 
Oct 15, 2011

In cooperation with industry partners, the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition is offering the following bursaries for 2011.

  •  The CGC / Clean Energy Developments / GeoMax Bursary ($7500 - Doctorate Level)
  •  The CGC / Enertran Bursary ($5000 - Master's Level)
  •  The CGC / Master Group Bursary ($5000 - Master's Level)
  •  The CGC / Ground Heat International Bursary ($5000 - Master's Level)
  •  The CGC / GeoSmart Bursary ($5000 - Master's Level)

To be eligible, applicants must reside in Canada and be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status.

Upon accepting their bursary, recipients must be full-time students in a university program at the master's or doctoral level. Bursaries are awarded for one year at a time and are not automatically renewable.

Please click here for the full document.

For more information and access the bursary application forms, click here

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships

Deadline: 
Nov 15, 2011

Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University. In establishing the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship program, Annie Reid Knox sought to honor her late husband and his lifelong commitment to America. According to the wishes of Mrs. Knox, Frank Knox Memorial Fellows are selected on the basis of outstanding academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their fields.

Interested candidates will find the information needed to apply for this program by visiting the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada's website at https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=934&oth=0005062012

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

Deadline: 
Feb 01, 2012

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program was established in 1982 through a grant by the Government of Canada to commemorate Terry's courage and tenacity in his cross-Canada Marathon of Hope. The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recognizes the benevolence of young Canadians and encourages them to continue in their humanitarian work while attending college or university in Canada.

As the name implies, the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recognizes humanitarian volunteer work. There is no set discipline students must study in order to receive the award, but they must maintain their academic, voluntary and career performance to a satisfactory level.

In order to be considered for a Terry Fox Humanitarian Award, students must submit one application form in Microsoft Word format, three referee forms (or letters of reference)and one official transcript of the past two years of schooling - no other forms are required. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

Deadline is February 1st of every year.

For more information - please visit http://www.terryfoxawards.ca/index.html

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

Deadline: 
Jun 01, 2012

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Aboriginal peoples, especially youth to achieve their potential. To date the Foundation through its Education Program has awarded more than $42.7-million in scholarships and bursaries to more than 11,500 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students nationwide.

DEADLINES:  November 30, 2011 and April 30, 2012

OGTT - General Application Package
OGTT - Apprenticeship Application Package
OGTT - Incentive Award Package

DEADLINE: May 1, 2012

Fine Arts
Grad/Undergrad - Application package for May 1, 2012 to be posted in February 2012
Fine Arts guidelines - Grad/Undergrad

Application package for May 1, 2012 to be posted in February 2012
Fine Arts guidelines - Training Lesson Internship

OFIFC
Application package for May 1, 2012 to be posted in February 2012...

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BC Government and Service Employees' Union Scholarship Awards

Deadline: 
Feb 29, 2012

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union is offering $45,000 in scholarship awards, $3,000.00 for full-time students and $2,000 for part-time students who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

1. Members of the BCGEU in good standing are eligible to apply.

2. Relatives of BCGEU members or staff in good standing or relatives of deceased orretired members are eligible to apply. Definition of a relative: a spouse of same oropposite sex, parent, child, including a step-child or foster child, brother, sister orgrandchild.

3. Applicants must be living in Canada.

4. Applicants must be registering in either full-time or part-time post-secondary programs ata Canadian educational institution that is listed with HRSDC Canada (www.hrsdc.gc.ca,click "CanLearn.ca") for 2012. Winners will not be awarded money until proof of postsecondary registration is received.

5. For students with special needs who have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) youhave the choice of submitting your essay as per the criteria or alternatively, youcan submit in DVD format, video (i.e. acting/skit) or audio (reading). It must be atleast 15 minutes in length.

6. Previous BCGEU scholarship winners and Members of unions affiliated to the BCGEUare not eligible.

For more detailed criteria and applications forms, please visit: http://www.bcgeu.ca/member_resources_scholar.

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
Feb 28, 2012

The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to offer financial assistance and recognition to hard of hearing anddeafened students registered in a full time program at a recognized college or university, in any area of study,with the ultimate goal of obtaining a diploma or degree. This year three awards of $1,000 each will begranted and presented at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Annual Awards ceremony to beheld at the CHHA Conference in May 2012.

Applicants are requested to read the attached criteria for eligibility and to provide all the information required.The selection of award recipients will be made by the Scholarship Committee. The decisions of the Committeeare final. Please note: only one application needs to be completed to apply for all scholarships.

Please ensure that all necessary documentation is completed, signed, and that all supporting material isenclosed (copies are acceptable as applications will not be returned). All applications must be received byFebruary 28, 2012. Late, unsigned or incomplete applications will not be considered nor will applications beaccepted by e-mail or fax. Please mail your completed application to: Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program - 2415 Holly Lane, Suite 205, Ottawa, ON K1V 7P2 

e-mail: scholarship@chha.cahttp://www.chha.ca/chha/scholarships-index.php

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Deadline: 
Jan 31, 2012

 

CCOHS is now accepting entries for the 2010-11 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. Awarded annually, this $3000 national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety related course or program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety degree program.

The CCOHS Council of Governors established this occupational health and safety scholarship fund in 2002 in the memory of Dick Martin, a tireless health and safety advocate and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada.

To apply for the award, post secondary students are invited to submit a 1000-1200 word essay on a topic that best describes their aspirations in the field of occupational health and safety. Entries will be judged on their knowledge of the subject matter, their understanding of the principles and values of Dick Martin, and their understanding of the role of CCOHS.

Deadline for Entries: 5:00 pm, January 31 (each year)

To learn more about Dick Martin, the scholarship opportunity, or to submit an application, please visit http://www.ccohs.ca/scholarship/ or contact CCOHS at 1-800-668-4284.

 

 

New initiative to support Aboriginal learners

Deadline: 
Oct 26, 2011

The Counselling Foundation of Canada, CERIC and Ashoka Changemakers are pleased to announce this collaborative initiative to support Aboriginal learning and improved outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners in Canada. More than 30 awards ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Maybe you have a dream about wilderness skills training, or you have come up with a new approach to early childhood learning; perhaps you have designed a distance mentoring program, or have a new way to bring music to your school, or developed an approach to career and workplace training tailored for Aboriginal people.

As long as your focus is learning, inside or outside the classroom, we want to hear about it! Entries to the Changemakers Initiative Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning can come from individuals, groups or organizations from Canada and around the world. All of the entries will be posted online, so that everyone can learn about these great ideas.

By entering your idea or project in the online Changemakers contest, you can win one or two of the more than 30 awards ranging from $500 to $5,000.

The Counselling Foundation of Canada and CERIC are sponsoring three awards of $1,000 (each) for the top entries pertaining to career education and workplace learning in Canada.

Key dates:

  • Launch: October 26
  • Early Entry Prize Deadline: December 7
  • Early Entry Prize Announced: December 21
  • Entry Deadline: January 27...
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Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program (CCSEP)

Deadline: 
Nov 12, 2011

Awards are offered to Canadian citizens pursuing studies/research at the Master's or PhD level in subject areas related to China.

  • Awards available are for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies or for language studies only.
  • Awards are also available to Canadian faculty members pursuing research in subject areas related to China.

Deadline:November 12, 2011

For more information, visit: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program

Administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca

Lifelong Learning Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
Jun 30, 2012

Lifelong Learning Scholarship Program

The Columbia Institute Awards program is one of the few scholarship programs designed to support the financial needs of adult learners interested in re-training and skills development. Join the growing community of Columbia Award winners.

The Columbia Institute is now accepting applications for our Awards Program. You may be eligible to receive one of 14 scholarships valued at $1000 each. Qualifying applicants may renew their award up to four years!

To be eligible, you must be:

  • 24 or older
  • BC resident
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • Not currently enrolled in a training or academic program (pre-requisite courses do not count as enrolment)

How to Apply: Click for the Columbia Institute Application.

Deadline: June 30th

EDC’s 14th annual International Business Scholarship Competition

Deadline: 
Jan 30, 2012

Export Development Canada (EDC) launched its 14th annual International Business Scholarship competition, created and designed to develop the next generation of globally-minded business leaders.

Beginning in 2011-2012, the competition will now be opened up to college students in accredited bachelor programs and, in addition, the selection process will now also consider and reward students who have undertaken professional work abroad.

EDC's scholarship program offers up to 30 scholarships annually, 25 of these for outstanding undergraduate students in international business and five for those in programs that combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

This year scholarship recipients will receive a $4,000 award, an increase over the $3,000 value in previous years.

The application deadline is January 30, 2012. Competition results will be announced in spring 2012.

Since 2000, a total of 304 scholarships have been awarded to Canadian students. Factoring in the 14th annual scholarship winners in 2011-2012, EDC's scholarship program will have invested over $1 million in international business and trade education. The winners of the 2010-2011 EDC scholarships can be found at: http://www.edc.ca/english/student_21112.htm

These scholarships are a key component of EDC's community investment strategy, which includes international business and trade education targeting Canadian youth. For additional information, please visit: www.edc.ca/scholarships...

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Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership & Policy Studies

Deadline: 
Nov 25, 2011

About the Michael Decter Saint Elizabeth Scholarship:

Saint Elizabeth is proud to present the 1st annual Michael Decter Scholarship, awarded annually to a high-performing student entering a graduate health leadership/policy program. 

Students aspiring for a health leadership, executive, board role in the Canadian Health Care system or a Canadian Health Organization are ideal candidates for this scholarship of $5000.

Visit www.saintelizabeth.com for more information on the contributions of Michael Decter and Saint Elizabeth Health Care.

Please click here to review the flyer that includes the application criteria for this scholarship. 

Leadership Legacy Award - RRU Leadership Certificate students are encouraged to apply!

Deadline: 
Dec 01, 2011

A new leadership award has been announced by the Consortium of Camosun College, Royal Roads University and the University of Victoria.

The award will be presented each year to recognize an individual who is currently enrolled in a public sector or non-profit leadership program and who has strengthened leadership development either through their academic achievement, contribution to the larger community or promotion of leadership in the workplace," adds Dr. Lindquist.

Students enrolled in post-secondary leadership programs, like the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management program at Royal Roads, the Leadership Development Certificate program at Camosun College, and theMaster in Public Administration program at UVic, are eligible to apply. Applications should be supported by a letter from at least one referee who can speak to the applicant's accomplishments.

Applicants will be judged on leadership contributions in one of three areas: an initiative that improves support for students with disabilities; the design and execution of a plan that directly connects the learning institution to the community on pressing issues, such as climate change; or, the development of a program that succeeds in reducing conflict in the workplace.

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The 2012 EU Canada Young Journalist Award

Deadline: 
Jan 27, 2012

The European Union Delegation in Ottawa is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 EU Canada Young Journalist award - open to all Canadian students.   

The EU-Canada Young Journalist Award was created in 2001 to recognize outstanding journalistic potential among Canadian students. Each year, three students are selected to participate in a one-week study tour of various EU institutions and the Canadian Mission to the EU in Brussels. Prior to the trip, which is paid for by the European Union, winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in Ottawa in May 2012, an event attended by senior journalists, government officials and the diplomatic corps.

The Award is open to students in all Canadian universities and higher education establishments. Applicants are invited to make a submission focusing on current issues facing the European Union or EU-Canada relations no later than: Friday, 27 January 2012 

 This competition aims to reinforce links between the people of the European Union and Canada, and to promote awareness of the European Union among a new generation of Canadian students and journalists.

 Eligibility In order to be eligible, students must be:  enrolled in a Canadian university or other higher education establishment, and  a Canadian citizen or permanent...

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Student Paper Competition

Deadline: 
Feb 01, 2012

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) together with the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) are sponsoring a competition for a scientific paper, written by a student registered in a Canadian university, or college, on any aspect of motor vehicle traffic safety. 

Please see: http://www.carsp.ca/documents/259 for details of past competitions, and the range of topics that have been chosen by previous winners.

The author of the paper judged to be the best entry to the competition will receive an award of $1,000. The second and third place winners will receive awards of $600 and $400 respectively.

Each of the three winning student authors will also receive a complimentary registration to the 22nd  Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference (CMRSC), to be held in Banff, Alberta on June 10-13, 2012, and $1,000 for travel and living expenses to attend, and present their paper at the conference. Winning students must present their paper at the conference in order to be eligible for any of the above awards.

Authors must provide their papers in electronic format, (Microsoft Word) to: info@carsp.ca 

Papers should not exceed 15 pages including all the text, illustrations, tables, and references.  Entries are to be received no later than March 31, 2012.  Entries will be judged by an expert panel of CARSP members.

Students may also submit their papers in response to the call for papers for the CMRSC conference,

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The Michaëlle Jean Emergency Hunger Relief Award

Deadline: 
Dec 23, 2011

Call for Nominations

Universities Fighting World Hunger invites nominations for the 2012 Michaëlle Jean Emergency Hunger Relief Award, established in honour of The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, UNESCO Ambassador to Haiti and former Governor General of Canada, to recognize her outstanding leadership in emergency relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 2010. Announced last February at the 6th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit, this award will be given annually to a post-secondary student, from any country, who has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people affected by natural disaster and war where there is an acute crisis of food supply.

Criteria for nomination:

The award is open to all students, in all countries, enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution for the 2011/2012 academic year. The selection committee will consider nominees who have demonstrated excellence in leadership and life-long commitment to fighting hunger in emergency relief situations. The selection committee will look for evidence that the individual's contributions have had an impact on improving the lives of people facing acute hunger or starvation because of natural disaster, war and political strife, or other emergencies that result in a crisis of food supply.

Nomination process:

Students may be nominated by faculty, staff, other students, employers or individuals who have been involved in hunger relief work with the student.

The nomination package should include:

  • Nomination form to be submitted...
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2011-2012 ANSER Thesis Awards

Deadline: 
Mar 01, 2011

ANSER-ARES continues to build greater support of graduate student research and involvement in research related to Non-profit studies and the Social Economy. ANSER-ARES will be offering two thesis awards: one at the Master's level and one at the PhD. The awards are intended to foster and acknowledge graduate research excellence in the field of nonprofits and the social economy in Canada. Any full-time Landed Immigrant or Canadian graduate student who is focusing on non-profit and social economy research can apply. Applications may be submitted in French or English. Please review the attachment for more information and submission details.

A Tale of Two Homes Scholarship

Deadline: 
Feb 15, 2012

FLASH Urges Students to Apply for New StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes Scholarships

FLASH announced in November that one $1,500 annual scholarship will be awarded in each StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes sponsor's name, and urged interested master and doctorate-degree students to apply.

The scholarships first announced at the 2011 FLASH Annual Meeting as part of a tribute to the unprecedented success of StormStruck during its first three years at INNOVENTIONS at EpcotR at the Walt Disney WorldR Resort, are as follows:

  • RenaissanceReR Risk Management Scholarship - for students performing research on the identification, assessment or prioritization of risk as it relates to natural disaster liabilities.
  • Simpson Strong-TieR Structural Engineering & Construction Scholarship - for students performing research on resilient construction materials or techniques.
  • State FarmR Financial Services Scholarship - for students performing research on financial analysis, investment management or corporate finance as they relate to mitigating the effects of, responding to or recovery from natural disasters.
  • WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. Meteorology Scholarship - for students performing research on meteorology or meteorological risk modeling as it relates to natural disasters.
  • FLASH Social Science Scholarship - for students performing research on behavior change, societal effects or other social aspects as they relate to natural disaster mitigation or preparation.

For more information, please visit: http://www.flash.org/scholarship/

EDC International Business Scholarship

Deadline: 
Jan 30, 2012

Apply now for an EDC International Business Scholarship!

What: EDC's International Business Scholarships - 30 awards valued at $4,000

Who is Eligible: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year (non-graduating) bachelor degree students of international business or business combined with sustainability/environmental studies.  Must be continuing bachelor degree studies in the 2012-2013 academic year to be eligible.  Full criteria are available at www.edc.ca/scholarships.

How to Apply: Complete the online application available at www.edc.ca/scholarships.  Supporting documents can be submitted online or by mail.

Deadline: Apply online on or before January 30, 2012, 11:59:59 pm ET

For more Information:

Governor's Hurricane Conference

Deadline: 
Feb 15, 2011

2012 Student Conference Scholarship Program

All students interested in emergency management are invited to apply for a Student Scholarship to attend the 26th Annual Governor's Hurricane Conference® May 13-18, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in a public or private institution of higher education, at the graduate or undergraduate levels, and who have taken or are taking emergency management related courses as part of their academic program, are eligible to apply. While a student's major or minor concentration of study need not be "emergency management" specifically, they should demonstrate that their field of study has a direct impact to overall emergency preparedness, response, recovery and/or mitigation.

Additional Eligibility Considerations: 

Recent Graduates: Students who complete their degree requirements no more than 6 months prior to the conference are also eligible to apply.

Florida Residents: Students who are Florida "residents for tuition purposes" (as per § 1009.21, F.S.) will be given priority. Out-of-state or online students may also be considered based upon review committee recommendation.

Institutional Limits: The total number of students from any single institution will be limited based on total funding availability.

How to Apply: Apply online between December 15, 2011 and February 15, 2012. Email ghcrene@verizon.net to be added to the email distribution list for future notifications, including availability of the application...

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2012 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Deadline: 
Jan 18, 2012

This year Zonta Victoria is pleased to expand the pool of applicants and welcome students in School District 64, as well as University of Victoria, Royal Roads University and Camosun College.

The deadline for applications is WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 2012 Interviews will be held on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2012.  There will be two awards: one of $1500, and one of $750.  There is no tie-in with tuition or restriction of attending post-secondary education -- these are just monetary awards.

To qualify, applicants must be 16 to 19 years old, and must be living and studying in a Zonta district or region at the time of application. There is no grade or citizenship requirement.
 
Applicants must demonstrate evidence of the following:
-Experience in local or student government (which means school council, leading any clubs or groups)
-Commitment to volunteerism
-Volunteer leadership achievement
-Awareness of Zonta International and its programs (www.zonta.org tells all!)
-Advocating to advance the status of women worldwide.

We are asking for your help in targeting and encouraging specific young women in your school to apply. This is a non-academic award; students are not judged on the basis of their in-school performance. The award is based on contribution to their community and their commitment to advancing the status of women. Members of Zonta have offered to mentor applicants who may have questions about the application form or the process, and would...

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Foreign Government Awards - France

Deadline: 
Mar 15, 2012

Scholarship Value

The award includes:

  • a monthly allowance of approximately 1060€ *;
  • Canada-France round-trip, economy-class airfare (in the case of renewal of the scholarship, only the first trip is supported);
  • health insurance;
  • tuition fees for the academic program; and
  • assistance with registration, visa matters and finding accommodation.

Scholarship Duration

Scholarships are awarded for:

  • up to four months maximum at the master's level (research or further education);
  • up to eight months maximum at the doctoral and post-doctoral level; or
  • up to eight months for a PhD under joint supervision (cotutelle). The length of stay may be eight consecutive months with one paid roundtrip airfare or two stays of four months. In this case only the first round trip is supported.

Eligibility

Applicants:

  • must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada;
  • must not be a resident in the province of Quebec at the time of application;
  • must have an undergraduate degree; and
  • must not be a French national residing in Canada.

Competency in French is not a requirement at the time of application.

For more information: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/fga_france-bge_france.aspx?lang=eng&view=d

Postdoctoral and Short-Term Research Training Scholarships in Argentina

Deadline: 
Mar 30, 2012

Postdoctoral and Short-Term Research Training Scholarships in Argentina

The Department of Human Development, Education and Culture (DHDEC) presents its compliments to the Permanent Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) and has the honor to inform about the scholarships opportunities offered by the OAS and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), in a joint effort to promote the education in the Americas by scholarships for Postdoctoral and Short Term Training and Research Scholarships.

Scholarship Announcement

Call for scholarship applications: starting December, 2011 and ending March 30th, 2012.

Types of scholarships:

  • Postdoctoral Scholarships
  • Short Term Training and Research Scholarships

Length of scholarship:

  • The Postdoctoral Scholarships have a minimum duration of twelve (12) months and a maximum of twenty-four (24) months, not renewable and are designated to candidates which have finalized their doctoral training.
  • The Short the Term Training and Research Scholarships have a duration of three (3) to six (6) months, are not renewable and are designated to candidates which have finalized their masters or doctoral training.

General Requirements:

  • Be a national or a legal permanent resident of any OAS Member State with the exception of Argentina.
  • Have finalized a master's or doctorate degree.
  • Be in generally good health to complete the program successfully.
  • Be fluent in Spanish....
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2011 "Advancing a National Dialogue" Awards

Deadline: 
Mar 30, 2012

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the third round of our graduate student awards program, called "Advancing a National Dialogue."

CAPI coordinates the program with the support of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Please find the application guidelines attached. The guidelines are also available on the website of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada at: www.aucc.ca/scholarships. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2012, and the selection of winners will be made in the spring by a panel of Canadian specialists in the field of agriculture and agri-food. 

Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship

Deadline: 
Mar 01, 2012

Application Procedures

The Ike Barber Scholarships were designed for students who, after completing two years of study at a B.C. public college, must transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in B.C. to complete their degree.

Successful applicants demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school. Please determine whether you are eligible to apply for this scholarship according to the eligibility criteria.

The application deadline for this award is March 1, 2012. 

2012 Transfer Scholarship application

2012 Transfer Scholarship refererence form (Word format)

Please visit the website for more information: http://www.bcscholarship.ca/web/

Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship

Deadline: 
Mar 01, 2012

The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship is now open to students who, after completing two years of study at a BC public post-secondary institution, choose to transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. Successful applicants must demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

Up to 115 scholarships worth $5,000 each will be awarded in 2012 under the Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship program.  The program is administered by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society in partnership with the Victoria Foundation.

Eligibility criteria, application procedures and more information about this scholarship can be found at http://www.bcscholarship.ca/.

Coast Capital Savings Education Awards Program

Deadline: 
Apr 01, 2012

Coast Capital Savings is going to once again offer their Education Awards Program. The Awards Program includes: 32 Citizenship Awards - $2000 each to individuals who are taking a leadership role in their communities while successfully balancing their academic and personal lives, and 16 Standing Tall Awards - $5000 each to students who are working hard to overcome significant challenges to achieve their dreams.

Awards are offered to BC residents who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and are planning to attend an accredited Canadian university, college, or technical school full-time in the fall of 2012. Applications from students who meet the established criteria, plan to continue their education, and have not previously received an award from Coast Capital Savings will be welcomed.

All interested applicants must apply online at: http://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/awards. The submission deadline, which inludes attaching electronic versions of grade transcripts and two reference letters, is Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Aboriginal Student Awards

Deadline: 
Apr 10, 2012

Applications for the BC Aboriginal Student Award as well as the new Aboriginal Teacher Education Award are now available for 2012.   

 

Awards of $1,000 - $3,500 are available to Aboriginal students enrolled in any post-secondary course of study of at least nine weeks, and $5,000 is available to Aboriginal students enrolled in specific teacher education program. 

Please see the eligibility criteria for more details and visit the How to Apply page of the BC Scholarship website...

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2012 Dalton Camp Award

Deadline: 
Mar 15, 2012

Established by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in 2002, the Dalton Camp Award honours the memory of the late Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public afffairs.

The 2012 winner will receive a $5000 prize and $1000 will be offered to the four finalists.

Deadline for entries is on March 15, 2012. Please visit DaltonCampAward.ca for more details.

Isabel Loucks Foster Public Health Bursary Fund

Deadline: 
Sep 07, 2012

Availability - Bursaries in an amount up to $3000 are available to eligible applicants on a one-time-only basis.

Eligibility - Full-time students engaged in post-graduate study in a field of Public/Community Health Practice within an applicable discipline (e.g. nurses, nutritionists, environmental health officers, physicians, etc.)

  • Persons must be ordinarily resident in B.C.
  • Persons must have demonstrated excellence in performance and leadership ability
  • Studies may be undertaken at any suitable educational institution either within or outside B.C.

Conditions - Candidates must demonstrate satisfactory enrollment and standing in a course of studies or acceptance into a program. Candidates must acknowledge acceptance of the bursary by letter to the Chair of the Health Officers' Council. It is suggested that bursary recipients consider a future donation to the bursary fun in support of the future education needs of those who will follow them.

Timelines - Applications, accompanied by a current C.V.; proof of acceptance or enrollment in an appropriate program; future goals and intentions within public/community health; and any other information you feel relevant to the selection committee, be forwarded to the Chair, Health Officer's Council, by a set date in early September of the year in which the bursary is required.

More information as well as the application form can be found at the Vancouver Foundation...

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Dr. Ken Benson Memorial Bursary

Deadline: 
Sep 07, 2012

Availability - Bursaries in an amount up to $3,000 are available to eligible applicants on a one-time-only basis.

Eligibility - Full-time students engaged in post-graduate study in a field of Public/Community Health Practice within an applicable discipline (e.g. nurses, nutritionists, environmental health officers, etc.) Physicians are not eligible for this bursary.

  • strong preference will be given to individuals who are resident and practicing in B.C.
  • preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to remain in B.C.
  • preference will be given to candidates who commit to live and practice in rural areas of B.C.
  • studies my be undertaken at any post-secondary institution in B.C.
  • consideration will be given to candidates who wish to study out-of-province or out-of-country

Conditions - Candidates must demonstrate satisfactory enrollment and standing in a course of studies or acceptance into a program. Candidates must acknowledge acceptance of the bursary by letter to the Chair of the Health Officers' Council. it is suggested that bursary recipients consider a future donation to the bursary fun in support of the future education needs of those who will follow them.

Timelines - Applications, accompanied by a current C.V.; proof of acceptance or enrollment in an appropriate program; future goals and intentions within public/community health; and any other information you feel relevant to the selection committee, can be forwarded to the Chair, Health Officers' Council, by a set date in early September of the year in which the...

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RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Deadline: 
Feb 28, 2012

The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community.

This scholarship is intended to support those Aboriginal students who have at least 2 years remaining in their current academic program. Scholarship recipients are selected primarily on the basis of personal and academic achievements, and individual financial need. Status Indians, Non-status Indians, Inuit ane Metis are welcome to apply. Selected students will receive up to $4000 per academic year for educational and living expenses for 2 up to 4 years.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applications AND supporting documents are to be received by RBC by 11:59 pm EST on February 28, 2012.

Completed applications must contain:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Copy of your most recent transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or member of your community.

For more information, visit www.GoToApply.ca/RBC.

UFCW & OFG Joint Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: 
May 01, 2012

Eligibility Criteria

The UFCW and OFG Joint Diversity Scholarships are open to Applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are pursuing a part-time or full-time post-secondary program in BC in Fall 2012.
  • Demonstrated involvement in diversity initiatives in their school or community.

Please note that because of other scholarship opportunities uniquely available to OFG team members, UFCW Local 1518 members and dependents, these groups are excluded from eligibility.

In the application process, applicants are asked to describe their career goals and objectives as well as their involvement with diversity initiatives in their school and/or community.

To apply for this scholarship please click here.

Please note that applications must be received by May 1, 2012.

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program

Deadline: 
Mar 15, 2012

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for accomplished first-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management and are Canadian resident Aboriginal individuals who are either First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit.

Why Apply?

  • A $4000 per year scholarship for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of your undergraduate program.
  • An opportunity to be mentored by a business leader at GE in Canada.
  • Participation in GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders activities, including a specially designed leadership development seminar at GE Canada in Mississauga, Ontario.
  • Participation in community development projects

Who Can Apply?

Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria described below will be considered for the award.

Aboriginal peoples who:

  • Are Canadian residents
  • Are first-year full-time undergraduate students at a recognized Canadian university
  • Are studying engineering or business/management
  • Have high academic performance, as demonstrated by first semester university results and high school transcripts
  • Demonstrate financial need

Application forms including essay must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST on March 15, 2012. All Supporting documentations must arrive via post by March 15, 2012 to:

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada
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Foreign Government Awards Program - Russia

Deadline: 
Feb 15, 2012

Through the Ministry of Education and Science, the Government of the Russian Federation offers scholarships to Canadian citizens to increase access to the Russian language, culture and the environment as well as to help students advance their career in the international arena.

These scholarships are based on reciprocal agreements between the governments of Russia and Canada.

Description

Three scholarships are available for studies or research at the undergraduate, master's and PhD level. Scholarships are tenable exclusively at the following Russian educational institutions*.

These scholarships are not tenable for studies or research at private institutions, schools of culture, fine arts, and international relations.

Scholarship Value

The scholarship includes:

  • full tuition for the academic program;
  • a monthly allowance of 1100 Russian roubles for undergraduate and master's level studies and 1500 Russian roubles for PhD studies;
  • medical services, in accordance with the regulations of the Russian Federation; and
  • shared accomodation in a hostel provided by the host university.

The scholarship does not cover any travel costs to and from Russia and represents a partial contribution toward the scholarship recipient's total living costs.

Scholarship Duration

Scholarships are awarded for:

  • up to four years at the...
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CFUW Parksville - Qualicum Memorial Award

Deadline: 
Jun 01, 2012

Three $2000 awards to be given in late July 2012 to each of three women from Disctrict 69*, to be payable to the registrar for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. Candidates should be entering their 2nd year of study or beyond in a Canadian university academic programme.

District 69* includes: Nanoose, Coombs, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Dashwood and Bowser.

Required Documents

  • The completed application and financial plan forms
  • A personal outlining reasons for makin gthe application, academic and work experience, volunteer and/or community experience, education and career goals
  • Appropriate Transcripts
  • Two current letters of reference from teachers, employers or community leaders
  • Confirmation of registration or acceptance from an accredited educational institution

All documents must be submitted on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, in black ink to facilitate copying, and preferably typed.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All required documents must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2012.

Mailing Address:
The Secretary, Scholarship and Bursary Trust
PO Box 113 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K1S7

Email:
scholarship@cfuwpq.ca

Please visit www.cfuwpq.ca/Scholarships/Bursaries for more information and application forms.

Return to School Bursary for Women

Deadline: 
Jun 01, 2012

Two $2000 to be awarded in late July 2012 to each of two women from District 69* resuming their education immediately following an absence of at least two consecutive years. Candidates must be registered at an accredited Canadian school/college/university, where the award will be paid to the registrar for the 2012 - 2013 academic year.

District 69* includes Nanoose, Coombs, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Dashwood and Bowser.

Required Documents

  • The completed application and financial plan forms
  • A personal letter outlining reasons for making the application, academic and work experience, volunteer and/or community experience, education and career goals
  • Appropriate transcripts
  • Two current letters of reference from teachers, employers or community leaders
  • Confirmation of registration or acceptance from an accredited educational institution

All documents must be submitted on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, in black ink to facilitate copying, and preferably typed.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Required documents must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2012.

Mailing Address:
The Secretary, Scholarship and Bursary Trust
PO Box 113 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7

Email:
scholarship@cfuwpq.ca

Please visit www.cfuwpq.ca/Scholarships/Bursaries for more information and application forms.

James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 
Jun 01, 2012

$2500 to be given to one student (male or female) who graduated from a District 69* secondary school or who lived in District 69* for at least 3 years. Candidates should be entering their 4th year of study or beyond in a Canadian university academic programme.

Preference will be given to candidates specializing in Music, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, or Education. The award will be paid in August 2012 and will be applied directly to tuition and book fees. It must be used in the 2012 - 2013 academic year.

District 69* includes: Nanoose, Coombs, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Dashwood and Bowser.

Required Documents

  • The complete application and financial plan forms
  • A personal letter outlining reasons for making the application, academic and work experience, volunteer and/or community experience, education and career goals
  • Two current letters of reference from teachers, employers or community leaders
  • Confirmation of registration or acceptance from an accredited educational institution

All documents must be submitted on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, in black ink to facilitate copying, and preferably typed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The required documents must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2012.

Mailing Address
The Secretary, Scholarship and Bursary Trust Fund
PO Box 113 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7

Email
scholarship@cfuwpq.ca

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CFUW Parksville-Qualicum Postgraduate Scholarship

Deadline: 
Jun 01, 2012

Postgraduate scholarship of $2000 to be awarded to a woman who graduated froma District 69* secondary school or who lived in District 69* for at least 3 years. Candidates should be entering or continuing a postgraduate programme at an accredited university. The scholarship award will be paid in August 2012.

District 69* includes: Nanoose, Coombs, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Dashwood and Bowser.

Required Documents

  • The completed application and financial plan forms
  • A personal outlining reasons for makin gthe application, academic and work experience, volunteer and/or community experience, education and career goals
  • Appropriate Transcripts
  • Two current letters of reference from teachers, employers or community leaders
  • Confirmation of registration or acceptance from an accredited educational institution

All documents must be submitted on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, in black ink to facilitate copying, and preferably typed.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All required documents must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2012.

Mailing Address:
The Secretary, Scholarship and Bursary Trust
PO Box 113 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K1S7

Email:
scholarship@cfuwpq.ca

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Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs

Deadline: 
Mar 07, 2012

Background

The objective of the Organization of American States (OAS) Program of Scholarships and Training is to assist the member states with their domestic development goals by supporting human resource development in the priority areas establsihed by the Summits of the Americas, the Strategic Plan for Partnership for Integral Development of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development, and the OAS General Assembly.

The scholarships program is one of the mechanisms for cooperation within the Organization of American States. It's fundamental objective is to promote the economic, social, scientific, and cultural development of the member states in order to strengthen ties and achieve a stronger bond and better understanding among the peoples of the Americas through the advanced training of its citizens in priority areas.

The OAS will award at least two scholarships to Canadians for study or research.

Description

The OAS offers scholarships for study and research at the Master's or PhD level that lead to a degree at a university or educational institution within Canada.

The studies must be carried out on a full-time basis and may be pursued by on-site, by distance education or a combination of both.

The competition is open to students of all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.

There are two types of scholarships available:

  • Self-placed: an applicant applies directly for admission to a...
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Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 
Feb 17, 2012

Eligibility

The Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize Aboriginal First Nation women who are achieving their educational and training goals while maintaining strong community involvement.

Scholarship awards will be given anually to Aboriginal First Nation women who have recently completed at least one year of full-time studies at any accredited post-secondary educational or training institution.

Again this year, the Ted Nolan Foundation will be awarding a number or scholarships to Aboriginal First Nation women in honour of his mother, Rose Nolan.

Qualifications

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an Aboriginal woman (First Nation Status)
  • Be a member of a First Nation community in Canada
  • Be a Canadian resident
  • Have recently completed one year of full-time studies at any post-secondary educational or training institution.

Applications Must Include

  • An official transcript (or a certified copy) for all studies completed to date including spring of 2012
  • A one-page essay explaining why you should receive a Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship. This should include a description of your educational achievements, your career plans and your community involvement
  • A current letter of reference from a professor, instructor, or academic advisor from the institution attended
  • A current letter of reference from your community or where you are living or going to school
  • A legible copy of your "Status Card"
  • Confirmation and documentation of fall enrollment for 2012

How To Apply

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Graduate Scholarships In Environmental Sciences And Engineering

Deadline: 
Mar 31, 2012

The CSAP Society is supporting the next generation of Contaminated Site Approved Professionals by offering up to three $5000 scholarships to applied science and engineering graduate students whose research is relevant to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. Applicants must be engaged in a natural or applied science program leading to a post graduate project or thesis and must have a clearly defined research project and demonstrate the relevance of the research to the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites.


Applicants must also demonstrate exceptional promise, academic excellence, leadership and a strong commitment to contaminated sites research. Applicants are directed to the Ministry of Environment Land Remediation website: for more information on land remediation visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/remediation/
The Selection Committee will be guided by the following considerations:

  • Academic Record
  • Leadership Skills
  • Potential Benefit of the research to the process of contaminated sites
  • References (including a reference from your academic supervisor).

References

Applications require two references (excluding relatives). One reference must be from your supervising professor and the second from a professional reference who can verify your involvement in professional or community activities.

Submission Deadlines

Only application forms submitted by March 31, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time will be accepted. Once your application is submitted, you will...

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Abbott IBD Scholarship Program

The Abbott IBD Scholarship Program awards students who are living well with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and who sustain an optimal level of wellness allowing them to excel at their personal and academic goals and inspire those around them to do the same in the face of their challenges.

Apply now for one of seven one-time scholarships of up to $5000. CCFC is extending in 2012 to students living with IBD. Made available through an unrestricted educational grant from Abbott Canada Inc, the scholarships are available to students living with IBD who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution in 2012.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants of any age are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be:

  • a legal and permanent resident of Canada
  • Diagnosed by a physician with Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC);
  • seeking an associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree from a Canadian university; Canadian college; enrolled in a trade school educational diploma;
  • enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian-based institution of higher education for the fall semester of 2012; and
  • a student, who demonstrates academic aspiration and sustatining an optimal level of wellness allowing them to excel at their personal and academic goals and inspire those around them to do the same
  • application requirements

All applicants must submit the following, postmarked by June 30, 2012:

  • a complete 2012 Abbott IBD Scholarship application, including an official academic transcript;
  • proof of IBD diagnosis from your treating physician;
  • a one (1) page essay outlining how you demonstrate academic aspiration and sustatining an optimal level of wellness allowing you to excel at you personal and academic goals and inspire those around you to do the same....
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2012 Accessible Media Inc. Scholarship Program

AMI is proud to introduce the 2012 Accessible Media Inc. Scholarship Program. Two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, one of which will be reserved for a student with a permanent disability.

To be eligible for the Accessible Media Inc. Scholarship Program, you must:

• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

• Be a student planning to enrol, or continuing to be enrolled, in full-time studies in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school in the 2012/2013 academic term

• Students who attend or will be attending a Canadian post-secondary school in the 2012/2013 academic term in a reduced course load due to a permanent disability, but who are still considered by their post-secondary institution to be full-time students, are also eligible.

VISIT: http://c.studentawards.com/AMIScholarship to apply today!

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

The T-Base scholarship program helps to fund the educational pursuits of an outstanding blind, deafblind or partially sighted student in Canada who is continuing their academic education at the post-secondary level.  One scholarship of $2000 will be awarded for the 2012/2013 academic year beginning in the fall semester of 2012.  The T-Base Communications Scholarship is designed to help students pursue their educational endeavours and is not limited to any one discipline.

Applicant Criteria:

Applicant must: 

  • Have demonstrated academic achievement, judgment and leadership
  • Be currently enrolled in grades 12 or 13 in a secondary school applying to a accredited post secondary education institution in Canada or have at least one year remaining before graduating at an accredited post secondary education institution in Canada. 
  • Is expected to participate in 2 ad-hoc advisory committee meetings on the topic of T-Base educational services.

Applications must be received by June 30, 2012.  An award will be determined by July 31, 2012.  

To obtain an application form please visit www.blindcanadians.ca or e-mail info@blindcanadians.ca

ICA Diversity Scholarship Program

The Greater Victoria area is growing and now reflects a variety of ethnicities, customs, languages, beliefs, abilities, values, and talents. According to the 2006 census, 19% of Victoria’s residents are immigrants born outside of Canada. Nearly nine per cent of Victoria residents are members of a visible minority ethno-cultural group.

Each year, ICA awards one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1,000 graduate scholarship for students in, or accepted into, degree programs at colleges and universities in the Greater Victoria area.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Acceptance or registration in college or university degree program in Greater Victoria;

• Career goals directly related to helping Greater Victoria meet the challenges of diverse societies;

• Record of academic achievement;

• Record of volunteer or professional involvement in multicultural affairs or diversity education, training, or community activities; and

• Familiarity with ICA and its mission.

For more details, please contact Carolyn Camilleri, Communications Coordinator, at 250-388-4728 ext. 124 or ccamilleri@icavictoria.org.

Storwell Self Storage Bursary

Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

The award is non-renewable but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have been a foster child with either CCAS or CAS or similar official Canadian foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.
  • Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada as of September 2012.
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application
  • Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo, and post-secondary institution displayed on our website.

Application

  • To be considered simply fill out our application by September 15, 2012
  • Scan & Email a copy of your most recent academic transcript to: awards@storwell.com
  • Scan & Email a copy of proof of citizenship to: awards@storwell.com

Application Form

Pacific Salmon Foundation 2012 Stewardship Bursary

PSF annually awards two non-repayable bursaries of $2000 each to B.C. students who are active volunteers in the aquatic stewardship community, demonstrate financial need, and are registered full-time in at least the second year of an education and training program that supports their goal of a career in salmon conservation.

For more information please visit www.psf.ca/bursary or call 604-664-7664

Scholarships for Studies in Solid Waste Management and Environmental Protection

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an international organization with the purpose of advancing the practice of environmentally and economically sound municipal solid waste management in North America.  The BC and Yukon Chapter offers a number of $1000 scholarships each year to assist students studying in disciplines related to solid wast management and environmenal protection and leading to careers in these fields.

A copy of the applicatoni form is available at www.swanabc.org

Chaney-Ensign Bursary Fund

The Chaney-Ensign Bursary Fund provides modest bursaries to post-secondary students who can demonstrate financial need and who have completed their hight school requirements in publicaly funded secondary schools located with the Hamilton-Wentowrth District.

An application form can be downloaded from www.hcf.on.ca. Eligible students are can apply through the Financial Aid Office.  Please note that the OSAP Notice of Assessmsnet and signature of the Financial Aid Officer must aconpany all applications.

Chaney Ensign Post Secondary Bursary

The Chaney-Ensign Bursary Fund provides modest bursaries to post-secondary students who can demonstrate financial need and who have completed their hight school requirements in publicaly funded secondary schools located with the Hamilton-Wentowrth District.

An application form can be downloaded from www.hcf.on.ca. Eligible students are can apply through the Financial Aid Office.  Please note that the OSAP Notice of Assessmsnet and signature of the Financial Aid Officer must aconpany all applications.

The Simons Foundation Graduate Research Awards for Disarmamnet, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

A total of eight awards of Cdn$3,000 will be available to Masters and/or Doctoral students to support the research and writing of short position papers that will be presented at the Graduate Research Awards (GRA) Debates in Ottawa hosted by DFAIT. Awards include travel support to Ottawa (domestic transportation, accommodation, and meals) where successful candidates will be required to present their completed position papers in the form of a one-to-one debate during a special event at DFAIT in early 2013.

For more information please visit

http://thesimonsfoundation.ca/

http://www.international.gc.ca/arms-armes/isrop-prisi/outreach-communication/index.aspx?view=d

Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship

The Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship will contribute to the advancement of new ideas and new ways of thinking when it comes to protecting the environment by supporting students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and the environment. The Scholarship will be awarded to two Canadian students who have completed at least two years of an undergraduate program and who best combine academic achievement with public environmental service.

 

Scholarship details

  • Each scholarship recipeint will be award $5000
  • Paid summer employment at either Cenovus Energy, The Delphi Group, ARC, or other sponsoring organizations for first and second place finalists
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Invitations (and possible stipends) to annual gatherings, networking opportunities and events

 For more information please visit

http://www.cenovus.com/careers/scholarship.html

http://www.delphi.ca/

 

Michael Decter Scholarship

Saint Elizabeth is proud to present the 2nd Annual Michael Decter Scholarship, awarded annually to a high-performing student entering a graduate health leadership/policy program. While it will support students across the country, it will also aptly reflect Michael Decter's legacy and honour his name and health leadership contributions.

Students aspiring for a health leaderhsip, executive, or board role in the Canadian Health Care system or a Canadian Health Organization are ideal candidates for this scholarship of $5000.

For more information please visit:

http://www.saintelizabeth.com/scholarships_and_bursaries 

Deadline:

Monday, November 19, 2012

School's In, Time to Win

Equals6.com, a professional student social networking website is pleased to announce the launch of their "School's In, Time to Win" Contest.

There will be two Grand (2) prizes and monthly prizes available to be won. 


1. The First Grand Prize will consist of an Apple ™(MacBook, iPad, and iPhone) with an approximate retail value worth $3,500 (CAD). Specific versions of the products will be those current as of the close of the contest date. The First Prize will be awarded at the time of the draw and drawn from all ballots on December 1st, 2012. 

2. The Second Grand Prize will consist of a $1000 Bursary. The Second Prize will be awarded at the time of the draw and drawn from all ballots on December 1st, 2012. 

3. In addition, ten gift cards valued at $50 each will be awarded each month. The monthly Prizes will be awarded on each of October1st, November 1st and December 1st, 2012 to those whose names have been drawn from the contest ballots.  
Prize(s) must be accepted as offered and cannot be exchanged, transferred or added on to in any way.

For more information please visit:

http://www.equals6.com/static/schools-in

Dick Martin Scholarship Award

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting entries for the 2012-13 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.

Awarded annually, this $3,000 national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety related course or program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety degree program.

The CCOHS Council of Governors established this scholarship fund in 2002 in the memory of Dick Martin, a tireless health and safety advocate and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada.

To apply for the award, post secondary students are invited to submit a 1,000-1,200 word essay, cover letter and completed application form.

 

For more information please visit:

http://www.ccohs.ca/scholarship/entries/

Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Awards

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada is pleased to offer again its Grants for Women Award of $7,500.00, for women enrolled in graduate programs of studies (Masters of PhD) or professional programs at a similar level (medicine, law) at accredited universities all across Canada. The aim is to assit women with financial needs to complete their studies leading to careers that will improve the quality of women's lives.

For more information please visit:

http://www.soroptimistfoundation.ca/application.html

Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarships in Water Resources

The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. The $5,000 Dillon Consulting Scholarship is awarded to the highest ranked of the applicants. Funding is provided by Dillon Consulting Ltd. on an annual basis. The $2,000 Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded to the second highest ranked applicant. The Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded from a special fund set up in his honour. In addition, three $1,500 scholarships are awarded from the general funds of the Canadian Water Resources Association. All applicants receive a one-year membership in the Canadian Water Resources Association.

The scholarships are open either to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants attending a Canadian university or college, who are enrolled in full-time graduate studies in any discipline in both Fall and Winter terms of the 2012-2013 academic year.

For more information please visit:

http://www.cwra.org/About/Scholarship/default.aspx

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program 2013

The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to offer financial assistance and recognition to hard of hearing and deafened students registered in a full time program at a recognized college or university, in any area of study, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a diploma or degree. This year three awards of $1,000 each will be granted and presented at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Annual Conference to be held atthe CHHA Conference in May 2013.

For more information please visit:

http://www.chha.ca/chha/scholarships-index.php

http://www.chha.ca/documents/en/scholarship_application.pdf

The Robert Caton Scholarship

The Robert Caton Scholarship was established in 2004 to honour the memory of Dr. Robert Brent Caton, a scholar, entrepreneur and expert in the field of air quality, atmospheric emissions, environmental management and policy. The Robert Caton Scholarship is an annual award of $2,000.

http://www.bcairquality.ca/plans/air-research-funding.html

Irving K. Barber Transfer Scholarships

The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Program is open to students who, after completing two years of study at an eligible sending institution must transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school. The award is valued at $5,000 distributed over two years.

For more information please visit www.bcscholarship.ca

Irving K. Barber Transfer Scholarships

The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Program is open to students who, after completing two years of study at an eligible sending institution must transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school. The award is valued at $5,000 distributed over two years.

For more information please visit www.bcscholarship.ca 

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to imparting a broader knowledge and deeper appreciation of Canada — its people and places, its natural and cultural heritage and its environmental, social and economic challenges. The following research funding is available for:

$5000 Masters Studentships

  • Northern Geography
  • Human Geography

Undergraduate Research Grants

  • up to $3000 available for undergraduate students for geographical research projects

 

For more information, visit RCGS webite at www.rcgs.org or call the Manger of Sociey Programs at (613) 745-4629

B.C. Governement and Service Employees' Union

 The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union is offering $45,000 in scholarship awards, $3,000.00 for full-time students and $2,000.00 for part-time students who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff.

Application link http://www.bcgeu.ca/sites/default/files/Scholarshipapplication2013.pdf

 

For more information visit: www.bcgeu.ca

 

B.C. Governement and Service Employees' Union

 The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union is offering $45,000 in scholarship awards, $3,000.00 for full-time students and $2,000.00 for part-time students who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff.

Application link http://www.bcgeu.ca/sites/default/files/Scholarshipapplication2013.pdf

 

For more information visit: www.bcgeu.ca

 

MMMF Grants For Women From Developing Countries

The MMMF provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. These grants are for students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable.  The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

For more informaton and application form please visit http://www.mmmf-grants.org/grants-us.html 

2013 RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.

RBC awards 10 scholarships in two categories:

  • For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
  • For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry

We also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment.

For more information please visit www.GoToApply.ca/RBC

 

Joint Diversity Scholarship and Training Trust

The Overwaitea Food Group is proud to have partnered with UFCW Local 1518 to establish a Joint Diversity and Training Trust to support and maintain a respectful and positive working environment. Our goal is to work collaboratively to promote diversity awareness and build strong, healthy and mutually beneficial relationships within the diverse communities that we serve.

The Joint Diversity and Training Trust is offering 10 scholarships valued at $1,000 each to individuals who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in their school and/or community.

The UFCW & OFG Joint Diversity Scholarship is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are pursuing a part-time or full-time post-secondary program in BC. Applicants can be in any stage of their post-secondary education. To be eligible, applicants must be registered to attend an accredited post-secondary education in the fall of 2013. Please note that because of other scholarship opportunities uniquely available to OFG team members, UFCW Local 1518 members and dependants, these groups are excluded from eligibility.

For more information please visit www.owfg.com/diversity

Email Questions to scholarhips@owfg.com

 

NEADS National Student Awards Program

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award. The award will be offered to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards are paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students’ accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study.

NEADS National Student Awards (5, $3,000 each)

NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award (1, $1,000)

For more information please visit http://www.neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship/

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for accomplished first-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management. To be eligible, Canadian residents must be one of the following:

  • An Aboriginal individual who is either First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit.OR
  • A female engineering student at McMaster University.

For more information please visit http://scholarshipandmore.org/canada/program-details/

BC Aboriginal Student Award & Aboriginal Teacher Education Award

BC Aboriginal Student Award & Aboriginal Teacher Education Award

Open doors, go places with a BC Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award.

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society is offering awards of $1,000 - $5,000 for Aboriginal learners. The program is open to BC residents of Aboriginal ancestry who have been active in their school or community and are planning to study in:

  • An approved trades training or apprenticeship program,
  • A certificate or diploma program,
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree program, or
  • A teacher education program, leading to certification by the BC Teachers’ Council.

To apply or for more information about these awards, visit: www.bcscholarship.ca

 

The Scholarship and Bursary Trust of CFUW Parksville/Qualicum

 The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville/Qualicum have the following Scholarships and Bursaries available for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CFUW Parksville- Qualicum Memorial Awards (3) - $1500 to be given in late July 2013 to each of three women from District 69*, to be payable to the registrar for the 2013-2014 academic year. Candidates should be entering their 2nd year of study or beyond in a Canadian university/college academic programme.
     
  • The James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship (1) -  $1150 to be given to one student (male or female) who graduated from a District 69* secondary school or who lived in District 69* for at least 3 years. Candidates should be entering their 4th year of study or beyond in a Canadian university academic programme.
     
  • Postgraduate Scholarship (1)- $1250 to be awarded to a woman who graduated from a District 69* secondary school or who lived in District 69* for at least 3 years. Candidates should be entering or continuing a postgraduate programme at an accredited university. The scholarship award will be paid in August 2013

For application details and information please visit http://www.cfuwpq.ca/ 

The Dobbin Scholarship

Dobbin Scholarships are targeted at scholars in the early stages of their research career, and are open to all academic disciplines. The Canadian awards are to support scholars resident in Canada seeking to make a short reserach visit to an Irish university or similiar institution. The amount of the award varies from $3300 to $5300 depending on the duratio of research stay. 
 
For more information please visit http://www.icuf.ie/dobbin-scholarship/ 

 

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship

The mandate of CHHA is to encourage awareness of hearing loss and to advocate self-help for hard of hearing or deafened people. Its aim is to achieve full hearing accessibility in Canadian society. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation was established to create a perpetual financial legacy to support the activities of CHHA, and create specific initiatives for hard of hearing or deafened persons in Canada.

For more information please visit http://www.chha.ca/chha/scholarships-index.php

Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund

The Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund was established in June 1989. The Fund was derived from the generous donations of three private benefactors. The charitable intention of all three benefactors was to financially assist British Columbians in pursuing educational development for their future careers. In establishing the Fund, the government of British Columbia has attempted to reflect the charitable intentions of the original benefactors. Since 1989, the Fund has provided annual bursaries to individuals who meet the requirements of the terms of the trust document and demonstrate a strong desire to develop a future career path through their educational goals. The Bursaries awarded for the year 2012-2013 range in value from $900 to $2000.

For more information please visit http://www.trustee.bc.ca/services/estate/edu_assistance.html 

 

CRI Canada Learning Grant Program

On behalf of British Columbia Credit Unions, CRI Canada is pleased to introduce the CRI Canada Learning Grant Program which will award 4 Learning Grants in the amounts of $1000 to eligible students for full-time study at a qualifying Canadian college or university in 2013.

For more information please visit www.cricanada.net/learninggrant

 

Social Media Awards

The third annual Social Media Awards are open for nominations until March 29th. Click here to view the many nomination categories, including one for students!You can look at past winners here including Royal Roads alumna Cait Flanders.

For more information visit http://westcoastsocialmediaawards.com  

 

OAEM Awards

The OAEM Awards Program provides students in an Emergency Management post-secondary Certificate or Masters Program with the opportunity to receive an award. These awards were established through funding from OAEM and from donations from agencies and enterprises with an interest in the advancement of the emergency management field.

Three major awards and ten minor awards are available. The awards are divided in the following categories:

  • 1 Brian Hook Memorial Award $1000  
  • 1 Award of Excellence for a Graduate student in Emergency Management $500
  • 1 Award of Excellence for an Undergraduate student in Emergency Management $500

Download the Application or visit http://www.oaem.ca/ for more information

2013 BC Technology Scholarship

Established in 2005 by the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), the industry-funded BC Technology Scholarship program provides grants to students who have a proven passion for technology and a desire to put their passion to work in a technology company.  (This includes, but is not limited to: IT, Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, etc)

This year there are 2 x $5,000 grants available for current University or College Students. Successful applicants will be notified in early May, and the grant recipients will be formally presented during the 2013 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) on June 6th, 2013. (Ability to attend the TIAs does not affect chances of being a grant recipient.)

Applications for the BC Technology Scholarship are done completely online. 

To view the full criteria, and to apply, visit http://www.bctia.org/Community/Tech-Scholarship.

IAEM Scholarship Program

The International Association of Emergency Managers established the IAEM Scholarship Program to nurture, promote and develop disaster preparedness and resistance by furthering the education of students studying the field of emergency management, disaster management or a related program.

IAEM scholarships are awarded through a competitive process to full-time students pursuing an associate or diploma baccalaureate, or graduate degree in emergency management, disaster management, or a closely related field. Beginning in 2013, the application process has been divided, undergraduate and graduate students will no longer apply using the same application.

For information about the IAEM Scholarship Program, Contact:

Dawn M. Shiley

IAEM Communications Manager & Scholarships Program Director

International Association of Emergency Managers

201 Park Washington Court

Falls Church, VA 22046-4527

Phone: 703.538.1795

Fax: 703.241.5603

Scholarship@iaem.com

Public Health Bursaries

 The Isabel Loucks Foster Public Health Bursary fund has been set up to provide bursary funding for public health post-graduate studies, up to $3,000 are available to eligible applicants.

The British Columbia (B.C.) Associated Boards of Health Dr. Ken Benson Memorial Bursary was established by The Associated Boards of Health with funds which they had raised prior to their dissolution in 1997. The bursary is named in honour of Dr. Ken Benson who, during a long career in public health in British Columbia, was a Medical Officer of Health, an Associate Deputy Minister and public health consultant to the Associated Boards of Health of British Columbia, up to $3,000 are available to eligible applicants.

Eligibility and application forms may be found at the Healther Offices' Council Website at:

http://healthofficerscouncil.wordpress.com/?ref=spelling

RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships

The RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship recognizes students who are balancing the pursuit of their post-secondary education with a commitment to civic engagement. Scholarship recipients will demonstrate both academic excellence and a passion to lead and inspire positive change in their community.

With the new scholarship program comes a new scholarship award. Each scholarship recipient will receive financial support to go towards their tuition along with an enriching volunteer experience. This year, we will be presenting each scholarship recipient with a Me to We Trip, a life-changing experience, volunteering in Free The Children communities overseas.

For more Information please visit http://scholarships.rbc.com/Overview.aspx

Accessible Media Inc.

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a companion website (ami.ca). AMI serves more than five million Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, learning disabled, mobility or print restricted, or learning English as a second language, by making print, broadcast and online media accessible. Their mission is simple: to make all media accessible to all Canadians.

Accessible Media Inc. is proud to announce the 2013 AMI Scholarship Program. Two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, one of which will be reserved for a student with a permanent disability.

For more information on how to apply Visit http://c.studentawards.com/AMIScholarship/

The Robin Rigby Trust

The Robin Rigby Trust was established in 2008 to support individuals undertaking small-scale and short-term collaborative research projects to better understand and implement sustainable development in coastal areas. Specifically, the Robin Rigby Trust provides support to students and recent graduates in two categories:

  1. Canadians travelling overseas
  2. non-Canadians travelling to Atlantic Canada.

In both cases, the focus must be to undertake coastal research that involves collaboration with coastal communities, coastal research organizations, and/or coastal focused non-governmental organizations.

Projects should aim to achieve one or more of the following:

  1. improve our understanding of coastal ecosystems and the value of their biodiversity and conservation
  2. address coastal environmental and resource management problems
  3. develop coastal areas responsibly; and/or
  4. improve the livelihoods of those living along the coast

For a full copy of the Call for Proposals including eligibility criteria and application information please e-mail robinrigbytrust@smu.ca 

CoastCapital Awards

Coast Capital Savings offers these two Education Awards:

$5,000 Standing Tall Awards: awarded to individuals who are working hard to overcome significant personal challenges to acheive their dreams. 16 awards are available in 2013.

$2,000 Citizenship Awards: awarded to individuals who are taking a leadership role in their communities while successfully balancing their academic and personal lives. 32 awards available in 2013.

If you are a BC resident entering a full-time accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the fall of 2013, and have not previously received an Education Award from us, you are eligible to apply.

For more information visit https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/About_Coast_Capital_Savings/Helping_Communities/Funding_Programs/Education_Awards/?mdi-campaign=CMP=Redirect&id=awards

Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada

The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC) is a registered charitable organization. The goals of the foundation include promoting the understanding and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically; promoting the awareness of the government's legislation of unjust Immigration Acts against the Chinese pioneers and their families; establishing scholarships; and sponsoring other Canadian charitable organizations to promote Chinese Canadian History. The Foundation would like to encourage a deeper understanding of Chinese Canadian history by offering a cash award to the top three essays received annually for this scholarship contest.

To Enter

Please submit an essay (500-1000 words) about the history of Chinese people in Canada and their contributions to the construction of the railroad and to this country. Submission should be sent as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format by email to fccrwc@gmail.com

Please include your full name, email contact information, name of the school and program you will be enrolled in.

Three (3) Prizes will be awarded:

1st Prize: $500

2nd Prize: $300

3rd Prize: $200

 

For more information about the Foundation and the history of Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada please visit our website and The Ties That Bind project: http://www.mhso.ca/tiesthatbind/

 

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

ICA is currently accepting applicants for the Diversity Scholarship Program, which recognizes the potential of students to let diversity make a difference in the Capital Region.

The Greater Victoria area is growing and now reflects a variety of ethnicities, customs, languages, beliefs, abilities, values, and talents. According to the 2006 census, 19% of Victoria’s residents are immigrants born outside of Canada. Nearly nine per cent of Victoria residents are members of a visible minority ethno-cultural group.

“ICA seeks to support the education of culturally sensitive community leaders,” said Jean McRae, ICA Executive Director. “Our scholarship program is an investment in the cultural capital of Greater Victoria.”

Each year, ICA awards one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1,000 graduate scholarship for students in, or accepted into, degree programs at colleges and universities in the Greater Victoria area.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Acceptance or registration in college or university degree program in Greater Victoria;
  • Career goals directly related to helping Greater Victoria meet the challenges of diverse societies;
  • Record of academic achievement;
  • Record of volunteer or professional involvement in multicultural affairs or diversity education,  training, or community activities; and
  • Familiarity with ICA and its mission.

Application letters (not exceeding 1,000 words) should discuss how the applicant’s academic program of study will prepare the applicant for a career dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and understanding and advocating for the human rights of people of all cultures. Applications should be accompanied by two letters of reference and a resume. Applications will be reviewed by the ICA Board of Directors.

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SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship

The SILVER CROSS Scholarship is offered to full time college and university students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter while attending classes. One applicant each from the United States and Canada will be selected to receive the $3,000.00 scholarship award. The goal with this award is to contribute towards the future of a wheelchair user by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books.

for more information and application please visit http://www.silvercross.com/scholarship.html 

NEWH Vancouver Scholarship for Hospitality

NEWH Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is their goal to strengthen their industry through support of education within the hospitality field.  This year, the NEWH Vancouver Regional Group will award a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student. This recipient will be recognized at the fall NEWH Vancouver event tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Vancouver.

Requirements for this scholarship are:

  • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or c3ertification program in which enrolled
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry (e.g. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Application form: http://www.newh.org/images/Scholarship/2013/VancouverScholarshipApplication_2013.pdf

 

Please direct questions and application forms to:

Alex Jones/Heritage Office Furniture

1588 Rand Avenue

Vancouver BC, V6P 3G2

Ph: (604) 689-5388

ajones@heritageoffice.com

Fellowship and Scholarship Awards Program 2012-2013

The Department of National Defence funds a series of scholarships and a fellowship to foster interest in and knowledge of security and defence issues among emerging Canadian scholars. Applications are considered by the Defence Team Steering Committee (DTSC) and are reviewed in consultation with the Advisory Panel, an external committee composed of academics and non-academic representatives selected by the Minister of National Defence. Applicants will be assessed by the DTSC on the relevance of their application to DND/CF engagement priorities.

Eligible Fields of Study: Studies relating to current and future Canadian security and defence issues, including their political, international, historical, social, military, and economic dimensions. Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their proposal the relationship of their study/project plans to DND/CF engagement priorities.

 DEP PhD Scholarship 2 awards valued up to $25,000

DEP Masters Scholarship 2 awards valued up to $15,000

DEP Aboriginal Scholarship 1 award valued at $15,000

For more information and application instructions visit http://www.forces.gc.ca/admpol/fellowship-scholarship-eng.html

Questions regarding the Fellowship and Scholarship Awards Program should be addressed to: DEP-PCD@forces.gc.ca

2013 Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award

Canada Post's Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards celebrates the hard work of those who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. Canada Post grants the Awards annually to recipients from across Canada. Recipients could receive $1,000 in recognition of their efforts to improve their life through education, if they have resumed studies after a minimum of 12 months out of school and have now completed one year or more in an educational program. Open to all Aboriginal Canadians, recipients will be selected by a jury comprising an Aboriginal community member and Canada Post representatives.

For more information and the application visit www.GoToApply.ca/CanadaPost

ICA Diversity Scholarship Program

Each year, ICA awards one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1,000 graduate scholarships for students in, or accepted into, degree programs at colleges and universities in the Greater Victoria area.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptance or registration in college or university degree program in Greater Victoria;
  • Career goals directly related to helping Greater Victoria meet the challenges of diverse societies;
  • Record of academic achievement; Record of volunteer or professional involvement in multicultural affairs or diversity education, training, or community activities;
  • Familiarity with ICA and its mission

Applicants should submit an application by Wednesday July 31, to the President of the Board of Directors of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC, V8T 1A8.

Application letters (not exceeding 1000 words) should discuss how the applicant's academic program of study will prepare them for a career dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and understanding and advocating for the human rights of people of all cultures. Applications should be accompanies by two letters of reference and a resume. Applications will be reviewed by the ICA Board of Directors.

Successful applicants will be notified of their award by Monday, September 2. Successful applicants agree to be featured in Tapestry, the ICA online newsletter.

For questions, please contact Christina Southern, Communications Coordinator, at 250-388-4728 ext. 124 or csouthern@icavictoria.org

 

 

Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The ILA is pleased to partner with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond on the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given annually to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.  The award was established to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004).

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs. The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.

Learn more about this year's submission prompt and submission instructions as well as award details http://www.ila-net.org/Awards/Jablin/CFP2013.html

D5020 District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Rotary District 5020 provides US$15,000 in funding for one Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (DRAS) for one year of study in a post-baccalaureate program related to the Object of Rotary of the new Mission of The Rotary Foundation.

DRAS scholars are required to study in a country other than Canada and the USA.

A local Rotary club must sponsor DRAS applications.

The successful recipient of the DRAS may be eligible to apply for a matching Global Grant Scholarship through The Rotary Foundation. Combined with DRAS, this would provide a total of $30,000 to the successful candidate.

 

HOW TO APPLY

For more information, go to the District 5020 Scholarship page at: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?accountid=50092&pid=49402&sid=70984

Follow the links to D5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Policy and Procedures and D5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Application Form

 

 

Please contact the D5020 Scholarship Chair for more information.

D5020 Scholarship Chair

Dr.Barbara Cameron

Rotary CLub of Saanich (Victoria BC)

t.250.477-0174

B.C. Wildlife Federation Scholarship

The B.C. Wildlife Federation is pleased to offer a scholarship to a BC resident and a student attending a credited univeristy or college in the sciences or related outdoors field in the upcoming 2014 Spring term. This scholarship was made available from generous donation by American Income Life.

1 scholarship of $1,000 is available.

For more details and the scholarship application form please visit: http://bcwf.net/index.php/bcwf-scholarship 

 

 

SWANA Scholarship for Studies in Solid Waste Management & Environmental Protection

Since 1994 the BC Pacific Chapter of SWANA has offered scholarships to students studying in disciplines related to solid waste management at British Columbia universities or colleges. 

While any students in programs relevant to solid waste management or environmental protection are eligible for these awards, special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of SWANA or are immediate relatives (parent, child, spouse) of a SWANA Pacific Chapter member.

For more details and the scholarship application form please visit: http://www.swanabc.org/swanabc2_5/outreach7/71-outreach/scholarships/177-swana-bc-chapter-scholarships

Pacific Salmon Foundation Stewardship Community Bursary

The Pacific Salmon Foundation annually awards two non-repayable bursaries of $2,000 each to B.C. students who are active volunteers in the aquatic stewardship community, demonstrate financial need, and are registered full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) in at least the second year of an education or training program that supports their goal of a career in salmon conservation.

To be considered for this bursary an applicant must:

    • Be a resident of B.C.
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be an active member of the aquatic stewardshipvolunteer community
    • Be enrolled full-time in an education or trainingprogram at a recognized BC college, university ortechnical institute

For more information and to download the application package visit: www.psf.ca/bursary

Local Government Management Association of B.C. Scholarships

Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship was established to encourage students with an interest in federal, provincial, local government or First Nations administration and policy studies to pursue post-secondary opportunities. Four scholarships will be awarded of up to $2,500 each, with preference being given to one applicant from each of the four public sectors noted above.

Grant Anderson Commemorative Scholarship was established to encourage students with an interest in local government administration, local government law and governance, and in planning and land-use law to pursue post-secondary education in one of those fields.  The Scholarship shall be for one year and in the amount of up to $1,000 paid upon proof of registration at a post-secondary institution in one of the approved subject areas.

Distinguished Members Legacy Fund Scholarship was established to encourage students with an interest in local government management and administration to pursue post-secondary opportunities. The Scholarship shall be for one year and in the amount of up to $1,000 to be provided to the successful candidate as a voucher to the specified post-secondary institution upon proof of registration.

Eligibility and application forms can be found at: http://www.lgma.ca/EN/main/programs/scholarships.html

GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS FOR DISARMAMENT, ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION

The Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered annually by The Simons Foundation and The International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).  The primary objective of the Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.

A total of eight awards of Cdn$3,000 will be available to Canadian Masters and/or Doctoral students to support the research and writing of short position papers that will be presented at the Graduate Research Awards (GRA) Debates in Ottawa hosted by DFATD.  Awards include travel support to Ottawa (domestic transportation, accommodation, and meals) where successful candidates will be invited to present their completed position papers in the form of a one-to-one debate during a special event at DFATD in February2014.  For applicants pursuing studies abroad, a limited number of Canadian international students' travel costs may be covered.

This year, candidates will address issues related to the Humanitarian Dimensions of Nuclear Weapons; a Middle East WMD Free Zone and the NPT; Australia Group membership; and Counter-Proliferation and Iran. 

Deadline for applications:    October 15, 2013Selection of short-listed candidates:    November 12, 2013Deadline for position papers:    December 12, 2013Selection of eight award recipients:    January 17, 2014

For more information and to apply click here.

Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarships

The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships. These scholarships are available to graduate students whose programs of study focus upon applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. The scholarships will have the following values:

  • Dillon Consulting Scholarship - $5,000. This scholarship will be awarded to the highest ranked of the applicants. Funding is provided by Dillon Consulting Ltd. on an annual basis.
  • Ken Thomson Scholarship - $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to the second highest ranked of the applicants. The Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded from a special fund set up in his honour.
  • CWRA Memorial Scholarship - $1,500. A tribute to CWRA Members remembered by their colleagues donations to the Scholarship Fund.
  • 2 Scholarships - $1,500 each. These scholarships are funded from the general funds of the Canadian WaterResources Association.

For more information and to download the application form click here.

CAAMP Foundation Real Estate Finance Papers Award

The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals Foundation provides the Real Estate Finance Papers Award for outstanding graduate and student papers related to real estate finance.  The range of possible topics for these papers is broad, provided the research includes direct and/or indirect implications for the Canadian real estate and mortgage markets (including related capital markets products).  Applicants who have written an outstanding paper and who wish to apply for the Award may do so in accordance with the rules below (the “Rules”).

The Foundation intends to provide three awards in total in 2013:

- one award for a Doctoral dissertation - $2,500

- one award for a Master’s thesis - $1,500; and

- one award for a research paper written at any level of post-secondary education (i.e. undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral) - $750

For more information and to apply click here.

The Dalton Camp Award - Essay Contest

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. In 2013, there will be one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt. In addition, a second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 may be awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or was during the calendar year of the Award a student at a recognized post-secondary institution.

For more information click here.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Dick Martin Scholarship

Awarded annually, this $3,000 national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety related course or program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety degree program.

The CCOHS Council of Governors established this scholarship fund in 2002 in the memory of Dick Martin, a tireless health and safety advocate and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada.

For more information on how to apply click here.

Canadian Bureau for International Education Photo & Video Contest

What’s your story? What unforgettable moments have you experienced in your international education journey? What did you learn?

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is pleased to announce its 3rd annual Photo and Video Contest.

International education has the power to change the world – to break down cultural and regional barriers and expand personal, academic and professional horizons. Everyone benefits when you are immersed in a new culture, exchanging new ideas at faraway institutions and creating lifelong friendships and relationships. CBIE member institutions help make these experiences happen for thousands of students each year.  We invite you to share your story with us.

Show us how your studies, research or internship abroad have enriched (or are currently enriching) your life and work. Send us a photo accompanied by a short testimonial (200 words or less) OR make your story come alive with a video submission. We are looking for submissions that clearly show the transformative benefits of international study and exchange.

The contest is open to international and Canadian students, (university/college/language schools) at CBIE member institutions.

Prizes include:  $250 for winners in each category (Photo and Video) and $100 for one finalist in each category. Qualified entries will be displayed at CBIE’s Annual Conference at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver from November 17-20, 2013.

Send submissions to mnisbett@cbie.ca. Photos must be 1 MB or more or they will be disqualified; video submissions must be at least 1 minute and no longer than 3 minutes, 1 MB or more.

For more information click here.

Science Policy Fellowships

Science Policy Fellowships give health researchers and trainees the opportunity to gain real world experience in evidence-based health policy making by embedding a health research fellow within a policy setting. Researchers from all areas of health can apply to spend six to twelve months in a policy setting where they can participate and contribute to policy making processes while learning first-hand how evidence-informed policy making works. This funding opportunity is open to candidates at the doctoral, post-doctoral, and new investigator stages. For more information and a link to the application guidelines, please visit the CIHR website. For information about BC-specific assignments and MSFHR supplementary guidelines, please visit the MSFHR website

Ch’nook Scholarship

Ch’nook develops targeted programming to assist capacity building for Aboriginal Peoples within business and management.  The Ch’nook Scholars program was developed to bring together Aboriginal post-secondary business students and to provide them with the tools and connections they will need to succeed in their studies and their careers.  Ch’nook Scholars receive the benefits of the knowledge and advice from current industry leaders, and are also able to contribute to the success of the next generation by participating in mentorship events with high school students.

For more information on how to apply click here.

Robert Caton and David Bates Scholarships

The Robert Caton and David Bates Scholarships are annual awards of $2,000 each. 

The Robert Caton Scholarship was established to honour the memory of Dr. Robert Brent Caton, a scholar, entrepreneur and expert in the field of air quality, atmospheric emissions, environmental management and policy.

Similarly, the David Bates Scholarship has been established to honour the memory of Dr. David Vincent Bates, who was one of the foremost international authorities on the health effects of air pollution.

Eligibility Criteria 

Graduate-level attendance in a B.C. university program with course work and future plans that include scientific and environmental issues. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a commitment to studies, volunteering and/or employment in one or more of the following areas:

  • air quality science processes such as meteorology and atmospheric chemistry
  • weather, air quality and ecosystem/health effects models that would lead to more reliable tools used for air quality management decision making
  • monitoring methods that provide cost-effective and accurate measures of emissions, meteorology, ecosystem and human health effects
  • emissions control approaches that include clean fuels, improved processes, newer technology and market-driven programs
  • links between air quality and human health impacts
  • public communication/behaviour-change approaches related to air quality
  • economic valuation of air quality benefits/impacts
  • air quality/health/climate change linkages
  • air quality policy

Application Procedure

Please send your application as a Word or Adobe attachment with file name: FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.doc (or FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.pdf) to:  RBCaton@ocion.com

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Torchia Scholarship in Public Relations/Communications

The Torchia Scholarship in Public Relations/Communications is awarded annually to the student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of bilingualism in the Canadian communications and public relations profession

Criteria

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate public relations/communications degree program at a Canadian university or multi-year diploma or certificate program at a community college
  • Completed first year satisfactorily and entering second year
  • Studying in one of Canada’s two official languages that is not his/her mother tongue
  • Able to demonstrate overall comprehension of public relations/communications, its theoretical and practical elements, values and principles
  • Demonstration of high ethical standards
  • Commitment to a career in public relations/communications

Applicant Instructions

  • Attach a copy of your curriculum vitae
  • Attach a letter from your university or college that attests to your status and how you meet the scholarship criteria
  • Attach a two-page submission in your language of study addressing the Scholarship criteria and your understanding of why culture and language will be important to your career planning

Your submission should address all the criteria above, notably demonstrating overall comprehension of public relations/communications. A jury chair and three bilingual public relations professionals and/or educators will review submissions and determine a successful candidate. The jury may require a telephone interview in either English or French.

Send submission to:

Communications + Public Relations Foundation, Suite 1515, 73 Widdicombe Hill Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M9R 4B3.

Note: Application form can be found on the Financial Aid & Awards bulletin board outside of Student Services...

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The Sangster Award

The Sangster Award will enable a graduate student enrolled in a Canadian university, or recent graduate (within 3 years of graduation), to attend and present his or her work at the 24th International CODATA Conference (jointly organized with World Data Sytem), SCIDataCon 2014, Data Challenges for Global Sustainability / Future Earth, 2-5 November 2014, New Delhi, India.

For details on how to apply click here.

Aboriginal Scholarships

Flatiron – Graham, a joint venture (FGJV) building the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Line Project in British Columbia is committed to increasing the involvement of Aboriginal people in the Construction sector. FGJV has created a scholarship program to assist First Nations students from the First Nation communities located along the ILM project line who are pursuing full time post- secondary education studies in a field related to the construction industry.

Scholarship Amount:

Scholars will be awarded with a scholarship in the amount of $10,000, which is renewable for four years of continuous studies for a total maximum of $40,000 subject to suitable GPA levels being maintained.

Scholarship recipients will also be offered summer job placement opportunities during the term of their studies. Upon graduation, recipients will be offered a suitable full time position.

Eligibility:

Students must be from one of the First Nation communities along the ILM corridor.

Students must be currently accepted for/enrolled in a post-secondary program. Preference will be given to individuals entering into their first year study in a discipline related to the construction sector; however students in all years of study are invited to apply. Accepted fields of study include: Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Engineering/ Management, Safety Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, Surveying, Business Management. If you are unsure if your field of study qualifies for the scholarship, please contact us.

Application Process and Timeline:

Flatiron-Graham must receive the completed application form along with proof of ancestry, a copy of college or university letters of acceptance/proof of enrollment, a copy of high school transcripts, an academic...

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Export Development Canada International Business Scholarships

Export Development Canada's 14th annual International Business Scholarship competition was created and designed to develop the next generation of globally-minded business leaders.

The program offers up to 30 $4,000 scholarships annually, 25 for outstanding undergraduate students in international business and five for those in programs that combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

For more information and to apply click here.

Northwest Scientific Association Research Grants

The Northwest Scientific Association is awarding grants of up to $1,500 to support student research in the pure and applied sciences conducted in the Pacific Northwest.

Applicants must be student members of NWSA. Proposals will be evaluated based on the applicant's research question, study design, quality of the science and its potential contribution, and quality of the presentation.

Grant winners' research will potentially be published in the scientific quarterly, Northwest Science.

For more details and to apply click here.

Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship

The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship is open to students who, after completing two years of study at a BC public post-secondary institution, choose to transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree.

Successful applicants must demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

Approximately 115 scholarships worth $5,000 each will be awarded in 2014 under the Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship program.  The program is offered by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society, administered by the Victoria Foundation.

Eligibility criteria, application procedures and more information about this scholarship can be found here.

EDC International Business Scholarships

Each year Export Development Canada offers 30 scholarships valued at $4,000 each.

25 scholarships are awarded to students in International Business. Five additional scholarships are given to students in a Business programcombined with Environmental or Sustainability.

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST BE:

• A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

• Currently enrolled in a full-time accredited bachelor’s degree at a Canadian university or college

• Enrolled in a program focused on international business, finance, economics, or a combination of these with environmental/sustainability studies

• Returning to full-time post-secondary studies for the 2014-2015 academic year, entering your second, third or fourth year

• In excellent academic standing

• Experience outside Canada or plans to study abroad are considered assets

For more information and to apply online click here.

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at age 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness.

The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education, which Sarah believed in strongly.

Awards are valued at $1,000 each. For more information and to apply click here.

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply click here.

BC Aboriginal Student Awards

Open doors, go places with a BC Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award.

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society is offering awards of $1,000 - $5,000 for Aboriginal learners. The program is open to BC residents of Aboriginal ancestry who have been active in their school or community and are planning to study in:• An approved trades training or apprenticeship program,• A certificate or diploma program,• An undergraduate or graduate degree program, or • A teacher education program, leading to certification by the BC Teachers’ Council.

To apply or for more information about these awards, visit: www.bcscholarship.ca

BC Technology Scholarship

Established in 2005, the BC Technology Scholarship is an industry-funded program designed to support the next generation of tech leaders in British Columbia. By providing grants to students who have a passion for technology, the BC Technology Scholarship recognizes students pursuing post-secondary education in a technology-related field. (This includes, but is not limited to: IT, Engineering, Marketing, Digital Media, Product Management, Business Development, etc)

This year there are 2 x $5,000 grants available for current University or College Students.

For more details to to apply click here.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is a consumer-based organization formed by and for hard of hearing Canadians.

This year the CHHA Scholarship Program is offering four scholarship opportunities to students who are hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf.

For more information and to apply click here.

Future of Franchising Award

Four awards valued at $1000 each will be awarded on August 1st 2014 to full-time post secondary students in the following regions: Western Canada (BC), Central Canada (AB, SK, MB), Eastern Canada (ON, QC) and Atlantic Canada (NF, NS, NB, PEI).

For more information on how to apply click here.

SeniorsZen Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships available.

For more details click here.

Foster Children Bursary Program

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

For more information on how to apply click here.

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.

For more information click here.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards

WorkSafeBC is pleased to announce its 2014 competition for Research Training Awards.  The purpose of these awards is to enable highly qualified students to undertake full-time research training, leading to a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Research proposals can include themes relating to:  • occupational injury and disease• workplace exposures• prevention• treatment• disability management, vocational rehabilitation, and return-to-work• workers’ compensation• and/or any topic relevant to WorkSafeBC The award consists of a $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic standing, the proposed research project, the research training environment and the letters of reference. For Research Training Award application forms and guides, please visit the website.  Further inquiries may be directed to Research Services at 604 244-6300, or email resquery@worksafebc.com.

Public Guardian & Trustee Educational Assistance Fund

Bursaries valued between $1000 and $2000 will be awarded to former permanent wards of the Province of British Columbia.

For detailed information on how to apply click here.

Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville/Qualicum Awards

The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville/Qualicum is awarding the following scholarships to students from District 69*

- Return to school Bursaries for Women - $2,000 each - CFUW Parksville-Qualicum Memorial Awards - $1,500 each - The James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship - $1,150- Postgraduate Scholarship - $1,750

For more information visit the website.

*District 69 includes Nanoose, Coombs, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Dashwood and Bowser.

CFUW Comox Valley Bursary Trust

The Canadian Federation of University Women - Comox Valley provides bursaries of $1000 each annually to women who have completed grade 12 in the Comox Valley and are beginning the second, third, or fourth year of a program leading to a first degree offered by an accredited Canadian university or college. The deadline for applications is May 31 each year. Bursary recipients are honoured at the June meeting.

For more information and to apply click here.

James Pon Memorial Award Scholarship

The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC) is a registered charitable organization. The goals of the foundation include promoting the understanding and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically; promoting the awareness of the government's legislation of unjust Immigration Acts against the Chinese pioneers and their families; establishing scholarships; and sponsoring other Canadian charitable organizations to promote Chinese Canadian History.

The Foundation would like to encourage a deeper understanding of Chinese Canadian history by offering a cash award to the top three essays received annually for this scholarship contest.

How to Enter: Submit an essay (1000-1500 words) about the history of Chinese people in Canada and their contributions to the construction of the railroad and to this country; and how this relates to your family's history and experience of being in Canada.

Submission should be sent as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format by email to fccrwc@gmail.com. Please include your full name, email contact information, name of the school and program you will be enrolled in.

Prizes: Three (3) Prizes will be awarded.

  • 1st Prize: $500
  • 2nd Prize: $300
  • 3rd Prize: $200

Judging: Essays will be judged by a committee selected by the FCCRWC Board of Directors. Judges will be looking for:

  • Historical accuracy;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the contribution of the Chinese community to theconstruction of the railroad in Canada;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the historical treatment of the...
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LNBF Earth Award

Leave Nothing But Footprints is awarding a $500 grant to recognize an outstanding individual making a significant contribution to the community through a green or community-based initiative (such as fabricating an eco fashion line, running a sustainable homeless shelter or working on a reforestation project).

All eco-minded Canadian females over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply. For more information click here.

United Way of Greater Victoria Youth Now Awards

Each year the United Way of Greater Victoria, TELUS Victoria Community Board and the Intermunicipal Recreation Youth Programmers’ Committee, recognize the valuable contributions made by youth throughout the Greater Victoria region. 

Individual youth and groups of youth (between 11 and 29 years old) who have provided extraordinary service to others, acted as role models for environmental stewardship, or demonstrated exceptional personal accomplishments can be nominated for Youth Awards.

Professionals who make a difference in the lives of the youth they work with, as well as businesses and organizations who excel at providing youth friendly services can also be nominated. There are no age restrictions for these two recognition categories.

The achievements of all the nominees will be recognized at the Youth Now Awards Ceremony, to be held on the first Friday in May.

For more details and to nominate a deserving candidate for a Youth Now Award click here.

2014 AMI Scholarship Program

Two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to students, one of which will be reserved for a student with a permanent disability.

To be eligible for the Accessible Media Inc. Scholarship Program, you must:

- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

- Be a student planning to enrol, or continuing to be enroled in full-time studies in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school in the 2014-2015 academic term.

- Students who attend or will be attending a Canadian post-secondary school in the 2015-2015 acadmic term in a reduced course load due to a permanent disability, but who are still considered by their post-seecondary institution to be full-time students, are also eligible.

VISIT: http://c.studentawards.com/AMIScholarship to apply today!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Accessible Media Inc. at amischolarship@usupport.net.

 

Meet R&D Bursaries

One bursary of $4,000 and 3 of $2,000 are available to students studying in the fields of Engineering & Technology, Natural Sciences, Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Social and Human Sciences/Arts.

If the research project has a positive impact on one of these things: Technology & Scientific Advancement, Industry, Health, Enviroment, Economic Development, Humanities Research.

Eligibility:

  • Master or PhD
  • Register as a member on meetrnd.com and complete the following sections in bursaries and funding tab:
  1. Research interests and Specializations
  2. Education profile
  3. Professional profile
  4. Describe your research project
  5. Publications, including thesis. Full text is not required.

Contact info@meetrnd.com with questions.

As with all external awards postings on this site, this funding opportunity is not endorsed by RRU. Apply at your own discretion.

Coast Capital Savings Education Awards

Coast Capital Savings is giving away 35 scholarships valued between $2,000 - $5,000.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in BC.

For more information and to apply click here.

2014 Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

Canada Post's Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards celebrate the hard work of those who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning.  Canada Post grants the Awards annually to recipients from across Canada. Recipients could receive $1,000 in recognition of their efforts to improve their life through education, if they have resumed studies after a minimum of 2 months out of school and have now completed one year or more in an educational program. For details, Award rules, and to retrieve an application, visit www.gotoapply.ca/CanadaPost

Canadian Mental Health Association Awards & Bursaries

Are you a BC resident living with mental illness and pursuing post-secondary education? Apply online for a bursary or scholarship from the Canadian Mental Health Association. Follow the links below for more information.

For the Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary and the Lorne Fraser Scholarship for Mental Health Promotion click here

For the LGM Continuous Learning Bursary click here

My Visa Source - $1,000 Scholarship

Once a year, My Visa Source awards a merit-based scholarship for a student pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

For eligibility criteria and application instructions click here

 

Fine & Associates Professional Corporation - $1,000 Scholarship

Once a year, Fine & Associates Professional Corporation awards merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

For eligibility criteria and application instructions click here

Calum Ross Mortgage - $1,500 Scholarship

Once a year, Calum Ross Mortgage, an advocate of consumer financial literacy will award merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

For eligibility criteria and application instructions click here

Grapevine Evaluations - $1,000 Scholarship

Once a year, Grapevine Evaluations awards a merit-based scholarship for a student pursuing higher education in the U.S. or Canada.

For eligibility criteria and application instructions click here

One Inch Punch Productions - $1,000 Scholarship

Once a year, One Inch Punch Productions awards merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

For eligibility criteria and application instructions click here

Faded Soul - $1,500 Scholarship

Once a year, Faded Soul awards merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

For eligibility criteria and application instructions click here

KrisztinaNeglia.Com (Real Estate Team) - $1,000 Scholarship

Once a year, KrisztinaNeglia.Com awards merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

For eligibility criteria and application instructions click here

Robin Rigby Trust - RFP

Proposals are invited from qualified individuals to undertake collaborative research projects that focus on understanding and implementing aspects of conservation and sustainable development in coastal areas.

Visit the Robin Rigby Trust website for more information.

Public Health Bursaries

Applications are invited from qualified students who are or wish to engage in post-graduate study in a field of Public or Community Health Practice within any recognized discipline.

Visit the Health Officers Council website for more information.

Local Government Management Association of BC Scholarships

A wide range of scholarships are available for persons pursuing studies in various facets of government and public policy.

For more information visit the LGMA website.

ICA Diversity Scholarships

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria is currently accepting applicants for the Diversity Scholarship Program, which recognizes the potential of students to let diversity make a difference in the Capital Region. Scholarships are valued at $1,000.

For more inforamtion visit the ICA website.

Novus Biologicals Scholarships

The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program will award $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a science related field.

Visit the Novus Biologicals website for more information and applicaiton instructions

Ch'nook Scholars

The Ch’nook Scholars program was developed to bring together Aboriginal post-secondary business students and to provide them with the tools and connections they will need to succeed in their studies and their careers. Ch’nook Scholars receive the benefits of the knowledge and advice from current industry leaders, and are also able to contribute to the success of the next generation by participating in mentorship events with high school students.

Visit the Ch'nook website for more information and applicaiton instructions. 

Education Grants for Women from Developing Countries

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards grants to women from developing and middle-income countries to further their education and strengthen the professional and leadership skills they need to improve the lives of women and children.

Starting September 15 applications will be accepted for education grants for women from developing countries enrolled at US and Canadian universities.

For more information and to apply please visit www.mmmf-grants.org.

 

Job-Applications.ca Working Parent College Scholarship Program

Job-Applications.ca provides an annual scholarship for working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education. Each school year, a working parent receives $1,000 toward post-secondary tuition costs.

For more information and to apply visit Job-Applications.ca.

 

Solid Waste Association of North America Scholarships

The Solid Waste Association of North America's B.C. and Yukon chapter is awarding $1,000 scholarships to assist students studying in disciplines related to solid waste management and environmental protection.

Visit the SWANA Pacific Chapter website for more information and to apply.

Noomii Life Coach Training Scholarship

The Noomii Life Coach Training Scholarship will award $2000 to a student in an accredited coach training program.

Apply online through the Noomii website

International Business Studies Award

In a continued effort to foster an export culture in Canada, and create a workforce that is globally minded, the BC Export Award Committee is pleased to offer the 2014 International Business Studies Award valued at $500.

This Award recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership, excelled in their international business studies (be it international business, finance, relations or economics) and have made a significant contribution to the export community in BC.

For complete applicaiton details please visit the BC Export Awards website

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

The Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered annually by The Simons Foundation and The International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).

Up to eight awards of $3,000 will be available to Canadian Masters and/or Doctoral students to support the research and writing of short position papers that will be presented at the Graduate Research Awards Debates in Ottawa hosted by DFATD.

For complete details and applicaiton instructions visit The Simons Foundation website.

Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies

Saint Elizabeth Health Care presents the 4th Annual Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies. Students aspiring for a health leadership, executive, or board role in the Canadian Health Care system or a Canadian Health Organization are ideal candidates for this scholarship of $5000.

For more information visit the Saint Elizabeth Health Care website

Pacific Salmon Foundation Stewardship Community Bursary

The Pacific Salmon Foundation Stewardship Community Bursaries are awarded to students in British Columbia who are dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Pacific salmon and their habitat.

Two bursaries valued at $2,000 each will be award in 2014.

For more information and to apply for a bursary visit the Pacific Salmon Foundaiton website.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students with hearing loss who will be be enrolled in full-time studies in September 2015.

Visit the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association website for more information.

The Dalton Camp Award

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. In 2015, there will be one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt.

In addition, a second Award consisting of $2,500 may be awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by a post-secondary student.

Post-Secondary students are eligible for both the main prize and second prize.

For more information, including winning essay examples, visit the Dalton Camp Award website

Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

For more information visit the Storwell website

Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship

The Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship – worth $5,000 – will contribute to the advancement of new ideas and new ways of thinking when it comes to protecting the environment by supporting students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and the environment.

For more information visit Cenovus Energy

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Twenty TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community.

For more information visit the TD Canada Trust website

College of Applied Biology - Linda Michaluk Scholarship

The College of Applied Biology is pleased to announce a scholarship of $2,500 for a student in a postgraduate program of study focusing on administrative policy and procedures at the provincial, national and international levels in a biological or natural resource discipline.

Additional information on award criteria and an application form is available at the College website

Canada's Luckiest Student

One lucky student will win over $30,000 in prizes including $20,000 from CIBC to use for school or student debt.

For more information and to register for the contest visit Canada's Luckiest Student.

BCGEU Scholarships

The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union is offering $45,000 in scholarship awards—$3,000 for full-time students and $2,000 for part-time students—who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff.

For more information visit the BCGEU website.

Future of Investing Scholarship

Wealthsimple is offering three $1,500 scholarships in 2015 to Canadian Undergraduate students.

For more information visit the Wealthsimple website.

EDC International Business Scholarships

The Export Development Canada International Business Scholarship Program awards up to 30 scholarships annually; 25 scholarships go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to 5 additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

For more information visit the EDC website

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad in Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit: www.daad.org/undergrad

LiveOutThere.com Scholarship

LiveOutThere.com is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student who is passionate about the outdoors.

For more information and to apply visit LiveOutThere.com

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards

For more information on the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards visit www.GoToApply.ca/RBC.

Soroptimist Foundation of Canada

Grants of $7,500 for female graduate students in Canada. For more information visit the Soroptimist Foundation of Canada website.

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration.  Visit A Place for Mom for essay topic and details.

Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad.

For full details visit worldbank.org/scholarships.

Joint Diversity Scholarship

The Overwaitea Food Group has partnered with UFCW Local 1518 to offer up to ten scholarships valued at $1000 each to individuals who have played a significant role in supporting and promoting diversity in their school and/or community.

The online application for this scholarship is available on the Diversity Scholarship page at www.owfg.com/diversity

CFUW Parksville/Qualicum Scholarship & Bursary Trust

The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville/Qualicum offers scholarships and bursaries to students each year. For a complete list of awards and application instructions visit the CFUW Parksville/Qualicum website

Aboriginal Student/Teacher Education Awards

Application forms for the 2015 BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards are now available through the website of the Irving K Barber British Columbia Society at www.ikbbc.ca.  Individual application forms are now provided for the following program levels:

  • Apprenticeship/Certificate/Diploma
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters/Doctoral
  • Teacher Education*

Awards of $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in Full-time post-secondary studies at least nine weeks long.

2015 FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC (FCSSBC) bursaries assist young people in and from care with the financial cost of tuition, books, and supplies for academic training or academic upgrading. This bursary is avaialble to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year (two semesters).

Eligibility:

1. You are currenlty in care or a former youth in care in BC. This includes being under a continuing custody order; temporary custody order; or Youth Agreement under BC's Child, Family and Community Services Act.

2. You are a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant.

3. You are 25 years old or younger in the year of your application.

4. You are currently attending or planning to enroll in a post-secondary academic program in recognized public post-secondary institution; if you are unsure there is a list on the BC Ministry of Advanced Education website at http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/publicpsed/welcome.htm

Download the application from www.fcssbc.ca

Please direct questions to the Federation of Community Social Services of BC via email info@gcssbc.ca or phone 250-480-7387

Best Price Nutrition & Health Scholarship

One scholarship valed at $1,000 USD will be offered to a student in the 2016 school year. For more information visit the Best Price Nutrition website

EnergyRates.Ca College Scholarship

 EnergyRates.Ca will award one $500 scholarship to a student enrolled in a Candian post-secondary educational institution. For more information visit EnergyRates.ca.

James Pon Memorial Award

The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada is offering cash awards for the top three essays in the annual James Pon Memorial Award competition. For more information visit the FCCRWC website.

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities is offering up to four scholarships, valued at $2,000 CAD for a bachelor degree program, tenable for one academic year. Applications are by nomination only, and only one nominee from each of AUCC’s member institutions will be accepted. RRU is holding a competition for our nomination with a firm application deadline of May 1, 2015.
 
Eligibility criteria:
•be a registered undergraduate student at RRU by the application deadline date (May 1st)
•entering academic year 3 in the fall of 2015
•Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
•have a minimum academic average of 80% over the last three completed semesters of post secondary
•must be diagnosed with a documented permanent disability that is the primary disability for which they are applying.
 
Visit AUCC's website to view the competition guidelines and retrieve the application form. 
 
RRU will select our one nominee, complete the institution nomination section of the application, and courier the nomination to AUCC by their May 15th nomination deadline.
 
Please contact RRU's Financial Aid & Awards Office by email or phone (250) 391-2600 x 4222 if you have any questions.

Public Guardian & Trustee Educational Assistance Fund

If you are a former permanent ward of the province of BC and planning to undertake post-secondary studies between September 2015 - August 2016 you may be eligible for a bursary of up to $3,300.

For a complete list of eligibility criteria and application instructions visit Public Guardian & Trustee of British Colunmbia website.

Canadian Federation of University Women - Comox Valley

CFUW - Comox Valley is offering two bursaries of $1,200 each to female students who have completed their high school education in the COMOX VALLEY on Vancouver Island.  The application may be obtained via https://www.sites.google.com/site/cfuwcv/ 

Eligibility Requirements:

- Be a full time student

- Be working on a first degree

- Entering 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a university program.

B.C. Federation of Foster Parent Associations Bursaries

Each year the B.C. Federation of Foster Parent Associations awards a number of bursaries to post-secondary students. Details can be found at BCFosterParents.ca.

 

2015 OOBS Student Leadership Scholarships

Out On Bay Street is committed to recognizing excellence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) student communities across Canada in order to help students excel in their career. To support this commitment, Out On Bay Street offers two Student Leadership Scholarships valued at $2,500 each.

For more information and to apply visit the Out On Bay Street website.

Grapevine Evaluations Scholarship

Once a year, Grapevine Evaluations awards a merit-based scholarship for a student pursuing higher education in the U.S. or Canada.

Eligible applicants are Canadian or U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in a Canadian or US university or college for Fall 2015.

For more information and to apply visit the Grapevine Evaluations website.

 

NEWH Scholarship for Hospitality

NEWH Vancouver Regional Group is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in a BC post-secondary instituion who is pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.

For detailed awards criteria and application instructions visit the NEWH website and click "Vancouver Region".

 

AFABC Bursary Program

The AFABC Bursary Program offers two bursaries, intended to offer improved access to educational programs, and enhance educational outcomes for BC youth. 

The Howard Legacy Youth Fund was established with a donation from Peggy Howard in 2012, and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care.

The AFABC Youth Bursary was established in 2014, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.

For more information on the Howard Legacy Youth Fund and the AFABC Youth Bursary visit the Adoptive Families Association of BC website.

 

Indspire Awards

Each year Indspire awards help thousands of indigenous students complete their education. Competitions run throughout the year and awards criteria varies.

For a list of awards and deadlines visit the Indspire website.

The Robin Rigby Trust

2015 Call for Proposals for the Robin Rigby Trust. The Trust is now seeking proposals from eligible individuals, with a deadline for applications of October 31, 2015.

The Trust was established in 2008 as a mechanism to support collaborative small-scale and short-term research partnerships on coastal research and development. Proposals are invited from qualified individuals to undertake collaborative research projects that focus on understanding and implementing aspects of conservation and sustainable development in coastal areas. Specifically, the Robin Rigby Trust supports individuals who (1) are undertaking community-centred coastal research in collaboration with appropriate coastal communities, coastal research organizations, and/or coastal-focused non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and (2) are either based in Canada and carrying out their project overseas, or based outside Canada and travelling to Atlantic Canada for their project. The Trust supports suitable partnerships, by funding small-scale “do-able” projects developed in response to local needs, and aiming to: (a) better understand coastal ecosystems and the value of their biodiversity and conservation, (b) effectively address coastal environmental and resource management problems, (c) assist in developing coastal areas responsibly, and/or (d) improve the livelihoods of those living along the coast.

Visit http://robinrigbyfund.info/ for full information

For questions, please e-mail robinrigbytrust@smu.ca.

 

 

ICA Diversity Scholarship Program

ICA Diversity Scholarship Program

ICA is currently accepting applicants for the Diversity Scholarship Program, which recognizes the potential of students to let diversity make a difference in the Capital Region.

The Greater Victoria area is growing and now reflects a variety of ethnicities, customs, languages, beliefs, abilities, values, and talents. According to the 2006 census, 19% of Victoria’s residents are immigrants born outside of Canada. Nearly nine per cent of Victoria residents are members of a visible minority ethno-cultural group.

“ICA seeks to support the education of culturally sensitive community leaders,” says Jean McRae, ICA Executive Director. “Our scholarship program is an investment in the cultural capital of Greater Victoria.”

Each year, ICA awards one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1,000 graduate scholarship for students in, or accepted into, degree programs at colleges and universities in the Greater Victoria area.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Acceptance or registration in a college or university degree program in Greater Victoria;

• Career goals directly related to helping Greater Victoria meet the challenges of diverse societies;

• Record of academic achievement;

• Record of volunteer or professional involvement in multicultural affairs or diversity education,  training, or community activities; and

• Familiarity with ICA and its mission.

Applicants should submit an application by Tuesday, June 30 to the President of the Board of Directors of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC, V8T 1A8.

Application letters (not exceeding 1,000 words) should discuss how the applicant’s academic program of study will prepare the applicant for a career...

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Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research

Visit the Canadian Institute for Military & Veteran Health Research website for more information.

Hometown Heroes Awards Program

Earth Day Canada is celebrating everyday eco-heroes who are taking action to create greener communities across Canada through the Hometown Heroes Award Program. 

Visit the Hometown Heroes website for more information.

Victory in Europe Scholarship

The Victory in Europe Scholarship will be awarded to Dutch students planning to study in a master’s or doctoral program at a British Columbia public university beginning in the 2015/16 academic year.

For full details visit the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society website.

 

Knightsbridge FX Scholarship

Full details at KnightsbridgeFX.com

Canadian Mental Health Association (BC Division) Bursaries

The Canadian Mental Health Association (BC Division) is offering three award opportunities to BC students living with mental illness.

Visit the awards website for eligibility criteria and applicaiton instructions.

Public Health Bursaries

B.C. Associated Boards of Health, Dr. Ken Benson Memorial Bursaries

The Isabel Loucks Foster Public Health Bursary Fund

Applications are invited from qualified students who are or who wish to engage in post-graduate study in a field of Public or Community Health Practice within any recognized discipline.

Eligibility requirements and application forms may be foudn at hte Health Officers' Council website at: http://healthofficerscouncil.wordpress.com/bursaries/

Awards in amounts up to $3,000 are available

 

Complete documentation is to be submittted by September 4, 2015 to:

Dr. Charl Badenhorst

Chair, Health Officers' Council of BC

c/o Northern Health

230 - 9900 100 Ave

Fort St.John, BC V1J 5S7

ICA Diversity Scholarship

The Inter-Curltural Associate of Greater Victoria is accepting applicantions for the Diversity Scholarships, which recognizes the potential of students to let diversity make a difference in the Capital Region.

 

There is a $1,000 scholarship available for both an undergraduate and graduate student studying in the Greater Victoria area.

For more information visit the ICA website.

Foreign Government Awards - Mexico

The Government of Mexico, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has opened the 2016-2017 competition for scholarships to Canadian students and researchers. The scholarships are aimed at Canadians wishing to study or conduct research at the Master’s, PhD and Postdoctoral level or for medical specialization and sub-specialization at participating postsecondary institutions in Mexico.

The scholarships generally include airfare, approved tuition and compulsory fees, and a monthly living allowance. Applicants who do not meet Spanish language requirements may also be eligible for up to six months (or half the period of the scholarship) of Spanish language training.

Please visit Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico for full program details and to submit an online application. All inquiries regarding this scholarship program should be directed to: scholarships‐bourses@cbie.ca.

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC - Tanabe Bursaries

The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC will award 10 busaries of $1,000 to students with CP who meet the awards criteria.

For detailed eligibility criteria and application instructions visit the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC website

Fullbright Canada Awards

Canadian students who plan to study or conduct research in the U.S. may qualify for a Fullbright Canada award.

More information is available on the Fullbright Canada website.

Infoparrot Scholarship of Academic Excellence

Details available on the Infoparrot website.

Finance and Economics Scholarship

Wealthsimple is proud to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of finance and economics. As Canada's fastest growing online investment service, we understand the importance of supporting the training and education of our future finance leaders.

This scholarship will be awarded to (5) Canadian citizens enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university, and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling essays on personal finance.

Visit https://www.wealthsimple.com/scholarship  for more information and to apply for this scholarship

Course Outlines

Program Schedules

Residency One

Residency Two

Program Schedules

Course Outlines

Residency One

Residency Two

Residency Three

Residency Three

Worthwhile Reading - Harvesting One Hundredfold

If you have not already received this reading please take some time to review Harvesting One Hundredfold. It is an example of the readings you will review throughout MAEEC.

2014 Residency Schedule

On Campus classes begin July 28th, 2014 in MEWS 110

Academic Supervision Information and Resources

SoLS  Principles:

  • Leadership as Engagement: This is the type of leadership we teach and live. Leadership as engagement is enabling the talents, skills and aspirations of others in alignment with an organization’s purpose. 
  • Engaged Scholarship:  This is how we teach, learn and do research. We work to Connect knowledge and practice through partnerships between scholars and practitioners that generate new perspectives and solutions for social benefit. 
  • Orientation toward Possibility: This is how we empower ourselves to work toward a desirable future and its possibilities as well as its challenges. 
  • Learning as Transformation: This is how we navigate change. It involves journeying in unknown territory and the eventual emergence of a completely new perspective and understanding.

 

 

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2014 Residency Schedule

Note that residency this year will be held in the MEWS

2014 MAEEC Summer Residency Schedule

Photo Release form

Please complete bring completed forms to residency. They will be collected on the first day of classes - July 28th, 2014

Articles of Interest

We will be updating the community pages from time to time with articles of interest.

CAMN Course Outlines

Team

Program Information Files

Timetables

Please note:

There are two blocks in August where there is a room noted but no class.  We are going to hold on to the classroom bookings until closer to those dates and may add classes to those blocks if necessary.  

Also note that ENSC431 will finish on August 12, 2016 but grades will not be available earlier than other grades for the quarter.

June 1, 2016

Teams

BSc Learning Outcomes

Team Session Information (October 13, 2015)

Attached files are from the Team Session held October 13, 2015.

Draft Policy on Sexual Violence

Textbooks

MAJS Program Proposal

This folder contains the Program Proposal for the MA Justice Studies (MAJS) program.

Program Schedules

In this folder you will find program schedules for the current and future offerings of the program as they become available.

Planning Session Agendas & Minutes

This folder houses the agendas and minutes from our program planning sessions.

Course Outline Template

Here is the course outline template. The Learning Outcomes for the program are included in the Appendix.

December 6 Vigil Files

Compilation of resources from past vigils to mark the Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence Against Women

What Should I Bring to Campus?

It can be a hard thing to pack for residency - but this forum is here to make things a little easier. Over the years, students have provided feedback on what and what not to bring. We've provided that here to get your started.

To intern or not to intern?

Internships, especially unpaid, can be a big financial and time committment for students. Below are a few recent articles discussing the value of internhips from both the intern and employer's perspective. What do you think? Feel free to add your thoughts or other resources.

"Forget fetching coffee. Interns prove their worth"

"Unsung heroes of the startup world"

"Does an internship help MBA grads?"

Where can I search for internships in Canada?

Below is a list of some sites that post internships - primarily in Canada. If you find others, please share!

CanadaInternships.ca

Springtern

TalentEgg.ca

hcareers

Small Business Internship Program

Campus Action

Career Edge

ECO Canada - Environmental Careers Organization

Workopolis Internships

Monster Internships

Eluta.ca (search "intern")

Student Questions

Please post any questions that you may have in relation to your program here.

Biographies

You are asked to post a short biography which outlines your education leading to this program, any related work experience you might have and any personal information you are comfortable sharing (ie: where you are from, family demographics, likes/dislikes, activities, etc).  Length should be 100-200 words.

Pre-Entry Workbook Discussion

Please use this thread for discussions related to the Pre-Entry Workbook

Looking for Housing?

Hi everyone! I am currently looking for three new roommates as we have three rooms available (all upstairs) in this shared house. So far most of the people that have live here have been Royal Roads students and more specifically in the Environmental Science program. When the house if full the total number of people that will be living in our house is 4. The house is located approximately half way between Royal Roads and downtown Victoria, its a ten minute drive to Royal Roads, a half hour to 45 minute bike ride on the Galloping Goose Trail (which you can take from Mckenzie all the way to the school) depending on how much biking you do, and a 5 minute walk to the bus stop where you can catch the 50 bus to RRU. It is also conveniently close to Tillicum Mall. We are looking for someone who is a mature, passionate, quiet, clean, friendly, easy-going, and preferably a student (male or female) with a good sense of humor. The house is fully furnished, this includes all linens, wireless internet, local phone calls, laundry, and utilities. We also have a large, spacious backyard, with fruit trees. Rent is $575/month, we require a damage deposit of $287.50 and you are not required to sign a lease. Please send me an email me at sharonspencer05@hotmail.com if you have any questions or would like to arrange a time to view the house. We are located on Lambie Dr, which is near the intersection of Mckenzie and Burnside. To see picture check out our used victoria ad: http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/Large-Spacious-Shared-House_17272466

Used Texts

Hi, I will use this thread to post textbooks for sale from the outgoing cohort. Please note some of the courses may be using updated editions, so you may want to wait until the textbook notice comes out from the bookstore for your first quarter courses.

2012 Cohort Admin Forum

2011 Cohort Admin Forum

When you think about starting your program, what are you most looking forward to?

Here is your turn to share your excitement - and see what is driving others to begin their educational journey at Royal Roads.

Looking for a roommate

  • Hola my name is Brie,
  • I am going to be studying Env. Sc. at Royal Roads in the fall. 
  • I love traveling, good healthy food, music, meeting new people, having fun, and being active (gym, hiking, swimming, skiing, dancing). I am a keen student and I prefer to study in a quiet zone, but I do like to let loose when the time is right;)
  • I am looking for a female roommate, preferably in the same program.
  • I have a 2 bedroom apartment in Langford, ground level suite, washer & dryer, 1 full bath, utilities included (wireless, cable, hydro etc..) It is a 5 minute drive to campus, 20 minute bike ride on Galloping Goose Trail and several minutes from Thetus Lake. The room is $500 a month.
  • Write me an email brie_haley@hotmail.com. If you are already in the area you could check it out by appointment with my sister, who is currently living there. 
  • Cheers,
  • Brie

Major Project Presentations - 2011 Cohort

Hi all,

The current Bsc Env. Science cohort will be giving their Major Project presentations next week. These will take place in the Mews Ballroom on Thursday Aug 23 from 9am - 3:30pm, and Friday Aug 24 from 9am - 12pm. I would encourage anyone in the Victoria area to attend. You can see the capstone project for your program and meet students who are just finishing the program you are about to embark upon.

Free Bus Passes Valid Until August 31st

We have a number of bus passes for the month of August available for free to anyone who is interested. Please email international@royalroads.ca if you are interested.

10 Apps for Royal Roads Students

Want to get the most out of your RRU experience? Below is our list of 10 favourite apps for helping students at Royal Roads University. Whether you are looking to stay more organized, pay off your debt, access your courses, or tour the city, we’ve got an app for that…

1. My Moodle – this official Moodle app allows you to access course resources. Although this app is not a replacement for the Moodle website interface, it provides you with useful additional tools, including the ability to download files to view offline.

2. Tourism Victoria – from event listings, activity suggestions to directions, this app helps you experience the best that the City of Victoria has to offer. There are always culturally rich and entertaining events happening throughout the year – make sure you take a break from the studying to enjoy the city!

3. GoDocs – Google Docs is a valuable tool for creating, and sharing your documents online, which comes particularly handy for team projects. With this app, you can easily view, edit, and share these files, spreadsheets, and presentations from your mobile phone, and stay even more connected with classmates.

4. myHomework –  lets you easily track your classes, homework, tests and assignments, to ensure every deadline is met. Known as the ultimate multi-tasking tool for students.

5. My Student Budget Planner – helps you manage your student finances, and keep you on budget. Provides you with helpful tips...

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First Day on Campus is Sep 17

Hi all, just reiterating that the first day that you have to be on campus is September 17.

2011 Cohort Discussion Cafe

Preparing for your trip to Victoria

Congratulations on your admission to Royal Roads University. You must be getting ready to travel to Canada and wondering what you should pack and what to expect when you arrive. As an international student and having gone through this experience myself, I have some suggestions for you.

  1. First, plan your arrival in Canada so you have time to get settled before classes begin. It is important to be on campus in time for orientation, which will take place on campus September 21st.  
  2. The government of Canada allows students to bring a reasonable quantity of clothing, books, computers and all other electronic items for personal use. Restrictions and limitations apply to tobacco, alcohol, and certain foods and agricultural products. Also, check with your airlines with regard to baggage allowance to avoid excess baggage fees. See below for some tips on what to pack:
    1. Clothing for all seasons:  There are 4 seasons in Canada: Spring, summer, fall and winter. Fortunately, Victoria has a temperate climate with mild winters compared to the rest of Canada. Having said that, weather can be unpredictable. The west coast of Canada can be quite wet, so you will need a raincoat, waterproof shoes or boots and an umbrella. For winter months you will also need a warm jacket, gloves, a scarf and a hat. Of course you can always buy them when you arrive. And don’t forget to bring formal wear for special occasions and traditional wear for cultural celebrations.
    2. Bring a good bilingual dictionary, if needed.
    3. You may wish to bring pictures of your family and friends, music and other items to help you feel at home and to share with your new friends in Victoria.
    4. In Canada, electricity is 120 volts and the prongs on the plug are rectangular, not circular. If you are bringing electrical equipment, then be sure to bring...
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First Day Information

Hi all, Your program will begin at 9am next Monday morning. Your classroom will be in the Grant Building - Room 321. We will start the day with an Administration session where we will have a bit of an overview of the program and discuss relevant information. Following this, we will have a session where the faculty will introduce themselves and touch on the courses that they will be teaching you. We will then all head to the Quarterdeck for lunch where you will have a chance to sit down and get to know your classmates, faculty, and program staff a bit better. Lunch will be provided. We will end the day with the Math assessment, which will take place in the computer lab in the LIC Building. You will need to have a lab coat, safety goggles, and two lab journals (with pages that can't be removed - binders won't work). We have some lab coats and goggles available here - but you may want to buy your own, and especially if you need a certain type of goggles for your prescription. Also, you will need to bring $60 cash or cheque for your lab manual. Please bring this on Monday.

Looking forward to meeting you all next week! Best, Rhett

Foundations Timetable

Hi all,

I've posted the Foundations Timetable (the timetable for the first two on-campus weeks of your program) to your Program Resources folder.

Cheers

 

Welcome to RRU!!

Welcome to Royal Roads and the School of Environment and Sustainability! You are about to have one of the most exciting, stimulating, hard working, but rewarding (now and most significantly in your future career) years of your life! Good luck, have fun, and start laying down memories that you will savour for years to come. Relationships will be key to your success -- get to know your professors and each other and be prepared to learn from them. You are studying in one of the most beautiful places on earth -- get to know it as well. I look forward very much to meeting and getting to know each of you. My best wishes for your success in the coming year! All of the staff and I are here to help you ensure that success. Leslie

Leslie A. King, PhD. MCIP, Chair Undergraduate Programs

Community Conversations for BAPC 2012

Q and A forum

Welcome to the Q and A forum.  This forum has been established to enable our community to ask questions; seek clarification; share experiences and tips; and offers a place to hold general support discussions.  Marie will be moderating this site and is committed to offering 72 hour turnaround respond time to questions posed.  Anyone in our community is also encouraged to offer a response to questions posed. 

Test Forum Topic

This topic can be created by clicking on "Forum Topic" on the left panel. Students can respond to this forum post, but cannot create their own threads. At this point, one is notified if a post is created, so you will need to check often for responses if you have a forum.

You can attacht txt files to forum posts, but no other formats.

First Quarter Timetable posted

Hi all,

The First Quarter Timetable has been posted to the Program Resources folder.

 

 

 

ENSC304 Lecture Powerpoint

Hi all,

I sent these out as email attachments, but it seems some people are having trouble opening them. So I am attaching them here. Your instructor wanted to you to have these prior to class and the course site opening next week.

 

WIN AN iPad3!

 Are you an international student studying in British Columbia?

 If so, you could win an iPad3!

 It’s easy! Simply share how you study, play, and have fun in BC!

 There are three easy ways to participate; you can either submit a video, photo, or blog article.

You could cover topics including:

 Living in BC (nature, community, surroundings etc.)

  • School
  • Traveling in BC
  • Sports of BC
  • Holidays and Festivals
  • Cuisine
  • Seasons (i.e. summer, spring, fall, winter)
  • Experiences, tips, advice

 Enter online today: http://studyinbc.com/news-events/contest/

 Eligibility Criteria/How to Submit/ENTER: http://studyinbc.com/contest-submission/

 Deadline for entries is October 31, 2012

2014 Board of Governors Staff Discussion Forum

Please be aware that the Bio's and discussion forum can be viewed by all RRU Staff. 

Please use this discussion forum to ask the candidates questions.  Candidates may also choose to post additional information here for your consideration.

Canadian Journal of Native Education--Call for Papers

Greetings Aboriginal Circle members,

I am Darlene Joseph and I am Songhees First Nation. We are indigenous to area known as Victoria, British Columbia. I work at Royal Roads University in Student Services department and I subscribe to a few listservers intended for First Nation peoples. I am happy to pass along information from:

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION INSTITUTE OF CANADA

CALL FOR PAPERS
Canadian Journal of Native Education
2013 Theme Issue
Indian Control of Indian Education – 40 Years Later

The Canadian Journal of Native Education (CJNE) is pleased to announce a cooperative editorship for the 2013 CJNE theme issue with
• Michelle Pidgeon, Simon Fraser University
• Jo-ann Archibald, Q'um Q'um xiiem, University of British Columbia
• Graduate students

In 1972, the National Indian Brotherhood (now Assembly of First Nations) in Canada released the Indian Control of Indian Education Policy Paper (ICIE). The IEIC Policy Statement addressed the following areas in relation to Indigenous education:

• Local control of education
• Parental responsibility
• Programs, curriculum, values
• Teachers and counselors
• Facilities and services
• Research

Now, 40 years after the release of the Indian Control of Indian Education Policy Statement, the editors of the 2013 theme issue of the Canadian Journal of Native Education believe it is time to ask the following questions:

• What progress has been made in any of the areas included in the IEIC Policy Statement?
   What are indicators of success from Indigenous perspectives?
• What have we learned about overcoming systemic barriers to the IEIC? What lessons emerge from our research practices that inform Indigenous    education for/by/with Indigenous peoples?
• What else needs to be done to realize the...

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News and Updates

Welcome to the News and Updates forum.  This forum will provide our community with news and updates from the School and also updates regarding supervision (e.g., document updates, changes to processes and procedures etc.). 

Please do not respond to posts in this forum (it is not facilitated).  If you have a question, please post it in the Q and A forum.

Digital Media and Your Career Session

Career Services offered a FREE online Digital Media and Your Career Collaborate Session yesterday, Wednesday Nov 21st, 4:00-5:30pm PST. It was facilitated by Margaret Doyle – Digital Storytelling Strategist (and former RRU employee). She offered lots of practical tips to encourage students to effectively use digital media to brand, connect, engage and find opportunities.If you missed it, please click on the link below to watch a recording of the session.https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/recording/playback/link/table/meeting?suid=M.67C6FE58082FC8D53F206E37D5C6F2&sid=2009211
 

A new tool to support you with your research and writing?

On behalf of Jessica Mussell (RRU Librarian), we’re pleased to announce the official launch of two great new research and writing tools! The Guide to Writing an Undergraduate-level Essay and the Guide to Writing a Graduate-level Essay are now available for use by anyone in the RRU community who is looking for self-directed assistance with writing an essay. Both guides present a 12-step process that starts at understanding the assignment and finishes with submitting the essay. At each step, the guides give information, tips, tools, and examples to help writers proceed through the writing process.

We’re excited to present these resources to the RRU community, and we hope you’ll find them useful! If you have any questions about the content in the guides, please click on “I’m confused; please help!” at the bottom of any page in the guides. If you have any general questions or feedback for us, please contact Jessica at reflib@royalroads.ca and/or me, Theresa Bell, at writingcentre@royalroads.ca. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Kind regards,

 

Theresa

 

Theresa Bell, Writing Centre Coordinator, Writing Centre | Royal Roads University

T 250.391.2600 ext. 4353 | F 250.391.2612

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC  Canada  V9B 5Y2 | http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre

 

Final Exam Policy

Hi everyone

In preparation for your final exams next week, please note the following policy in relation to all BSc Final Exams:

Items you may NOT bring into the exam room:

  • backpacks or other large bags (please leave in the hall/exit area at either side of the Quarterdeck)
  • cell phones or other electronic devices (see exception below)
  • food

Items to bring into the exam room:

  • writing implements (make sure you have a backup)
  • allowed resources for each exam (textbooks, notes, calculators as noted by each instructor)
  • non-alcoholic beverage

If you arrive at the exam room with any of the items not permitted you will be required to relocate them to Lab for the duration of the exam.

Thanks

WordPress Wizard? Wanting to add to your portfolio? Help needed.

Seeking someonewith good design to get a WordPress site running. This person is pretty hopeless with this stuff, but knows what she/he wants/needs. Has a custom WordPress theme that is hosted on Islandnet.

Minimal budget but it’s good gig for adding to a portfolio .

Preference for someone who lives on the Island. They would be hired on as a contractor. Also needs some graphics:  - A one-sheet which I’ve created in MS Word which needs to be prettied up. - A logo for which I have the visual concept but not the layout. - Letterhead for which I have all the elements but not the final layout 

If interested please send a reply to chris.brown@royalroads.ca as soon as possible.

Second Quarter Timetable now posted

Hi all, the second quarter timetable is now posted in the program resources section of this site.

Second Quarter Teams & Lab Groups

Hi all,

The Second Quarter teams and lab groups are now posted in the Program Resources area.

Cheers

 

Grades

Hi all,

Just wanted to pass along some information regarding grades/grading.The RRU academic regulation on grades can be found here (http://policies.royalroads.ca/academic-regulations/section-4-grading) and is as follows:

Approval of Grades: Grades must be approved by the head of an academic unit (e.g. School Director or equivalent) or designate authorized by the Dean. The Registrar's Office must be formally advised as to the names of those who may approve grades. Grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office within 20 business days of the course end date. This includes final grades required to clear INC or EG grades.

 

With that in mind, in your program, we ask our instructors to have their final grades in within 10 business days from the course end date, after which we upload them and send them to the Registrars' Office (Because your first quarter ends so close to Christmas holidays, 10 business days takes us to January 7 and so you can expect your grades to be available after this date). Once they get the grades, they make them available for viewing through MyAdmin. If you're not familiar with your MyAdmin account or haven't set it up yet, no problem, simply go here and follow the instructions: https://myadmin.royalroads.ca/Pages/welcome.aspx (Note: please use your personal email address and not your RRU email address when creating your account, as the MyAdmin service is meant to be a permanent service to our students and alumni, whereas your RRU email account will eventually expire after you graduate).

This information only applies to final grades. Feedback or grades for individual assignments is left to the discretion of instructors.

 

Creatively United for the Planet - looking for volunteers

Rikki MacCuish is a student of the BAPC online program and is volunteering for an event in Victoria called Creatively United for the Planet, http://creativelyunitedfortheplanet.com/. The organization is holding an event during Earth Week at St. Ann's Academy which will promote environmentally friendly businesses, non-profits and artists/musicians and much more. Rikki is currently doing her COMM400 project with another organization but is wondering if any of you could use this towards your course or to build your portfolio She's asked me to put the word out: Creatively United is looking for volunteers for everything from email campaigns to social media toevent organization. Volunteers would get the opportunity to learn grant writing, e-blasts, and network with schools and other great businesses, government and non-profits in Victoria.

Commitment: 2 hours per week or willingness to "champion" specific tasks which could be more flexible.

Please check out the website. If you'd like to talk with Rikki you can email her at: r.i.x.maccuish@gmail.com, or call herat 778-679-1637.

Christmas Break - Program Office

Hi all,Just wanted to make a note about our availability over the holidays. The program staff will be out of office for Christmas holidays from the afternoon of the 24th and back on January 2nd.I hope all of your studies are going well. Have a great holiday and Happy New Year!Best,Rhett

University of New Brunswick Courses

Hello,

I've been advised by a Professor at UNB that if they have 10 students interested in taking FOR 3313 and FOR 4304 (which are part of Concentration #1 for CEP and Concentration #2 for BEP - FOR 3313 only) that they will be able to offer them to RRU students. There is currently one student interested so they require 9 more.  The courses run from January 21 - April 30, 2013

Please let me know as soon as possible by submitting your Letter of Permission.

Thanks,

Angela Howlett

Program Associate

 

 

 

RRU - Assistant/Associate Professor

Faculty, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences

This is a new position

Assistant/Associate Professor
Doctor of Social Sciences

Royal Roads University is seeking applications for a full-time faculty member in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. You will teach and supervise students in the Doctor of Social Sciences program. This distinctive doctoral program, the first of its kind in Canada, is oriented to applied, transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary social science research. Launched in 2010, the program is now in its third year and growing steadily.

Our program is increasingly attracting Aboriginal/Indigenous applicants or students who are working in Indigenous environments.  Therefore, you will ideally have academic expertise in First Nations, Métis, Inuit, or Non-Status Aboriginal scholarship and will lead the development of a strong Indigenous focus in the doctoral program. Such areas of scholarship might include Indigenous epistemologies, governance, children and youth, and globalization.

For further information please visit our website. Thank you for your consideration.

Ready, Set, Solve!

Hey students,

Hopefully your cohort reps have told you about this event, but if not here is some info! The event is open to all undergraduate students where local NGOs and municipalities charge students with challenges of climate change. There are cash prises as well as a great ending networking event! The date to sign up and choose your challenge by is January 20th, so sign up soon. You can sing up individually as well as in a team of 3-4. Head to this website to sign up now!

http://www.crd.bc.ca/climatechange/readysetsolve.htm

Thanks and good luck!

Derek Shaw, BSc cohort rep and sustainability committee co chair.

Derek.shaw.ab@gmail.com

Entrance and In Course Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the February Entrance Awards and In Course Awards programs. 

  Entrance Awards are available to students whose program start date falls AFTER February 1st.

http://www.royalroads.ca/prospective-students/entrance-awards

In Course Awards are available to students whose program started BEFORE February 1st. http://www.royalroads.ca/prospective-students/february-course-awards

To download the application and view full information on how to apply, please visit the webpages linked above.

 

Deadline for application is 4:30pm, February 1st, 2013. Questions may be directed to Allyson Steinke, Financial Aid & Awards Associate

Ph: (250) 391-2600 ext. 4222

Email: rrufinancialaid@royalroads.ca

 

Sincerely, Gwen

 

Gwen Campden, Coordinator, Financial Aid & Awards

Student Services | Royal Roads University

T 250.391.2502 | F 250.391.2670

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC  Canada  V9B 5Y2 | royalroads.ca

 

LIFE.CHANGING

 

Carpooling in event of BC Transit Strike on Jan. 22

Student Services is not able to coordinate rides and carpooling for students that usually rely on BC Transit, but we've created this space so you can:

1) Offer to take people in your car

2) Request a ride to/ from campus

We suggest that you list the neighbourhood you live in (no exact addresses) and how you'd like to be contacted (maybe your RRU email).

Please be mindful of people's privacy when posting information and we hope you find this forum helpful!

Documenting Research Ideas

Hi Everyone!

To help you all with tying the diverse courses together and developing potential research topics for a thesis, or practical applications of your course work in the workplace, I'll be asking you to create/update a brief 1-3 page idea document, or develop a Program Journal of your developing ideas in digital format.  This should help you synthesize your learning and help you develop a Program-level perspective.

I believe Jennifer Good had you do an assignment at the end of 503 looking at research ideas that incorporate environmental communication.  In this break before you get started with Worldviews and Ethics I'd like you to reflect on both Milt's course "Learning Theory and Program Design" and Bob's "Systems Perspectives" and how they may change, influence or have helped evolve your understanding and research ideas.  For example, given your idea about environmental communication, how can learning theory and program design extend or influence these ideas?  Then how does a systems perspective expand them?

Once your Worldviews and Ethics course with Scott Dunham is finished, once again your emerging ideas will be revisited and updated.  This document will create a very useful context for your research methods course with Rick.  It will also be updated after your summer courses to give you a powerful perspective in helping you define your thesis topic.

Once you reach your Leadership course in the 3rd Residency, this document will be incorporated into that course as a basis of discussion and for course credit.

As program Head I will be facilitating this pocess in the lead-up to it being submitted for your Leadership course with Peter Norman in the 3rd Residency.  So to get started please update your 503 assignment, or create a new document that reflects your idea development through your first 4 courses in MAEEC.  It should...

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EPt Certification with ECO Canada

We are now accepting applications now so you can have your EPt application fee waived!

 As you approach graduation this Fall, and look to your future environmental career, we are excited to bring you an exclusive opportunity to kick start your path to Environmental Professional (EP) Certification. 

More information is available at: www.eco.ca/accreditedgrads

 The Environmental Professional in Training program allows you to:

  • be part of one of Canada’s largest environmental professional groups
  • gain personalized career development support, including a national job board and national/international internships and professional development opportunities
  • take advantage of valuable member discounts and programs

 Further, as a graduate of an accredited program you are eligible to upgrade to the EP title after four (4) years of work experience, instead of five!

 

Best regards,

Mel

Mel Griswold Registrar, Environmental Program Accreditation

ECO Canada Suite 200, 308 – 11Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y2 Ph: (403) 476-1938 Fax: (403) 269-9544 Email: mgriswold@eco.ca

Explore, find, build your environmental career at www.eco.ca

Ethics Forum

This is a facilitated forum for discussions and announcements about Ethics.

ENSC418 Guest Speaker

Hi all,

On Monday Feb 18, we will be having a guest speaker visit. Mr. James Freeman, Principal Hydrogeologist with Matrix Solutions (Environmental Consulting & Engineering) will be here to present to you. This session will take place from 12-1pm in the classroom. I would encourage you all to attend.

Cheers

INSTRUCTOR NOTICES

Check in here for updates from your instructors regarding the residency and your courses

Web Resources

Hi All,

A couple of web resources I'd like to share with you:

If you haven't seen it already check out the RRU Career Services site - they have plenty of tools to help with the job hunt: https://royalroads-csm.symplicity.com/ 

Student Services has a facebook site where they post a lot of useful information: https://www.facebook.com/RRUStudentServices give them a 'like' to get notices from their site

Cheers 

Scholarships for students who are considered Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, or Inuit

Please be aware of the following scholarships for students who are considered Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, or Inuit.

 

Aboriginal Emergency Assistance Fund (awarded as part of RRU’s President’s Aboriginal Support Bursary)

 

The Ministry of Advanced Education has provided Royal Roads University with funding in 2013 to offer emergency relief bursaries to Aboriginal students in order to create a positive impact on completion of study.  The maximum value of the bursary is $700 per student in each academic year.

 

To apply for this funding, please contact:

Gwen Campden, Coordinator, Financial Aid & Awards

Ph: (250) 391-2502

Email: gwen.campden@royalroads.ca

 

Deadline: Applications (i.e. an email requesting assistance and explaining why you’re a good candidate for this funding) will be accepted up to December 1, 2013, or until funds run out.

 

BC Aboriginal Student Award & Aboriginal Teacher Education Award

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary studies in British Columbia. Awards of $1,000 - $5,000 will be awarded to Aboriginal students who are BC residents and enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies at least nine weeks long. Beginning in 2013, a special focus and additional funding will be made available for students pursuing Master's and Doctoral degrees.

 

Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.

Deadline: April 5, 2013.  Applications are...

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Scholarships - Aboriginal, First nations, Metis or Inuit students

Please be aware of the following scholarships for students who are considered Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, or Inuit.

 

Aboriginal Emergency Assistance Fund (awarded as part of RRU’s President’s Aboriginal Support Bursary)

 

The Ministry of Advanced Education has provided Royal Roads University with funding in 2013 to offer emergency relief bursaries to Aboriginal students in order to create a positive impact on completion of study.  The maximum value of the bursary is $700 per student in each academic year.

 

To apply for this funding, please contact:

Gwen Campden, Coordinator, Financial Aid & Awards

Ph: (250) 391-2502

Email: gwen.campden@royalroads.ca

 

Deadline: Applications (i.e. an email requesting assistance and explaining why you’re a good candidate for this funding) will be accepted up to December 1, 2013, or until funds run out.

 

BC Aboriginal Student Award & Aboriginal Teacher Education Award

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary studies in British Columbia. Awards of $1,000 - $5,000 will be awarded to Aboriginal students who are BC residents and enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies at least nine weeks long. Beginning in 2013, a special focus and additional funding will be made available for students pursuing Master's and Doctoral degrees.

 

Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.

Deadline: April 5, 2013.  Applications are...

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ENSC418 Review Mar 7 Cancelled

Hi all,

The ENSC418 Review that was scheduled for March 7 has been cancelled (since Mike Wei will be doing his review session tomorrow).

Cheers

April 10th, 2013 a day-long career event

Hello BAPC Students,

I have some bad news and some good news. 

The bad news:

I am writing to share with you some very recent and significant changes to the career conference that was scheduled for April 10th  in Vancouver is cancelled.  In spite of RRUs Career Services efforts, and those of the VIU event coordinator, there was  not enough overall contribution from the larger group to pull-off the event.  

The better news:

Since learning about the potential of a cancellation last Tuesday, Natasha, Sarah and Chris from Student Services have quickly shifted gears, and will be hosting a day-long career event on-campus on the same day: April 10, 2013.  The event will take place in the Grant and LIC buildings. Things are still in the planning stages but what I can share with you is that some table-hosts as well as guest speakers to address topics including labour-markets trends and networking skills will take place.  A fuller agenda will be communicated in the near future. 

 

CIDA International Youth Internship Program

CIDA International Youth Internship Program

http://www.ffit.org/index.php/young-professionals/cida-internships

Program description

The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is a program for Canadian graduates (ages 19 to 30 inclusive), part of the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Canada's YES provides Canadian youth with tools and experience they need to launch successful careers.

The objectives of the International Youth Internship Program are to:

  • Provide eligible youth with international experience, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment
  • Increase employment opportunities by promoting awareness among Canadian organizations of the advantages of integrating young Canadian professionals into their structures and programs
  • Provide opportunities for Canadians to increase their awareness, deepen their understanding and engage in international development
  • Contribute to the advancement of CIDA's mandate to reduce poverty, promote human rights and increase sustainable development and to meet CIDA's priorities for official development assistance.

CIDA funds selected Canadian partner organizations (CPOs) to deliver IYIP projects in accordance with agreed administrative and financial procedures. Funding is provided for a variety of costs related to the internship, including travel, living allowance, and administrative costs. CIDA allocates up to $12,000 per internship to selected Canadian partner organizations.

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Youth Outreach Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer opportunity:

The lab is hosting elementary school students for lab experience days on Tuesdays in April, May, and June. BSc students are encouraged to help run these activities and supervise the children. For this event to take place we require the assistance of BSc students. Taking part in this rewarding outreach program will give you a chance to build your experience, teach others, and have fun. These sessions will take place on Tuesdays so you should plan with your major project group accordingly. We appreciate all of the volunteers who make this program possible.

The sign up sheet can be found in the lab on the volunteer board. Please come in and sign up for the following dates:

  • 9 April
  • 16 April
  • 23 April
  • 21 May
  • 28 May
  • 4 June
  • 11 June

Please only sign up if you can guarantee your attendance – if we are short on volunteers the children will be sent back to their school due to supervision rules. Notify lab staff in advance if you can no longer attend. Ask Alison, Steven, or Julie if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to working with you on this fun-filled event!

 

Sincerely,

Steven Barrett

Career Fair-April 10, 2013

Dear all,

I have posted the drafted schedule for the Career Fair on April 10, 2013 in our Program Resources folder, the schedule will be updated later when we get more information, I will keep it updated.

Thanks,

Krissy

Contact information for the new Program Associate

Dear All,

It was nice to meet you all earlier. 

I am the new program associate, you can reach me via email at krissy.yang@royalroads.ca or call me at 250-391-2600*4356. My desk is the same as Rhett in Grant 158.

Look forward to working with you all.

Thanks,

Krissy

RRU's May Student Award Competition is Launched!

Applications are now being accepted for the May Entrance Awards and In Course Awards programs. 

 

  • Entrance Awards are available to students whose program start date falls AFTER May 1st.
  • In Course Awards are available to students whose program started BEFORE May 1st.

To download the application and view full information on how to apply, please visit the webpages linked above.

 

Deadline for application is 4pm, May 1st, 2013. Questions may be directed to Allyson Steinke, Financial Aid & Awards Associate

Ph: (250) 391-2600 ext. 4222

Email: rrufinancialaid@royalroads.ca

 

Please be aware that this is the last emailed notice of an RRU award competition.  Moving forward, we will be announcing competitions on Facebook, Twitter (@rrulife), and MyRRU for students.

 

IABC/BC Social Media Wkshp and free evening event, Victoria Apr 11th

IABC/BC chapter on a social media workshop and free meet and mingle evening event.    

On Thursday April 11, 2013, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, the BC chapter of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) will hold a professional development and networking event in Victoria at the Union Club of British Columbia.

 “Creating a Social Media Strategy to Fit Your Company’s Needs,” will help you learn the concrete steps you need to get your organization’s social media presence off the ground in a strategic and sustainable way.

 For more information on this half-day workshop, follow this link:

 http://ow.ly/jhUzr

Local Event - Revolution (Movie Screening)

I have some free tickets for a movie this Saturday -- Revolution.

Each ticket is good for two people.

Simply click on the link and enter in the pin code and name details, then follow the simple instructions.

You will need a printer to print the tickets.

Details below:

-          Revolution (Movie Screening)

-          Saturday, April 6th

-          11:00AM

-          Cineplex Odeon (downtown Victoria)

-          Ticket Link: http://tickets.dfilms.gettickets.ca/Redeem/Regular/SelectTickets.aspx?id=eafbb9ed-d779-4a28-9e5a-4029a919a922&locale=en-CA

-          Pincode: REVFAMILYVIC

View trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UxcophNGLdg

Introductions

Hello Everyone

I just wanted to take a brief opportunity to introduce myself. My name is John stewart and I will be the Coordinator, Student Services for RRU for the next five months. I had the pleasure of meeting the executive last week and they have caught me up to speed about the RRUSA. If anyone would like to stop and chat about anything RRUSA or RRU related I have an open door policy so please come on by the Student Services Offices in Grant 130 and ask for me.

Cheers,

Funding Request Form Input

One topic that was discussed in today's coucil meeting was teh need for better quality funding requests. We used to use a form for this but over time it did not fit the current needs. I am going to put together a new form.

 

Therefore; please post what you think needs to be on the funding request form!

(Maybe RRUSA letter head if someone has it?, anticipated costs (and what kind of costs), itinerary, who is invited, location, etc.)

 

I will take all the things that people think need to be on the form and create one. Then it will go to the council and RRUSA executives and so who ever else it needs to to get approved; then it will become manditory to fill out the form in full for a request to even go for a vote. (Saves everyone time and effort because certain council memebrs wont get stuck with all the hard work of all the funding reuests, it will be distributed to those applying for the funds.)

Writing Centre Support Person

If you need support from the Writing Centre from May 10 - June 21, 2013 please email Avi Silverberg at writingcentre@royalroads.ca.

Thanks,

Angela

2014 Northwest Scientific Association

Dear Scientists and Northwest Science Members:

We invite you to attend a conference jointly sponsored by the Northwest Scientific Association, UM Plum Creek Lecture Series, Montana Wetland Council, and Northwest Lichenologists, held at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana during March 26 - 29, 2014 (poster attached).

Our joint theme is The Future of Forests & Forest Management: Change, Uncertainty, and Adaptation.

Please join scientists from throughout Northwestern North America in presenting their latest research and exchanging ideas on issues relevant to our Natural Sciences.

The Call for Papers & Posters begins this September 2013.  We are soliciting papers in the natural, social, and applied sciences, including, archaeology, botany, bryology, climatology, conservation biology, ecology, fishery biology, forestry, geography, geology, lichenology, restoration ecology, soil science, wetland ecology, wildlife biology, and zoology. 

March 26:          Forested Wetlands hosted by Montana Wetland Council

March 27-28:     Keynote Addresses by Dr. Richard Waring & Dr. Steve Running

                        Concurrent Technical and Poster Sessions, Workshops, & Banquet

March 29:          Field Trips

IMPORTANT DATES:

Open Call for Papers begins: September 2013

Abstract Deadline: December 2013

Early registration begins (reduced rates): January 2014

Upcoming information and details can be found at:  http://www.northwestscience.org/

Sincerely,

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Fourth Quarter Timetable

Dear all,

Forth Quarter Timetable now is available on Program Resources Folder. The schedule is always subject to change.

Enjoy the sunshine.

 

Cheers,

Krissy

Conference - 2014 Northwest Scientific Association

Dear all,

Please see the email below regarding the conference-2014 Northwest Scientific Assosciate.

Dear Scientists and Northwest Science Members:

 

We invite you to attend a conference jointly sponsored by the Northwest Scientific Association, UM Plum Creek Lecture Series, Montana Wetland Council, and Northwest Lichenologists, held at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana during March 26 - 29, 2014 (poster attached).

 

Our joint theme is The Future of Forests & Forest Management: Change, Uncertainty, and Adaptation.

 

Please join scientists from throughout Northwestern North America in presenting their latest research and exchanging ideas on issues relevant to our Natural Sciences.

 

The Call for Papers & Posters begins this September 2013.  We are soliciting papers in the natural, social, and applied sciences, including, archaeology, botany, bryology, climatology, conservation biology, ecology, fishery biology, forestry, geography, geology, lichenology, restoration ecology, soil science, wetland ecology, wildlife biology, and zoology. 

 

March 26:          Forested Wetlands hosted by Montana Wetland Council

March 27-28:     Keynote Addresses by Dr. Richard Waring & Dr. Steve Running

                        Concurrent Technical and Poster Sessions, Workshops, & Banquet

March 29:          Field Trips

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

Open Call for Papers begins: September 2013

 

Abstract Deadline: December 2013

 

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4th Quarter Team

Dear all, 

Here attached is the team arrangment for fourth quarter.

Cheers,

Krissy

Buy and Sell your BAPC textbooks

Hello BACP 2012. 

Got your old textbooks you might want to sell to BAPC 2013 students? Maybe you should consider using the classified ad section on MyRRY: https://student.myrru.royalroads.ca/classified-ads.

Cheers!

Funding for Travel and Hotel BJUSt students to come to International Law Forum at RRU

We have two BJUST students wanting the opportunity to Volunteer for the International Criminal Law Forum happening  at RRU this July.

This forum only happenes approx every 7 years. Last one was 2006. This is a very exciting event and great learning experience!There will be speakers of lawyers and Judges from all over the world attending. Please vote yes to give our students a once in a lifetime opportunity ! One of the student would be a Repporteur for the forum .

I am requesting funding of 850x2 for flights and 1000 for acomodations for these students. Total = $2,650

THank you

Debora -Online President ;)

 

 

DreamKeeper Meeting Minutes

Greetings Cohort

The weekly DreamKeeper meeting minutes will be posted in this forum for those of you are interested in keeping track of our exciting adventures in teamwork and community building.

Regards, your Keepers of the Dream

Renting information

Every year, we will get some renting information sent to the program office. We will put them here, hope it would help some of you.

You can contact the owner directly with the information provided.

 

Professional Certification-EPt

Dear learners,

Here attached is the PPT you had about EPt from Dr. Boydell yeaterday.

Cheers,

Krissy

APA Online resources

Our Writing Centre has created a Collaborate recording that presents an introduction to APA style, as well as posted the slides used during the session. The hope is that new students will view the session in its entirety (it’s about 70 minutes long but it can be viewed in chunks), but also that it will serve people as a just-in-time reminder regarding particular aspects of APA style when those are needed. To that end, please see the links below to the session as well as the time stamps for the various sections of the recording:

 

Introduction to APA style (please click on the link to the Collaborate recording)

  • Introduction: 0:00-2:54
  • Formatting: 2:55-10:14
  • Quotations and paraphrasing: 10:15-13:15
  • In-text citations: 13:16-26:27
    • Personal communication: 26:28-34:53
    • Secondary source citations: 34:54-37:59
  • References: 38:00-1:06:24
  • Additional resources: 1:06:20

If you have any questions, please contact the writing centre.  http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre

 

Cheers,

Krissy

Contact information for BSc in Environment Science

Hi All, 

Below is some contact information for BSc ES program. Hope this is helpful. Look forward to meeting you all.

Program Head

Alison Moran

T 250.391.2600 ext. 4534 | F 250.391.2587 | Email alison.moran@royalroads.ca

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC  Canada  V9B 5Y2 

Program Coordinator

Heather Wanke

T 250.391.2506 | F 250.391.2587 | Email: heather.wanke@royalroads.ca

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC  Canada  V9B 5Y2 

Program Associate

Tania Swan

T 250.391.2600*4356 | F 250.391.2587 | Email: Tania.Swan@RoyalRoads.ca

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC  Canada  V9B 5Y2  

Cheers,

Krissy

Student Questions

Please post any questions that you may have in relation to your program here. We will try our best to answer them.

Used Textbooks

Dear all, 

Some students from last cohort asked me to post the textbooks they have for sale to whom might be interested in buying used books.

Please note that, we do not have a list of textbooks will be used in your program this year yet. We will have the book list available by quarter once we receive confirmation letter from bookstore, most likely a month before the course starts. Therefore, there is no guarantee that the books will be reused again. If you wish to take the chance to buy, it is all up to you. I will post the contact information of the seller. Please contact the seller directly. 

Cheers,

Krissy

Convocation information

Good Afternoon,

We are looking forward to celebrating your achievements with you at Fall Convocation on November 6, 2013. Our website is available with a wealth of event related information to assist you in planning for this special time.  Please visit https://student.myrru.royalroads.ca/convocation. The Application to Attend Convocation has been added to the site and the deadline for students to register until is October 4th, 2013.

Please note the RRU Community Celebration and Reconnect event will be held November 5th  from 1pm – 3:30pm.  This opportunity will allow program areas and faculty to share in the celebration with our graduates on campus.  Joining us will be our Affinity Partners selling rings and frames and a photography studio . Bring your friends and family and share our beautiful campus with them!

 Convocation Ceremony Breakdown:

·        FSAS – 9:30am (gowning opens at 8:30am)

·        FOM – 1:30pm (gowning opens at 12:30pm)

 If you or your students have any questions regarding convocation, please email convocation@royalroads.ca .

 Cheers,

Krissy

Video - Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

I thought I should share this video. Its duration is 23:41 minutes. Should you wish to watch video, by all means click the hyperlink for question posed, Who are the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada? Thank you for your attention and enjoy your day!

Credit: Jennifer Eudoxie

Published on Jan 12, 2013

An introduction to Aboriginal Studies. This video explores definitions and perceptions, as well as introduces well-known Canadian artists, athletes, activists and professionals, while reminding students that everyone has their own identity.

Created for high school students new to Aboriginal Studies

Hello and Good Day

Hello BSc ES Learners,

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather.  I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Tania Swan, I am the new Program Associate for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.  You can locate me in Grant 158 (same space as Krissy ).  I can be reached by telephone 250-391-2600 ext 4356 and via email at Tania.Swan@RoyalRoads.ca. I look forward to meeting you all.

Cheers Tania   

How do Students publish the Thesis

Thesis Publishing Information

 

This is just for information, no action is required.

 

This email below is sent to the Thesis students once the registrar’s office receives the grade

 

Congratulations on completing your thesis! You are now eligible for publication through ProQuest, Library and Archives Canada, and DSpace@RRU. Please visit www.etdadmin.com/royalroads to submit your thesis for publication.

 

To facilitate the publication process, please prepare your thesis by:

  • Ensuring      your manuscript is signature-free, including the title page
  • Removing      any phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, or other contact      information that appears in your manuscript
  • Adjusting      your margins so that they are at least 1 inch. This includes your      header. Your header should be at least one inch from the top of the      page.

 

Once you are ready to submit, please be sure you have the following items ready:

  • Full      text of your thesis. ProQuest offers a PDF conversion tool as part of the      submission process. In order to ensure that your PDF is formatted      correctly, please use this PDF conversion tool. You will be prompted      to convert your thesis as part of the submission process.
  • Your      Abstract and up to six keywords.
  • The      names of your thesis supervisor and committee members
  • One      to three subjects from the subject category guide: http://www.etdadmin.com/UMI_SubjectCategoriesGuide.pdf     

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Welcome to the BSc in Environmental Science (BSc-ES) Program!

Thesis Supervisors

Forum for Thesis Supervisors

Lab Coat Pickup

Hello Class,

If you used your own lab coat this year, please come pick it up from the lab by Friday. We are sending the lab coats out to be laundered afterwards.

Cheers,

Julie

Shirt Size.

Hello everyone,

Could those who have yet to do so please complete the T shirt size poll.  I will need to have the order placed by Friday, August 30, 2013 in order to ensure that we have the shirts available for you.

cheers

Tania 

Your First Course Starts Tuesday, September 3 !

Alert!

Your coursework and quizzes start in the first week of pre-foundations. Some of the quizzes will close before you arrive on campus. On Sept. 3rd, please access Moodle (https://moodle.royalroads.ca) immediately for information regarding online course identification IDs and access.

Guidelines for Online Quizzes in Mastering Biology, Mastering Chemistry, and MyMathLab

Quiz tips and guidelines:

  1. Quizzes are to be completed independently as they are intended to gauge your understanding of a topic and give you a chance to seek help prior to the final exam.
  2. You may refer to textbooks and your notes and during quizzes.
  3. Quizzes are generally available 7-10 days prior to its deadline. Refer to the home page calendar for each deadline.
  4. Upon opening a quiz you must complete it in the time allotted.
    • Most quizzes are 45-60 min in duration.
  5. Quizzes cannot:
    • Be opened, closed, and reopened at a later time.
    • Be paused.
    • Be opened after the deadline indicated.
  6. During the quiz do not:
    • Close your web browser.
    • Navigate away from the quiz page.
  7. After the quiz:
    • Only your grade will be displayed prior to the quiz deadline.
    • After the quiz deadline you will be able to see detailed results for your quiz including your grade for each question and the correct answer.

Orientation:

  • Review the orientation homework assignments for each course.
  • Complete the orientation quizzes to test the interface in each course.

Mathlab

Hello, does anyone know if we are supposed to be getting the mastering points in the study plan practice portion of my math lab?

 

Opportunity for Student Sustainability Leaders: All expenses paid to the IMPACT! Conference

The 2014 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership will bring together 175 student sustainability leaders from across Canada in Guelph, Ontario May 23-26, 2014—all expenses paid.

 Applications are open until October 20th, 2013, at www.impactyouthsustainability.ca. Space is limited so apply today!

 Once accepted to participate in this 3-day conference, students will engage in pre-conference learning and begin networking with fellow leaders. At the conference they will work alongside over 40 sustainability leaders from various sectors across Canada. Students will assess sustainability impacts, participate in workshops, collaborate on new ideas and attend a special keynote presentation all designed to bring future sustainability leaders together and enable them to make sustainable changes in their communities.

After the conference IMPACT! alumni benefit from a dedicated forum for ongoing dialogue with a network of over 500 sustainability leaders, eligibility to apply for project funding through the IMPACT! Fund, and various other opportunities from program partners.

“I learned about so many facts and ideas of sustainability that I had never really heard before, but I think that the biggest take-home message for me is that I can make change,” says Katie, a participant from our second IMPACT! conference in 2011. “I was given the ability to look at an issue, and instead of being overwhelmed, I can now look at it and see solutions.”

IMPACT! is an initiative of The Co-operators, University of Guelph, The Natural Step, David Suzuki Foundation, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, Lambton College, Conseil de la co-operation de l’Ontario, and AIESEC.

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Courses Beginning Monday, September 23, 2013

This is just a reminder that you will only see your course(s) listed on Moodle at approximately 9am PST time and not before.

Thanks,

Angela

Efficiency tips

Hey everyone. We're in for a lot of work this year, and I'm excited to get started on the non-pearson stuff as much as all of you are. The library has awesome resources, as we were shown the other day. I've been playing around with them already, and it looks like there is much potential to save time. Just thought I'd share some other resources with tips for improving your organization and over-all efficiency (I am one that really needs these kinds of resources, and I understand if some of you don't need extra organization). I hope that everyone can add tips and ideas if they feel like participating in this thread.http://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/    This is Reddit. Although it is notorious for being an excellent procrastination tool, it has some great subreddits that can help you find more effective ways of going about things. Use at your own risk, I'm not kidding about the procrastination aspects that other parts of the website have. (Seriously).

http://www.lifehack.org/productivity     I haven't used this resource much, but I've heard it is really good for improving your productivity. It has work, money, lifestyle and other sub-categories as well.

 

http://library.royalroads.ca/       And, of course, the library. We all know where to find this and how to get to it. Just putting it here out of respect for the amazing tools it has under resources. I feel like we will become very familiar with the library this year, both in person and online.

 

Hopefully this helps at least one of you.

 

Cheers, see you in class.

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RRUSA Executive Candidate Forum

Please use this forum to interact with your executive candidates and get to know their goals, plans, and campaigns better.

Academic Questions and Answers

This facilitated forum is for Questions and Answers regarding academic material related to facilitating SoLS students.

Faculty discussion forum

This non facilitated forum is for our associate faculty community to exchange ideas, network, etc.

APPROVED - Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures for Students - October 2013

Please note this is an updated policy that is being posted for your awareness.

Thanks Tania 

Graduate Programs at SFU

Just in case you're considering other options than RRU for Graduate School, why not check out SFU?

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications to our MA & PhD Programs for studies commencing in September 2014:

MA & PhD in Communication – apply by January 15 Double MA in Global Communication – apply by February 1 Our graduate programs offer exciting opportunities for pursuing communication research. Our student body is drawn from around the world, our energetic and enthusiastic faculty are leaders in the field, and Simon Fraser University – based in Vancouver and Burnaby – provides a thriving intellectual environment and community. Our MA & PhD Program has an enviable record of producing successful graduates who find work in universities and colleges; in government, research, and non-profit organizations; and in the private sector. Our graduate students are engaged in critical, cutting-edge research in fields including cultural studies, political economy, science and technology studies, and global communication. This breadth of scholarship is a hallmark of our MA & PhD programs and a factor in the School's outstanding global reputation. The School's dynamism is reflected in our newest program, the Double MA Degree in Global Communication, offered in partnership with the Communication University of China. Students in this two-year...

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MA in Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier

Want to study in Wateroo? Wilfrid Laurier may be the option you choose for Graduate Study. Check out the poster attached. :)

Program Holiday Break

Hello All,

Hope you are enjoying a well-deserved break!

I wanted to let everyone know that the program office will be closed from the afternoon of December 24, 2013 to January 2, 2014 inclusively. 

In case you were wondering or had any questions about grades.  Please review Grading under the RRU Academic Regulations.  Once we have your grades from the instructors they will be processed and made available on your MyAdmin.

Have a relaxing and safe holiday break.

Cheers Tania

Introduce Yourself

Introduce yourself and connect with your fellow cohort members.

 

 

Info and Requests

Currently topics can only be created by an administrator. RRU is working to make it possible for students to create topics.

In the meantime, if you have a topic you would like to be created, please comment on this post or email me at Jonny.Fenton@RoyalRoads.ca

 

General

For general discussion on any topic.

Travel Writing Seminar hosted by Boulevard Magazine

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014

9am-4:30pm
Fairfield Gonzales Community Association
$269 + gst (includes lunch, 2 coffee breaks and personal feedback on a submitted travel story)
Space is limited.
Visit www.blvdmag.ca or call Katie Crowe at 250-480-3254

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress

48th Annual Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress June 1 to 5, 2014 Rimouski, Quebec, Canada http://www.cmos.ca/congress2014/index.php/en/

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) Congress 2014 will be held in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada at the Hôtel Rimouski, from June 1 to June 5, 2014. The Congress theme is "Northern Exposure: The implication of changes in cold environments".

The Congress will feature:

* Plenary presentations by leading researchers.

* Science sessions that highlight top Canadian and international research contributions to oceanography, meteorology, climate, and hydrology, as well as the policy implications of research in these fields.

* An evening lecture and debate of interest to the general public, on the theme of the natural resources exploitation in and around the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the context of climate and socio-economic changes.

* Workshops

* Student night

* An icebreaker reception, a banquet and a CMOS awards luncheon

* The CMOS Annual General Meeting.

* Tours of the beautiful Rimouski region

The abstract submissions period is now open! Please submit abstracts electronically via the link: https://www1.cmos.ca/abstracts before February 15, 2014. You will be asked to submit your abstract to one of nearly forty planned sessions that are listed on the website and to specify your preference for either an oral or a poster presentation. A complete list of all the sessions and workshops can be found at:

https://www1.cmos.ca/Amsoft%20Web%20Data/upload/abstracts132/2014-06-01archive.html

An abstract fee of $50 will be charged...

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GLOBE 2014 - Free Entrance Passes

Hi Everyone,

GLOBE is an environmentally focussed conference and trade fair that takes place in Vancouver in even numbered years.  This year’s event is March 26-28.  For those of you who are interested in attending and can fit it in your schedule, we have included a link below that will allow you to register to attend the Trade Fair FREE!

http://2014.globeseries.com/newsletter/epass.html

For more information about Globe 2014, visit their website at:  http://2014.globeseries.com/

 

 

48th CMOS Congress

You are invited to submit papers to the upcoming 2014 Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society  (CMOS) Congress, Northern exposure: The implication of changes in cold environments, which will be held in Rimouski, Québec, 1 -15 June 2014:  http://www.cmos.ca/congress2014/index.php/en/

http://www.cmos.ca/congress2014/images/AfficheSCMO2LOW.pdf

I am specifically inviting you to participate in the Interdisciplinary Session: Science, Policy and Environmental Management of Northern Environments

Please share this call for abstracts (see attached information) and the congress poster with other colleagues, as well as with interested students and First Nations.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hope to see you in Rimousky!

Best regards

Ms. Mar Martínez de Saavedra Álvarez  Biologist, Remote Sensing Analyst  Email: mmartinez@aslenv.com Tel: (250) 656-0177   ext 137 ASL Borstad Remote Sensing Inc. #1-6703 Rajpur Place Victoria, British Columbia, V8M 1Z5  Canada

visit us at http://remote-sensing.aslenv.com/

P Do you really need to print this email? Avant d'imprimer, pensez à l'environnement      ¿Realmente necesita imprimir este correo electrónico? piense en el...

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Talk at UVic: Impacts and Ethics of Global Warming

Date:  Thursday, January 30  Time: 3:30 pmRoom: ECS 125 (Engineering/Computer Sciences Bldg, University of Victoria) 

Speaker: Geoff Strong, past president of CMOS (Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society)

 TITLE: Impacts and Ethics of Global Warming

 Abstract: This presentation tries to de-mystify some key issues concerning anthropogenic global warming (AGW) for a general audience, while addressing whether it really is all that much of a threat to mankind. We consider the sensitivity of Earth's atmosphere to human intervention. We then examine how the Earth system maintains equilibrium over natural processes, and how mankind's collective influence on Earth's climate through carbon emissions has altered how that system works.

While the warming trend is measureable globally, the resulting impacts are not readily apparent to all at mid-latitudes.  There are several regions of the globe where such impacts are quite evident to even the casual observer. The population of these regions most affected by global warming to date are also least responsible for its root cause, the excessive use of fossil fuels. These regions are also not considered to be economic giants in global politics, so that they do not get the attention that it deserves, which reveals an ethical issue to the problem as well.

Many global warming impacts are now unavoidable, and we need to recognize that industry and government only respond to our demands. The solution to emissions and global warming must therefore start at grass roots, with individuals, if we are to avoid global catastrophic disaster in this century. Some actions that individuals and government should adopt to help mitigate the impacts are discussed.

2014 Board of Governors Student Election Discussion Forum

Please use this discussion forum to ask the candidates questions.  Candidates may also choose to post additional information here for your consideration.

Please Vote!

I wanted to introduce myself. I am Astrid Woodard a fellow MAIS student and I would appreciate an opportunity to represent you and your interests on the Royal Roads Board of Governors.

Royal Roads has offered me a tremendous amount of perspective, skill, and confidence in both my personal and professional endeavors. The amazing community that we have built online has extended opportunities for me to continue with my academic pursuits while still growing my business and family. I recognize that this incredibly fulfilling path I am on would not likely be possible without the unique RRU community. To express my gratitude to RRU, the faculty, and the students who have greatly enabled my learning experience I would like to serve on the board of governors.

I have a deep understanding of both the programing and the RRU culture. My undergrad, a Bachelor of Commerce (earned at RRU) and my current enrollment as a Masters student in the faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies has allowed me to experience multiple faculties within the university. This has fueled my confidence that I can proficiently represent the interests of the entire RRU student body and ensure all student voices are heard. My various competencies rooted in my entrepreneurial experience (Owner, Eclectica Beauty Studio for the past 12 years), combined with my further education in communications, leadership, and learning and technology will allow me to pull from my multiple disciplines to serve our Alma Mater RRU, and you. If you feel my skills and commitment will represent your interests, I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.

Election closes: March 18, 2014

Thank you for your consideration!

Astrid

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

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Part-time and Casual Positions at RRU - Media & AV Technicians

Human Resources recently added two job postings that may be interest to those of you in the Victoria area.

 Please click on the links below to view the postings:

Upcoming Event - May 15th at 7pm - Both Sides of the Camera

Join the multiple award winning sisters Rosemary and Virginia Thompson, for an informative and fun evening as they share their lives and careers on BOTH SIDES OF THE CAMERA.
 
Rosemary, former Deputy Bureau Chief for CTV, Ottawa worked in front of the camera as a journalist and political correspondent for CBC and CTV in Canada and the US. In 2009 Rosemary was named Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the National Arts Council. She was the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Women in Communications,Trail Blazer-Media.
 
Virginia works behind the camera as president of Verite Films and as executive producer of TV series such as Canada's award winning comedy Corner Gas. She has been involved in several other productions including DeGrassi and Insecurity, and regularly mentors emerging writers and producers. In 2008 Virginia won the WIFT award for Creative Excellence in screen-based media.
 
Guest moderator for this evening is Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC radios,The Next Chapter.
 
For more information, please see the attached poster or visit the website, oceansideg2g.org.

Who's Attending Convoation in June

Hello everyone,

For those of you who have completed your program, I would be interested in knowing who is planning on attending the June convocation.

I will definitely make an effort to be there to finally meet you face-to-face.

Angela Howlett

 

 

2014 Academic Council Faculty Election - Discussion Forum

Please use the discussion forum to post questions to the candidates and for the candidates to answer questions and add new information.

2015 Conference - Northwest Scientific Association

The Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) is hosting its 86th Annual Conference at the Columbia Basin Community College in Pasco, Washington – April 1-4, 2015. 

Please see the attached poster and forward to colleagues and friends!

Past, Present, and Future Challenges to Natural and Managed Ecosystems

Sagebrush, Salmon, and Syrah in a Non-stationary Environment

Our conference supporters include:

  • Ice Age Floods Institute
  • McBones Center for Research Foundation
  • Northwest Lichenologists
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Washington State University, Tri-Cities

Our Mission is to connect professional and amateur scientists from diverse affiliations (Academia, Federal, State, Tribal, County, & Non-Profit) and across the array of natural science disciplines.  We provide support and a forum for research and education on issues relevant to the environment and resource management in northwestern North America.

Disciplines include, but are not limited to:

Anthropology & Archaeology; Aquatic Biology; Biogeography; Botany; Climatology & Meteorology; Computer Applications; Conservation Biology; Fire Ecology; Fisheries & Wildlife Mgmt; Forest & Range Mgmt; Geomorphology; Geology; Hydrology; Invertebrate Zoology; Lichenology & Bryology; Limnology; Mathematical Modeling; Natural Resource Mgmt; Plant Ecology; Soils & Pedology; Vertebrate Biology & Zoology

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Call for Papers: September 15, 2014
  • Early Registration: January 31, 2015
  • Abstracts Due:  February 15, 2015

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Financial Aid & Awards is Blogging!

We are very excited to share our latest project with you. The Financial Aid & Awards team is blogging!  Check out our first few posts here.

The blog was started as an informal place to share our knowledge and provide self-help services for the frequently discussed topics like “How to fund your RRU education”. We know that many have financial aid and awards related questions and this is another resource to use to keep up with current information. 

Look for monthly posts on a variety of topics like “How to write an award winning essay”, “Demystifying the student loan process”, maybe even write one on full-time vs part-time designation.  On the blog homepage you can sign up to the mailing list to receive email notifications when new posts come out.

Global Alliance Seeking a Working Group Coordinator

Please find attached a Call For Applications for a Working Group Coorindator for the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. You can also find information about this posting and 4 Working Groups on the website at www.futureoffood.org.

Used textbooks

Dear all, 

Some students from last cohort asked me to post the textbooks they have for sale to whom might be interested in buying used books.

Please note that, we do not have a list of textbooks will be used in your program this year yet. We will have the book list available by quarter once we receive confirmation letter from bookstore, most likely a month before the course starts. Therefore, there is no guarantee that the books will be reused again. If you wish to take the chance to buy, it is all up to you. I will post the contact information of the seller. Please contact the seller directly. 

Cheers,

Kevin

2015 NWSA Student Grant Opportunity

 Please read attached PDF RE: NWSA Student Grant Opportunity!

 

Sep 26, 2014 --Behind the Bullseye: A Day in the Life of Target

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014 

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Target Hillside, 1610 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC

Target offers a world of possibilities in an environment that will encourage you to innovate and contribute ideas. Join a company that's always moving forward to what's next. Be a part of a team that has revolutionized retail, championed design, and volunteered thousands of hours giving back to their communities.

Join Jasmine Cumberland, Senior Campus Recruiter, on Friday, September 26th, for a sneak peek behind the scenes at our Target Hillside location to learn more about what makes a career with Target Canada so exciting. You will have a chance to meet recent graduates, past Interns and senior leaders to learn more about our Executive Team Leader and Executive Team Leader Intern roles.

To attend this event, please submit an application to sarah.chettleburgh@royalroads.ca. Your application should be sent via email and include your resume and the reasons for your desire to attend (no more than one paragraph).

PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION NO LATER THAN NOON on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd.

Please contact Jasmine at jasmine.cumberland@target.com if you have any questions.

Learn more about our roles by visiting www.target.ca/careers and selecting "Recent Graduates" on the left-hand side of the page.

Join our team. Expect the best.

Mount Work

Hi everyone,

I know we are busy, it's weird but sometimes a small hike can add time to the day. I have been trying to get up Mt.Work for the past couple weeks but thought if other people came, I'd for sure go...and since some of you work on weekends, and since we have Monday off, I thought it might be the best day.

So that only a few hours are taken out of the day, I thought a short route to the summit with an elevation less than 300m would be best suited for most people. See links below.

I was thinking we could meet at the trail head (shown in red on the .pdf map image attached) just before 10am but am okay with a time earlier, or later. Unless a convo. is started regarding a different time I will head up the trail at 10am on Monday, just show up. If anyone wants to meet to bike there from Langford, let me know.

Everyone is welcome of course, Erin

Info for Munn Road (Fork Lake) access:

http://www.clubtread.org/mtworks.htm

Directions:

https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//Mount+Work+Regional+Park+-+Munn+Road+Par...@48.526837,-123.462639,13z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x548f6d10272b502b:0xa19b251d20a0d1f2!2m2!1d-123.488064!2d48.517176?hl=en

More Info:

https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-tr...

Mount Work

Hi everyone,

I know we are busy, it's weird but sometimes a small hike can add time to the day. I have been trying to get up Mt.Work for the past couple weeks but thought if other people came, I'd for sure go...and since some of you work on weekends, and since we have Monday off, I thought it might be the best day.

So that only a few hours are taken out of the day, I thought a short route to the summit with an elevation less than 300m would be best suited for most people. See links below.

I was thinking we could meet at the trail head (shown in red on the .pdf map image attached) just before 10am but am okay with a time earlier, or later. Unless a convo. is started regarding a different time I will head up the trail at 10am on Monday, just show up. If anyone wants to meet to bike there from Langford, let me know.

Everyone is welcome of course, Erin

Info for Munn Road (Fork Lake) access:

http://www.clubtread.org/mtworks.htm

Directions:

https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//Mount+Work+Regional+Park+-+Munn+Road+Par...@48.526837,-123.462639,13z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x548f6d10272b502b:0xa19b251d20a0d1f2!2m2!1d-123.488064!2d48.517176?hl=en

More Info:

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Code of Conduct (Oct.13/14)

Hello everyone,

Attached is the Code of Conduct, as discussed in class.

As the year progresses, please post any recommended revisions/additions below.  (Please avoid suggesting simple changes in grammar or wording.) 

As agreed, Spenser and I will look at the comments in this thread twice a year and if necessary will issue an updated Code of Conduct at that time.

It is important to all of us that this Code of Conduct is something we all buy into and agree with so that we can support each other to the fullest extent possible! 

Respectfully yours,

Cheryl and Spenser

2014 Academic Council Graduate Student - Discussion Forum

Please use this discussion forum to speak to all candidates and candidates can use this forum to speak to the whole constituency.  (CANDIDATES DO NOT USE ANY FORM OF DISTRIBUTION LISTS TO SEND EMAILS TO THE ENTIRE OR ANY PART OF THE CONSTITUENCY.)

Used Textbooks For Sale

Contact Dominic Lebel: lebel.dc@gmail.com

All prices listed are the original prices from the RRU bookstore. I bought all my books from the bookstore brand new. All books are in good condition, meaning that most look brand new, there are no tears, no written notes and no highlighted portions in them. Some of them have minor folds in corners but nothing that affects the readings at all. Total cost for all the books for the Justice program is $1607.05 + GST; I am selling the entire bundle for half ($800) and of course no GST… List as follow:

 

JUST300/301

Author(s):

American Psychological Association

Title:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ISBN #:

9781433805615

Edition :  6th

Publisher:

American Psychological Association

Copyright: 2010

Cost:

$29.95 + GST

 

 

 

 

 

Author(s):

Michel Foucault

Title:

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

ISBN #:

9780679752554

Edition :  2nd

Publisher:

Random House

Copyright: 1991

Cost:

$14.95 + GST

 

 

 

 

 

Author(s):

Craig Hassed

Title:

Know Thyself: The Stress Release Programme

ISBN #:

085572336X

Edition...

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Used textbooks for sale

Contact Dominic Lebel: lebel.dc@gmail.com

All prices listed are the original prices from the RRU bookstore. I bought all my books from the bookstore brand new. All books are in good condition, meaning that most look brand new, there are no tears, no written notes and no highlighted portions in them. Some of them have minor folds in corners but nothing that affects the readings at all. Total cost for all the books for the Justice program is $1607.05 + GST; I am selling the entire bundle for half ($800) and of course no GST… List as follow:

 

JUST300/301

Author(s):

American Psychological Association

Title:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ISBN #:

9781433805615

Edition :  6th

Publisher:

American Psychological Association

Copyright: 2010

Cost:

$29.95 + GST

 

 

 

 

 

Author(s):

Michel Foucault

Title:

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

ISBN #:

9780679752554

Edition :  2nd

Publisher:

Random House

Copyright: 1991

Cost:

$14.95 + GST

 

 

 

 

 

Author(s):

Craig Hassed

Title:

Know Thyself: The Stress Release Programme

ISBN #:

085572336X

Edition...

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Application for the Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP)

Dear all,

 

Columbia Power is accepting applications for the Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).  The WTCP provides up to $50,000/year for research or restoration projects in the Waneta/Trail, BC area.  Preference is given to projects that focus on species at risk, or mitigating impacts related to the construction of the Waneta Expansion Project.

Applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals.  Deadline for applications is January 31 of each year until 2018 when the WTCP will conclude.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could help spread the word to staff and students about this funding opportunity.   I have attached the poster and application form.  The information can application can also be obtained on our website at http://columbiapower.org/about/environmental-stewardship/waneta-expansion-project/

 

Kind regards,

Krissy

Application for the Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP)

Dear all,

 

Columbia Power is accepting applications for the Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).  The WTCP provides up to $50,000/year for research or restoration projects in the Waneta/Trail, BC area.  Preference is given to projects that focus on species at risk, or mitigating impacts related to the construction of the Waneta Expansion Project.

Applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals.  Deadline for applications is January 31 of each year until 2018 when the WTCP will conclude.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could help spread the word to staff and students about this funding opportunity.   I have attached the poster and application form.  The information can application can also be obtained on our website at http://columbiapower.org/about/environmental-stewardship/waneta-expansion-project/

 

Kind regards,

Krissy

New payment schedule

This is the new payment schedule for BSc EM 2014, please take a look.

Program Schedule change

Dear all,

I just uploaded the new program schedule to the Program Community Group. It is in the folder under Texts and Resources. The start date of ENSC430 has been revised.

Thanks,

Krissy

AGM Minutes

Hello RRUSA. 

On November 14th, 2014 we held the RRUSA Council AGM. Here are the minutes.

Kind Regards,

Garth Campbell

 

 

Writing Inspiration for your CED's :)

Don't forget the basics!

http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-student/writing-counts-funny-936323.html

 

Happy CED writing!

 

The Dream Keepers

BC Legislature Summer Tour Program and Job Opportunities

Hello,

Please see attached letter with information on the BC Legislature's Summer Tour Program for post secondary students. Vist their website for more information and to view associated employment opportunities: http://www.leg.bc.ca/postings/

 

Christmas Holidays

Dear all, 

Merry Christmas, I wish you all will have an excellent holiday. Our office will be closed from Dec 24th noon to Jan 5, 2015. We will be back on Jan 5th. See you all in 2015.

Best wishes, and enjoy the holiday season.

Krissy Yang

Christmas Holidays

Dear all, 

Merry Christmas, I wish you all will have an excellent holiday. Our office will be closed from Dec 24th noon to Jan 5, 2015. We will be back on Jan 5th. 

Best wishes, and enjoy the holiday season.

Krissy Yang

Course Evaluation

Dear all,

Welcome back! I wish you all have a great holiday.

I have sent some reminders for finishing the course evaluation yesterday. Could you please take some time to fill out the evaluations, that is very important to us as we value the feedback from you. The courses are ENSC303, ENSC304, ENSC323, ENSC423. 

If you have question in accessing the course evluations, please let me know. We appreciate your time.

Best regards,

Krissy

Textbook list for Masters Environmental Practice program

Where can I find the list of textbooks required to start the Master's EP Program? Thanks.

Exams for First Quarter

Dear all,

I do not have all the exams back to my office for first Quarter. If you want to review your exams, please come to my office after Thursday this week. We should get everything back by then. Only one student is allowed to review at one time, you could take note, but not take the exam away from my office. If there is one student in my office, please wait outside until the first one is finished. I know how you are very eager to see your exam, but let us keep it organized.

 

Thanks,

Krissy

Call for Presentations- The Leardership Conference 2015

Council Meeting Minutes - October 2014

Posting here in case there are further issues with email distribution. 

Thank you,

Chelsea

 

Council Meeting Minutes - November 2014

Posting here in case there are further issues with email distribution.

Chelsea

Council Meeting Minutes - December 2014

Posting here in case there are futher issues with email distribution.

Chelsea

Spring Convocation!

Good Morning,

We have an immediate audit being conducted on those students that are due to graduate this Spring. If you know that your courses are finished and you are eligible to graduate please contact me immediately and I will pull your file to confirm. jennie.7mitchell@royalroads.ca

Thanks,

Jennie Mitchell

 

Job Posting: (Vessel Operator/ Research Observer).

Meeting Minutes Oct - Dec 2014

Please find attached the minutes from the Oct - Dec 2014 general council meetings.

Council Minutes Oct - Dec 2014

Digital Subscription to: Alternatives Journal A/J(Canada Environmental Voice)

As a sponsoring subscriber, Royal Roads University environmental studies students receive a free digital subscription to A\J. Our latest issue is now available for download at http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/form/student-subscription.

    

Free trade show passes for CANECT

Dear all,

Here attached is the free trade show passes for CANECT. This event is in Toronto Area. If any one is interested in, please feel free to print the pass.

Thanks,

Krissy

Free trade show passes for CANECT

Dear all,

Here attached is the free trade show passes for CANECT. This event is in Toronto Area. If any one is interested in, please feel free to print the pass.

Thanks,

Krissy

Exam week Start time

Dear all,

Next week is final exam week from Mon to Thurs. I have updated the start time and location. Please take a review.

Best, 

Krissy

Big Tree Festival

This may be of interest to those located on Vancouver Island.

Free Webcast: The Future of Forestry: Sustainable Solutions - March 27, 2015

 

Public Policy Forum and the Forest Products Association of Canada are pleased to invite you to participate in a unique webcasted event that will focus on the future of Canada's forests. The Public Policy Forum is pleased to partner with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) to launch #FutureofForestry: Sustainable Solutions. This special webcast will serve to engage leaders from different sectors regarding issues of accountability and transparency, as well as highlighting how the Canadian forest products industry is a world leader in environmental standards. Our keynote address will be offered by Anne Giardini, the former Canadian President of Weyerhaeuser, a forestry sector leader, and currently Chancellor of Simon Fraser University. Ms. Giardini's biography can be found below.

Also joining us are:

  • Pierre Bernier, Research Scientist, Forest Productivity and Climate Change, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business,
  • Janette Bulkan, a professor at UBC specializing in indigenous forestry,
  • Ben Cashore of Yale University, the Director of the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale (GEM) and the Director of Forest Policy and Governance,
  • David Lindsay, President and CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada,
  • André Morriseau, Director, Awards and Communications, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business,
  • Glenn Mason, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service | Natural Resources Canada (NRCan),
  • Aran O'Carroll, LLB, Executive Director of Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement - Secretariat, and
  • Wynet Smith, Executive Director of Forest Watch Canada. 

The Public...

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Job Opportunity Marketing Assistant at BC Forest Discovery Centre

  The BC Forest Discovery Centre is currently accepting applications for the position of Marketing Assistant for our 2015 summer season. The Centre is seeking creative, professional, positive, and organized applicants to fill one possible vacancy in the position of Marketing Assistant. 

 

View the job listing here.

Call for Applications: Irving K. Barber One World Scholarship and Premier's Scholarship

Irving K. Barber One World Scholarship and Premier's Scholarship

Application deadline: April 30, 2015

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad (e.g. research, residencies, field practices, etc).

Students may apply for both funding programs, the One World Scholarship and the Premier’s Scholarship. Recipients can only take up one of the awards, however. RRU will coordinate with the Irving K. Barber Society about double award offers.

One World International Scholarships are available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs that are either:

  • A formal part of a BC credential program and/or carry academic credit recognized at a BC educational institution ($1,000-$3,500), or;
  • Offer experiential learning opportunities involving language acquisition and/or cultural training ($1,000).

To qualify for any of the International Scholarships (One World or Premier's), you must meet the following requirements:

  • you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant);
  • you are a British Columbia resident, defined as having lived at an address in the province for at least 12 months prior to the scholarship application deadline;
  • you are enrolled in an academic program at a public BC post-secondary institution leading to a credential that requires at least one year of full-time study and have been accepted into an eligible study or work abroad program;
  • you have achieved an academic standing suitable to an overseas study/work program, as determined by your post-secondary institution;
  • you are able to demonstrate links between the study/work abroad experience you are...
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Preparing for your trip to Victoria

The following message is from a graduate of our Master of Global Management Program. He offers this advice as you prepare for your upcoming studies at Royal Roads....

 Congratulations on your admission to Royal Roads University. You must be getting ready to travel to Canada and wondering what you should pack and what to expect when you arrive. As an international student and having gone through this experience myself, I have some suggestions for you.

Timing of Arrival - First, plan your arrival in Canada so you have time to get settled before classes begin. It is important to be on campus in time for orientation.  

Packing - The government of Canada allows students to bring a reasonable quantity of clothing, books, computers and all other electronic items for personal use. Restrictions and limitations apply to tobacco, alcohol, and certain foods and agricultural products. Also, check with your airlines with regard to baggage allowance to avoid excess baggage fees. See below for some tips on what to pack:

    • Clothing for all seasons:  There are 4 seasons in Canada: Spring, summer, fall and winter. Fortunately, Victoria has a temperate climate with mild winters compared to the rest of Canada. Having said that, weather can be unpredictable. The west coast of Canada can be quite wet, so you will need a raincoat, waterproof shoes or boots and an umbrella. For winter months you will also need a warm jacket, gloves, a scarf and a hat. Of course you can always buy them when you arrive. And don’t forget to bring formal wear for special occasions and traditional wear for cultural celebrations.
    • Bring a good bilingual dictionary, if needed.
    • You may wish to bring pictures of your family and friends, music and other items to help you feel at home and to share with your new friends in Victoria...
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    Community event you might be interested in

    Click here for more information:

    http://www.cwma.bc.ca/events/2015/04-2015/150424.pdf

     

     

     

     

    Waste and Recycling OperationsSafety, Regulation, Technology, Innovation(optional tour of FortisBC natural gas fuelling station)

     

    Information - Networking - AGM – Luncheon April 24, 2015, 10.00 AM – 2.30 PM Olympic View Golf Club, 643 Latoria Road, Victoria, BC

     

    Safety - The waste and recycling industry ranked as the fifth most dangerous occupation in America in

    2013, according to annual Labor Department statistics. Safety is both a core value and a priority from a strategic management perspective and creating a safety culture in the workplace is the only way to protect employees and customers from harm.

     

    Regulation - Anyone involved in the use, maintenance, service, installation or operation of roll-on/roll- off containers needs to be aware of the new WorkSafeBC regulation requirements.

     

    Technology - Collection vehicles, containment options and green equipment technologies seem to change by the minute. Hear all about the latest developments and what manufacturers have to offer down the road.

     

    Innovation -  Waste  and  recycling  fleets  are  proving themselves  able  to  be  true  pioneers  in  a shift to the clean alternative petroleum free fuels of the future, helping clean up urban air, reduce greenhouse gases, and increase energy security for the communities they serve.

     

     

    Community event you might be interested in

    Click here for more information:

    http://www.cwma.bc.ca/events/2015/04-2015/150424.pdf

     

     

     

     

    Waste and Recycling OperationsSafety, Regulation, Technology, Innovation(optional tour of FortisBC natural gas fuelling station)

     

    Information - Networking - AGM – Luncheon April 24, 2015, 10.00 AM – 2.30 PM Olympic View Golf Club, 643 Latoria Road, Victoria, BC

     

    Safety - The waste and recycling industry ranked as the fifth most dangerous occupation in America in

    2013, according to annual Labor Department statistics. Safety is both a core value and a priority from a strategic management perspective and creating a safety culture in the workplace is the only way to protect employees and customers from harm.

     

    Regulation - Anyone involved in the use, maintenance, service, installation or operation of roll-on/roll- off containers needs to be aware of the new WorkSafeBC regulation requirements.

     

    Technology - Collection vehicles, containment options and green equipment technologies seem to change by the minute. Hear all about the latest developments and what manufacturers have to offer down the road.

     

    Innovation -  Waste  and  recycling  fleets  are  proving themselves  able  to  be  true  pioneers  in  a shift to the clean alternative petroleum free fuels of the future, helping clean up urban air, reduce greenhouse gases, and increase energy security for the communities they serve.

     

     

    Canussee 2015 Conference - Dr. David Suzuki featured speaker

    2015 Joint Biennial Meeting of the Canadian and United States Societies for Ecological Economics October 1 - 4, 2015 in Vancouver, BC   Dr. David Suzuki featured speakerPathways for Change:  Towards a Just and Sustainable Economyhttp://www.canussee2015.org/Conference Themes• Balancing the Scale• Rethinking Economics and Redefining Progress• Social and Environmental Justice• Solving Real Problems• Ecological Economics Education, Practice and Communications• Planning, Policy and Strategies for ResilienceSUBMIT Proposals for Papers, Workshops and Posters deadline extended to: May 15, 2015 @http://www.canussee2015.org/A Joint EffortA key goal of this collaboration is to promote dialogue that transcends disciplines and geographic boundaries. This dialogue will engage academics, policy-makers, practitioners and activists in sharing ideas and discussing practical solutions to achieve a just and sustainable economy.

    Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) 2015 Conference in Vancouver Oct 1-4

    Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) 2015 Conference in Vancouver Oct 1-4

    Joint Conference with the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)

     

    Proposals are being accepted for the 2015 CANSEE-USSEE conference Pathways for Change: Towards a Just and Sustainable Economy to be held in Vancouver October 1-4, 2015 and can be submitted up until May 15th. 

     

    Submissions are being sought for the following sub-themes:

    •  Balancing the Scale: Reconciling society and economy with environmental limits
    • Rethinking Economics and Redefining Progress
    • Social and Environmental Justice: Economics of equity and distribution
    • Solving Real Problems: Case studies of Ecological Economics beyond boundaries
    • Ecological Economics education, practice, and communication
    • Planning, Policy, and Strategies for Resilience, from local to global scales 

    Visit http://www.canussee2015.org/call-for-proposals/ for more information and to submit. 

    Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) 2015 Conference in Vancouver Oct 1-4

    Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) 2015 Conference in Vancouver Oct 1-4

    Joint Conference with the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)

     

    Proposals are being accepted for the 2015 CANSEE-USSEE conference Pathways for Change: Towards a Just and Sustainable Economy to be held in Vancouver October 1-4, 2015 and can be submitted up until May 15th. 

     

    Submissions are being sought for the following sub-themes:

    •  Balancing the Scale: Reconciling society and economy with environmental limits
    • Rethinking Economics and Redefining Progress
    • Social and Environmental Justice: Economics of equity and distribution
    • Solving Real Problems: Case studies of Ecological Economics beyond boundaries
    • Ecological Economics education, practice, and communication
    • Planning, Policy, and Strategies for Resilience, from local to global scales 

    Visit http://www.canussee2015.org/call-for-proposals/ for more information and to submit. 

    Dr. David Suzuki, Featured Speaker - Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) 2015 Conference in Vancouver Oct 1-4

    Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) 2015 Conference in Vancouver Oct 1-4

    Joint Conference with the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)

     

    Proposals are being accepted for the 2015 CANSEE-USSEE conference Pathways for Change: Towards a Just and Sustainable Economy to be held in Vancouver October 1-4, 2015 and can be submitted up until May 15th. 

     

    Submissions are being sought for the following sub-themes:

    •  Balancing the Scale: Reconciling society and economy with environmental limits
    • Rethinking Economics and Redefining Progress
    • Social and Environmental Justice: Economics of equity and distribution
    • Solving Real Problems: Case studies of Ecological Economics beyond boundaries
    • Ecological Economics education, practice, and communication
    • Planning, Policy, and Strategies for Resilience, from local to global scales 

    Visit http://www.canussee2015.org/call-for-proposals/ for more information and to submit. 

     

    Great Opportunities with Rocky Point Bird Observatory

    Rocky Point Bird Observatory has openings for two positions that may be of interest to some of you.  One is a volunteer Director position and the other is a part time instruction position.  Check out their website or download the attached PDFs for more information about either posting. *Rocky Point Bird Observatory seeks to influence and inform conservation and ecological management practises of migratory birds in western North America through monitoring, scientific research and public education.

    Parks Canada Needs Volunteers

    This is an invitation from Parks Canada for volunteers, great event with a lot of fun. 

    Please see the details in the attached document.

    Parks Canada Needs Volunteers

    This is an invitation from Parks Canada for volunteers, great event with a lot of fun. 

    Please see the details in the attached document.

    Parks Canada Bio-Blitz May 22-23; Species are 'counting' on you!

    In support of International Bio-Diversity Day (May 22nd) Parks Canada is hosting Bio-Blitz 2015 and there are local events on/near the South Island. 

    WHO? EVERYONE is welcome, from professional scientists, student specialists and naturalists to families and individuals with no expertise but lots of enthusiasm.WHAT? Both BioBlitz events will include species surveys (registration required, space limited, most suited to familieswith children over 10) and fun drop-in activities (no registration required, suitable for all ages, schedules available soon).Species observations will be recorded with smart phones and digital cameras. Download the app from: www.inaturalist.org

    WHY? Help support Parks Canada’s conservation efforts. Registered participants can camp for free at Parks Canada sites (space limited). Spend a weekend outdoors with like-minded people. Have some fun!

    Munro's Books Event - June 16th

    Munro's Books is hosting an event with bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin on June 16th.

    We thought that the School of Environment and Sustainability might be especially interested in Jeff Rubin’s latest book, The Carbon Bubble, as it addresses Canada's environmental and economic future as a result of our current federal government.

    Please let me know by June 1st if you would like to receive a complimentary ticket.

    Regards,

    Angela

    Program Associate

    Please visit www.munrobooks.com/events/ for more details.

    FALL 2015 Registration Poll

    Please use the following link for the FALL 2015 Registration Poll http://survey.royalroads.ca/index.php?sid=59615&lang=en.

    The poll will close on Sunday, July 12th.

     

    Royal Roads announces 2015 award-winning Bateman Lecturer

     This year, the 11th annual Robert Bateman Lecturer is Ms. Franke James. Franke is an amazing activist, artist and writer who has recently settled in southwestern British Columbia and will be speaking at Royal Roads University on 11 August at 7 pm in the Learning and Innovation Centre's Centre for for Dialogue. The title of her talk is Portrait of an Artist as an Environmental Truth-Teller.

     

    When Franke James wrote to Prime Minister Harper in 2008 telling him that Canada should ‘make polluters pay’, she never imagined the political storm it would cause -- and suck her into. 

     

    Royal Roads University is pleased to welcome “blacklisted” artist, environmental activist and award-winning author Franke James as its 11th Robert Bateman Lecturer, August 11, 2015.

     

    James, author of Banned on the Hill: A True Story about Dirty Oil and Government Censorshipwill be speaking about her lively battle for free expression -- and how it led to her putting her iconic “Do Not Talk about Climate Change” artwork on bus shelters in Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax and even Washington, DC. She'll also talk about how she helped persuade over 8,000 people to follow her lead and write to the prime minister to protest the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

     

    James’ lively and challenging work as an artist and communicator “advocating a message that was contrary to government’s policies on the subject” led to her winning this year’s inaugural PEN Canada / Ken Filkow Prize, a prize to be awarded annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in freeing information and ideas from restraint or interference.  James has also been awarded the...

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    Royal Roads announces 2015 Award-Winning Bateman Lecturer

    This year, the 11th annual Robert Bateman Lecturer is Ms. Franke James. Franke is an amazing activist, artist and writer who has recently settled in southwestern British Columbia and will be speaking at Royal Roads University on 11 August at 7 pm in the Learning and Innovation Centre's Centre for for Dialogue. The title of her talk is Portrait of an Artist as an Environmental Truth-Teller.

     

    When Franke James wrote to Prime Minister Harper in 2008 telling him that Canada should ‘make polluters pay’, she never imagined the political storm it would cause -- and suck her into. 

     

    Royal Roads University is pleased to welcome “blacklisted” artist, environmental activist and award-winning author Franke James as its 11th Robert Bateman Lecturer, August 11, 2015.

     

    James, author of Banned on the Hill: A True Story about Dirty Oil and Government Censorshipwill be speaking about her lively battle for free expression -- and how it led to her putting her iconic “Do Not Talk about Climate Change” artwork on bus shelters in Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax and even Washington, DC. She'll also talk about how she helped persuade over 8,000 people to follow her lead and write to the prime minister to protest the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

     

    James’ lively and challenging work as an artist and communicator “advocating a message that was contrary to government’s policies on the subject” led to her winning this year’s inaugural PEN Canada / Ken Filkow Prize, a prize to be awarded annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in freeing information and ideas from restraint or interference.  James has also been awarded the...

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    Royal Roads Announces 2015 Award-Winning Bateman Lecturer

    This year, the 11th annual Robert Bateman Lecturer is Ms. Franke James. Franke is an amazing activist, artist and writer who has recently settled in southwestern British Columbia and will be speaking at Royal Roads University on 11 August at 7 pm in the Learning and Innovation Centre's Centre for for Dialogue. The title of her talk is Portrait of an Artist as an Environmental Truth-Teller.

     

    When Franke James wrote to Prime Minister Harper in 2008 telling him that Canada should ‘make polluters pay’, she never imagined the political storm it would cause -- and suck her into. 

     

    Royal Roads University is pleased to welcome “blacklisted” artist, environmental activist and award-winning author Franke James as its 11th Robert Bateman Lecturer, August 11, 2015.

     

    James, author of Banned on the Hill: A True Story about Dirty Oil and Government Censorshipwill be speaking about her lively battle for free expression -- and how it led to her putting her iconic “Do Not Talk about Climate Change” artwork on bus shelters in Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax and even Washington, DC. She'll also talk about how she helped persuade over 8,000 people to follow her lead and write to the prime minister to protest the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

     

    James’ lively and challenging work as an artist and communicator “advocating a message that was contrary to government’s policies on the subject” led to her winning this year’s inaugural PEN Canada / Ken Filkow Prize, a prize to be awarded annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in freeing information and ideas from restraint or interference.  James has also been awarded the...

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    Temporary Lab Assistant Posting

    Closing Date:  August 20, 2015

    Term:  10 weeks starting September 28, 2015

    Mint Textbooks For Sale!

    I have the following textbooks for sale:

    + Words Like Loaded Pistols

    + Strengths Finder 2.0

    + Qualitative Communication Research Methods

    + Mass Media, Politics & Democracy

    + Ten Steps to Help You Write Better Essays & Term papers

    + Tribes

    + CP Caps and Spelling 19th Edition

    + CP Stylebook 15th Edition

    + Media Studies A Reader

    + A First Look At Communication Theory

    + Reporting for the Media

    + Presentation Zen

    + Business Communication Essentials

    + Research: An Operational Approach

    + Communication In History

    + A handlist of Rhetorical Terms

    + Made to Stick

    They are in excellent condition. I am selling them as a package or individually. Please contact me for more details. I am travelling out of the country to do my Masters and would like to sell them ASAP. Phone Karen at 778.533.0233

    YOU'RE INVITED!! To The Final Major Project Presentations for the 2014/2015 class.

    Friday, August 28 from 8:30 - 3:20 in Grant 215 (Quarterdeck) the BSc-ES class of 2014/2015 will be presenting their final reports for the ENSC420 Major Project class.  Please see the attached schedule for times/topics.

    If you are in Victoria and wish to attend to see what you will be doing about the same time next year we welcome you to attend any or all of the presentations.  We do ask that you only enter or exit the room during the break between presentations to minimize interuptions to the presenters.  There is a private lunch over the noon hour, but Habitat Cafe will be open if you wish to buy lunch, or you can always bring your own meal.

    Hope we see some of you there!

    Thanks,

    Heather and Carina

    Used Textbooks for Sale

    Please see the list below for some of the used textbooks for sale by the previous students from 2014 cohort. However, we cannot guarantee that if it will be the same textbook we use for each course. You might want to double check before you purchase any used textbook, the booklist for Fall 2015 will be posted soon.

     

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    Brock microbiology(13th ed)  text  plus an addition helpful microbiology book for free Environmental law text plus the graphic novel Environmental chemistry Ecotoxicolgy (3rd ed) Environmental economics

    Textbooks that are required for the environmental science 1 year condensed program. Missing a few cheaper books that weren't really needed for the classes

    Environmental economics textbook is a little water damaged but still completely usable and readable. The others are in great condition but with some highlighting

    Will sell all of these books when I'm done my program. You must pick them up before 28th. $350 obo for all, this is a deal their over a $500 value.

    contact Olivia at oliviaca23@gmail.com

     

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    Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 13th edition. No highlighter marks or earmarked pages. 

    Field & Olewiler, Environmental Economics, 3rd Edition. Some highlighter marks, no earmarked pages. 

    Baird & Cann, Environmental Chemistry, 5th Edition. No highlighter or earmarked pages. 

    McKenzie-Mohr, Fostering Sustainable Behaviour, 3rd edition. No highlighter/ earmarked pages.

    Weston, A Rulebook for Arguments, 4th edition, no...

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    Link to Recorded Welcome Webinar

    https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?...

     

    See you all on Monday, September 21 at 9:00 am in the Quarterdeck (Grant 215)

    Call for Applications: Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters

    This email launches the competition for Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters’ (CGSM) research training awards of $17,500 for all topics of research at the masters level.

    The Federal agencies supporting these awards are:

    NSERC – Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

    SSHRC – Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

    CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research 

    The objective of this funding program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

    The competition is open to prospective RRU masters students and masters students who started their program in 2015 and who will have at least 12 months of study remaining in their program as of May 1, 2016.

    To be eligible to apply, you must:

      • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident by December 1, 2015;
      • be enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission to an RRU master’s program;

    Note: if you are not currently enrolled in a master’s program, you must submit an application for admission by the academic program’s deadline or by December 1, 2015, whichever comes first, and plan to begin your program in 2016.

    • have completed, as of December 31, 2015, less than 12 months of full-time studies in the master’s program for which you are requesting funding;
    • have 12 continuous months remaining in your program by one of the award take-up dates (May 1, 2016; September 1, 2016; or January 1, 2017);
    • have achieved a first-class average in each of the last two years of study [that’s a minimum “A-“, or 3.67/4.33].

    RRU has...

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    UVic ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE and VICTORIA GOLDEN RODS & REELS SOCIETY

    Attached is the invitation to our Elk/Beaver Lake public forum on Oct 29. The information is also located at   http://peninsulastreams.ca/archives/a-tale-of-two-lakes-elkbeaver

    Dr. Rick Nordin’s June 2015 water quality report can be accessed through this link and is hosted at the Gorge Waterway Initiative website:

    https://www.crd.bc.ca/GWI/resource-library/reports-studies

    What will the evening look like?

    1/people encouraged to park in Parking Lot 8 from 6pm when the evening rate of $2.50 starts.

    2/people visit at the stakeholders booths from 6pm to 7pm

    3/ from 7pm to 9pm there are three speakers and question and answer periods.

    The following organizations have confirmed their booth spaces to date:

    • Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
    • Habitat Acquisition Trust
    • Camosun College Environmental Technology Program
    • Gorge Waterway Initiative
    • Peninsula Streams Society
    • Victoria Rowing Society
    • Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Society

    If you have any questions please contact me. Your assistance in helping to publicize this important event is greatly appreciated.

    Mick Collins

    Co-chair, Elk/Beaver Lake Initiative, Victoria Golden Rods & Reels Society   www.goldenrodsandreels.com

    Phone 250-598-3294   

     

    Something you might be interested in: Public Information Evening Nov 27

     Public Information Evening: What does LNG mean for the Saanich Inlet & BC- Nov 27

    Please note that there is limited seating, so please RSVP http://www.saanichinlet.net/eoin_finn

    Join the Saanich Inlet Network and Dr. Eoin Finn and learn about what LNG means for the Saanich Inlet and British Columbia.

    As a resident of the Howe Sound, Dr. Finn has extensively researched the LNG industry and its impacts on his community. He is coming to the Saanich Peninsula to share what he has learned.

    Let's get together and have a conversation

    List of Instructors for the balance of 4th year 2016

    Hi Everyone, I was curious as to who would be our instructors for the balance of the 4th year. Rhett provided me with the following information.

    Information regarding instructors for courses is not really available too far in advance for most courses because the instructors are not confirmed until several months in advance (for instance when students start the program we can’t confirm who the instructor will be for the JUST407 course as the course won’t be starting for a year and a half and it is impossible for most contractors to confirm that they can teach a course that far in advance).

     

    Having said that I do have the names of the instructors for the remaining courses in the program:

     

    JUST404: Kathleen Manion

     

    JUST406: Jennifer Smith

     

    JUST410: Robert Aucoin

     

    JUST407: Amanda Byron

     

    JUST408: John Shuford

     

    JUST409: Herb Waye

     

    Best,

     

    Rhett

     

     

    Rhett Reilkoff BA, BSc -Program Coordinator

    School of Humanitarian Studies | Royal Roads University

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    Call for Applications: Eric C. Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship

    This competition is open to all students enrolled in a degree program who plan to launch an entrepreneurial venture within the next seven months (1 month to select the recipient + six month venture-launch period after the award offer).

    This scholarship evolved to more effectively encourage/support entrepreneurial activity and has expanded to include all entrepreneurs amongst our degree program student population. In the last competition, we had a wonderful response from students in all of our schools.

    Call for Applications: Eric C. Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship

    Upcoming deadline: February 1, 2016 (midnight)

    Eric Douglass was a self-made entrepreneur. He became a truck driver and in a short period of time built a successful company that carried out road construction in Alberta and seismic work in the North-West Territories. This scholarship has been designed to honour Eric Douglass' legacy by rewarding students who excel in entrepreneurial education at RRU and be in a position to launch a venture within six months of funding approval.

     

    One or more awards typically valued around $10,000 will be available twice a year. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled as a student in a degree granting program at Royal Roads University.
    • Be in good financial standing with the university at the application deadline.
    • Plans to launch a venture within six months of the results announcement.
    • Has ability/promise as an entrepreneur that will aid in the success of the venture as judged by the scholarship selection panel.
    • Preference will be given to a venture that includes a strong social entrepreneurship component.

     

    To apply for the scholarship, submit a two-page...

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    Call for Applications: Eric C. Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship

    This competition is open to all students enrolled in a degree program who plan to launch an entrepreneurial venture within the next seven months (1 month to select the recipient + six month venture-launch period after the award offer).

    This scholarship evolved to more effectively encourage/support entrepreneurial activity and has expanded to include all entrepreneurs amongst our degree program student population. In the last competition, we had a wonderful response from students in all of our schools.

     

    Call for Applications: Eric C. Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship

    Upcoming deadline: February 1, 2016 (midnight)

    Eric Douglass was a self-made entrepreneur. He became a truck driver and in a short period of time built a successful company that carried out road construction in Alberta and seismic work in the North-West Territories. This scholarship has been designed to honour Eric Douglass' legacy by rewarding students who excel in entrepreneurial education at RRU and be in a position to launch a venture within six months of funding approval.

     

    One or more awards typically valued around $10,000 will be available twice a year. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled as a student in a degree granting program at Royal Roads University.
    • Be in good financial standing with the university at the application deadline.
    • Plans to launch a venture within six months of the results announcement.
    • Has ability/promise as an entrepreneur that will aid in the success of the venture as judged by th