2016-2017

January 2017

DIRECTOR, Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC)
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Centre on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC), Glendon College, York University, for a term of two years, to begin July 1, 2017. Subject to successful rechartering of the CRLCC in 2019, there is a possibility for the mandate to be renewed for a further term.

The CRLCC offers emerging and well-established researchers a variety of opportunities and resources to become acquainted with each other’s work, with the work of international visiting researchers, and more generally with research on language and culture contact in the wider community. These resources include: a) lectures, workshops and an international conference; b) a translation research summer school; c) an online database of publications and media; and, d) space (a meeting room / classroom with a small, specialized library and a computer lab).

The ideal candidate would: a) be a member of the full-time faculty at York University, with priority to those appointed at Glendon College; b) have a distinguished record of language-related research; c) be an active member of the CRLCC; and, d) be able to facilitate CRLCC activities in English and French. The Director provides overall leadership for the Centre’s collaborative and individual research activities, develops external funding sources and builds the local and global reputation of CRLCC.  The Director is also responsible for administering the financial, organizational and academic activities of the Centre. The successful applicant will receive an administrative stipend and the appropriate course load reduction as stipulated by the YUFA Collective Agreement.

Applications and nominations (including a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted) should be sent to Prisca Ng How Tseung, Administrative Assistant, CRLCC and Research Office, Glendon College, York Hall B219; ngprisca@glendon.yorku.ca. Applicants are also invited to submit a statement about their vision for CRLCC, including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style.  Deadline for applications and nominations: February 24, 2017.

November 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Declaration On Indigenous Language Policy To Be Launched On November 18, 2016

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2016 – A declaration responding to the 94 Calls to Action issued last December by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is going to get special attention on November 18 at Glendon College, York University.

An initiative led by a group of Glendon professors and collaborators, the Truth and Reconciliation Declaration on Canada’s Indigenous Language Policy asks that Canada urgently commit to respond to the Commission’s Calls for Indigenous Language rights, Indigenous Languages Act, and Office of an Indigenous Languages Commissioner.

Indigenous languages survived the residential school linguicide, but barely. All Indigenous languages are considered vulnerable to extinction. Of the 90 different Indigenous languages currently spoken across Canada, only 26 per cent are spoken by most children.

“It’s time for our justified pride in official French-English bilingualism to be extended to encompass Indigenous languages, and the Declaration charts a course for this to happen,” says Professor Ian Martin, one of the drafter of the Declaration.

The short version of the Declaration is available in English, French, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Cayuga and Ojibwe: http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/crlcc/events/indigenous-languages/

The declaration has been endorsed by such prominent organizations as the First People’s Cultural Council of British Columbia, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and the Native Women Council of Ontario.

Press conference and launch information:

A press conference will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm in room 219, Glendon Hall, Glendon Campus on 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. The official launch of the Declaration will immediately follow at 5:45 pm along with the kickoff of the International Conference on Languages and Cultures in Contact, sponsored by Glendon’s official research unit, the Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Prof. Ian Martin, 416-736-2100 Ext 88167 or imartin@glendon.yorku.ca

We are pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming CRLCC International Conference on Language and Culture Contact to be held at Glendon on November 18-20, 2016. The keynote speakers are Mark Fettes, Naomi Nagy and Ellen Elias-Bursać. For information about the conference and registration please visit: www.crlcc.ca