“For four years, Juan Pablo Alperin has been using an online annotation tool called Hypothes.is to generate reading-based discussions in his classes. The results have been so positive that this year he applied for a Dewey Fellowship (a teaching and learning–focused position granted by SFU’s Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines) in order to spread the word.
‘I applied for the fellowship because I’m so excited,’ says Alperin, an assistant professor in the Master of Publishing program. ‘I want to use it to get more people to know about this option.'”
OpenCon is the conference and community for students and early career academic professionals interested in advancing Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. OpenCon 2018 will be held on November 2-4 in Toronto, Canada. Each year, OpenCon brings together a diverse, representative, and engaged group of participants, with travel scholarships available to most participants. For this reason, attendance at OpenCon 2018 is by application only.
The benefits of applying for OpenCon 2018 extend far beyond attending the Toronto meeting. It’s an opportunity to find collaborators, get connected with scholarships to attend related conferences, and be recognized by the community for the work you do to promote Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data.
Complete and submit the application form by August 1, 2018 to apply for the Simon Fraser University Library travel scholarship to attend OpenCon 2018. Simon Fraser University graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply through this form. The Simon Fraser University Library will decide which applicant will receive the scholarship, and applicants will be notified by August 31, 2018.
**please note: the SFU Library scholarship includes registration to OpenCon. The scholarship is not restricted to those already accepted to attend.**
The Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL) invites applications for the DH Fellow program for the Fall 2018 semester. DH Fellows are graduate student positions that support the research, training, and outreach mandates of the DHIL.
Working in collaboration with the DHIL planning committee, the DH Fellow will contribute to the technical development of lab-associated digital research projects, provide training on digital tools via workshops and consultations, and participate in lab hosted events and programming.
Raincoast Books, based in Richmond, B.C., is seeking a Publicity Assistant to start immediately. We are looking for a motivated and organized professional who has excellent communication and technical skills to work in our Richmond office.
Our publicity assistant supports the work of our three publicists and our freelance publicists outside the company. The successful candidate’s tasks will include:
organize media mailings and compile campaign results
monitor bestseller lists
maintain departmental databases
organize blog tours
send out excerpt materials
coordinate award submissions
create online newsletters
The successful candidate will possess:
superior writing and copyediting skills
proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite tools
a minimum of two years of relevant media, marketing, publishing or senior book retailing experience
The following technical skills will be an asset:
an interest in Young Adult and Children’s publishing
a basic proficiency in HTML
experience with MailChimp
Candidates should send their résumé and cover letter by February 2 to:
We regret that we can only acknowledge applications from candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls or agencies, please.