The CIH welcomes its 2012 - 2013 Fellows: Maria Bakardjieva (Communication & Culture) Antonio Franceschet (Political Science) Jewel Spangler (History) are Annual Fellows; Amber Porter (Greek & Roman Studies) is the Frances Spratt Graduate Fellow; Paul Scott, (University of Kansas, Department of French & Italian) is the Visiting Research Fellow. Charlene Elliott (Communication & Culture) is Scholar-in-Residence.
Community Forum 2012
The Annual CIH Community Forum was held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 Topic - "A Question of Optimism."
The Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary will present the 33rd Annual Community Forum , Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at the Downtown Campus, University of Calgary; 906 -8th Avenue SW; titled: DO IT YOURSELF HEALTH. SELF-CARE HEALTH"
ANNOUNCEMENT – POST-DOCTORAL APPOINTMENT
THE CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN FOOD MARKETING,
POLICY AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH
IN COOPERATION WITH THE CALGARY INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
The Canada Research Chair (Canadian Institutes for Health Research) in Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health explores the relationship between food communication (marketing, packaging and policy) and children’s health. The research of the Chair addresses types of foods targeted to children, its nutritional quality, and associated symbolic marketing.
The Calgary Institute for the Humanities fosters advance research in a broad range of subject areas. The “humanities” are understood to include all forms of study that examines what is human – typically guided by literature, history, social/cultural and physical settings, artefact, visual and performing arts. One of the strategic research projects at the Institute is “Health, Society and the Humanities.”
The Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities invite applications for a postdoctoral appointment to be held at the Institute for a twelve-month period beginning July 1, 2013. The term of the fellowship will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal.
The appointment provides an innovative research opportunity for a scholar who recently completed doctoral studies appropriate to doing advanced study in food marketing, policy, and children’s health (for example, a degree in communication, sociology, marketing, health promotion). The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing grant projects. Among other things, s/he will be centrally involved in analyzing data from focus groups, preparing literature reviews and reports, and assisting with current media/nutrition literacy initiatives for Alberta school curriculum. Skills in assessing qualitative research data are essential.
The post-doctoral appointee will have an office at the Humanities Institute and access to University libraries resources. They will be expected to share their research in a public lecture and in an in-house seminar, and to involve themselves in the community of scholars working at the Institute. The support of the Chair and Institute’s will be acknowledged in all oral and written presentations that result from this post-doctoral appointment. The stipend is $50,000 Canadian plus benefits, as well as a research allowance of $5,000 Canadian.
Candidates must have the doctorate degree conferred by July 1, 2013. Individuals can only be appointed to the end of their 5th year post-Ph.D. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.
An electronic PDF version of the application will include: (i) a curriculum vitae; (ii) names/contact information of five scholars whose opinions the Institute may seek; (iii) a 5-page statement of scholarly expertise demonstrating research capacity in food marketing, policy and children’s health; and (iv) a descriptive title and abstract of 150 words of relevant research expertise directed to an interdisciplinary adjudication committee.
Deadline and Contact Information: May 31, 2013.
The Calgary Institute for the Humanities, the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4; (telephone – 403-220-7238; fax – 403-282-7822; email – CIH@ucalgary.ca). See also: www.ucalgary.ca/cih/
The Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH) was established as a university-level research institute at the University of Calgary in 1976. The Institute is responsible to the Vice-President Research and International, and it fosters advanced study in a range of subjects reflecting its multi-disciplinary, and multi-faculty orientation.
The Humanities Institute at the University of Calgary supports research in the traditional humanities disciplines such as languages, literature, and philosophy, as well as in philosophical and historical aspects of the social sciences, sciences, arts and professional studies. The humanities are not conceived as a specific group of academic disciplines but include all forms of study that examine what is human – typically guided by literature, history, social and physical settings, artifact, visual and performing arts.
In addition to its role at the University of Calgary, CIH encourages humanistic study outside of the university, and dialogue between the academic community and the general public. Programs of the Institute include fellowship appointments, independent research initiatives by University of Calgary faculty, strategic research projects, and community partnerships.
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