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  1. Canada-Mathare Education Trust Kids for Kenya � A musical celebration for education
  2. Reggae in the Fields: 40th Anniversary Dance
  3. Nb2PW June Mixer in the Market Series
  4. PWC is Hiring!
  5. Job Announcement: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (5 Year Contract) � Urban Studies Programme
  6. Call for Applications: Small Grants for Post Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Canada-Mathare Education Trust Kids for Kenya � A musical celebration for education!

Canada-Mathare Education Trust Kids for Kenya

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016,�4 PM – 8 PM

Where: Westboro Legion, 389-391 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 0E7

A fun, family-friendly event with live music from local Hey Buster children’s band and Cameroonian-Canadian Wise Atangana, and a dance workshop with the Luv 2 Groove Dance School. MC Adrian Harewood (Host | CBC News Ottawa)

Food, cash-bar, a huge silent auction and activities for the whole family!

Tickets are $20 each or $50 for a Family Pass (The Family pass includes a $20 tax receipt). All funds raised go entirely to sending promising youth from the Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya to high school and post-secondary school.

Help us achieve our fundraising goal of $5000 – which pays for five one-year secondary school scholarships.

Learn more about this 100% volunteer-run organization.� →

Reggae in the Fields: 40th Anniversary Dance!

Reggae in the Fields

On June 11, CKCU and Reggae in the Fields, Canada’s longest running Reggae radio program, invite you to celebrate its 40th anniversary under the Distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency Janice Miller, High Commissioner for Jamaica. In addition to the FREE family picnic…there will also be a DANCE!!

The dance to be held at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, 174 Wilbrod Street. Music starts at 9:00 pm SHARP so come early to enjoy a variety of Oldies but Goodies and more recent tunes. David Supersound, DJ Cruss, Music Master, Nebula, SilvaFox and Upfront will keep you entertained throughout the evening.

Advance tickets for the dance are $20 for singles with limited advance only $35 couples’ tickets. Tickets available at the door are $25. Advance tickets will be available at Claudette’s Coiffure, L&F Montego, Tropical Heat, Tropical Gardens, Savannah, Ocho Rios and Fades both locations.

Be a part of this family picnic and dance to celebrate Reggae in the Fields 40th anniversary on Canadian radio. There will be something for everyone.

Contact Junior Smith at for more information

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Nb2PW June Mixer in the Market Series

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016.�6 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Fox & Feather; 283 Elgin St, (room behind the billiards room), Ottawa

We expect this to be a great opportunity to reconnect, and showcase your networking skills with new attendees. Bring your business cards and a friend and make the most of this opportunity to socialize with likeminded Black professional and business women.

Costs: $5.00*** Not including food and refreshments.*** Networking activities guaranteed to meet and greet.*** Please bring your business cards

Please RSVP:

PWC is Hiring!

Administrative and Logistics Coordinator

The Administrative and Logistics Coordinator will provide various administrative and logistical support to the Executive Director and programs. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Coordinator will work in close collaboration with other staff, consultants, and partners in Canada, the Great Lakes region, and internationally.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday June 15, 2016.

Excel Programmer (Contract)

Under the direct guidance of the Natural Resource System Analyst, the Excel Programmer will�develop field tools for the Just Gold Mineral Traceability System and the Just Gold project�Monitoring and Evaluation System. The work will span from some very basic tools to the more advanced Excel functionalities, as well as some more innovative approaches to using excel in a professional context. This is a full time contract, short-term (June-August). This position is appropriate for students with qualifications in computer sciences or programming, looking to gain work experience.

The deadline for applications is Friday June 10, 2016.

Communications and Research Intern (Summer)

Under the guidance of PAC’s Communications Director, the Communications and Research Intern will provide general support for the organization and programs. This is an unpaid opportunity appropriate for students required to undertake an internship for credit. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to 24 hours/week over an 8-10 week period.�PAC’s headquarters are located in Ottawa. Applicants will be required to be based out of the Ottawa office for the duration of the internship.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday June 15, 2016.

For more information and full application details, please visit Partnership Africa Canada’s website. →

Job Announcement: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (5 Year Contract) � Urban Studies Programme

University of Cape Town

The African Centre for Cities, School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.

The African Centre for Cities (ACC) was established in 2007 at the University of Cape Town as an urban research institute.

The ACC is based in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, but is interdisciplinary in its scope, drawing expertise on urban issues from across the university. The mission of the ACC is to “facilitate critical urban research and policy discourses for the promotion of vibrant, democratic and sustainable urban development in the global South”. The ACC has been awarded funding by the Andrew W. Mellon.
Foundation to develop and run an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme on Urban Studies. We invite applications for this five-year position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in this programme. The main purpose of this position is to participate in the�design, piloting, running, and teaching of a new interdisciplinary Masters in Urban Studies and PhD support programmes, based in the African Centre for Cities and including a number of departments in various Faculties that will focus on Southern�urbanism from an African perspective. In addition, undertaking relevant research on Southern urbanism and/or the teaching of urban studies in the global South will also be required.

Requirements include:

� For appointment at Lecturer level, a PhD in a relevant field, and relevant research and postgraduate teaching experience.
� For appointment at Senior Lecturer level, a PhD and significant relevant research and postgraduate teaching experience.
� Interest in and some experience with developing university-level curricula and coordinating university-level courses would be preferable.
� A research and publication track record related to issues in cities in the global South and/or teaching urban studies in the global South would be preferable.

Responsibilities include:

� Teaching on the programme and supervising Masters and Ph.D. dissertations/theses where necessary.
� Undertaking relevant research relating to the content of the Urban Studies programme, and publishing research outputs in ISI journals and scholarly books.
� Contributing to the design of the curriculum for the Masters, including liaison with module convenors and review of draft course materials, testing of curriculum through piloting of courses, accreditation of the programme, and preparation of new course materials where necessary.
� Supporting and participating in an inter-faculty working group to develop the programme and organising annual inter-faculty workshops to review the curriculum.
� Contributing to a PhD support programme for graduates of the Masters programme and recruiting PhD supervisors.
� Marketing of programme, contributing to recruitment and selection of students, and running of programme.

The 2016 annual cost of employment ranges, at the respective levels, are between:
� R417 720 and R558 915 for Lecturer post; and
� R476 701 and R687 208 for a Senior Lecturer post

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Melanie Falken at Download�UCT Application Form.

Motivation letter, and�Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and may be disqualified. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be available to start as soon as possible.

Telephone: +27 21 650 5764
Reference Number: E16082
Closing date: July 1, 2016

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at�

For this post we seek particularly to attract a black South African candidate.
UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

Website →

Call for Applications: Small Grants for Post Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The AAU is pleased to announce the 2016 session of its Small Grants for Theses and Dissertations Programme. In line with the Association’s aim of promoting the core functions of higher education institutions, the Small Grants Programme aims to facilitate timely completion of post graduate research.


  • Applicants should be post graduate students enrolled in AAU member institutions that are in good standing on payment of their annual subscriptions. Post graduate students who are lecturers in AAU member institutions, and female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Research topics should fall within any of the following broad themes:
    • Agriculture and Food Security
    • Conflict, Peace and Security
    • Environment and Climate
    • Health
    • Higher Education


  • Small grants research budgets are limited to USD3,500 for PhD students and USD2,000 for Masters students
  • Small grants budgets may not include indirect costs (e.g. accommodation, field trips outside the country where the research is being conducted,

Application Procedure:

Please note that applications submitted via email will not be considered.

For more information, please visit the website. →


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