CHRR - The Centre for Human Rights Research
CREATE H20 term position

The CREATE H2O program is seeking a temporary program co-ordinator from February 2 to June 5, 2015, to fill in during a parental leave. 

The position from February 2 to June 5, 2015 is full-time (35 hrs/week) and work duties will focus on co-ordinating student projects, communication with First Nations collaborators, co-organizing the CREATE H2O conference (to be held June 1, 2015), and administrative duties such as booking flights, hotel rooms, processing of receipts and other.

Salary ranges from $25.54 to $33.06 an hour (AA2), depending on qualifications and experience.

Individuals interested in the position should send their resume to Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found. 

Aboriginal awareness week: June 15-24

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Helen Betty Osbourne book: June 2

David Alexander Robertson & Scott B. Henderson launching 

Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

Date: Tuesday June 2, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: McNally Robinson, Grant Park in the Atrium

Hosted by writer and broadcaster Rosanna Deerchild. Featuring special guests Beatrice Moisioner and Katherena Vermette.

Helen Betty Osborne, known as Betty to her closest friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She left her home to attend residential school and high school in a small town in Manitoba. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. Betty represents one of almost 1,200 Indigenous women in Canada who have been murdered or gone missing.

This book is a true account. Content may be disturbing to some readers.

David Alexander Robertson is an award-winning graphic novelist and writer who has long been an advocate for educating youth on indigenous history and contemporary issues. He has created several graphic novels, including his newest series, Tales From Big Spirit, as well as the bestselling 7 Generations series. He was a contributor to the anthology Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water and the co-creator and writer for the upcoming television series The Reckoner. His first novel, The Evolution of Alice, was published in fall 2014. David lives in Winnipeg with his wife and five children, where he works in the field of indigenous education.

Scott Henderson has worked as an illustrator for comics, portraiture, and advertising art. He is author/ illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and illustrated two comics for the Canadian Air Force’s For Valour series, the bestselling graphic novel series 7 Generations, selected titles from the Tales From Big Spirit series, and, most recently, the graphic novel, Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story. Scott is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s School of Art.

Dr. Tami Jacoby

Jacoby Tami

Whether it's a matter of gender equity, national self-determination, or human security, people's rights and identity influence each other. Dr. Tami Jacoby studies these relationships and more in her research. 

In her latest project, Jacoby explores the construction of grievance-based identity, or how identity is shaped by conflict and politics.

Dr. Dawn Wallin

Wallin Dawn

What does the word “leadership” mean to you? Chances are you thought of behaviours and traits that are typically associated with men, such as independence and dominance. But defining leadership so narrowly can be dangerous: doing so can lead us to overlook and exclude great potential leaders who don’t fit the mold, and as a result, maintain the inequality between different social groups. 

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