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2015 Archived News

Communications Foundation Announces Executive Changes

The Canadian Communications Foundation (CCF) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Evelyn Ellerman, PhD, as President of the Foundation, effective today, January 1st 2015.

SSHRC Fourth Annual Storytellers Contest

Submission period: January 5, 2016 to January 29, 2016

25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize & specialized training in research communications

Open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian post-secondary institutions
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Mitacs-JSPS Internship

Apply by January 29, 2016, at 5 p.m. (PST)

Open to master’s and PhD students in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences

The Mitacs-JSPS Internship provides funding for graduate students in Canada to undertake 10-week research projects in Japan. This competitive initiative is a partnership between Mitacs and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

For more information on other Funding Opportunities visit :

Digital Storytelling: Ten Scary Minutes Contest 2015

Ten Scary Minutes is an online movie production contest open to the general public. The challenge is to create a ten (10) minute or less horror movie using smart phones, action cameras or any non-professional video camera. The purpose of the contest is to promote digital story telling by creating an entry level challenge using a very popular movie genre and providing a show case for the participants. Submissions will be accepted through the website: between August 1st and October 1st with the judging between October 2nd and October 30th. The winner will be announced October 31st or shortly thereafter. Details can be found here

Writer in Residence, Anita Rau Badami

Athabasca University is proud to work with highly acclaimed novelist, Anita Rau Badami, who is serving as our 2014-2015 Writer in Residence until June 2015.

Anita is an award-winning novelist and essayist whose critically acclaimed books have been published in several languages across the world. Please visit the Writer in Residence website at to learn more about Anita and her accomplishments. Anita’s next digital presentation will be in March 2015.

Among Anita’s duties is reviewing short manuscripts submitted to her by AU’s students and members of CARP. Guidelines for submission can be found here.

Call for Papers - Student Voice

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2016

Contributors are encouraged to provide in-depth analysis on the specific role played by digital technologies in creating a space for student voice: how are students heard? How are their views taken into account in the design, monitoring and assessment of their learning? How is technology, and digital technology in particular, used to enhance their participation and engagement?

The call is open to theoretical, empirical studies, reviews of the literature or critical analyses carried out in the area. For further information visit -

Updated March 08 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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