POST SECONDARY PROGRAM COORDINATOR
The Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute is an innovative, independent institution that offers post-secondary education and training programs to the communities of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility, opportunities and support services for our students. Presently, accredited courses in business, social services, and early childhood education are in progress with two new programs starting this fall.
We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for the position of Post Secondary Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to contribute to the educational growth and successes of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and other learners.
Some of the responsibilities will include the coordination of the new programs, curriculum development that will involve reviewing and revising course outlines, updating casebooks and textbooks, and creating independent study packages. Travel will also be required to the communities where the students reside for a range of reasons including support, encouragement, instruction evaluation, consultation with local education authorities, program promotion, among others.
If you like challenges, and are willing and confident to fulfill the responsibilities for this position, we invite to submit your letter of interest and a resume, with three references to:
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute
106 Centennial Square, 3rd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1H3
Phone: (807) 626-1880
Fax: (807) 622-1818
Closing date: Thursday, July 19, 2007 @ 5:00 pm
While we appreciate all applications, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.At minimum, possess an undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience;
Thursday, July 12th
11am Central, Noon EST, & 1pm Atlantic
Many First Nations across Canada have the capacity to use videoconferencingfor meetings. The effective use of videoconferencing to create “green meetings”can save time and money, and lead to a healthier environment. These real costs are then available for use and investment in your own community.
This meeting is open to anyone interested in using videoconferencing for green meetings. We will discuss how we can promote and support videoconference meetings in First Nation communities and what will be necessary to support more green meetings.
For more information about this event
Contact Lyle Johnson at 1-877-737-KNET (5638) ext 1387.
Online Resource to Learn More About Videoconferencing and the Green Agenda
David Suzuki Foundation. (2006). Go Carbon Neutral.
An explanation of how you can live without adding carbon to the atmosphere. Videoconferencing is a way to decrease an organizations or your own carbon emissions.
The article states that "if 20% of business travel in the EU 25 was replaced by video conferencing, this would save 22.3 million tonnes of CO2."
This article talks about using a technology called ACCESSGRID that is used to hold video conferences among various people in different places. The technology is similiar to the technology used in our multi-site video conference. The article describes how video conferencing cuts down on air travel and therefore a meeting's environmental footprint.
The Carbon Planet blog describes how they used videoconferencing to cut down on their emissions. They estimated that they saved 3 tonnes of CO2 by conducting a meeting using videoconferencing rather than traveling.
The VideoCom research project started in September 2006. We are investigating video communications on broadband networks in First Nations communities. For more information about this meeting and the VideoCom project visit http://videocom.knet.ca
Michael de Percy, a Lecturer with the Government-Business Relations - Leadership Innovation & Change in the School of Business & Government at the University of Canberra in Australia met with K-Net and INAC's First Nations SchoolNet teams on Monday, July 9. Michael was in Ottawa researching Canada's community-based approach to supporting the development of broadband infrastructure and applications.
After the meeting he wrote ...
Just a short note to say thanks for talking with me today. I appreciate the trouble you went to in telling me your story - I am sure my colleagues will be intrigued by the success you have achieved. I will keep you informed of my research publications from this interview, but I suspect I will be able to use your operation as a case study on its own for a future publication, and definitely as a case study for my leadership and innovation students this semester.
Click here to watch the video archive of the information sharing session from this meeting (1:17, viewed online with windows media player)
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Request for Proposals
Date of Issue: July 9, 2007
Date of Closure: July 23, 2007 / 4:30 pm EST
Instructors and teachers providing Moodle consulting services.
Title and Purpose of RFP: Moodle Instructional Designer
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win is seeking an experienced instructor/teacher with expertise in the use of the Moodle learning management system to provide assistance to the E-Learning Coordinator for the implementation of Moodle courses for the Institute.
Note: In this RFP, Moodle and online course design is aimed at First Nations adult learners.
The awards will be presented at this year's Keewaywin gathering on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in Aroland First Nation
In recognition of outstanding achievements and dedication to the people of Nishnawbe Aski Nation
NAN Youth Awards
NAN Woman Award
NAN Elder Award
Emile Nakogee Award for Outstanding Leadership
Nominations are now being accepted.
Contact NAN Communications Assistant Colleen Berry
Telephone: 807-625-4902 Toll Free: 1-800-465-9952 Fax: 807-623-7730 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: Monday July 23, 2007