Outreach and Program Advancement Coordinator for Indigenous Initiatives

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) equips professionals to think strategically, work collaboratively, and mobilize change in Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments, nonprofits, and cooperatives. Activities include degree and professional development programs, research, and community events. 

USask and JSGS are committed to employment equity and diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority. Our ideal candidate will be Indigenous and have a proven track record of working effectively with Indigenous people and communities. Given JSGS’ desire to embed Indigenous perspectives consistently throughout all our programs and work, it is vital that we hire an Indigenous person to this position. The University of Saskatchewan relies on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to give preference of employment for this position to Indigenous candidates. In Canada, Indigenous persons refers to those who are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.

JSGS is working with Indigenous leaders, researchers, and governments on a range of activities related to Indigenous leadership, governance, and nation building. These activities include offering academic programs designed to inform and empower participants to pursue Indigenous models of governance and leadership, and developing background material for the development of sound Indigenous governance. We are recruiting an individual to work with JSGS to take these activities to the next level. On the academic programming front, and embracing manacihitowin, JSGS will partner with First Nations University of Canada and Indigenous nations and communities across the province, including in the North, to transform the mix of existing and proposed graduate and executive programs into an integrated package that elevates our community impact and advances Indigenous nation building. To develop background material, JSGS will develop case studies and toolkits focused on Indigenous governance examples.

Primary Purpose: Working collaboratively with the JSGS team, the Outreach and Program Advancement Coordinator for Indigenous Initiatives (Coordinator) will support the development and implementation of a plan to offer an integrated package of JSGS’s existing and new programs related to Indigenous nation building to domestic and international Indigenous communities and students. The Coordinator will also research and develop Indigenous governance case studies and governance tool kits for use in academic and executive programming and assist with the development and offering of governance workshops.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Executive Officer with some work overseen by Principal Investigator Murray Fulton, the Outreach and Program Advancement Coordinator for Indigenous Initiatives will work closely with the JSGS leadership team, faculty, and staff, including Executive Education staff and external stakeholders, including content experts.

The Coordinator will be a highly motivated individual who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. This is a new position of medium complexity, and some discretionary decision making will be required. Flexibility may be required occasionally for work outside of normal operating hours; travel within Saskatchewan is a requirement.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities

  • Learn JSGS’s existing programs in depth
  • Map out all programming to identify laddering and complementary opportunities and support the organization of current and new programs into a cohesive package
  • Working with the JSGS Advancement and Student Success teams, support the research, development, and implementation of a plan to market the package of programs to domestic and international Indigenous communities and students
  • Support the development of courses for Indigenous programming
  • Develop a comprehensive list of JSGS’s existing relationships with Indigenous community leaders, organizations, governments, and individuals
  • Research and develop Indigenous governance case studies and governance tool kits for use in academic and executive programming
  • Assist with the development and offering of governance workshops
  • Support the coordination of Indigenous programming and initiatives across JSGS by organizing regular meetings and serving as a repository for the collection of information

Education: An undergraduate degree in a social sciences discipline is required; a graduate degree is preferred.

Experience: Three to five years of experience is required, ideally in both Indigenous organizations and an academic setting. Experience with university policies and procedures with an emphasis on graduate studies is an asset. A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Skills

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Track record of establishing and fostering positive and mutually beneficial relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Reputation for demonstrating leadership in a highly collaborative manner
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, tact, discretion, professional integrity, and cultural awareness
  • Ability to take initiative and be self-directed
  • Superb organizational and project management skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Proven problem-solving abilities and conflict management skills
  • Proficiency with contemporary computer applications
  • Class 5 driver’s license is required

Department: School of Public Policy
Status:
 Term, 12 months  
Employment Group:
 ASPA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE):
 1.0
Salary:
 The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $49,301.00 - 77,033.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Family (if applicable): 
Specialist Professional
Salary Phase/Band: 
Salary Band 1
Posted Date:
8/24/2021
Closing Date:
 Until filled.
Number of Openings: 
1

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Digital Epidemiology and Data Science

The Digital Epidemiology and Population Health Laboratory (DEPtH Lab) is recruiting for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Digital Epidemiology and Data Science to work on its Smart Platform!

Smart Platform is a digital epidemiological platform that leverages digital tools to integrate ethical surveillance, integrated knowledge translation, and policy and behaviour interventions. The platform is being implemented through the DEPtH Lab at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina.

Position Summary
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Tarun Katapally in implementing Smart Platform projects. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to obtain training in cutting-edge digital epidemiological and data science approaches for applied public health. They will also obtain experience in engaging with community members, policy makers, and public health stakeholders. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be expected to manage DEPtH Lab’s data collection/mining, processing, analysis, and modeling, along with mentoring graduate students to lead and generate manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

Requirements/Skills
Minimum qualifications include:

  • A PhD degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Statistics or Data Science within last five years with a relevant publication record.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and managing statistical analyses.
  • Well versed with necessary statistical software.
  • Experience in writing reports and study protocols.

Additional skills that would be considered an asset:

  • Cloud Computing solutions and Network Security
  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Predictive/Simulation Modeling
  • Data Analytics and Visualization

Details

  • Salary range: According to CUPE 5491 - Research Employees Collective Agreement
  • Duration of term: Two years
  • Location: Negotiable
  • Work hours: Full time (40 hours/week)

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are invited to send their applications—including a cover letter, current resume/curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of two references to:

Dr. Pinal Patel, DEPtH Research Associate
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
pinal.patel@uregina.ca

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

About the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS)

Named after Albert W. Johnson and Thomas K. Shoyama, two of Saskatchewan’s best-known public servants who went on to illustrious careers with the federal government, JSGS is the first provincial school of its kind and is the product of an innovative and successful partnership between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.

In its second decade of operations, JSGS strives to be a world-class policy school that educates, informs, and engages with public policy and administration. Our unique two-campus model brings together faculty and staff from two universities and several disciplines, as well as a host of Executives-in-Residence with many years of practical experience in government.

Mitacs Accelerate Intern (two positions)

Dr. Tarun Katapally, Associate Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina campus, and Director DEPtH Lab is recruiting for two full-time Mitacs Accelerate Interns to work on the CO-Away project.

CO-Away: A Rapid Response Digital Tool to Tackle COVID-19
CO-Away is a digital epidemiological platform that leverages the approach of SMART Platform in integrating ethical surveillance, integrated knowledge translation, and policy and behaviour interventions. This platform is being implemented through the Digital Epidemiology and Population Health Laboratory (DEPtH Lab) at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina. It is critical to emphasize that CO-Away app will be designed to not only address population health risks during the current wave of the pandemic, but will also be structured for rapid response during subsequent waves of COVID-19 as well as other communicable disease outbreaks.

The CO-Away mobile app provides three key precision medicine services that are specific to each citizen: 1) continuous risk assessment of contracting COVID-19 via the virtual doctor feature; 2) evidence-based public health communication; and 3) Citizen reporting of food availability, access to public services, and COVID-19 symptoms and test results.

The data from the virtual care app are transferred in real-time to a digital decision-maker dashboard, which is securely accessed by the Principal Knowledge User. This platform will enable the deployment of real-time evidence-based interventions that can support the community healthcare services.

POSITION SUMMARY
As the Mitacs interns, the students will work under the supervision of Dr. Tarun Katapally and work with the DEPtH Lab team to develop a sophisticated mobile application platform using the latest technologies.

The interns will:

  • Design and create both the mobile app and the digital decision-making dashboard.
  • Write high quality source code to complete tasks within deadlines.
  • Perform app and dashboard testing before launch
  • Troubleshoot and debug aspects of the app and the dashboard.
  • Evaluate existing applications to reprogram, update and add new features.
  • Develop technical documents and handbooks to accurately represent
    application design and code
  • Assist with enhancements and maintenance of the products currently in production
REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS
  • University students registered in graduate degree/diploma programs in
    computer science.
  • Recognized diplomas or certificates in software development, with
    particular expertise in working with app and dashboard development
    frameworks
  • In-depth knowledge of programming for diverse operating systems and
    platforms using development tools
  • Excellent understanding of software design and programming principles.
  • Experience in building fully native iOS and Android applications for a
    variety of devices.
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving capability
  • Great attention to detail and time-management skills
  • Working knowledge of the following:
  • C# / XAML/ Xamarin/Azure/ React Native or other cloud platforms
  • Knowledge In Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Deep learning, Internet of Things, Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Database Management
  • Programming/Scripting Languages: C/C++, Python, SQL, Java
  • Website Design: HTML5, CSS, WordPress, JavaScript (basic level)
  • Experience with TFS, Agile software development methodology, unit
    testing, DevOps, Sketch considered a benefit\
  • Ability to write clean, well-documented code.
  • Productivity: Agile Process (Azure DevOps), Scrum Planning, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams), LATEX

POSITION DETAILS
Duration: One year (December 2020-December 2021)
Salary Range: As per Mitacs Accelerate Intership ($30,000/year)
Work Hours: 40 hours/week (full-time)

HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be reviewed commencing immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are invited to send their applications – including a cover letter, current resume/CV, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Tarun Katapally
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
tarun.katapally@uregina.ca | tarun.katapally@usask.ca 

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Data Scientists (Research Associate, Research Assistant, or Postdoctoral Fellow)

Are you interested in applying your data science skills to an applied project? Do you want to make a real-world impact? Join our innovative and cutting-edge research to address emerging and existing health crises, including COVID-19.

The Digital Epidemiology and Population Health Laboratory (DEPtH Lab) is recruiting for three full-time, term positions—Data Science Research Associate, Research Assistant, or Postdoctoral Fellow to work on different SMART Platform projects! 

SMART Platform is a digital epidemiological and citizen science platform for ethical engagement, integrated knowledge translation, and policy and behaviour interventions. DEPtH Lab is using this unique platform to address health crises in real time. For instance, in response to the novel coronavirus disease, the CO-Away system was designed to address population health risks during multiple waves of COVID-19.

POSITION SUMMARY
Successful candidates will work under the supervision of Dr. Tarun Katapally to:

  • Design and create digital health platforms.
  • Manage, analyse, and utilize big data for digital health platform development.
  • Write high quality source code to complete tasks within deadlines.
  • Evaluate existing digital health applications to reprogram, update and add new features.
  • Develop technical documents and handbooks to accurately represent application design and code.
  • Assist with enhancements and maintenance of the digital health products currently in production.

Due to the nature of the work, successful applicants are not required to relocate to Regina, Saskatchewan, and can work remotely from their home location.

REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS

  • Graduate degree/diploma programs in computer science, data science, digital epidemiology or related field.
  • Recognized diplomas or certificates in software development, with particular expertise in working with app and dashboard development frameworks.
  • Excellent understanding of software design and programming principles.
  • Experience in building fully native iOS and Android applications for a variety of devices.
  • Working knowledge of the following:
    • C# / XAML/ Xamarin/Azure/ React Native or other cloud platforms
    • Knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Deep learning, Internet of Things, Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, and Database Management
    • Programming/Scripting Languages: C/C++, Python, SQL, Java
    • Website Design: HTML5, CSS, WordPress, JavaScript (basic level)
    • Experience with TFS, Agile software development methodology, unit testing, DevOps, Sketch considered a benefit
  • Ability to write clean, well-documented code.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be reviewed starting March 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates are invited to send their applications—including a cover letter, current resume/CV, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Pinal Patel, DEPtH Research Associate
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
pinal.patel@uregina.ca 

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

ABOUT THE JOHNSON SHOYAMA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY (JSGS)
Named after Albert W. Johnson and Thomas K. Shoyama, two of Saskatchewan’s best-known public servants who went on to illustrious careers with the federal government, JSGS is the first provincial school of its kind and is the product of an innovative and successful partnership between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.

In its second decade of operations, JSGS strives to be a world-class policy school that educates, informs, and engages with public policy and administration. Our unique two-campus model brings together faculty and staff from two universities and several disciplines, as well as a host of Executives-in-Residence with many years of practical experience in government.