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Algoma University – GEOG 3996: Climate Change & Communities: Vulnerabilities, Impacts & Adaptations

2018 Spring Institute

National Aboriginal Land Managers Association

The Department of Geography and Geology, in partnership with the National Aboriginal Land Managers Association (NALMA), is offering a special topics course during the 2018 Spring Institute.

GEOG 3996: Climate Change & Communities: Vulnerabilities, Impacts & Adaptations

This three-credit course will provide students with an introduction to climate change within a geographical context, using a hands-on approach. By bringing together science and Traditional Knowledge, students will explore climate change from broad perspectives by including guest speakers, field trips, videos, group activities, and readings. Students will be introduced to climate processes, including what climate change is and how it works. The course will review climate impacts, such as forest fires, flooding, fisheries, and water resources. Students will learn about vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning to begin to strategize about appropriate responses to climate change. Students will be encouraged to explore climate change with respect to their own communities.

Registration Deadline

Monday, May 14, to receive your readings and pre-course assignment.

For more information or to register, contact or 705-949-2301, ext. 4227/4264.


  • Mandatory orientation and BBQ: Sunday, May 27 from 4 – 7pm
  • Course dates and hours: May 28 – June 1, from 9am to 5pm each day


Total fees are $916.11 per 3-credit course for Canadian students plus an application fee of $50 for new Algoma University students.

The fee schedule listed is in effect for May 2017 – April 2018. Fees are subject to change May 1, 2018 as approved by the Board of Governors of Algoma University.

For New Students (optional)

The Student Success sessions “Zhii taadaa” (“Let’s Get Ready”), to prepare students for university, will be held on May 25 and 26, from 10am – 4 pm. No registration fee.

To register for “Zhii taadaa,” contact or 705-949-2301, ext. 4815.


If you have further questions or need more general information about the course, contact

Supercom Training Opportunities

There are currently a few training spots available in the following classes:

  • Heavy Duty Mechanic,
  • AZ Long Haul,
  • Surveyor Assistant,
  • Camp Cook,
  • Camp Support and
  • Cement Finishing.

These spots are all first come, first serve; so time is limited. Most classes will be held in Thunder Bay, could start as early as Monday, April 16 to May 28, 2018, depending on training you are interested in. Email, or call 705-975-1050.

Job Opportunity – Economic Development Officer


Economic Development Officer

(Internal/External Posting)

Summary of Function: Under the direction of the Band Manager as part of our team environment, Michipicoten First Nation is seeking an individual to fill the role of Economic Development Officer. The Economic Development Officer will be responsible for implementing the Band Socio-economic Strategy. The central responsibility will be supported by the job duties listed below.


 Job Duties: (Include but are not limited to)

  • Prepare regular briefing notes for submission to the Band Manager;
  • Complete grant funding applications and reports and provide supporting project oversight;
  • Undertake analysis and evaluation of economic and business development opportunities, and identify strategies to develop these opportunities;
  • Organize and facilitate community economic development workshops;
  • Oversee, monitor, evaluate and develop current and new economic development as well as employment and training initiatives;
  • Participate in applicable committees, technical working groups, symposiums, conferences, meetings, and consultations;
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • College or university degree in commerce, economics, community development or a related field and/or a certification as a Professional Economic Developer (Ecd);
  • Preferably at least five years working experience in the area of economic development;
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and reliable personal vehicle;
  • Must possess strong time management and organizational skills, have the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines while being flexible to accommodate shifting priorities;
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and manage projects;
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing;
  • High level of integrity and work ethic;
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite.


Term: Indeterminate

Salary: Commensurate with education and/or experience. Comprehensive benefits package included.


Application Deadline

Friday, April 27, 2018, at 4:30 pm (Applications received after this date will not be considered)


Start Date:

To be determined


Please forward your resume with a cover letter and three (3) employment-related references to:

Michipicoten First Nation

Robert Reece, Finance/Personnel

107 Hiawatha Drive

Wawa, ON P0S 1K0


For a complete job description please contact 

National Inquiry to close registration for part 1 of the Truth Gathering Process on April 20, 2018

“The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (National Inquiry) is requesting that you approve the revision of the Terms of Reference to grant an extension of 24 months and the submission of the Final Report on November 1, 2020. We are asking the federal government for additional funding up to $50 million. If the extension is approved we will work with government officials to fine-tune the amount needed.”

The full letter is below.