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Canadian Evaluation Society Conference – Looking for student volunteers

Since I’m apparently in the mood to promote events, I wanted to let y’all know about a conference that is going on in Victoria in May:

2010 Annual Canadian Evaluation Society  Conference
Going Green, Gold and Global: New Horizons for Evaluation

May 2 to 5, 2010 — Fairmont Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria

The CES encourages evaluators and related professionals to join this tradition of sharing a spirit of ever increasing openness to knowledge diversity. Evaluation professionals from governments, post-secondary institutions, private practice, non-profits, and the voluntary sector will come together to discuss, debate and learn from each other. CES members will discuss the latest developments in evaluation in Canada. As well, we invite non-members and evaluators from outside Canada to share information and their experience on evaluation initiatives. We expect participation from colleagues in health, education, environment, natural resources, social sciences, and economic and community development sectors among others.

Check out the conference website for more information.

Volunteers Needed!

Also, I just so happen to be the Volunteer Coordinator for the conference, so if you just so happen to be a student who is interested in attending this conference, you will want to keep reading.

In exchange for a minimum of 4 hours of volunteered time, students will have their registration fee for the conference waived (note: this doesn’t include pre-conference workshops or other extras).

The types of tasks we need volunteers to do include:

  • helping assemble the delegate kits (if any)
  • helping greet the delegates on registration days and throughout the conference
  • provide logistical support at each conference presentation
  • a variety of other tasks, as needed, to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Any interested students should contact me as soon as possible. Volunteer spots will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also, if you aren’t available for/interested in volunteering, but would like to attend the conference, there is a considerably reduced registration fee for students1!

  1. there are also reduced registration fees for seniors, and members of the American Evaluation Society and the Australasian Evaluation Society []


Job Posting: Coordinator, Online Volunteer Engagement

Just got this email from an organization that I used to work for with a request to pass it along to anyone would might be interested.  So I thought I’d share it with all y’all in case anyone is looking for a new job:

Are you a people person?

Are you a ‘systems thinker’ with excellent attention to detail?

Are you passionate about science, engineering, and technology?

Did you master Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube long ago?

If so, we invite you to submit your application to become Let’s Talk Science’s:

Coordinator, Online Volunteer Engagement

We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter with excellent knowledge about web technologies and social media for this new, full-time 1 year renewable contract position. As the successful candidate we prefer that you have a graduate degree in science or engineering, and volunteer management experience.  Previous experience with Let’s Talk Science is also an asset as you will better understand the dynamic and exciting environment in which we operate.

As a key member of our volunteer outreach team, and reporting to the President, you will focus on: building and managing an online volunteer engagement program, program administration and data management; implementing our outreach evaluation program; and other special projects and events, including the All Science Challenge. You will employ diverse online engagement tools in an effort to enrich the volunteer experience.

This position is based at the National Office in London, Ontario. However, location may be negotiable to the right candidate.

For more details, including a full position description please contact Heather Small

(877) 474-4081 x 227 or

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter by 5 p.m. on Friday February 26, 2010 to:

Heather Small

Human Resource Assistant

Let’s Talk Science, 1584 North Routledge Park

London, ON N6H 5L6

Or via email: (please submit in Word or pdf)

FAX: (519) 474-4085

Let’s Talk Science is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  While we appreciate all applications, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged.