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    Employment Opportunity: Evaluation Manager at Research Nova Scotia

    Research Nova Scotia (RNS) is a not-for-profit corporation established to enhance research capacity and align research funding with provincial priorities. RNS invests in research that builds and translates knowledge to help ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for Nova Scotia. Opportunity: RNS is a relatively new organization about to implement its strategic approach to supporting research to meet provincial priorities. The Evaluation Manager will have the opportunity to set the agenda for how RNS measures and evaluates progress on the strategy and on stakeholder expectations. Reporting: The Evaluation Manager will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a graduate level degree in a relevant…

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    Although the CES annual conference has been postponed until next year, the Student Case Competition is going ahead!

    The Student Case Competition has a long history of helping to cultivate emerging evaluators in Canada but this year we’re trying something different – we’re going online! Two teams will be competing in this year’s second round (Simon Fraser University and the University of Waterloo) to see who will be crowned this year’s champion. We expect the competition to be tight, so turn out to support these students and see how they are going to respond to a challenging, novel case! See our Twitter page for more information on the teams (https://twitter.com/CES_casecomp). The competition is being held Monday, June 15th at 3:30 EST. Everyone is welcome to join us, but…

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    CES recognition of responsibility for improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    CES recognizes that evaluators have a role to play in addressing systemic issues that affect people’s lives.  Evaluators are in a position to influence the decisions of governments, non-governmental organizations and other key service providers whose actions affect our daily realities.  CES considers it part of our mandate to support evaluators in dismantling systemic and structural oppression, and is actively working towards modelling inclusion, encouraging diverse perspectives and learning new ways to acknowledge and address the struggles of historically oppressed communities.

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    CES NS AGM

    The Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter Annual General Meeting will be held on: Monday, September 16th Noon – 1:30 pm All CES NS members in good standing are invited to attend. This meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom platform Please register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/1de2ef4e9119eb34d746f627e8486654 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This meeting will be held virtually to increase access for those living across the province, as well as reduce the environmental foot print of the meeting. Thank you again to those of you who participated in the vote that allowed us to postpone the AGM until…

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    Reflections from the CES 2017 Conference

    Jenn Dixon, the successful applicant for CES Nova Scotia Chapter funding to help attend the conference, was asked to reflect on her conference experience. Here is what she shared with us.   With the support of the CES-NS Branch I was provided a wonderful opportunity to attend the 2017 CES Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC from May 1-4th. Ongoing professional development, and feeling connected to the field of evaluation are so important, and I am grateful to CES-NS to help continue my growth and journey. The theme of this year’s conference was “Facing Forward: Innovation, Action and Reflection”. For myself, the theme was perfect timing as I am in the…