• Professional Development

    Asking for a Friend: Thinking Evaluatively About the “Conceptual Use” of Evidence for Awareness (Earth Day and Autism Month)

    In April’s #evalAFF, I reference the below diagram from a blog post entitled “Unhappy Earth Day” to invite reflection on a) examples when action to increase “awareness” may be a necessary but insufficient evaluation-use proposition, and b) how to mitigate the risk that increased “awareness” of a phenomenon will stimulate counter-productive responses such as “greenwashing” marketing and merchandise.  I also refer to pushback from #actuallyautistic on social media, for Autistic people to reclaim the narrative of “Autism Awareness” month, citing examples of how popular entertainment about Autism can perpetuate a neurotypical framing of Autistic communication as deficient, rather than different.   In follow up to our April 19 Workshop on Evaluative Thinking…

  • Contracts & Jobs

    Employment Opportunity: Senior Program Evaluator (Designated) with the Office of Workplace Mental Health

    Nova Scotia’s Office of Workplace Mental Health is hiring for a Senior Program Evaluator. Competition #: 35284Classification: EC 10Salary Range: $ 2,858 – $ 3,572 Approximate Bi-Weekly SalaryClosing Date: May 9, 2022 Please note, this opportunity is designated to the following diversity groups: African Nova Scotian and Other Racially Visible, Indigenous Persons and/or Persons with Disabilities. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.novascotia.ca/job/HALIFAX-Senior-Program-Evaluator-%28Designated%29-NS-B3J-2V9/558857717

  • Professional Development

    Deadline EXTENDED to Apr 27 – Nominations for CES Conference Registration Fee Awards

    The deadline for nominations has been extended to April 27! If you or someone you know require financial support to attend the CES Conference in Winnipeg, please read on. The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES-NS) is seeking nominations for an award to support attendance at the CES 2022 national conference, taking place from June 13 to 15, 2022 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. More information is available at https://c2022.evaluationcanada.ca. Conference registration, travel, and accommodation support is available in a limited amount for members, and one conference registration is available for a non-member. We welcome nominations of any current resident of Nova Scotia who has made or has the potential…

  • Contracts & Jobs

    Volunteer Opportunity: Data for Good seeking evaluation advice

    The Maritimes Data for Good Chapter is seeking a professional evaluator who is willing to donate 1-2 hours of time to advise on strategies to improve data collection – specifically, collecting feedback from youth who decline invitations to participate in leadership opportunities. Additionally, Data for Good is building a roster of individuals with evaluation experience to reach out to for future similar opportunities. This is a great opportunity to use your evaluation and research skills to help out a local not for profit organization. If interested, please contact Michelle Sinville at [email protected] About Data for Good (from their website): Data For Good is a collective of do gooders, who want…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Reminder: CES-NS Journal Club (Apr 27) – The Role of Evaluative Thinking in the Teaching of Evaluation

    CES Nova Scotia Monthly Online Journal ClubApril 27, 2022, 12:05 – 12:55 p.m Atlantic Time Registration:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcuyrrzooH9fXyzn__KDCvjqFXE-a3Piq CES-Nova Scotia is pleased to collaborate with other Atlantic CES Chapters to host an online Journal Club for CES members and guests, on the fourth Wednesday of every month. This month, we will examine a practice note from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, entitled: The Role of Evaluative Thinking in the Teaching of Evaluation. Article abstract: In this practice note, I share some reflections on the role of evaluative thinking in the teaching of evaluation. I teach an introductory graduate-level evaluation course to Master’s and Doctoral students and also provide ECB workshops to various community-based education…