Dec
3
Fri
FLO Friday: Engagement Strategies for Hybrid/HyFlex Courses
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Engagement Strategies for Hybrid/HyFlex Courses

HyFlex combines the terms hybrid and flexible. Hybrid refers to teaching and learning that integrates face-to-face synchronous and online asynchronous learning experiences. HyFlex learning gives students flexibility and choice by allowing them to choose their participation path for each class, including face-to-face synchronous in the classroom, face-to-face via video conference (e.g., Zoom), and fully asynchronous. One significant challenge of developing hybrid and HyFlex courses is identifying activities for synchronous and asynchronous learning. Join us to identify small, manageable, meaningful learning activities.

Facilitators:

Briana Fraser is a learning technologist in snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College’s Educational Technology department. She holds an MEd, with a focus on distance education, from Athabasca University. Her current professional interests include digital pedagogy, inclusion and accessibility in teaching and learning, Universal Design for Learning, open educational practices, and community building.

Mirabelle Tinio is an ed-tech advisor, instructor, and chair of Modern Languages at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓-Langara College in Vancouver, B.C. She has an MA in French literature from UBC and la Sorbonne Nouvelle and is currently pursuing an MEd at UBC. In addition to teaching, she offers workshops on learning technologies, supports instructors with online course development, and facilitates book clubs. She looks forward to having meaningful and inspired discussions with BCcampus FLO workshop participants.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Dec
7
Tue
Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students

This workshop speaks specifically to where you and your institution, team, department, or organization and LGBTQ2SAI+ folks might intersect. This includes information and statistics on LGBTQ2SAI+ populations and case studies and scenarios customized to reflect practical instances in which you and your team may need to confront homophobia or transphobia or accommodate LGBTQ2SAI+ folks.

Facilitator: Rana Nu (she/her/hers), education and training specialist, Qmunity

Rana is a social activist for non-violent communication and human rights. Throughout her more than 12-year career in civil society empowerment, peacebuilding, and community engagement, she has tailored and conducted training for civil society empowerment and social cohesion. Through these programs, she has helped to bridge the gap between people from different political affiliations, ethnicities, and beliefs, and she has increased their ability to lead change and deal with the arising trauma and humanitarian crisis in the Middle East.

Can’t make this event date? Other options are available:

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now! 

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Dec
9
Thu
Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers

Grab your paddle and join us in our canoe again! In this six-week series, Dianne Biin and John Chenoweth will provide an overview of the BCcampus Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers resource, which aims to find the ethical space between Indigenous knowledge and institutional research.

This series aims to:

  • Provide a grounding in Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation approaches to research
  • Give space to practice how to place yourself as an ally or supporter of Indigenous revitalization through research practice
  • Work with others to discuss how to Indigenize research paradigms to support reconciliation pathways in your post-secondary institution and community

This series requires a commitment of one to two hours of asynchronous study and self-reflection, along with a two-hour synchronous session every Thursday for six weeks. We strongly advise participants to make time to attend every session in the series. If you are not able to attend the entire series, please consider making space for others as we cap our registration at 50 persons. Session dates and times are as follows:

  • Week 1: Wednesday, November 10 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 2: Thursday, November 18 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 3: Thursday, November 25 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 4: Thursday, December 2 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 5: Thursday, December 9 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 6: Thursday, December 16 (12–2 p.m. PT)

About Our Facilitators

Dianne Biin is from the Tsi Del Del community in Tsilhqot’in territory. She holds a bachelor of arts from Simon Fraser University (1994) and a master of education from the University of British Columbia (2016). Dianne has worked as a community development and revitalization consultant, Indigenous event planner, and facilitator and educator. She worked at Camosun College from 2011 to 2020 as an Indigenous faculty member and Indigenization coordinator. Dianne was also the project manager for the BCcampus open textbook series Pulling Together: Guides for Indigenization. She is currently the manager for Indigenous education and engagement at Selkirk College.

John Chenoweth is a member of the Upper Nicola Indian Band within the Okanagan Nation. John is a UBC Native Indian Teacher Education Program graduate, former elementary school teacher and principal, and district principal for First Nations Education. His teaching career began in 1994. He transitioned to the post-secondary level in 2007. He is a member of the Upper Nicola Indian Band in the Nicola Valley and has been involved in First Nations education at both the K–12 and post-secondary levels for his entire career. His research interests include marginalized people within education and Indigenous education. John has been married for 30 years and is the father of two sons.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Learn more about the series.

Open for Business: A Showcase of New OER for Business Programs
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open for Business: A Showcase of New OER for Business Programs

Several projects have been underway in B.C. over the past two years across a number of program areas, including marketing, hospitality and tourism, management, and business administration, to fill gaps in available OER for business education. In this webinar faculty will showcase their work and share how they approached the development of their OER. You’ll hear about the design considerations that went into building, writing, and adapting these resources from the business instructors who created them and who continue to grow OER for business education. You will hear about a variety of different projects, from open textbooks to open courses and a full zero-textbook-cost program. Join us to learn more about OER for business if you are thinking of adopting OER for your courses or developing your own OER and contributing to the growing number of OER for business.

Presenters:

  • Wendy Anderson, program coordinator and instructor, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Selkirk College
  • Florence Daddey, instructor, Business Management, Douglas College
  • Andrea Niosi, instructor, Faculty of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Evan Van Dyk, accounting instructor, Business Administration, Coast Mountain College
  • Rochelle Grayson, chair and instructor, Marketing Management, Langara College

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Dec
16
Thu
Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers

Grab your paddle and join us in our canoe again! In this six-week series, Dianne Biin and John Chenoweth will provide an overview of the BCcampus Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers resource, which aims to find the ethical space between Indigenous knowledge and institutional research.

This series aims to:

  • Provide a grounding in Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation approaches to research
  • Give space to practice how to place yourself as an ally or supporter of Indigenous revitalization through research practice
  • Work with others to discuss how to Indigenize research paradigms to support reconciliation pathways in your post-secondary institution and community

This series requires a commitment of one to two hours of asynchronous study and self-reflection, along with a two-hour synchronous session every Thursday for six weeks. We strongly advise participants to make time to attend every session in the series. If you are not able to attend the entire series, please consider making space for others as we cap our registration at 50 persons. Session dates and times are as follows:

  • Week 1: Wednesday, November 10 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 2: Thursday, November 18 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 3: Thursday, November 25 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 4: Thursday, December 2 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 5: Thursday, December 9 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 6: Thursday, December 16 (12–2 p.m. PT)

About Our Facilitators

Dianne Biin is from the Tsi Del Del community in Tsilhqot’in territory. She holds a bachelor of arts from Simon Fraser University (1994) and a master of education from the University of British Columbia (2016). Dianne has worked as a community development and revitalization consultant, Indigenous event planner, and facilitator and educator. She worked at Camosun College from 2011 to 2020 as an Indigenous faculty member and Indigenization coordinator. Dianne was also the project manager for the BCcampus open textbook series Pulling Together: Guides for Indigenization. She is currently the manager for Indigenous education and engagement at Selkirk College.

John Chenoweth is a member of the Upper Nicola Indian Band within the Okanagan Nation. John is a UBC Native Indian Teacher Education Program graduate, former elementary school teacher and principal, and district principal for First Nations Education. His teaching career began in 1994. He transitioned to the post-secondary level in 2007. He is a member of the Upper Nicola Indian Band in the Nicola Valley and has been involved in First Nations education at both the K–12 and post-secondary levels for his entire career. His research interests include marginalized people within education and Indigenous education. John has been married for 30 years and is the father of two sons.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Learn more about the series.

Jan
12
Wed
Active Bystander Intervention – Facilitator Workshop
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Active Bystander Intervention - Facilitator Workshop

This 90-minute session will take a deep dive into the Active Bystander Intervention: Training and Facilitation Guide. Participants will learn how to navigate the resource, explore facilitation tips, test activities, and have time for discussion and connection. We encourage participants to review the resource ahead of time, if possible, and to come with any questions or ideas for implementation on their campus. This session is appropriate for professional staff members as well as student facilitators.

Facilitators:

Meaghan Hagerty (she/her) has a master of science in global health and is currently a doctoral student in community engagement, social change, and equity at UBC Okanagan. Between these degrees, Meaghan worked at Thompson Rivers University in roles connected to wellness and sexualized violence prevention and response. To balance out homework (or as procrastination tools), Meaghan likes to get outside, plan hypothetical trips for the future, watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette with a running feminist critique, and spend time with her people and their dogs.

Amber Huva (she/her) is on parental leave until November 2021 from her position at Thompson Rivers University as sexualized violence prevention and response manager. Previous to being in this role on campus, Amber worked in the community with women and children fleeing violence as well as with youth and adults experiencing homelessness, poverty, and concerns around mental health and substance use. Amber has a master’s degree in social work and has been in the field for close to 15 years. This year Amber grew a pandemic veggie garden, and it was marvelous. When she’s not busy caring for small kiddos or watching Netflix, she likes getting out to paddle and hike.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Jan
13
Thu
Sex Work and Sexual Violence: Creating Safer Spaces on Campus
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sex Work and Sexual Violence: Creating Safer Spaces on Campus

This webinar will examine the ways in which post-secondary institutions can create safer spaces for sex workers to access services and destigmatize sex work on campus. We will explore how students are engaging in sex work, how sex work intersects with sexual violence, how to customize safety planning for sex workers on campus, and how to destigmatize sex to make your campus services safer and more accessible. This session is part of a project that offers a series of webinars funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training in partnership with BCcampus that focus on the prevention and responding to sexual violence on campus.

Moderator:

Ashley Bentley (she/her) is a queer White settler of British and Irish ancestry who has been working in the sexual violence and social justice field for over a decade on the unceded, ancestral, and shared lands and waters of the Skwxwú7mesh, the xʷməθkʷəỷəm, and SəỈílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations. Ashley has done sexual violence prevention and response work in post-secondary environments, including at UBC, SFU, and BCIT, and she is currently the manager of Student Affairs at Capilano University. Ashley has been an independent sexual violence consultant for many years, working for various post-secondary campuses across the country, non-profit organizations, anti-violence spaces, and the K-12 system, including the YWCA, Portland Housing Society, EVA BC, Douglas College, Langara College, and the Department of Women and Gender Equity. Ashley has a master’s degree in equity studies in education from SFU with a focus on sexual violence policy. In her work Ashley advocates for the rights and visibility of sex workers and tries to uplift sex worker voices and experiences, such as by creating more accessible spaces for sex workers to access services on campus. As a White settler, she is committed to continually unlearning, honouring the pathways of those who have done this work before, and uplifting the voices of those who have been systematically marginalized and oppressed.

Panelists:

Kit Rothschild (they/their) is a multiply disabled 40-year-old Ashkenazi Jewish queer and non-binary settler who was born and raised on Treaty 7 territory (aka Calgary). After spending 17 years in Tiohtià:ke, Kanien’keha:ke territory (Montreal), Kit moved to the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the shared territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations (Vancouver) in 2017 to work at PACE Society as its support worker. With a background in sex work and nursing, Kit continues to combine their curiosity about human sexuality and passion for learning with their work as PACE Society’s violence prevention coordinator and public educator. Kit enjoys horror movies, swimming, dancing, and spending time with all the cats.

Marina Bochar (she/her) is a fourth-generation settler living out her great-grandparents’ settlement on Turtle Island from Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. Marina currently resides on the lands of the Lekwungen peoples, specifically the lands of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ First Nations. Marina has been involved in sex-work support and advocacy for the last eight years and is currently completing her master of social work at the University of Victoria. She works as a program coordinator at Peers Victoria Resources Society, and her advocacy for sex workers’ rights extends to her work as board member at Living in Community, where she aims to use a nuanced and anti-oppressive approach. Marina joins this panel as someone who is in a process of ongoing learning and holds deep respect and reverence for those who came before her in the sex-worker rights movement. Marina is passionate about ensuring that student sex workers have access to safety, support, and a stigma-free learning environment. Additionally, Marina is interested in continuing to learn more about how her involvement in sex work advocacy can intersect with the work of decolonial solidarity and consensual allyship with BIPOC sex workers and BIPOC communities more broadly.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Registration coming soon!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

 

Jan
19
Wed
Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students

This workshop speaks specifically to where you and your institution, team, department, or organization and LGBTQ2SAI+ folks might intersect. This includes information and statistics on LGBTQ2SAI+ populations and case studies and scenarios customized to reflect practical instances in which you and your team may need to confront homophobia or transphobia or accommodate LGBTQ2SAI+ folks.

Facilitator: Rana Nu (she/her/hers), education and training specialist, Qmunity

Rana is a social activist for non-violent communication and human rights. Throughout her more than 12-year career in civil society empowerment, peacebuilding, and community engagement, she has tailored and conducted training for civil society empowerment and social cohesion. Through these programs, she has helped to bridge the gap between people from different political affiliations, ethnicities, and beliefs, and she has increased their ability to lead change and deal with the arising trauma and humanitarian crisis in the Middle East.

Can’t make this event date? Other options are available:

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now! 

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Jan
21
Fri
Fun FLO Friday: Ice Breakers!
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fun FLO Friday: Ice Breakers!

Beat the winter blahs with this fun one-hour session on icebreakers. An icebreaker is an activity or game designed to welcome attendees and warm up the conversation among participants in a meeting, classroom setting, team-building session, or other activity. Any event that requires people to comfortably interact with each other is an opportunity for an icebreaker. We’ll focus on the post-secondary classroom setting, both online and face to face. We’ll introduce you to a few “low-risk” icebreakers and provide an opportunity for participants to share some of their favourite tried-and-tested icebreakers with peers. Your fun FLO facilitators for this session will be our own Helena Prins and Olaolu Adeleye.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Jan
27
Thu
Moving from Men as Allies to Men as Stakeholders
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Moving from Men as Allies to Men as Stakeholders
This session is offered as part of a series of webinars focused on student wellness in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

For the past 70+ years, we’ve had a tremendous conversation about women’s roles and identities in society and have made a lot of progress. However, we’ve been missing a parallel conversation for, with, and about men (let alone beyond the binary), which is hampering our ability to achieve equality among genders. How do we answer the question “What’s in it for me?” when we engage men and boys around gender and masculinity? Join to learn about how we can unpack these conversations in our circles, communities, and culture.

Facilitator:

As executive director of Next Gen Men, Jake Stika (he/him) is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces for a future where boys and men experience less pain and cause less harm. Jake was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 and has been recognized by Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian delegation and participated in the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum. He is also a proud advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Canadian Women & Sport, and the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now! 

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.