Oct
22
Fri
Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop

This two-part workshop is designed to support B.C. post-secondary institutions with the delivery of the recently released Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Training and Facilitation Guide for preventing and responding to sexual violence.

Part 1: October 22, 2–3:30 p.m.
This session will introduce participants to the foundations of the Accountability and Repairing Relationships resource. We will touch on strategies to prepare for delivery of the training, introduce response-based practice ideas, and provide time for questions, reflection, and discussion.

Part 2: October 29, 2-­3:30 p.m.
This session will start with overview of the Accountability and Repairing Relationships training modules and share feedback we have received to date. We will then guide participants through a reflective activity about working with people who have caused harm, and we’ll end with space for discussion about peer connection and moving the work forward. Note: Attendees have the option to attend both or one of these workshops; however, we recommend you attend both when possible.

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 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 marvellous. When she’s not busy caring for small kiddos or watching Netflix, she likes getting out to paddle and hike.

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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.

Oct
29
Fri
FLO Friday: Accessible Course Design – Separating Content from Delivery
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Accessible Course Design - Separating Content from Delivery

The pandemic has taught us the importance of planning for flexibility. While respecting the integrity of content, facilitator Dr. Richard Jackson will describe how he designs coursework for face-to-face, flipped, blended, or fully remote delivery with Universal Design for Learning principles in mind. In this one-hour Zoom session, you will: 

  • Discover how digital media and technology tools support flexible content delivery.  
  • Learn how to operationalize goals to enable multiple means of achievement.  
  • Identify instructional practices to retain post-pandemic  

Come and join us for this interactive session! 

Dr. Richard Jackson, associate professor at Boston College and senior research scientist with CAST, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the nascent field of Universal Design for Learning. Dr. Jackson brings many years of experience as a teacher, project director, researcher, and advocate in the field of education and visual disabilities. You can read more about his work here. We are thrilled to have him facilitate his first FLO Friday with BCcampus! 

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.

Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop

This two-part workshop is designed to support B.C. post-secondary institutions with the delivery of the recently released Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Training and Facilitation Guide for preventing and responding to sexual violence.

Part 1: October 22, 2–3:30 p.m.
This session will introduce participants to the foundations of the Accountability and Repairing Relationships resource. We will touch on strategies to prepare for delivery of the training, introduce response-based practice ideas, and provide time for questions, reflection, and discussion.

Part 2: October 29, 2-­3:30 p.m.
This session will start with overview of the Accountability and Repairing Relationships training modules and share feedback we have received to date. We will then guide participants through a reflective activity about working with people who have caused harm, and we’ll end with space for discussion about peer connection and moving the work forward. Note: Attendees have the option to attend both or one of these workshops; however, we recommend you attend both when possible.

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 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 marvellous. When she’s not busy caring for small kiddos or watching Netflix, she likes getting out to paddle and hike.

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.

Nov
3
Wed
Capacity to Connect Information Session: Prepare to Adapt and Offer
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Capacity to Connect Information Session: Prepare to Adapt and Offer

This session prepares facilitators to adopt and offer Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness. This adaptable training resource covers foundational mental health and wellness knowledge for post-secondary faculty and staff and ways to support students in distress. It can be used for two-hour online or in-person training.

Presenter information: 

Matty Hillman, MA (CYC) is a child and youth care instructor at Selkirk College in the beautiful Kootenay region of B.C., the traditional territory of the Sinixt people. His research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, healthy masculinities, and critical youth mentorship. As a muralist, he is especially interested in the intersection of youth work and public art, exploring the opportunity these complimentary practices create for empowerment, community building, and social justice advancements. Readers may contact Matty at mhillman@selkirk.ca and access his full bio at http://selkirk.ca/faculty/matthew-matty-hillman. 

Jewell Gillies is Musgmagw Dzawada’enuwx (Wolf Clan) of the Kwakwakawakw Nation. Jewell is a two–spirit Indigenous person who has them/them/their pronouns. Jewell is an anti-oppression facilitator who covers topics from justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; sexual violence prevention; and mental health and wellness to naturalizing Indigenous worldviews into higher education. Jewell’s work as a police constable for the City of Vancouver prior to working in the education sector provides them with a wealth of experience in trauma-informed care and supports for intersectional community members who identify within historically excluded community groups. 

You can also sign up for our upcoming two-hour training sessions for faculty and staff:

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.

Nov
4
Thu
OER Production Series: Find, Use and Share Open Education Resources
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OER Production Series: Find, Use and Share Open Education Resources

This event is a part of the OER Production Series.

This webinar will provide an introduction to how to find, use, and share open educational resources (OER). Are you new to open education and not sure where to start? Or are you just starting your own OER project and wondering where to find other openly licenced materials and what to do with them? This webinar will answer all these questions by providing an introduction to open education and OERs, discussing copyright and Creative Commons licenses, and going over how you can find, use, and properly attribute OERs.

Want more? Please see other webinars included in this series:

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.

Nov
9
Tue
Let’s Talk About Suicide Info Session
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Let's Talk About Suicide Info Session

This session prepares facilitators to adopt and offer Let’s Talk About Suicide: Raising Awareness and Supporting Students. This adaptable resource offers sensitive, respectful, and detailed training on suicide awareness and response. It can be used for two-hour synchronous training or for self-study. It was developed to reduce the stigma around suicide and to help faculty and staff acquire the skills and confidence to ask if a student is considering suicide, listen to that student in a non-judgmental way, and refer the student to appropriate resources.

Presenter information:

Dawn Schell is manager of mental-health outreach and training at the University of Victoria. She has facilitated over 300 mental-health literacy sessions for staff and faculty over the past seven years. Recently Dawn has focused on re-entry anxiety and its impact on students, staff, and faculty. 

Michelle Glubke has worked with post-secondary institutions for the last 15 years in the use of enterprise systems and educational technologies and in the creation of open curriculum and training resources. She leads large cross-sector collaborations and is working with BCcampus on mental health and wellness training resources. She was most inspired this year by the student team that co-created practice scenarios for an upcoming mental health and wellness training for students. She is committed to respectful relationships with the Indigenous peoples on whose traditional unceded territories she and her family live in W̱JOȽEȽP (Brentwood Bay), B.C., and Ottawa, Ontario. 

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.

Nov
10
Wed
Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers
Nov 10 @ 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.

Nov
16
Tue
OER Production Series: Introduction to Pressbooks
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
OER Production Series: Introduction to Pressbooks

This event is a part of the OER Production Series.

This webinar is part one of two that will discuss how to use Pressbooks to create and share open educational resources (OER). We will introduce Pressbooks and show you how to create and share OER with students and fellow educators. Pressbooks is an online self-publishing tool available to all post-secondary faculty and staff in B.C. and the Yukon. Topics include an introduction to Pressbooks, how to create an account, how to create a book in Pressbooks, and an overview of the Pressbooks editor. The webinar will also introduce such topics as creating math equations using MathJax, importing content, H5P, and sharing books in multiple formats.

Want more? Please see other webinars included in this series:

Facilitators:

Harper Friedman (he/him) is the open textbook production assistant at BCcampus. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, he is using his skills to help create openly licensed educational resources, primarily in Pressbooks. Through this work, he has developed his knowledge of Pressbooks and LaTeX as well as accessibility best practices.

Arianna Cheveldave (she/her) is a coordinator on the open education team at BCcampus. She has gained a wide range of knowledge about Pressbooks through hands-on work, thoughtful mentorship, and trial and error. In addition to Pressbooks training, she has also delivered learning opportunities about LaTeX, a math markup language that can be used in open textbooks to render equations. Arianna is excited to share what she knows about Pressbooks in this webinar. For questions about Pressbooks or LaTeX, contact her at acheveldave@bccampus.ca.

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.

Nov
17
Wed
Capacity to Connect: Training for Faculty and Staff
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Capacity to Connect: Training for Faculty and Staff

This two-hour training covers foundational mental health and wellness knowledge for post-secondary faculty and staff and ways to support students in distress. It incorporates a decolonized perspective and is guided by the following principles: accessible, adaptable, culturally located, evidence-informed, inclusive, and trauma-informed. Handouts include a wellness wheel self-assessment tool and information on supporting students in distress. Two weeks prior to this session, attendees will receive session information, handouts, and tasks to complete ahead of the training. 

Three other offerings: 

Presenter information 

Matty Hillman, MA (CYC) is a child and youth care instructor at Selkirk College in the beautiful Kootenay region of B.C., the traditional territory of the Sinixt people. His research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, healthy masculinities, and critical youth mentorship. As a muralist, he is especially interested in the intersection of youth work and public art, exploring the opportunity these complimentary practices create for empowerment, community building, and social justice advancements. Readers may contact Matty at mhillman@selkirk.ca and access his full bio at http://selkirk.ca/faculty/matthew-matty-hillman. 

Jewell Gillies is Musgmagw Dzawada’enuwx (Wolf Clan) of the Kwakwakawakw Nation. Jewell is a two–spirit Indigenous person who has them/them/their pronouns. Jewell is an anti-oppression facilitator who covers topics that range from justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; sexual violence prevention; and mental health and wellness to naturalizing Indigenous worldviews into higher education. Jewell’s work as a police constable for the City of Vancouver prior to working in the education sector provides them with a wealth of experience in trauma-informed care and supports for intersectional community members who identify within historically excluded community groups. 

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.

Nov
18
Thu
OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility in OER
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility in OER

This event is a part of the OER Production Series.

This webinar is part 1 of our exploration of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in open educational resources (OER). In this webinar, we will introduce how to design OER so they meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We describe the principles behind WCAG, introduce some different assistive technologies, and explain how to create accessible tables, images, videos, audio, links, and math equations. By creating educational materials with accessibility in mind, we can ensure these resources are more useful, powerful, and accessible to all. This session will include lots of concrete examples and opportunities to apply learning.

Want more? Please see other webinars included in this series:

Facilitators:

Harper Friedman (he/him) is the open textbook production assistant at BCcampus. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, he is using his skills to help create OER, primarily in Pressbooks. As part of his work, Harper has been learning accessibility best practices in OER and making educational resources more accessible for a greater variety of students.

Josie Gray (she/her) is the manager of production and publishing at BCcampus. She manages the B.C. Open Textbook Collection and provides training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks in Pressbooks. Josie has been learning about and teaching accessibility best practices in OER for five years and recently completed her Masters of Design in Inclusive Design at OCAD University.

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.