Mar
1
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Micro-credentials in the B.C. Context
Mar 1 – Mar 12 all-day

Micro-credentials are a relatively new innovation in post-secondary education, and FLO-MicroCoursemany post-secondary education stakeholders are considering how to apply them in B.C. As the name suggests, micro-credentials are small credentials that are uniquely focused on meeting competency needs in industry. One factor of their success is that education, industry, and students work together to ensure applicability. Often the first step of applying an innovation like micro-credentials is to understand it better.

Whether you work in post-secondary education or industry or are a student, join us to learn more. In this primarily asynchronous course, we will discuss the basics of micro-credentials, best practices from other regions, and stakeholder perspectives, and we’ll have a group discussion to discover at least one feasible application of micro-credentials in our province. We will also host two synchronous web-conference sessions, which will be recorded. Based on feedback from a previous offering, we lengthened this course from 5 to 12 days. This reduces the barrier of time and makes it easier to participate. Expect to spend 6 to 13 hours asynchronously over the 12-day period.

The optional synchronous sessions will be held via Zoom on Thursday, March 4, and Thursday, March 11, both at noon Pacific standard time.

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

Registration is now closed.

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.

Mar
4
Thu
Pulling Together Series: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm
Pulling Together Series: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors

Grab your paddle and join us in our canoe. In this six-week series, Marlene Erickson and Jewell Gillies will provide an overview of the BCcampus Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors resource, which reflects a holistic way for post-secondary workers to serve Indigenous students.

Many Indigenous students are first-generation learners at post-secondary institutions, and their interactions with front-line staff and service providers inform how they share their experience with their family and community. One negative experience can create harm and mistrust. Positive experiences help Indigenous students feel respected and build trust with staff and faculty. This can lead to future generations wanting to further their post-secondary education. The Pulling Together series is an opportunity for you to better understand Indigenous students and figure out how both you and your area or department can work to ensure supportive student experiences. By pulling together, we can facilitate student success and contribute to long-term improvements for Indigenous students and communities.

Series Overview 

This series requires a commitment of three hours of asynchronous study and self-reflection, along with one 90-minute synchronous session every Thursday for six weeks. We strongly advise participants to make time to attend every session in the series. Session dates and times are as follows:

  • Week 1: March 4 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 2: March 11 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 3: March 18 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 4: March 25 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 5: April 1 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 6: April 8 (12–2 p.m. PT)

We will cap registrations at 50 participants, so please ensure you register early to attend the entire series.

The series will be facilitated using a variety of methods. We will host guest speakers that include an Elder, a student panel, and a keynote. Participants will collaborate with one another in weekly breakout rooms. Each participant will be mailed their own medicine pouch kit and instructed how to assemble it during one of the synchronous sessions. This communal activity is a unique aspect of the series and provides a way for participants to hold space for themselves and their own self-care during the workshop. We will also be joined by graphic recorder Michelle Buchholz, who will capture the essence of each session with a succinct visual image that will be shared with participants. Graphic recording is a modern take on the witnessing ceremony, and we are honored to have Michelle with us to witness this community work.

Themes to guide the conversation will follow the qualities and journeys of four animals important to Indigenous culture in B.C.:

  • Chetwood (the Bear) — Intentions and values. How did you get to be here today?
  • Kahkah (the Raven) — The determination to paddle. We will look at what you need to do to be successful in your journey.
  • Leloo (the Wolf) — The one who gathers the community. This theme speaks to participants’ willingness to be on this journey and make changes.
  • Sammon (the Salmon) — The wealth you take home from your journey.

By no means will you be an expert on Indigenous history, culture, or reconciliation after participating in this series, but the facilitators reassure us that no one currently is or can be. For one thing, too many different Indigenous groups and diverse representations of Indigenous peoples exist across our province and country. Additionally, Jewell says the work of creating equity for any equity-seeking group is always in progress. In reality, we will never be finished, so this is why we focus on the journey. A saying in traditional paddle communities is: “It’s the journey, not the destination.” This holds true for all work done in the anti-oppression arena. We look forward to the journey ahead with each of you.

Facilitators

Marlene Erickson grew up in Nak’azdli (also known as Fort St. James). She is the executive director of Aboriginal education at College of New Caledonia, where she has worked for over 25 years in various roles. She has served as director for the Yinka Dene Language Institute and as a director, advisor, and chairperson for the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. She is an executive board member of the First Nations Education Steering Committee, a policy and advocacy organization that represents and works on behalf of First Nations communities in B.C. Marlene also chairs the BC Aboriginal Coordinators Council. With her strong interest in oral history, Marlene has been a long-time advocate for language and cultural revitalization.

Jewell Gillies is Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation (northern Vancouver Island). After completing two years of study toward a criminal justice diploma at University of the Fraser Valley, Jewell spent time as a police officer in Vancouver. However, after six years in law enforcement, Jewell had to accept that the uniform was a barrier to the goals they wanted to achieve, as it represented a disturbing history for the individuals Jewell was trying to connect to and help. Jewell switched gears and began working in the educational system. Now, in their work in the Aboriginal Services Department of Okanagan College, Jewell is recognizing that they are in a better position to effect real change. They are also responsible for creating the Positive Space Committee for LGBTQ2+ students and staff at Okanagan College.

Please register ASAP. If you have further questions, please contact Gabrielle Lamontagne at glamontagne@bccampus.ca.

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

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.

 

Mar
10
Wed
Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Drop-In Session
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Drop-In Session

Need help with the HIW Weekly Activities? Is editing Wikipedia daunting or confusing? Want company as you edit? Join us for this casual hangout event.

Register now!

Mar
12
Fri
FLO Friday: Creating Inclusive Spaces Online – Considering the “Other”
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and participate in an interactive session in which we will unpack the importance of fostering spaces that champion both vulnerability and empathy with your students.
This FLO Friday session will model how to use online apparatus to facilitate discussions about contemporary topics that consider society, culture, bias, and justice through the lens of your students’ experiences.

Your FLO facilitator for the session will be Olaolu Adeleye. Olaolu Adeleye has a passion for social development issues seen through the application of an intercultural lens informed by his studies in international development and experiences with various global organizations. These include the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Right To Play, the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNDRR), and UNICEF Peru. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development from Dalhousie University (2008) and a Master of Science in Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (2013). As an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University, Olaolu Adeleye translates this international experience into engaging approaches that reframe contemporary global issues.

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

Honouring Indigenous Writers: Wikipedia in the Humanities
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Honouring Indigenous Writers: Wikipedia in the Humanities

Part of the Public Scholarship Training Series from the UBC Humanities. Learn how to use Wikipedia for scholarship.

For more information, please visit Wikipedia.

Mar
23
Tue
Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Drop-In Session
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Drop-In Session

Need help with the HIW Weekly Activities? Is editing Wikipedia daunting or confusing? Want company as you edit? Join us for this casual Zoom hangout event. Bring your questions, ideas, or just come to chat as we improve articles in Wikipedia on Indigenous authors.

Register now!

Mar
24
Wed
Honouring Indigenous Writers: Book Club Discussion and Author Reading with Tenille K. Campbell and guests
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tenille K Campbell is a Dene/Métis author from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. Tenille K CampbellShe completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is enrolled in her PhD program at University of Saskatchewan. Her inaugural poetry book, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions, 2017) is an award-winning collection of poetry that focuses on Indigenous Erotica – using humour and storytelling to reclaim and explore ideas of Indigenous sexuality. Her upcoming collection, Nedi Nezu, through Arsenal Press is coming in March 2021. She is also the artist behind sweetmoon photography and the co-creator of the women’s blog, tea&bannock.

Register now!

This event is part of the Honouring Indigenous Writers on Wikipedia event, which seeks to improve the coverage of Indigenous writers on Wikipedia and to encourage diverse community editors to actively work to dissuade assumptions about Indigenous literature by raising their profile in this increasingly influential information source. This year, instead of our annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon we have put together a schedule of author readings and workshops throughout the month of March, as well as asynchronous Wikipedia editing challenges designed to be easily accessed and doable online whenever you have time. You can read more about these events here.

Apr
5
Mon
BCcampus Book Club: Small Teaching Online
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm
BCcampus Book Club: Small Teaching Online

Following up on the success of our 2019 offering centred around Small Teaching by James Lang, we will be diving into Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby.

Are you still feeling unsure about your skills as an online facilitator of learning? This selection for our online book club might be just the confidence booster you need! Join the discussion and exploration of strategies and tools to hone your online-facilitation skills. The book club will be facilitated over nine weeks, mostly asynchronously, with three optional synchronous sessions.

The synchronous sessions will be held on April 6, May 18, and June 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PT.

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

Apr
27
Tue
Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021

The Cascadia Open Education Summit is a unique three-day, internationally attended event where thought leaders come together to share groundbreaking ideas, research, and best practices for using open educational resources (OER). Our delegates include government officials, faculty, academic administrators and leaders, educational developers and technologists, librarians, instructional designers, student support staff, and students.

Register now!

To learn more about this event, head over to cascadia.bccampus.ca or sign up for the BCcampus newsletter.

May
26
Wed
ETUG Workshop: Brave New Spaces: Solutions now and for the future
May 26 – May 28 all-day
ETUG Workshop: Brave New Spaces: Solutions now and for the future

Save the date!

ETUG will host an online workshop from Wednesday, May 26 to Friday, May 28. A call for presentations and registration links will be coming soon.

As we stand now, within the bounds of the pandemic, but seeing the end approaching, what has worked and what will persist in future years?

Registration coming soon! 

For more information on this event, visit ETUG.

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