Feb
2
Wed
Decolonizing Process: Lessons Learned
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada exposed the need for post-secondary institutions to take action on the ongoing impacts of colonialism on education and the inclusion of Indigenous worldviews in teaching and learning practices. As institutions embark on this work, it is vital they consider not only what changes need to be made but also how they will move forward to respond to Indigenization, decolonization, and the commitments in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. In this session Vancouver Island University Child and Youth Care faculty will share lessons learned as they engaged in a process to co-create and articulate a decolonial approach to practice within the program. Join to gain insights about elements of the process that facilitated the creation of a collective vision for moving toward reconciliation.

Bios:

Manjeet Uppal (He/him)

Manjeet’s professional background includes nearly 20 years of working with Aboriginal and First Nations communities around services to children, youth, and families. Manjeet’s active involvement in many community projects includes the development of a street-worker program and drop-in centre for youth; an organizing role in community outreach programs, including suicide prevention and intervention committees; and committees to end domestic violence. He has also served on the advisory board of a family health centre/pregnancy-outreach program and the Victoria Family Court Committee. He is a social activist and is involved in many political and social causes. Manjeet joined the Vancouver Island University faculty of Child and Youth Care in 2007. He has taught in the Child and Youth Care program at University of Victoria and with the Aboriginal Child Welfare Training Project. Areas of specialty include child- and youth-care practice in Aboriginal and First Nations Communities, diversity and cross-cultural practice, statutory child welfare practice, youth criminal justice, youth-based practice, and community development.

Teri Derksen (She/her)

Teri has worked for over 20 years in the field of child and youth care, primarily with adolescents, as a front-line worker, program administrator, and community development worker in the non-profit sector and in municipal government. Teri has a passion for activity-based child- and youth-care work, which is grounded in the many poignant experiences she has had hiking, climbing, paddling, and just hanging around in nature with youth. Teri has also had the opportunity to work extensively with communities as both a community programmer and a community youth development worker for municipal social planning and recreation departments. Her interest in communities became a major focus for her graduate work, which culminated in her master’s thesis, titled Community-Level Interventions in Child and Youth Care Practice. Teri has been a national trainer for an international organization dedicated to cross-cultural and peace education, has facilitated life-skills workshops for youth, and has taught in recreation and child- and youth-care programs at the University of Victoria and Vancouver Island University. Teri brings her passion for communities and activity-based work to the classroom, where she strives to work with students to create a climate for learning through play, exploration, and active participation.

Stephen Javorski (He/him)

Stephen is a professor in the Child and Youth Care department at Vancouver Island University. He has over 20 years of experience working with youth and young adults as a facilitator, guide, program manager, and counsellor, offering educational and therapeutic programming in settings ranging from schools to challenge courses to multi-week canoe expeditions in Canada’s North. He has a master’s degree in transpersonal counselling psychology with a wilderness therapy specialization from Naropa University. He is currently completing his PhD in outdoor experiential education with a focus on outdoor behavioural healthcare at the University of New Hampshire. Stephen’s research interests include risk management and predictors of clinical change in outdoor behavioural healthcare programs and applications of adventure therapy/activity-based interventions in community settings. He is a research associate for the Outdoor Behavioural Healthcare Centre and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, is a member of the Association for Experiential Education, and has served on the leadership council for the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group.

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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Women in Trades
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women in Trades

This is an open event for women in the skilled trades (apprentices, journey-people, and faculty) to gather for the purpose of sharing ideas, experiences, success stories, and struggles with being in the skilled trades. Building communities of practice is essential to the successful journey from apprentice to graduate. We will be hosting a few women Trades faculty to share their stories and ideas on how we can encourage and promote more women to enter and more importantly complete their training and education in the skilled trades.

While this session focuses on the experiences of women, people of all genders are welcome to attend and listen.

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.

Moving from Men as Allies to Men as Stakeholders
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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.

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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.

Feb
3
Thu
Capacity to Connect: Training for Faculty and Staff
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Capacity to Connect: Training for Faculty and Staff

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.

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. 

One other offering:

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 coversi 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.

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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.

Feb
8
Tue
ACE-WIL Town Hall: Connecting the Phase II COWIL Project
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ACE-WIL Town Hall: Connecting the Phase II COWIL Project

Join us on February 8, from 12 – 1 p.m. for the first Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon (ACE-WIL) Town Hall of the new year! At this event hosted by our friends at BCcampus, Karima Ramji and her team will lead us in a self-location activity. We will then review the main themes of the 46 Phase II BC Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning (COWIL) Initiative Projects and offer opportunities to connect you with colleagues doing similar work across the province. ACE-WIL President Ana Jubilo will end this event with important updates from ACE-WIL. ​Lets take the time to reconnect and look ahead to the new year in the WIL world! This event is free through Zoom. 

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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.

 

Feb
9
Wed
Capacity to Connect: Training for Faculty and Staff
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Capacity to Connect: Training for Faculty and Staff

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.

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. 

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.

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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.

Feb
15
Tue
HyFlex ReAction Event: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
HyFlex ReAction Event: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Join us for our one-day online HyFlex in Action event.

Along with Royal Roads University (RRU), the College of New Caledonia (CNC), and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), BCcampus brings you a one-day event where you can hear about the successes, challenges, and opportunities for HyFlex programming in B.C.

The evolution of online facilitation during the pandemic has presented different virtual modalities that consider universal design elements and multiple learning preferences. In reflecting on these pedagogical considerations, BCcampus would like to:

  • Connect those interested in learning technology, program development, and facilitation.
  • Discuss the experiences, possibilities, and implications of HyFlex in our sector.
  • Model what HyFlex looks like in practice.

HyFlex in Action will consider the human element of HyFlex, highlight some of the logistical factors that need to be weighed within the design of a HyFlex learning environment, and combine participants’ reflections and insights on HyFlex to formulate some considerations to incorporate for future HyFlex events.

Registration: a non-refundable registration fee of $50 (registration includes a $25 lunch e-gift card, and a participant package sent by mail).

Note: To receive the participant package in time for the event, please register by January 28, 2022.  You will still receive the package if you register after this date but it may arrive post-event.

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Time Session Presenter 
9:30 – 9:55 Radio Show DS106 
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Tracy Roberts
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks Mary Burgess
10:30 – 11:15 Session 1 – Logistics & Technology in HyFlex
HyFlex teaching and learning rests on a structure of technologies (web conferencing software, cameras, microphones). This structure delineates the logistical hoops that instructors and students must jump through.
Royal Roads University – Keith Webster, Lisa Corak, and Kees Decker
11:15 – 11:30 Break & Wellness Check
11:30 – 12:15 Session 2 – Considerations for HyFlex – What Problem are You Trying to Solve?
HyFlex learning was a popular reaction to supporting students during a time of need for innovative approaches to learning. As we shift from being reactive to proactive, what should we consider?
College of New Caledonia – Paula Hayden, Dave Lampron, Mike Ray and Grace Dyck
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch & Wellness Check
1:00 – 1:45 Session 3 – The Human Elements of HyFlex
This panel discussion will examine the human aspects of HyFlex learning by bringing together students and instructors to share their lived experiences with teaching and learning in a HyFlex environment.
University of the Fraser Valley – Chloe Johnson, Chris Campbell, and Stefania Pizzirani
1:45 – 2:00  Break & Wellness Check
2:00 – 2:45 Activity – HyFlex in Action Principles Helena Prins and Olaolu Adeleye
2:45 – 2:55 Closing Remarks Tracy Roberts

Inclusivity

One of the goals of BCcampus is to embrace inclusivity – inviting everyone affiliated with post-secondary education in British Columbia to learn, share, participate, and connect with us and each other. We’ve taken substantial steps to ensure everyone, whether from Canada or around the world, feels welcome and valued for their commitment and contributions to improving teaching and learning. Learn more.

Accessibility

BCcampus will provide Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services for this event.  If you have other accessibility requirements, please let us know when you register or by emailing eventreg@bccampus.ca.

Feb
16
Wed
Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students

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.

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, transphobia, and biphobia. 

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.

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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.

Feb
17
Thu
Pulling Together Series for Trades Faculty
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm
Pulling Together Series for Trades Faculty

This series is a provincial initiative hosted by BCcampus and facilitated by Jewell Gilles with the intention of delivering the Pulling Together: Foundations Guide for Trades faculty across the province. One of the purposes of the event is to encourage Trades faculty to begin or build on the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge in future curriculum development and delivery. Recognizing that each region may have its own influence and application, it might be advantageous to highlight those regional distinctions along with the knowledge found in the Foundations guide. This is the first offering of its kind where we hope to include apprentice and recent-graduate stories and experiences.

Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions is a set of professional learning guides that are the result of collaboration between BCcampus, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and a steering committee of Indigenous education leaders. The content in these guides is authored by teams of Indigenous and ally writers from across B.C.

Facilitator:

Jewell Gillies (them/their) is Musgmagw Dzawada’enuwx (Wolf Clan) of the Kwakwakawakw Nation. Jewell is a two-spirit Indigenous person. Jewell is an anti-oppression facilitator who covers topics that range from justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to sexual violence prevention, mental health and wellness, and 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 is a multi-day event with one synchronous session each Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., February 17 to March 24.

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. 

Feb
18
Fri
FLO Friday: Alternative Assessment: Negotiating Standards
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Alternative Assessment: Negotiating Standards

As assessment validity increases, evaluation reliability decreases. This matters to instructors who are interested in moving away from multiple-choice tests and toward alternative assessments. In this FLO Friday, we will discuss ways to increase evaluation reliability by negotiating standards with students and colleagues. We will examine exemplars, calibration activities, student-built rubrics, and conversations about quality. At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the paradox between validity and reliability.
  • Improve the evaluation reliability of at least one of your alternative assessments.
  • Invite students into the conversation about quality.

Your FLO facilitator for this session is the fabulous Nicki Rehn (she/her). Nicki is currently a learning transformation specialist at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton. She has been connected with BCcampus since 2019, winning open educational resource grants, delivering workshops, and participating in symposiums and conferences. She is excited to be part of the FLO series. Nicki has a doctorate in instructional technology and a master’s degree in curriculum and assessment. She has designed and taught countless assessment courses and workshops over the past 13 years for Coast Mountain College, Quest University, BCcampus, and Ambrose University. She also worked as an instructional designer for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for three years, aligning assessment to outcomes. Nicki promotes alternative assessment and assessment for learning approaches every opportunity she can.

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.