Nov
30
Wed
BCcampus Mixtape Podcast: Student Perspectives on Open and Inclusive Education
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day
BCcampus Mixtape Podcast: Student Perspectives on Open and Inclusive Education

In this episode, students discuss the challenging experiences they have had in formal education and explore ways it could be better. Topics discussed include personalized and experiential learning, disability, mental health, grading, and challenges facing international students.

This episode is scheduled for November 30, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. PT. Let’s listen in…

Listen here: BCcampus Mixtape

Dec
2
Fri
FLO Friday: Powerful Questions to Facilitate Online Learning and Strengthen Relationships
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open-ended, provocative, powerful questions demonstrate genuine curiosity and contribute to a culture of learning, inclusion, and respect. Using an applied, appreciative approach, this one-hour interactive FLO Friday will introduce you to tools to support students to deepen their learning and strengthen their individual and team relationships. Throughout the workshop, participants will have opportunities to share ideas and success stories as well as apply powerful questions through a variety of hands-on activities, including on curiosity and deepening learning.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, we explore ways to:

  • Strengthen a culture of inclusion and respect
  • Use powerful questions to deepen learning and strengthen relationships
  • Use powerful questions to support student team projects

Approximate Required Participation Time

  • This is a one-hour synchronous workshop. Resource materials will be sent out prior to workshop.
  • Pre-reading will take approximately 30 minutes. This session will be recorded.

Your FLO facilitator for this session is Marina Jaffey. Marina (she/her) was born and raised on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Anishinaabe peoples (west Quebec). Since 1993 she has been an uninvited settler on the ancestral lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation and the Lekwungen and SENĆOŦEN-speaking peoples (Victoria, B.C.). Marina is passionate about learning, teaching, and coaching and has been working with students and faculty in B.C. higher education for over 28 years. As an instructor and facilitator, she inspires and engages learners through storytelling, coaching, and meaningful service learning projects. In her role as faculty curriculum lead at Camosun College, Marina coaches faculty in all aspects of curriculum planning, design, and implementation. Marina’s extensive coaching and mentoring experience include designations of Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Associate Certified Coach, and certified facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Steps I and II. In her spare time, Marina volunteers for the Victoria Symphony and enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking with her family and dog, Jaxon, on beautiful Vancouver Island. To see her full bio, visit Marina’s LinkedIn.

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
6
Tue
Research Speaker Series: Community-Engaged Research
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session Description:

Learnings from two community-engaged research initiatives, co-led by the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, will be discussed:

  • An Indigenous led-approach to cultural safety education through dialogue and making (a collaboration with the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University and Aboriginal Programs at the College of New Caledonia)
  • An initiative that aims to improve the culture of care for older adults in long-term care (a collaboration with a local health authority)

Both projects will highlight the importance of relational ways of working and decentring the role of researchers.

Facilitator:

Nadia Beyzaei (she/her) is a designer, researcher, and educator who works in the spaces of health and community engagement. Nadia is the manager of the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University and an instructor in the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media. Through her role at the Health Design Lab, Nadia leads design research and social innovation projects related to Indigenous health, aging, substance use, and complex care.

More About This Series:

BCcampus is happy to be hosting a fall 2022 Research Speaker Series that offers all BCcampus research fellows and scholars across post-secondary institutions in B.C. an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies regarding accessibility; access; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning.

These livestream webinars, which typically take place on Tuesdays once every three weeks, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., allow you to hear about new research directly from researchers involved and give you a chance to ask questions about the meaning and interpretation of their findings. If you are unable to attend, recorded webinars of presentations will be made available within a week of the event.

What you’ll take away:

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills/capacity in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn more about research, Indigenizing research, EDI in research, decolonizing research, and accessibility.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice, or explore the themes in your studies or work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

Other events in this series:

Thank you to all the wonderful speakers who will be joining us this fall.

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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. 

Jan
12
Thu
Pulling Together Series: A Guide for Curriculum Developers
Jan 12 – Feb 16 all-day

This six-part webinar series will review Pulling Together: A Guide for Curriculum Developers with our facilitator Tanya Ball. Whether you’re an Indigenous or non-Indigenous person, through this journey you will gain insight into your own culture and background and the privileges or oppressions that have affected your life, and you will identify biases or gaps in your knowledge. You will question the pervasive dominance of Western epistemologies, pedagogies, and resources within curriculum and make space for including Indigenous ways of being that can benefit all learners. You will engage in the emotional work of confronting the trauma of colonization and building stronger relationships with Indigenous people and communities and actively participate in the hands-on work of revising your curriculum and pedagogical approaches.

The goals of this six-part webinar series include the following:

  • Learn the importance of Indigenous worldviews and how to incorporate them into your curriculum, teaching style, and practice.
  • Review ethical and relational protocols within your institutions.
  • Reflect on your own agency in regards to Indigenization, and take action toward systemic change in your institution.
  • Network with other participants in the series to share perspectives.

Overview:

This series requires a commitment of 1.5 hours of synchronous learning every Thursday for six weeks and about 30 minutes of asynchronous reading and thought outside class. We strongly advise participants to make time to attend every session in the series. Session dates, times, and topics are as follows:

  • Session 1: Understanding Indigenization (January 12, 2023, 10:00–11:30 a.m. PT)
  • Session 2: Meaningful Integration of Indigenous Epistemologies and Pedagogies (January 19, 2023, 10:00–11:30 a.m. PT)
  • Session 3:  Engaging with Indigenous Communities (January 26, 2023, 10:00–11:30 a.m. PT)
  • Session 4: Incorporating Diverse Sources of Indigenous Knowledge (February 2, 2023, 10:00–11:30 a.m. PT)
  • Session 5: Developing Awareness of Your Own Role in Indigenization and Reconciliation (February 9, 2023, 10:00–11:30 a.m. PT)
  • Session 6: Promoting Systemic Change (February 16, 2023, 10:00–11:30 a.m.)

The series will be facilitated using a variety of methods. Our guest speakers will include an Elder, members of academia, and community members. Participants will collaborate with one another in breakout rooms. Each participant will be mailed a 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 self-care during the workshop. We will also be joined by a graphic recorder, who will capture the essence of each session with a succinct visual image that will be shared with participants.

Registrations are capped at 75 participants, so please ensure you register early to attend the entire series.

The event has a total cost of $25. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we will waive fees for people in financial need. Please contact Gabrielle Lamontagne at glamontagne@bccampus.ca for more information.

Participants can access the guide for free via the BCcampus website or opt to purchase a hard copy via our open educational resources collection.

BCcampus will also host an additional two-part hands-on webinar for participants who want to put what they have learned into practice. Dates and further details to follow.

Facilitator

Tanya Ball (she/her) is a Michif woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Treaty 1 Territory. She is currently living in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta), where she is enrolled in the PhD program with the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. She is working with her family from St. Ambroise to research the connections between Michif storytelling and experiences of religion. She is also a sessional instructor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Alberta, teaching LIS 598 Indigenous Librarianship within a Canadian context, and a co-host for masinahikan iskwêwak: Book Women Podcast.

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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. 

Jan
16
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Developing a Personal Learning Network
Jan 16 – Jan 22 all-day

Join us for a brand-new FLO MicroCourse: Developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN). A PLN is part of lifelong learning to help you develop a community of practice to grow your skills, abilities, and toolbox with peers. This topic builds participants’ digital literacy/learning to become more connected to peer facilitators and keep current on developments and best practices in the context of learning and teaching in post-secondary education. After this one-week course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of establishing networked connections.
  • Identify a current PLN.
  • Impart strategies for developing and maintaining a current PLN.
  • Pass these strategies on to colleagues and students.
  • Experiment with social media to build a PLN.

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, optional synchronous sessions are planned for:

  • Monday, January 16, 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, January 19, 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT
  • Friday, January 20, 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT

The required participation time is estimated to be eight hours for participants (three hours to complete required activities and five hours for optional activities).

FLO Facilitators:

Gena Hamilton is a Certified Career Development Practitioner and Career Education Coordinator at the University of the Fraser Valley with a passion for learning design and innovation in career education. Ken Harmel is manager of the learning designers in the Teaching and Learning Centre and sessional instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley. Ken’s focus these days is on educational leadership both in the Teaching and Learning Centre and the classroom.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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
25
Wed
FLO Lab: Recognition, Relationship, and Resilience — A Framework for Trauma-Informed Post-Secondary Education
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This three-hour, online synchronous workshop considers various aspects of trauma and resilience as they relate to post-secondary education. Grounded in intersectionality, holistic wellness, and relational teaching, this course will allow participants to discuss various approaches to curriculum development and delivery as well as the need for institutional adaptations in the post-secondary environment. Supportive interpersonal relationships with students are vital to a trauma-informed pedagogy; therefore, participants will consider the need for empathy, boundaries, and self-care in their teaching practices. This is an experiential workshop that includes various activities and the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a case study. This workshop is relevant to all individuals involved in post-secondary education.

On successfully completing this workshop, participants will:

  • Discuss various definitions and types of traumas, including signs and impacts on learners.
  • Consider various approaches and concepts as part of trauma-informed education, including interpersonal skills, curriculum development and delivery, and institutional adaptations.
  • Define resilience and other growth concepts.
  • Explore the role of self-care.
  • Apply knowledge gained in this workshop to a case-study scenario.

Your FLO Lab facilitator for this session is Matty Hillman. 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 studies. 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 Matthew (Matty) Hillman.

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.

Feb
1
Wed
FLO Lab: Staying Current with Essential Digital Literacy
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Digital literacy skills, including using various technologies and critically evaluating digital sources and information, are essential for today’s graduates. Educators must also possess these skills to incorporate digital tools and technologies that support learners effectively, help learners find relevant information, and identify gaps in their digital skill development. Amid a pandemic, with so many new and emerging technologies available, it is natural to feel overwhelmed. To create a further challenge, few professional development opportunities exist that support cultivating digital literacy skills, which can leave you scrambling to support your learners.

By the end of this three-hour experiential learning, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate your digital literacy skills for teaching and learning.
  • Identify areas for growth and development.
  • Consider strategies to increase your digital literacy.

This three-hour experiential lab will be fully interactive with individual and group activities. No pre-reading or pre-course activities are required; all participation time is situated within the session’s parameters. Participants will be asked to consider reflecting on their learnings post-session.

Your FLO Lab facilitator, Lisa Gedak (she/her), is a teaching and learning strategist, post-secondary educator, and instructional designer who specializes in the intersection of pedagogy with technology and learning in online spaces. Lisa is passionate about learner-centred education and lifelong learning; her research is situated in a K–12 context and examines the experiences of school communities during the pandemic. Additionally, Lisa is an appreciative inquiry facilitator who values building on individuals’ and groups’ strengths to positively impact the future.

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.

Mar
6
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Current Topics in Micro-Credentials 2.0
Mar 6 – Mar 10 all-day

Join us for our Current Topics in Micro-Credentials 2.0 course, where we will dig deeper into the micro-credential topics that are in the forefront of practice in B.C. A selection of current topics in micro-credentials will be offered, discussed, and applied to our B.C. context. By the end of this one-week learning experience, participants will be able to describe in their own words at least one current topic in micro-credentials and apply what they have learned to our local context. Current Topics in Micro-Credentials 2.0 will be delivered primarily asynchronously, but there will be two optional synchronous sessions: Monday, March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT, and Wednesday, March 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT. Although these two sessions will be recorded, your attendance is encouraged. Expect to spend approximately 7–10 hours to engage with the content and others in this short course.

Your BCcampus FLO facilitators are Ross McKerlich (he/him), project manager of Collaborative Projects and Indigenous Engagement, and Helena Prins (she/her), advisor in Learning and Teaching.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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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.