Thriving Beyond Campuses: Student Town Hall

January 20, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Please note that this session has been cancelled.

1:30 -2:30 Students Only
2:30 -3:30 Everyone welcome

Our Thriving Beyond Campuses series has provided opportunities for faculty members, health promotion staff, and instructional support staff to gather virtually and consider how to promote mental health and well-being in learning environments.

COVID-19 has created so many challenges for students, faculty, and staff across British Columbia. Yet, in spite of these challenges, we know that members of our campus communities have positively impacted students’ mental health and well-being through their actions both in and outside of learning environments. Part three of this series, The Student Town Hall, will start with an hour reserved for post-secondary students to identify — with the assistance of student facilitators — the actions of faculty, staff, and institutions that have positively impacted their learning and living situations.

We invite faculty and staff to join us for the second hour, when the facilitators will share the lessons highlighted in the first half of the event with students.

Hosts: Diana Jung and Russell Thomson

Moderator: Felicity Blaiklock

Felicity’s career in education has spanned 30-plus years in the UK and Canada and has ranged from K–12 to post-secondary and instructional faculty to administrator. Currently, Felicity is the director, student affairs at North Island College. Prior to NIC, Felicity worked at Vancouver Island University and Selkirk College in roles that included learning specialist, assessment coordinator, TESOL and ESL instructor, and department head, student support and access services. Throughout her career, the student experience has been the focus of her role: creating opportunities to engage and connect, supporting mental health and well-being, and finding opportunities to learn both in and outside the classroom. Felicity has a Bachelor of Education in English and drama from Kingston University (UK) and a Master of Education in curriculum design and instruction from SFU. She lives in Parksville on beautiful Vancouver Island and enjoys her dogs (especially now that the kids are grown), jigsaws, and chocolate.