Jan
22
Fri
FLO Friday: Ideas and Inspirations to Break Out of the Online Discussion Forum Rut
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Ideas and Inspirations to Break Out of the Online Discussion Forum Rut
Audience: This session is for instructors who teach online and want practical, easy-to-implement ideas to try in their online classrooms as early as tomorrow. Discussion forums are an integral element of any online course, but the same type of prompt used day after day can become monotonous. How can we keep learners engaged with this essential collaborative activity? In this FLO Friday session, we will explore and exchange ideas and inspirations to diversify your discussion board prompts and activities. We will explore how to write provocative prompts, select engaging topics, structure forums using alternative formats, and integrate a diversity of media. The goal is to create discussions that are challenging, elicit participation, encourage exchange, and avoid repetition. Annie Prud’homme-Généreux was a founding faculty member at Quest University Canada. She collaborated with her colleagues to design Quest’s Bachelor of Arts and Sciences program, which has topped the rankings of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) since the program’s inception. Annie has since been recognized with an international teaching innovation award for her work on the development of case study teaching in the sciences. Following a stint as the vice president of science at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, she returned to B.C. as the director of continuing studies at Capilano University. An early adopter of educational technology, Annie has been publishing open materials and training faculty in their development and use for almost two decades. She serves on the Campus Alberta Quality Council — the Alberta equivalent of B.C.’s Degree Quality Assessment Board — which ensures that new and existing degree programs in the province meet provincial, national, and international quality standards. She holds graduate degrees in science and journalism and will soon complete a Master of Education in distance education. When she is not hard at work, she can be found on a roller derby track. This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions.

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Jan
25
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Open Options to Enrich your Career @ Asynchronous
Jan 25 – Jan 31 all-day

FLO-MicroCourseFacilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

Are you looking for ways to improve your teaching practices or develop your digital literacies? Are you one of the 48 percent of BC faculty surveyed recently by BCcampus (see Faculty Pivot to Online Teaching) who want “…access to free professional development for teaching online?”

Join us as we explore the amazing diversity of open or free options to enhance your career and broaden your perspectives. In this short week, we’ll introduce you to a wide variety of options to learn and develop your professional practice in new ways. You will share experiences, explore open resources and activities that you can use to develop your knowledge and skills, deepen or diversify your experience, and craft a new plan for the future.

This course is primarily asynchronous but includes an optional one-hour synchronous session (that will be recorded.) Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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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
28
Thu
Pulling Together: An Introduction to the Curriculum Developers Guide for Indigenization
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pulling Together: An Introduction to the Curriculum Developers Guide for Indigenization

“There aren’t two worlds, but just one world with many perspectives.”

 

Robin Wall Kimmerer, professor and director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

This two-part series will assist you in understanding from an Indigenous perspective how to best use the curriculum developers’ Pulling Together guide in your design, development, review, and adaptation of pedagogy for your courses. These sessions are intended to support the systemic change occurring across post-secondary institutions. Attending both two-hour sessions on January 14 and 28, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. is imperative to your learning journey.

The proposed workshops aim to:

  1. Introduce participants to the Indigenization guides published by BCcampus
  2. Exchange views of what constitutes decolonization within disciplines
  3. Explore and actively engage with practical examples of Indigenization

These sessions are open to all post-secondary employees. We will be referring to the book Pulling Together: A Guide for Curriculum Developers throughout the session.

About our Facilitator

With over 35 years of experience in education, Carmen acknowledges her privilege to live, learn, and teach on the land of the WSANEC community and the Lekwungen and SENCOTEN speaking peoples. Carmen was born and raised in Monterrey, México, and is a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria, where she facilitates courses on Indigenous pedagogy and education. Her most recent research projects focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as on the exploration of reconciliation through the arts.

From the Facilitator

“The 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have allowed us to learn some of the complex historical relationships with Indigenous people, and to rethink our position in the world based on these truths. In this workshop, we will explore ways in which we can accept our role in reconciliation and in building a shared future through Indigenization.”

 

— Carmen Rodriguez de France, assistant professor, Department of Indigenous Education, University of Victoria

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Feb
3
Wed
Thriving Beyond Campuses: System Change Panel
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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.

Institutions of higher learning across Canada are working toward comprehensive whole-campus approaches to enhancing health and well-being. The Okanagan Charter [PDF] calls on universities and colleges to embed health in all aspects of campus culture, administration, operations, and academic mandates, as well as to lead health promotion more broadly.

The final session of the dialogue series will involve a panel of change agents who will discuss their observations of systemic changes that support well-being in learning environments. Concepts, factors, and initiatives related to systemic changes that enable well-being in learning environments will be discussed.

Hosts

Diana Jung is an experienced health promotion specialist with health promotion and education at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus. Diana engages and partners with staff, faculty, and student leaders to build the capacity of the campus community and embed health as a priority in all areas of campus. Over the last eight years, she has provided leadership in a series of research projects on student mental health and well-being in learning environments. As a student affairs professional, Diana is experienced in facilitating learning opportunities for students through guidance and program development. She takes a strengths-based approach to fostering student mental health and is passionate about diversity and inclusion in higher education. Diana holds a Master of Arts in community psychology and a Master of Arts in counselling psychology.

Russell Thomson is a health promotion strategist at Simon Fraser University. Having recently joined the health and counselling department, he is contributing to the SFU Well-being in Learning Environments initiative, working with the Student Health Advisory Committee and leading the graduate student well-being project. He is passionate about contributing to student well-being, with over five years’ experience in the post-secondary sector. While working at the University of Calgary, Russell contributed to the Campus Mental Health Strategy for students, faculty, and staff. Russell’s interests include mental health literacy, physical literacy, and stigma reduction. He is an experienced facilitator and a certified Inquiring Mind and Working Mind Trainer from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Moderator

Jonny Morris is the CEO of the B.C. Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). He left CMHA for two years to work within the public service for the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, where he played a key role in helping build this new ministry from the ground up, eventually leading the policy and legislation branch as senior director. In this role, Jonny was responsible for providing advice on a range of complex policy and legislative initiatives while leading several transformational mental health and addictions programs.

In his past role at CMHA, Jonny provided leadership for provincial mental health and substance use operations through the association’s provincial office and the branch network across British Columbia. His work focused on addressing systemic disparities between physical and mental health, campus mental health, the criminal justice system, systems transformation, policy, and government relations.

Jonny has a long research and practice history in suicide prevention, has trained as a counsellor, and has held teaching appointments at the University of Victoria and Douglas College in child and youth care. He earned both his Bachelor of Child and Youth Care and his Master of Arts in child and youth care from the University of Victoria.

Panelists

Alicia Hibbert is Métis through her mom’s side and was born in Treaty 1 territory. Alicia was raised and built relationships in Treaty 6 territory, where she worked in collaboration with Indigenous communities on resilience-based programs for more than nine years. Since 2019, Alicia has been a guest living and working with gratitude on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), and skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish). She values working relationally and with reciprocity and is passionate about individual, workplace, and community well-being. Alicia believes we can best achieve these through systemic changes and focuses on the faculty and staff side of systems change in her work with UBC human resources. In her role, Alicia is an agile project manager and has an MA in anthropology and humanities computing and a CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) accreditation.

Paola Ardiles is a practitioner scholar who has been recognized for her innovative, collaborative, and inter-sectoral approaches in health promotion research, policy, practice, and education. She is a faculty teaching fellow and lecturer in the faculty of health sciences at Simon Fraser University.

Paola is the founder of Bridge for Health, a local and global self-organized network promoting public engagement and community health. In 2016, Bridge for Health became a cooperative association with the mission to advance social innovation as it relates to health equity. Bridge for Health received SFU’s 2017 Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize for Social Impact for its efforts to advance well-being practices in the workplace.

Paola is the co-designer of the Health Change Lab at SFU Surrey in partnership with RADIUS Social Innovation Hub, based out of the Beedie School of Business. The Health Change Lab is an experiential program to help students identify community health challenges and co-design innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.

Paola holds a Master of Health Science in health promotion, a Master of Business Administration, and diplomas in global health diplomacy and investment for health: integrating health in all policies. She is currently finishing her doctoral studies investigating social innovation and equity-centred approaches to promoting community health.

Rosie Dhaliwal is part of SFU’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leadership team, working to create inclusive systems, processes, and culture. In her role as EDI specialist for human resources, she develops and facilitates best practices, programs. and services in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion and oversees compliance with applicable policies. She works collaboratively to provide comprehensive education and awareness training for members of the university community.

Rosie holds a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction with a lens on cultural competency. Rosie has authored and co-authored a number of publications and is pursuing a doctoral degree within SFU’s faculty of education.

She made significant contributions to the award-winning SFU Healthy Campus Community Initiative and is also currently a sessional instructor in the faculty of arts and social sciences. Rosie is a strong advocate for inclusion and is passionate about creating a vibrant learning community for students.

Dr. Susan Porter is the dean and vice-provost of graduate and postdoctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, as well as a clinical professor in pathology and laboratory medicine. She is also the former president of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and a member of the Council of Graduate Studies / Jed Foundation Advisory Committee on Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellbeing. Using the Okanagan Charter as a roadmap and recognizing the distinctive issues faced by graduate students, Dean Porter and her team work collaboratively to implement the graduate student–specific well-being strategy that was developed in 2017. UBC’s graduate school also recognizes that culture, practices, pedagogies, and support structures in the graduate enterprise are critical to well-being and consistently works to improve these.

Dr. Maureen Wideman is associate vice-president of teaching and learning at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is considered an expert in the field of curriculum design, accessible learning, and academic integrity. She has decades of experience assisting faculty in their growth as teaching professionals. Her depth of experience in digital pedagogy has been put to the test over the last year, as she has led and supported the university in its pivot to online learning.

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

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.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
19
Fri
FLO Friday — Giving Meaningful Feedback with Monica Morris
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Audience: Faculty who want to hone their skills in facilitating learning online.

Join us as we explore the topic of giving meaningful feedback. As feedback is an integral part of the learning process, we will explore questions such as, “What is feedback? How do we give meaningful feedback? How can we apply current research on giving feedback to our interactions with learners and others?” This FLO Friday promises to be interactive, so please be ready to share your thoughts and insights on this most important topic!

More about your FLO facilitator, Monica Morris:

Monica’s experience in teaching and learning spans from course design to program implementation to instructor development and everything in between! Some of Monica’s proudest accomplishments include her work on the Applied Practice Course for real estate, which was recognized with the prestigious Association of Real Estate License Law Officials award, and her recent work with WorkSafeBC, in which she led the creation of a hybrid program for new hires. Throughout her career, Monica has worked with both new and experienced instructors to enhance their overall teaching practices. In her role as the British Columbia Real Estate Association’s instructor and learner engagement manager, Monica successfully supported a community of instructors through the transformation of face-to-face presenters to online facilitators of learning. Monica currently consults for a variety of organizations across the province and looks for opportunities to create communities of practice through facilitating workshops, teaching, and designing and developing engaging educational programs. Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master of Arts in leadership and training from Royal Roads University.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office 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
22
Mon
Great Disconnect Documentary
Feb 22 all-day

*This session is to be watched on your own time before the 3:00 p.m. session – Social Connection in Communities without Borders.

Wellness expert Tamer Soliman journeys through North American cities to meet with local citizens, community activists, and leading authorities on social, economic, and urban planning to discover the factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but on the health of theText based logo for Healthy Minds/ Healthy Campuses: Creating connections . Inspiring change communities in which we live. This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the relationships we have with those around us and raises the question of whether it is possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one other.

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

 

Translating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into Healthy Relationships and Campuses by Dr. Adrienne Chan
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In this keynote address, Dr. Chan will ask participants to consider the ways in which inequity, exclusion, and the promotion of uniformity and homogeneity all contribute to anxiety and unhealthy learning organizations and campuses, as only after doing this work can we take action to change this. To create healthy campuses in the post-secondary system, we all have a role to play, to support each other, and to create an environment of mental well-being.

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.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.

Social Connection in Communities without Borders
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Tamer Soliman (director of The Great Disconnect) and members from our community of practice for a roundtable discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted social connection and what is on the horizon as our communities extend beyond campus grounds.

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.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.


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Feb
23
Tue
Connecting with Campus: Undergraduate Student Challenges and COVID-19 by Nicole Malette
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Going to university or college is supposed to be great: it’s the perfect chance to reinvent yourself, enjoy new freedoms, impress professors with your keen intellect, and basically have the time of your life. But how can this be true during COVID-19? Sometimes, it’s hard just to get out of bed to attend online classes, let alone juggle family expectations, a part-time job, and midterm deadlines. This keynote session will discuss some of the most common wellness challenges undergraduate students face during the pandemic and strategies we (students, faculty, staff) can all draw on to support each other. Text based logo for Healthy Minds/ Healthy Campuses: Creating connections . Inspiring change

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.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.

Lateral Liberation by Kim Haxton
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop is intended for equipping campuses with the right tools to understand the calls to action on truth and reconciliation and begin to do the work to create new awareness within the structures and systems we find ourselves in. Through collaboration, experiential activities, and group reflection upon the 94 calls to action, participants will leave with a clearer sense of purpose, capacity, and connection to being an agent of change who can help liberate the invisible beliefs and biases that separate us from being able to make structural shifts in our work in the world, ourselves, and with each other.

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.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.