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Course – Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP), June 4-9, 2017.

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Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP)

 

  • Carleton University launched the Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP) in June of 2015. This year’s Summer Institute is being offered as a six-day course from Sunday, June 4th to Friday, June 9th, 2017. The course will have a variety of speakers (such as Margaret Kovach, Gilbert Whiteduck, Don Kelly, Tony Belcourt, and many more) who have expertise in research ethics, community engagement and the program specifically engages with a hands-on approach to learning. Participation is limited to 45 participants and tuition for the six-day program is $1000 excluding transportation and accommodation. A limited number of scholarships are available.

 

Please click on the link for more information.

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Course – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – Register by January 23

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This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.

 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take the MOOC, it is not just for teachers and will build competence and understanding applicable across a variety of communities.

 

Dates: January 24 – March 7, 2017

Location:  Online (asynchronous, approximately 2-4 hours per week)

This online course is delivered using the edX platform. For course details and how to register, please see http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/MOOC

Register at https://www.edx.org/course/reconciliation-through-indigenous-ubcx-indedu200x-1 by January 23

Graduate Programs: CTLT, Teaching Assistants Institute

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The TA Institute is open to any graduate student who is interested in teaching or TAing. The Institute includes sessions on teaching and learning theory, scholarship, classroom strategies, campus climate, and lesson design.

 

Design Thinking in Teaching

January 10, 2017

9:30 am–11:30 am

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

How do you design a successful lesson? This workshop will discuss common challenges in lesson planning and develop a toolkit of best practices and strategies. More info

 

Grad Student Mental Health

January 10, 2017

12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a TA and feel like students can see right through you? In this workshop, we will address raising self-awareness on “impostor syndrome” and identify strategies for self-care and navigating teaching and life as a grad student. More info

 

Developing a SoTL Project

January 10, 2017

3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

This workshop will help you design a research project to evaluate the quality of teaching and learning in your course. Learn the fundamentals of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and create a blueprint for your very first SoTL project. More info

 

Metacognition, Lifelong Learning, and Disciplinary Practice

January 11, 2017

9:30 am–11:30 am

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

How can you help students become lifelong learners? This session will examine the idea of metacognition as a distinct and valuable practice in teaching and learning. More info

 

Transliteracies

January 11, 2017

12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

This workshop explores how TAs can develop safer, more trans-inclusive pedagogical practices in their various role(s) in the classroom and on campus. More info

 

Giving Guest Lectures and Presentations

January 11, 2017

3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

Learn more about guest lectures and presentations, and design a toolkit to prepare for successful lectures or presentations. More info

 

Experiential Learning: Concept and its Application in Lesson Planning

January 12, 2017

9:30 am–11:30 am

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

Explore the experiential learning cycle, its value in teaching contexts, and ways to integrate the model into your lesson planning and teaching. More info

 

Incorporating Results from SoTL

January 12, 2017

12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

This professional development workshop is open to grad students interested in learning more about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. More info

 

Unsettling Group Guidelines

January 12, 2017

3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

Classroom guidelines are often used by educators with the intent to establish a “safe” learning environment. But others have argued that classroom guidelines sometimes fail to recognize and respond to issues of power and social position. More info

 

Thank You!

 

Elissa Morris
Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver
214-1961 East Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 827 4871| elissa.morris@ubc.ca

http://www.ctlt.ubc.ca | @UBC_CTLT

 

 

Graduate Pathways to Success: workshops + new graduate student orientation in January

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The January orientation schedule is available at http://orientation.grad.ubc.ca/schedules/january-2017/ and includes offerings from International Student Development (Jan 4 and 12), Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Jan 5), and the Graduate Student Society (Jan 5).   This information has been emailed to all incoming graduate students.

 

There is still space available in today’s workshop: Strengthening Teams: Managing Emotions, Conflict and Change

Monday, December 12 | 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For further information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/15466-strengthening-teams-managing-emotions-conflict-change

 

Please visit the community.grad.ubc.ca forums for other graduate student opportunities including:

Call for Applications—UBC Sustainability Scholars (Paid Internship Opportunities)  https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3058

Tips and Tricks for Formatting your Thesis Wed, Dec 14, 10:00 AM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/2805

Citation Management using Zotero, Thurs, Dec 15, 3:00 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3023

Contact: Jacqui Brinkman
Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca

 

Graduate Pathways to Success: Project Mgmt I – 2 Days

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Registration is now open for:
Foundations of Project Management I: A Team Based Approach (A Mitacs Step Workshop – 2 Days)

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6 and 7 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Note: students MUST commit to the two full days)

For further information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/13345-foundations-project-management-i-team-based-approach-2-days

The direct registration link is https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/13345

 

Please visit the community.grad.ubc.ca forums for other graduate student opportunities including:
One-Time Only Course Offering: Leading the Way Towards a Low-Carbon Future. Graduate students from all departments welcome; commences January 2017. For more information see https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3034  

Seminar course: The Trump Impact: Change, Challenges Responses  https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3040

SPSS (Part 1) – Environment, Data Entry and One Variable Analysis Tues, Dec 6,  10 – 12 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3020

Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis, Wed, Dec 7, 10:00 AM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/2948
Graduate Student Teaching Drop In, Wed, Dec 7, 1:30 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/2854
Writing Assignment and Assessment Design Workshop, Thurs, Dec 8, 9 – 12 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3037

Citation Management using RefWorks, Thurs, Dec 8, 3:00 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3021

 

Quetzaltenango – Learn Spanish and volunteer in Guatemala

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INEPAS LOGO FINAL VECTICAL
 
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
We would like to invite the students / employees of your college / university / organization to enhance their learning, whilst experiencing life in Guatemala. Specifically, we are targeting:
·         those who want to learn Spanish with native speakers and other students alike
·         those who wish to combine this learning with voluntary work experience
·         gap-year students of any discipline seeking a voluntary internship within a development organization.
 
Briefly, INEPAS was founded in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala in 1994 as a self-sustaining non-profit organization. It is fully recognized by the Guatemalan government for performing a range of social, legal, and humanitarian projects within the framework of developing rural communities in and around Quetzaltenango. INEPAS functions solely with the help of national and international volunteers who offer their support, professional talent and work experience in diverse fields. 
INEPAS has received official recognition from UNESCO. Its first social project, the foundation and construction of a rural school in the Maya-K’iché community of Choquiac was designated by UNESCO as exemplary for other organizations that work on similar projects. INEPAS generates the necessary funds for its social aid programs through its Spanish language school, thus remaining self-sustaining and non-partisan. We offer a variety of options for individuals wishing to learn Spanish:
The Language Immersion Program: for those whose primary aim is to learn Spanish. 
This is tailored to meet the needs of the individual, comprising of structured, intensive one-to-one tuition daily. Daily socio-cultural activities are arranged according to the interests of the students, including visits to local villages, trips to areas of natural beauty, films, sports and conferences on various aspects of Guatemalan life.
The Service Learning Program: for those who wish to learn Spanish in the context of voluntary work.
Voluntary Internships: both in Social Projects and as an International Co-ordination Assistant. More information about these can be found on our website.
As a non profit-making organization, we rely heavily on independent sources of promotion and would therefore greatly appreciate your displaying of this letter, trifold and poster in an appropriate place. Thank you for taking the time to read this and in anticipation of your immensely important support.
If you would like to receive more information about our organization, please visit our website at www.inepas.org or contact us at info@inepas.org   
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Yours Sincerely,
 
María Antonieta Ixcoteyac Velásquez,
General Coordinator, INEPAS

 

Recruiting workshop and cast members for šxʷʔamət (home)

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workshop and cast members for šxʷʔamət (home) – no acting experience required
Theatre for Living is collaborating with Journey’s Around the Circle Society on our next Mainstage production in 2017, šxʷʔamət (home).  After all the proclamations, apologies, and policies from the government to address Reconciliation with indigenous people in Canada…what does Reconciliation look and feel like on the ground?  Is it just another form of assimilation? How do we ensure it is honourable?
The project will be created and performed by Indigenous and non-indigenous people living the issues, and will be directed by David Diamond, and Associate Director Renae Morriseau.  All participants and cast are paid a living wage – no acting experience is required.  The only requirement is lived experiences in the journey towards Reconciliation.
Are you interested in contributing to the process by sharing your own journey towards Reconciliation? 
Apply now to be a part of šxʷʔamət (home)!
Workshop dates: Jan 30th – Feb 4th, 2017
Rehearsals: Feb 7th – 26th, 2017
Play: 11 performances, March 3 – 11th, 2017 (with a preview on March 2nd) at the Firehall Arts Centre.
To apply, email David Ng (outreach@theatreforliving.com) , Theatre for Living’s Outreach Coordinator your application, contact information, and answers to to the two questions below:
We want real diversity in the room, so tell us who you are, and anything else you want us to know about you!
What is your journey towards reconciliation? What are the blockages that you think exist? Share with us your story, your lived experiences with Reconciliation, and what it means to you?
There is no right or wrong answer to these questions – we are looking for your own personal lived experiences and expertise.
Please share this email with any one you think might be interested in participating in šxʷʔamət (home).
For more information, please visit the link below:
or email our Outreach Coordinator, David Ng, at outreach@theatreforliving.com
or phone the office 604.871.0508
Please keep in mind that the work is physical work – meaning it uses the physical language of the theatre to engage with the issues we are investigating.  It does not involve verbal storytelling/testimonials, or flipcharts J

 

 

David Ng
Outreach Coordinator
Theatre for Living (Headlines Theatre)

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