Instead of our annual in-person employee event called Discovery Day held mid-February, this year we are hosting a Season of Discovery at Selkirk College. Because of COVID-19, restrictions may limiting gathering yet we don't want to miss an opportunity to learn together. Please talk to your supervisor about time allowance for your participation in these events.
Check this page often. Our list is developing with new learning opportunities arising weekly. Not an employee? Don't worry, many of these events are open to students and the public!
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Events for Everyone
There is already an amazing array of activities planned for employees, students and our community at Selkirk College. Here are some great events to get you started.
Sustainable Development Goals Week - Feb 22-26 (daily guest speakers at lunch)
Tanya Talaga: Rights Before Reconciliation - March 4 (part of the Truth and Justice Speaker Series)
Renewable Energy Speaker Series - A great line up of speakers on one day (March 11)
Hatha Yoga - In-person weekly in Nelson and Castlegar
Online Fitness Practice - Workout from home anytime. Take a 15 minute streatch. Develop a practice.
Meal Planning for Wellness - A four-day meal plan with support. Maximize energy and boost your brain.
Cindy Blackstock: Seeking Equality for Children in Nations within Nations (thank you for joining us!)
Learn Korean (thank you for joining us!)
Hone your Public Speaking with Toastmasters (video tutorials for those of you asking for help in this area)
Workshops by Us and for Us
Connect with expertise among your colleagues and in our community. We've listed opportunities here. Registration will be managed by each individual instructor.
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Women's Leadership with Dr. Alice Eagly (February 18: 1 - 1:30 p.m.)
Personal Planning with the Ecocycle: Variations on a Liberating Structure with Human Services Instructor Lisa Gates (February 19: 1 - 2 p.m. online)
How to Help High School Students Transition to Post Secondary with Kate Nott, chair, School of Academic Upgrading and Development hosting a facilitated discussion (February 25, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Macrame Basics with CEWT Coordinator Valerie De Pauw (March 3: 12-1 p.m. online)
How to Help High School Students Transition to Post Secondary with Kate Nott, chair, School of Academic Upgrading and Development hosting a facilitated discussion (March 4, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Bring your Values to Work with Mary Burgess, executive director, BCcampus (March 9 from 11 to 12 p.m. online)
Refining Your Retirement with Hollis Wealth's Ainsley Mackie (March 9 at 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. online)
Bringing in the Bystander with Student Ambassadors Adrian and Aly (March 10 at 2:30)
Learn How to Play Chess with Patricia Smuga, founder of the Kootenay Chess Club (Wednesday, March 10 at 3 p.m.)
Springboard to Financial Wellness with Hollis Wealth's Ainsley Mackie (March 11 at 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. online)
Managing Your Money with Melanie Buffel, leading financial educator (March 19, 12 to 1 p.m.)
Mindfulness and Compassion Practices for Well-Being with Sahana Madhyastha, Selkirk College counsellor (March 25: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. online)
Bringing in the Bystander with Human Services Instructor Matty Hillman (March 26: 10-11:30 a.m. in-person for six people if permitted)
Mindfulness and Compassion Practices for Well-Being with Sahana Madhyastha, Selkirk College counsellor (March 30: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. online)
Ergonomics with Health & Safety's Donna Drover (Date TBD online)
Even more to come... Would you like to contribute something? Let us know!
Professional Development from TLI
Professional Development! Register through Moodle link to access opportunities through Teaching & Learning Institute at Selkirk College
E-Porfolios and Work Integrated Learning - February 16 at 2-4 p.m.
Hour one is with Leeann Waddington, Leader, Educator and Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator for Kwantlen University and second hour with Scott Gerrity, Lead Instructional Designer, with College of the Rockies.
Helpful Student Engagement Strategies - February 17 at 12:30-2 p.m.
In this workshop, TLI's educational developers Neil Martin and Tyler Ballam will walk you through some student engagement strategies with the support of Darcy Falkenhagen from the Tenth Street Student Success Centre!
Teamwork for Students - February 24 at 10-11 a.m.
In this workshop Chris Hillary, instructor in the Selkirk Nursing program will share some recent research from his Masters studies on students and teamwork with support from Neil Martin, Education Developer at the TLI.
Co-creating Spaces of Belonging: A Disability as Diversity Perspective with Dr. Laura Bulk, March 10 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
In this two-hour session, Dr. Bulk will explore small changes and actions that can make a big difference toward creating spaces where everyone can find a sense of belonging.
Restorative Practice in Academic Integrity - March 12 at 12-1:30 p.m.
Come out to this lively discussion about approaches to academic integrity with Dr. Jennie Barron of Selkirk College, Avery Hulbert, MA of College of the Rockies, and Dr. Paul Sopcak of MacEwan University.