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August 2019

Explore the Park After Dark

Friday, August 23rd @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 30th, 2019

Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Free

Spruce Woods Provincial Park have set Friday nights during July and August to explore the dark skies found at the park.  The Park intrepters bring out a 8" Dobsonian telescope for public viewing. BUAO staff and volunteers may also be on hand with a telescope on those nights. We setup behind the Park Intrepretive Centre.

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AVANTI Self-Service

Monday, August 26th @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Convergys Learning Centre, Main Floor – BU Library

Employee Orientation Week Presenter: Kristin Jette Please RSVP prior to August 21st, 2019 to: Jenna Haverstock, HR Student Assistant, haverstockj@brandonu.ca

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BeSAFE at BU/BU Campus Tour

Monday, August 26th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Employee Orientation Week Presenter: Denise Merrill Please RSVP prior to August 21st, 2019 to: Jenna Haverstock, HR Student Assistant, haverstockj@brandonu.ca

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Research at BU

Monday, August 26th @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Employee Orientation Week Presenter: Kerry Murkin Please RSVP prior to August 21st, 2019 to: Jenna Haverstock, HR Student Assistant, haverstockj@brandonu.ca

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Introduction to the Collective Agreement and BUFA (Brandon University Faculty Association)

Tuesday, August 27th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Employee Orientation Week Please RSVP prior to August 21st, 2019 to: Jenna Haverstock, HR Student Assistant, haverstockj@brandonu.ca

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Responding Supportively to Disclosures

Tuesday, August 27th @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 233

Employee Orientation Week Presenter: Carla Navid Please RSVP prior to August 21st, 2019 to: Jenna Haverstock, HR Student Assistant, haverstockj@brandonu.ca

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MGEU Meet & Greet

Wednesday, August 28th @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Employee Orientation Week Please RSVP prior to August 21st, 2019 to: Jenna Haverstock, HR Student Assistant, haverstockj@brandonu.ca  

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EmpCentre

Wednesday, August 28th @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Employee Orientation Week Presenters: Payroll Office Please RSVP prior to August 21st, 2019 to: Jenna Haverstock, HR Student Assistant, haverstockj@brandonu.ca

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Identifying & Responding to Signs of Impairment or Substance Misuse

Thursday, August 29th @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Employee Orientation Week Presenter: Dana Naismith Please RSVP prior to August 21st, 2019 to: Jenna Haverstock, HR Student Assistant, haverstockj@brandonu.ca

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General Faculty Council (GFC)

Thursday, August 29th @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Clark Hall, Room 212

A Zoom link can be provided for those who wish to access the meeting from off campus (i.e. Winnipeg Site). Please contact Kristen Fisher at fisherk@brandonu.ca to request the Zoom link info.

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Explore the Park After Dark

Friday, August 30th @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 30th, 2019

Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Free

Spruce Woods Provincial Park have set Friday nights during July and August to explore the dark skies found at the park.  The Park intrepters bring out a 8" Dobsonian telescope for public viewing. BUAO staff and volunteers may also be on hand with a telescope on those nights. We setup behind the Park Intrepretive Centre.

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September 2019

Orientation 2019

Tuesday, September 3rd
Brandon University
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Essay Basics

Monday, September 9th @ 1:40 pm - 2:30 pm
McKenzie Building, Room 005

After this workshop, students should be able to identify the basic parts of the essay (introduction, body, conclusion) and describe how they function. Along with the basic structure this workshop will cover the following: purpose of the essay, selecting and narrowing a topic, levels of English and use of scholarly language, formulating a thesis statement (brief introduction), evidence and how is it used, and how to access additional resources both on campus and online.

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Statistics Canada Workshop: Understanding and Interpreting Data

Monday, September 16th - Tuesday, September 17th
Brandon University
$550
  • $

Working on your training plan for this year?  Want to update or develop new skills?  Are you or your team involved in tasks related to data collection, analysis and reporting? Statistics Canada is offering introductory professional workshops at Brandon University. Understanding & Interpreting Data September 16–17, 2019 at Brandon University Regular fee $550 / Early bird fee $499 for registrations before September 6 A quick refresher course for those who have had statistical training in the past or a fastpaced…

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Making a Study Plan

Tuesday, September 17th @ 12:40 pm - 1:30 pm
McKenzie Building, Room 005

Create a weekly study schedule and master calendar for the semester and discuss minimizing procrastination. Bring course outlines and a planner/organizer if you use one.

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Statistics Canada Workshop: Turning Statistics Into Stories

Wednesday, September 18th
Brandon University
$300
  • $

Working on your training plan for this year?  Want to update or develop new skills?  Are you or your team involved in tasks related to data collection, analysis and reporting? Statistics Canada is offering introductory professional workshops at Brandon University. Turning Statistics Into Stories September 18, 2019 at Brandon University (all day) Regular fee $300 / Early bird fee $275 for registrations before September 6 An introductory workshop that will help you to communicate your message in a more effective…

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Responding to Disclosures

Wednesday, September 18th @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 237
Free

This workshop will explore the myths surrounding sexual assault and how these myths increase confusion surrounding sexual assault. The prevalence of sexual assault on Canadian University campuses is explored and participants will learn about trauma responses that will help explain some of the survivor reactions you may come across. Finally, best response practices and how best to support an individual who has experienced sexual assault on our campus will be demonstrated.  Participants will get an opportunity to role play the…

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Bystander Training

Thursday, September 26th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 129

Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility ®, developed at the University of New Hampshire, and first used in Canada by the University of Windsor, is a workshop designed to encourage participants to see themselves as bystanders who might safely intervene to prevent a sexual assault before it occurs. The format uses recognition of inappropriate behavior, skill building, asking for a commitment to intervene and role modeling what to do. Participants learn the importance…

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October 2019

Mental Health Toolbox Workshop

Tuesday, October 15th @ 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
McKenzie Building, Room 005

Learn specific tools to cope with stress and anxiety.

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Homecoming 2019

Thursday, October 17th - Sunday, October 20th
Brandon University
Homecoming slogan Forever Blue and Gold

Relive your University Experience at Brandon University’s Homecoming, where you can reconnect with friends and memories! Everyone is invited to Homecoming, set for Oct. 17–20, 2019, as BU celebrates community connections.

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Homecoming Keynote — Dr. Samantha Nutt “When Local is Global”

Thursday, October 17th @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
  • $

Homecoming: Keynote Speaker Dr. Samantha Nutt – When Local is Global

Thursday, October 17th @ 6:30 pm
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
$30.50
  • $

A renowned humanitarian, physician and best-selling author will headline Brandon University’s annual Homecoming this fall. Dr. Samantha Nutt will present the public Homecoming keynote at the WMCA on Thursday evening, Oct. 17, as Homecoming weekend kicks off. A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid, and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt, a medical doctor and founder of the international humanitarian organizations War Child Canada and War Child USA, is one of the most recognized voices in the humanitarian arena. For…

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November 2019

Bystander Training

Thursday, November 21st @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 129

Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility ®, developed at the University of New Hampshire, and first used in Canada by the University of Windsor, is a workshop designed to encourage participants to see themselves as bystanders who might safely intervene to prevent a sexual assault before it occurs. The format uses recognition of inappropriate behavior, skill building, asking for a commitment to intervene and role modeling what to do. Participants learn the importance…

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December 2019

Responding to Disclosures

Thursday, December 19th @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 237

This workshop will explore the myths surrounding sexual assault and how these myths increase confusion surrounding sexual assault. The prevalence of sexual assault on Canadian University campuses is explored and participants will learn about trauma responses that will help explain some of the survivor reactions you may come across. Finally, best response practices and how best to support an individual who has experienced sexual assault on our campus will be demonstrated.  Participants will get an opportunity to role play the…

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Bystander Training

Thursday, December 19th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 129

Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility ®, developed at the University of New Hampshire, and first used in Canada by the University of Windsor, is a workshop designed to encourage participants to see themselves as bystanders who might safely intervene to prevent a sexual assault before it occurs. The format uses recognition of inappropriate behavior, skill building, asking for a commitment to intervene and role modeling what to do. Participants learn the importance…

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January 2020

Responding to Disclosures

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 237
Free

This workshop will explore the myths surrounding sexual assault and how these myths increase confusion surrounding sexual assault. The prevalence of sexual assault on Canadian University campuses is explored and participants will learn about trauma responses that will help explain some of the survivor reactions you may come across. Finally, best response practices and how best to support an individual who has experienced sexual assault on our campus will be demonstrated.  Participants will get an opportunity to role play the…

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February 2020

Bystander Training

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 129

Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility ®, developed at the University of New Hampshire, and first used in Canada by the University of Windsor, is a workshop designed to encourage participants to see themselves as bystanders who might safely intervene to prevent a sexual assault before it occurs. The format uses recognition of inappropriate behavior, skill building, asking for a commitment to intervene and role modeling what to do. Participants learn the importance…

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March 2020

Responding to Disclosures

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 237
Free

This workshop will explore the myths surrounding sexual assault and how these myths increase confusion surrounding sexual assault. The prevalence of sexual assault on Canadian University campuses is explored and participants will learn about trauma responses that will help explain some of the survivor reactions you may come across. Finally, best response practices and how best to support an individual who has experienced sexual assault on our campus will be demonstrated.  Participants will get an opportunity to role play the…

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