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January 2018

Campus community conversations — Downtown initiative

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Image render of building possibilities for Brandon University's downtown location.

Brandon University will host a series of community conversations to explore plans and options for the downtown site with faculty, staff and students. The first set of on-campus consultations have been scheduled for Tuesday, January 9 in the Louis Riel Room. Members of the BU community are invited to any of the three sessions scheduled that day: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (free slot) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. All three sessions will be the…

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February 2018

BU community conversation — Downtown, session 1

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Image render of building possibilities for Brandon University's downtown location.

Brandon University will host a second set of community conversations to explore the ongoing development of plans and options for the downtown site with faculty, staff and students, as well as sharing the latest information with members of the public. Following targeted consultations over the past few months, an earlier round of community conversations this year, as well as open feedback through BrandonU.ca/Downtown, several possible opportunities have been identified, and will be expanded on at these new sessions. The new…

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BU community conversation — Downtown, session 2

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Image render of building possibilities for Brandon University's downtown location.

Brandon University will host a second set of community conversations to explore the ongoing development of plans and options for the downtown site with faculty, staff and students, as well as sharing the latest information with members of the public. Following targeted consultations over the past few months, an earlier round of community conversations this year, as well as open feedback through BrandonU.ca/Downtown, several possible opportunities have been identified, and will be expanded on at these new sessions. The new…

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April 2018

Senior Colloquium

Monday, April 9th, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

More than 20 Arts and Science students at Brandon University (BU) will present their research on Tuesday, April 9 at the annual Senior Colloquium. First held in 2009, the colloquium gives upper-year students at BU the opportunity to share their work as well as to gain presentation skills and experience. The presentations, which will take place in the Louis Riel Room, have been broken into seven themed sessions: Divergent Modes of Being, 9 – 10 a.m. The Gene in the…

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May 2018

BU’s New Discrimination & Harassment Prevention Policy & Procedures

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

A new Discrimination and Harassment Policy and accompanying procedures at Brandon University will help all faculty, staff, and students address issues of discrimination and harassment in the work and learning environment, and differentiate these from interpersonal conflict. Attend this interactive session with Diversity and Human Rights Advisor, Lisa Park, to discuss: What are discrimination and harassment, and how do they differ from interpersonal conflict? What are the guiding principles behind the Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures? What is the legal…

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September 2018

BU’s Discrimination & Harassment Prevention Policy & Procedures

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty, staff and students only, and is not open to the general public. Brandon University’s Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy and accompanying procedures will help all faculty, staff, and students address issues of discrimination and harassment in the work and learning environment, and differentiate these from interpersonal conflict. Attend this interactive session to discuss: What are discrimination and harassment, and how do they differ from interpersonal conflict? What are the guiding principles behind…

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‘Women Making Waves in Science’ talk

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
$10
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Dr. Bernadette Ardelli Brandon University Dean of Science Dr. Bernadette Ardelli speaks on Women Making Waves in Science. This talk is presented by the YWCA Brandon and is part of their Speakers Series. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance by email to YWCAadmin@wcgwave.ca or by phone at 204-571-3680. Tickets may also be available at the door, however there is limited seating. The YWCA Brandon Speakers Series also includes a 'My Drum' performance by Debbie Huntinghawk on Aug. 30…

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October 2018

Under the Stars

Thursday, October 11th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Get an extremely close-up view of the splendour of the night’s sky through the BU Observatory. You'll meet in the Louis Riel Room, just down the hall from Harvest Hall, and then proceed to the newly renovated deck area atop McMaster Hall, where crisp fall skies will reveal the secrets of the stars and our solar system. The moon will be in a perfect position for observing! Please note: This event will only be held weather permitting. Please note: This…

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November 2018

Responsible Substance Use and Harm Reduction Info Session

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This information session is available to BU faculty and staff. Responsible Substance Use and Harm Reduction November 7 (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.) Louis Riel Room - Main Floor, McMaster Hall (BU)? Facilitator: Ken Surovy, Prevention & Education Consultant - Addictions Foundation of Manitoba The purpose of this session is to provide technical education on cannabis and alcohol, and responsible use and harm reduction. Accessibility Considerations? To ensure this session is available to all members of the campus community, please advise…

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Building Your Personal Resilience

Thursday, November 8th, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. Some people meet conflict and life's demands with optimism and elasticity while others become stuck and overwhelmed. This workshop will explore the skills and attitudes resilient people utilize during times of short-term, sustained and chronic stress. Using reflective and interactive exercises, this session will teach self-regulation skills to foster a grounded body, a calm mind and a strong sense of…

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LGBT2SQ+ Awareness & Positive Spaces – Staff & Faculty

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. There are many words to describe the LGBT2SQ+ community. As our culture changes so does the language we use. Come and learn updated LGBT2SQ+ lingo and more importantly engage in a conversation about how these identities have a crucial role in how we move through society and treat each other. This workshop will wrap up with some useful tips to…

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Developing Your Cultural Awareness

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. This foundational course helps participants to become aware of cultural values that affect all workplace interactions.  By exploring in detail the dynamics of culture and diversity and specific cultural aspects that affect the workplace, the course helps participants gain useful strategies that can be applied immediately in the workplace. Workshop Facilitator: Jaime Chinchilla, Program Facilitator – Manitoba Start

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Responsible Substance Use and Harm Reduction Info Session

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This information session is available to BU faculty and staff. Responsible Substance Use and Harm Reduction November 29 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) Louis Riel Room - Main Floor, McMaster Hall (BU) Facilitator: Ken Surovy, Prevention & Education Consultant - Addictions Foundation of Manitoba The purpose of this session is to provide technical education on cannabis and alcohol, and responsible use and harm reduction. Accessibility Considerations? To ensure this session is available to all members of the campus community, please…

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December 2018

Access Awareness Week – Presentation: The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) Why is it important?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Join BUSU and Student Accessibility Services to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, through our Access Awareness Week, December 3-5, 2018 at Brandon University. “Empowering persons with disability and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” is the 2018 theme. We have planned a number of events to highlight this years’ theme. Listen to a presentation on the groundbreaking government act. Learn what it means for all Manitobans.

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Mental Health First Aid – Adults Who Interact with Youth CANCELLED

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

Two-Day Workshop Thursday, & Friday, December 6 & 7 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Louis Riel Room, Main Floor - McMaster Hall (BU) All participants are required to complete the full two days of instruction to receive their MHFA certificate. Facilitated by MHFA certified BU faculty members, this two day workshop provides participants with core skills needed to identify, help, and refer someone showing signs of mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis.  As members of the BU…

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Mental Health First Aid – Adults Who Interact with Youth

Friday, December 7th, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

Two-Day Workshop Thursday, & Friday, December 6 & 7 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Louis Riel Room, Main Floor - McMaster Hall (BU) All participants are required to complete the full two days of instruction to receive their MHFA certificate. Facilitated by MHFA certified BU faculty members, this two day workshop provides participants with core skills needed to identify, help, and refer someone showing signs of mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis.  As members of the BU…

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January 2019

ERP Town Hall Session

Monday, January 14th, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 12:40 pm

One event on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 10:30 am

Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty, staff, and students only, and is not open to the general public. Brandon University is beginning to explore how to best overhaul our legacy software systems, especially in student records, finance and administration. We are looking at moving to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system: a very large software package similar to those used by other universities that would modernize and integrate much of what we do — from enrolment, class…

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Workplace Accommodations

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 @ 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Workplace Accommodations Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:45 – 4:30 p.m. Louis Riel Room, Main Floor – McMaster Hall Facilitated by: David Swayze, B.A. (Spec.) LL.B., Meighen Haddad The workshop will address foundational topics including: Our duty to accommodate as per legislation (primarily the MB Human Rights Code) What is reasonable accommodation? Employer, Employee, HR, Union Responsibilities What does it mean “to reach the point of undue hardship” and what are the considerations? For greater learning and dialogue, participants will also…

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Performance Feedback & Development (Manager’s Session)

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

This session is an internal offering available to those in managerial roles at Brandon University. We’re excited to be moving forward with the Performance Feedback & Development resource for non-faculty at the University.  This tool will help to formalize performance planning discussions on an annual basis and provide the framework for a consistent process across the University. Please join us on Tuesday, January 29 for a two-hour workshop, where we will review the resource in more detail, in addition to…

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February 2019

Developing Your Cultural Awareness

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. This foundational course helps participants to become aware of cultural values that affect all workplace interactions.  By exploring in detail the dynamics of culture and diversity and specific cultural aspects that affect the workplace, the course helps participants gain useful strategies that can be applied immediately in the workplace. Workshop Facilitator: Jaime Chinchilla, Program Facilitator – Manitoba Start

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ERP Open Forum: Faculty & Staff

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Brandon University is exploring an overhaul of our legacy software systems, including the possibility of moving to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This very large software package would replace much of our custom-built software and would give BU modern tools to run our student records and administrative systems. This would be a significant transformation, so we are partnering with CampusWorks. They are consultants who have worked with over 100 post-secondary institutions and are noted for both their vendor independence…

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ERP Open Forum: Students

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Brandon University is exploring an overhaul of our legacy software systems, including the possibility of moving to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This very large software package would replace much of our custom-built software and would give BU modern tools to run our student records and administrative systems. This would be a significant transformation, so we are partnering with CampusWorks. They are consultants who have worked with over 100 post-secondary institutions and are noted for both their vendor independence…

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A Guide to Recruitment at BU (Non-Academic)

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. This workshop provides an opportunity to work through the recruitment and selection templates and tools that complement the Non-Academic Recruitment Guidelines.  The guide offers a consistent approach to non-academic recruiting in addition to best practice suggestions across campus, providing valuable information in areas of protected Human Rights, the duty to accommodate, and the privacy rights of candidates.   The guide is…

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March 2019

Science Seminar: The Battle for Hill C-69: Canada’s Duty to Consult Indigenous Nations’ Knowledge Systems in Federal Environmental Assessments

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

In 2016 the Canadian Government undertook a review of regulatory processes for federal environmental assessments (EAs), in preparation for replacing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. An EA Expert Panel was appointed to review numerous oral/written submissions from Indigenous Nations, government agencies, and the public. The Panel's final report included recommendations that were considered by Canada in the development of its currently proposed Bill C-69 as the new legislation regarding federal EAs. The goal of this analysis is to evaluate the…

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Playwriting in Action: A Dramaturgy Workshop with Rory Runnells

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Have you ever wondered how a play goes from the page to the stage? Then you will be interested in attending “Playwriting in Action: A Dramaturgy Workshop with Rory Runnells” on Wed. March 27, 2019, on the BU campus. The workshop will include a reading of two short plays by BU student Lindsay Michiels followed by a session in which the plays will be critiqued by Winnipeg dramaturge Rory Runnells. “All plays professionally produced in Manitoba and across the country…

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April 2019

Non-Academic Recruitment at BU (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. This workshop provides an opportunity to work through the recruitment and selection templates and tools that complement the Non-Academic Recruitment Guidelines.  The guide offers a consistent approach to non-academic recruiting in addition to best practice suggestions across campus, providing valuable information in areas of protected Human Rights, the duty to accommodate, and the privacy rights of candidates.   The guide is…

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LGBT2SQ+ Awareness & Positive Spaces – Staff & Faculty

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. There are many words to describe the LGBT2SQ+ community. As our culture changes so does the language we use. Come and learn updated LGBT2SQ+ lingo and more importantly engage in a conversation about how these identities have a crucial role in how we move through society and treat each other. This workshop will wrap up with some useful tips to…

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May 2019

CANCELLED: Building Your Personal Resilience

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. Some people meet conflict and life's demands with optimism and elasticity while others become stuck and overwhelmed. This workshop will explore the skills and attitudes resilient people utilize during times of short-term, sustained and chronic stress. Using reflective and interactive exercises, this session will teach self-regulation skills to foster a grounded body, a calm mind and a strong sense of…

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June 2019

Mental Health First Aid – Adults Who Interact with Youth

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

This two day workshop provides participants with core skills needed to identify, help, and refer someone showing signs of mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis.  As members of the BU community, we may all find occasions where we encounter students who are grappling with mental health issues.  This workshop will help to equip you to better support students. Mental Health First Aid - Adults Who Interact with Youth June 5 & 6, 2019 (2 day workshop) 9:00…

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Resilience and Ribosomes: Practising Persistence in Life and the Lab

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free
Head shot of Susan Baserga

A pioneer in the emerging and important field of ribosome assembly, from Yale University’s School of Medicine, will visit Brandon University (BU) to talk about women in science on Wednesday, June 26.

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July 2019

Friday Observing

Friday, July 19th, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Come out and join us for public observing on Friday, July 19th. We will have the opportunity to watch the sun set, moon rise and view Jupiter, Saturn, and other celestial objects! Rain or shine the observatory will be open! Presentations on the topic of gravitational lensing will be given by Dr. Adam Rogers in the Louis Riel Room at 9:30pm and 10:30pm No tickets are required for the presentation, however if you would like to come up to the…

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August 2019

BeSAFE at BU/BU Campus Tour

Monday, August 26th, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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MGEU Meet & Greet

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. SafeTALK prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe.  Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.  With this training, you will be better able to: move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide; identify people who have…

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November 2019

SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Thursday, November 14th, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. SafeTALK prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe.  Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.  With this training, you will be better able to: move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide; identify people who have…

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February 2020

Workplace Communication: The Impact of Culture (Level 2)

Friday, February 21st, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. Taking the foundational knowledge about culture and diversity to the next level, this course explores the impacts of cultural filters to the process of communication. Barriers to effective Intercultural Communications are identified and strategies for overcoming them explored, allowing participants to start applying them to their own workplace situation thus improving their communication with colleagues, students, and visitors. Workshop Facilitator: Jaime Chinchilla, MB Start NOTE: Completion of the Achieving & Defining…

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