The Learning Hub: Issue 08

In this week’s issue…

Office of Indigenization

#MMIWG2SLGBTTQIA #REDress

May 5th was National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. On behalf of the Office of Indigenization and Elder Phillip Gladue, we sincerely appreciate the response to our invitation to join in a circle of respect and solidarity to bring an end to the genocide against our stolen and lost sisters.

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA Peoples released its final report in June 2019, titled Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

This public inquiry marks a national milestone in our reconciliation efforts given the long and arduous history for this inquiry to come to fruition in the first place and is a threat of continual idleness, neglect, and genocide should this report not result in affirmative action. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded its National Inquiry, Chief Justice, Senator Murray Sinclair said “Education got us here and education will get us out”. We need to become the generation that acts on the overwhelming evidence of the impacts of colonization on the lives of Turtle Island’s First Peoples and take, what has come to be termed, as ReconciliACTION.

ReconciliACTION is the responsibility of every citizen living across North America. For us working in public post-secondary education, we occupy a space and time that is an intersection of the past, the present, and the future, of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, providing us a historic opportunity to redress harms inflicted by dominant power and privilege, to reconstruct the bones of structures and systems to reflect equality and to engender relationships built on the virtue of mutual respect. As a higher learning institution, we inherently transmit knowledge, cultures, ethics and values through truly Indigenized methods; a combination of written, oral and experiential evidence-based constructs. It is time that academia acknowledges and celebrates its pluralistic nature. At JIBC, we answer a unique call to be, and generate, future generations serving and protecting for a just, safe society. Achieving this is not an end but a constant, done through engineering cultural excellence reflective of all citizens of Canada.

CTLI Virtual Drop-ins This Week

Come meet us in Collaborate! Bring your questions!

  • Thursday, May 14th, 2020 from 11am to 12pm

We’ll be running a drop-in session each week, on Thursdays, between 11am-12pm.

Register for your session here.

Resources

Interesting Finds

 Online Workshops/Classes

BCcampus Upcoming Events

Adapting to COVID-19: BCcampus new website, covid19.bccampus.ca, hosts relevant and accessible resources for students, staff, and faculty.

  • Supporting Survivors: A Skill-building Workshop for Students During COVID-19: In response to this current reality, the aim of this webinar is to build our collective skills in supporting survivors and those impacted by sexualized violence.
    May 20, 2020 – 3pm to 4pm | Register Here
  • Building Community & Resilience during COVID-19: Join this webinar to learn some grounding techniques, explore some common emotions during this time, how to be intentional with your time, and the importance of self-compassion.
    May 13, 2020 – 3pm to 4pm | Register Here
  • LGBTQ2S+ Students in the Time of COVID – Resilience in the Face of Challenge: This webinar seeks to elicit the resilient voices of the LGBTQ2S+ student community as they navigate life, love, and learning in these unprecedented times.  Join us as we discuss evidence-informed suggestions for fostering resilience and explore the unique ways in which the LGBTQ2S+ student body is addressing the needs of their community.  Please note that participants can join anonymously.
    May 12, 2020 – 3pm to 4pm | Register Here
  • Facilitation Learning Online (FLO) – Synchronous (FREE): BCcampus would like to support faculty in their pivot to facilitating learning online. We are offering FLO-Synchronous for FREE in May 2020! This course will introduce you to best practice strategies to plan, facilitate and follow-up after facilitating synchronous online learning events.
    May 11, 2020 to May 31, 2020 – all day | Register Here

Click here for the list of BlueJeans recordings from #AskBCcampus

We’re still in the early days for pivoting learning online –
it’s best to practice simplicityempathy, and compassion. #AskBCcampus

~ BCcampus