This week in the news
- New Semester in Dialogue Blog Location
- Through Our Eyes: Changing the Canadian Lens
- News from Semester in Dialogue
- Healthy Campus Community: Recognizing Well-being in Learning Environments
- Spring 2014 Work Study Opportunity
- Lunch Poems at SFU featuring Jordan Abel and Nicole Markotić, Dec 18
- Archived Dialogue Projects and Bios to be deleted from website
- Dialogues Inspired By Cooking And Food
- Time to GetOnBoard for Better Transit!
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Power of Youth Leadership Awards
- Canadian Youth Business Foundation Hiring Project Manager
- Ethical Deal Is Recruiting
- Integrated Care Advocacy Is Hiring a Part-time Coordinator
- 2013 Taiwanese Film Festival, Nov 29
- Warren Gill Memorial Lecture – Own Your City, Dec 6
- @ SFU Alumni Updates Celebration Certificate Conference contest Contract Conversation Course Dialogue Education Opportunity Employment Event Festival Film Screening Full-time Funding Opportunity Information Information Session Internship Lecture News from the 3rd Floor Outside the GVRD Part-time poetry reading Skill Share Uncategorized Volunteer Opportunity Workshop Work Study
- Carbon Talks
- Civic Engagement
- climate change
- Ctr for Dialogue
- Dialogue Programs
- envision SFU
- Experiential Education
- food systems
- greenest city
- Karen Armstrong
- poetry reading
- public square
- SFU Public Square
- social change
- summer job
- Summer Program
- work study
- zero waste
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This is an empowering and transformative program that we and our partnering organizations have worked to develop for young adults aged 16-30 years old in BC’s Lower Mainland.
Through Our Eyes: Changing the Canadian Lens seeks to engage young adults in the Truth & Reconciliation process.
Many young Canadians are still unaware that up until 1996 Aboriginal children in Canada were forced to leave their families to go to boarding schools called residential schools. These Aboriginal children were forced to forget their culture and language in order to assimilate them into European culture in Canada.
Through Our Eyes has 3 parts.
In part 1, young adults will get a chance to meet other young adults from diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds. They will get a chance to share their own experiences on bullying, discrimination and persecution as they learn about the legacy of residential schools and the truth and reconciliation process. They will have the opportunity to engage with their peers in a transformative process to build a better Canada.
In part 2, young adults will have the opportunity to create videos that express their thoughts and feelings about what they have learned and share their own personal stories if they wish. There will be a video contest to choose the most inspiring video.
In part 3, young adults will learn how to facilitate reconciliation dialogue circles in order to empower them to become agents of change in our country.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SFU Health Promotion team celebrated the 2013 Champions for a Healthy Campus Community which exemplify learning environments that foster well-being. The BusOne Program within the Beedie School of Business and the Semester in Dialogue led by Mark Winston were recognized after recommendations were received for individuals, groups or initiatives which enhance student well-being while contributing to a healthy campus community.
Thank you Heather Palis for nominating Mark!
Spring Work Study: Dialogue Awareness and Defining Moments project, Poetry Reading Series Research Assistant
The Centre for Dialogue is looking to hire 3 Work Study students for the spring term. We are looking for 2 Work Study students to assist with the Dialogue Awareness and Defining Moments project and 1 Work Study student to fulfill the role of Poetry Reading Series Research Assistant.
If any dialogue students or alumni have been accepted to the spring Work Study program, we encourage you to apply for these positions at https://at.its.sfu.ca/workstudysearch/login.aspx. Note that the Work Study is a program for students in financial need and only those students who are already in the program can apply.
The Work Study program provides students in financial need with flexible, part-time work while also taking classes. If you are not currently in the program but are interested in finding out more for future semesters, please see the Financial Aid Work Study website. The Centre intends to hire additional Work Study students in the summer, so we encourage alumni in financial need to sign up to the program now.
Jordan Abel, a Nisga’a writer currently residing in Vancouver and Nicole Markotić, author of three poetry books (Bent at the Spine) and two novels (Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot) will be featured at the December 18 “Lunch Poems at SFU.”
This lunch time reading series animates SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus the third Wednesday of every month except July and August. Launched in 2012 by SFU Public Square, Lunch Poems has hosted some of Canada’s most prominent poetic voices, including George Bowering and Wayde Compton. Students, staff and community members are invited to bring their lunch and join this growing poetry movement.
Date: Wednesday, December 18
Location: SFU Harbour Centre’s Teck Gallery (515 W Hastings St.)
Details: Free admission, no registration required
For more information on this free event and to read the featured poet’s full biographies, please visit: http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/upcoming-events/lunch-poems/readings/2013/18Dec2013.html