Student Development Staff & Faculty Newsletter | February, 2017

Telling the stories of students, staff, faculty and services in Student Development.

Care to share? Contact FSD Storyteller, Alicia Ashcroft, via email: aashcroft@tru.ca

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News and Accomplishments

Breastfeeding and Parenting Room

Breastfeeding and Parenting Room now available in Old Main

TRU is pleased to announce the opening of the Breastfeeding and Parenting Room.

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One step ahead with the Job Fair

One step ahead with the Job Fair

The Job Fair is educational, interactive and inspirational; the benefits are bountiful. Happening on Thursday March 2.

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Students support service and safety net initiatives

Students support service and safety net initiatives

Co-op students offer generational perspectives that benefit university initiatives.

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Benefits of the brotherhood

Benefits of the brotherhood

Kappa Sigma Omicron-Theta Chapter offers philanthropic opportunities and lasting friendships.

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Holistic approach, individualized support, accessible services

Holistic approach, individualized support, accessible services

Melody Markle utilizes a holistic approach, "it's a mental, spiritual, physical balancing act with the pupil at the center."

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NASPA

Community and campus connectedness key to violence prevention

"Investing in the expertise of other organizations further bolsters TRU’s informed efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence.”

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Love is in the air—all week long

Love is in the air—all week long

Valentine’s Day is not just about flowers and heart shaped boxes of chocolate.

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Events

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Towards Indigenizing Higher Ed

March 1, 15  11:00 - 12:00pm

This is a four-part online storytelling seminar hosted at Open Learning and streamed live on the internet.

Job Fair

Job Fair

March 2, 10:00 - 3:00pm

Grand Hall & Rotunda, CAC

Job Fair is a one-stop opportunity for students to meet with over 50 employers from all areas of study and from multiple industries. During a visit, students can network and access employment and volunteer opportunities while learning more about careers.

Facing the Fentanyl Crisis: panel and Naloxone training

Facing the Fentanyl Crisis: panel and Naloxone training

March 2, 12:30 - 2:30pm

Barber Centre, HOL

Fentanyl: What is it? What's all the fuss about? Who is at risk? What can we do? What role does harm reduction play?

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Aboriginal Awareness Week: Inuit workshop

Aboriginal Awareness Week: Inuit workshop

March 2, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Cplul’kw’ten

Learn more about the Inuit people, their history, culture, way of life, their connection to the land and more.

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Aboriginal Awareness Week: beading workshop

Aboriginal Awareness Week: beading workshop

March 3, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Cplul’kw’ten

Get an introduction to beading during this hands-on workshop with Melody Markle, who is TRU’s learning strategist, Aboriginal students.

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Leave for Change info session 2

Leave for Change info session

March 7, 2:30 - 3:30pm

IB 1008

Find out how you can volunteer in developing countries, sharing your knowledge and skills with others through the Leave for Change Program (L4C). TRU will be sponsoring up to four faculty and staff members for the third year.

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IDays flag parade

IDays

March 7 - 10

Five days of food, lectures, performances, interactive workshops all with an eye on celebrating and highlighting diversity at TRU.

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Cindy Blackstock: Intercultural Reconciliation

Cindy Blackstock: Intercultural Reconciliation

March 8, 12:30 - 1:45pm

Barber Centre, HOL

Aboriginal issues advocate Dr. Cindy Blackstock, presents a talk called Intercultural Reconciliation: Action to Equity.

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Overcoming the barriers women face in STEM

March 8, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Student Union Lecture Hall, CAC

Learn about overcoming the barriers women face in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from Dr. Elizabeth Croft of UBC.

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Transgressing Aesthetic Identity Rules

Transgressing Aesthetic Identity Rules

March 9, 9:30 - 1:00pm

Residence and Conference Centre, Multi-Media Room

Among other things, review ways in which identity norms are being transgressed in art, fashion and social activism.

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Healthy Relationships

Smart Partying

March 13 - 17

Featuring Smart Partying Trivia Night at The Den on Wednesday, March 15, from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Bonus prizes will be awarded to teams who sign up in advance.  Free appetizers and soft drinks for participants.

 

Long Night Against Procrastination

Long Night Against Procrastination

March 16, 8:00pm - March 17, 8:00am

Main Library

Join a campus community of writers and academic support services for Long Night Against Procrastination.

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International Student Career Cafe

March 15, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Old Main 1761

Join us for an informal discussion about careers in Canada.

Men's Health

March 27 - 31

Featuring a “Know Your Numbers” night at The Den on Thursday, March 30, from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Experts will be on-hand to chat with participants about self-care, health maintenance as well as heart rates, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI).

Free, confidential HIV testing

Free, confidential HIV testing

March 30, 9:00 - 1:30pm

Interior Health nurses will be on campus to provide the testing. Tests can be done by drop-in or by appointment by phoning 250-828-5126.

Testing is available at the Medical Centre from 9am to 11am and at the trades building from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Managing Test Anxiety

Wednesdays

12:30-1:20pm, OM 1631

Drop-ins Welcome!

Managing Mood & Stress

Thursdays

1:30-3:30pm, OM 1631

Registration required, please contact Student Services 250-828-5023.

Therapy Dog Thursday

Therapy Dogs

Thursdays until April

10:00 - 2:00pm, Student Street, OM

Stop by, say hello and take a quiet moment with a furry friend. Time spent with dogs have all kinds of physical and mental-health benefits.

Soup Day at Cplul'kw'ten

Wednesdays

11:30am @ House 5

Enjoy a free hot soup at Cplul'kw'ten while you socialize and make new friends. Everyone welcome.

Creative Mindfulness

Creative Mindfulness 

Thursdays until April 

12:40-1:20pm, OM 2494

Attend this free and drop-in session to learn and practice how to redirect your thoughts avoid distractions focus on and perform creative work.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation 

Tuesdays until April

11:30 - 12:20pm, OM2494

 

During this free, drop-in class, learn how meditation reduces stress, improves concentration, encourages a healthy lifestyle, benefits cardiovascular and immune health, and increases happiness, acceptance and self-awareness.

On the Road with the FSD 

As we develop this newsletter, we would like to feature conferences, events and travel highlights.

We invite you to keep us posted about your plans.

While away, we welcome you to snap pictures of the events - anything that captures the spirit of the occasion. Photographs are a requirement for publication in the newsletter. Feel free to jot down a couple of notes about your impressions and learning outcomes.