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University teaching in a time of globalization: Language challenges and opportunities

22 Sep 2014 12:00
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13:15

Did you know that more than 40% of university teachers in Canada claim a mother tongue other than English?1 Did you know that at McGill, 50% of the students claim a mother tongue other than English?”2 Teaching at a university where there are linguistically diverse faculty and student populations can present some interesting communication challenges. If you teach in your second language or interact with students from a variety of language backgrounds, join us for an interactive talk about how to address these oral communication challenges.

Safer Spaces Workshop: Understanding Discrimination

30 Sep 2014 14:00
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16:30

Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will expose the participant to a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will examine ways that unconscious or unintended bias can work its way into everyday interactions; they will analyze culture and identity to understand how bias forms, and how it impacts relationships; and they will work through practical scenarios to develop language, responses, and strategies for addressing inequality and subtle bias in the office and classroom settings.

Safer Spaces Workshop: Understanding Discrimination

6 Oct 2014 09:30
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12:00

Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will expose the participant to a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination.

Evaluation and Feedback in Large Classes series: Join us for breakfast!

7 Oct 2014 08:30
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09:45

Third topic: Assessing Student Understanding Prior to Class

Would you like to see your students better prepared for class? Would you like to have a better sense of their understanding of the materials?

Using Social Media Tools in Teaching and Learning

16 Oct 2014 10:00
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12:00

From twitter to blogging, social media platforms can be effective in the classroom: these tools can increase communication skills, student participation, help link classroom experiences to the real-world, and facilitate collaboration.  This workshop is meant for any instructor at McGill, from TAs to lecturers and Professors.

Safer Spaces Workshop: Disability, Access, and Universal Design

22 Oct 2014 09:30
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12:00

This workshop is designed and delivered by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Safer Spaces Workshop: Race & Cultural Identity

23 Oct 2014 14:00
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16:30

Participants will have the opportunity to examine how race and culture affect daily life in the McGill community. This workshop addresses the challenges of fostering diversity-receptive cultural attitudes, reducing structural barriers in University life, and building and maintaining respectful spaces for interpersonal engagement. Through case studies, participants will have the chance to practice identifying and responding to the types of discrimination most commonly encountered in campus life.

Safer Spaces Workshop: Race & Cultural Identity

27 Oct 2014 09:30
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12:00

Participants will have the opportunity to examine how race and culture affect daily life in the McGill community. This workshop addresses the challenges of fostering diversity-receptive cultural attitudes, reducing structural barriers in University life, and building and maintaining respectful spaces for interpersonal engagement. Through case studies, participants will have the chance to practice identifying and responding to the types of discrimination most commonly encountered in campus life.

Safer Spaces Workshop: Indigenous Perspectives

28 Oct 2014 14:00
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16:30

This workshop is designed and delivered by the First Peoples’ House.

This workshop examines, from multiple perspectives, issues related to the inclusion of Indigenous peoples on our campuses.  The workshop provides historical and contemporary information about laws and policies, demographics, and cultural and economic realities.  Participants will have the opportunity to apply new ideas and awareness, and build skills, by working through practical scenarios drawn from everyday work and life at McGill.

Safer Spaces Workshop: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

4 Nov 2014 14:00
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16:30

This workshop is based on the Safe Spaces workshop first designed and implemented by the McGill Equity Subcommittee on Queer People. Participants in this workshop may choose to participate in our Safer Spaces Allies program.

Safer Spaces Workshop: Disability, Access, and Universal Design

6 Nov 2014 14:00
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16:30

This workshop is designed and delivered by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Safer Spaces Workshop: Indigenous Perspectives

12 Nov 2014 09:30
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12:00

This workshop is designed and delivered by the First Peoples’ House.

This workshop examines, from multiple perspectives, issues related to the inclusion of Indigenous peoples on our campuses.  The workshop provides historical and contemporary information about laws and policies, demographics, and cultural and economic realities.  Participants will have the opportunity to apply new ideas and awareness, and build skills, by working through practical scenarios drawn from everyday work and life at McGill.

Safer Spaces: Consent and Sexual Assault – Raising Awareness

13 Nov 2014 14:00
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16:30

This workshop is designed and delivered by the Liaison Officer (Harm Reduction) in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Safer Spaces Workshop: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

19 Nov 2014 09:30
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12:00

This workshop is based on the Safe Spaces workshop first designed and implemented by the McGill Equity Subcommittee on Queer People. Participants in this workshop may choose to participate in our Safer Spaces Allies program.

Safer Spaces: Consent and Sexual Assault – Raising Awareness

24 Nov 2014 09:30
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12:00

This workshop is designed and delivered by the Liaison Officer (Harm Reduction) in the Office of the Dean of Students.