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Day 3 schedule - April 29, 2021


8:45-9:00 am (15 min) | Dr. James Mandigo

Opening Remarks and Keynote Introduction

9:00-10:00 am (1 hr) | Dr. Susan Biali Haas Keynote

Live Well: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout, and Live A Resilient Life

Dr. Susan Biali Haas is an award-winning medical doctor, Dr. Susan Biali Haas’ life passion is to equip people with the knowledge, skills, and tools to live better lives.


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Mid-morning workshops | 10-11 am (1 hr)

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Thrive: Seven Keys to A Healthier, More Meaningful, and Impactful Life

Presenter:  Dr. Susan Biali Haas

Learn to make better choices that result in a healthier, more meaningful, sustainable life.  The result? Your people will bring more energy, enthusiasm, and impact to everything they do. In this invigorating and informative presentation, Dr. Susan Biali Haas highlights key daily choices that help you shape a vibrant, healthier life that makes a difference.  

Respectful Relationships in the Workplace

Presenter:  Ronaye Coulson, Homewood Health

Creating a respectful workplace is everyone’s responsibility. This workshop will raise awareness around what respectful behaviour looks like, promote the adoption of a professional attitude, assist with the development of effective communication skills, and suggest common standards for respectful behaviour.



Late morning workshops | 11 am-12 pm (1 hr)

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COVID 19 - Self Care Strategies

Presenter:  Ronaye Coulson, Homewood Health

This one-hour hour session will increase participant’s awareness and understanding of self-care and highlight the factors that can promote and preserve their health and well-being during the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will gain practical tools and resources to activate their own personal self-care practice. 

Socializing Grading Writing Assignments for Faculty Wellbeing and Student Learning

Presenter:  Gloria Borrows, and Robin Anderson, UFV

This workshop begins by presenting results of a study that piloted an approach to grading writing assignments using the Think Aloud Protocol method in one-on-one face-to-face writing conferences between instructors and students in a number of disciplines. Based on qualitative data gathered through student and faculty surveys and a faculty focus group, this research examines how socializing the context of grading writing assignments may illuminate the needs of readers for the writer, contributing to student learning, and how collaborating face-to-face with learners in grading activities may increase faculty wellbeing; workshop activities will focus on teaching this approach and assessing its value for attendees.

Lunchtime performer and wrap-up social

12:15-1:15 pm (1 hr) | Dr. Jonathan Hughes
Musical performance

Dr. Jonathan Hughes is currently Director of the School of Land Use and Environmental Change. Alongside his studies of landscape ecology, Jonathan plays guitar and writes songs inspired by personal experience


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