December 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This introductory workshop is designed to give staff, students, and faculty a broad understanding of equity and how our interactions with one another are shaped by systems of oppression, power, and privilege. During our discussion, we will explore the ways in which inequities, biases, and microaggressions affect our lives as individuals and communities.

Audience: Students, Faculty, Staff

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

This workshop focuses on the faculty hiring process and provides high level definitions of equity-related concepts, explains how unconscious bias may have an effect on committee considerations, and promotes best practices for the recruitment and selection process to ensure that the committee reaches an unbiased and fair decision.

Audience: Faculty

Thursday, December 5, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Responding to Disclosures is a workshop in which participants will learn about key concepts such as definitions related to sexual violence, how to respond effectively to a disclosure of sexual violence, and the resources available to those disclosing and/or responding.

Audience: Students, Staff, Faculty

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

This interactive workshop will enable you to build conflict management and communication skills by assessing the context of the situation, planning a difficult conversation, and having the conversation in a way that reduces tension and facilitates a productive conversation.

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Staff, Faculty

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Woman's silhouette

December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Monday, December 9, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Anti-racism is an ongoing and active process of recognizing and addressing individual, institutional, and systemic racism. Engaging in this active process requires an awareness of how race and racism affects the lived experience of racialized groups and how white people contribute, actively or unconsciously, to racism. This workshop explores how to engage critically in anti-racism and enact anti-racist practices on campus.

Audience: Students, Faculty, Staff 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
December Men's Circle

Through interactive exercises and discussions, the Men’s Circle will explore some of the ways in which men can become leaders in creating a safer campus for everyone.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
LGBTQ+ Making Spaces

Participants learn more about gender identity/expression, sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, bi-phobia, transphobia and how these intersect with other identities.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

The goal of this workshop is to raise our awareness of the kinds of behaviours and attitudes that are potentially precursors to workplace harassment and how these can be prevented or addressed in order to minimize the incidences of harassing behaviour.

Audience: Faculty and Staff

Thursday, December 12, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Brown bag lunch with coffee cup

Join TK Pritchard, Public Education Manager at the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) of Waterloo Region, for this informative and itneractive workshop on Healthy Relationships. You will also learn about the services and resources available at SASC.

Monday, December 16, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Part of the Crisis Prevention Institute's Prepare Training Course

Join a CPI-certified instructor for this highly interactive and valuable offering. This workshop enables participants to build confidence to effectively deal with potentially hostile, angry, or frustrated stakeholders, both internal and external to the workplace.

Audience: Students, Faculty and staff

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