Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Teaching Truth and Reconciliation: New Curriculum Materials Available

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Are you looking for teaching materials to help students learn about truth and reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canadians? 4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a multi-media initiative that promotes a renewed relationship through transformative multi-media learning. The materials include a 3-hour in-class unit and a 2-hour online component using teacher guides, presentations, readings, instructional videos, class discussions topics, quizzes, and the film 3rd World Canada. Professional development materials are also available. With a focus on truth, reconciliation, and restitution, 4 Seasons of Reconciliation could complement the University of Alberta’s Massive Open Online Course NS 201 Indigenous Canada course.

The curriculum materials are inspired by the Reconciliation Certificate at First Nations University of Canada. An Indigenous Advisory Circle, composed of partners ranging from Canada’s long-established Indigenous-controlled post-secondary institutions, Indigenous Elders, knowledge-keepers, and specialized educators, participate in key executive decisions for the teaching materials. Collaborators include Indigenous Education, Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and the Legacy of Hope Foundation. 

The University of Alberta community may use these educational materials in these ways:
  • Unlimited simultaneous use of the films and media for students and teachers; 
  • Free public showings of the films (no ticket sales allowed); and 
  • Printing, copying, and displaying unit materials including maps, readings, and presentations.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Capture the Essence of Your Research in a Single Image

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The University of Alberta Images of Research Competition & Exhibition is the ultimate test of knowledge transfer for any graduate student. The challenge is to portray your research in a single image. Are you up for the task?

Semifinalists will have their image and description immortalized in the University of Alberta's Education & Research Archive (ERA) Images of Research Collection.

Submissions will be accepted from January 21, 2018 to February 8, 2019. Visit the competition website for more details uab.ca/ior.

We will be holding two submission preparation workshops on January 17 and 23, 2019. The workshops are approved as Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research Professional Development credits. Register for the workshops here.

To spark inspiration here are some entries from the 2018 competition and visit the Rutherford Library Galleria's teaser exhibit happening throughout the month of January.

Augmented Phobia by Anna Chakravorty
First Place Award 2018

A Cold Breath by Nicole Boucher
Semi-finalist Award 2018

Where do I fit? by Kirsti Van Dornick
Semi-finalist Award 2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dogs in the Library the 2019 Winter Edition

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University of Alberta Libraries and the Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society (CAAWLS) are bringing the dogs back to brighten everyone’s day. Here’s when and where you can bask in some canine kindness.

* January 17th: Cameron Library, 2:00pm
* January 24th: John W. Scott Library, 12:00pm
* January 24th: Rutherford Library, 2:00pm
* January 30th: Herbert T. Coutts Library, 12:00pm
* February 7th: Herbert T. Coutts Library, 12:30pm
* February 12th: Rutherford Library, 2:00pm
* February 14th: John W. Scott Library, 12:00pm
* February 26th: Cameron Library, 2:00pm
* March 7th: Cameron Library, 2:00pm
* March 19th: Rutherford Library, 2:00pm
* March 21st: John W. Scott Library, 12:00pm
* April 4th: Cameron Library, 2:00pm
* April 9th: J.A. Weir Library, 12:15pm
* April 17th: Rutherford Library, 2:00pm
* April 18th: John W. Scott Library, 12:00pm

While a visit with a dog is a great way to improve your mood, sometimes we could all use a little extra support. If you are looking for some extra academic help, or looking to connect with some of the mental health services on campus, the ACCESS Outreach Team can help. You can find more information on their webpage: https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/access-outreach