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An Event for All Selkirk College Staff - Discovery Day 2017

Healthy Campus Themed-Day of Engagement

February 14 is Discovery Day!

This year’s event has a Healthy Campus theme to compliment the Healthy Campus Initiatives that are new to the College this year aiming to support staff and student wellness and create a thriving college community.

This year’s Staff Discovery Day takes place at the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson. Selkirk College's own Rhys Andrews, Instructional Dean, will be giving the keynote address. Morning workshops will follow on topics such as Disability Awareness, Bystander Training, How to Respond to Students in Distress and Inclusive Intercultural Communication. A hope is that within the next three years, all Selkirk College staff will have bystander training. Students on campus are currently in the process of training eachother and having staff on board will ensure everyone has the same skills to interupt a potentially harmful act such as sexual violence.

 Discovery Day 2017

Lunch catered by Alligator Pie will feature a mini-Dinner Basket Conversation session. Following the interactive meal, staff will be able to choose from a selection of recreational activities. The day will wrap up with more afternoon workshops repeating morning Healthy Campus content to ensure everyone is able to participate in a session of interest to them.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. but staff is welcome and encouraged to remain and enjoy socializing further, a time to decompress from the sometimes difficult subject matter that Healthy Campus Initiatives tackles. Read more about the upcoming staff event.

7:45 am Van leaves Castlegar from in front of Gym
8:15- 8:45 am Registration- (Mary Hall Cafeteria) Coffee and Muffins
8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome and enjoy the day (Mary Hall Cafeteria)
9:00- 9:30 am Keynote Speaker Rhys Andrews
9:45-11:30 am Workshop Sessions
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-2:00 pm Recreation Activities
2:00-3:30 pm Workshop Sessions
3:35 pm Staff social
3:45 pm 1st Van goes back to Castlegar
5:45 pm 2nd Van goes back to Castlegar

Workshop Sessions - Choose two of the following sessions, one for the morning and one for afternoon: Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility, Something's Up: An Approach to Inclusive Intercultural Communication led by Todd Odgers from NorQuest College, Supporting Students in Distress and Creating Accessible Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities. You will find further descriptions of each session on the Community Education & Workplace Training website. 

Recreational Activities - Choose one of the following sessions: An Introduction to Climbing, Introduction to Chi Gong & Tai Chi, Learn to Knit, Leather Finger Drum Key-Chains, Meditation, Paddle Happy, Selkirk Sings!, Tour of Tenth Street Residence and Shambhala Music & Performance Hall, Tour of the Music and Multi-Media Programs, Zumba Fitness. You will find further descriptions of each session on the Community Education & Workplace Training website. If you find your chosen workshop full, please move onto your next choice.

Register for your choice in workshopsRegistering For Discovery Day 2017 Instructions.

Deadline for registration is February 9.

Transportation will be departing from Castlegar for staff travelling to Nelson from Grand Forks, Trail, Rossland and Castlegar. Book transportation here.


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