Apr
25
Wed
CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

CONNECT 2018 is Canada’s national learning and technology conference.

CONNECT 2018 will create a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and technology specialists to CONNECT and engage with peers from across Canada with the goal of exploring how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. With over 2000 educators and administrators, as well as technology industry leaders attending this year, you will have a unique and powerful opportunity to present your teaching methods and products; showcasing new, innovative, and critical thinking, teaching and learning.

This conference is hosted by the District School Board of Niagara.

Special Lecture with Journalist Sally Armstrong – Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world.

Sally will share eyewitness accounts of her experiences in many of the world’s conflict zones. Focusing on the plight of women enduring repressive regimes, Sally is an advocate for the struggle to obtain basic human rights for many of the world’s poorest populations. She’ll bring news from Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Sudan.

This is a lecture you won’t want to miss. Seating is limited to 250.

This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Health Privacy Issues on Campus @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Clinical and non-clinical staff on campuses across Ontario support students while navigating and respecting their privacy on a daily basis. At times this can lead to questions and confusion.

This webinar will provide them with information on:

  • How The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and The Health Care Consent Act, 1996 (HCCA) apply to campuses.
  • How common campus scenarios play out play out under Ontario’s privacy and consent legislation.

Presenters:

  • Anna Tersigni Phelan (Chief Privacy, Risk, and Health Information Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington)
  • Meredith Gardiner (Director of Services, Regional, Canadian Mental Health Association)

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

May
3
Thu
Development 2018 Conference @ Brock University
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Registration for Development 2018 is now open! This conference is focused on current research in developmental psychology and aims to provide a forum for scientific and applied knowledge exchange, the establishment of collaborations and partnerships, and opportunities for graduate students and young faculty members to be mentored by senior scholars.

Conference keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Stephen Suomi – Behavioral, biological, and epigenetic consequences of differences in early social experiences in primates
  • Dr. Jennifer Jenkins – Cooperative minds: The role of the shared family environment

Conference invited symposia presentations include:

  • Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network: Lessons Learned in Mobilizing Knowledge through Partnerships
  • The Best Policy of Children’s Honesty: Social-Cognitive Factors That Influence The Development Of Children’s Honest And Dishonest Behaviour
  • Factors that influence cognition in younger and older adults
  • Early Prosocial Development

To view the conference program please visit www.development2018.com/program/

To register please visit https://www.eply.com/Development2018. The conference is expected to reach capacity, so please register early to ensure a spot.

This conference is hosted by the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research.

Niagara Child Care & Early Years Sector Job Fair & Career Day @ Four Points by Sheraton
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Region’s Children’s Services is coordinating a Job Fair and Career Day specifically for Niagara’s Child Care and Early Years Sector. Currently there is a province wide need for Registered Early Childhood Educators and here in Niagara there is a need to recruit more qualified staff for current and future positions in child care. The goal of this event is to provide a forum for child care and early years sector employers to recruit new staff for RECE positions but also for the many other positions available in their centres such as Resource Consultants, Child Care Workers, etc.

In addition to recruitment, Children’s Services is also seeking to educate anyone interested in working in this sector about the possible career paths and the education required to succeed. Organizers will be working with partners to bring in post-secondary students, high school students and adults interested in working in this sector. To help increase awareness of the types of career opportunities in child care, there will be an hourly moderated Career Panel to provide different perspectives from people working in the sector.

This event is hosted by Niagara Region Children’s Services.

May
8
Tue
#Rethink Niagara Data Forum @ Heartland Forest
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

You are invited to participate in a half-day forum to begin building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery tool; and provide input to Ontario’s Open Government Action Plan 2020.

Agenda:
8:30 Registration
9:00 Building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool

  • Data Landscape in Niagara Environmental Scan
  • Canadian Open Data Summit in Niagara, Nov. 7-9, 2018
  • Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool: Governance, architecture, construction steps

10:30 Break
10:45-12:30 Open Government Action Plan 2020 Workshop and Working Lunch

  • Provide input to the Open Government team of the Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat on the challenges and opportunities on public engagement, inclusive and accessible open government and access to valuable information

This event is hosted by Niagara Connects.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Apr
25
Wed
CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

CONNECT 2018 is Canada’s national learning and technology conference.

CONNECT 2018 will create a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and technology specialists to CONNECT and engage with peers from across Canada with the goal of exploring how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. With over 2000 educators and administrators, as well as technology industry leaders attending this year, you will have a unique and powerful opportunity to present your teaching methods and products; showcasing new, innovative, and critical thinking, teaching and learning.

This conference is hosted by the District School Board of Niagara.

Special Lecture with Journalist Sally Armstrong – Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world.

Sally will share eyewitness accounts of her experiences in many of the world’s conflict zones. Focusing on the plight of women enduring repressive regimes, Sally is an advocate for the struggle to obtain basic human rights for many of the world’s poorest populations. She’ll bring news from Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Sudan.

This is a lecture you won’t want to miss. Seating is limited to 250.

This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Health Privacy Issues on Campus @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Clinical and non-clinical staff on campuses across Ontario support students while navigating and respecting their privacy on a daily basis. At times this can lead to questions and confusion.

This webinar will provide them with information on:

  • How The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and The Health Care Consent Act, 1996 (HCCA) apply to campuses.
  • How common campus scenarios play out play out under Ontario’s privacy and consent legislation.

Presenters:

  • Anna Tersigni Phelan (Chief Privacy, Risk, and Health Information Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington)
  • Meredith Gardiner (Director of Services, Regional, Canadian Mental Health Association)

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

May
3
Thu
Development 2018 Conference @ Brock University
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Registration for Development 2018 is now open! This conference is focused on current research in developmental psychology and aims to provide a forum for scientific and applied knowledge exchange, the establishment of collaborations and partnerships, and opportunities for graduate students and young faculty members to be mentored by senior scholars.

Conference keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Stephen Suomi – Behavioral, biological, and epigenetic consequences of differences in early social experiences in primates
  • Dr. Jennifer Jenkins – Cooperative minds: The role of the shared family environment

Conference invited symposia presentations include:

  • Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network: Lessons Learned in Mobilizing Knowledge through Partnerships
  • The Best Policy of Children’s Honesty: Social-Cognitive Factors That Influence The Development Of Children’s Honest And Dishonest Behaviour
  • Factors that influence cognition in younger and older adults
  • Early Prosocial Development

To view the conference program please visit www.development2018.com/program/

To register please visit https://www.eply.com/Development2018. The conference is expected to reach capacity, so please register early to ensure a spot.

This conference is hosted by the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research.

Niagara Child Care & Early Years Sector Job Fair & Career Day @ Four Points by Sheraton
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Region’s Children’s Services is coordinating a Job Fair and Career Day specifically for Niagara’s Child Care and Early Years Sector. Currently there is a province wide need for Registered Early Childhood Educators and here in Niagara there is a need to recruit more qualified staff for current and future positions in child care. The goal of this event is to provide a forum for child care and early years sector employers to recruit new staff for RECE positions but also for the many other positions available in their centres such as Resource Consultants, Child Care Workers, etc.

In addition to recruitment, Children’s Services is also seeking to educate anyone interested in working in this sector about the possible career paths and the education required to succeed. Organizers will be working with partners to bring in post-secondary students, high school students and adults interested in working in this sector. To help increase awareness of the types of career opportunities in child care, there will be an hourly moderated Career Panel to provide different perspectives from people working in the sector.

This event is hosted by Niagara Region Children’s Services.

May
8
Tue
#Rethink Niagara Data Forum @ Heartland Forest
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

You are invited to participate in a half-day forum to begin building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery tool; and provide input to Ontario’s Open Government Action Plan 2020.

Agenda:
8:30 Registration
9:00 Building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool

  • Data Landscape in Niagara Environmental Scan
  • Canadian Open Data Summit in Niagara, Nov. 7-9, 2018
  • Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool: Governance, architecture, construction steps

10:30 Break
10:45-12:30 Open Government Action Plan 2020 Workshop and Working Lunch

  • Provide input to the Open Government team of the Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat on the challenges and opportunities on public engagement, inclusive and accessible open government and access to valuable information

This event is hosted by Niagara Connects.

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