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The Upstream Project: The Canadian Pilot to Prevent Youth Homelessness and Improve School Engagement 10:00 am
The Upstream Project: The Canadian Pilot to Prevent Youth Homelessness and Improve School Engagement @ Online
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join a webinar on the Upstream Project, a Canadian adaptation of a successful Australian initiative that works to prevent youth homelessness and improve school engagement. In conjunction with the release of a project evaluation report, this webinar will bring together key stakeholders from the project to discuss their experiences, insights, and lessons learned. Presenters: Elisa Traficante – Director of Community Initiatives, Raising the Roof Mike Lethby – Executive Director, The RAFT Yvonne Kelly – Community Resource Facilitator, York Region District School Board (YRDSB) Ann Harrison – Student Achievement Leader Instruction and Learning, District School Board of Niagara This webinar is hosted by the Upstream Project.
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Developing a Framework to Promote and Protect Psychological Health and Safety of Post-Secondary Students 12:00 pm
Developing a Framework to Promote and Protect Psychological Health and Safety of Post-Secondary Students @ Online
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As the importance of addressing psychological health at work gains traction – through efforts like the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) – it follows that protecting and promoting the mental wellness of tomorrow’s workforce is equally crucial. Acquiring a post-secondary education can be exciting, transformative and demanding. Juggling financial, academic, family and personal demands, in addition to being away from home, family and friends for the first time are some of the new experiences that students share. There are a greater number of students coming to campuses with diagnosed mental health disorders and recent surveys indicate that 50% of students use campus mental health services with 10% being seen in urgent or crisis situations. Reorienting the culture of post-secondary institutions to better equip students to thrive, both academically and personally, is integral to growing a resilient and productive workforce. Join the MHCC and a panel of experts to shine the light on key issues faced by students, hear about some examples of leading practices that are having an impact, and opportunities to further shape Canada’s landscape to promote and protect psychological health and safety of post-secondary students. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
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Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 1:00 pm
Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder @ Online
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Many adults with autism struggle with the organizational and planning skills that fall under the umbrella of ‘executive function.’ These struggles become more problematic when young adults begin living apart from their parents, and need to adapt to classes with less structure than in high school. An understanding of the needs of students with autism, along with support for their difficulties, can go a long way toward helping them succeed in institutions of higher education. This webinar will look at programming catered to students with ASD at the post-secondary level. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
26
Wed
Developing a Framework to Promote and Protect Psychological Health and Safety of Post-Secondary Students @ Online
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As the importance of addressing psychological health at work gains traction – through efforts like the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) – it follows that protecting and promoting the mental wellness of tomorrow’s workforce is equally crucial.

Acquiring a post-secondary education can be exciting, transformative and demanding. Juggling financial, academic, family and personal demands, in addition to being away from home, family and friends for the first time are some of the new experiences that students share. There are a greater number of students coming to campuses with diagnosed mental health disorders and recent surveys indicate that 50% of students use campus mental health services with 10% being seen in urgent or crisis situations.

Reorienting the culture of post-secondary institutions to better equip students to thrive, both academically and personally, is integral to growing a resilient and productive workforce.

Join the MHCC and a panel of experts to shine the light on key issues faced by students, hear about some examples of leading practices that are having an impact, and opportunities to further shape Canada’s landscape to promote and protect psychological health and safety of post-secondary students.

This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Sep
27
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Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder @ Online
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Many adults with autism struggle with the organizational and planning skills that fall under the umbrella of ‘executive function.’ These struggles become more problematic when young adults begin living apart from their parents, and need to adapt to classes with less structure than in high school.

An understanding of the needs of students with autism, along with support for their difficulties, can go a long way toward helping them succeed in institutions of higher education. This webinar will look at programming catered to students with ASD at the post-secondary level.

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

Oct
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The Brock University Effect: How Thousands of Students and Millions of Dollars Energize the Economy of Niagara Communities @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Brock University President Gervan Fearon invites you to attend a public presentation of the latest Niagara Community Observatory policy brief, The Brock University Effect: How thousands of students and millions of dollars energize the economy of Niagara communities.

President Fearon notes the University’s growing role and how it plays an important part in supporting regional economic and community development. As a result, he requested that Dr. Jeff Boggs, an economic geographer, conduct an analysis on the impact Brock has on its surrounding community.

Dr. Boggs and his research assistant, Lauren Peddle, spent the summer reviewing data, not only on matters of employment and spending, but also in terms of research, and the value of Brock’s alumni.

This brief, #36 in the NCO series, focuses on economic impact and is the first stage of an ongoing analysis as the University is currently putting together a second research team to measure social impact.

You are invited to attend this event where Dr. Boggs, Department of Geography and Tourism, and Lauren Peddle will present their research, followed by a panelist discussion with Q&A.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.

Oct
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Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences @ Online
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Transitioning away from home for the first time and academic pressures and worries can have a significant impact on a student’s emotional and psychological well-being. Residence life provides rich opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to mature into engaged members of the campus community.

In this webinar, presenters look at the residence outreach program at UOIT and Durham College that helps to raise awareness about mental health and promote wellbeing in their campus residences.

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

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Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media

GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION

2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE:

  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Further event information coming soon!

Nov
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Datathon 2018 @ Brock University
Nov 10 all-day

Spend the day with industry experts and learn the basics of data analytics and data visualization at one of the workshops. Workshops will include introductions to Excel, R, and Tableau.

Anybody can attend the Datathon. You don’t need any prior experience with programming or data analytics.

You will have the opportunity to learn concepts from the ground up, and those with experience will be able to further develop their skills.

Datathon 2018 is scheduled to follow the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) 2018, which is being held in Niagara Falls on November 7 to 9.

Nov
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15th Annual Emergent Literacy Conference @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

The final Emergent Literacy Conference will be taking place on November 26 and 27th 2018 in Niagara-on-the-Lake at White Oaks Resort and Spa.

The theme of this year’s conference is Examining the Past and Shaping the Future of Early Literacy.

This conference is hosted by Speech Services Niagara.

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