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Development 2018 Conference
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 9:00 am
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.
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#Rethink Niagara Data Forum 8:30 am
#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.   *Registration has now closed for this event. If you’d like to be placed on a waitlist, please email admin@niagaraconnects.ca
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Girls Learning Code Day 1:00 pm
Girls Learning Code Day @ Niagara College
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In this collaborative experience, learners work together to build a video game that addresses a social or environmental issue, and works towards change. Learners will explore the game industry by experiencing what it’s like to work on different project teams, within a variety of roles. As a group, we will track through the game development process together – from pre-production to post. This event is hosted by Canada Learning Code – Niagara Chapter.
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Promoting Physical and Mental Wellness on Campus 1:00 pm
Promoting Physical and Mental Wellness on Campus @ Online
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This interactive webinar will introduce the Mood Walks for Campus Mental Health program to Colleges and Universities across Ontario. Mood Walks is designed to contribute to the development of alternative mental health promotion strategies on campus. The presentation will offer a description of the many benefits of Mood Walks to campus life, including the physical and mental health benefits of being active, experiencing the healing effects of nature, increased social inclusion, and the positive impact this has on academic performance. This will be followed by a detailed explanation of the support provided for Colleges and Universities to start their own program, and how to apply to be one of 20 Ontario campuses that will receive support from the Mood Walk provincial partners. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Promoting Physical and Mental Wellness on Campus @ Online
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This interactive webinar will introduce the Mood Walks for Campus Mental Health program to Colleges and Universities across Ontario. Mood Walks is designed to contribute to the development of alternative mental health promotion strategies on campus.

The presentation will offer a description of the many benefits of Mood Walks to campus life, including the physical and mental health benefits of being active, experiencing the healing effects of nature, increased social inclusion, and the positive impact this has on academic performance.

This will be followed by a detailed explanation of the support provided for Colleges and Universities to start their own program, and how to apply to be one of 20 Ontario campuses that will receive support from the Mood Walk provincial partners.

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

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Cannabis Use Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario Campuses @ Online
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

With the approaching legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis, Ontario colleges and universities are in need of relevant information related to cannabis legalization and regulation, mental health, harm reduction, and best-practices in engaging with students regarding substance use.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development have partnered to develop a tool-kit for campus professionals to support the implementation of health-based interventions which aim to reduce risks and harms associated with cannabis use.

This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the tool-kit, information related to cannabis use, developing and implementing campus cannabis use frameworks, and best-practices in promoting Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines among students.

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

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Family and Children Services Niagara’s 120th Annual General Meeting @ Heartland Forest
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara invites you to attend their 120th Annual General Meeting.

  • Reception and refreshments
  • Presentations and remarks
  • Youth bursary presentations
  • Staff recognition

Please RSVP by June 15th to maybeth.szilagyi@facsniagara.on.ca.

This event is hosted by Family and Children’s Services Niagara.

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