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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: LANDER – From Avro to Apollo 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: LANDER – From Avro to Apollo @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Shelley Ayers, Director, Writer, Producer The heart of every great story is a person. This person or team of people not only represent their own quest and the challenges they face along their journey, but cast a light on our dreams. It is these types of stories that Shelley seeks and loves to tell. Shelley, in collaboration with her Director of Photography, Mark Foerster, recently completed the documentary LANDER: from Avro to Apollo. It shines a spotlight on a Canadian engineer and his contribution to the design and engineering of the Lunar Module that took Neil Armstrong to the moon 50 years ago. We will be treated to a special showing of this short film. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Deciphering Election Polls 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Deciphering Election Polls @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Livianna Tossutti, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brock University Public opinion polls are expected to provide straightforward answers to important questions at election time: “What are Canadians thinking about political parties, their leaders, and the important issues of the day?” When polls are conducted in a biased or non-scientific way, the results may lead to misinformation. This talk will highlight what you need to consider when evaluating the credibility of polls. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Whole Campus, Healthy Communities: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Conference 2019
Whole Campus, Healthy Communities: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Conference 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Toronto
Oct 15 – Oct 16 all-day
Campuses are the sites of a wide range of mental health challenges, from exam-related stress and roommate relationship issues to anorexia and depression. A characteristic of a mental healthy campus would be students feeling safe and supported in talking about their concerns. At such a campus, everyone in the institution takes ownership of student success. Student affairs administrators, faculty, residence directors, and counsellors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they – along with many other campus constituencies – are searching for ways to best serve students’ individual needs and those of the student body as a whole. This year’s theme, Whole Campus, Healthy Communities, looks at campus communities in their entirety. We cannot fully address student mental health without also looking at the ecosystem in which students spend a majority of their time- the campus environment. In order to promote mental well-being for students, we should also take into account the wellbeing of other campus community members, such as staff and faculty. In addition, we are also looking at larger ecosystems which students might inhabit before and after their post-secondary education. Issues like transitions from high school to post-secondary and employment prospects after graduation can have an impact on how we help students to thrive. To facilitate this discussion, this conference will be exploring five themes. These are: Substance Use Mental Health Strategies Wellness and Health Promotion Diversity and Inclusion The Student Voice This conference is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Dr. Michael Levesque, Medical Head of Systemic Therapy, Walker Family Cancer Centre and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oncology, McMaster University Dr. Levesque will review the evolution of drug therapies for cancer with increasing abilities to discriminate malignant cells from normal cells of the host. Although chemotherapy still has its place for the treatment, and even cure, of many cancers, the past two decades have witnessed rapid development of new treatments that capitalize on our better understanding of cancer biology and the interplay between cancer and the immune system. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Workshop for Educators: Tinkering With Wood 6:00 pm
Workshop for Educators: Tinkering With Wood @ ECCDC
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you. The series will provide opportunities for educators to explore what tinkering is (chances are that you are already doing it) and how educators can intentionally incorporate tinkering into your early learning and child care programs. This session will focus on reviving the ‘lost art’ of utilizing wood and woodworking in early learning and child care programs, and how educators can ‘bring it back’ into their practice. This session will take place off-site in a dedicated woodworking environment and will include using real tools and consider health and safety, and risk benefit analysis. This event is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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Enhancing Team Dynamics Through Inspirational Leadership 9:00 am
Enhancing Team Dynamics Through Inspirational Leadership @ ECCDC
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
An invitation to those on a journey of Pedagogical Leadership to reflect on your experiences, share your thoughts, provoke thinking and expand practice. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations, share experiences and enhance opportunities that support both the pedagogical leadership team and their practices. This series will continue the conversation of how pedagogical leadership has impacted your staff team, reigniting the community of practice, empowering and enabling pedagogical leaders to move to the next step and provide opportunities for self care, mindfulness and team building. This event is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Identifying Real vs. Fake Science News 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Identifying Real vs. Fake Science News @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Fiona Rawle, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, and Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Dept. of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga It’s important that we all stay up to date on science and health breakthroughs. News about science is all around us, but how can you decipher real vs. sensationalized vs. fake science news? In this session, Dr. Rawle will take you on a journey exploring some of the most egregious examples of fake science news, and guide you in how to identify news you can trust. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Build a Dream Niagara 5:00 pm
Build a Dream Niagara @ Club Roma
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Build a Dream is hosting the first annual Career Discovery Expo in the Niagara region! Open to young women and their parents, the expo provides comprehensive information on job opportunities in skilled trades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), emergency response, entrepreneurship, and politics, helping you to plan more effectively for careers that they may have overlooked. To keep the event interesting and interactive, the event provides key information on careers and includes: An inspiration panel of successful women sharing their career experience and offering advice A networking expo for speaking directly with employers (and female employees) to gain insight into each business or industry Hands-on activities and fun features like a career photo booth, and much more! The evening includes industry panelists that provide mentorship and share their journey in their field, an interactive career expo with local and national employers, and hands-on activities sponsored by Niagara College. Light dinner is provided. Free Parking. This event is hosted by Build a Dream.
Using Children’s Books to Invite Multiple Perspectives with Dr. Diane Kashin 6:00 pm
Using Children’s Books to Invite Multiple Perspectives with Dr. Diane Kashin @ ECCDC
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Books can be an invitation to think deeply, opening children’s minds and eyes to the complexities of their world. The Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education inspires educators to think differently and see different perspectives. Through the magic of books, children too can be encouraged to make meaning from multiple perspectives. In this interactive session, participants will be invited to explore perspectives and possibilities as inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach and children’s books. As part of the workshop, you will explore the image of children as writers and readers capable of expressing their own unique perspectives while engaging with others to consider multiple perspectives. Come ready to read, think, create and play! This session is hosted by the ECCDC.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Feeding the World in 2050 – How Great is the Challenge? 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Feeding the World in 2050 – How Great is the Challenge? @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Spencer Henson, Professor, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph With continued growth in the global population and rising incomes driving changes in eating patterns, there are real concerns about the ability of the world to feed itself in the future. This presentation explores the challenges that the world faces in achieving food security in a manner that is sustainable and meets the needs of the poor. It examines the role that Canada can play in addressing these challenges in partnership with developing countries around the world. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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