2021 Black History Month RESOURCES

2021 Black History Month Resources As a companion to the Black History Month 2021 events and a legacy to this first year of Black History Month celebrations at the College of the Rockies, please see the various resources to support your learning, celebration and connection to Black Excellence. Thank you to Michelle Chan for compiling these resources for the College Community.   Resources for Learning 365 Ways to Celebrate Black Canadian Curriculum Africville - Remember Africville by National Film Board of Canada African History with Samuel L. Jackson Being Black in Canada - Resources for creatives Being Black in Canada, partnership between Fabienne Colas Foundation, Netflix, National Bank & CBC.  Black Canadian Historical Figures Courtesy of The Government of Canada Black History in Canada Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada Black History in Canada Courtesy of The Canadian Encyclopedia  Black Pioneers: Their Industry and Character Influenced the Vision of Canada - Courtesy of the British Columbia Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS)  Black, African Caribbean Heritage Choice Board - Courtesy of Ian Clark, Letitia Cotou,...
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CORFA Presents – Black History Month 2021

  College of the Rockies Faculty Association Presents: BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021 - Celebrating Black Excellence   The College of the Rockies Faculty Association (CORFA) is honoured to present a series of online events celebrating Black History Month for 2021.  We have waited far too long to celebrate Black Excellence, with this only being our inaugural celebration of Black History Month. We invite all members of the College of the Rockies Community to partake in these online events over February, 2021.  All events have been coordinated, and will be facilitated by College of the Rockies Student Alumni Michelle Chan and Sophie Ing'aa. Black History Month is observed across Canada every February, providing an opportunity to share and learn about the experiences, contributions and achievements of peoples of African ancestry across Canada and beyond.  A fundamental value of CORFA is solidarity and we stand with all BIPoC peoples, working towards transforming our work and learning environments into safe, thriving spaces for all.   Schedule of Events for Black History...
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Black History Month – Short-term Contract Position

College of the Rockies Student/Alumni Short-term Contract Position Black History Month Online Event Coordination The College of the Rockies Faculty Association (CORFA) is looking to grant a short-term contract to a student or alumni of the College of the Rockies to organize an online event or series of online events during Black History Month (February 2021). The online event(s) will be open to the faculty, employees and students of the College of the Rockies. Some current ideas for an event/events include but are not limited to: a keynote speaker, speakers' panel or another form of online discussion/awareness campaign. CORFA is looking for applications from students and/or alumni who may be interested in working with a small group of volunteer faculty members to coordinate, market and manage the online event(s) during Black History Month. The successful applicant will be the team leader on event execution, however, will receive support and mentorship from faculty. This role is a paid contract position and will run for approximately 10...
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Conversation Cafe April 2019

April 2019 - Conversation Cafe At the conversation cafe held on April 24th, Leslie Molnar gave a short presentation of the results of the CUPE/CORFA survey, and then the attendees broke into discussion groups and discussed the following four themes that came out of the survey.  Please take the time to watch the video and share your thoughts on the following themes with benheyde@gmail.com, as we are compiling responses with the hope of sharing them in a summative way with COTR management. #1 – Survey results show many people feel the amount of work they are doing in their same job has increased and/or has become more complex. Concerns raised were about time, resources, staffing, and work-life balance. #2 – Survey results have shown a strong disconnect between the leadership President’s Council thinks it is providing and the actual leadership and effects on actual work employees feel PC provides.  #3 – Survey results show concerns regarding employees’ work being valued, about inadequate avenues to raise...
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The Experience Industry on Campus

Growth Engineering Company 2018 Lewis and Williams define experiential learning as:“In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing.Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection aboutthe experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.”  Lewis and Williams (1994) Now THAT's a big class! 3,500 Chinese university students take the same lesson to prepare for graduate entrance examination. Williams (2016) Are we seeing an end to the days of hundreds of students sitting in front of a single lecturer? Obviously the image of 3500 university students packed into a single lecture theater is an extreme. However, some of us do remember the days of being placed in a first or second year course with hundreds of other students. There are still lectures in larger universities that contain hundreds of students. It would be quite a feat to engage these students in an experiential learning process that is created and implemented...
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