Teaching and Learning Symposium Invitation

Event Date: 
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:30pm to Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 1:30pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:30pm to Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 1:30pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:30pm to Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:30pm
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Various locations
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2019 Teaching & Learning Symposium, November 11-15. The planned sessions, events, and speakers celebrate outstanding teaching across Lakehead Thunder Bay and Lakehead Orillia, and across disciplines.

Featured sessions open to all include the following:

Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop Exhibit, November 12-15, Agora

  • An exploration of the experience of Survivors of the Sixties Scoop, which began in the 1960s and continued until the late 1980s, where Indigenous children were taken from their families, often forcibly, and fostered and/or adopted out to non-Indigenous homes often far away from their communities and some across the globe.

Best Practices in Thesis Supervision: A Faculty and Graduate Student Panel Discussion – 1:00-2:00, Tuesday, Nov. 12, LI 5014C and OA 3007

  • A panel discussion on the role of the student and supervisor throughout the graduate experience with both faculty and graduate students participating.

Let’s Get Accessible: Creating Accessible PowerPoints – 10:00-12:00, Wednesday, Nov. 13, LI 1003

  • A hands-on session during which Student Accessibility Services (SAS) staff will walk participants through the creation of a PowerPoint using accessibility best practices.

Teaching Award Reception – 4:00-6:00, Wednesday, Nov. 13, Teaching Commons, LI 5014 and the Principal's Board Room

  • A celebration of this year’s winners of teaching awards with a keynote by the winner of the 2018-19 Distinguished Instructor Award (winner to be announced at the Nov 4th Senate). Refreshments and an opportunity to enjoy the company of colleagues follows. Please RSVP by Nov 6th to teachingcommons.lakeheadu.ca

Keynote by Dr. Colleen Cardinal, 12:00 -1:00, Thursday, Nov. 14, The Study

  • A public talk by Dr. Cardinal, the co-founder and Executive Director of the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network and the author of the much anticipated Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else): A 60s Scoop Adoptee’s Story of Coming Home, which was released this past June through Rosewood Press.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop – 2:30-3:30, Friday, Nov. 15, LI 5014 C and OA 2005

  • A workshop by Dr. Christina Hendricks from UBC introducing SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning), its core components, and its relationship to conventional academic scholarship.