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July 1 - 31, 2020

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

All Day Black Healing Space (Multi-Day Event)

Hosted by Lauren Burrows, education and inclusion coordinator and Shilan.

  • Open to people who self-identify as Black.
  • Healing space includes support space, grounding activities, collective care and action-organizing opportunities.
  • Held every Thursday, beginning June 11 through July 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST

Register in advance for this space using your @wlu.ca or @mylaurier.ca email address.

  • Diversity and Equity
  • Thursday, July 02, 2020

    End Time 5:00 PM Black Healing Space (Multi-Day Event)

    Hosted by Lauren Burrows, education and inclusion coordinator and Shilan.

    • Open to people who self-identify as Black.
    • Healing space includes support space, grounding activities, collective care and action-organizing opportunities.
    • Held every Thursday, beginning June 11 through July 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST

    Register in advance for this space using your @wlu.ca or @mylaurier.ca email address.

  • Diversity and Equity
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Euchre Tournament

    If you're a fan of Euchre or have always wanted to learn, we've got a great opportunity for you! LOCUS will be hosting our inaugural online Euchre tournament. There will be prizes for the top four teams, as well as one randomly selected participant. In order to participate, you need to register ahead of time by completing the form found at bit.ly/LaurierEuchre

    To join, login to zoom using your MyLaurier email and use meeting ID 648-018-1863 This week will be part 1 of a longer tournament. Parts 2 and 3 will take place in later weeks.

    Tuesday, July 07, 2020

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lean In Circle for Entrepreneurs

    Join us online for a Lean In Circle, a small group of up to 20 women entrepreneurs who meet regularly to support one another and learn new skills. Organized by the Laurier Women Entrepreneurship Centre. Open to women entrepreneurs at all stages of business. Open discussion covering a variety of topics such as goal setting, strategic planning during downtime, digital marketing, partnering and collaborations in tough times, as well as your suggested topics.

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual Welcome Party – Laurier 101

    Join us to celebrate with your fellow classmates and put your knowledge to the test with Laurier Trivia. There will be prizes and the opportunity to become #LaurierFamous. Before the party, don't forget to register your Laurier Zoom account, and RSVP your attendance with the link below.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Presenting with Confidence: Planning and Preparation

    This workshop introduces students to strategies for developing an effective presentation. We’ll talk about things to consider when planning a presentation including goals, organization, and the creation of visual aids.

    To join this workshop, login to MyLearningSpace and select "Learning Skills and Development Online" from your list of courses. From the course main page, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link to the Live Classroom. Then sign in to the room with your name as a guest user.

    If you have any trouble accessing the Live Classroom, please e-mail lbwritelearn@wlu.ca.

  • Centre for Student Success
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Virtual Welcome Party – Laurier 101

    Join us to celebrate with your fellow classmates and put your knowledge to the test with Laurier Trivia. There will be prizes and the opportunity to become #LaurierFamous. Before the party, don't forget to register your Laurier Zoom account, and RSVP your attendance with the link below.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ask Us Anything – Laurier 101

    Have questions? We're here to help! Get instant answers when you join our team live online in Laurier Life. Drop in at any point in the hour and ask us questions that are on your mind.

    Brantford: 

    • July 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • July 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Aug. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Aug. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.

    Waterloo: 

    • July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • July 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Aug. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Aug. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ask Us Anything – Laurier 101

    Have questions? We're here to help! Get instant answers when you join our team live online in Laurier Life. Drop in at any point in the hour and ask us questions that are on your mind.

    Brantford: 

    • July 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • July 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Aug. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Aug. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.

    Waterloo: 

    • July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • July 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Aug. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Aug. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Monday, July 13, 2020

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Intro to Analysis with R

    R is a powerful and open-source software package for statistical analysis that is, by some measures, becoming the standard for data analysis in the private, public and academic sectors. Its strengths are its open nature, flexibility, its capacity to produce compelling and informative graphics and the thousands of users that produce an astonishing array of packages that enable the software to perform statistical analyses.

    This day-long session will introduce participants to R tailored to their topics of interest and level of familiarity with statistics and data analysis. Topics will include basic data management strategies, producing descriptive and bivariate statistics, the linear and generalized linear model and data visualization. 

    Prerequisites:
    This is a beginner course, and therefore does not require any specific prerequisites. An introductory statistics class would be beneficial, as would some experience working with a computer programming language. A lack of either of these experiences will not hinder your success in the course.

    Prepare:
    Please pre-install the software on your own device so you can follow along.

    Instructor:
    Derek Gray

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Qualitative Approaches: Finding the Right Fit

    Have you ever wondered about qualitative research and how you can use it for your own work? Together, in this full-day workshop, we will explore the following five approaches to qualitative research: case study, ethnography, grounded theory, narrative research, and phenomenology. For each approach, we will discuss:

    • Origins and defining features
    • Associated methods
    • Common data analysis and presentation techniques
    • Challenges and/or ethical considerations

    Please be prepared for breakout group discussions to help clarify and reinforce workshop concepts. This workshop was developed in 2019 for LSIRM by Jennifer Marshman & Margaret Douglin. 

    Prerequisites:
    None, but some basic understanding of the fundamentals of qualitative research is assumed.

    Prepare:
    Participants who wish to do some reading in advance (not mandatory) may wish to explore the following reference as background reading for the session: Creswell, J., & Poth, C. (2017). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. A more comprehensive list of resources will be provided at the end of the workshop.

    Instructor:
    Lauren Judge

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM We All Count: Quantitative Data Equity & Ethical Issues

    Very few people use data and quantitative analysis because they want to promote racist or sexist ideas. However, it’s very easy to accidentally fall into these traps, particularly when there’s so much talk about the objectivity of evidence.

    It’s really easy to make mistakes when using data. A working understanding of how to incorporate ethics and equity into data products is essential for anyone conducting data analysis or making decisions based on data analysis.

    This workshop will guide learners hands-on through the process of learning to identify inequity and hidden bias at seven key stages of the data product lifecycle. This is an interactive skill-building workshop that delivers a seven-step process, real-world examples at each step and hands-on exercised accessible to both data analysts and C-Suite decision-makers.

    We will work with real world examples including the current COVID-19 crisis, the integration of Syrian refugees into Canada, and social impact projects around the globe.

    This lively, interactive workshop offers tools and materials for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. The workshop is based on stories drawn from the real world designed to illustrate why the materials are relevant and directly meaningful to the participant’s lives. Hands-on activities are provided so that abstract ideas are brought down to a concrete level.

    Participants leave with checklists as well as an individually crafted plan of their first step in applying the skills they learned in their work.

    Prerequisites:
    None

    Instructor:
    Heather Krause

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Skills for Effective Interviewing and Focus Groups

    Interviewing is the most common method of data collection used in qualitative research. This workshop provides a detailed overview of individual and group interviews, which are the most common methods of data collection used in qualitative research.

    By the end of this session, you will be familiar with the benefits and challenges of interviewing, how to create an interview protocol, how to craft effective questions, key skills in conducting the interview, and how to assess the quality of an interview. You will have the opportunity to practice your new knowledge and skills through role-playing in online breakout groups. This workshop is appropriate for academics and professionals alike.

    Prerequisites:
    None

    Instructor:
    Nicole Burns

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM International Student Webinar – Laurier 101

    Get your questions answered about studying in Canada by a panel of current international students and connect with staff from our Laurier International office. Register in advance to access this webinar.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Advanced Analysis with R

    This workshop will provide a brief overview of working with R and R Studio before touching on some advanced topics in R. The topics will be tailored to the interests of participants, but could include the use of R Markdown, analysis of repeated-measures designs, multiple regression analysis with automatic variable selection, running simple simulations, multivariate analysis using Principle Components Analysis and Redundancy Analysis, and the creation of publication-quality figures, including those with multiple panels embedded in a single figure.

    Prerequisites:
    The LSIRM introductory workshop or an undergraduate statistics course and basic familiarity with R is recommended.

    Prepare:
    Please pre-install the software on your own device so you can follow along.

    Instructor:
    Derek Gray

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ethnography & Content Analysis

    Ethnography is known as a qualitative research method often used by cultural anthropologists during their extensive fieldwork trips around the world. However, we'll be learning about those ethnographic techniques and approaches that have become popular in North American workplaces and are similar to the tools used by user experience designers and researchers.

    Participants in this 1-day workshop will learn about participant observation, ethnographic writing, ethnographic interviews, genealogical research, and auto-ethnography techniques. In addition to learning ethnographic methods, participants will learn qualitative coding techniques associated with content analysis. This session provides an overview of how to select and apply codes, the strengths and weaknesses of different analytical approaches, and best practices when interpreting ethnographic data. Throughout the workshop, participants will work through case studies and in-class projects. You will learn methods and techniques that can be used in the workplace or as a supplement to other research methods.

    Prerequisites:
    Basic knowledge of qualitative research methods. This session is appropriate for junior researchers, or researchers looking to integrate ethnography as a new research method. 

    Prepare:
    Complete a Google Form providing on the MyLearningSpace platform prior to attending workshop (7 days) to allow the instructor to tailor the course content. Participants will be emailed with instructions.

    Instructor:
    Jennifer Long

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Writing Well: Enhancing Your Style

    This workshop will help students refine their academic writing by learning about the style of scholarly discourse and making an impact with citation and scholarly language.

    To join this workshop, login to MyLearningSpace and select "Learning Skills and Development Online" from your list of courses. From the course main page, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link to the Live Classroom. Then sign in to the room with your name as a guest user.

    If you have any trouble accessing the Live Classroom, please e-mail lbwritelearn@wlu.ca.

  • Centre for Student Success
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Introduction to R Markdown

    This one-day introductory workshop will teach students the fundamentals of how to create R Markdown scripts to create reproducible reports and presentations in various formats (PDF, Word, PowerPoint, HTML). Students will gain experience constructing several reports from data sets provided to the class.

    Prerequisites:
    This class is appropriate for attendees with experience using R and RStudio who want to create reproducible data analyses and reports that can be shared with a large audience.

    Instructor:
    Greg Rousell

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Make the Most of Your Graduate Studies: The Professional Approach

    In this workshop, participants will work through activities to develop their professionalization skills by having a P.L.A.N.: skills of Professional development, Life skills, Academic development, and Networking.

    Originally developed by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville, PLAN is a framework for understanding and addressing the professional development needs of graduate students.

    Using PLAN as a springboard, this session will provide one mini-workshop in each skill area: (1) Professional development - The tried, tested and true research overview (good for any grant or application); (2) Life skills - Navigating Canadian post-secondary institutions where upheaval is the new norm; (3) Academic development - Futurescaping (Design Thinking) to set academic goals and priorities; (4) Networking - Lessons learned on how to avoid a conference flop (aka. Pineapples and Presence).

    This workshop is intended for undergraduates entering graduate school, or a current Masters or PhD student enrolled in graduate school.

    Prepare:
    Come equipped with an understanding of their (proposed) research project or grant in mind. Participants Also please complete a Google Forms survey to help the instructor prepare the material (7 days in advance; will be available in MyLearningSpace and you will be emailed with instructions).

    Instructor:
    Jennifer Long

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Working Across Difference: An Introduction to Intercultural Learning

    Intercultural refers to the meeting of two or more people embodying different cultural contexts. As our world becomes more complex and interconnected, intercultural interaction has increasingly become part of our daily lives.

    The ability to communicate across difference is not the sole domain of diplomats or international businesspeople, but a critical life skill for everyone. Developing intercultural skills is important for success in your chosen career, satisfaction in your relationships with others, and to sustain peaceful and harmonious relationships both locally and globally. To relate across difference goes beyond tolerance to an appreciation of diverse perspectives with an ability to leverage difference to grow and create solutions for our changing contexts.

    This workshop is based on an experiential learning model and your active participation will be an important element of your learning. The workshop will introduce theoretical models of intercultural learning, as well as practical tools that you can implement in your daily practice.

    Prerequisites:
    None (beginner level)

    Instructors:

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Curriculum Vitae and Scholarship Writing (free webinar)

    Facilitated by Community Psychology Faculty at Laurier University, learn how to put together a C.V. to broadcast your skills and experiences, and write a proposal for student scholarships.

    Registration.

  • CCRLA
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Helping Your Hawk Soar: Supporting Your Student in Their First Year of University – Laurier 101

    This session is for parents and supporters of incoming Golden Hawks to learn more about what life is like for your student at Laurier. Register in advance to access this webinar.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Intro to SPSS

    This 1-day workshop is ideal for anyone working, or planning to work, with survey data. This workshop introduces basic skills in data analysis using SPSS. The day will mix discussion of statistical analysis principles (e.g. variables, formulating hypotheses, levels of measurement, univariate statistics, bivariate statistics, etc.) with hands-on training. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to import data into SPSS, recode variables, generate tables, and execute some basic descriptive analysis.

    New free licence for registrants: After you register, you will be provided with a software licence to use for the month of July 2020.

    Prerequisites:
    No background in research methods or statistical analysis is required.

    Instructor:
    Anthony Piscatelli

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mock Lecture Series – Laurier 101

    Get a sneak peak of a university lecture by attending one or more from our summer lecture series! You must register in advance to attend a lecture.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Friday, July 17, 2020

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Advanced SPSS: Intro to Regression

    This 1-day workshop is geared toward those hoping to gain a basic understanding of regression analysis using SPSS. The workshop will start with simple bivariate linear regression and move onto multivariate regression with continuous, discrete and binary dependent variables. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to import data into SPSS, recode variables, run regression models and interpret results.

    New free licence for registrants: After you register, you will be provided with a software licence to use for the month of July 2020.

    Prerequisites:
    This session offers training in advanced techniques. It is required that participants have a solid understanding of basic concepts in quantitative methodology, such as variable scales (nominal, ordinal, continuous), and should have a basic understanding of the meaning of inferential statistics (e.g., “statistical significance”). Most importantly, students should have a background in basic SPSS usage and coding. Intermediate level of knowledge

    Prepare:
    Please pre-install the software on your own device so you can follow along.

    There will be a manual for particiapants to review beforehand on the MyLearningSpace platform; instructions will be emailed to you.

    Instructor:
    Andre Perella

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Indigenous Methodologies

    This workshop will explore the nature of Indigenous thought and philosophy and its use for Indigenous research theories, methods, and methodologies. Participants will examine Indigenous research issues within Western academic pursuits and the need and priority of implementing Indigenous research methodologies. You will be exposed to aspects of Indigenous research protocols and activities that exist within Indigenous communities.

    Prerequisites:
    Helpful to have knowledge of Indigenous peoples’ knowledge/history/philosophy, but not necessary. Minimal knowledge and awareness of research methods and methodologies.

    Prepare:
    Readings will be provided in the MyLearningSpace platform to complete before the workshop. Participants will be emailed with instructions.

    Instructor:
    Darren Thomas

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • Monday, July 20, 2020

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Creating Clear Infographics

    Are you working on a research project and wonder how you can share your findings to a wider audience? Are you considering creative ways of reporting your results to participants, industry, or the general public? An infographic is one way of sharing your project’s key take-aways clearly and effectively. Infographics can be customized to a variety of audiences and can be shared digitally and in print, making them a good option for summarizing large volumes of information with maximum reach. (Plus, they are fun to make!)

    In this workshop, you will learn the purposes, key principles and approaches to creating clear infographics. A variety of examples will be shared to demonstrate the range of ways infographics can serve your knowledge sharing needs. You will engage in activities to practice creating components of an infographic and will learn about different types of software you can use to develop infographics for your research.

    Prerequisites:
    A basic understanding of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required. This course is designed for beginners and no previous experience with infographics is required.

    Prepare:
    No preparation is required. Have your computer with Microsoft Word & PowerPoint installed and/or paper/pen ready to practice mapping out components of an infographic. It may also be helpful to reflect on any existing projects you are working on and consider the role/impact an infographic might have in your work (however, this is not required).

    Instructor:
    Courtney Arseneau

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Questionnaire Design, Sampling & Recruitment

    Many people underestimate the art and science that goes into developing and designing a good survey. This 2-day workshop will help you develop surveys that are both valid (truly answer your research questions) and reliable (respondents understand what you are asking).

    The instructor - the Vice President of Ipsos Public Affairs in Canada - will draw on several decades of research on survey design and response process as well as his own experience as a researcher, teacher and consultant in survey design. It is the perfect synthesis between theoretical and practical, real-world approaches.

    Among other topics, conceptualization, operationalization, the survey development process, survey structure and format, question wording, and online surveys will be discussed. The workshop is conducted in an interactive way and participants will be able to apply their knowledge through practice exercises.

    Prerequisites:
    It is easy to follow with no prior knowledge needed.

    Instructor:
    Sean Simpson

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Story Creation Through Film in a Time of Crisis

    In the current era of multiple converging crises impacting our society, friends, families and communities, it is clearly critical for social change advocates to find ways to ‘get the word out’ more effectively on how best to respond, building toward a more just and sustainable society. The current coronavirus pandemic puts additional restrictions on the potential mediums of response, as physical distancing is encouraged and more and more people move to online modes of communication.

    Film-based storytelling is uniquely positioned to communicate the current crises and potential responses, and can reach large audiences who are already presently engaging online.

    This online workshop will focus on filmmaking approaches that can be applied in the current situation, providing participants with the opportunity to develop their own powerful short film story to share. This will include a practical exploration of core strategies for film pre-production (concept / story development), production (shooting the film) and post production (editing, polishing and distribution).

    The workshop aims to give participants an in-depth understanding of creating a strong short film from start to finish that speaks to the issues of concern to you and your community, connects emotionally with your viewers, and helps move your target audience to action.

    Who is this for? Anyone interested in using film as a mode of knowledge mobilization for community-based work, providing you have permission to share it.

    Prepare:
    Ideally, please have a story in mind, but this is not required.

    Instructor:
    Kai Reimer-Watts

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Arts-Based Research

    This session will serve as an introduction to arts-based qualitative research. Arts-based methods are emerging approaches that involve the use of artistic processes as the mode of inquiry. The workshop will be structured around case studies and the knowledge and lived experiences of participants.

    Prepare:
    Basic understanding of qualitative research

    Instructor:
    Ciann L. Wilson

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Ask a Prof: Professor Panel – Laurier 101

    We have gathered together a group of professors to answer your questions and provide their insights and advice for being successful in your first year. Email the questions you would like a professor to answer during the panel to laurier101@wlu.ca. Register in advance to access this event.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Qualitative Analysis

    Qualitative data analysis (QDA) turns qualitative information (i.e. words, artistic expressions) into research findings. It is the process through which we identify, explain, interpret, and make sense of stories, text and images.

    This workshop offers an overview of concepts, approaches and strategies in QDA with a focus on interview data. It provides a comprehensive introduction to thematic analysis, a method that is broadly applicable and widely used.

    By the end of this day, you will have a better understanding of how to plan for QDA, be familiar with basic coding techniques, know how to ensure your findings are trustworthy, and be ready to start analysing.

    This is a hands-on workshop; you will have opportunity to practice your new knowledge and skill by working with sample data provided online.

    Prerequisites:
    Basic knowledge of qualitative methods. This workshop is appropriate for academics and professionals alike.

    Prepare:
    Prior thinking about the type of data that may be collected (if participants have a project in mind) would be helpful.

    If possible, read Braun, V. & Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3, 77 – 101.

    Instructor:
    Katie Cook

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Questionnaire Design, Sampling & Recruitment

    Many people underestimate the art and science that goes into developing and designing a good survey. This 2-day workshop will help you develop surveys that are both valid (truly answer your research questions) and reliable (respondents understand what you are asking).

    The instructor - the Vice President of Ipsos Public Affairs in Canada - will draw on several decades of research on survey design and response process as well as his own experience as a researcher, teacher and consultant in survey design. It is the perfect synthesis between theoretical and practical, real-world approaches.

    Among other topics, conceptualization, operationalization, the survey development process, survey structure and format, question wording, and online surveys will be discussed. The workshop is conducted in an interactive way and participants will be able to apply their knowledge through practice exercises.

    Prerequisites:
    It is easy to follow with no prior knowledge needed.

    Instructor:
    Sean Simpson

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ask a Prof: Professor Panel – Laurier 101

    We have gathered together a group of professors to answer your questions and provide their insights and advice for being successful in your first year. Email the questions you would like a professor to answer during the panel to laurier101@wlu.ca. Register in advance to access this event.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Presenting with Confidence: Communicating Effectively

    This workshop will help students practice the skills of effective oral presentation including awareness of non-verbal communication. We will also briefly talk about strategies for effective group presentations.

    To join this workshop, login to MyLearningSpace and select "Learning Skills and Development Online" from your list of courses. From the course main page, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link to the Live Classroom. Then sign in to the room with your name as a guest user.

    If you have any trouble accessing the Live Classroom, please e-mail lbwritelearn@wlu.ca.

  • Centre for Student Success
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Presenting with Confidence: Communicating Effectively

    This workshop will help students practice the skills of effective oral presentation including awareness of non-verbal communication. We will also briefly talk about strategies for effective group presentations.

    To join this workshop, login to MyLearningSpace and select "Learning Skills and Development Online" from your list of courses. From the course main page, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link to the Live Classroom. Then sign in to the room with your name as a guest user.

    If you have any trouble accessing the Live Classroom, please e-mail lbwritelearn@wlu.ca.

  • Centre for Student Success
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Intro to NVivo

    This 1-day workshop is suitable for people working with qualitative data. The first half will cover basic usage of NVIVO software, organizing data and/or literature, basic coding, and methodological considerations. The afternoon portion will cover intermediate-advanced usage of NVIVO such as, creating a codebook, querying/quantifying data, coding audio/video, organizing classifications, and data visualization.

    This workshop is taught using an interactive approach and attendees will be able to practice their skills using NVIVO. Individuals are encouraged to bring a working dataset (e.g. transcripts from interviews or focus groups) or a selection of literature. If you do not have current data or relevant literature to review, a sample transcript and literature will be provided.

    New free licence for registrants: After you register, you will be provided with a software licence to use for the month of July 2020.

    Prepare:
    Please pre-install the software on your own device so you can follow along.

    Instructor:
    Charlie Davis

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Project Management 101

    Research is a collaborative effort that depends on the successful coordination of multiple individuals, components and goals.

    This workshop will teach you how to oversee effective research teams by introducing you to the fundamental concepts, tools and techniques of project management. It is intended for those who want to build their interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

    Topics covered include basic communication for projects, group processes and dynamics, conflict resolution, managing roles and workloads, and effective decision-making. Attention will also be given to community-based work, and how to use these skills for projects involving community members and organizations as active contributors.

    This will be an interactive session; you are encouraged to contribute to an environment of co-learning by bringing your personal experiences, knowledge and questions. This workshop is appropriate for academics and professionals alike.

    Prerequisites:
    None

    Instructor:
    Sarah Ranco

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Working Across Difference: An Introduction to Intercultural Learning

    Intercultural refers to the meeting of two or more people embodying different cultural contexts. As our world becomes more complex and interconnected, intercultural interaction has increasingly become part of our daily lives.

    The ability to communicate across difference is not the sole domain of diplomats or international businesspeople, but a critical life skill for everyone. Developing intercultural skills is important for success in your chosen career, satisfaction in your relationships with others, and to sustain peaceful and harmonious relationships both locally and globally. To relate across difference goes beyond tolerance to an appreciation of diverse perspectives with an ability to leverage difference to grow and create solutions for our changing contexts.

    This workshop is based on an experiential learning model and your active participation will be an important element of your learning. The workshop will introduce theoretical models of intercultural learning, as well as practical tools that you can implement in your daily practice.

    Prerequisites:
    None (beginner level)

    Instructors:

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ask Us Anything – Laurier 101

    Have questions? We're here to help! Get instant answers when you join our team live online in Laurier Life. Drop in at any point in the hour and ask us questions that are on your mind.

    Brantford: 

    • July 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • July 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Aug. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Aug. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.

    Waterloo: 

    • July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • July 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Aug. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Aug. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ask Us Anything – Laurier 101

    Have questions? We're here to help! Get instant answers when you join our team live online in Laurier Life. Drop in at any point in the hour and ask us questions that are on your mind.

    Brantford: 

    • July 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • July 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Aug. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Aug. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.

    Waterloo: 

    • July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • July 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Aug. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Aug. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Patient-Oriented Community-Based Research

    The workshop is designed to have fun while reflecting on what we know about mobilizing communities and meaningfully engaging them in community-based participatory research (CBPR).

    The key objectives are: a) Acquiring new bold ideas about working with diverse community members in health CBPR; b) Sharing tips to face the digital divide; c) Inspiring and supporting patients, leaders, students and colleagues with CBPR ideas; and d) Discussing ideas on how to show the world your work, what we call Knowledge Transfer/Translation and Exchange.

    Given the times we live in, we will use examples, comparisons and contrasts between the 1980s AIDS epidemic (which I lived in the flesh) and COVID19. We will reflect on why those comparisons/contrasts matter when doing research and in public health.

    The workshop consists of a three-hour meeting online before the full day online workshop. This way, we make time to meet each other before the full day workshop, to explore the hub (MyLearningSpace platform) together, and to play with unruly technology.

    The one-day workshop is a combination of lecturettes (gay short lectures) and activities designed to dip our toes into possible CBPR designs, complications, attitudes, and ways to express and disseminate all aspects of health CBPR.

    Prepare:
    Knowledge of the basic terms of CBR is desirable. Explore www.uwow.ca.

    Instructor:
    Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

    Structural equation modelling (SEM) is a statistical technique that encompasses multiple linear regression, path analysis, factor analysis and causal modelling with latent variables in a unified framework. Health and social scientists as well as market researchers can use SEM to create powerful models that explain various aspects of human behaviours, from well-being to social attitudes and consumer behaviour.

    This workshop covers the main background principles of SEM, preparing data for SEM, model-building strategies, and applications of SEM in health and social sciences. It also covers different techniques that are part of the SEM "family": path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, structural regression models, and cross-lagged structural equation modelling. Latent profile/class analysis is also introduced. SEM analysis will be demonstrated using Mplus, a command-driven program.

    The analysis will be exemplified using de-identified data from a recent study conducted by Dr. Coulombe and his team on the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the mental health of Canadian workers.

    Prerequisites:
    Basic familiarity with multiple linear regression and factor analysis

    Instructor:
    Simon Coulombe

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bridging the Gap: Mobilizing Knowledge

    Learn to making connections between your research or expertise and policy and practice so that your work can have an impact on the audience(s) you want to target. This workshop will take you through a planning process to craft your message and share your research with the audience you want to reach. You will answer questions such as, who will be acting on the findings of your evaluation and has the authority to make decisions? Who is affected by changes to your program? How will results be shared to different stakeholders?

    Prepare:
    Have a summary ready of the knowledge, research, or information you want to mobilize.

    Instructor:
    Shawna Reibling

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • Friday, July 24, 2020

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Patient-Oriented Community-Based Research

    The workshop is designed to have fun while reflecting on what we know about mobilizing communities and meaningfully engaging them in community-based participatory research (CBPR).

    The key objectives are: a) Acquiring new bold ideas about working with diverse community members in health CBPR; b) Sharing tips to face the digital divide; c) Inspiring and supporting patients, leaders, students and colleagues with CBPR ideas; and d) Discussing ideas on how to show the world your work, what we call Knowledge Transfer/Translation and Exchange.

    Given the times we live in, we will use examples, comparisons and contrasts between the 1980s AIDS epidemic (which I lived in the flesh) and COVID19. We will reflect on why those comparisons/contrasts matter when doing research and in public health.

    The workshop consists of a three-hour meeting online before the full day online workshop. This way, we make time to meet each other before the full day workshop, to explore the hub (MyLearningSpace platform) together, and to play with unruly technology.

    The one-day workshop is a combination of lecturettes (gay short lectures) and activities designed to dip our toes into possible CBPR designs, complications, attitudes, and ways to express and disseminate all aspects of health CBPR.

    Prepare:
    Knowledge of the basic terms of CBR is desirable. Explore www.uwow.ca.

    Instructor:
    Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

    Structural equation modelling (SEM) is a statistical technique that encompasses multiple linear regression, path analysis, factor analysis and causal modelling with latent variables in a unified framework. Health and social scientists as well as market researchers can use SEM to create powerful models that explain various aspects of human behaviours, from well-being to social attitudes and consumer behaviour.

    This workshop covers the main background principles of SEM, preparing data for SEM, model-building strategies, and applications of SEM in health and social sciences. It also covers different techniques that are part of the SEM "family": path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, structural regression models, and cross-lagged structural equation modelling. Latent profile/class analysis is also introduced. SEM analysis will be demonstrated using Mplus, a command-driven program.

    The analysis will be exemplified using de-identified data from a recent study conducted by Dr. Coulombe and his team on the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the mental health of Canadian workers.

    Prerequisites:
    Basic familiarity with multiple linear regression and factor analysis

    Instructor:
    Simon Coulombe

    Registration.
    Cost and discount options.

  • CCRLA
  • Monday, July 27, 2020

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries Webinar – Laurier 101

    Learn about applying for scholarships, bursaries and completing your OSAP application. Parents and supporters are welcome to join students on this webinar.

    Register in advance to access this webinar.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mock Lecture Series – Laurier 101

    Get a sneak peak of a university lecture by attending one or more from our summer lecture series! You must register in advance to attend a lecture.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Getting Ready for Final Exams

    This workshop helps students plan for and achieve a successful review of course content for final exams.

    To join this workshop, login to MyLearningSpace and select "Learning Skills and Development Online" from your list of courses. From the course main page, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link to the Live Classroom. Then sign in to the room with your name as a guest user.

    If you have any trouble accessing the Live Classroom, please e-mail lbwritelearn@wlu.ca.

  • Centre for Student Success
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM What to Expect in First Year Student Panel – Laurier 101

    Take this opportunity to hear from current students about what it's really like to be a Laurier Golden Hawk. Our senior student panel will be live to share their experiences and provide advice on how they navigated their first year of university.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM What to Expect in First Year Student Panel – Laurier 101

    Take this opportunity to hear from current students about what it's really like to be a Laurier Golden Hawk. Our senior student panel will be live to share their experiences and provide advice on how they navigated their first year of university.

    Learn more at students.wlu.ca/laurier-101.

  • Recruitment and Admissions

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