(Dis)Comfort Zones Conference Proceedings

  The (Dis)Comfort Zones conference, which was held at Vanier in May 2017, brought together students, college educators, and experts on different forms of diversity and pedagogy. Proceedings from the conference are now available in PDF here. The document includes recommendations that arose from the conference, as well as papers contributed by most of the…

Profweb Newsletter: A’17 Highlights and Articles

Profweb, an organization financed by MEES (Ministère de l’Éducation et de Enseignement Supérieur), supports CEGEP teachers through promoting educational digital resources and sharing pedagogical strategies. In their A’17 newsletter, Profweb shares information about recent projects. One is the creation of resources devoted to planning, producing, and distributing one’s own educational videos and developed by Vanier’s own…

So Now You’re a CEGEP Teacher….

CALLING ALL NEW AND NEWISH TEACHERS! The PSI office is hosting So Now You’re a CEGEP Teacher…., a casual get-together for teachers who are new to Vanier College or have only a few semesters at Vanier under their belts. The event will be an opportunity for you to get to know one another, ask questions…

Article on “Incorporating Art In The Science Curriculum”

Vanier chemistry teacher Jailson Lima recently published a piece on imaginED about a course he teaches that incorporates ideas from both art and science and examines their relationship to one another. Here’s an excerpt: Image from the original article. “I designed a course that compares the evolution of visual arts and…

Upcoming PED Day – Engaging ALL Students: Pedagogy for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In its 2015–2020 strategic plan, Vanier College identifies promoting global and diversity education in the curriculum, as well as developing and implementing effective, innovative and inclusive pedagogical practice, as priority actions. This upcoming PED Day on August 16, in an event titled Engaging ALL Students: Pedagogy for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, we will focus on…

Moodle Day 2017 at Dawson College

Moodle Day is scheduled for Friday May 26, 2017 at Dawson College. The theme of this year’s Moodle Day is “Moodle and its Role in Higher Education.” Presentations will be in the format of Talks (15-20 minute), and Round table discussions Topics include  Best practices and advice on using Moodle for pedagogical strategies (e.g. flipped-classroom, blended learning, etc.)…

(Dis)Comfort Zones: Negotiating Tensions and Cultivating Belonging in Diverse College Classrooms in Quebec

The Critical Diversity in Higher Education (CDHE) research team at Vanier College welcomes you to (Dis)Comfort Zones: Negotiating Tensions and Cultivating Belonging in College Classrooms in Quebec, a two-day bilingual conference exploring issues of diversity and inclusion in the Cégep system. The primary objective of this conference—what we have termed a multi-vocal participatory workshop (MPW)—is…

New Workshop: Personal Storytelling as a Teaching Tool

Everyone has a story to tell – and research points to clear benefits of integrating storytelling skills into the classroom. On May 5, English teachers Stephen Dinsmore and Matt Goldberg will present lively examples of personal-story forms in different media; distribute pedagogical materials adaptable to a wide variety of courses, interests, and levels; and lead interactive…

IT REP Conference April 26-28

The April IT REP conference will take place in two weeks at LaSalle College, April 26, 27, and 28. This year, teachers are welcome to attend a few of the activities online: 5 will be offered in French and 4 in English. (N.B. these sessions will be webcast, but not recorded.) REGISTRATION To register, see the schedule and…

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