Schedule

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Tuesday, May 21st

1-4:30PM – PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM
Stronger Together – Creating a Cultural and Policy Framework for Change in Alcohol/Substance Harm Reduction
Register now. CBU Campus – CC261

1PM-4PM – PRE-CONFERENCE CBU CAMPUS TOURS
Sign-Up Required. CBU Welcome Centre

4-7PM – CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Holiday Inn – Lower Level

6:30PM – FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES & NEW MEMBER MINGLE
Holiday Inn Ballroom

7pm – OPENING RECEPTION
Holiday Inn Ballroom

 

Wednesday, May 22nd

7:30-8:45AM – BREAKFAST
CBU Campus – Pit Lounge

9-10AM – TREE PLANTING & SMUDGING CEREMONY
CBU Courtyard

10:15-10:45AM – KEYNOTE – DEAN OF UNAMA’KI COLLEGE LAURIANNE SYLVESTER

Royal Bank Lecture Theatre

11:00-12:00PM – CONCURRENT SESSION 1

  1. Transforming Student Affairs Assessment with Appreciative Inquiry
  2. The Comeback: Return to Work after Burnout
  3. Communication for Complex Conversations: Enhancing Student Support Through Empathetic Engagement
  4. Results of the Atlantic Canada Mental Health Services Project

12:00-1:00PM – LUNCH
CBU Campus Pit Lounge

1:10PM-2:10PM – CONCURRENT SESSION 2

  1. Engaging Drama Therapy techniques to explore difficult conversations around roles in racism, anti-racism initiatives, and its conceptions.
  2. Collaboration Innovation: How intentionally working together has made us more dynamic, understanding, and effective in our roles.
  3. Self-Compassion: Buffering Feelings of Imposter Syndrome in the Workplace
  4. Coffee and Computers

2:20PM-3:20PM – CONCURRENT SESSION 3

  1. Spiritual Care – An Inclusive Approach
  2. Enhancing Decision-Making in Student Affairs Through Integrated Planning and Reporting
  3. Relationship Building BTW International, Non-Indigenous and Indigenous People: Heart to Heart Program
  4. The Impact of NSCC’s CEWIL Funded Bursary Project.

3:30PM-4:15PM – SNAPS & SNACKS

  • From International Student to International Student Advisor
  • Introducing AACUSS’ New Black Student Advising & Support Division
  • Indigenous Student Supports @ CBU
  • Mountie Meals

4:20pm 1st Bus leaves CBU for social excursion

4:30PM-7PM SOCIAL EXCURSION

 

Thursday, May 23rd

7:30-8:45AM – BREAKFAST
CBU Campus – Pit Lounge

9:00-10:00AM – CONCURRENT SESSION 4

  1. Elder Protocol & Sacred Practices @ CBU
  2. Engaging in difficult conversations during Global and Geopolitical Crisis
  3. Building Strong Integrated Teams

10:10-11:10AM – CONCURRENT SESSION 5

  1. Getting Back on Track: Supporting Academically At-Risk Students
  2. Dalhousie Student Leadership Academy
  3. Thriving at Work; A Story of Innovation
  4. Coupling Drama Therapy techniques with psychoeducation to help members explore ways to recharge their emotional batteries.

11:10-11:30AM – NUTRITION BREAK
CBU Campus – Great Hall

11:30-12:30PM – CONCURRENT SESSION 6

  1. Innovative Approaches to Supporting (student) Survivors
  2. Unlocking Campus Potential: The Case for Case Managers in Higher Education
  3. Indigenous Principles of Education and Supporting Students.
  4. Choose Your Own Adventure – Creating Your Own Professional Path in Student Affairs

12:30-1:45PM – LUNCH
CBU Campus Pit Lounge

1:50-2:50PM – CONCURRENT SESSION 7

  1. Panel Discussion: Equity Approaches and Inclusive Practices in Student Services
  2. Panel Discussion: Accessibility, Invisible Disabilities and Accommodations
  3. Panel Discussion: Supporting Global Students

3:00-4:00PM – CONCURRENT SESSION 8

  1. From Conduct to Community Management: Bending Campus Culture
  2. Dalhousie Transition and Engagement Framework
  3. STFX’s Harm Reduction Strategy

4-4:30PM – NUTRITION MINGLE
CBU Campus Pit Lounge

6:45PM – AACUSS AWARDS & BANQUET
The Port “Big Fiddle” RBC Room

 

Friday, May 24th

9:30-10:30AM – BRUNCH (WORKING)
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

10:10-11am – ELITASUALTULTI’K PRESENTATION
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

11-11:45AM – CBU L’NU HEALTH CHAIR PERSPECTIVES ON STUDENT SERVICES
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

11:45-12:45pm – AACUSS DIVISION MEETINGS
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

 

SAFE TRAVELS AMAZING COLLEAGUES & THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!