Events

  • When:
    October 15, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    October 20, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 3, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 9, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 18, 2021 11:00am
  • When:
    November 22, 2021 4:00pm
  • When:
    December 7, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    December 14, 2021 4:30pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Sean Connors
Peer-Led Wellness Groups

Launching next week, we are pleased to be able to offer a new student-focussed wellness support resource hosted by Humber College post-graduate students enrolled in the Wellness Coaching Program in partnership with IGNITE and Student Wellness & Equitable Learning.

Peer-Led Wellness Groups will be running once a week from October 15 to December 14. Each week, a new topic will be addressed in a 40-minute group designed to generate peer-led discussion amongst students as it concerns various wellness topics.

Below is a list of topics, dates and times as well as the Eventbrite links for our first two groups. Please share with any students or student groups who might be interested in attending: 

Peer-Led Wellness Groups - Fall 2021 Schedule

October 15 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Goal Setting Register
October 20 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Wellness Wheel Register
November 3 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Happiness & Gratitude TBA
November 9 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Forming Healthy Habits TBA
November 18 11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Compassion TBA
November 22 (check) 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Stress Management TBA
December 2 TBA Resilience TBA
December 7 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Growth Mindset TBA
December 14 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Nutrition Basics TBA

Attend and students could win:

  • A $10.00 gift card for attending at least two groups; students can choose from Walmart, Amazon, or Skip the Dishes.
  • Students will be entered into our grand-prize draw for each group that they attend. More information to be announced.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sean Connors at sean.connors@humber.ca.

  • When:
    October 4, 2021 12:00pm
  • When:
    October 18, 2021 12:00pm
  • When:
    October 25, 2021 12:00pm
  • When:
    November 1, 2021 12:00pm
  • When:
    November 8, 2021 12:00pm
  • When:
    November 15, 2021 12:00pm
  • When:
    November 22, 2021 12:00pm
  • When:
    November 29, 2021 12:00pm
Where:
Virtual
Contact:
Kavelle Maharaj
Various sessions with dates and times for Humber Mindful Mondays Series

The Mindfulness Mondays series is back in an effort to have continued engagement and promote health and wellness activities. This concept is an eight-week virtual one-hour series starting from October 4 to November 29, 2021 (excluding Thanksgiving Day), where every Monday, a workshop will be hosted from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

These sessions will include mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and sound bath meditation activities consecutively. This series will be open to all employees, students, and the community.

Register for the sessions

Sessions include:

October 4, 2021 Yoga Nidra Meditation 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
October 18, 2021 Loving Kindness Meditation 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
October 25, 2021 Mindfulness Body Scan 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
November 1, 2021 Mindful Sense 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
November 8, 2021 Yoga 1 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
November 15, 2021 Yoga 2 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
November 22, 2021 Sound Bath Meditation 1 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
November 29, 2021 Sound Bath Meditation 1 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • When:
    October 20, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 3, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 17, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • When:
    December 1, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • When:
    December 15, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Consent Peer Education Program

The Consent Peer Education Program is thrilled to bring back Cayla Meredith, founder of the Move to Heal Project and a trauma-sensitive yoga facilitator, for a series of bi-weekly virtual yoga sessions throughout the fall semester! Cayla's classes emphasize trauma awareness, non-coercion, and accessibility in language and action.

Register through Eventbrite to join in on these sessions:

October 20 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Full Body Stretch Register
November 3 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Upper Body Stretch Register
November 17 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lower Body Stretch Register
December 1 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Restorative Register
December 15 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Restorative Register
  • When:
    December 6, 2021 11:00am to 12:30pm
Where:
Virtual
Contact:
Human Rights Education Team
Tel:
x4808
Equity & Inclusion Dialogue

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2021-2022 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event. View the flyer for event details. Limited seating available.

Full listing of the Centre’s 2021-2022 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series

 

Panel Description

Building Skills to Make a Positive Difference

Together we can change the world but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin. Our theme for this event is about building skills to make a positive difference, whether it's with your friends, your community, or the world.

Panelist Bios

Yamikani Msosa B.A., M.A. (they/them or ze-hir)

Yamikani is a black genderqueer Malawian arrivant-settler currently living within the Dish With One Spoon wampum treaty territory, who grew up on Algonquin Territory. Yami is an anti-violence educator, support worker and movement based facilitator, they love building containers for connections to be forged, and holding space for individual, community, and systems transformation. Their lens to the anti-violence liberation movement is intersectional and centers disability and healing justice organizing. 

Yamikani has held positions such as Black Academic Success and Engagement Coordinator at Humber College and Vice-Chair of Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centre. Yami currently sits on the eQuality Project Advisory and is featured in Violence Interrupted: Confronting Sexual Violence on University Campuses with Jane Bailey and Suzie Dunn. 

In 2017, Yami founded Seeds, a yoga program that centers the needs of survivors of sexual violence. You can learn about about hir work at www.yamimsosa.com.

Melissa Simas MSW (she/her)

Melissa Simas is a graduate of the Master of Social Work Program at Ryerson University. She is an advocate for promoting women’s rights and the social inclusion of people with disabilities. This is evidenced by her work as a volunteer with the Strengths-Based Parenting Initiative (SPIN) and the Women with Disabilities Action Awareness Group at Vibrant Healthcare Alliance. For the past nine years, Melissa has held the position of Program Coordinator with the Expanding the Reach: Outreach to Women with Disabilities program at Scarborough Women’s Centre.

Seán Kinsella: MEd (they/them/he/his)

Seán Kinsella (ê-akimiht nêhi(y/th)aw/otipemisiwak/Nakawé/Irish) is Centennial’s first Director, the Eighth Fire, a position that was envisioned and developed through the collaboration and leadership of Indigenous community members, Traditionalists and members of both the Aboriginal Education Steering Committee and Aboriginal Education Council.

Seán is migizi dodem (Bald Eagle Clan) and also identifies as two-spirit/queer/aayahkwêw and is descended from signatories of Treaties 4, 6 and 8. They were born in Toronto, on Treaty 13 lands and grew up in Williams Treaty territory. Seán has a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto (OISE) and previously served as a contract faculty member in what was called Centennial’s First Peoples stackable credential in addition to working full-time in Student Affairs for 14 years.

Seán previously served as a Co-Executive Director for the Peel Aboriginal Network Indigenous Friendship Centre and in 2019 won an IDERD Award at the University of Toronto recognizing their work towards anti-racism in particular based in the use of land-based ceremonial learning opportunities for students, staff and faculty to disrupt usual patterns of learning about Indigenous history. Seán is also a traveled speaker and keynote and has presented internationally at conferences and served as a Board member and Chair for several professional organizations and Communities of Practice. Learn more about Seán.

  • When:
    October 15, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    October 20, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 3, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 9, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 18, 2021 11:00am
  • When:
    November 22, 2021 4:00pm
  • When:
    December 7, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    December 14, 2021 4:30pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Sean Connors
Peer-Led Wellness Groups

Launching next week, we are pleased to be able to offer a new student-focussed wellness support resource hosted by Humber College post-graduate students enrolled in the Wellness Coaching Program in partnership with IGNITE and Student Wellness & Equitable Learning.

Peer-Led Wellness Groups will be running once a week from October 15 to December 14. Each week, a new topic will be addressed in a 40-minute group designed to generate peer-led discussion amongst students as it concerns various wellness topics.

Below is a list of topics, dates and times as well as the Eventbrite links for our first two groups. Please share with any students or student groups who might be interested in attending: 

Peer-Led Wellness Groups - Fall 2021 Schedule

October 15 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Goal Setting Register
October 20 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Wellness Wheel Register
November 3 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Happiness & Gratitude TBA
November 9 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Forming Healthy Habits TBA
November 18 11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Compassion TBA
November 22 (check) 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Stress Management TBA
December 2 TBA Resilience TBA
December 7 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Growth Mindset TBA
December 14 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Nutrition Basics TBA

Attend and students could win:

  • A $10.00 gift card for attending at least two groups; students can choose from Walmart, Amazon, or Skip the Dishes.
  • Students will be entered into our grand-prize draw for each group that they attend. More information to be announced.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sean Connors at sean.connors@humber.ca.

  • When:
    October 15, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    October 20, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 3, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 9, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 18, 2021 11:00am
  • When:
    November 22, 2021 4:00pm
  • When:
    December 7, 2021 1:00pm
  • When:
    December 14, 2021 4:30pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Sean Connors
Peer-Led Wellness Groups

Launching next week, we are pleased to be able to offer a new student-focussed wellness support resource hosted by Humber College post-graduate students enrolled in the Wellness Coaching Program in partnership with IGNITE and Student Wellness & Equitable Learning.

Peer-Led Wellness Groups will be running once a week from October 15 to December 14. Each week, a new topic will be addressed in a 40-minute group designed to generate peer-led discussion amongst students as it concerns various wellness topics.

Below is a list of topics, dates and times as well as the Eventbrite links for our first two groups. Please share with any students or student groups who might be interested in attending: 

Peer-Led Wellness Groups - Fall 2021 Schedule

October 15 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Goal Setting Register
October 20 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Wellness Wheel Register
November 3 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Happiness & Gratitude TBA
November 9 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Forming Healthy Habits TBA
November 18 11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Compassion TBA
November 22 (check) 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Stress Management TBA
December 2 TBA Resilience TBA
December 7 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Growth Mindset TBA
December 14 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Nutrition Basics TBA

Attend and students could win:

  • A $10.00 gift card for attending at least two groups; students can choose from Walmart, Amazon, or Skip the Dishes.
  • Students will be entered into our grand-prize draw for each group that they attend. More information to be announced.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sean Connors at sean.connors@humber.ca.

  • When:
    October 20, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 3, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • When:
    November 17, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • When:
    December 1, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • When:
    December 15, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Consent Peer Education Program

The Consent Peer Education Program is thrilled to bring back Cayla Meredith, founder of the Move to Heal Project and a trauma-sensitive yoga facilitator, for a series of bi-weekly virtual yoga sessions throughout the fall semester! Cayla's classes emphasize trauma awareness, non-coercion, and accessibility in language and action.

Register through Eventbrite to join in on these sessions:

October 20 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Full Body Stretch Register
November 3 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Upper Body Stretch Register
November 17 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lower Body Stretch Register
December 1 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Restorative Register
December 15 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Restorative Register
  • When:
    November 4, 2021 1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • When:
    January 25, 2022 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Human Rights Education Team
Tel:
x4808

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2021-2022 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event.

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m - Register Here
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Register Here

See the attached flyer for event details. Limited seating available.

You can see the full listing of the Centre’s 2021-2022 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series by clicking here.

Learning objectives:

  • How we can collectively address ongoing anti-Indigenous racism and racism/xenophobia
  • How people, including racialized, new immigrants, as well as whites, are affected by reconciliation efforts
  • How racism remains pervasive and adaptive, and what we can do about it, individually and collectively

Facilitator bio:

Dr. Raven Sinclair Ph.D.

Dr. Raven Sinclair is Nehiyaw, Saulteaux, and Métis from George Gordon First Nation in Treaty 4, Saskatchewan. She is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Regina, Saskatoon Campus. She is considered one of Canada’s foremost experts on the Sixties Scoop.

Dr. Sinclair is an author, filmmaker, researcher, and public speaker. She facilitates workshops on communication, lateral violence intervention, and cultural competency. She is a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research College of Reviewers, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute of Indigenous Health Research, and she served as a federal court appointed Advisor to the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation Interim board.

  • When:
    January 28, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Human Rights Education Team
Tel:
x4808
Equity & Inclusion Dialogue

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2021-2022 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event. See the attached flyer for event details. Limited seating available.

You can see the full listing of the Centre’s 2021-2022 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series by clicking here.

Learning objectives:

  • To provide an intersectional framework for understanding slavery, colonialism and Anti-Black Racism (ABR)
  • Highlight how ABR is reproduced in the curriculum
  • Highlight how our behaviors, attitudes and institutional policies reproduce ABR oppression
  • To provide methods, language and tools for disrupting ABR in conversations with others

Facilitator bio:

Dr. Wesley Crichlow Ph.D.

Dr. Wesley Crichlow is the Associate Dean, Equity at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, a Professor within their Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, in the youth and criminology specialization, and the Chair of the President’s Equity Taskforce.

Dr. Crichlow has spent over 25 years engaging in research, teaching, service and public lectures in the areas of decolonization, anti-racism, LGBTQ2S rights, and equity, diversity & inclusion mobilization and development. He is an interdisciplinary youth scholar and community social justice activist who works with socially and economically disadvantaged youth, engaging in youth community empowerment.

  • When:
    February 8, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Human Rights Education Team
Tel:
x4808
Equity & Inclusion Dialogue

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2021-2022 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event. See the attached flyer for event details. Limited seating available.

You can see the full listing of the Centre’s 2021-2022 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series by clicking here.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore the historical roots of anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the Americas
  • Explore Canada’s settler colonial status and the Black Atlantic
  • Provide real world strategies on how to combat white supremacy and anti-Black Racism

Facilitator bio:

Dr. Kathy Hogarth Ph.D.

Dr. Kathy Hogarth is an educator and an activist and much of her work is focused on race, racism and related social policy. She is an avid advocate for change related to race equity and anti-racism and she is a sought after national and international public speaker and trainer on equity and anti-racism.

Dr. Hogarth is a professor of social work and is one of the founders of Waterloo’s Black Faculty Collective. She has served in many advisory roles including that of Special Advisor, Anti-Racism & Inclusivity to the Vice President, Research and International at the University of Waterloo and Anti-Racism Advisor to the Faculty Association at the University of Waterloo.

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