Summer Conference Day 2017 - Tuesday, July 11th

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The Summer Conference Day is presented as part of the Summer Institute of courses offered to students taking graduate education degree programs from Acadia University's School of Education.  

Though the Summer Conference Day is a requirement for all M.Ed. students taking Summer Institute courses at Acadia, registration is also open for other educators and professionals to attend.

Summer Conference Day 2017:

8:30am—9:00am

Coffee/Tea and Greetings (Festival Theatre Foyer)

9:00am—9:15am

Opening Remarks and Greetings (Festival Theatre)

— Dr. John Guiney Yallop, Director, School of Education

— Dr. Gregg MacKinnon, Graduate Coordinator, School of Education

— Dr. Beth Robinson, Counselling Coordinator, School of Education

9:15am—10:30am

Keynote Address: “Mental Health Literacy and Stress: From Confusion to Clarity" (Festival Theatre Auditorium) 

Dr. Stan Kutcher
Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health

10:30am—10:45am

Nutrition Break (Festival Theatre Foyer)

11:00am—12:15pm

"Making Room — A Culture of Inclusion, Part 1"   (Patterson Hall 206)

These sessions for new 2017 Counselling students explore what ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ represent for each of us.  Genuine curiosity, combined with awareness of our biases, values, and beliefs, helps to create space for appreciation of diversity in which to build a culture of inclusion.

— Andria Hill-Lehr

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"Program Evaluation Workshop - Part 1"   (Patterson Hall 308)

These sessions are for 2016 and 2015 Counselling students .

Shannon Delbridge
Executive Director, NS Department of Public Works and Strategic Initiatives

 

11:00am—12:15pm

"Redesigning the Stress Response"   (Festival Theatre Auditorium)

Picking up from Dr. Kutcher’s keynote, we’ll take a deeper dive into the stress response, learning how we can make it work for us, how we should be responding to stress in kids, and how what we’re doing right now may be doing more harm than good.

Vanessa Bruce Little
Knowledge Translation Lead, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health

12:30pm—1:30pm

Lunch (Wheelock Dining Hall)

1:45pm—3:15pm

 

"Making Room — A Culture of Inclusion, Part 2"   (Patterson Hall 206)

These sessions are for the new 2017 Counselling students.

Andria Hill-Lehr

 

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"Program Evaluation Workshop - Part 2"   (Patterson Hall 308)

These sessions are for 2016 and 2015 Counselling students.

Shannon Delbridge
Executive Director, NS Department of Public Works and Strategic Initiatives

 

1:45pm—3:15pm

"Helping Students Navigate the Transition from High School to University or College"   (Festival Theatre Auditorium)

The transition from high school to postsecondary can be an exciting yet challenging time for many students. Students are often assumed to have a certain level of knowledge, when in many cases, they don’t. We’ll discuss an evidence-based resource that has been designed to help close this gap and discuss how it can be applied in school settings to help students make the most of their time at university.

— Vanessa Bruce Little
Knowledge Translation Lead, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health

 

Parking Options on Conference Day: 

Persons with valid parking passes can park in the Festival Theatre lot, or anywhere else on campus where parking passes are valid. There is also FREE parking available in the adjacent Athletics (Arena) parking lot on Tuesday July 11th, as Security staff will use a "no-ticketing" policy that day for the Athletics parking lot. 

Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1057 
phone Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6
phone openacadia@acadiau.ca
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST