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Truth and Reconciliation Week: Day 2 

In response to yesterday’s sharing of the truth, the voices shared today will focus on the reconciliation of Truth and Reconciliation. It is important that both sides of this term are recognized as they are both necessary to building a harmonious future. Acknowledging and accepting the truth must come first as reconciliation is a commitment …
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Truth and Reconciliation Week: Day 1 

Truth and Reconciliation Week at CityU will focus on how to be an active participant in reconciliation. Each day will introduce one of four important pieces of reconciliation.   Day 1: The Truth of Truth and Reconciliation  Day 2: Reconciliation as honouring and healing the truth.  Day 3: Indigenizing & Decolonizing  Day 4: Honouring Indigenous ways …
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Truth and Reconciliation Week at CityU: October 3rd to 6th

 As we honour the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, a day dedicated to honouring Survivors of residential schools and their families, it is important that the commemoration and honouring of this day continues.  The journey of reconciliation is on-going and requires that as a community we commit to on-going learning and action. With this …
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September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

 The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to acknowledge the history and on-going impacts of residential schools in Canada. A time to reflect on the experiences of Indigenous peoples and communities, honouring the Survivors, their families, and the thousands of Indigenous children who did not return home.   Over 150,000 Indigenous children between the ages …
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Great news for the Master of Counselling Virtual Program

We’re excited to announce that CityU Canada’s Master of Counselling Virtual Campus has been formally recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  All recognized programs are rigorously assessed by CRPO, to ensure they meet the minimum education requirements for registration. City U graduates in Ontario may now fast-track their CRPO applications, as …
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Leadership

Development Programs in Enhancing Educational Leaders’ Skills and Performance Heather Henderson and Truman Spring Introduction Strong leadership is the driving force that propels institutions towards excellence in the ever-changing world of education (Smith, 2022). Educational leaders have a significant impact on the future of students, teachers, and the learning environment as a whole. As the …
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Micro-Credentials in Higher Education

Unlocking Opportunities for Lifelong Learning Heather Henderson, Truman Spring & Gloria Antifaiff Introduction: Micro-credentials are garnering considerable attention in recent years as an alterative credential in higher education, offering short, focused, and stackable learning experiences. They have gained popularity as an alternative pathway for learners, providing flexibility and recognition of specific skills and competencies through …
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Ensuring Sustainability and Security for the Philippine Water Sector

Dr. Philamer Torio’s Participation in the Forum Entitled ” Philippine Water Management Agenda: Ensuring Sustainability and Security” While the Philippines is endowed with an abundance of rainfall, it is still beset by problems of water scarcity and insecurity. Towards this end, the Philippine government created the Water Resources Management Office to integrate and harmonize the …
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Graduation Spotlight!

It is with great joy that we share photos of Indigenous graduate, Crystal Lameman at the  graduation ceremony in Seattle this past June. Crystal proudly honoured her Cree ancestry and invited her community to celebrate in this accomplishment by wearing traditional regalia, including a beaded graduation cap and moccasins.  A symbol of cultural identity and …
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Graduation Celebration 2023

The CityU family celebrated the success of our new graduates. Students, family, friends and faculty gathered together at the Croatian Centre in Vancouver. It was a great evening full of joy and smiles. Congratulations to all the 2023 graduates. …
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It’s National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Thank you for joining us in learning more about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada during National Indigenous History Month. Let’s end this series (but not our learning) with a celebration of the over 1.8 million First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada! This is a day to acknowledge and learn more about …
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Honouring Indigenous History Month: Métis  

It’s time for another week of learning for Indigenous History Month. This week we will be dedicating our time to learning about the unique culture and history of the Métis peoples.  A Brief History:  Métis nation began in the 1600’s with the beginning of the fur trade and the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company …
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Honouring Indigenous History Month: The Inuit 

In recognition of the significance of National Indigenous History Month we are creating a space to learn more about our shared histories and to celebrate the diversity among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This week let’s spend time engaging with Inuit histories, knowledges, and cultures.  A Brief (Early) History:  The Inuit have stewarded the …
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June is National Indigenous History Month

CityU would like to honour National Indigenous History Month by creating spaces to celebrate Indigenous peoples and to learn more about our shared history.  Through the month of June we will be sharing resources that provide different ways of learning more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. It is with gratitude that we honour …
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May 11th: Moose Hide Campaign Day 

On May 11th, you are invited to wear a small square of moose hide over your heart as a commitment to advocating against domestic and gender-based violence. Since beginning as a grass roots movement over 10 years ago in B.C., the Moose Hide Campaign has become a nationwide movement that has distributed over 3 million …
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Red Dress Day

May 5th: The National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirits (MMIWG2S)   Red Dress Day is to acknowledge and honour the over 4,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirits in Canada since 1980. Take pause today. Commemorate the many Indigenous women, girls, and two …
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Does Personality Type Effect Your Approach to Leadership Coaching?

Effective leadership coaching is vital for the growth and development of individuals in leadership roles. While a coach’s personality traits may play a role in coaching effectiveness, research has shown that other factors such as coaching competencies, feedback, and the client-coach relationship are more important (Kochanska, 2021). Coaching competencies are essential for effective leadership coaching. …
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PDGIA Conference

CityU Canada Indigenous Campus Advocate Jalissa Schmidt presents at the 2023 PDGIA Conference  The 2023 Private Degree Granting Institutions Association (PDGIA) conference was held on March 30, 2023. This 3rd PDGIA Annual Conference organized was an in-person event hosted by the Acsenda School of Management in Downtown Vancouver. Dr Thomas Gomes of Acsenda School of …
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Virtual Reality and Its Use in Autism Support

Imagine a world where children with autism spectrum disorder can develop social communication skills through the use of virtual reality technology. It may sound like a futuristic dream, but recent research has shown that this is not only possible but also highly effective. In his book Outliers, Gladwell (2008) suggested that success is not just …
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Dr. Ali Noorafshan new publication

Dr. Ali Noorafshan, our faculty member for the BAM program just published a new article on The effects of curcumin and sertraline on stress-induced changes in the stomach tissues of rats. Dr. Nooorafshan obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and his MBA from the University of Canada West.  Dr. Ali …
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March 31st: National Indigenous Languages Day!

March 31st has been celebrated as National Indigenous languages day for over 30 years in Canada. Established in 1989 by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), this is a day to celebrate the diverse languages of the First Peoples and to acknowledge the essential work that is needed to preserve them. Due to generations of colonial policy, the over 70 Indigenous languages in …
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Joint Statement by Ministers Rodriguez, Miller, Hajdu, Vandal on the National Indigenous Languages Day 

From: Canadian Heritage Statement OTTAWA, March 31, 2023 This statement is also available in the following languages: Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage; Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; and Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, release the following statement: National Indigenous Languages Day provides an opportunity …
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Good Business Leaders Marvel at How Little They Understand

Leadership is a complex and multifaceted concept, and many experts have different opinions on what makes a great leader. One such expert is Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In one of his famous quotes, Grant says, “Great leaders don’t boast about how much they …
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The Future of Continuing Education: Trends to Watch

Continuing education has always been a vital part of professional development, but with the advent of new technologies and the changing needs of the workforce, the landscape of continuing education is rapidly evolving. Here are some of the most significant trends to watch in the future of continuing education: 1. Online Learning Online learning has …
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The Corporate Use of Murder Boards

The Corporate Use of Murder Boards: Identifying Traits of Board Members and Examples of Success In the corporate world, the use of “murder boards” has become a common practice to evaluate proposals, ideas, or plans. Companies use murder boards to evaluate high-risk projects or initiatives, and to ensure that all possible issues and challenges have …
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Awareness of Leadership in Education

Effective leadership is fundamental to the success of any educational institution, and its impact on students and teachers alike cannot be overstated. Educational leaders are responsible for the strategic planning, resource management, decision-making, and guidance that shape the direction and outcomes of their organizations. As such, an awareness of leadership in education is essential for …
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Improving Mental Health and Well-Being for Seniors

City University’s Continuing Education Department is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to individuals in a variety of fields, including elder care. As part of this commitment, the department is actively seeking presenters who are knowledgeable and experienced in working with the elderly population. One potential topic for future webinars is the important work of ElderDog …
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Commemorating Black History Month

CityU Canada commemorates the contributions that the Black community has made to society. Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month, a month to honor the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. Black History Month is meant to recognize the contributions, struggles, adversity, strength and history of the Black experience History Black …
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Art Workshop – BAM

Second Art Workshop – December 16, 2022 A second art workshop was conducted by our resident BAM artist, Jacob Divinagracia, on December 16, 2022. Jacob shared more techniques on pencil and charcoal sketching to the participants, which included Maika Tshimbalanga, Director of Enrollment and Student Services; Phil Torio, Associate Program Director; and Jalissa Schimdt, Indigenous …
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Day 4: Learning the Land

The land of Turtle Island holds knowledge, stories, our histories, and our futures. Today is about engaging ourselves in our relationship to place. Take time to learn the knowledge of the lands you live upon and the communities who have resided on these lands since time immemorial.  Learning Traditional Territories Acknowledging the communities whose traditional …
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Day 3: Music and Dance

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultural identity can be found in music and dance. Events from ceremonies to feasts include usually include drumming, singing, and dancing.  Due to this cultural significance, First Nations music and dance were outlawed by the Indian Act as part of forced assimilation. Today, let’s learn more about Indigenous music and …
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Day 2: Art

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis art varies across the country depending on the community, natural landscape, and cultural practices. Woven into forms such as carvings, paintings, and intricate beadwork are the traditions and knowledges of generations.  Art opens new dialogues on the past, present, and future relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Today is about …
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Day 1: Stories

Story is an honoured method of Indigenous knowledge transfer. It is through the sharing of stories that cultural beliefs, history, and ways of life are passed through generations. Today, learn more about Truth and Reconciliation by listening to Indigenous voices.  Stories through Film:  We Know the Truth: Stories to Inspire Reconciliation:  Survivors share their stories …
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September 30th   

 Orange Shirt Day & National Truth and Reconciliation Day The below recounts residential schools, please read with care.    Residential schools were created to assimilate Indigenous children by removing them from their cultures, languages, families, and communities. September 30th acknowledges the over 160 years residential schools operated in Canada. It is a date to honour the …
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4 Days of Learning

There are many ways of sharing and learning knowledge. For Truth and Reconciliation Week Sept. 26-30th, CityU will be sharing knowledge through different perspectives and medias. Through learning about colonization in Canada and honouring the diversity of Indigenous worldviews, may we all be inspired to play an active role on the path to reconciliation.   Day …
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Graduation Celebration 2022

Last August, the CityU family celebrated the success of our new graduates. Students, family, friends and faculty gathered together at the Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver. It was a great afternoon full of joy and smiles. Congratulations to all the 2022 graduates. …
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City University in Canada Statement on the Missing Children of the Kamloops Indian Residential School It is with the deepest sense of sadness that City University in Canada pays our respects and extends our condolences to the families, loved ones and communities of the 215 children recently discovered at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. We …
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Understanding Employee Turnover: Insights and Strategies for a Resilient Workforce

A Meta Analysis of the Research Literature from 2019 to 2023 Western Canada Research Fund Truman Spring and Heather Henderson Introduction: Employee turnover is a persistent challenge for organizations across industries. Understanding the factors influencing workforce leaving is crucial for businesses aiming to retain skilled employees and foster a productive work environment. In this meta-analysis, …
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