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School Counselling Week

February 6-10, 2023 It’s School Counsellor Appreciation Week! Thank you! School counselling is a complex job that demands high energy.  At CityU, we recognize how vital your role as School Counsellor is to the well being of students, parents and colleagues.  The frontline interventions you offer make a huge difference for so many individuals, and the …

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 …

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 …

Art Workshop- BAM

BAM Student Activity – November 18, 2022 On November 18, 2022, sixteen aspiring artists (students and faculty members alike) participated in the art workshop conducted by senior BAM student, Jacob Divinagracia. During this workshop, Jacob taught the basic sketching techniques using pencil and charcoal, with a particular focus on the use of light and shadow …

Treaties Recognition Week – November 1-7th

Treaties Recognition week was started by Ontario in 2016 as a response to the TRC Calls to Action. Although it is not a nationally recognized week, it is an opportunity to reflect on how important treaties are to all living on Turtle Island. Learn more about treaties through the resources provided below.   What is a …

International Inuit Day – November 7th

November 7th is International Inuit Day. It is a day to celebrate and acknowledge the diversity of Inuit cultures. International Inuit day honours the voices of the 165,000 Inuit from Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Chukotka. Of the 65,000 Inuit who live in Canada, three quarters live in 53 communities in Inuit Nunangat (Inuit Homeland) in …

Film Screening: Indian Horse

Virtual Event: Watch the film Indian Horse As part of honouring Truth & Reconciliation Week, CityU is providing access to the film Indian Horse to the CityU community. Based on the award-winning novel by Richard Wagamese, the film tells the story of an 8-year-old boy taken from his Ojibway family to a notorious Catholic Residential School and his journey to …

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 …

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 …

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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