On January 23, 2023, Dr. Ali Noorafshan conducted a workshop to familiarize the BAM students with Canadian financial products and services, particularly those related to savings and investments. Using an interactive learning format, the workshop allowed students to examine possible investment options by simulating different scenarios of investments.
At the end of the Winter 2023 quarter, Jalissa Schmidt, our Indigenous Campus Coordinator, hosted an afternoon of experiential learning about the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Entitled “Creation: Art and Storytelling,” she shared stories of creation featuring raven, turtle, muskrat, Sedna the sea goddess, and Sky Woman, as a way of exploring and celebrating the inherent diversity of Indigenous peoples. While listening to these stories, students participated in Métis style dot art, an art form designed to mimic traditional beading through painting of small dots. The students enjoyed an afternoon of cultural exchange and community building.
On Friday, April 14, 2023, JoAnne Marlow provided a talk on how to find the ideal job in a new country. Geared towards international students, this forum provided important pointers on selecting jobs that matches one’s values, skills, and strengths, writing resumes and cover letters, as well as preparing for interviews essential to securing that ideal job.