Staff News - Communique

(Mar 2, 2015) -

Sit & Share with … Stan Beardy, Ontario Regional Chief, Chiefs of Ontario 

Brought to you by Oshki Anishnawbeg Student Association & Neghaneewin Aboriginal Student Services
Shuniah Building Atrium
Monday, March 2nd - 12 Noon -1 PM


(Feb 28, 2015) -

Thirty-two Confederation College employees and six external guests participated in our first fully online Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) professional development session!  The Teaching and Learning Center would like to extend a warm thanks to all who supported these efforts as well as to applaud those who attended, adding their voice to the topic of 21st Century Learning: Recognizing Our Purpose

Our second session will again explore similar topics but this time we'll turn our focus to the design of activities likely to foster the development of 21st century knowledge, skills, and attitudes within the students we teach and support. Consider joining this exploration and learning together in a supportive community. 21st Century Learning: Realizing Our Purpose is open for registration now!  Enroll today! ... 

Sessions will be offered Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the following times ...

(Feb 27, 2015) -

Have you noticed Red Dresses appearing on Campus? Are you wondering what its all about? 

The REDress Project, focuses around the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue. The project seeks to collect 600 red dresses by community donation that will later be installed in public spaces across Canada as a visual reminder of the staggering number of women who are no longer with us. Through the installation the artist hopes to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence. 

Join us on March 3rd., 12:30-1:30 in the Student Lounge for a gathering with the artist Jamie Black ...

(Feb 26, 2015) -

Studio [Y] is a fully-funded fellowship for young people aged 18-29 focused on learning, innovation and leadership based out of the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada’s largest innovation hub. Each year, Studio [Y] selects 25 young people to participate in the full-time, 8-month Fellowship. As a Fellow you will work on real-world challenges with partners from across society, build your network, learn critical 21st century skills, pursue your own innovative ideas, and receive a $20,000 stipend to cover the costs of living. Apply today

(Feb 25, 2015) -

Is there an employee that has made a difference to you at Confederation College? 

Do you know anyone who should be recognized for their hard work? 

If yes, please consider nominating that person for the Board of Governors’ Award of Excellence. The Board of Governors’ Awards for Excellence submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2015

Nomination forms can be submitted online ... . The successful recipient of each award will be recognized at our annual Confederation Day activities (planned for May 29th, 2015)  and will receive $1,000 in professional development credits. 

(Feb 25, 2015) -

Freedom to Read Week 

February 22-28, 2015 

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Drop by the Paterson Library to take a look at the banned book display and watch the slide show that features some of the current issues that revolve around censorship, freedom of expression, and access to information ...

(Feb 25, 2015) -

Second year Business Marketing student, Aly Bell, took a step behind the stage to learn more about one of the many clubs students can participate in at Confederation College.  Her experience appears in her words below...

Daily lectures and mounding schoolwork are both aspects of student life that any college student can relate to. Whether it is essays, assignments, exams or major presentations, school can be at times very stressful. Quite often, it is what students decide to do in their off time that can make or break their overall school experience.  I had no idea that there were so many ways I could spend my time at the College outside of the classroom.  I was recently pleased to discover that there are a variety of clubs and extra-curricular activities that I could get involved in.

Perhaps the most charismatic of all groups at Confederation College is the Performing Arts Club...