Announcements

  • Reminder - Orientation, Transition and Retention Coffee Chat Tomorrow September 22

    Just a friendly reminder that the next Orientation, Transition, Retention event will be held tomorrow September 22 at 12:30 PM (EST)! 

    Join us for an informal coffee chat and open-floor conversation where we will discuss anything and everything orientation, transition, retention including sharing your highlights and lessons learned from fall orientation, successful practices, and planning ahead.

    Register using this link 

    Looking forward to seeing you there! 

    Chiara & Grace
    Orientation, Transition and Retention CoP Co-Chairs

  • Need your Input

    The Case Management, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response, and Student Conduct Communities of Practice with support from CACUSS are collaborating to develop sessions and knowledge shares and need your input! 

    Take this quick survey by September 23 to let us know which platforms you currently use and which you're interested in learning more about. 

    The results of this survey will help us plan info sessions and / or knowledge exchanges.

    Thank you for your time in advance! 
    Dion & Cathy 

  • Welcome & CoP Update

    Hello Case Managers!

    I hope this email finds you well. I hope that you are taking the time to re-charge this weekend, as the majority of us have just finished move-ins, and orientations week(s). I don’t know about you, but as much as I am tired from the hustle and bustle over the last couple weeks, it is so nice to welcome back student, staff and faculty and have campus buzzing again!

    Now that the majority of the dust has settled from the blur that is start up, I wanted to share some CoP updates for the 2022/2023 academic year. First and foremost, I want to welcome Cathy Mutis, as our new Co-Chair, for the Student Case Manager CoP!  Cathy is a Manager, Student Life (non-clinical case manager) at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Cathy and I have been working to develop some fun and new ways to engage with the CoP this academic year, and invite anyone that would like to present or has an idea to reach out – scm@cacuss.ca.

    That being said, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting monthly Keep Calm & Case Manage On get togethers each month! Our first Keep Calm & Case Manage On, will be September 29, 2022 at 2:30pm (EST), register here.  This month will be a very informal opportunity to come together reconnect, network, review the CoPs Pulse Survey data, and discussing future engagement opportunities for the academic year. We hope to see everyone there!

    If you have not join our CoP list serve, click here, to join and never miss a CoP email. 

    Should you have any questions, concerns or want to get involved. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Cathy or I.

    Have a great week and hope to see you on the 29th!

    All the best,

    Dion & Cathy 

  • Survey regarding programming and sessions

    Hello! 

    I am hoping you are having a wonderful September! 

    The Student Conduct CoP is currently working on providing you programming for this upcoming school year. Our first order of business is to ask you which platforms you are currently working with, interested in and want to learn more about.

    We are hoping you could take this quick survey by September 23, 2022. The results of this survey will help us plan info sessions and / or knowledge exchanges.

    This project is organized by the Case Management, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response, and Student Conduct Communities of Practice with support from CACUSS.
  • Coffee Chat - September 22

    Hi everyone,

    The next Orientation, Transition, Retention event will be held on September 22 at 12:30 PM (EDT). Join us for an informal coffee chat and open-floor conversation where we will discuss anything and everything orientation, transition, retention including sharing your highlights and lessons learned from fall orientation, successful practices, and planning ahead.

    Register using this link 

    See you there!
    Grace and Chiara
    Orientation, Transition, Retention CoP Co-Chairs

    Coffee and keyboard with text
  • Welcome to the New Academic Year!

    Hello Advising Community of Practice!

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 academic year. As your Co-Chairs, we’ve already been working away at planning events, activities, and resources to share with you all this year. I’m excited to share a brief outline of some of what’s to come this year –

     

    Professionalizing Academic Advising

    We’re incredibly excited to kick off our virtual workshops this year with a talk by Melissa Gallo, the Director of Student Engagement and Career Success at George Brown College, on October 6 at 1:00pm EST. Melissa holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Liverpool and will be sharing with us her research on working toward the professionalization of academic advising. For those who saw her at CACUSS, you will know how exciting this talk will be!

    Sign up now!

     

    Round Table Discussions

    Two weeks following Melissa’s talk, we’re going to pilot an idea for coming back together to discuss the ideas from her workshop. This will be a ~45 minute opportunity for us as advising professionals to share what we’ve been thinking about since Melissa’s talk: What changes are we making? What resonated with us? What have we read since the talk? Sign up now.

    If this goes well, we will continue this style of connection for future workshops.

     

    Advisory Group

    We are launching an advisory group this year! If you want to be a bit more involved in the Advising CoP, but hesitant to take on a formal role, this is the place for you! We will be meeting a couple times per term to discuss the themes and direction of the CoP. Please email Jessica.angus@sheridancollege.ca if you’re interested in joining.

     

    Resource Sharing

    We will be utilizing the library section of our community again to share relevant articles and resources that we think our advising colleagues may be interested in. If you have a particular resource you would like shared, please reach out and let us know!

     

    Decolonizing our Advising Practices

    After a successful event last year which opened the discussion around decolonization, we are working on extending our learning in this area by offering a follow-up workshop in the Winter. Stay tuned for more details.

     

    We’re so looking forward to learning alongside you all this year!

    Jess Angus & Parmin Dhoot

    Advising CoP Co-Chairs

  • Digital Dialogue

    Join the conversation. A casual dialogue, the last Tuesday of each month, to connect the Digital Communications CoP membership with trends, initiatives, and resources.
  • JOIN US! CACUSS Conference CoP Social

    Hello,

    I hope you are doing well.

    You are formally invited to the 2022 CACUSS Conference CoP Social. As we have done in past years, we will be brining the Student Conduct and Student Case Management CoPs together for this social event, as we know there are many intersecting aspects of our work. As much as we all miss the opportunity to get together in person, this social will be virtual, via Zoom.

    As such, join us this Friday May 27th from 3:00 pm – 4:00pm (EST), via Zoom -  https://zoom.us/j/93202088975?pwd=ZVJFQXorbjBGS1dwZDRPSWVsczVCdz09

    We hope to see you all on Friday, so an informal opportunity to connect, reflect and share some laughs.

    If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to myself or Dion Fawcett (Case Managers CoP Co-Chair).

  • Psychologically Attuned Communications - Lessons for Advisors

    Come join us on Thursday April 28th at 1pm EST for our session on Psychologically Attuned Communications – Lessons for Advisors. Student Success experts Tim Fricker and Michelle Turan will be sharing their important research, and leading us in a conversation on the importance of what we say and how we say it. Psychologically attuned communication is based on a simple insight: receiving "bad news" can make students feel bad about themselves, and that sense of shame or embarrassment or of un-belonging can discourage them from taking productive action. Tim Fricker, PhD and Michelle Turan, PhD and their team at CSSIC - the only research centre in Canada focused solely and exclusively on student success - structured a research project that created attuned versions of letters for students facing some degree of academic challenge. The results indicated psychologically attuned communication increased the likelihood students would get help, reduced the likelihood they would skip class, made students feel less ashamed and more hopeful, and improved their perception of the school.

    Suggested (but not mandatory) pre-reading, for those interested, can be found at: Psychologically Attuned Communication: What We Say, and How We Say It, Matters. | Mohawk College.

    To register and receive the zoom link, visit: tinyurl.com/PsychAttuned

    Looking forward to seeing you all,

    Brady and Jessica, CACUSS

    Allison, NACADA

     

     

  • Reminder: Coffee Chat on April 20

    Reminder of the Orientation, Transition, and Retention Coffee Chat being held April 20 at 12:30 PM (ET). Join us for an informal discussion where we will discuss anything and everything orientation, transition, retention including planning for fall, successful practices, and current challenges. If there are specific questions or topics you would like discussed, please share in this form: https://forms.gle/zawq7pu1NBBLD2Uq7 

    Register for the event using this link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlce-prDwtHdd4aZfA7-vjVZbu9Y5aT8gY

    See you there!
    Grace

  • Canadian Congress on Accessibility (CCA 2022)

    Hello,

     

    On behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), I am pleased to invite you to attend the First Annual Canadian Congress on Accessibility on May 26-27, 2022. The theme for the event is Innovating Together: Celebrating and Driving Disability Inclusion in Canada.

     

    This virtual event provides an opportunity to bring together persons with disabilities, disability organizations, public and private sector organizations, employers, innovators and thought leaders to exchange ideas and ground breaking insights to help shape accessible and inclusively designed communities and workplaces across Canada.

     

    This first Canadian Congress on Accessibility (CCA 2022) is more than just a conference – it’s the Government of Canada’s new annual milestone event to kick-start National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) celebrations. NAAW is a time to celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities and promote accessibility and inclusion in communities and workplaces across every province and territory.

     

    This virtual, interactive and inclusive event is free and open to the public.

     

    CCA 2022 will feature:

     

    • Some of Canada’s most prominent disability and accessibility advocates, community members, academics, thought leaders and innovators
    • Next-level networking to exchange ideas and build partnerships
    • An Innovation Showcase to highlight leading edge accessible and inclusive innovative projects, products and services.
    • A Career Fair for persons with disabilities featuring some of Canada’s most diverse and inclusive employers

     

    To ensure everyone has an opportunity to attend and participate, we are making sure the event is accessible. The virtual platform contains built-in pre-sets to ensure it is Epilepsy safe, ADHD friendly, and accessible for persons with low vision or those who are blind. The platform meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requirements at the 2.1 AA level and allows participants to customize content and colour.

     

    The event will provide English, French, American Sign Language and Langue des signes Québécoise interpretation. Registration will be opening in April 2022. Please check out the Canadian Congress on Accessibility website and follow #InnovatingTogether on social media for more updates.

     

    We are thrilled to host this event and we look forward to seeing you at the Congress!

     

  • Community Coffee Chat: April 20

    Hi everyone,

    The next Orientation, Transition, Retention event will be held on April 20 at 12:30 PM (ET). Join us for an informal coffee chat and open-floor conversation where we will discuss anything and everything orientation, transition, retention including planning for fall, successful practices, and current challenges.

    Register using this link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlce-prDwtHdd4aZfA7-vjVZbu9Y5aT8gY

    See you there!
    Grace

  • Reminder: Orientation, Transition, Retention CoP Event TODAY!

    Reminder of the shared session TODAY at 1:00 PM (ET) with the Leadership Educators CoP. At this session we will be discussing student leaders involvement, training, and student engagement and retention. 


    If you have not yet registered, please do so in order to receive the Zoom link:

    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsceirqT4rHt0S3t-9PcVFSxRlVvL7nW22

  • Decolonizing our Advising Practices - March 30th at 1pm EST

    Please join us on Wednesday March 30th at 1pm EST for a panel discussion regarding decolonizing our advising practices.  
    *Note: this is the new date as we had to re-schedule the original session.

    Session Description:
    Several experts will be in attendance to share their thoughts and perspectives on how we, as practitioners, can engage in making changes to our work in order to make the necessary steps toward decolonization. There will be opportunity for you to ask questions directly to our panelists, so we can collectively engage in this extremely important topic!


    The registration link for the March 30th event is:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtde-vqz4iE91PAVr3GloboWB_joNZhrLC
  • Orientation, Transition, Retention CoP Connect - March 24

    Happy March! We will be hosting a shared session on March 24 at 1:00 PM (ET) with the Leadership Educators CoP. At this session we will be chatting about student leaders involvement, training, and student engagement and retention. Hope you can join!


    Please register to join the session and receive the Zoom link:

    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsceirqT4rHt0S3t-9PcVFSxRlVvL7nW22

  • Search for Panelists

    The CACUSS Advising CoP and NACADA are hosting a free session on March 23rd at 1pm EST. The session is focused on decolonizing our advising practices. Our idea is to have a panel of people familiar with best practices relating to advising and/or EDI (decolonization specifically), who can share their thoughts and perspectives on this topic. We would provide panelists with 2-3 questions ahead of the meeting and then will open it up to the community of advisors to submit or ask questions on this topic. If you are interested in becoming a potential panelist, please feel free to contact us! Looking forward to hearing from you.
  • Call Out for Panelists

    The CACUSS Advising CoP and NACADA are hosting a free session on March 23rd at 1pm EST. The session is focused on decolonizing our advising practices. Our idea is to have a panel of people familiar with best practices relating to advising and/or EDI (decolonization specifically), who can share their thoughts and perspectives on this topic. We would provide panelists with 2-3 questions ahead of the meeting and then will open it up to the community of advisors to submit or ask questions on this topic. If you are interested in becoming a potential panelist, please feel free to contact us! Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Thank you

    We wanted to send a quick thank you to all of those who were able to join us today for a fun and casual conversation! We shared in a lot of laughter and great conversations!
    Our key takeaways can be summed up in these words (completed by participants through a word cloud):
    community
    sharing
    shared experience
    commonality
    enlightenment
    empathy
    appreciation
    connection
    "in this together"
    good music
    encouragement
    collaboration
    connection
    laughter
    "a break"
    "not alone"
    teamwork
    partnership
    networking
    kindred

    Stay tuned for our March event! Details shared next week.
  • Let's Connect to Re-Connect!

    Midterm Connect to Re-Connect

    On February 25th at 1pm EST please join your friendly NACADA and CACUSS Advising representatives for a chance to unwind, connect and have a little fun. We know and hear how tired and burnt out everyone is, given the past two years, so we thought rather than throwing another virtual PD at you, we would let you do all the talking. This session is meant for all of you* to have a chance to connect with folks across the country, check-in with each other, share your wins, cry about your losses, or anything in-between! We will have a fun little game to kick off the hour (aka Kahoot!) and then provide break out rooms to connect with your Advising peers from across the Country (aka Peer Pods). This informal session is meant for you to advocate for yourself and what you need, rather than your students for a change. We cannot wait for you to connect with each other - See you soon!

    *p.s. no pressure to turn on your camera or join in on the discussion. If you are more of a listener that is okay too! All are welcome.

     

    Pre-register to get your Zoom link at: tinyurl.com/Feb25Connect 

     

    Alli, Brady and Jess (Your NACADA and CACUSS Advising representatives)

  • Input on BIPOC mentoring Program

    Reminder we are seeking input....

    CACUSS is planning to launch a Mentorship Program to support and increase representation of Black, Indigenous, and other racialized/people of colour student affairs professionals. Through the input of members of our Professional Development Committee, we have developed a program outline and are preparing to officially launch the program in 2022. With the help of the new BIPOC Mentorship Program Coordinator, Leneque Wilson, we will create and implement the infrastructure to launch a successful program. 
    Feedback: Do you have ideas for what you would like to see in a CACUSS Mentoring Program? Your feedback is welcome. Contact Leneque Wilson directly at mentor@cacuss.ca or, if you would like to remain anonymous, complete this Feedback Form.  

    Expression of Interest and Nominations: To nominate a colleague, express interest in participating in this program or if you would like to receive program updates. Please reach out to Leneque Wilson at mentor@cacuss.ca or complete this short Expression of Interest Form. Please note: by submitting this form, you are not committed to participate. More information to follow. 

    In addition, we are seeking specific input from Black, Indigenous, and Racialized folks. An email went out today to the EDI and NASSA CoP. If you identify as BIPOC we invite you to complete this survey here.
    https://forms.gle/JnxC5yhVWBap8mjh8

  • CACUSS 2022 Conference - Early Bird Registration Open

    CACUSS CONFERENCE 2022:
    CRITICAL REFLECTION IN SHIFTING TIMES

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

    The 49TH Annual CACUSS Conference is going *virtual for the second year in a row! This virtual format not only allows us to address ongoing uncertainties during the pandemic, but also allows us to continue to provide an accessible, content-rich and value-packed opportunity for presenters and participants to share best practices, research, procedures and programs related to student learning, success and wellness.

    Highlights of the 2022 Virtual Conference include:

    • Featured Plenary Sessions
    • Exhibit hall, showcasing the latest technology and trends
    • Networking Events
    • Approximately 80 concurrent sessions
       

    Don't miss out on our Early Bird Registration rates — Secure your spot today!
     

    EARLY BIRD RATES
    In effect from January 31, 2022 – April 5, 2022

    FULL CONFERENCE

    Group Pass (10 Individuals) - Member

    $649.00

    Group Pass (10 Individuals) -
    Non-Member

    $849.00

    Individual Member

    $99.00

    Individual Non-Member

    $149.00

    Individual Student / Life Member

    $69.00


    How to Register:

    To register, please choose from one of the following ticket options and fill out the registration form.

    Individual Ticket: Upcoming Events (cacuss.ca)
    Group Ticket (up to 10 individuals): Upcoming Events (cacuss.ca)

    Our conference website is launching soon, stay tuned for more details!


    For general questions about the 2022 Virtual Conference, please contact Samantha at events@cacuss.ca


    We can’t wait to connect, learn and share; now more than ever!


  • Tech Yourself Session 6 - Text Nudging

    Tech Yourself - Text Nudging with Dr. Anne Coulter – Sheridan College (ON)

     In a world where it is hard to connect with students, texting can be the answer. Texting can be used as a medium to connect with students to send “nudges” about important reminders, answer questions, engage as a retention strategy, and provide support in real-time. 

     This presentation will:

    • Describe how texting was implemented at Sheridan as an academic retention initiative
    • Explain the expansion of text nudging to a college-wide tool
    • Share the benefits and challenges of texting to both staff and students
    • Identify best practices in supporting complex student needs

    Please pre-register for our session at this link:

    https://tinyurl.com/techyourself

  • Tech Yourself Session 5 - Wiki and QLess

    Tech Yourself - Wiki and Qless with Terina Mailer – University of British Columbia (BC)

    What do Advising teams do with all the information we must house that doesn’t live in our online academic calendar? How can we reduce overcrowding in our advising spaces, while also reducing wait times?

    This presentation answers these questions while discussing:

    • Using a Wiki to create content, browse and search through a large amount of information
    • Benefits to be discussed: accessible from anywhere, supports multiple forms of data including URLs, documents, photos and videos; staying up-to-date on changes with regular notifications; and promoting dynamic collaboration  
    • Using the QLess system to eliminate in-person waiting
    • Benefits include: students can join a virtual queue from anywhere in the world, and a learning algorithm provides forecasted wait times for each student

    Please pre-register for our session at this link:

    https://tinyurl.com/techyourself

  • Tech Yourself Session 4 - Mandatory Advising with Moodle

    Tech Yourself - Mandatory Advising with Moodle with Alexis Braun & Trent Gill – Brandon University (AB)

     “Mandatory advising” for all new students can feel like a daunting idea, one that creates a great demand for advising assistance over the summer months. But it doesn’t have to be!

     This presentation will discuss:

    • Using a Moodle course that all new students must complete before their advising appointment
    • Course content: a variety of topics important for understanding key rules of a degree at BU
    • Course “assessment”: a very short questionnaire that asks students about their goals, commitments, and interests for their first year
    • How Advisors then use this information to prepare for their advising appointments

    Please pre-register for our session at this link:

    https://tinyurl.com/techyourself

  • Tech Yourself Session 3 - Outlook Tips

    Tech Yourself - Outlook Tips with Laura DiViesti – Sheridan College (ON)

     Inboxes can quickly become overwhelmed with dozens of emails that can seem to take over your day. Fortunately, Microsoft Outlook has a number of built-in (and often under utilized) tools that can help organize, expedite processes, and help us take back control of our workflows.

     This interactive presentation will:

    • Review 4 Microsoft Outlook tools that can make your advising life a little easier:
    • Quick Parts
    • Mail Merge
    • Delay Send
    • Categories

    Please pre-register for our session at this link:

    https://tinyurl.com/techyourself

  • Tech Yourself Session 2 - Using Excel in Advising

    Tech Yourself - Using Excel in Advising with Amy Kimball – Concordia University (QC)

     Excel is a great tool for communicating with students, both behind the scenes and on the screen!

     The presentation will:

    • Demonstrate tips and tricks for making unwieldy tables of student data more manageable
    • How to filter to get the data you need, and then make good use of it!
    • Show some favourite tricks for sharing screen when demonstrating to students how to calculate their GPA and how they can use that to predict what grades they will need
    • How to use a pie chart to explain how degree requirements fit into a degree

    Please pre-register for our session at this link:

    https://tinyurl.com/techyourself

  • Tech Yourself Session 1 - Digital Outreach

    Tech Yourself - Digital Outreach with Amanda Parker – Lethbridge College (AB)

    We know that proactive and intrusive outreach to students is valuable for student success and institutional retention. Often, this proactive outreach falls to the advising team who are already working at capacity!

     This presentation will discuss:

    • Targeting specific groups of students for more intrusive outreach from Advising, without advisors doing the outreach themselves
    • Using a customer relationship management platform to help create engaging, student friendly, and trackable outreach
    • Tracking who opens and engages with those emails
    • Benefits: advising at-risk students, without overwhelming Advisors with administrative tasks.
    Please pre-register for our session at this link:

    https://tinyurl.com/techyourself

  • REMINDER: Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

    Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Innovative Tech Ideas To Make Your Advising Role More Efficient

    In the ever-changing world of post-secondary advising, the need for new and innovative approaches to connect with our students has only been amplified given the pandemic. Join CACUSS and NACADA for a ‘speed-dating’ style delivery of different tech usages coming from our colleagues across Canada. These sessions will provide creative uses of some of our everyday technology and software platforms to better support each of you in your advising practice.

    Session Details:

    Date: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

    Start Time: 1pm EST

    Platform: Zoom


    Please pre-register for our session at this link:

    https://tinyurl.com/techyourself

    Descriptions of each session will be posted today.

    Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
    Alli, Brady and Jess
    Your friendly NACADA and CACUSS Advising colleagues

  • Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Innovative Tech Ideas To Make Your Advising Role More Effic

    Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Innovative Tech Ideas To Make Your Advising Role More Efficient

    In the ever-changing world of post-secondary advising, the need for new and innovative approaches to connect with our students has only been amplified given the pandemic. Join CACUSS and NACADA for a ‘speed-dating’ style delivery of different tech usages coming from our colleagues across Canada. These sessions will provide creative uses of some of our everyday technology and software platforms to better support each of you in your advising practice.

    Session Details:

    Date: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

    Start Time: 1pm EST

    Platform: Zoom


    Please pre-register for our session at this link:

    https://tinyurl.com/techyourself

    Each session will be happening at the same time in breakout rooms for 15 minutes. Each one will be presented 3 times in 15 minute intervals. You can attend up to 3 different sessions or just pop in for 1 of the short 15 minute sessions. 

    We will post brief descriptions of each session leading into the event so you can plan what you want to attend ahead of time.

    Looking forward to connecting with you all soon!

    Brady - CACUSS Advising CoP Co-Chair

    Jess - CACUSS Advising CoP Co-Chair

    Alli - NACADA

  • Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays everyone! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and warm wishes for 2022. 

    Looking forward to connecting with everyone in the new year. 

    Grace
  • Conduct Coffee

    Join us for an end of term coffee chat next week Wednesday, December 15 from 1-2PM(Eastern Time) 10-11AM(Pacific) Bring your questions, thoughts and conduct chronicles along with some coffee.
    See you all there
  • Reminder: OTR Community of Practice Call Tomorrow

    A reminder about tomorrow's joint call with the EDI Community of Practice. The call is at 12:00 PM (EST). Hope to see you there!

    Zoom registration
    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvce-vqj0jEtyX8Et6f__VgyQNzCvo4TP6 

      Grace 

    • OTR CoP / EDI CoP Joint Call on December 1

      Hi everyone,

      The Orientation, Transition, Retention CoP and EDI CoP will have a joint call next week. Join us on Wednesday, December 1 at 12:00 PM (EST). 

      • Guiding questions:
        How are you identifying gaps in EDI as students transition to your institution from Canadian high schools? What challenges/problems are seeing?

      What action have you taken to address gaps? What commonalities are you see or expect to see? How can the CoP support you?

      Zoom registration
      https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvce-vqj0jEtyX8Et6f__VgyQNzCvo4TP6 

      We hope to see you there!

      Grace 

    • Roundtable - November 16

      Hi everyone,

      We will be hosting the first community roundtable of the fall term on November 16 at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST.

      Register to receive the Zoom link.. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

      See you then!
      Grace

    • National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism

      National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism
      November 9 and 10, 2021 (online)
      Registration: Link to register 


      On November 9 and 10, the National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: Building Solidarities will bring together students, staff, faculty and academic leaders, as well as community partners, to engage in a timely and open dialogue about anti-Asian racism in Canada’s post-secondary education sector. Hosted by the Faculty of Arts at X University, this two-day event will build on the important work initiated by the University of British Columbia at its inaugural National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in June 2021.

      This forum will be open free of charge to everyone, with a focus on accessibility. Join virtually for live panel discussions, moderated conversations, interviews, keynote remarks and engaging breakout and workshop sessions. Session Topics include:

      • Understanding Asian and Asian Canadian Experiences in Higher Education
      • Addressing Racism in the Classroom
      • Lived Experiences & Opportunities for Asian Canadian Staff
      • Ethics of Representing Asian Communities in Research
      • Universities Provosts on the Issues of Accountability and Racism in Universities
      • See full schedule of programs

    • POSTINGS to this platform--Copyright and Permissions

      Hi folks

      Just a friendly reminder NEVER to post images or documents that you do not have ownership of or express permission to use. CACUSS is liable for any copyright infringements that take place as a result of members posting to this site. If there is a document or image that you wish to use that you do not have express permission to do so, and if it is critical to your post or the information you are sharing, contact Jennifer Hamilton, Executive Director cacuss-ed@cacuss.ca BEFORE posting so we can discuss getting permission to use the copyrighted work.

      Many thanks for your attention to this matter!
    • Info from the Public Health Agency on Vaccines for young adults

      The Public Health Agency of Canada to share information resources on COVID-19 vaccines as part of a new campaign we have launched to reach young adults, where vaccination rates are lower and rates of COVID-19 cases are among the highest. 

      We are seeking your help in amplifying these messages within your networks.

       Some key facts:

      • Among the eligible population, young adults aged 18 to 39 years have the lowest vaccination coverage, as of October 16, 2021.

      o   75% of 18 to 29 year olds are fully vaccinated.

      o   77% of 30 to 39 year olds are fully vaccinated.

      • Between July 14 and October 18, 2021, within the 18 to 39 year old age group:

      o   2,037 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19;

      o   384 people have been admitted to ICU;

      o   45 people with COVID-19 have died.

      • There is no way to tell how COVID-19 will affect you. While young people may sometimes have mild symptoms when infected with COVID-19, they can still get sick from the virus, spread the virus to others, and experience longer-term effects.

       Reaching young adults with these messages is a collaborative effort. Being fully vaccinated is one of the most effective ways to protect our families, communities and ourselves against COVID-19. By sharing this information with your stakeholders, clients, and employees, you can help all of us to get back to the people and activities we miss.  

       Here are some information resources you may find particularly relevant to share with young adults:

       Video: We can all help

       Our COVID-19 Awareness Toolkit is also available online with additional COVID-19 resources and in multilingual formats.

       We appreciate your help in communicating this important information to people in Canada.


    • Calling All Student Service Practitioners - "Tech Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself"

      CALLING ALL STUDENT SERVICE PRACTITIONERS

      “Tech yourself, before you wreck yourself”: Innovative Tech Ideas to make your Advising Role More Efficient

      CACUSS and NACADA are partnering in the delivery of this creative session around new technology methods and initiatives to help support you in your advising practice.

      If you, or someone within Advising at your institution, have a must-share idea please contact us at advising@cacuss.ca with your pitch. Please note, if selected, on event day you will be delivering a quick 10-minute snapshot of your initiative and then have 5 minutes for questions from the group.

      The virtual session will be held the week of January 24th-28th.

      Looking forward to hearing from you,

      CACUSS Co-Chairs – Brady and Jessica

      NACADA Chair  – Alli Scully

    • Upcoming Conference--CICMH

      Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) Virtual Conference: Crafting Connections in a Landscape of Uncertainty

      November 3, 2021

      https://campusmentalhealth.ca/conference-2021/

      The continual creativity and dedication of our campus communities demonstrate that times of uncertainty can lead to the most innovative solutions to complex issues. This year’s conference theme encourages us to embrace feelings of uncertainty through connection, openness and shared accountability. Through this lens, we will be exploring topics that embrace a whole campus approach – bringing together student service professionals, teaching staff, students, campus mental health champions, and community mental health organizations. Don’t miss it! Register today

       

    • OCTOBER COP MEETING: HOW TO COMMUNICATE A NEGATIVE OUTCOME TO A COMPLAINANT

      In conjunction with our friends at Sexual violence prevention and response, please join us on Tuesday, October 26, 10-11am (Pacific) / 1-2pm (Eastern)
      Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cacuss-svpr-cop-monthly-share-tickets-170360940158

      Whether it's regarding sexual violence or a more general student conduct complaint, delivering a negative or undesired outcome to a Complainant can be difficult. In this session, three experienced professionals will share how they navigate these challenging conversations with sensitivity and compassion. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. 

      This session is co-organized by the Conduct and Sexual Violence Prevention & Response communities of practice. Members of both CoPs are invited to attend.

      Panelist Bios:

      Julie Glazier (she, her), Case Manager at Simon Fraser University's Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office. Connects with students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual violence to provide supports and services. Supports both Survivors and Respondents through internal or external investigative processes.

      Norma Barrett (she, her), Director, Student Conduct Office at Queen's University. Case Management of serious cases of non-academic misconduct and primary investigator of sexual violence cases involving student respondents.

      Stephanie Nelson-Beaver (she, her), Student Rights & Responsibilities Officer at Sheridan College. Leads investigations, adjudication and follow up for non-academic misconduct (including sexual violence) with the goal of promoting environments that support personal growth, instill responsible decision making and enhances a diverse campus community.

    • Network meeting registration

      Hi 
      CACUSS has created a registration link for our network meeting on Wednesday, October 20th 11am EST  
      Please register by clicking on the link below

      https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOuqrDkuGtxMIfCnrxAG3pVnAjBBXraC

      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.