Current Student Affairs Staff

This page provides news and information relevant to Student Affairs (STUA) staff, as well as links to useful electronic tools and resources. Additional division news is available via The Student Voice monthly email newsletter.

STUA Staff Day - June 23, 2017

On Friday, June 23, 2017, Student Affairs staff are invited to attend a variety of ProD sessions followed by a staff social and BBQ lunch on the quad. Attendance is open to all staff in the division.

Read more about the ProD Day sessions in the drop downs below and follow the link below to register for sessions you would like to attend. Seats in the ProD sessions are limited so register soon to get your first choice. Sessions recommended for new Student Affairs staff are marked with (★) below.

Register here for STUA ProD Day sessions

**Please register for the BBQ lunch with your unit leader no later than June 13**

8:30-9:15am - Welcome and opening session

The Student Experience (★)
Student panel facilitated by Jim Dunsdon, Associate Vice-President Student Affairs

A panel of graduate and undergraduate students, facilitated by the Associate Vice-President Student Affairs, will speak about their experiences and examples of what the Division of Student Affairs has done (and not done) to help them learn effectively. Bring your questions, we guarantee some valuable and revealing responses!
Location: Main event tent on the quad

9:30-10:15am

Snapshots of the Journey: International Student Experience at UVic
Presenters: International Student Representatives from the Global Community Student Advisory Council
Facilitators: Anne Cirillo, Coordinator, International Student Programming / Tricia Best, Associate Director, International Student Services

International students bring the world to UVic. Their experience of coming to UVic, studying and living in this community, and planning for their future is dynamic, rich, and important in understanding our campus community. Performed through still images and woven stories, join UVic International students as they share moments in time in their personal journeys as UVic students.
Location: Cornett A120

Coach Your Way to Success
Facilitator: Mark Colgate, Professor, Gustavson School of Business

In this session led by UVic professor and researcher, Mark Colgate, attendees will begin to learn how to be both great coaches and great coachees. Mark is professor at the Gustavson School of Business and researches service excellence and coaching. He has taught many courses in these areas, including 8 Moments of Power in Coaching, at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive levels.
Location: Engineering and Computer Science ECS 660

Mindfulness for Self-Care
Facilitator: Rita Knodel, Director, Counselling and Multifaith Services
Presenters: Ruth Dantzer, Anglican Chaplain / Soshin McMurchy, Zen Buddhist Chaplain

Mindfulness, the practice of being fully present in the moment, can help you make the most of your self-care practices. Attendees will learn about the fundamentals of mindfulness in relation to self-care, explore ways of integrating specific practices into your life, and practice a simple mindfulness meditation together.
Location: Multifaith Chapel

Introduction to Learning Outcomes and Assessment (★)
Facilitators: Ada Saab, Director, Graduate Admissions and Records / Kim Daly, Health and Wellness Coordinator

Using learning outcomes and assessment to inform our programs and services has been a key initiative of the Division of Student Affairs since 2014. Join members of the Student Affairs Learning and Assessment Community of Practice for an introduction to this important divisional priority. Attendees will learn what learning outcomes are, why they are important, and how to write one of your own.
Location: Hickman BBB 116

10:30-11:15am

Student Engagement: Examples from the Vikes Nation Experience
Facilitator: Rob Mackay, Associate Director, Marketing, Engagement and Programs

Learn how the Vikes Nation Ambassador program was built and how it functions now, from student events run through Vikes Athletics and Recreation to social media marketing and engagement tactics that have proven successful since the launch of Vikes Nation four years ago. Leave this session with take-aways that can be applied to student engagement in your unit/department.
Location: ECS 660

Snapshots of the Journey: International Student Experience at UVic
Presenters: International Student Representatives from the Global Community Student Advisory Council
Facilitators: Anne Cirillo, Coordinator, International Student Programming / Tricia Best, Associate Director, International Student Services

International students bring the world to UVic. Their experience of coming to UVic, studying and living in this community, and planning for their future is dynamic, rich, and important in understanding our campus community. Performed through still images and woven stories, join UVic International students as they share moments in time in their personal journeys as UVic students.
Location: Cornett A120

Student Mental Health Literacy Training - Level 1 (★)
Facilitator: Dawn Schell, Counsellor, Counselling Services

Training on student mental health will provide participants with basic training in mental health awareness and response while assisting faculty and staff with how to effectively identify, respond to and refer a student with mental health concerns to appropriate resources.
Location: MacLaurin D116

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback: Experience Cube
Facilitator: Sarah Hood, Director, Organizational Development and Learning Services

Learn how to use the Experience Cube to give constructive feedback in a way that minimizes defensiveness and increases clarity for both parties. The Cube can also be used to plan out difficult conversations ahead of time or to coach others through a difficult conversation. Come prepared with a situation you would like to use to practice a conversation.
Location: Hickman HHB 116

From Ward to Award: Engaging Former Youth in Care on Campus
Facilitators: Lilia Zaharieva / Sam Pothier

This interactive session is an opportunity to explore and experience the perspective of students who come to UVic from the foster care system. Participants will develop tools to engage with this emergent student population and support a campus-wide strategy for success.
Location: Hickman HHB 128

Mindfulness for Self-Care
Facilitator:
Rita Knodel, Director, Counselling and Multifaith Services
Presenters:
Ruth Dantzer, Anglican Chaplain / Soshin McMurchy, Zen Buddhist Chaplain

Mindfulness, the practice of being fully present in the moment, can help you make the most of your self-care practices. Attendees will learn about the fundamentals of mindfulness in relation to self-care, explore ways of integrating specific practices into your life, and practice a simple mindfulness meditation together.
Location: Multifaith Chapel

11:30-12:15pm

Assessment in Action: Case Studies from the Division
Facilitators: Dustin Meredith, Advisor and Project Lead, Office of Student Life / Leah Toews, Enrolment Analyst, Student Recruitment and Global Engagement

Developing learning outcomes or performing an assessment for a real-life program or service can be daunting. When it’s time to move from theory to practice, it helps to learn from those who have gone before. Two case studies by members of the Learning and Assessment Community of Practice will cover development of learning outcomes for a new program, designing an assessment plan, and using assessment results to inform program changes.
Location: Engineering and Computer Science ECS 660

Student Mental Health Literacy Training - Level 1 (★)
Facilitator: Dawn Schell, Counsellor, Counselling Services

Training on student mental health will provide participants with basic training in mental health awareness and response while assisting faculty and staff with how to effectively identify, respond to and refer a student with mental health concerns to appropriate resources.
Location: MacLaurin D116

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback: Experience Cube
Facilitator: Sarah Hood, Director, Organizational Development and Learning Services
Learn how to use the Experience Cube to give constructive feedback in a way that minimizes defensiveness and increases clarity for both parties. The Cube can also be used to plan out difficult conversations ahead of time or to coach others through a difficult conversation. Come prepared with a situation you would like to use to practice a conversation.
Location: Hickman HHB 116

From Ward to Award: Engaging Former Youth in Care on Campus
Facilitators: Lilia Zaharieva / Sam Pothier

This interactive session is an opportunity to explore and experience the perspective of students who come to UVic from the foster care system. Participants will develop tools to engage with this emergent student population and support a campus-wide strategy for success.
Location: Hickman HHB 128

Full morning sessions

9:30-11:15am
Indigenous Cultural Acumen Training
Facilitator: Dr. Robina Thomas, Acting Executive Director of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement

This first module of the Indigenous Cultural Acumen Training (ICAT) session offers foundational information about the colonial context (historical and current) of Indigenous people in Canada. It is delivered as an 80-minute, face-to-face presentation and discussion, and it serves as the basis for future modules being developed in response to needs identified by participants.
Location: Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House

9:30-12:15pm
Bringing in the Bystander
Facilitators: Kate Lord and Shyam Singh

This program teaches attendees how to overcome resistance to checking in and intervening when observing the potential for sexualized violence. By empowering people to become active bystanders, we hope to create a compassionate community response to preventing sexualized violence and fostering a safer environment on campus.
Location: Welcome Centre, University Centre Building

STUA staff social and BBQ

12:15-1:45pm
STUA staff social & BBQ on the quad

Come out for an afternoon of delicious food, great company, games, activities and prizes. The summer social and BBQ is an open-house style event, drop in any time and stay as long as you like. Look for the big white tent on the west side of the quad.

**Food and other non-perishable donations will be collected for the UVSS Food Bank and Free Store

Map/schedule and poster downloads

Notices for Student Affairs staff

  • Visit the staff events page for details on upcoming staff events and lunch-and-learns.
  • Information, tools and resources for current key initiatives are available via the Key Initiatives tab in the top navigation bar.
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Student Affairs staff orientation

We are currently refreshing our division orientation presentation. Please use the links below to access to all of the information in the presentation including organizational charts, the STUA strategic plan and more... and welcome to Student Affairs!

 

Links and information

Student Affairs staff recognition program

Have you ever seen one of your Student Affairs colleagues go above and beyond the requirements of their position in order to demonstrate the Students Affairs vision or values? The Student Affairs staff recognition program is designed to recognize and reward exemplary work being done across our units in alignment with our division values.

The program is open to all Student Affairs staff including term, hourly, casual and student staff. Nominations of single individuals or teams of up to two people are accepted. Teams can be from within the same unit or individuals from two different units. If nominating a team, please include both nominees on one form and show how both their individual work and their work together demonstrates the STUA vision and values.

Nominations forms can be submitted by email to Lindsay (stuacom@uvic.ca) or in person to UVC B202 Attn: Lindsay Windecker. Submissions will be reviewed by the Newsletter Editorial Board based on the Student Affairs vision and values and winner(s) will be announced in each edition of The STUA Voice beginning July 7, 2016.

Winners will receive a STUA GiftCard valued at $20 and will be profiled in The STUA Voice, our monthly staff newsletter. Nominations are always open so next time you see someone do something great, tell us about it and they could be our next monthly winner!

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