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September 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Upcoming Events

Professional Development

Managing Organizational Change in Turbulent Times – November 3 and 4

Motivational Interviewing: Level 1 – November 11

Human Resource Management – November 23, 24 and 25

Adult Attachment: Redeveloping Security in Adulthood – November 29 and 30

Program Development and Project Management – November 30, December 1 and 2

Resource Management and Development – December 7, 8 and 9

Social Innovation Research Group (SIRG) Events

Social Innovation Third Space Discussion Series

On November 1, SIRG will be featuring Dr. Joe Schlesinger, veteran CBC journalist and member of the Order of Canada. Born in Vienna 1928, Dr. Schlesinger was raised in Czechoslovakia. After Hitler dismembered the country in 1929, Dr. Schlesinger's parents sent him to England for safety. He returned to Czechoslovakia in 1945 to learn that his parents had been killed in the Holocaust.

Dr. Schlesinger will be discussing his life as a refugee (once from Hitler as a child and later from Stalin as a journalist) as well as experiences as an outsider in wartime Britain, postwar Europe and the Canada he found when he arrived in 1950.

When: Tuesday, November 1 | 7:30 to 9:30 PM

Where: 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener | Room 101

This is a free event. Please email to register.

Violence Against Women Symposium: Promising Practices in VAW Work

This symposium will explore promising practices in domestic violence work with women and men. Todd Minerson, executive director of the Men’s White Ribbon Campaign, will be the keynote speaker. A series of workshops will be offered throughout the day and will explore:

  • men, addictions and domestic violence,
  • the specificity of clinical supervision in domestic violence work,
  • understanding the complexities of human trafficking,
  • harm reduction and elements of best practices in working with women with complex diagnoses, and
  • differing approaches in clinical practice in shelter environments.

While the symposium is aimed at those working in the field of domestic violence, SIRG has created space for 12 MSW students to participate. The symposium is free and includes lunch, but you must pre-register at Spots will be filled on a first come basis.

When: Friday, November 18 | 9:30-3 PM

Where: Faculty of Social Work | 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener |Room 101

Simply Living, Mindfulness and Self Care Workshop Series

These lunch hour workshops are open to students, staff and community partners interested in exploring issues around stress and self care. The series will be facilitated by Sherrie Grisé, Registered Massage Therapist. Sherrie practices at Blue Skies Yoga in downtown Kitchener. Her treatments use a wide variety of techniques to find a balance between deeper therapeutic work and an overall sense of relaxation and well being. Visit Sherrie's website for more information on the therapies she offers:

When: January 16, 23 and 30, 2012 | 12 to 1:30 PM

Where: Faculty of Social Work | Room 203 | 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener

This is a free event. Please email to register.