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Addressing anti-Black racism

2020/06/03 – 8:35 am

These last few days have been an unfortunate reminder of the reality anti-Black racism plays in our lives. The scenes unfolding in the U.S. and Canada are undoubtedly having a direct impact on our Black students and colleagues. It is important that we support our community members and maintain a commitment to address racial discrimination in all its forms. To be responsive to this need, the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity is currently adapting its anti-discrimination response training to be accessible through virtual delivery.

Should you wish to have access to the information right away, please email me directly at Irfan.Chaudhry@macewan.ca.

If you or your students are looking for resources to understand anti-Black racism and how we can address it, consider the following resources:

For further resources, information or support, please contact the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity at humanrights@macewan.ca.

Respectfully,

Irfan Chaudhry
Director, Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity

Be an innovative leader who can handle conflict

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Managing Workplace Conflict
Conflict can be stressful but when managed correctly it can become a steppingstone to innovation. Become a leader who can effectively manage conflict …

Online writing help for students available

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Students can continue to submit essays online to receive written feedback on their writing within one to three business days. Share the link to our …

Unconscious Bias workshop module now available on Blackboard

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

This module provides an overview of how unconscious bias can seep into everyday interactions and explores what we can do to build the capacity to …

Strengthen your communication skills

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Project Stakeholder, Resources and Communications Management
Good communication is essential as a project manager or any role you are in. Sign up for Project Stakeholder, Resources …

Fall 2020 delivery

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Over the past several weeks, MacEwan University has been exploring various scenarios for delivery of courses and services for the Fall 2020 term. This week, …

New creative online courses available now!

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Starting Your Creative Business – new course coming June 9!
Do you have a creative side that fuels you? Share it with the world and become …

May 29 budget update

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

As you may recall from my previous messages, the Board of Governors was scheduled to receive a recommendation to approve the University’s 2020/21 budget and …

Academic leadership updates

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Dear Colleagues,
The last several months have brought with them unprecedented challenges, and I am pleased to update you on some administrative changes that will help …

Policy feedback: Final Assessments Policy and Student Deferrals and Assessments Procedure

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

The Final Assessments Policy is being revised and a new Student Deferrals and Assessments Procedure is being proposed. Both policy documents have been posted for …

COVID-19 update: Online security

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

Cyber attacks have continued to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. This difficult situation provides new avenues for attackers to exploit, and the proliferation of phishing attacks …

PeopleTools 8.57 upgrade and financial transactions

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

On June 7, 2020 MacEwan will be upgrading to PeopleTools 8.57 which enables and supports the use of PeopleSoft.
To maximize the success of this upgrade, …

Welcome to the new manager, academic advising

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

I am delighted to announced that Karen Ravagnolo has been appointed to the position of manager, academic advising, effective July 1, 2020. Karen has spent …

Teaching Innovation Fund – deadline is May 30

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

To support the development of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and to foster a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and knowledge-sharing, the Teaching Innovation Funding …

Network outage – May 30

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

There will be a network outage between 6 p.m., Saturday, May 30, and 12 a.m., Sunday, May 31.
During the outage, the following will be inaccessible:

Blackboard …

PeopleSoft applications outage: June 6 to 8

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

All PeopleSoft applications will undergo a scheduled outage starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 to Monday, June 8 at 8 a.m. to implement …

Canada Life resources to support your well-being

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

Canada Life is offering several free webinars and tools to help support plan members during the pandemic. Read more about the resources here.

MAG: Art From Here

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

As part of Art From Here — an ongoing collaborative project between the Mitchell Art Gallery, Latitude 53, Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre and Snap Gallery — …

Budget update: Questions and answers

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

The budget questions and answers have been updated on myPortal.MacEwan.ca.
You can continue to submit your questions to president@macewan.ca or by using the anonymous MacEwan University …

2019/20 Financial year end deadline schedule and notes

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

As we approach the end of the 2020 fiscal year, it is important to ensure that the university closes its accounting records and prepares financial …

Library lending for faculty and staff

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

While the library’s space and access to the library’s shelves remain closed, MacEwan faculty and staff are still able to borrow physical items (e.g. books, …

Policy feedback: Student Discipline Policy

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

Rescission of the Student Discipline Policy is being proposed. The proposal has been posted for feedback on the policies page on MacEwan.ca. Faculty, staff and …

May is Mental Health Month

2020/05/20 – 8:31 am

Lifeworks by Morneau Shepell, MacEwan’s Employee and Family Assistance provider, has launched a microsite called “A stable mindset in an unstable world,” to provide support …

Upcoming training for expense and requisitions

2020/05/20 – 8:30 am

Expense Procurement and Contract Services (EPACS) invites you to attend one of our upcoming training sessions. These sessions are geared toward new or infrequent users …

PeopleSoft outage

2020/05/20 – 8:30 am

All PeopleSoft applications will undergo a scheduled outage from Saturday, June 6 at 8 a.m. to Monday, June 8 at 8 a.m. to implement an …

Moving Your Face-to-face Course Online Quickly

2020/05/20 – 8:30 am

This virtual course gives faculty the tools they need to move a full face-to-face course to an online format by providing insight about teaching online, …

Be an innovative leader

2020/05/20 – 8:30 am

Managing Workplace Conflict
Conflict can be stressful, but when managed correctly it can become a stepping stone to innovation. Become a leader who can effectively manage …