Upcoming Virtual Events

Resurrecting Justice Virtual Book Launch

September 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Community Relations is pleased to be hosting a virtual book launch for Dr. Doug Harink's newest book, Resurrecting Justice: Reading Romans for the Life of the World.

Our Campus Minister, Tim Wood, will be interviewing Dr. Harink, and signed copies will be available for $25.

There will be a live stream of the event, alongside a limited number of in-person seating in the lecture hall.

Educating for Complexity, Change, Uncertainty, and Resilience: Lessons from a Pandemic Public Lecture

November 09, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Educating for Life Public Lecture Series is co-hosted by the Alumni Office and the Education Department. This series is a response to several requests from our teacher graduates who wanted to access professional development from their alma mater. As our graduates are well aware, great teachers engage in life-long learning. We think these lectures are thoughtful reflections on the biblical call to justice in our present contexts. These reflections will no doubt foster teachers’ imaginations on how they and their students might engage with the world.

Join us November 9th for our first lecture by Dr. Peter Mahaffy.

Harvest Banquet

November 14, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual

Join us for this community online event featuring live entertainment, a silent auction, alumni achievement awards, and a keynote address.

Crisis Response and Competencies in a Troubled World Public Lecture

November 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Crises can be sudden, disrupt routines of systems, and make significant lasting impact on people’s lives and property, thereby creating high levels of uncertainty. A crisis is marked by chaos, time constraints, ambiguity, and remarkably unusual circumstances with limited or conflicting information. Managing any type of crisis is a delicate and sensitive issue as there are many unanticipated and unexpected circumstances, as we see in the Covid-19 pandemic. Given these pressures, the demands of a leader in a crisis can be unique and require a different set of abilities typically not used during general day-to-day leadership. Developing the right set of competencies to deal with a crisis are of utmost importance. In this lecture, Dr. Glory Ovie will be exploring competencies needed to manage a crisis.  

Dr. Glory Ovie is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at The King’s University Edmonton, Alberta. Her research is currently looking at the intersection between teaching and learning, and mental health and wellbeing. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion, teaching and learning, crisis response in postsecondary institutions and mental health of leaders in these institutions. She is an educator and a published researcher within her field of study.

Why is Sex Such a Big (Moral) Deal? Public Lecture

November 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Issues of sexual and gender diversity (SGD) generate a disproportionate amount of controversy and emotional intensity relative to other issues of moral concern. How can people with differing views stay at the table and navigate conversations and decisions about SGD without dividing or disintegrating families and churches? In this talk, Dr. Heather Looy will suggest some psychological barriers to constructive dialogue among Christians, and some ways to overcome them.

The Educating for Life Public Lecture Series is co-hosted by the Alumni Office and the Education Department. This series is a response to several requests from our teacher graduates who wanted to access professional development from their alma mater. As our graduates are well aware, great teachers engage in life-long learning. We think these lectures are thoughtful reflections on the biblical call to justice in our present contexts. These reflections will no doubt foster teachers’ imaginations on how they and their students might engage with the world.

A Canadian Culture Born on Foreign Shores Public Lecture

November 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Without reference to any other country, how would you define the culture of Canada? Some turn to mixtures such as multiculturalism, trans-culturalism, or inter-culturalism, but before long these turn into evasions when their proponents realize that they cannot invoke a fusion to describe combined elements that remain undefined. Others insist on defining Canadian culture by what it is not; only the invocation of foreign characteristics, generally presented in a derogatory manner, can lead to a proper recitation of what is ours.

It is the duty of all immigrants to change the countries in which they find themselves. By doing so, they can develop culture for the benefit of citizens who have not taken the time to consider the places in which they are born. Students from other countries will learn language, laws, and quotidian customs; almost all do so without giving it much thought. Meanwhile, most Canadian students continually deprive themselves of opportunities to learn languages, social practices, and methods of thinking and communicating that could vastly improve their lives.

Dr. Marco Katz endeavours a style of teaching that helps immigrants create, and citizens accept, new ways of living.

The Educating for Life Public Lecture Series is co-hosted by the Alumni Office and the Education Department. This series is a response to several requests from our teacher graduates who wanted to access professional development from their alma mater. As our graduates are well aware, great teachers engage in life-long learning. We think these lectures are thoughtful reflections on the biblical call to justice in our present contexts. These reflections will no doubt foster teachers’ imaginations on how they and their students might engage with the world.