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Friday, January 27
 

17:30

Networking 101
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Speakers
Sponsors
UO

University of Alberta Students' Union

The SU is a student-centric organization that is run by students for students, and prides itself on being a proactive organization that is sensitive to the needs of individuals and the student body as a whole. We are committed to ensuring that your education is affordable and of the highest quality, and that your experience is a very positive one.


Friday January 27, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
SUB 0-51

19:00

Pre-Conference Social
Limited Capacity seats available

Join your fellow delegates for a social evening before we delve into the conference. There will be food, games, activities and many fantastic people to meet! 

Friday January 27, 2017 19:00 - 22:00
SUB Atrium Students' Union Building, U of A North Campus
 
Saturday, January 28
 

08:45

Registration and Breakfast
Stop by the registration desk to check in and pick up your materials, and grab some breakfast.

Saturday January 28, 2017 08:45 - 09:20
CCIS Breezeway Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

09:30

Welcome & Opening Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Waneek Horn-Miller

Waneek Horn-Miller

Waneek Horn-Miller, a Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal, was behind the lines during the Oka crisis, in 1990, when she was stabbed by a Canadian soldier’s bayonet. This near-death experience marked a turning point in her life. Instead of recoiling, she came back stronger than ever. In 2000, she appeared on the cover of TIME magazine, in her role as co-captain of Canada’s Olympic women’s water polo team. More recently... Read More →

Sponsors
S

Studentcare

Studentcare strives to support student health by serving as the plan administrator for our student health and dental plans which represent over 750,000 students at 75+ student associations across Canada.


Saturday January 28, 2017 09:30 - 10:50
CCIS 1-440

11:00

Another Meeting Request? What a Waste of Time! Turning Dreaded Meetings into Productive Outcomes.
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever received a meeting request and wondered “why was I invited to this?” Have you ever attended a meeting (for a group project, with your supervisor, with a colleague) that it didn't accomplish anything? Based on the theories of Facilitative Leadership and the work of the Board Development Program with Alberta Culture and Tourism we will walk participants through an activity to help you identify the values people have when it comes to meetings: having a process, building relationships and achieving results. We will explore how to organize meetings, provide tips on preparing an effective meeting agenda, provide strategies to handle conflict and talk about how to keep the discussion on track. 

Speakers
avatar for Jill Flaman

Jill Flaman

Communication & Program Coordinator, University of Alberta Community Service Learning
With a background in fine arts Jill Flaman combines her passion for art and design with community engagement through her work as the Communications and Program Coordinator of the Community Service-Learning (CSL) program at the University of Alberta. CSL provides opportunities for students to contribute and increase their awareness of the social and political life of their community by bridging classroom and community learning. The program... Read More →
avatar for Amy Roy Gratton

Amy Roy Gratton

Experiential Learning Coordinator, University of Alberta Career Center
Amy Roy Gratton is a Career Education Co-ordinator in the U of A’s Career Centre and has spent the last 10 years organizing events for students, postdoctoral fellows and alumni such as U of A Job Shadow Week, the Career Mentoring Program, Career Speaker Series and the Non Profit Board Student Internship Program (in collaboration with Community Service-Learning). This past year Amy received the Excellence in Learning Support Award from the... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 - 11:50
CCIS L2-200 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

11:00

Driving Leadership with your Strength
Limited Capacity filling up

Having trouble figuring out your leadership style? Are you unable to pinpoint your personal strengths in your leadership role?
Don't worry. Been there, done that.
Attend this invigorating and interactive session hosted by AIESEC to have a better understanding of how you can overcome your weaknesses with your strengths. By being aware of these traits, audience will learn how to "harness courage" and go above and beyond their expected leadership roles.
Recommended for prospecting or current individuals in a leadership position. This session will also include tips and tricks from past AIESEC executives leading with their own personal and unique strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee

Vice President, Marketing and Communication, AIESEC Edmonton
Joanna Lee is delighted to be a part of Alberta Student Leadership Summit 2017. As an advocate for ongoing personal & professional growth, Joanna's recent leadership experience includes being a Vice President of Marketing & Communication in AIESEC Edmonton. She is currently an undergrad at the UofA in the combined BA/B'Ed Drama program.
avatar for Kristi Zuo

Kristi Zuo

Vice President, Internship, AIESEC Edmonton
Kristi Zuo's involvement with AIESEC Edmonton includes being the Vice President of Internship in 2016. She is currently in the bachelor of commerce program at the UofA majoring in Human Resource Management. Kristi is thrilled to share her leadership experience and stories to the conference delegates.



Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 - 11:50
CCIS 1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

11:00

Putting the 'You' in Youth Empowerment!
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk will focus on how to empower youth to get more involved in the community. Everyone faces different obstacles when wanting to get involved. Whether it's the anxiety of stepping out of your comfort zone, or the fear of committing to an organization, this talk will focus on how individuals can "harness their courage" to make sure their voice is heard.

Speakers
avatar for Saba Al Hammouri

Saba Al Hammouri

Ambassador, University of Alberta Ambassador Program
As a fifth year business student at the University of Alberta, Saba has spent the majority of her academic career focusing on marketing and public engagement. Saba's drive to empower and represent youth has lead her to becoming a member of the City of Edmonton Youth Council, an Events Director for the Network of Empowered Women, and a University of Alberta Ambassador. Saba understands how impactful the youth voice is, and hopes that she can... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 - 11:50
CCIS L1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

11:00

Who's In Your Corner?: Assembling and Maintaining Your Best Support Networks
Limited Capacity seats available

Being independent and accountable to yourself is a hard skill to master – but fostering a good relationship with yourself is not a solitary task! Maintaining strong support networks in order to balance many priorities and work on multiple projects at a time is paramount, because it’s not often that we have a chance to work towards our goals one at a time! In this presentation, Kristin LaGrange will share and define the archetypes of the supporting cast members that have challenged and helped her realize goals great and small, and give you tips to communicate with your peers and loved ones to make the most of your relationships, too.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin LaGrange

Kristin LaGrange

Assistant Program Lead, Student Group Services, University of Alberta Students' Union
Kristin LaGrange is the Assistant Program Lead for Student Group Services at the University of Alberta Students' Union. She loves working with strong-willed, creative students, and seeing their projects and initiatives in motion all around campus. After receiving her BA in 2015, she has attended multiple leadership retreats and programs, including the LeaderShape Institute and the U of A's own Emerging Leaders Program, both as a participant and... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 - 11:50
CCIS L1-160 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

11:00

World Café
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will build on the keynote presentation by asking the question: "So now what?" We will engage in a discussion using the World Cafe format: several rounds of structured small group conversations about the keynote material, drawing out insights about how its lessons might apply in real life. In World Cafe, everyone in the room is a participating contributor to the richness of the discussion, and connections are forged in the process.

And as an added bonus: Waneek Horn-Miller will be attending this session! 

Moderators
avatar for Waneek Horn-Miller

Waneek Horn-Miller

Waneek Horn-Miller, a Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal, was behind the lines during the Oka crisis, in 1990, when she was stabbed by a Canadian soldier’s bayonet. This near-death experience marked a turning point in her life. Instead of recoiling, she came back stronger than ever. In 2000, she appeared on the cover of TIME magazine, in her role as co-captain of Canada’s Olympic women’s water polo team. More recently... Read More →
avatar for Nadine Riopel

Nadine Riopel

Nadine Riopel is a facilitator and connector. | | With a professional background in both the private and social sectors, she uses engagement, connection, and social skills training to improve any event, gathering, or organization. | | She is the creator of the PurposeFuel team building program. She is also the creator of the popular We Hate Networking Club monthly meetup group, and co-founder of The Good 100 Experiment. | | Nadine... Read More →

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 - 12:20
PCL Lounge

12:00

Creating Change One Mentoring Relationship at a Time
Limited Capacity seats available

In Edmonton alone, the number of children living in poverty is 40,000. Visually, that’s the new Rogers area filled to capacity two and a half times. The Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs) is a charitable non-profit organization working to provide safe places and positive mentoring relationships for children & youth in our community. Their vision is to insure that all children and youth have enriching experiences growing up and achieve success in life. In their presentation, the presenters will discuss why more people need to get involved and contribute to their community and how you can create change in an impactful way.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Bakken

Amy Bakken

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Amy is a 2009 Graduate from the University of Alberta’s Campus St Jean with a Degree in Psychology. After graduating Amy was drawn to the Social Services Sector and has since been has been working for the non-profit organization Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has been involved in supervising and coordinating all of the various child serving programs within the agency including, the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs... Read More →
avatar for Medina Bandalli

Medina Bandalli

Medina is a Masters student in Counselling Psychology who works in Volunteer Recruitment and Training at Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a double major in Psychology and Linguistics, Medina was inspired to used her professional and personal abilities to contribute to her community once she graduated by working for a non-profit organization that aims to provide children & youth... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 12:00 - 12:25
CCIS L1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

12:00

GBVPP: Unpacking Male Attitudes & Behaviours Towards Gender Based Violence on Campus and Within the Community
Limited Capacity seats available

GBVPP: Gender Based Violence Prevention Program - Is a campus and community wide initiative designed to work with leaders in violence prevention. This session will explore the pilot project of GBVPP that occurred throughout 2016 with young male athletes aged 17-23. Data will reveal attitudes and behaviors of the reagrding gender based violence within that age demographic and suggest opportunities for engagement, education and awareness.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Pirie

Colleen Pirie

Special Projects Manager, Gender-Based Violence Prevention Program
Colleen is a graduate of the NAIT Personal Fitness Training Program and University of Alberta Physical Education Program. Merging her passion for Violence Prevention and Health Promotion, Colleen suggests we need to stop looking at these two issues as mutually exclusive, and begin to explore and identify how they intersect. Colleen has a passion for utilizing sport as a medium for cultural change and believes engaging young men and boys can be... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 12:00 - 12:25
CCIS L2-200 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

12:00

Becoming a Better Ally
Limited Capacity seats available

When engaged citizens notices social issues, they often want nothing more than to abolish them. But sometimes their best intentions can have negative outcomes. The best way to avoid this paradox is not only becoming an ally, but knowing the difference between a bad ally and a good ally. Problems can be best approached with solidarity, but the goal is to help, not hinder, a cause. There can be an important place for allies in these situations: as supporters and advocates. Individuals from all walks or life will find this session useful to finding their role in these spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Plummer

Nina Plummer

President, Thrival
As a political science student, Nina contributes to the work in her communities through involvement in Alpha Gamma Delta, Engineers Without Borders, and the Students’ Union. She is the founder and president of Thrival, a student group whose focus is on alleviating poverty in Edmonton through acts of social service and social change. Her passion for the work done right here in Edmonton has helped her maintain constant involvement in many... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 12:00 - 12:25
CCIS L1-160 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

12:30

Lunch & Involvement Fair
The Involvement Fair is a chance for you to connect with organizations that are looking for student leaders. Stroll through the Involvement Fair and find opportunities where you can use your leadership skills to make a change in your community!

Exhibitors
AI

Alberta Indigenous Intern Program (AIIP)

The AIIP is a two-year program that is available to recent (within two years) post-secondary graduates who have experience working with Indigenous people, projects, or communities.
GP

Green Party of Alberta

Our primary mandate as a political party is to advocate for sustainable living. We believe that governments should be accountable for their actions and dedicated to protecting the interests of individuals and the environment.
avatar for University of Alberta Alumni Association

University of Alberta Alumni Association

We are a community of over 275,000 alumni and 40,000 students working together to Do Great Things. The University of Alberta Alumni Association helps its members stay connected to each other and to their alma mater. We celebrate the achievements of our members and provide opportunities for them to learn, grow, and give back.
HC

Healthy Campus

The Healthy Campus Unit is a health promotion team working to support campus health and wellbeing by creating a healthy campus community at the University of Alberta. | We want to create a culture of wellness at the U of A and we believe that everyone has the capacity to create an atmosphere of wellbeing through our everyday interactions. People, places, and language are all aspects that influence students’ learning and engagement, yet are... Read More →
LP

Liberal Party of Canada

The Liberal Party of Canada believes in progressive policy for Canada, at home and abroad. Multiculturalism, investing in an innovative economy, multilateralism and being a progressive voice abroad, furthering gender equality and LGTBQ rights, being a leader on Climate change, and strengthening Canada's middle class are all things the Liberal Party continues to strive for to create a better future for all Canadians.
PL

Peter Lougheed Leadership College

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College is an inclusive community where undergraduate students can learn, grow and connect with other change makers. Through an experiential and interdisciplinary leadership program, emerging leaders gain the skills, experience and understanding necessary to demonstrate excellence in leadership in all their walks of life and use THESE SKILLS to the greater benefit of society.
avatar for City of Edmonton Youth Council

City of Edmonton Youth Council

CEYC's mission is to empower youth to provide meaningful input and to take action on local issues and municipal politics in Edmonton. The council's two main objectives are: to provide feedback and input to City Council and other various civic committees on issues affecting youth and to work on projects that deal with issues which are important to youth around the city.
RY

Rotary Youth Leadership Experience

The Rotary Youth Leadership Experience (RYLE) is an annual leadership development camp hosted by Rotary District 5370. Open to High School students interested in growing their leadership potential, RYLE is a four day program running from May 4-7, 2017 at Camp Nakamun. Packed with workshops and speakers, delegates can expect to work cooperatively through hands-on workshops and challenges that will exercise their newly-acquired skills and foster... Read More →
TL

The Local Good

The Local Good acts as a hub that helps Edmontonians live a more local and green lifestyle. Our mission is to connect people interested in living locally and sustainably with local resources and experts. We do this through our monthly Green Drinks networking events, our quarterly Cash Mobs that support local businesses, our blog and social media channels, and other annual events including the Good Hundred Experiment and the Edmonton Resilience... Read More →
TL

The Landing

The Landing (map here) is a non-profit service at the University of Alberta that offers support for gender and sexual diversity. We strive to promote gender equity on a broad scale, and advocate for the safety and acceptance of individuals of all genders and sexualities in campus life. As part of this mandate, we support LGBTTQQPIANU+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Pansexual, Intersex, Asexual... Read More →
CA

Create Awesome Meetings

Changing the world, one meeting at a time.
AN

Alberta's NDP

Alberta's NDP is a forward-looking and inclusive organization working with Albertans across the province to create a fair and prosperous Alberta where no one is left behind. Our goal is to elect a caring and progressive government; a government with pragmatic and innovative policies that put Albertans first and make Alberta a leader in Canada. We work to elect MLAs who believe in engaging, involving and representing people from all of... Read More →
AP

Alberta Party

The Alberta Party's vision is to form a centrist provincial government committed to diversity, integrity, transparency and collaboration. As leaders of positive change, we value inclusiveness, ideas over ideology, and champion economic, environmental and social responsibility. | | In short, we are stand for governance that is: balanced, effective, compassionate, responsible, practical, bold, and big-tent.
avatar for Junior Forest Rangers

Junior Forest Rangers

To foster an appreciation, awareness, and respect for our natural resources through stewardship, exposure to natural resource education, career opportunities and leadership.
S

Studentcare

Studentcare strives to support student health by serving as the plan administrator for our student health and dental plans which represent over 750,000 students at 75+ student associations across Canada.
UO

University of Alberta Students' Union

The SU is a student-centric organization that is run by students for students, and prides itself on being a proactive organization that is sensitive to the needs of individuals and the student body as a whole. We are committed to ensuring that your education is affordable and of the highest quality, and that your experience is a very positive one.
U

Unitea

Unitea is about building community through connection and interaction with one-to-one conversations and pop-up tea parties. Unitea provides opportunities for U of A students to connect and converse with trained student volunteers called Unitea hosts.
NU

Next UP!

Next UP! offer a seven month intensive leadership program for young people who are engaged in social and environmental justice.

Sponsors
TL

The Landing

The Landing (map here) is a non-profit service at the University of Alberta that offers support for gender and sexual diversity. We strive to promote gender equity on a broad scale, and advocate for the safety and acceptance of individuals of all genders and sexualities in campus life. As part of this mandate, we support LGBTTQQPIANU+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Pansexual, Intersex, Asexual... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 12:30 - 13:20
CCIS Atrium

13:30

A 'Mindful Leader' is a Great Leader
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Great leaders help people become more self-aware and resilient, which are important attributes to have while living in a reality that is subject to continual change and uncertainty. Great leaders also help people navigate life with confidence and other life-enhancing attitudes. These attitudes—such as openness, interest, curiosity, patience, compassion, acceptance, among others—can be cultivated through the practice of mindfulness.

Mindfulness is an open and nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment and, through practice, we can untangle unskillful attitudes and beliefs of the mind. Leaders who wish to share the concept of mindfulness with others are encouraged to establish their own personal meditation practice. Understanding what mindfulness meditation is and how it is practiced in everyday life are important topics to explore when working towards great leadership.


Saturday January 28, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
CCIS L1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

13:30

Building Efficient Cars and an Effective Team
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a successful team? The University of Alberta EcoCar team will share how they doubled the size of their team to over 60 members while building a reputation for being a member-focused organization. EcoCar and attendees will reflect on ways to structure a team, how various styles of leadership and followership work together, and how to improve interpersonal relationships to build a successful team.

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Pye

Natasha Pye

Assistant Program Manager, University of Alberta EcoCar Project
Natasha Pye is the Assistant Project Manager of the University of Alberta EcoCar team after joining the team in her first year of University. She is in her second year of Engineering Physics with a specialization in Nanotechnology and is passionate about sustainability and alternative energy technologies. In addition to her involvement with EcoCar, Natasha is a Resident Assistant and is involved with other student groups on campus including the... Read More →
avatar for Jason Wang

Jason Wang

Project Manager, University of Alberta EcoCar Project
Jason Wang is a Mechanical Engineering student passionate about the impacts of engineering, public policy, and better decision-making. Jason is the Project Manager of the University of Alberta EcoCar Team, a Peter Lougheed Leadership College scholar, and a Queen Elizabeth Scholar. He has worked in Alberta, Nunavut, and the United Kingdom. He is also currently a University of Alberta Senator, working to connect the University with the... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
CCIS L2-200 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

13:30

I Am Racist - And So Are You! : How to Confront Privilege, Racism, and Colonialism in Everyday Life
Limited Capacity seats available

"At least we are not as bad as (blank)" - This is a phrase that needs to be stricken from the Canadian vocabulary. Canada is a colonial society. Sure, we have been a "Multicultural" society since 1982, but where has that gotten us? Indigenous issues, White privilege, and the racialization of society and education are issues that continue to tackling racism, colonialism, and white privilege in Canadian society. My goal is to empower those who attend my session to be able to deal with these issues head on as they not be addressed by the government and intern, citizens of this country. I want to change that. I want YOU to change that. How? I want to give you tangible ways to combat racism, privilege and colonialism in your day to day life. In this presentation, we will be see them happen. In this session you will be given tangible ways to address these issues. Society needs to change and with all of your help, it will be able to sooner rather than later.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Connauton

Josh Connauton

Program Lead, Student Group Services, University of Alberta Students' Union
By day, Josh is the current Program Lead for Student Group Services with the University of Alberta Students’ Union. By night, he is a graduate student at the University of Alberta pursuing his Masters in Educational Policy Studies with a focus in Adult, Community, and Higher Education. He is passionate about student services in higher education, anti-racism/anti-oppression movements, and the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs! If you... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
CCIS L1-160 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

13:30

Métis Youth Courage and Resiliency
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will explore the ways in which Alberta's Future Leaders (AFL) programming can inspire the courage and resiliency of Métis youth. We will build awareness of challenges to Indigenous, especially Métis youth, and then shift to positive storytelling of our experiences living and working in Fishing Lake Métis Settlement and Kikino Métis Settlement as part of AFL. We will demonstrate how youth empowerment through enabling courage contributed to change in these communities and how we see this change leading to greater social justice and resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Skye Durocher

Skye Durocher

Youth Mentor, Alberta's Future Leaders Program
Skye Durocher is a Métis from Fishing Lake Métis Settlement (FLMS). She is currently in her first year of a Bachelor of Arts Cree Language at Blue Quills University. Skye has been a Youth Mentor through the Alberta's Future Leaders program with Skye working in Kikino Métis Settlement. Skye also participated as a youth. | | Instagram: skye.apeetogosan | Twitter: skyeapeetogosan
avatar for Kalista Sherbaniuk

Kalista Sherbaniuk

Youth Mentor, Alberta's Future Leaders Program
Kalista Sherbaniuk is a Settler of Treaty 6 Territory and currently resides in Treaty 7. At the University of Calgary, she is taking a Master of Social Work and previously completed a Bachelor of Science in Archaeology there. Kalista has been a Youth Mentor through the Alberta's Future Leaders program in FLMS. Instagram: shutterprose; ksherbi9 Twitter: ksherbi



Saturday January 28, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
CCIS 1-160 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

13:30

The Necessity of Management in Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

Leadership is viewed by most as the goals and vision set by a leader to bring an organisation success. Management on the other hand is viewed to be necessary operational evil in that management pushes for tangible results and efficiency. Despite these notions, any organisation needs as much management as leadership. This session seeks to show how leadership necessitates management in any organisation.

Speakers
avatar for John Evjen

John Evjen

University of Alberta/Peter Lougheed Leadership Collage
After two academic exchanges to Germany, John Evjen began his undergraduate studying focusing on German education and translation theory at the University of Alberta. In 2015, he joined the Inaugural Class of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, where he worked with university sexual assault policy and currently with sustainable energy development. Apart from university, he coaches competitive water polo and leads a Christian youth group... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
CCIS 1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

14:30

Building a Team Through Rapport
Limited Capacity seats available

As leaders we are sometimes so focused on the tasks and projects at hand, that we forget to create a sense of community within its individual members. Community starts with how individuals perceive themselves within a group, and this session will focus on why it is important to build rapport with individuals of your team as a leader. I discuss how to genuinely invest in your conversations with your teammates, whether it is a difficult conversation or a friendly chat, and how to create boundaries for yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Zoleta

Cathy Zoleta

Program Lead, InfoLink, University of Alberta Students' Union
Cathy Zoleta is the current Program Lead for InfoLink at the Students’ Union. During her undergrad in Biological Sciences and Psychology, she was known as the “High-Five Girl” through her various campus commitments, such as New Student Orientation, U of A Senate, and Campus Ambassadors. In 2012, she was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Undergraduate Students” at the U of A by The Wanderer magazine. Cathy loves... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 14:30 - 15:20
CCIS L1-160 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

14:30

Governance 101: Tools for Skilled Student Representation
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to make an impact on campus, but your not sure how? Join Marina Banister, University of Alberta Students’ Unions’ Vice-President Academic, to learn about the various ways to get invovled in students governance at the UofA. This session will be a crash course on the various levels of governance, as well as go over advocacy and election tips. Participants will leave feeling well versed on how decisions at the UofA get made, as well as prepared to launch into a path of leadership on campus themselves, understand what to look for as a voter, and how to support candidates they believe in. 

Speakers
avatar for Marina Banister

Marina Banister

Vice President, Academic, University of Alberta Students' Union
Advocating for the academic interests on behalf of 30,000 undergraduate students, Marina Banister is the Vice-President Academic of the Students Union. Marina is a born and raised Edmontonian, and is finishing her degree in Political Science. When she is not working, she enjoys riding her bike year round, listening to talk radio, and staying up to date on municipal politics. Marina ran for Vice-President Academic because she is committed to a... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 14:30 - 15:20
CCIS 1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

14:30

We Need to Talk: Having Difficult Conversations
Limited Capacity filling up

Our presentation will focus on the topic of having tough conversations. We hope that our collective experience as Senior UAlberta Ambassadors will allow us to explore this topic in a variety of ways. Our main focus will be having difficult conversations when in a supervisory or leadership position. We will examine several different situations in which tough conversations can occur, and then discuss context-specific strategies in order to achieve conflict resolution. Our presentation will take the format of a workshop, allowing time for both discussion and practice.

Speakers
avatar for Alisha Kurji

Alisha Kurji

Senior Ambassador, University of Alberta Ambassador Program
Alisha Kurji is a fourth year BSc student majoring in biological sciences at the University of Alberta. She is a second year UAlberta Ambassador, and first year Senior UAlberta Ambassador.
avatar for Tess Lamer

Tess Lamer

Senior Ambassador, University of Alberta Ambassador Program
Tess Lamer is a third year student in the biochemistry program at the University of Alberta. She is a second year UAlberta Ambassador, and a first year Senior UAlberta Ambassador.
avatar for Marina Saporito

Marina Saporito

University of Alberta Ambassador Program
Marina Saporito is a sixth year student in the Faculty of Native Studies. She has been with the UAlberta Ambassador Program for 3 years, and has been a Senior UAlberta Ambassador for the past two years.
avatar for Anna Seefeldt

Anna Seefeldt

Senior Ambassador, University of Alberta Ambassador Program
Anna Seefeldt is a third year UofA student majoring in political science. She is a second year UAlberta Ambassador and a first year Senior UAlberta Ambassador.



Saturday January 28, 2017 14:30 - 15:20
CCIS L1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

14:30

How to Create Awesome Meetings
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The How To Create Awesome Meetings Workshop will give you the tools and inspiration to make your next meeting more productive. Based on the proven 10-step meeting productivity improvement system in Gord Sheppard's book called "How To Create Awesome Meetings' this workshop is a must-do for anyone who wants to take action to immediately improve communication and productivity within their organization by building highly successful meetings.

Speakers
avatar for Gord Sheppard

Gord Sheppard

President, Create Awesome Meetings
Having run and participated in more than 2000 meetings (and lived to tell the tale) Gord Sheppard is on a mission to change the world, one meeting at a time. | And through his work as a Professional Meeting Facilitator, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Instructor, Gord delivers a people-centred approach that will help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable. www.createawesomemeeting.com



Saturday January 28, 2017 14:30 - 15:50
CCIS 1-160 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

15:20

Afternoon Break
Take some time to relax beforethe rest of the day. Grab some snacks and a coffee!

Saturday January 28, 2017 15:20 - 15:50
TBA

15:30

Living with Discomfort and Making Possible a Multiplicity of Stories
Limited Capacity full
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“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” (Adiche, 2009)

We begin with a screening of renowned author and activist Chimamanda Adichie’s 2009 TED Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” as a way to (re)consider single or stereotypical stories we may (un)consciously hold about ourselves and others. Living with discomfort challenges us to face our vulnerabilities, but by working with these challenges we open up possibilities for ourselves and others to courageously live different stories.

We hope audiences leave with an increased awareness of the stories that they hold of themselves and others, and an increased commitment to resisting single stories. Through co-creating a space to inquire into these stories between presenters and audiences, and through working with discomfort as we all engage in this work, we hope to foster a sense of community and possibility. We further hope that audiences tap into their courage to increasingly see themselves and others through a multiplicity of stories.

Speakers
avatar for Hiroko Kubota

Hiroko Kubota

PhD Candidate, University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing
Hiroko Kubota is a registered nurse in Japan and a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on structures of marginalization, constructions of citizenship and inequity, and philosophical thinking about human rights and human conditions. Hiroko completed her Master’s degree in 2012 with the thesis entitled: “Philosophical Consideration of the Structural Marginalization of People who are... Read More →
avatar for Jinny Menon

Jinny Menon

PhD Candidate, University of Alberta
Jinny Menon is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta and a member of the university’s Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development (CRTED) community. She obtained her Masters of Education in Educational Studies with a focus in school improvement and leadership at the University of Alberta in 2012. An experienced educator, Jinny is using a multiperspectival approach in her narrative inquiry into the diverse... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 15:30 - 16:25
CCIS 1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

16:00

3 Myths of Leadership: #GetInvolvedHero
Limited Capacity seats available

In our ever evolving world of rapid information, student life is undergoing a metamorphosis that requires a new breed of student leadership. The race to adapt to this hostile environment that attacks the efforts of student leaders is on. The future requires a new yet familiar look at leadership. Falling back to spring forward, from Leader to Hero.

Speakers
avatar for Toby Nwabuogor

Toby Nwabuogor

Student Ambassador, Red Deer College
"I strongly believe that students want to get involved." | Toby hails from Nigeria and has lived around the world. This gives him a broad world view on life. Spending the last four years fully engrossed in Red Deer College community life has opened Toby to wonderful experiences. Toby considers himself a lucky immigrant who came here and found a piece of himself he couldn’t find anywhere else. As a student ambassador, Toby has volunteered for... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 16:00 - 16:25
CCIS 1-160 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

16:00

Courage to Conflict: How to get in a Fight and Make it Count
Limited Capacity seats available

Conflict is often viewed as a negative social interaction but it doesn't have to be so. This session will explore conflict as essential to creating meaningful social change and introduce techniques to facilitate the process. Join me for discussions and stories of productive conflicts!

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Mann

Michaela Mann

Team Lead, Leadership & Recognition



Saturday January 28, 2017 16:00 - 16:25
CCIS L1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

16:00

Monkey See, Monkey Don't - Using Social Influence to go Against the Norm
Limited Capacity full
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It's not easy going against the crowd. Humans, by nature, are social creatures; the more we go against the group, the higher chance we have of being ostracized. It's easier, safer, and more comfortable to just go along with what everyone else is doing/saying. What happens, then, when the group starts doing or believing something that you're positive is wrong? Do you push yourself to do what's right, or what's easy? In this session, we're going to explore this topic and why it can be so important to take a stand in spite of the social risks involved. Looking at social influence practices, I hope to engage in conversation and discussion that can show how some people are able to convince an entire group of well-educated individuals that a lime is a vegetable, and how you can use these practices to push back, harness your courage, and stand up for what's right.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Avelar

Chris Avelar

Team Lead, Involvement, University of Alberta Students' Union
Chris Avelar graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Shortly after, he began working for the Students' Union in different capacities - first with the Peer Support Centre, then Leadership & Recognition, and now as the current Team Lead - Involvement where he oversees most of the volunteer services within the SU. Chris is passionate about helping others and creating change whenever and wherever... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 16:00 - 16:25
CCIS L2-200 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

16:00

Students Leading Student Safety
Limited Capacity seats available

Student lead safety initiatives have become more common in the last three decades on university campuses, exemplified by the rapid growth in Safewalk intiatives. Students are often better equipped to recognize the safety concerns of other students than university administration Therefore, there is a role for student safety initiatives that complement the roles of university and policing programs. This talk discusses challenges, successes, and possible future directions of safety programs designed, run, and directed by students. The presenter, Collin Horn, is the current Safewalk Specialist at the University of Alberta Students’ union.

Speakers
avatar for Collin Horn

Collin Horn

Specialist, Safewalk, University of Alberta Students' Union
Collin is the director of the Safewalk service at the University of Alberta. Previously, he volunteered there for four years as a Students Union volunteer. In his role, he recruits, trains, and organizes the 100+ volunteers that run the service. Collin graduated from the University of Alberta in 2016 and is currently pursuing his masters of science in Ecology also at the U of A. A self-described master procrastinator, Collin spent the majority of... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 16:00 - 16:25
CCIS L1-160 Centennial Centre for Interdiciplanary Science, U of A North Campus

16:30

Closing Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Jack Saddleback

Jack Saddleback

“Everyone has an identity. Mine just happens to be rarer than most”- Jack SaddlebackJack Saddleback eliminates gender barriers. Jack is a Cree Two-Spirited Transgendered Gay Man. Saddleback was the first elected Transgender Student Union president of University of Saskatchewan and only the fourth Aboriginal person to hold that position.Jack captivates his audience in sharing his message of Embracing Two Spirits, Conquering Mental Health... Read More →

Sponsors
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The Landing

The Landing (map here) is a non-profit service at the University of Alberta that offers support for gender and sexual diversity. We strive to promote gender equity on a broad scale, and advocate for the safety and acceptance of individuals of all genders and sexualities in campus life. As part of this mandate, we support LGBTTQQPIANU+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Pansexual, Intersex, Asexual... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
CCIS 1-440

19:00

University of Alberta Annual Round Dance
All ASLS attendees are invited to attend the Annual Round Dance, happening the evening of the Alberta Student Leadership Summit. The Round Dance brings together children, friends, families, youth and Elders of our community to share stories, catch up on news, break bannock, and share some tea. It is a time to honor traditions and memories of our ancestors. This year will mark the 4th Memorial for Elder Marge Friedel, who taught us that the Round Dance "...goes back to our basic teachings of respect, honest, caring and sharing." All are welcome!

Check out this video to learn more about the Round Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=626MhRl6aFQ&feature=youtu.be&ct=t(The_Quad_August_18_20168_4_2016) 

Saturday January 28, 2017 19:00 - 21:00
Education Gymnasium Education Building, University of Alberta North Campus