Update: November 18, 2020
Your Good News Bulletin
Virtual Open House set for this Sunday, November 22
An open house is a great way to pick a college, as well as a home. Prospective students know there’s more to a school than what they read in a brochure, and an open house event allows them to really dig into what it’s like to learn here. But this year COVID-19 means that we can’t all gather on campus as usual, so we’re hosting a Virtual Open House this Sunday, November 22 from 10 am to 2 pm. Between those hours, our Student Recruitment team will be on hand to answer general questions and point visitors to the right place online. Students can learn about specific programs and can use these sessions to get a sense of the people they’ll be in college with, since the “visit” is a live Zoom session. Similarly, most programs will have a professor to chat with prospects and answer their questions. And there will be interactive campus tours to show off our best assets – and there are many of them. Curious? Check out our event page and click on the live links this Sunday.
Public relations students address COVID-19 isolation
Centennial’s post-graduate public relations students are hosting a series of virtual events this month to help their peers conquer COVID-19 isolation and connect socially and professionally. From online mindfulness yoga, to workshops on staying active outdoors, to just socializing on a Friday night, events run from November 17 to 26 as part of their event management course. It’s no secret COVID-19 restrictions and social isolation create additional stresses and anxiety for post-secondary students. According to a recent Leger survey, Canadians’ second biggest source of COVID-related stress is social isolation and being unable to meet up with friends and family. Coupled with existing mental health trends and concerns, students were eager to turn their events into opportunities to connect. You can read about their supportive and stimulating virtual sessions in their media release with links to the individual events.
Latest GCEI Annual Report is out
The Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion (GCEI) has embarked on a transformative year. From the significant shift in higher education due to COVID-19, to a global awakening urging all levels of society to address the perils of systemic anti-Black racism, GCEI adapted our work to address these rapidly shifting social issues. The new GCEI Annual Report includes information about the following exciting initiatives:
- New Inclusive Teaching During COVID-19 resource
- Anti-Black Racism
- Changemaker Education
- Women’s Empowerment Network
- Black Mentorship Initiative
- Anti-Oppression Framework
- Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
- TEDxCentennialCollege Toronto
- Global Citizenship Education
Please take the time to peruse the new report. Review the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion Annual Report.