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Advising Symposium

Professional development for faculty and staff

Join us for our annual Advising Symposium. The symposium will take place on the Halifax campus in the Student Union Building, Room 303, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

The Advising Symposium is open to Dalhousie and King's faculty and staff on all campuses who provide aspects of advising to students.

The theme for this year’s symposium will be Advising & Social Justice. Through a series of sessions, faculty, staff and advisors will learn about working with a diverse student body and the influences of social categories such as gender, race, class, ability, sexuality, and religion on educational experiences. By attending the symposium, you will develop competencies related to respect, inclusion, and social justice.


All participants will receive a free Academic Advising and Social Justice Pocket Guide, published by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. 



> Detailed schedule [PDF]

9-9:30am Welcome & Introductions 
With Anne Forrestall, Senior AVP Student Affairs
9:30am-12pm Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
With Dr. Arig al Shaibah, Vice-Provost, Student Affairs
12-1pm Lunch (provided)
1-3pm What does it mean to adopt a restorative approach?
With Jennifer Llewellyn, Jake MacIssac & Melissa McKay
3-4pm Roundtable, closing remarks, & assessment





Contact advising@dal.ca or call 902-494-3077