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Red River College Polytech Summer 2023 Workshops

Welcome to the summer offering of workshops for the instructional staff at Red River College Polytech. We are excited to offer you a selection of workshops to choose from.

  • Five workshops in total, all offered online.
  • Workshops run from May thru August 2023
  • MB Hub has reserved limited spots in all sessions to ensure MB Hub members from Red River College Polytech have better access to the workshops.

New for 2023: Links will take you directly to sign up for each session.

Note: In the registration process, you must provide which institution you are associated with, your role and how long you have been an instructor or teaching in a post-secondary setting.

Visit the registration help section for MB Hub member specifics.


MB Hub has secured space in each session below for MB Hub members. Once the limit is reached for a workshop, the system will advise the registrant that (1) they are unable to register and (2) they should email to be placed on a waiting list. Include the name of the session in your email.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for the waitlist for multiple reasons.

  • It will give us data on which sessions we could add later in 2023.
  • There is potential to use capacity from UM instructors and UM graduate student allotment for to MB Hub members.
  • We typically have cancellations before sessions and fill them from the waitlist.


Conversation on inclusive pedagogies workshop series: Course redesign with inclusive pedagogies in mind

Deepen your knowledge of key issues in inclusive and anti-racist pedagogies and learn from peers and professionals in this series of open discussions. Each session will feature a facilitated discussion of 1-2 readings or other materials, which participants are expected to engage with in advance of each gathering. Open to all levels of experience and knowledge. Sessions can be taken independently or as a series. 

Series note:
This workshop is part of ongoing multi-year series in which some sessions will specifically discuss anti-racism but not all sessions focus on anti-racism.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Robin Attas, Virginia Tze, Ph.D., C.Psych., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education 

Knowledge transfer 101 in the Health Sciences

This workshop is held in two parts:
Part 1: Knowledge transfer 101 in the Health Sciences 
Part 2: Advanced knowledge in the Health Sciences 

Effective knowledge transfer from the classroom to the clinical setting is an ongoing goal of didactic teaching.  Effective knowledge transfer ensures that students perform well not only in their academic journey but also after graduation when they enter their respective fields. If you would like to learn best practices for enhancing & evaluating knowledge transfer, this workshop will provide strategies to promote this important aspect of learning. 

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023 

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Nausheen Peerwani and Ibiyemi Arowolo 

Increase student participation in classrooms with Mentimeter polling

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Mentimeter to engage students during in-person or online classes. This session discusses how to access the Mentimeter account, set it up with different slide types, and customize the settings. This session also covers how Mentimeter works from the presenter and audience’s perspective.  

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023 

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Farzana Ebrahim 

Note: a free version of Mentimeter is available. As a free user, you can add up to 2 questions per presentation and create as many presentations as you want.

Navigating sensitive topics in Health Sciences

Sensitive discussions can emerge in any discipline and teaching context; however, such conversations are bound to happen in health sciences due to the very nature of the discipline. Instructors might need to thoughtfully plan teaching strategies to navigate the discussion. This workshop will provide learners with the opportunity to explore ways and tools to facilitate sensitive conversations.  

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023 

Time: 11:00 – 1:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Nausheen Peerwani 

Advanced knowledge transfer in the Health Sciences

This workshop is the part 2 session of the “Knowledge Transfer 101 in the Health Sciences ” workshop.

 Successful knowledge transfer and application ensures that students apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom to their clinical practice both in their academic years and after graduation when they enter their respective fields. This workshop will provide techniques to support this crucial part of learning, including best practices for improving knowledge transfer and tools for measuring knowledge application for clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making in efficient, effective, and flexible ways.   

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Ibiyemi Arowolo and Nausheen Peerwani 

Registration instructions

  1. For “Select the group that applies to you:” Select the radio button for  “Instructor from a Manitoba Flexible Learning Hub Partner “
  2. Continue filling out the form
  3. Skip “UMNetID:” as it does not apply to MB Hub members
  4. For “*Faculty/School/Unit/HUB Partner:” select near the bottom of the drop-down “Manitoba Flexible Learning Hub Partner” and another field will appear where you can select your institution’s name
  5. For “*How did you hear about this workshop?” please select other and for the “please specify” input field if you could comment “MB Hub communications”