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Events, workshops, and webinars

Content reviewed September 29, 2023

Teaching and learning focused on online, blended or distributed workshops, webinars, panel discussions, and other professional development events MB Hub has gathered for our membership. We have highlighted events from Partner institutions and organizations such as Educause and Quality Matters and sibling organizations from Canada (BC Campus and Contact North/Nord).

October 2023: Events from partner institutions

Assiniboine College: Manitoba Academic Integrity Network speaker series (2023/24)

Academic Integrity 101

Over the past decade, the field of academic integrity has grown rapidly both in terms of research and practice. Many educators, administrators, and educational support staff, however, are new to the field, and wish to build their foundational knowledge of academic integrity and related issues. This professional development session has been designed primarily for postsecondary staff who are new to the field of academic integrity. Experts in the area, however, are also invited to attend to share their expertise and offer their support.

Presenter: Brenda M. Stoesz, Research Lead – Science of Teaching and Learning, The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST
Location: Online via Zoom

Bridging values: Exploring ethics in generative artificial intelligence through the lens of academic integrity with ICAI Canada

The International Center for Academic Integrity’s (ICAI) Canada serves as an education and evidence-informed resource for Canadian universities, colleges, and other educational institutions working to create cultures of integrity. Join ICAI Canada members from across the country in a panel session based on their collective “Statement on Artificial Intelligence and Academic Integrity.” This statement represents the unfolding and transformative journey of Canada’s post-secondary sector in response to advancements in generative artificial intelligence (genAI) over the past year. Engage with insights from practitioners and policy-writers to researchers and faculty members as ICAI Canada navigates genAI’s ethical nuances, aligning with program goals, administrative principles, and user autonomy. Unveil a roadmap for educators, administrators, and students, steering genAI’s ethical course towards an empowered academic future.


  • Dr. Paul MacLeod, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Allyson Miller, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Jennie Miron, Humber College
  • Martine Peters, Université du Québec en Outaouais 
  • Josh Seeland, Assiniboine Community College

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST
Location: Online via Zoom

Little cheaters and how to make them honest: The origin of academic dishonesty in childhood

In this talk, I will discuss briefly the history of cheating and the scientific research on cheating with a focus on academic cheating. Then I will present the recent discoveries made by my international team on cheating in early childhood. I will also discuss theoretical and practical issues.

Presenter: Dr. Kang Lee is a professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in moral development and neuroscience at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. CST
Location: Online via Zoom

University of Manitoba

From access to justice: Realizing the transformative potential of open educational practices

This is session one of the Advance Open Ed Speaker Series. All are welcome to attend.

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani directs the Inclusive Education Research Lab at Brock University and is an affiliated member of the Social Justice Research Institute. The architect of Canada’s first zero textbook-cost degree programs, Rajiv’s scholarship focuses on open educational practices, student-centered pedagogies, and ethical approaches to educational technology. A co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology, his books include Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017) and Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education (2020). Together with Dr. Robin DeRosa, he is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook.

Date: October 3, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
200 Education Building, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba
Presenter: Rajiv Jhangiani, Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, Brock University

Decolonizing classrooms: Unpacking and overcoming barriers to decolonizing processes, part 1

Over the past several years, an important discussion of how we can Indigenize and decolonize the academy has been occurring. This new workshop series aims to give participants the context and tools necessary to meaningfully engage with decolonizing processes as they relate to education. “Unpacking and Overcoming Barriers to Engagement and Decolonizing Processes” explores the barriers that exist for instructors and students, which prevent them from enacting decolonizing processes in educational contexts. This workshop also discusses the colonial barriers that prevent students from engaging fully in classrooms. Strategies for overcoming these barriers are considered, and participants are supported as they begin to learn how to utilize these strategies to support decolonizing processes in their classrooms.

Note: If you are an MB Hub partner wishing to register, please email to join the waitlist. If there is sufficient space in the workshop for you to attend, you will receive an email inviting you to register.

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023    
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.    
Delivery method: Online
Facilitator: Micheline Hughes

Open Educational Resources –What, how, why (Part 1)

The term open educational resources (OER) describes a wide range of materials in teaching and learning that are available for public use with an open license or in the public domain. Examples of an OER include full courses, course modules, syllabi, textbooks, lectures, assessments, and datasets. In this workshop, participants will learn why OERs are valuable, how to locate them, how to evaluate them using a rubric, and how to adapt and create them. The workshop does not assume prior experience with these topics.     

Note: If you are an MB Hub partner wishing to register, please email to join the waitlist. If there is sufficient space in the workshop for you to attend, you will receive an email inviting you to register.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Delivery method: Online
Facilitators: Iwona Gniadek and Janice Winkler

Knowledge transfer 101 in the Health Sciences

This workshop is held in two parts, Knowledge Transfer 101 is the first one. 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.    

Note: If you are an MB Hub partner wishing to register, please email to join the waitlist. If there is sufficient space in the workshop for you to attend, you will receive an email inviting you to register.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023  
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  
Delivery method: Online  
Facilitators: Nausheen Peerwani and Ibiyemi Arowolo

October 2023: Events from companion organizations

Quality Matters

Ctrl+Engage: Practical and fun strategies to spark student engagement in synchronous online classes

Do you struggle with student engagement in your online synchronous classes? Do you wish your online class could use more active learning techniques, but you do not know where to start? During this session, simple, practical strategies will be shared that can be used to foster student engagement in synchronous online classes (and asynchronous, too). The presenter has taught large online classes synchronously and asynchronously for over a decade and will share the class-tested strategies she uses to energize online classes. Many of these strategies can be applied or adapted to any class size, including large classes. The advantages and limitations of each strategy or tool will be shared. Practical tips learned from implementing these strategies will also be shared. The strategies shared are low or no-cost solutions and do not require a high level of technology expertise.

Read more about the session on the Quality Matters free webinars page 

Presenter: Dr. Wendy Tietz, professor at Kent State University
Date: October 18, 2023 
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  CST
Location: Online

Contact North

Rethinking digital literacy: Toward a holistic digital competency framework for teachers

Over the years, numerous “literacies” have been encouraged as important skills for teachers at all levels to effectively use an increasing array of digital devices to support teaching and learning. These literacies include computer literacy, information literacy, media literacy, internet literacy, and multi-modal literacy.

Many of these methods adopt technical approaches, defining checklist-like sets of skills, capabilities or standards teachers need to become competent users of digital devices in their classrooms. Such skills are undoubtedly important at a curriculum level. But given the increasingly ubiquitous access to digital devices in students’ out-of-school lives and greater concern for online safety and appropriate and ethical device use, this webinar argues the need to rethink the skill set teachers need to help their students navigate increasingly changing and unpredictable digital environments. 

This webinar introduces an expanded Teacher Digital Competency (TDC) framework (Falloon, 2020), which embeds the technical skills of earlier literacies’ approaches within a wider and more holistic landscape. 

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST
Location: Online

BC Campus

FLO Friday: A story of ungrading: Reflections from an ungraded classroom

In this FLO Friday session, you will explore ungrading as a critical pedagogical tool that places the emphasis on feedback of student work instead of instructor-determined grades. FLO facilitator, Claire Hay, employed process letters as an ungrading practice in a fourth-year university course that used an active learning, co-constructed approach to the curriculum. At the end of the course, she anonymously surveyed students on their perceptions of the ungrading practice. In this FLO Friday session, Claire will tell the story of this ungrading experience, including a review of the ungrading philosophy, discussion of her approach, and instructor and student insights. The session will also consider ways to ensure student, instructor, and system needs are met. This will be an interactive session; you can expect to engage through polls, chats, and a short breakout activity.

Date: Friday, October 20 , 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST
Location: Online

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