Fun fact: -40 is the point where the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales converge. Do not ask me why I had reason to figure this out!
The University of Saskatchewan’s Community Relations and Engagement Office is hosting a talk and workshop on February 27 with Jayne Malenfant on the topic of “Youth, Lived Experience and Inclusion in Community Research”. More details in the poster.
Technically not in Saskatoon, but Tamarack Community Institute is hosting a workshop in Edmonton on Asset-Based Community Development May 28-30. I’ve heard that there are some folks here in Saskatoon who are looking to register and travel together to save on costs and thus help build capacity in this area locally – if you’re interested in attending this workshop, drop me a line and I can put you in touch with those people.
Leadership Saskatoon is now accepting applications for their flagship 10-month leadership development program. I’m a grad of the program (Class of 2014) and have since co-facilitated a half-day session for the program and also act as a mentor. For more information on the application process, check out Leadership Saskatoon’s website.
Some great events happening this week in Saskatoon – though if you want to stay indoors with the weather (or if you’re reading this in a place where “snow” and “cold” are four letter words), we’ve got you covered too with a couple of online evaluation-related events coming up.
The University of Saskatchewan is celebrating Indigenous Achievement Week this week, with multiple events on campus including an awards ceremony on Thursday afternoon (February 7th).
Also on February 7th, the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership is publicly releasing “12 Bold Ideas to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatoon” at Station 20 West, starting at 10am. Full disclosure: I have participated in some of the discussions and planning work around this document.
Reconciliation Saskatoon’s Learning Committee is presenting a KAIROS blanket exercise – an interactive experience looking at Canadian history from an Indigenous viewpoint – on February 15th at Station 20 West.
February is Black History Month, and the Centre for Social Innovation has a great annotated reading list for anyone interested in learning more about both the historic context and present day realities.