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UFV PDDAY2021 Virtual Event

April 27 - 29, 2021

Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a 3-day professional development online event to connect virtually with colleagues, learn tools, tips and trends in higher ed, and grow UFV towards the future together. 

The theme for this year’s PD Day virtual event is wellness - “Be Well. Learn Well. Work Well. The connection between good health and academic and workplace performance.”  We will be focussing on how wellness plays a big impact on our personal and work lives. ‌‌

Registration will start on April 1, 2021. 

All keynote, and workshop sessions will take place on Zoom.

The social will take place on GatherTown.

You must be registered separately for every session you want to attend .

Overview of events

Day one - Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Today you will be welcomed by Dr. Joanne MacLean, as we commence our three day "Wellness" event.

Keynote, Dr. Lee Brown will discuss fundamental principles of Aboriginal Healing with an emphasis on emotional health and wellbeing, and will be followed by workshops until noon.

Explore day one

Day two - Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Today you will can choose between some great wellness workshops in the early afternoon, facilitated by UFV Faculty, or Homewood Health.

Comedian, Rajnish Dhawan will end today with his performance titled "Culture Shock." Be sure to register for some laughs.

Explore day two

Day three - Thursday, April 29, 2021

The third and final day of our "wellness" event, Dr. James Mandigo will welcome you and introduce our keynote.

Keynote, Dr. Susan Biali Haas will present: "Live Well: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout, and Live A Resilient Life".

Explore day three

Keynote speakers

Dr. Lee Brown

Keynote presentation:
Emotional health and wellness in the time of a pandemic.

Former director of the Institure of Aboriginal Health in the College of Health Disciplines and the Indigenous Doctoral Program in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC.

Learn more about Dr. Lee Brown »

‌Dr. Susan Biali Haas

Keynote presentation:
Live well: Manage stress, prevent burnout, and live a resilient life.

Expert in Burnout Prevention, Stress Management and Resilience. Mental Health Advocate.

Learn more about Dr. Susan Biali Haas »

Featured performers

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

The Director of UFV's School of Land Use and Enviromental Change will entertain with his musical talent.

Learn more about Dr. Jonathan Hughes »

Dr. Rajnish Dhawan

Not just an English professor at UFV, but also a stand-up comedian.

Learn more about Rajnish Dhawan »

Support and contact info

PD Day is supported by:

For more information, email Teaching and Learning.


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