Indigenization of the Academy Conference

Indigenization of the Academy Conference

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As part of a three-day conference on Indigenization of the Academy at St. Thomas University taking place Sept. 27th -29th, Dr. Marie Battiste will be keynote speaker on Friday, Sept. 29th.

Further information on the agenda for the three-day conference will be forthcoming.

http://w3.stu.ca/stu/Events/105283

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training

St. Thomas University & the University of New Brunswick present UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS YOUTH TRAINING.
 
In celebration of Canada 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada will mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.
Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

You will receive a certificate for the training from FES and develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals. You will also gain access to local organizations through where you can utilize your training to collaborate and provide support.

NOTE: This training event is open to both high school and post-secondary students as well as the community at large. 
 
Why are we doing this?
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship is a Canadian registered charity and a UN accredited organization with a mission to empower youth for sustainable development. We are working with UN programs to deliver practical training for youth on advocacy and local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
Organizing Partners
St. Thomas University, University of New Brunswick & STU/UNB Student Unions

STU and UNB are thrilled to collaborate on such an exciting opportunity for community and its students. Together they have joined forces to host the #CANYouth4SDGs movement through direct engagement with UN staff here on the STU/UNB campus.

Schedule- TENTATIVE
 
Opening Ceremony

Session 1: SDGs Advocacy and Local Implementation

Session 2: UN speaker

LUNCH: (NGO exhibition, networking)
 
Session 3: Skills Development
A. Awareness Campaign
· Media Training & Communications
· Project Management
· Campaign Strategies
· Building Public Support
· Decolonizing space
· Leveraging partnerships
B. Policy in Action
C. Policy Advocacy (UN+ Government)
 
Session 4: Solution Design Session

Session 5: The movers and the shakers: Real talk from local NGO’s and student involvement


More breakout sessions and speakers will be confirmed and updated shortly.

East Coast Student Leadership Conference (ECSLC)

East Coast Student Leadership Conference (ECSLC)

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This year, St. Thomas University is proud to be hosting the East Coast Student Leadership Conference for the first time! 

This conference will bring together student leaders from all over the East Coast to network, collaborate, inspire and act.

A full schedule will be posted here as the event draws closer. 

NBSA Advocacy Week

NBSA Advocacy Week

This week, Philippe (President), Brianna (VP Education), other STU students, and the rest of the NBSA Board, will be meeting with government, administrations and other relevant stakeholders, to advocate to behalf of their membership on the challenges PSE students are currently facing in New Brunswick. 

CASA Advocacy Week

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Philippe (President) and Brianna (Vice-President Education) will travel to Ottawa to participate in our federal advocacy organization's advocacy week on Parliament Hill. Here, they will be meeting with Members of Parliament, Senators and other relevant stakeholders, to bring forth student issues and concerns, and advocate for policy changes and improvements!