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Events this Week

Monday, December 15th - Friday, January 9th

Exhibition - Package Deal: Local Artists in the President’s Gallery
Diana Durrand, Claire Moore, Jo-Ann Sheen

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; closed December 25th, 26th and January 1st
Location: President’s Gallery, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre

Take a visual exploration of consumerism, convenience, and the cultural impact of packaging with this special guest artist exhibition on campus.

Discover what happens when hand-crafted Japanese kimono art converges with 21st Century mass-produced packaging. Rediscover ordinary, discarded items from your everyday life – extraordinarily transformed into collagraphs and reliefs. Feel the spark of recognition as you connect with labels and images that elicit emotion, sentiment, and nostalgia.

Click here for more information about the artists.

Wednesday, December 17th

Thesis Defence - Master of Science in Nursing
Carnelle Symes - "Western Trained Nurses Transitioning to Qatar: Perceptions of Their Nursing Role"

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Board of Governors’ Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre

Abstract: Nurses’ self-perceptions of their role when transitioning from a Western nursing context to a Middle Eastern one are not clearly understood. In a qualitative study, seven participants who transitioned to Qatar were interviewed about their self-perceptions of their nursing role, personally and professionally. The core theme of opportunity and categorical themes of adapting to the changing role of the nurse, adapting to the context, and adapting by “taking it in stride” emerged from the data, all of which influenced the nurses’ transition to Qatar. Conclusions were: 1) Opportunity exists both personally and professionally with transition; 2) Adaption occurred over time; 3) Perception of nursing role is influenced by cultural; 4) Participants described themselves as leaders; 5) Nursing literature on this topic is underdeveloped; 6) A greater number of transition experiences lead to greater adaption strategies. The transition experiences for these nurses were viewed as positive; however, challenges were experienced to varying degrees.

Thursday, December 18th

Thesis Defence - Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Lisa Steenburgh - "Self-Concept and Juvenile Diabetes in Young Adulthood"

Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Lynn Szabo Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Robert N. Thompson Centre

Abstract: The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of self-concept and living with juvenile diabetes in young adulthood. The incidence of juvenile diabetes is rapidly increasing worldwide. The intensive management regimen required to treat juvenile diabetes often disrupts an individual's usual activities and requires disease-focused behaviours. Few studies have examined the lived experience of juvenile diabetes and self-concept. Researchers have often overlooked the unique aspects of having diabetes in young adulthood. Research is needed to develop counselling interventions that improve young adults' care and quality of life. This study took place in Western Canada. Eight young adults ages 19-29 who self-identified as having juvenile diabetes participated in one to two-hour semi-structured interviews. Interviews were analyzed using the descriptive phenomenological approach, as outlined by Giorgi and Giorgi (2004). Being shaped but not defined by juvenile diabetes emerged as the essence of the young adults' experiences. Self-concept was shaped by diabetes in three main ways: (1) becoming more responsible, mature and resilient, (2) planning ahead and thinking critically, and (3) gaining empathy. The journeys shared by participants fit into 18 themes. Underlying seven of these themes was the choice that participants made to stay positive and maintain hope. Rather than becoming inwardly focused on disease management, participants often turned their focus outward to becoming diabetes advocates and educators. As much as possible, participants separated symptoms from self and did not let diabetes limit them. Paradoxically, their limitations forced them to gain skills that put them ahead in other areas of their lives. These findings may be particularly relevant for mental health professionals working with young adults living with chronic illness.

Coming Events in January

Thursday, January 15th

Full Professor Inaugural Lecture
David Squires - "Out of the Closet as a Composer: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Beauty"
With Alison Nystrom – soprano; Edward Norman – organ, piano; SAMC Chamber Choir – Dr. Joel Tranquilla, director

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Instrumental Hall, Music Building
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

Reception to follow.

Thursday, January 22nd

Faculty ProD Workshop - "Family in the classroom"

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

For TWU/ACTS faculty only.

Coming Events in February

Thursday, February 12th

Faculty ProD Workshop - "International Students in the Classroom"

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

For TWU/ACTS faculty only.

Coming Events in March

Thursday, March 5th

Faculty ProD Workshop - "Faculty and the New Era 2: Keeping the conversation going"

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

For TWU/ACTS faculty only.

Thursday, March 12th

Full Professor Inaugural Lecture - Dennis Venema

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

Reception to follow.

 

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