21st Annual Workshop/Conference

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, 3 November 2017 from 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport
1740 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0B3

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 Manitoba Advising Professionals is pleased to present its 21st annual event.   This year the conference/workshop agenda will be delivered in a scaled-down format (at a scaled-down cost). It has been an exciting professional development year for student service professionals, and MAP was a proud sponsor of the 2017 NACADA Region 6 Conference in May 2017. We hope you are able to join us to enjoy the topics that will be offered, as well as a day of learning and networking for advisors and other  post-secondary personnel working in a variety of settings.

        Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:45am – 9:30am
        Workshop 1: 9:30am – 11:00am
        Break: 11 – 11:15am
        AGM: 11:15am – 12:00pm
        Lunch: 12 – 1:00pm
        Workshop 2 (Choose A or B): 1:00pm – 2:30pm


November 3rd, 2017 Conference Workshops:

Morning Session: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Title: Who Are Our Students? – Discovering Their Diverse Needs

Presenters:  Panel speakers are representatives from Red River College Student Support Services & Teaching Learning Technology Centre


We have all noticed increasing diversity in our institutions. However, diversity is not limited to just what we can see. Our students are different and distinct in ways that may not be obvious. So, it’s worth it to ask “who are today’s post-secondary students?” They include “experienced” and novice learners, learners with intellectual or emotional challenges, and learners with different levels of academic skills and language proficiency. All or some of these can be impacted by the intersectionality of students’ backgrounds, cultures. This results in differing expectations, challenges and opportunities for educators and advisors.

How can advisors help students learn effectively in today’s classrooms?  They must understand the diverse needs of students in order to ensure a high quality, rich learning experience.  However, this is sometimes easier said than done!

Presenters will engage the audience in discussing issues, strategies and practical techniques.

Afternoon Session A: 1:00 – 2:30pm

Title: All About Schizophrenia

Presenters: Katrina Tinman and Tracy Kosowan from Manitoba Schizophrenia Society


A saying I heard growing up was “a day like all days, but I was there.” This was said by my father and I realized a certain specialness to it. I also then realized how it, regardless of mental illness, applied to me. This workshop is a journey through the experience of mental illness both on a family, including the mother-daughter relationship, level and the impacts directly on a person from learning they have mental illness. It is also a journey of again finding the specialness society and stigma takes away. This workshop will have open question and answer time, as well as open discussion.

Afternoon Session B: 1:00 – 2:30pm

Title: Coping with Anxiety as a Student: A Lived Experience

Presenter: Sarah Petty from Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)


Attend this talk where the presenter from ADAM will share knowledge about Anxiety Disorders as well as strategies to cope in an academic and workplace setting.


What is the refund policy?

Refunds will not be issued for no-show registrants. Membership fees are non-refundable.

In the event of cancellation of the conference due to bad weather or other circumstances beyond our control, MAP will make every effort to reschedule the event on an alternate date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, MAP will at its discretion, refund the conference fee amound minus any venue cancellation charges.

MAP will not be liable for any ancillary or related costs, including, but no tlimited to hotel and airline charges, or cancellation fees due to weather or other conditions or circumstances.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to the event?

Parking is free at the hotel parking lot. Public transit is accessible as well as taxi service.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact g.loewen@uwinnipeg.ca with any questions you may have.

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Manitoba Advising Professionals Inc.