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Monday, February 1 • 13:45 - 14:15
(On-demand session released) Feeding the Spirit: Indigenous Women, Career and Mental Health – 45 minutes

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This session explores how an Indigenous women’s group feeds the physical, emotional, spiritual, academic and career spirits of attendees. It highlights how Indigenous women come together in a weekly luncheon group to offer connections, resources, emotional and cultural supports, as well as career-life planning strategies to help build a sense of belonging that adds to their academic and career success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The power of culturally appropriate means of information sharing
  • Sense of belonging supports the success of Indigenous students
  • Significance of education as the bedrock of career-life planning

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kathy Offet-Gartner

Counsellor/Associate Professor, Mount Royal University (MRU)
Kathy Offet-Gartner is a Counselling Psychologist and career practitioners who practices, teaches, and writes about her work with Indigenous Peoples, emphasizing resilience, commitment and academic achievement as foundational to career-life balance, mental health and wellness.


Monday February 1, 2021 13:45 - 14:15 EST