Diversity and Leadership Conference 2016


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St. Michaels University School
April 15, 2016 to April 16, 2016
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Diversity and Leadership Conference 2016 - Unity Through Individuality
Date: April 15-16, 2016
Location: St. Michaels University School, 3400 Richmond Road, Victoria, BC.
Cost: $95 per student (includes all workshops and keynote speakers, all meals and snacks, t-shirt, conference materials and accommodation).There is no charge for the first adult chaperone.
Register by: Friday, February 19, 2016
What kind of conference is this?
A team of students at St. Michaels University School has been hard at work coordinating an opportunity for students to come together around the topics of Diversity and Leadership. Connecting workshops, dynamic guest speakers and small group discussions, we will work together to:

  • facilitate the networking of students and shared learning experiences,
  • explore opportunities and issues around diversity,
  • strengthen leadership skills and personal development,
  • meet people from diverse backgrounds,
  • find ways for individuals to shine,
  • find ways to apply our strengths to real life applications.

Who should attend?
The conference is open to students in grades 10 to 12. We hope to gather a diverse and enthusiastic group! The conference will take place on the afternoon of Friday, April 15 and all day on Saturday, April 16.
Students must attend with a faculty chaperone from their school. We will be on campus for the duration, and all meals will be provided (Friday: afternoon snack, dinner, evening snack, and Saturday: breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack).
**We don’t want cost to be an impediment to your attendance so please contact laurie.parker@smus.ca if you would like to discuss other ways to make it work.
Sleeping Arrangements
The students will be "camping out" inside buildings on SMUS’ Richmond Road campus. Students and chaperones will be sleeping on the floor in gender-divided spaces. A gender-neutral bathroom will be available. Showers will not be available for participants during the retreat.
Schools are requested to limit the student group size to four (4) students. Schools use a variety of methods to determine their cohort including: application, essay, lottery, and self or peer nomination.
If you have any questions or need more information, please email our student Director, Sena Youn at sena.youn@smus.ca
Register Online!