Welcome to January. Happy new year and welcome to your Winter 2022 term! We've got a lot happening this month, so check out this full slate of activities and events, and add them to your calendar – and don't miss Mental Health Week at the end of the month.

First off, if you're new to MacEwan, join the Facebook Live: Ask A Student Anything sessions on January 5 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and ask a student mentor about their MacEwan experience.

On January 13, get the skills and tools to intervene in incidents of sexual violence as part of a Bystander Intervention workshop

nêhiyaw iskwew (Cree women) educators and leaders come together on January 13 to share their stories and experiences in leadership and education as part of the Truth Telling with nêhiyaw Sisters – Education and Leadership.

Need a little music to brighten your January? Then check out the livestream for the Showcase Band Concert on January 15 to experience the imagination and energy of some of Edmonton’s top emerging music professionals and artists or watch the Composition Concert on January 29 to hear third-year music students showcase their original music.

The 2022 Interdisciplinary Dialogue: RECOVERY launches on January 20. This annual teaching and learning project invites students, faculty, staff and the public to explore social justice issues, and this year's theme delves into the uncertainties, complexities and possibilities of recovery.

On January 20, the Mitchell Art Gallery opens After Care. Curated by Derrick Chang, this exhibition features artists who have lived experience of the lateral violence unduly placed on marginalized communities, and it reflects on the practice of progressive models of sexual after care.

SAMU's Winterfest, featuring live music, takes place on January 22. Buy your tickets to attend.

Students present their scholarly works at the Ending Sexual Violence Research Forum on January 28.

Mental Health Week 2022

Mental Health Week at MacEwan starts with a free online, two-part mental health and wellness workshop for students on January 24 and 25. You can also join a webinar about decolonizing wellness.

On January 25, Wellness and Psychological Services presents a faculty-and-staff focused session on Identifying and Assisting Students in Distress. Later, learn how to create safer parties, followed by a conversation about cannabis through a harm reduction lens. (There's also a free webinar about Youth and Cannabis Use on January 27.)

Irfan Chaudhry, director of the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity, hosts a session about Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace on January 26. Then on January 27, drop-in for a 20-minute harm reduction and naloxone training session with a community pharmacist between 12:30 and 1:50 p.m.

Mental Health Week wraps up on January 28 with a mindfulness moment with Julia Russell, a registered psychologist from Wellness and Psychological Services.

If you're interested in any of the events above, be sure to review the event details and to register to attend if applicable.

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