Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau

High school teachers: Faculty from Booth University College are available to visit Winnipeg area high school classrooms as guest lecturers, allowing you to build on your own curriculum and provide your students with a university-level experience. There are no fees associated with these workshops. If you would like more information, please email: admissions@boothuc.ca

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BUSINESS

Angela Davis, Associate Professor of Business

1. Occupational (Employee and Owner) Fraud

Intended Audience: 40 or 30S Law classes
It is estimated that a business / organization on average will lose about 5% of their revenues / sales to fraud each year. Each day in the news there is another story of someone experiencing significant losses due to fraud. How does this happen? In this interactive presentation students will get a glimpse into the topic of Occupational Fraud. Topics can include: potential signs and symptoms of fraud, highlights of research on the key components of the profile of an occupational fraudster, as well as examination of common fraud prevention practices.

2. The Captivating World of Accounting – What Could Your Future Career Look Like?

Intended Audience: 40 or 30S Accounting classes
Have your students ever wondered why people become accountants and what a typical day in the life of an account would look like? Are they interested in learning how they would obtain an accounting designation and discover what they can do with it? This presentation on accounting will address all of these questions and more.

3. The Ins and Outs of a Business Administration Degree

Intended Audience: 40 or 30S Business classes
Your students will be able to explore the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program and career options during this open, unstructured Question and Answer session with Professor Davis.

ENGLISH AND FILM STUDIES

Dr. Michael W. Boyce, Associate Professor – English and Film Studies

1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Theories in the work of J.K. Rowling

Intended Audience: Grade 11 or 12 English (Advanced)

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the kinds of critical thinking and reading skills associated with studying English Literature and Film Studies at the University level. Using the popular Harry Potter novel and films as context, students will learn about narrative subjectivity, post-colonialism, theories of privilege and power, adaptation and interpretation.

 

PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. James Cresswell, Associate Professor of Psychology

1. How to think like a Psychologist (and not like a human being)

Intended Audience: Psychology, World Issues, Global Issues classes; Grades 11 or 12.
The objective of this psychology workshop is to introduce students to the science of psychology. This interactive workshop is intended to be a humorous introduction to the kind of critical thinking involved in the science of psychology. Playing with common-sense presuppositions allows students to be exposed to a scientific approach to psychology in a way that contrasts it to psychobabble and pseudoscience, which often emerge in the media and popular discussion. Students will also be exposed to the history of psychology and differences among professionals in the “psy” disciplines (e.g. psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis).

2. Multiculturalism in our Midst

Intended Audience: World Issues classes, Global Issues, High School students; Grades 11 or 12.
All multiculturalism workshops address the changing face of Canada. The workshops review some basic facts about immigration in Canada and explore some of the consequences thereof. Culture is something that is deeply woven into our sense of self and is not something that is just merely strange foods or clothing. Canadian immigration policy recognizes this fact and supports multiculturalism for this reason. The problem is that the cultures people are deeply committed to don’t always fit together and there can be colliding worldviews that have devastating consequences. Topics include inter-group relations and issues (e.g. prejudice and discrimination) that come with inter-cultural contact. The workshop also addresses a relatively new idea called ‘transculturalism’ and this notion is about how multiculturalism leads to situations where people are no longer part of a single ethnic heritage. In short, the way we traditionally think of ethnicity is becoming irrelevant.

3. What do I do with a Psychology degree?

Intended Audience: 40S Psychology classes
The objective of this psychology workshop is to outline the value of an undergraduate degree in psychology. This workshop introduces students to the kinds of knowledge, skills, and abilities that a psychology degree enables. The workshop covers how an expanded knowledge base about oneself, humans and human relationships makes students valuable assets to prospective employers. Upon this knowledge base are built interpersonal, critical analysis, and research skills. Such skills are desperately needed in an increasingly diverse and dynamic work environment. The result is that psychology students are able to work and succeed in challenging environments. This discussion is linked to concrete examples of work done by psychology undergraduate majors and the value of liberal arts education.

SOCIAL WORK

Social Work faculty

1. When Passion and Career Come Together, Think Social Work

Intended Audience: High school students interested in Social Work
Do you have students interested in being a helping professional? Are they interested in contributing to society by helping people reach their potential by overcoming difficulties and improving their lives? Are they interested in working towards social justice? Social work is a broad profession that provides opportunities to work with individuals, groups, families or communities in society. This overview session will inform your students about the rewards of a career in social work and many of the opportunities available to graduates.

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