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

Evan T. Curtis, Assistant Professor of Psychology

1. Understanding Our Foolish Decisions: Psychological Perspectives on Thinking and Intelligence

Intended Audience: Grade 11 or 12 Psychology

We typically think of human beings as the pinnacle of intelligence. Why, then, do we make such unintelligent choices? In this class, we will cover a large sample of simple laboratory experiments that illustrate our foolish decisions. We will discuss the challenges that the human brain faces in the natural environment, an environment with limited information, demands for quick decisions, and great deals of uncertainty. We will move toward an attempt to fully redefine the way we think about human (and non-human) intelligence.

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.

Buetta Warkentin, Associate Professor of Social Work

2. Integrating Faith and Action

What does the Bible say about how we ought to help each other in this world? For many of us, it is faith which grounds us and pushes us to live in a way that makes a difference. This class will look at how Christian principles were at play in the development of profession of social work. We’ll also take the time to explore the role of spirituality and religion today in the lives of our clients and in our own motivation to help others. We’ll connect theological principles with social work values and explore how you can make a difference in this world.

RELIGION

Roy R. Jeal, Professor of Religion

1. Looking Through the Doorway of Heaven

A look into heaven with John the Apostle in Revelation 4-5.

2. How Students in Ancient Times Learned to Use Words

A look at Greco-Roman education.

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