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Posted Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

ID_BiasNavigating diversity in the workplace without bias isn’t always easy, and occasionally we form opinions without even realizing it. Unconscious bias is better understood when we learn to recognize how identity influences our view of ourselves and others.
With a growing demand for equity and inclusivity in the workplace, OpenEd has developed a relevant and increasingly popular short online course: "Who Do You Think You Are?": Identity and Unconscious Bias at Work . This...

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Posted Friday, 22 April, 2022

Alexandra JonesPhillip Pullman, S.E. Hinton, Lois Lowry, Judy Blume. What do all these names have in common? They are just a few of the many authors who have contributed to the influential young adult genre. But there is another name missing from this list: Alexandra Jones—published author and Young Adult Writing course instructor.
While Jones’ passion for writing can’t be traced to a specific moment, having been writing for as long as she can remember, she recalls a...

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Posted Thursday, 14 April, 2022

If you’re in the field of couple and family therapy, you’ve likely heard of emotionally focused therapy (EFT)—you may have even taken our Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy course. But have you heard of emotionally focused family therapy? 
This spring, OpenEd is pleased to host what is believed to be the first university-level course offering of Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) . 
Taught by registered psychotherapist and...

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Posted Tuesday, 12 April, 2022

Colleen McKeeAfter retiring, a common thought is often, “what's next?” For Creative Writing Certificate graduate Colleen McKee, the answer to that was a blank page full of possibilities.
“When I retired from teaching, I wanted to enroll in a course, something to keep my brain sharp,” says McKee. “I was pleased to discover that the University of Guelph offered the Creative Writing Certificate program and, after trying one course, I never looked back.”
The...

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Posted Tuesday, 22 March, 2022

Holly GillmanOne of the main goals of the University of Guelph’s Equine Studies Online program is for students to take what they’ve learned and apply it in the real world to create sustainable change.
For current equine student Holly Gillman, this goal has already been achieved through her ongoing work with horse behaviour, a subject she pursued further after becoming the owner of a horse with behavioural issues.
Facing this challenging situation, Gillman turned to those...

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