You may have noticed that the students we are working with are different than they were even five years ago. In this jam packed, overview session that will cite specific research, information and legislation, we will explore how current trends around student mental health, accessibility, freedom of expression, sexualized violence, threats to the learning environment, service expectations, communication styles and more, are complicating our work, classrooms and offices. Please bring questions and a sense of humour, you’ll need it.
Kyle Baillie is the Director of Student Life & Development at the University of the Fraser Valley. He has worked in post-secondary since 2002 in a variety of roles, at a variety of institutional types, in the US and Canada, and on both coasts. He holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Public Administration from Centenary University (Hackettstown, NJ) and a Bachelor’s degree from the same institution in Political Science (International Relations). Away from the office, Kyle is an avid cyclist, lover of old vehicles, and whisperer of French bulldogs.