Take A Break!


Looking to take a break from all the sessions you've been going to? Would you like to learn something while you're at it? Then come to the Graduate Student Council's "Take a Break" Sessions. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, we will have local artists providing a workshop for graduate students that will introduce us to the culture of Vancouver Locals. Check out the details below. *Light Refreshments will be served.*

GSC Take A Break Session 1
Saturday, April 14th, 12:25 - 1:55 pm
Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC), Vancouver Convention Centre, Second Level - West Room 211

The AERA GSC is excited to work with Yvonne Chartrand, the artistic director from the Compaigni V’ni Dansi and the Louis Riel Metis Dancers
Compaigni V’ni Dansi. Compaigni V’ni Dansi and the Louis Riel Metis Dancers Compaigni V’ni Dansi is the only company in Canada to teach and perform Traditional Métis and contemporary dance, creating a unique form of expression. Led by Artistic Director Yvonne Chartrand, the company is excited to share the stories and culture of the Métis for Aboriginal and Mainstream Audiences. Dancers perform traditional Métis
dance under the name of the Louis Riel Métis Dancers and contemporary works as Compaigni V'ni Dansi. The Louis Riel Metis Dancers have
shared their passion, dances and culture in festivals across Canada.


GSC Take A Break Session 2
Sunday, April 14th, 12:25 - 1:55 pm
Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC), Vancouver Convention Centre, Second Level - West Room 211

The AERA GSC is excited to work with Vicki Kelly, Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. Dr. Kelly will bring her amazing array of Native flutes, play them, and talk about her understanding of the pedagogy of wind and how flute playing connects her as an artist and educator to place.


GSC Take A Break Session 3
Monday, April 15th, 12:25 - 1:55 pm
Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC), Vancouver Convention Centre, Second Level - West Room 211

The AERA GSC is excited to work with Deanna Reder, Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. Dr. Reder will be holding a workshop on storytelling, and will be sharing with us an autobiographical story based on her family.