On November 26th, the Brescia Psychology Association (BPA) held its annual Shine the Light event. This is in support of the annual Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign ran by the London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC).
The event began at 5 pm with everyone meeting outside Ursuline Hall. After lighting up the building purple – the colour of honour, strength, and courage -, BPA President Ghalia Loutfi gave a speech. She spoke about the BPA’s connection with LAWC as well as how men’s violence against women is still a pervasive issue in society.
Brescia Psychology Association President Ghalia Loutfi speaking at the BPA’s Shine the Light 2015 event
With warm hot chocolate in hand, attendees moved into the St. James Living Room afterward. Dr. Christine Tenk, advisor to the BPA, led an intention circle where participants first wrote down negative stereotypes about women. These were discarded afterward and led into the next part where attendees then wrote down positive things about women.
Positive intentions from the intention circle led by Dr. Christine Tenk.
The intention circle was followed by arm knitting, led by Heather Hargraves. Arm knitting is a type of knitting where no knitting needles are used. Those who partake in the craft use their arms and hands instead to know the yarn. The participants at this year’s Shine the Light event used their newly learned arm knitting skills to create scarves for the women at LAWC, with leftover yarn to be donated to LAWC as well.
Participants modelling the scarves they themselves arm-knitted, the scarves to be donated to LAWC.
With a high turnout, this event was a success. The BPA plans on hosting more fundraising events for LAWC in the next term so for those who would be interested in attending, please keep an eye on the BPA’s social media! More information will be posted there.
Less than a month ago, the Brescia Psychology Association held its annual fall elections. New executive team members were elected at this event.
They are as follows:
Katie Groulx – VP Internal Events & Affairs
Sabah Hasan – VP External Events & Affairs
Maggie McLellan – First Year Representative
Kaily Wise – Manager
Congratulations to them! We look forward to seeing how the team, new and old members, work together in creating amazing events for members and students at large this year.
Our first event for this year is happening today! The Fall Elections & General Meeting will take place in the St. James Living Room from 4:30 PM to 6 PM. This is a chance to vote for new executive members, to meet BPA members in general, as well as to learn more about the club’s plans for this year!
Please note the itinerary below (times subject to change):
4:30 – 5:20 Discussing what the BPA is and its plans for this year, socializing, etc.
5:20 – 5:30 Candidates being presented (see their blurbs here!)
5:30 pm Ballots being given out to vote!
5:45 approx. New members announced.
Remember that only paid members can vote! If you have not paid the membership fee ($5) and wish to, this may be collected during the general meeting.
Hope to see everyone there!
The Brescia Psychology Association executive team for 2015 – 2016 currently has open positions!
These positions include:
- VP Internal Events & Affairs
- VP External Events & Affairs
- Fourth-Year Representative
- First-Year Representative
Please click here for more information on the positions and responsibilities.
If interested in running, please send in a blurb to email@example.com by Wednesday October 21st at 12 noon. The blurb should contain the following information:
- your name
- your program/year
- why you’re interested in joining the executive team
- why you’re interested in the specific position
If possible, please also be free to attend the Fall Elections & General Meeting happening on Thursday October 22nd from 4:30 pm to 6 pm in the St. James Living Room.
More information will be posted here soon about the voting process. Please check back in later!
If you have any questions about running, please send your concerns and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brescia Clubs Week begins tomorrow! From Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, come by the Mercato to check out all the amazing opportunities available to students – such as the Brescia Psychology Association!
Come by our booth to learn about what we’re planning for this year, the benefits of being a general member, and to discuss any ideas you may have. Membership fees ($5) may also be collected at this time. For those who may be interested in being part of the executive team for this year, come talk to us about what positions are available!
Hope to see many during the week!
On Friday April 17th, the Brescia Psychology Association held a Psych 1000 Review Session. The material has been made available here: http://buff.ly/1GWw7YM. The powerpoint slides may be useful for those who missed this event as well as for those who would just like to review them again.
It should be noted that there is extra information for some of the slides in the notes section underneath.
We hope that those who attended the session as well as those who are just reading this material find them helpful, and we wish everyone the best of luck with their (hopefully) last exams!
The Brescia Psychology Association will be hosting a Psych 1000 Review Session on Friday April 17th, from 12 pm to 3 pm, in the St. James Building, Room 18. This is a chance for those in Psych 1000 to review the material, receive practice questions, and ask any questions of their own!