[EDC] Bullying and Incivility towards Deans – How to cope if this happens to you

Bullying is typically committed by a person who is relatively more powerful against a person who is less powerful either in status or personality. However, often Deans and Chairs also experience bullying from faculty and staff in their units who are in theory less powerful than they are. We often do not think about what bullying looks like as a Dean and the toll it can take on our energy and well-being. This discussion will focus on ways to cope and manage if you are or have been bullied and the steps you can take to protect your mental health and wellbeing.

Mary Wells, University of Waterloo, will lead this discussion. Please consider reading the associated article to prepare for this discussion.

Engineering Deans Canada continues its Wednesday Zoom meetings, on a monthly basis – These sessions are used to advance the organization’s agenda and to learn from each other, sharing information about resources and practices. Previously-recorded information sessions and related materials are available on the Web Portal. Feel free to contact Jim Nicell, Chair or John Kizas, Secretariat with suggested topics for future sessions.