Events & Activities

See Elder on Campus schedule here:
Amy Desjarlais: Indigenous Knowledge Keeper

Amy will be holding virtual talking circles. These circles will have no recordings of any kind. The circles are to help anyone who needs some support re: mental health, isolation and balance. Circles will take place on the following dates from 2-4pm:

Wednesday, April 8
Wednesday, April 15
Wednesday, April 22
Wednesday, April 29

Open teachings will be on a variety of subjects medicine wheel teachings, establishing a practice, balance, drum teaching, song catching, etc. Open teaching will take place on the following dates from 2-4pm

Thursday, April 16
Thursday, April 23
Thursday, April 30

Virtual Full Moon medicine circle:

Thursday, April 9, 2020
From 5-7pm

Family friendly, welcome drums, shakers, and anything else that connects you to ceremony. No recordings of any kind.

Zoom information will be forwarded to folks who express an interest in joining. If you are interested please email Amy at

Amy is offerings 1-1s through Zoom, please reach out to Amy via email to set up a meeting time.

Writing Instructor schedule here:
Please see below message for further details on scheduling 

Brenda Blondeau: Writing Instructor

Dear CASS folks:

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Writing Centre has suspended face-to-face instruction with students for the remainder of the semester. Beginning immediately, I will be providing asynchronous writing instruction. This means that I will accept your papers via email; I will review your papers and return them via email within 24 hours of your ‘appointment.’ In keeping with my office hours, I will accept papers for my Tuesday afternoon meetings (Tuesdays, 12 – 4 pm), as well as for my Wednesday and Thursday evening meetings (5-7 pm). Please send your paper by the time of your chosen appointment, and I will return it within 24 hours. For example, if you typically meet with me at 12 pm on Tuesdays, send your draft by that time, and I will return it by 12 pm on Wednesday. Or, if you usually meet with me at 5 pm on Thursdays, send your document by 5 pm on Thursday, and I will return it by 5 pm on Friday. Please note: I will not be offering ‘24/7’ writing instruction.

When you submit a document to me, please include the following: The document; a brief summary of the assignment instructions; your student number; the due date and the course name and number; and a list of up to three issues which you want reviewed (e.g. grammar; argument; transitions; audience).

Thank you for your cooperation, and I hope you/we all stay safe!

Brenda Blondeau
CASS Writing Instructor




Pow wow 2020 at York University

18th Annual All Nations Pow Wow at York University. March 7th, 2020. Grand entry at 11:30 am. Feast and Entertainment at 4:30 pm. All welcome. Location: Vari Hall, Keele Campus at York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON