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The annual College of the Canyons Women’s Conference returns Saturday, March 21, with an exciting lineup of presenters and breakout sessions centered around the theme “Empowered Women: Health, Wellness, and Balance.”

The 2020 College of the Canyons Women’s Conference will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.

The conference’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Rena Callahan, who specializes in hematology, oncology and internal medicine at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

“This year’s conference will bring together exciting and diverse sessions for our attendees,” said Dr. Rian Medlin, Human Resources Director, Recruitment and Employee Services at the college. “We hope our attendees leave feeling recharged and empowered to bring health, wellness and balance to the rest of 2020 and beyond.”

Attendees will benefit from breakout sessions throughout the day covering a wide range of topics, including:
Before and After Marriage: The “legal” side of things
Caring for Aging Family Members
Living with Anxiety
Everyday Self-Defense
Does Everything Really Cause Cancer?
Grief Counseling
Healthy Eating On a Budget
Midlife: It’s Time to Reboot
Coping with Substance Abuse for Families
Sleep and Wellness
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A vendor fair will feature boutique shopping of unique for-sale items, such as jewelry, clothing and self-defense items, and an information table will highlight local women-owned businesses.

Admission is $35 and $20 for students and COC staff (identification required). Admission includes access to all events and activities, breakfast, as well as a raffle drawing ticket.

Lunch will be catered by Gyromania.

Conference sponsors include presenting sponsor Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Valencia, UCLA Health, College of the Canyons Associated Student Government, Mellady Direct Marketing, and KHTS.

For more information and to register, visit the event’s web page or contact the Women’s Conference event desk at (661) 362-3426. For vendor opportunities, email jasmine.foster@canyons.edu or call (661) 362-3101.

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Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.
Friday, Sep 10, 2021
College of the Canyons is one of four California community colleges recognized for being among "America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting" by Washington Monthly magazine for its commitment to inspiring students to vote and actively participate in community decisions.
Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021
College of the Canyons has received a $1,493,379 grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund a new scholarship program to increase retention, transfer, and graduation rates among science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors in key student populations, including Black, Latinx, women, first-generation college students, and low-income students.
Thursday, Sep 2, 2021
Although the fall semester at College of the Canyons began Aug. 23, more than 400 short-term classes are still open in popular subject areas.
Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021
Following a national trend for community colleges, College of the Canyons’ enrollment numbers are down about 12% from the same point in the semester last fall, according to college officials. Nationally, the figure is about 11.3% this year.
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