Soliya's Virtual Exchange and Curriculum Specialist, Dr. Katja Riikonen, presented on our dialogue and facilitation model as part of a webinar series hosted by the Stevens Initiative. Watch the webinar and read part of the Q&A here.
This year we partnered with the University of Massachusetts Boston—the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance—to engage a robust cohort of new facilitators. Here they are at the university's pre-graduation department event. Pictured, from left to right and top to bottom, are Enrico Manalo, Cherif Ag Mohamed Ibrahim, Richard Barbieri, Imani Penn, Karen Ross, Nanore Barsoumian, and Saadia Ahmad. Not pictured but still appreciated are Kweta Henry and Leila Dieye.
Dr. Karen Ross, assistant professor at the McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston and long-time Soliya partner professor, receives the 2017 UMass Boston Innovation in Online Teaching Award. Read here.
"Homogeneity doesn’t exist. We just pretend it does when we are facing a group that is different or antagonistic to us." -- Rafael Tyszblat, Soliya Custom Solutions Manager, as part of his "Ask Me Anything" with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development. Read his whole session in The Blue Dot magazine here (page 39).