Schedule

The new immersive virtual experience will take place over three days, six streams, and 50+ sessions. Explore the program, choose your favourite sessions, and select your personalized one-, two-, or three-day registration package.

April 26, 2021

(All times are EDT)
TrackSession
10:00 - 12:00 | CICan Network Meeting

Presidents and Directors General Network Session (E)

Join The Conversation with Your Peers from Across the Country! Closed Session for CICan Members ONLY This session is an opportunity for Presidents and Directors General from across the country... Read More
10:00 - 12:00 | CICan Network Meeting

Governors’ Network Session (E)

“What is your Board’s Journey on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion?” Closed Session for CICan Members ONLY This session offers an opportunity for Governors (members of college and institute boards) from... Read More
10:00 - 12:00 | Extracurricular Activity

International Forum – Day 1 (E/SI)

Canada’s Global Skills Opportunity: Re-imagining international mobility in a digital age This session will be divided into two parts: Part 1 (10:00am - 11:00am) Expert Panel Discussion - Canada’s Global... Read More
11:00 - 17:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Open

12:30 - 13:30 | Keynote

Conference Opening and Keynote: Gerd Leonhard (E/SI)

Futurist Gerd Leonhard breaks new ground again by bringing together mankind’s urge to upgrade and automate everything—down to human biology itself—with our timeless quest for freedom and happiness. Before it’s... Read More
13:30 - 13:45 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
13:45 - 14:45 | Thought Forum

SDGs: Students Deliver on the Goals (E/SI)

Part 1 – What are the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals? Join members of the CICan ImpAct Student and Alumni Advisory Committee (ISAAC) for a dynamic discussion on what the... Read More
13:45 - 14:45 | Thought Forum

Skilling for the Future (E/SI)

In these times of rapid technological advances and profound disruption where many jobs and sectors are changing dramatically, employers need to reassess the competencies of their workforce. As such, workers... Read More
13:45 - 14:45 | Thought Forum

Innovations in Reconcili-Action (E/SI)

Join colleagues from across the country to share innovative approaches and practices making reconciliation a reality on your campuses through concrete actions. This discussion will be guided by the seven... Read More
13:45 - 14:45 | Thought Forum

Building back better through impact investing and innovative partnerships for change (E/SI)

The technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus crisis with students and institutions quickly needing to adapt to this new normal. As... Read More
14:45 - 15:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Thought Forum

SDGs: Students Deliver on the Goals (E/SI)

Part 2 – How can Institutions Collaborate with or Support their Students in Acting on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals? In part 2 of this Thought Forum, you will... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Thought Forum

Taking it Local – Bursting the Ottawa Bubble (E/SI)

With the uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, a federal election could be in the mix when we convene for the CICan 2021 virtual conference. This Thought Forum will open... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Thought Forum

Decoding and Dismantling Racism in our Institutions (E/SI)

The current pandemic has disproportionately affected racialized communities further highlighting the persistent racial/ethnic disparities in access to healthcare. The mass and social media have also put in focus the divide... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Thought Forum

The Future of Student Success in a Post-Pandemic Reality (E/SI)

Student affairs and services staff are often considered to be the heart and conscience of their institutions, providing continuous and inclusive support to all students. As a result of COVID-19,... Read More
16:00 - 17:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
16:15 - 17:15 | Awards

CICan Awards of Excellence Celebration (B/SI)

Come celebrate excellence within Canadian colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics! Congratulations again to the very deserving leaders. Sponsored by TD.

April 27, 2021

(All times are EDT)
TrackSession
10:00 - 11:00 | Extracurricular Activity

Information Technology & Security Session (E)

Please join us to learn more about CICan’s new Information Technology and Security Network and Advisory Committee for college and institute Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and IT professionals. During this... Read More
10:00 - 11:45 | Extracurricular Activity

Changing Narratives in Indigenous, Rural, Remote and Northern Communities Virtual Forum (E/SI)

Supporting Indigenous, rural, remote, and northern communities throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has required new innovative approaches to ensure the sustainability and prosperity of these communities. This virtual... Read More
10:00 - 11:45 | Extracurricular Activity

International Forum – Day 2 (E/SI)

Empowering women: what is the role for pedagogy? This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange and share experiences and stories of teaching practices in order to integrate... Read More
11:00 - 17:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Open

12:00 - 12:45 | Keynote

Keynote Address: Ollivier Dyens (F/SI)

12:45 - 13:15 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Embodying Sustainability

Wisdom of Wood, Worms, and Waste (E/SI)

This panel from Dalhousie University and the Faculty of Agriculture shares three stories of embodying sustainability to increase progress on Sustainable Development Goals and actively reduce global warming. Wood: Dalhousie... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Governing Excellence

Deploying Intelligence and Cultural Competencies of One’s Environment through the Indigenization and Decolonization of an Institution – the Example of Collège Ahuntsic (F/SI)

The indigenization of colleges and institutes can and must take tangible and intelligible forms. At Collège Ahuntsic, the deployment of an institutional cultural intelligence and related actions initially made it... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Hacking Education

Ontario Extend: Digital Fluency Training for Educators (E/SI)

Since 2017, eCampusOntario has engaged over 900 educators to enhance digital fluency for teaching through the Ontario Extend professional learning program. Grounded in the belief that the impact on learning... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Wiring for Student Success

“RISEing” to success and well-being in post-secondary (E/SI)

Safe, inclusive spaces are vital to students’ well-being and success. These intentional spaces are constructed before students enter post-secondary and as they transition into the institution through partnerships with agencies... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Driving Innovation

The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number … in the Shortest Period of Time – Driving Innovation (E/SI)

Sometimes driving innovation requires not only a change in the narrative but rethinking of how the story ends. At the beginning of our recent pandemic, Camosun Innovates reached out to... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Going Global

The Virtual Mobility Space in Higher Education (eMOVIES): An Alternative to Traditional Student Mobility (E/SI)

The current pandemic crisis jeopardizes traditional patterns of student mobility. As the pandemic continues, we, as international education practitioners, must begin to strategically reinvent our programs, modifying our inbound and... Read More
14:00 - 14:15 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Driving Innovation

SLiDE: Scaling an Approach for Social Innovation in Colleges – A Facilitated Interactive Workshop (E/SI)

SLiDE (Service Learning in Design & Engineering) is a community building social innovation initiative. It was launched as an intentional response to a call to action for higher education institutions... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Embodying Sustainability

Teaching Career Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (E/SI)

Inspired by the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a university career transition course introduced the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its curriculum. A natural fit... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Going Global

Building Essential Skills for Students and Mentors through Global Virtual Teams (E/SI)

The COVID-19 crisis has become a catalyst for change in the workplace, increasing the value of essential employability / 21st century skills such as digital fluency, communication, collaboration, systems thinking,... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Governing Excellence

Living miyo wakhotowin (good relations): Bridging Restorative Student Support Services for Indigenous Student Success (E/SI)

Speaking of our commitments to CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol and enacting them are two different matters. Reconciliation with the intention of decolonization, in post-secondary policy and practice, can be both... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Hacking Education

2020 Hindsight: Learning from the Year that changed Everything (E/SI)

Without a doubt, the events of 2020 created more educational challenges than ever before. Yet, some saw opportunity there. In this presentation, a collaborative group from three Trades Training institutions... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Wiring for Student Success

Aligning Lessons from the Pandemic with the New National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (E/SI)

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with CSA Group, has championed the development of the CSA Z2003:20 Standard for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students to... Read More
15:00 - 15:15 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
15:15 - 16:00 | Driving Innovation

Conducting Research Responsibly: Tools for Everyone! (F/SI)

Collège La Cité and the Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC) have jointly developed a guide to good practices and an accompanying tutorial in ethics and the responsible conduct... Read More
15:15 - 16:00 | Going Global

Supporting International Students in a Virtual World  (E/SI)

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the field of International Education and international student mobility over the past year. As international students had to quickly shift to an online learning... Read More
15:15 - 16:00 | Embodying Sustainability

Stronger Together: Innovative Pan-Canadian Collaboration for Environmental ImpAct (B/SI)

While Canadian colleges and institutes already collaborate academically in many ways, colleges and institutes are encouraged to expand their opportunities for collaboration on other activities. In response to the COVID-19... Read More
15:15 - 16:00 | Governing Excellence

Innovating Workforce Development: Tip of the Iceberg (E/SI)

Like the iconic iceberg, there’s more than the eye can see when it comes to the 20 research projects funded to date by the NL Workforce Innovation Centre’s (NLWIC) at... Read More
15:15 - 16:00 | Wiring for Student Success

ISA and Ali: Artificial intelligence at the service of educational perseverance (F/SI)

Detect students at risk of dropping out earlier, intervene quickly with targeted students and continuously support the entire student population, these are the three main areas of educational perseverance and... Read More
16:00 - 17:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More

April 28, 2021

(All times are EDT)
TrackSession
10:00 - 11:45 | Extracurricular Activity

International Forum – Day 3 (E/SI)

This session will be divided into two parts: Part 1 - Spotlight on CICan’ s priority markets Attend this session to hear brief presentations from Trade Commissioners representing some of... Read More
10:00 - 11:45 | Extracurricular Activity

Applied Research Roundtable (E)

Please join us for a roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing college and institute applied research offices a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. How has your institution adapted?... Read More
11:00 - 17:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Open

12:00 - 12:45 | Driving Innovation

LeapIN Online – Building an Online Community (E/SI)

LeapIN is a Summer Business Accelerator open to Fanshawe College students and alumni and hosted by Fanshawe College’s entrepreneurial support service – Leap Junction. This program is extra-curricular and delivered... Read More
12:00 - 12:45 | Going Global

Educating Students about the World and Diversity without Traveling: Ideas for Internationalizing College Programs (F/SI)

Our contemporary societies are changing and are increasingly pluralistic. This diversity, particularly ethnocultural diversity, must be reflected when implementing the educational mission of CÉGEPs, a mission that includes the development... Read More
12:00 - 12:45 | Governing Excellence

Leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Colleges participating in the Dimensions Program (E/SI)

Policies and practices that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) have been shown to improve access to the largest pool of qualified individuals, strengthen organizations and increase the overall excellence... Read More
12:00 - 12:45 | Hacking Education

Teaching Numeracy in the Context of Values and Representations (F/SI)

The pandemic has provided faculty with an opportunity to develop their digital education skills. This greater reliance on technology has also undoubtedly affected, for better or worse, faculty’s perceptions of... Read More
12:00 - 12:45 | Wiring for Student Success

Collective Wisdom Creates Student-centred Health and Wellness (E/SI)

The newly opened Camosun College Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness is receiving rave reviews. Five years ago, over 300 members of the Greater Victoria community including... Read More
12:00 - 12:45 | Embodying Sustainability

Sustainable Happiness: Fostering Sustainability and Well-Being (E/SI)

Sustainable happiness integrates sustainability and well-being, reinforcing the connection between individual, community and global well-being. We have been teaching sustainable happiness through university courses, professional development and training for over... Read More
12:45 - 13:15 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Driving Innovation

Innovation Capability – for the Workplace and Beyond (E/SI)

Leading-edge employers are expanding their understanding of innovation beyond technology-driven and "hero-preneur" conceptions, to see employee-led workplace innovation as a key driver for thriving organizations. In higher education, we are... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Embodying Sustainability

Sustainability Learning from Indigenization at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) (E/SI)

The British Columbia Institute of Technology adopted an Indigenous Vision in 2019 and a Sustainability Vision in 2020. Both visions advance social justice through a historical review of inequitable treatment... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Going Global

Two Innovative Approaches to Changing Attitudes to Study Abroad Mobility (E/SI)

Attitude, confidence, or lack thereof, unclear understanding of the future benefits and opportunities for employment, lack of encouragement to participate, as well as financial challenges have been considered as main... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Governing Excellence

Pan Institutional Leadership: Coming Together when the World Falls Apart! (E/SI)

In March of 2020, the world of education changed, and Lethbridge College pulled together pan institutional teams in areas that met weekly to adjust practice, teaching, and facilities. These teams... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Hacking Education

Reimagining Approaches to Delivering In-person Indigenous STEAM Programs in a Virtual World (E/SI)

Understanding that Indigenous Peoples have been practicing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) for thousands of years, the KM STEAM Program honours and celebrates the land and its teachings.... Read More
13:15 - 14:00 | Wiring for Student Success

Powering the Vision: Educational Equity and Belonging in Action (E/SI)

At Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), we believe that equity is a key lever to transform college education in Canada. As a continuation of the session, we delivered at CICan... Read More
14:00 - 14:15 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Driving Innovation

Managing through Emergency Situations: Research and Beyond and Digital Technology Adoption and Role of Research in College in the era of Fourth industrial Revolution (E/SI)

Part 1: Managing through Emergency Situations: Research and Beyond At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, colleges suspended all non-essential research activities in accordance with the provincial government’s... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Going Global

Think Globally, Act Locally: Supporting Communities with Economic, Cultural & Educational Benefits (E/SI)

This session will illustrate how college academic programs can be developed to meet the needs of international students to fulfill high demand in a community, successfully integrate International and domestic... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Governing Excellence

Weaving Together: An Exploration of Succession Planning in Canadian Post-Secondary (E/SI)

Based on interviews with 16 post-secondary administrators from 11 CICan member institutions in 7 Canadian jurisdictions, this session will summarize the research highlights and a new model for succession planning... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Hacking Education

Breaking Through: From Resistance to Finding Connection and Agency in the Social Justice Classroom (E/SI)

Our presentation will involve members of the Resist Violence Community of Practice, a pedagogical initiative that integrates critical thinking and creativity, interdisciplinary theory and research with art, storytelling, and activism.... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Embodying Sustainability

5 big goals to keep on keeping on: How TRU plans to keep Sustainability in the spotlight (E/SI)

The Sustainability Office at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) recognizes that despite the inroads it has helped pave around the institution regarding improved sustainability measures since the office started in 2009,... Read More
14:15 - 15:00 | Wiring for Student Success

Accessibility and Student Academic Support: A collaborative professional approach aimed at closing the gap for all students (E/SI)

Academic Support Services, Intercultural Student Supports and Accessibility Services at Olds College have been restructured within the same department, our Teaching and Learning Centre of Innovation (TLCI). This restructure aligned... Read More
15:00 - 15:15 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More
15:15 - 16:15 | Keynote

Conference Closing and Keynote: Fabienne Goux-Baudiment (F/SI)

16:00 - 17:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Exploration Time

Time to take a break from sessions and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors in the 2021 Virtual Marketplace! This is your chance to move up the leaderboard to increase... Read More