The new immersive hybrid 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 24, 2022

(All times are ADT)
8:00 - 17:00 | Registration

Registration Open

The onsite registration desk will be open all day Sunday to ensure that you will be ready to attend sessions on Monday. Attendees will be required to have their Conference... Read More
9:00 - 15:00 | Connection Activity

International Pre-Conference Day (B/SI)

Pre-conference sessions are an integral part of the CICan conference. The 2022 International Pre-Conference Day aims to bring together international education leaders from around the world to work in partnership,... Read More

April 25, 2022

(All times are ADT)
7:30 - 17:00 | Registration

Registration Open

Attendees will be required to have their Conference badge on them to enter all Conference venues and facilities.
10:00 - 12:00 | Connection Activity

Presidents and Directors General Network Session (E)

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

International CONNECTION Activity # 1 – Global Skills – The value of outbound student mobility programs (E/SI)

The session will connect Canada to Europe and Australia by facilitating a dialogue between the Global Skills Opportunity program and its respective homologues Erasmus+, and the New Colombo Plan. It... Read More
10:30 - 11:30 | Connection Activity

“Community Conversation – Shifting Perspectives on Student and Learner Success” (E)

For more than 10 years, the delineation of academic and student success roles has been blurring, as evidenced by the unique portfolios, approaches to student success and teaching models that... Read More
12:00 - 12:45 | Connection Activity

PLN Optional Luncheon

Closed Session for CICan Member Presidents and Directors General ONLY - in-person only Continue and join the conversation with your President and Director General peers from across the country. Expand... Read More
12:45 - 13:00 | Networking

Movement Time

13:00 - 14:15 | Keynote

Conference Opening and Keynote: Susan Aglukark (SI)

Inuk singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark is one of Canada's most unique artists and a leading voice in Canadian music. She blends the Inuktitut, indigenous and English languages with contemporary pop music... Read More
14:15 - 14:45 | Networking

Movement Time and Break

14:45 - 15:45 | Thought Forum

Navigating the Waves in Student Services by Embracing Diversity in Leadership (E/SI)

The Post-Secondary Student Services landscape is dynamic and complex. This session will explore local Student Services contexts (e.g., Office of the Registrar, Health and Wellness) and how college leaders and... Read More
14:45 - 15:45 | Thought Forum

Policy Discourses and the Canadian International Student Program – Exacerbating Existing Inequities? (E/SI)

Global mobility, and one of its primary manifestations - international students - is seen by many as a generally benign phenomenon and widely accepted as an important part of the... Read More
14:45 - 15:45 | Connection Activity

Perspectives LIVE! – The good, the bad, and the ugly in cybersecurity (B/SI)

CICan's Perspectives LIVE is "on the road", coming directly to you from the CICan 2022 Connection Conference. If mention of hackers, ransomware, and threats to national security is enough to... Read More
15:45 - 16:00 | Networking

Movement Time

Protecting networks, information, systems, and infrastructure is now an essential part of keeping all Canadians and Canadian businesses safe. But how much of our newly expanded digital landscape is here to... Read More
16:00 - 17:00 | Thought Forum

College Readiness: Start SMART (Strategies for Mindful Academic Readiness Training) (E/SI)

The pandemic ignited a transformation in the way that we support students in their transition to post-secondary institutions. In keeping innovative, College of the North Atlantic developed a new program... Read More
16:00 - 17:00 | Thought Forum

We are Listening: Social Media In Action (E/SI)

In this presentation, the team at Northern College, Susan Hunter, Director of Marketing, Communications, and External Relations, and Christina Andrews, Social Media Liaison, speak to how they responded to the... Read More
16:00 - 17:00 | Thought Forum

Building a Culture of Feedback and Evaluation at the Board Table (E/SI)

This thought forum will discuss the importance of building a culture of feedback and evaluation at the board table and will focus on the efforts that the Durham College Board... Read More
16:00 - 17:00 | Thought Forum

Institutional Indigenization: Citations to Administration (B/SI)

Sailing out of choppy waters with sights set towards a healthier, more sustainable, and equitable future, institutions must place reconciliation and indigenization at the heart of all they do. To... Read More
18:30 - 23:00 | Networking

Free Evening

April 26, 2022

(All times are ADT)
7:30 - 17:00 | Registration

Registration Open

Attendees will be required to have their Conference badge on them to enter all Conference venues and facilities.
9:00 - 10:00 | Connection Activity

CICan Applied Research Network Session – Strengthening our Case for Increased Federal Support (E)

College and institute leaders responsible for and interested in applied research are invited to join this session to hear about the new CICan Advocacy Agenda – Applied Research Pillar. The... Read More
9:00 - 17:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Open

9:00 - 10:00 | Marketplace

Refreshments in Marketplace

Beginning with a lite refreshment offering, this is your first opportunity to visits with exhibitors and partners. Companies and organizations offering a wide range of services are looking forward to... Read More
10:00 - 10:15 | Networking

Movement Time

10:15 - 11:15 | Keynote

Keynote Address: Fabienne Goux-Baudiment (SI)

CEO of proGective, foresight consulting company, Fabienne GOUX-BAUDIMENT earned a Masters in Political Science (France) and a PhD in Human and Social Foresight (Social Sciences, Roma, Italy). Futurist, she has... Read More
11:15 - 11:30 | Networking

Movement Time

11:30 - 12:30 | Awards

CICan Awards of Excellence Celebration and Luncheon

Come celebrate excellence within Canadian colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics! Congratulations again to the very deserving leaders.
12:30 - 12:45 | Networking

Movement Time

12:45 - 13:45 | Steering Innovation

ACA College Transformation through Partnerships and Innovation (E/SI)

In a project spearheaded by Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA), specific labour shortages and skills gaps in priority sectors in Atlantic Canada were targeted. With financial support from the Future Skills... Read More
12:45 - 13:45 | Governing the Vessel

A Steady Hand on the Tiller: Implementing Strategic Enrolment Management During the Gale-Force Winds of the COVID-19 Pandemic (E/SI)

In early 2019, BCIT charted a course to develop its first institute-wide Strategic Enrolment Management Plan. Following years of enrolment stability and targeted growth across a broad range of technology... Read More
12:45 - 13:45 | Sailing Globally

Cross Cultural Competency Development in a Digital World: A Global Teaching and Learning Experience (E/SI)

Explore a student global mobility experience focused on cross cultural competency development during a global pandemic. As globalization continues to change postsecondary education, Covid-19 has also altered the landscape of... Read More
12:45 - 13:45 | Mapping Sustainability

Collaborating for Greater Impact: The Move Toward Net-Zero (B/SI)

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It is impacting our students and institutions in real time, through extreme weather, displacement and migration, impacts to... Read More
12:45 - 13:45 | Charting Teaching & Learning

Where Student Meets Parent: Closing the gap & reducing barriers to access (B/SI)

Standing amidst the ebb and flow of social and economic tides, a unique opportunity to highlight the presence and needs of a historically under-recognised group of learners, parents and caregivers,... Read More
12:45 - 13:45 | Partner Session

Students First: Insights into the 2022 National Student Wellbeing Study with Studiosity (E)

Preview into results of the 2022 National Student Wellbeing Study in partnership with Angus Reid, this session will provide a view into current student wellbeing and a panel discussion with... Read More
13:45 - 14:00 | Networking

Movement Time

14:00 - 15:00 | Steering Innovation

Miyoskamin : Grounded in Indigenous Innovation (E/SI)

Indigenous people across Canada, have always embodied innovation and tradition. SIIT has developed a Centre for Innovation that will create an ecosystem that supports Indigenous grassroots innovation and entrepreneurship in... Read More
14:00 - 15:00 | Governing the Vessel

The Global Post-Secondary Landscape: Trends and Challenges in Canada and Beyond (E/SI)

This has been another intense year for colleges and institutes, filled with unique challenges and marked by global shifts that will undoubtedly affect the future of skills training. After two... Read More
14:00 - 15:00 | Sailing Globally

“White glove service,” the key denominator to navigating anew and advancing transformational change (E/SI)

Like many colleges and institutes, the global pandemic significantly impacted SAIT’s applied education model. SAIT’s International Centre, while pivoting to pandemic realities, simultaneously resequenced its customer service DNA. The International... Read More
14:00 - 15:00 | Mapping Sustainability

Looking Back and Planning Forward – Two Institutions, One Sustainability Journey (E/SI)

In this fireside chat, two institutions present two sustainability planning methodologies for discussion. Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) was one of the first institutions in Canada to sign the SDG... Read More
14:00 - 15:00 | Charting Teaching & Learning

A Nimble Canoe in the Lake of Post-Secondary (E/SI)

FNTI (Formerly First Nations Technical Institute) has spent the past 35 years refining our "Intense Professional Mode" (IPM) of delivery. This model of delivery (utilized for most programs) allows for... Read More
14:00 - 15:00 | Partner Session

Partner with Maple Bear Global Schools to Grow your International Presence (E)

Maple Bear Global Schools is a world leader in bilingual education, offering high-quality Infant care, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary education, based on practices that place Canadian education among the... Read More
15:00 - 15:30 | Marketplace

Movement Time and Break in Marketplace

After attending sessions in your chosen streams, take a break and head over to Marketplace. Be sure to visit with exhibitors and be eligible for prize draws.
15:30 - 17:30 | Connection Activity

Navigating Anew in Indigenous, Rural, Remote and Northern Communities Forum (E/SI)

(No fee, but Registration Required) 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... Read More
15:30 - 17:30 | Connection Activity

International CONNECTION Activity # 2 – International Marketing and Recruitment: market diversification strategies and tactics (E/SI)

Connect on challenges, tactics, and strategies to address the need to diversify in international recruitment. This workshop will start with a general presentation on college level source markets, opportunities for... Read More
15:30 - 17:30 | Connection Activity

Governors’ Network Session (E)

“How can boards support the sustainable development of their college or institution?” Closed Session for CICan Members Institution Board Members ONLY This session offers an opportunity for Governors (members of... Read More

April 27, 2022

(All times are ADT)
7:30 - 12:00 | Registration

Registration Open

Attendees will be required to have their Conference badge on them to enter all Conference venues and facilities.
8:00 - 9:30 | Connection Activity

International CONNECTION Activity # 3 – Applied Research: Delivering innovative solutions on a global scale (E/SI)

Canadian colleges and institutes support the development and growth of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by finding innovate solutions to everyday business. Colleges and Institutes collaborative with SMEs through... Read More
9:00 - 15:00 | Marketplace

Marketplace Open

9:00 - 10:00 | Marketplace

Refreshments in Marketplace

10:00 - 11:00 | Steering Innovation

Virtu-WIL: Innovation, Collaboration, Impact (E/SI)

Covid-19 and long-standing challenges securing clinical placements for healthcare programs have severely limited opportunities for students to gain crucial workplace experience. The impact of these challenges is even more pronounced... Read More
10:00 - 11:00 | Governing the Vessel

Na’tsa’maht: Paddling as One to Indigenize Higher Education Through and Beyond a Global Pandemic (E/SI)

From coast to coast, Canadian colleges and institutes have been thrown adrift by Covid-19. During these two years, colleges and institutes have also had to acknowledge how the global pandemic,... Read More
10:00 - 11:00 | Sailing Globally

International Project Management in a Post-COVID-19 world (E/SI)

International Projects, like many other aspects of life and regular business, were impacted significantly by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions, lockdowns, connectivity issues, hyper-connectivity exhaustion, the emergence... Read More
10:00 - 11:00 | Mapping Sustainability

Sustainability in Focus (E/SI)

This session will highlight how Humber College’s International Development Institute (IDI) expanded their leadership in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in various sectors, including community and student engagement... Read More
10:00 - 11:00 | Charting Teaching & Learning

The Archipelago: a hub for academic and psychosocial guidance (F/SI)

Drawing on the synergies linking the Academic Studies Division, the Student Life and Educational Success Division and the Continuing Education Division, the Archipelago (in French, L'Archipel) serves as a hub... Read More
10:00 - 11:00 | Partner Session

Navigating for successful international student enrollment: a digital ecosystem approach (E)

Mohawk College and DLIs across Canada have partnered with ApplyProof on a solution for an ecosystem problem. The solution is a collaboration between schools, language test providers, banks, and Canada’s... Read More
11:00 - 11:15 | Networking

Movement Time

11:15 - 12:15 | Steering Innovation

Fostering innovation through applied research internships and postdoctoral fellowship (E/SI)

Durham College (DC) continues to foster a culture of innovation on campus and expand the breadth of work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities available to students. With Mitacs support, DC has increased... Read More
11:15 - 12:15 | Governing the Vessel

Crowd sourcing: a long-term plan and values (E/SI)

Across Canada's civil society and non-profit sector there is a rising interest in the potential value of crowd-sourced, or distributed, decision-making. Does this decentralized approach to organizational governance make sense... Read More
11:15 - 12:15 | Sailing Globally

Guide to Managing Risk in International Operations: A Toolkit (F/SI)

In 2009, five colleges had produced a "Guide de gestion des risques dans les activités internationales des Collèges canadiens", thanks to funding from the Regroupement des Collèges communautaires francophones du... Read More
11:15 - 12:15 | Mapping Sustainability

Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability: a multi-collegiate, interdisciplinary, HyFlex project (E/SI)

Join in a discussion on how to embed Global Sustainable Development Goals in the college curriculum. Through an Entente Canada-Québec supported project, experiential learning created the opportunity for cross-curricular dialogues... Read More
11:15 - 12:15 | Charting Teaching & Learning

The Shared Journey of Reconciliation Through Curriculum Design (E/SI)

The Lethbridge College Learning Experience Design (LXD) team encourages human-centred design (HCD). They empathize with diverse learners and design purpose-built and experiential learning; however, they were struggling with infusing Indigenous... Read More
11:15 - 12:15 | Partner Session

The Future of Data Analysis – Leveraging data to create impactful recruitment strategies and enrollment planning (E)

ApplyBoard is the world’s largest AI Platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 300,000 students with their educational journeys. Using a combination of IRCC and internal data, ApplyBoard analyzes... Read More
12:15 - 13:15 | Marketplace

Lunch in Marketplace

The Conference will be wrapping up soon, do not miss out on the opportunity to have lunch with exhibitors and colleagues and make those lasting connections. The Marketplace Lunch is... Read More
13:15 - 13:30 | Networking

Movement Time

13:30 - 14:30 | Steering Innovation

NSCC Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Meeting the Demands of Students (E/SI)

Through using an extra, co and curricular strategy NSCC infuses entrepreneurial experiences within its learning framework to assist students in understanding the value of an entrepreneurial skillset and that being... Read More
13:30 - 14:30 | Governing the Vessel

Navigating Uncharted Waters with New Sailors (E/SI)

Navigating uncharted waters describes Northern College during the pandemic. As the smallest college in the Ontario system, our communities needed us, our students needed us, and our system was struggling.... Read More
13:30 - 14:30 | Sailing Globally

Leveraging Global Development Partnerships to Enhance Global Citizenship on our Campuses and Communities (E/SI)

Achieving the objectives of SDG 4.7, to ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, is effectively achieved through student programs. Such opportunities enrich internationalization at... Read More
13:30 - 14:30 | Mapping Sustainability

Farther Together! The ImpAct of colleges collaborating to contribute to the SDGs (B/SI)

ImpAct: Colleges and Institutes collaborating for Social ImpAct has been a three-year project backed by the McConnell Foundation. It was built on the common values and aspirations of CICan members... Read More
13:30 - 14:30 | Charting Teaching & Learning

Removing barriers: Making education and training more accessible by working with students, college members and communities (E/SI)

Shaping education and training opportunities as collaborations between learners, education institutions, employers and the community fills gaps in student supports, is tied to improved labour market outcomes and builds capacity... Read More
13:30 - 14:30 | Partner Session

A Hybrid Approach to International Student Recruitment: Digital and In-Person Marketing (E)

The field of international student recruitment has changed significantly over the past 2 years, and institutions are realizing that a hybrid approach to marketing for international student recruitment is needed... Read More
14:30 - 15:00 | Marketplace

Movement Time and Break in Marketplace

Sponsored by: keep.meSAFE by After attending sessions in your chosen streams, take a break and head over to Marketplace. Be sure to visit with exhibitors and be eligible for... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Steering Innovation

Transforming KPU – how Canada’s only Polytechnic University converted pandemic pivots into a novel path forward (E/SI)

This session will demonstrate how Kwantlen Polytechnic University used the lessons learned from the global pandemic to create a NEW KPU, that is stronger, more nimble, innovative, accessible and seaworthy... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Governing the Vessel

The EDI Journey at Selkirk College: from commitment to action to lasting change (E/SI)

In 2019, Selkirk College launched its new Strategic Plan, Building Remarkable Futures . A key commitment in the plan was a call to shift the culture at Selkirk College,... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Sailing Globally

Challenges and issues of gender responsive pedagogy (F/SI)

This session aims to open a space for exchange and reflection on the issues and challenges of a gender-sensitive pedagogy in the educational context and, more specifically, in the context... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Mapping Sustainability

Reach for the S.T.A.R.S.: Join CICan’s Globally Top Ranked Institutions to Inspire Your Sustainability Journey (E/SI)

Join Thompson Rivers University (Platinum), Mohawk College (Gold), Dawson College (Gold) and Nova Scotia Community College (Gold) as they share their experiences with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Charting Teaching & Learning

Building Pathways to Employment Across Canada: the Material Handling 4.0 Initiative (E/SI)

There is a need to redefine skills requirements to address gaps in the material handling sector and remove barriers for underrepresented communities. The Material Handling 4.0 project leverages Mohawk College’s... Read More
15:00 - 16:00 | Partner Session

Department of National Defence (DND) Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) is the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) access to innovation program. It transforms defence and security challenges... Read More
16:00 - 16:15 | Networking

Movement Time

16:15 - 17:30 | Keynote

Conference Closing and Keynote: Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa (SI)

One of Time magazine’s “2021 Next Generational Leaders”, Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa is an accomplished physician, spoken word poet, and advocate for racialized and marginalized populations. She is a graduate... Read More