Schedule

Pre-conference

May 2 - 4, 2019

CICan Pre-Conference Forum for Colleges and Institutes Serving Rural, Remote, and Northern Communities

Join us in Owen Sound, just before the Colleges and Institutes Canada 2019 Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, and make the best of your time with colleagues from across the country....
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Owen Sound, ON

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08:30 - 13:00

Governance and President’s Office Professionals (GPOP)

Networking Opportunities | Best Practices | Professional Development GPOP is a national CICan-affiliated network for individuals who support Canadian colleges’ and institutes’ boards and presidents. Please join your colleagues from... Read More
207-208

13:00 - 14:30

Official Opening and Keynote – Tarana Burke

The first opportunity for delegates to gather in a plenary setting, the Opening Ceremonies and the Keynote will set the tone for the Conference. Tarana Burke Civil Rights Activist Tarana... Read More
Hall A & B

14:45 - 16:45

Thought Forums

New this Year! Be prepared to be engaged and challenged. We are taking our traditional networking sessions to a new level. The thought forums are open to all participants and... Read More

14:45 - 16:45

Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Preparing our institutions for risky business (EN)

We all take risks; we assess opportunity, weigh possibilities, and decide to move forward – or not. How can we work together to define clear strategies for risk mitigation? This... Read More

14:45 - 16:45

Who’s in the classroom? Distinct and overlapping needs of international and newcomer students (EN)

The number of foreign-born students in college and institute programs and classrooms is increasing rapidly. Often times, it is not readily apparent which of these students are international students in... Read More

14:45

Is your institution more like Sears or Amazon? (EN)

How prepared is your post-secondary for the future? Are you ready for the next generation of learners who have started cherry picking skills and courses? Is your institution looking to... Read More

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07:00 - 08:15

Marketplace Breakfast

Beginning with the continental breakfast, this is your first opportunity to visits with exhibitors. Companies and organizations offering a wide range of services are looking forward to meeting with delegates.... Read More
Hall C

08:30 - 09:15

Keynote (EN/SI) – Luke Anderson

,Founder, STOPGAP In the fall of 2002 Luke and his good friend Johnny were riding down a tricky trail they had heard other mountain bikers raving about. They came upon... Read More
Hall A & B

11:00 - 12:00

From Empathy to Insight: Using Design Thinking in the Classroom for Social Innovation (EN/SI)

As part of an Ideation and Innovation course, student teams used a Design Thinking approach to work on a social innovation project. They focused on fostering greater inclusion for often-marginalized... Read More
225

11:00 - 12:00

Internationalizing Post-Secondary Education (EN/SI)

Imagine being able to offer programming internationally through the use of technology, with the most qualified subject matter expert, regardless of location. This interactive workshop will showcase a practical framework... Read More
Peller D

11:00 - 12:00

Enhancing Employee Psychological Well-being at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (EN)

Half a million Canadians miss work every week, due to mental health issues, such as stress or burnout, as well as mental illness. Participants will learn why mental health is... Read More
Peller A

11:00 - 12:00

Best Practices in Quality Recognition of Prior Learning in Canada (EN)

This session convenes a panel of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)/Reconnaissance des acquis et des compétences (RAC) practitioners from colleges in three different Canadian provinces... Read More
201-202

11:00 - 11:30

Nexus for a Pedagogy of the Future: the Concrete and Innovative Practices of the ACPQ Network (FR/SI)

In October 2017, 11 private subsidized colleges in Quebec came together to face what they saw as a major challenge: integrating different types of learners in their institutions. They came... Read More
207-208

11:00 - 12:00

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Policy: A Catalyst for College-Wide Culture Change (EN)

From 2017 to 2018, Camosun College worked with the College community through continuous and ongoing community engagements to develop its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) policy using a participatory and... Read More
Peller A

11:00 - 12:00

Leading Through Turbulent Storms (EN/SI)

The purpose of this session of "leading through turbulent storms" is to highlight “Board governance challenges and successes” in providing strategic oversight leading the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)... Read More
Peller C

11:00 - 12:00

Increasing Indigenous Student Access to PSE (EN)

This session presents a set of collaborative projects undertaken by the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) in partnership with Confederation College, George Brown College, and Mohawk College that have involved... Read More
221

11:30 - 12:00

Widening Access and Increasing Inclusion for students through Faculty Coaching (EN/SI)

George Brown College, a large urban college located in the downtown core of Toronto, has been engaged with Universal Design for Learning for a number of years in an effort... Read More
207-208
Hall A & B

13:45 - 14:45

How to Build an Inclusive Employer Engagement Strategy (EN)

City School by Mohawk and the Hamilton Port Authority will present their Employer Engagement Strategy, highlighting their applied research, focusing on employer needs and how to create accessible learning. Workshop... Read More
Peller B

13:45 - 14:45

International Student Support – The impact of language and culture matching on help-seeking behaviours amongst International Students at Niagara College (EN/SI)

International students often resist seeking help for many reasons (perceived personal stigma, cultural/linguistic barriers) and by doing so place themselves and their institution at greater risk of significant harm. In... Read More
Peller D

13:45 - 14:45

Social Innovation at College: A Key Approach to Inclusion (FR/SI)

The college centers that transfer innovative social practices and the humanities and social sciences institutional research groups at Canadian colleges are essential vehicles for innovating study programs and better meeting... Read More
Peller C

13:45 - 14:45

In Bloom: Reducing Barriers and Creating Opportunities for Women Escaping Domestic Violence to Pursue their Dreams (EN)

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) introduced the “In Bloom” project in 2017, bringing together expertise and investments to create the right conditions for women escaping domestic violence to thrive at... Read More
221

13:45 - 14:45

Democratizing the Delivery of Post Secondary Education in Rural and Remote Communities (EN/SI)

This presentation will speak to how we at CNC were able to delivery Post Secondary Education to Rural and Remote locations in Northern BC. We have had a very successful... Read More
207-208

13:45 - 14:45

Inclusive Student Wellness-Mental Health (EN/SI)

This panel will focus on the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) advocacy that looks at student centred responses to building, promoting and maintaining inclusive campuses. This presentation will focus... Read More
201-202

15:45 - 16:30

A Model for Colleges to Develop the Future Generation of Entrepreneurs: The Inclusive Campus (EN/SI)

Canadian colleges play a key economic role in encouraging new business creation. Academic program delivery has traditionally been the college’s role in equipping future entrepreneurs – emphasizing business skills. Student... Read More
225

15:45 - 16:30

Decolonizing Education and Cultural Humility: A Call for Awareness through the Indigenization of an Anglophone College in an Urban Setting (FR/SI)

For several years, Collège Ahuntsic has been involved in native outreach projects. How does a college community approach a decolonization/indigenization process? How do its actors develop cultural humility, such as... Read More
Peller B

15:45 - 16:30

Internationalization and Training at Collège de Maisonneuve: Developing International and Intercultural Skills through Extracurricular Activites (FR/SI)

How can extracurricular activities contribute to developing international and intercultural skills in students? As part of this communication, we'll examine the foundations of an internationalized approach to training by explaining... Read More
Peller D

15:45 - 16:30

Impact of Research and Training Facility Integration on Improving Teaching and Learning (EN)

Lambton College's Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-industrial Technologies (COE) includes distinctive programs, applied research as well as community, and industry engagement initiatives that create an innovative education model.... Read More
207-208

15:45 - 16:30

Collaborative Project on Good Ethics Practices and Responsible Research (FR/SI)

The presentation will focus on the progress of a collaborative project between the Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC, an association for college research) and La Cité college in... Read More
Peller C

15:45 - 16:30

Is your Campus LGBTQ2S+ inclusive? Learn what Medicine Hat College did to find out (EN)

Being an inclusive institution is critical to Medicine Hat College. We wanted to ensure that our students who identify as LGBTQ2S+ felt safe and welcome. MHC engaged in an depth... Read More
201-202

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Location

07:30 - 09:30

Business and Industry Breakfast (E/SI) – Vikram Vij

Celebrity Chef & Acclaimed Entrepreneur Vikram Vij was born in India in 1964 and lived in New Delhi and Bombay until the age of 20, when he went to study,... Read More
Hall A & B

09:45 - 10:30

LEAP Talks – Incubation Inspires Innovation (EN/SI)

Fanshawe's LEAP Junction is showcasing student entrepreneurial sprit and academic collaboration through an innovative new industry talk series, LEAP Talks. Believing aspiring entrepreneurs can be found in every discipline, LEAP... Read More
225

09:45 - 10:30

Managing Risk in an Age of Disruption: International Students and the Diversification Imperative (EN/SI)

Welcoming a diverse group of international students to Canadian college campuses is more than just good business practice, it supports broad internationalization objectives and helps to ensure a diversity of... Read More
Peller D

09:45 - 10:30

Educational Equity in Action: Unlocking the Power of a Policy (EN)

Educational Equity is a key lever to transform college education as we know it. Nova Scotia Community College has articulated a clear commitment to developing and delivering an equitable student... Read More
201-202

09:45 - 10:30

Gender Diversity: An Innovative Discussion (EN)

This workshop will encourage participants to probe deeper into their feelings about members of the LGBTQIAP2S+ community and discuss issues in a safe space. Issues discussed during the workshop will... Read More
221

09:45 - 10:30

Getting Ready for a Digital Tomorrow (EN/SI)

Each and everyone of us are deeply involved in the articulation of the 'skills for tomorrow'... STEAM, human or soft skills, entrepreneurship, creativity, etc. dominate the conversations about the future... Read More
Peller B

09:45 - 10:30

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

Colleges and institutes in Canada face unique challenges, but are also subject to the global shifts affecting the future of skills training. In this session, we will examine the Canadian... Read More
Peller C

11:00 - 12:00

Learning, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: making Northern College Future Ready (EN/SI)

Serving a sparse population in a region the size of France, Northern College has integrated learning with entrepreneurial activity and innovative processes. The College is focused upon economic development and... Read More
225

11:00 - 12:00

Learning outcomes as a tool for credit transfer: Examining trust relations, policies and practices (EN/SI)

There is increasing interest in the use of learning outcomes in post-secondary education, and deliberations have surfaced with regard to the use of learning outcomes as a tool for informing... Read More
207-208

11:00 - 12:00

Collaborating to innovate the future of health sciences’ research: Vision, Mission and opportunities! (EN)

Colleagues, faculty, students and administrators from across the private and public sectors are invited to imagine possibilities for research in the health sciences in the college sector across Canada. This... Read More
Peller A

11:00 - 12:00

The Creation of Student Central (EN)

In 2018, Algonquin College launched Student Central, a unique, 24/7 shared space initiative designed to provide students with access to the essential services that help them start and succeed while... Read More
221

11:00 - 12:00

Gender Mainstreaming in KEFEP – Moving toward Sustainable Development Goal #5 – Gender Equality and Engaging Industry – One Institutions’ Experience (EN/SI)

According to the Kenyan Education for Employment Program Gender guiding documents, KEFEP is committed to a gender equality strategy focusing on the integration of perspectives across all program areas. This... Read More
Peller D

12:15 - 13:30

Marketplace Lunch

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.
Hall C

13:45 - 14:45

The Impact of International Student Recruitment on the Small Canadian Town (EN)

Over the last few years, growth in international student numbers in Canada has far surpassed the goals and expectations of the federal and provincial governments as well as of most... Read More
Peller D

13:45 - 14:45

Fostering Empathy: Strange Land Experiences & Professional Development for International Education (EN/SI)

What happens when we engage faculty and staff in international education experiences? ‘Paddles & Pedagogy’ set out to answer this question with an international learning adventure in Mexico designed for... Read More
207-208

13:45 - 14:45

Strengthening community cohesion, resilience and skills: lessons from Australia’s community education providers (EN)

Australian adult and community education providers – also known as “community colleges” – have a unique role in Australia’s education and training system. As well as providing non-accredited and vocational... Read More
Peller A

13:45 - 14:45

Make it! An Innovation Project for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) (EN/SI)

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is leading an innovative project funded by IRCC which develops the entrepreneurial skills of women with refugee and immigrant experience using college resources as a maker... Read More
225

13:45 - 14:45

Skills-based Approach to Professional Behaviour (EN/SI)

At CCNB (Community College of New Brunswick), Dieppe Campus, we are establishing partnerships with employers looking for employee groups. We teach with a meaningful approach using simulations and actual documents... Read More
Peller C

13:45 - 14:45

Cultivating Empathy – A Necessity for Inclusion (EN)

Creating an educational environment that values diversity and is accessible to all learners takes courage, planning and something we often overlook, 'empathy'. Empathy is essential for advancing inclusion. It means... Read More
221

15:30 - 16:15

Empowering Women & Pursuing Gender Equality in Canada and Abroad – developing a CICan Gender Equality Strategy (EN/SI)

What does gender equality mean to your institution, and why do you think it matters? Building on the gender equality panel held during CICan’s 2018 annual conference and based on... Read More
Peller D

15:30 - 16:15

Unlocking Maori Potential – Pathways into Employment (EN)

LIFT Social Enterprise is taking a business approach to supporting the most excluded and disadvantaged young unemployed Maori (Indigenous people) into employment and self-employment in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Using innovative approaches... Read More
Peller A

15:30 - 16:15

Organic Farming, a Fad or a Model? Cégep de Victoriaville’s Response (FR/SI)

Organic farmining is more than just a fad. Over time, producing and consuming organic food has become a serious movement and an indespensible reality. For several decades, Cégep de Victoriaville... Read More
Peller C

15:30 - 16:15

Inclusion through Food, a Challenge for Institutional Food Services and Culinary and Food Service Management Education Programs (FR/SI)

In Canada, the people who use institutional food services in health centers are culturally diverse (for example, immigrants and First Nations). Food (food itself, recipes, culinary techniques, and flavours) is... Read More
225

15:30 - 16:15

Building a Culture of Wellness (EN)

Current research suggests that the age at which many young people attend post-secondary school is also the age of onset for many mental health disorders. Further, mental health concerns have... Read More
221