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Session

Location

07:00 - 16:30

Registration

Registration Open

The Registration Desk is now open. Be sure to stop by and pick up your conference credentials.
210 Pre-Function

10:00 - 12:30

Networking

Presidents Leadership Network (Closed Session)

For CICan Members ONLY This session is an opportunity for Presidents from across the country to network and discuss issues of common interest and be appraised of new developments. Each... Read More
210 D

10:00 - 12:30

Networking

Governors Network (Closed Session)

For CICan Members ONLY This session is an opportunity for Governors from across the country to network and discuss issues of common interest and be appraised of new developments.
210 H

13:00 - 14:45

Keynote

Official Opening and Keynote (E/SI) – BINA48

The first opportunity for delegates to gather in a plenary setting, the Opening Ceremonies and the Keynote will set the tone for the Conference. Bina48 is one of the world’s... Read More
210 A-G

15:00 - 17:00

Thought Forums

Around the World in 80 Days (E)

Budget 2019 announced $147.9 million for a new International Education Strategy, of which a ‘pilot’ outbound student mobility program is a key element. Many of our members have been offering... Read More
510

15:00 - 17:00

Thought Forums

Building Resilience – Is your institution/organization ready for an emergency? (E)

How would your institution/organization tackle a major emergency or disaster? Do you have clear processes and practices? Do your staff, faculty and students know what to do? Have your leadership... Read More
210 H

15:00 - 17:00

Thought Forums

Innovations in Reconcili-Action (E)

Join colleagues from across the country to share and learn about innovative approaches and practices making reconcili-action a reality on your campuses, in alignment with the seven principles of the... Read More
511 DEF

15:00 - 17:00

Thought Forums

Let’s Talk: Supporting Student Wellness (E)

Student mental health and wellness is a key priority for colleges and institutes as a growing number of learners deal with complex mental health issues. Join us to talk about... Read More
511 ABC

15:00 - 17:00

Thought Forums

SDGs: Students Deliver on the Goals: Why collaborate to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals? (E)

Join members of the CICan ImpAct Student and Alumni Advisory Committee (ISAAC) for a dynamic discussion on why and how we need to collaborate to meet Canada’s national targets for... Read More
513 DEF

15:00 - 17:00

Thought Forums

Taking it Local – Bursting the Ottawa Bubble (E)

Federal MPs will be heading back to their ridings for the summer following the first few months of an action-packed minority parliament. This Thought Forum will open with an Ottawa... Read More
210 D

15:00 - 17:00

Thought Forums

The future of student success – how can technology inform and improve our approach? (E)

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. However, as the higher education... Read More
512 A-G

Track

Session

Location

07:00 - 17:00

Marketplace

Marketplace 2020 Open

220 a

07:00 - 08:00

Meal

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.
220 a

07:00 - 16:30

Registration

Registration Open

The Registration Desk is open early for those that have not picked up their conference credentials. CICan Staff and our wonderful volunteers are looking forward to assisting delegates.
210 Pre-Function

08:15 - 09:15

Driving Innovation

Stream Opening – Collective Intelligence and Intelligent Connections: Presidential Perspectives on Applied Research from Coast to Coast to Coast (E/SI)

Scaffolding collective intelligence and collaborative insights, fostering student engagement in learning, developing critical problem-solving skills, preparing for twenty-first century jobs, building relationships with employers and community, serving the needs of... Read More
513 ABC

08:15 - 09:15

Embodying Sustainability

Stream Opening

513 DEF

08:15 - 09:15

Going Global

Stream Opening – Training students about the world and diversity without travelling: ideas to take our college-level training to an international level (F/SI)

Based on the principle that cultural diversity must be taken into account when carrying out their educational mission, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit and Cégep de Maisonneuve launched into a challenge: that of... Read More
510

08:15 - 09:15

Governing Excellence

Stream Opening

210 D

08:15 - 09:15

Hacking Education

Stream Opening

511 ABC

08:15 - 09:15

Wiring for Student Success

Stream Opening

512 A-G

09:30 - 10:30

Driving Innovation

CIRUS – A New Model For Applied Research To Meet The Demands Of A New Industry (E/SI)

The Centre for Innovation and Research in Unmanned Systems (CIRUS) at SAIT is a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) funded Centre of Excellence which focuses on... Read More
513 ABC

09:30 - 10:30

Driving Innovation

Digital Technology Adoption and Role of Research in College in the era of Fourth industrial Revolution (E/SI)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution with its stream of technologies, is impacting each sector, company, product and service differently. The digital transformation provides Canadian companies with their best chance to stay... Read More
513 ABC

09:30 - 10:30

Driving Innovation

Expanding the conversation: how and why we launched a future of work podcast (E/SI)

In 2019 George Brown College launched a podcast about the future of work called Work Shift as a communications vehicle, not a promotional marketing project. We discuss a range of... Read More
513 ABC

09:30 - 10:30

Driving Innovation

Growing Internal Research Strength – BCIT Institute Research Fund (E/SI)

Unlike research-intensive universities, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)’s role in research is characterized by our direct interaction with industry as providers of innovation and solutions for current and emerging... Read More
513 ABC

09:30 - 10:30

Embodying Sustainability

Sustainable Happiness and Living Campus (E/SI)

There is growing concern about the levels of negative stress experienced by both students and staff within educational institutions. There is also a growing desire to integrate sustainable practices into... Read More
513 DEF

09:30 - 10:30

Going Global

Connect the Dots: International Diversity and Student Success as a Function of Internal and External Data Metrics (E/SI)

Schools need to make informed, data-driven decisions (guided by human wisdom and experience) in reaching for the recruitment of greater student diversity and those students most likely to achieve academic... Read More
510

09:30 - 10:30

Governing Excellence

Finding Miyo Wahkohtowin: A Holistic Model for Postsecondary Leaders Engaging in Reconciliation (E)

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015) Calls to Action have pointed to the absence and/or invisibility of Indigenous Knowledge within education systems in Canada. Even before this, however, there was... Read More
210 H

09:30 - 10:30

Governing Excellence

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

09:30 - 10:30

Hacking Education

Innovation is everyone’s responsibility (E/SI)

This presentation will provide a picture of how one institution brought together a small group of diverse, passionate personnel for an intense experience to help address the question of how... Read More
511 ABC

09:30 - 10:30

Wiring for Student Success

Towards an educational region in order to take action more effectively in relation to youth and adults: identifying the effectiveness and sustainability conditions of five initiatives carried out in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean area (F/SI)

Since 2016, strengthened by the mobilization generated over the past twenty years by stay-in-school initiatives and convinced that education is a key lever in the fight against poverty, social inequality... Read More
512 A-G

09:30 - 10:30

Wiring for Student Success

60 Year Curriculum: How to Maintain Colleges as Lifelong Learning Hubs (E/SI)

The labour market is demanding that individuals regularly engage in ongoing learning, and their choices are endless. From MOOCs to bootcamps to university skills training programming, colleges face significant challenges... Read More
512 A-G

09:30 - 10:30

Wiring for Student Success

First Nation Self-Determination Workshops (E/SI)

Yukon College seeks guidance from its high-profile advisory committee called the President’s Advisory Committee on First Nations Initiatives (PACFNI). This committee provides strategic direction and “plays an important role by... Read More
512 A-G

09:30 - 10:30

Wiring for Student Success

Reimagining the Employer-Student-College relationship: The Future Ready Premium Program at Mohawk College (E/SI)

In what ways is the Collective Intelligence of employers, faculty and students informing new and innovative solutions to problems that hamper each stakeholder? Mohawk College recently launched the Future Ready... Read More
512 A-G

10:30 - 11:00

Networking

Networking 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.
220 a

11:15 - 12:15

Driving Innovation

Responsible conduct in research: tools for everyone! (F/SI)

La Cité Collégiale and the Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC) are jointly developing a best practices guide and a support tutorial in ethics and the responsible conduct of... Read More
513 ABC

11:15 - 12:15

Embodying Sustainability

College and Community Connections through Sustainability Planning: SDGs at the intersection of Key Partnerships! (E/SI)

In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, were adopted around the world. Using quantitative interconnected targets and indicators,... Read More
513 DEF

11:15 - 12:15

Going Global

At Home, Globally: How teaching Biculturalism and Sustainability in New Zealand informs Local Identity (E/SI)

The CICan partnership model has promoted a global relationship that in turn has allowed for the creation of a unique education opportunity. Developed by Otago Polytechnic and Humber College, the... Read More
510

11:15 - 12:15

Governing Excellence

Crowdsourcing a Strategic Plan (E/SI)

In winter 2018-19, George Brown College needed to find a compelling way to engage its employees in the development of the college’s new strategic plan. Faced with multiple employee groups... Read More
210 D

11:15 - 12:15

Governing Excellence

From Vendor to Partner: BGIS’s Support of Colleges and Institutes through Work Integrated Learning and Energy Management (E)

Join the President of BGIS Canada and their partner institution SAIT to discuss how they moved their relationship from vendor to partner. Participants will learn how BGIS and SAIT are... Read More
210 H

11:15 - 12:15

Hacking Education

180 Degrees of Interaction: The Use of Simulation Technology in Social and Community Services Curriculum (E/SI)

While the hallmark of polytechnic education is to provide students with applied and experiential learning opportunities within the classroom, the incorporation of simulation technologies into curriculum delivery is often more... Read More
511 ABC

11:15 - 12:15

Hacking Education

Applied Research in General Education: Not Just for Vocational Programs (E/SI)

As post secondary institutions strive to promote 21st century skills, many colleges are pushing to adopt elements of applied research into the curriculum. While applied research is a central part... Read More
511 ABC

11:15 - 12:15

Wiring for Student Success

Lines of action and enquiry for accessible and inclusive environments (F/SI)

While we may hear about inclusion all over the place, it is easier to talk about it than it is to lay down concrete actions that will bring life to... Read More
512 A-G

11:15 - 12:15

Wiring for Student Success

Collective Wisdom creates Student-centered Health and Wellness (E)

This session will explore the newly opened Camosun College Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness in Victoria, BC that is receiving rave reviews. Almost five years ago,... Read More
511 DEF

12:30 - 13:45

Awards

Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Come celebrate excellence within Canadian colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics! Congratulations again to the very deserving leaders.
210 A-G

14:00 - 15:00

Driving Innovation

We walked on the moon: imaginative and bold partnerships, focused on excellence (F/SI)

The Cégep de Drummondville is renowned for its ease in creating strategic and meaningful partnerships. Specifically, collective intelligence is apparent in two distinct projects, the Centre collégial d’expertise en gérontologie... Read More
513 ABC

14:00 - 15:00

Embodying Sustainability

Accelerating Climate Action: Drawing on the Collective Experience of Colleges and Institutes in Ontario (E/SI)

Mitigation and adaptation to climate change will require leadership by public institutions such as colleges and institutes in Canada that can lead through research, training and academics, and operations. The... Read More
513 DEF

14:00 - 15:00

Embodying Sustainability

Realizing the SDGs by Imagining Business Models for a Better Future – a Co-Creation Workshop (E/SI)

This presentation will highlight the results of a global design action research collaboration between Georgian College in Canada, Halmstad University in Sweden and Ghent University in Belgium. The goal of... Read More
513 DEF

14:00 - 15:00

Embodying Sustainability

Sustainability as a site of community engagement: “Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus and community-outreach programmes” at Vanier College (E/SI)

This session addresses the idea of collective intelligence through the case example of Vanier College, an institution which, according to Environnement Jeunesse (Québec), “in just a few months made giant... Read More
513 DEF

14:00 - 15:00

Going Global

International Student Experience Enhancement (E/SI)

Canada is one of the most multicultural countries on the planet. We welcome people from every culture, religion and race to share their diversity within our communities and school systems.... Read More
510

14:00 - 15:00

Governing Excellence

Accessing our Collective Wisdom to Drive Meaningful Planning and Policy Making (E)

This interactive session is a space to go deep, ask brave questions and let curiosity drive conversation. Innovations that explore new interpretations of governing excellence will be shared. The panel... Read More
210 H

14:00 - 15:00

Governing Excellence

He waka eke noa – we’re all in this together (E/SI)

Effecting change for indigenous peoples in a post-secondary environment requires a strategic approach that encompasses the whole of institution – from governance to grass roots and everything in between. As... Read More
210 D

14:00 - 15:00

Hacking Education

Lessons from the Intercollege Decolonization Network – A Grassroots Collective (E/SI)

This panel will introduce the work of the Intercollege Decolonization Network (IDN), an informal grassroots collective that is composed of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Cégep staff, professionals, teachers, and students from... Read More
511 ABC

14:00 - 15:00

Wiring for Student Success

Promote academic success through the use of innovative tools (B)

High school, Aboriginal or international students all go through a lot of change and adjustment when they arrive at Cégep. The Cégep de Chicoutimi has designed eight innovative capsules about... Read More
512 A-G

14:00 - 15:00

Wiring for Student Success

Tech for Good: Managing Student and Institutional Risk with 24/7/365 student support (E)

The increase in mental health concerns among university and college-aged youth is well documented. There is widespread recognition that new and innovative ways to support these students is required. This... Read More
511 DEF

15:00 - 15:30

Networking

Networking Break in Marketplace

After attending sessions in your chosen streams, take a break and head over to Marketplace. Continue to participate in some of the hands on activities and demonstrations.
220 a

15:45 - 16:45

Keynote

Keynote (E/SI) – John McArthur

John W. McArthur is a senior fellow in the Global Economic and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC whose mission is... Read More
210 A-G

15:45 - 16:45

Keynote

Keynote (E/SI) – Nikki Fraser

Nikki Fraser is an Indigenous advocate from Kamloops, BC Canada. She started Uniting Our Voices, a platform working for and towards inclusion and equality by creating a space for more... Read More
210 A-G

17:00 - 22:00

Networking

Free Evening

Track

Session

Location

07:00 - 13:45

Marketplace

Marketplace 2020 Open

220 a

07:00 - 08:00

Meal

Marketplace Breakfast

Come for a continental breakfast and visits with exhibitors. Companies and organizations offering a wide range of services are looking forward to meeting with delegates.
220 a

07:00 - 14:00

Registration

Registration Open

The Registration Desk is open early for those that have not picked up their conference credentials. CICan Staff and our wonderful volunteers are looking forward to assisting delegates.
210 Pre-Function

08:15 - 09:30

Keynote

Keynote (E/SI) – Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and their businesses reach their full potential. General Partner at Real Ventures, Janet has led investments in a dozen companies and works actively... Read More
210 A-G

09:30 - 10:00

Networking

Networking Break in Marketplace

If you have not already experienced what Marketplace 2020 has to offer, this is your last day to do so.
220 a

10:15 - 11:15

Driving Innovation

Mitacs – how it can work for you – perspectives from researchers and students (E/SI)

Mitacs builds partnerships between faculty and industry. This relationship is standard practice for the college sector but Mitacs program for colleges and institutes is relatively new. How do you make... Read More
513 ABC

10:15 - 11:15

Embodying Sustainability

Time to be Bold: Colleges Activating the Sustainable Development Goals (E/SI)

In 2015, the countries of the world, including Canada, adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Using quantitative... Read More
513 DEF

10:15 - 11:15

Going Global

Building Learners’ Global Skillsets and Career Development through International Internships (E/SI)

A consortium made up of Bow Valley College, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College was one of only two post-secondary applicants selected by Global Affairs Canada to implement GAC’s... Read More
510

10:15 - 11:15

Governing Excellence

How to deploy cultural intelligence from one’s environment through the indigenization of an institution – two examples from Ahuntsic College (F/SI)

As a follow-up to a presentation offered during the CICan 2019 Conference highlighting the first phases of the indigenization process undertaken by Ahuntsic College, participants will be asked to explore... Read More
210 D

10:15 - 11:15

Governing Excellence

The Agile Institution – A Model for Catalyzing Partnerships (E)

In this session, Centennial College will present Solv., a single-point of contact that connects companies seamlessly to a variety of business-enhancing opportunities and services across Centennial College for free. These... Read More
210 H

10:15 - 11:15

Hacking Education

Leveraging open education, open pedagogy, and open recognition in support of access, innovation, and student success (E/SI)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading institutional adopter of open textbooks and has launched Canada’s first Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) programs. In addition to supporting the creation, adaptation, and... Read More
511 ABC

10:15 - 11:15

Wiring for Student Success

Making evaluations using a cell phone and data to orient academic success in the visual arts (E/SI)

This innovative digital educational project is a team effort whereby we wanted to improve the ergonomics of evaluating and providing feedback using a creative approach, so that the students working... Read More
512 A-G

10:15 - 11:15

Wiring for Student Success

Inter-regional and International Virtual Team Teaching: Go Beyond the Classroom Setting! (E)

This presentation focuses on personal experiences in VTT (Virtual Team teaching), teaming our Cégep classes with students from within Quebec (Montreal, Sept-Iles), Arizona, Mexico, and Finland. Connecting classes with technology... Read More
511 DEF

11:30 - 12:30

Driving Innovation

Entrepreneurship as a Social and Collaborative Experience: Lessons learned from a “business collective” project (E/SI)

Through a government funded project, the Vancouver Community College (VCC) has developed an innovative project to support immigrant women in pursuing their business dreams - not simply as individual entrepreneurs,... Read More
513 ABC

11:30 - 12:30

Embodying Sustainability

Integrating the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into Strategic Sustainability Plans (E/SI)

Postsecondary institutions play a key role in addressing global challenges. As hubs for education, research, and community involvement, academic institutions can facilitate long-lasting effects and societal change. To address the... Read More
513 DEF

11:30 - 12:30

Going Global

Colleges change the lives of young refugees (F/SI)

In a global context where the number of people in a forced migration situation is reaching record numbers, the college and Cégep community is playing a larger role in the... Read More
510

11:30 - 12:30

Governing Excellence

Educational Institutions as Creative Places to Work (E/SI)

Creative thinking is now more essential than ever as we face unprecedented challenges, from climate change to the rise of populism. This session will look at the 10 principles of... Read More
210 D

11:30 - 12:30

Governing Excellence

Nurturing the Equity Ecosystem: Purposeful Disruption in Pursuit of Equity and Excellence (E)

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) believes that excellence in equity is a key lever to transform college education in Canada. In this moderated panel presentation, NSCC’s Equity Leadership Team will... Read More
210 H

11:30 - 12:30

Hacking Education

Fast forward: Making change through Global Work-integrated Learning Opportunities (E/SI)

"The world has one decade left to meet and realize the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 17 calls to action to create an equitable, peaceful and prosperous planet through... Read More
511 ABC

11:30 - 12:30

Wiring for Student Success

All Aboard: Engaging Stakeholders to Ensure Access to Technology for Students with Disabilities (E/SI)

Colleges and institutes can promote the success of their students by creating an inclusive environment. Stakeholders have an important role to play in this endeavour. From their collaborative efforts emerges... Read More
512 A-G

11:30 - 12:30

Wiring for Student Success

Developing AI to support helping skills in the campus community (E)

Bow Valley College has developed a strategic partnership with Ametros Learning to develop training modules using Artificial Intelligence (AI). Ametros Learning is a company focused on "building competence and confidence... Read More
511 DEF

12:30 - 13:30

Meal

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.
220 a

13:30 - 14:30

Driving Innovation

Integrating Applied Research into the Community College Learning Environment: A Framework for Action (E/SI)

The integration of applied research into curriculum keeps program content current, relevant, and cutting edge. By engaging in research and working with industry partners on real problems, students develop rigour... Read More
513 ABC

13:30 - 14:30

Embodying Sustainability

Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) collective and innovative efforts in working towards Resilient, Inclusive, Safe and Sustainable Campuses (E/SI)

Sustainable Development Goals are high priority for the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). With thirteen campuses in different communities and almost 25,000 students, NSCC can significantly contribute to the sustainable... Read More
513 DEF

13:30 - 14:30

Going Global

Remote and Connected: Tips for establishing, engaging and managing your remote international recruitment teams (E/SI)

International student recruitment is a challenging and continually evolving field. The number of International students studying in Canada has increased over 150% since 2010, and these students now come from... Read More
510

13:30 - 14:30

Governing Excellence

A Singular Generational Partnership: Enhancing Post secondary Education in Nunavut (E)

After a highly competitive selection process Nunavut Arctic College chose Memorial University as a singular generational partner to build capacity in educational programs, training, research and governance. In 2019 the... Read More
210 H

13:30 - 14:30

Governing Excellence

Leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: 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
210 D

13:30 - 14:30

Hacking Education

Hacking the Schedule to Enable Authentic Project-Based Learning (E/SI)

From its inception in 1969, Holland College has emphasized competency-based education (CBE) with skill acquisition as its primary focus. CBE is a well-established model in many of the trades training... Read More
511 ABC

13:30 - 14:30

Wiring for Student Success

Exploiting big data in education to better accompany students in distance training at the college level (F/SI)

When Australia’s chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel asked the following question about big data: “What kind of society do we want to be?”, Professor Simon Buckingham Shum from the Sydney... Read More
512 A-G

13:30 - 14:30

Wiring for Student Success

The Simple Idea That Wasn’t: Building Inclusion Through Employee Core Competency Training (E)

In 2009 Yukon College officially embarked on a core competency project when a working group was formed to develop a plan for implementation of a core competency requirement for Yukon... Read More
511 DEF

14:45 - 17:00

Keynote

Closing Keynote (SI) – Ollivier Dyens and Thomas Frey

Come and hear two great speakers as we wrap up this year's event.    
210 A-G

15:30 - 15:45

Networking

Network Break

Grab a quick coffee while we continue with our Keynotes.
210 A-G