Schedule

Pre-conference

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Session

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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

May 4, 2019 | 17:00 - 20:30

GPOP Keynote and Welcome Reception

We’re changing things up this year! First, we’ll kick off our GPOP conference with keynote speaker Sharon Thira on Saturday, May 4th at 5:00 p.m. in the Scotiabank Convention Centre....
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207-208

May 5, 2019 | 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...
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207-208

Conference

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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.
Main Floor

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
Peller A

13:00 - 14:30

Keynote

Official Opening and Keynote (E/SI) – 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

Who Knows what Tomorrow will Bring? Preparing our Institutions for Risky Business (E)

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
Peller D

14:45 - 16:45

Thought Forums

Who’s in the Classroom? Distinct and Overlapping Needs of International and Newcomer Students (E)

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
221

14:45 - 16:45

Thought Forums

Is your Institution more like Sears or Amazon? (E)

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
Peller A

14:45 - 16:45

Thought Forums

The Future of Student Services: A Conversation about Research and Leadership with CACUSS and CICan (E)

What does research tell us about college student services in Canada? What are the needs of our students? What programs are serving those needs, and what is missing? How effectively... Read More
201-202

14:45 - 16:45

Thought Forums

Keeping your Boat Afloat During an Electoral Storm: a Survival Guide to Government Relations before, during and after an Election (E)

The federal election this fall comes at a time of political turbulence in many provinces and territories. Elections put government relations strategies to the test: How do you keep your... Read More
Peller C

14:45 - 16:45

Thought Forums

Reconciliation through Education – Moving from Aspirations to Action (E)

CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes was created to be aspirational, to guide colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics as they advance reconciliation by strengthening understanding and reciprocity on... Read More
207-208

Track

Session

Location

07:00 - 08:15

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.... Read More
Hall C

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.
Main Floor

07:00 - 16:00

Marketplace

Marketplace 2019 Open

Hall C

08:30 - 09:15

Keynote

Keynote (E/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

09:30 - 10:15

Entrepreneurial Approaches

Stream Opening – Our Entrepreneurial Journey: Moving Forward Together (E/SI)

Being an entrepreneur takes courage and determination. The journey doesn’t have to be a path walked alone. Canada’s first entrepreneurs, the Indigenous people, understand this and are re-emerging in Canada... Read More
225

09:30 - 10:15

Future Ready

Stream Opening – Automated Vehicles and their Impact on Everything (E/SI)

The presentation will be in three modules. First, the current status of AVs and the deployment trends. Second, the big picture socio-economic impact on our personal lives, businesses and governments... Read More
Peller B

09:30 - 10:15

Going Global

Stream Opening – Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP) (E/SI)

The Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP) is a five-year initiative which began in 2016 and is focusing on strengthening and supporting technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in... Read More
Peller D

09:30 - 10:15

Innovative Education

Stream Opening – The Sum of Shared Efforts: Maximizing Student Success (E/SI)

Higher education is a compelling public imperative that underpins the fabric of Canada’s national identity and our democracy. With increasing intensity, however, critics are openly challenging the value proposition of... Read More
201-202

09:30 - 10:15

Student Success

Stream Opening – The Sum of Shared Efforts: Maximizing Student Success (E/SI)

Higher education is a compelling public imperative that underpins the fabric of Canada’s national identity and our democracy. With increasing intensity, however, critics are openly challenging the value proposition of... Read More
201-202

09:30 - 10:15

Leading Success

Stream Opening – The role of VET in Co-creating “Skills Ecosystems” for Innovation, Social-inclusion, and Sustainability (E/SI)

The combined effects of rapid technological change, digitalization, globalisation, climate change, circular economy, and new forms of work, call for innovative ideas to ensure that Vocational Education and Training (VET)... Read More
Peller C

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break

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.
Hall C
Hall C

11:00 - 12:00

Entrepreneurial Approaches

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

Going Global

Internationalizing Post-Secondary Education (E/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

Student Success

Best Practices in Quality Recognition of Prior Learning in Canada (E/SI)

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

Innovative Education

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

Leading Success

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

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 Success

Leading Through Turbulent Storms (E/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

Student Success

Increasing Indigenous Student Access to PSE (E)

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

11:00 - 12:00

Future Ready

International Perspectives on Inclusion and Future of Work (E/SI)

Participants will have an opportunity to hear from leaders from the US, Europe, and New Zealand on how their systems are doing with respect to ensuring inclusion and success of... Read More
Peller B

11:30 - 12:00

Innovative Education

Widening Access and Increasing Inclusion for Students through Faculty Coaching (E/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

12:15 - 13:30

Awards

Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Come celebrate excellence within Canadian colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics! Congratulations again to the very deserving leaders.
Hall A & B

13:45 - 14:45

Future Ready

How to Build an Inclusive Employer Engagement Strategy (E/SI)

City School by Mohawk and the Hamilton Port Authority will present their Employer Engagement Strategy, which focuses on applied research, meeting employer needs and creating accessible learning. Workshop participants will... Read More
Peller B

13:45 - 14:45

Going Global

International Student Support – The Impact of Language and Culture Matching on Help-seeking Behaviours amongst International Students (E/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

Leading Success

Social Innovation in the College Sector: A Key Approach to Inclusion (F/SI)

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

13:45 - 14:45

Entrepreneurial Approaches

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

13:45 - 14:45

Leading Success

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

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

13:45 - 14:45

Innovative Education

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

The College of New Caledonia has been working over the past several years to deliver post-secondary education to rural and remote locations in Northern BC. We have had a very... Read More
207-208

13:45 - 14:45

Student Success

Inclusive Student Wellness-Mental Health (E/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

13:45 - 14:45

Student Success

Cultivating Empathy – A Necessity for Inclusion (E)

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

15:00 - 15:30

Networking Break

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.
Hall C

15:45 - 16:30

Future Ready

Decolonizing Education, and Cultural Humility: A Call for Awareness through the Indigenization of a Francophone College in an Urban Setting (F/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

Innovative Education

Impact of Research and Training Facility Integration on Improving Teaching and Learning (E/SI)

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

Student Success

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

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

15:45 - 16:30

Going Global

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

15:45 - 16:30

Student Success

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

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

15:45 - 16:30

Leading Success

Diversification Strategies for Colleges to Ensure Long-term Success (E/SI)

This session will explore how a range of global vocational colleges have tackled changing demand for core training products, to ensure ongoing financial sustainability. By reviewing examples of diversification of... Read More
Peller C

16:30 - 23:59

Networking

FREE EVENING

Track

Session

Location

07:00 - 15:30

Registration

Registration Open

Main Floor

07:30 - 09:30

Keynote

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

09:30 - 13:45

Marketplace

Marketplace 2019 Open

Hall C

09:45 - 10:30

Going Global

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

Student Success

Educational Equity in Action: Unlocking the Power of a Policy (E/SI)

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

Student Success

Gender Diversity: An Innovative Discussion (E)

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

Future Ready

Getting Ready for a Digital Tomorrow (E/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

Leading Success

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
Peller C

09:45 - 10:30

Entrepreneurial Approaches

Cultivating Community through Collaboration (E/SI)

Bringing together academics, applied research, and community partners at Lethbridge College has resulted in new student learning experiences, inventive research projects, and expanded academic offerings. Institutions looking to leverage existing... Read More
225

09:45 - 10:30

Leading Success

Diversity Matters @ NIC: Leading Institutional Change through Consultation and Engagement (E)

North Island College's (NIC) Plan 2020 strategic plan for 2016-2020 identified a goal to "foster an open organizational culture that supports and celebrates diversity and learning". Meaningful progress on this... Read More
Peller A

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break

Networking Break in Marketplace

If you have not already experienced what Marketplace 2019 has to offer, this is your last day to do so.
Hall C

11:00 - 12:00

Entrepreneurial Approaches

Learning, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: making Northern College Future Ready (E/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

Innovative Education

Learning Outcomes as a Tool for Credit Transfer: Examining Trust Relations, Policies and Practices (E/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

Leading Success

Collaborating to Innovate the Future of Health Sciences’ Research: Vision, Mission and Opportunities! (E)

Over the past few years, a conversation among colleagues across the college/institute sector in Canada has been brewing, focused on “next generation health science research in the college sector across... Read More
Peller A

11:00 - 12:00

Student Success

The Creation of Student Central (E)

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

Going Global

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

11:00 - 12:00

Student Success

The E-Sport Program as a Tool for Inclusion and Academic Success (F/SI)

for the lessons we teach be reinvested and yield tangible results. Summary procedure: – What drove us to start this project? The desire to start an E-Sports program was born... Read More
201-202

11:00 - 12:00

Leading Success

Preventing Polarization through Education: a Bilingual Discussion about the CEFIR Social Innovation Project (B/SI)

The Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR) works to prevent radicalization by contributing to scientific knowledge on religious and political... Read More
Peller C

11:00 - 12:00

Future Ready

Fostering Newcomer Student Success in a shifting Employment Landscape (B/SI)

What are the unique challenges faced by newcomer students, including in linguistic minority settings? What strategies have been proven to be effective? With rapid changes in the labour market and... Read More
Peller B

12:15 - 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.
Hall C

12:30 - 12:45

Marketplace Innovation Centre

Marketplace Innovation Centre Presentation – World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian international development organization that works closely with Canadian academic institutions, like North Island College(NIC). WUSC envisions a more inclusive, equitable, and... Read More
Hall C

13:45 - 14:45

Going Global

The Impact of International Student Recruitment on the Small Canadian Town (E/SI)

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

Innovative Education

Fostering Empathy: Strange Land Experiences & Professional Development for International Education (E/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

Leading Success

Strengthening Community Cohesion, Resilience and Skills: Lessons from Australia’s Community Education Providers (E)

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

Entrepreneurial Approaches

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

Leading Success

Skills-based Approach to Professional Behaviour (F/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

Student Success

Supporting Student Success: a National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students (E/SI)

An increasing number of post-secondary students in Canada are living with mental health problems or illness, or receiving their first diagnosis. 50% of students using campus mental health services and... Read More
201-202

13:45 - 14:45

Student Success

Knowing Your Urban Indigenous Community (E)

Prior to 2000 there were no structured supports in place for Indigenous Students at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) Drop out rates of Indigenous students were high; students felt lost,... Read More
221

13:45 - 14:45

Future Ready

Interdisciplinarity and Future Skills: Keeping Institutions Relevant in an Age of Accelerated Change (E/SI)

The future of work has become increasingly unpredictable. Accelerated technological and social change create different and dynamic workplaces, and new professions rapidly emerge at the interface of traditional fields. In... Read More
Peller B

14:45 - 15:15

Networking Break

Network Break

Main Floor

15:30 - 16:15

Leading Success

Unlocking Maori Potential – Pathways into Employment (E)

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

Leading Success

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

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

15:30 - 16:15

Going Global

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

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

15:30 - 16:15

Entrepreneurial Approaches

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

Student Success

Building a Culture of Wellness (E)

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

15:30 - 16:15

Innovative Education

Our Stories: First Peoples in Canada OER (E/SI)

This presentation will examine the development and dissemination of the first Indigenous studies eTextbook produced by a college in Canada, a multi-media learning resource that was designed to fit into,... Read More
207-208

15:30 - 16:15

Student Success

Food Allergy: Part of Campus Life (E/SI)

Students who are transitioning to post-secondary education are often faced with more independent study and living situations than what they experienced in high school. As part of this shift, they... Read More
201-202

15:30 - 16:15

Future Ready

Canadian National Survey of Online and Digital Education – 1.36 million students in online courses in Canada (E/SI)

Online and digital learning are increasingly seen as critical to the future of post-secondary education in Canada. The Canadian National Survey of Online and Digital Education conducted in 2017 and... Read More
Peller B