Working Together as One
Our time comes together as one—as one community committed to excellence in education delivery, community building, innovation and leading change locally, nationally and globally.
The hallmark of the Conference is a thoughtfully curated program that will inspire and challenge, spark the desire for change and provide the space and time for networking and relationship building. Help us build this program, and make this conference the best ever!
Conference sessions are organized around five streams. Each stream will include sessions that reflect an Indigenous perspective and a future outlook. To stimulate your ideas, click on any of the below five streams for some suggested topics.
Leadership and Governance
Preparing the Future
- Leading the institution into the future (digitalization, artificial intelligence, the future of work and learning)
- Growth in times of fiscal restraint (attracting new partners, new funders, new opportunities)
- Change management
- Building your legacy (roles of the President and Board)
Delivering the Present
- Managing Risk: roles of the President and Board
- Leading through emerging issues (mental health, sexual violence, cannabis, etc.)
- Institutional Engagement in Community Leadership
- [Implementing] Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
Strengthening the Team
- Being a new president
- Being a new board member
- Effective Board/CEO Relationship
- Board Diversity and inclusion
- Pathways for learners
- Learning and space, classroom design for learning
- Teaching across the disciplines
- Responding to the skills gap
- Technology enhanced learning—what’s new, what’s emerging?
- Mental health strategies to support student success
- Supporting immigrants, refugees and new Canadians in their learning journeys
- Embedding Indigenous knowledge and cultural traditions into curriculum and earning approaches
- Indigenous-centered support services and learning environments
- Universal design for learning and accessible education
- Open education
- Policy development for a learning centred institution
Future of Skills
- Continuing education
- Working with employers
- Contract training
- Responsiveness to community needs
Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Industry perspectives on applied research
- Engaging students and integrating applied research into curriculum
- Quality assurance and measuring success
- Building a culture of innovation
- Applied research initiatives that enable the growth and success of local companies
- Applied research partnerships with indigenous communities
- Social entrepreneurship and innovation
- Student led ventures
International Cooperation & Partnerships
- Promoting Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in International Cooperation: Colleges and Institutes Respond to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Canada’s New Feminist International Assistance Policy
- Applied Research: Colleges and Institutes Leading Partnership and Collaboration Internationally
- Industry and Contract Training: Developing International Business
- Developing Globalized Entrepreneurship Skills or Building Entrepreneurship Skills Capacity with International Partners
- New Approaches to Promoting Student Mobility or Internationalizing the Student Learning Experience
- Sharing Indigenous Education Models with International Partners
- Future Trends: Using Technology Effectively in an Internationalized Learning Environment
International Student Recruitment
- Student Recruitment 101: Assessing Opportunity and Institutional Readiness
- Student Recruitment: Establishing a Presence in Target Markets & Working Effectively with Recruiters
- International Student Support Services: Promoting student satisfaction and integration on and off campus
Managing for Internationalization
- Effective Practices & Lessons Learned: Building and Implementing an Internationalization Strategy or and International Business Development Strategy at your College, Institute or Cégep
- Effective Risk Management in Internationalization
About Camosun College
Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our two campuses serve approximately 19,000 learners a year in certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree and continuing education programs.
Each year Camosun welcomes over 1,100 Indigenous students from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups, and close to 2,000 international students from more than 80 countries.
The college welcomed its first students in 1971 and adopted the name “Camosun,” a local Lkwungen (Songhees) First Nation name meaning “where different waters meet and are transformed.” Today, Camosun offers over 160 innovative programs to help meet the needs of students and communities in Victoria and beyond.
Our education offerings include university transfer and applied degree programs; career and trades training; upgrading and preparatory programs; and continuing education. Camosun has earned an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence—we’re proud of our faculty, staff and students, and the fact that we provide one of BC’s best learning experiences.
Camosun is a leader in Indigenization, applied learning and applied research with a strong connection to industry and the community. Our impact as a college extends well beyond our highly skilled, job-ready graduates. We provide contract training opportunities for local business; research, innovation and prototyping services for industry; and well-trained co-op students for employers.
With over 1,000 employees and an annual budget of $126 million, Camosun is one of our community’s top employers and generates over $1 billion in economic impact in our province every year.