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January 26th - 27th, 2012

Student Pathways in Higher Education Conference
Sutton Place, Toronto

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Thursday, January 26th

Session Chair: Anne Sado, President, George Brown College
Keynote: The Importance of Robust Credit Transfer Policy: National and International Trends
Harvey P. Weingarten, PhD, President, Higher Education Quality Council
What Ontario Has Learned from 40 Years of Bilateral Transfer Agreements
Session Chair: Ann Buller, President, Centennial College
Postsecondary Student Mobility: The Students' View
Sam Andrey, Ontario University Student Association
Jim Robeson, Colleges Student Alliance
Michael Yam, Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
Implementing Ontario's New Credit Transfer System
Marie-Lison Fougère, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Programs Division, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Susan Golets, Manager, Programs Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Geri Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, Programs Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Welcome Reception
  • Welcome
    Max Blouw, President, Laurier University
  • Transforming Ontario's Postsecondary Future
    The Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

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Friday, January 27th

Session Chair: Rhonda Lenton, Vice Provost Academic, York University
Opening Remarks: Organization of the Day
Maureen Callahan, Interim Executive Director, College University Consortium Council
College Student Mobility and Success after Transfer: Recent Research Findings and Implications
Glenn Craney, Director, Executive Director, Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, York University
Ursula McCloy, Higher Education Quality Council
Karen Menard, Associate Vice-President, Institutional Research and Analysis, McMaster University
Jo Stewart, Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University
Session Chair: John Walsh, Vice-Provost, University of Guelph-Humber
Establishing New Models: Results and Conclusions from Recent Pathway Initiatives in Business Accounting and Human Resources, General Arts and Science, and Social Services Programs
Karen Maki, Director, Postsecondary Partnerships, Trent University
Pelham Matthews, Associate Professor, Department of Business and Economics, Algoma University
Shelagh Towson, College-University Partnerships Coordinator, University of Windsor
John Walsh, Vice Provost, University of Guelph-Humber
New Directions: Implementing the Framework and Supporting Transfer Student Success
  • Introduction of Afternoon Sessions
    Maureen Callahan, Interim Executive Director, College-University Consortium Council
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Implications of Transfer Pathways for College Programs: Is there a place for a transfer curriculum?
      Cheryl Jensen, Vice-President Academic, Mohawk College and Chair, College Committee of Vice Presidents Academic
      Lori Livingston, Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Lakehead University and Lead, Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Nursing Pathway Project
      Mary Pierce, Chair, Lawrence Kilin School of Business, Fanshawe College and Team Member, Business - Accounting Pathway Project
    • Student Support Services that Drive Transfer Success
      Terry Hickey, Professor, Loyalist College
      Karen Maki, Director, Postsecondary Partnerships, Trent University
      Cheryl Shook, Registrar, Wordsworth College, University of Toronto
    • ONTransfer.ca: ONTransfer Website and Transfer Guide Presentation
      Shauna Love, ONTransfer Coordinator and Policy Analyst
  • 2011-12 Innovation Fund Projects
    • Course-by-Course Credit in General Arts and Science
      Susan Giroux, Associate Dean, Humanities, McMaster University and Co-Chair, General Arts and Science Course Transfer Project
      Peter Meehan, Chair, School of Liberal Arts and Academic Partnerships, Seneca College and Co-Chair, General Arts and Science Course Transfer Project
    • Degree Completion Pathways from High Affinity College Programs
      • Biotechnology and Environmental Technology Programs:
        Rob Gordon, Dean, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
      • Business Programs:
        Richard Hook, Vice President Emeritus, Humber Institute
      • Hospitality Programs:
        Kerry Godfrey, Professor and Director School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Guelph
      • Information Technology Programs:
        Tony Vanelli, Dean, College of Physical and Engineering Science, University of Guelph
      • Journalism and Public Relations Programs:
        Rhonda Lenton, Associate Vice-Provost, York University
      • Mechanical Engineering Technology:
        Nader Zamani, Associate Dean, Academic, University of Windsor
      • Protection, Investigations and Security and Police Foundations Programs:
        Gillian Siddall, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lakehead University
    • Innovative Degree Programs Designed for College Graduates
      Brad MacIsaac, Assistant Provost, Planning and Analysis, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
      Marilyn Mason, Registrar, King's University College, University of Western Ontario
      John Walsh, Vice-Provost, University of Guelph-Humber
Session Chair Don Lovisa, President, Durham College
Keynote: Challenges and Opportunities
Alastair Summerlee, President, University of Guelph

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