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Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong

 

Tony Wagner

Tony Wagner

 

Paula Todd

Paula Todd

 

Glamour and Gatsby

ORION's Glamour & Gatsby reception

 

Col. Chris Hadfield

Col. Chris Hadfield

 

Jer Thorp

Jer Thorp

 

Dr. Sanford Shugart

Dr. Sanford Shugart

 

David Sousa

Dr. David A. Sousa

 

Jean Chrétien

Jean Chrétien

 

Dave Wilkin

Dave Wilkin

 

Leesa Wheelanhan

Leesa Wheelahan

 

James Cunningham

James Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship information

For information on sponsorship levels and benefits, please contact:

Loretta Piattelli
T: 647-258-7684
piattelli@collegesontario.org

Conference program

CONFERENCE
PRE-CONFERENCE | POST-CONFERENCE | PROGRAM IN FRENCH

All sessions took place at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Welcome desk / registration

 

1 p.m. Welcome
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Ascent of women:
Featured speaker: Sally Armstrong

Session sponsored by:

Skills Ontario

Human rights activist, journalist and author Sally Armstrong says the shifting status of women throughout the world has put misogynists, fundamentalists and extremists on notice that their time is up. Now is the hour for women and girls.

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Creating innovators: The making of young people who will change the world
Featured speaker: Tony Wagner

Only one set of skills can ensure this generation's economic future - the capacity for innovation. Tony Wagner, the expert in residence at Harvard University's innovation lab, describes what the best schools and colleges do to teach the skills of innovation.

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Refreshment break and exhibit hall
Brand Heroes' digital marketing experience lounge
Tony Wagner and Sally Armstrong book signings
3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Extreme mean
Featured speaker: Paula Todd

Investigative journalist and author Paula Todd will take you into the dark world of “extreme mean” to explore the real stories behind Amanda Todd’s ‘cyberbullying’ suicide, the hidden toll on ‘Friday’ singer Rebecca Black as the ‘most hated person on the Internet,’ and the huge career and psychological costs to adults around the world whose lives have been torn apart by online hostility and aggression.

4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Paula Todd book signing
4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Annual general meeting
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ORION's Glamour and Gatsby reception
Orion logo

ORION brings you an evening of unforgettable style and pizazz as the Glamour and Gatsby reception takes over the Fairmont Royal York hotel. Great food, décor and music from the Roaring Twenties will be the backdrop for this spectacular reception. Travel back in time and revel in a decade that knew how to swing.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Welcome desk / registration
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The sky is not the limit
Featured speaker: Col. Chris Hadfield

Session sponsored by:

BLG

In this passionate and illuminating talk about his remarkable career, Hadfield shares the practical and useful lessons he has learned about leadership, teamwork, collaboration, science and technology. He motivates audiences to achieve dreams beyond the clouds.

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Making data more human
Featured speaker: Jer Thorp

Jer Thorp shares his beautiful and moving data visualization projects that help put abstract data into a human context. He will teach us how to add meaning and narrative to huge amounts of data in order to take control of the information.

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Refreshment break and exhibit hall
Brand Heroes' digital marketing experience lounge
Tony Wagner and Sally Armstrong book signings
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions

Session 1 - Leadership for student success: Principles and challenges
A look at how deep cultural changes are required throughout a post-secondary institution to achieve significant improvements in student learning and success. This not only involves new techniques but also new ways of thinking and collaborating.

Speaker: Dr. Sanford Shugart, president,
Valencia College, Orlando, Florida

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Session 2 - The learning brain: Translating brain research into educational practice
Find out some of the remarkable things that are being discovered about how the brain works. There will definitely be some surprises.

Speaker: Dr. David A. Sousa, international consultant in educational neuroscience

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Session 3 - Lightning round: Developing student entrepreneurs
A sharing of ideas and best practices to help students create opportunities and start-ups in the current economy.

Slide deckCentennial College & Venture Lab's slides

Slide deck George Brown College & Kuchnier Games' slides

Slide deck Georgian College's slides

To learn more about the lightning rounds, visit the Lightning Rounds page.

 

Noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch

Includes the presentation of the Minister's Lifetime Achievement Award.

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Keynote address - Straight from the heart
Featured speaker: Jean Chrétien

The former prime minister speaks about the political situation today in Canada and around the world.

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshment break and exhibit hall
Brand Heroes' digital marketing experience
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Concurrent sessions
OCAS logo

Session 4 - Helping the next generation launch their careers one coffee at a time
Dave Wilkin, the founder of TenThousandCoffees.com, will share the story of how he came to be inspired to create the site that connects students with leaders who can help them make a real difference in the world.

Speaker: Dave Wilkin, social entrepreneur and founder of TenThousandCoffees.com

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Session 5 - Radical restructuring of tertiary education in Australia
Leesa Wheelahan, the William G. Davis chair in community college leadership at OISE, will discuss the impact that private colleges had on the post-secondary system in Australia.

Speaker: Leesa Wheelahan, associate professor, OISE, University of Toronto

Slide deck

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Session 6 - Strategic leadership on indigenous education
A discussion of the approaches and principles needed to cultivate best practices in indigenous education at the colleges.

Speakers:

S. Brenda Small, vice-president, centre for policy in aboriginal learning, Confederation College

Georgia Quartaro, dean, centre for preparatory and liberal studies, George Brown College

Mary Wabano, director, First People's centre, Canadore College

Slide deck

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Session 7 - Lightning round: Transforming the learning experience through technology
Three Ontario colleges will share methods for successfully using technology to transform the learning experience for students.

Slide deckCollège La Cité's slides

Slide deck Loyalist College's slides

Slide deck Seneca College's slides

To learn more about the lightning rounds, visit the Lightning Rounds page.

Premier's Awards gala evening


A celebration of college graduates' successes in Ontario and throughout the world.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nominees reception

(This is a private reception for Premier's Awards nominees, college presidents and board chairs, ministers, deputy ministers and diamond and platinum sponsors of the event.)

5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Gala reception - open to all
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Premier's Awards gala

Comedian James Cunningham, host of the TV show, Eat St., returns as MC for the gala celebration.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Post-gala reception (cash bar)