Knowledge marketplace roundtables

Short, simultaneous roundtable presentations on eight subjects including the college funding formula, change management, indigenous education, and cyber security. Each presentation will be followed by active questions and discussion. Each roundtable lasts 30 minutes and will then be repeated, so delegates can attend two presentations.

Location: Osgoode Ballroom, lower concourse

1. Grow your own: Developing future leaders from within
Retaining talent is more important than ever and many professionals are looking for opportunities to go further in their careers. This session will explore how to implement an effective strategy for developing talent from within.

Presenters: Dan Holland, Academic Advisor, Ontario, Central Michigan University and Kaleb G. Patrick, Academic Program Director, Central Michigan University

2. An Ontario colleges solution to diagnose, upgrade and prepare students for college math
This interactive session looks at how Humber College uses the Ontario Colleges Math Test (OCMT) to prepare students for college math and stream them into appropriate courses, ensuring high student engagement and retention. Representatives from Humber and Vretta Inc. will discuss Humber’s benchmarking and implementation process and how Humber uses the OCMT to support student success.

Presenters: Paula Gouveia, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humber College and Anand Karat, President, Vretta Inc.

3. Two golden anniversaries: Reflections and foresights from separate systems
Ireland recently implemented a renewed approach to apprenticeship. What can Ontario learn from the choices faced and the key decisions made around this initiative?

Presenter: Joseph Ryan, CEO, Technological Higher Education Association, Ireland

4. Driving economic impact and sustainability: The future of college food services
This presentation will examine how colleges and third party foodservices operators can work together to drive sustainability solutions on campus and improve student satisfaction. The partnership between Mohawk College and Chartwells on procuring food from local sources will be used as a case study.

Presenters: Kate Flynn, Sustainable Food Systems Research and Program Coordinator, Mohawk College and Jana Vodicka, Manager, Campus Engagement and Sustainability, Chartwells

5. Integrating international students into educational, community and workplace opportunities
Learn how a one-hour workshop can make a difference in integrating international students by ensuring students, faculty and employees get started in a positive way with useful frameworks for intercultural work.

Presenters: Kathryn Brillinger, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning, Conestoga College, and Barbara Fennessy, Vice President of External Relations, Conestoga College

6. 21st century union: A marriage of soft skills and experiential learning
This session will showcase innovative examples of colleges providing students with transferable skills for a rapidly evolving workplace. The presenters will show how colleges can integrate the soft skills that come from a liberal arts education with new approaches to experiential learning and community integration.

Presenters: Jessica Bugorski, Chair, School of Language and Liberal Studies, Fanshawe College, and Leslie Casson, Associate Dean, School of Justice Studies and Applied Arts, St. Lawrence College

7. Fostering a campus-wide culture of social innovation
As the first Canadian college to receive an Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation, Georgian College will discuss its experiences as a social innovation leader and share some powerful faculty, student and partner stories that have resulted from its Changemaker ecosystem.

Presenters: MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College, and Suzie Addison-Toor, Director, Centre for Social Innovation, Georgian College

8. Know your cannabis
As Canada prepares for the legalization of cannabis, many questions are being asked about cannabis use. This session will look at its medical application, how it works in the body, and other factors.

Speaker: Shega Youngson, National Community Engagement Manager, Canopy Growth Corporation

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