Schedule and Sessions

Tuesday, May 14      
Event Start Time End Time Location
Opening Reception and Registration 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Upper Atrium
Presenters – Optional Meeting with IT 4:00 PM 5:00 PM L2100
Wednesday, May 15      
Event Start Time End Time Location
Registration and Breakfast 7:30 AM 9:00 AM Gym
Opening Keynote Speaker – Laval St. Germain 9:15 AM 10:30 AM Gym
Refreshment Break A – snacks provided 10:30 AM 10:45 AM Gym
Concurrent Session #1 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Various locations
Lunch 12:00 PM 12:45 PM Gym
Concurrent Session #2 12:45 PM 1:45 PM Various locations
Break B 1:45 PM 2:00 PM Various locations
Concurrent Session #3 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Various locations
Fun Sessions/Break Time 3:15 PM 5:30 PM Various locations
Awards/Theme Banquet 6:00 PM 11:00 PM Gym
Thursday, May 16      
Event Start Time End Time Location
Registration and Breakfast 7:30 AM 9:00 AM Gym
Concurrent Session #4 9:15 AM 10:15 AM Various locations
Refreshment Break C – snacks provided 10:15 AM 10:30 AM Gym
Concurrent Session #5 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Various locations
Lunch 11:30 AM 12:30 PM Gym
Concurrent Session #6 12:30 PM 1:30 PM Various locations
Break D 1:30 PM 1:45 PM Various locations
Concurrent Session #7 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Various locations
Dinner 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Gym
Movie 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Collegium
Games 7:30 PM 10:00 PM Upper Atrium
Friday, May 17      
Event Start Time End Time Location
Registration/Breakfast 8:00 AM 9:15 AM Gym
Announcements, AGM/ASSC Updates 9:15 AM 9:30 AM Gym
Closing Keynote – Alison Springer 9:30 AM 10:40 AM Gym
Door Prizes, Closing Remarks & Presentation of the Walking Stick 10:40 AM 11:15 AM Gym


For descriptions and presenter names please see

Session Details

 Please note this is subject to change. 

Wednesday, May 15 – Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session #1

1A Birds of a Feather – Admissions, Recruitment & International
1B Birds of a Feather – General, Front Line & Library
1C Birds of a Feather – Counselling
1D Birds of a Feather – Accessibility
1E Birds of a Feather – Indigenous
1F Birds of a Feather – Financial Aid & Awards
1G Birds of a Feather – Academic Advising & Career Services


Concurrent Session #2

2A Authorized Agent Relationships: Partners in International Learners Recruitment and Enrolment
2B Come to the Dark Side, We Use Prescriptive Advising
2C Creating the Fire: Collaborative Post-Secondary Orientation for Indigenous Learners
2D Words at Work: Writing Clearly, Concisely, and Dynamically in the Workplace
2E What is Clockwork? Data Management, Reporting and Implementation Campus-Wide
2F Building a Meaningful Career
2G Counselling at a Distance: Challenges, Opportunities, and Considerations for Practice


Concurrent Session #3

3A The Coach Approach: Tools from the World of Professional Coaching to Enhance Your Work with Students
3B Making Volunteerism and Peer-To-Peer Programs Work: Bridging Student Engagement and Academic Success
3C Indigenous Initiatives at St. Mary’s University; a Relational Journey
3D The Notebook: A Notetaking Love Story
3E Implementing Harm Reduction at the University of Calgary
3F Appreciation in the Workplace
3G Exploring International Student Orientation Programming


Thursday, May 16 – Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session #4

4B Promoting Postsecondary Success for Indigenous Learners
4C Stepping into Change Together: Creating a Model of Coordinated Care
4D Reducing information anxiety at point-of-need: Embedded library support in the LMS
4E I’ve got SKILLS they’re multiplying…
4F Video Counselling – A new and innovative way to connect with students off campus
4G MRU’s Academic Strategist Program: Overview of curriculum, materials, and evaluation


Concurrent Session #5

5A Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT)
5B ApplyAlberta – What’s New?
5C Athletics
5D Challenges International Students Encounter with Canadian Education System
5E Learner Financial Wellness
5F Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Prevention
5G RCCC Elder Women Workshop


Concurrent Session #6

6A Leveling Up Digital Literacy
6B From Punishment to Plan: Empowering Students on Probation
6C Part 1 –  Indigenous Cultural Insights:  Keys to Creating “Calm-unity” Between Two Worldviews
6D Career development, the changing world of work and how education must pivot
6E What’s New in the Student Support Centre
6F Sprouts: How we grew our ambassador program from the ground up


Concurrent Session #7

7A Lessons Learned as Counsellor Liaison to a University International Education Department
7B Orientation as a Component of a Multi-dimensional Transitional Process?
7C Part 2 – Talking Circle:  A Look at Colonial Myth busting
7D How to empower, engage and energize your advising teams
7E Self-Care: Looking anew at a well-worn word
7F Advancements Made in Connecting Learners with Services through D2L Brightspace: LSS101
7G Aistommatop, Connecting Education as a Process for Self Realization