ONCAT Conference 2013

The 2nd Annual Student Pathways in Higher Education Conference

Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto | February 27 - March 1, 2013

wednesday feb 27 2013

Pre-Conference Session for Transfer Practitioners: Supporting the Transfer Student in Ontario
1:20-2:45pm Karen Maki, Trent University
3:15-4:15pm Marianne Cochrane, Durham College
Sue Coffey, Katherine Cummings & Gail Lindsay, UOIT
  Victoria Choy, David Baker and Adam Wingate, UOIT
  Charlene Taylor, Seneca College
4:15-5:15pm Stephanie D’Avolio, Sheridan College
  Basia Bukowski and Lynne Gordon, Georgian College
  Shauna Love, ONCAT


Thursday Feb 28 2013

8:30-9:45am Plenary Session I

Marie-Lison Fougère, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities 

9:45am-12:15pm Breakout Sessions 1-2  
12:15-1:15pm Lunch Remarks from the Deputy Minister, MTCU
1:15-2:30pm Plenary Session II

Fiona Deller, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario 

2:30-3:30pm Breakout Sessions 3  
4-5pm Working Session

Participant development of recommendations to further refine the current credit transfer system in Ontario

5-7pm Networking Reception

Greetings from the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities + 


Breakout Sessions

Block 1 (9:45-10:45am)

A1 - Provincial Pathway Development - Results and Conclusions from Pathways Initiatives into the Bachelor of Human Services Police Studies Program from High Affinity Diploma Programming

  • Joshua Barath and Simon Bradford, Georgian College
  • Jennifer Percival, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Tara Lawrence, Fanshawe College; Myriam Thanasse, Algonquin College
  • Barry Weese, Georgian College
  • Jill Johnson, University of Guelph

E1 - Course-by-Course Transfer of College General Arts and Science Courses: A Multi-University, Multi-College Collaboration

  • Peter Meehan, Seneca College and Susan Searls Giroux, McMaster University

F1 - Accounting: A Transfer Pathway Initiative – Win/Win/Win/Win for Ontario Students, Colleges, Universities and CGA Ontario

  • Helene Vukovich, George Brown College

Block 2 (11:15am-12:15pm)

  • Clint Kissoon and Tom Stephenson, George Brown College
  • Henry Decock and Naomi Kestenbaum, Seneca College
  • Linda Jamieson, Georgian College and Caroline Lotz, Fanshawe College
  • Lori Livingston, Lakehead University; Sandy Madorin, Georgian College
  • Emily Donato, Laurentian University and Marilyn Kelly, Conestoga College
  • Jean Bridge, Brock University; and Greg Murphy, Durham College
  • Dan Douglas, Amy Mitchell and Deborah Wilkin, Fanshawe College

Block 3 (2:30-3:30pm)

A3 - The Universities at Shady Grove: Degree Completion Opportunities for Maryland and Virginia College Students - One College’s Experiences

  • Julia Brown, Northern Virginia Community College
  • John Fitzgibbon, British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer

C3 - Guaranteed Pathways from North Island College to the University of Victoria: Dual and Guaranteed Admission Pathways (even in Engineering!)

  • Lisa Domae and Kathleen Kuhnert, College of New Caledonia
  • Jill Johnson, University of Guelph and Helen Knibb, Fleming College and MTCU
  • David Hinton, University of New Brunswick
  • Geri Smith and Mario Bruyère, MTCU

Friday Mar 1 2013

8:30-9:45am Plenary Session III

Charles Pascal, OISE/UT

9:45-10:45am Breakout Sessions 4


11:15am-12:15pm Working Sessions

Participant development of recommendations for:

  • New directions for Ontario research into postsecondary student mobility
  • Future activities in support of postsecondary student mobility in Ontario
12:15-1:15pm Lunch  
1:15-2:30pm Closing Summary Session: Presentation of recommendations from conference working sessions

Breakout Sessions

Block 4 (9:45-10:45am)

  • Pierre Mercier and Stephen Childs, University of Ottawa 
  • Deanne Fisher, OCAD University
  • Kris Gerhardt and Oliver Masakure, Wilfrid Laurier University

D4 - Academic Performance of College Transfer Students at Three Ontario Universities

  • Sue Coffey, Gail Lindsay, Zainab Lulat and Sandra Mairs, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • John Fitzgibbon, British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
  • Susan Golets and Mario Bruyère, MTCU