#ACCC13 Conference A Great Success & Introduction
As the newly appointed President and CEO of ACCC, it was a pleasure to participate at the Ideas Uncorked Conference, hosted in Penticton by Okanagan College, June 1-3.
I was impressed not just by the quality of the Conference, but also by the depth of expertise and commitment to excellence of ACCC members, international guests and partners. The ACCC Annual Conference was a great introduction to the opportunities ahead for Canada’s college communities.
I am excited by the challenges my role as CEO presents. I look forward to working with members, business, community and government partners to ensure colleges and institutes continue to contribute solutions supporting Canada’s economic prosperity.
Collaboration and serving the needs of ACCC’s members are important to me. Canada’s colleges, institutes and polytechnics can count on my commitment, enthusiasm and attention to their priorities.
It was invigorating to have the chance to meet and speak with so many college leaders, governors, students and other partners during my time at #ACCC13. My thanks for all the warm wishes and great advice. I look forward to meeting you in your respective college.
President & CEO
ACCC Board of Directors
Congratulations to newly elected Board members Kathryn Laurin, Camosun College, BC; Laurie Rancourt, Northern Lights College, BC; and Joel Ward, Red Deer College, AB.
Congratulations to the following Board members elected to a second term: Stephanie Forsyth, Red River College, MB; Tony Tilly, Fleming College, ON; Chantal Denis, Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC; and Brian McMillan, Holland College, PE.
Big thanks to retiring Board members Jan Lindsay, North Island College, BC; Sharon Carry, Bow Valley College, AB; and David Ross, formerly of Langara College, BC, for representing their regions.
#ACCC13 Annual Conference
ACCC’s Annual Conference in Penticton, hosted by Okanagan College, attracted 600 delegates including participants from Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroun, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, the United States. A big thank you to Okanagan College for all of their assistance, and for the fabulous opening reception held on the Penticton campus.
Raise a Reader Donations
ACCC supports activities that benefit the development of essential skills for young learners. In lieu of conference speakers’ gifts this year, ACCC made donations for each presenter to the local Raise a Reader programs at the Penticton Herald and the Kelowna Daily Courier. Raise a Reader is an initiative of Postmedia that raises funds to empower today’s children and families with tools to improve their reading skills.
National Executive Leadership Institute
The National Executive Leadership Institute (NELI) for potential Presidents is planned for July 14-19, 2013 at the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre, located in beautiful Parksville, British Columbia.
This intense, week-long residential program is designed for individuals currently serving as part of a senior management team and who wish to explore the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). An agenda led by CEOs from across the country provides an insider’s view of the internal and external contexts and relationships, the Board/CEO dynamic, approaches to leading a senior team, and the changing leadership context.
Participants have the opportunity for mentorship from both core faculty and key search consultants. Many graduates report that NELI is the best professional development opportunity they have had, whether they pursue a CEO position or choose to be an excellent Vice-President with a deep understanding of their CEO’s context. NELI is offered biannually and participation is limited, so register soon. For additional information or to register, visit the ACCC website.
Congratulations to the 2013 ACCC Awards of Excellence Recipients:
Gold: Benjamin Valliquette Kissell, George Brown College (Student Leadership); Lisa Dennis, Fanshawe College (Staff); Gordon Gilchrist, Olds College (Teaching); Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management, Niagara College (Program); Centennial College (Internationalization); and Jordan Cleland, Olds College (Leadership).
Silver: Kendra Sauder, Fanshawe College (Student Leadership); Tim Siemens, Red Deer College (Staff); Chet Singh, Centennial College (Teaching); Bachelor of Applied Arts – Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College (Program); Fanshawe College (Internationalization); and Silver Austin Clement, Holland College (Leadership).
Bronze: Darryl Power, Olds College (Student Leadership); Alison West-Armstrong, Algonquin College (Staff); Peter Olynyk, Mohawk College (Teaching); Bronze Global Citizenship & Equity Learning Experiences (GCELEs), Centennial College (Program); Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (Internationalization); and Karen Davies, Algonquin College (Leadership).
Congratulations also go to Distinguished Service Award winners Sharon Carry (President & CEO, Bow Valley College) and to Nicole Rouillier (Director General, Cégep Marie-Victorin).
For more information about the winners of the #ACCC13 Awards of Excellence or the Distinguished Service Awards, please visit our website at http://www.accc.ca/xp/https://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/news-centre/news-releases/.
Vice Presidents’ Academy
The Vice Presidents’ Academy is a professional development week open to Vice Presidents and Associate Vice Presidents. The 2013 Academy will be held August 12-16 in Wakefield, Quebec and will focus on collaborative leadership.
Click here for more information or to register.
Congratulations to Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki, who was named interim President of College of New Caledonia (CNC) starting July 1st, after current President John Bowman leaves to become President of North Island College. Dr. Kulmatycki joined CNC as Associate Vice-President Academic in May 2011, and recently became Vice-President Academic. Dr. Kulmatycki has a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Calgary and a master’s degree in policy and governance from the University of Alberta.
Congratulations to Mr. Pierre Riopel on becoming President of Collège Boréal, effective September 1st. Mr. Riopel will replace Denis Hubert-Dutrisac. Mr. Riopel is currently Director of Education for the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) and has 25 years of experience in the field of education. He holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Toronto as well as an Honours B.A. in History with a Minor in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Ottawa. Mr. Riopel was also trained at the Leadership Institute for Superintendents, Graduate School of Education from Harvard University (MA), and has completed studies towards a PhD (in Education) at the University of Montreal.
The deadline for submissions for the annual survey of college and institute applied research activity has been extended to June 28, 2013. The data collected provides ACCC with a powerful advocacy tool to position colleges as key players in Canada’s innovation ecosystem and to advocate for a shift within existing R&D envelopes to further support college applied research. For additional information, contact Anne Brazeau-Monnet at email@example.com or 613-746-2222, ext. 3104.
Submissions in response to a request sent to Vice-Presidents to submit exemplary programs or support services for disadvantaged or low-skilled learners are due by June 21, 2013. The information will support advocacy by showcasing the pivotal role of colleges and institutes in skills upgrading for increased access to post-secondary education. For additional information please contact Anna Toneguzzo at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-746-2222, ext. 3103.
Did You Know?
Did you know that 22% of students registered in colleges already have a graduate degree from a university?