Only two weeks left until CICan's 2015 Annual ConferenceDon’t miss out on the CICan 2015 Annual Conference. In two weeks, over 600 delegates will be convening in Winnipeg. If you have not registered yet, it’s not too late to do so. Explore CICan’s Conference website where you will also find the latest news and schedule updates. CICan’s 2015 Conference will take place in Winnipeg from May 24-26 and will be hosted by Assiniboine College, the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Red River College and École technique et professionnelle de l’Université de Saint-Boniface. If you have already registered for the Conference you can use your confirmation number to go back into your registration and add a pre-conference event or confirm your attendance at one of the Network Business Meetings. These networks are a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from across the country, discuss challenges specific to your job and exchange best practices. Don’t miss the outstanding keynotes: Rick Mercer will open the Conference on Sunday, May 24; David Chilton will kick off the 2nd CICan Business and Industry Breakfast; and we are pleased to announce that National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations will give the closing keynote. As we pursue the work started this year with the launch of CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol, this will be a great opportunity to hear from one of the foremost leaders in the indigenous community. Stay tuned for information on downloading the Conference App which will allow you to connect with speakers and other delegates. Click here to register.
Did you know?Students at Algonquin College’s Construction Research Centre have partnered with Ottawa-based Fractal Tectonics Ltd. to create an alternative concrete paving slab system for city roads. The system being tested could save cities, drivers, and insurance companies billions a year in road and car repairs by fixing potholes efficiently. Algonquin has been working with Fractal Tectonics since 2013.
Congratulations!Alice Wainwright-Stewart is the new President of Lakeland College. Mrs. Wainwright-Stewart had been the interim President at Lakeland for the past six months. Appointment Notice David Porter is the new Associate Vice President, Education Support and Innovation at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Porter’s previous experiences include Project Manager for Simon Fraser University’s Task Force on Flexible Education. He begins his role on June 15. Appointment Notice Doug Callbeck is the new Vice President, Industry Partnerships at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Callbeck’s previous experiences include Interim President at Vancouver Community College. He has been appointed to a one-year term. Appointment Notice Heather Hepworth is the new Dean, Health and Human Services at College of the Rockies. Mrs. Hepworth had been the Acting Dean since 2013. Appointment Notice Lara Johnson is the new Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mrs. Johnson previously worked at Shaw Communications. Appointment Notice
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