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October 12, 2021

Throw away that old TV Guide; we have a show for you!

Perspectives LIVE is back for a second season, starting October 20. We’re ready to tackle the biggest questions of the year, to take a look at how our world has changed, and to consider what the future holds.

Following a record-setting first season and back by popular demand, Perspectives LIVE is a bilingual web series that brings experts and post-secondary leaders right to your screen! And it’s completely free.

Coming this season:

Select as many episodes as you like or register for the whole season! Check in frequently to see when new guest speakers are confirmed.

Season 2 begins October 20. Until then, catch up on the first season on YouTube.

  • Last season we saw 17 episodes on nine different themes (eight in English, eight in French, and one bilingual episode), 16 special guest co-hosts from CICan member institutions, and 38 guest speakers (including post-secondary educators and administrators; experts in mental health, social justice, and reconciliation; Indigenous activists; economists; and policy experts from Canada and aboard – to name a few!)

Have something to share? Become a sponsor! The new season also includes opportunities to reach our viewers with a special message.

Otherwise, stay tuned and we will see you soon.

Conference 2022: Call for presentations! how is your institution navigating anew?

Anyone who has lived on or visited a large body of water knows how quickly currents can shift and how important it is for a navigator to remain vigilant and take action to redirect the vessel when necessary. Over the past two years, moments of great upheaval have challenged us all to take a step back and get our bearings. Submit a presentation for our Connection Conference: Navigating Anew!

For post-secondary administrators and educators that means steering their institutions in the right direction. In areas like governance, teaching and learning, sustainability, the economy, and innovation how is your institution navigating anew? 

Deadline: November 8.

Our Connection Conference is the largest event of its kind in Canada. Last year, we had over 1,500 participants including about 10% of international representation. This year’s will be a hybrid event taking place online and in person in Halifax! Mark your calendars for April 25-27, 2022.

Must read: the new ESG report from BGIS

The 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report from BGIS addresses the impact of company’s global operations, enhances transparency, and incorporates measurable reporting standards. It illustrates how BGIS’s core values shape the way they conduct business and further demonstrates their commitment to ESG.

Did you know? BGIS is an innovative leader in corporate real estate and facilities management. They are deeply committed to the United Nations 17 SDGs and the collective call to action to leave no one behind.

BGIS also one of our corporate partners and an industry role model in sustainable operating practices and real estate strategy!

Awards of Excellence: Help us review nominations!

We are still looking for reviewers to join one of our ten National Selection Committees reviewing nominations for the Awards of Excellence. Help us celebrate the role of Canadian post-secondary institutions in social, cultural, and economic development in ten categories! Apply before October 15.

Reminder: Nominate your colleagues and your institution for our Awards of Excellence!

Recognize their leadership and contributions in ten categories. Brand new this year: be recognized for Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and nominate your institution for Excellence in Global Engagement! Deadline: November 26.

Gold recipients in each category will receive a $1,000 prize courtesy of TD Insurance and a complimentary registration to the CICan 2022 hybrid Connection Conference, online and in Halifax!

Showcase your institution and initiatives on the world stage!

Is your institution leading best practices in global professional and technical education, training, and research outcomes, skills development, and economic and social development? Submit a nomination for the WFCP fifth annual Awards of Excellence. All CICan member institutions are eligible! Deadline: November 1.

Get students and grads working in ImpActful careers

Did you know? For the second year in a row, employers including colleges, institutes, and applied research centres can get up to $10,000 to hire a youth in their community through Career Launcher and ImpAct Internships. Students, recent grads, and youth disproportionally affected by COVID-19 can get impactful work experience that contributes to Canada’s 2030 SDG Agenda!

Be part of this unique experience and make an ImpAct today!

On mandatory vaccination for domestic travel by train or plane

Effective October 30all travellers must be fully vaccinated in order to board a domestic flight or travel by train. We understand the implications for international students who are not fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine. We are working with federal departments towards an accommodation that will allow them to transit to their final destination.

Eureka! Moment

Did you know that Cégep de Sept-Îles recently celebrated the construction of a new residence for Indigenous students with a really innovative architectural concept? The concept includes 28 apartments to house Indigenous families – plus a welcome centre with child-care facilities, a community kitchen, and an entertainment area! The cégep has been working with Indigenous communities for more than 40 years and hopes the new residence will help ease some of the challenges Indigenous students often face in their studies.

Appointments

Vancouver Community College appointed Dr. Jane Jae-Kyung Shin vice president, Students and Community Development.

Cégep de Sainte-Foy appointed Nathalie Larose as director general for a mandate of five years.

Send Us Your News

One of our main goals at Colleges and Institutes Canada is to champion and share the innovations and awesomeness of our members. You can help! We want to hear about your new applied research, industry and community partnerships, international education, important financial investments and more. Add media@collegesinstitutes.ca to your media mailing lists! We’ll share member institution News Releases and other upcoming announcements online and with our national media contacts based in Ottawa.