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Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit

2013 Event

The Skills and Post Secondary Education Summit 2013: Developing the Talent We Need for a Competitive Nation took place November 5–6, 2013 in Toronto. Hosted by the Conference Board’s newly formed Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education, this event brought together Canadian and international experts to discuss how to overcome skilled labour challenges, and better develop the educated, highly skilled populations urgently required by our businesses, economy, and society.

Featured Speakers From the 2013 Summit

Christine Arsenault

Christine Arsenault
Director, Management Co-op Programs
University of Toronto Scarborough

The Hon. Jean Augustine

The Hon. Jean Augustine
Commissioner
Ontario Office of the Fairness Commissioner

Riel F. Bellegarde

Riel F. Bellegarde
President and Chief Executive Officer
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Christian Blanchette

Christian Blanchette
Dean
Faculty of Continuing Education, Université de Montréal

Michael R. Bloom

Michael R. Bloom
Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning
The Conference Board of Canada

Louis D'Alonzo

Louis D’Alonzo
Manager, Apprenticeship Unit
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Paul Davidson

Paul Davidson
President
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Prof. Klaus Diepold

Prof. Klaus Diepold
Senior Vice-President, Diversity and Talent Management
Technische Universität München

Chris Drummond

Chris Drummond
Managing Director
Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills

Donavon Elliott

Donavon Elliott
President
Skills Canada

Richard Florizone

Richard Florizone
President and Vice-Chancellor
Dalhousie University

Chad Gaffield

Chad Gaffield
President
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Robert C. Gillett

Robert C. Gillett
Former President
Algonquin College

Noreen Golfman

Noreen Golfman
President, Canadian Association of Graduate Schools and Dean, Graduate Studies
Memorial University

Laura Jo Gunter

Laura Jo Gunter
Senior Vice-President, Academic
George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology

Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta
Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director
Mitacs

Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Waterloo

Brent Herbert-Copley

Brent Herbert-Copley
Vice-President, Research Capacity
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Hon. Jason T. Kenney

The Hon. Jason T. Kenney
Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism
Government of Canada

Simone Leonard

Simone Leonard
Director, Student Services
Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia

Susan A. McDaniel

Susan A. McDaniel
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Global Population and Life Course
Prentice Institute for Global Population, University of Lethbridge

Manley R. McLachlan

Manley R. McLachlan
President
British Columbia Construction Association

Guillermo Mena

Guillermo Mena
Senior Talent Outreach Consultant
Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Education

Daniel F. Muzyka

Daniel F. Muzyka
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Conference Board of Canada

Kevin F. Nagel

Kevin F. Nagel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Keyano College

Urs Obrist

Urs Obrist
Science, Research and Education Officer
Embassy of Switzerland

Andrew C. Parkin

Andrew C. Parkin
Director General
The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

Ajay Patel

Ajay Patel
Dean, International Education
Langara College

Laurie Anne Rancourt

Laurie Anne Rancourt
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northern Lights College

Emad Rizkalla

Emad Rizkalla
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bluedrop Performance Learning

Nobina Robinson

Nobina Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Polytechnics Canada

Larry S. Rosia

Larry S. Rosia
President and Chief Executive Officer
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

David Ross

David Ross
President and Chief Executive Officer
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Michael Schwager

Michael Schwager
Minister Counsellor (Education, Science and Technology)
Embassy of Australia

Ted Scott

Ted Scott
Dean of Applied Research and Chief Innovation Officer
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Christopher Smillie

Christopher Smillie
Senior Advisor, Government Relations and Public Affairs
Building Constructions Trades Department, AFL-CIO, Canadian Office

James Sterling

James Sterling
Chief Academic Officer
Keck Graduate Institute

Laurie M. Sterritt

Laurie M. Sterritt
Chief Executive Officer
BC Aboriginal Mine Training Associatio

Pam Tatlow

Pam Tatlow
Chief Executive
million+: The University Think-Tank, United Kingdom

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson
Director, Programs
Frontier College

Paul Edward Yachnin

Paul Edward Yachnin
Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies & Director of the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas
McGill University



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Sponsors

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step logo

Bluedrop Performance Learning logo

idp logo

Accenture logo

Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Education logo

Christian Labour Association of Canada logo

Association of Canadian Community Colleges logo

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada logo

In Partnership With

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In-Kind Sponsors

 

 

ABC Life Literacy Canada logo

Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS)  logo

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations logo

Canadian Association for Co-operative Education logo

Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers logo

Canadian Education and Training Accreditation Commission logo

Canadian Society for Training & Development logo

College Student Alliance logo

Durham Workforce Authority logo

Tradeability.ca logo

Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations logo

Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association logo

Ontario Tourism and Education Council logo

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance logo

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University logo

Skills Canada Alberta logo

Skills Canada BC logo

Skills Canada Manitoba logo

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador logo

Skills Canada NWT logo

Toronto District School Board logo

Toronto Workforce Innovation Group logo

Centre for Skills and Post Secondary Education (SPSE)

The SPSE is a major five-year initiative that will address Canada’s advanced skills needs by helping to renew the roles, structure, activities and impact of the post-secondary education (PSE) system, while ensuring its operational sustainability.

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Testimonials

“This was a very good conference with rich content and great opportunity for dialogue and discussion”

“A most excellent event. One of the few conferences I have attended that provide value from start to finish.”

“A very relevant conference highlighting the issues we face today. The international aspects were particularly enlightening.”

“Overall an excellent conference—thank you to all involved. Opened my eyes to the complexities of the issues we are facing in PSE. Wonderful opportunity for dialogue with a superb set of speakers!”

“Awesome conference! Awesome beginning to build an amazing future!”

“Excellent initiative—multi-dimensional and relevant to all sectors. Great networking opportunities.”

“Fantastic Summit and excellent speakers throughout. This was by far the best organized and delivered conference I have ever been to anywhere. Extremely well done!”

Sponsorship

Sponsor our next event and connect with your top prospects! Don’t miss this chance to showcase your organization to some of the top leaders in the country. For more information, please contact Michelle Thomson at thomsonm@conferenceboard.ca