Conference Schedule for WestVAC and WestVPR 2018

*Preliminary Conference Program*

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

5:30 PM

Reception Desk opens

Lobby

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Harbour Room

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

8:00 AM

Breakfast

Arbutus Ballroom lobby

9:00 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks - Peter Keller and Joy Johnson

Traditional Blessing by Elmer George and Mary Anne Thomas of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations

Opening of the Conference performed by Chief Andy Thomas of Esquimalt Nation

Arbutus Ballroom

9:30 AM

When Opinion Trumps Truth: The Role of Evidence in the Fake News World

Key Note Speaker:
Andre Picard, Journalist, the Globe and Mail
 

Arbutus Ballroom

10:45 AM

Break

Arbutus Ballroom lobby

11:00 AM

The New University Affairs: Relationships between Provosts and VPRs

Presenters:

  • Dru Marshall, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Calgary
  • Ed McCauley, Vice President (Research), University of Calgary
  • Janice Ristock, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Manitoba
  • Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International), University of Manitoba
  • Joy Johnson, Vice-President, Research and International, Simon Fraser University
  • Peter Keller, Vice-President, Academic and Provost, Simon Fraser University
     

Arbutus Ballroom

12:00 PM

Lunch

Arbutus Ballroom lobby

1:30 PM

Freedom of Expression in the Academy: Challenges and Choices

Speaker: John Carpay, President, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom

Arbutus Ballroom

2:30 PM

Break

Arbutus Ballroom lobby

2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions:

i)  the Top Three Issues facing VPs, Academic

ii)  the Top Three Issues facing VPs, Research

Arbutus Ballroom

5:00PM

Adjourn

 

6:00PM

Gala Dinner

Harbour Room

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018

7:30 AM

Breakfast

Arbutus Ballroom lobby

9:00 AM

The Conference Board of Canada Commissioned Paper: Partnerships in China

Speaker: Matthew McKean, Associate Director of Education, The Conference Board of Canada

Arbutus Ballroom

10:30 AM

Break

Arbutus Ballroom lobby

11:00 AM

Planning the next WestVAC/VPR

Arbutus Ballroom

12:00PM

Adjournment

 

*We reserve the right to move sessions around as the program is finalized.

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