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Please contact Sarah Freel at 778-782-4413 or email casfaa16@sfu.ca.

 Keynotes, opening and closing events

 General sessions

 Scholarships, awards and bursaries

 Student government financial aid

Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 5, 2016 

1.00 pm - 5.00 pm  Registration at Delta Hotel
5.15 pm  Buses load at Delta Hotel to go to Museum of Anthropology (MOA)
5.30 pm  Buses depart for MOA
6.30 pm - 9:30 pm Opening Reception at MOA
8:30 pm First bus departs from MOA to Delta Hotel 
9:00 pm Second bus departs for the Delta Hotel
9.30 pm Final bus departs for the Delta Hotel

Monday, June 6, 2016

7.45 am - 9:00 am Registration in Founders' Hall (lobby) of the SFU Segal Building
7.45 am - 8.45 am Breakfast at Segal Building
8.45 am - 9.00 am Walk to Morris J. Wosk Centre For Dialogue
9.00 am - 9.15 am Indigenous Welcome, and Opening Speech given by Dr. Tim Rahilly at the Asia Pacific Hall of the Morris J. Wosk Centre For Dialogue
9.15 am - 10.15 am Keynote Speaker: How to Increase Access to Postsecondary EducationDoug Beech - Asia Pacific Hall
10.15 am - 10.30 am Coffee Break - Atrium of Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
10.30 am - 11.45 am Breakout sessions
10.30 am - 11:45 am Workshop 1: Sharing the Table: Intentional Collaboration Among Student-Facing Student Services Professionals—Annette Santos, Simon Fraser University - Room 320
Workshop 2: Why Students Fail to Apply for the Scholarships and Awards that are Available to Them—Rory Grewar, Special Funds, Victoria Foundation - 10 ICBC Salon A
Workshop 3: StudentAid: BC 2016/17 Key Changes and Program Updates—Randall Gerlach, BC Ministry of Advanced Education, & Stephanie Williams, BC Institute of Technology - Asia Pacific Hall
Workshop 4: The Student Financial Aid Landscape for Graduate Students with Disabilities—Dr. Mahadeo A. Sukhai, University Health Network, Shelley Clayton, University of New Brunswick, & Manoj Bhakthan, Simon Fraser University - Room 370
Workshop 5: Removing Informational Barriers: Best Practices in Communicating Student Financial Assistance Reviews—Emily Kelsey & Jennifer da Silva, Ontario Student Financial Assistance Branch - Room 470
11.45 am - 12.00 pm Walk to Segal Building
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch & Exhibitors at Segal Building
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm ASAP AGM
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Walk to Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Breakout sessions
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Workshop 1: Connecting the Dots: The Relationship between a Degree and a Career—Tony Botelho, Simon Fraser University - Room 320
Workshop 2: The Power of Story: Co-authoring Change in Scholarship Administration—Heather Cayouette, Universities Canada, & Jane Thompson, TD Scholarships - Room 370
Workshop 3: OSAP Transformation—Noah Morris, Ontario Student Financial Assistance Branch - Asia Pacific Hall
Workshop 4: Initiatives for Youth in Care—Michelle Wywrot, Ministry for Children and Family Development - Room 470
Workshop 5: A Personalized Approach: Financial Advising and Programming in an Assigned Advisor Model—Camille Johnson, The University of British Columbia & Joel Kobylka, Brock University - 10 ICBC Salon A
2.30 pm - 2.45 pm Coffee Break - Atrium of Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Breakout sessions
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop 1:  Intergovernmental Consultative Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ICCSFA) Cross Panel—Cara Piperni, McGill University, Daryn Martiniuk, StudentAid BC, Noah Morris, Student Financial Assistance Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario, Mary Pichette, Canada Student Loans Program - Asia Pacific Hall
Workshop 2: Cross Institution Panel – Scholarships—Mariya Stefanova, Simon Fraser University (facilitator), Rosemary Cameron, University of Toronto, Susan Allward, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, Lynette Runions, Mount Royal University - Room 320
Workshop 3: National Graduate Experience Taskforce Empaneled by the National Educational Association of Disabled Students—Dr. Mahadeo A. Sukhai, University Health Network - 10 ICBC Salon A
Workshop 4: The Benefits of a Personal Touch—Allen Wolfe & Marcella Abreu, St. Mary's University - Room 470
Workshop 5: Ontario Student Financial Assistance Initiatives for Crown Wards—Sherri Martin, Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities - Room 370
4.00 pm onward Free time

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

7.45 am - 9:00 am Registration in Founders' Hall (lobby) of the SFU Segal Building
7.45 am  - 9:15 am
Breakfast at Segal Building
8.00 am - 9.15 am  CASFAA AGM at Segal Building 
9.15 am - 9.30 am  Walk to Morris J. Wosk Centre For Dialogue
9.30 am - 10.30 am  Keynote Speaker: The Challenge of Innovation in Post-Secondary Education—Kris Magnusson  - Asia Pacific Hall
10.30 am - 10.45 am  Coffee Break - Atrium of Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
10.45 am - 12.00 pm Breakout Sessions
10.45 am - 12.00 pm Workshop 1:  Supporting Indigenous Students:  Importance of Collaboration and Cultural Competency—Marcia Guno, Simon Fraser University - Room 320
Workshop 2:  Cross Institution Panel - Bursaries—Rhonwen Blackstock, Simon Fraser University (facilitator), Elizabeth Perez, Université de Montréal, Donna Wall, University of Toronto, & Lynette Runions, Mount Royal University - Room 370
Workshop 3:   Day in the Life—Deena Balsdon & Marc Guindon, D + H - Asia Pacific Hall
Workshop 4:  A Debt-Free Graduate?  Changes, Challenges and Opportunities in a Student’s Financial Milieu—Murray Baker - Room 470
12.00 pm - 12.15 pm Walk to Segal Building
12.15 pm - 1.00 pm Lunch and Exhibitors at Segal Building
1.00 pm - 1.15 pm Walk to Morris J. Wosk Centre For Dialogue
1.15 pm - 2.30 pm Breakout Sessions
1.15 pm - 2.30 pm Workshop 1: Handling Difficult Conversations—Kent Highnam - Room 320
Workshop 2:  Assessing Financial Need for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Students—Pam Goodwin, Dalhousie University - Room 370
Workshop 3:  Cross-Canada Panel - Student Government Financial Aid —Deb Payne, Mount Royal University, Stephanie Williams, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Shelley Vail, Kingswood University, Sharlene Salter, University of King's College, Sandy McFadden, Queen's University, & Evelina Balut, McGill University - Asia Pacific Hall
Workshop 4: Coming to the Aid of Crisis Aid—Dr. Frank Kusch, University of Saskatchewan - Room 470
Workshop 5:  Cross Institution Panel - Software Systems —Cara Piperni, McGill University, Francis Brousseau, Université Laval, & Manoj Bhakthan, Simon Fraser University - 10 ICBC Salon A
2.30 pm - 2.45 pm Coffee Break - Atrium of Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
2.45 pm - 4.00 pm Breakout Sessions
2.45 pm - 4.00 pm Workshop 1:   Student Loans and Consumer Debt - Trends, Insights and Strategies for Financial Success—Blair Mantin, Sands and Associates - Room 320
Workshop 2:   Entrance Scholarships Application & Adjudication: Moving Online—Manoj Bhakthan, Simon Fraser University - Room 470
Workshop 3:  Education, Expectations and Aspirations - Election 2015Patrick Meehan, Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) - Room 370
Workshop 4:  CASFAA’s partnership with FCAC: Making “Your Financial Aid Toolkit” even more relevant to PSE studentsCara Piperni, McGill University; Kam Holland, The University of Winnipeg, & Maria Vranas, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada - Asia Pacific Hall
Workshop 5:  A Holistic service approach: Organizing for success—Elizabeth Perez, Université de Montreal, & Stephanie Sarik, Concordia University - 10 ICBC Salon A
4.00 pm - 4.30 pm  Closing Speech—Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader - Asia Pacific Hall
4.30 pm - 5.00 pm  Buses load at Delta Hotel for Eye of the Wind at Grouse Mountain
5.30 pm - 7.00 pm Eye of the Wind for those who are participating
6:30 pm Last bus departs from Delta Hotel for Grouse Mountain
7.30 pm onward  Closing Banquet at Grouse Mountain
9:30 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight Buses depart from Grouse Mountain to Delta Hotel

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