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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY MAY 24, 2020

Welcome and workshops

12:00-5:00pm     Early Registration
2:15-5:00pm       Workshop
7:00-9:00pm       Opening reception (Confederation College)

MONDAY MAY 25, 2020

7:00am - 4:00pm Registration table

Keynote and concurrent sessions

7:30-8:45am        Breakfast
9:00-9:30am        Welcoming remarks
9:35-10:35am      Keynote Speaker
10:35-10:55am    Refreshment Break
11:00-12:20pm    OASFAA AGM
11:00-11:50am    CASFAA sessions
11:50-1:15pm      Lunch
1:20-2:10pm        OASFAA sessions
1:20-2:40pm        CASFAA AGM
2:10-3:00pm        Refreshment Break/Campus Tour
3:05-3:55pm        OASFAA/CASFAA Concurrent sessions B
6:00-10:00pm      Banquet

TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020

7:00-1:00pm        Registration table
7:30-8:45am        Breakfast
9:00-9:20am        Welcoming remarks
9:25-10:25am      Ministry Sessions
10:25-10:45am    Refreshment break
10:50-11:50pm    Ministry Sessions
11:50-1:00pm      Lunch
1:05-2:05pm        Ministry Sessions
2:05-2:25pm        Refreshment break
2:30-3:30pm        Ministry Sessions
3:35-4:30pm        Fire side chat

WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020

7:30-8:45am        Breakfast
9:00-9:10am        Welcoming remarks
9:15-10:30am      OASFAA/CASFAA sessions (round table)
10:30-10:50am     Refreshment break
10:55-11:55am     Keynote Speaker
11:55-12:00pm     Closing remarks


Guidebook - Conference App:

This year the CASFAA/OASFAA Conference 2020 will have a conference app! Those who registered for the conference will receive an email with information about the app. If you did not receive the email, do not worry! You can download the app. at the registration table. There is no charge to download the app., but please only download it only once to one device. This will be the best way to view the schedule, share photos and get up-to-date information during the conference!


Advanced workshop:

A pre-workshop hosted by Denise and Ashley Johnston of NavED Academic Consulting Ltd. will take participants on a two-part journey that will start by providing an interactive review on the challenges and barriers that students encounter when entering the post-secondary
environment. Once the challenges are defined a set of tools to help break down barriers students face while in post-secondary education will be developed to help teach students the importance of various
aspects of financial literacy.

Opening Reception:

Please join us at Confederation College to help kick off the 2020 CASFAA/OASFAA conference. The reception will be hosted in Ryan Hall on the Confederation College, Thunder Bay Campus and will help you explore the rugged natural beauty of the Thunder Bay region. The reception will include refreshments, passed hors d'oeuvres, and as always a fun opportunity to meet and catch up with your fellow conference attendees.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Ashley Thompson, PhD Neuroscience - is an instructor in the Neuroscience department at Carleton University, teaching Introduction to Neurological disease and the Honours workshop for fourth year students. Ashley spent a total of 13 years in post-secondary, receiving OSAP for more than half of those years and earning more than $150,000 in scholarships over the course of her academic career. Ashley completed her Bachelor of Science in Biological Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and her Master of Health Sciences in Kinesiology at Ontario Tech, where she employed a rehabilitative day camp intervention for children with cerebral palsy. Ashley completed her PhD in Neuroscience at Carleton University focusing on Parkinson’s disease, using substances that naturally occur in the brain to protect the neurons vulnerable in the disease from degeneration and death. Ashley was recently honoured with a Teaching Excellence Award from the Faculty of Science as well as the highly competitive Contract Instructor Teaching Award at Carleton University.  

2020 CASFAA/OASFAA Banquet:

The 2020 CASFAA/OASFAA banquet will be held on Monday, May 25.  Join us for some great food overlooking the largest freshwater lake in the world.  A live local band will start up later in the evening to help us get our dance on.  This will be a great opportunity to mix and mingle with all of the attendees.

Tuesday - Free Night:

The CASFAA Conference is an action-packed 3 days of learning, sharing, networking, celebration and fun. With this in mind - Tuesday night is all for you. More details will be provided on February 1 as to some activities that may be available, or take the night out for yourself and some colleagues to explore one of the two downtown centres in Thunder Bay.