Friday, May 14, 2021 - Agenda

Universities in a Post-COVID World

TIME ITEM
11:00 – 11:10 am

Welcome/Introduction

Joy Crawford, CUBA-ACCAU Vice-Chair and Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, University of Saskatchewan

Claire Kennedy, Chair of the Governing Council, University of Toronto

11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote - The Future of Higher Education in a Post-COVID World

What will higher education look like, and what role will higher education institutions play, in the post-COVID world? What have we learned about higher education as a result of the pandemic? Which of these lessons will we wish to retain as we contemplate the future of higher education in a post-pandemic world? Reflecting on these questions will lead us to consider such topics as skills and competencies; experiential learning; access and opportunity; life-long learning; and global fluency. It also provides an opportunity to consider the future contribution of universities to local and national prosperity, and prospects for the higher education sector more broadly.

Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto

Q&A Moderator:

Claire Kennedy, Chair of the Governing Council, University of Toronto

12:00 – 12:15 pm Break
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Panel Discussion - The Role of Universities in Restarting our Communities

Universities have a key role to play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. What must universities do to leverage this opportunity? How can they assist their communities in adapting to the changes that have arisen as a result of the pandemic?

Panelists:

Suzanne Fortier, Principal, McGill University

Daniel Jutras, Rector, Université de Montréal

Mohamed Lachemi, President, Ryerson University

Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, MacEwan University

Facilitator:

Andrew Petter, President Emeritus, Simon Fraser University

1:15 – 1:30 pm Break
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Chairs’ and Vice-Chairs' Networking Session

Introduction of the new CUBA Board Chair Peer Support/Networking Council followed by Small Peer Group Discussions on Critical Board Lessons Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenters:

Karen Fryday-Field, Brescia University Board of Trustees Past Chair

Carol Ryder, Board Chair, Alberta University of the Arts

Small Group Facilitators:

Joy Crawford, CUBA-ACCAU Vice-Chair and Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, University of Saskatchewan

Karen Fryday-Field, Brescia University Board of Trustees Past Chair

Claire Kennedy, Chair of the Governing Council, University of Toronto

Carol Ryder, Board Chair, Alberta University of the Arts