EWO May 2013 Preliminary Agenda

Posted May 27th, 2013 in Notice Board

EWO ConferenceItinerary

May 27 and 28, 2013

Fern Resort, Orillia


Monday, May 27, 2013 ===

  7:00   -    7:45

Morning Trail Walk (trail maps available at front desk)

  9:00   -  10:00

Continental Breakfast and Registration (Mary Lou’s and front of The Club)

10:00 -  10:15

Welcome  (Bergwen’s)

10:15 -  12:15

Keynote Speaker - Sean Lyons The Millennial Generation, Who are They, What Do They Need?  (Bergwen’s)

12:15  -    1:15

Lunch (Main Inn)

  1:15   -    2:30

AGM (Bergwen’s)

  2:30   -    2:45


  2:45   -    4:15


Launching a New Co-op Program – Pamela Healy, Conestoga College

Restructuring Co-op – New Roles for Co-op Professionals –Elizabeth Koblyk, University of Waterloo

Getting the Most out of your Co-op Software, Orbis(and hopefully PlacePro)

  4:15   -    5:30

Free time

  5:30   -    6:30

Trade Show/Silent Auction/Social (Mary Lou’s)

  6:30  -    8:00

Dinner (Main Inn)

  8:00  -    8:30

Silent Auction Closing (Mary Lou’s)

  8:30 +

Bonfire and S’mores (fire pit located outside The Club)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 ===

  7:00   -    7:45

Morning Trail Walk (trail maps available at front desk)

  8:00  -   9:00

Breakfast (Main Inn)

  9:00   -    9:30


  9:30   - 11:00

Speaker - Richard Wiggers Work integrated learning (WIL): Are we doing too little, or too much, to integrate workplace experiences into postsecondary learning?  (Bergwen’s)

11:00 - 11:15


11:15  -  12:15

Case Jam  - Share your Victories, Sooth your Misery (Facilitator: David Hall, Algonquin College)  (Bergwen’s)

12:15  -  1:15


1:15 - 2:45


Time Management- For Those who Do it All – Speaker TBA

Dealing with International Students – Helping Them Succeed – Speaker TBA

2:45 - 3:45

Employer Panel (Bergwen’s)

3:45 - 4:15

Closing comments and wrap up (Bergwen’s)








Speaker Presentations

Sean Lyons

The Millennial Generation: Who they are, What they need?

Sean will be discussing what employers expect of the Millennial generation.


Here is some information on his book http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_mainUS.lasso?id=14409  


Sean Lyons is currently Assoc. Professor of Leadership & Management U of Guelph, he completed his MA and a Ph.D. in Management at Carleton University in Management. 


More info at http://seanlyons.ca/ 


Richard Wiggers          

Executive Director, Research and Programs, Higher Education Quality Control of Ontario 

In his role at HEQCO, Richard is responsible for managing more than 60 research projects dealing with Student Services, Teaching and Learning and Learning Outcomes, and he oversees all research projects and policies at HEQCO. He is leading a major research project on Work Integrated Learning that involves 14 Ontario colleges and universities, and he also serves on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal, as an External Associate with the University of Waterloo’s Centre for the Advancement of Co-Operative Education, and as a Faculty Advisor with Humber College’s new Research Analyst Post-Graduate Program.

He holds a BA from Carleton University, a Master’s from the University of Ottawa, and a PhD from Georgetown University, where he also held a SSHRC doctoral fellowship.  In addition to more than a dozen publications and nearly 100 presentations at academic conferences across North America, he continues to teach a variety of postsecondary courses each year.  He has worked with the federal government, the Province of New Brunswick, and two private sector education research organizations.

For further information, please contact:

 June Martin

Co-operative Education Consultant-Employer Development

Automotive Business School of Canada & Business Marketing

Georgian College, Barrie, ON

Phone: (705) 728-1968 ext. 1049



Rob Phillips, Co-op Advisor

Sheridan College 
1430 Trafalgar Road

Oakville, Ontario

L6H 2L1

(905) 845-9430 ext. 2713