Enews - April 7, 2016




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Canada’s most anticipated annual advancement gathering offers intensive learning, idea sharing, camaraderie – and top value for your professional development budget. The Creative Journey: Bridging Where We Are to Where We Want to Be – June 7 - 10 in Saskatoon, SK – explores issues, solutions and best practices by and for Canadian advancement professionals at every experience level in key advancement disciplines.

At the 2016 CCAE National Conference, multidisciplinary PD sessions include such intriguing topics as:

  • Building a Culture of Philanthropy
  • Not a Cookie-Cutter College Strategic Plan
  • Analytics in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Everything I Needed To Know About Major Gifts I Learned By Running The Annual Fund
  • Hone Your Creative Edge (Best Creative Session Ever)
  • Decentralized, Centralized, Hybrid? Lessons Learned and the Ripple Effect of Change

In Head of the Class sessions, seasoned leaders delve into complex topics:

  • Recruitment and Retention of Advancement Staff
  • Canadian University Presidents with Unfinished Mandates
  • The Culture of Engagement
  • The Challenges of Managing Change

Three keynotes trace The Creative Journey from unique angles, while a ground-breaking Forum on Aboriginal Issues in Education and Society highlights important voices for change in Canada.

Spectacular special events showcase Saskatoon as Paris on the Prairies at venues ideal for your social and celebratory side.

See you in Saskatoon in June!

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Laval U aims to raise $350 million to celebrate its 350 years. In the past 5 years, Laval University Foundation has already raised $280M in the silent phase of the University’s most ambitious fundraising campaign ever. Laval aims to raise $350 million by May 2017 and to solicit each of its 280,000 living alumni, of whom over half still live in the Greater Quebec region. To date, 10,000 grads have donated to their alma mater. Rector Denis Brière said: “If we can change this philanthropic culture, that will truly help us over the long term.”

Scrutiny of Ontario’s free tuition for low-income students. The Ontario Student Grant promises to pay average college or university tuition for students from families with incomes of $50,000 or less (to begin in 2017-18), while half of students from families with incomes of less than $83,000 will qualify for non-repayable grants for tuition. Other provinces are watching for the outcomes of Ontario’s program as they ponder their own next steps, and education observers speculate about the effects of the program on future student debt and Ontario’s finances.

$23 million to support research infrastructure across Canada. The Federal Minister of Science promises a major investment in state-of-the-art labs and equipment with more than $23 million in funding for 95 projects at 26 universities across Canada. Said a CFI news release, the investment will be made through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund: “a fund designed to help universities attract and retain the best and brightest researchers from around the world by giving them access to cutting-edge research tools”.

Ontario budget invests in colleges’ applied research. The Ontario Government’s budget promises a $20 million investment over 3 years in applied research at colleges. “This is a significant boost to research that supports businesses in their efforts to become more innovative and competitive,” said John Tibbits, President of Conestoga College.

$10 million investment for cégep students with special needs. Quebec’s Minister of Higher Education has announced a $10 million investment to assist cégep students with learning disabilities, mental illnesses or physical disabilities. From 2007 - 14, the number of cégep students identified with a “handicap situation” increased by 792%, to 11,618 students. The funds will enable tailored pedagogical approaches and individual companionship during studies or internships.

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CCAeTrend Watch

A quick review of hot topics trending in education news over the past few weeks.

  • Springtime budget season blooms with funding for education (see CCAeScan, above).
  • Sexual harassment policies and communication about sexual assault cases at various PSE institutions are criticized.
  • How job-ready are Canadian PSE grads, and how bleak is the job market that awaits them?

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CCAeLearning: Proven Solutions for Today's Advancement Challenges

CCAE has tapped the expertise and innovations of 2015 CCAE Prix d’Excellence Gold Award recipients with CCAeLearning webinars, presented by advancement professionals whose work has been judged exemplary by their peers.

Join in on the final 2 CCAeLearning sessions of the current academic year. In just one hour, learn how to harness authentic student voices to help new students transition to campus (April 14), and hold a meaningful event that brings closure after a crisis (May 12), through CCAeLearning webinars.

Registration for each CCAeLearning session is valid for an unlimited number of participants from your school – a great value. All sessions run from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Register today!

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Save the Date: CCAE Annual Giving Congress

October 20 - 21, 2016

CCAE, as Canada’s premier advancement association, will organize and present the 2016 Canadian Higher Education Annual Giving Congress, October 20 - 21, 2016 at Oakham House, Ryerson University, in Toronto, ON.

2016 marks the 6th Annual Giving Congress (AGC), formerly organized by a volunteer group from several Ontario institutions of higher education. The Congress is an opportunity for annual giving professionals working across Canada to share their knowledge, gain important insight into best practices, engage in open discussion about successful strategies, problem solve common challenges, and create a base for future networking and cooperation.

Watch for the Call for Submissions for AGC presentations in April, and plan to join your Annual Giving colleagues at this important event.

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CCAE Thanks and Celebrates Volunteers

National Volunteer Week – April 10 - 16, 2016 – is Canada’s biggest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. CCAE joins in the celebration by extending a sincere “Thank You” to all CCAE Volunteers!

If you have participated in a CCAE event in the past year, you can be sure that your advancement peers were involved as volunteers. We all benefit from their dedication and commitment to CCAE, and to advancing education.

Please thank a volunteer for helping CCAE offer the best in Canadian advancement peer-to-peer learning and collegiality.

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CCAE Scholarships Application Deadline - April 8, 2016

CCAE offers three scholarships for advancement professionals who are employed by CCAE member institutions in Ontario: The Paul Webb Scholarship, The CCAE Ontario Regional Chapter Scholarship, and The Richard Lim Professional Development Scholarship.

The application deadline for all three scholarships is Friday, April 8, 2016. For details and application forms, visit the CCAE website.

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