ARUCC/CACUSS Joint Conference, June 2018
The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) and the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) are pleased to announce a joint conference to take place Sunday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The conference will take place in Prince Edward Island at the PEI Convention Centre and Delta Prince Edward as the primary venues.
This is the first time these two organizations will formally come together to share common interest, learn from research and innovative practices, and to collaborate and build partnerships between members and external stakeholders. As travel and professional development budgets are tight, building cost efficiencies for both organizations will benefit our membership and our invited exhibitors and sponsors.
The Memorandum to host the joint conference was signed this month by ARUCC President Charmaine Hack of Ryerson University and CACUSS President Patricia Pardo of Mount Royal University.
The Program Committee will be made up of professional staff from universities and colleges across Canada, including local hosts from the University of Prince Edward Island. The theme of the 2018 conference will be announced in June 2017.
The Call for Proposals for educational sessions will open in November 2017 and registration will open in February 2018. General conference information will be available online in August 2017 at www.cacuss.ca and www.arucc.ca.
The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) has approximately 182 member institutions from all regions of Canada. Members work as registrars, directors, vice-presidents, and other roles in institutional planning and strategic enrolment management, admissions, recruitment, transfer and articulation, communications, student records, enrolment services, academic advising and counseling, student finances including financial aid, awards and scholarships, curriculum management, enterprise student information systems, and government reporting, research and analysis. ARUCC is an Associate Member of Universities Canada and of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE). ARUCC is a regional association of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
The Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) is a professional association serving over 1600 individual members from over 150 institutions across Canada. CACUSS provides professional development, research, outreach, and supports over 15 communities of practice and networks of professionals working to support student learning and success at universities and colleges in Canada. Members work as Deans, Directors, and Vice-Presidents in student health, aboriginal student support, access programs, orientation, and campus life programming and more. CACUSS also focuses on supporting new professionals and graduate students in the field of student affairs. CACUSS is an associate member of Universities Canada, Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICAN), and the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS).
Labour Disruptions in Ontario High Schools
Universities and colleges across Canada should be aware that some students and parents are concerned about the impact of labour disruptions involving Ontario high school teachers and certain school districts, and how these circumstances could affect university and college applications.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to use all resources and opportunities provided by their school principal as well as other arrangements that may be offered by school board officials, to continue their learning and complete the requirements needed for admission to the universities or colleges they have applied to.
ARUCC is carefully monitoring developments and encourages all member institutions to offer as much flexibility as possible in the application process, particularly in circumstances outside of the applicant’s control. One suggestion to the ARUCC community may be to post a notice on your institutional website with additional guidelines for applicants. Students could then be encouraged to check these websites regularly for new information, pertaining to your institution.
Member institutions can also get updates on the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) website