Sponsored by: the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE), the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), and the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)

Please note:  Directions for our webcast are found here.



Friday, November 18, 2016, 9:00 – 2:00

9:00 – 9:15      Registration

9:15 – 9:25       Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Glen A. Jones, Dean, OISE
  • Erin McGinn, Assistant Deputy Minister, MAESD

9:25 – 9:45       Overview 

  • Martin Hicks, Executive Director, Data & Statistics, HEQCO

 9:45 – 11:15     Panel 1: What is the Place of WIL in Postsecondary  Programs?

Chair: Fiona Foster, Director, MAESD


  • Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education, University of Toronto
  • Anne Sado, President, George Brown College
  • Valerie Walker, Vice President, Policy, Innovation and Skills, Business Council of Canada

11:15 – 11:30             Coffee Break 

11:30 – 1:00              Panel 2: Avoiding the Pitfalls

Chair: Linda Franklin, President and CEO, Colleges Ontario


  • Roger Strasser, Dean and CEO, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Judene Pretti, Director, Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education, University of Waterloo
  • Mary Preece, President and Vice Chancellor, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Julie Peters, Vice President of Research, Academica Group

1:00 – 2:00                 Box Lunch & Networking

Organizing Committee:

  • Hillary Arnold, MAESD
  • Lucia Padure, MAESD
  • Greg Moran, HEQCO
  • Leesa Wheelahan, CIHE-OISE
  • Creso Sá, CIHE-OISE


The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Building is located at 252 Bloor Street West. The building is located above the St. George subway station and there is an entrance to the building inside the station close to the Bedford Road exit. Paid public parking is available in lots on Bedford Road, and underground parking is available beneath the OISE building via the entrance on Prince Arthur.