CIHE Events

Upcoming Events

Graduate Education in a Global Context Speaker Series

This seminar series is offered by the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. The series will look at the practices of graduate education in various countries, with a particular focus on the disruptions generated by the pandemic and innovative practices that advance the quality of graduate education.

This series will be of interest to anyone working or studying graduate education or the graduate student experience.

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The Social Role of Colleges Speaker Series

This seminar series is offered by the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. It explores the important role that community colleges and similar types of institutions play in supporting social, education, and cultural development in their local communities and regions. We argue that the role colleges play is not as well understood or theorised as is the role of universities and schools, and that this matters because colleges are vital for the well-being of their local communities. They support their regions and communities in many, often invisible, ways. However, the ways in which they do so differs in different countries and systems and this speaker series includes speakers from very different systems. The seminar series has its origins in research our research group at CIHE conducted for Education International, which is the international federation of teacher education unions. We undertook case studies in AustraliaCôte d’IvoireEngland and Taiwan. The project was topped and tailed by two reports, the first outlining a framework for vocational education to support social justice, and final report which presented analysis and evidence from the case studies.

This series builds on that work by theorising the role that colleges play, and in considering a more diverse range of countries. These seminars will be of interest to those studying and/or working in the college sector. Please share widely in your networks.

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Past Events

Academic Year 2021-2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

2022 Leadership Forum: Disruption as Opportunity: Embracing Change in Higher Education

In the past two years, leaders in higher education have responded to the pandemic to support student success, and advance institutional missions. We have reimagined what the future will be like, but where do we go from here? What are the lessons learned, and how can we continue to leverage disruptions as opportunities for change?

Join us for a virtual conference connecting a group of extraordinary thinkers, leaders, and emerging leaders representing higher education in Canada. We will bring together diverse perspectives on a range of topics, including the impact of COVID-19, building resiliency, and using disruption as an opportunity to implement real changes in our colleges and universities.

The Forum will feature two special keynote speakers in addition to a selection of breakout sessions throughout the day.

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Academic Year 2019-2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

2020 Leadership Forum: Confronting Complexities in Higher Education

The third Leadership Forum will provide an opportunity for the scholarly discussion of complex leadership issues in higher education, and showcase relevant research and scholarly work conducted by students in the M.Ed. in Higher Education Program Leadership options and beyond.

In addition to the invited Keynote presentations identified, the Forum will feature eight interactive break-out sessions focused on complex issues confronting policy and practice in postsecondary education. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in one of the four break-out seminars in the morning, and again in one of the new slate of sessions in the afternoon.

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Academic Year 2018-2019

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2019 Shaping Sustainable Futures for Internationalization in Higher Education Conference

Higher education has long been an area of international knowledge exchange, with people and ideas crossing borders for hundreds of years. In the 21st century, internationalization has become significantly more pronounced with, for example, huge increases in worldwide flows of students, new branch campuses opening in every corner of the globe, and leaps in the number of cross-national research collaborations and co-authored publications. Theories, policies and practices of internationalization are spreading and transforming new ideas and approaches around the world.

In the face of this continuing diffusion, the purpose of this conference is both to take stock of internationalization in higher education as it is currently evolving in Canada and around the world, and to consider the ways in which it could be shaped sustainably into the future.

The Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE) is pleased to convene this special event which will showcase current leadership and management issues in higher education while providing opportunities for our higher education cohorts to reconnect, network, learn and collaborate. We hope that you will be able to join us for this new event!

Location: OISE Library, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Academic Year 2017-2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 1:30 pm - 4 pm

2018 Worldviews Lecture: Free Speech on Campus with Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath

Over the last few years many campuses became embroiled in free speech controversies. In her recent book, Free Speech on Campus, Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath suggests that campuses need to reaffirm their commitment to free speech and to inclusion, and to be clear about how both are tightly linked to their core mission.

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Friday, March 23, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm

2018 Leadership Cohort Forum: Navigating Higher Education in Times of Change

Being a leader in times of ambiguity, uncertainty and change means navigating complex realities. Please join the conversation on Friday, March 23, 2018 with the Higher Education leadership cohort and the OISE community about evolving trends in higher education.

The Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE) is pleased to convene this special event which will showcase current leadership and management issues in higher education while providing opportunities for our higher education cohorts to reconnect, network, learn and collaborate. We hope that you will be able to join us for this new event!

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Location: OISE Library, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Friday, November 3, 2017, 9 am - 2:30 pm

Symposium on Internationalization in Higher Education: New Trends and Future Directions for Ontario

The Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario will be hosting a half-day symposium exploring internationalization in higher education within an Ontario context.

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Location: Ground Floor Library at OISE, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Academic Year 2016-2017

Friday, April 7, 2017, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

2017 Leadership Cohort Forum: Current Trends in Higher Education

The Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education is pleased to convene a special event that will showcase current leadership and management issues in higher education while providing opportunities for our higher education cohorts to reconnect, network, learn and collaborate.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Worldviews Lecture 2017—Populism and the academy: on the ‘wrong side’ of history

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for Canadian and International Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto will be hosting the 3rd Annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education.

Ground Floor Library at OISE, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Friday, November 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Symposium on Work-Integrated Learning in Post-Secondary Education

The Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario will be hosting a half-day symposium exploring how work-integrated learning (WIL) can best prepare students for the workplace given that many students will find themselves in occupations that are not the obvious destination of their field of study. We will also examine WIL – or lack thereof - in a variety of academic programs with a special interest in how to avoid various pitfalls when developing, maintaining, and assessing WIL.

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