CIHE Speaker Series

The CIHE Speaker Series supports the dissemination of higher education research and scholarship, and brings together a community of higher education experts, practitioners, and graduate students throughout the academic year. 

CIHE Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events:

The CIHE is proud to announce our 2024 Speaker Series. With three of OISE's very own - Grace Karram Stephenson, Jane Knight, and Leesa Wheelahan, our Speaker Series will highlight a variety of timely topics within the world of Higher Ed.

  • Grace Karram Stephenson's "What’s the Value of an M.Ed. in an era of Generative AI?" - March 21, 2024 (4-5 pm)
  • Jane Knight's "The Role of IHERI in International Relations: Knowledge Diplomacy vs. Soft Power" - April 11, 2024 (4-5 pm)
  • Leesa Wheelahan's "The College Sector" - May 23, 2024 (4-5 pm)

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Past Events:

Academic Year 2022-2023

June 13, 2023: Equal Partnerships, and Ethical Internationalisation in Higher Education: Understanding ASEAN and Sino-Foreign Partnerships With Dr. Miguel Antonio Lim Read More | Watch Presentation | Presentation Slides

May 16, 2023: Progress Report on the Social Role of Colleges With Dr. Gavin Moodie Read More | Watch Presentation | Presentation Slides

May 4, 2023: Restructuring Irish Post-Secondary Education – 1970s to 2023 With Professor Ellen Hazelkorn Read More | Watch Presentation | Presentation Slides

April 19, 2023: Dismantling the Father's House? Women as Doctoral Supervisors With Dr. Barbara M. Grant Read More | Watch Presentation

March 9, 2023: Online Learning Communities as Subversive Activity: Countering the Isolation and Silos in Graduate Supervision With Dr. Michele Jacobsen Read More | Watch Presentation

February 28, 2023: Insights Into the Diversity of ‘Distance’ Doctoral Cohorts With Dr. Katrina McChesney et al. Read More | Watch Presentation | Presentation Slides

February 23, 2023: The Federal Institutes: The Most Recent Model for VET in Brazil With Dr. Claudia Schiedeck Read More | Watch Presentation | Presentation Slides

February 17, 2023: Resource Use and Perception Across Demographic Characteristics With Maryrose Weatherton Read More | Watch Presentation | Presentation Slides

February 9, 2023: Eroding the Social Role of Vocational Education in Australia With Dr. Steven Hodge Read MoreWatch Presentation | Presentation Slides

January 26, 2023: Defying the Primacy of the Market - The Challenge of Chile's Public Higher Vocational Education With Cristian Lincovil Belmar & Miski Peralta Rojas Read MoreWatch Presentation | Presentation Slides

January 26, 2023: Centering Justice and Equity in Supporting Graduate Students of Color With Dr. Kimberly A. Truong Read More

January 19, 2023: The New Normal? The Practice of Doctoral Education in a Global Pandemic With Dr. Alison Elizabeth Jefferson Read MoreWatch Presentation | Presentation Slides

November 10th, 2022: On the Roles and Relations of Further Education Colleges in England With Professor Gareth Parry Read MoreWatch Presentation | Presentation Slides

October 27th, 2022: Academization, Hybrid Qualifications and Skills Shortage - Competition and Complimentarity Between Vocational and Higher Education in Germany With Dr. Silvia Annen Read More

October 4th, 2022: What Research on the Community College Baccalaureate Teaches Us About Systemic Inequities in Higher Education With Dr. Debra D. Bragg Read More | Watch Presentation | Presentation Slides

September 15th, 2022: The Finnish UAS: Towards Enhancing Regional and National Collaboration With Dr. Maarit H. Virolainen Read More | Watch Presentation

June 22nd, 2022: Universities of Applied Sciences as Actors of Regional Development? Evidence From the Swiss Education System With Dr. Jakob Kost Read More | Presentation Slides

June 8th, 2022: Vocational Preparation in Schools and Colleges in France - What Does It Look Like and How Does It All Fit Together? With Dr. Pauline David Read More | Watch Presentation | Presentation Slides

June 1st, 2022: What Do Colleges Do and Why Do They Matter? Thinking About the Role of Colleges as Local Actors With Dr. Leesa Wheelahan Read MoreWatch PresentationPresentation Slides

Academic Year 2021-2022

January 27th, 2022: Transformative Quality - Moving Forward From Massification With Dr. Seerat Kaur Gill Read More

November 25th, 2021: The Swiss Vocational Education and Training (VET) System - Success Stories and Pitfalls with Dr. Jakob Kost Read More

November 4th, 2021: New Directions for Engaging International Students: Capitalizing on Service-Learning as an Asset-based Approach with Dr. Neivin Shalabi Read More

July 6th, 2021: Mock Oral for Kimberly Elias-Cartwright's PhD dissertation: Experiential Learning for All! An Institutional Analysis of How University Administrators Responded to the Ontario Government's Call to Action Abstract

Academic Year 2020-2021

April 21st, 2021: University Governance Reforms in Poland with Dr. Dominik Antonowicz

March 24th, 2021: National Black Graduate Students Network Discussion Panel with Cherie A. Daniel, Tricia Alcendor, Marcus Singleton, Maxine Malcolm and Festus Ajayi Read More

February 17th, 2021: Discussion with Dr. Mary Catharine Lennon on "Hopes and Hurdles: Ontario Degree Holders Accessing Graduate Studies"

January 27th, 2021: Panel presentation on "Data-Informing Pedagogy" Presenters: Laurie Harrison, PhD & Greg Evans, PhD, P. Eng.

November 12, 2020: Panel presentation on “Liberal Arts Education and Rethinking the University’s Role in Wake of the Global Pandemic” Presenters: Qiang Zha (York University and Massey College), Leping Mou, (OISE), & Hu Ke (Tsinghua University)

March 9, 2020: Dr. Greg Light to discuss “Evaluating Students Conceptions of International Experience”

Academic Year 2019-2020

November 19, 2019: Join us for the interactive and informal workshop/sharing circle: “Behind the Scenes: Organizing an Engaging and Impactful Conference” to discuss good practices for organizing an engaging and impactful conference. This workshop will take place in the OISE Nexus Lounge (12th floor) at 5:30-7 pm

November 7, 2019: Senior Lecturer Kate Lavender to present on “Diverse and distinctive? Policy, pedagogy and practice in English Further Education” - a collaborative project with Professor and Associate Dean Kevin Orr and Senior Lecturer Lisa Russell. This talk will take place in OISE room 6-184 at 5-6:30 pm

Academic Year 2018-2019

May 8, 2019: From the Centre for Global Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Thomas Brotherhood will present on "Locating agency in student-migration pathways in the UK and Japan: Reflecting on biographical-narratives of trajectories through the education-migration nexus" at an upcoming CIDE seminar on Wednesday May 8, 4-5.30 pm, OISE rm. 7-105 Read More

April 11, 2019: Dr Jill Blackmore to speak on "Criticality, diversity and university leadership in post truth times" Read More

March 28, 2019: Dr Hila Zahavi to speak on "The Bologna Process in Israel as a Reflection of EU-Israel Relations" Read More

March 5, 2019: Mock Oral for candidate Renee Ferguson on "Hidden among the Under-represented: Foster Youth Access and Persistence in Ontario Post-Secondary Education".  Time @11 am-12:30 pm, Room 6-184 Abstract

February 26, 2019: Mock Oral for candidate Laura Cappachione on "Dental Hygiene Curriculum and Core Competency Development: A Case Study of One Ontario College Program". Time @11-12:30 pm, Room 6-184 Abstract

January 15, 2019: Dr. David Kim to speak on "A look at the experience of first-generation students and their participation in mentorship programs: Results of a doctoral study and some thoughts for the field of student affairs" Read More | Watch Presentation 

November 13, 2018: Dr. Michelle Nilson to speak on "Life Beyond High School: Development of Students’ Early Understandings of Postsecondary Financing Options" Read More

November 1, 2018: Mock oral for Amy Lemay, PhD candidate on "The Role of Expectations of Science as Promissory Discourse in Shaping Research Policy: A case study of the creation of Genome Canada" Abstract

October 23, 2018: Dr. Michael Skolnik to speak on "Factors Contributing to Canada’s Number One International Ranking in the Proportion of Adults Who Have Attained a Community College Credential" Read MoreWatch Presentation

October 2, 2018: Hana Fehrenbach, PhD Candidate, to discuss her dissertation which focuses on strategic international partnerships for organizational change. Read More

September 13, 2018: Dr. Thomas Deissinger to speak on "Dual Universities and the Dual System – is there a new shift towards academic pathways in Germany?" Read MoreWatch Presentation Presentation Slides

September 4, 2018: Mock Oral - PhD Candidate Eric Lavigne to discuss the outcomes of academic deans' performance appraisals in Canadian colleges and universities. Abstract

Academic Year 2017-2018

June 1, 2018: Dr. Nicky Wolmarans discusses the importance of disciplinary knowledge in professional education, in the context of debates over ‘the application of knowledge to solve problems’ in South Africa. Read More | Watch Presentation

May 3, 2018: Dr. Marie-Agnès Détourbe to speak on “Scientific results and lessons learned from an international comparative higher education publication – Inclusion through Access to Higher Education. Exploring the Dynamics between Access to Higher Education, Immigration and Languages”

April 10, 2018: Dr. Leesa Wheelahan to speak on "What is the capabilities approach? What are its potential and limitations in post-secondary education research?" Presentation Slides

April 6, 2018: Dr. Alon Eisenstein to speak on “Measuring critical thinking in entrepreneurial work-integrated learning activities”

March 27, 2018: Dr. Gaële Goastellec to speak on "Internationalisation of academic careers and markets: a European perspective" Watch Presentation

March 5, 2018: CIDE/CIHE Joint Seminar: Student presentations for Comparative & International Education Society Annual Conference

March 2, 2018: Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha to speak on "Education at the Roof of the World - The Story of the University of Central Asia" Read MoreWatch Presentation

November 29, 2017: Dr. Silvia Annen to present on how immigrants to Canada can use their foreign qualifications and skills in their actual occupation. Her research aims to identify approaches and methods which employers and other stakeholders use to make decisions regarding foreign qualification recognition. Read MoreWatch PresentationPresentation Slides

November 23, 2017: Dr. James Turk to discuss the controversy over freedom of expression and academic freedom in universities. Freedom of expression and academic freedom have always been controversial. Now they are being portrayed as contrary to equity and inclusiveness. Is that necessarily the case? Join us in discussion of the BIG question: Can universities preserve freedom of speech while promoting equity?  Read More

October 24, 2017: Dr. Cherie Woolmer to present on faculty-student partnerships in higher education, informed by critical pedagogy and socio-cultural approaches to change and measuring impact. Read MoreWatch Presentation

September 27, 2017: Dr. Carol A. Mullen to present on Creativity in Post-secondary Science: A Global Partnership with China in the High-Stakes Testing Era Read More Watch Presentation

September 7, 2017: Dr. Kim Anh Dang to present on Challenges and strategies of academics from non-native English-speaking backgrounds in teaching delivery Read More

Academic Year 2016-2017

March 9, 2017: Dr. Avi Hyman explored what the ‘E’ in eLearning really means Read More

February 28, 2017: Kathleen Moore, Jonathan Turner and Monica Munaretto: Institutional Activity Supporting Graduate Student Needs (Panel Discussion) Read More

February 13, 2017: Emma Sabzalieva and Hayfa Jafar discussed Global Events in Higher Ed Policy Read More

January 25, 2017: Dr. Gavin Moodie discussed Universities, Disruptive Technologies, and Continuity in Higher Education: The Impact of Information Revolutions Read More

January 19, 2017: Ted Sargent spoke about his global vision for U of T Read More

November 30, 2016: Dr. Greg Moran and Lauren Hudak led a Panel Discussion on HEQCO’s Essential Adult Skills Initiative: Postsecondary Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Read More

November 22, 2016: Eric Lavigne spoke about his Study of Canadian Universities’ Appointment Announcements Read More

November 15, 2016: Olivier Bégin-Caouette discussed Scientific Capital Accumulation in Nordic Higher Education Systems Read More

November 2, 2016: Dr. Roger Pizarro Milian shared insight on the Canadian For-Profit College Sector Read More

October 24, 2016: Donna Heslin spoke about regional innovation partnerships and the City of Mississauga Read More

October 19, 2016: Dr. Thomas Deissinger discussed Vocation Education and Training in Germany Read More

October 5, 2016: Dr. Patrick Clancy discussed the impact of transnational actors in Ireland's Higher Education Policy Read More