Schedule: Re-thinking the relevance of Higher Education

Which models could best respond to the needs of a 21st century society?

9:00 – 9:15 AM


Maggie Cusson, Dean Academic Development, Algonquin College

Claude Brulé, President, Algonquin College

9:15 – 9:30 AM

Keynote Introduction

Aline Germain-Rutherford, Vice-provost, Academic Affairs, University of Ottawa

Farbod Karimi, Chair of Learning and Teaching Services, Algonquin College

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Keynote and Panel

A Test of our Foresight: Possible Futures for Higher Education

Stephen Murgatroyd, Murgatroyd Communications and Consulting Inc.

Claude Brule, President, Algonquin College

Antonio Hilario, Professor, La Cité

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Student Panel

Eugénie Congi, Directrice de l’éducation et secrétaire

Maliyamu Matola
Amélie Doyon
Océane Lupien-Lorquet
Mathieu Bissonnette
Adèle Lavigne
Marie-Josée Larocque

11:15 – 11:30 AM

Break & Sponsors

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Discussion Panel

Matt Siegelman, CEO, EMSI Burning Glass Technologies

Lynn Casimiro, Academic Vice-President, La Cité

Jill Scott, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, University of Ottawa

12:30 – 12:45 PM

Break & Sponsors

12:45 – 1:45 PM

Discussion Panel

Rethinking the role of young people in a rapidly changing world

Ilona Dougherty, Leading Expert on Millennials and Generation Z | Social Entrepreneur

Stephen Downes, Canadian Philosopher | Commentator

Nadia NaffiChair in Educational Leadership in Innovative Pedagogical Practices in Digital Contexts | Université Laval

1:45 – 2:00 PM

Break & Sponsors

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Discussion Panel

Leveling the educational playing field in a “post-covid” era – Why technology alone won’t fix our school system

Takara Small, Tech Expert | Journalist | Podcaster

Bryan Alexander, Futurist | Educator | Speaker | Writer

Colette Nguemie, Student, La Cité

3:00 – 3:15 PM

Break & Sponsors

3:15 – 4:15 PM

Discussion Panel

Sir John Daniel, Open and Distance Learning

Andrew Newman, KPMG

Kenneth Chapman, VP of Learning Innovation Advocacy, D2L

Gabrielle Kolotinsky, Carleton University Student

4:15 – 4:30 PM


Dr. David J. Hornsby, Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), Carleton University

Estelle Ethier, Academic Dean, La Cité

4:30 PM

Event Ends