About the Conference
HEQCO’s international conference explores postsecondary education’s role in preparing students for the world
of work.

Conference Schedule    Speaker Profiles

Highlights

Thanks to Ian Hartlen and Adrian Philp, recent graduates from the Master of Public Policy Program at the University of Toronto, for their work in summarizing the conference.

Day One | Thursday, November 1, 2012  

Breakfast Keynote
Kevin Lynch, BMO Financial Group
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Session 1A | Forecasting tomorrow's skill needs and labour market returns
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Session 1B | Returns across postsecondary pathways 
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Session 2A | Labour market outcomes for colleges and university students
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Session 2B | Field of choice in the labour market
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Lunch Keynote
Mark D. Milliron, Western Governors University
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Session 3A | Work-integrated learning across colleges and universities
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Session 3B | The colleges and university undergraduate experience
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Session 4A | Employer and student expectations/experiences
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Session 4B | The graduate student experience
Summary

 

Day Two | Friday, November 2, 2012  

Breakfast Keynote
Rob MacIsaac, Mohawk College
Summary | Video

 

Session 5A | Institutional supports for learning and labour market outcomes
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Session 5B | Under-represented cohorts and pathways to the labour market
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Session 6A | Innovative practices and alternative pathways
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Session 6B | The perils of a professional degree
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Lunch Keynote
Ian Shugart, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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Session 7A | Skill development and succeeding in the labour market
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Session 7B | The importance of Arts and Humanities
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Closing Plenary | What does the future hold?
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