Ontario Regional Meeting

June 10-11, 2019

University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario

Building Bridges in Uncertain Times: the Role of International Education

Program at a Glance

Sunday June 9th
  • 2:00-8:00 Check-in / Registration
  • 6:00-8:00 Opening Social Event
Monday June 10th
  • 7:00-8:45 Check-in / Registration
  • 7:00-8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30-8:45 Opening Remarks
  • 8:45-9:45 CBIE Plenary
  • 9:45-10:00 Relocate to “Windsor Hall”
  • 10:00-11:00 Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:00-11:15 Vendor Displays & Nutrition Break
  • 11:15-12:15 Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:15-12:30 Relocate to “St. Clair Centre for the Arts”
  • 12:30-1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15-1:30 Relocate to “Windsor Hall”
  • 1:30-2:30 Concurrent Sessions
  • 2:30-2:45 Vendor Displays & Nutrition Break
  • 2:45-4:00 Immigration Session (This has been approved for 1 hour of CPD)
  • 4:00-6:00 Free time
  • 6:00-6:30 Reception
  • 6:30-9:00 Dinner
Tuesday June 11th
  • 7:00-8:15 Breakfast
  • 8:15-8:30 Relocate to “Windsor Hall” 
  • 8:30-9:00 Info Session
  • 9:15-10:15 Concurrent Sessions
  • 10:15-10:30 Nutrition Break
  • 10:30-11:30 Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:45-12:00 Closing Plenary
  • 12:00 Lunch to go

For more information, please download the complete program:

Detailed Program


Registration fee $179

On-Site Registration
Sunday evening: Registration will be set up in the lobby of the Best Western
Monday morning: Registration will be in the St. Clair Centre for the Arts

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Plenary: Monday, June 10, 2019 – 9:00am

Acting Locally: Why Young Canadians are not Studying Abroad — and Why They Should

Best Selling Author, Award Winning Journalist, Professor of Journalism and International Affairs

Andrew Cohen is a best-selling author, an award-winning journalist and a professor of journalism at Carleton University.

In a career of 41 years, he has worked in Ottawa, Toronto, Washington, London and Berlin. He has written for The Globe and Mail, Time, CNN.com, The New York Times, among many other publications. He has won two National Newspaper Awards and three National Magazine Awards.

He has written seven books, his latest book, Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy’s 48 Hours That Made History (2014), has been nominated for three literary awards and optioned as a feature film in Hollywood.

A native of Montreal, Professor Cohen has an undergraduate degree in political science from McGill University and graduate degrees in journalism and international relations from Carleton University.

Since 2001, he has been an associate professor at Carleton University in Ottawa at the School of Journalism and Communication.

He received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Keynote Plenary: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 9:00am

Globalising Education in a Globalising World

Professor Maurits van Rooijen is Group Rector (CAO) of Global University Systems (GUS). He studied and lectured at Utrecht University before joining the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 1993, he moved to the University of Westminster, London from which he retired as Executive Vice President when he took up the position of Rector Magnificus and CEO of the Dutch ‘corporate leadership’ university, Nyenrode. In 2012, he joined forces with the entrepreneur Aaron Etingen and Global University Systems was created. This Dutch company with its HQ in London is the first truly global higher education network, operating in the private sector with ownership of over 15 institutions. It has a footprint from the UK, to Vancouver, to Hong Kong and online. (http://globaluniversitysystems.com/)

Maurits has held visiting and honorary appointments at universities around the world in his academic field (sustainable urbanisation) and has published widely on international education and on university management. He is actively involved in various international organisations and is the long serving co-chairman of the World Association for Co-operative and work Integrated learning (https://www.waceinc.org/). He holds various international awards such as the Constance Meldrum prize for Vision and Leadership (EAIE 2012) and the Emblema Ouro  or Golden Insignia of the Universidad Santiago de Compostela (2014)


Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel

Address: 277 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5K4
Group ID/Code: CBIE Conference 2019
Book by Phone only: 1-877-973-7829 or local 519-973-5555

Rate: $139 + all applicable taxes for non-smoking room with two beds (single rate is $139; double rate is $139; triple rate is $154)

Note: Special Room Rate Deadline is MAY 22, 2019.
Check in Time: 3:00 pm and Check Out Time 11:00 am
Parking: $15+tax per day (in and out access)

Rate Includes:

  • complimentary freshly prepared hot breakfast buffet
  • free local calls
  • free WIFI

Hotel facilities include:

  • 100% smoke free
  • indoor pool and sauna open daily 6 am to 11 pm
  • state of the art fitness centre
  • 24 hour business centre
  • same day dry cleaning service

Please note: Registration will be set up in the lobby of this hotel on Sunday evening. 

Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront

Address: 33 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N9A 2S4
Group ID/Code: CBIE
Booking: 1-855-427-6309 or local 519-258-7774 or online at www.hiexpress.com/windsorwfon

Rate: $149 + all applicable taxes for room with one or two beds with a city view

Note: Special Room Rate Deadline is MAY 22, 2019.
Check in Time: 3:00 pm and Check Out time 11:00 am
Parking: $15+tax per day (in and out access)

Rate Includes:

  • accommodation with in-room Keurig, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, mini fridge and microwave and in room safe
  • free local calls
  • free express start breakfast
  • free high speed internet

Hotel facilities include:

  • option of waterfront rooms
  • business centre and onsite market
  • accessible rooms available on request
  • indoor heated swimming pool
  • 24 hour fully equipped fitness centre
  • meeting room


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