Lundi 5 novembre 2018

14 h 30 - 18 h 30

4 h

Comptoir d’inscription ouvert

17 h 30 - 19 h 30

2 h

Réception et dîner d’accueil

Mardi 6 novembre 2018

7 h - 17 h

Comptoir d’inscription ouvert

7 h 30 - 8 h 30

60 min

Petit-déjeuner (buffet)

8 h 30 - 9 h

30 min

Remarques inaugurales

Greg Moran, directeur exécutif, Universitaires sans frontières

9 h - 9 h 45

45 min

Discours thème du congrès

Louise Fréchette, présidente, Care International; anciennement vice-secrétaire général de l’Organisation des Nations unies

Dialogue d’ouverture avec Greg Moran, directeur exécutif d’Universitaires sans frontières

9 h 45 - 10 h

15 min

Pause santé

10 h - 11 h 30

90 min

1re séance plénière - Tracer la voie du développement et de l’internationalisation à l’échelle planétaire

Ann Buller, présidente et première dirigeante, Collège Centennial

Satryo Brodjonegoro, ex-directeur général du système d’enseignement supérieur de l’Indonésie

Patrick Deane, recteur et vice-chancelier, Université McMaster

Ce premier groupe d’experts propose un dialogue entre les dirigeants d’un collège et d’une université et l’ancien directeur général du système d’enseignement supérieur de l’Indonésie. Une conversation passionnante sur les possibles et les limites de l’enseignement supérieur et le développement.

Modérateur : Arshad Ahmad, vice-chancelier, École de gestion de l’Université de Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan; auparavant vice-doyen, Enseignement et apprentissage, Université McMaster

11 h 30 - 12 h 30

60 min


12 h 30 - 14 h

90 min

2e séance plénière - Points de vue d’ailleurs sur les succès des partenariats internationaux

Alex Awiti, directeur, Institut de l’Afrique orientale, Université Aga Khan, Kenya

Nathalie Charpak, directrice, Fondation Kangourou, Bogotá, Colombie

Ernest Yanful, vice-recteur principal, Université Kwame Nkrumah de la science et de la technologie, Ghana

Des dirigeants inspirants du secteur de l’éducation, venus du Ghana, du Kenya et de la Colombie, feront part de leur vision de la coopération et de la réciprocité sous forme de partenariats internationaux, au service de l’enseignement supérieur. Les trois panélistes relateront leur expérience des difficultés et des perspectives de l’enseignement supérieur à l’horizon du développement mondial.

14 h - 14 h 15

15 min

Rafraîchissements et déplacement vers les ateliers

14 h 15 - 15 h 15


A1 - Revitalizing vocational education in Kenya: a multi-media journey

Ana Belen Jimenez, International Projects Coordinator, Durham College

Danielle Harder,

Janis Williams,

This session will explore how the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP) is bringing transformative change to technical and vocational education and training in Kenya. It will specifically explore how this Colleges and Institutes Canada-led partnership has inspired students from Durham College’s Journalism - Mass Media and Video Production programs to develop documentary and other audio-visual media that capture the KEFEP experience. This presentation will explore the many benefits of the documentary project, which include providing students with the opportunity for hands-on learning and experiences not only beyond the classroom, but beyond borders.

A2 - Building capacity among students and adult learners to support tourism in Vietnam and Ghana

Chris Carnovale, Instructor, Capilano University

Aggie Weighhill, Faculty of Recreation & Tourism Management, Vancouver Island University

This session will offer attendees an inside look at how two Canadian universities have reached beyond borders to improve lives around the world through education in community tourism in Vietnam and Ghana. The first of the two presenters will focus on the efforts that Capilano University has engaged in for over a decade to support local capacity building in Vietnam’s tourism sector. The presenter will also focus on the reciprocal benefits that this project has for both its international partners and Capilano’s faculty and students. The second presentation will highlight how a project initially designed to support student training responded to partners’ needs and evolved into a cross-cultural adult learning and capacity-building program in Ghana.

A3 - Helping disadvantaged youth pursue fulfillment through trades training in Tanzania

Jeff Kuntz,

Elaine McPhee Stefanick, Lakeland College International Coordinator for the ISTEP-13 (Tanzania) Project

Paul Ostrowski,

This session will offer attendees an engaging look into how Canada’s NorQuest College and Lakeland College have reached across borders to develop a remediation program for disadvantaged youth entering the trades training system in Tanzania. With support from both the Canadian and Tanzanian governments, this ongoing project identifies students with a high risk of dropping out (particularly women) and explores the effectiveness of gender-specific practices.

A4 - Thinking “glocally”: understanding international partnerships through the lens of institutional equity, diversity, and inclusion

Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion, McMaster University

International partnerships can and should be viewed through the lens of an institution’s equity, diversity, and inclusion framework. While many stakeholders might think of such frameworks as relating mainly to the creation of a welcoming campus environment, al Shaibah contends that international partnerships constitute a form of inclusion that institutions must recognize in order to truly bring about transformative change in their global and local (“glocal”) development goals.

15 h 15 - 15 h 30

15 min

Déplacement vers la séance suivante

15 h 30 - 16 h 30

60 min


B1 - The cross-border impact of faculty and leadership development training with international partners in Peru

Rosa Cristina Aguilar Correa,

Mila Kwiatkowska, Department of Computing Science, Thompson Rivers University

Candace Miller, Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives & Business Development, Fanshawe College

This session will explore faculty and leadership training as a vital and sometimes overlooked form of capacity building that Canadian institutions can offer their international partners. The first of these presentations will look at the benefits that have sprung from a training partnership that has been ongoing since 2016 between Fanshawe College and the Armed Forces Public Technological Institute of Peru. The second presentation will focus on lessons learned from organizing and participating in collaborative and interdisciplinary workshops run by respiratory therapy faculty, practitioners, students, and IT specialists from Canada and Peru.

B2 - Win-win partnerships that leapfrog current higher education development in quality, teaching, and learning

Tashmin Khamis, Director, Aga Khan University Network of Quality Assurance and Improvement and Aga Khan University Network of Teaching and Learning, Aga Khan University

Vivian Neal, Educational Consultant, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Faisal Notta, Assistant Director, Quality Assurance and Improvement, Aga Khan University

Pammla Petrucka,

Sam Scully, Owner, Sam Scully & Associates Inc.

This panel discussion will see academic mentors from Canada share their experiences of supporting a multi-campus university across Asia and Africa to strengthen quality assurance processes and educational development efforts. Panelists will describe their role as mentors and explore how authentic partnerships empower mentees to deliver state-of-the art services and procedures to strengthen academic programs, as well as teaching and learning processes.

B3 - Reciprocal international collaboration and fairness

Kirsty Kaiser, RFI Implementation Manager, COHRED Africa (South Africa)

Sothy Khieng,

Stuart MacLeod,

Hieu Ngo, Associate Professor, Director - Ugrad Student Affairs, University of Calgary

This session will explore the many ways to promote fairness and equity in cross-border research partnerships, particularly when those partnerships involve institutions or organizations from both the Global North and South. It will specifically look at the Research Fairness Initiative as one way of “going beyond intentions” to create true reciprocity between North and South partners. Finally, the session will explore and discuss forms of reporting that can help measure the core aspects of fair, equitable, and effective research partnerships.

B4 - Study abroad, global citizenship, and their impact on global development

James Arron,

Ken McLeod, Jeju Youth Volunteers, South Korea

Paul Sherman, Program Head, Family and Community Social Services, University of Guelph-Humber

Study abroad provides vital opportunities for students to develop a more global mindset and to think of themselves as global citizens. The future of international development work also depends on creating new generations of youth who think of themselves this way. This session will offer insights from the leaders of three successful study abroad programs (one in South Korea and two in Canada) providing students with hands-on international development experience. Moderated by Rod Skinkle, President Academica Group, the discussion will focus on how key learnings, programs, and partnership opportunities can be adopted by colleges and universities throughout Canada.

Mercredi 7 novembre 2018

7 h 15 - 17 h

Comptoir d’inscription ouvert

7 h 30 - 8 h 30

60 min

Petit-déjeuner (buffet)

8 h 30 - 8 h 35

5 min

Welcome to the Navitas Morning Session

8 h 35 - 9 h 15

45 min

Jour 2 – Discours thème

Roméo Essou, vice-président par intérim et agent principal des programmes, Institut africain des sciences mathématiques

9 h 20 - 10 h 20

60 min

3e séance plénière - Les partenariats public-privé et l’accessibilité de l’enseignement supérieur

Britta Baron, chef des affaires internationales, Université Humboldt, Berlin

Paul Chan, vice-chancelier et recteur, Université HELP, Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie

Darcy Rollins,

Alan Shepard,

Regard sur quelques solutions innovantes et adaptables, fruits de la collaboration entre les secteurs public et privé au regard des obstacles au développement. Une présentation de trois chefs de file dont le champ d’action englobe le monde entier.

10 h 20 - 10 h 45

25 min

Rafraîchissements et déplacement vers les ateliers

10 h 45 - 11 h 45

60 min

ATELIERS SPÉCIAUX – Bloc C Présentation du Réseau des universités d’Universitaires sans frontières

C1 - Changing lives around the world through AWB projects

Andrew Botterell, Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

Karl Stobbe,

In this session, presenters will discuss the practices and attitudes that helped them build impactful projects with committed, passionate partners in developing countries around the world. It will specifically touch on how these projects fulfilled this conference’s mission of reaching across borders and building a better world. Each presenter will also reflect on how the involvement of the conference’s hosting organization, Academics Without Borders, helped these projects change lives around the globe.

C2 - Lessons from building health capacity in Africa

Clare Pain, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

Martin Ayanore,

This session will showcase the incredible work being done by academic experts from Canada and their partners in Africa to build vital healthcare capacity through collaborative training and curriculum design. The session will feature insights on how training partnerships can address healthcare disparities without recreating the colonial relationships that are responsible for creating these same disparities. It will also focus on how crucial new developments in healthcare training can be incorporated into curricula in partner countries to help ensure a healthier future for all.

C3 - Creating dynamic, reciprocal international collaboration (Workshop)

Sothy Khieng,

Hieu Ngo, Associate Professor, Director - Ugrad Student Affairs, University of Calgary

Elizabeth Tilley, Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Health, University of Malawi

This interactive workshop will explore the existing trends and issues in internationalization and hone strategies to work towards reciprocal, dynamic international collaboration. Presenters will focus on internationalization and international collaboration and will invite critical dialogues on the strengths, challenges, ethics, and points of tension in international collaboration. The workshop will then explore a vision for academic internationalization, as well as the practical strategies to work towards reciprocal, dynamic international collaboration.

C4 - Improving the lives of women and children in Uganda through education and health

Shelley Jones, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, Royal Roads University

Jenipher Twebaze Musoke, BRAC Uganda

This session will provide attendees with insights into how professional development courses for educators in North West Uganda are changing the lives of young women. The first presentation in this session will focus on a participatory action research study that included professional development courses focused on fostering gender equality in Uganda’s primary schools. The second will discuss how the use of social enterprise models in low-resource settings can significantly impact maternal and child health outcomes in Uganda and South Sudan.

11 h 45 - 12 h 45

60 min


12 h 45 - 13 h 45

60 min

4e séance plénière - Le rôle des bailleurs de fonds ou comment porter au-delà des frontières la volonté de construire un monde meilleur

Hélène Grégoire, directrice principale, Apprentissages, Programme de bourses de la Fondation MasterCard

Brent Herbert-Copley,

Caroline Leclerc, sous-ministre adjointe, Affaires mondiales Canada

Jocelyn Mackie, codirectrice générale par intérim, Grands Défis Canada

Luc Mougeot, International Development Research Centre

Comment les bailleurs de fonds arrivent-ils à doter les partenaires des ressources dont ils ont besoin pour obtenir dès maintenant des résultats probants, tout en édifiant leur capacité de maintenir leur élan? Nos panélistes formuleront leurs réponses au cours de cette séance dynamique sur le rôle des organismes de financement dans le développement mondial, par l’entremise des partenariats entre établissements d’enseignement postsecondaire.

13 h 45 - 14 h

15 min

Rafraîchissements et déplacement vers les ateliers

14 h - 15 h

60 min

5e séance plénière - L’enseignement postsecondaire à l’heure de l’interconnexion

Alain Roy, VP International, Colleges and Institutes Canada

Daniel Weeks, President, University of Northern British Columbia

Ce dialogue passionnant entre Alain Roy, vice-président aux partenariats internationaux de Collèges et Instituts canadiens, et Daniel Weeks, recteur de l’Université du Nord de la Colombie-Britannique, sera riche de récits et d’observations sur l’incidence réelle des établissements d’enseignement postsecondaire du Canada et de leurs partenaires autour du monde. Au programme : compte rendu de quelques projets de transformation qui renseigneront et inspireront les participants désireux de construire un monde meilleur par-delà les frontières.

15 h - 15 h 30

30 min

Rafraîchissements et discussions libres

15 h 30 - 16 h 30

60 min

6e séance plénière : Conclusion – Résumé et perspectives

Jean Lowry, présidente, Regroupement des professionnels canadiens en développement international

Shaheen Nanji, directrice, Mobilisation des communautés internationales, Relations internationales, Université Simon Fraser

Joe Wong, Vice Provost, University of Toronto

Trois dirigeants de l’enseignement postsecondaire du Canada font le bilan des thèmes du congrès et de ce que chacun pourra en tirer pour apporter à son tour sa pierre à l’édification d’un monde meilleur. Les participants pourront par ailleurs exprimer leur opinion sur le congrès.

16 h 30

Clôture du congrès