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Queen’s University proudly celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2016-17! For more information, visit queensu.ca/175 #queensu175

The Laval University Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016 and released a special news bulletin for the occasion.

On May 1, 2016, the Laval University Foundation and the Laval University Alumni Association officially joined to become one entity: the Laval University Foundation - Development and Alumni Relations. Laval announced the new partnership on its website on May 17. Congratulations, U Laval!

Alumnus bequeathes his house to McMaster as a living laboratory for the elderly. McMaster University alum and long-time supporter Ernest Kay ’47, ’49 has left a major bequest to Mac “valued at more than $1.8 million, which includes his library collection, funds to augment a scholarship he established in 1999, and his two-storey Westdale home,” says the McMaster University Daily News of August 25, 2016. Located just a block from campus, Kay’s family home since 1936 will be equipped with technology to monitor older patients living with chronic diseases. “The data collected from the state-of-the-art technology will be securely encrypted and owned by the patient, not an outside company,” says the article.

Skills Centre named for its community. Loyalist College in Belleville, ON announced the naming of “The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre” on August 26, in recognition of $1.5 million in support provided by the citizens of Belleville, Quinte West, Hastings County and Prince Edward County during the Campaign for Loyalist College. The Skills Centre also received a $16.6 million investment from the provincial and federal governments. The Campaign for Loyalist, which exceeded its $6 million goal, was designed to complete and equip the Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre, and to establish awards and student financial assistance.

Alberta PSE institutions maintain fundraising momentum despite economic struggles. An article in the August 15, 2016 issue of The Edmonton Journal states that despite slumping oil prices, a sharp decline in oilsands employment and natural disasters such as the fire that devastated Fort McMurray, universities in the province persevere in fundraising. “University of Alberta’s associate vice-president for corporate and foundation relations, Ben McIsaac, said last year was a record year in planned giving,” says the article. In 2011, the University of Calgary launched an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise $1.3 billion by 2020 and has $725 million towards that goal. Crowdfunding and flexibility in the timing of donations are keys.

University of Regina opens membership in its Alumni Association to Campus for All grads. The decade-old Campus For All, a certificate program for intellectually challenged students, supports 12 students each year. But as a certificate rather than a degree program, graduates were ineligible for membership to the University of Regina Alumni Association. That changed in June 2016, with a motion at the association’s annual general meeting. The U of R Alumni Association is the only one in Canada to extend full membership to graduates of an inclusive post-secondary program.

$15.75 million for U de Moncton campus. The Government of Canada has announced a $15.75 million investment at the Université de Moncton in New Brunswick. The funding ‑ $10.5 million from the Federal Government and $5.25 million from the province ‑ will be supplemented by $10.7 million from the university and other partners. The funding will enable the university to renovate its science faculty and construct the New Brunswick Centre for Precision Medicine near its Moncton campus.

Students advised: No trigger warnings or “safe spaces” at University of Chicago. The entering Class of 2020 at the University of Chicago has received a letter advising that the university will not issue trigger warnings about sensitive topics addressed in class, or provide “safe spaces” where students can go to avoid discomforting topics. An August 25th article in The Washington Post quotes: “You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion and even disagreement,” John “Jay” Ellison, the dean, wrote in a letter that accompanied a book, Academic Freedom and the Modern University: The Experience of the University of Chicago.” At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort.”

• Appointment Notices
• Presentation Proposals for #ccae2017
• 2016-17 CCAeLearning
• 2016 CCAE Annual Giving Congress
• 2016-17 CCAE PD
• CCAE National Partner Profile

National Partners


TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

2016 National
Conference Sponsors


Industrial Alliance


Tempo Framing


Canada Life





Donna Heibert

Edwardsw School of Business


Global philanthropic




Hamilton Tourism

Appointment Notices

Michael den Haan has been appointed Simon Fraser University’s new Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Engagement. Den Haan has previously served as Associate Vice President, Principal Gifts at the University of Waterloo.

Joanne Shoveller has been appointed Vice-President, Advancement at the University of Waterloo. Shoveller currently serves as Associate Dean, Advancement and Alumni Relations at INSEAD, The Business School for the World.

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Submit Presentation Proposals for #ccae2017
by October 7

Evolve is the theme of the 2017 CCAE National Conference in Hamilton, ON, from June 6 - 9, 2017. Share your innovations, collaborations, best practices and big ideas in a Presentation Proposal using this form by Friday, October 7, 2016.

Find more details on the CCAE website.

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2016-17 CCAeLearning

FREE to all CCAE Members, thanks to

Industrial Alliance

Presenting Partner: iA Financial Group

An unlimited number of your staff can participate. Sessions run from 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern time. Advance registration is required.

The schedule for 2016-17 CCAeLearning is here on the CCAE website. Don’t miss the first two sessions:

Thursday, September 22, 2016
A Fresh take on Giving Days

Joyce Yu, Digital Communications Strategist, Office of Advancement, University of Alberta; and Shanan Sorochynski, Digital Outreach Strategist, Communications and Marketing, University of Regina

Register here.

Friday, October 28, 2016
Is Print dead? Not if you ask us.

Stephanie Bailey, Communications Coordinator, Office of Advancement, University of Alberta; and Tanya Pimenoff, Associate Director, Alumnae Relations, Advancement, Branksome Hall

Register here.

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Just Weeks Away!
2016 CCAE Annual Giving Congress

October 20 - 21, 2016
Oakham House, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Presenting Partner:
Industrial Alliance    
Dean Hughes Consulting

Register now to attend the premier event designed to build the expertise and networks of Canadian annual giving professionals. Check out the 2016 CCAE AGC program for timely topics on everything Annual Giving.

Dean Hughes Consulting is sponsoring three awards (New Professional Award, Travel Award or First-Time Attendee Award) for attendance at the 2016 CCAE Annual Giving Congress. For application details, please visit the CCAE website.

Advance book your accommodations at special at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown.

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2016-17 CCAE PD:
The Best in Canadian Peer to Peer Training

Hone your skills and grow your connections with a range of CCAE professional development in the upcoming academic year. The best in Canadian advancement peer to peer learning and networking is also the best value: PD in Canada with all fees in Canadian dollars.

More dates, locations and details in the next E-News on September 21.

Francophone Giving Culture Workshop - December 2, 2016 at Marianopolis College, Montreal, QC


Independent Schools Summit – January 26 & 27 in Toronto

Alumni Leaders Summit – February 2 & 3, 2017 in Toronto


Young Alumni and Student Workshop – Spring 2017 in Halifax

Marketing and Communications Workshop – Spring 2017 in Calgary

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CCAE National Partner Profile

MBNAMBNA is the leading affinity credit card issuer in Canada and has continually grown its creditcard program for the past 17 years. Our success has been our partnership approach to the business, collaboratively working together with our partners to develop an integrated marketing plan supported by a strong value proposition and rewards program that will resonate with your alumni and future alumni.

Supporting and strengthening higher learning has been a fundamental component to our support of colleges and universities over the years. Our co-brand and affinity programs offered through MBNA, a division of TD, have provided funding to over 45+ prestigious colleges and universities to date.

MBNA has over 450 Canadian partners, representing the endorsement of our products from millions of members, alumni, associates, or customers.

With millions of cardholders being served every month, when it comes to the question of who best suits Canadian colleges’ and universities’ strategic long-range plans for its financial services, the Toronto Dominion Bank, through our MBNA credit card division, is the answer. Canadian colleges and universities won’t find a business partner more in tune with continued financial growth and rewards for its student and alumni credit card programs.

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