Enews - April 14, 2016



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CCAE Thanks and Celebrates Volunteers

In This Issue

National Volunteer Week – April 10 - 16, 2016 – is Canada’s biggest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. CCAE joins in the celebration by extending a sincere “Thank You” to all CCAE Volunteers!

If you have participated in a CCAE event in the past year, you can be sure that your advancement peers were involved as volunteers. We all benefit from their dedication and commitment to CCAE, and to advancing education.

Review the list of 2015 - 16 CCAE volunteers and thank a volunteer for helping CCAE offer the best in Canadian advancement peer-to-peer learning and collegiality.

• #ccae2016
• CCAeLearning

National Partners


TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

2016 National
Conference Sponsors


Industrial Alliance


Tempo Framing


Canada Life





Donna Heibert

Edwardsw School of Business


Global philanthropic



Milburn Universal


Hamilton Tourism

Register Early for #ccae2016. Stay Through Friday!

Don’t miss a minute of Canada’s most rewarding and enjoyable advancement gathering: the 2016 CCAE National Conference. Register by May 1 for the early registration rate - and pay in Canadian dollars, advancement’s top value for money.

An online article in National Geographic extols the many attractions of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - site of the 2016 CCAE National Conference (June 7 - 10, 2016) - including the conference hotel: the historic Delta Bessborough. Peruse the article to plan your pre- or post-conference activities in “the Paris of the Prairies”.

The Essentials for New Professionals Workshop on Tuesday, June 7 provides an overview of advancement - from how to comprehend and explain all that this profession encompasses to the impact of mastering social media and the importance of stewardship as part of everyone’s job.

Every minute of #ccae2016 - from the Opening Reception at beautiful University of Saskatchewan on the evening of June 7 through the electrifying Closing Keynote by actor Kim Coates on Friday afternoon, June 10 - will be packed with learning and camaraderie.

Stay at Saskatoon’s Delta Bessborough Hotel and attend conference sessions at TCU Place, a short stroll away. Professional development sessions, keynotes, the unique Forum on Aboriginal Issues in Education and Society and leadership-level Head of the Class sessions fill the days with ideas and innovations. Special Events invite delegates into the sophisticated sparkle of Saskatoon for relaxation and celebration. CCAE Social Night at the Western Development Museum brings delegates to TripAdvisor’s number-one rated Thing to Do in all of Saskatchewan.

Catch the early registration fee by May 1 for best rates.

See you in Saskatoon in early June!

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Students clamour: Forgive us our debts. In August 2015, post-secondary student loans in Newfoundland and Labrador were almost entirely replaced by non-repayable grants. Now the Canadian Federation of Students is lobbying Canada’s federal and provincial governments to re-place loans with grants and to reduce or abolish tuition fees, according to Maclean’s 2016 Canadian Universities Guidebook.

New Brunswick to invest $1billion in education. The New Brunswick government has announced that it will invest $261 million this year, and nearly $1 billion over the next three years, in the new Education and New Economy Fund. Liberal party Premier Brian Gallant said in a statement that education is a solid investment in future economic growth and is also "the best social equalizer.” The money will be used to help fund initiatives for students, entrepreneurs, businesses and scientists.

#McGill24: A record day of giving. On March 16, 2016, McGill University held the most successful one-day fundraiser of its kind in Canadian university history. The #McGill24 Day of Giving raised $793,187, through 1,641 donations - one gift every 59 seconds. According to McGillReporter, “nearly 700 graduates celebrated #McGill24 at alumni events in three time zones, while hundreds of students visited hot spots across the two campuses, where they learned about the impact of philanthropy and had an opportunity to sign thank-you post cards for donors.”

Hire a new grad! A recent article in the Globe & Mail opines: “It’s better to hire a recent graduate with a good character and work ethic than someone with more experience but lacking ethical values or aptitude. . . . Not only can recent graduates meet an employer’s standards, but they can add new life and energy into a company, while at the same time saving a small business in compensation costs.”

Buddy Bench dispels loneliness. At Willowgrove School in Saskatoon, SK, kids don’t need to pine for playmates. They can simply sit on the green Buddy Bench to signal their solitude. Soon, other students flock to invite the bench sitter to play. Located next to the school playground, the Buddy Bench has become a popular feature that communicates without the need for words.

April Foolery in education. Ken Steele’s Eduvation blog recently reviewed college and university April Fool’s Day pranks and hoaxes. Although they can go awry - resulting in property and reputation damage - in most cases such stunts provide welcome campus levity just before exam period.

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CCAeLearning: Closure After Crisis

CCAE has tapped the expertise and innovations of 2015 CCAE Prix d’Excellence Gold Award recipients for 2015-16 CCAeLearning webinars, presented by advancement professionals whose work has been judged exemplary by their peers.

The final CCAeLearning session of the current academic year, from 1 - 2 p.m. EDT on May 12, explores how a meaningful event helped to bring closure to the University of Calgary community after a tragedy. Learn how the University Relations team at the University of Calgary planned and executed the Celebration of Life to honour five students from three area post-secondary schools who lost their lives in a senseless act of violence; consulting with the families, the post-secondary community and members of the broader community throughout the process. UCalgary will lead us through their response to an urgent community need and the lessons that can apply to any institution that survives a crisis.

Registration for this CCAeLearning session is valid for an unlimited number of participants from your school – a great value.

Register today!

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