Enews - May 10, 2016



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In just a few weeks Canadian advancement professionals will converge on Saskatoon, SK to take part in the 2016 CCAE National Conference. There is still time to register to attend this exploration and celebration of our distinguished profession, at fees that CCAE has held to save each registrant $200.

Bring your perplexing issues and burning questions about any area of advancement, whether you’re new to the field, in mid-career or a seasoned professional. You will benefit from a wealth of interdisciplinary sessions led by Canadian advancement experts; keynotes to inspire your own Creative Journey; networking opportunities and enjoyable evening events - in Canada with fees in Canadian dollars.

New professionals who attend the tailored Workshop on June 7, along with the National Conference, can turbo-charge their careers and build a roster of supportive advancement contacts.


Reserve a Room, Soon

While the CCAE room block at the Delta Bessborough has sold out, CCAE has secured a special rate ($184-$214) for a block of rooms at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel. Reserve before May 23 to avoid disappointment. Hotel rooms in Saskatoon are selling out.

Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK

Join us in Saskatoon in June!

• CCAeScan
• Appointment Notice
• Recognition
• CCAE Congratulates 2016 Distinguished Service Award Winners

National Partners


TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

2016 National
Conference Sponsors


Industrial Alliance


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Canada Life





Donna Heibert

Edwardsw School of Business


Global philanthropic



Milburn Universal


Hamilton Tourism


YorkU launches its most ambitious campaign. With a goal of raising $500 million, and $270 million already in hand,York University (Canada’s 3rd largest) has launched Impact: The Campaign for York University. Said York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri: “Now, as we face unprecedented global challenges such as climate change, chronic disease, war and resettlement, and food and economic security, we must accelerate our impact. This campaign will ensure that York is ideally positioned to do so.”

Concordia grad donates $1 million to encourage other immigrants. The son of farmers and an immigrant to Montreal from India in 1972, Hardeep Grewal has donated $1 million to fund MBA scholarships for graduate students in Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. Grewal praised Concordia’s flexible schedule that allowed him to complete a BComm degree while driving a taxi part-time. He went on to become President and CEO of OhCal Foods of Los Angeles. “Good thing I didn’t go to Trump University” Grewal quipped.

PSE must relinquish control of its brand. According to the Times Higher Education, our connected world demands that beyond embracing authenticity in marketing, higher ed must cede control of its brand to constituents. Share rather than sell, and move up through the 5 states of PSE brands: from Business As Usual to You Rather Than I, and finally to “co-creating a living breathing brand that is relevant to the very people who will be using it because it was created by them.”

The growing challenge of failed presidencies. In the past decade more than 25% of Canadian university presidents have failed to complete their first term, says an article in University World News. Based on the 2015 doctoral thesis of Julie Cafley, the article notes that presidential shipwrecks have led to “a lot of soul searching on campuses across the country”. Delegates to the 2016 CCAE National Conference can hear Julie Cafley’s presentation on this important topic on Weds., June 8.

New UCalgary centre for teaching and learning. University of Calgary’s $40 million Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning celebrated its opening in April. The cutting-edge, interdisciplinary centre uses 71% less energy than a conventional building its size. It was funded entirely by the Taylor Family Foundation; founded by Don Taylor, who made his fortune in the HVAC business, and his wife Ruth Taylor, a former teacher and vice-principal.

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Appointment Notice

Rachel Gillespie has been appointed Vice President–Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement at New Brunswick Community College. Gillespie has previously served as Director of Student Services at Cambrian College.

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CCAE member is among Forty Under 40. The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal announced Mark Savenkoff, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations at Carleton University, as a 2016 Forty Under 40 recipient, one of Ottawa’s most prestigious business awards recognizing accomplished and rising business leaders under the age of 40. The Forty Under 40 award has become the symbol of leadership, innovation, business acumen and community involvement in Ottawa.

Outstanding fundraising exec recognized. Jennifer Conley, CFRE, Chief Advancement Officer, Carleton University, was recently named Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Ottawa.

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CCAE Congratulates 2016 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

CCAE is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of CCAE Distinguished Service Awards, which celebrate achievements in and contributions to Canadian advancement and education. Each recipient will be recognized at the CCAE Awards Evening on Wednesday, June 8, in Saskatoon, SK.

Read their remarkable profiles on the CCAE website.

The CCAE Rising Star Award recognizes accomplishments in the institutional advancement field by recipients who demonstrate early success as an advancement leader. As part of the Rising Star Award, the recipient is granted a Presidents’ Scholarship with a value of $2,000 to support participation in a CCAE professional development activity.

The 2016 CCAE Rising Star Award recipients are:

  • Sarah B. MacDonald, Manager of Annual Giving, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and
  • Tom Meadus, Director of Advancement, New Brunswick Community College, Fredericton, New Brunswick

The CCAE Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Manulife Financial, recognizes a current or past CCAE member who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of educational advancement over a number of years.

The CCAE Outstanding Achievement Award recipient is:

  • David Palmer , Vice-President, Advancement, University of Toronto

The CCAE Friend of Education Award, supported by The Offord Group, recognizes outstanding service or commitment to post-secondary or independent school education by a volunteer, organization, foundation, corporation, or publication. The recipient has made a significant contribution in a leadership role to the cause of educational advancement or education in Canada.

The 2016 Friend of Education is:
MasterCard Foundation

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