In June 2015 the CAUBO Community lost one of its most active and distinguished members: Patricia Hibbitts, known to most as Pat. Her participation in the advancement of the higher education administration sector was unparalleled. A huge supporter of and believer in life-long learning and in the education sector as a whole, Pat was passionate about education from many perspectives, an avid learner, and a substantial contributor when it came to presenting and sharing her experiences and insight.
In Pat’s honor, and in support of her commitment to continuing education, CAUBO has established a professional development bursary. Annually, CAUBO will extend a complimentary conference registration (including a functional seminar) to one institutional member.
To be eligible for this bursary you must:
- Be currently employed at a CAUBO member university in one of the following functional areas: Academic Administration, Facilities Management, Finance, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Procurement, Risk Management, Taxes, Treasury & Investment
- Have been working for three years or less in a university environment (at time of application)
- Not have attended a CAUBO annual conference before
Applications for the bursary may be self-submitted or submitted by a supervisor; however, all applications must have supervisor sign-off to ensure that the recipient has the approval to attend the conference.
One recipient will be selected annually by lottery from the pool of all eligible submissions. The deadline to apply for the bursary is January 31, 2024.