Learning and Events

CAUBO provides a wide variety of professional development offerings for the benefit of its members, including our annual conference, online courses, workshops, and webinars. We also produce a Guide to Communications in a University Context, available online in its entirety. Click here to view a list of past events.

Upcoming Events

2019 FBS Annual Conference, November 6-8, Toronto, ON

2nd Biannual Cybersecurity Workshop - Prepare and Improve, November 27-28, Montreal, QC

Co-hosted by CAUBO and CUCCIO
November 27-28, 2019
Montreal, QC

Institutions across the country are actively attempting to defend themselves against cyber threats, which are constantly increasing in number and level of sophistication. Just how prepared are we? And how do we know we are improving? This workshop will focus on the activities required to assess and improve our individual and collective cybersecurity postures.

Preparedness will be discussed from the following perspectives:

  • Can preparedness be measured?
  • What preventative actions should be taken at the institutional level? Which are best achieved in collaboration with others?
  • What levers do post-secondary institutions have to enhance their preparedness? What role do policies and the control environment play in increasing compliance and ensuring accountability? What are the barriers?
  • Can information be shared in ways that enhance preparedness, yet do not impact privacy and other considerations? What are the boundaries of open communication?
  • What role does insurance play? What are the options?

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn from your peers, hear about and provide input on the many initiatives at play at the regional and national level and, most importantly, share tips, tools (e.g., sample policies), and experiences to take back to your institution and support your preparedness.

More details, including a complete agenda, will be released shortly.


This workshop will be of interest to the various stakeholders who are responsible for ensuring that their institutions are well-prepared to face cybersecurity threats, including vice-presidents, CIOs, CISOs, risk managers, and internal auditors. Cross-functional teams are strongly encouraged to participate.


Hôtel Le Crystal
1100 de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 0A1

Discover a 5-Star boutique hotel in the heart of the city center, which will charm you with its chic but relaxed atmosphere and its human touch.

Being the nearest hotel from Bell Center – Montréal’s premier sports and entertainment destination – Hôtel Le Crystal Montréal is the perfect pied-a-terre with the chic, urban energy of its surroundings.

The following room rates have been negotiated at the Hotel for single and double occupancy:

Loft Suite
$199.00 per night, CAD +taxes

Extra person charge (3rd and 4th person) sharing a room is $40.00 CAD per person, per night.

These rates will be offered 2 (two) days prior and 2 (two) days after the meeting dates, subject to availability of rooms at the time of reservation.

Reserve online by clicking here.

Reserve by calling: 1-877-861-5550 or by emailing: reservations@hotellecrystal.com.

Please refer to the group name (CAUBO Group) when making your reservation by telephone in order to obtain these special rates.

The cut-off date for reserving rooms in the CAUBO room block is October 29, 2019. Reservation requests received after this date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

Cancellations must be made before 3PM at least 24 hours prior to arrival date, in order to avoid the first night fee and taxes to be charged.

Dates, hosts, and locations of upcoming CAUBO Conferences:

Other Events of Interest

As events become available, CAUBO will provide updated listing of professional development events hosted by other organizations that CAUBO members may find to be of interest. These listings are submitted by the hosting organization and are not endorsed by CAUBO. If you are hosting an event that you would like to see listed here please contact CAUBO’s Associate Director Tamara Nemchin at tnemchin@caubo.ca.

In an effort to expand professional development opportunities, CAUBO has partnered with NACUBO and its Eastern chapter, EACUBO, to offer reciprocal member pricing on events. Visit www.nacubo.org for a list of upcoming events. If you see an event you’d like to participate in, contact the Communications and Membership Coordinator for the appropriate discount code.

The HE workforce: exploring global perspectives - with FBS participation - July 9-10, 2019 - London, UK

The HE workforce: exploring global perspectives is a major international two-day conference taking place in London, UK on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July 2019 which will explore and debate some key issues for higher education providers as employers, drawing on a range of speakers bringing different international perspectives.

This is the fourth international conference convened by UCEA (UK), CAUBO/Faculty Bargaining Services (Canada) and the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA). UCEA is hosting this conference in 2019.

With a full programme of plenary sessions, round tables and workshops running over two days, together with a conference dinner, delegates will come together to examine approaches and share experiences around some of the common challenges facing HE employers, particularly focusing on our increasingly international academic workforces. The conference will also provide a unique opportunity to explore the operation and experience of different bargaining frameworks.

This conference is a must for senior leaders and managers in HE institutions with responsibility for strategic decisions around the employment of higher education staff.

SCUP 2019 Annual Conference - July 14-16, 2019 - Seattle, WA, US

Where Planning Comes Together

Are you tired of the silos? Challenged by the changing higher ed landscape and keeping up with the trends? Come share in the learning, conversations, and connections in Seattle. Be ready for what’s next – together!

Save $200. Register by April 4.