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

Free Webinar: Not Just an IT Issue: Roles of the Board and Executives in Managing Cyber Threats - March 29, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Date and Time: Friday, March 29, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Target Audience: 
Senior Management and Board members (Risk and Audit Committee)

With almost daily reports of intrusions, data breaches and cyber attacks, many organisations are unclear what approach to take to ensure their own security. Some view cybersecurity as a technical matter for the IT department to “fix” while others look to senior management and to the Board for answers. Whose role is it?

Senior executives along with their Board Audit/Risk Chairs are invited to join Justin Fong, Partner Risk Advisory of Deloitte for this highly informative webinar.
This tailored presentation will provide the following insights:

  • How the cyber threat landscape has evolved and why it is critical to effectively mitigate the risks;
  • Why the same rigor and diligence that is applied to managing enterprise risks also applies to cyber threats;
  • What are the sound principles of Board oversight on cyber risks including key questions they should consider.

Board members and executives have distinct roles and responsibilities with respect to managing various risks. Cybersecurity is no exception.

Is your institution adequately managing cyber risks? Join us and find out.

Justin Fong, Partner, Risk Advisory

Justin is Deloitte’s Cybersecurity Leader for Western Canada. He has over 17 years of experience in Cybersecurity specializing in security strategy, complex program implementations/operations and incident response.

Highlights include extensive work in the US, UK and Asia various sectors in Energy, public sector, high tech and financial. Justin is a NATO and Canadian Secret level status, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

His contributions include education to executive teams, boards and audit committees across the globe; he has developed the curriculum and materials for the IIA, Rotman/UofC Director Education Program, MacKay CEO Forums and other associations.

CAUBO 2019, June 9-11, 2019 - Halifax, NS

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.

Investing in Reconciliation & the Indigenous Economy: the Role for Institutional Investors - February 21, 2019

Investing in Reconciliation & the Indigenous Economy: the Role for Institutional Investors

On February 21, 2019, university finance and investment professionals are invited to join other institutional investor peers and Indigenous leaders to learn more about how to align investment practices and policies with your university’s overall principles of Reconciliation, and promote investment in the growing Indigenous economy.

Co-hosted by the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) and the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA), this one-day conference in Ottawa, Ontario includes sessions on active ownership, the infrastructure gap, and practical ideas for endowments, pension plans and other institutions to make economic reconciliation a reality. CAUBO members are invited to use the registration discount code: SHARE2018. More information:  https://bit.ly/2TW5Svs

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.