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 on-demand webinars.

Upcoming Events

FREE Webinar: Update on NSERC/SSHRC’s Implementation of the Tri-agency Financial Monitoring Framework - June 12, 2024, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

* Please note that this webinar will be offered in English and is open only to employees of Canadian universities and colleges.

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 1:00-2:30 PM
Target Audience: All senior administrators interested in this issue.

As a follow-up to last year’s webinar where the staff from the NSERC/SSHRC Finance team provided an update on the revised tri-agency financial monitoring framework and the pilot conducted in 2022-23, this year’s session will present the approach taken by NSERC/SSHRC to establish a baseline of the overall financial risk of each organization receiving grant funding from NSERC-SSHRC.

Topics covered include:

  • Context for the revised financial monitoring framework
  • Financial risk assessment
  • Baselining process
  • Revised process for financial monitoring reviews
  • Next steps

There will be opportunities for interaction during the webinar via a Q&A session that will follow the presentation. This 90-minute webinar is intended for all administrators interested/involved in financial monitoring.

This CAUBO PD activity may count towards credits for accreditation programs and designations in your field. Visit the CAUBO website for more details.


Assétou Coulibaly
Acting Manager
NSERC/SSHRC Financial Monitoring

Assétou is the Acting Manager of the Financial Monitoring team since March 2024. Prior to this assignment, Assétou was a Senior Financial Officer within the same team and worked on the review of the Agencies’ financial monitoring framework. Before joining the Financial Monitoring team, she was Program Officer in the SSHRC Research Training Portfolio team.
Rawni Sharp
Deputy Director
NSERC/SSHRC Financial Compliance

Rawni has been with the NSERC/SSHRC Finance team since April 2019, working on the financial administration renewal project. Prior to that Rawni worked in various NSERC program and corporate teams, where she managed several research grants and scholarships funding opportunities and NSERC-wide activities related to research compliance and council governance.

Join us for CAUBO 2024 in Montreal!

Registration is open now!

From June 3–5, 2024, join your colleagues from across Canada for CAUBO’s 2024 annual conference in cosmopolitan Montreal!

NEW FOR 2024!

Based on member and exhibitor feedback, the Farewell Evening has been replaced with a new Mix and Mingle Reception in the trade show area on Tuesday afternoon. The Welcome Reception kicks off the conference on Monday evening as usual.

Also new this year, the trade show will only be open on Tuesday, so make sure to take the opportunity to chat with sponsors providing services
for the higher ed sector!

If you’ve been waiting to hear more about CAUBO 2024, you can visit the conference website now and get an overview of the conference schedule, full program, registration rates, and review the FAQ section.

We can’t wait to see you in Montreal—join us for CAUBO 2024!


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 Professional Development Coordinator Kristine Serjak at kserjak@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 and https://www.eacubo.org/ for a list of upcoming events. If you see an activity that you would like to participate in, click here for details on the discount codes and registration instructions.

Earn Accreditation Credits from CAUBO Professional Development

Members who participate in CAUBO’s professional development offerings can now ask to have them applied as credits towards some accreditation programs and designations in their respective fields. We have engaged with a number of accrediting organizations who have acknowledged CAUBO as an offeror of professional development that may be eligible for their programs.

How do I acquire my credits?

Each individual member will be responsible for assessing whether or not the PD activities you take part in are relevant to your work and/or education requirements. If you believe they are, you must file directly with the specific accreditation body to earn your credits. Generally, the receipt or email confirmation originally provided by CAUBO can serve as proof of registration. Please contact the respective organizations directly to find out more about how to receive your credits.

Which accreditation bodies are participating?

The list of accreditation programs and organizations that may provide continuing education credit for CAUBO professional development activities is below. This list may be incomplete, so if you know of others that should be added, please let us know by emailing kserjak@caubo.ca.

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA)
  • Association For Supply Chain Management
  • Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Canada’s Association of I.T. Professionals (CIPS)
  • Canadian Institute of Traffic & Transportation (CITT)
  • Canadian Payroll Association
  • CFA Institute
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR)
  • CIM Chartered Managers Canada
  • CPA Canada
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors Canada
  • Institute for Supply Management in the US
  • LEED Green Associate/LEED AP
  • National Institute of Government Procurement (NIGP)
  • Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA)
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
  • Supply Chain Canada

If you have questions about this accreditation initiative, please contact Kris Serjak at events@caubo.ca.