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

Conference Functional Seminars - May 31 - June 22, 2021

Registration is now open for CAUBO 2021!


Seminar Date(s) Time(s) (All times posted are in ET)
Academic Administration Monday, May 31 & Monday, June 7 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ancillary Services Wednesday, June 9 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Facilities Management Monday, June 7 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, June 14 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (East)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (West)
Human Resources Wednesday, June 9 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Procurement Wednesday, June 9 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Risk Management Tuesday, June 8 & Tuesday, June 22 12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Treasury and Investment Wednesday, June 9 & Friday, June 18 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

CAUBO 2021 Annual Conference - June 15 – 17, 2021

Registration is now open for CAUBO 2021!

The CAUBO 2021 conference is an amazing professional development and networking opportunity happening virtually from June 15–17, 2021.

The conference will include all the dynamic, relevant, and thought-provoking content you have come to expect from this event, including plenty of time for active engagement and networking with your peers and colleagues from across Canada. Check out the full conference program here.

This year, the pre-conference seminars have been decoupled from the main conference and are known as functional seminars. They will be held virtually on various dates in May and June. Find out more about the seminars here.

PheedLoop, the platform we’ve chosen to host the conference, will let you network with individual colleagues or groups of your peers in easy and authentic ways, connect with speakers and sponsors in real time via text or video chat, and access every single conference session, either live or through high-quality recordings. It’s more than an online event. It’s an immersive experience. Learn more about how to navigate the virtual conference on the Virtual Platform Tutorials page.

The conference website includes conference pricing, reasons to attend the conference, and a helpful FAQ section. More detailed information about the program and the features of the virtual conference platform will be available soon, and registration opens in early March. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to bringing CAUBO 2021 directly to you – wherever you are.


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 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.

Mental Health and Well-being Research and Training Hub (MeWeRTH)
– offering two non-credit Spring Seminars on mental health and well-being (Carleton University)

Webinars on PSAB’s Government Not For Profit Strategy Consultation Paper II:


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 kserjak@caubo.ca.