CAUBO offers topical workshops on trends and issues affecting higher education administrators.

Upcoming CAUBO workshops

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:

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.

Past CAUBO workshops

Workshop: Sharpen Your Bargaining Planning and Drafting Skills with Roper Greyell LLP - January 17-18, 2018 - Vancouver

About: What not to Bargain

  • interpret a governing statute and determine the limits of board authority
  • resist a proposal on the grounds of ultra vires
  • resist a proposal on the ground that the board or President cannot delegate the identified authority
  • identify existing provisions that are unenforceable
  • use ultra vires and unlawful delegation to defeat existing provisions
  • assert management rights
  • use estoppel notices
  • manage the interaction of university policies with the CA
  • avoid problems arising from incorporation by reference

About: How to Draft Collective Agreements

  • contract drafting principles
  • twelve tips for successful drafting of collective agreements.
  • using incorporation by reference
  • using definitions effectively
  • understanding delegation of authority
  • concise, precise, and unambiguous drafting


Early Bird (until 11 p.m. December 14)
1 Day: $675
2 Days: $1,250

Regular Rate
1 Day: $850
2 Days: $1,525

Workshop: Cyber-Security in Higher Education: Mobilizing to Respond - November 30-December 1, 2017 - Montreal

Workshop presented by CAUBO, in partnership with CUCCIO


Please note that this course is only offered in English at this time.

News of cyber-security incidents in higher education institutions are regularly making headlines, is your institution next?   Would you know how best to mobilize efforts to respond to the threat?

Participants at the Workshop will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues that have experienced an incident and gain expert insights in response areas such as crisis communication and legal implications of breaches. Preventative tools such as policies and user education will also be addressed.


This workshop is particularly geared to the various stakeholders who may be required to pilot their organization through the complexity of a response to cyber-security threats, including Vice-presidents, CIO’s, Risk Managers and Communications Directors.  Cross-functional teams are strongly encouraged to participate.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy for workshops

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, November 17, 2017 and are subject to a $80.00 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. Refunds will not be granted after the registration deadline of Monday, November 27, 2017. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitution of registration is permitted until Monday, November 27, 2017. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant with written consent. To request a cancellation or to make a change please send an email to the Event Coordinator at

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, CAUBO events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CAUBO’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.

Download the Final Agenda


Early Bird Member (EXTENDED – until October 30, 2017): $600 | As of October 31: $730

Early Bird non-member (EXTENDED – until October 30, 2017): $700 |  As of October 31: $850


In an effort to bring multi-functional team members together, CAUBO has decided to extend a 20% group discount to institutional and affiliate members registering for the workshop whenever two or more members from the same institution register for the workshop, which will be applied retroactively. Please enter CSGroup (not case sensitive)


Hyatt Regency Montreal
1255 Jeanne Mance Street
Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

We have negotiated a rate of $175 single/double plus applicable taxes for a Standard room at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, where the workshop will be held. The cut-off date for reservations is November 3rd, 2017.

Reservations requests received after this date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.For reservations call 1 800-361-8234 and refer to the “CAUBO Cyber-Security” group to obtain these special rates. You can also make your reservations online, please click on this link and type in requested dates.

Guests will automatically be provided with rate information and instructions on how to book accommodations.



Alex Cameron

Alex Cameron is Chair of Fasken Martineau’s Privacy & Information Protection Group. He has a leading practice in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy and is consistently sought out by clients from all industry sectors, including in the higher education sector and numerous Fortune 100 and 500 companies, in his areas of practice. He has helped clients respond to cybersecurity and other data breaches involving millions of affected individuals. In recognition of his expertise, has received a doctoral degree in the field of privacy law and a number of prestigious commissions from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. He is a former member of the Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Canada and past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association, National Privacy & Access Law Section. An accomplished litigator, Alex has acted as lead counsel in landmark cases and regulatory investigations in his areas of practice, including in defence of high-profile data breach class action matters, and before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Alex is one of only two privacy lawyers in Canada ranked in the highest band in the legal rankings guide, Chambers, and is consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of Privacy and Data Protection Law. He was also recognized as the 2018 Toronto Privacy and Data Security Law “Lawyer of the Year”.


Ted Dodds

Ted is a seasoned IT executive with a passion for the role of universities in society. He has twenty-five years of experience as the CIO in large, complex, research-intensive universities including UBC and Cornell. He has led major transformational initiatives in organizational change, infrastructure management, information systems, IT security, and strategic visioning.

In December 2015, Ted retired from Cornell where he had transformed an eclectic collection of unit-based IT organizations into a cohesive IT@Cornell community while enabling the autonomy of individual units to pursue their specific mission. During this same period, Cornell emerged as a national leader in the effective use of cloud services, deployed more than two dozen new technology services during times of severe resource constraints, and produced high-value low-cost digital content to support the university’s strategic goals in online learning.

Ted continues to serve on the external committees for IT at Harvard University and Washington University in St. Louis. He has conducted external reviews of IT divisions in universities on 4 continents, served as board chair of EDUCAUSE, CANARIE, BCNET, and other education and research organizations, and has authored over a dozen papers and presentations on leading change through information technology.


Daniel Tobok

Daniel Tobok is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cytelligence Inc.

He is an internationally recognized cyber-security and digital forensics expert as well as a serial entrepreneur who has created and successfully divested a number of cyber-security companies.

Mr. Tobok has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in all facets of cyber intrusions and hacking incidents as well as forensic digital investigations. He eats, sleeps, and breathes cyber-security. He has personally participated in more than 1,000 computer forensic investigations, and more than 800 security audits and risk analysis engagements.

He has consulted to both the private and public sectors in North America and Europe. He is a tireless educator about the increasing frequency of cyber threats, the threats to business, the loss of privacy, and the need for constant vigilance.

Reporters, editors, and producers have sought his opinion and commentary on security breaches and breaking security stories. He has been interviewed in over 200 hundred stories by The Financial PostThe Globe and Mail, The Lawyers WeeklyThe Law Times, CTV, CBC, CityTV, and Global Television.


Greg Vanier

Vice-President, National Data Security and Privacy Lead – Edelman Canada

Greg Vanier has spent the majority of his career helping organizations prepare for and respond to incidents that have the potential to impact corporate reputations.

As the national lead of Edelman Canada’s Data Security and Privacy Team, Greg specializes in breach communications planning, incident response support and crisis simulation and training.

Greg has designed data breach and cyber security response strategies for financial institutions, insurance companies, education institutions, health care service providers, and technology companies, and has responded to a number of events across various sectors that involved the loss of sensitive personal information and confidential data.

He has worked with clients across a number of industries and sectors including Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and government agencies, and regularly presents on the topic of crisis and risk communications at universities, conferences and within corporate boardrooms.

Prior to joining Edelman, Greg led the crisis communications and issues management team for Canada’s largest independent public affairs firm, and was a senior leader at a boutique critical communications firm serving Canada’s energy sector.

Greg studied public relations t Mount Royal University, journalism at Grant MacEwan College, and international communications at the Universitat de Vic in Spain.


Carrie Takeyasu

Carrie is the Associate Vice President Finance at the University of Lethbridge. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has her MBA from Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Carrie has over 25 years’ experience in the post-secondary sector.

  Darin LeeDarin Lee is the CIO at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. With over 16 years in higher education, leading technology centred change at three distinct institutions, Darin has developed a strong focus on delivering business value from IT investment.

Darin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University, and certifications in Change Management and Business Analysis. He is currently completing the America’s MBA for Executives at Simon Fraser University.