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Academic Advisers Network Winter 2014 General Assembly

The AAN Winter 2014 General Assembly was held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30 PM.

The Guest Speaker for this event was Professor Ollivier Dyens (Deputy Provost, Student Life and Learning), and he spoke on the topic of:

“Good advising is conducive to good mental health”  

Many post-secondary institutions across North America are faced with mental health issues. How can we address the rise in mental health while controlling both costs and rising stress on frontline staff? By tackling the issue at one of its points of origin: when students are about to enter key transitional phases in their educational path. 

* For more information on the AAN and its current membership, please see here.*


Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) Conference

McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies hosted the annual Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) conference in 2013.  The event took place at Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montreal, from May 22 to 25, 2013.  Keynote speakers from Canada and USA presented, as well as workshops and seminars that address the increasingly prominent role of continuing education among learners and collaborators.  Details on this conference can be found at the CAUCE conference website.


2012 SEM Conference and Consultation Fair on Academic Advising - Project Tracking

Track projects and initiatives from the SEM Conference and Consultation Fair here.


National ACademic ADvising Association (NACADA) Region 1 Conference

The 2013 NACADA Region 1 Conference took place in Montreal from March 20-22. You can find details on the conference and other NACADA initiatives on their website.

Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Conference Fall 2012

The Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) hosted McGill’s second Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) conference on November 13, 2012. The focus of this conference was Student Advising and Graduate Supervision.

The day-long Conference was designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about how student advising is organized at McGill, identify facilitators, barriers and challenges to advising and learn about tools & best practices that support the persistence and retention of students.

For more information on the initiatives that came out of this conference, click here.

Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) 

The newly created Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences brings together academic advising, summer studies and internships under one umbrella. Read more here (scroll to page 8).


2012 Consultation Fair: Academic Advising and Graduate Supervision

The realization of McGill's Consultation Fairs was the result of  one of the recommendations made by the Student Consultation and Communication Work Group (SCC). The Fairs offer a unique opportunity for the McGill community to gather together and discuss issues of concern. Participants include members from the student body, faculty, senior administration, administrative and support staff and other interested members of the McGill community.

The 2012 Consultation Fair focusing on Academic Advising and Graduate Supervision took place on October 16, 2012, 4:00-6:30pm in Redpath Hall.

2012 Academic Advising Census Results Presentation, Discussion and Reception

Academic advisor census survey results were presented. Advisors had the opportunity to discuss survey findings, next steps, and the development of the academic advising survey for students.

Lina Di Genova, Manager of Student Assessment, presented the survey results and Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos led the discussion after the presentation. A reception with food  followed.

The event took place on Thursday, December 6 from 1-4 p.m. in Leacock 232.