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Virtual Internships and Innovative Approaches: Getting students the experience they need.


May 12, 2020, 11 AM to 12 PM (EDT)

Presented by:

  • Dana Stephenson, co-founder and CEO, Riipen
  • Patricia Orozco, Master Lecturer, Work Integrated Education Coordinator, Laurentian University
  • Christina Dinsmore, Associate Director, Experiential Learning & Programming, Queen’s University

Recent global events have restricted opportunities for students to experience standard internships and project-based learning in the classroom. This panel presentation will look at innovative approaches to create virtual internship and project-based learning opportunities. Join us to explore some ways we can remotely create and support professional work experience for our traditional and non-traditional students.

To access the Webinar, go to
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Note: This meeting may be recorded.

To join this meeting by phone, dial:
1-613-317-3321 (1-855-215-5935 toll free)
Then enter 22857 as the conference pin number.

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The Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning invites
Presentation Proposals
for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Retreat on the theme

Bridging Troubled Waters: CE and Future Skills

October 24 and 25, 2019
Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
Cambridge Ontario

Retreat Proposal Submission 2019

Submission deadline: September 25, 2019


The Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning invites
Presentation Proposals
for the 2018 Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Retreat on the theme

Opening the Doors to Education

October 25 and 26, 2018
Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
Cambridge Ontario

Submission deadline: August 15, 2018

Visit for more details and the online submission form.

The Retreat Committee invites proposals that highlight this theme in the following areas:

Inclusive Design (Indigenizing the curriculum/Accessibility/Universal Design for Learning)
Student Demographics
Workplace Learning and Professional Development
Embedding Research and Innovation in Online Courses
Course/Instructor Evaluations
Open Education Resources
Quality Assurances Processes and Systems
Engaging and Motivating Learning (Badging, Leaderboards, and Awards
Methods, Policies, and Academic Integrity Online Testing
The Future of Work in Continuing Education
Program Demand, Marketing and Promotional Strategies
Project Planning, Management and Implementation

Join us for the 2015 Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning (OCULL) Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Retreat!

Date: Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24, 2015
Location: Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre in Cambridge, Ontario

This annual professional development and networking event provides members and affiliates an opportunity to re-connect with provincial colleagues, share accomplishments, research and best practices and discuss the many activities and proposed changes in the PSE sector that affect our universities and our units.

Join Us at the Retreat

1.    Register now for this free** event by Friday, October 2, 2015. Space is limited, so be sure to register today! Please note that four travel bursaries in total are available and only one per institution will be awarded.

2.    Review the preliminary schedule. A full schedule will be posted on the OCULL website in the upcoming weeks. We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Tony Bates will be joining us as our keynote speaker and will discuss to the impact of lifelong learning and technology on teaching and our institutions. We also have an update from COU and eCampus Ontario. We are still accepting proposals, in particular for marketing related topics.

3.   Book your accommodations. Visit the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre website for information on the venue and to book your room. We have arranged a room rate of $99/night for rooms for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Rooms are being held until Friday, September 26. Space will be subject to availability after this date.

**Note: For those who wish to attend from institutions that are currently not OCULL members, please note there is a registration fee of $100 for participation in the retreat. OCULL members in good standing are: Carleton University, University of Guelph, Lakehead University, Laurentian University, McMaster University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Queen's University, Ryerson University, Trent University, University of Waterloo, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University, York University, Thorneloe University, Saint. Paul University.

We look forward to seeing you at the retreat!
OCULL Retreat Planning Committee
Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning