• Spring Symposium 2017
  • Celebrating Twenty Years of SCWI Success 1997 - 2017

  • Spring Symposium 2017
  • Celebrating Twenty Years of SCWI Success 1997 - 2017

  • Spring Symposium 2017
The 2017 Symposium Celebrates 20 years of SCWI Success
Tuesday May 9, 2017
20 Year Badge

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd.,
Toronto, ON, M9W 5L7

Symposium 2017

On May 9, 2017 SCWI will be hosting the annual Spring Symposium. Input from 2016 attendees and follow-up with the RPTs has again resulted in an opportunity for those involved with and interested in SCWI to take advantage of some great workshops and networking sessions.

Humber College will be the venue for this year. Each year the Symposium Planning Committee reviews the feedback from the Symposium and introduces changes to enhance the program. The program will have two workshops, one networking session and a plenary speaker. The Symposium will finish by 2:30 pm in order to accommodate travel time for attendees.

Again this year a "Meet & Greet Social" on May 8th is planned for those who arrive the day before the Symposium and for the locals who can attend. All in all, this looks like another great Symposium.

Please note - no bags or printed programs will be available at the sign-in desk. Your session and room numbers will be noted on the back of your nametag.

RPTs/Colleges/School Boards are encouraged to bring resource materials or takeaways to be shared in the central concourse area. Please contact Janette Jensen at janette@opsoa.org to identify materials you may be bringing.

Symposium Overview

    • Monday, May 8th, 2017

    • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
    • Pre-Symposium Meet and Greet
      Hilton Garden Inn 3311 Caroga Dr. Mississauga L4V 1A3
      Light Refreshments available/cash bar

    • Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

    • 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • Symposium Sign-in
      (Lecture Theatre Concourse)
      Continental Breakfast
      (Lecture Theatre Concourse)

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    • Session 1: Workshop

    • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    • Refreshments & Informal Networking outside Room F226

      Refreshments, Snacks & Informal Networking (Concourse)

    • 10:15 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
    • Session 2: Specific Interest Networking Opportunities

    • 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • ~ Lunch ~ (Humber Food Emporium, the Seventh Semester Room and the Doris Tallon Room)

    • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Session 3: Workshop

    • 1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
    • Transition to Lecture Theatre for Keynote Address (Concourse)

    • 1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • Session 4: Keynote speaker Dr. Stuart Middleton
      (Lecture Theatre Concourse)

    • 2:30 p.m.
    • Adjournment

Keynote Speaker - Live Stream

Listen here from 1:20 - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9th for a live feed of the 4th session at the SCWI Symposium, including keynote speaker Dr. Stuart Middleton.

View Keynote Live Stream here when it becomes available.


We are pleased to offer you a full day of SCWI oriented presentations & discussions including a choice of interesting Workshop Sessions and Networking Opportunity Sessions. A comprehensive description of all sessions is provided in the Agenda. You may download the Agenda (PDF) to review the session descriptions and note your selections or go to the sign-in area and click the 'Details' button to see complete descriptions of each session.

Download the Program

Registration for the 2017 SCWI Symposium is now closed.

If you have not registered, please see Diane Cowden at the sign-in desk on the morning of the Symposium from 8 - 8:45 a.m.

Location and Driving Instructions

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning North Campus 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto. For a location map and driving instructions please refer to Google maps (web page).

View Map & Driving Instructions


Humber has reserved parking for the symposium and a parking pass will be included with your confirmation letter once you have completed your registration. Please download the map (PDF).

Download the Parking Map

North Campus Floor Plan

We have provided a Floor Plan to assist you in finding your way around the Humber campus. Please download the Floor Plan (PDF).

Download the North Campus Floor Plan

Download the North Campus Accessibility Floor Plan

Connect to Humber's Guest Wireless:

1. Connect to the Welcome to Humber network.
2. Click the “Guest Wireless Access” button.
3. Accept the terms of use and click “log in”.
4. Wait for Humber’s homepage to display.

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Special Diet Restrictions

Every effort has been made to ensure a variety of refreshments and luncheon items which will satisfy most special diet issues. Included in the lunch menu will be vegetarian (eggplant and hummus) sandwich items, chicken, ham, roast beef, and cheese sandwiches, a selection of sandwiches on gluten-free bread, quinoa salad, tossed salad, pasta salad, and plenty of fruit. If these items run out during the course of the lunch, please see Ken Harrison and these items will be replenished. If your diet is such that the items mentioned above are not sufficient for your needs, please consider bringing your own nourishment. In addition, the Humber kitchen is not 100% nut-free environment. Items may contain traces of nuts. Thank you.


Note that there is no charge to register for the SCWI Symposium. All participants will be responsible for their own expenses including: travel, accommodation and other expenses.

How to Win Symposium Prizes!!

1. You must be in the lecture theatre at the end of the keynote session to be eligible to win:

1 Free night donated by the Hilton Garden Inn
1 $50 gift certificate for Best Buy
1 $50 gift certificate for Staples
1 $50 gift certificate donated by Coles

2. Fill out the Symposium Feedback Survey which will come to your email immediately following the symposium for a chance to win:

1 $50 gift certificate for Best Buy
1 $50 gift certificate for Staples

Coffee table books:
- The Italian Vegetable Cookbook - Michele Scicolone
- Imagining Canada - A Century of Photographs
- We are Your Leafs - The Toronto Maple Leafs Book of Greats
- Air and Space - Smithsonian
- Planetfall - New Solar System Visions - Michael Benson


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Toronto Airport

3299 Caroga Dr, Mississauga L4V 1A3

Standard Room $118.00 per night/per room plus taxes. Includes overnight parking.

Click here to book online

Cut off date April 22nd

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Toronto Airport

3279 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, L4V 1A3
1-800-HAMPTON or 905-671-4730

Traditional one King or Traditional 2 Queen Room $120.00 per room/night plus taxes. Includes overnight parking.

Group Name SCWI Symposium

Group Code 54Q

Click here to book online

Cut off date April 25th

Hilton Garden Inn-Airport

3311 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, L4V 1A3

1 King bed or 2 Queen Beds $141.00 per night/per room. Includes overnight parking.

Group Name School College Work Symposium

Group Code P31

Click here to book online

Cut off date is April 17th

For further information, please contact David Armstrong

Telephone: 519 524 1156
E-mail: davidarmstrong@hurontel.on.ca