• Spring Symposium 2018
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  • Spring Symposium 2018
  • Helping Students Succeed

  • Spring Symposium 2018
2018 Spring Symposium
Links to archives from the last three Symposia are provided below.
The archive files contain the workshop PowerPoint presentations and other symposium resource information.
Symposium 2018

On May 15, 2018 SCWI will be hosting the annual Spring Symposium. Input from 2017 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.

New this year College staff involved with After SWAC and After Adult Dual Credits are invited to attend the annual SCWI symposium. There will be workshops and networking sessions of interest to this group.

Again this year a "Meet & Greet Social" on May 14th 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 2018 Overview

    • Monday, May 14th, 2018

    • 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 15th, 2018

    • 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 F236

      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)

    • 2:30 p.m.
    • Adjournment

Keynote Speaker - Live Stream

Dr. Jean M. Clinton
"Connecting with Adolescent Learners - The Heart of Well-Being".

Listen here from 1:20 - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15th for a live feed of the 4th session at the SCWI Symposium, including keynote speaker Dr. Jean M. Clinton.


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 Program.

Download the Program Updated May 1, 2018

Registration for the 2018 SCWI Symposium is now closed

To register, see Diane Cowden at the sign-in desk between 8 - 8:45 a.m. on May 15th.

Location and Driving Instructions

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning North Campus 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, M9W 5L7. For a location map and driving instructions please refer to Google maps (web page).

View Map & Driving Instructions


Humber has reserved parking for the SCWI symposium in Lots 1 and 13. Print the parking map to take with you on the day of the symposium. Take entrance A off Humber College Boulevard and proceed straight to the parking kiosk. Announce that you are with the SCWI Symposium and the kiosk attendant will give you a parking pass for either lot 1 or lot 13 shown on the map. Proceed to either lot 1 or lot 13 to park. 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 workshops and networking sessions Floor Plans:
E Building, 4th Floor
F Building, 1st and 2nd Floor

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.

Attention: This is an unsecure network intended for basic internet use.
Need Help? 416-675-6622 ext. 8888

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 sandwiches on wraps, rye, multi-grain, and gluten-free bread including smoked salmon, roasted red pepper and brie, rosemary grilled chicken, grilled vegetable and hummus, and flanksteak. As well, there wil be quinoa salad, field greens salad, pasta salad, and plenty of fruit. If these items run out during the course of the lunch, please see Ken Harrison or Michael Moher 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 a 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 Glory of the Tree - An Illustrated History by Noel Kingsbury
    Life Story - Many Lives, one epic journey by Rupert Barrington and Michael Gunton
    Wildlife Photographer Of The Year - 50 Years by Rosamund Kidman Cox
    Rainforest by Lewis Blackwell


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Toronto Airport

3299 Caroga Dr, Mississauga L4V 1A3

Traditional One King Bed $129.00 per night/per room plus taxes. Includes overnight parking.

Click here to book online

Cut off date April 23rd

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Toronto Airport

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

Traditional 2 Queen Beds $125.00 per room/night plus taxes. Includes overnight parking.

Group Name: SCWI Symposium

Group Code: 38U

Click here to book online

Cut off date April 29th

Hilton Garden Inn-Airport

3311 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, L4V 1A3

1 King bed $145.00 per night/per room. Includes overnight parking.

Group Name: School College Work Symposium

Group Code: A03

Click here to book online

Cut off date is April 23rd

Humber College North Campus Accommodations

203 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, M9W 6V3

Double Suite – 2 bedroom unit with a double bed in each $80.00 per suite per night, parking is $7.00 per day.

Download more information about Humber accommodations.

Group Name: SCWI Symposium

Click here to book online

Cut off date is April 23rd

For further information, please contact David Armstrong

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