Closing Panel

Our Past, Our Future - CACUSS Reflection

(Formerly Conference Weavers)

Wednesday, June 14 |  2:45PM - 4:00PM  |  Canada Hall 3

The Our Past, Our Future panel provides conference participants the opportunity to engage with three members of the CACUSS community, with the overarching goal of highlighting and synthesizing information presented throughout the conference.  Our panelists have participated in a wide range of sessions over the past few days, in order to help attendees make sense of how all of this fits together in the world of Student Affairs.  Our conference theme has centred around mapping out our progress and creativity in examining the endless possibilities ahead of us.  Come and participate in a discussion of what we have been learning and where we can move towards in the future.



Krista Pearson, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D., CHRL

Registrar, Algonquin College

Krista Pearson is the Registrar at Algonquin College in Ottawa. With nearly two decades in administration spanning three provinces, including five colleges and universities, Krista offers extensive experience in student services. Her leadership and research is deeply informed by social justice praxis in an effort to strategically serve and support diverse learners. Over the years, Krista has served on numerous committees and boards, and she is currently the vice chair of CRALO and the President of OCASA. Originally from the east coast, Krista enjoys exploring Canada and travelling around the world.

Jeff Burrow

Manager, Assessment & Analysis, University of Toronto; currently in the 7th year of a 4-year program PhD program at OISE. Blessed to have Tricia Seifert as my doctoral supervisor.

Jeff works with the Division of Student Life, mashing numbers and helping Student Life staff think about what’s possible for the 90,000 students at UofT. Happiest at the intersection of big data and student stories. I also love pancakes and podcasts.

Dr. Tayyab Rashid

Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher at the Health & Wellness Centre, at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Dr. Rashid‘s clinical and research expertise includes positive clinical psychology, resilience, multi-cultural counselling and mental health of young adults in post-secondary settings. Dr. Rashid is co-chair Campus Mental Health Community of Practice and is the inaugural president of the Clinical Division of the International Positive Psychology Association. At UTSC, Dr. Rashid leads Flourish – a preventive mental health initiative at the University of Toronto Scarborough. This program has been recognized with two Excellence in Innovation Awards and has also won a large grant to implement the program at multiple sites.