Canadian Assessment Institute - Plenary Speaker

January 15, 2018

CACUSS is excited to announce the first plenary speaker for the 2018 Canadian Assessment Institute, taking place April 23 - 25, 2018 in Vancouver, BC.

The Research, Assessment, and Evaluation Community of Practice, with the support of CACUSS staff, have designed the 2018 Canadian Assessment Institute to provide participants an opportunity to develop new competencies through plenary sessions, small group workshops, and opportunities for individual feedback and support from assessment mentors.

Dr. Michelle Pidgeon will opening the institute with a plenary talk about Indigenous research and assessment processes. 

Indigenous research and assessment processes: Informing our practice to support Indigenous student succes - Dr. Michelle Pidgeon

Dr. Michelle Pidgeon, of Mi’kmaq ancestry from Newfoundland and Labrador, is currently an Associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.  Dr. Pidgeon is passionate about the intersections of higher education, student services, and Indigenity. A central tenant of her work is that success is defined and articulated through an Indigenous wholistic framework and research process with the goals of: 1) transforming the educational system for Aboriginal peoples and 2) empowering the cultural integrity of all her students. She is Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Pidgeon is also the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education.


Registration for the 2018 Canadian Assessment Institute is now open! Register before the early bird deadline and be entered to win a prize! Visit to register before this event sells out!