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October 16, 2019 to October 18, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2019 CACUSS Law & Policy Institute


Intended for senior-level (director and up) student affairs professionals, this institute covers a wide range of legal and policy issues that we encounter on a regular basis. The three-day institute will cover the legal environment in higher education in Canada, applicable human rights law, and laws and conduct policies with respect to students and student groups.

Each day will begin with a panel presentation from identified experts, covering key aspects of the subject area, with a question and answer session.

Participants will then work in small groups on an array of relevant cases, identifying who the key stakeholders will be in each situation, how they would be involved, and what steps should be taken. Participants will also discuss preventive measures to help reduce the likelihood of similar cases, and share best practices in terms of how to manage them. Each small group will then debrief from their notes, and the larger group can add any feedback or points to the case.

The day will finish with an opportunity to identify practical implementation strategies and what approaches or ideas participants can take back to their campuses. The Institute will conclude with the development of personal action plans for each participant.

In addition, CACUSS would like to retain the group notes from the case study discussions, with the intent of compiling and publishing them – the collective ideas and expertise of this group of professionals is expected to be very valuable. Participants will have the option of being listed as contributors to this publication.

Check back soon for the Insitute schedule!


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Registration information

Early Bird Registration for the 2019 Law & Policy Institute is now open! Register before September 13, 2019 for early bird savings!

Early Bird Registration: August 1 - September 13, 2019

Member: $999 + HST
Non-Member: $1149 + HST

Regular Registration: September 14 - October 4, 2019

Member: $1049 + HST
Non-member: $1199 + HST

Registration is inclusive of all institute materials, three full days of facitated content, and meals (breakfast, lunch, and nutrition breaks each day).

Travel and Accommodation

The 2019 CACUSS Law & Policy Institute is taking place at the Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre at George Brown College, located at 80 Cooperage St., Toronto, Ontario.

Information about accommodations is coming soon!

Cancellation Policy: Event cancellations must be received in writing (via email to megan@cacuss.ca) no later than Friday, September 20, 2019. No refunds will be issued if the request is received after Friday, September 20, 2019. Cancellations received prior to Friday, September 20, 2019 will receive a refund minus a $75 administration fee. Your event registration can be transferred to another delegate. Transfer requests must be received in writing (via e-mail to megan@cacuss.ca). Transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee.

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