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HOST INSTITUTIONS

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS & VOLUNTEERS

Conference Co-Chairs

Nancy Chick, University of Calgary
Michelle Yeo, Mount Royal University

Program Committee  (advises on the conference academic program, oversees the recruitment and selection of conference presentations and sessions)

Carol Berenson, University of Calgary
Galicia Blackman, University of Calgary
Nancy Chick, University of Calgary (Program Committee Co-Chair)
Kim Grant, University of Calgary
Sally Haney, Mount Royal University
Beth Marquis, McMaster University 
Katarina Mårtensson, Lund University
Michelle Yeo, Mount Royal University
Janice Miller-Young, University of Alberta (Program Committee Co-Chair)
Jessie Moore, Elon University
Robin Mueller, University of Calgary
Chris Ostrowski, University of Calgary
Heather Smith, University of Northern British Columbia

Budget Committee  (proposes a conference budget for ISSOTL's review and approval, sets the conference registration fees)

Sarah Bunnell, Ohio Wesleyan University 
Miriam Carey, Mount Royal University
Nancy Chick, University of Calgary
Beth Marquis, McMaster University 
Michelle Yeo, Mount Royal University  (Budget Committee Chair)
Brett McCollum, Mount Royal University

Local Conference Planning Committee  (approves all decisions made by the conference committees above, provides support to ISSOTL for onsite conference registration, evaluates the conference)

Carol Berenson, University of Calgary
Nancy Chick, University of Calgary 
Bettie Higgs, University College Cork
Margy MacMillan, Mount Royal University
Karen Manarin, Mount Royal University
Michelle Yeo, Mount Royal University 
Robin Mueller, University of Calgary

Sponsorship & Exhibit Coordinator  (contacts and coordinates potential conference sponsors and exhibit vendors)

Miriam Carey, Mount Royal University

Exhibition Site Coordinator

Luciano da Rosa dos Santos, Mount Royal University

Publicity Coordinator  (publicizes the conference leading up to the conference, recruits higher education news outlets to attend and report on conference)

Margy MacMillan, Mount Royal University

Social Media Coordinator  (disseminates conference events and announcements during the conference through pre-selected social media)

Sally Haney, Mount Royal University

Poster Session Coordinator (coordinates all elements related to the conference poster session, including poster setup, food, and drink)

Leeanne Morrow, University of Calgary

Conference Commons Coordinator (coordinates an effective Conference Commons--informal conversation and networking nook, a signature component of ISSOTL conferences--in the conference center)

Rachel Braun, University of Calgary

Registration Desk Coordinator (coordinates the staffing of the conference registration desk)

TBD

Newcomers Coordinator (implements the Program Committee’s plan for making first-time ISSOTL attendees feel welcome and oriented within ISSOTL, with ample facilitated interactions between new and established ISSOTL members)

Kim Grant, University of Calgary

Student Presenters Coordinator (liaises with the ISSOTL Students Interest Group and the Newcomers Coordinator to ensure that plans for newcomers also engage first-time student presenters)

Galicia Blackman, University of Calgary

Student Volunteer Recruitment Coordinators (work together to build a team of student volunteers to assist throughout the conference)

Liza Choi, Mount Royal University
Brit Paris, University of Calgary

Liaison with the Council on Undergraduate Research (works with CUR to coordinate their session that runs parallel to the ISSOTL preconference workshops)

Karen Manarin, Mount Royal University

Liaison with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), an ISSOTL External Affiliate (works with the STLHE leadership to facilitate and support this relationship)

Melanie Rathburn, Mount Royal University

Banff Excursion Coordinator  (prepares the information about the self-planned, pre- and post-conference excursions to Banff)

Leanne Wu, University of Calgary

Local Walks Designer  (designs a collection of walks for conference attendees in the downtown and Bow River areas, preparing walk directions and maps)

Leslie Reid, University of Calgary

'Local Expert' Food Guide (prepares a “Local Expert’s” description of food options near the convention center to give conference attendees more information)

Kelly Hewson, Mount Royal University

 


CONTACT AND CONNECT

ISSOTL17 is co-hosted by the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, and the Conference Co-Chairs are Nancy Chick and Michelle Yeo.  Questions? Email issotl2017@issotl.com 

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