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  • Tuesday March 12

  • 3:00 – 5:00PM   Registration at Marriott Courtyard Downtown

    6:00 – 9:00PM   Pre-conference dinner and official welcome

  • Wednesday March 13

  • 9:00AM – 5:00PM   Presentations and breakout discussions at Ryerson University:

    Deep Dive: Future of Work (Panel)
    AI and robotics are creating the greatest changes to the labour market since the industrial age. Thriving in the future of work will depend not only on technical know-how but on possessing the critical-human-skills demanded of tomorrow’s economy. Flourishing here entails ensuring all those entering the labour market are equipped to contribute to and thrive in it. Against this backdrop, the role of Career Services has never been more critical.

    Interactive Session on the Future of Work to follow, allowing participants to share best practice

    Introduction of Summit Themes

    Deep Dive: Careers in the Curriculum & Authentic Assessment
    With a number of career services around the globe either already doing so or beginning to move offerings into the curriculum, this session provides an overview of case studies globally, to look at different approaches for merging the academic and non-academic aspects of students’ professional development.

    Closing Learning Activity

    7:00 – 10:00PM   Dinner and evening entertainment in Toronto’s historic Distillery District

  • Thursday March 14

  • 9:00AM – 5:00PM   Presentations and breakout discussions at University of Toronto:

    Deep Dive: Addressing Campus Engagement in New Industries
    Technology, innovation and policy changes are creating access to new industries available to students and recent graduates. FinTech, cannabis, luxury fashion and health care sciences are some of the new sectors coming onto campuses across the globe. In this session we will explore issues around public perception and workplace culture as they pertain to new and sometimes contentious work; challenge assumptions about the continuum between industry and higher education; investigate how new industries are attracting emerging talent and how students and recent graduates are responding; and share strategies that career services can use to engage with new industries.   

    Themed Group Work, World Café & Talking Walls Exhibit on career education to follow

    Final Themed Session: TBD
    The Global Career Services Summit is above all, an opportunity for participants to engage on areas of key concern for their institutions and student bodies. The Summit’s fourth themed session will be drawn directly from participant input on the themes of personal high priority, as noted when registering to attend the GCS Summit.

    Formal Closing

    7:00 – 10:00PM   Dinner and evening entertainment

  • Friday March 15*

  • 9:00AM – 12:00PM   Optional tour of Ryerson & University of Toronto Career Services

    *Meeting rooms available on both campuses all day