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Thursday, October 12




8:30 a.m.

Registration (Snacks & beverages)

United College (UTD) Alumni Hall

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Ceremonial fireground


Introductory remarks directly following

UTD 105

9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address: Colleen James (Divonify)

UTD 105

10:45 a.m.

Break (coffee & tea top up)

Watson’s Eatery

11:00 a.m.

Fall Business Meeting

UTD 105

12:00 p.m.


1. Senior Housing Officers Meeting – Seminar Room

2. Advanced Members Meeting – Alumni Hall Side B

3. General – Watsons Eatery

4. BIPOC network – UTD 118


Seminar Room

Alumni Hall

Watson’s Eatery

UTD 118

1:15 p.m.

OACUHO Strategic Plan

UTD 105

2:00 p.m.

Travel Time


2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Block 1

1. Queer Communities - Isabella Corno (University of Guelph)

2. Departures and Arrivals: Auditing Post-Secondary Commuter Interventions to Better Support Student Persistence in Ontario -Spencer Craddock (University of Toronto - Scarborough)

3. The Future of Membership Engagement at OACUHO – Savannah Sloat (University of Waterloo) & Allison Keyes (Queen’s University)

4. Welcome home: keeping students engaged throughout the first-year residence application process - Christine MacDonald (University of Waterloo)

Alumni Hall A


Alumni Hall B




UTD 256

3:00 p.m.

Break (snacks/refreshments)


3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session Block 2

5. After the Interview: Giving and Receiving Meaningful Feedback - Kate Murray (Queen’s University) & Allison Keyes (Queen’s University)

6. Decades of ‘Soph’ Tradition: A Change Management Approach to Our OWeek Leadership Program - Samantha King (Western University) & Michelle Lidka (Western University)

7. Beyond Annual DEI Workshops: Cementing Anti-Oppressive Learning in the Day to Day – Jamal Nickie (York University) & Meaghan Morris (York University)

8. Residence Education & Curricular Approach - Introducing Our CoP - Ally Jewell (Wilfrid Laurier University) & Dominique Da Silva (University of Toronto – Mississauga)

Alumni Hall A


Alumni Hall B





UTD 256

4:00 p.m.

Travel time



Final Remarks

UTD 105

4:30 p.m.

Grad House Social

University of Waterloo Grad House