Update/April 2017


May 8 - 10


April 19, 2017




                 Here is a sneak peek at the presentations being offered.

Post Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework: Engage community leaders and service providers to coordinate support and resources to neighborhoods impacted by violent or traumatic incidents and build community resiliency.
G33 Panel discussion: the economic value of students in our communities, talent development, student acquisition and retention.
How to successfully build and maintain a Peer Education Program
Learn to evaluate your own programs using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model for continual improvement. How the PDSA method can be applied in your everyday life.
Transportation systems meeting future needs in our community:  The Ottawa Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project.
The Ins and outs of By-Law Regulations Planning for Student Housing:
 30 Years of Change in Waterloo
Preserving Diversity and Heritage in Near-Campus Communities Canada's First Street Museum.  Step Into Our Story
Revitalizing a near campus heritage neighbourhood as one of the National Capital Commission’s new Milestone Projects.
Keynote speakers George Dark and Claudio Brun del Re share how the award winning uOttawa Campus Master Plan was developed and the details of the broad consultation held both on and off campus.
The Off Campus Advisor Program:  Students Helping Students Making an impact at the local level:
  -   Student engagement at work in our local schools.
  -   Initiatives to send less fortunate kids to summer camp. 
Using Experiential Learning to solve municipal / community problems + Extending services and utilities into the town
OUSA (Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance) Report
Case studies from the published Habitats Issue
And fun activities await…
An evening event and social opportunity to mingle with OACUHO conference members visiting from Carleton University will be offered to those interested in touring two of uOttawa’s newest residences.  You won’t want to miss this!
Please note, some topics may be subject to change.
Hurry and register now at to benefit the early bird registrations fees.
                              The TGAO Ottawa team is looking forward
                            to Celebrating the Journey with you soon!


Book your accommodation today


Rates apply to pre and post symposium for an opportunity to extend your stay and further explore the Ottawa area.


Accommodation info (Promo Code TGAO2017) for both areas

o    uOttawa Rideau Residence:   $135 per night + taxes

Air-conditioned double rooms include two double beds, a desk and chair, and a private washroom with shower.  Each room includes a television and mini fridge. Each room is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.

Parking is not included with your room reservation.  You must make your own parking arrangements.  (Note that there is parking located beneath the Rideau Residence where you can buy a permit on a first-come, first-served basis.)

uOttawa Toll free: (888) 564-4545.


o   Les Suites:               $219 per night + taxes

Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet

$25.00/night for each additional person

Parking is an additional $22.00 CAN/day (plus applicable tax) with unlimited in/out access

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel direct:

Les Suites Toll free: (800) 267-1989

  • The BC Liberal government is promising that Canadian Forces veterans will receive a 50% tuition fee rebate at post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.
           Ottawa Citizen
  • McMaster helps students “Arrive and Thrive” amidst growing PSE pressures
          Hamilton Spectator
  • Postsecondary Enrolment by Parental Income: Recent National and Provincial Trends
  • BC universities lease campus space to private Chinese high schools
              The Province
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T: 519-744-4764
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