CIHE Speaker Series

CIHE Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

2018-2019 Academic Year

Upcoming events

May 8, 2019: From the Centre for Global Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Thomas Brotherhood will present on “Locating agency in student-migration pathways in the UK and Japan: Reflecting on biographical-narratives of trajectories through the education-migration nexus” at an upcoming CIDE seminar on Wednesday May 8, 4-5.30 pm, OISE rm. 7-105 Read More

Past events 

March 28, 2019: Dr Hila Zahavi to speak on “The Bologna Process in Israel as a Reflection of EU-Israel Relations” Read More

April 11, 2019: Dr Jill Blackmore to speak on “Criticality, diversity and university leadership in post truth times” Read More

February 26, 2019: Mock Oral for candidate Laura Cappachione on “Dental Hygiene Curriculum and Core Competency Development: A Case Study of One Ontario College Program”. Time @11-12:30 pm, Room 6-184 Abstract

March 5, 2019: Mock Oral for candidate Renee Ferguson on “Hidden among the Under-represented: Foster Youth Access and Persistence in Ontario Post-Secondary Education”.  Time @11 am-12:30 pm, Room 6-184 Abstract

January 15, 2019: Dr. David Kim to speak on “A look at the experience of first-generation students and their participation in mentorship programs: Results of a doctoral study and some thoughts for the field of student affairs” Read More   Watch Presentation

November 13, 2018: Dr. Michelle Nilson to speak on “Life Beyond High School:
Development of Students’ Early Understandings of Postsecondary” Read More

November 1, 2018: Mock Oral for Amy Lemay, PhD Candidate on “The Role of Expectations of Science as Promissory Discourse in Shaping Research Policy: A case study of the creation of Genome Canada” Read More

October 23, 2018: Dr. Michael Skolnik to speak on “Factors Contributing to Canada’s Number One International Ranking in the Proportion of Adults Who Have Attained a Community College Credential” Read More

October 2, 2018: Hana Fehrenbach, PhD Candidate, to discuss her dissertation which focuses on strategic international partnerships for organizational change. Read More

September 13, 2018: Dr. Thomas Deissinger to speak on “Dual Universities and the Dual System – is there a new shift towards academic pathways in Germany?” Read More  Watch Video


September 4, 2018: Mock Oral – PhD Candidate Eric Lavigne to discuss the outcomes of academic deans’ performance appraisals in Canadian colleges and universities.  Read More

2017-2018 Academic Year

September 7, 2017: Dr. Kim Anh Dang discusses the challenges and strategies of academics from non-native English-speaking backgrounds in teaching delivery CIHE Speaker SERIES 09.07

September 27, 2017: Dr. Carol A. Mullen to present on Creativity in Post-secondary Science: A Global Partnership with China in the High-Stakes Testing Era CIHE Speaker SERIES – 9.27 | Watch presentation

October 24, 2017: Dr. Cherie Woolmer to present on faculty-student partnerships in higher education, informed by critical pedagogy and socio-cultural approaches to change and measuring impact. CIHE Speaker Series 10.24 Watch presentation

November 23, 2017: Dr. James Turk to discuss the controversy over freedom of expression and academic freedom in universities. Freedom of expression and academic freedom have always been controversial. Now they are being portrayed as contrary to equity and inclusiveness. Is that necessarily the case? Join us in discussion of the BIG question: Can universities preserve freedom of speech while promoting equity?  CIHE 11.23  

November 29, 2017: Dr. Silvia Annen to present on how immigrants to Canada can use their foreign qualifications and skills in their actual occupation. Her research aims to identify approaches and methods which employers and other stakeholders use to make decisions regarding foreign qualification recognition. CiHE Speaker SERIES 11.29 | Watch Presentation | Presentation Available 

March 2, 2018: Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha to speak on “Education at the Roof of the World – The Story of the University of Central Asia” Read More

March 5, 2018: CIDE/CIHE Joint Seminar: Student presentations for Comparative & International Education Society Annual Conference Read More

March 27, 2018: Dr. Gaële Goastellec to speak on “Internationalisation of academic careers and markets: a European perspective” Read More

April 6, 2018: Dr. Alon Eisenstein to speak on “Measuring critical thinking in entrepreneurial work-integrated learning activities” Read More

April 10, 2018: Dr. Leesa Wheelahan to speak on “What is the capabilities approach? What are its potential and limitations in post-secondary education research?” Read More | Watch Presentation | PowerPoint

May 3, 2018: Dr. Marie-Agnès Détourbe to speak on “Scientific results and lessons learned from an international comparative higher education publication – Inclusion through Access to Higher Education. Exploring the Dynamics between Access to Higher Education, Immigration and Languages” Read More 

June 1, 2018: Dr. Nicky Wolmarans discusses the importance of disciplinary knowledge in professional education, in the context of debates over ‘the application of knowledge to solve problems’ in South Africa. CIHE Speaker SERIES 01.06.18 | Watch presentation

2016-2017 Academic Year

October 5, 2016: Dr. Patrick Clancy discussed the impact of transnational actors in Ireland’s Higher Education Policy cihe-speaker-series-10-05

October 19, 2016: Dr. Thomas Deissinger discussed Vocation Education and Training in Germany cihe-speaker-series-10-19

October 24, 2016: Donna Heslin spoke about regional innovation partnerships and the City of Mississauga cihe-speaker-series-10-24

November 2, 2016: Dr. Roger Pizarro Milian shared insight on the Canadian For-Profit College Sector cihe-speaker-series-11-02

November 15, 2016: Olivier Bégin-Caouette discussed Scientific Capital Accumulation in Nordic Higher Education Systems cihe-speaker-series-11-15

November 22, 2016: Eric Lavigne spoke about his Study of Canadian Universities’ Appointment Announcements cihe-speaker-series-11-22

November 30, 2016: Dr. Greg Moran and Lauren Hudak led a Panel Discussion on HEQCO’s Essential Adult Skills Initiative: Postsecondary Education Learning Outcomes Assessment cihe-speaker-series-11-30

January 19, 2017: Ted Sargent spoke about his global vision for U of T cite cihe-speaker-series-1-19

January 25, 2017: Dr. Gavin Moodie discussed Universities, Disruptive Technologies, and Continuity in Higher Education: The Impact of Information Revolutions cihe-speaker-series-1-25

February 13, 2017: Emma Sabzalieva and Hayfa Jafar discussed Global Events in Higher Ed Policy cihe-speaker-series-02-13

February 28, 2017: Kathleen Moore, Jonathan Turner and Monica Munaretto: Institutional Activity Supporting Graduate Student Needs (Panel Discussion) cihe-speaker-series-02-28

March 9, 2017: Dr. Avi Hyman explored what the ‘E’ in eLearning really means  cihe speaker series – 03-9

March 21, 2017: Dr. Richard Wiggers discusses The Attraction, Realities, and Outcomes of Pursuing a Doctorate CIHE Speaker SERIES 03.21

April 3, 2017: Professor Erica Smith discusses Practices, peculiarities and possibilities in apprenticeships CIHE Speaker SERIES 04.03

May 21, 2017: Professor Hamish Coates explores Innovative Approaches for Enhancing the 21st Century Student Experience CIHE Speaker SERIES 05.21