Upcoming events

    • 07 Dec 2018
    • 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Humber College Residence, North Campus – Room T132, 203 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V3

    Eastern Regional Conference

    “New Pathways to Supporting Students: Transforming Academic Learning Support for Changing Times”

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    Humber College Residence, North Campus, Room T132.

    This theme asks us to consider how new approaches within academic learning support can remain ahead of changing contexts. What are institutions doing, and what methods are being used in academic learning support in relation to: Accessibility, peer mentorship, reducing barriers, and promoting inclusion and equitable education. 

    This conference will highlight innovative approaches to supporting learning and academic success for future generations of students and educators.

    Conference Details:

    8:15-9:15: Registration and Breakfast

    9:15-10:15:  Welcome and Keynote

    10:15- 3:00: Sessions and breaks

    3:00-3:15: Closing remarks

    Proposal submissions have closed.  Thank you to those who submitted!  Conference session details coming soon.

    About Humber College Campus: 

    Humber North Campus is located in the Northwest part of Toronto, within 10minutes of Pearson International Airport. This location is also home to University of Guelph-Humber. Humber College is connected to miles of walking paths through the nature gardens of the Humber Arboretum and cycling paths along the Humber River.  

    Conference Location: 

    203 Humber College Boulevard,Toronto, M9W 6V3.  Humber Residence, North Campus – Room T132, (labelled T on the Campus Map).  

    Driving to Humber College:  

    Take Highway 27 or Queens Plate North until you hit Humber College Boulevard. Turn left onto Humber College Blvd. Then, turn left onto Arboretum Blvd. 

    On campus Parking

    Time Period



    North Campus (Pay on Exit)

    2 hours or less 

    Lots 5, 6, 8, 10 & Garage


    2-4 hours or less

    Lots 5, 6, 8, 10 & Garage


    More than 4 hours Daily Maximum Thru Midnight

    Lots 5, 6, 8, 10 & Garage


    *Lot6 is the closest visitor's parking lot to the conference location*

    Public Transportation

    TTC Bus#927 or TTCBus#37 from hotel; TTCBus#927 from Kipling Subway Station

    From Union Station: 

    Take Line 1 (Yonge-University) towards Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station; change trains at St. George station, (6 stops from Union Station). Take Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) to Kipling Station (final stop on Line 2). Use the escalators, stairs or elevators on the lower level up to the bus level. Take the 927A, 927B, 927C or 927D Highway 27 Express bus via Humber College. Stop is Humber College Blvd. at Hwy 27. Cross the pedestrian walkway and walk down Humber College Blvd. (approximately 9 mins.) towards Humber College North Campus Residence.


    City Taxi: 416.241.1400; Beck Taxi: 416.751.5555

    Accommodation:  Woodbine Hotel and Suites 

    30 Vice Regent boulevard, Toronto OntarioM9W 7A4; 416-743-9997.  

    The Woodbine Hotel and Suites is located at the intersection of Hwy 27 and Vice Regent Boulevard. The hotel is a 5 minute drive from Humber North Campus and a 25 minute trip on TTC Bus#927 Highway Express from Kipling Station, at Hwy 27 and Queens Plate Dr.  

    A group rate has been secured for the Woodbine Hotel and Suites.  Applicable Dates: December 6th-8th, 2018.  

    Group Code: HUM18 (group code will be available until November 17th, 2018. Please call Woodbine hotel and suites directly prior to November 17th to state the group and select rooms under the group code).  

    Room Type & Rates

    1.)  Two standard double beds accommodates up to four guest; $95 plus tax.

    2.)  Single king room accommodates up to two guest; $90 plus tax.

    3.)  Single queen room accommodates up to two guest; $90 plus tax.

    Hot Continental Breakfast included: Eggs, Bacon, Toast (white and brown), hash brown, fresh fruit, Muffins, cereal and four different types of juices. 

    For More Information on Accommodation & Campus Directions:  

    Contact-Nakita Sunar, Learning Support Coordinator; nakita.sunar@humber.ca416.675.6622 ext. 3357 or Stephen Aboagye, Peer Tutoring Coordinator; stephen.aboagye@humber.ca416-675-6622, ext. 3424.

    Humber College, On Campus Dining Locations: 

    *registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch and snacks*  

    • Tim Hortons (Full Service)
    • Java Jazz (Coffee Shop)
    • GH Cafe (Coffee Shop)
    • LinX Pub (Smoke's Poutinerie)
    • Food Emporium (Includes Tim Horton's Express, Subway, Pizza Pizza, Teriyaki Experience, Mucho Burrito & many more!)
    • Hawk's Nest (Pizza Pizza, Booster Juice & On The Go)

    Off Campus Dining

    • Spotlight Caribbean Kitchen (130 Queens Plate Drive)
    • Bourbon St. Grill (500 Rexdale Boulevard)
    • City South Pizza (106 Humber College Blvd #11)
    • Chop Steakhouse & Bar (801 Dixon Road)
    • Moxie’s Grill & Bar (55 Reading Ct)
    • Sushi House (500 Rexdale Boulevard)

    Nearby Attractions

    Registration is now open, and can be accessed by clicking the register tab to your left, at a cost of:

    • Members $60
    • Students $30
    • Non-Members $90

    Conference Contact

    Mona Frial-Brown, Learning Skills Specialist, York University; LSAC Eastern Regional Director; mfrial@yorku.ca; 416-736-2100ext.21048.

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • Room 5100, Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus

    Are your services really equally accessible to all students at your institution, or are there hidden, systemic barriers to serving some student populations, despite best intentions?  Join us at SFU’s Surrey campus to explore together how we can best reach, attract, and serve the needs of the full range of students on our campuses.

    Call for Proposals

    We would love to hear about what you are doing at your institution to reach and serve the needs of diverse student populations – international students, Indigenous students, mature students, the LGBTQ+ population, students with disabilities, students studying at a distance, or others.  Or have you discovered barriers to access that you would like to explore with your colleagues?  We welcome proposals to lead a session of any type – from a formal presentation about a program you are offering, to leading a very preliminary and fledgling discussion about an issue.  We are flexible as to the length and format of the session – just let us know what you are thinking. Please send your proposal, including a session description of approximately 250 words, to Ruth Silverman, rsilverm@sfu.ca by Thursday, November 15.

    Registration is now open, and can be accessed by clicking the register tab to your left, at a cost of:

    Members $60

    Students $30

    Non-Members $90

    To become a member, go here.

    The location will be Room 5100 at the Surrey Campus of Simon Fraser University.

    Go here for Directions to SFU Surrey and Parking Information.
    Please note that unfortunately SFU’s reciprocal parking agreements with other post-secondary institutions only apply at the Burnaby campus and do not apply at SFU Surrey because SFU does not operate the parking at that campus.

    Accommodation is available at the new Civic Hotel, a short walk from SFU Surrey.  Entering the promo code “J0Q” (with a zero) at the Civic Hotel Reservation site or Marriot hotels reservations will lead to a discounted rate of $149 per night (from $174).

    For Additional Information:  Please contact Ruth Silverman at rsilverm@sfu.ca.

Past events

25 Jun 2018 Webinar: Inspiring Students to Achieve Success: A Shifting Paradigm to Support Student Learning
25 May 2018 LSAC Eastern Regional Roundtable-May 25 2018
25 May 2018 LSAC West 2018: The Winds of Change, Transitions of Students, Staff and Institutions
09 May 2018 LSAC Eastern Regional Round Table
30 Apr 2018 Pacific Region LSAC Conference 2018
28 Mar 2018 Webinar: We Like You! Measuring Success by Social Media
21 Mar 2018 Webinar: Leveraging the Science of Neuroplasticity for Student Success
11 Dec 2017 LSAC 2017 Pacific Region Conference
06 Dec 2017 Webinar: Developing a Diverse Peer Coaching Team
01 Nov 2017 2017 AALL Conference: 21st Century Language and Learning
29 May 2017 LSAC 2017 National Conference
12 May 2017 LSAC 2016 Pacific Regional Conference
10 Apr 2017 2017 ALDinHE Conference: The Learning Development Conference
01 Mar 2017 Webinar: Effective Thinking and Learning: Research Strategies for Improving Student Performance
22 Feb 2017 LSAC Eastern Regional Round Table
08 Feb 2017 Webinar: Promises and Pitfalls of Harnessing Metacognition to Improve Student Learning
01 Feb 2017 ICALLD Online Symposium: Collaboration in a changing environment
18 Jan 2017 Webinar: On noteworthy notes: not all note taking is created equal
30 Nov 2016 2016 ATLAANZ Conference: Build and rebuild: Responding to new Realities
19 Jun 2016 LSAC 2016 Western Regional Conference
17 Jun 2016 LSAC 2016 Atlantic Canada Professional Development Day
13 May 2016 LSAC 2016 Pacific Regional Conference
04 Apr 2016 6th Annual Summit on Education Technology Strategies
23 Mar 2016 Webinar: A Holistic Perspective of Student Success and Links to Practice, Your Role, and Learning Outcomes
27 Jan 2016 ICALLD Inaugural Online Symposium
11 Dec 2015 LSAC Eastern Regional Conference (Toronto)
11 Dec 2015 LSAC Pacific Regional Conference
22 Jun 2015 LSAC Pacific Conference
11 May 2015 LSAC 2015 National Conference
07 Apr 2015 Conference Preview Webinar with Keynote Speaker Leonard Geddes
05 Dec 2014 LSAC Pacific Regional Conference
17 Jun 2014 33rd STLHE Conference
08 Jun 2014 CACUSS 2014
23 May 2014 8th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction
09 May 2014 2014 LSAC Pacific Region Conference
14 Apr 2014 ALDinHE Conference 2014
15 Feb 2014 33rd Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience
06 Dec 2013 LSAC Pacific Regional Conference
06 Dec 2013 LSAC Eastern Regional Conference
06 Nov 2013 46th Annual CRLA Conference
22 May 2013 2013 LSAC National Conference
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