Register now for the Waterloo ExL Symposium!
The Waterloo ExL Symposium will highlight experiential learning (EL) initiatives and associated resources on campus. This event is an opportunity for instructors who want to integrate, or enhance their integration of EL within their courses. Concurrent session will include presentations from instructors, students, and community partners on best practices, challenges, and innovative ideas on how EL may be integrated into teaching and learning.
|8:30am - 8:45am||Registration & Light Breakfast|
|8:45am – 9:00am||Opening Remarks|
|9:00am – 9:45am||Opening Keynote: Norah McRae|
|9:45am – 10:45am||Concurrent Sessions|
|10:45am – 11:00am||Networking Break|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||Lunch|
|12:45pm – 1:45pm||Afternoon Keynote: Victor Saad|
|1:45pm – 2:45pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Closing Remarks|
Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education, University of Waterloo
Norah McRae is known nationally and internationally as a leader in co-operative and experiential education. Her involvement in co-operative education, work-integrated learning and community engagement spans more than twenty years, over which time she has led strategic program development and research on student engagement, work-integrated learning and intercultural competency development. In her first public presentation as Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo, Norah will be presenting on the evolving landscape of experiential learning and creating quality EL experiences.
Victor Saad, Founder, Experience Institute
Victor Saad is an author, educator, and community builder. In 2012, he designed his own Masters by completing 12 projects in 12 months, he called The Leap Year Project. His experiences culminated with staging his graduation at a local TEDx and publishing a book of stories focused on the power of learning through risk. He subsequently launched Experience Institute, an organization helping college students and career professionals learn and grow through short-term, real-world experiences.
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