Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 8:30 AM EDT

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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