Annual Meetings

The 2024 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of Deans of Science (CCDS) will take place from June 14-16, hosted by Memorial University.

Agenda TBD


The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of Deans of Science (CCDS) took place from May 12-14, hosted by York University.

2023 CCDS AGM Organization Committee
Faculty of Science, York University


Rui Wang, Dean, Faculty of Science
Melissa Hughes, Senior Advisor, Strategic Engagement & Policy
Karyn Davies, Executive Assistant and Manager, Dean’s Office
Mike Scheid, Associate Dean, Students
Gerald Audette, Associate Dean, Faculty
Vivian Saridakis, Associate Dean, Research & Partnerships
Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy
Hugo Chen, Director, International Collaboration & Partnerships

Location


Executive Learning Centre
Schulich School of Business
York University, Toronto, ON

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Agenda


Agenda [PDF Version]

Friday, May 12, 2023

2:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.
RegistrationSchulich School of Business
Private Dining Room
3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Executive Meeting
(CCDS Executive Team)
Private Dining Room
4:00 p.m. –
6:00 p.m.
Welcome and Speed Deaning SessionPrivate Dining Room
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Reception

Hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine, non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar.
Private Dining Room

Saturday, May 13, 2023

7:00 a.m. –
8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Juice & Smoothies; Tea & Coffee; Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Bacon; Home Fries, Charcuterie, Fresh Sliced Fruit, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Pastries, Toast & Breakfast Cereals.
Schulich School of Business
Executive Dining Room
8:30 a.m. –
9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker:
Lisa Philipps
Provost and Vice President Academic,
York University

Session Chair:
Rui Wang, Dean, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
9:00 a.m. –
9:45 a.m.

Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Presentation and Update

Speaker:
Kristina Archibald
Director, Research Grants, Engineering and Life Sciences, NSERC

Session Chair:
Rui Wang, Dean, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
9:45 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

Emerging AI in Academia Focusing on Academic Integrity

Speakers:
Angela Clark, Academic Integrity Officer, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic, York University

Robin Sutherland-Harris, Educational Developer, Teaching Commons, York University

sava saheli singh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, York University

Markus Giesler, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University

Session Chair:
Rui Wang, Dean, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
10:45 a.m. –
11:00 a.m.
Coffee BreakPrivate Dining Room
11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Research Data Storage

Speakers:
Joy Kirchner, Dean of Libraries, York
University

Andrea Kosavic, Associate Dean, Digital Engagement
& Strategy, Office of the Dean of Libraries, York
University

Jennifer Steeves, Associate Vice-President, Research
& Innovation, York University

Session Chair:
Rui Wang, Dean, Faculty of Science, York University

Research Data Security

Speaker:
Todd Bielarczyk, Regional Advisor (GTA), Research Security Centre, Public Safety Canada

Session Chair:
Rui Wang, Dean, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
12:30 p.m. –
1:45 p.m.
Lunch

Chef’s choice of non-vegetarian and vegetarian soup, salads, chicken entrée, fish entrée, vegetarian entrée, starch and side vegetables, assorted desserts and non-alcoholic beverages.
Executive Dining Room
1:45 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.

Indo-Pacific Internationalization
Strategy and Science Education

Speakers:
Tom Cumming, Deputy Director of High Intensity Services at the Toronto Regional Office, Trade Commissioner Services, Global Affairs Canada

Jeff Nankivell, CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Session Chair:
Gerald Audette, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
3:00 p.m. –
3:30 p.m.
Coffee BreakPrivate Dining Room
3:30 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

Post COVID Mental Health

Speaker:
Jo Henderson, Executive Director, Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario;
Director Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health;
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Session Chair:
Gerald Audette, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
5:00 p.m. –
6:00 p.m.
Break
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Banquet

Formal attire
Second Student Centre
Convention Centre, 2nd Floor
8:30 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
Tour of Allan I. Carswell ObservatoryPetrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)

Sunday, May 14, 2023

7:00 a.m. –
8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Juice & Smoothies; Tea & Coffee; Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Bacon; Home Fries, Charcuterie, Fresh Sliced Fruit, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Pastries, Toast & Breakfast Cereals.
Schulich School of Business
Executive Dining Room
8:30 a.m. –
9:15 a.m.

Designing Faculty-Level Community
Supports for Employee and Student Well-being

Speakers:
Alexandra Chris, Well-Being Program Manager, Health Safety & Employee Well-Being, York University

Jennine Rawana, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Head of Calumet College, Faculty & Instructor Co-Chair of York University’s Well-Being Strategy

Tina Ranta, Assistant Director, Well-Being, Student Counselling Health & Well-Being, York University

Humaira Pirooz, Director, Health, Safety and Employee Well-Being, Human Resources, York University

Session Chair:
Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
9:15 a.m. –
10:00 a.m.

Report of the Advisory Panel
on the Federal Research Support System

Speaker:

Frédéric Bouchard, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Université de Montréal

Session Chair:
Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
10:00 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
and Accessibility (EDIA)
in Science

Speaker:
Lori Francis, Dean of Science, St. Mary’s University

Session Chair:
Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy, Faculty of Science, York University
Private Dining Room
10:45 a.m. –
11:15 a.m.
Coffee BreakPrivate Dining Room
11:15 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.
CCDS Business Meeting (AGM)Private Dining Room
12:00 p.m. –
1:00 p.m.
Lunch

Chef’s choice of non-vegetarian and vegetarian soup, salads, chicken entrée, fish entrée, vegetarian entrée, starch and side vegetables, assorted desserts and non-alcoholic beverages.
Executive Dining Room

Event Inquiries and Assistance


General inquiries and on-site event lead for Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13:
Melissa Hughes, mehughes@yorku.ca / (416) 471 6098

On-site event lead for Sunday, May 14:
Hugo Chen, hugochen@yorku.ca / (416) 312-7313

Suggested Accommodations


  • The Anndore House located at 15 Charles Street East, Toronto and is approximately 6.5 km from York University.