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University Continuing Education Webinars

Lifelong Learning: Putting ideas into practice

May 7, 14 and June 11, 18, 2021

Friday webinars on university continuing education

UM Extended Education presented four free webinars exploring the state of lifelong learning at Canadian universities and the future of continuing education including the introduction of micro-credentials to support the upskilling and reskilling of professionals. We joined experts from across Canada as they explained how university continuing education continues to support businesses and professionals as they prepare for the future.

Webinar 1

Friday, May 7
12:00 to 1:15 p.m. EDT

The state of university continuing education across Canada

A conversation with director of Continuing Education at the University of Calgary Sheila LeBlanc, executive director of the College of Extended Learning at the University of New Brunswick Ian Allen, and editor in chief of The EvoLLution and director of content for Modern Campus Amrit Ahluwalia.

Meeting notes

Webinar 2

Friday, May 14
12:00 to 1:15 p.m. EDT

After the COVID pandemic:  The role of universities and colleges in building a stronger Canadian economy

A conversation with UM President, Michael Benarroch, director, economic thought leadership at RBC Cynthia Leach, president and CEO of Red River College Fred Meier and dean of the School of Continuing Education at MacEwan University, Heather McRae.

Webinar 3

Friday, June 11
12:00 to 1:15 p.m. EDT

Deciphering the meaning of micro-credentials

A conversation with director of PowerEDTM by Athabasca University-Canada’s online university director Jessica Butts Scott and University of Manitoba Extended Education associate dean (academic) Rod Lastra.

Webinar 4

Friday, June 18
12:00 to 1:15 p.m. EDT

Recognition of alternative digital credentials

A conversation with dean of lifelong learning at Simon Fraser University Julia Denholm, assistant director of McMaster University Continuing Education Daniel Piedra and University of Manitoba Extended Education associate dean (academic) Rod Lastra.

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