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Forum for New Presidents

June 02, 2017 at 8am - June 04, 2017 at 8am
Sheraton Ottawa
150 Albert St
Ottawa, ON K1P

The annual workshop for new academic staff association presidents and presidents-elect will take place June 2–3, 2017, at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel. New academic staff association presidents and presidents-elect, as well as any second-year presidents who were unable to attend last year’s workshop, are eligible to attend.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the role and responsibilities of academic staff association presidents and their relationships with their members, executive, and committees; examine ways to build stronger associations and engage members; and, provide an occasion to meet and build a network among colleagues who are new presidents or presidents-elect of other associations.

All workshop documentation including the draft agenda, the REGISTRATION, hotel and travel reservations, and the Policy on Reimbursement of Participants’ Expenses for CAUT Workshops are all available.The Workshop will be conducted in English; there will be no simultaneous translation.




Hotel Accommodation

Delegates are required to make their own hotel reservations directly with the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel. It is imperative that reservations be made no later than the May 2nd cut-off date. 

To avoid disappointment, reserve your room by contacting the Sheraton directly and mention the Canadian Association of University Teachers or group code CAUTWNP to obtain the preferred rates starting at $179.00/night (Traditional guest room). Hotel reservations can be made on-line using the link Guest Room.

Assistance for an association’s president or president-elect will be provided on the same basis as for Council delegates. CAUT will cover the cost of transportation to Ottawa, while each association will be responsible for accommodation costs to a maximum of one dollar per day per member of the association. Airline reservations must be made directly with CAUT’s Travel Agent, WE Travel (888-676-7747). WE Travel will require the booking code (6-5418) in order to make travel reservations and they will bill CAUT directly. Please book your air travel as early as possible to take advantage of the lowest fares, but no later than May 14, 2017. CAUT policy is to use unionized air carriers unless there is no other option available. 

Participants at CAUT meetings and events, where CAUT underwrites the cost to attend, may apply for reimbursement of costs associated with providing Dependant Care for those who rely primarily upon them for physical care.


Accommodations Marcel Roy

Registration  Monique Cooke

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