2019 Conference Archive

Location: Elkridge Resort, Waskesiu, SK
Conference: October 28 & 29, 2019 (Monday & Tuesday)
Plus a Welcome Reception at Walleyes: October 27th (Sunday) from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Theme: Supporting Diversity & Inclusion through Post-secondary Student Advising

“Effective advising programs acknowledge the diversity of student values, experiences, and motivations” (UC Berkley) that drive them through their post-secondary studies. It is important as advisors that we respond appropriately to the diverse needs of our students. This conference aims to support advisors in examining the ways in which our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours in our advising practice, as well as the systems and policies we work within, shape and support or inhibit diversity and inclusion.

We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker, Jack Saddleback.  Jack is a Cree, Two-Spirit Transgender gay man from the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta.  He is a spokesperson for both Mental Health Canada and Bell’s Let’s Talk Billboard Campaign, one of CBC’s top 40 Under 40, and travels the country advocating for mental health, gender and sexual diversity, two-spirit issues, and HIV-AIDS.  Jack was also the first elected transgender student union president at the University of Saskatchewan, and the third Indigenous person to hold that position.  At the AASK Conference, Jack will share his personal story of navigating University, and bring forward a message of self-awareness, identity and embracing our authentic self. 


Registration Deadline = October 15, 2019

Late registration fee now in effect.

$350 members / $450 non-members

Accommodations not included in conference fee. Meals during the conference as well as a beverage ticket for the welcome reception are included in the conference fee.

Accommodations & Facilities

You are responsible for booking your accommodations. Elkridge Resort has suites, cabins, and condos available for conference attendees.

Book accommodations by Sept. 30 to get the conference rate.

Individuals call‑in to front desk at 1‑800‑510‑1824.  For the conference group rate, guests should identify themselves as members of AASK ‑ Academic Advisors of Saskatchewan, attending the conference Oct. 27‑29, 2019.  Group reservation # 132493.  A deposit of 50%, including rate, taxes and levies, required.  The remaining 50% will be processed 15 days prior to check‑in.  Check in is 4:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m. Guests must present a valid credit card upon check‑in.

Many of the most sought-after amenities and activities at Elk Ridge Resort are now included into a daily resort fee. This helps eliminate multiple charges and provides a discount on services. There are many great activities included in your $14.95 daily resort fee, all designed to provide you with an unforgettable stay.

Call for Session Proposals

On June 1st, we begin accepting proposals for breakout and keynote sessions exploring the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion and access in post-secondary student advising. Session Proposal Form (Word Doc)