2023 Conference

November 19-21 at Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa in Moose Jaw


November 19 – evening

  • Prior to 6:30pm: Arrive in Moose Jaw
  • 6:30-7:00pm: Conference check-in
  • 7:00-8:30pm: Welcome Social (location TBD)

November 20 – all day

  • 7:30-8:45am: Breakfast at Temple Gardens
  • 9-9:15am: Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:15-10:30am: KEYNOTE Dr Dirk Morrison – Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence
  • 10:30-10:45am: Wellness Break
  • 10:45-11:45am: Session #1 Options
    • Richard Medernach – Advising Assessment Basics: How to measure what matters
    • Vaness Belyk, Angela Schindelka, and Catherine Todd-McCoy – Knowledge Management Strategies for Academic Advising Units
  • 11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch at Temple Gardens
  • 12:45-1:45pm: Session #2 Panel Discussion
    • Banjo Olaleye, Diana Sharpe, Christina Dolan, Alisa Perkins, Emily van Heerdeen, and Vanessa Belyk – Advising in the Post COVID World: Emerging Trends, Challenges, and Strategies
  • 1:45-2:00pm: Wellness Break
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Session #3 Options
    • Richard Medernach – Managers Meeting: training and the role of AASK
    • Amaryllis Ruth Valencia – Connection: Addressing Student Needs Through Student-Peer-Led Hybrid Group Advising
  • 3:00-3:30pm: Yoga Mindfulness with Cindy
  • 3:30pm: Rest, relax, explore Moose Jaw (Supper and evening on your own)

November 21 – morning

  • 7:30-8:45am: Breakfast at Temple Gardens
  • 9:00-10:30am: KEYNOTE Sharon Meyer, Office of the Treaty Commission: Reconciliation
  • 10:30-11:00am: AASK General Meeting
  • 11:00-11:15 am: Wellness Break
  • 11:15am-12:15pm: Session #4 Options
    • Xiaoyi Hao & Banjo Olaleye – Beyond Words: Non-verbal Cues for Connecting with International Students
    • Dawn Brenner – Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan
  • 12:15pm: Lunch at Temple Gardens