• Learn more about Being a CoP Co-Chair

    Thanks to the great panelists who shared their experiences being a co-chair with a CACUSS CoP or Network. Interested in learning more? Here is the video from that panel discussion last Friday
  • Becoming a CoP co-chair

    Have you thought about becoming involved with CACUSS? We have many opportunities for you!
    One you should learn more about is Becoming a co-chair of one of our many Communities and Networks!
    To learn more join us this Friday at 1:00ET/10PT Sign up today to get access to the live session and/or the recording!
  • Guide to support trans and non-binary inclusion in the workplace.

    I participated in a session today on Trans-Inclusion in the workplace which was really fantastic and they shared two resources that I thought I would share here...of interest to those hiring or supporting career journeys of trans- and non-binary folx in your institutions. 

    I thought they were both excellent resources and hope you find them useful.
  • Being a CoP Co-Chair

    Hi All, 

    We'd like to invite you to a panel discussion to learn more about being a CoP Co-Chair. The Advising CoP is currently recruiting for the co-chair positions as our terms are coming to an end. 

    In this session, you will get a better sense of the role and how easy it really is. Personally, I love meeting others who have a passion for advising and want to help connect advisors to relevant resources and materials that will support them in their everyday. I am a community builder which is what drew me into this role. Please register for the session to learn why others enjoy being a co-chair as well as what they are doing in their CoP to get ideas of where we could potentially take the Advising CoP. 

    We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 26 @ 1PM EST, 10am PST. Please register for this session here:

    Panel and Q&A with CoP Co-Chairs, Feb. 26 @ 1pm ET

    Please share this session information with your peers and colleagues who might be interested in this sort of opportunity for Advising and other CoP's. This session is for all vacant CoP Co-Chair positions.
  • Network roundtable discussion - Wednesday, Feb 3, 1pm EST

    Hi Network members!
    Family responsibilities have been never been more in the spotlight with Covid 19, given the increased caregiving demands while working and studying from home. 

    Join members of the network on Wednesday, February 3 at 1pm EST for a round table discussion about what’s happening on your respective campuses. What are the challenges and opportunities in supporting students with family responsibilities?

    As co-chairs, we are also looking ahead to the virtual CACUSS conference. We want to hear from those who may be submitting a proposal. What you would like to see planned for a meeting of our members during the conference?   

    We look forward to connecting, 
    Brandy Usick and Victoria Orr, co-chairs

    Meeting details 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 827 297 6584

    Passcode: family

  • Call for Reviewers--2021 Conference

    We are seeking members from communities of practice & networks to serve as peer reviewers for submissions for CACUSS 2021: Now More Than Ever.

     Reviewers will receive their assigned proposals by Thursday, January 28, 2021 and are expected to complete all assigned reviews between January 28 – February 8, 2021. We anticipate that each reviewer will be responsible for 5 - 10 anonymous proposals. The anticipated time commitment is 3 - 5 hours.

     If you would like to volunteer, please complete the form HERE by Monday, January 18, 2021.

  • Winter Term Round Table Chats

    Please join us for our monthly chats this term! Pass on to any interested colleagues who may want to join. *Zoom links will be shared here closer to the date of each meeting.

    Date: Friday February 19th, 2:30-4pm EST
    Guest Host: Makenzie Schiemann, M.S. - Vice President for Case Management Initiatives , TNG; Executive Director, NABITA
    Topic: Common Trends in the Case Management World

    Date: Wednesday March 17th, 2:30-4pm EST
    Guest Hosts: Stephanie Dinsmore, RSW, BSW, MSW and Dr. Tayyab Rashid (Co-chairs of Campus Mental Health CoP)
    Topic: Ways in which wellness teams and case management teams (clinical and non-clinical) work together to support students

    Wednesday April 14th, 2:30-4pm EST
    Guest Hosts:

    If you have any suggestions for upcoming discussion topics or guest hosts, please let Dion or I know by emailing use or posting here. 

    We look forward to "seeing" you soon!
  • FREE CICMH Webinar

    Hi Folks!
    For those of you that attended our CoP round table chat yesterday, our guest host Chris Pankewich from the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, presented on burnout recovery tips and strategies for case managers and the students we support.

    He has provided the following link to an upcoming free webinar by CICMH. Please check it out as their webinars are always useful, solution-focused and they provide practical takeaways.

    Friday, January 22nd @ 1:00 pm:

    Additionally, I will be posting some slides from Chris' presentation for those who were unable to attend and helpful links to resources shared by attendees on resiliency, burnout recovery and time management.

    Have a wonderful day!
  • Academic Advising & Retention Web Event

    On January 27, the Canadian Advising Community (CACUSS and NACADA) will welcome the advisors from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University to speak on Academic Advising and Retention: The narrative of how our school is using academic advising to create and maintain continuous retention processes.
    • Register by clicking on this link 
      • Once submitted you will receive confirmation of your registration and the Zoom link the following Friday. 

    The session will cover: 

    • Academic advising functions with retention potential

    • How to plan out your retention processes for the year (critical path)

    • How to map out your retention processes for new and experienced staff

    • Creating a retention community of practice for your departments

      Jan 27 at 10am PST, 11am MST, 12pm CST, 1pm EST, 2pm AST, 2:30pm NST
  • Thank You - Virtual Advising

    On behalf of your CACUSS and NACADA Canadian Advising Communities, thank you for joining more than 200 of your fellow Canadian Advisors during the Nov 25 Virtual Advising presentation - it was so energizing to take time to connect, share and learn and we can't wait to do it again!
    Takeaways from the event:
    Keep the discussion going! We created a place specifically for Canadian Advisors to chat about and share resources on Virtual Advising. Join the discussion on the Canadian Advising Community Facebook page by clicking the following link: and click "Discussion"
    • If you don't have a Facebook account, you can access the PowerPoint here
    • Keep the discussion going in the Advising CoP as well. We will share the presentation files there as well.   
    Let us know your thoughts on the Virtual Advising event by completing this anonymous survey  
    January 27 we will welcome Ryerson University to speak on Academic Advising and RetentionThe narrative of how our school is using academic advising to create and maintain continuous retention processes.
    Join Us on January 27, 2021 for a discussion on Academic Advising and Retention
    Our apologies again for anyone who had trouble accessing the event - the best way to learn is to make mistakes so we are happy to say we have figured out the capacity issues and it will not be a concern going forward (phew).
    Thank you on behalf of your Canadian Advising Community planners,
    Shea Ellingham (NACADA)
    Sarah Kinch (CACUSS)
    Allison Scully (NACADA)
    Brady Zapalski (CACUSS)
  • Please register: Virtual Advising - Reading Between the Lines

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    Wed, Nov 25 at 1pm EST |
     1 hour
    Virtual Advising: Reading Between the Lines
    • Register to receive link to access event:
      Brought to you by your Canadian Advising Communities of CACUSS & NACADA
    • Audience: Advisors and administrators
    • To foster strong discussion on the topic, we recommend watching as a department by sharing your screen and audio using your preferred video conference app. Then you can discuss and reflect on key learning points after the session. Of course everyone is welcome to join on their own, but space is limited so it will be first come first served day of.
    • The session will be hosted on zoom
    • You do not need to be a NACADA or CACUSS member to join the event

    Once you are registered for the event, you will receive an email on the Friday following your registration with the event link. This email will be sent from Allison Scully so keep your eyes on your inboxes (junk mail included) before the event. Thanks and see you online November 25th!
  • November Case Managers Round Table

    Please join us for our monthly chat! Pass on to any interested colleagues who may want to join.

    We have a guest host, Cecilia, from The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) to chat with us about building relationships with on and/or off campus partners to support student success!

    Topic: Student Case Managers Roundtable -

    Building Relationships with On and Off Campus Partners 
    Nov 18, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 940 0521 6143
    Passcode: 624605

    Hope to see you there!
  • SVPR CoP Fall Check-In--Nov 9

    You're invited to a CoP Check-In on Monday, November 9 from 11am-12pm (PST).

    Our goal for this virtual gathering is to re-connect as a COP, celebrate our successes, and identify and workshop some of the ongoing challenges with virtual SVPR programming. To facilitate meaningful engagement, most of the session will be dedicated to break-out sessions on the following topics:
    • Support & Response
    • Student Education & Outreach
    • Faculty & Staff Education & Outreach
    • Peer-Facilitated Programming: Volunteer Training & Engagement

    Please complete this Google form to sign up for the session and to indicate your preferred break-out session. We'll send the Zoom link on Friday, November 6.
  • CICMH Bright Futures - Embracing Campus Wellness Virtual Conference

    Passing along a really useful (and inexpensive - $50) PD opportunity!

    Offered through the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) - their annual conference has gone virtual on November 3rd. ​

    Please check out the schedule of events and keynote speaker. I am registered to attend and look forward to "seeing" some of you their!
  • Upcoming Case Managers Meeting - Oct. 21st

    Please join us next week for our monthly chat! Pass on to any interested colleagues who may want to join.
    We have guest hosts from the Internationalization in Student Affairs CoP Group to share some knowledge with us!!

    Topic: Student Case Managers Roundtable -
    How COVID is affecting international students who are attending Canadian institutions, and the themes of support that are being providing to students
    Time: Oct 21, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 924 9450 4648
    Passcode: 956869

  • New Publication - Competency Model for Student Conduct Administration

    Earlier this week CACUSS announced the release of a new publication called Competency Model for Student Conduct Administrators: A Complementary Document to the CACUSS Student Affairs + Services Competency Model.  Authored by several of our very talented colleagues, this will be an important resource for everyone working in the field of Student Conduct and sexual violence investigations and/or adjudications. The publication is free for CACUSS members and can be purchased for $9.95 for non-members.  

    Stay tuned for a webinar taking place later this fall featuring some of the authors discussing the development of this resource and how it can best be utilized by student conduct administrators.
  • Case Managers Upcoming Meetings

    Mark your calendars for these meeting days for the Student Case Managers Community of Practice meetings. Zoom meeting “locations” will be shared shortly, check

    • Wednesday August 19th 1-2pm EST – Case Managers Meet and Greet
    • Wednesday September 23rd 1-2pm EST
    • Wednesday October 21st 1-2pm EST
    • Wednesday November 18th 1-2pm EST
    • Wednesday December 16th 1-2pm EST
  • CACUSS ON-line Webinar Series - Case Managers Session

    Please join us on MONDAY JUNE 22nd 1pm (EST) for Care to Chat: A Student Case Management Round table Series.

    Care to Chat: A Student Case Management Roundtable Series

    Jodie Lockey-Duesling, Acting Manager, Student Wellness Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University; Lina Di Genova, Director of Evaluation and Strategy, McGill University; Andrea Dalimonte, Student Care Coordinator, Wilfrid Laurier University

    Case Manager and Campus Mental Health CoP's will discuss ideas for best practices about how student affairs professionals, wellness centres, security services can work together, particularly around crises.

    Our aim is to provide an inclusive environment where various student support professionals can share how they are following best practices in their respective areas.

    We have identified this as an area of concern in the Case Management community and in student affairs in general, where student support requires new and innovative methods to continue to engage students, while also being proactive in providing students with the tools they need to be successful.

  • Keep Calm and Conduct ON(line) Sessions

    Hello Folks!

    Here is the updated topic for our next FREE discussion session on all things related to case management and student conduct. Hope to see you there!

    TODAY: Keep Calm & Conduct On(line) Series

    Topic: Sexual Violence Reporting Metrics

    Date: June 12 Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

    Hosted by: Sarah Crawford (Algonquin College), Greg Mather (University of the Fraser Valley)


    Keep Calm & Conduct On is a series of round table discussions hosted by the Community of Practice of Student Conduct at the annual CACUSS conference. It’s an opportunity for members to discuss current trends and best practices, share resources and ask questions on a series of hot topics.

    Join us:

    1-866-886-0674 80130#

    1. *Note that on first login, you may have to download a plugin to access Adobe Connect.* We recommend that you test this link in advance in particular if you need an administrator to approve downloads/installations on your device.
    2. If you are calling in on the telephone, call in using the number provided.
    3. If you are using the built-in audio, plug in your headset and ensure your audio is working (by clicking Meeting, then Audio Setup Wizard)

    Conference number: 1-866-886-0674

    Participate code: 80130#

  • Reminder - You are Invited - An Advising Social Hour on Tuesday June 16th, 2pm EST

    Reminder - You are Invited - An Advising Social Hour on Tuesday June 16th, 2pm EST

    You have been invited to the following event.

    Advising Meet Up


    Tue 16 Jun 2020 2pm – 3pm Eastern Time - Toronto


    CACUSS Zoom Room 1 (map)


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    CACUSS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Advising Meet UP Time: Jun 16, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

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  • Join Us! - Invitation for a Virtual Social Hour/Check-In

    Join Us on Tuesday June 16th at 2pm EST!

    Hello from your friendly Advising CoP chairs. We wanted to share a quick update and also invite you to join us for a casual social in place of what would have happened during the CACUSS Conference.

    First and foremost, we want to take a second to thank and recognize Brigitte Wiebe for all of her hard work, innovative ideas, and initiative that she has taken over the past two years as co-chair. We can speak personally, that Brigitte has been a pleasure to work with and is a wealth of knowledge. She goes above and beyond and truly wants to ensure the best for our community! We will miss you Brigitte, although we get the impression we haven’t seen the last of you!

    Secondly, we want to welcome Sarah Kinch, who is the incoming co-chair joining Brady Zapalski. Sarah comes to us from the College of New Caledonia in northern British Columbia. Her energy and excitement for uniting Advisors across the country and supporting them through her expertise and experience is refreshing. Sarah has some wonderful ideas already and is chomping at the bit to get started. Stay tuned to learn more in the coming months.

    Finally, we want to invite you to join us (the three co-chairs of the Advising CoP) for a social hour on Tuesday June 16th at 2pm EST. Although we are appreciative for the decision our planning committee made to cancel CACUSS, we are disappointed that we don’t get to connect with all of you in person during the conference sessions and, more importantly, our meeting/social that was being planned. We thought this would be a nice alternative to get together, cheers with a coffee or drink of choice, and casually chat about how we are all doing during these unprecedented times. We may also take a minute or two of your time to pick your brains for next years planning! Please join us, if you are able, at 2pm EST on Tuesday June 16th for a casual call. We will send out the access link and a reminder closer to the date.

    Stay well,

    Your Advising CoP Co-Chairs – Brady, Brigitte and Sarah

  • Community Zoom Chat: June 10, 2020

    We're hosting our first community Zoom chat on Wednesday June 10th, 1-2pm EST, to discuss adapting peer programs to COVID-19.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 816 8721 9517

    See you then!

  • Student Health & Wellness Roundtables (UPDATED)

    Join the Student Health and Wellness Community of Practice for the following Roundtable Discussions!


    Tuesday, June 2nd - Health & Wellness Peer Volunteer Programs roundtable - 10 am PST, 1 pm EST  

    Discussion and sharing on the following questions:

    1. What has been the best and hardest part of “going online” been for you and your programs?
    2. What is the best way that you have found to have good engagement with your students?
    3. What does your fall programming look like?
    4. Any tools/resources/website that you want to share with the group that have made your work life easier that you would like to share?

    Tuesday, June 16 - Health & Mental Health clinic roundtable discussion - 10 am PST, 1pm EST 

    Discussion and sharing on the following:

    1. Treating students out of province - jurisdictional regulations and institutional practices including implications on service
    2. Supporting student mental health using telemedicine
    3. Questions about health protocols

    Tuesday, June 30 – Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) roundtable discussion  - 10 am PST, 1 pm EST

  • New Zoom Link

    Hi, folks!

    Here's the link to move Zoom rooms:


  • Student Health & Wellness Community Roundtable

    Student Health & Wellness Community Roundtable


    Please join the Student Health and Wellness CoP for a Community Roundtable Discussion on Tuesday, May 19 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST (10:00 am - 11:30 am PST). This roundtable will offer an opportunity to connect with members of the CoP, discuss the impact of the COVID crisis on our work, and gain input from our membership about the future direction for our CoP. We can't wait to see you all!!

    To participate in the roundtable by phone and or computer:  1-866-886-0674 80130#
  • Supporting International Students

    Hello everyone, 


    You are invited to participate in the second coast to coast conversation about supporting international students during COVID-19. 


    This national conversation is a recent initiative to share knowledge, best practices and to support each other throughout this crisis. All professionals that support international students in any capacity are welcome.


    The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time/ 11:00 AM Mountain Time/ 01:00 PM Eastern Time (70 min session)


    We have three zoom breakout rooms facilitated by colleagues


    1. Immigration support for international students by Dr. Philipp Reichert (UBC-Okanagan)
    2. Career and work search during COVID 19 for international students by Ms. Lynn Walsh (MUN - St. John’s Campus)
    3. International students' mental health and community engagement - TBC


    The zoom meeting ID and password can be found in the attached invitation card or by following this link.


    For those of you who were unable to attend the conversation on April 14, Punita and Shannon wrote an article for you all - 5 key takeaways from the session.  Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might find joining our conversations interesting and helpful


    Feel free to send your questions to Dinuka at
    We hope to see you on the call!


    Kind regards, 


    Shannon (CUE), Punita (U of T), Arif (MUN), and Dinuka
  • Supporting International Students

    Topic: CoP Internationalization Student Affairs
    Time: Apr 14, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    National meeting of professionals to discuss pressures of supporting international students during these uncertain times of the pandemic.
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 157 772 240
    Password: 648930
  • Postponing Academic Learning Conference Call

    Hi All,

    We will be postponing the Academic Learning Community of Practice Conference call scheduled for tomorrow, in light of COVID-19. 

    We will plan to reschedule at a later date, once workloads settle.

    Stay safe,
    Chrissy & Rebecca