Jan 6th. - Zoom Virtual Meeting - Herb Kunze: Ontario University Funding (& Finances) Presentation: It is likely uncontroversial to say that public universities serve society through their teaching and research mission. In this presentation, we will discuss how universities fund their operations in pursuit of this mission. We will see that there are numerous "revenue streams," and we will consider their stability and predictability. The funding (or revenue) is inadequate if it cannot consistently cover expenses, so we also need to discuss the other half of the ledger, leading to a discussion of university finances. I may talk broadly about the Ontario university sector or typical universities at times, but I intend for the talk to also be somewhat of a case study of the University of Guelph.
Herb Kunze is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Guelph. He is currently the Vice-President of the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) and will become the UGFA President in 2022. He has chaired the UGFA Financial Advisory Committee since 2012 and has been a member of the OCUFA Finance Committee for several years. Since 2017, he has been deeply involved in the development of the University Pension Plan (UPP), which saw the University of Guelph, Queen's University, and the University of Toronto convert their combined five pension plans into a single jointly-sponsored pension plan on July 1, 2021. Herb presently holds an appointment as one of the six employee sponsor seat holders of the UPP.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
Jan. 20th. - ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING - Jason Castellan: Skyline Group of Companies
At time of publishing presentation details where not available. We are sure that it will be very interesting.
Jason Castellan is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Skyline Group of Companies, a fully integrated real estate and clean energy asset acquisition, management, development, and investment firm with more than 1000 staff across Canada and more than $5.4 billion in assets across four private alternative investment products: Skyline Apartment REIT, Skyline Commercial REIT, Skyline Retail REIT, and Skyline Clean Energy Fund. With his experience and passion for real estate and clean energy investment serving him well as the leader and voice of Skyline Group of Companies, Jason aims to ensure that each of the funds and businesses within Skyline are well-positioned for further growth within their respective industries. .
10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
Feb. 3rd. - ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING - Suzanne Bone: Saving Lives and Improving Health, Together with our Community
Donors fund every piece of patient-care equipment purchased at Guelph General Hospital. This presentation highlights the role of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital and how it works with the hospital to inspire donations from our generous community.
Bio: Suzanne Bone has loved working as a development professional for more than three decades. She is the President and CEO of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital. Suzanne is a seasoned non-profit executive with particular expertise in fund-raising and governance. She is a certified fund raising executive and the 19th Canadian to hold the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Fellows designation. Suzanne came to Guelph in 1991 as a student, doing a placement at Guelph General Hospital as part of her Masters in Health Administration…and she never left. She joined the Foundation when her placement ended, and since that time, has led the Foundation’s team in raising more than $80 million to help Guelph General Hospital save lives and improve health. Suzanne sits as a member of the Hospital’s Senior Leadership team, and provides a leadership role in hospital communications. Suzanne is an active volunteer in her community and in her profession. She has sat on local boards including Victory Kids Club, Guelph Chamber of Commerce, and currently, Innovation Guelph. She is Track Dean of the Annual Giving track for the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s annual Fundraising Institute and a faculty member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundamentals of Fundraising course. Suzanne and her husband Steve are empty nesters who live in the Exhibition Park area with their two dogs, Ben and Pansy.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
Feb. 17th. - ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING - Dr. Ali Dehghantaha: Cyber Hygiene Habits to Stay Safe Online
With cyber attacks are becoming inevitable, cyber hygiene should be part of everyone's daily routines these days! Once you get the hang of cyber hygiene, it will be second nature to you! This talk looks at 10 steps to make cyber hygiene part of your routine to avoid online threats.
Dr. Ali Dehghantanha is an academic-entrepreneur in cybersecurity and a Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence. He is the director of Cyber Science Lab - a research lab dedicated to advance research and training in cybersecurity - and the director of the Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence program at the University of Guelph, ON, Canada.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions Cyber Hygiene Habits to Stay Safe Online
Dr. Ali Dehghantanha
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