2019 CUWFA Conference

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, May 22

2:00pm UBC Campus Art Tour. Pre-registration required.
2:00pm Registration opens, Ponderosa Ballroom Foyer
4:00pm New Members meeting, Ponderosa Ballroom
5:30pm Innovation Showcase, Ponderosa Ballroom
7:00pm Welcome Reception, Gallery 2.0, The Nest
Sponsored by Helpr

Thursday, May 23

7:00am Yoga. Pre-registration required.
7:30am Registration opens
Ponderosa Ballroom Foyer
7:30am Breakfast
Ponderosa Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by KinderCare Education
9:00am Keynote Speaker: Nora Spinks, CEO Vanier Institute for the Family
Work and Family in 2020 and Beyond
Ponderosa Ballroom
10:15am Coffee break and visit the exhibits
Sponsored by Sabbatical Homes

Caregiving and the New Norm
Moderator – Nancy Costikyan, Director, Office of Work/Life, Harvard University

  • Avi Rose, Executive Director of the Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay, California
  • Professor Yue Qian, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
  • Francesca Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services, University of Toronto
12:15pm Lunch & Membership meeting
Sponsored by Care.com

Concurrent Sessions

Holistic Approaches to Dual-Career Work
(Neville Scarfe Building 1003)

  • Elizabeth Ancarana, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Office of the Provost, Harvard University
  • Binnie Singh, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, University of California-Davis
  • Jennifer Park, Director of the Partner Opportunities Program (POP), University of California San Diego, and Director of the Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (SoCal HERC)

Spotlight on the Multi-Generation Workforce (Neville Scarfe Building 1004)

  • Dr. Gretchen Anderson, Emeriti Center Board Member, University of Southern California
  • Elisa Salazar, Work Life Consultant, Grand Valley State University

Changing Concepts of Family (Neville Scarfe Building 201)

  • Francesca Dobbins, Director, Family Programs & Services, University of Toronto
  • Grace Protos, Executive Director, Work Life Office, New York University
4:00pm Coffee break and visit the exhibits
Ponderosa Ballroom Foyer
6:00pm Conference Dinner
Sage Restaurant
Sponsored by Bright Horizons

Friday, May 24

7:00am Yoga. Pre-registration required.
7:30am Breakfast
Ponderosa Ballroom Foyer

Work-life Balance and Disability: Expanding Workplace Inclusion
Ponderosa Ballroom

  • LaWanda Cook, Training Specialist, Northeast ADA Program Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University


  • Roshni Narain, Human Rights Advisor, Equity & Inclusion Office, UBC
10:00am Coffee break and visit the exhibits
Ponderosa Ballroom Foyer
10:30am Photos and the Future: A Unique Activity
Ponderosa Ballroom
11:45am Conference Wrap up
Ponderosa Ballroom
12:00pm Lunch from Grab & Go Food Truck
2:00pm Totem & House Poles walking tour. Pre-registration required.
Tour of the daycare campus. Pre-registration required.
4:30pm Daily wrap-up
Ponderosa Ballroom

Conference Sponsors

Bright Horizons Office Accord Care.com
Sabbatical Homes Helpr KinderCare