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College Board, a not-for-profit education organization, invites K–12 and postsecondary thought leaders across Canada to join us on December 5, 2019, at the University of Toronto for the 2019 College Board Canada Summit: Pathways to Postsecondary Success.

The summit will bring together leaders from secondary and postsecondary schools and school systems, both public and private, to discuss how Canada can better prepare young people to successfully transition from high school to university.

At the summit, we’ll focus on:

  • Honoring the diversity and provincial autonomy of Canadian education systems by providing evidence-based admissions best practices and encouraging postsecondary schools to adopt those practices that are most relevant to their institution.
  • Sharing strategies for inspiring students to choose an academic path that develops the skills and mind-set for postsecondary achievement.
  • Exploring ways higher education and K–12 professionals can work together to equip students with the 21st-century skills they need to succeed in a complex, digital world.

We chose these topics based on our ongoing dialogue with College Board member institutions, including many of Canada’s top universities, and feedback from some of the 700+ Canadian high schools that use our programs.

We hope you can join us.

Event Details

Event: 2019 College Board Canada Summit: Pathways to Postsecondary Success
Date: December 5, 2019
Location: University of Toronto–St. George Campus
Registration Fee: $85 (CAD)

    Registratior Now Closed

    Featured Plenaries and Sessions:

    • “Redefining K–12/Postsecondary Education in the Age of Ubiquitous Knowledge”
    • "Rethinking Admissions: How Innovative Admissions Policies Impact Student Pathways to Higher Education"
    • “Rebalancing Computer Science: Literacy, Numeracy, and Computational Thinking”
    • “Spurring Success by Acknowledging Choice in Public Education”
    • “Student Panel: Pathways to Higher Education and Career Readiness”
    • “How Much Rigour Is Too Much Rigour—Mental Health, Research, and Postsecondary Success”
    • “AP Capstone™: High School and Undergraduate Research Opportunities”
    • “Transitioning Students Successfully Through Catholic Education K-16”



    Adam Robertson, Registrar, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Armand Doucet, Co-author of Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice

    Dr. Indira Samarasekera, Former President, University of Alberta

    Karen Murray, Centrally Assigned Principal for Equity, Anti-Oppression, and Anti-Black Racism, Toronto District School Board

    Linda Liu, Vice President of International, College Board

    Dr. Lisa Richardson, Strategic Advisor, Indigenous Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

    Dr. Matthew McKean, Director, Future Skills, The Conference Board of Canada

    Russell Dover, Director, International Higher Education, College Board

    Sam Saini, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of British Columbia

    Dr. Val Walker, Executive Director, Business–Higher Education Roundtable

    Contact Information

    For questions, please email: [email protected].