Western Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada

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2023 WARUCC Conference and Biennial General Assembly

June 19-21, 2023 in Vancouver, British Columbia

Connect, Share, Learn and Celebrate

WARUCC would like to acknowledge that this conference will be situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Conference Theme: Connections

Conference Registration: Regular Full and One Day Registrations Available

Conference Hotel Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver By APA


Conference Fees

Registration Type

 Early Bird (SOLD OUT)

 Regular (Open Until June 18, 2023)

$550 + GST
 One Day (Open Until June 21, 2023)

$300 + GST


Sunday June 18, 2023 Monday June 19, 2023
Tuesday June 20, 2023
 Wednesday June 21, 2023
5:30pm-7pm: Welcome Reception

7am-845am: Buffet Breakfast

8:45am-9am: Welcome Message

9am-10:30am: Keynote

10:30am-11am: Nutrition Break

11am-12:15pm: Concurrent Session

12:15pm-1:30pm: Buffet Lunch

1:30pm-2:45pm: Concurrent Session 2

2:45pm-3:15pm: Nutrition Break

3:15pm-4:30pm: Concurrent Session 3

4:30pm: Day 1 END - Choose Your Own Adventure

7am-8:45am: Buffet Breakfast

8:45am-10:15am: Student Support Panel

10:15am-10:45am: Nutrition Break

10:45am-12pm: Concurrent Session 4

12pm-1:15pm: WARUCC awards and Recognition Buffet Lunch

1:15pm-2:30pm: Concurrent Session 6

2:30pm-3pm: Nutrition Break

3pm-4:15pm: End of Day 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure



8:45am9am: Closing Remarks

9am-10:30am: Registrar's Panel

10:30am-10:45am: Nutrition Break

10:45am-11:45am: Concurrent Session 7

11:45am: End of Day 3 and Conference - Grab and Go Snacks

12pm-2pm: WARUCC Executive Lunch and Team Meeting


Conference Presentaiton Sessions

Session 1 Monday May 19 @11am
Session 2 Monday May 19 @130pm
Session 3 Monday May 19 @315pm
Session 4 Tuesday May 20 @1045am
Session 5 Tuesday May 20 @115pm
Session 6 Tuesday May 20 @3pm
Session 7 Wednesday May 21 @1045am
Bringing Out the Best in Your Team “Here is the RO Textbook, read it by tomorrow”: A Facilitated Discussion A Rewarding Future: Succession planning stories and strategies Pathways to Becoming a Registrar All systems down: Anatomy of a nightmare A New Course Scheduling Model and Approach at UBC-Vancouver Community of Practice: Extenuating Withdrawals
Ten common sense solutions to improve applicant conversion and summer melt Removing Barriers: Student Access to Award Funding School District 58 Transitions Initiative Building Relationships through Community Based Assessments in Indigenous Communities in British Columbia Managing Transitions: How a Polytechnic is Navigating a Cultural Shift with Program Evaluation Centralizing Services at the University of Alberta The Cross-Campus Task Force: A Framework for Recruitment and Admissions Success
Registrar & International Units: We Can Co-Exist and Flourish Together   Leading a Registrar's Office at a College through transformational growth and visioning in service Breaking Down Silos: Navigating a Flatter Organizational Structure in Enrolment Services at U of A Academic Integrity - Creating and Administering Mandatory Student Conduct Courses When Domestic Students Aren’t Enrolling: Strategies From the RO Hitting the Reset Button: the pandemic and the registrar's office
Creating Value for Learners - The MyCreds Network            

Biennial General Assembly Agenda
June 19, 2023 at 12:15 pm (Coast Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, BC)                                                                                                                                                                                 

 1. Call to Order
 6. Membership Report
 2. Approval of Agenda
 7. Treasurer's Report
 3. Minutes of the 2021 BGA
 8 Nominations
 4. Introduction of 2021-2023 Executive
 9. Other Business
 5. President's Report
 10. Adjournment

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