Save the Date: 2020 Alumni Association Virtual Conference
September 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pmFree – $25.00
68th Annual Niagara Parks School Of Horticulture Alumni Association Conference
We’ve Gone Online! Register Now
The conference will be very different this year with panel style discussions with experts in the field and active audience participation. As well as student led virtual tours and a presentation by west coast alumni.
Another change we’ve made to keep our audience safe is we’ve gone online. Registration and payment can be made through the website and online conference attendance details will be provided by email.
Saturday, September 19th
Online Session 1: 9:30-11:30 am Free to access
9:30 am Foundation Annual General Meeting
10:30 am Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
Online Session 2: 12:30-4:30 pm $25 ($5 going to directly support students)
12:30 pm Student led Virtual tours
1:30 pm – A Panel Discussion: “New Generations and Change in the Horticultural Workplace”
This industry anticipates shortfalls in trade and supervisory workers over the next 5 years and Horticulture is not in the top 100 current career choices of younger Canadians. How does this industry need to change to be an attractive option for younger generations? This will be debated by a panel chaired by Celia Aceae and including Mike Milloy, CEO, Gateman-Milloy and Dr. Parveen Gill, Coordinator, Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate Program, Humber College.
2:30 pm Break and time for Open discussion
2:45 pm A Panel Discussion: “Diminishing Green Space – Can We Reverse the Trend?”
Governments across Canada predict significant growth and greater intensification of our cities and less green space per person. Declining green space represents a threat to the environment, to the quality of urban life, and to the horticultural industry. Strategies to reverse the ‘diminishing green space’ trend will be discussed by a panel chaired by Kristen Sandvall and including Noah Gaetz, Manager, Research and Knowledge Management, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, and Robert Orland, President, Orland Conservation.
3:45 pm Break and time for Open discussion
4:00 pm Presentation by West Coast Alumni