Save the Date: Alumni Association 68th Educational Conference
September 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday, September 18th
11:00 am Registration check-in at the Whirlpool Golf Course.
12:00 pm Golf Tournament tee off at the Whirlpool Golf Course.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Golf Tournament Awards Dinner at Whirlpool Golf Course.
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Social Hour and Silent Auction at Whirlpool Golf Course. Delegates arrive and have an informal evening catching up with fellow graduates and spouses. Cash bar. Appetizers provided.
Saturday, September 19th
8:00 am Breakfast is a Student fundraiser in the School of Horticulture Residence. Donations will be accepted.
9:30 am Foundation Annual General Meeting in the School of Horticulture Lecture Hall
10:30 am Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
11:30 am Student led tours
12:15 pm Lunch served in the School of Horticulture Lecture Hall Lower Level
Guest Speaker: Michael Ormston-Holloway “The Way Ahead: A look at where our industry may be headed and some of the issues we may face”
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 Coffee
3:00 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 Sean James and including Noah Gaetz, Manager, Research and Knowledge Management, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, and Robert Orland, President, Orland Conservation.
5:30 pm Reception at the Whirlpool Golf Course Restaurant
6:30 pm Banquet Dinner at the Whirlpool Golf Course Restaurant