Wellness: For our Students & Ourselves

May 21 - 23, 2019

Mount Saint Vincent University

The Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) is an annual event that brings together student services professionals from across the Atlantic region (and often beyond) for an exciting three days of professional development and networking. This year, AACUSS is proud to be partnering with Mount Saint Vincent University as the host for the 2019 conference.

The theme of the conference will be Wellness: for our students and ourselves. As student services practitioners, we spend countless hours developing and delivering services and programs that are focused on enhancing the wellness of our students. We sometimes need to be reminded of the importance of our own self-care and finding balance and quality in our own professional and personal lives. This conference will provide a mix of sessions, posters, and panels that will focus on these topics.

Call for proposals: Now open!

We invite you to consider submitting a proposal to present at the conference on either student or professional wellness initiatives on your campus. We encourage you to think about the theme of wellness broadly as most student services initiatives contribute to enhancing student success which in turn contributes to wellness!

Please e-mail a one page program proposal with the following information:

  • Title of presentation

  • Audience: Counselling, Health, Residence Life, Career, Accessibility, International, Aboriginal, Black Student Support, Academic Advising, Athletics, Spiritual Life

  • Abstract (150 word maximum- session description to be published)

  • Session outline with defined learning outcomes/competencies related to the CACUSS Competency Model

  • Session format

    • 60 minute session

    • round table discussion or panel

    • 15 minute “Ignite” session (think Ted Talk style)

    • poster presentation (to be displayed during the conference)

  • Audio-visual requirements

  • Presenter contact information with brief biography of each presenter

Proposals will be reviewed based on identified learning outcomes that relate to the CACUSS Competency Model as well as alignment with conference theme.

Please submit proposals by February 28th to AACUSS Program Review Chair: Christine Frigault, Mount Saint Vincent University: Christine.Frigault@msvu.ca