Official programme

07:45 - 07:45

Transport from The Park Hotel, Delta London Armouries and DoubleTree by Hilton to Ivey Business School

08:45 - 09:00

Registration and welcome refreshments

Location: Harry Rosen Lounge, Ivey Business School
09:00 - 10:20

Counting what's measured, or measuring what counts?

Location: Room 1120, Ivey Business School
How are the WSJ/THE College Rankings changing how we understand teaching excellence across the world? This session will provide an inside look at the methodology and data behind the pioneering WSJ/THE College Rankings, exploring how THE rejected selectivity in favour of inclusivity and how the student voice was put at the very heart of the ranking system.
Speakers
10:20 - 10:40

Networking refreshments

Location: London Life Lounge, Ivey Business School
10:40 - 12:30

Global approaches to internationalisation

Location: Room 1120, Ivey Business School
This session will provide an analysis of the diversity of strategies for the internationalisation of higher education found globally. Using a diversity of data sources, including THE’s own data from its teaching rankings, we will explore these questions and shed light on the approaches THE has developed to account for this complex issue.
Speakers
12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Location: London Life Lounge, Ivey Business School
14:00 - 15:30

Interactive workshop led by ACU - A decolonised curriculum - what does it look like?

Location: Room 1120, Ivey Business School
What exactly is a “decolonised curriculum”? And how would we know once it has been decolonised? This interactive session brings together experts from across the Commonwealth – who have made tangible changes in their institutions – to share their perspectives. The workshop will connect the theoretical understanding of decolonising the curriculum with practical changes and strategies that you can institute to create a context-specific roadmap for decolonising the curriculum.
Speakers
14:00 - 15:30

Interactive workshop led by ACU - Access to Higher Education - what are the barriers to access and learning?

Location: Room 1130, Ivey Business School
The access agenda often focuses on the number of students who get into university, rather than who stays and what their outcomes are at the end of study. This session will look at the effect of teaching and learning on access and retention for marginalised groups in higher education. From recruitment, to experience, retention and outcomes, the session will examine how the curriculum (and “hidden curriculum”), assessment, student support services, and potential institutional barriers affect retention and the learning outcomes of marginalised students. Examples will be drawn upon from around the Commonwealth, detailing how institutions have taken steps to widen access and participation for marginalised students, and what lessons can be learned.
Speakers
15:30 - 16:00

Networking refreshments

Location: London Life Lounge, Ivey Business School
16:00 - 18:00

Western University campus tours

Meeting point: North entrance, Ivey Business School
18:30 - 20:00

Welcome reception

Location: Grand Hall, Ivey Business School
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20:00 - 20:00

Transport back to The Park Hotel, Delta London Armouries and DoubleTree by Hilton

07:30 - 07:30

Transport from The Park Hotel, Delta London Armouries and DoubleTree by Hilton to Western University.

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and welcome refreshments

Location: Physics and Astronomy Building atrium
09:00 - 09:20

Opening remarks

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Speakers
09:20 - 09:50

Opening keynote

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Speakers
09:50 - 14:45

THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL LEARNING

The opening sessions of the summit will showcase the work of institutions that have successfully integrated global and intercultural learning into their strategic vision in order to prepare students for life in a connected, global society shaped by freedom of movement, migration and collaboration across continents
09:50 - 10:30

How can global learning help prepare students to respond creatively to the emerging challenges of the 21st century?

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Speakers
10:30 - 11:00

Networking refreshments

Location: Physics and Astronomy Building atrium
11:00 - 12:15

What challenges and opportunities will universities face as they collaborate on the world stage?

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Chair
Speakers
12:15 - 13:30

Networking lunch

Location: Physics and Astronomy Building atrium
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13:30 - 14:45

Global learning: institutions that model innovation

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Chair
Speakers
14:45 - 17:15

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

The evolution of artificial intelligence is reshaping the world at an unprecedented pace and may disrupt current models of higher education. The most innovative, agile universities are preparing their students for this unpredictable future, and leveraging educational technologies to create engaging, progressive learning experiences.
14:45 - 15:30

What skills will students need in order to succeed in a future shaped by AI?

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Dr Miyagawa’s keynote will explore the skills that students will need to enable them to succeed in a future shaped by AI, and ask: How can we leverage technology, including AI, in order to design innovative teaching and learning experiences? How can universities adapt their curricula and courses to prepare students for a future shaped by AI?
Speakers
15:30 - 16:00

Networking refreshments

Location: Physics and Astronomy Building atrium
16:00 - 17:15

Breakout A: Artificial intelligence in higher education teaching

The panel will explore how we, as institutional leaders, can continually challenge ourselves to innovate and embrace artificial intelligence across the academy – not only in what we teach, but how we teach. Panellists will discuss how university leaders may support the necessary changes across their institutions so that their faculty can be equipped and empowered to adapt their approaches to teaching in a world shaped by AI. They will also examine how higher education institutions will need to adapt to attract the best faculty, students and investments in this new landscape.
Chair
Speakers
16:00 - 17:15

Breakout B: Artificial intelligence in higher education learning

This session will explore how technology and AI are likely to disrupt current higher education models and what opportunities they will create for innovation. How can we leverage technology, including AI, in order to design innovative learning experiences for students? What skills will students need to enable them to succeed in a future shaped by AI? What subject areas are most likely to be threatened by an AI learning environment.
Chair
Speakers
17:20 - 17:20

Transport back to The Park Hotel, Delta London Armouries and DoubleTree by Hilton

18:15 - 18:15

Transport from The Park Hotel, Delta London Armouries and DoubleTree by Hilton to Somerville House

18:45 - 22:00

Drinks reception and gala dinner

Location: Great Hall, Sommerville House
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22:00 - 22:00

Transport from Somerville House to The Park Hotel, Delta London Armouries and DoubleTree by Hilton

08:00 - 08:00

Transport from The Park Hotel, Delta London Armouries and DoubleTree by Hilton to Western University

08:15 - 08:45

Networking refreshments

Location: Physics and Astronomy Building atrium
09:00 - 16:00

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY: THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Universities must strive to become more accessible and supportive places for students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds. In welcoming diversity across the academy, we are opening the door to new, more challenging ideas through classroom debates and discussions that allow our students to engage with diverse perspectives that prepare them to build a more inclusive society after graduation.
09:00 - 10:30

Developing leader character

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Good leadership is a function of competencies, character and the commitment to doing the hard work of leadership. Character has traditionally received the least attention of these three pillars of leadership – both in research as well as in our day-to-day conversations and workplace practices – even though it has long been known to be a foundational element of leadership effectiveness. Existing practices in universities have focused on teaching functional content over character. Educators can enable character development in their students through various ways in order to achieve exemplary leadership which is much need in an environment of economic, social and technological disruption.
Speakers
10:30 - 11:00

Networking refreshments

Location: Physics and Astronomy Building atrium
11:00 - 11:30

Historical injustices and a modern Commonwealth: universities’ role in peace and reconciliation

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
It can be argued that much conflict and inequity in Commonwealth countries arises from historical injustice, and that injustice persists. In this regard, the modern Commonwealth is a paradox: it is both a vestige of the British Empire so prominent in this injustice, and a voluntary network working for human rights, democracy and equal opportunities. To address these legacies, the Association of Commonwealth Universities has established a Peace and Reconciliation Network to help universities address the changes needed across teaching, institutional reform and research. Themes include decolonisation, inclusion of historically marginalised groups, and peace building.
Speakers
11:30 - 12:45

Building inclusive societies - the role of universities

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Chair
Speakers
12:45 - 14:15

Networking lunch

Location: Physics and Astronomy Building atrium
13:00 - 14:00

Lunchtime session: Canada in the inaugural THE University Impact Rankings: an exclusive analysis and consultation

Location: Room 2015, University College Building
Canada took second and third places overall in THE´s pioneering new University Impact Rankings 2019. THE´s chief knowledge officer Phil Baty and senior data scientist Emma Deraze will analyse the performance of the region in the tables, examining strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. They will also reflect, with some of the rankings’ inaugural Canadian participants, on the way forward as more institutions take part.
Speakers
14:15 - 15:15

Building inclusive societies - higher education's civic responsibility and opportunities

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Chair
Speakers
15:15 - 16:00

How can universities contribute to acceptance and inclusivity in challenging times?

Location: Conron Hall, University College Building
Speakers
16:00 - 16:10

Closing remarks

Speakers
16:15 - 16:15

Transport back to The Park Hotel, Delta London Armouries and DoubleTree by Hilton