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2007 Conference

2007 Final Conference Program (PDF)

Pictures from the 2007 PNAIRP Conference

The October 2007 Conference was held at the lovely Laurel Point Inn in Victoria, British Columbia. The conference theme was "Cruising Through Higher Education: Facilitating Student Transition from Prospect to Alumnus". In other words, how can we facilitate students' advancement through every stage of their post-secondary educational experience and even beyond? Click on the link for more information.

University of VictoriaPNAIRP acknowledges the generous support of its Conference 2007 Major Sponsor: University of Victoria http://www.uvic.ca/

Our keynote speaker was Raymond P. Perry, who has been professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary (1971). He co-directs the Emotion, Motivation, and Control Research (EMCOR) Laboratory, which is part of a research consortium partnered with laboratories at UCLA, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of Munich. His research focuses generally on how individuals cope with adverse conditions and how certain environments thwart adaptation, and specifically on college students' attrition rates, prejudice and discrimination, managing critical illness, and successful aging. It has been supported by national granting agencies in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Mexico, and has resulted in more than 130 publications and over 300 presentations.

Perry serves on several editorial boards including Research in Higher Education, published by AIR. He has been recognized for distinguished contributions to research in higher education by organizations in Canada, the United States, and Germany, such as the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, the American Psychological Association, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Max Planck Foundation. He has co-edited several books on student development and on faculty careers, including The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: An Evidence Based Perspective with John Smart (2007; Springer) and Faculty in New Jobs with Robert J. Menges (1999; Jossey-Bass) Most recently, he organized a highly successful conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning and higher education, featuring experts from elite universities around the world (Stanford, Oxford, Munich, Hebrew University), attended by an international audience from North America and overseas."

Executive committee and local arrangement committee members Maureen Pettitt, Ron Smith, Karen Grigoleit, Michael Bennett, Harry Yang and Dorys Crespin-Mueller take a look around the facility at Laurel Point.