Town & Gown Symposium

2018 Purpose and Partnerships - Hamilton


Member Prices

  • FULL SYMPOSIUM (Member)    $300.00
  • 1 DAY (Member)     $150.00

Student/Resident Prices

  • FULL SYMPOSIUM (Student/Resident)     $120.00
  • 1 DAY (Student/Resident)     $60.00

Non-Member Prices

  • FULL SYMPOSIUM (Non-Member)    $350.00
  • 1 DAY (Non-Member)     $175

Note: Early Bird Registration closed April 19, 2018.

Step 1 of 2:

Complete the online registration form

Step 2 of 2:

Select your payment option below and complete payment. If paying by cheque, mail cheque to 32 Samuel Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 1P1

Symposium Options


Presentations will be added after the symposium




City of Waterloo
University of Guelph
City of Hamilton
Municipal World




                   McMaster University, Convocation Hall, 1280 King Street, West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8

View the most up-to-date Program as of May 2, 2018 at this link:



Monday May 7, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

- Registration and Evening Reception

Tuesday May 8, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

- 7:30 - 8:30 am - Breakfast

- 8:30 - 9:00 am - Registration - Daily

- 9:00 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks

- Principles of Collaboration and Commitment: A Case Study on Student/Municipality MOUs
   Sophie Helpard, Ontario Undergraduate Student Allieance
   Rosanna Wilcox, City of London

- Municipal Law Enforcement Hamilton and Mohawk College Co-op Student By-law Program
   Kelly Barnett, City of Hamilton, Licensing and By-law Services, Manager of Service Delivery
   Cindy Heuck, City of Hamilton, Student Co-ordinator, Municipal Law Enforcement

- Break

- From Homecoming to St. Patrick's Day Panel, Part 1: How Post-secondary and Municipalities are responding to Large Scale
Student Parties in the Community
   Tom Berczi, Superintendent, Waterloo Regional Police Service
   Tammy Lee, Director, Special Constable Service, Wilfrid Laurier University
   Bradley Clarke, Director, Student Life & Community Experience, Brock University

- Lunch

- From Homecoming to St. Patrick's Day Panel, Part 2: Communicating with Students and the Community
   Mark Erdman, Manager, Media Relations and Issues, Queen's University
   Lori Chalmers Morrison, Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University
   Katie Burt, Communications Officer, City of Guelph
   Faisal Hejazi, President of Brock University Student Union 2017-2018

- Habitats: Students in their Communities
   Colin Aitchison, Research and Policy Analyst, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)

- Break

- Wilfrid Laurier University and The Working Centre
   Heather Montgomery, Community Builder, The Working Centre, Kitchener

- Announcements

- 4:00 p.m. - End of Day

- Evening Social

Wednesday May 9, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

- 7:30 - 8:30 am - Breakfast

- 8:00 - 8:30 am - Registration - Daily

- Partnering for Sustainability Success
   Emily Vis, Project Lead, Campus Carbon Management Initiative, Centre for Climate Change Management (Mohawk College)

- Campus to Community - Student Life, Mohawk College
   Claire Webber, Campus to Community Liaison, Student Life, Mohawk College

- Alcohol Policy: Opportunities for Ontario Municipalities
   Amy Estill, Health Promotion Specialist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit
   Agnes Tynski, Public Health Nurse, Durham Region Health Department

- Break

- TGAO Annual General Meeting

- Campus and Community Working Together to Address Crisis Needs of Students: The London Experience
   Cynthia Gibney, Director Health Services, Western University
   Lori Hassall, Director, Canadian Mental Health Association - London/Middlesex

- Lunch

- Open Mic: Delegates share their new initiatives, programs, and ideas with the group without a formal presentation

- Healthy Communities: Collecting, Analyzing and Sharing Data
   Oleg Lights, CEO of Yomes

- Purposefully Partnering in Waterloo to Understand Student Accommodations
   Tanja Curic, Policy Planner, Growth Management, Integrated Planning and Public Works, City of Waterloo
   James Craig, Chair, Waterloo Town and Gown Committee

- Rental Housing in Ontario Today
   Larry Huibers, Executive Director, Hamilton Housing Help Centre

- Closing Remarks

- 4:00 p.m. - End of Day

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