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Wilfrid Laurier University Human Resources
October 4, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the University close on the day for the conference?

The University will not be closing on this day.Recognizing that most departments will not be able to shut down for the day, please work with your department/manager to determine what is operationally feasible for that day. For example, half ofthe staff could attend the keynote speaker in the morning, the other half attend breakout sessions in the afternoon. The hope is that all staff will be able to participate in some part of the day.

Where will the conference be located?

The conference will be held on the Waterloo Campus. Registration will take place in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall from 8:00am-9:00am and than move the the Bricker Academic Foyer for the remainder of the day. Campus maps are available here to familiarize yourself with the conference locations.

The locations of all sessions are noted in the Agenda at a Glance as well as notedin the registration package that you will receive on the day of the conference.

Is the conference accessible?

Laurier is committed to providing a Staff Development Day that is accessible for all participants. The conference locations are in accessible areas on campus.

For accommodation requests, please contact Lynn Kane or at extension 4710.

Will food and refreshments be provided?

Refreshments will be provided for the morning and afternoon breaks, and staff are invited to attend the conference BBQ lunch held in the campus Quad. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate location will be announced. To ensure enough food and refreshments are available for the day, please be sure to note your attendance for lunch on your registration.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please note this at time of registration. If it was not noted at registration, please contact Dorota at

Is the conference open to all Laurier employees?

We would love to open the conference to the entire Laurier community, however, due to availability of space and resources, we must limit attendance to Laurier staff only. Faculty, Deans, and Temporary employees (i.e. Floaters) are not eligible to attend.

Is there a fee to attend the conference?

No, the conference is offered at no cost to Laurier staff.

Can I register only for the keynote or part of the day?

We recognize that individual/department schedules may not allow for attending the entire conference. Employees are welcome to register for individual sessions or portions of the day. Please receive approval from your Manager to attend prior to registering.

Can I register on the day of the conference?

We strongly encourage participants to register in advance to ensure they receive their first-choice breakout sessions, and to allow us to plan enough food, refreshments and materials for everyone.

How do I cancel my registration?

To cancel your registration, please log in to the registration system at , click on my registrations and update your registration.

How do I change my registration?

To change your registration, please log in to the registration system at , click on my registrations andupdate your registration.

The session I want to attend is full. Is there a waiting list?

Each breakout session is offered twice so check the schedule and see if there is another offering of this workshop. If not, check back in a few days or select a different breakout session to attend.