Executive Committee 2019-2020


Dr. Heather McRae
Dean, School of Continuing Education
MacEwan University, Alberta College Campus


Mr. Ian Allen
Executive Director, College of Extended Learning
University of New Brunswick

Past President

Ms. Carolyn Young
DirectorContinuing Studies at Western
Western University

Secretary Treasurer

Dr. Sheila LeBlanc
Director, Continuing Education
University of Calgary

Western Representative

Ms. Christie Schultz
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Extension
University of Alberta

Central Representative

Mr. Aldo Caputo
Director, Centre for Extended Learning
University of Waterloo

Eastern Representative

Ms. Belinda Elliott-Bielecki
Director of Marketing and Communications
College of Extended Learning

Standing Committees

Our communications committee recommends and oversees the development of communications strategies for the association.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Belinda Elliott-Bielecki, University of New Brunswick (Chair/Liaison)
  • Alison Adair, University of Western Ontario
  • Janice Cooke, University of Waterloo
  • Holly Cox, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Kyla Jardin, University of Victoria
  • Shannon Koumphol, Ryerson University
  • Samantha Lehmond, University of Regina
  • Ann Smith, University of New Brunswick

Our conference planning committee is responsible for the design, framework and overall success of our annual conference and meeting.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Sheila LeBlanc, University of Calgary (Chair/Liaison)
  • Coral Sawchyn, CAUCE
  • Deanna Wolfe, CAUCE

2019 – McMaster University
  • Lorraine Carter

2020 – University of Calgary
  • Shannon Franzky
  • Lorna Prediger
  • Danelle Greebe

2021 – University of New Brunswick
  • Ian Allen
  • Sheila Burt

Our membership committee plays a critical role in ensuring our association has a thriving, satisfied membership.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Kristine Collins, University of Toronto (Chair)
  • Carolyn Young, Western University (Liaison)
  • Gary Hepburn, Ryerson University
  • Robert Wensveen, University of Calgary
  • Janice Landry, St. Francis Xavier University
  • Alex Waugh, Honorary Member

Our professional development committee has a broad mandate to conduct needs assessments and design and offer professional development programs for our members.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Christie McGaghran, McMaster University (Chair)
  • Aldo Caputo, University of Waterloo (Liaison)
  • Nikki Whyte, University of New Brunswick 
  • Natasha Rajcevic, University of Calgary
  • Leonora Zefi, Ryerson University
  • Dimitra Fotopoulos, Mount Royal University
  • Terumi Taylor, University of Calgary
  • Kristin Mulligan, Athabasca University

Award Committees

Our design and marketing awards committee conducts the submission and evaluation process for the annual design and marketing awards competition– an annual competition adjudicated by a committee of professional peers from across the country to recognize innovation and excellence of design and marketing initiatives in a number of categories.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Stevi Dram, University of Winnipeg (Chair)
  • Belinda Elliot-Bielecki, University of New Brunswick (Liaison)
  • Christina Abraham, Ryerson University
  • Jody Edwards, University of Calgary
  • Meghan Clark, University of Guelph
  • Laureen Spratt, University of Alberta
  • Rachel Watters, University of New Brunswick

Our nominations committee is responsible for soliciting nominations to the offices and executive positions of the association, for honorary membership, and for the award of recognition.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Carolyn Young, Western University (Chair/Liaison)
  • Gary Hepburn, University of Manitoba
  • Michelle Fach, Univerity of Guelph

Our program awards committee overseas the submission and evaluation process for the annual program awards of excellence. The competition is adjudicated by a committee of professional peers from across the country to recognize innovation and excellence in program development in a number of categories.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Jo-Anne Clarke, University of Victoria (Chair)
  • Christie Schultz, University of Alberta (Liaison)
  • Lorraine Mercer, Huntington University
  • Kristopher Noseworthy, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Nada Savicevic, Ryerson University
  • Raveen Sanghera, Simon Fraser University
  • Effie Dracopoulos, McGill University
  • Marcia McKenzie, University of Manitoba
  • Nicole Tate-Hill, Western University

Our research and scholarship committee fosters research and scholarly activities relevant to continuing education among our member institutions.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Miranda Angus, University of Victoria (Chair)
  • Aldo Caputo, University of Waterloo (Liaison)
  • Alison Brophey, University of Victoria
  • Dijana Praskac, Ryerson University
  • Christie Schultz, University of Alberta
  • Kerrie Strathy, University of Regina
  • Kyle Whitfield, University of Alberta

Interested in serving on a committee?

Participating on a standing committee is a great way to build relationships and network with your continuing education colleagues across Canada. It also serves as a professional development opportunity as you will gain experience and learn from your colleagues. Through active participation on a committee, you may also have the opportunity to someday chair or co-chair the committee or become a member of the executive committee. Joining a standing committee gives you the opportunity to participate in CAUCE at a greater level and contribute to the growth and future success of our organization.

Contact the Secretariat if you are interested in serving on a standing committee and for more information.