Executive Committee


Ms. Carolyn Young
DirectorContinuing Studies at Western
Western University
240-355 Wellington Street
London, ON   N6A 3N7

Phone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 84909
Email: ccyoung@uwo.ca

President Elect

Dr. Heather McRae
Dean, School of Continuing Education
MacEwan University, Alberta College Campus
10050 MacDonald Drive
Edmonton, AB, T5J 2B7

Phone: 780-497-4743
Email: mcraeh4@macewan.ca

Past President

Dr. Gary Hepburn
Dean, Extended Education
University of Manitoba
166 Extended Education Complex
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

Phone: 204-474-8009
Email: gary.hepburn@umanitoba.ca

Secretary Treasurer

Mr. Ian Allen
Executive Director, College of Extended Learning
University of New Brunswick
6 Duffie Drive
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3

Phone: 506-453-4854
Email: iallen@unb.ca

Western Representative

Dr. Sheila LeBlanc
Director, Continuing Education
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Phone: 403-220-6040
Email: sheila.leblanc@ucalgary.ca

Central Representative

Mr. Aldo Caputo
Director, Centre for Extended Learning
University of Waterloo
East Campus 3 (EC3),195 Columbia St. W
Waterloo, ON N2L 5Z5

Phone: 519-888-4873
Email: acaputo@uwaterloo.ca

Eastern Representative

Ms. Belinda Elliott-Bielecki
Director of Marketing and Communications
College of Extended Learning
University of New Brunswick
6 Duffie Drive
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3

Phone: 506-453-4848
Email: belinda@unb.ca

Standing Committees

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

2018-2019 Committee Members

  • Belinda Elliott-Bielecki, University of New Brunswick (Chair/Liaison)

  • Alison Adair, University of Western Ontario
  • Laura Crawford, University of the Fraser Valley 
  • Randy Holyk, University of Manitoba
  • Kyla Jardin, University of Victoria
  • Samantha Lehmond, University of Regina
  • Valerie Montague, Camosun College
  • 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.

2018-2019 Committee Members

  • Heather McRae, MacEwan University (Chair/Liaison)
  • Ian Allen, University of New Brunswick, CAUCE Secretary-Treasurer
  • Coral Sawchyn, CAUCE
  • Deanna Wolfe, CAUCE

2018 – Dalhousie University
  • Andrew Cochrane
  • Gordon Michael
  • Danielle Hill

2019 – McMaster University
  • Lorraine Carter
  • Dan Piedra
  • Jennifer Rutkowski

2020 – University of Calgary
  • Sheila LeBlanc
  • Shannon Franzky
  • Lorna Prediger

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.

2018-2019 Committee Members

  • Gary Hepburn, University of Manitoba (Chair/Liaison)
  • Robert Wensveen, University of Calgary
  • Peggy Watts, Honorary Member
  • Kristine Collins, University of Toronto
  • Janice Landry, St. Francis Xavier University

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

2018-2019 Committee Members

  • Nikki Whyte, University of New Brunswick (Chair)
  • Aldo Caputo, University of Waterloo (Liaison)
  • Christie McGaghran, McMaster University
  • Inna Popova, McGill University
  • Natasha Rajcevic, University of Calgary
  • Leonora Zefi, Ryerson University
  • Gina Aiello, University of Winnipeg
  • Dimitra Fotopoulos, Mount Royal University
  • Maria Vasanelli, Lakehead 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.

2018-2019 Committee Members

  • Stevi Dram, University of Winnipeg (Chair)
  • Sheila LeBlanc, University of Calgary (Liaison)
  • Christina Abraham, Ryerson University
  • Myla Nicolas, University of Regina
  • Ayesha Khan, University of Toronto
  • Jody Edwards, University of Calgary
  • Meghan Clark, University of Guelph

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.

2018-2019 Committee Members

  • Gary Hepburn, University of Manitoba (Chair/Liaison)
  • Michelle Fach, Univerity of Guelph
  • Lorraine Carter, McMaster University

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.

2018-2019 Committee Members

  • Heather Stamp-Nunes, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland (Co-Chair)
  • Danelle Greebe, University of Calgary (Co-Chair)
  • Sheila LeBlanc, University of Calgary (Liaison)
  • Lorraine Mercer, Huntington University
  • Jo-Anne Clarke, University of Victoria
  • Kristopher Noseworthy, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Nada Savicevic, Ryerson University
  • Raveen Sanghera, Simon Fraser University
  • Jane Costello, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Effie Dracopoulos, McGill University

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

2018-2019 Committee Members

  • Aileen Clark, Université de Saint-Boniface (Co-Chair)
  • Miranda Angus, University of Victoria (Co-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
  • Lori Wallace, University of Manitoba
  • 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.