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Forum for New Presidents

June 03, 2022 at 9:00am - June 04, 2022 at 5:00pm

The CAUT Forum for New Presidents will take place June 3 – 4, 2022, at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel and Online. Newly elected academic staff association presidents and presidents-elect are eligible to attend.

The meeting will be held in a hybrid format to allow participants to attend in-person or online. If you have already registered for in-person attendance and would like to change to online participation, send an email to

The purpose of the Forum is to review the services and support offered by CAUT; to discuss the role and responsibilities of academic staff association presidents and their relationships with their members, executive, and committees; to examine ways of building stronger associations and engaging members; and to build a network among colleagues who are new presidents or presidents-elect of other associations.

The agenda can be downloaded here.


Airline reservations must be made directly with CAUT’s Travel Agent, W.E. Travel, 9 am to 5 pm (EST) call 1-888-676-7747 or 9am to 5pm (PST) call 1-800-663-4703; for urgent changes or cancellation call 1-800-787-6030. E-mail can also be sent to arrange travel to Lorna Parent at W.E. Travel will require the booking code (23503) to make travel reservations and they will bill CAUT directly. Please book your air travel as early as possible to take advantage of the lowest fares, but no later than May 15, 2022. CAUT policy is to use unionized air carriers unless there is no other option available.

Hotel Accommodation

Delegates are required to make their own hotel reservations directly with the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. It is imperative that reservations be made no later than the May 15th cut-off date. Hotel reservations can be made on-line by clicking on the image below or by contacting the Ottawa Marriott Hotel at 613-238-1122 or 1 888 236 2427 and mentioning the "Forum for New Presidents." to obtain the negotiated rate of $190.00/night (Traditional guest room).

Any queries should be directed to Marcel Roy (