On behalf of CASAE/ACÉÉA, we’d like to welcome you to our website. CASAE/ACÉÉA was founded in 1981 to promote the study of adult education and networking among adult educators in Canada. Since then, CASAE/ACÉÉA has played an active role in advocating adult education as a field of study and practice at both national and international levels.
Many thanks go to the previous past co-presidents, Carole Roy and Shauna Butterwick, and the former CASAE executive for all their amazing work over the past two years. Their steady and clear attention to details has meant a very welcome, smooth transition for us.
We’d like to introduce the others on our new Executive Team:
Behrang Foroughi - Treasurer
Hongxia Shan – Secretary
Amanda Benjamin – Regional Representative, Maritimes
Melissa White – Regional Representative, Maritimes
Arpi Hamalian – Regional Representative, Québec
Nancy Taber – Regional Representative, Ontario
Karen Magro – Regional Representative, Prairies
Among our main activities is the annual conference. The 2013 conference at University of Victoria, held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Sciences, was a great success. It attracted 125+ delegates, and featured over 100 paper, roundtable and poster presentations. Hearty thanks go to Darlene Clover, local chair of the 2013 conference, and the many individuals who volunteered their time and energy to make such a wonderful event! Planning is now underway for the 2014 conference, scheduled for May 25-27, again in conjunction with Congress at Brock University in St. Catherines – centre of Ontario’s beautiful wine country. We thank team members Nancy Taber, Patricia Gouthro and Donovan Plumb for heading up the organization of this event, and look forward to hearing more about the conference and preconference opportunities as the event approaches.
Under the editorial leadership of Donovan Plumb, our journal continues to serve a vital role in sharing research across and beyond the field of adult education. We are excited about the journal’s move to an online platform, in particular because of the new possibilities opened up for special or longer issues.
In the coming year, we look forward to continuing these projects, as well as sponsoring a number of local/regional activities. As always, we welcome your comments,suggestions and offers to volunteer on a CASAE initiative. We hope to work with and meet you in the coming year, as we share our mutual commitment to the field of adult education and to furthering its social purpose through rigourous, creative, and informative research.
Kaela Jubas & Jude Walker
CASAE Co-Presidents, 2013-2014