Welcome to the 2013 SWAAC Annual Conference

“Let me personally invite you to the 2013 Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Conference, to be held in Brandon, MB.  SWAAC is about many things – innovation, action and support – that ultimately brings us together for a common purpose; the exchange of ideas and the support of women leaders within Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions.  To my SWAAC colleagues, I welcome you to what will be another engaging conference involving top leaders in our nation’s post-secondary sector.  To those new members considering attending, I know that you will be both inspired and fulfilled by taking part.  Together, we grow stronger; developing our personal leadership skills, and mentoring senior managers and administrators of the future.  Together, our voice is clear, our abilities unmistakable.  Join me in Brandon, May 2-4.”

Warm regards,

Deborah C. Poff, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor
Brandon University


The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada organization was founded in 1987 to provide a forum and a collective voice for women in senior administrative ranks in Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes.  The primary purpose of SWAAC is the promotion of female leadership in Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes through:

  • Developing and enhancing leadership skills
  • Mentoring future leaders
  • Recognizing exceptional leaders
  • Networking and communicating


Note Registration for SWAAC 2013 will close on April 29th, 2013 at 12:00 noon Central Daylight Time.

Register now to take advantage of the extended  “early bird” pricing.  Before April 8, 2013 fees are as follows: $445 for SWAAC members, $545 for non-members and $395 for students.  After April 8, 2013 fees increase by $50 to $495 for SWAAC members, $595 for non-members and $445 for students.


For further information on the conference, please contact Charlotte Magee, Administrative Officer to the President, by email at mageec@brandonu.ca.  For information regarding registrations, please contact Erlin Zurawski at zurawski.brandonu.ca.