Pre-conference - June 20th, Saint Mary's University, Halifax
Main conference - June 21st - 23rd, Dalhousie University, Halifax

Welcome to Halifax

Halifax harbour is quintessentially a gateway—ships and people arriving and moving through—immigrants landing, soldiers embarking, refugees seeking shelter. Higher education is continually at a gateway, a liminal space, where possibility and advancement is available. In this context, what is the role of the post-secondary institutions, classrooms, and teachers in supporting students in their quest for higher learning?

Bienvenue à Halifax

Le port de Halifax est, de par sa nature, une passerelle - des navires et des personnes qui y arrivent et le traversent - des immigrés, des soldats qui embarquent, des réfugiés à la recherche d'un abri. Dans le domaine de la théorie et de la pratique de la technologie, de la pédagogie et de l'évaluation, il semble que l'enseignement supérieur se trouve en permanence à une passerelle, un espace liminal, où possibilité et progrès sont disponibles. Dans ce contexte, quel est le rôle des institutions postsecondaires, salles de classe et professeurs visant à soutenir les étudiants dans leur quête d’enseignement supérieur?

Announcements and updates

June 20 || How do I get to NSCAD Port Campus and the poster sessions and Pecha Kucha?
Here is a walking map from Dalhousie. It is a 33 minute walk. Take the route by the Holy Cross Cemetery for some local history.

Dal to NSCAD

June 20 || Welcome! Bienvenue!
Download the conference program app, Guidebook. Hard copies are available at registration; pdf copies here.
Join us online:

Instagram: stlhesapes2017
Twitter: @STLHE_2017 >> Tweet with #STLHE17

June 5 || Banquet nearly sold out
Only 50 tickets for the Maritime Kitchen Party are still available for purchase. Get yours today.

March 12 || guidebook

For the conference program, we will using the app, guidebook. You can download it here.




March 12 || Registration Now Open

Scan it to your phone.

We are happy to announce that you may now register for STLHE/SAPES 2017 here in Halifax! Take advantage of the Early Bird Special by registering before April 30th.



February 15 || Submission Confirmation

Notification of conference submissions has begun.  The program committee hopes to have all authors notified of their status by February 24th.

December 19, 2016 || Abstract Reviews

The call for proposals is now closed and the STLHE Program Committee will begin to distribute the proposals to reviewers. Distribution of abstracts will take place between Friday, December 16, 2017 and December 22, 2016.

  • Download the rubric.
  • Download review instructions.

December 16, 2016 || Call for proposals is now closed. 

December, 2016
Due to the winter storm in Nova Scotia today, which has closed most universities and colleges, and means that our offices are unable to support people with any questions they might have regarding conference submissions, we are extending the call for proposals for ONE DAY only.  The call for proposals will now close at midnight PACIFIC time tomorrow, December 13th.

December 2016 || FINAL Call for Proposals/Appel à Propositions

Date butoir des propositions: 12 décembre 2016
Proposals Due: December 12, 2016

(Please note we are not expecting to extend the proposal deadline beyond Monday – the submission portal is set to close at midnight, Pacific Time on Monday evening)

November, 2016 || Call for Reviewers

If you are interested in reviewing proposals for STLHE/SAPES 2017 conference, please click here. This is a great way to participate in teaching and learning at a national and international level. And, we thank you for your support of the conference!

November, 2016 || Call for proposals/Appel à Propositions >> Conference theme:

«Passerelle dans l’enseignement supérieur : cultures, transitions et transformations»
"Gateways in Higher Education: Cultures, Transitions and Transformations"

Date butoir des propositions: 12 décembre 2016
Proposals Due: December 12, 2016


November, 2016 || Keynote Speaker >> Dr. David Boud
Theme >> "Assessing Students: from Constraining to Enhancing Learning"

David Boud, Emeritus Professor from University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, as Opening Keynote speaker for the STLHE 2017 conference. A former President of HERDSA and a former Dean of Graduate Studies at UTS, Dr. Boud recently completed an Australian Learning and Teaching Council project on the Future of Assessment.

Dr. David Boud,
STLHE/SAPES 2017 Keynote