Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada


Engaging Communities: April 30 – May 2, 2015, Toronto, Ontario.

The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada organization (SWAAC) 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 (

The organization hosts an annual conference in spring time that provides opportunities for attendees to connect and share experiences and ideas on pertinent topics in post-secondary education, in particular, matters related to the roles of senior women academic leaders.

York University is delighted to be the host of the 2015 SWAAC conference. York’s senior women academic leaders have long been connected with SWAAC. The University’s goals and values are very much aligned with those of SWAAC. In addition to York University’s commitment to student success and academic excellence in its programs and research, the University’s strategic priorities focus on Valuing Our People, Fostering a Culture of Social Responsibility, and Engaging with our Community. York University works alongside its communities (local, national, and international) to address pertinent social issues and share knowledge. It is steadfast in its Affirmative Action policies, leadership development and mentorship programs.

Join us April 30 – May 2, 2015, in Toronto, where we will Come Together in Engaging Communities.

OdgersBerndtson LogoThank you to ODGERS BERNDTSON, a key sponsor and supporter of this year's SWAAC conference.