Join us November 1-2, 2019 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario for our annual conference!


Thinking Classrooms: Thinking Citizens

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Registration is now open!

Our workshops are as always, hands-on and engaging, and will support your history, politics, economics, law, and social science students. We look forward to seeing you at the conference this year!

Conference Brochure 2019

Thinking Classrooms: Thinking Citizens

November 1-2, 2019

McMaster University Student Centre (CIBC Hall)

This conference is made possible with the generous support of The Collaborative, a McMaster-based project to connect teachers and post-secondary educators in the Social Sciences and Humanities in meaningful ways to support inquiry in the classroom.

Friday, November 1, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 pm - Digital Scholarship and the Maker Space 

6:00 - 8:00 pm- Full dinner at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship

Friday Venue: 

Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship in the Mills Memorial Library, 1280 Main St. W.,  Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6

Saturday, November 2, 2019   

7:00 - 9:00 am Registration

7:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast 

9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome, Presidential Address & Greetings from Chancellor of McMaster Madame Santee Smith

9:15 - 10:15 am Keynote Speaker- OHASSTA Leadership Award Winner, sponsored by Explorica Cecil Foster

10:15 - 10:45 am Publishers Display/Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00 WORKSHOP A

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch and Skeoch Award Presentation

1:00 to 2:15 pm WORKSHOP B

2:15 to 2:45 pm Publishers Display and Break

2:45 to 4:00 pm WORKSHOP C

4:00 to 4:30 pm       Annual General Meeting


Saturday venue: McMaster University Student Centre, CIBC Hall, 3rd floor

Venue Information:

All events will be on campus at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. Parking is available in Lots B and C for a flat rate of $8 per day. See McMaster Parking for more information.

McMaster is accessible by GO Bus services from throughout the Greater Toronto Area and from Pearson International Airport.


Conference Registration Fees


Full Conference Price      $225 - Includes 3-course meal and special digital scholarship event on Friday evening

Saturday Only                  $155 - Includes all speakers, workshops, resource fair and breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments

Student Teacher                $85

Student Teacher 1 day      $45

Student Teachers

OHASSTA would like to thank the Faculties of Education for their continued support and encourage student teachers to attend the 2019 conference.

Student teachers will be charged a special reduced fee of $50 that includes attendance at the conference workshops, an OHASSTA student membership, admission to the country's largest publishers' display, (it does not include any meals).

There is a limit of 50 student teachers registered for Saturday, November 2nd.

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