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Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) president to speak at Aldrich lecture at Memorial University

Ref. No. 98

DATE:     Feb. 18, 2002
SUBJECT:     Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) president to speak at Aldrich lecture at Memorial University

On Tuesday, February 26, the Graduate Students' Union and the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University will present the 2002 Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture and Conference. During the course of the day, Graduate Students will present 20-minute long papers on their research.

The conference opening address will be at 8:45 a.m. in B3007 located in the Faculty of Business Administration Building. The presentation of papers begins at 9 a.m. in Rooms B-3007, B-3008, and B-3009. There is no conference fee and all members of the university community and members of the general public are encouraged to attend. A schedule of presentations, along with abstracts, can be found at www.mun.ca/gsu.

A highlight of the day is the Aldrich Lecture, which will be delivered by Mr. Robert Giroux, president and chief executive officer, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Mr. Giroux will speak on Preparing our Universities' Future Faculty: A Challenge for our Graduate Schools. The public is invited to attend this lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in The Royal Trust Atrium, Faculty of Business Administration Building.

Prior to his appointment with AUCC, Mr. Giroux was the secretary of the Treasury Board and comptroller general of Canada. He also served as president of the Public Service Commission of Canada and as deputy minister, Public Works Canada. He is a member of the Order of Canada and has received the Trudeau Medal for Faculty of Administration.

Mr. Giroux holds an honorary doctor of laws from McMaster University and has been the chairman of the Working Group on the Remuneration of Elected Representatives, Outaouais Transition Committee since 2001. He is also a member of several national committees and foundations, including the Canadian Labour and Business Centre and the Education Marketing Advisory Board.

A reception following the lecture will be held at Bitters Pub, Feild Hall. Complementary Parking is available in Lot 16A (behind the Business Building).


For more information, contact: Nancy Fagan, School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University at 737-7642 or e-mail: nfagan@mun.ca or Deborah Inkpen, information officer (research), Memorial University, at 737-4073 or e-mail: inkpend@mun.ca

For further information, please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager, Memorial University News Service, 737-8665.


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