Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

November 23, 2009 12:16 ET

What's ahead for Ontario's automotive industry?

OCEPP’s 2009 Policy Engagement Series - Sutton Place Hotel, November 24, 2009

Attention: Assignment Editor, Automotive Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2009) - At the fourth Policy Engagement Series hosted by the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, Dr. Peter Frise will investigate the current state of the province's automotive industry and the underlying technological trends. Dr. Frise will also examine the industry's impact on Canada, the role of research, development and innovation, and how Ontario can continue to contribute to the auto industry of the future, as well as benefit from its involvement. The presentation will be held at Toronto's Sutton Place Hotel (Stop 33), from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24.

Dr. Frise is the scientific director and CEO of AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence, a distinctive partnership of researchers, graduate students, and public sector companies and organizations dedicated to applied automotive research and development. In addition to teaching at Carleton University and the University of Windsor, Dr. Frise was instrumental in founding Canada's first university program in automotive engineering, and he held the Chrysler Canada/NSERC/University of Windsor Senior Industrial Research Chair in Mechanical Design.

About the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy
Founded in 2008, the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy is committed to bringing the voice of engineering into public policy and to helping safeguard the public interest. The centre focuses on specific areas of research including smart infrastructure, tomorrow's energy solutions, healthy communities, and a new generation of engineering talent. As well, the centre actively reaches out to members of the engineering profession, the academic community, policy-makers, opinion leaders and others interested in advancing the public interest. /For further information: Donald Wallace, Executive Director, 416-840-1078, dwallace@ocepp.ca; or Catherine Shearer-Kudel, Business Manager, 416-224-1100, ext. 1204, cshearerkudel@ocepp.ca./ IN: AUTOMOTIVE, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Donald Wallace, Executive Director, Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy
    Primary Phone: 416-840-1078
    E-mail: dwallace@ocepp.ca