SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

March 29, 2016 12:27 ET

An announcement that rocks: University of Calgary unveils major gift and partnership

Collaboration with Universal Music Canada and National Music Centre will preserve history of music in Canada

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - On Thursday, March 31, Elizabeth Cannon, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary, will announce a unique gift and partnership with Universal Music Canada and the National Music Centre.

The gift to the university's Libraries and Cultural Resources will strengthen research and scholarship in a range of disciplines including music and the performing arts, business, and cultural studies. Students, scholars and music fans across Canada and around the world will benefit through broad access.

The program will include remarks from an iconic Canadian artist who will be available for media interviews afterwards.

Media is offered a preview of items contained in the gift. This story is under embargo until 2:00 p.m. MST, 4:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 31. B-roll, interview footage and still images will be available.

WHAT:  University of Calgary announces gift and partnership with Universal Music Canada and National Music Centre

WHEN:  Thursday, March 31, 2016 
12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Media preview under embargo 
1:00 p.m. Program and announcement
2:00 p.m. Interviews and photo opportunities

WHERE: Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW (map)
NOTE: Media are welcome to park free-of-charge on campus, except in 24-hour reserved spots, loading zones, handicapped stalls and fire lanes. If your vehicle is not a marked media vehicle, please leave a media business card in your window. 

WHO:  Elizabeth Cannon, president and vice-chancellor, University of Calgary 
Jeffrey Remedios, president and CEO, Universal Music Canada
Deane Cameron, former president and CEO, EMI Music Canada
Andrew Mosker, president and CEO, National Music Centre
Tom Hickerson, vice-provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources), University of Calgary
An iconic Canadian artist

About the University of Calgary 
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.' 

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Issued in partnership with:

Universal Music Canada Universal Music Canada, a unit of Universal Music Group, is Canada's leading music company. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation. Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company. For further information on Universal Music Canada, please visit

National Music Centre
The National Music Centre (NMC) is a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music. In its new home at Studio Bell in Calgary's East Village, NMC will preserve and celebrate Canada's music story and inspire a new generation of music lovers through programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation, and exhibitions. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jennifer Sowa
    Manager, Communications and Marketing, Library and Cultural Resources
    University of Calgary
    C: 403.389.4794