Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 07, 2013 15:38 ET

Governor General to Deliver Keynote Address to Ontario University Board Members

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2013) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver a keynote address during the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities' 2013 conference for university board members, on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., in the Churchill Ballroom of the Eaton Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto). This year's conference will be held on November 8 and 9, 2013.

On this occasion, the Governor General will highlight the important role university board members play in post-secondary education, as well as draw attention to a number of key trends and developments in higher learning.

About the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities:

The Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities is an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities, which is a member organization of the province's 20 publicly funded universities and the Royal Military College of Canada. The Council of Ontario Universities works closely with provincial and federal governments to develop and improve public policies that help their universities deliver high-quality programs for students, as well as research and innovation that impacts the social, cultural and economic well-being of Ontarians. For more information on the Council of Ontario Universities, please visit

The conference will be open to the media for the duration of His Excellency's keynote address. Members of the media wishing to attend the keynote address must confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office.

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Contact Information

  • Melanie Villeneuve
    Rideau Hall Press Office

    Ms. Jennifer Grass
    Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs
    Council of Ontario Universities
    416-979-2165 ext. 261