Canadian International Council

Canadian International Council

March 17, 2009 15:07 ET

Media Advisory: CIC Hosts National Videoconference on Arctic

Canadians can participate via interactive video streaming or live webcast

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - The Canadian International Council (CIC) is hosting a national research videoconference and live webcast on the future of Canada's Arctic. Use It or Lose It: What's Next for Canada's Arctic Policy? will be held March 18.

Headlining the discussion are CIC Research Fellows Franklyn Griffiths, Rob Huebert and Whitney Lackenbauer, all Arctic experts who were chosen by the CIC to contribute new perspectives in areas of Canadian Arctic policy.

Senator Hugh Segal, CIC's Executive Vice-Chair and Chair of CIC's Arctic Working Group, will moderate the discussion.

Canadians from across the country will have the opportunity to engage in discussion at participating centres in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver via interactive video streaming technology. To attend a session in person, please RSVP online at: www.canadianinternationalcouncil.org

To participate in the live webcast, go to: http://hosting.epresence.tv/munk

Use It or Lose It: What's Next for Canada's Arctic Policy? is presented in partnership with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia and the Department of National Defence.



EVENT:
Use It or Lose It: What's Next for Canada's Arctic Policy

DATE:
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

TIME:
3:00 - 5:00 pm, Vancouver
6:00 - 8:00 pm, Toronto
6:00 - 8:00 pm, Ottawa

LOCATIONS:
Liu Institute for Global Issues
University of British Columbia
Case Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC

Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Carleton University
617 Southam Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON


The Canadian International Council (CIC) is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. With 13 branches nationwide, CIC advances research, discussion and debate on international issues by supporting a Canadian foreign policy network that crosses academic disciplines, policy areas, and economic sectors. The CIC features a privately funded fellowship program, supported by a network of issue-specific working groups. Carefully selected CIC fellows focus on important foreign policy issues, working out of universities and research institutions across the country. The CIC was founded in 2007 by Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of RIM (Research In Motion).

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