Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

May 23, 2014 11:20 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Deliver Closing Address at ACCC 2014 Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver the closing address at the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) 2014 Conference, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 4:15 p.m., at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Following his closing address, the Governor General will take part in a question-and-answer period with conference participants.

Collaboration, Innovation, Transformation is the theme for the 2014 Conference, which is being hosted by Algonquin College and La Cité. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to focus on and discuss current issues and trends in higher education. Leading-edge practices in teaching and learning, governance and leadership will be discussed, as well as how innovative college partnerships support communities and economic growth.

About ACCC

Established in 1972, as the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, ACCC is changing its name to Colleges and Institutes Canada, starting May 28, 2014. The association is the national and international voice of 95 per cent of Canada's publicly funded colleges and institutes, and all of its polytechnics. They work with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3 000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. Colleges and Institutes Canada will continue to operate in 29 countries via 13 offices around the world. For more information on ACCC or the 2014 Conference, visit

Media wishing to cover the event must register with the ACCC.

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