Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

May 26, 2012 06:00 ET

Media Advisory-REMINDER: Panel at Congress 2012 Conference Examines University/Community Links

The Canada Foundation for Innovation convenes expert panel to look at the changing models of service to the community in Canadian universities

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 26, 2012) - Faculty members at Canada's universities are engaging with business, the creative sector, policy makers and NGOs in new and interesting ways, creating challenges and opportunities for the academic sector. Three senior university administrators will join Dr. Gilles G. Patry, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), for a panel discussion on Research, education and service to the community: New ideas for a world of new demands. This CFI-sponsored session will investigate emerging models of service in Canadian universities, looking specifically at how university leaders are defining "service" in their institutional, regional, national and global contexts. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be attending this panel, following his keynote address earlier in the day.

This session is open to the media.

Research, education and service to the community: New ideas for a world of new demands
Saturday, May 26, 2012
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Dining Hall, Senate and Board Chamber
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

About the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest interdisciplinary conference in Canada. It brings together more than 70 scholarly associations in the humanities and social sciences. For more information about the conference, visit www.congress2012.ca.

About the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

The CFI gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada's universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI is helping to attract and retain the world's top talent, to train the next generation of researchers, to support private-sector innovation, and to create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. For more information, visit www.innovation.ca.

Contact Information

  • For interview requests
    Ryan Saxby Hill
    Canada Foundation for Innovation
    613-294-6247 (mobile)
    ryansaxbyhill@innovation.ca

    Alison Hebbs
    Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    613-282-3489 (mobile)
    ahebbs@fedcan.ca