SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

August 09, 2016 11:58 ET

UN Secretary-General to visit University of Calgary

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - August 09, 2016) - The University of Calgary will host United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a special speaking engagement to coincide with International Youth Day, on Friday, August 12.

His Excellency will present a talk entitled 'A call to youth: the UN in Canada in a changing world'. Following his brief remarks, he will answer questions from students and guests.

Media are invited to attend this special event and film and photograph the proceedings. Please note that his Excellency will NOT be available for interviews prior to or following the presentation. Dru Marshall, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Stephan Guscott, President, Students' Union, and Sam Hossack, President, Graduate Students' Association will all be on hand for media interviews.

WHAT: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at University of Calgary for International Youth Day

WHEN: Friday, August 12, 2016
Speaking engagement to start immediately at 6:20 p.m. MT
NOTE: Media please arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. MT to setup

WHERE: University of Calgary, Energy Environment Experiential Learning (EEEL) Building Atrium, 750 Campus Drive NW, MAP

WHO: Dru Marshall, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Stephan Guscott, President, Students' Union
Sam Hossack, President, Graduate Students' Association

About the University of Calgary
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