For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG PRESIDENT TO
ADDRESS WINNIPEG CHAMBER LUNCHEON
May 4, 2010 – The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that University of Winnipeg President and Vice-chancellor Lloyd Axworthy will deliver the keynote address at the next Membership Luncheon.
There are only a few people in this province that would be considered to have a global presence and University of Winnipeg president and vice-chancellor or Lloyd Axworthy is one of them. As a former Foreign Affairs minister for Canada, Dr. Axworthy became internationally known for his advancement of the human security concept, in particular, the Ottawa Treaty - a landmark global treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. For his leadership on landmines, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Since leaving public life in the fall of 2000, Dr. Axworthy has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and honours and has been named to the Order of Manitoba and to the Order of Canada and has received honorary doctorates from 12 universities.
As the current president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Axworthy has played a significant leadership role in the University of Winnipeg’s $130 million worth of construction projects aimed at renewing the campus and its downtown community with the view to making post-secondary education more accessible to inner-city, Aboriginal, new immigrant and refugee students.
In addition to addressing the future plans for the University of Winnipeg, hear Dr. Axworthy’s vision in regards to expanding the university's outreach in the areas of Aboriginal education, environmental studies and human rights.
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2010
Location: Hotel Fort Garry
Luncheon: 12:00 noon
Address: 12:40 p.m.
Contact: Chuck Davidson – Vice-president Policy and Communications
Tel: 942-3011 ext. 210 Cell: 782-1679