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The Future Workforce – October Luncheon

Friday, October 20, 2023
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Future Workforce – October Luncheon
Friday, October 20, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
RBC Convention Centre, North Building, 1st Floor

with Dr. Michael Benarroch, President of UM
Moderated By: John Stackhouse, RBC

As the work landscape continues to change rapidly, it is crucial to understand the trends and strategies to prepare the future workforce for success. Dr. Michael Benarroch, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba (UM) will highlight how UM, as Manitoba’s research university, is uniquely positioned to proactively prepare students to excel in the ever-evolving world of work, impacting economic innovation and growth in the province and beyond. RBC’s John Stackhouse will moderate our fireside chat. 


Discounted Member Rate: $68.75 +GST
Regular Rate: $137.50 +GST
Tables of 8 and 10 also available for purchase

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11:30 a.m. – Registration, networking and exhibitor booths
12:00 p.m. – Program starts
12:15 p.m. – Lunch service
12:40 p.m. – Dr. Michael Benarroch (with Fireside Chat moderated by John Stackhouse, RBC)
1:30 p.m. – Program ends


Accessibility: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require accommodation please let us know when purchasing tickets.

Refund Policy: Refunds will only be issued with a minimum of 72 hours of notice before the event. Should you require a change of your ticket after that time, we kindly ask that you find a replacement for your ticket. If you have further questions, please direct them to [email protected]


Michael Benarroch became President of the University of Manitoba on July 1, 2020. Dr. Benarroch is a Manitoban and former Dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business (2011-2017). He returns to Winnipeg where he maintains strong community-wide connections and a lifelong dedication to transformative higher education. His career includes serving as Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Toronto Metropolitan University (2017-2020), acting as the institution’s chief academic and operating officer as well as a tenured professor in the department of Economics, Faculty of Arts. He co-chaired Toronto Metropolitan University’s Truth and Reconciliation Implementation Committee and is an active advocate for the advancement of Indigenous engagement and reconciliation.



John Stackhouse is a nationally bestselling author and one of Canada’s leading voices on innovation and economic disruption. He is senior vice-president in the Office of the CEO at Royal Bank of Canada, leading the organization’s research and thought leadership on economic, technological and social change. Previously, John was editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail and editor of Report on Business. He is a senior fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and sits on the boards of Queen’s University, the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada and the Literary Review of Canada. John’s latest book, Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future, explores the untapped resource of the millions of Canadians who don’t live in Canada but exert their influence from afar.

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