National university open house kicks off at Carleton University

October 30, 2014

Open Doors, Open Knowledge showcases universities’ partnerships with small- and medium-sized enterprises

October 30, 2014 –Canada’s universities kick off the fourth annual Open Doors, Open Knowledge initiative on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Carleton University. This national open house highlights the many ways that university and private sector partnerships are driving prosperity and innovation, creating jobs and strengthening communities while also preparing students for rewarding careers.

Co-hosted by Paul Davidson, president and CEO of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University, the breakfast event will bring together local and national business leaders, government stakeholders, student entrepreneurs and university officials.

Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Kellie Leitch will deliver an address, followed by a panel of Carleton’s top student and faculty entrepreneurs who will discuss the impacts of Carleton University’s entrepreneurship programs on the community, local economy and students’ futures.

DATE:                    Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION:         River Building, 2nd floor, Carleton University

Media are invited to attend. Please contact Nadine or Helen to confirm your attendance and/or to arrange interviews, 

Complimentary parking will be available in lot P16 underneath the River Building. Please leave your media credentials on dashboards.


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