Winnipeg industry leader to address universities’ role in preparing graduates

April 8, 2014

Media Advisory

WINNIPEG – Canada’s university presidents will hear from Paul Soubry, president and CEO of New Flyer, North America’s largest bus manufacturer and parts-supply company, tomorrow about equipping university students for success in an increasingly complex and dynamic labour market and a changing Canada.

Mr. Soubry is delivering a luncheon keynote address at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s membership meeting in Winnipeg. He will also highlight the advanced skills Canadian employers need from graduates for today’s workforce, the importance of partnerships between universities and the private sector, and the role of universities in driving Canadian and global innovation.

Members of the media are invited to attend Mr. Soubry’s address. A question and answer session will follow.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 pm,
Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg


Please confirm your attendance by contacting Nadine or Helen:

The New Flyer group of companies employ over 3,000 team members with manufacturing, fabrication, parts distribution and service centers in both Canada and the United States.

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Helen Murphy
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Universities Canada
Tel.: 613-563-3961 ext. 238
Cell.: 613-608-8749

Nadine Robitaille
Communications officer
Universities Canada
Tel.: 613-563-3961 ext. 306

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