McGill University joins Global University Leaders Forum

Intellectual community within the World Economic Forum that advises on higher education and research

MONTREAL, May 4, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Prof. Suzanne Fortier, has been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). This forum acts as an intellectual community within the World Economic Forum to advise its leadership on matters relating to higher education and research, and also serves as a resource for the Forum's members and constituents.

GULF is made up of 26 of the world's top universities, including such illustrious names as Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, Oxford, the National University of Singapore and Harvard to name just a few, whose leaders gather on a regular basis for high-level dialogue. The discussions that took place when GULF members met in Davos earlier this year were focused on two topics that are at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the future of higher education, and the role of science in research, development and innovation.

"As the only Canadian university member of GULF, McGill has the unique opportunity to engage a larger and more diverse pool of stakeholders in discussions and initiatives that advance the contributions of Montreal, Quebec and Canada to society at a global level," says Prof. Fortier. "We are very pleased and proud to be invited to join in these discussions that are important for the future of higher education and research."

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For further information: Chris Chipello, Media Relations, McGill University, 514-398-4201, christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca

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