Media Advisory - 4th Annual Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit: What Does the Future Hold for Canada's PSE System?

OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - The 4th Annual Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada's Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education (SPSE), will explore strategies and actions needed to build and maintain a world class post-secondary education system.

Canadian and international experts will discuss key issues, identify strategic goals, and establish concrete actions to achieve the necessary changes in Canada's PSE system. Topics covered, include:

  • Implementing a Skills and Post-Secondary Education Strategy for Canada;
  • Structural and institutional changes needed to improve Canada's PSE system;
  • Successful regional and international PSE and skills policies, programs and practices;
  • Engaging employers in skills development; and
  • Actions needed to ensure access and equity to PSE and skills development opportunities in Canada.

When: November 30December 1, 2016                                 

Where: Toronto Downtown Marriott Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Who: Speakers include:

  • Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Dr. Robert Fleming, Executive Director and Co-Chair, British Columbia Council on Admissions & Transfer
  • Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University
  • The Hon. David H. Tsubouchi, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario College of Trades
  • Dr. Karen Barnes, President & Vice Chancellor, Yukon College
  • Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Indigenous Chair for Truth and Reconciliation, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy and Education, University of Ottawa
  • Susan B. Uchida, Vice-President, Learning, RBC 

This conference is sponsored by RBC, Ontario College of Trades, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the University of Victoria Co-operative Education Program and Career Services.

For the full list of speakers, schedule and times, visit:

Media Accreditation is required.

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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Natasha Jamieson, Communications Coordinator, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 307, E-mail:; or Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail:; Corporate Communications, Telephone: 613-526-3280,


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