OTTAWA, April 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, today congratulated Dr. Robert Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor of Mount Allison University, on the University's commitment to provide priority hiring to Canada's Veterans.
"Mount Allison is focussed on helping our Veterans flourish in their civilian lives. This welcome support complements the recent work by our Government and corporate Canada to promote highly skilled Canadian Veterans," said Minister Blaney. "By participating in our Hire a Veteran initiative, the University is providing Veterans with new opportunities to successfully make the transition from military to civilian life and allowing them to put the training and skills acquired during their service to good use in the civilian workforce."
"Our Veterans are well-trained and hard-working, and they have an important role to play in Canada's workforce," said Parliamentary Secretary Adams. "I applaud Mount Allison University for joining our Hire a Veteran initiative, and call on corporate Canada to join Mount Allison and other leading employers like Queen's University and Canadian National."
"We are happy to be part of an initiative that brings to our Canadian Veterans' attention the possibility of pursuing a career at Canadian universities, including Mount Allison," said Mount Allison University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell.
The University's work builds upon the Veterans Transition Action Plan, launched last fall by Minister Blaney. The plan consists of new measures for cutting red tape for Veterans, enhancements to service delivery, post-military career opportunities for Veterans, ground-breaking research on the needs of releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel, and enhanced cultural awareness.
For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's programs and services, visit veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Laura Dillman Ripley
Media Relations Coordinator
Mount Allison University
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs