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Association of Canadian Community Colleges: Conference to Address Challenges in Post-Secondary Education

by NationTalk on May 10, 2007946 Views

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 10, 2007) – To address the major issues affecting the Canadian post-secondary education sector, over 700 members of the college and institute community from across Canada will meet in Montreal from May 27-29 at the annual conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).ACCC is the national and international voice of 150 Canadian colleges, university-colleges, institutes of technology and cegeps. Visit for more information.

Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will address the delegates.

The conference will also highlight a media panel moderated by Heather Hiscox, Anchor Chair, and host of CBC News: Morning, and featuring Edward Greenspon, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail; Josee Boileau, News Editor, Le Devoir; and, Gretta Chambers; Broadcaster and Journalist.

Hosted by12 Montreal area colleges and cegeps, the conference will offer over 50 concurrent sessions covering topics such as:

– Canada’s post-secondary future;

– immigrant integration;

– Aboriginal education;

– emergency preparedness;

– the environment;

– health and learning of young adults;

– skills gaps;

– leadership; and,

– quality learning and teaching.

Media representatives are invited to attend the entire conference or any session of interest. For more information on the event, visit


Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Communications and Information Services
Lorna Malcolmson
613-746-2222 x 3123

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