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

by NationTalk on May 10, 2007929 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 www.accc.ca 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 http://conference.accc.ca.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Communications and Information Services
Lorna Malcolmson
Manager
613-746-2222 x 3123
lmalcolmson@accc.ca

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