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January 08, 2007

Former CIDA Head, UNICEF Executive to Speak at U of G

The second annual Winegard lecture will be given by Margaret Catley-Carlson, former president of the Canadian International Development Agency and former deputy executive director of UNICEF, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in Room 1714 of the Ontario Veterinary College’s Lifetime Learning Centre. The talk, called “The New World of Water,” is free and open to the public.

The Winegard Visiting Lectureship for International Development was created in 2005 with an endowment by former University of Guelph president Bill Winegard and his family to stimulate interaction among faculty, students and international leaders on the need for official development assistance and Canada's role in this important issue.

Catley-Carlson is chair of the Global Water Partnership, a network that links thousands of water management professionals around the world. She is also chair of the water policy advisory committee of Suez Lyonnaise and the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International.

Her 35-year career in economic development has included terms as former deputy minister of Health and Welfare Canada, president of the Population Council and chair of the Geneva-based Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council

Winegard served as U of G’s president and vice-chancellor from 1967 to 1975 and was a member of Parliament for Guelph from 1984 to 1993. In addition to being named Canada’s first minister of science, he chaired the House of Commons standing committees on external affairs and national defence and external affairs and international trade. He also served as parliamentary secretary to the minister of international trade.

Winegard remains active in public service, most recently chairing a provincial committee to allocate the Premier’s Research Excellence Awards. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998.

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