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News Release

March 03, 2000

U of G celebrates national co-op week with speaker, workshops

The University of Guelph's Co-operative Education Services is celebrating national Co-operative Education Week March 22 to 26 with a keynote presentation and workshops by Melodie Stewart, one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEOs.

The keynote and workshops are open to university students, faculty, staff and the general public. Stewart, CEO of Pro-Net Business Connections Inc., has received many awards for her entrepreneurial work. Her network training program is a part of the MBA program at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

The keynote, "The Art of Effective Networking," will take place March 22, 5 - 6 p.m., in War Memorial Hall. The cost is $5 for U of G students and $10 for faculty, staff and the general public. U of G co-op students may attend free of charge.

Stewart will also hold two "Tools and Techniques" workshops on March 23, 9 a.m. - noon and 2 - 5 p.m., in Room 103 of the University Centre. The cost is $15 for U of G students, $10 for co-op students and $25 for the general public. To reserve your seats for the keynote or workshops, contact Tricia Bertram Gallant, co-op education co-ordinator, at 824-4120, Ext. 2915.

There are more than 60,000 co-op education students in Canada. About 1,000 students are enrolled in U of G's 18-year-old co-op program.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs, 824-4120, Ext. 3338.

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