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News Release

November 18, 2002

TD bank CEO to speak

The University of Guelph's Office of Open Learning, in collaboration with the Office for Partnerships for Advanced Skills (OPAS) and the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, is presenting "Visionary Seminar 2002," a video conference featuring Charles Baillie, chairman and CEO of TD Bank Financial Group Nov. 25 at the River Run Centre.

Baillie, recipient of the Visionary Award for 2002 from the Office of Partnerships for Advanced Skills (OPAS), will present "From Vision to Reality Our Country, Your Future," at 12:40 p.m.
The presentation will be transmitted live via satellite and webcast to more than 2,500 participants from 22 university and college campuses in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

The free event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch. It is open to the public, but advance registration is required by calling the Office of Open Learning at (519) 767-5000 by Nov. 22.

Baillie is a director of The Toronto-Dominion Bank and Dana Corporation. In addition, he is on the Executive Committee of the British North American Committee and is Vice Chair of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

The event is sponsored by Bell Canada. OPAS is a partnership of all Ontario universities and leading Canadian companies dedicated to advancing the competencies of organizations and individuals.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs, 519-824-4120, Ext. 6982.

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