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News Release

November 11, 2003

Governor of the Bank of Canada 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 Rotary Clubs, is presenting "Visionary Seminar 2003," a video conference featuring David Dodge, Governor of the Bank of Canada, Nov. 17 at the River Run Centre.

Dodge, recipient of the Visionary Award for 2003 from the Office of Partnerships for Advanced Skills (OPAS), will present "Global Challenges, Canadian Opportunities," at 12:30 p.m.
The presentation will be transmitted live via satellite from Carleton University and webcast to more than 4,000 participants from 30 university and college campuses in nine provinces.

The free event takes place from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch and a welcoming address from President Alastair Summerlee. It is open to the public, but advance registration is required by calling the Office of Open Learning at (519) 767-5000 by Nov. 14.

Dodge has held senior positions in the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Anti-Inflation Board and the Department of Employment and Immigration. Before his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2001, Dodge served as Deputy Minister of Finance and Deputy Minister of Health. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Queen's University and a PhD in economics from Princeton.

OPAS is a partnership of all Ontario universities and leading Canadian companies dedicated to advancing the competencies of organizations and individuals.

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