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Campus Bulletin

October 27, 2004

U of G reps to attend Rae round table

Ten representatives of U of G will attend a round-table discussion Oct. 29, hosted by former Ontario premier Bob Rae, who is leading a review of post-secondary education in the province.

U of G, along with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College, was asked to nominate up to 10 campus representatives and up to 10 members of the local community to participate in the round table, which will be held in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Rae and a seven-member advisory panel were appointed by the minister of training, colleges and universities in May to develop a strategic, fiscally sustainable long-term plan for post-secondary education. The K-W round table and others across the province are a supplement to a series of public town hall meetings the panel is holding throughout the fall.

Representing U of G at the K-W round table will be president Alastair Summerlee; provost and vice-president (academic) Maureen Mancuso; associate vice-president (research) Chris McKenna; Nancy Sullivan, vice-president (finance and administration); Janice Folk-Dawson, CUPE 1334; Shari Dorr, Professional Staff Association; Marg Carter, United Steelworkers of America Local 4120; Prof. Roz Stevenson, U of G Faculty Association; Jess Wells, Graduate Students’ Association; and Ryan White, Central Student Association.

Guelph’s public town hall meeting is slated for Nov. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 104 of Rozanski Hall.

In advance of the meeting and in preparation for making a submission to the Rae panel, Summerlee continues to seek advice from the University community on how to maintain U of G’s quality and improve its accessibility. He invites comments by e-mail to He also encourages people to provide input through the Rae panel’s website.

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