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News Release

October 29, 2004

Pamela Wallin to speak on Canada-U.S. relations

The University of Guelph’s Office of Open Learning, in collaboration with the Office for Partnerships for Advanced Skills (OPAS), the four Rotary Clubs in Guelph and the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, is presenting “Visionary Seminar 2004,” a video conference featuring Pamela Wallin, Canada’s consul-general in New York, Nov. 8 at the River Run Centre.

Wallin, recipient of the Visionary Award for 2004 from OPAS, will discuss “Canada-U.S. Relations: A View From New York,” at 12:30 p.m. six days following the U.S. presidential election.
The presentation will be transmitted live via satellite from the University of Toronto and webcast to more than 5,000 participants from 36 university and college campuses in nine provinces.

The free event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch and a welcoming address from the University of Guelph’s director of communications and public affairs, Chuck Cunningham. It is open to the public, but advance registration is required by contacting the Office of Open Learning at (519) 767-5000 by Nov. 5.

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien appointed Wallin to her present role on June 25, 2002. Throughout her 25-year career as a journalist, she anchored the weekend edition of the CTV national news, produced and hosted CTV’s weekly political forum Question Period, hosted CTV’s Canada AM, worked as CTV’s Ottawa bureau chief, wrote for the Toronto Star’s Ottawa bureau and was an on-air presence and producer for CBC radio. She is also the author of two books and has been president of her own independent production company since 1995.

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

The OPAS Visionary Seminar Series provides an opportunity for industry to join with university faculty, staff and students to hear the views of a leading visionary, to raise questions and to participate in the discussion.

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