Stephen Huddart, CEO of the McConnell Family Foundation, will help Carleton celebrate its community partners at an event to highlight community-engaged learning and teaching on March 20, 2012. The event is intended to provide an opportunity for reflection, active learning and action while recognizing the importance of Carleton’s many partners in the greater community and encouraging future collaborations.
Huddart, whose work with the foundation often builds bridges between universities and various community sectors, will provide a tour d’horizon of community-university engagement during his keynote speech.
The half-day event includes a showcase featuring each of the faculties and examples of some of their partnerships within the community. There will also be a panel discussion with a faculty member, community partners and students talking about their experiences with community engagement.
Media are invited to attend.
Where: Atrium and Conference Rooms, River Building, Carleton University
When: Tuesday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Parking: Parking is available in P2. Journalists are invited to leave their media passes on their dashboards.
About Community Partnerships at Carleton:
Carleton has an estimated 130 partnerships with local organizations, the private sector and government, a relatively high number for a university of its size. Partnerships range from public history programs which have students working in museums to the significant private-sector links of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. As a result of these partnerships, students, faculty and organizations get to share their experience and expertise.
About Stephen Huddart:
Stephen Huddart is president and CEO of the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, which has played an ongoing role in developing and supporting Canada’s impact investing marketplace. His career includes leadership positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked with children’s singer Raffi as executive director of Troubadour Music Inc. and the non-profit Troubadour Institute.
He co-founded and operated the Alma Street Café, a triple bottom line business that for several years was Vancouver’s jazz café of record. He also held several executive positions with the B.C. SPCA, where he introduced innovations in humane education, animal-assisted therapy and food labeling. His community service commitments include advisory roles with Philanthropic Foundations Canada, the McGill Faculty of Religious Studies and ArtsSmarts. He has a Masters of Management from McGill University.
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