A photo of Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna.

Carleton to Hold Visions for Canada 2042 Conference Closing Gala with Keynote by Catherine McKenna

Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affairs will conclude the Visions for Canada 2042 Conference with a gala dinner featuring a keynote address by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, minister of Environment and Climate Change, as well as remarks by André Plourde, dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs.

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Shaw Centre, Trillium Ballroom, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Info: Tickets are available for purchase, prices range from $25 for students to $75 for general admission.

Minister McKenna will discuss her role and prospects for the environment and climate change over the next 25 years.

“We are honoured to have Minister McKenna join us for this event, which is not only celebrating Carleton’s 75th anniversary, but also looking towards the future,” said Plourde. “The future of our climate is among the most urgent issues we face.”

The gala dinner will wrap up the interdisciplinary conference which takes place from March 2 to 4, 2017.

About the Visions for Canada 2042 Conference

In an increasingly interconnected world, there is a growing recognition of our interdependence. The Visions for Canada 2042 Conference will explore the ways innovative collaboration among researchers and the community may be the most effective response to Canada’s future challenges.

This conference will highlight the value of interdisciplinary research on Canada’s future by the Faculty of Public Affairs’ most innovative and renowned academic units―including the Institute of Political Economy, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Kroeger College of Public Affairs. This conference provides an opportunity to connect with those in Ottawa engaged in policy-making and governance.

About Carleton’s 75th Anniversary

Carleton’s 75th anniversary in 2017 celebrates the university’s commitment to giving back through education while pursuing contributions to the common good. These founding values are at the heart of the university’s focus on research, community partnerships and teaching excellence. Carleton students, faculty, staff and alumni are motivated by a desire to make their world a better place. And as the university marks a major milestone in Canada’s 150th anniversary year, we are showcasing the innovation and creativity of our collaborations. Because what’s good for Carleton is good for Canada and the world. It’s been a tradition for 75 years.

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