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University’s leaders featured at Toronto Global Forum

President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan.
President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan.

Advanced manufacturing, connectivity and clean energy are among the themes behind the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s participation in the 10th Toronto Global Forum at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

University President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan, PhD, and Professor Glenn Harvel, PhD, of the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Sciences are among academic, business and government leaders at the forum participating in seminars related to ‘Leading in Uncertain Times’.

President McTiernan is moderating the session Advanced Manufacturing: Automation, Digitization and Connectivity that will explore the role private and public entities play when looking to promote an ecosystem that fosters innovation and advanced manufacturing. Professor Harvel is moderating

The Future of Nuclear Energy, a session examining the main opportunities and challenges associated with how today’s technology will enable nuclear energy production to be both safe and sustainable and to what extent could it replace fossil fuels in the global energy mix.

Also at the Toronto Global Forum, during the Facing a New Energy Reality working lunch, former university Chancellor Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will interview Steve Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Suncor Energy.

Mission of the Toronto Global Forum

The Toronto Global Forum is a non-profit organization fostering dialogue on national and global issues. It is held under the auspices of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA). IEFA organizes annual summits bringing together heads of states, central bank governors, ministers and global economic decision makers. The Forum also offers exclusive opportunities for business meetings aimed at promoting partnerships among major Canadian and international corporations. Over the years, the Toronto Global Forum has increasingly developed into a strategic platform for business development.

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