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Event: Stand Up For Edmonton: the University of Alberta's Place in Edmonton
When: June 22 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Stanley A. Milner Library
Cost: free and open to all members of the public, though tickets are limited.
On June 22, students, professors, business, political and non-profit leaders are gathering at the Stanley A. Milner Library for Stand Up For Edmonton: the University of Alberta's Place in Edmonton. This conference, which takes place from 9 am to 3 pm, highlights the University of Alberta's contributions to Edmonton's social, cultural and economic vitality. The distinguished speakers in attendance, such as City Councillor Don Iveson and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation CEO Brad Ferguson, will share ways in which the University of Alberta can play a stronger role in Edmonton. Mayor Stephen Mandel will provide the closing keynote in the afternoon, where he will share his thoughts about the university's role in Edmonton. The event is free and open to the public, though tickets are limited.
Stand Up For Edmonton takes place in the aftermath of the Alberta post-secondary budget cuts. The University of Alberta's contributions to Alberta's prosperity have been placed under intense scrutiny, thus forcing the university to defend its role both within Edmonton and the province as a whole, and discover areas for additional benefit to the public.
Seven separate panels will focus on topics such as "innovation, disruption and student entrepreneurship in Edmonton," "the University of Alberta's economic impact in Alberta," and "the University of Alberta's contributions to Edmonton's communities and identity." Among the notable speakers in attendance are Shawna Pandya, co-founder of CiviGuard and SingularityU; Lesley Cormack, Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons; Deputy CEO of Edmonton Public Libraries, Pilar Martinez, and University of Alberta VP Advancement, O'Neil Outar.
Stand Up For Edmonton is being organized by a group of dedicated volunteers, and is not being facilitated by the University of Alberta.
Additional details regarding the conference may be found at our website and through our Facebook page, here. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis through Eventbrite. Our Twitter hashtag is #standupyeg.
For media inquiries, please contact Emerson Csorba at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell, at 780.862.5568.
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Emerson Csorba is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Wanderer Online magazine. In 2011-2012, he served as Vice-President Academic of the University of Alberta Students' Union, representing over 30 000 undergraduates across campus. He is a former Parkallen Community League President, and avid marathon runner.