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Canadian Chamber president to discuss Canada's role in the global economy

Perrin Beatty to deliver address during business luncheon at UOIT

OSHAWA, ON. - The Honourable Perrin Beatty, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, will discuss Canada's changing role in the global economy, during an address next week at a business luncheon at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Beatty, who is chancellor at UOIT, will also discuss the benefits to Canada that come with providing opportunities for international students to study here and for Canadian students to study abroad. The global focus of his remarks are particularly appropriate given the luncheon will also feature a presentation highlighting the achievements of UOIT Faculty of Business and Information Technology students who returned recently from Hong Kong after participating in the Ontario Global Edge Program.

As one of Canada's youngest and most dynamic universities, UOIT has developed a reputation for uniquely combining academic knowledge, research opportunities, high-tech learning tools and a vibrant student life. That's a big reason why each year hundreds of students travel from more than 50 countries around the globe to study at UOIT and why so many professors from around the world choose to bring their expertise and knowledge to the university.


  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, chancellor, UOIT, and president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; and
  • UOIT Faculty of Business and Information Technology students.

Wednesday, December 9
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Beatty's address - 11:40 a.m.
  • Students Ontario Global Edge Program presentation - 11:55 a.m

Lunch will be provided

Business and Information Technology building, second-floor mezzanine
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Enter off of Simcoe Street and proceed to the Founders 1 parking lot.

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