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UNB Saint John and Carlisle Institute to host third symposium in BizEd2025 Initiative

Author: Communications

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media

The University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are continuing their partnership with the third symposium of the Business Education 2025 (BizEd2025) initiative.

The symposium will take place on Friday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in UNB Saint John’s Whitebone Lounge. Using an interactive format of keynotes, panel and roundtable discussions, participants will analyze challenges such as program and course relevance as well as quality of teaching, and then make recommendations to help address these challenges. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Both organizations are committed to broadening and accelerating the development of innovative thinking, and creating an agenda aimed at fostering open discussion, transparency and the amplification of fresh ideas, insights and solutions for the business education challenges of the 21st century.

"Universities are critical to the future of New Brunswick, but a decline in the ability of policy makers to influence higher education outcomes has accompanied the province's increasingly challenging fiscal position. In addition, global forces, such as technology advances, demographic shifts, changes in capital flows, and trade liberalization are altering the corporate landscape. Universities must adapt to the changing terms and conditions of competition. The Bized2025 partnership between University of New Brunswick Saint John and Carlisle Institute is a productive step in that adaptation process," said Peter D. Lindfield, Chair and CEO of Carlisle Institute and BizEd2025 co-chair.

UNB Saint John media contact: Dr. Gregory Fleet, Tel: 506.648.5740, fleet@unb.ca

Carlisle Institute media contact: Peter D. Lindfield, Tel: 506.721.5299, peter.lindfield@carlisleinstitute.org

About the University of New Brunswick: The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is one of Canada's oldest English-language universities and one of the first public universities established in North America. Founded in 1785, the multi-campus institution is home to over 60 research centres and institutes, groups and ongoing projects. Recently named Canada’s most entrepreneurial university, UNB continues to be a leader in discovery and innovation while providing exceptional and transformative student experiences.

About the Carlisle Institute: Carlisle Institute (CI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank and research centre focused on international governance. Supported by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CI's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities in Canada and abroad. Founded in 2010, CI collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners.