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Chancellor's Debate

The University of Ottawa believes in stimulating constructive thinking that encourages discussion and raises awareness of differing perspectives on important topics. And this is the aim of the uOttawa Chancellor’s Debate, which brings together thought-leaders, opinion-makers and exceptional individuals who, through lively exchanges and spirited discussions, explore and discuss important contemporary issues, principally for the benefit of students.

The uOttawa Chancellor’s Debate is held twice yearly, once in the fall and once in the spring. The formats and topics of these debates vary. Formats will range from panel discussions to one-on-one interviews to classic, head-to-head debates, depending on the topic and the invited guests. Topics could include foreign affairs, innovation and economic growth, or justice and social policy.

The Chancellor attends and participates in each debate.

Do you have a topic for the next Chancellor's Debate? If so, please send your suggestion to [email protected]!

Wednesday, December 1 at 1 p.m. (EST)

Join University of Ottawa chancellor Calin Rovinescu for a conversation with Monique Leroux, chair of Canada’s Industry Strategy Council, and Stéphane Brutus, dean of the Telfer School of Management, as they discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in a post-COVID economy.

A Canadian Business Hall of Famer and vice-chair of Fiera Holdings Inc., Monique Leroux is also chair of the Industry Strategy Council, the council of Canadian business leaders working to solidify Canada's economic performance in this new global environment and advising the federal government on COVID-19 and its impact on the economy.

This French-language discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer period. You can submit your questions in advance for consideration. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

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Calin Rovinescu
2021

Calin Rovinescu

Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
2021
Monique Leroux
2021

Monique Leroux

Chair of Canada’s Industry Strategy Council
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Stéphane Brutus
2021

Stéphane Brutus

Dean of the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa

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