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Registration now open for CU Expo 2013; governor general to deliver opening address

By Pamela Gill | March 25, 2013
Individuals with a passion for community-university engagement can now register online for CU Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds.

CU Expo 2013, June 12-15, is a joint initiative of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the City of Corner Brook, with support from the provincial Rural Secretariat. The conference will bring together hundreds of people from all over the world, who will network, learn and more fully participate in community-university engagement.

The organizers of CU Expo are pleased that David Johnston, governor general of Canada, will deliver the opening address. This is particularly fitting given the fact that Gov. Gen. Johnston has a lifelong dedication to higher learning and believes in a “true democracy of knowledge,” to which he referred in his 2012 address to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

In addition, the program includes keynote speakers Dr. Robert Greenwood
, executive director, Office of Public Engagement and the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Susan Ann Gust
, co-founder and chair, 
Phillips Neighbourhood Healthy Housing Collaborative (PNHHC); Dr. Joanna Ochocka
, executive director, 
Centre for Community Based Research
 and vice-chair of Community Based Research Canada; and Dr. Vianne Timmons,
 president and vice-chancellor, University of Regina.

Online registration is available at To uphold this idea and increase public access to the conference, CU Expo 2013 has secured funding for several registration bursaries for community representatives with financial limitations; community members may apply online on the CU Expo website. The deadline to apply for the bursaries is April 5, 2013.