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U of T president to deliver lecture on the future of universities as city-builders

September 15, 2014

TORONTO, ON – On September 18, University of Toronto President Meric Gertler will deliver a lecture on “Universities, Cities and Prosperity: An Agenda for the Future” as part of the Big City: Big Ideas public lecture series.

The discussion will address how strong universities can help build strong cities, how city builders can nurture these relationships, and the role of the University of Toronto in our region’s future.

President Gertler is one of the world’s foremost urban theorists and policy practitioners, and a widely regarded expert on innovation, creativity and culture as drivers of the economic dynamism of city-regions.

WHO: University of Toronto President Meric Gertler

WHAT: Free public lecture on “Universities, Cities and Prosperity: An Agenda for the Future”

WHERE: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JKCzK)

WHEN: Thursday, September 18

TIME: 4:30pm to 6pm

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 For more information, contact:

Sean Willett
Chief of Communications
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
Tel: 416-946-8904
sean.willett@utoronto.ca
www.munkschool.utoronto.ca

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This event is presented by the Institute of Municipal Finance and Governance and its Big City Big Ideas partners.