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University of Toronto President Meric Gertler to speak on relation between the university and the city

May 27, 2014

TORONTO, ON – In the knowledge-based economy, universities are regarded as prize competitive assets for cities and regions. Yet relations between the two are often characterized by tension. Drawing on Toronto as a case study, Dr. Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto will speak to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, discussing:

  • The multi-dimensional relationship between universities and their host regions
  • How the strategic cultivation of this relationship can be mutually enriching and drive regional competitiveness

What: Toronto Region Board of Trade Distinguished Speaker Series speech, “The University and the City”

Where: Toronto Region Board of Trade Downtown Centre – 4th floor, 1 First Canadian Place (use 77 Adelaide St. West entrance)

When: Thursday, May 29, 1 p.m. (Dr. Gertler will be available to the media afterwards)

Who: University of Toronto President Meric Gertler

Note:  Dr. Gertler will speak following lunch service, approximately 1 p.m.


For more information, contact:

Terry Lavender
U of T Strategic Communications
Tel: 416-978-8009

Matthew Kofsky
Toronto Region Board of Trade
Tel: 416-862-4558