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Towards 2030: Building Canada's Engagement in Global Sustainable Development

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University of Calgary to host International experts to discuss new directions for global engagement

CALGARY, AB --(Marketwired - February 10, 2016) -  The world is in the midst of a complex and dramatic set of transformations. The traditional view of "international development" as solely a matter of charity and moral importance, secondary to Canada's hard interests, is long outdated. The complex, inter-related nature of contemporary global challenges demands a new mindset, a new coalition of actors, and even new terminology. The University of Calgary will host leading experts Margaret Biggs, the Skelton-Clark Fellow at the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University and former president of the Canadian International Development Agency, and John McArthur, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and United Nations Foundation. They will present the findings from the Centre for International Policy Studies' report, Towards 2030: Building Canada's Engagement with Global Sustainable Development. Biggs and McArthur co-led the working group to develop this report.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, will join this public event to present local perspectives on the findings of the report.

WHAT: Towards 2030: Building Canada's Engagement in Global Sustainable Development

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Media Availability - 4:30 p.m.
Presentation/Discussion - 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Senate Room, Seventh Floor, Hotel Alma, 169 University Gate NW
Parking available in Lot 3 and the Arts Parkade (MAP)

WHO: Naheed Nenshi, Mayor, City of Calgary
Margaret Biggs, Skelton-Clark Fellow at the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University and former president of the Canadian International Development Agency
John McArthur, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow with the United Nations Foundation

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Media Contact
Drew Scherban
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University of Calgary
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