The issue of sustainable economic development will be the focus of today’s Ivey-Ross Conference.
On hand to speak to the issue of sustainable development will be orators from government, industry and the non-profit sector. Students who attend will get the chance to engage in case discussions and panel discussions.
“Sustainable development is really looking at our resources in this country and making sure they’re there in the future,” said Diane Cunningham, director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management. “[Another] one of the questions is corporate social responsibility. This will be an extremely important point to future business leaders.”
The keynote address will be delivered by award-winning economics expert Jack Mintz, author of over 180 books and articles on public economics and national federalism. Mintz’s address will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Ivey School of Business in Rm. 1R40 and is open to all faculty and students.
Coffee for a good cause
The Rotaract club is holding its first coffeehouse on Tuesday, Mar. 15 to raise money for a camp for children suffering from juvenile diabetes.
The camp will run at the Woodeden camp grounds from Mar. 18-20 and is supported by donations from Western’s Alumni Services and TD Bank, said Rotaract president Melanie Mayoh.
“We have nine families that come to the camp and the theme this year is Harry Potter. Parents go to workshops to learn about new devices, while children get to do camp stuff,” Mayoh said. Rotaract club members are involved in a variety of activities, from acting as counsellors to working in the kitchen, she added.
The coffeehouse costs $5, with all proceeds going toward the diabetes camp, and runs from 7-10 p.m. in Huron College’s Great Hall. Live bands will be performing and food is included with the cover charge.