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Biennial Congress of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics 2012: Transformational Leadership

Halifax, May 27, 2012 – Today, the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) welcomes renowned speakers whose leadership capabilities under diverse conditions and environments have been transformational to those around them.

The Keynote speakers involved in this discussion include:

  • Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, Senator, Canada: In July, 1993, Lieutenant-General Dallaire took command of the United Nations Observer Mission – Uganda and Rwanda (UNOMUR) and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR). He was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross in recognition of his exceptional leadership and professionalism.
  • Ann Buller, Chair, ACCC Board and President and CEO, Centennial College, Canada: Leadership approaches that enable major transformational change have become President Buller’s hallmark, while her commitment to the values of a learning-centred college has transformed Centennial College.
  • Dr. Claudio Ricardo Gomes de Lima, Member, WFCP Board, Reitor, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará and Past President, Conselho Nacional das Instituições da Rede Federal de Educação Profissional, Científica e Tecnológica (CONIF) – Brazil: Since January 2009, Dr. Gomes de Lima has been the Rector of the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará (IFCE). IFCE offers basic, higher, superior, and professional education through a multi curricular format. He was elected President of CONIF in Brasilia for the year 2011.
  • Brian Tamblyn, President and CEO, Georgian College – Canada: President Tamblyn’s notable influence on higher education has stretched from southern Georgian Bay, Ontario and nationally, extending to such far reaches as India, China and the United Arab Emirates.

ACCC and Nova Scotia Community College are co-hosting WFCP’s biennial Congress, Driving the Global Economy. It is expected to stimulate dialogue on the profound influence of applied education on societies, economies and communities.

ACCC is the national voice for 128 publicly-funded colleges and institutes with campuses in 1,000 communities across Canada.

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