Guelph, McMaster co-sponsor national continuing education conference

June 7, 2000

McDonald's has a "hamburger university," the Body Shop has a "new academy of business," British Aerospace has a "virtual university." Is the trend towards corporate universities threatening the Canadian university system?

Jeanne Meister, president of Corporate University Xchange, Inc., will address this controversial topic during "The Rise of Corporate Universities: Opportunity or Threat?", the keynote address at the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) 2000 conference.

Co-hosted by the University of Guelph and McMaster University, the conference also features:

7 Plenary panels -- "Positioning Universities in the Knowledge Economy" and "The Business of Learning - Strategies for Success," -- a look at the key economic, educational, social and cultural trends and what approaches the higher education sector should take in response to these developments.

7 The CAUCE 2000 Research Project, "Linking the Knowledge Economy to Prosperity in Continuing Education," - results from a current, comprehensive search for the most pressing contemporary issues facing Canadian Continuing Education units.

7 Numerous concurrent sessions exploring the changing landscape of continuing education due to the emergence of the knowledge economy.

Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE)
Annual Conference - CAUCE 2000
"Positioning Universities in the Knowledge Economy: The Business of Learning"

The conference will be held at the University of Guelph, June 11 -14.