MEDIA ADVISORY - Cultivating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: What does it take?

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2016


The University of Ottawa’s Chancellor’s Debate brings together thought-leaders, opinion-makers and exceptional individuals who, through lively exchanges and spirited discussions. It explores and discusses important contemporary issues, principally for the benefit of students.

The uOttawa Chancellor’s Debate is held twice yearly, once in the fall and once in the spring. The formats and topics of these debates vary. Formats will range from panel discussions to one-on-one interviews to classic, head-to-head debates, depending on the topic and the invited guests. Topics could include foreign affairs, innovation and economic growth, or justice and social policy. The Chancellor will attend and participate in each debate. These events will be free, open to the public and webcast.

WHAT: uOttawa’s Chancellor’s Debate

WHERE: Tabaret Hall, Huguette-Labelle Hall, (550 Cumberland Street, Ottawa | map)

WHEN: November 17, 2016, 1 p.m.


  • Hanan Anis, NSERC Chair in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design, Professor, and Faculty of Engineering Coordinator in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Ottawa
  • Scott Bonham, Co-founder of GGV Capital and Partner, The Fueling Station
  • Richard L’Abbé, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Barbara Orser, Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises, Telfer School of Management
  • Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada, and Chancellor of the University of Ottawa

A question-and-answer period will follow.

The Chancellor’s Debate will be webcast via Facebook live on at Space is limited and registration is required.

For media enquiries:

Isabelle Mailloux

Manager, media relations (acting)

(613) 240-0275

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