York’s President delivers keynote address to The Empire Club of Canada

President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri

President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh ShoukriPresident & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri was invited to deliver a keynote address to The Empire Club of Canada luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Shoukri’s speech focused on the new economy, which is driven by knowledge and by knowledge workers, and the opportunities and challenges this new economy presents to postsecondary institutions around the world.

The imperative for Canada to compete in a global economy has gained momentum across all sectors over the last decade with significant intensification in new world economies like China, India and, most recently, Brazil. The ability to successfully conduct business in Canada and internationally relies on a global world view that is enabled through “The Endless Campus,” says Shoukri.

His address, “The Endless Campus: How the Export of Education will Define our Future Economy and Workforce,” explored how the export of Canadian education and the workforce of tomorrow will be the defining factor in whether organizations succeed for fail.

The full text of his address is available by clicking here.

About The Empire Club of Canada

The Empire Club of Canada, established in 1903, is recognized as one of Canada’s oldest and largest speakers’ forums with a membership comprised of some of Canada’s most influential leaders from the professions, business, labour, education and government. Over its history it has been addressed by more than 3,500 prominent Canadian and international leaders — men and women who have distinguished themselves in many fields of endeavour.

The Empire Club luncheon meetings attract audiences of 200 to 1,000 and usually take place on Thursdays at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel from September through June. Each year The Empire Club Foundation publishes the addresses in a yearbook, which is sent to all members and is distributed free of charge to 4,000 university, secondary and elementary school libraries in Canada