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Visionary Conversations – Our Education System: The Good, the Bad and the Solutions

May 16, 2013 — 

Join us on May 22, 2013 as four leaders in education discuss they current system.

We hope you will join us for the next Visionary Conversations event: Our Education System: The Good, the Bad and the Solutions.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 in the Robert B. Schultz Theatre in St. John’s College, Fort Garry Campus. There will be a reception in the Galleria (outside the Theatre) at 6:30 p.m. with the discussion to follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Theatre.

Visionary Conversations is an engaging, interactive speaker series that brings together our world-class minds to present and discuss issues with the audience that are critical to the future of our community, our country and the world. The distinguished panellists will share their perspectives on our education system and the research that shows why things must change.

The featured speakers for the event include:

  • Jocelyn Fournier-Gawryluk (Alumna) – President, Canadian Association of Principals
  • Marni Brownell – Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences/Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Faculty of Medicine
  • Marlene Atleo – Associate Professor, Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology, Faculty of Education
  • Rodney Clifton – Senior Scholar and Retired Fellow, St. John’s College; Senior Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public Policy

So please join as we listen, learn, debate and discover. To attend, RSVP at  For more information on the full season, visit

Visionary Conversation is also being streamed live via web cast. Please visit  at 7:00 p.m. CST to access the Visionary Conversations web cast link. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter #umvisionary.

Read this article about Marni Brownell for a taste of what will be discussed…

Turning data into more high school diplomas – Researcher’s analysis guides policymakers to improve education system


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