RCE Celebration Event March 1, 2, 2007

2007-03-01 09:45
2007-03-02 13:00

Regina event is at the RSM, 0945 - 1130 h, Thursday, March 1, 2007

Craik event is at the EcoCentre, 1300 - 1930 h, Thursday, March 1, 2007

Saskatoon event is at Meewasin Valley Authority, 0900 - 1020 h, Friday, March 2, 2007

Details About RCE Celebration in Regina

This message provides further details about the RCE Celebration in Regina on Thursday, March 1st. Additional celebrations are taking place in Craik on March 1st at the Eco-Centre starting at 3:00 p.m. and at the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon on March 2nd starting at 9:00 a.m. As space is limited at the Craik and Saskatoon events, please contact Yvette Anderson at Yvette.Anderson@uregina.ca should you wish to attend either of these two events.

RCE participants and the public are invited to attend the March 1 designation of the Regina-Craik-Saskatoon corridor as a Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Saskatchewan) by the United Nations University (UNU). The agenda of speakers will include representatives of UNESCO and the UNU, as well as the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, the Honourable Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart, and the Hon. John Nilson, Minister of Saskatchewan Environment. Premier Lorne Calvert will be attending the events in Craik and in Saskatoon.

The Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) program is a global initiative of the United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). This is part of the UNU's contribution to help advance the U.N. Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

Event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007

Location: Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2445 Albert Street, Regina

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Higher education institutions such as universities, colleges, and technical institutes are lead organizations in the RCE initiative. RCEs also include other educational organizations, businesses, governments,non-profit and community organizations, and individuals. The celebrations recognize the efforts of many individuals and organizations including the University of Regina and its federated colleges, SIAST, and the University of Saskatchewan. Through its recognition, RCE Saskatchewan will now join a global network of regions on the cutting edge of research in education for sustainable development.

For more information contact:

Roger Petry

Phone: (306) 585-5295

Email: roger.petry@uregina.ca

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There is also an event in Craik on the 1st