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Breakfast by the Bay

Looking Forward: Universities and the Future With Professor Amit Chakma Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia.

In these challenging times for the entire global community, universities need to combine a positive outlook with a practical, realistic approach. We must respect and consider different perspectives, and strengthen our connections with our community in all its aspects. Discoveries and progress are made by the hopeful. Universities, the creators of new knowledge, serve their community best by ensuring that hope is built on the foundation stones of a constantly updated understanding of scientific, social, cultural, political and economic reality.

Professor Amit Chakma
Professor Amit Chakma is the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia. He served as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario from 2009 to 2019.  Prior to his tenure at Western, he served as Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Waterloo from 2001 to 2009. In addition to his university leadership roles, Professor Chakma served as Chair of the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities from 2017 to 2019. He was the Acting Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Asian University for Women from 2013 to 2015, and chaired Canada’s Advisory Panel on International Education Strategy from 2011 to 2013.

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    22 Oct | 7am to 9am

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    The University Club of Western Australia, Banquet Hall

    Entrance 1, Hackett Dr  Crawley