Commission on Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick

Commission announces dates of consultations (07/03/19)

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March 19, 2007

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The Commission on Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick will tour the province from April 11 to May 2 to consult with the public and post-secondary stakeholders.

"We are anxious to hear the public’s perspective on how to improve the current post-secondary education system," Commissioner Rick Miner said. "The public’s perspective, from outside the system, will be added to that of the stakeholders who are currently in it."

Twelve public meetings will be held in nine locations: Moncton, Fredericton, Woodstock, Edmundston, Campbellton, Bathurst, Shippagan, Saint John and Miramichi. All meetings will be held at 7 p.m.

Those wishing to address the commission during public meetings are invited to register, free of charge, at least two working days in advance by email at cpse-ceps@gnb.ca, or by phone at 506-444-2082. Priority for addressing the commission will be given to registered individuals or groups.

Although not mandatory, the presentation of a brief at least two working days in advance is highly recommended. For each day of public meetings, the commission will also meet with post-secondary stakeholders during the day.

"We want to be as accessible as possible. There are a host of primary stakeholders all across the province with whom we wish to meet,” Commissioner Jacques L'Écuyer said. “We will take advantage of our tour to visit them where they are. We have also included stops in Sackville, Caraquet and St. Andrews. These stakeholders include student unions, universities, colleges, and faculty associations."

Stakeholders have been or will be contacted to set up a meeting. They may also contact the commission at any time.

Other organizations or institutions that wish to meet with the commission are invited to submit a request. The commission will consider such requests as its schedule will allow.

In addition to public meetings, it is possible to participate in the work of the commission by answering the questionnaire in the discussion paper, by sending a brief, or by sharing your comments and thoughts. Details are available online on the commission's website.

The Commission on Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick is mandated to look into all aspects of post-secondary education. It is an ideal forum to discuss ways to meet the challenges in this sector.

07/03/19

EDITOR'S NOTE: The detailed schedule of the public meetings follows. MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Gauthier, communications, Commission on Post-Secondary Education, 506-444-2088.

Commission on Post-Secondary Education - Public meetings

The schedule of meetings is as follows. All meetings are held at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11 Moncton
Future Inns, 40 Lady Ada Blvd.
Thursday, April 12 Moncton
Future Inns, 40 Lady Ada Blvd.
Monday, April 16 Fredericton
Delta Hotel, 225 Woodstock Rd.
Tuesday, April 17 Fredericton
Delta Hotel, 225 Woodstock Rd.
Wednesday, April 18 Woodstock
Best Western, 123 Gallop Court
Thursday, April 19 Edmundston
Le Château, 100 Rice Street
Monday, April 23 Campbellton
Howard Johnson, 157 Water St.
Tuesday, April 24 Bathurst
Danny’s Inn, 1,223 Principale Street (Beresford)
Wednesday, April 25 Shippagan
Polyvalente Marie-Esther, 200 Hôtel de Ville Ave.
Monday, April 30 Saint John
Delta Brunswick, 39 King St.
Tuesday, May 1 Saint John
Delta Brunswick, 39 King St.
Wednesday, May 2 Miramichi
Rodd Miramichi River, 1809 Water St.

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