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Sep 18, 2018


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Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce to host Dr. Pierre Zundel, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Laurentian University





GREATER SUDBURY, September 18, 2018 – Join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 25, at 12:00 – 2:00 pm as they host Dr. Pierre Zundel, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Laurentian University. Dr. Zundel will discuss the successes of Laurentian University’s 2012-2017 strategic plan, provide insight into the university’s 2018-2023 strategic plan and discuss how it will build on recent successes.


WHEN:         Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NOTE: Luncheon address is scheduled to begin at 12:50 pm


WHERE:       Caruso Club, Lower Hall, 385 Haig Street, Sudbury, ON P3C 1C5


WHO:            Dr. Pierre Zundel, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Laurentian University


The public and chamber members can find more information about the event here.


Media and guests are encouraged to tweet comments and questions to @SudburyCofC during the event.


About Dr. Pierre Zundel:


Prior to his nomination as Interim President, Dr. Zundel served as Laurentian University’s Vice-President Academic and Provost from July, 2016 to June, 2017. In that role, he was Vice-Chair of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s Board of Directors, Chair of Contact North/Contact Nord’s Audit Committee and Vice-Chair of the Greater Sudbury Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors. From 2009-2016, Dr. Zundel was President of the University of Sudbury, a bilingual, tri-cultural institution in the Jesuit tradition federated with Laurentian University. Additionally, Dr. Zundel was also President of the Consortium of Francophone Universities of Ontario from 2010- 2014 as well as Chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities of Canada from 2015-2016.


A graduate of the University of Toronto (Bachelors and Masters) and of the Université Laval (PhD) in forestry, Dr. Zundel has taught forestry and occupied academic leadership positions at both the Université de Moncton (UdeM) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB).


Dr. Zundel was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2003 and received the Educational Leadership Award from the Atlantic Association of Universities in 2002.  Dr. Zundel was previously a volunteer firefighter, fire chief and paramedic in rural New Brunswick.


Dr. Zundel lives in downtown Sudbury with his wife Karin.




For more information, please contact:

Pamela Therrien

Vice President

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

705-673-7133 ext. 222




The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce represents 850 businesses employing in excess of 43,000 employees and works as the voice of the business community to influence municipal, provincial and federal legislation affecting the business community.