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September 28, 2005

Source: University of Calgary:

MEDIA ADVISORY: President of Mexico to visit the University of Calgary

Mexican President Vicente Fox will visit the University of Calgary on Thursday, September 29, 2005. President Fox will have a private meeting with University of Calgary President Dr. Harvey Weingarten.

President Fox will then deliver a speech to an audience of invited guests, including Mexican students studying at the U of C as well as Canadian students focusing on Mexico and other Latin American countries as part of their studies. He will also answer questions from the audience. The title of his speech is: "Mexico-Canada: Partnerships, Collaborations and Opportunities."

President Fox will be accompanied by several members of his cabinet, representing foreign policy, economic and social portfolios, as well as a senior-level business delegation.

In the private meeting, Dr. Weingarten will talk about opportunities to expand the already-thriving relationship between the university and Mexico through the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy.

Media are invited to attend the University of Calgary event, located at the Rozsa Centre, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. Media will be required to arrive at the Rozsa Centre no later than 3:30 p.m. A registration desk will be set up.

President Fox's speech will be delivered in English. Instantaneous interpretation into Spanish will be available for media.

Media parking is available in Lot 3. Signs will be posted directing media to the Rozsa Centre.

A live webcast of the speech will be available at

President of Mexico, Vicente Fox

Speech to invited guests, including U of C students.

Thursday, September 29, 2005. Media are asked to arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. Speech begins at 4:15 p.m.

Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary. Media parking in Lot 3, access off of 24th Avenue.

For more information, contact Associate Director of Communications, Colleen Turner
(403) 650-1153 or (403) 220-2920.


Colleen Turner
Associate Director, Communications
University of Calgary
220-2920 (w)
650-1153 (cell)
220-1312 (fax)



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