Canadian Manufacturing

U of T to host symposium on how to revitalize Ontario’s manufacturing sector

Experts will be on hand to assess state of sector in the province, discuss issues moving forward

TORONTO—The University of Toronto is set to play host to a one-day symposium Oct. 13 aimed at rejuvenating Ontario’s manufacturing sector.

Hosted by the west Toronto chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), economic, policy, labour and technology experts will be on hand to assess the state of the sector in the province and discuss issues facing manufacturing moving forward.

According to PEO, speakers include Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Ontario vice-president Ian Hawcroft; corporate finance manager, Deloitte & Touche, Eoin O’Connor; Matthias Oschinski, lead economist, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation; and Peter Warrian, senior research fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs.

The symposium takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room MC102 in the University of Toronto Mechanical Industrial Engineering Building (5 King’s College Rd., Toronto).

It is co-sponsored by the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, the University of Toronto’s Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Toronto chapter.

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