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Futures Forum

The President's Futures Forum is an annual event held at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. It is an initiative to support and build on the university's broad base of work by synthesizing an institutional perspective and voice on current and future public-policy matters that relate to the university's academic, research and innovation activities as well as the university's sustainability. 

Purpose and function

  • Identify, explore and articulate a distinctive University of Ontario Institute of Technology perspective on key current and potentially emerging public policy issues related to the university’s status as an institution, and to its fields of academic and research expertise and leadership.
  • Identify opportunities to constructively voice such public policy perspectives.
  • Work with regional and other partners to identify areas where the university can effectively support the advancement of Ontario, Durham Region and Northumberland County.
  • Incorporate the work of the forum into ongoing institutional strategic planning.
  • Use the work of the forum to inform and support specific university initiatives that relate to, contribute to, or are impacted by public policy.
  • The function of the forum is to augment and inform ongoing academic, innovation, external relations, administrative and institutional work rather than displace it.


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