AAAE - 31 May - Coffee and muffins with Ray Ivany - Five years after OneNS: Progress review and personal reflections

Download as iCal file

Friday 31 May 2019, 09:30 - 10:45


Hits : 777


WHO: Ray Ivany, Past-President and Vice-Chancellor, Acadia University

BIO: Ray Ivany’s professional career has been distinguished by his interest in two things: post-secondary education and public policy. Ray has worked in Nova Scotia’s college and university system for more than 35 years and he has continually been drawn to opportunities where he could apply his particular skills in assessing problems and motivating organizations to face their challenges head-on in order to make the difficult decisions necessary to thrive.

At the University College of Cape Breton, Ray led the development of the University’s first strategic plan that highlighted the special relationship between the institution and the community. As President and CEO of Nova Scotia Community College (NSSC), Ray introduced the College’s portfolio learning model; expanded and strengthened NSCC’s linkages to the private sector and communities through innovative partnerships; and spearheaded a $123 million campus modernization program. At Acadia, Ray’s focused on re-connecting the university with the values and culture that made it one of Canada’s best for nearly 180 years; and to ensure that the high-quality, high-engagement academic model remained relevant for today’s students and society. The results were a 25% enrolment increase, exponential growth in research partnerships, closer ties with the community and region and wide-scale improvements to campus infrastructure.

Ray’s extensive experience with private and public sector Boards and organizations led to an appointment by the Premier of Nova Scotia to chair a landmark economic commission. The resulting report issued in 2014, Now or Never: An Urgent Call to Action for Nova Scotians, challenged all citizens to chart a different course for the future and it has become the economic development blueprint for Nova Scotia. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Nova Scotia Power, the Bank of Canada and Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Ray has received numerous awards and distinctions including being named to Maclean’s Honour Roll of Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference in 2004, induction into Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame in 2011, Halifax Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year, Canada’s Public Policy Forum leadership award, Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the Broader Public Sector and he was named to the Order of Nova Scotia in 2017.

WHAT: Coffee and muffins with Ray Ivany - Five years after OneNS: Progress review and personal reflections

DESCRIPTION: It has been approximately five years since the Commission on Building our New Economy released its final report – ‘Now or Never: An Urgent Call to Action for Nova Scotians’. Ray Ivany served as Chair of the Commission and his presentation will review the economic and demographic context at the time of the report, results of public consultations and strategic decisions that led to the strong focus on attitude and culture as well as the adoption of the ten-year stretch goals contained in the report. Ray will also provide an overview of progress to date towards those goals and a commentary on the prospects for future economic success.

WHEN: Friday, May 31st, 2019 9:30am to 10:45am (Atlantic Daylight Time)

WHERE: Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office, 1701 Hollis St. (Founders Square), 13th Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

COST: Members: Free, Non-Members: $10

CONFERENCE CALL: A Skype and/or teleconference call option is available for those living outside of Halifax. The cost is the same as for in-person attendance.

REGISTRATION: Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity. Visit the CABE Store to register for this event. You must register no later than end of day Wednesday, May 29th.

Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations and individuals seeking to register after Wednesday, May 29th will be charged a late registration fee of $20. Late registration can be made at the CABE store.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Please mark your calendar for the following AAAE events:

  • June 14: Parisa Mahboubi, C.D. Howe Institute – “Intergenerational Fairness: Will Our Kids Live Better than We Do”
  • July 12: Larry Schembri, Bank of Canada – “Monetary Policy Report, July 2019”, location TBC
  • Aug 16: Paul Lirette, Agriculture Canada – details to follow

Please note that the AAAE 2018-2019 membership is valid from September 2018- August 2019.

Location Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office
1701 Hollis St., 13th Floor
B3J 3M8
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.