Ottawa Leadership Luncheon Spring 2017

Ottawa Leadership Luncheon Spring 2017

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Adam Room
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

Contact Information

Rose Crossett, 61352026004459,



About this Event

Host Organization: University Advancement
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Ottawa Leadership Luncheon Spring 2017 featuring keynote presentation by:
Zita Cobb, C.M., BComm/80, LLD/13, President, Shorefast Foundation.

‘Community, Collaboration, and Change: The Story of Shorefast Foundation and Renewal on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.’

Zita Cobb grew up on Fogo Island and went on to a career as a senior finance professional in the high-technology industry. She was the Chief Financial Officer of JDS Fitel and Senior Vice-President of strategy for fiber optics manufacturer JDS Uniphase. In 2001, Cobb retired from her business career to focus her energies on helping her home community secure a resilient economic and cultural future. Along with two of her brothers, Anthony and Alan, she founded the Shorefast Foundation, moved home to Fogo Island, and is now dedicated full-time to Shorefast’s charitable programs and social businesses on Fogo Island.

The A.D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction will also be presented to Ms. Cobb at this event.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Adam Room
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

11:30 – 11:45 am Registration, reception (cash bar), and seating
11:50 am Welcoming Remarks
11:55 am Lunch service (3 course, served)
12:40-1:25 pm Introduction, Award Presentation, and Keynote address
1:25 pm Closing remarks
1:30 pm Conclusion