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For Immediate Release

November 2, 2005

CCEPA Hosts Open House

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA) hosted an open house last evening.

The event was a resounding success.

The Centre, located at 630 Francklyn Street, is housed on the campus of Atlantic School of Theology (AST).

CCEPA is a joint initiative between Saint Mary’s and AST.

A large number of students, faculty, and staff members from both institutions, as well as those from the public and private sectors, attended this special event.

Key note speakers at the event included Dr. J. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, Rev. Canon Eric Beresford, President of AST, Eric Schibler, CCEPA Board Chair, and Frank Schwartz, CCEPA Executive Director.

Dr. Dodds, Rev. Beresford, Schibler and Schwartz all took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of CCEPA.

CCEPA provides an arena for critical thinking, public discussion, and research into current ethical challenges in our society. Our platform is a collaborative one. We focus on building, connections across disciplines and communities. And we partner with the major shapers of public life - government, business, NGOs, and public service agencies.

The Centre joins the expertise of academics with the experience of community leaders and policy-makers to assist its partners as they seek to integrate ethics into their public practices and policies. CCEPA advances ethical practices and public affairs through five program areas: research, education, information brokering, consultation and training, public discussion and awareness.

To learn more about CCEPA, please visit www.ccepa.ca.

Saint Mary's University is known for its community outreach projects, both in Canada and around the world. Saint Mary's, founded in 1802, is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

For More Information:

Paul Fitzgerald
Public Affairs Officer
Saint Mary's University, Public Affairs
(902) 420.5514
E-mail: paul.fitzgerald@smu.ca

CCEPA is a joint initiative of The Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary's University .

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