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Posted March 17 , 2010
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Global Leadership

CIGI launches video blog for Balsillie Campus

Waterloo – The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) launched a video blog today, entitled Building for the Future, which will serve as an engaging platform for continuous coverage of and insight into the Balsillie Campus while it undergoes construction.

Building for the Future will provide a full range of topics surrounding the Balsillie Campus, from inspiration to building design and new construction technology, as well as faculty, student and community perspectives.

The first video blog of the series features Jim Balsillie, founder of the campus and co-CEO of Research In Motion, who discusses his motivation for creating the campus and how it will contribute to global leadership.

Subsequent videos will be posted on the first Monday of each month and will feature key individuals involved with the project, including interviews with Bill Cooper, president of Cooper Construction, the contractor for the project; Bruce Kuwabara and Shirley Blumberg of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects in Toronto; as well as others. Mr. Cooper describes the project as one of the most exciting of his career, and discusses the challenges the space has presented and how Canadians are going to be “wowed and proud” with the end result.

After the Balsillie Campus video blog launch, all video blog entries will be archived and accessible to the public at http://balsilliecampus.cigionline.org. After viewing the video, visitors to the site are invited to post a comment.

Under CIGI’s leadership and direction, the Balsillie Campus will create resources and facilities to run programs of studies in partnership with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and other universities in Canada and internationally. The campus will house several schools and programs, including the already established Balsillie School of International Affairs.

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