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Victoria Leaders Support Congress 2013 At UVic

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The Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences has chosen the University of Victoria as the site of the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences—the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary gathering of researchers in North America.

UVic was chosen for a number of reasons including the support it received from community leaders:

Robert Gialloreto, President and CEO of Tourism Victoria: “Hosting the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will be a great boost for the city of Victoria and the entire region. This collaboration between the University of Victoria and Tourism Victoria to bring this conference to the area may well bring more than 10,000 attendees to the region, showcasing Victoria to the world and creating a huge economic impact here at home.” Contact: Tourism Victoria Communications Coordinator Kelsi Woodward: kelsi.woodward@tourismvictoria.com or 250-414-4477

Bruce Carter, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce: “The 2013 Congress is a tremendous opportunity for Victoria. Not only does it showcase our conference capacity but enhances our knowledge based economy as well. Well done UVic!” Contact Bruce Carter at 250-383-7191 ext 201 or bcarter@GVCC.ORG

Richard Paquette, President and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority, a not-for-profit organization that manages the Victoria International Airport: “The University of Victoria is such a positive asset for our community and the Victoria Airport Authority is very proud to be a part of the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences event. We look forward to providing efficient transportation options for their guests coming through our airport.” Contact: Richard Paquette at richard.paquette@victoriaairport.com or 250-953-7500

Scott J. Hoadley, President, The Hotel Association of Greater Victoria: “Victoria and its hotels have been rated as the #2 “Destination in Canada” and the #16 “Destination in the World” according to Trip Advisor’s 2008 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards. Numerous other awards have been bestowed upon the individual hotels and the City of Victoria that makes up this destination. The Hotel Association of Greater Victoria looks forward to the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Victoria and to welcoming the delegates to the 2013 Congress.” Contact Scott Hoadley at 250-414-6715 or scott.hoadley@laurelpoint.com


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