Peter Mansbridge to share stories of extraordinary Canadians during online event

One of Canada’s most recognizable figures will kick off a new year of free webinars offered by the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.

Renowned former CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge will join Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes to discuss stories of Canadians who have overcome adversity and made a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

“Extraordinary Canadians: An interview with Peter Mansbridge” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. as part of the free Business Breathers webinar series facilitated by Goodman Group, the Goodman School of Business’ community-focused learning and development services provider.

“It’s an honour to speak with Peter about his experiences as one of Canada’s most respected journalists,” said Gaudes. “As a witness to ordinary Canadians brought to extraordinary acts of courage, kindness and compassion, Peter is sure to inspire as we reflect on the events of 2020 and look toward 2021 with renewed hope and optimism.”

Mansbridge is an award-winning journalist, a Distinguished Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and a member of numerous boards and committees.

He is best known for his five decades of work at the CBC, where he spent 30 years as Chief Correspondent for CBC News and anchor of The National, CBC Television’s flagship nightly newscast.

Mansbridge has received more than a dozen national awards for broadcast excellence and is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and is an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.

He is currently President of Manscorp Media Services and is the host of The Bridge, a weekly podcast that explores trends in politics and journalism. His new book, Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation, debuted at No. 1 on The Globe and Mail’s bestsellers list.

Everyone is welcome to attend Business Breathers webinars, which feature industry and faculty expert discussions as well as interactive Q&As with registrants. Topics focus on leadership, management and innovation, along with the economic and social impact of trending issues.

Interested participants are asked to register online. A confirmation email will provide a Lifesize link to access the webinar at the date and time it is planned. 

Upcoming Business Breathers:

Extraordinary Canadians
An interview with Peter Mansbridge, former CBC News anchor and Chief Correspondent
Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m.

University management in the time of COVID
A presentation by Lynn Wells, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Brock University
Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.

History or retail: Would anyone go to a store again?
An interview with Deepak Chopra, former President and CEO of Canada Post
Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.

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