Open Doors, Open Knowledge

Open Doors, Open Knowledge

Research and technology play an integral role in helping businesses succeed. Come hear from business leaders and University of Manitoba researchers as they share their experiences and insights on working together to drive innovation, create jobs, enhance the economy and promote successful business in our province.


President and CEO, New Flyer Industries

1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Pinnacle Club, Investors Group Field

  • Panel discussion with U of M researchers and industry partners
  • Networking reception will follow
  • Free parking is available at Investors Group Field. Additional parking options are available here (PDF map will open in a new window).

would be pleased to host you for an open house and a light lunch.

11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
196 Innovation Drive, Smartpark

  • Free parking is available at Investors Group Field. Visitors will need to walk from Investors Group Field to the Richardson Centre. Paid parking is available in the U-Lot and the Richardson Centre. For more information on parking please open this map.

RSVP by Friday, November 7, 2014 at


Paul Soubry
President and CEO, New Flyer Industries

Paul Soubry joined New Flyer as President and CEO in 2009, North America’s largest bus manufacturer and parts supply company. Prior to New Flyer, he worked for 24 years with StandardAero, one of the world’s leading aviation service companies starting as a Marketing Assistant and progressing through the organization ultimately becoming President and CEO.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Manitoba and attended the Executive Development program at Harvard Business School. He completed the Canadian Securities Course and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors having graduated from Director’s Education Program at the Rotman School of Business - University of Toronto.

Paul sits on the Board of Directors of: the Winnipeg Airports Authority, the Associates of the I.H. Asper School of Business and True North Sports & Entertainment/Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club. Paul previously served on the Board of Directors of the Mondetta Clothing Company, St. Paul’s High School, Economic Development Winnipeg, the Smartpark Development Corporation and the Manitoba Innovation Council. In 2003, Paul was named one of the recipients of ‘Canada’s Top 40 under 40’ award.


Dr. Christine Wu, Professor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, NSERC/MCI Industrial Research Chair in Heavy Ground Vehicles and Transport Equipment

Jim Macdonald, Motor Coach Industries, Executive Director Engineering at Motor Coach Industries

Dr. Song Liu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Ecology in the Department of Textile Sciences and Assistant Professor in Faculty of Medicine, Medical Microbiology

Zach Wolff, Founder and CEO of Exigence Technologies

Dr. Peter Jones, Director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Dr. Ronald Marquardt, President of All Natural Nutritional Products and Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba

Questions about the event, please call Denisa Gavan-Koop, Community Engagement Associate, 204-474-9920.

Open Doors, Open Knowledge parking map

Free parking is available at Investors Group Field. Additional parking options are available here (map will open in a new window).


Open Doors, Open Knowledge is an annual, nation-wide event led by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).