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Navdeep BainsMinister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains makes a point during a discussion Wednesday in Assumption Hall.

Students engage with federal cabinet minister

Students and faculty from law, political science, and business heard from UWindsor alumnus Navdeep Bains (MBA 2001), Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, during an informal discussion Wednesday in Assumption Hall.

“It’s great to be back home,” Bains said to the overflowing room. “I’m very comfortable here and this is a very important discussion on some very key issues that pertain to our economic roadmap going forward.”

Bains was joined by UWindsor president Alan Wildeman; Myra Tawfik, EPICentre Professor of IP Commercialization and Strategy; and law professor Shanthi Senthe for a fireside chat that ranged from national intellectual policy to Bill C-25, which requires corporations to make an annual disclosure relating to diversity among their directors and members of senior management.

A question-and-answer session followed the moderated discussion.