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Hunter Tura, president and CEO of Bruce Mau Design
Hunter Tura, president and CEO of Bruce Mau Design

Hunter Tura to speak on design at Saskatchewan Polytechnic


Over 300 students and faculty interested in design will attend a talk by the president and CEO of Bruce Mau Design

April 7, 2016 - Hunter Tura, president and CEO of Bruce Mau Design, will share his passion about design and its function in the world with 300 Saskatchewan Polytechnic and high school design students and instructors. Visiting high schools include Walter Murray Collegiate and Mount Royal Collegiate.

Tura's one-hour presentation will be live in Saskatoon and live-broadcast to Moose Jaw, Regina and Prince Albert campuses.

Event:

Sask Polytech Talks with Hunter Tura

Date:

April 7, 2016

Time:

1 - 2:45 p.m.

Talk location:

Saskatoon Campus, 1130 Idylwyld Drive North, Room 104

Live broadcast:

 

  • Moose Jaw campus, 600 Saskatchewan Street, Room 2.119
  • Prince Albert campus, Academic Building, 1500 10th Ave E
  • Regina campus, Parkway Building, 4635 Wascana Pky, Room 100

At Bruce Mau Design, Tura is responsible for global recruiting, business development and the overall strategic direction of the firm. Over the course of the past two decades, he has worked with leaders in business, cultural and design organizations, such as Samsung, Nike, Sonos, Estée Lauder Companies, Harvard University, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and the Royal Ontario Museum.

"We are very pleased to have Mr. Tura speak to a broad cross-section of students, from the School of Information and Communications Technology to the School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing," says Dr. Anne Neufeld, provost and vice-president, Academic. "Given that Mr. Tura has made educational contributions at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Design School Kolding in Denmark, our students are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from him."

 "I am very excited to meet Sask Polytech and high school students. I think a lot about the direction of creative practices in the 21st century and beyond," says Hunter Tura, president and CEO of Bruce Mau Design. "It's my belief that some of the clearest insights and most ambitious thinking about how design can help impact the social and cultural challenges of tomorrow come from those who will ultimately own this future. This is my first visit to Saskatchewan. I'm looking forward to their thoughts and reactions to my talk."

Tura is in Saskatoon this week for the FUZE conference. Tura's talk at Sask Polytech would not have been possible were it not for FUZE.

FUZE is a joint conference between the Saskatoon Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Saskatchewan Professional Marketing Association (SPMA). Having launched in 2013, it is the coming together of Saskatchewan marketers, communicators, creatives and thinkers and a contact point between imagination and strategy. IABC and SPMA are non-profit, volunteer-run, organizations dedicated to raising the standard of communications and marketing excellence and promoting the value of our professionals.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

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