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June 25, 2015

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June 25, 2015
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – The School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Haughton as the inaugural CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management, effective July 1, 2015.

The CN Fellowship is a three-year appointment responsible for outreach, research and curriculum development, made possible by a generous donation from CN. In March 2015, CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced a C$500,000 donation to support research and education programs by Laurier’s Centre for Supply Chain Management.

“I have every confidence that Professor Michael Haughton will be outstanding in this role,” said Micheál Kelly, dean, School of Business & Economics at Laurier. “His impressive research record examining issues of managing transportation, logistics and supply-chain operations and his impressive academic credentials make him the ideal candidate for this position.”

In this new role, Haughton will foster outreach, teaching, curriculum development and research in supply chain management. He will also serve as a consultant to CN on current issues, enabling closer partnership on research activities and trends between CN, researchers and students.

“We welcome Professor Haughton’s CN Fellowship appointment and look forward to his future contributions to supply chain logistics research,” said Keith Reardon, CN vice-president, Intermodal. “CN is a true supply chain enabler and backbone of the Canadian economy.”

Haughton teaches transportation management and supply chain management in the Operations and Decisions Sciences area of the School of Business & Economics at Laurier. He received a bachelor of science in economics and accounting from University of West Indies, and master’s of science and doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. He researches issues in transportation, logistics and supply-chain operations. He is widely published in top-tier journals and has received numerous awards for his work. In 2008-2009, he was selected as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Arizona State University.

About Laurier’s School of Business & Economics: Established in 1966, the Laurier School of Business & Economics is one of Canada’s leading business schools, with 6,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs. It is home to Canada’s largest business degree co-op program.

About CN: CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at

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Mark Hallman, Director
Communications & Public Affairs

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Kate Tippin, Director
Marketing & Communications
School of Business and Economics

T: 519.884.0710 x2948



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