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CICan Symposium Accelerating Innovation through Applied Research – Preliminary Program

Monday, November 5, 2018

Time Session Speakers Location
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Confederation II/III
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and CICan Update Denise Amyot, President and CEO – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
Michel Tarko, President and CEO – Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and Chair, CICan Board of Directors
Confederation II/III
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker Roberta Jamieson, CEO – Indspire Confederation II/III
9:15 – 10:00 a.m The Future of Innovation and Work Steve Brown, President and CEO – Nelson
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break Foyer
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. An International Perspective on the Future of Colleges and Institutes: A Case Study on Finland’s New Model for Vocational Education and Training (VET)  Mika Saarinen, Counsellor of Education and Head of Section – Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) Confederation II/III
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. A Chat with the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU): Technologies and Advanced Skills for the Future  Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU):
Dan Ruimy, Member of Parliament, Chair of INDU, Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge, BC
Dan Albas, Member of Parliament, Vice-Chair, INDU, Central Okanagan – Smilikameen – Nicola, BC
Brian Masse, Member of Parliament, Vice-Chair, INDU, Windsor West Ontario, ON
Confederation II/III
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Confederation II/III
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Presidents Panel: Colleges and Institutes responding to the Future of Learning and Work
Paula Burns, President – Lethbridge College
Larry Rosia, President and CEO – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Confederation II/III
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. The Future of Essential Skills Senator Diane Bellemare Confederation II/III
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break Foyer
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Advanced Skills for an Innovative Future Donald Bherer, Director General – Cégep de Sept-Îles
Anne Sado, President – George Brown College and Co-Chair of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER)
Student Perspectives on participating in applied research partnerships with employers
Confederation II/III
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Travel & Security Clearance from Westin Hotel to Sir John A. MacDonald Building, 144 Wellington Street Government Issued Photo ID Required Sir John A. MacDonald Building
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Student Innovation Showcase and Reception Opening Remarks: The Honourable Andrew Leslie MP, Orleans, ON
Closing remarks: Denise Amyot, President & CEO – CICan
Sir John A. MacDonald Building

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time Session Speakers Location
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Student Innovation Showcase Confederation II/III
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Policy Dialogue: Strengthening Research Collaboration Dominique Bérubé, Vice-President, Research Programs – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (invited)
Marc Fortin, Vice-President of Research Partnerships – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Michel Perron, Executive Vice-President, Governance and External Relations – Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Susan Morris, Director, Evaluation – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (invited)
Confederation II/III
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Dialogue on Research Data Management Kevin Fitzgibbons, Executive Director, Corporate Planning and Policy Division – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Jeff Moon, Director, Portage – Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Confederation II/III
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Increasing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Science Serge Villemure, Director of Policy and Interagency Affairs, Scholarships and Fellowships, and Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering, – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Confederation II/III
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break Foyer
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Strengthening Indigenous Research Capacity Ursula Gobel, Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Manon Tremblay, Director, Indigenous Services – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Confederation II/III
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Innovation Canada Presentation Kate Poirier, Director, Outreach and Partnerships – Innovation Canada Confederation II/III
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Armchair Dialogue – Preparing Canadians for the Future of Work  The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO – RBC
Confederation II/III
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Student Showcase Recognition Confederation II/III
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Wrap Up and Next Steps Denise Amyot, President and CEO – CICan Confederation II/III