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CICan Event | Leadership Institute
CICan Leadership Institute for Leaders in Applied Research and Innovation
Jun 18 - 23rd, 2022 | Toronto, ON
One Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON | View Map


Who should attend

Those in the role of manager or new director in applied research offices/divisions who seek leadership development for their current position; research division staff (e.g. project managers, industry liaison staff, research coordinators); individuals from other areas of the institution who aspire to leadership positions in applied research or are interested in learning how to better lead their department and institution in applied research and innovation initiatives.

Key areas will be examined, including

  • leadership – self-assessment and skills assessment;
  • the key elements and challenges of the role of applied research leader in a college;
  • diversity and scope of college-based applied research across Canada;
  • the role of the applied research office/division in institutions;
  • strategic approaches and risk management;
  • funding mechanisms;
  • internal relationships and external partnerships;
  • intellectual property and research ethics;
  • projects and programs – opportunities and challenges; and
  • link between research and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Early registration is encouraged for a maximum of 30 participants. Participation is restricted to a maximum of 2 participants per college. Should space permit, an additional participant may be considered. We also welcome participants from non-member institutions or other organizations.


June 18: Arrival, reception, dinner
June 19 – 21: Sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a dinner on June 20
June 22: Sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and farewell dinner
June 23: Breakfast and departure


Kim Dotto
Dean, Applied Research, BCIT
Debbie McKee Demczyk
Dean, Research Services, Durham College
Jeffrey Taylor
Associate Vice-President, Applied Research, and Innovation, Nova Scotia Community College


The institute provides valuable insights for developing into a great transformational leader, in ways that no university leadership program could provide. This is real, authentic, experiential learning at its finest.
Cebert AdamsonMohawk College

Registration Fees

Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee. All packages include the activities listed in the above schedule.
PackagesCICan Members Non-Members
Leadership InstituteMember Fees: $1,800.00Non-Member Fees: $1,999.00


Special discounted rates are available at the following hotel(s). Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Reserve early, as rooms will fill up quickly.
One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON
M5V 1J4
Limited availability
Rate: $234
Code: Colleges and Institute Canada
Book by: May 17, 2022


Special discounted rates are available from the following providers. Reserve early, as seats will fill up quickly.
Code: D40UT80
Restrictions: Travel destination between Toronto, ON and anywhere WestJet flies in North America; period from June 11 to 30, 2022. Discounts applies to Plus Base fares (5% off Econo and Flex).
Code: 14184
Restrictions: Travel destination for Toronto, ON only (to and from). Travel period begins June 16, 2022 and ends June 25, 2022. Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only. Discount applies to fares in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied. Discount does not apply in any Escape Fares and Prestige Class.


One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON M5V 1J4
Jun 18 - 23rd, 2022
All day
Toronto Marriott City Centre
One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON, M5V 1J4
For program information
Anna Toneguzzo
613-746-2222 ext. 3103
For registration information
Substitutions are accepted by email up to June 13, 2022.
Before and on April 1, 2022: 50% refund of the full amount paid
April 2, 2022 or later: No refunds
You can cancel online or by email up until June 13, 2022.
We do not accept cancellations by phone.