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CICan Leadership Institute for Leaders in Applied Research and Innovation (Offered in English)
Jul 4 - 8th, 2019 | Halifax, NS
1725 Market Street, Halifax, NS | View Map



Over the past 15 years, colleges and institutes have seen an exponential increase in their applied research activity, with corresponding infrastructure changes, new sources of funding, greater faculty and student involvement, and a dramatic increase in industry and community engagement. There is also a diversity in the research as many institutions are doing both industrial/technological research and social innovation research. Today’s college and institute applied research leaders must play multiple roles: they must be strategic and visionary but also strong operationally. They must advocate for applied research in college and institute  mandates, and be key linkages to local business, industry, community partners as well as government.

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.

What you will learn

This intensive program will focus on the current and emerging requirements of the role of Applied Research Leaders in colleges and institutes and will explore the leadership profile and skills essential for success.

Participants will examine a number of key areas, 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
  • link between research and innovation and entrepreneurship

Core Faculty

  • Diane Burt, Associate Vice President, Research and Program Innovation, NBCC
  • Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research, BCIT
  • Ray Hoemsen, Executive Director, Research Partnerships and Innovation, Red River College
  • Jeffrey Taylor, Associate Vice-President, Applied Research and Innovation, NSCC
  • Anna Toneguzzo, Director, Government Relations & Policy Research, CICan

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.


Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee.
DateTimeMember Activities
July 3, 201918:00Member Activity:

Registration and reception

July 3, 201919:00Member Activity:

Dinner and Ice breaker

July 4, 201908:00 - 17:00Member Activity:

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

July 5, 201908:00 - 17:00Member Activity:

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

July 6, 201908:00 - 17:00Member Activity:

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

July 7, 201908:00 - 21:00Member Activity:

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

July 8, 201907:00 - 12:00Member Activity:

Breakfast and Departure


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 Institute RegistrationMember 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.
1725 Market Street
Halifax, NS
M3J 3N9
Limited availability
Rate: $189.00
Code: Colleges and Institutes Canada
Book by: June 2, 2019


Special discounted rates are available from the following providers. Reserve early, as seats will fill up quickly.
Code: S76SX37
Restrictions: Travel destination between Halifax, NS, and anywhere WestJet flies in North America; period from June 25 to July 15, 2019. Discounts applies to Plus Base fares (5% off Econo and Flex).
Code: VM7CKKX1
Restrictions: The booking is to be made to the following city: Halifax, NS (YHZ) •The travel period begins Tuesday, June 25, 2019 and ends Thursday, July 15, 2019. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango. However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.
Code: 13896
Restrictions: Travel destination for Halifax, (NS) only (to and from). Travel period begins June 24 and ends July 10, 2019. 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.


World-class hotel excellence in the heart of downtown Halifax.

1725 Market Street
Halifax, NS M3J 3N9
The Prince George Hotel
1725 Market Street
Halifax, NS, M3J 3N9
For program information
Anna Toneguzzo
(613) 746-2222 ext. 3103
For registration information
(613) 746-2222 ext. 3162
Substitutions are accepted by email up to July 2, 2019.
Before and on March 31, 2019: 50% refund of the full amount paid
April 1, 2019 or later: No refunds
You can cancel online or by email up until May 31, 2019.
We do not accept cancellations by phone.