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CICan Leadership Institute for Applied Research and Innovation (Offered in English) – Full
Jul 31 - Aug 4th, 2017 | Niagara-on-the-Lake,
Queen's Landing
155 Byron St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, , Canada | View Map


The 2017 CICan Leadership Institute for Applied Research and Innovation is now full.

The CICan Leadership Institute is for CICan members only.


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:

  • Dan Patterson, President, Niagara College
  • Ray Hoemsen, Executive Director, Research Partnerships & Innovation, Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
  • Claire Boulé, Coordonnatrice générale précédente, Réseau Trans-tech
  • Sylvain Poirier, Directeur général, Entrepreneurship et Innovation, Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Tanya McDonald, Vice-President, Advancement, Olds College
  • Tim Walzak, Director, Applied Research & Innovation, Camosun College
  • Christine Trauttmansdorff, Vice-President, Government Relations and Canadian Partnerships

Note: The operational language will be English. Participants will also be signed up for a group electronic list and will receive further information on the agenda, getting to know one another, arranging rides, etc.

Early registration is encouraged for a maximum of 25 participants. Participation is restricted to individuals from CICan member institutions and to a maximum of 2 participants per college. Should space permit, an additional participant may be considered.

Location and Schedule

Queen’s Landing
155 Byron Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Sunday, July 30 – 17:30
Registration, Reception and Dinner (participants only)

Monday, July 31 to Thursday, August 3 – All day

Friday, August 4
Breakfast and Departure

Registration Fee

Registration Fee – $1800
Please note that accommodation and 2 dinners are NOT included in the registration fee.


  • Breakfast (5)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (3)
  • Breaks

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Prior to June 30, 2017:  A refund of 50% of the full amount paid.
  • After June 30, 2017: No refunds.
  • Substitute are accepted by email up to July 21, 2017.
  • You can cancel your own registration online up to July 21, 2017 or email us your cancellation request.
  • We do not accept cancellations by phone.


Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

Queen’s Landing
155 Byron Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Queen’s Landing, at a preferred rate of $219 + taxes from Sunday to Thursday, prior to June 14th, 2017. Reservations at the preferred rate can be made by identifying yourself as a participant attending the “Colleges and Institutes Canada Leadership Institute

Travel and Distance

If you are travelling by plane, we invite you to take advantage of our 10% discount rate for the following company:

Air Canada
Group Code: NDNVVMZ1
Reservations: online only at

  • Travel destination for Toronto, ON (YYZ)
  • The travel period begins Saturday, July 22, 2017 and ends Friday, August 11, 2017.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Distance by Car from:

  • From Toronto Pearson International Airport –  1 hour 24 minutes ( 126 k.m.)


Program Information:  Christine Trauttmansdorff, 613-746-2222 ext. 3105

Registration Information: Bruce Landry, 613-746-2222 ext. 3162



Queen's Landing
155 Byron St
Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1J0
Jul 31 - Aug 4th, 2017
21:00 pm - 16:00 pm
Queen's Landing
155 Byron St
Niagara-on-the-Lake, , L0S 1J0