CICan Leadership Institute for Leaders in Applied Research and Innovation

June 24 - 29, 2023 | All Day

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.

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 Adamson Mohawk College


June 24: Arrival, reception, dinner (participants only)
June 25 – 27: Sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a dinner (guests are invited to attend)
June 28: Sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and farewell dinner/graduation (guests are invited to attend)
June 29: Breakfast and departure

Additional Information

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.

Once your registration has been completed, CICan will add you to a rooming list that will be submitted to the hotel with the arrival date of Saturday, June 24th and departure date of Thursday, June 29th.  If you are planning to arrive earlier or extend your stay at the hotel and/or have any special requests, please contact Julie Trohon at

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee and each individual will pay their accommodation at checkout.

Delta Winnipeg
Rate: $205.00


Diane Burt

Director, Research, Innovation & Experiential Education
New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

Debbie McKee Demczyk

Dean, Research Services
Durham College

Jeffrey Taylor

Associate Vice-President, Applied Research, and Innovation
Nova Scotia Community College

Registration Fees

Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee.
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Travel Information


Code: 4B2S7CL

Restrictions: Travel destination between Winnipeg, MB and anywhere WestJet flies in North America; period from June 16 to July 6, 2023. Discounts applies to Plus Base fares (5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex).

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Additional Information


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Contact Info

For program information
Anna Toneguzzo
613-746-2222 ext. 3103
For registration information
Julie Trohon, Program Officer, Member Relations
613-742-2222 x. 3147


Substitutions are accepted by email up to June 13, 2023
You can cancel by email up until June 13, 2023. We do not accept cancellations by phone.

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