Boyden Executive Search

Innovation, Talent and University-Business Collaboration

Date: 01 February 2018

Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive | Ottawa, ON

Rapid technological change is disrupting nearly every industry. How can universities and other partners better collaborate with businesses to prepare for a period of unprecedented change, accelerate innovation, and give Canada a competitive edge?

That was the question discussed by business, community and academic leaders at coast-to-coast roundtables in November and December.

Join the conversation in Ottawa on February 1, with university presidents, the new CEO of MaRS Discovery District, Yung Wu, and other business, community and academic leaders to talk about science, innovation, talent and improved university-business collaboration.

7:30am    Registration & Breakfast
8:00am    Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Meric Gertler, President of University of Toronto
8:10am    Opening Remarks by Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
8:20am    Innovation Focused Panel - moderated by Mona Nemer, Chanada's Chief Science Advisor
                     - Dr. Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University
                     - Dr. Santa J. Ono, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia
9:00am    Keynote Address by Yung Wu, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
9:20am    Talent Focused Panel - moderated by Paul Wells, Macleans
                      - Dr. Richard Florizone, President and Vice Chancellor of Dalhousie University
                      - Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Calgary
                      - Val Walker, Vice President,  Talent and Skills, Business Council of Canada
                      - Michael Naufal, Managing Partner & Global Leader, Higher-Education/Social Impact, Boyden

Boyden, a global leader in executive search, proudly serves Canadian organizations and institutions. As a corporate member of Canada’s Public Policy Forum, we are committed to excellence in leadership and support the Forum’s mission of building bridges and transferring knowledge across sectors through constructive dialogue.

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