April 2017

Science, Technology and Innovation: The modern Canadian economy

11:30am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front Street W, Toronto

Science, technology and innovation are essential elements of a strong economy that improves the quality of life for all Canadians—and university research is a key driver. While Canada is recognized globally for the high quality of our postsecondary sector, the pace of investment in university research has slowed over the past decade and we are falling behind other nations. Competing successfully in the global economy demands that we strive for excellence and that investment keeps pace with other countries. And meeting the ever-changing needs of the labour market will require greater collaboration among all players in the ST&I ecosystem.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email lapointe@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to lapointe@economicclub.ca by Friday, April 21, 2017.

Science, Technology and Innovation: The modern Canadian economy

Amit Chakma

President & Vice-Chancellor
Western University

Amit Chakma

Amit Chakma is the 10th President & Vice-Chancellor of Western University. He also currently serves as a member of the Science, Technology & Innovation Council of Canada, and as a council member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

He is the Past Chair of the World University Service of Canada and was the inaugural Chair of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities. He also served in 2012 as Chair of the Federal government's Advisory Panel on Canada's International Education Strategy which informed the development of Canada's international education strategy titled Harnessing our knowledge advantage to drive innovation and prosperity. In 2014 he became the first Canadian university president to receive the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award.

Simona Chiose

Higher Education Reporter
The Globe and Mail

Simona Chiose

Simona Chiose is The Globe and Mail’s higher education reporter and its former education editor. She has written about the labour market for higher education grads, student entrepreneurship, internationalization and funding and governance crises. She has a PhD in political science from The University of Toronto where she wrote her dissertation on how interest groups influence immigration policy-making.

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