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Wednesday, November 13 • 8:00am - 11:45am
Symposium - Future Skills and Talent Development

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Organized by: The Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC)

Canada’s economy is in a time of disruptive change. New technologies, shifting markets, the rise of precarious employment, and the rapidly evolving needs of industry create new challenges for employment and innovation, challenges which require major investments in talent and skills-building. But what do graduates need? The two interactive panel will offer perspectives on projections, innovative professional development programming, work-integrated learning initiatives and priorities for research and innovation stakeholders around talent. Participants will be invited to participate in group-brainstorming and consultative discussion with panelists, with an emphasis on cross-sectional perspectives.

8:00am Opening remarks

8:05am First panel: Program Implementation
Peter Severinson; Nana Lee; Vivian Nguyen; Bruce Seet

8:35am Brainstorming

8:55am General Discussion

9:20am Closing

9:30am Break

9:45am Second Panel: Innovative Programming
Sandra Lapointe; Wendy Cukier; Kamilla Karoli; Jeff Ollinger; Tim Wilson

10:15am Instructions and Team Discussion

11:15am Summary, Outcomes and Next Steps

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Sandra Lapointe

Associate Professor/Director of The/La Collaborative, McMaster University

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Wendy Cukier

Associate Professor/Director of the Diversity Institute, Ryerson University
Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada’s leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes, and diversity and inclusion. She coauthored the bestseller “Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park”  and has done pioneering work on innovation and... Read More →
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Kamilla Karoli

Senior Advisor, Program Development, Mitacs Canada
Kamilla is a valued advisor, leader and team member for her creative problem solving, strategic communication and project management skills. She has a Masters in Professional Communication. At Mitacs, Kamilla works towards building lasting relationships with key stakeholders through... Read More →
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Nana Lee

Assistant Professor/Director of Graduate Professional Development, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Nana Lee currently holds the position of Director and Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream of GPD (graduate professional development) for both Departments of Biochemistry and Immunology. She is also the Director of Mentorship and GPD for Graduate Life & Science Education (GLSE... Read More →
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Peter Severinson

Policy Team Manager, Mitacs Canada
Peter Severinson is the Policy Team Manager at Mitacs Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that designs and delivers work-integrated learning programs and advanced research and training opportunities throughout Canada and across the globe. The Mitacs Policy Team works to... Read More →
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Bruce Seet

Director of Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur Inc
Bruce Seet earned a B.Sc (Honours Human Physiology) and Ph.D.  (Microbiology and Immunology) from Western University, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto). He later completed his MBA at the Rotman School of Management. Following a decade of research... Read More →
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Tim Wilson

Executive Director, Grants and Partnerships, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Dr. Tim Wilson is the Executive Director of Research Grants and Partnerships at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), where he is responsible for overseeing the Agency’s granting programs. Prior to coming to SSHRC, Tim held a number of executive positions... Read More →
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Vivian Nguyen

Assistant Professor, Carleton University Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science
Dr. Vivian Nguyen is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science and Department of Biology at Carleton University. She is co-leading the implementation of a newly launched undergraduate program, Interdisciplinary Science and Practice, at... Read More →
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Jeff Ollinger

Senior Manager, Early Talent Acquisition, Royal Bank of Canada
Jeff is a human resources and campus recruitment professional with RBC as the Senior Manager of Early Talent Acquisition.  Joining RBC in June 2016, Jeff leads a national team of Campus Recruiters recruiting “the face of the bank” into retail branch, commercial banking, and National... Read More →

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am EST
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