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Wednesday, November 13 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Toward a Quantum Strategy for Canada (75 min) / Vers une stratégie nationale pour le Canada

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Panel Organized by: Christina Stachulak and Nicole Arbour, National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches du Canada

This panel aims to explore Canada’s current role in the global quantum ecosystem – touching on innovative skills development, current research excellence through investments in the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) and Canada Excellence Research Fund (CERC) awards and investments into this innovation space. It will touch on developments that need to be considered in regulatory and policy development as well as the value of being part of setting global standards. The goal being to engage the audience and energize a discussion about Canada’s role in the broader development of quantum technologies globally, building on existing leadership and research strengths in this space.

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Tanguay

Geneviève Tanguay

VP-Emerging Technologies, National Research Council of Canada
In April 2016, Dr. Geneviève Tanguay joined the National Research Council of Canada as the first woman Vice-President Research. She leads the Emerging Technologies Division which oversees Nanotechnology,Metrology, Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, Security and Disruptive Technologies... Read More →
avatar for Christian Sarra-Bourne

Christian Sarra-Bourne

Executive Director, Institute Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke
Christian holds PhDs in materials engineering from Université Laval and electrical engineering from Toulouse III University. He is one of the architects of the project "From quantum science to quantum technologies. This ambitious project was one of five selected in Canada in the... Read More →
avatar for Aimee Gunther

Aimee Gunther

Policy Officer, Defence Research and Development Canada
Aimee is a Policy Officer and Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow working as the lead writer and co-developer of the quantum S&T strategy for the Department of Defence. Beyond the theoretical, Aimee also acts in implementing and enabling quantum activities at the Defence Research... Read More →
avatar for Arman Zaribafiyan

Arman Zaribafiyan

Head of Quantum Computing, 1QBit
Arman has been with 1QBit since its inception, leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers and software developers who are exploring the applications of emerging technologies like quantum computing in solving computationally challenging industry problems. He has an academic background... Read More →
avatar for David Cory

David Cory

Professor & Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate, Quantum Information Processing, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
David Cory is a physical chemist working to develop quantum devices for sensing and computation. Earlier sensors have found applications in fields as varied as cancer diagnostics, materials processing for tires, improved sensitivity for oil exploration, and a sensor for dark matter... Read More →
avatar for Carl J. Williams

Carl J. Williams

Acting Director of Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Carl J. Williams is the Acting Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), NationalInstitute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As such, he is a member of the Executive Leadership Team within the PML and represents the PML to other federal agencies. He is a Fellow... Read More →
avatar for Gail Murphy

Gail Murphy

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of British-Columbia
Dr. Murphy’s appointment on August 14, 2017 marked the repositioning of the VP, Research role to VP, Research and Innovation, underscoring a commitment to innovation as a key strategic priority.Prior to her appointment, Dr. Murphy served as the Associate Vice-President, Research... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 4

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