Canada as an International Innovation Destination,
DATE: May 29, 2012
LOCATION:Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa
FEE: Free but preregistration required
The inaugural Globalink Symposium is a half-day forum that tackles the question of international talent recruitment from the perspective of students from abroad. There will be an interactive and engaging discussion between key policy and decision-makers, academia, industry and of course, international students including past and present Globalink participants.
Mitacs Globalink introduces Canada as a world-leading research and innovation destination to top undergraduate students from around the world. Globalink students undertake a summer research project under the supervision of a Canadian university faculty member, meet with local entrepreneurs and business leaders and build their professional skills and network. For more informationclick here.
Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Register early to request a seat and you will be notified shortly after to confirm availability.
8:00am – 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Keynote by Dr. Arvind Gupta, CEO & Scientific Director, Mitacs
8:45am – 9:00am Opening Keynote Address by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State, Science & Technology
9:00am – 10:00am Panel 1: Perceptions of Canada from Abroad
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Panel 2: Canadian Initiatives to Attract International Talent
11:15am – 11:30am Closing Keynote Address by the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State, Western Economic Diversification
11:30am – 1:00pm Networking Luncheon
For more information, visit the conference website here.