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.