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Wednesday, November 9 • 15:30 - 17:00
CSPC Innovation Short Talk Series 2

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Entrepreneurial Skills Training for the New Economy: Case Studies
Richard McAloney (10min) 
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Partnered Innovation: The Role of Colleges in Canada's Innovation Ecosystem
Denise Amyot  (10min)
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Health Transformation in Ontario: A Federal Perspective
Ashley Challinor (10min)
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The Hidden Economic and Innovation Engine within the Canadian Health System
Tina Saryeddine (10min)
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Canada's Public Service science and research: vital for a flourishing innovation ecosystem
Debi Daviau (10min)
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Fostering Canada's Digital Infrastructure For The 21st Century
Barb Carra & Jim Ghadbane (10min)
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Scaling Innovation: How Waterloo Region is Creating the Blueprint for Canada's Success in the new innovation Ecomomy
Paul Salvini (10min)
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Building regional innovation partnerships that work
Donna Heslin (10min)
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Speakers
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Denise Amyot

President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada
Denise Amyot is the President and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada (formerly ACCC). The Association is the national and international voice for 130 of Canada's publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics, serving 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses in 1,000 urban, rural and remote communities.
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Barb Carra

Vice President, Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Cybera
Dr. Barb Carra is Vice President of Policy and Strategic Initiatives at Cybera, the not-for-profit technology-neutral agency dedicated to accelerating technology adoption in Alberta. With a background in multidisciplinary research, spatial statistics and data organization, Barb brings a decade of experience in data analytics and policy to Cybera. This expertise allows her to act as a bridge between the research and technical domains, steering... Read More →
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Ashley Challinor

Director of Policy, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Ashley Challinor is Director of Policy at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and is currently the lead on their year-long health policy project, the Health Transformation Initiative. Prior to that, she worked in market research in Toronto, media in Tbilisi, and migration policy in Washington, DC. Ashley has an MSc. from the London School of Economics, an MA from the University of Southern California, and an HBA from the University of... Read More →
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Debi Daviau

President, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Debi Daviau became the 52nd President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) on January 1, 2014. Debi is a dedicated champion of the rights of public service employees. Over the years, she has worked hard to improve collective agreements and to defend hard-fought gains for all PIPSC professionals. In a previous period of systematic, ideological attacks on the programs, services and people who protect the health and... Read More →
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Jim Ghadbane

President and CEO, CANARIE
As President and CEO, Jim is responsible for achieving the company’s objectives as stated in its current agreement with the Government of Canada, including providing an internationally competitive ultra-high speed network for Canada’s research, innovation and education communities; developing and implementing next generation technologies; and assisting Canadian firms and higher education institutions advance innovation and... Read More →
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Donna Heslin

Director of Graduate Programs and External Relation, Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI)
Donna Heslin is the Director of Graduate Programs and External Relations for the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) at the U of T Mississauga (UTM). Donna is also Director of ICUBE, the campus linked entrepreneurship space at (UTM). She is currently a PhD student with the Ontario Institute for Studies in education in the faculty of Higher Education at U of T. Her research interests are in the field of entrepreneurship and... Read More →
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Richard McAloney

Director of Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, U of T’s Impact Centre
Richard has extensive experience working at the intersection of academia, government, and industry. As the Director of Technology Management & Entrepreneurship at U of T’s Impact Centre, he manages training and support programs that provide student entrepreneurs with the early-stage guidance to help move technology from the lab to the world. He is co-creator of Techno – an elite training program for scientists and engineers... Read More →
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Paul Salvini

Chief Executive Officer, Accelerator Centre
Dr. Paul Salvini is Chief Executive Officer of the Accelerator Centre, a world-renowned not-for-profit facility dedicated to developing and strengthening technology-based businesses. He also holds appointments as Associate Vice President of Research Commercialization at the University of Waterloo and as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate School of Computer Science at the University of Toronto where he teaches Technology... Read More →
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Tina Saryeddine

Executive Director, Research & Innovation, HealthCareCAN
Tina Saryeddine is Executive Director, Research & Innovation at HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada.  In her role at HealthCareCAN, Tina leads the research and innovation portfolio and works with members, colleagues and partners on advocating for winning policy and funding conditions for research and innovation in hospitals; expediting the spread of innovation and  translation of research... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 15:30 - 17:00
Room 209

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