Québec's Science & Policy Issues

Program 2014


The 5th Annual Science & Policy Exchange: The State of Innovation in Canada


October 3rd, 2014 New Residence Hall, 3625 Parc Avenue, Montréal, QC H2X 3P8


This is a preliminary program
8:15 AM: Open registration
8:50-9:00 AM: Welcome address
9:00-9:30 AM: Opening keynote
9:30 AM-10:00 AM: Coffee
10:00-11:30 AM: The State of Innovation in Canada: Are we lagging behind?
Janet Bax, Program Director, Council of Canadian Academies (moderator)
Jeff Kinder, Manager, Office of the Chief Scientist at Natural Resources Canada
Michèle Beaulieu, Associate Director Commercialization at McGill University
Xavier-Henri Herve, Director & Founder, District 3 Innovation Center at Concordia University
11:30-12:00 AM: Special Keynote: Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation
11:40 AM-1:00 PM: Lunch
 1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Special Keynote:
1:30-3:00 PM: Intellectual property and new technology: The impact of patents on innovation
Jo Van Betsbrugge, Research Council Offcer and Advisor at National Research Council Canada
Carmela DeLuca, Partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP (moderator)
France Côté, Co-founder / Patent Agent at Benoît & Côté
3:00-4:30 PM: Bioethics and Law: Bridging the gaps
Ma’n Zawati, Lawyer and Academic Associate at Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University
Dr. Eric RacineDirector, Neuroethics Research Unit at IRCM
Dr. Bartha Maria Knoppers, Full professor; Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy (moderator)
4:00-5:00 PM: Coffee
5:00-5:20 PM: Special Keynote:
5:20-5:50 PM: Closing Keynote:
5:50-6:00 PM: Closing Remarks:
6:00PM-08:30PM: Closing Mixer – Career Path Session