Québec's Science & Policy Issues

Program 2014


The 5th Annual Science & Policy Exchange:

The State of Innovation in Canada


October 3rd 2014 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
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?
Kinder HeadShot - WEB ONLYJeff Kinder, Manager, Office of the Chief Scientist at Natural Resources Canada
Michele BeaulieuMichèle Beaulieu, Associate Director Commercialization at McGill University
Xavier-Henri Herve, Director & Founder, District 3 Innovation Center at Concordia University
Janet Bax, Program Director, Council of Canadian Academies (moderator)
11:30-12:00 AM: Special Keynote: Rosemarie TrumanFounder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation
11:40 AM-1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Special Keynote:Scott findlayDr. Scott Findlay, Co Founder, Evidence For Democracy. “Governing in the dark: evidence, accountability and the future of Canadian science”
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
France Côté, Co-founder / Patent Agent at Benoît & Côté
Deluca_Carmela_highresCarmela DeLuca, Partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP (moderator)
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
Eric Racine 2012Dr. Eric RacineDirector, Neuroethics Research Unit at IRCM
Dr. Bartha Maria KnoppersFull 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