Panel #1: Smart Infrastructure and Services: Are We Ready?

Moderator: Dr. Anwar Haque, Western University

- Juniper, Bell Canada, IBM, and Huawei

Panel #2: Technology Leadership Forum

– Kexing Liu (QGenX Systems), IEEE Canada OS Committee Chair
– Connie Parenteau (Telus), Member of Board of Directors at Engineers Canada

Technologies have become pervasive and fundamental to humanity. They are at the core of today’s knowledge-based economy, fueling the development of innovative products, business processes and government services. They continue to redefine business and geographic regions; form borderless environments; create new challenges and opportunities for governments. The Canada Technology Leadership Forum brings together leaders from different science and engineering associations and policy analysts to discuss technology and innovation strategies necessary to succeed in the 21st century.


Panel #3: NSERC Updates & How to Apply for a Discovery Grant

NSERC Staff will present NSERC Updates and Discovery Grants Competitions Results 2020. Afterwards, they will give an overview of the peer review process and advice will be given on how to prepare a Discovery Grant application. The workshop will cover topics such as Discovery Grants Evaluation Groups, criteria for evaluation and ratings, tips on how to prepare an application. NSERC staff will be on site the rest of the morning following the presentation to discuss and answer additional questions.