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Program 2011

 Quebec’s Research Future: Economy and Society

 Friday September 23rd 2011

French/English translation available (except for the Biodiversity panel and activities occuring outside of the Faculty Club)

Place: Faculty Club of McGill University (3450 McTavish, Montreal, H3A 3X9)



8:15 AM: Open registration
8:30AM-8:40AM : Welcome address
8:40AM-9:00AM : Opening Keynote
Pierre NoreauPierre Noreau, President, Association francophone pour le savoir
9:00AM-10:30AM: Who should fund research? Who should profit?

Paul Dufour (moderator), Fellow, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

Yves Gingras, Canada Research Chair in the History and Sociology of Science, UQÀM
 Jacques Hendlisz, Director General, Douglas Hospital
Victoria Kaspi, Professor, Physics Department, McGill University
Kam Ng, Deputy Director of Research, Office of Naval Research (Discovery & Invention), United States Navy
10:30AM-11:00AM: Coffee
11:00AM-12:30PM: Partnership: university, industry, and small business, how does the university culture need to adapt to favor wealth generation?
Anton AllaharFull Professor, Sociology Department, University of Western Ontario
Andre Barzergi, former President and CEO, Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec
David Burns, Professor, Chemistry Department, McGill University
 Rose GoldsteinRose Goldstein, Vice Principal Research and International Relations, McGill University
Laurent Viau (moderator), Former president, Conseil national des cycles supérieurs of the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec
12:30PM-2:00PM: Lunch
2:00PM-3:30PM:  Simultaneous Panel 1: Energy:  Quebec’s energy independence. How can we leverage our renewable energy to electrify public transport?
Rita Dionne-Marsolais, former Minister of Energy (Québec), former member of the Senior Management at  Hydro-Québec
Yves Lavoie, Président, Réseau des ingénieurs du Québec
Normand Mousseau (moderator), Canada Research Chair in Computational Physics of Complex Materials, University of Montréal
Dominique Sorel Dominique Sorel, Board member, Montréal Urban Ecology Center
Michael Uhlarik, Founder, Amarok Consultants
2:00PM-3:30PM: Simultaneous Panel  2: Biodiversity: ecosystem services and forestry. What is the value of our ecosystems? Is it ethical to put a dollar sign on nature?

Elena Bennett
, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences and McGill School of Environment, McGill University & member of Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science
Andrew Gonzalez (moderator), Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity, McGill University
Sylvain Labbé, Director, Bureau de promotion des produits du bois du Québec
Benoit  Limoges, Biodiversity Coordinator, Direction du patrimoine écologique et des parcs, Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs du Québec
Christian  Messier, Professor, Écologie forestière appliquée, UQÀM
3:30PM-4:00PM: Coffee
4:00PM-5:30PM: Assisted Reproduction: legal, social and ethical implications. What is possible and is ethical in reproductive health technology?

Angela Campbell, Director, McGill Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University
Michael DahanMichael Dahan, Assistant Professor, Department of obstetrics and gynecology, McGill University; Physician, McGill Reproductive Center
Raywat Deonandan, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa; formerly Chief Scientific Advisor (Assisted Reproduction) to the Government of Canada
 Carolyn Ells Carolyn Ells, Associate Professor, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University; Clinical Ethicist, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital
Abby Lippman (moderator), Professor Emerita, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University
Robb Whitley, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
6:00PM-6:25PM: Special Keynote:
  Thomas Mulcair, B.C.L., LL. B., Member of Parliament for Outremont, House Leader of the Official Opposition, Deputy-Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada
6:25PM-6:30PM: Closing Keynote:
Ameur Manceur and Monika Rak
, Co-chairs of the organizing committee 2011, Science & Policy Exchange
 6:30PM-9:00PM: Closing Mixer

> also available in French