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


08:30 AM-09:30 AM: Breakfast and Registration
09:30 AM-09:45 AM: Welcome Address
09:45-11:15 AM: The State of Innovation in Canada: Are we lagging behind?
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Jeff Kinder,
Manager, Office of the Chief Scientist at Natural Resources Canada
Michele Beaulieu
Michèle Beaulieu
, Associate Director Commercialization at McGill University
xavier-henri-herveXavier-Henri Herve, Director & Founder, District 3 Innovation Center at Concordia University
Janet_BaxJanet Bax, Program Director, Council of Canadian Academies (moderator)
11:15-11:45 PM: Special Keynote:
Rosemarie TrumanFounder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation. “Galvanizing the Next Era of Breakthrough Innovation”
11:45 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Special Keynote:
Scott findlayScott 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
Mathieu MironMathieu Miron, Patent Agent at Benoît & Côté
Hugh Mansfield, CIPO affiliate and patent agent, lawyer, and partner at GGDHugh Mansfield
Aled EdwardsAled Edwards, Founding Director, Structural Genomics Consortium
Deluca_Carmela_highresCarmela DeLuca, Partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP (moderator)
3:00-3:30 PM: Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 PM: Bioethics and law: hindering or helping innovation?
MA'N H. ZAWATIMa’n Zawati,
Lawyer and Academic Associate at Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University
Eric Racine 2012Eric RacineDirector, Neuroethics Research Unit at IRCM
Marc Saner, Director at Institute for Science, Society and Policymarc saner
Bartha Maria KnoppersBartha Maria KnoppersFull professor; Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy (moderator)
5:00-5:30 PM: Special Keynote: 
Virginie Hotte-Dupuis BioVirginie Hotte-DupuisManager External Communications & Philanthropy at L’Oréal Canada. “L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women on Science : Changing the face of science”
bpbastien5:30PM-06:00PM: Closing KeynoteJean-Claude Bastien, structural stress engineer at Bombardier Aerospace
6:00PM-08:30PM: Networking reception



> also available in French