CICan’s annual conference remains our biggest event of the year, and is one of the largest gatherings focused on post-secondary education in Canada. Our 2016 conference was especially successful, with over 800 delegates, representing 115 colleges and institutes as well as international partners from 12 countries, gathering in Quebec City. This made it one of our best-attended events since the association’s beginning.
Over 200 people also took part in our Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation forum on November 7-8, in Toronto. The event featured our first ever Student Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition, which was judged by local MPs and put student projects front and center during the entire event. We also had the pleasure of hosting federal Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, who summarized a panel discussion on training and applied research related to health, calling us to action.