The celebrations around Canada 150 made 2017 an especially big year in Ottawa. To capitalize on all the attention in the city, CICan organized several events, including our annual conference, in the nation’s capital.
CICan’s Fall Leaders Forum took place October 2-3 in Ottawa with over 60 senior leaders engaging with renowned speakers and government representatives including Stephen Murgatroyd, Chief Innovation Officer at Contact North, Natan Obed, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Mike Moffat, then Chief Innovation Fellow at Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED).
CICan also brought its 2018 Applied Research Symposium to Ottawa, February 12-13. With innovation a key priority for the current federal government, the student showcase on Parliament Hill, during which 20 students from colleges and institutes across the country presented their amazing applied research projects to parliamentarians, was a huge success. The event was hosted by Ottawa-Vanier MP Mona Fortier and attracted several members of Parliament, including Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger, who offered opening remarks.