Polytechnics Canada Annual Conference 2013

Thank you for attending our event!
Event Date 
May 7, 2013
Event Address 
George Brown College
Toronto, ON

AGENDA

Tuesday, May 7 
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Informal Dinner (Westin Harbour Castle Pier 2 & 3)

Wednesday, May 8 
Location:Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside
7:30 am Registration Opens, Breakfast
Auditorium
8:30 – 9:00 amOpening & Welcome
  • Anne Sado, President, George Brown Colege
  • The Honourable Brad Duguid,
    • Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities,
    • Government of Ontario and
    • MPP for Scarborough Centre
  • Nobina Robinson, CEO, Polytechnics Canada
9:10 – 11:00 am International Trends in Applied Education
A panel of international experts in polytechnic & applied education,
including:
  • Dr. Thomas Deissinger, Business & Economics Education Chair
    at University of Konstanz, Germany.
  • Dr. Vuokko Kohtamaki, Senior Lecturer at Tampere University
    of Technology, Finland.
  • Dr. James Jacobs, President of Macomb Community College,
    U.S.A.
Moderated by Alex Usher, President of the Higher Education
Strategy Associates
11:00 – 11:15 amCoffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 pmThe Polytechnic Solution: Connecting Canadian Students to
the Careers of the Present and Future

Keynote remarks by Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in
Regional Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan.
12:30 – 1:45 pmLunch
Cafeteria
2:00 – 4:00 pmGreen Building|Building Green: Applied Research & Skills
Training for the Green Building Sector

How members of Polytechnics Canada produce talent and
innovation for the green construction sector, a key industrial
strength of our membership: focus on BCIT, SAIT Polytechnic,
Algonquin, & George Brown successes.
  • Nancy Sherman, Dean of Construction & Engineering
    Technologies, George Brown College
  • Ted Maulucci, CIO, Tridel
  • David Silburn, Research Associate, SAIT Polytechnic
  • Jennie Moore, Director of Sustainable Development &
    Environment Stewardship, BCIT
  • Mark Hoddenbagh, Director of Applied Research, Algonquin
Moderated by Robert Luke, VP Applied Research and Innovation, George Brown College 
4:15 pmShuttle to Adelaide for Dinner
Location:300 Adelaide St. East
5:00 – 8:00 pmCocktails and Dinner
Dinner speaker: Rick Huijbregts, Vice President for Industry and
Business Transformation, Smart + Connected Communities, Cisco
Canada
8:00 pmReturn Shuttle to Westin and Waterfront Campus

 

Thank you for attending our 2013 Annual Conference at George Brown College! Click here for our post-conference message and materials: http://www.polytechnicscanada.ca/about/message_from_ceo

Additional materials below:

Read here for a quick summary of our successful conference: http://applied-research.blogspot.ca/2013/05/polytechnics-canada-promotes-education.html

Tenet Computer Group used their Green Rack service to make conference materials available electronically during the event: http://greenrackservice.cloudapp.net/rack/details/1bdb31b6-09c0-4ef4-83ad-213b3fa229cc

Click here for photos of the conference: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90617926@N02/sets/72157633511972736/with/8745342094/

Speech by The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Government of Ontario and MPP for Scarborough Centre:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxEnAft3ZqY&list=UUzG-bAvljqgtDZ3SxJu2dAw&index=1

PowerPoint presentation from Dr. Thomas Deissinger, Business & Economics Education Chair at University of Konstanz, Germany: Annual Conference 2013 Introductory Presentation

PowerPoint presentation from Dr. Vuokko Kohtamaki, Senior Lecturer at Tampere University of Technology, Finland: Finnish Polytechnics in the innovation system

PowerPoint presentation from Dr. James Jacobs, President of Macomb Community College, U.S.A.: Acquiring Skills In The United States

Speech by Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan: http://youtu.be/aQoTwhuS9fs

Green Building Panel video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvkb6ha4AxU

PowerPoint presentation from Ted Maulucci, CIO at Tridel:  Green Building Conference

PowerPoint presentation from David Silburn, Research Associate at SAIT Polytechnic: Innovative Ideas

Speech by Rick Huijbregts, Vice President for Industry and Business Transformation, Smart + Connected Communities, Cisco Canada: http://www.rickhuijbregts.com/talking-with-polytechnics-canada-may-8th/