Polytechnics Canada Student Applied Research Showcase Agenda

Wednesday November 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Optional evening reception for out-of-town guests                                                         

Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver
999 Canada Place #300, Vancouver                                                                    
6:00 pm

Welcome & logistics
Nobina Robinson, CEO, Polytechnics Canada
Kathy Kinloch, President, BCIT

Location: Coal Harbour Room, Level "R"

Thursday November 13, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Showcase Opening Gala Dinner
Location: Science World
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
5:00 pm Shuttle service will take registered guests from the Pan Pacific Hotel to Science
World
5:30 – 6:30 pm Opening reception and registration
Location: Level 2 Circulation and Exhibits
7:00 – 7:10 pm 

Dinner opening remarks
Location: Eureka Gallery

Kathy Kinloch
President, BCIT

7:10 – 7:25 pm The Honourable Andrew Wilkinson
Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services,
Government of British Columbia
7:45 – 8:15 pm Dinner keynote speaker: Bob McDonald
Science Journalist, CBC's Chief Science correspondent and Host of Quirks &
Quarks
8:25 – 8:35 pm  Procurify
From BCIT Student Applied Research project to Multi-Million Dollar Start-Up
Aman Mann, President
Kenneth Loi, Chief Operations Officer
Eugene Dong, Chief Technology Officer
8:40 – 8:50 pm  Dinner closing remarks
Anne Sado, Chair, Polytechnics Canada
Kathy Kinloch, President, BCIT
Nobina Robinson, CEO, Polytechnics Canada
9:00 pm  Shuttle bus will depart for the Pan Pacific Hotel

Friday November 14, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus
Building SE2
3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
7:15 am  Shuttle bus will depart from the Pan Pacific Hotel to take registered guests to
BCIT Burnaby Campus
8:00 – 8:45 am 

Registration opens
Hot breakfast and opening remarks

Location: Town Square A & B

Nobina Robinson
CEO, Polytechnics Canada

Kathy Kinloch
President, BCIT

Andrew Saxton
Member of Parliament, North Vancouver
Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of Finance

9:00 am 

Nobina Robinson

Rod Goy
Emcee

Introduction of judges
First round of student presentations (4)

Location: Great Hall

10:00 am  Keynote speech
Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, PC, Q.C.

Member of Parliament, Delta-Richmond East
Federal Minister of National Revenue
10:15 am  Networking break
Location: Great Hall
10:30 am  Second round of student presentations (3)
Location: Great Hall
11:00 am  Richard Lee
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Burnaby North
Provincial Parliamentary Secretary for Traditional Chinese Medicine
11:05 am  Networking break
Location: Great Hall
11:20 am  Final round of student presentations (4)
Location: Great Hall
12:15 pm  Buffet lunch
Location: Town Square A & B
1:00 pm 

Awards Presentation
Location: Town Square A & B

Bert van den Berg
Director; Colleges, Commercialization, and Portfolio Planning; NSERC

Closing remarks
Nobina Robinson, CEO, Polytechnics Canada
Anne Sado, Chair, Polytechnics Canada
Kathy Kinloch, President, BCIT

2:00 pm  Showcase ends
Shuttle buses will be departing for the Pan Pacific Hotel and Vancouver International Airport, as required