Is collaboration the key to shaping Canada’s innovation future?

Innovation rarely comes as a single spark of inspiration. More often, it results from ideas coming together and efforts aligning in exciting new directions. For this to happen, there needs to be an innovation ecosystem that supports collaboration. When industry, government, and universities work together, it is possible to harness the research and talent that exists in society and take advantage of efficiencies to make progress. Hear from UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Santa J. Ono as well as local and UBC experts in Calgary as they discuss the unique challenges and opportunities Canada faces in nurturing its innovation ecosystem and learn about some initiatives that are putting Canada on track to become an innovation powerhouse.

This event took place on October 5, 2017 at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, AB.


Paul Cubbon - Instructor, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division & Leader, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, UBC Sauder School of Business; Leader, Creative Destruction Lab West (CDL-West)
Kelly Doody, BA'04 - Co-founder, The Social School, Press + Post
Walter Mérida - Interim Associate Dean, Research and Industrial Partnerships; Director, Clean Energy Research Centre; Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UBC Faculty of Applied Science