Ontario and Canada Research Chairs Symposium and Big Thinking on the road



Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 to Thursday, April 2, 2015, 13:00


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall C
255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6


This Ontario and Canada Research Chairs Symposium will showcase the important contributions that Ontario researchers make to issues affecting the prosperity and well-being of Ontarians. Specifically, Research Chairs will be featured in panel discussions highlighting the value of Ontario university research in areas related to the economy, health, renewable energy, bioethics, and education. In addition, the Research Chairs Symposium will offer an opportunity for chair holders and their graduate students/postdoctoral fellows to share their research, ideas, and knowledge with each other, as well as with others from government, industry, and the community sectors.

The Federation will be participating in this event by organizing a Big Thinking on the road panel on April 1, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. At this Big Thinking panel, hosted by CTV personality Marci Ien, three researchers tell the story of three game-changing Ontario discoveries: how Canada’s copyright laws have evolved into the most progressive in the world, how the Citizen Lab exposes Internet censorship, and how the Group of Seven revolutionized Canadian art. The panel will also include interviews with three Ontarians who can speak first hand to the impact of the research.

The researchers participating in this panel are:

  • Michael Geist, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law
  • Ron Deibert, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Gerald McMaster, Professor of Indigenous Visual Culture/Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University

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