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This Leadership Institute is designed for managers or new directors in international offices and divisions who seek leadership development for their current position, and leaders who are new or interested in learning how to better lead their department and institution through international initiatives.
Join Applied Research colleagues from across the country to exchange ideas and strategies on innovation and inclusive growth for Canada. The Symposium will bring together federal policy makers, leaders in applied research, students, community and industry partners to discuss how to support Canadian innovators, including small and medium enterprises. They will also discuss strategies to foster entrepreneurship, while scaling-up businesses and advancing social and health innovation. This will be a great opportunity to exchange with federal policy makers on the importance of college and institute applied research!
Over the past 15 years, colleges and institutes have seen an exponential increase in their applied research activity, with corresponding infrastructure changes, new sources of funding, greater faculty and student involvement, and a dramatic increase in industry and community engagement. There is also a diversity in the research as many institutions are doing both industrial/technological research and social innovation research. Today’s college and institute applied research leaders must play multiple roles: they must be strategic and visionary but also strong operationally. They must advocate for applied research in college and institute mandates, and be key linkages to local business, industry, community partners as well as government.