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DON'T MISS IT
Manufacturing Innovation Summit (MIS)- Learn how the manufacturing sector has shifted during COVID-19. Keynote speaker Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at the Business Development Bank of Canada will speak about BCD’s Economic Outlook: What Manufacturers Can Expect. This year MIS is held in partnership with Georgian College’s RISE 2021 Series. You will have access to both events when you register!
Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Entrepreneurship (RISE) 2021 Series Event- Entering its fifth year, RISE 2021 is a celebration of the research, innovation, scholarship and entrepreneurship taking place at Georgian College. The week-long schedule of events includes over 80 engaging guest speakers from around the world, live sessions that will make you think critically, and research showcases that will demonstrate the innovation happening across the college. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of creativity and collaboration without borders.
- Date: Tuesday, April 6th, 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM
- Register: http://georgiancollege.ca/rise2021
Soft- skills for Manufacturing Webinar- Learn to enhance your “Soft Skills” to increase your marketability and attract employers.
- Is “America’s fastest-growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit. Join 450+ speakers for over 100 hours of online content over three days.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Looking for resources and change-making conversations that will help you Discover, Innovate & Grow? - Bookmark our new thought leadership hub Innovators Central from the Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre at Georgian College https://innovatorscentral.ca/
When it comes to services, vs manufacturing, words matter - https://blogs.imf.org/2021/02/16/when-it-comes-to-services-vs-manufacturing-words-matter/
Lakehead University 2021 Research & Innovation Week moved to a virtual platform this year- The Innovation, Partnerships and Economic Development office's yearly event, IGNITE showcased four research stories through short videos. These videos were created in an effort to celebrate the ongoing research that is taking place with industry, community and funding agency partners. Please take a look at these innovative research stories at the Lakehead YouTube channel:
Dr. Ahmed Elshaer, Civil Engineering Department - https://youtu.be/F5UYVglzIGo
Dr. Kathy Sanderson, Faculty of Business Administration - https://youtu.be/vpdon6XlP7g
Dr. Aislin Mushquash, Department of Psychology - https://youtu.be/k7vXqnDBeJo
Dr. Chris Murray, Department of Physics & Sustainability Sciences - https://youtu.be/ei9Kgbg_l98
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- Edited by Cecilia Doucette