IC-IMPACTS Successfully Hosts
Third Annual Research Conference
On March 10-11, 2016, IC-IMPACTS held its third annual research conference to great success. The two day event held in Vancouver was organized into multiple sessions featuring speakers from government, industry, academia, and community sectors. This year, the conference aimed to increase community impacts through partnerships and shared strategies on innovation and commercialization.
The Conference highlighted various opportunities for advanced research, new partnerships, and community impact in both Canada and India. The diverse group of speakers and attendees created a very engaging environment and insightful environment.
Canadian students on IC-IMPACTS projects participated in a community engagement workshop in Vancouver to learn key skills in multi-stakeholder consultation. Students were split into three teams each tasked with engaging a community with a specific water, infrastructure, or public health challenge. Overall the workshop was a great success with students coming away with skills in networking, teamwork, and applying research in the field.
On March 8, 2016, IC-IMPACTS invited First Nations community members, government officials, industry experts, and leading researchers to come together and participate in a workshop on pressing water and infrastructure issues in First Nation communities. he result was an invigorating workshop leading to new opportunities, innovative solutions, and a shared, deeper understanding of First Nation community needs.