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Wednesday, November 1 • 17:30 - 20:30
Evening of Celebration and Inspiration, Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Science Achievement, Please click here for the agenda/ Célébration de 150 années de réalisations canadiennes en matière de sciences et d’innovation

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Dress Code: Business Attire

The tentative agenda is as follows:
5:30 PM Welcome, Introductory Agenda of the Evening, and National Anthem
5:40 PM CSPC Remarks, Mehrdad Hariri, CSPC President & CEO
5:50 PM Introduction of the Governor General by Dr. Remi Quirion, Quebec Chief Scientist
6:00 PM Governor General Address
6:40 PM CSPC Science Policy Award of Excellence, Presented by Minister Kirsty Duncan
6:55 PM Introduction of Dr. Neil Turok by Dr. Art McDonald
7:05 PM "We are Innovators" Keynote by Dr. Neil Turok
8:05 PM Adjournment Coffee and Dessert

Abstract for Keynote Speech by Dr. Neil Turok, Director, Perimeter Institute, 'We Are Innovators'

This multimedia journey shares personal reflections on innovation and Canada's prospects - drawing insights from experiences at the cutting edge of science, technology, and social change. From seeing his parents jailed for resisting apartheid in South Africa, to study the Big Bang with Stephen Hawking, to working for the advancement of quantum science and technology in Canada, Neil presents a lively account of what innovation is and what it means for us all. He also explains why we must embrace the “four Cs” of innovation to build a brighter future for our country in a complex and challenging world. 

avatar for Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette

C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.Q., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief, Canada
Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Julie Payette is the 29th Governor General of Canada.  She is also known for being an astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. From 1992 to 2013, Ms. Payette worked as an astronaut and flew two missions in space. She also served many years as CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) at NASA’s Mission Control Cen... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Neil Turok

Dr. Neil Turok

Director, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Wednesday November 1, 2017 17:30 - 20:30 EDT
TRILLIUM BALLROOM Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2