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THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS TO CANADA
OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Thursday, October 16, 1997, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario


Programme

16:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks Howard Alper, FRSC
Vice-rector, Research
University of Ottawa

SESSION I

 Chaired byHoward Alper, FRSC
16:05 David Wolfe
University of Toronto
Introduced by
Ian Murray, M.P.
"The Socio-Economic Importance of Scientific Research to Canada"
 
16:35 François Legault
Executive Vice-President, Finance
BioChem Pharma
Introduced by
Thomas Brzustowski
President, NSERC
"The Commercialization of Research:
Impact on the Canadian Economy"

 
17:05 Susan Smith
Vice-President, Knowledge Based Industries, Royal Bank of Canada
Introduced by
Stefan Dupré
President, CIAR
"Supporting Canada's Research in Science and Technology"
 
17:35 David Regan, FRSC
York University /
University of Toronto
Introduced by
Heather Munroe-Blum
Vice-President, Research,
University of Toronto
"Invention, Advice and Following Through"
 
17:50 Reception
18:20 Dinner

SESSION II

19:30 Panel session:
Moderated by:
"Priorities for Research in Canada"
David Crane, Toronto Star
Participants: Keith Brimacombe, FRSC, FCAE
University of British Columbia
Brian Bullough
President, Intermap Inc.
  Stephen Hanessian, FRSC
Université de Montréal
Claudine Simson, Vice-President
Global External Research, Nortel
21:00 Close