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Universities, CEGEPs, businesses: Working together for a strong, innovative and socially responsible economy

Events The speech will be presented mainly in French.

Registration deadline: May 31, 2021

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With 18 universities (including 11 in the Greater Montréal area), 48 CEGEPs, 17,000 researchers and 3,600 technicians and research support staff, the higher education sector is a pillar of our economy and key to a successful, sustainable recovery.

The CCMM therefore wishes to mobilize the higher education and business communities to underscore the importance of the higher education sector, particularly in its training and research mandates, and ensure optimal synergy and collaboration as we move into recovery.

We invite you to join us for this virtual forum that will strengthen collaboration and synergy between higher education and business leaders in order to meet challenges related to labour shortages, training, research and innovation.

7:00 a.m. Connecting and networking

7:30 a.m. Welcome and introduction

Master of ceremonies:

  • Jessica BouchardSenior Director, Content Strategy, Economic Affairs and Downtown Relaunch
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Rémi Quirion Chief Scientist of Québec
    First leader
    Fonds de recherche du Québec

7:50 a.m. Political speech

  • Valérie Plante Mayor of Montréal
    Chair of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
  • Jean BouletMinister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity
  • Pierre Fitzgibbon Minister of Economy and Innovation
  • Danielle McCannMinister of Higher Education

8:30 a.m. I. POSITIONING HIGHER EDUCATION AT THE HEART OF THE RECOVERY: OVERVIEW

Understanding the strengths and challenges of Montréal higher education ecosystem

  • Graham Carr President and Vice-Chancellor
    Concordia University
  • Suzanne FortierPrincipal and Vice-Chancellor
    McGill University
  • Magda FusaroRector
    Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Daniel JutrasRector
    Université de Montréal
  • Nathalie Vallée Director General, Collège Ahuntsic
    President of the Regroupement des cégeps de Montréal (RCM)

Moderator:

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

9:05 a.m. II. LEVERAGING TALENT

Creating a dynamic link between higher education and the labour market

  • Kathy Baig President
    Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
  • Pierre Cossette Chair of the Board of Directors
    Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI)
    Rector
    Université de Sherbrooke
  • Yves JacquierExecutive Director
    Ubisoft La Forge
  • Stéphane PaquetPresident and CEO
    Montréal International
  • Bernard TremblayPresident and CEO
    Fédération des cégeps

Moderator:

  • Diane LangloisVice-Presidente, Corporate and Public Affairs and Government Relations
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Applying best practices and winning strategies for collaboration between the education and business communities

  • Amanda Arciero Co-Founder and Vice-President
    Airudi
  • Gideon ArthursCEO
    National Theatre School of Canada
  • Manaf BouchentoufExecutive Director
    La base entrepreneuriale – HEC Montréal, Hub of digital innovation, impact and inclusion
  • Nassib El-Husseini, Ph. D.Chief Executive Officer
    The 7 Fingers
    Board of Directors President, CINARS
  • Marie-Josée LamotheProfessor of Practice and Managing Director, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
    McGill University
  • Samuel BruneauCEO and Co-Founder
    Taiga

Attracting and retaining knowledge and researchers in Montréal

  • Mohamed CherietGeneral Director
    Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationnalisation du développement durable (CIRODD) – ÉTS

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10:35 a.m. III. ACCELERATING THE RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION CONTINUUM

Developing an entrepreneurial culture to spur the commercialization of innovation

  • Paule De Blois, MBA, ASC Chief Executive Officer
    Axelys
  • Marie Gagné Chief Executive
    Officer Synchronex
  • Xavier-Henri HervéCo-Founder and Executive Director
    District 3
  • Hugo StebenDirector of Social Entrepreneurship
    Maison de l'innovation sociale

Moderator:

  • Alain Boudreault Vice-President, Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Affairs
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Drawing on collaboration success stories

  • Delphine BeauchampDirector General
    La Piscine
  • Michel BouvierChief Executive Officer and Principal Investigator, IRIC Professor, Faculty of Medicine,
    Université de Montréal
  • Geneviève LatourChief advisor, Strategic Partnerships
    Rio Tinto
  • Isabelle PéanChief Executive Officer
    Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montréal
  • Patrick White Professor of journalism
    School of Media, UQAM

Accelerating research and innovation

  • Rémi Quirion Chief Scientist of Québec
    First leader
    Fonds de recherche du Québec
  • Luc Sirois Quebec's Chief Innovation Officer
    Conseil de l'innovation du Québec

Moderator:

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Noon End of the forum

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By phone:

514 871-4001

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