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Innovation Ambassadors Cross Campus Event

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Friday, May 3, 2019
Somerville House (SH)
Room: Great Hall
Innovation Ambassadors Keynote

This event is for faculty, postdocs, grad students and staff.

Keynote by special guest Elissa Strome, AVP Research and Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR, will be followed by a panel dialogue. Buffet lunch will be served in conjunction with round table discussions. The theme of the event is "Artificial Intelligence and the Future for Society."


  • 10:15 am: arrival
  • 10:30 am: event begins, opening remarks etc.
  • 10:45 am: Key note (Elissa Strome)
  • 11:30 am: Panel discussion
  • 11:50 am: Q&A for the panel
  • 12:00 pm: Get lunch
  • 12:20 pm: Round table discussion and feedback while eating lunch
  • 12:45 pm: Feedback
  • 12:55 pm: Close out event

Panel Discussion Participants

  • Elissa Strome, AVP Research and Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR
  • Ali Khan, Assistant Professor, Medical Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering and Scientist, Robarts
  • Jacquie Burkell, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Research, FIMS
  • Dan Lizotte, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Science and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
  • Kate Helsen, Assistant Professor, Music Research and Composition, Don Wright Faculty of Music
  • Ben Switzer, CEO of Motiv8 Studios

Click here to learn more about the participants.

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