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Monday, April 13, 2015 — 8:00 AM to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT

5th Annual Meeting of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Pushing the boundaries of research and innovation

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April 13-14, 2015
University of Waterloo

The 5th Annual Canada Excellence Research Chairs Meeting brings together the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) holders from across Canada to share key developments and the latest discoveries in their respective research programs.

Attend the free conference to meet with world-renowned researchers and get an overview of Canada's latest scientific achievements. Participants may attend plenary lectures, research seminars and interact with the CERC holders, researchers and students during the poster session.

Launched in 2008, the CERC Program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation.

The program awards world-renowned researchers and their teams up to $10 million over seven years to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities. These awards are among the most prestigious and generous available globally.

The two-day meeting will be held on campus at QNC and EIT. 

All conference attendees must register.

Program

Monday, April 13, 2015

Time Event Location
8:30 am Registration and light breakfast QNC
9:00 am Welcome from Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President QNC 0101
9:10 am Dr. George Dixon, VP Research QNC 0101
9:20 am Michèle Boutin, Executive Director CERC, CERC Program QNC 0101
9:30 am Terry McMahon, Dean of Science QNC 0101

9:40 am

Dr. Raymond Laflamme, Executive Director, Institute for Quantum Computing QNC 0101
9:50 am Dr. Robert Gillham, Executive Director, Water Institute QNC 0101
10:00 am Break Basement Atrium
10:30 am

Plenary lecture by Dr. Steven Bryant, CERC in Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs, University of Calgary

"Teaching Old Dog Reservoirs New Mesoscience Tricks"

QNC 0101
11:15 am

Plenary lecture by Dr. Giles Gerbier, CERC in Particle Astrophysics, Queen’s University

"Dark Matter in the Universe : a long standing question. To be answered  at SNOLAB?"

QNC 0101
12:00 pm

Plenary lecture by Dr. Robin Rogers, CERC in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals, McGill University

"Green Chemistry and Advanced Materials from Renewable Polymers: Education, Research, and Entrepreneurship to Motivate the Next Generation of Scientists"

QNC 0101
12:45 pm Lunch Basement Atrium
2:30 pm Dr. George Dixon, Vice-President University Research, welcomes and introduces Michèle Boutin QNC 0101
2:40 pm Presentation by Michèle Boutin QNC 0101
3:10 pm CERC video interviews QNC 3401
4:15 pm Terry McMahon, Dean of Science hosts reception/poster session QNC 2nd floor
7:00 pm George Dixon hosts CERC dinner University Club
 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time Event Location
8:30 am Breakfast and closed CERC meeting QNC 2101
10:30 am

Parallel sessions:

i. Environment, Resource & Sustainable Development

ii. Health

iii. Photonics and Quantum Physics

Various locations:

i. EIT 1015                                    

ii. EIT 3142

iii. QNC 0101

1:00-2:30 pm World Wetlands Day outreach event EIT Hallways and EIT 1015
12:45-3:00 pm IQC outreach event QNC 2101
 

About the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program

Launched in 2008, the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. The program awards world-renowned researchers and their teams up to $10 million over seven years to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities. These awards are among the most prestigious and generous available globally.

In May 2010, the first group of Canada Excellence Research Chairs was announced. Selected through a rigorous, multilevel peer review process, these chairholders are helping Canada build a critical mass of expertise in the four priority research areas of the federal government's science and technology strategy:

  • environmental sciences and technologies;
  • natural resources and energy;
  • health and related life sciences and technologies; and
  • information and communications technologies.

In June 2011 the Government of Canada announced the creation of 10 new awards. These new Canada Excellence Research Chairs will be awarded in the four priority areas, as well as in other fields of research. A minimum of three Chairs will be awarded in areas related to the digital economy under the information and communications technologies priority area. At least one Chair will be allocated to each of the remaining three priority areas, and four Chairs will be open to all areas of inquiry.

Registration

Due to limited space, you must register. To reserve, please fill out the 5th Annual Meeting of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs registration form. 

Information

If you require more information, please contact Philippe Van Cappellen (pvc@uwaterloo.ca) or visit the Canada Excellence Research Chairs website.

Location 
QNC - Quantum Nano Centre

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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