Connected Communities Speed Networking Event — In Person at C2U Expo

In Person Speed Networking Event at C2U Expo — June 6th, 2023 from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Join us at the Connected Communities Speed Networking Event, where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and experts in community-based research, community engagement, workforce development, and social innovation.

This structured event is designed to provide a fast-paced environment for participants to exchange information and learn from each other’s areas of expertise, fostering dialogue and interactivity among community, post-secondary, and government stakeholders.

Our lineup of experts brings diverse specializations in research impact, partnerships, health sciences, positive psychology, community-based research, innovation development, and community engagement.

Meet a few of the experts:
  • Dr. David Phipps: Assistant Vice-President of Research Impact and Strategy at York University, renowned for his work in knowledge mobilization and research program impacts on local and global communities.
  • Éric Bastien: Director of the Research Partnerships Portfolio at SSHRC, with extensive experience in developing partnerships between Canadian postsecondary institutions and various organisations.
  • Dr. Anna Koné: Associate Professor in the Health Sciences Department at Lakehead University, specializing in health outcomes, services/interventions, and social determinants of health.
  • Dr. Ed Rawana: Clinical psychologist and professor, an expert in strengths and positive psychology, and co-creator of the Strengths Assessment Inventory (SAI).
  • Dr. Budd Hall: Co-chair of UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility, actively involved in community-based research and training through the Knowledge for Change Consortium.
  • Ellen MacKay: Director of Innovation Development at Lakehead University, driving intellectual property protection, commercialization, and entrepreneurial activities.
  • Dr. David Peacock: Director of Community Service-Learning at the University of Alberta, focusing on community-university engagement and experiential learning.

During the event, enjoy complimentary appetizers and take advantage of our cash bar to network in a relaxed atmosphere.

Registration for this exclusive event is limited, so don’t miss your chance to expand your connections and build valuable relationships.

Register today to secure your spot!