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The I2Hub is hosting a wide variety of events throughout 2024. There is something for everyone…we hope to see you there! 

See our full list of upcoming events below.

Beyond Endless Frontiers Training:

How to translate scientific materials for a policy audience

The greatest challenges facing Canadians require input from science and innovation. Promoting interplay and integration at the intersection of science, innovation, policy, and governance requires investing in the skills of the individuals who work in these different areas in order to build understanding and the competencies to work collaboratively across functions and sectors, including government, academia, the private sector, and civil society.

But, how can we work together across science, innovation and policy if we speak different languages? Scientists are taught to communicate in a manner that reflects the culture of science, which is different from the culture of society, of policy, and of politics. This 2-hour session will examine the two cultures of science and policy and how culture informs our communication. Participants will learn foundational concepts for working with and communicating to non-scientific audiences and tips on how to translate scientific materials for a policy audience. 

The Beyond Endless Frontiers SSHRC PDG project is offering a free training session open to graduate students and postdocs (advanced undergraduate students or early career researchers welcome, too).

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Duration: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Virtual

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Joint Telfer/ISI Fraunhofer Workshop:

(Super)Diversity and Inclusiveness in Innovation - Indicators and Insights

Researchers from North America and Europe will discuss existing, emerging and potential future approaches to the study of diversity, inclusiveness and industrial innovation, with a focus on issues of measurement…

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Duration: 8:30 - 16:30
Location: Hybrid

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The Inclusive Innovation café

Your chance to get involved in discussions regarding various inclusive innovation topics. We want to hear what you have to say…

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Duration: 11:30 - 13:00
Location: Virtual

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The Inclusive Innovation Speakers' Series...

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Dan Breznitz

Distribution Sensitive Innovation Policies: Turning inclusive innovation from rhetoric to action

Inclusion and government business support programs

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 (EST)
Location: Virtual

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Ruth Bankey

What are systemic black boxes in AI Systems: Throwing off their lids for inclusivity

Inclusiveness and AI Panel

Date: Week of May 1, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 (EST)
Location: Hybrid

Registration Coming soon...

Shobita Parthasarathy

Why technological innovation has failed so many, and what we can do about it

Innovation as force of equity

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 (EST)
Location: Virtual

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Curious about our previous events?

See below for specific I2Hub events that you may have missed…Or take a look at Sandra Schillo’s site!

Claudia De Fuentes, Fernando Santiago & Fernando Canto

New approaches and methodologies for measuring impact of innovation policy

New approaches for impact assessment on inclusive innovation practices

Date of event:
Friday, February 9, 2024

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Katharina Ruckstuhl (Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne) & Madeline Judge

Science, inclusivity, indigenous economic growth

Science-based open innovation and inclusivity in Aotearoa New Zealand. What works in mission-led programmes

Date of event:
Thursday, January 25, 2024

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Environmental Studies Assocication of Canada

Transitions towards Inclusive Innovation – People, Planet AND Profit?

This session aimed to spark an interdisciplinary conversation on innovation paths towards global impact and system transformations.

Date: May 18, 2022

Ottawa Science Policy Network

OSPN Science Policy 101

Panel on EDI in Research and Policy

Panelists included: Sandra Schillo, Nathalie Podeszfinski, Steffany Bennett, Coen Sanchez, Jason Millar, Olga Pena

Date: May 12, 2022

Presented by Dr. Sandra Schillo

Inclusion as a research paradigm

How research and collaborative initiatives focusing on inclusive education and innovation, including among Indigenous peoples, are informing practice.

Date: June 3, 2022

Policies, Processes, and Practices for Performance of Innovation Ecosystems

4POINT0 2022 International Conference

Discussant for 4 papers on the topic of: Sustainable/Inclusive/Responsible
Innovation Ecosystems

Date: May 9-11, 2022

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