March 02, 2015 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Students and Businesses to Discuss Job Creation With Alberta Government

Importance of Industry-Academia Collaborations Will Lead Mitacs Roundtable Discussion

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 2, 2015) - "Is economic diversification the answer to Alberta's financial woes?" asked a recent headline. That question and many others will be discussed on Tuesday. Mitacs is hosting a roundtable discussion at the University of Alberta to understand how collaborative projects can bridge government, business, and researchers to benefit the local economy. Media are invited to attend.

Speakers: Honourable Don Scott, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education
Justin Reimer, ADM Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education
Dr. Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs
Dr. Lorne Babiuk, Vice-President, Research, University of Alberta
Dr. Donna Romyn, Acting Associate Vice President, Research, Athabasca University
Mitacs interns, professors, and industry representatives
Event: Mitacs Roundtable: Promoting Innovation in Alberta
Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 2-167 Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Mitacs is a national, private not-for-profit organization that develops the next generation of innovators with vital skills through a suite of unique research and training programs.

Contact Information

  • Heather Young
    Director, Communications

    On-site media contact:
    Christine Gillies
    Vice President, Marketing Communications