Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Innovation Week 2016


Innovative Careers after a Music Degree – What would Beethoven do?

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Schulich School of Music, Wirth Music Building, Tanna Schulich Hall

The study of music can lead in many directions in a world where the music business is constantly changing. What do music students do once they graduate? Five graduates from the Schulich School of Music will tell us about their careers and challenges after graduation, and the entrepreneurial spirit that led them to where they are today. What place does performance have in their lives? How do we keep classical music alive and relevant to today’s audiences? Join us during McGill Innovation Week 2016 in celebration of McGill’s new Music Entrepreneurship minor. A viewing of Jonathan Keijser’s film “What Would Beethoven do?” will follow the panel.

• Lindsay Michael (BMus 2003, MMus 2007), CBC radio host, leader of an experimental opera company
• François and Pierre Lamoureux (BMus 1991 & 1988), filmmakers, music producers and musicians, based in Quebec and New York (fogolabs.com and fogoarts.com)
Martine Gagné (Artist Dip. 2004) freelance violist and physical rehabilitation therapist specializing in musicians’ injuries, based in Montreal
Jonathan Keijser (BMus 2012), filmmaker and musician based in Los Angeles
• Julie Cumming, Interim Dean, Schulich School of Music, McGill University - Moderator

Open to all - registration not required. 

Athletics and Innovation: Playing Outside Your Comfort Zone

Location: Currie Memorial Gym Rooms 3 & 4
When: 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

There is discussion in the greater McGill community regarding involvement in sport and its value to academic life. The athletic community believes that sport fosters the development of self-mastery and integral life skills that include discipline, communication, leadership, collaboration, focus, and time management. 

At the level of varsity athletics in higher education, we’re given a rare opportunity to explore the combination of high performance physical and mental training. Physical training engages and attunes our sensory perception – the exact opposite of logic, which trains us to ignore what we perceive and instead focus on the discovery of universal laws. In an elite academic institution, there is a perceived pressure to “turn off” physical senses in order to excel academically.

But if students are only taught and trained in a particular way of thinking, is it safe to assume that they’ll be able to adapt that methodology when it is presented in an entirely different context? 

We present high-level competitive sport as an ideal forum for developing cognitively agile minds. Just as expertise is developed by repeated exposure to a particular challenge, or series of challenges, repeated exposure to decision-making in complex environments can train the mind to be more adaptable to making real-time decisions in varying contexts.

Format: Active workshop (optional) and discussion.
**Note: Because there will be an optional physical component to this event, please dress in comfortable clothing or athletic wear if you would like to participate. **

David Urquhart, Assistant Coach, Redmen Hockey
Laura Strenger, Strength and Conditioning Administrator, Athletics & Recreation
Jose-Luis Valdes, Head Coach, Martlet Soccer
Samantha Rogers, Development and Alumni Relation, Athletics & Recreation
Anita Parmar, Advisor for Innovative Collaboration, Student Life & Learning 

Registration is required for this event. Please confirm your participation using the following link:

Celebrating Social Innovation and Impact Interns in the Quartier de l'Innovation

Location: Carrefour de l'Innovation INGO, 355 Peel St., Room Muséale (#106), Montreal QC
From: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join McGill’s Social Economy Initiative and Social Innovators’ Integration Lab (SIIL) as they celebrate the 4th cohort of the SEI Impact Internship Program. This unique internship program pairs McGill's top undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations over the spring and summer months. Student interns leverage their management skills to contribute to social impact and positive social change, while also generating valuable research data for the SIIL atlas -  an interactive map geographically displaying qualitative and quantitative information on social economy, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation initiatives.

To date, the program has supported 46 internships with 27 different organizations, many of which are based in Montreal’s Quartier de l’innovation district. Attendees will hear from past interns and supervisors about their experiences from the field as well as the latest news from the SIIL project. Current McGill students and representatives from social-purpose organizations are encouraged to attend not only to learn more about the upcoming 2017 program and ways to become involved, but also to find a great opportunity for networking.

Convened by: 

Prof. Emmanuelle Vaast : Associate Director of the Social Economy Initiative and Associate Professor in Information Systems, Desautels Faculty of Management
Dr. Julie Rijpens : Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the Social Innovators’ Integration Lab
Ms. Megan Poss : Project Manager, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management

This event is free and open to the public.
To rsvp, please contact megan.poss [at] mcgill.ca

How Can Open Innovation Foster Greater Competitiveness in the Agri-Food Sector?

Where: 3480 McTavish St., Shatner Building, Room 203
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The McGill University Business Engagement Center (MUBEC) within The Office of Innovation & Partnerships, and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, would like to invite you to a panel discussion on the McGill Agri-Food Innovation Network.

On November 15th, representatives the McGill community, industry, research institutions, and granting agencies will engage in a dynamic panel discussion on the following topic: "How can open innovation foster greater competitiveness in the Agri-food sector".

The primary objective of this event is to foster dialogue regarding open innovation. Panelist will also discuss the challenges involved in the translation of university-based advancements to industry and how to foster a culture of innovation within the Agri-Food industry.

Registration before November 4th by following the link below:

9 a.m. : Welcoming remarks
9:15 a.m. : Presentation of the Canadian Agrifood Innovation Landscape
9:45 a.m. : Presentation of the Quebec Agrifood Innovation Landscape
10:15 a.m. : Coffee and networking break
10:30 a.m. : Panel discussions: How do we get more competitiveness from open innovation in agrifood?
11:45 a.m. : Closing remarks

Dr. Anja Geitmann, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Bruno Lamy, Sector Specialist - Market and Industry Services Branch for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Sylvie Cloutier, CEO of the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec 
Pierre Turner, Vice president of Quality, R&D and Sustainability at Lassonde, and President of the Board of the Fondation Initia 


Rhythm: How can we understand change, dynamics, and temporality via rhythm?

Where: "Building 21" -- located in the Royal Victoria College, entry is adjacent to the RVC Cafeteria entrance at 641 Sherbrooke Street W and will be well marked.
When:  4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

How can we understand change, dynamics and temporality via rhythm? 
Speech, gesture, corporeal movement, history, biosocial systems, galaxies and computational media offer a plethora of examples from which we can draw. Let's describe some temporal phenomena in our own domains of study for which rhythm might be a key to some insight. We'll host this workshop as part of a larger transdisciplinary conversation. 

Convened by: Sha Xin Wei, Professor, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, and Director, Synthesis Lab, Arizona State University

Registration is required for this event. Please confirm your participation using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/Ln9E5vfWQ1cJTza42


Art and our Infinite Appetite for Innovation

Where: : James Administration Building, McGill downtown campus, Room 301
From:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

This event will better acquaint students, especially those within the McGill community, with opportunities and new ideas as to how they can achieve innovation in their respective art. It will also give them the tools to shape their very definition of this topic and hopefully, expand it as well.  This segment of McGill Innovation Week will empower attendees to pursue their artistic ideas and bring them to fruition.  It will be moderated and guided by pointed questions related to each panelist’s area of expertise.  Panelists will also be available to answer questions afterword and food + drink will be provided.  Not to miss!

5:45 pm: Doors open
6:00 pm: Panel discussion commences
7:30 pm: Panel concludes, food & beverages available, opportunity to meet panelists

Professor Eric Lewis, Director, Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI), Associate professor @ McGill in the department of philosophy
Marie-Michele Fillion, YES (Youth Employment Services) Montreal, Artist Program Coordinator & Business Coach for Artists
Erandy Vergara, Studio XX, Program Coordinator & Director of HMTELLES Festival
Martin Rodriguez, Eastern Bloc, Director & General Co-Director

Gabrielle Thomas, a McGill student, will be moderating and guiding the discussion.

*Notice: doors of James Admin lock at 6:00 pm. Please text Tony Mistak at 514-216-9891 if arriving past 6:00 pm, please."