5. Appendix A – Workshop Agenda

Building an Oceans Research in Canada Alliance Workshop

February 22 & 23, 2017
The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, Ontario

Workshop Agenda - February 22
Time Activity Location
12:00-1:00 Registration Atrium
1:00-1:15 Welcome to Algonquin Territory
  • Algonquin representative, Verna McGregor
Room 118
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1:15-1:35 Introduction
  • Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Room 118
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1:35-2:00 Opening Remarks
  • Catherine Blewett, Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Kelly Gillis, Associate Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Room 118
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2:00-2:40 Renewed Investment: Examples of Recent Major Investments in Ocean Sciences

The Ocean Protection Plan (OPP)

  • Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)

  • Wendy Watson-Wright, Chief Executive Officer
Room 118
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2:40-3:00 Break Room 118
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3:00-3:30 The Problématique: Ocean Science in Canada: Meeting the Challenge, Seizing the Opportunity
  • Louis Fortier, Université Laval, Québec
Room 118
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3:30-4:00 Interactive Session
  • Facilitated session providing an opportunity for participants to interact with speakers, ask questions of clarification, and engage with other participants at their tables.
Room 118
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4:30-6:30 Reception: Meet and Greet Room
106D
Workshop Agenda - February 23
Time Activity Location
8:00-9:00 Light Breakfast Room 118
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9:00-9:15 Welcome to Day 2 Room 118
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9:15-9:45 The Vision: An Oceans Research in Canada Alliance (ORCA)
  • Martha Crago, Chair, Canadian Consortium of Ocean Research Universities (CCORU)
  • Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystem and Oceans Science, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Room 118
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9:45-10:15 Interactive Session
  • Facilitated session providing an opportunity for participation to ask questions and to develop a common understanding of the vision for ORCA and the expectations of the break-out sessions
Room 118
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10:15-10:30 Break Room 118
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10:30-12:00 Arriving at a Work Plan for the Oceans Research in Canada Alliance (ORCA)

Break-out Sessions: Identify tangible initiatives in each of the assigned questions that the Alliance could undertake to improve and advance the coordination of ocean science and technology in Canada

Question 1: What do we do as a community to align efforts, forward looking plans, and associated funding around common/shared priorities?

Question 2: What can we do to advance the sharing of infrastructure?

Question 3: How do Government departments improve their ability to internalize/harness the results from ocean science performed outside of Government to inform public policy, regulation, and decisions-making?

Question 4: What needs to happen to strengthen the linkages in the ocean science innovation system that will result in improvements in the commercialization of knowledge and technology?

Question 5: How do we better engage as a Canadian ocean science community with shared purpose and objectives in international fora?

(Rooms
209, 210, 211, 212 and 214)
12:00-1:00 Lunch Room 118
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1:00-2:15 Arriving at a Work Plan for the Oceans Research in Canada Alliance (ORCA)

Continue Break-Out Sessions

(Rooms
209, 210, 211, 212 and 214)
2:15-2:30 Break Room 118
ABC
2:30-3:45 Plenary: Roll-up Discussion of ORCA Work Plan
  • Presentation and discussion of tangible initiatives identified in the break-out sessions
Room 118
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3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks Room 118
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