Advancing Sustainability Globally Through Applied Research

April 28, 2024 14:00 - 15:00 Macleod AView map

Canadian colleges and institutes are drivers of sustainable economic development and leaders in social and technological innovation. Their applied research centers foster cross-sector collaboration by partnering with governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations to find innovative solutions to real world business challenges. College driven applied research and innovation can be leveraged to accelerate a just transition to sustainable economy globally. Join us for an exploration of how Canadian college applied research expertise can be applied to international partnerships to promote sustainable economic growth globally. The panel discussion will have a focus on clean technology development across different sectors of the economy.


Desmond Augustus Campbell
Dean of the Faculty of Science & Technology | The Moneague College
Dr. Abimbola Abiola
Senior Technical Advisor for the South African Skill Training Enhancement Program (SASTEP) | Colleges and Institutes Canada
Moritz Schmidt
Manager of Operations, Young Africa Works in Kenya – TVET | Colleges and Institutes Canada
About our Connection Conference

Growing Talent

April 29 – May 1, 2024

Growing talent for a resilient future
CICan’s annual Connection Conference is the only event of its kind. Hosted in collaboration with Bow Valley College and SAIT, this year’s theme will offer postsecondary leaders and stakeholders from across Canada and around the world the opportunity to discuss, share, and be inspired by how we are growing talent for success in a rapidly changing world.

Code of Conduct & Duty of Care

As we begin holding events in person, the health and safety of all attendees remains our priority. Learn more about the extra steps in place to protect everyone attending our events in-person.