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IRMACS 10th Anniversary Celebrations


Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 7:00 PDT to Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00 PDT


IRMACS Day will take on an exciting new look this year. In celebration of two milestones - IRMACS' 10th anniversary and the lead up to SFU's 50th anniversary year - the Office of the Vice-President, Research and the IRMACS Centre are pleased to co-host a two-day event showcasing interdisciplinary research and innovation at SFU.

We hope that you will be able to join us and our distinguished guests! Please mark your calendars and register for these free public events.


Schedule - Thursday, April 9

  • Interdisciplinary Centres and Institutes: Opportunities and Challenges Workshop
    (co-hosted by the IRMACS Centre and the Faculty of Environment)
    Join colleagues from across Canada and beyond our borders to discuss how, regardless of their size, their host universities, or their fields of research, interdisciplinary centres and institutes have many things in common.
    "Interdisciplinarity, Multidisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity: The Present and the Future"
    Time: 13:00 - 14:20
    Open to the public - Please register

Schedule - Friday, April 10

  • Celebrating Creative Collaboration and Innovation @ SFU
    (co-hosted by the IRMACS Centre and the Office of the VP Research)
    Join SFU VP Research Joy Johnson, CIHR President Alain Beaudet, SSHRC President Ted Hewitt, NSERC Director of Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate, Enikö Megyeri-Lawless, in a roundtable discussion about research innovation. This day will also feature PechaKucha presentations and invited speakers to showcase how 50 years of evolution at SFU and 10 years of interdisciplinary research at IRMACS have "powered up" creative collaboration and innovation.
    Open to the public - Please register

All events will take place at the IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University