2018 Conference Sponsors 


In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university.

Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.




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 2017 Conference Sponsors


IDRC funds research in developing countries to create lasting change on a large scale.

The value of the research that the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports is evident in every crop yield that is increased, in every income that is improved, and in every right that is respected. We are committed to improving lives and livelihoods in the developing world with research that builds knowledge and evidence to inform solutions. We share this knowledge with other researchers, policymakers, and communities globally to bring about positive change with lasting effects.    

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most.


Public Policy Forum

 The Public Policy Forum (PPF) is a non-partisan, non-governmental, member-based organization that works with all levels of government and the public service, the private sector, labour, post-secondary institutions, NGOs and Indigenous groups to improve policy outcomes for Canadians. For more than 30 years, the PPF has broken down barriers among sectors, contributing to meaningful change that builds a better Canada. 


NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence. 

At the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) we know that research has the power to change lives. As Canada's health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.


Universities Canada is the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad, advancing higher education, research and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians. 

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world – to create a more innovative Canada

Canada Foundation for Innovation: Investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure that enables world-class research












Additional Thanks to

Bridgehead  Coffee Roastery

Canadian Space Services Ltd.

Diefenbunker Museum

Algonquin College Construction Lab

Central Experimental Farm