5th May, 2015, VIU@Cowichan Campus, Vancouver Island University, Building 700, Room 140 9.30 am to 2.00 pm

Free Admission – All Welcome

Organized by the VIU@Cowichan Innovation Lab and friends

The symposium will present an overview of the various activities, directions and productive partnerships that the Lab has explored over the last year. The symposium will consist of three different panels: “Innovation, Creativity and Building Partnerships,” “The Land: its language, its sounds, and its stories,” “The Many Expressions of Innovation.” It will conclude with an open discussion on the issues that arise out of the various presentations.

To register for a free lunch for this event, please fill out the following form before April 28th:

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    *Please note, this has limited availability, so you will receive a confirmation email once your registration for lunch has been accepted.

    Schedule for the day:

    VIU@Cowichan’s Innovation Lab Symposium

    Cowichan Campus Theatre (room 140)

    May 5th, 2015


    9:30-9:45       Coffee

    9:45-10:00    Welcome: David Witty

                              Blessing: Harold Joe

    10:00-11:00 “Innovation, Creativity and Building Partnerships”

              Panel A: Daniel Burgoyne, Maria Bassett, Trevor Davis, Ray Siemens, Lynne Siemens and Richard J. Lane

              Co-Chairs: David Witty and Richard J. Lane

    11:00-12:30  “The Land: its language, its sounds, and its stories”

              Panel A: Paul Watkins and Katelyn Beale

              Panel B: MaryDawn MacWatt, Emily Johnston and Sally Carpentier

              Panel C: MaryDawn MacWatt, Michael Paskevicius, and Sally Carpentier

              Panel D: George Farris, Jay Ruzesky and Sam Van Hell

              Chair: Ian Whitehouse

    12:30-1:00  Lunch (served in room 135)

    1:00-2:00    “The Many Expressions of Innovation”

              Panel A: George Farris

              Panel B: Marina Hayward and George Farris

      Panel C: Janis Ledwell-Hunt, Cameron Hoffman and Sally Carpentier

              Panel D: Steve Cheung, Abby Geddes, Elizabeth Mayo, and Jonathon Aiello

              Panel E: Eliza Gardiner, Taryn Brebant, Capri Kodric, and Adaline Russell

              Chair: Keith Chicquen

    2:00-2:45       Open Discussion

    2:45                Closing: Warren Weir