A series of three engaging and thought-provoking one-hour conversations about evolving geopolitical risks and their impact on university research were held from March 30 - April 13, 2022.
Speakers and panelists included representatives from Innovation, Science & Economic Development (ISED), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, along with academic colleagues from the host institutions.
Professor Gail Murphy, Vice-President Research & Innovation at the University of British Columbia,
Professor Dugan O’Neil, Vice-President Research & International at Simon Fraser University,
Professor Aminah Robinson Fayek, Vice-President Research & Innovation at the University of Alberta,
Professor William Ghali, Vice-President Research at the University of Calgary, and
Professor Lisa Kalynchuk, Vice-President Research & Innovation at the University of Victoria
- March 30: Current Issues & Considerations
Representatives from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and from Innovation, Science & Economic Development spoke about current issues and considerations with regard to research security at post-secondary institutions.
- April 4: Academic Perspectives on Research Security
Dr. Victor V. Ramraj, a faculty member from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria provided an academic perspective on the CSIS and ISED presentations from the previous week. Recordings
- April 13: Research Partnerships, Geopolitical Risk & National Security Law
A panel discussed their experiences with the NSERC Alliance program, provided an academic perspective of the impact of research security on research institutions, and considered geopolitical risk and national security law. Recordings
Dr. Victor V. Ramraj (Professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria): Researchers without borders
Q&A with Dr. Victor V. Ramraj (Professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria)
Dr. Wei Victor Liu (Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta)
Dr. Toni Samek (Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta)
Dr. Michael Nesbitt (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary)
Q&A chaired by Professor William Ghali (Vice-President Research at the University of Calgary)