Futureproofing rural, remote, and northern communities forum – Opening Keynote and Networking Reception

April 21, 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: 520 DEF

Join your international and Canadian colleagues and stakeholders for an evening welcome reception, followed by a full day of engaging discussion around the unique approaches and opportunities within rural, remote and Northern institutions.

Topic areas to be discussed may include

  • Transportation, infrastructure, broadband internet
  • Climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), net-zero
  • Attracting talent, immigration, outmigration
  • Wage gap, employment gap, inflation, recession

Who Should Attend

Leaders, researchers and representatives from colleges, institutes, universities, municipalities, economic development agencies, indigenous organizations, industry, government and community organizations


Time Session(s)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Registration
5:00pm – 7:00pm Forum Opening Keynote and Networking Reception
Indigenous Welcome
Welcome Remarks – CICan President & CEO, Denise Amyot
Opening Keynote – Luciano Barin Cruz, Professor, HEC Montreal