Addressing global challenges: The Canadian nanotech story

24 Jun. 2021


Addressing global challenges: The Canadian nanotech story

NanoCanada is the deep tech hub for science, innovation and entrepreneurship. From nanomedicine and cleantech to the future of transportation, their network is advancing the world’s next-generation technologies. The work they do is sparking change, building new opportunities for individuals and industry, and improving lives. In this webinar, they will describe how the nanotechnology landscape in Canada has grown and transformed into a critical component to address global challenges while delivering significant economic impact.

Date: Thursday, 24 June 2021 (registration deadline Tuesday, 22 June 2021)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST
Format: Zoom webinar - login information will be sent out to all registrants shortly after you receive your order confirmation email1 2.
Cost: FREE

1 When registering for the webinar, please ensure you proceed to checkout to ensure you are fully registered. If you do not receive an order confirmation email (please check any junk or quarantined folders), please contact Alison Carter, Events Experience Coordinator

2 Non-ASET members wishing to register need to create an ASET web account to complete their registration.

About the Presenter

Marie D’Iorio PhD FRSC

Dr. Marie D’Iorio is the President of NanoCanada and the chief operating officer of the AndrĂ© E. Lalonde Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, a CFI-funded major science initiative at the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she led the National Institute for Nanotechnology (2011-2016) and the Institute for Microstructural Sciences (2003-2011) at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). D’Iorio obtained a master’s and a doctorate degree in solid state physics from the University of Toronto.

After a post-doctoral fellowship at IBM Zurich research laboratories, she joined the NRC, where she established Canada’s first very low temperature, high magnetic field laboratory to study quantum semiconductor devices. She later led one of Canada’s first research programs on organic light-emitting devices. In 2015 she launched NanoCanada, a non-profit corporation that connects the advanced materials and nanotechnology community in Canada and abroad. She has served as the president of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada.

Janice Warkentin

Janice Warkentin is the director of business development and corporate board secretary for NanoCanada, and is secretary of the International Organization for Standardization’s Terminology and Nomenclature joint working group. Warkentin started her career working for non-profit organizations. She moved to the federal government, and has over a decade of experience working for both the Canadian House of Commons and the NRC.

Her experience includes communications, stakeholder engagement and consultation, public relations, and business development. Warkentin has been with NanoCanada since the program’s launch, and has been instrumental in building and developing a global network of industry, government and academic connections. She travels regularly to Asia, Europe, South and North America, leading delegations that showcase Canadian excellence in emerging technologies.


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