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(All sessions take place at the McMaster Innovation Park Main Floor Conference Room)

8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Registration (coffee, juice, muffins)

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Welcome remarks from Patrick Deane, President & Vice-Chancellor, McMaster University; Mo Elbestawi, Vice-President, Research & International Affairs; Ted Hewitt, Executive Vice-President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

PANEL 1 Research Connections
Representatives from the Faculty of Humanities and some of their partners from business and the public sector will discuss their reciprocal relationships and how they connected for the (co-) creation and use of research knowledge.

Moderator: John Connolly, Department of Linguistics and Language, Senator William McMaster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language


Terry Flynn, Communication Studies and Multimedia with community partner Brady Wood, Chief Communications Officer at Niagara Health System
Catherine Graham
Theatre and Film Studies, with community partner Maureen Martineau, One Drop Foundation
Mike Schutz, School of the Arts, discussing his partnership with Elder Research Inc.
Matthew Woolhouse, School of the Arts, with his community partner, Mike Bebel, Head of Global Music Initiatives, Nokia Entertainment at Nokia, Inc.

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

PANEL 2 Research Connections II: Scholarship in the Public Interest; a continuation of Panel 1, with emphasis placed on more traditional examples of knowledge mobilization

Moderator: Daniel Coleman, Department of English

ElzbietaGrodek, Department of French with community partner, Ms Christine Rees, Hamilton-Wentworth Board of Education.
Faiza Hirji, Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, with PhD candidate Danielle Wong
Viv Nelles, Department of History, with Jennie Rubio, Oxford Publishing Canada

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with keynote speaker Ted Hewitt, Executive Vice-President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Panel 3 Connecting with Communities will explore the partnerships forged with a variety of community partners

Moderator: Fiona McNeill, Associate Vice-President, Research, McMaster University

Amber Dean, Department of English and Cultural Studies and Gender Studies and Feminist Research with community partner Cole Gately Education Coordinator, Core Collaborative Learning, Good Shepherd
Nancy Doubleday, Department of Philosophy, Hope Chair in Peace and Health, will discuss her partnership with a number of partners, including PPS Arctic and Nunavut communities
Michael Egan, Department of History with community partner Krys Hines, Café Domestique
Rick Monture, Department of English and Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies, with Rick Hill, coordinator of Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic, Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River.

Bonny Ibhawoh, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies & Research), Faculty of Humanities

Refreshments/Wine & Cheese